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Saturday, August 30, 2008:
Astros 8, Cardinals 5
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Schumaker, CF3110011.308
b-Mather, PH-CF2000012.237
Ludwick, RF5000033.304
Pujols, 1B4242000.362
Ankiel, LF4113012.270
Glaus, 3B3000120.270
Kennedy, A, 2B4010002.273
Franklin, P0000000.000
Molina, Y, C3010001.311
LaRue, C1000010.236
Looper, P1000000.269
Springer, P0000000.000
a-Phelps, PH1000001.500
Thompson, B, P0000000.111
Miles, 2B1010000.317
Izturis, C, SS2100101.251
c-Stavinoha, PH1000011.219
Totals3559521014.280
a-Grounded out for Springer in the 6th. b-Struck out for Schumaker in the 7th. c-Struck out for Izturis, C in the 9th.
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Erstad, CF-LF4120001.295
Wigginton, LF-3B3122001.303
Tejada, M, SS4110002.281
Berkman, 1B2220200.335
Blum, 3B-2B4223003.245
Pence, RF4123010.262
Newhan, 2B3020110.261
Bourn, CF0000000.221
Quintero, C4010002.232
Moehler, P2000011.026
a-Abercrombie, PH1000000.200
Byrdak, P0000000.167
Brocail, P0000000.000
Hawkins, P0000000.000
b-Loretta, PH1000002.266
Valverde, P0000000.000
Totals3281483312.265
a-Popped out for Moehler in the 6th. b-Grounded into a double play for Hawkins in the 8th.
BATTING
2B: Pujols (36, Moehler), Kennedy, A (13, Moehler).
HR: Ankiel (25, 1st inning off Moehler, 2 on, 1 out), Pujols (29, 7th inning off Brocail, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Molina, Y; Pujols 8; Schumaker; Miles; Kennedy, A 2; Ankiel 4.
RBI: Ankiel 3 (71), Pujols 2 (89).
2-out RBI: Pujols 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Schumaker; Kennedy, A; Phelps; Ludwick.
SAC: Looper.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 6.

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

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Schumaker (Pence at 2nd base).
DP: 5 (Izturis, C-Pujols, Schumaker-Izturis, C, Glaus-Kennedy, A-Pujols, Kennedy, A-Izturis, C-Pujols, Miles-Izturis, C-Pujols).
Pickoffs: Molina, Y (Newhan at 1st base).

BATTING
2B: Tejada, M (30, Looper), Blum (10, Looper), Newhan (5, Looper), Berkman (42, Thompson, B).
3B: Berkman (4, 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).
TB: Blum 6; Tejada, M 2; Quintero; Erstad 2; Berkman 5; Wigginton 5; Pence 5; Newhan 3.
RBI: Wigginton 2 (50), Blum 3 (44), Pence 3 (68).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Erstad; Blum.
GIDP: Blum, Wigginton, Tejada, M, Loretta.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
PO: Newhan (1st base by Molina, Y).

St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Looper(L, 12-11)4.111883134.27
Springer0.20000202.51
Thompson, B2.01000004.70
Franklin1.02000003.52
Totals8.014883334.20
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Moehler(W, 10-5)6.07331614.02
Byrdak0.10111103.81
Brocail0.21110114.37
Hawkins(H, 6)1.00000104.59
Valverde(S, 36)1.01000103.82
Totals9.095521024.49
HBP: Wigginton (by Thompson, B).
Pitches-strikes: Looper 83-48, Springer 14-9, Thompson, B 24-13, Franklin 13-9, Moehler 94-65, Byrdak 14-7, Brocail 10-7, Hawkins 13-9, Valverde 12-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Looper 5-3, Springer 0-0, Thompson, B 4-0, Franklin 1-1, Moehler 6-5, Byrdak 0-0, Brocail 1-0, Hawkins 1-1, Valverde 1-0.
Batters faced: Looper 23, Springer 2, Thompson, B 7, Franklin 4, Moehler 26, Byrdak 2, Brocail 3, Hawkins 3, Valverde 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Brocail 1-1.
Ejections: Houston Astros Manager Cecil Cooper ejected by 1B umpire Mike Winters (4th)
Umpires: HP: Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B: Mike Winters. 2B: Marvin Hudson. 3B: Randy Marsh.
Weather: 73 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:54.
Att: 37,569.
Venue: Minute Maid Park.
August 30, 2008
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media