Houston Astros 4, St. Louis Cardinals 3
Regular Season Game 127
Played on Thursday, August 27, 2009 (D) at Busch Stadium III

HOU N    0  2  0    0  0  0    0  1  1  -   4  9  1
STL N    0  1  0    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   3  8  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bourn cf                      5   0   1   1       0   1       3   0
Keppinger 3b                  5   1   1   1       0   0       1   2
Berkman 1b                    5   0   0   0       0   0      14   0
Lee lf                        4   1   1   0       0   2       1   0
Tejada ss                     4   1   1   0       0   1       1   3
Erstad rf                     4   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
  Valverde p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Matsui 2b                     3   1   2   1       1   0       1   7
Coste c                       3   0   2   0       1   0       4   0
Moehler p                     0   0   0   0       1   0       0   1
  Maysonet ph                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gervacio p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Byrdak p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Fulchino p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pence rf                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   4   9   4       3   4      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Moehler-Matsui-Berkman.
E: Tejada (17).

BATTING - 
2B: Matsui (15,off Carpenter); Erstad (8,off McClellan).
HR: Keppinger (4,9th inning off McClellan 0 on 2 out).
SH: Moehler (3,off Carpenter); Maysonet (3,off Hawksworth).
IBB: Matsui (2,by McClellan).
Team LOB: 8.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Schumaker 2b                  5   0   1   0       0   0       1   5
Lugo ss                       3   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
  Hawksworth p                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  K. Greene ph                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ankiel ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Reyes p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McClellan p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Pujols 1b                     2   1   0   0       2   0      13   4
Holliday lf                   4   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
Ludwick rf                    4   0   1   2       0   1       3   0
Rasmus cf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
DeRosa 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       1   3
Molina c                      4   0   0   0       0   0       3   1
Carpenter p                   2   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Ryan ss                     2   0   1   0       0   1       1   3
Totals                       35   3   8   3       2   4      27  17

FIELDING - 
PB: Molina (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Lugo (7,off Moehler).
HR: Holliday (7,2nd inning off Moehler 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Pujols (21,off Moehler).
IBB: Pujols (38,by Moehler).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Pujols (13,2nd base off Valverde/Coste).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Moehler                       6     6   3   3   1   1   1  24
Gervacio                      0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Byrdak                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Fulchino                      0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Valverde W(2-2)               2     1   0   0   1   2   0   8
Totals                        9     8   3   3   2   4   1  37

IBB: Moehler (10,Pujols).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Carpenter                     6     5   2   2   2   4   0  25
Hawksworth                    1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Reyes                         0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
McClellan L(4-3)              1.2   3   2   2   1   0   1   9
Totals                        9     9   4   4   3   4   1  39

IBB: McClellan (2,Matsui).

Umpires: HP - Doug Eddings, 1B - Brian Knight, 2B - Hunter Wendelstedt, 3B - Dana DeMuth
Time of Game: 2:35   Attendance: 40348


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Bourn               cf        Schumaker           2b
2. Keppinger           3b        Lugo                ss
3. Berkman             1b        Pujols              1b
4. Lee                 lf        Holliday            lf
5. Tejada              ss        Ludwick             rf
6. Erstad              rf        Rasmus              cf
7. Matsui              2b        DeRosa              3b
8. Coste               c         Molina              c
9. Moehler             p         Carpenter           p

ASTROS 1ST: Bourn was called out on strikes; Keppinger grounded
out (second to first); Berkman grounded out (first to pitcher);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Schumaker grounded out (second to first); Lugo
singled to shortstop; Pujols grounded into a double play
(pitcher to second to first) [Lugo out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Lee singled to right; Molina allowed a passed ball
[Lee to second]; Tejada grounded out (second to first) [Lee to
third]; Erstad grounded out (second to first); Matsui doubled to
center [Lee scored]; Coste walked; Moehler walked [Matsui to
third, Coste to second]; Bourn singled to third [Matsui scored,
Coste to third, Moehler to second]; Keppinger flied to right; 2
R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Holliday homered; Ludwick lined to right; Rasmus
flied to left; DeRosa flied to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Berkman flied to center; Lee struck out; Tejada
struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Molina popped to first; Carpenter singled to
right; Schumaker singled to left [Carpenter to second]; Lugo
forced Schumaker (second to shortstop) [Carpenter to third];
Pujols lined to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Erstad grounded out (second to first); Matsui
singled to shortstop; Coste singled to left [Matsui to second];
Moehler out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Matsui to
third, Coste to second]; Bourn grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Holliday flied to center; Ludwick grounded out
(shortstop to first); Rasmus grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Keppinger grounded out (third to first); Berkman
grounded out (first to pitcher); Lee struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: DeRosa struck out; Molina popped to first;
Carpenter grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Tejada grounded out (third to first); Erstad flied
to right; Matsui lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Schumaker grounded out (second to first); Lugo
doubled to center; Pujols was walked intentionally; Holliday
grounded out (third to first) [Lugo to third, Pujols to second];
Ludwick singled to center [Lugo scored, Pujols scored]; Rasmus
grounded out (first unassisted); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
2, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 7TH: HAWKSWORTH REPLACED LUGO (PITCHING); RYAN REPLACED
CARPENTER (PLAYING SS); Coste singled to right; MAYSONET BATTED
FOR MOEHLER; Maysonet out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first)
[Coste to second]; Bourn grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Coste to third]; Keppinger grounded out (first to pitcher); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 7TH: GERVACIO REPLACED MAYSONET (PITCHING); DeRosa
grounded out (shortstop to first); Molina reached on an error by
Tejada; Ryan singled to right [Molina to second]; BYRDAK
REPLACED GERVACIO (PITCHING); Schumaker popped to third; K.
GREENE BATTED FOR HAWKSWORTH; FULCHINO REPLACED BYRDAK
(PITCHING); ANKIEL BATTED FOR K. GREENE; Ankiel struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 8TH: REYES REPLACED ANKIEL (PITCHING); Berkman popped to
shortstop; MCCLELLAN REPLACED REYES (PITCHING); Lee grounded out
(third to first); Tejada singled to left; Erstad doubled to
right [Tejada scored]; Matsui was walked intentionally; Coste
lined to third; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 8TH: VALVERDE REPLACED ERSTAD (PITCHING); PENCE
REPLACED FULCHINO (PLAYING RF); Pujols walked; Holliday flied to
center; Pujols stole second; Ludwick was called out on strikes;
Rasmus grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 3, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Pence grounded out (shortstop to first); Bourn
grounded out (shortstop to first); Keppinger homered; Berkman
lined to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 9TH: DeRosa singled to center; Molina grounded out
(third to first) [DeRosa to second]; Ryan struck out; Schumaker
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
4, Cardinals 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   9   1    8
 Cardinals        3   8   0    7


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