Houston Astros 3, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Regular Season Game 137
Played on Sunday, August 31, 2008 (D) at Minute Maid Park

STL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  9  0
HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  2  x  -   3  5  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Izturis ss                    4   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Phelps lf                     4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Pujols 1b                     4   0   2   0       0   2      10   1
Ludwick rf                    4   0   0   0       0   2       4   0
Glaus 3b                      3   0   1   0       1   0       1   1
Molina c                      4   0   1   0       0   0       4   1
Miles 2b                      4   0   2   0       0   0       2   3
Wellemeyer p                  2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Villone p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Franklin p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ankiel ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Schumaker cf                  3   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Totals                       33   0   9   0       1   8      24   8

BATTING - 
SH: Wellemeyer (11,off Rodriguez).
GDP: Miles (12,off Rodriguez); Izturis (5,off Rodriguez).
Team LOB: 8.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Erstad cf,lf                  3   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Wigginton lf                  4   1   1   2       0   2       0   0
  Valverde p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Tejada ss                     4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
Berkman 1b                    4   1   1   0       0   0      11   1
Blum 3b                       3   0   0   0       0   0       0   4
Pence rf                      2   0   1   1       0   1       2   1
Newhan 2b                     3   0   0   0       0   1       4   4
Ausmus c                      3   0   1   0       0   0       7   2
Rodriguez p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Sampson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Hawkins p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bourn ph,cf                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       28   3   5   3       0   4      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Blum-Newhan-Berkman, Tejada-Newhan-Berkman.

BATTING - 
2B: Berkman (43,off Wellemeyer); Tejada (31,off Wellemeyer).
HR: Wigginton (21,8th inning off Franklin 1 on 1 out).
SH: Rodriguez (4,off Wellemeyer).
HBP: Pence (2,by Wellemeyer); Erstad (2,by Villone).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Pence (8,2nd base off Wellemeyer/Molina).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wellemeyer L(11-6)            7     4   1   1   0   4   0  26
Villone                       0.1   0   1   1   0   0   0   2
Franklin                      0.2   1   1   1   0   0   1   3
Totals                        8     5   3   3   0   4   1  31

HBP: Wellemeyer (6,Pence); Villone (2,Erstad).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rodriguez W(8-6)              5.2   7   0   0   0   4   0  22
Sampson                       1.1   2   0   0   1   2   0   7
Hawkins                       1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Valverde SV(37)               1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     9   0   0   1   8   0  35


Umpires: HP - Mike Winters, 1B - Marvin Hudson, 2B - Randy Marsh, 3B - Shawn Rakos
Ejections: STL Manager Tony LaRussa by Mike Winters [Balls and strikes]
Time of Game: 2:42   Attendance: 35638


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Izturis             ss        Erstad              cf
2. Phelps              lf        Wigginton           lf
3. Pujols              1b        Tejada              ss
4. Ludwick             rf        Berkman             1b
5. Glaus               3b        Blum                3b
6. Molina              c         Pence               rf
7. Miles               2b        Newhan              2b
8. Wellemeyer          p         Ausmus              c
9. Schumaker           cf        Rodriguez           p

CARDINALS 1ST: Izturis grounded out (pitcher to first); Phelps
singled to left; Pujols singled to left [Phelps to second];
Ludwick forced Pujols (right to shortstop) [Phelps to third];
Glaus grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Erstad grounded out (second to first); Wigginton
struck out; Tejada flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Molina popped to second; Miles singled to center;
Wellemeyer out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher unassisted) [Miles
to second]; Schumaker grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Berkman doubled to left; Blum flied to right
[Berkman to third]; Pence singled to center [Berkman scored];
Pence stole second; Newhan popped to first; Ausmus grounded out
(third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Izturis grounded out (second to first); Phelps
grounded out (third to first); Pujols singled to third; Ludwick
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Rodriguez flied to right; Erstad grounded out
(second to first); Wigginton flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Glaus singled to center; Molina singled to right
[Glaus to second]; Miles grounded into a double play (third to
second to first) [Glaus to third, Molina out at second];
Wellemeyer was called out on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Tejada doubled to left; Berkman lined to second;
Blum flied to right [Tejada to third]; Pence struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Schumaker singled to second; Izturis grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Schumaker out
at second]; Phelps grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Newhan struck out; Ausmus singled to left; Rodriguez
out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to first) [Ausmus to second];
Erstad popped to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Astros 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Pujols was called out on strikes; Ludwick was
called out on strikes; SAMPSON REPLACED RODRIGUEZ (PITCHING);
Glaus walked; Astros pitcher Wandy Rodriguez left the game
due to an injured back; Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa ejected
by HP umpire Mike Winters for arguing balls and strikes;
Molina flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Wigginton was called out on strikes; Tejada grounded
out (shortstop to first); Berkman grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Miles singled to second; On a bunt Wellemeyer
struck out; Schumaker singled to left [Miles to second]; Izturis
grounded out (first to pitcher) [Miles to third, Schumaker to
second]; Phelps struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Blum flied to left; Pence was hit by a pitch; Newhan
grounded out (first unassisted) [Pence to second]; Ausmus
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: HAWKINS REPLACED SAMPSON (PITCHING); Pujols
struck out (catcher to first); Ludwick popped to second; Glaus
grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: VILLONE REPLACED WELLEMEYER (PITCHING); BOURN BATTED
FOR HAWKINS; On a bunt Bourn grounded out (first to second);
Erstad was hit by a pitch; FRANKLIN REPLACED VILLONE (PITCHING);
Wigginton homered [Erstad scored]; Tejada flied to center;
Berkman grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 9TH: ERSTAD CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); VALVERDE
REPLACED WIGGINTON (PITCHING); BOURN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING
CF); Molina lined to right; Miles grounded out (first
unassisted); ANKIEL BATTED FOR FRANKLIN; Ankiel struck out; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        0   9   0    8
 Astros           3   5   0    4


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