Houston Astros 8, St. Louis Cardinals 5
Regular Season Game 136
Played on Saturday, August 30, 2008 (N) at Minute Maid Park

STL N    3  0  0    0  0  0    2  0  0  -   5  9  0
HOU N    6  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  x  -   8 14  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Schumaker cf                  3   1   1   0       0   1       1   1
  Mather ph,cf                2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Ludwick rf                    5   0   0   0       0   3       3   0
Pujols 1b                     4   2   4   2       0   0      10   1
Ankiel lf                     4   1   1   3       0   1       0   0
Glaus 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   2       0   3
Kennedy 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
  Franklin p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Molina c                      3   0   1   0       0   0       3   2
  LaRue c                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Looper p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Phelps ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Thompson p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Miles 2b                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
Izturis ss                    2   1   0   0       1   0       5   4
  Stavinoha ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       35   5   9   5       2  10      24  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 5. Izturis-Pujols, Schumaker-Izturis, Glaus-Kennedy-Pujols, Kennedy-Izturis-Pujols,
Miles-Izturis-Pujols.

BATTING - 
2B: Pujols (36,off Moehler); Kennedy (13,off Moehler).
HR: Ankiel (25,1st inning off Moehler 2 on 1 out); Pujols (29,7th inning off
Brocail 1 on 2 out).
SH: Looper (12,off Moehler).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Izturis (17,2nd base off Byrdak/Quintero); Miles (2,2nd base off Valverde/Quintero).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Erstad cf,lf                  4   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Wigginton lf,3b               3   1   2   2       0   0       2   0
Tejada ss                     4   1   1   0       0   0       0   4
Berkman 1b                    2   2   2   0       2   0       9   1
Blum 3b,2b                    4   2   2   3       0   0       0   0
Pence rf                      4   1   2   3       0   1       3   0
Newhan 2b                     3   0   2   0       1   1       2   2
  Bourn cf                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Quintero c                    4   0   1   0       0   0      10   0
Moehler p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Abercrombie ph              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Byrdak p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brocail p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hawkins p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Loretta ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Valverde p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   8  14   8       3   3      27   7

BATTING - 
2B: Tejada (30,off Looper); Blum (10,off Looper); Newhan (5,off Looper); Berkman
(42,off Thompson).
3B: Berkman (4,off Looper).
HR: Wigginton (20,1st inning off Looper 1 on 0 out); Pence (20,1st inning off
Looper 2 on 0 out); Blum (13,5th inning off Looper 1 on 1 out).
HBP: Wigginton (8,by Thompson).
GDP: Blum (4,off Looper); Wigginton (6,off Looper); Tejada (25,off Thompson);
Loretta (8,off Franklin).
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Looper L(12-11)               4.1  11   8   8   3   1   3  23
Springer                      0.2   0   0   0   0   2   0   2
Thompson                      2     1   0   0   0   0   0   7
Franklin                      1     2   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        8    14   8   8   3   3   3  36

HBP: Thompson (2,Wigginton).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Moehler W(10-5)               6     7   3   3   1   6   1  26
Byrdak                        0.1   0   1   1   1   1   0   2
Brocail                       0.2   1   1   1   0   1   1   3
Hawkins                       1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Valverde SV(36)               1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9     9   5   5   2  10   2  38


Umpires: HP - Hunter Wendelstedt, 1B - Mike Winters, 2B - Marvin Hudson, 3B - Randy Marsh
Ejections: HOU Manager Cecil Cooper by Mike Winters [Catch/trap
call]
Time of Game: 2:54   Attendance: 37569


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Schumaker           cf        Erstad              cf
2. Ludwick             rf        Wigginton           lf
3. Pujols              1b        Tejada              ss
4. Ankiel              lf        Berkman             1b
5. Glaus               3b        Blum                3b
6. Kennedy             2b        Pence               rf
7. Molina              c         Newhan              2b
8. Looper              p         Quintero            c
9. Izturis             ss        Moehler             p

CARDINALS 1ST: Schumaker singled to shortstop; Ludwick struck
out; Pujols singled to left [Schumaker to second]; Ankiel
homered [Schumaker scored, Pujols scored]; Glaus struck out;
Kennedy flied to left; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Erstad singled to left; Wigginton homered [Erstad
scored]; Tejada doubled; Berkman walked; Blum doubled to left
[Tejada scored, Berkman to third]; Pence homered [Berkman
scored, Blum scored]; Newhan doubled to left; Quintero grounded
out (shortstop to first); Moehler struck out; Erstad flied to
right; 6 R, 6 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 6.

