Final
  for this game

Astros looking for fourth straight win

Sep 22, 2007 - 1:24 PM Houston (68-86) at St Louis (71-82) 7:15 pm EDT

ST. LOUIS (Ticker) - The Houston Astros will be looking for their fourth straight win when they continue a four-game series against the reeling St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.

Houston has won the first two games of the series, scoring a season-high 18 runs in a 18-1 win on Thursday and their, 6-3, victory on Friday officially eliminated the Cardinals from making the postseason.

Matt Albers (4-9, 6.05 ERA) will be the starter for the Astros. Albers has lost his last three starts, making it past the fourth inning only once. The 24-year-old righthander is 2-0 in his career against St. Louis, including a win against the Cardinals on August 30.

The Cardinals will counter with Brad Thompson (6-6, 5.14). The reliever turned starter lost in his last outing on Monday, giving up four runs in 3 1/3 innings against Philadelphia. The 25-year-old righthander is 1-0 in his career against the Astros in six relief appearances.

The defending World Series champion Cardinals have lost 14 of their last 16 games. St. Louis was just one game back in the NL Central on September 6, before its free fall.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    HOUSTON 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 8 0
    ST LOUIS 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 x 7 20 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: HOU - MATT ALBERS, WOODY WILLIAMS (7TH), BRIAN MOEHLER (7TH) AND
    J.R. TOWLES
    STL - BRAD THOMPSON, TROY PERCIVAL (7TH), BRIAN
    FALKENBORG (8TH), TYLER JOHNSON (9TH),

    Sep 22 10:01 PM


  • NL
    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY HUNTER PENCE (15) TO CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 9TH OFF TYLER JOHNSON SCORED JOSH ANDERSON AND CHRIS
    BURKE.
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 4, ST LOUIS 7
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: B MOEHLER (.200, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Astros vs. CardinalsSep 22 9:50 PM


  • NL
    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SO TAGUCHI SCORED AARON MILES.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, S TAGUCHI ON FIRST, A REYES ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 1
    ST LOUIS 7 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: B RYAN (.303, 1-FOR-3)

    Astros vs. CardinalsSep 22 9:19 PM


  • NL
    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ALBERT PUJOLS SCORED RYAN LUDWICK AND MIGUEL
    CAIRO.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, A PUJOLS ON FIRST, A MILES ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 1
    ST LOUIS 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: T PERCIVAL (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Astros vs. CardinalsSep 22 9:14 PM


  • NL
    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY RICK ANKIEL (10) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF WOODY WILLIAMS SCORED DAVID ECKSTEIN.
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 1, ST LOUIS 4
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: R LUDWICK (.257, 1-FOR-2, BB, RBI)

    Astros vs. CardinalsSep 22 9:06 PM


  • NL
    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHRIS BURKE SCORED J.R. TOWLES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C BURKE ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 1
    ST LOUIS 2 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: L BERKMAN (.275, 0-FOR-2)

    Astros vs. CardinalsSep 22 8:38 PM


  • NL
    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RYAN LUDWICK SCORED DAVID ECKSTEIN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R LUDWICK ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 0
    ST LOUIS 2 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: S SCHUMAKER (.315, 0-FOR-2)

    Astros vs. CardinalsSep 22 8:27 PM


  • NL
    AT ST LOUIS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DAVID ECKSTEIN SCORED BRENDAN RYAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D ECKSTEIN ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 0
    ST LOUIS 1 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: R ANKIEL (.275, 2-FOR-2)

    Astros vs. CardinalsSep 22 8:26 PM