Houston Astros 6, St. Louis Cardinals 5
Regular Season Game 153
Played on Friday, September 22, 2006 (N) at Minute Maid Park

STL N    1  1  0    0  2  0    1  0  0  -   5  9  1
HOU N    1  0  1    0  0  0    0  2  2  -   6 10  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Eckstein ss                   5   1   3   1       0   0       1   3
Duncan rf,lf                  3   2   1   1       1   0       2   0
Pujols 1b                     4   1   1   0       0   1       9   2
Spiezio lf                    3   0   1   2       1   1       0   0
  Taguchi lf,rf               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Rolen 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Encarnacion cf                4   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Belliard 2b                   4   1   2   1       0   0       0   2
Molina c                      4   0   0   0       0   0      12   1
Narveson p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Vizcaino ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Kinney p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Flores p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rodriguez ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Wainwright p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Johnson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wilson ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Looper p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   5   9   5       2   7      26  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Molina-Belliard-Pujols-Eckstein.
E: Duncan (6).

BATTING - 
3B: Spiezio (3,off Springer).
HR: Eckstein (2,1st inning off Hirsh 0 on 0 out); Belliard (3,2nd inning off
Hirsh 0 on 2 out); Duncan (19,7th inning off Lidge 0 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Belliard (3,2nd base by Qualls/Quintero).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     5   1   3   3       0   1       3   1
Ensberg 3b                    4   1   2   1       0   2       2   4
Berkman 1b,rf                 4   0   1   1       0   2       7   0
Scott lf                      3   0   0   0       1   3       2   0
  Quintero c                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Lane rf                       1   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
  Lamb ph,1b                  2   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Burke cf                      4   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Everett ss                    4   1   1   0       0   0       0   3
Ausmus c                      2   0   0   0       0   1       7   0
  Palmeiro ph,lf              2   2   2   1       0   0       0   0
Hirsh p                       1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Munson ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lidge p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nieve p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bruntlett ph                1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Qualls p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Huff ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   6  10   6       2  12      27   9

BATTING - 
2B: Biggio (33,off Narveson); Palmeiro (6,off Looper).
HR: Ensberg (23,3rd inning off Narveson 0 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Biggio (3,3rd base off Narveson/Molina).
CS: Lane (2,2nd base by Narveson/Molina).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Narveson                      4     2   2   2   2   6   1  15
Kinney                        1.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   5
Flores                        0.2   0   0   0   0   2   0   2
Wainwright                    1.1   3   2   2   0   3   0   7
Johnson                       0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Looper L(9-3)                 0.2   3   2   2   0   0   0   5
Totals                        8.2  10   6   6   2  12   1  37

WP: Wainwright (3).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hirsh                         4.2   5   4   4   2   2   2  21
Springer                      0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Lidge                         2     1   1   1   0   3   1   7
Nieve                         1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Qualls W(6-3)                 1     2   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9     9   5   5   2   7   3  37


Umpires: HP - Angel Hernandez, 1B - Sam Holbrook, 2B - Hunter Wendelstedt, 3B - Chris Guccione
Time of Game: 3:08   Attendance: 39616


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Eckstein            ss        Biggio              2b
2. Duncan              rf        Ensberg             3b
3. Pujols              1b        Berkman             1b
4. Spiezio             lf        Scott               lf
5. Rolen               3b        Lane                rf
6. Encarnacion         cf        Burke               cf
7. Belliard            2b        Everett             ss
8. Molina              c         Ausmus              c
9. Narveson            p         Hirsh               p

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein homered; Duncan flied to left; Pujols
grounded out (third to first); Spiezio grounded out (first
unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio doubled to left; Ensberg struck out while
Biggio stole third; Berkman grounded out (first unassisted)
[Biggio scored]; Scott walked; Lane flied to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Rolen popped to second; Encarnacion flied to
center; Belliard homered; Molina lined to third; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

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

CARDINALS 3RD: Narveson struck out; Eckstein singled to right;
Duncan walked [Eckstein to second]; Pujols flied to right;
Spiezio walked [Eckstein to third, Duncan to second]; Rolen
popped to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Hirsh grounded out (shortstop to first); Biggio was
called out on strikes; Ensberg homered; Berkman was called out
on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Encarnacion flied to left; Belliard grounded out
(third to first); Molina flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Scott was called out on strikes; Lane walked; Burke
struck out while Lane was caught stealing second (catcher to
second to first to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
2, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: VIZCAINO BATTED FOR NARVESON; Vizcaino struck
out; Eckstein singled to right; Duncan forced Eckstein
(shortstop to second); Pujols singled to center [Duncan to
second]; SPRINGER REPLACED HIRSH (PITCHING); Spiezio tripled to
center [Duncan scored, Pujols scored]; Rolen grounded out (third
to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: KINNEY REPLACED VIZCAINO (PITCHING); Everett
grounded out (third to first); Ausmus grounded out (third to
first); MUNSON BATTED FOR SPRINGER; Munson grounded out (first
to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: LIDGE REPLACED MUNSON (PITCHING); Encarnacion
struck out; Belliard grounded out (shortstop to first); Molina
popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Biggio grounded out (third to first); Ensberg
singled to left; FLORES REPLACED KINNEY (PITCHING); Berkman
struck out; Scott was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: RODRIGUEZ BATTED FOR FLORES; Rodriguez struck
out; Eckstein grounded out (shortstop to first); Duncan homered;
Pujols was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: WAINWRIGHT REPLACED RODRIGUEZ (PITCHING); LAMB
BATTED FOR LANE; Lamb struck out; Burke was called out on
strikes; Everett grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: BERKMAN CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); LAMB
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); NIEVE REPLACED LIDGE (PITCHING);
Spiezio struck out; Rolen popped to first; Encarnacion struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: PALMEIRO BATTED FOR AUSMUS; TAGUCHI REPLACED SPIEZIO
(PLAYING LF); Palmeiro singled to right; BRUNTLETT BATTED FOR
NIEVE; Bruntlett singled to right [Palmeiro to second];
Wainwright threw a wild pitch [Palmeiro to third, Bruntlett to
second]; Biggio singled to center [Palmeiro scored, Bruntlett
scored]; Ensberg was called out on strikes; JOHNSON REPLACED
WAINWRIGHT (PITCHING); Berkman singled to right [Biggio to third
(error by Duncan)]; Scott struck out; Lamb grounded out (second
to first); 2 R, 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 9TH: QUINTERO REPLACED SCOTT (PLAYING C ); PALMEIRO
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); QUALLS REPLACED BRUNTLETT
(PITCHING); Belliard singled to center; Belliard was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); Molina grounded out (third
to first); WILSON BATTED FOR JOHNSON; Wilson singled to left;
Eckstein grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 5, Astros 4.

ASTROS 9TH: DUNCAN CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); TAGUCHI
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); LOOPER REPLACED WILSON
(PITCHING); Burke grounded out (shortstop to first); Everett
singled to right; Palmeiro doubled to left [Everett scored];
HUFF BATTED FOR QUALLS; Huff grounded out (first unassisted)
[Palmeiro to third]; Biggio singled to left [Palmeiro scored]; 2
R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        5   9   1    5
 Astros           6  10   0    5


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