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Burke helps Houston tie it
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Astros 4, Cardinals 1
Roy Oswalt struck out six and allowed five hits in seven innings. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)
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Chris Burke continued to be an offensive force for the Astros, who earned a split as the series prepares to move to Houston. Burke scored the first and last runs and drove in another to back Roy Oswalt's stellar outing.
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HOU
October 13, 2005
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Houston
0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0   4 11 1
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 6 0
STL
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, 2B5021022.250
Taveras, CF5020002.250
Berkman, 1B4120013.375
Ensberg, 3B4000004.125
Lane, RF4000022.000
Burke, LF4221001.600
Everett, SS4011011.375
Lidge, P0000000.000
Ausmus, C3110111.333
Oswalt, P10101001.000
Bruntlett, SS1000010.000
Totals3541132816 

BATTING
2B: Ausmus (1, Mulder), Berkman (2, Tavarez).
3B: Burke (1, Mulder), Everett (1, Tavarez).
TB: Biggio 2; Taveras 2; Berkman 3; Burke 4; Everett 3; Ausmus 2; Oswalt.
RBI: Biggio (1), Burke (3), Everett (1).
2-out RBI: Burke; Everett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Biggio; Taveras; Ausmus.
S: Oswalt.
GIDP: Ensberg.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ausmus (1, 2nd base off Mulder/Molina).
CS: Taveras (1, 2nd base by Mulder/Molina).

FIELDING
E: Ensberg (1, throw).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS3000102.286
Edmonds, CF4010024.143
Pujols, 1B4111001.286
Walker, RF3000110.143
Marquis, P0000000.000
Sanders, LF3010012.333
Taguchi, LF1000010.000
Grudzielanek, 2B4000001.125
Nunez, 3B4010010.429
Molina, C4020011.286
Mulder, P2000021.000
a-Rodriguez, PH0000100.000
Tavarez, P0000000.000
Mabry, RF1000001.000
Totals331613913 

a-Walked for Mulder in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Molina 2 (2, Oswalt, Oswalt).
HR: Pujols (1, 6th inning off Oswalt, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Edmonds; Pujols 4; Sanders; Nunez; Molina 4.
RBI: Pujols (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sanders; Grudzielanek; Edmonds 2; Mabry.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
PB: Molina (1).
DP: (Mulder-Grudzielanek-Pujols).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Oswalt (W, 1-0)7.05113611.29
Lidge (S, 1)2.01000300.00
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mulder (L, 0-1)7.08212601.29
Tavarez 1.032200018.00
Marquis 1.00000200.00

WP: Tavarez.
IBB: Ausmus (by Mulder).
Pitches-strikes: Oswalt 108-75, Lidge 31-20, Mulder 115-71, Tavarez 21-13, Marquis 17-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Oswalt 12-3, Lidge 1-2, Mulder 9-5, Tavarez 2-1, Marquis 1-0.
Batters faced: Oswalt 29, Lidge 7, Mulder 29, Tavarez 6, Marquis 3.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Phil Cuzzi. 3B: Larry Poncino. LF: Gerry Davis. RF: Tim McClelland.
Weather: 67 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:03.
Att: 52,358.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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