Houston Astros 18, St. Louis Cardinals 1
Regular Season Game 153
Played on Thursday, September 20, 2007 (N) at Busch Stadium III

HOU N    0  2  0    2  0  1    5  6  2  -  18 23  2
STL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1  8  3
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Anderson cf                   6   0   3   3       1   0       4   0
Biggio 2b                     5   0   1   1       0   0       1   5
  Ausmus 3b                   2   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
Berkman 1b                    5   0   1   0       0   0       7   1
  Everett ss                  2   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
Lee lf                        3   3   2   0       1   0       1   0
  Bruntlett lf                2   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Lamb 3b,1b                    5   3   3   1       1   0       5   0
Burke rf                      6   1   1   1       0   1       3   0
Ransom ss,2b                  3   5   3   0       2   0       2   2
Towles c                      4   3   4   8       1   0       3   1
Rodriguez p                   4   1   1   1       0   2       0   1
  Quintero ph                 1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  McLemore p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       48  18  23  16       6   3      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Berkman-Lamb, Ransom-Biggio-Berkman.
E: Anderson (1), Ransom (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Towles 2 (2,off Looper 2); Lamb (13,off Looper); Berkman (22,off Looper);
Ransom (1,off Looper).
HR: Towles (1,9th inning off Miles 1 on 0 out).
SH: Rodriguez (12,off Looper).
HBP: Towles (1,by Jimenez); Ransom (2,by Miles).
GDP: Biggio (5,off Looper); Ausmus (11,off Miles).
IBB: Ransom (1,by Looper).
Team LOB: 12.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Eckstein ss                   3   0   2   0       0   0       1   4
  Branyan 1b,3b               1   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Taguchi lf                    3   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
  Jimenez p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Miles lf,p                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ankiel cf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Spiezio 1b                    3   0   0   0       0   0      10   0
  Barden ss                   1   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Ludwick rf                    3   0   2   0       0   0       1   0
  Falkenborg p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stinnett c                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Molina c                      2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Bennett c,1b                2   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Cairo 3b,lf                   3   1   2   0       0   0       0   1
Looper p                      2   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Cavazos p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Schumaker lf,rf             1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Ryan 2b                       3   0   0   0       0   0       2   5
Totals                       33   1   8   1       0   3      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Ryan-Eckstein-Spiezio, Barden-Ryan-Bennett.
E: Taguchi (4), Ludwick (1), Ryan (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Eckstein (19,off Rodriguez); Ludwick (19,off Rodriguez); Ankiel (8,off
McLemore).
GDP: Taguchi (10,off Rodriguez).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Molina (1,Home by Rodriguez/Towles).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rodriguez W(9-13)             8     7   1   1   0   2   0  29
McLemore                      1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9     8   1   1   0   3   0  33

WP: Rodriguez 2 (3).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Looper L(12-11)               5.2   9   5   5   3   1   0  28
Cavazos                       0.2   3   4   4   1   0   0   6
Jimenez                       1     3   4   3   1   2   0   9
Falkenborg                    0.2   5   3   3   1   0   0   8
Miles                         1     3   2   2   0   0   1   6
Totals                        9    23  18  14*  6   3   1  57

* - Team earned runs does not equal the composite totals for all pitchers due to instances in which provisions of Section 10.18 (i) of the Scoring rules were applied.
WP: Falkenborg (1).
HBP: Jimenez (3,Towles); Miles (1,Ransom).
IBB: Looper (2,Ransom).

Umpires: HP - Chuck Meriwether, 1B - Rick Reed, 2B - Tim Timmons, 3B - Alfonso Marquez
Time of Game: 3:09   Attendance: 42171


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Anderson            cf        Eckstein            ss
2. Biggio              2b        Taguchi             lf
3. Berkman             1b        Ankiel              cf
4. Lee                 lf        Spiezio             1b
5. Lamb                3b        Ludwick             rf
6. Burke               rf        Molina              c
7. Ransom              ss        Cairo               3b
8. Towles              c         Looper              p
9. Rodriguez           p         Ryan                2b

