Houston Astros 5, St. Louis Cardinals 3
Regular Season Game 8
Played on Monday, April 7, 2008 (N) at Minute Maid Park

STL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  3  -   3  6  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    2  1  2  -   5  9  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Izturis ss                    3   1   0   0       1   0       3   5
Ankiel cf                     4   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Pujols 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   0      13   1
Glaus 3b                      4   1   2   1       0   0       0   2
Ludwick rf                    4   0   1   2       0   3       0   0
Duncan lf                     3   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
  McClellan p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Molina c                      4   0   1   0       0   0       5   3
Wellemeyer p                  2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Barton ph                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Schumaker ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Jimenez p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Washington lf               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Miles 2b                      3   1   1   0       0   0       1   4
Totals                       32   3   6   3       2   7      24  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Glaus-Izturis-Pujols, Glaus-Miles-Pujols.

BATTING - 
2B: Glaus (3,off Rodriguez); Ludwick (3,off Valverde).
GDP: Schumaker (1,off Brocail).
IBB: Duncan (1,by Valverde).
Team LOB: 4.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bourn cf                      4   0   2   0       0   1       0   0
Pence rf                      4   0   0   0       0   3       7   0
Berkman 1b                    3   1   1   1       1   0       9   0
Lee lf                        4   1   2   1       0   1       1   0
  Erstad pr                   0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Tejada ss                     4   1   2   2       0   1       1   6
Blum 3b                       3   0   1   0       0   1       0   3
Loretta 2b                    3   0   0   0       0   0       3   1
Towles c                      2   1   1   1       1   0       6   1
Rodriguez p                   2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brocail p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cruz ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Valverde p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   5   9   5       2   7      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Tejada-Berkman.

BATTING - 
HR: Berkman (2,7th inning off Wellemeyer 0 on 0 out); Lee (3,7th inning off
Wellemeyer 0 on 0 out); Towles (2,8th inning off Jimenez 0 on 0 out); Tejada
(2,9th inning off McClellan 1 on 0 out).
GDP: Rodriguez (1,off Wellemeyer); Loretta (2,off Wellemeyer).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Bourn 2 (6,2nd base off Wellemeyer/Molina,2nd base off Jimenez/Molina).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wellemeyer                    7     5   2   2   1   7   2  25
Jimenez                       1     2   1   1   1   0   1   5
McClellan L(0-1)              0     2   2   2   0   0   1   2
Totals                        8     9   5   5   2   7   4  32

McClellan faced 2 batters in the 9th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rodriguez                     7.1   3   0   0   0   6   0  25
Brocail                       0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Valverde W(2-0)               1     3   3   3   2   1   0   8
Totals                        9     6   3   3   2   7   0  34

IBB: Valverde (1,Duncan).

Umpires: HP - Ed Hickox, 1B - CB Bucknor, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Ed Rapuano
Time of Game: 2:13   Attendance: 43483


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Izturis             ss        Bourn               cf
2. Ankiel              cf        Pence               rf
3. Pujols              1b        Berkman             1b
4. Glaus               3b        Lee                 lf
5. Ludwick             rf        Tejada              ss
6. Duncan              lf        Blum                3b
7. Molina              c         Loretta             2b
8. Wellemeyer          p         Towles              c
9. Miles               2b        Rodriguez           p

CARDINALS 1ST: Izturis popped to second; Ankiel lined to right;
Pujols singled to left; Glaus forced Pujols (third to second); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Bourn singled to left; Pence struck out; Bourn stole
second; Berkman grounded out (shortstop to first); Lee popped to
first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Ludwick struck out; Duncan grounded out
(shortstop to first); Molina flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Tejada grounded out (shortstop to first); Blum
struck out (catcher to first); Loretta grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Wellemeyer flied to right; Miles lined to right;
Izturis grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Towles walked; On a bunt Rodriguez grounded into a
double play (third to shortstop to first) [Towles out at
second]; Bourn grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Ankiel struck out (catcher to first); Pujols
flied to right; Glaus doubled to right; Ludwick struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Pence struck out (catcher to first); Berkman
grounded out (second to first); Lee struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Duncan was called out on strikes; Molina flied to
right; Wellemeyer struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Tejada singled to center; Blum popped to shortstop;
Loretta flied to left; Towles grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 6TH: Miles grounded out (shortstop to first); Izturis
lined to right; Ankiel grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop to first); Bourn
struck out; Pence struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 7TH: Pujols grounded out (third to first); Glaus
grounded out (third to first); Ludwick was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Berkman homered; Lee homered; Tejada struck out;
Blum singled to third; Loretta grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Blum out at second]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: Duncan grounded out (shortstop to first); Molina
singled to second; BARTON BATTED FOR WELLEMEYER; BROCAIL
REPLACED RODRIGUEZ (PITCHING); SCHUMAKER BATTED FOR BARTON;
Schumaker grounded into a double play (shortstop to first)
[Molina out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: JIMENEZ REPLACED SCHUMAKER (PITCHING); Towles
homered; CRUZ BATTED FOR BROCAIL; Cruz grounded out (first to
pitcher); Bourn singled to second; Pence popped to shortstop;
Bourn stole second; Berkman walked; Berkman was picked off first
(catcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 9TH: VALVERDE REPLACED CRUZ (PITCHING); Miles singled
to center; Izturis walked [Miles to second]; Ankiel struck out;
Pujols flied to left; Glaus singled to left [Miles scored,
Izturis to second]; Ludwick doubled to right [Izturis scored,
Glaus scored]; Duncan was walked intentionally; Molina forced
Duncan (shortstop to second); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals
3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: MCCLELLAN REPLACED DUNCAN (PITCHING); WASHINGTON
REPLACED JIMENEZ (PLAYING LF); Lee singled to center; ERSTAD RAN
FOR LEE; Tejada homered [Erstad scored]; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        3   6   0    4
 Astros           5   9   0    3


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