St. Louis Cardinals 6, Houston Astros 5
Regular Season Game 144
Played on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 (N) at Busch Stadium III

HOU N    1  0  0    2  0  2    0  0  0  -   5  9  1
STL N    0  0  2    1  1  0    0  0  2  -   6  7  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras cf                    5   0   2   0       0   0       5   0
Lamb 3b,1b                    5   1   2   1       0   1       0   1
Berkman 1b,rf                 4   0   0   0       1   3       8   0
Huff rf                       5   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lidge p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Scott lf                      2   2   2   0       1   0       0   0
  Wheeler p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ensberg 3b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Burke 2b                      2   2   1   2       1   1       3   3
Bruntlett ss                  4   0   1   0       0   1       1   4
Ausmus c                      3   0   0   0       1   1       9   0
Pettitte p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Sampson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Palmeiro ph                 1   0   1   2       0   0       0   0
  Borkowski p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Jimerson ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Qualls p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lane lf                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       34   5   9   5       4   9      26  10

FIELDING - 
E: Bruntlett (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Scott (17,off Weaver); Lamb (20,off Weaver); Taveras (19,off Looper).
HR: Lamb (12,1st inning off Weaver 0 on 1 out); Burke (9,6th inning off Weaver
1 on 0 out).
SH: Burke (4,off Looper).
HBP: Scott (3,by Johnson).
GDP: Taveras (6,off Weaver).
IBB: Berkman (18,by Looper).
Team LOB: 8.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wilson rf                     5   1   1   2       0   1       1   0
Spiezio lf,3b                 4   2   1   0       0   0       0   0
Pujols 1b                     3   0   1   2       2   1       7   0
Rolen 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Duncan lf                   1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Encarnacion cf                4   1   2   1       0   1       2   0
Belliard 2b                   4   0   0   0       0   0       3   1
Miles ss                      2   1   0   0       2   0       2   3
Molina c                      3   0   1   1       0   0       9   0
  Rodriguez ph                1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Schumaker pr                0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Weaver p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Hancock p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rose ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Johnson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Looper p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Vizcaino ph                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   6   7   6       4   7      27   6

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Miles-Belliard-Pujols.
E: Johnson (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Spiezio (13,off Borkowski); Pujols (29,off Lidge).
3B: Encarnacion (5,off Borkowski).
HR: Wilson (15,3rd inning off Pettitte 1 on 2 out).
SH: Vizcaino (2,off Lidge).
HBP: Spiezio (4,by Lidge).
IBB: Miles (9,by Borkowski); Pujols (26,by Borkowski).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Pettitte                      2.2   1   2   2   1   2   1  11
Sampson                       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Borkowski                     2     4   2   2   2   1   0  12
Springer                      1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Qualls                        1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4
Wheeler                       1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Lidge L(1-5)                  0.2   2   2   2   0   1   0   5
Totals                        8.2   7   6   6   4   7   1  39

HBP: Lidge (6,Spiezio).
IBB: Borkowski 2 (5,Miles,Pujols).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Weaver                        5     7   5   5   3   3   2  24
Hancock                       1     0   0   0   0   3   0   3
Johnson                       1     1   0   0   0   1   0   5
Looper W(9-1)                 2     1   0   0   1   2   0   8
Totals                        9     9   5   5   4   9   2  40

Weaver faced 2 batters in the 6th inning
Johnson faced 1 batter in the 8th inning
HBP: Johnson (4,Scott).
IBB: Looper (4,Berkman).

Umpires: HP - Tim Tschida, 1B - Ted Barrett, 2B - Laz Diaz, 3B - Rick Reed
Ejections: Scott Rolen by Tim Tschida [Called third strike]
Time of Game: 3:03   Attendance: 41453


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Taveras             cf        Wilson              rf
2. Lamb                3b        Spiezio             lf
3. Berkman             1b        Pujols              1b
4. Huff                rf        Rolen               3b
5. Scott               lf        Encarnacion         cf
6. Burke               2b        Belliard            2b
7. Bruntlett           ss        Miles               ss
8. Ausmus              c         Molina              c
9. Pettitte            p         Weaver              p

