Houston Astros 7, St. Louis Cardinals 4
Regular Season Game 154
Played on Saturday, September 23, 2006 (N) at Minute Maid Park

STL N    1  0  0    0  0  0    2  0  1  -   4 12  0
HOU N    1  0  2    0  0  0    1  0  3  -   7 12  1
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Eckstein ss                   5   2   3   1       0   0       2   4
Duncan rf,lf                  5   1   1   2       0   1       3   0
Pujols 1b                     4   0   1   0       1   2      12   1
Spiezio 3b                    3   0   2   0       2   0       0   2
Rodriguez lf                  3   0   2   1       0   0       2   0
  Encarnacion ph,cf           2   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Belliard 2b                   4   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Schumaker cf,rf               3   0   1   0       1   0       3   0
Bennett c                     3   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Miles ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Johnson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Marquis p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
  Hancock p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Taguchi ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sosa p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Kinney p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Vizcaino ph                 1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Molina c                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   4  12   4       4   5      24  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Pujols-Eckstein-Pujols.

BATTING - 
2B: Eckstein 3 (17,off Oswalt 2,off Wheeler); Spiezio (15,off Oswalt); Vizcaino
(6,off Wheeler).
HR: Duncan (20,7th inning off Oswalt 1 on 2 out).
IBB: Pujols (27,by Wheeler).
Team LOB: 10.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     5   1   1   0       0   0       1   4
  Wheeler p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ensberg 3b                    4   1   2   0       1   1       5   3
Berkman 1b                    5   2   4   1       0   0      12   0
Scott lf                      5   2   2   5       0   0       1   0
Huff rf                       3   1   1   1       1   0       0   1
  Jimerson rf                 0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Burke cf,2b                   3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Everett ss                    3   0   1   0       1   0       1   4
Ausmus c                      3   0   1   0       1   0       5   2
Oswalt p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Miller p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Qualls p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lamb ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Taveras cf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   7  12   7       4   1      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Ensberg-Berkman.
E: Burke (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Berkman (29,off Marquis).
HR: Scott 2 (10,3rd inning off Marquis 1 on 0 out,9th inning off Johnson 2
on 0 out); Huff (11,7th inning off Sosa 0 on 1 out).
SH: Oswalt (19,off Marquis).
HBP: Burke (14,by Marquis).
GDP: Berkman (9,off Hancock).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Everett (9,2nd base off Marquis/Bennett).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Marquis                       5.1   9   3   3   3   1   1  29
Hancock                       0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Sosa                          1     1   1   1   0   0   1   4
Kinney                        1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Johnson L(0-4)                0     2   3   3   1   0   1   3
Totals                        8    12   7   7   4   1   3  40

Johnson faced 3 batters in the 9th inning
HBP: Marquis (16,Burke).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Oswalt                        7     9   3   3   2   4   1  30
Miller                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Qualls                        0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Wheeler W(3-5)                1     2   1   1   2   0   0   7
Totals                        9    12   4   4   4   5   1  41

IBB: Wheeler (6,Pujols).

Umpires: HP - Sam Holbrook, 1B - Hunter Wendelstedt, 2B - Chris Guccione, 3B - Angel Hernandez
Time of Game: 3:02   Attendance: 43469


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Eckstein            ss        Biggio              2b
2. Duncan              rf        Ensberg             3b
3. Pujols              1b        Berkman             1b
4. Spiezio             3b        Scott               lf
5. Rodriguez           lf        Huff                rf
6. Belliard            2b        Burke               cf
7. Schumaker           cf        Everett             ss
8. Bennett             c         Ausmus              c
9. Marquis             p         Oswalt              p

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein doubled to right; Duncan popped to
second; Pujols struck out; Spiezio walked; Rodriguez singled to
center [Eckstein scored, Spiezio to third (error by Burke)];
Belliard grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio singled to center; Ensberg struck out;
Berkman doubled to center [Biggio scored]; Scott flied to left;
Huff walked; Burke was hit by a pitch [Berkman to third, Huff to
second]; Everett grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Schumaker singled to right; Bennett grounded out
(catcher to first) [Schumaker to second]; Marquis popped to
third; Eckstein grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Ausmus singled to right; Oswalt out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Ausmus to second]; Biggio grounded out
(first unassisted) [Ausmus to third]; Ensberg flied to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Duncan grounded out (shortstop to first); Pujols
singled to center; Spiezio doubled to right [Pujols out at home
(right to second to catcher to third)]; Rodriguez singled to
shortstop [Spiezio to third]; Belliard grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Berkman singled to center; Scott homered [Berkman
scored]; Huff popped to shortstop; Burke grounded out (shortstop
to first); Everett walked; Everett stole second; Ausmus walked;
Oswalt grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 4TH: Schumaker walked; Bennett lined to third; Marquis
lined into a double play to third [Schumaker out at first (third
to first)]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Biggio grounded out (pitcher to first); Ensberg
singled to center; Berkman singled to center [Ensberg to
second]; Scott flied to center [Ensberg to third]; Huff flied to
right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: Eckstein grounded out (third to first); Duncan
struck out; Pujols flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Burke flied to left; Everett singled to shortstop;
Ausmus grounded out (third to first) [Everett to second]; Oswalt
flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 6TH: Spiezio singled to left; Rodriguez grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Spiezio to second]; Belliard grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Spiezio to third]; Schumaker grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Biggio grounded out (shortstop to first); Ensberg
singled to left; HANCOCK REPLACED MARQUIS (PITCHING); Berkman
grounded into a double play (first to shortstop to first)
[Ensberg out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Astros 3.

CARDINALS 7TH: Bennett struck out; TAGUCHI BATTED FOR HANCOCK;
Taguchi grounded out (shortstop to first); Eckstein doubled to
left; Duncan homered [Eckstein scored]; Pujols was called out on
strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: SOSA REPLACED TAGUCHI (PITCHING); Scott flied to
center; Huff homered; Burke flied to right; Everett grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros
4.

CARDINALS 8TH: JIMERSON REPLACED HUFF (PLAYING RF); MILLER
REPLACED OSWALT (PITCHING); Spiezio grounded out (shortstop to
first); QUALLS REPLACED MILLER (PITCHING); ENCARNACION BATTED
FOR RODRIGUEZ; Encarnacion singled to right; Belliard struck
out; Schumaker forced Encarnacion (shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: DUNCAN CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); ENCARNACION
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); SCHUMAKER CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING RF); KINNEY REPLACED SOSA (PITCHING); Ausmus popped to
catcher; LAMB BATTED FOR QUALLS; Lamb lined to first; Biggio
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
3, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 9TH: WHEELER REPLACED BIGGIO (PITCHING); BURKE CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); TAVERAS REPLACED LAMB (PLAYING CF);
MILES BATTED FOR BENNETT; Miles flied to left; VIZCAINO BATTED
FOR KINNEY; Vizcaino doubled to right; Eckstein doubled to left
[Vizcaino scored]; Duncan flied to right; Pujols was walked
intentionally; Spiezio walked [Eckstein to third, Pujols to
second]; Encarnacion forced Pujols (third unassisted) [Spiezio
to second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 9TH: JOHNSON REPLACED MILES (PITCHING); MOLINA REPLACED
VIZCAINO (PLAYING C ); Ensberg walked; Berkman singled to second
[Ensberg to second]; Scott homered [Ensberg scored, Berkman
scored]; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        4  12   0   10
 Astros           7  12   1    9


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