Houston Astros 6, St. Louis Cardinals 3
Regular Season Game 53
Played on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 (N) at Busch Stadium III

HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    5  0  0  -   6  8  0
STL N    0  1  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  9  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras cf                    4   1   1   0       0   0       4   0
Biggio 2b                     4   1   2   2       0   1       0   4
Berkman 1b                    4   0   1   1       0   1       9   0
Ensberg 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   3       0   3
Wilson rf                     3   0   0   0       1   1       4   0
Burke lf                      4   1   1   0       0   2       1   0
Ausmus c                      4   1   1   0       0   0       8   0
Everett ss                    2   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
  Lamb ph                     1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Bruntlett ss                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Pettitte p                    2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Palmeiro ph                 1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wheeler p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lane ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lidge p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   6   8   5       1   9      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Biggio-Everett-Berkman.

BATTING - 
2B: Taveras (7,off Reyes); Biggio (20,off Reyes); Burke (7,off Reyes).
HR: Biggio (5,7th inning off Hancock 1 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 3.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Eckstein ss                   4   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Luna lf                       4   0   2   0       0   0       4   0
Pujols 1b                     3   0   1   0       1   0       7   0
Rolen 3b                      4   2   3   1       0   0       1   3
Encarnacion rf                4   1   1   1       0   0       3   0
Taguchi cf                    4   0   0   0       0   3       1   0
Molina c                      4   0   1   1       0   0       9   0
Miles 2b                      4   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Reyes p                       2   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Hancock p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rodriguez ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Looper p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bigbie ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       35   3   9   3       1   7      27   6

FIELDING - 
E: Taguchi (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Rolen 2 (14,off Pettitte,off Wheeler); Molina (6,off Pettitte); Luna (6,off
Pettitte).
HR: Rolen (6,4th inning off Pettitte 0 on 0 out); Encarnacion (7,4th inning
off Pettitte 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Eckstein (3,off Pettitte).
IBB: Pujols (10,by Pettitte).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Pettitte W(4-6)               6     7   3   3   1   4   2  25
Springer                      1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Wheeler                       1     2   0   0   0   1   0   5
Lidge SV(14)                  1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     9   3   3   1   7   2  36

IBB: Pettitte (4,Pujols).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reyes                         6.1   5   3   3   1   7   0  25
Hancock L(1-1)                0.2   3   3   3   0   1   1   5
Looper                        2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6
Totals                        9     8   6   6   1   9   1  36


Umpires: HP - Rob Drake, 1B - Gary Darling, 2B - Larry Poncino, 3B - Bruce Dreckman
Time of Game: 2:35   Attendance: 44732


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Taveras doubled to right; Biggio flied to center;
Berkman singled to center [Taveras scored]; Ensberg struck out;
Wilson forced Berkman (third to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein grounded out (shortstop to first); Luna
grounded out (shortstop to first); Pujols flied to center; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Burke was called out on strikes; Ausmus flied to
right; Everett popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Rolen doubled to left; Encarnacion grounded out
(second to first) [Rolen to third]; Taguchi struck out; Molina
doubled to right [Rolen scored]; Miles struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Pettitte flied to left; Taveras grounded out
(shortstop to first); Biggio was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Reyes singled to center; Eckstein grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Reyes out at
second]; On a bunt Luna singled to catcher; Pujols grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Berkman grounded out (first unassisted); Ensberg
flied to left; Wilson walked; Burke struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Rolen homered; Encarnacion homered; Taguchi
grounded out (second to first); Molina flied to right; Miles was
called out on strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Ausmus flied to right; Everett grounded out (third
to first); Pettitte struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: Reyes grounded out (second to first); Eckstein
flied to center; Luna doubled to left; Pujols was walked
intentionally; Rolen flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Taveras lined to left; Biggio doubled to left;
Berkman flied to right [Biggio to third]; Ensberg struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 6TH: Encarnacion lined to center; Taguchi was called
out on strikes; Molina grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Wilson struck out; Burke doubled to left; Ausmus
singled to left [Burke to third]; HANCOCK REPLACED REYES
(PITCHING); LAMB BATTED FOR EVERETT; Lamb singled to right
[Burke scored, Ausmus to second]; PALMEIRO BATTED FOR PETTITTE;
Palmeiro singled to center [Ausmus scored, Lamb scored (error by
Taguchi) (no RBI), Palmeiro to third]; Taveras grounded out
(shortstop to first); Biggio homered [Palmeiro scored]; Berkman
was called out on strikes; 5 R, 5 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6,
Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 7TH: BRUNTLETT REPLACED LAMB (PLAYING SS); SPRINGER
REPLACED PALMEIRO (PITCHING); Miles flied to right; RODRIGUEZ
BATTED FOR HANCOCK; Rodriguez was called out on strikes;
Eckstein flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6,
Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 8TH: LOOPER REPLACED RODRIGUEZ (PITCHING); Ensberg struck
out; Wilson grounded out (third to first); Burke popped to
first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 8TH: WHEELER REPLACED SPRINGER (PITCHING); Luna flied
to right; Pujols singled to left; Rolen doubled to center
[Pujols to third]; Encarnacion reached on a fielder's choice
[Pujols out at home (third to catcher)]; Taguchi was called out
on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Ausmus grounded out (shortstop to first); Bruntlett
popped to second; LANE BATTED FOR WHEELER; Lane flied to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 9TH: LIDGE REPLACED LANE (PITCHING); Molina grounded
out (third to first); Miles flied to left; BIGBIE BATTED FOR
LOOPER; Bigbie struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6,
Cardinals 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6   8   0    3
 Cardinals        3   9   1    6


Data courtesy of Retrosheet