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Box > Houston 3, St Louis 2
Astros sneak by Cardinals
The Astros squeaked by the Cards Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. Roy Oswalt earned the win, holding St. Louis to two runs over six innings. The win kept Houston from losing any ground in the NL Central.
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Albert Pujols (right) is helped off the field after injuring his left hamstring in the sixth. (Tom Gannam/AP)
The Cards fell to the Astros Sunday, but even if they'd managed to sweep Houston, it would have been a mixed day at best: Albert Pujols left the game in the sixth with a left hamstring strain and is listed as day-to-day.
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Houston (30-25)
Won 1
Houston 3, St Louis 2  
St Louis (32-24)
Lost 1
June 6, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   3 9 1
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   2 8 0
Standings through 6/6/04  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, CF2100302.305
Everett, SS3010001.295
Bagwell, 1B4000003.282
Kent, 2B4021001.317
Berkman, LF3000102.341
Vizcaino, 3B4230002.230
Lane, RF4010012.229
Chavez, C4021000.250
Oswalt, P3001003.115
Miceli, P0000000.500
Lidge, P0000000.000
a-Palmeiro, PH1000000.204
Dotel, P0000000.000
Totals323934116 

a-Lined out for Lidge in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Chavez (3, Suppan).
TB: Everett; Kent 2; Vizcaino 3; Lane; Chavez 3.
RBI: Kent (43), Oswalt (3), Chavez (6).
2-out RBI: Kent, Chavez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vizcaino, Kent, Oswalt, Everett.
S: Everett 2.
GIDP: Biggio.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Biggio (2, 2nd base off Tavarez/McKay).

FIELDING
E: Everett (5, fielding).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Womack, 2B4000102.283
Lankford, LF4000042.264
Pujols, 1B3010000.325
1-Cedeno, PR-RF1010000.292
Rolen, 3B4000022.350
Edmonds, CF4120011.266
Renteria, SS3110102.261
Mabry, RF-1B4010024.333
Tavarez, P0000000.000
McKay, C4022001.180
2-Luna, PR0000000.255
Suppan, P1000001.000
a-Taguchi, PH1000001.259
King, P0000000.000
Anderson, 1B1000001.291
Totals342822917 

a-Flied out for Suppan in the 7th.
1-Ran for Pujols in the 6th. 2-Ran for McKay in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Renteria (12, Oswalt).
TB: Pujols; Cedeno; Edmonds 2; Renteria 2; Mabry; McKay 2.
RBI: McKay 2 (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Womack, Renteria, Lankford, Mabry 2.
S: Suppan.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Luna (2, 2nd base by Dotel/Chavez).

FIELDING
DP: (Renteria-Womack-Pujols).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Oswalt (W, 4-4)6.06220603.42
Miceli (H, 9)0.21001003.47
Lidge (H, 11)1.11001303.00
Dotel (S, 9)1.00000003.00
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Suppan (L, 5-5)7.08333003.57
King 1.01000101.66
Tavarez 1.00001002.92

WP: Lidge.
Pitches-strikes: Oswalt 87-66, Miceli 13-7, Lidge 19-13, Dotel 16-12, Suppan 107-71, King 16-11, Tavarez 19-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Oswalt 6-6, Miceli 0-2, Lidge 0-1, Dotel 0-2, Suppan 16-4, King 2-0, Tavarez 1-2.
Batters faced: Oswalt 24, Miceli 4, Lidge 6, Dotel 3, Suppan 30, King 4, Tavarez 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Lidge 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Mike Reilly. 2B: Chris Guccione. 3B: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 75 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, R to L.
T: 2:54.
Att: 40,476.

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