St. Louis Cardinals 3, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 52
Played on Monday, May 29, 2006 (D) at Busch Stadium III

HOU N    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  4  1
STL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    3  0  x  -   3 12  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras cf                    3   1   0   0       0   0       3   0
Biggio 2b                     3   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Berkman 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       8   1
Ensberg 3b                    3   0   1   0       1   0       0   1
Wilson rf                     4   0   1   1       0   1       1   0
  Borkowski p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Burke lf                      4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Ausmus c                      3   0   0   0       0   0       8   2
Everett ss                    3   0   0   0       1   1       2   3
Oswalt p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Palmeiro ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Miller p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Qualls p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lane rf                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       30   1   4   1       2   4      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Ausmus-Biggio, Biggio-Everett-Berkman.
E: Ensberg (9).

BATTING - 
SH: Oswalt (6,off Marquis).
HBP: Ausmus (5,by Marquis); Taveras (2,by Marquis); Biggio (4,by Marquis).
Team LOB: 8.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Eckstein ss                   5   0   3   0       0   0       1   1
Rodriguez lf                  4   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
  Isringhausen p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Pujols 1b                     4   1   1   3       0   1       9   2
Rolen 3b                      3   0   1   0       1   0       2   2
Encarnacion rf                4   0   1   0       0   2       0   0
Taguchi cf                    3   0   2   0       0   0       4   0
Bennett c                     4   0   0   0       0   2       5   1
Miles 2b                      4   1   2   0       0   1       3   3
Marquis p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Luna ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Wainwright p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Bigbie ph,lf                1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   3  12   3       2   7      27  10

BATTING - 
2B: Encarnacion (6,off Oswalt).
HR: Pujols (25,7th inning off Qualls 2 on 2 out).
SH: Marquis (3,off Oswalt).
HBP: Taguchi (2,by Oswalt).
GDP: Rodriguez (7,off Oswalt).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Taguchi (2,2nd base by Oswalt/Ausmus).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Oswalt                        6     7   0   0   1   5   0  25
Miller L(0-1)                 0.2   1   2   2   1   1   0   4
Qualls                        0.1   2   1   1   0   0   1   4
Borkowski                     1     2   0   0   0   1   0   5
Totals                        8    12   3   3   2   7   1  38

HBP: Oswalt (3,Taguchi).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Marquis W(7-4)                7     3   1   1   2   2   0  29
Wainwright                    1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Isringhausen SV(17)           1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9     4   1   1   2   4   0  36

HBP: Marquis 3 (7,Ausmus,Taveras,Biggio).

Umpires: HP - Bruce Dreckman, 1B - Rob Drake, 2B - Gary Darling, 3B - Larry Poncino
Time of Game: 2:46   Attendance: 45509


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Taveras             cf        Eckstein            ss
2. Biggio              2b        Rodriguez           lf
3. Berkman             1b        Pujols              1b
4. Ensberg             3b        Rolen               3b
5. Wilson              rf        Encarnacion         rf
6. Burke               lf        Taguchi             cf
7. Ausmus              c         Bennett             c
8. Everett             ss        Miles               2b
9. Oswalt              p         Marquis             p

ASTROS 1ST: Taveras flied to left; Biggio flied to left; Berkman
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein grounded out (third to first); Rodriguez
singled to second; Pujols popped to pitcher; Rolen walked
[Rodriguez to second]; Encarnacion was called out on strikes; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ensberg singled to pitcher; Wilson popped to second;
Burke flied to center; Ausmus was hit by a pitch [Ensberg to
second]; Everett was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Taguchi singled to center; Bennett struck out
while Taguchi was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Miles grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Oswalt grounded out (shortstop to first); Taveras
was hit by a pitch; Biggio was hit by a pitch [Taveras to
second]; Berkman popped to third; Ensberg walked [Taveras to
third, Biggio to second]; Wilson singled to shortstop [Taveras
scored, Biggio to third, Ensberg to second]; Burke grounded out
(first to pitcher); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Marquis grounded out (second to first); Eckstein
singled to left; Rodriguez grounded into a double play (second
to shortstop to first) [Eckstein out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Ausmus grounded out (third to first); Everett
walked; Oswalt out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second)
[Everett to second]; Taveras grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Pujols flied to center; Rolen flied to right;
Encarnacion doubled to left; Taguchi was hit by a pitch; Bennett
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Biggio flied to center; Berkman singled to right;
Ensberg grounded out (catcher to first) [Berkman to second];
Wilson popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: On a bunt Miles singled to first; Marquis out on
a sacrifice bunt (catcher to first) [Miles to second]; Eckstein
singled to center [Miles to third]; Rodriguez reached on a
fielder's choice [Miles out at home (first to catcher), Eckstein
to second]; Pujols struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Burke flied to center; Ausmus flied to center;
Everett grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 6TH: Rolen grounded out (pitcher to first);
Encarnacion was called out on strikes; Taguchi singled to left;
Bennett grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 7TH: PALMEIRO BATTED FOR OSWALT; Palmeiro popped to
third; Taveras grounded out (third to first); Biggio grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 7TH: MILLER REPLACED PALMEIRO (PITCHING); Miles
singled to right; LUNA BATTED FOR MARQUIS; Luna was called out
on strikes; Eckstein flied to center; Rodriguez walked [Miles to
second]; QUALLS REPLACED MILLER (PITCHING); Pujols homered
[Miles scored, Rodriguez scored]; Rolen singled to left;
Encarnacion reached on an error by Ensberg [Rolen to third];
Taguchi forced Encarnacion (second to shortstop); 3 R, 3 H, 1 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 8TH: WAINWRIGHT REPLACED LUNA (PITCHING); Berkman
grounded out (pitcher to first); Ensberg popped to second;
Wilson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 8TH: BORKOWSKI REPLACED WILSON (PITCHING); LANE
REPLACED QUALLS (PLAYING RF); Bennett flied to center; Miles was
called out on strikes; BIGBIE BATTED FOR WAINWRIGHT; Bigbie
singled to center; Eckstein singled to right [Bigbie to second];
Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 9TH: ISRINGHAUSEN REPLACED RODRIGUEZ (PITCHING); BIGBIE
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Burke singled to right; Ausmus
popped to catcher; Everett grounded out (first unassisted)
[Burke to second]; Lane struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   4   1    8
 Cardinals        3  12   0   11


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