St. Louis Cardinals 5, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 9
Played on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 (N) at Minute Maid Park

STL N    0  1  1    0  0  1    0  2  0  -   5  6  0
HOU N    0  0  3    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  7  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Schumaker rf                  5   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Duncan lf                     2   2   1   1       1   0       3   0
Pujols 1b                     4   1   1   0       0   1       8   1
Ankiel cf                     3   1   1   0       1   1       4   0
Glaus 3b                      3   0   1   2       1   1       1   2
Kennedy 2b                    2   0   1   1       2   0       0   2
  Franklin p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Isringhausen p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
LaRue c                       3   0   0   0       1   1       8   0
Thompson p                    0   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Barton ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Reyes p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Miles 2b                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Izturis ss                    4   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Totals                       29   5   6   5       6   5      27   8

BATTING - 
2B: Glaus (4,off Geary).
3B: Schumaker (1,off Chacon).
SH: Thompson (1,off Chacon).
SF: Duncan (1,off Chacon).
GDP: LaRue (1,off Chacon).
IBB: Kennedy (1,by Geary).
Team LOB: 5.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bourn cf                      5   0   0   0       0   2       5   0
Pence rf                      4   0   1   0       0   2       3   0
Berkman 1b                    4   1   1   0       0   0       8   1
Lee lf                        3   1   0   0       1   0       3   0
Tejada ss                     3   1   1   2       0   1       0   2
Blum 3b                       4   0   2   0       0   0       0   0
Loretta 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       1   6
Towles c                      3   0   1   0       1   0       6   1
Chacon p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Wright p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cruz ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Geary p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Villarreal p                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Erstad ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       34   3   7   2       2   8      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Tejada-Loretta-Berkman.

BATTING - 
2B: Berkman (4,off Thompson); Tejada (3,off Thompson); Blum (1,off Franklin).
3B: Pence (1,off Reyes).
HBP: Tejada (1,by Thompson).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Thompson                      4     5   3   3   2   5   0  20
Reyes W(1-0)                  3     1   0   0   0   1   0  10
Franklin                      1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Isringhausen SV(4)            1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Totals                        9     7   3   3   2   8   0  37

WP: Thompson (1).
HBP: Thompson (1,Tejada).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Chacon                        6     4   3   3   4   2   0  24
Wright                        1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Geary L(0-1)                  1     2   2   2   2   1   0   7
Villarreal                    1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     6   5   5   6   5   0  37

IBB: Geary (1,Kennedy).

Umpires: HP - CB Bucknor, 1B - Joe West, 2B - Ed Rapuano, 3B - Ed Hickox
Time of Game: 2:40   Attendance: 30184


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Schumaker           rf        Bourn               cf
2. Duncan              lf        Pence               rf
3. Pujols              1b        Berkman             1b
4. Ankiel              cf        Lee                 lf
5. Glaus               3b        Tejada              ss
6. Kennedy             2b        Blum                3b
7. LaRue               c         Loretta             2b
8. Thompson            p         Towles              c
9. Izturis             ss        Chacon              p

CARDINALS 1ST: Schumaker flied to left; Duncan grounded out
(second to first); Pujols flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Bourn grounded out (second to first); Pence grounded
out (third to first); Berkman grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Ankiel walked; Glaus flied to center; Kennedy
walked [Ankiel to second]; LaRue walked [Ankiel to third,
Kennedy to second]; Thompson out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
first) [Ankiel scored, Kennedy to third, LaRue to second];
Izturis flied to right; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Lee lined to center; Tejada was hit by a pitch; Blum
flied to left; Loretta singled to right [Tejada to second];
Towles walked [Tejada to third, Loretta to second]; Chacon
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Schumaker tripled to center; Duncan out on a
sacrifice fly to center [Schumaker scored]; Pujols grounded out
(shortstop to first); Ankiel flied to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Bourn flied to center; Pence struck out; Berkman
doubled to center; Lee walked; Tejada doubled to center [Berkman
scored, Lee scored, Tejada to third (on throw)]; Thompson threw
a wild pitch [Tejada scored]; Blum singled to center; Loretta
struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 4TH: Glaus walked; Kennedy flied to center; LaRue
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Glaus out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Towles singled to shortstop; On a bunt Chacon forced
Towles (first to shortstop); Bourn struck out; Pence struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: BARTON BATTED FOR THOMPSON; Barton flied to
right; Izturis flied to left; Schumaker flied to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: REYES REPLACED BARTON (PITCHING); Berkman flied to
center; Lee grounded out (third to first); Tejada struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 6TH: Duncan singled to center; Pujols struck out;
Ankiel singled to right [Duncan to second]; Glaus struck out;
Kennedy singled to center [Duncan scored, Ankiel to third];
Ankiel was out trying to advance to home and Kennedy advanced to
second (catcher to second to catcher); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Blum flied to left; Loretta lined to third; Towles
popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 7TH: WRIGHT REPLACED CHACON (PITCHING); LaRue struck
out; Reyes struck out; Izturis grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: CRUZ BATTED FOR WRIGHT; Cruz flied to center; Bourn
grounded out (shortstop to first); Pence tripled to center;
Berkman grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 8TH: GEARY REPLACED CRUZ (PITCHING); Schumaker
grounded out (second to first); Duncan walked; Pujols singled to
shortstop [Duncan to second]; Ankiel struck out; Glaus doubled
to center [Duncan scored, Pujols scored]; Kennedy was walked
intentionally; LaRue flied to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: FRANKLIN REPLACED KENNEDY (PITCHING); MILES REPLACED
REYES (PLAYING 2B); Lee flied to right; Tejada flied to left;
Blum doubled to right; Loretta grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 9TH: VILLARREAL REPLACED GEARY (PITCHING); Miles
grounded out (second to first); Izturis grounded out (first
unassisted); Schumaker grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: ISRINGHAUSEN REPLACED FRANKLIN (PITCHING); Towles
flied to right; ERSTAD BATTED FOR VILLARREAL; Erstad struck out;
Bourn struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        5   6   0    5
 Astros           3   7   0    7


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