Houston Astros 8, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Regular Season Game 53
Played on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 (N) at Busch Stadium III

HOU N    4  0  1    0  3  0    0  0  0  -   8 12  0
STL N    0  0  0    1  1  0    0  0  0  -   2  8  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bourn cf                      5   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Matsui 2b                     5   2   3   0       0   0       1   1
Tejada ss                     5   1   1   2       0   1       2   2
Berkman 1b                    3   3   1   0       2   0       6   2
Lee lf                        4   1   1   2       0   0       3   0
  Cruz ph,lf                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Pence rf                      5   0   5   2       0   0       1   1
Wigginton 3b                  4   0   0   1       1   0       2   2
Towles c                      2   0   0   1       2   0       8   1
Chacon p                      4   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Byrdak p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Villarreal p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   8  12   8       5   4      27   9

BATTING - 
2B: Pence (12,off Looper).
HR: Tejada (6,5th inning off Looper 1 on 0 out).
HBP: Towles (6,by Looper).
IBB: Wigginton (1,by Looper).
Team LOB: 9.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Schumaker rf                  4   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Duncan lf                     3   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
  Parisi p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Flores p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ryan ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McClellan p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Pujols 1b                     4   1   4   1       0   0       9   1
Ankiel cf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Glaus 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
Kennedy 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   3       0   2
Molina c                      4   0   0   0       0   1       4   1
Looper p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Barton ph,lf                2   1   1   1       0   1       5   0
Izturis ss                    3   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       34   2   8   2       0   8      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Ankiel (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Ankiel (11,off Chacon); Pujols (13,off Byrdak).
HR: Pujols (12,4th inning off Chacon 0 on 1 out); Barton (1,5th inning off
Chacon 0 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Chacon W(2-0)                 7     7   2   2   0   7   2  27
Byrdak                        1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Villarreal                    1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     8   2   2   0   8   2  34

WP: Chacon (2).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Looper L(6-4)                 4.1   9   8   7   3   1   1  25
Springer                      0.2   0   0   0   1   1   0   3
Parisi                        2     1   0   0   1   0   0   8
Flores                        1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
McClellan                     1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9    12   8   7   5   4   1  44

HBP: Looper (3,Towles).
IBB: Looper (1,Wigginton).

Umpires: HP - Bill Miller, 1B - Paul Emmel, 2B - Gary Darling, 3B - Jerry Meals
Time of Game: 2:36   Attendance: 41104


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Bourn singled to center; Matsui singled to right
[Bourn to second]; Tejada flied to center [Bourn to third,
Matsui to second (on throw)]; Berkman walked; Lee singled to
center [Bourn scored, Matsui scored, Berkman to third, Lee to
second (error by Ankiel)]; Pence singled to shortstop [Berkman
scored, Lee to third]; Wigginton grounded out (pitcher to second
to first) [Lee scored (unearned), Pence to second]; Towles was
hit by a pitch; Towles was picked off first (catcher to first);
4 R (3 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Schumaker struck out; Duncan flied to left;
Pujols singled to left; Ankiel grounded out (first unassisted);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Chacon struck out; Bourn grounded out (first
unassisted); Matsui flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Glaus flied to center; Kennedy struck out; Molina
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4,
Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Tejada flied to left; Berkman singled to left; Lee
grounded out (third to first) [Berkman to second]; Pence singled
to left [Berkman scored, Pence to second (on throw)]; Wigginton
popped to first; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Looper grounded out (third to first); Izturis
flied to center; Schumaker flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 5, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Towles flied to right; Chacon grounded out (third to
first); Bourn popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
5, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Duncan was called out on strikes; Pujols homered;
Ankiel doubled to left; Glaus singled to right [Ankiel out at
home (right to catcher)]; Kennedy struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Matsui singled to first; Tejada homered [Matsui
scored]; Berkman walked; Lee lined to right; Pence doubled to
right [Berkman to third]; Wigginton was walked intentionally;
SPRINGER REPLACED LOOPER (PITCHING); Towles walked [Berkman
scored, Pence to third, Wigginton to second]; Chacon struck out;
Bourn grounded out (first to pitcher); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Astros 8, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Molina grounded out (shortstop to first); BARTON
BATTED FOR SPRINGER; Barton homered; Izturis singled to center;
Schumaker forced Izturis (first to shortstop); Chacon threw a
wild pitch [Schumaker to second]; Duncan struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 6TH: PARISI REPLACED DUNCAN (PITCHING); BARTON STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING LF); Matsui flied to left; Tejada flied to left;
Berkman flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8,
Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Pujols singled to center; Ankiel forced Pujols
(third to second); Glaus flied to right; Kennedy lined to third;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Lee grounded out (pitcher to first); Pence singled
to left; Wigginton flied to center; Towles walked [Pence to
second]; Chacon grounded out (pitcher to second to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 8, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Molina lined to left; Barton struck out (catcher
to first); Izturis popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 8, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 8TH: FLORES REPLACED PARISI (PITCHING); Bourn lined to
left; Matsui singled to right; Tejada struck out; Berkman flied
to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: BYRDAK REPLACED CHACON (PITCHING); Schumaker
lined to shortstop; RYAN BATTED FOR FLORES; Ryan grounded out
(second to first); Pujols doubled to right; Ankiel grounded out
(first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 9TH: MCCLELLAN REPLACED RYAN (PITCHING); CRUZ BATTED FOR
LEE; Cruz struck out; Pence singled to center; Wigginton flied
to left; Towles grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 8, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: CRUZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); VILLARREAL
REPLACED BYRDAK (PITCHING); Glaus flied to center; Kennedy
struck out; Molina grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Cardinals 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           8  12   0    9
 Cardinals        2   8   1    5


Data courtesy of Retrosheet