CARDINALS 2ND: Molina singled to right; Looper out on a
sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Molina to second]; Izturis
flied to right; Schumaker struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Astros 6.

ASTROS 2ND: Wigginton singled to catcher; Tejada grounded out
(catcher to first) [Wigginton to second]; Berkman walked; Blum
grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [Berkman out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 6.

CARDINALS 3RD: Ludwick grounded out (first unassisted); Pujols
doubled to right; Ankiel flied to right; Glaus walked; Kennedy
flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 6.

ASTROS 3RD: Pence singled to left; Newhan walked [Pence to
second]; Newhan was picked off first (catcher to first);
Quintero flied into a double play to center [Pence out at second
(center to shortstop)]; Cardinal center fielder Skip
Schumaker dove for Humberto Quintero's liner and bounced up
quickly to make a throw; the ball was ruled a catch by 2B umpire
Marvin Hudson but it appeared to be a trap; Astros manager Cecil
Cooper argued the call and was ejected by 1B umpire Mike
Winters; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 6.

CARDINALS 4TH: Molina grounded out (shortstop to first); Looper
grounded out (shortstop to first); Izturis lined to second; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 6.

ASTROS 4TH: Moehler grounded out (third to first); Erstad
singled to center; Wigginton grounded into a double play (third
to second to first) [Erstad out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 6.

CARDINALS 5TH: Schumaker grounded out (second to first); Ludwick
struck out; Pujols singled to center; Ankiel struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 6.

ASTROS 5TH: Tejada flied to right; Berkman tripled to center;
Blum homered [Berkman scored]; SPRINGER REPLACED LOOPER
(PITCHING); Pence struck out; Newhan was called out on strikes;
2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 8.

CARDINALS 6TH: Glaus struck out; Kennedy doubled to right;
Molina flied to center [Kennedy to third]; PHELPS BATTED FOR
SPRINGER; Phelps grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 8.

ASTROS 6TH: LARUE REPLACED MOLINA (PLAYING C ); THOMPSON
REPLACED PHELPS (PITCHING); Quintero grounded out (third to
first); ABERCROMBIE BATTED FOR MOEHLER; Abercrombie popped to
shortstop; Erstad grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 8.

CARDINALS 7TH: BYRDAK REPLACED ABERCROMBIE (PITCHING); Izturis
walked; MATHER BATTED FOR SCHUMAKER; Izturis stole second;
Mather was called out on strikes; BROCAIL REPLACED BYRDAK
(PITCHING); Ludwick struck out; Pujols homered [Izturis scored];
Ankiel grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 5, Astros 8.

ASTROS 7TH: MATHER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Wigginton was
hit by a pitch; Tejada grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Wigginton out at second]; Berkman doubled
to left; Blum grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 8.

CARDINALS 8TH: HAWKINS REPLACED BROCAIL (PITCHING); Glaus
grounded out (shortstop to first); Kennedy flied to right; LaRue
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5,
Astros 8.

ASTROS 8TH: FRANKLIN REPLACED KENNEDY (PITCHING); MILES REPLACED
THOMPSON (PLAYING 2B); Pence flied to right; Newhan singled to
right; Quintero singled to left [Newhan to second]; LORETTA
BATTED FOR HAWKINS; Loretta grounded into a double play (second
to shortstop to first) [Quintero out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 8.

CARDINALS 9TH: ERSTAD CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); WIGGINTON
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); BLUM CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
2B); BOURN REPLACED NEWHAN (PLAYING CF); VALVERDE REPLACED
LORETTA (PITCHING); Miles singled to center; STAVINOHA BATTED
FOR IZTURIS; Stavinoha struck out while Miles stole second;
Mather popped to first; Ludwick grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        5   9   0    6
 Astros           8  14   0    4


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