ASTROS 1ST: Taveras grounded out (shortstop to first); Lamb
homered; Berkman struck out; Huff popped to shortstop; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Wilson popped to second; On a bunt Spiezio made
an out to catcher; Pujols struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Scott doubled to left; Burke struck out; Bruntlett
flied to center [Scott to third]; Ausmus walked; Pettitte forced
Ausmus (shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Rolen grounded out (second to first); Encarnacion
grounded out (shortstop to first); Belliard grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Taveras flied to right; Lamb doubled to left;
Berkman struck out; Huff lined to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Miles walked; Molina grounded out (pitcher to
shortstop to first) [Miles to second]; Weaver struck out; Wilson
homered [Miles scored]; Spiezio reached on an error by
Bruntlett; SAMPSON REPLACED PETTITTE (PITCHING); Pujols forced
Spiezio (shortstop to second); Astros pitcher Andy Pettitte
left the game due to an injured elbow; 2 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 1, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Scott singled to pitcher; Burke walked [Scott to
second]; Bruntlett singled to shortstop [Scott to third, Burke
to second]; Ausmus popped to first; PALMEIRO BATTED FOR SAMPSON;
Palmeiro singled to center [Scott scored, Burke scored,
Bruntlett to second]; Taveras grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Palmeiro out at second]; 2 R, 3
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: BORKOWSKI REPLACED PALMEIRO (PITCHING); Rolen
lined to center; Encarnacion tripled to right; Belliard grounded
out (shortstop to first); Miles was walked intentionally; Molina
singled to center [Encarnacion scored, Miles to third]; Weaver
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Lamb grounded out (shortstop to first); Berkman
grounded out (first unassisted); Huff popped to second; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: Wilson popped to catcher; Spiezio doubled; Pujols
was walked intentionally; Rolen was called out on strikes;
Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen ejected by HP umpire Tim
Tschida; Encarnacion singled to left [Spiezio scored, Pujols
to third, Encarnacion to second (on throw)]; Belliard popped to
first; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 6TH: SPIEZIO CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); DUNCAN
REPLACED ROLEN (PLAYING LF); Scott walked; Burke homered [Scott
scored]; HANCOCK REPLACED WEAVER (PITCHING); Bruntlett struck
out; Ausmus was called out on strikes; JIMERSON BATTED FOR
BORKOWSKI; Jimerson struck out; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5,
Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 6TH: SPRINGER REPLACED JIMERSON (PITCHING); Miles
popped to shortstop; Molina flied to center; ROSE BATTED FOR
HANCOCK; Rose struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5,
Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 7TH: JOHNSON REPLACED ROSE (PITCHING); On a bunt Taveras
singled to pitcher [Taveras to second (error by Johnson)]; Lamb
grounded out (pitcher unassisted) [Taveras to third]; Berkman
struck out; Huff flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5,
Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 7TH: QUALLS REPLACED SPRINGER (PITCHING); Wilson flied
to center; Spiezio flied to center; Pujols walked; Duncan struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Scott was hit by a pitch; LOOPER REPLACED JOHNSON
(PITCHING); Burke out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first)
[Scott to second]; Bruntlett lined to second; Ausmus grounded
out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5,
Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 8TH: WHEELER REPLACED SCOTT (PITCHING); LANE REPLACED
QUALLS (PLAYING LF); Encarnacion was called out on strikes;
Belliard grounded out (third to first); Miles flied to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Lane was called out on strikes; Taveras doubled to
right; Lamb struck out; Berkman was walked intentionally; Huff
lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 9TH: LAMB CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); BERKMAN
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); LIDGE REPLACED HUFF (PITCHING);
ENSBERG REPLACED WHEELER (PLAYING 3B); RODRIGUEZ BATTED FOR
MOLINA; Rodriguez singled to right; SCHUMAKER RAN FOR RODRIGUEZ;
VIZCAINO BATTED FOR LOOPER; Vizcaino out on a sacrifice bunt
(third to second) [Schumaker to second]; Wilson struck out;
Spiezio was hit by a pitch; Pujols doubled to left [Schumaker
scored, Spiezio scored]; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5,
Cardinals 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5   9   1    8
 Cardinals        6   7   1    7


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