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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 28, 2007
Cards keep the heat on
Redbirds shut out Astros
Chris Duncan started things off with a bang, drilling a three-run homer in the first, and starter Braden Looper took advantage, cruising to his 11th victory. With the Brewers losing, the win moved St. Louis into second place in the National League Central.
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 Duncan goes deep in first
Cardinals 7, Astros 0
Chris Duncan reaches the plate after hitting a three-run, first-inning home run. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
Series at a glance:
Astros drop Cooper's debut
With a new manager at the helm, the Astros took on water early and never recovered. Starter Woody Williams lasted just 4 1/3 frames, yielding six runs on eight hits. The Houston attack didn't do much, collecting six hits against three Cardinals pitchers.
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STL
St. Louis (64-64)
Won 3
St. Louis 7, Houston 0   HOU
Houston (58-74)
Lost 1
August 28, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
3 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0   7 16 0
Houston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 6 0
Standings thru 8/28/07  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals Stats  |  Astros Stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS5010012.294
Ankiel, RF-CF5231012.306
Pujols, 1B5130002.322
  1-Taguchi, PR-LF0000000.295
Edmonds, CF4110114.254
  Springer, P0000000.000
  Percival, P0000000.000
Duncan, LF-1B5134011.273
Rolen, 3B4011001.265
  a-Ryan, PH-3B1000001.327
Molina, C5120014.282
Looper, P3000014.186
  Ludwick, RF0000000.250
Miles, 2B4121000.298
Totals4171671621 

a-Popped out for Rolen in the 9th.
1-Ran for Pujols in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Miles 2 (13, Williams, Driskill), Ankiel (3, Driskill).
HR: Duncan (21, 1st inning off Williams, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Eckstein; Ankiel 4; Pujols 3; Edmonds; Duncan 6; Rolen; Molina 2; Miles 4.
RBI: Duncan 4 (66), Miles (24), Rolen (58), Ankiel (10).
2-out RBI: Duncan 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ankiel; Rolen; Looper 2; Edmonds 2.
S: Looper.
GIDP: Molina.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: (Pujols-Eckstein-Pujols).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, 2B4010000.252
Pence, CF3010110.321
Berkman, 1B4020013.274
Lee, LF4000015.305
Wigginton, 3B3010012.274
Scott, RF4000024.254
Loretta, SS4010002.279
Ausmus, C3000001.231
Williams, P1000000.075
  McLemore, P0000000.000
  a-Palmeiro, PH1000000.237
  Driskill, P0000000.000
  b-Burke, PH1000010.225
  Moehler, P0000000.200
Totals320601717 

a-Lined out for McLemore in the 5th. b-Struck out for Driskill in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Loretta (20, Looper).
TB: Biggio; Pence; Berkman 2; Wigginton; Loretta 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wigginton; Lee; Ausmus; Loretta.
GIDP: Scott.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Loretta-Biggio-Berkman).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Looper (W, 11-10)7.04001404.66
Springer 1.00000202.63
Percival 1.02000102.39
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Williams (L, 8-13)4.18661215.04
McLemore 0.22000203.16
Driskill 3.05110204.50
Moehler 1.01000004.53

HBP: Wigginton (by Looper).
Pitches-strikes: Looper 100-66, Springer 17-11, Percival 20-12, Williams 95-69, McLemore 15-10, Driskill 54-39, Moehler 5-4.
Ground outs-fly outs: Looper 8-9, Springer 0-1, Percival 2-0, Williams 8-3, McLemore 0-0, Driskill 1-6, Moehler 2-1.
Batters faced: Looper 26, Springer 3, Percival 5, Williams 22, McLemore 4, Driskill 14, Moehler 3.
Inherited runners-scored: McLemore 3-2.
Umpires: HP: James Hoye. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Jim Joyce. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 73 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:56.
Att: 37,915.

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