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Astros flinch, Cards take opener
One flinch by Octavio Dotel did what a whole night of tries by the Cardinals offense could not -- bring in a runner from scoring position.
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Octavio Dotel reacts after being called for a balk in the 10th inning on Friday night. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Octavio Dotel was called for a balk with runners on first and third in the 10th inning, allowing Ray Lankford to score the game-winning run.
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St Louis (25-22)
Won 2
St Louis 2, Houston 1  
Houston (26-21)
Lost 1
May 28, 2004
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St. Louis
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1   2 7 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 5 0
Standings through 5/28/04  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals Stats  |  Astros Stats
Womack, 2B5010000.277
Cedeno, LF3010101.125
Taguchi, LF0000000.292
b-Lankford, PH-LF0100100.257
Pujols, 1B3010202.280
Rolen, 3B5121015.341
Edmonds, CF4010011.268
Renteria, SS5010013.273
Mabry, RF4000023.364
Matheny, C4000023.264
Carpenter, P3000020.150
a-Anderson, PH1000000.311
Isringhausen, P0000000.000

a-Flied out for Carpenter in the 9th. b-Walked for Taguchi in the 10th.

2B: Edmonds (17, Clemens).
HR: Rolen (12, 4th inning off Clemens, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Womack; Cedeno; Pujols; Rolen 5; Edmonds 2; Renteria.
RBI: Rolen (50).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pujols, Matheny 2, Rolen 2, Renteria.
Team LOB: 10.

SB: Womack (12, 2nd base off Clemens/Ausmus), Renteria (8, 2nd base off Clemens/Ausmus), Cedeno (1, 2nd base off Clemens/Ausmus).

DP: (Womack-Renteria-Pujols).

Biggio, CF5010010.305
Everett, SS4020000.288
Bagwell, 1B4000113.288
Kent, 2B3110112.305
Berkman, LF2011102.351
Lamb, 3B4000014.338
Ausmus, C3000000.262
a-Vizcaino, PH0000100.200
Chavez, C0000000.233
Palmeiro, RF2000000.200
Lidge, P0000000.000
b-Ensberg, PH1000002.272
Dotel, P0000000.000
Clemens, P2000010.182
Hidalgo, RF2000000.273

a-Intentionally walked for Ausmus in the 9th. b-Flied out for Lidge in the 9th.

2B: Berkman (13, Isringhausen).
TB: Biggio; Everett 2; Kent; Berkman 2.
RBI: Berkman (39).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kent, Lamb, Berkman, Ensberg 2.
S: Everett.
GIDP: Lamb.
Team LOB: 8.

CS: Palmeiro (1, 2nd base by Carpenter/Matheny).

Carpenter 8.02003403.39
Isringhausen (BS, 3)(W, 3-1)2.03111104.38
Clemens 7.06113612.38
Lidge 2.00000203.41
Dotel (L, 0-3)1.01111103.38

Balk: Dotel.
IBB: Vizcaino (by Isringhausen).
HBP: Berkman (by Carpenter), Palmeiro (by Carpenter), Edmonds (by Clemens).
Pitches-strikes: Carpenter 115-70, Isringhausen 32-18, Clemens 123-79, Lidge 19-17, Dotel 17-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Carpenter 13-6, Isringhausen 1-4, Clemens 10-5, Lidge 1-3, Dotel 0-2.
Batters faced: Carpenter 29, Isringhausen 10, Clemens 31, Lidge 6, Dotel 5.
Ejections: Houston Astros pitcher Octavio Dotel by 3B umpire Hunter Wendelstedt (10th).
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Bruce Froemming. 2B: Mike Winters. 3B: Hunter Wendelstedt.
Weather: 84 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:57.
Att: 41,399.

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