Houston Astros 6, St. Louis Cardinals 3
Regular Season Game 154
Played on Friday, September 21, 2007 (N) at Busch Stadium III

HOU N    3  0  0    0  0  0    0  3  0  -   6 13  1
STL N    1  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  1  -   3  8  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Anderson cf                   5   0   2   1       0   0       0   0
Burke 2b                      5   1   1   0       0   0       4   1
Berkman 1b                    4   1   1   2       1   1       5   0
Lee lf                        5   1   2   0       0   1       4   0
Pence rf                      4   1   2   0       0   1       3   0
  Bruntlett rf                0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Wigginton 3b                  5   0   1   1       0   2       3   1
Ransom ss                     3   1   1   0       1   0       4   3
Towles c                      3   1   1   2       1   0       4   0
Backe p                       3   0   1   0       0   1       0   3
  Sarfate p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Palmeiro ph                 1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Qualls p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Randolph p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lidge p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   6  13   6       4   6      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Backe-Ransom-Berkman.
E: Bruntlett (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Burke (17,off Pineiro); Lee (41,off Pineiro); Ransom (2,off Franklin);
Towles (3,off Franklin).
HR: Berkman (31,1st inning off Pineiro 1 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Anderson (1,2nd base by Pineiro/Molina); Bruntlett (3,2nd base by Maroth/Molina).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Eckstein ss                   4   0   3   0       1   0       0   1
Ankiel cf                     4   2   0   1       1   1       1   0
Ludwick rf                    4   0   1   0       1   1       5   0
Spiezio 1b                    2   0   0   1       2   0       9   0
Schumaker lf                  4   0   2   0       0   1       0   0
  Pujols ph                   0   0   0   1       1   0       0   0
  Reyes pr                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Molina c                      5   0   0   0       0   0       6   2
Cairo 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
Pineiro p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
  Johnson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Ryan ph                     0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Franklin p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Flores p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Edmonds ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Maroth p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Miles 2b                      4   1   1   0       0   0       6   2
Totals                       34   3   8   3       7   4      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Molina-Miles.

BATTING - 
2B: Schumaker (9,off Backe).
SF: Spiezio (3,off Backe).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Ankiel (1,2nd base off Randolph/Towles).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Backe W(2-1)                  6     6   2   2   2   2   0  25
Sarfate                       1     1   0   0   1   2   0   5
Qualls                        1     1   0   0   0   0   0   5
Randolph                      0.2   0   1   1   3   0   0   5
Lidge SV(16)                  0.1   0   0   0   1   0   0   2
Totals                        9     8   3   3   7   4   0  42


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Pineiro L(5-4)                5.2   8   3   3   3   4   1  27
Johnson                       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Springer                      1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Franklin                      0.1   4   3   3   0   0   0   5
Flores                        0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Maroth                        1     0   0   0   1   1   0   3
Totals                        9    13   6   6   4   6   1  42


Umpires: HP - Rick Reed, 1B - Tim Timmons, 2B - Alfonso Marquez, 3B - Chuck Meriwether
Time of Game: 3:38   Attendance: 43677


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Anderson            cf        Eckstein            ss
2. Burke               2b        Ankiel              cf
3. Berkman             1b        Ludwick             rf
4. Lee                 lf        Spiezio             1b
5. Pence               rf        Schumaker           lf
6. Wigginton           3b        Molina              c
7. Ransom              ss        Cairo               3b
8. Towles              c         Pineiro             p
9. Backe               p         Miles               2b

ASTROS 1ST: Anderson grounded out (second to first); Burke
doubled to right; Berkman homered [Burke scored]; Lee doubled to
right; Pence struck out; Wigginton singled to left [Lee scored,
Wigginton to second (on throw)]; Ransom grounded out (third to
first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein singled to center; Ankiel forced
Eckstein (pitcher to shortstop); Ludwick singled to center
[Ankiel to third]; Spiezio out on a sacrifice fly to right
[Ankiel scored]; Schumaker singled to right [Ludwick to second];
Molina forced Schumaker (third to second); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Astros 3, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Towles flied to right; Backe popped to second;
Anderson singled to center; Anderson was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals
1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Cairo popped to shortstop; Pineiro struck out;
Miles flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals
1.

ASTROS 3RD: Burke grounded out (third to first); Berkman
grounded out (pitcher to first); Lee struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Eckstein walked; Ankiel flied to right; Ludwick
popped to third; Spiezio popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 3, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Pence singled to left; Wigginton grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Pence to second]; Ransom walked; Towles
forced Ransom (third to second) [Pence to third]; Backe was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Schumaker doubled to center; Molina reached on a
fielder's choice that turned into a double play [Schumaker out
at third (pitcher to shortstop), Molina out at first (shortstop
to first)]; Cairo flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
3, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Anderson grounded out (pitcher to first); Burke
popped to second; Berkman walked; Lee singled to right [Berkman
to second]; Pence flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
3, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Pineiro flied to left; On a bunt Miles singled to
third; Eckstein singled to right [Miles to third]; Ankiel forced
Eckstein (pitcher to shortstop) [Miles scored]; Ludwick popped
to first; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Wigginton struck out; Ransom flied to center; Towles
walked; Backe singled to left [Towles to second]; JOHNSON
REPLACED PINEIRO (PITCHING); Anderson grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Spiezio walked; Schumaker was called out on
strikes; Molina lined to left; Cairo flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 7TH: SPRINGER REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING); On a bunt
Burke grounded out (pitcher to first); Berkman struck out; Lee
flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: RYAN BATTED FOR SPRINGER; SARFATE REPLACED BACKE
(PITCHING); Ryan walked; Miles popped to third; Eckstein singled
to right [Ryan to third]; Ankiel struck out; Ludwick struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 8TH: FRANKLIN REPLACED RYAN (PITCHING); Pence singled to
second; Wigginton flied to right; Ransom doubled [Pence to
third]; Towles doubled to left [Pence scored, Ransom scored];
PALMEIRO BATTED FOR SARFATE; Palmeiro singled to left [Towles to
third]; FLORES REPLACED FRANKLIN (PITCHING); Anderson singled to
pitcher [Towles scored, Palmeiro to second]; Burke forced
Anderson (shortstop to second) [Palmeiro to third]; Berkman
grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6,
Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: BRUNTLETT REPLACED PENCE (PLAYING RF); QUALLS
REPLACED PALMEIRO (PITCHING); Spiezio grounded out (second to
first); Schumaker grounded out (shortstop to first); Molina
reached on an error by Bruntlett [Molina to second]; Cairo
singled to right [Molina to third]; EDMONDS BATTED FOR FLORES;
Edmonds grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 6, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 9TH: MAROTH REPLACED EDMONDS (PITCHING); Lee flied to
right; Bruntlett walked; Wigginton struck out while Bruntlett
was caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: RANDOLPH REPLACED QUALLS (PITCHING); Miles popped
to second; Eckstein popped to third; Ankiel walked; Ankiel stole
second; Ludwick walked; Spiezio walked [Ankiel to third, Ludwick
to second]; PUJOLS BATTED FOR SCHUMAKER; LIDGE REPLACED RANDOLPH
(PITCHING); Pujols walked [Ankiel scored, Ludwick to third,
Spiezio to second]; REYES RAN FOR PUJOLS; Molina forced Reyes
(shortstop to second); 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 6,
Cardinals 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6  13   1    9
 Cardinals        3   8   0   12


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