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Box > St. Louis 11, Houston 9
Cards shuffle up Astros rookie
Jason Marquis gave up six runs in 5 2/3 innings, but he went 3-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs in the Cardinals' win. Reggie Sanders went 4-for-4 with a grand slam and three doubles.
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Reggie Sanders (center) is congratulated after his third-inning grand slam. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Wandy Rodriguez was hit hard in the third, allowing a total of nine runs through 2 2/3 innings. The Astros cut deep into their eight-run deficit, but came up short at Minute Maid.
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St. Louis (36-19)
Won 2
St. Louis 11, Houston 9   HOU
Houston (20-34)
Lost 2
June 4, 2005
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St. Louis
1 0 8 0 0 1 0 1 0   11 14 2
Houston
0 1 0 3 1 1 2 1 0   9 12 0
Standings through 6/4/05  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals Stats  |  Astros Stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS5220110.303
Edmonds, CF4000123.272
Pujols, 1B3211204.335
Sanders, LF4245100.261
Grudzielanek, 2B5110015.325
Walker, RF3111012.252
Mabry, RF1000101.262
Seabol, 3B2111100.276
a-Nunez, PH-3B2011001.277
Molina, C5000014.250
Marquis, P3232000.375
Flores, P0000000.000
b-Cedeno, PH1000000.161
Thompson, P0000000.000
Reyes, P0000000.000
c-Taguchi, PH1000000.230
Isringhausen, P0000000.000
Totals391114117620 

a-Singled for Seabol in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Flores in the 7th. c-Grounded out for Reyes in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Sanders 3 (8, Rodriguez, Harville, Qualls).
3B: Walker (1, Rodriguez).
HR: Sanders (11, 3rd inning off Rodriguez, 3 on, 1 out), Marquis (1, 3rd inning off Rodriguez, 1 on, 2 out), Pujols (14, 8th inning off Qualls, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Eckstein 2; Pujols 4; Sanders 10; Grudzielanek; Walker 3; Seabol; Nunez; Marquis 6.
RBI: Sanders 5 (28), Walker (22), Seabol (5), Marquis 2 (6), Nunez (13), Pujols (44).
2-out RBI: Sanders; Marquis 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Grudzielanek; Walker; Pujols 2; Nunez.
GIDP: Molina 2.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Seabol (1, fielding), Marquis (1, throw).
DP: (Seabol-Grudzielanek-Pujols).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF4110000.260
c-Palmeiro, PH1000000.300
Burke, LF4121000.214
Biggio, 2B5200012.277
Berkman, 1B4223000.253
Ensberg, 3B4231000.287
Lane, RF4110003.224
Everett, SS3022000.247
Quintero, C4011001.250
Rodriguez, P0000000.250
Backe, P1000000.261
Harville, P1000010.000
a-Lamb, PH1000002.198
Franco, P0000000.000
Qualls, P0000000.000
b-Self, PH1000010.190
Springer, P0000000.000
Totals379128038 

a-Lined out for Harville in the 6th. b-Struck out for Qualls in the 8th. c-Grounded out for Taveras in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Burke 2 (3, Marquis, Marquis).
3B: Lane (2, Thompson).
HR: Ensberg (11, 2nd inning off Marquis, 0 on, 1 out), Berkman (3, 7th inning off Thompson, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Taveras; Burke 4; Berkman 5; Ensberg 6; Lane 3; Everett 2; Quintero.
RBI: Ensberg (28), Berkman 3 (10), Everett 2 (20), Burke (4), Quintero (1).
2-out RBI: Everett; Quintero; Berkman 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lamb.
SF: Everett.
GIDP: Lane.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Burke (2, 3rd base by Marquis/Molina).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Everett-Biggio-Berkman, Ensberg-Biggio-Berkman).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marquis (W, 7-3)5.210630113.50
Flores (H, 5)0.10000004.00
Thompson 1.02330013.29
Reyes (H, 7)1.00000102.11
Isringhausen (S, 17)1.00000101.86
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rodriguez (L, 1-2)2.299924210.67
Backe 2.01004004.54
Harville 1.12111006.28
Franco 1.00000106.23
Qualls 1.02110015.47
Springer 1.00000108.15

Thompson pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Balk: Rodriguez.
IBB: Pujols (by Rodriguez).
HBP: Burke (by Thompson).
Pitches-strikes: Marquis 88-56, Flores 5-3, Thompson 25-15, Reyes 18-13, Isringhausen 10-9, Rodriguez 72-45, Backe 41-22, Harville 25-15, Franco 14-8, Qualls 14-10, Springer 12-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Marquis 10-5, Flores 0-1, Thompson 2-1, Reyes 1-1, Isringhausen 2-0, Rodriguez 2-2, Backe 4-2, Harville 2-2, Franco 2-0, Qualls 2-1, Springer 2-0.
Batters faced: Marquis 26, Flores 1, Thompson 6, Reyes 3, Isringhausen 3, Rodriguez 18, Backe 11, Harville 6, Franco 3, Qualls 5, Springer 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Flores 2-0, Reyes 1-1, Harville 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Winters. 1B: Bruce Froemming. 2B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 72 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:14.
Att: 39,288.

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