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Box > Houston 7, St Louis 1
Astros avoid Cardinals sweep
Another chance at a sweep fell by the wayside on Sunday as St. Louis fell to the Astros. Matt Morris was good but not good enough for the Cards, who had no success against Tim Redding.
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Tim Redding threw 7 1/3 innings of scoreless ball to lead the Astros. (David J. Phillip/AP)
The Astros' steadfast faith in starter Tim Redding is paying off and making believers out of the rest of the league. Redding continued his May resurgence with 7 1/3 scoreless innings Sunday.
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St Louis (26-23)
Lost 1
Houston 7, St Louis 1  
Houston (27-22)
Won 1
May 30, 2004
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St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 5 1
Houston
1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 X   7 9 0
Standings through 5/30/04  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals Stats  |  Astros Stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Womack, 2B3000102.271
Sanders, RF4010013.263
Eldred, P0000000.000
Kline, P0000000.000
Pujols, 1B4121001.299
Rolen, 3B3010001.339
b-Anderson, PH1000010.295
Edmonds, CF4000011.259
Renteria, SS2000100.264
c-Cedeno, PH1000000.167
Lankford, LF3000012.263
Matheny, C2000110.261
Morris, P1000010.192
a-Mabry, PH-RF1010000.412
Totals291513610 

a-Singled for Morris in the 8th. b-Struck out for Rolen in the 9th. c-Grounded out for Renteria in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Pujols (15, 9th inning off Backe, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Sanders; Pujols 5; Rolen; Mabry.
RBI: Pujols (33).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sanders, Lankford.
S: Morris.
GIDP: Sanders, Pujols.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Womack (6, fielding).
DP: (Renteria-Pujols).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, CF4000012.302
Everett, SS4220010.286
Bagwell, 1B4112011.292
Kent, 2B3111100.310
Berkman, LF2212200.346
Lamb, 3B4122002.348
Ausmus, C3010100.265
Palmeiro, RF3000011.186
Lane, RF1000002.241
Redding, P3010020.235
Lidge, P0000000.000
a-Vizcaino, PH1000002.189
Backe, P0000000.000
Totals327974610 

a-Grounded into a double play for Lidge in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Lamb (4, 4th inning off Morris, 1 on, 1 out), Bagwell (8, 8th inning off Eldred, 1 on, 0 out), Berkman (13, 8th inning off Eldred, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Everett 2; Bagwell 4; Kent; Berkman 4; Lamb 5; Ausmus; Redding.
RBI: Kent (40), Lamb 2 (18), Bagwell 2 (30), Berkman 2 (41).
2-out RBI: Kent.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lamb, Biggio.
GIDP: Vizcaino.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Everett (7, 2nd base off Morris/Matheny), Kent (2, 2nd base off Morris/Matheny).
CS: Berkman (2, 2nd base by Morris/Matheny).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Kent-Everett-Bagwell, Everett-Bagwell).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Morris (L, 4-5)7.04333613.84
Eldred 0.03441027.71
Kline 1.02000002.12
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Redding (W, 3-3)7.14003404.63
Lidge (H, 8)0.20000103.34
Backe 1.01110115.32

Eldred pitched to 4 batters in the 8th.

Pitches-strikes: Morris 105-60, Eldred 12-6, Kline 11-6, Redding 97-58, Lidge 7-5, Backe 15-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Morris 6-8, Eldred 0-0, Kline 2-1, Redding 14-4, Lidge 0-1, Backe 2-0.
Batters faced: Morris 28, Eldred 4, Kline 4, Redding 27, Lidge 2, Backe 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Lidge 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Winters. 1B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Bruce Froemming.
Weather: 74 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:23.
Att: 41,117.

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