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Box > Houston 8, St Louis 3
Astros win Marquis matchup
Jeff Kent knocked in four runs as the Astros continued their red-hot play by winning their series with the Cardinals.
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Jeff Kent hit a pair of run-scoring doubles and a sacrifice fly for the Astros. (James A. Finley/AP)
Jason Marquis lost for the first time since May 26 as the Cards struggled to come up with a big hit besides Albert Pujols' career-high 44th home run.
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Houston (80-67)
Won 1
Houston 8, St Louis 3  
St Louis (95-50)
Lost 1
September 16, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
2 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 0   8 8 0
St Louis
1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0   3 10 4
Standings through 9/16/04  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, LF5020000.289
Miceli, P0000000.500
Beltran, CF3100201.269
Bagwell, 1B5220004.268
Berkman, RF3210212.316
Kent, 2B4124012.289
Lamb, 3B4111002.297
Vizcaino, SS4000001.277
Ausmus, C4100010.251
Backe, P1000010.273
Harville, P0000000.000
a-Burke, PH1000000.083
Qualls, P0000000.000
b-Ensberg, PH1000000.274
Wheeler, P0000000.200
Lane, LF0000000.238
Totals358854412 

a-Popped out for Harville in the 6th. b-Flied out for Qualls in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Kent 2 (32, Marquis, Marquis).
HR: Lamb (13, 5th inning off Marquis, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Biggio 2; Bagwell 2; Berkman; Kent 4; Lamb 4.
RBI: Kent 4 (98), Lamb (57).
2-out RBI: Kent 3, Lamb.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lamb, Bagwell, Kent 2.
S: Backe.
SF: Kent.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bagwell (5, 2nd base off Tavarez/Molina).

FIELDING
DP: (Vizcaino-Kent-Bagwell).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Womack, 2B5020002.305
Cedeno, RF4010002.256
Pujols, 1B4111014.330
Edmonds, CF3010121.317
Sanders, LF4110004.259
Mabry, 3B4121020.297
Molina, C4010000.241
Luna, SS4001002.218
Marquis, P2010010.294
a-Walker, PH1000012.313
Eldred, P0000000.000
Flores, P0000000.000
Tavarez, P0000000.000
Reyes, P0000000.000
b-Anderson, PH1000010.218
Totals3631031817 

a-Struck out for Marquis in the 6th. b-Struck out for Reyes in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Pujols (44, 1st inning off Backe, 0 on, 2 out), Mabry (10, 4th inning off Backe, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Womack 2; Cedeno; Pujols 4; Edmonds; Sanders; Mabry 5; Molina; Marquis.
RBI: Pujols (111), Mabry (33), Luna (19).
2-out RBI: Pujols.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sanders 2, Edmonds, Womack.
GIDP: Pujols.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Luna 2 (4, throw, throw), Marquis (2, fielding), Mabry (4, throw).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Backe 4.07221324.45
Harville (W, 2-2)1.00000104.75
Qualls 2.03110204.43
Wheeler 1.00000104.42
Miceli 1.00000103.86
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marquis (L, 14-5)6.05743213.66
Eldred 1.02110003.81
Flores 1.00000000.00
Tavarez 0.21001102.61
Reyes 0.10000100.00

Backe pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.

Pitches-strikes: Backe 81-50, Harville 6-4, Qualls 21-17, Wheeler 9-6, Miceli 18-13, Marquis 91-52, Eldred 17-10, Flores 9-6, Tavarez 19-9, Reyes 5-4.
Ground outs-fly outs: Backe 3-6, Harville 2-0, Qualls 2-2, Wheeler 0-2, Miceli 2-0, Marquis 10-6, Eldred 0-3, Flores 1-2, Tavarez 1-0, Reyes 0-0.
Batters faced: Backe 20, Harville 2, Qualls 9, Wheeler 3, Miceli 3, Marquis 28, Eldred 5, Flores 3, Tavarez 4, Reyes 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Harville 2-0, Reyes 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Jim Wolf. 2B: Tim McClelland. 3B: Tony Randazzo.
Weather: 79 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:53.
Att: 28,704.

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