Houston Astros 3, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Regular Season Game 24
Played on Friday, April 25, 2008 (N) at Busch Stadium III

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  3  -   3  6  1
STL N    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  6  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Matsui 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       2   3
Erstad cf,lf                  4   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Tejada ss                     3   1   1   1       1   0       2   3
Berkman 1b                    3   0   0   1       0   0       6   1
Lee lf                        4   1   1   1       0   0       4   0
  Valverde p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Blum 3b                       4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Pence rf                      3   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Towles c                      3   0   0   0       0   1       6   0
Chacon p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Cruz ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wright p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bourn cf                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   3   6   3       1   3      27   7

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Matsui-Tejada-Berkman.
E: Blum (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Erstad (4,off Looper).
3B: Tejada (2,off Isringhausen).
HR: Lee (5,9th inning off Isringhausen 0 on 2 out).
SF: Berkman (2,off Isringhausen).
GDP: Berkman (2,off Looper).
Team LOB: 3.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Schumaker rf                  4   1   0   0       1   0       3   0
Ankiel cf                     4   1   1   0       1   2       1   0
Pujols 1b                     3   0   1   0       2   0      14   1
Duncan lf                     3   0   0   0       2   0       4   0
Glaus 3b                      2   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Miles 3b                    2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Kennedy 2b                    4   0   1   1       0   1       0   7
Molina c                      2   0   1   0       2   0       2   1
Looper p                      2   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Franklin p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Barton ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Isringhausen p              0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Ryan ss                       4   0   1   0       0   0       1   5
Totals                       31   2   6   1       8   6      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Kennedy-Ryan-Pujols.

BATTING - 
SH: Looper (4,off Chacon).
GDP: Schumaker (6,off Chacon).
IBB: Molina (1,by Chacon); Pujols (7,by Valverde).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Ryan (1,2nd base off Valverde/Towles).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Chacon                        7     5   2   1   6   3   0  31
Wright W(3-0)                 1     0   0   0   1   2   0   4
Valverde SV(4)                1     1   0   0   1   1   0   5
Totals                        9     6   2   1   8   6   0  40

IBB: Chacon (1,Molina); Valverde (3,Pujols).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Looper                        7     2   0   0   1   2   0  23
Franklin                      1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Isringhausen L(1-2)           1     3   3   3   0   1   1   6
Totals                        9     6   3   3   1   3   1  33


Umpires: HP - Adrian Johnson, 1B - Tim Tschida, 2B - Jim Joyce, 3B - Jeff Nelson
Time of Game: 2:47   Attendance: 41193


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Matsui              2b        Schumaker           rf
2. Erstad              cf        Ankiel              cf
3. Tejada              ss        Pujols              1b
4. Berkman             1b        Duncan              lf
5. Lee                 lf        Glaus               3b
6. Blum                3b        Kennedy             2b
7. Pence               rf        Molina              c
8. Towles              c         Looper              p
9. Chacon              p         Ryan                ss

ASTROS 1ST: Matsui grounded out (second to first); Erstad
doubled to right; Tejada popped to first; Berkman flied to left;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Schumaker walked; Ankiel walked [Schumaker to
second]; Pujols popped to second; Duncan walked [Schumaker to
third, Ankiel to second]; Glaus was called out on strikes;
Kennedy singled to third [Schumaker scored, Ankiel scored (error
by Blum) (unearned) (no RBI), Duncan to third, Kennedy to
second]; Molina was walked intentionally; Looper popped to
first; 2 R (1 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Lee grounded out (third to first); Blum grounded out
(shortstop to first); Pence grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 2ND: Ryan grounded out (shortstop to first); Schumaker
lined to third; Ankiel singled to center; Pujols singled to
pitcher [Ankiel to second]; Duncan walked [Ankiel to third,
Pujols to second]; Glaus struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 3RD: MILES REPLACED GLAUS (PLAYING 3B); Towles struck
out; Chacon grounded out (pitcher unassisted); Matsui flied to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 3RD: Kennedy flied to right; Molina singled to third;
Looper out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Molina to
second]; Ryan flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Erstad flied to left; Tejada grounded out (shortstop
to first); Berkman grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Schumaker grounded out (shortstop to first);
Ankiel struck out; Pujols walked; Duncan lined to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Lee flied to right; Blum grounded out (second to
first); Pence grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Miles flied to center; Kennedy flied to left;
Molina flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals
2.

ASTROS 6TH: Towles grounded out (shortstop to first); Chacon
struck out; Matsui singled to center; Erstad flied to right; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Looper singled to center; Ryan lined to center;
Schumaker grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Looper out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Tejada walked; Berkman grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Tejada out at second]; Lee
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Ankiel flied to left; Pujols flied to center;
Duncan grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 8TH: FRANKLIN REPLACED LOOPER (PITCHING); Blum flied to
center; Pence singled to center; Towles flied to right; CRUZ
BATTED FOR CHACON; Cruz grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: WRIGHT REPLACED CRUZ (PITCHING); Miles flied to
left; Kennedy struck out; Molina walked; BARTON BATTED FOR
FRANKLIN; Barton was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 9TH: ISRINGHAUSEN REPLACED BARTON (PITCHING); Matsui
struck out (catcher to first); Erstad singled to left; Tejada
tripled to center [Erstad scored]; Berkman out on a sacrifice
fly to left [Tejada scored]; Lee homered; Blum grounded out
(first to pitcher); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: ERSTAD CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); VALVERDE
REPLACED LEE (PITCHING); BOURN REPLACED WRIGHT (PLAYING CF);
Ryan singled to shortstop; Ryan stole second; Schumaker grounded
out (second to first) [Ryan to third]; Ankiel struck out; Pujols
was walked intentionally; Duncan popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   6   1    3
 Cardinals        2   6   0   11


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