St. Louis Cardinals 3, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 126
Played on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 (N) at Busch Stadium III

HOU N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  8  0
STL N    3  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   3 10  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bourn cf                      4   1   1   0       0   1       0   0
Pence rf                      4   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
Berkman 1b                    4   0   2   1       0   0       9   1
Lee lf                        4   0   3   1       0   0       1   0
  Maysonet pr                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Tejada ss                     4   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
Keppinger 3b                  4   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
Matsui 2b                     3   0   1   0       0   0       5   2
Coste c                       3   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
Oswalt p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Fulchino p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Erstad ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Gervacio p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Byrdak p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   2   8   2       0   5      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Pence-Berkman.

BATTING - 
2B: Lee (28,off Franklin).
GDP: Keppinger (9,off Pineiro); Tejada (23,off Pineiro).
Team LOB: 4.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Schumaker 2b                  4   1   1   0       0   1       2   2
  Lugo ph                     0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Miller p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Franklin p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Rasmus cf                     5   1   2   0       0   1       4   0
Pujols 1b                     4   0   2   0       0   1      13   1
Holliday lf                   3   1   1   1       1   0       0   0
DeRosa 3b                     3   0   2   2       0   0       0   3
Ankiel rf                     3   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
Molina c                      4   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
Ryan ss                       3   0   1   0       0   0       2   5
Pineiro p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       1   5
  Thurston ph,2b              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   3  10   3       3   5      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Pineiro-Ryan-Pujols, Pineiro-Schumaker-Pujols.

BATTING - 
2B: DeRosa (4,off Oswalt); Pujols (32,off Oswalt).
SH: Pineiro (7,off Oswalt).
HBP: Ryan (2,by Oswalt); DeRosa (3,by Oswalt).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Lugo (2,2nd base off Byrdak/Coste).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Oswalt L(7-5)                 6    10   3   3   1   3   0  30
Fulchino                      1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4
Gervacio                      0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Byrdak                        0.1   0   0   0   1   1   0   2
Totals                        8    10   3   3   3   5   0  38

HBP: Oswalt 2 (8,Ryan,DeRosa).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Pineiro W(13-9)               8     7   2   2   0   5   0  29
Miller                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Franklin SV(34)               0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     8   2   2   0   5   0  33


Umpires: HP - Dana DeMuth, 1B - Doug Eddings, 2B - Brian Knight, 3B - Hunter Wendelstedt
Time of Game: 2:22   Attendance: 40311


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Bourn               cf        Schumaker           2b
2. Pence               rf        Rasmus              cf
3. Berkman             1b        Pujols              1b
4. Lee                 lf        Holliday            lf
5. Tejada              ss        DeRosa              3b
6. Keppinger           3b        Ankiel              rf
7. Matsui              2b        Molina              c
8. Coste               c         Ryan                ss
9. Oswalt              p         Pineiro             p

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

CARDINALS 1ST: Schumaker singled to right; Rasmus singled to
right [Schumaker to second]; Pujols was called out on strikes;
Holliday singled to center [Schumaker scored, Rasmus to third];
DeRosa doubled to left [Rasmus scored, Holliday scored]; Ankiel
grounded out (second to first) [DeRosa to third]; Molina
grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Lee singled to center; Tejada flied to center;
Keppinger grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to
first) [Lee out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 2ND: Ryan grounded out (shortstop to first); Pineiro
popped to shortstop; Schumaker struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Matsui grounded out (shortstop to first); Coste
grounded out (first to pitcher); Oswalt was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 3RD: Rasmus flied to left; Pujols singled to center;
Holliday flied into a double play to right [Pujols out at first
(right to first)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Bourn singled to left; Pence singled to center
[Bourn to second]; Berkman singled to center [Bourn scored,
Pence to third]; Lee singled to left [Pence scored, Berkman to
second]; Tejada grounded into a double play (pitcher to second
to first) [Berkman to third, Lee out at second]; Keppinger
grounded out (pitcher to first); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
2, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 4TH: DeRosa singled to center; Ankiel popped to
second; Molina singled to right [DeRosa to second]; Ryan was hit
by a pitch [DeRosa to third, Molina to second]; Pineiro struck
out; Schumaker grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Matsui lined to shortstop; Coste struck out; Oswalt
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: Rasmus popped to shortstop; Pujols doubled to
left; Holliday grounded out (third to first) [Pujols to third
(on throw to 1b)]; DeRosa was hit by a pitch; Ankiel walked
[DeRosa to second]; Molina forced Ankiel (shortstop to second);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Bourn was called out on strikes; Pence grounded out
(shortstop to first); Berkman singled to center; Lee flied to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 6TH: Ryan singled to shortstop; Pineiro out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Ryan to second]; Schumaker
lined to second; Rasmus singled to right [Ryan to third]; Pujols
popped to second; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Tejada grounded out (second to first); Keppinger was
called out on strikes; Matsui singled to left; Coste grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 7TH: FULCHINO REPLACED OSWALT (PITCHING); Holliday
walked; DeRosa grounded out (third to first) [Holliday to
second]; Ankiel was called out on strikes; Molina popped to
first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 8TH: ERSTAD BATTED FOR FULCHINO; Erstad struck out; Bourn
grounded out (pitcher to first); Pence flied to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 8TH: GERVACIO REPLACED ERSTAD (PITCHING); On a bunt
Ryan grounded out (third to first); THURSTON BATTED FOR PINEIRO;
Thurston grounded out (first unassisted); BYRDAK REPLACED
GERVACIO (PITCHING); LUGO BATTED FOR SCHUMAKER; Lugo walked;
Lugo stole second; Rasmus was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 9TH: MILLER REPLACED LUGO (PITCHING); THURSTON STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 2B); Berkman lined to center; FRANKLIN REPLACED
MILLER (PITCHING); Lee doubled to center; MAYSONET RAN FOR LEE;
Tejada grounded out (third to first) [Maysonet to third];
Keppinger grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   8   0    4
 Cardinals        3  10   0   11


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