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Boxscore > St Louis 2, Houston 1
A fresh-squeezed win for Cards
Hector Luna delivered for the Cards when they needed him most. Tied at 1 with the Astros on Thursday, Luna laid down a perfect squeeze bunt in the 12th inning, scoring Reggie Sanders, who singled, stole second, and reached third on a throwing error.
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Jason Marquis didn't figure in the decision, but he did pitch seven strong innings. (Brett Coomer/AP)
When the dust settled Thursday evening at Minute Maid Park, Roy Oswalt's performance was all for naught. Oswalt pitched seven innings of one-run ball, his only mistake an RBI double by Scott Rolen, but the Astros fell to the Cardinals in 12 innings.
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St Louis (9-7)
Won 3
St Louis 2, Houston 1  
Houston (9-7)
Lost 3
April 22, 2004
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St. Louis
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   2 7 1
Houston
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 7 1
Standings through 4/22/04  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals Stats  |  Astros Stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Anderson, 2B-LF6020000.324
Lankford, LF4110021.367
Lincoln, P0000000.000
Taguchi, LF0000000.261
b-Womack, PH0000000.360
Hart, 2B0000000.286
Pujols, 1B3010201.300
Edmonds, CF5000025.263
Rolen, 3B4011120.379
Renteria, SS4000103.309
Sanders, RF5110012.328
Matheny, C5010011.291
Marquis, P2000000.000
a-Porter, PH-LF2000021.500
Isringhausen, P0000000.000
c-Luna, PH0001000.182
Eldred, P0000000.000
Kline, P0000000.000
Tavarez, P0000000.000
Totals4027241014 

a-Struck out for Marquis in the 8th. b-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Taguchi in the 11th. c-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Isringhausen in the 12th.

BATTING
2B: Lankford (5, Oswalt), Rolen (3, Oswalt), Anderson 2 (2, Oswalt, Dotel), Matheny (5, Dotel).
TB: Anderson 4; Lankford 2; Pujols; Rolen 2; Sanders; Matheny 2.
RBI: Rolen (26), Luna (2).
2-out RBI: Rolen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sanders, Lankford, Porter, Renteria 2.
S: Womack, Luna.
GIDP: Edmonds.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sanders (5, 2nd base off Miceli/Ausmus).

FIELDING
E: Renteria (3, fielding).
Outfield assists: Edmonds (Everett at 3rd base).
DP: (Renteria-Pujols).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, CF5011010.328
Everett, SS5010012.317
Bagwell, 1B5010000.367
Kent, 2B5010000.281
Berkman, LF4010122.278
Miceli, P0000000.000
Hidalgo, RF5010022.371
Lamb, 3B3100122.286
Dotel, P0000000.000
Palmeiro, LF1000011.267
Chavez, C2000001.100
a-Vizcaino, PH1000001.118
Ausmus, C2000011.296
Oswalt, P2000002.200
b-Lane, PH1010000.500
Lidge, P0000000.000
Ensberg, 3B1000000.154
Totals4217121014 

a-Lined out for Chavez in the 7th. b-Singled for Oswalt in the 7th.

BATTING
TB: Biggio; Everett; Bagwell; Kent; Berkman; Hidalgo; Lane.
RBI: Biggio (14).
2-out RBI: Biggio.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Oswalt, Berkman, Everett.
GIDP: Ausmus.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Ausmus (2, throw).
DP: (Everett-Bagwell).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marquis 7.06112403.91
Lincoln 2.00000403.65
Isringhausen (W, 1-0)2.00000103.72
Eldred 0.010000010.80
Kline (H, 1)0.10000101.69
Tavarez (S, 1)0.20000009.00
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Oswalt 7.04112402.15
Lidge 2.00000301.04
Dotel 2.02002203.24
Miceli (L, 0-1)1.01100100.90

Eldred pitched to 1 batter in the 12th.

WP: Oswalt.
IBB: Pujols (by Dotel), Rolen (by Dotel).
Pitches-strikes: Marquis 106-66, Lincoln 26-18, Isringhausen 26-17, Eldred 8-5, Kline 4-3, Tavarez 2-2, Oswalt 115-76, Lidge 27-19, Dotel 38-22, Miceli 15-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Marquis 10-6, Lincoln 1-1, Isringhausen 3-2, Eldred 0-0, Kline 0-0, Tavarez 2-0, Oswalt 9-8, Lidge 2-1, Dotel 3-1, Miceli 2-0.
Batters faced: Marquis 29, Lincoln 6, Isringhausen 6, Eldred 1, Kline 1, Tavarez 1, Oswalt 26, Lidge 6, Dotel 10, Miceli 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Kline 1-0, Tavarez 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Jim Reynolds. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 77 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:34.
Att: 33,706.

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