ASTROS 1ST: Anderson flied to left; Biggio flied to center;
Berkman flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein doubled to left; Taguchi hit into a
double play (first unassisted) [Eckstein out at third (first to
third)]; Ankiel grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Lee walked; Lamb flied to center; Burke flied to
right; Ransom singled to left [Lee to second]; Towles doubled to
left [Lee scored, Ransom scored]; Rodriguez batted right handed;
Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Spiezio flied to center; Ludwick doubled to
center; Molina grounded out (pitcher to first); Cairo lined to
first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Anderson singled to left; Biggio grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Anderson out at
second]; Berkman grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Looper struck out; Ryan grounded out (second to
first); Eckstein flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Lee singled to left; Lamb doubled to right [Lee to
third]; Burke grounded out (shortstop to first); Ransom was
walked intentionally; Towles singled to left [Lee scored, Lamb
scored, Ransom to second]; Rodriguez batted right handed;
Rodriguez out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Ransom to
third, Towles to second]; Anderson grounded out (second to
first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Taguchi lined to third; Ankiel flied to center;
Spiezio flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4,
Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Biggio flied to center; Berkman doubled to center;
Lee grounded out (third to first); Lamb flied to left; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Ludwick singled to left; Molina forced Ludwick
(second to shortstop); Rodriguez threw a wild pitch [Molina to
second]; Cairo singled to right [Molina to third]; Molina was
caught stealing home (catcher to third) [Cairo to second];
Looper was called out on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
4, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Burke popped to first; Ransom doubled to left;
Towles doubled [Ransom scored]; Rodriguez batted right handed;
Rodriguez struck out; Anderson walked; CAVAZOS REPLACED LOOPER
(PITCHING); Biggio grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 6TH: Ryan reached on an error by Ransom; Eckstein
singled to center [Ryan to second]; Taguchi grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Ryan to third,
Eckstein out at second]; Ankiel grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 7TH: BENNETT REPLACED MOLINA (PLAYING C ); Berkman
grounded out (first unassisted); Lee singled to left; Lamb
singled to left [Lee to second]; Burke singled to left [Lee
scored, Lamb scored (error by Taguchi) (no RBI), Burke to
second]; Ransom walked; JIMENEZ REPLACED TAGUCHI (PITCHING);
SCHUMAKER REPLACED CAVAZOS (PLAYING LF); Towles was hit by a
pitch [Burke to third, Ransom to second]; Rodriguez was called
out on strikes; Anderson singled to left [Burke scored, Ransom
scored, Towles to second]; Biggio singled to right [Towles
scored, Anderson to third (error by Ludwick), Biggio to second];
Berkman grounded out (pitcher to first); 5 R, 5 H, 2 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 10, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 7TH: AUSMUS REPLACED BIGGIO (PLAYING 3B); EVERETT
REPLACED BERKMAN (PLAYING SS); BRUNTLETT REPLACED LEE (PLAYING
LF); LAMB CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); RANSOM CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); Spiezio flied to right; Ludwick flied to
center; Bennett flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
10, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 8TH: BARDEN REPLACED SPIEZIO (PLAYING SS); BRANYAN
REPLACED ECKSTEIN (PLAYING 1B); Bruntlett reached on an error by
Ryan; Lamb walked [Bruntlett to second]; Burke was called out on
strikes; Ransom singled to left [Bruntlett to third, Lamb to
second]; MILES REPLACED JIMENEZ (PLAYING LF); FALKENBORG
REPLACED LUDWICK (PITCHING); SCHUMAKER CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING RF); Towles walked [Bruntlett scored (unearned), Lamb
to third, Ransom to second]; Rodriguez singled to right [Lamb
scored, Ransom to third, Towles to second]; Falkenborg threw a
wild pitch [Ransom scored, Towles to third, Rodriguez to
second]; Anderson grounded out (shortstop to first) [Towles
scored (unearned, but earned for the pitcher), Rodriguez to
third]; Ausmus singled to third [Rodriguez scored (unearned, but
earned for the pitcher)]; Everett singled to center [Ausmus to
second]; Bruntlett singled to right [Ausmus to third, Everett to
second]; Lamb singled to center [Ausmus scored (unearned, but
earned for the pitcher), Everett to third, Bruntlett to second];
Burke grounded out (second to first); 6 R (5 ER), 6 H, 1 E, 3
LOB.  Astros 16, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 8TH: Cairo singled to center [Cairo to third (error by
Anderson)]; Schumaker singled to center [Cairo scored];
Rodriguez threw a wild pitch [Schumaker to second]; Ryan
grounded out (shortstop to first); Branyan flied to right
[Schumaker to third]; Miles grounded out (second to first); 1 R,
2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 16, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 9TH: BRANYAN CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); MILES
CHANGED POSITIONS (PITCHING); STINNETT REPLACED FALKENBORG
(PLAYING C ); BENNETT CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); CAIRO
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Ransom was hit by a pitch;
Towles homered [Ransom scored]; QUINTERO BATTED FOR RODRIGUEZ;
Quintero singled to left; Anderson singled to right [Quintero to
second]; Ausmus grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Quintero to third, Anderson out at second]; Everett
popped to shortstop; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 18, Cardinals
1.

CARDINALS 9TH: MCLEMORE REPLACED QUINTERO (PITCHING); Ankiel
doubled to right; Barden flied to left; Stinnett struck out;
Bennett popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 18,
Cardinals 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros          18  23   2   12
 Cardinals        1   8   3    5


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