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Win slips from Cards' hands
Astros 6, Cardinals 5
Mark Mulder showed no signs of the neck problems that had sidelined him. (Tim Johnson/AP)
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So many times it appeared the Cardinals were one half-inning from victory. They led going into the bottom of ninth, but Jason Isringhausen gave up a game-tying homer. The Redbirds went ahead in the 10th, but that lead slipped away, too. Jim Edmonds hit his second homer of the game in the 13th, but once again the Astros battled back, that time for good.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 02, 2005
STL
St. Louis (85-50)
Lost 1
Houston 6, St. Louis 5   HOU
Houston (72-62)
Won 4
September 2, 2005
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St. Louis
0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1   5 13 1
Houston
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2   6 8 0
Standings through 9/2/05  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals Stats  |  Astros Stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS6010014.282
Walker, RF2000001.273
Taguchi, RF4000000.292
Pujols, 1B6230000.334
Edmonds, CF5233012.270
Rodriguez, LF5021013.299
Grudzielanek, 2B6010032.299
Reyes, Al, P0000000.000
Nunez, 3B6010012.292
Molina, C6121002.256
Mulder, P2000123.148
a-Luna, PH1000000.298
Isringhausen, P0000000.000
b-Mabry, PH1000000.258
Eldred, P0000000.000
Tavarez, P0000000.000
King, P0000000.000
Seabol, 2B0000000.209
Totals5051351919 

a-Popped out for Mulder in the 9th. b-Flied out for Isringhausen in the 11th.

BATTING
2B: Edmonds (33, Astacio), Pujols (34, Wheeler), Grudzielanek (28, Qualls).
HR: Molina (7, 2nd inning off Astacio, 0 on, 2 out), Edmonds 2 (24, 6th inning off Astacio, 1 on, 0 out; 13th inning off Qualls, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Eckstein; Pujols 4; Edmonds 10; Rodriguez 2; Grudzielanek 2; Nunez; Molina 5.
RBI: Molina (41), Edmonds 3 (75), Rodriguez (19).
2-out RBI: Molina.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez 2; Eckstein 2.
S: Edmonds; Rodriguez.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Grudzielanek (7, fielding).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF5000022.294
c-Scott, PH-CF0000100.200
Biggio, 2B6010012.268
Ensberg, 3B6121011.281
Berkman, 1B-LF-1B2100310.289
1-Gipson, PR0000000.000
Qualls, P0000000.000
d-Chavez, PH1100001.184
Lane, RF6210024.258
Burke, LF3010010.246
a-Lamb, PH-1B1000000.207
Lidge, P0000000.000
b-Vizcaino, PH-1B1000112.260
Everett, SS3001002.249
Wheeler, P0000000.000
Palmeiro, LF1001100.307
Ausmus, C6122004.260
Astacio, P2000022.167
Springer, P0000000.000
Bruntlett, SS4011011.193
Totals4768661221 

a-Grounded out for Burke in the 9th. b-Struck out for Lidge in the 11th. c-Walked for Taveras in the 12th. d-Grounded into a forceout for Qualls in the 13th.
1-Ran for Berkman in the 11th.

BATTING
2B: Biggio (35, Eldred).
HR: Ensberg (35, 9th inning off Isringhausen, 0 on, 0 out), Ausmus (2, 10th inning off Isringhausen, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Biggio 2; Ensberg 5; Lane; Burke; Ausmus 5; Bruntlett.
RBI: Everett (47), Ausmus 2 (39), Ensberg (95), Palmeiro (18), Bruntlett (12).
2-out RBI: Bruntlett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Taveras; Vizcaino 2; Biggio.
Team LOB: 10.

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mulder 8.02212803.62
Isringhausen (BS, 4)2.02220322.02
Eldred 2.01003101.84
Tavarez (H, 29)(L, 2-3)0.12221003.05
King (BS, 3)0.00000003.00
Reyes, Al 0.11000002.56
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Astacio 5.18331625.96
Springer 1.22000104.84
Wheeler 2.11110201.79
Lidge 1.20000002.25
Qualls (W, 4-4)2.02110013.18

King pitched to 1 batter in the 13th.
Springer pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

IBB: Berkman (by Eldred), Vizcaino (by Tavarez).
HBP: Palmeiro (by King).
Pitches-strikes: Mulder 93-62, Isringhausen 29-24, Eldred 43-25, Tavarez 16-8, King 5-3, Reyes, Al 10-7, Astacio 97-69, Springer 21-14, Wheeler 24-20, Lidge 20-14, Qualls 31-19.
Ground outs-fly outs: Mulder 12-4, Isringhausen 3-0, Eldred 2-3, Tavarez 1-0, King 0-0, Reyes, Al 0-1, Astacio 4-6, Springer 2-2, Wheeler 2-3, Lidge 4-1, Qualls 5-1.
Batters faced: Mulder 29, Isringhausen 8, Eldred 10, Tavarez 4, King 1, Reyes, Al 2, Astacio 25, Springer 7, Wheeler 8, Lidge 5, Qualls 8.
Inherited runners-scored: King 3-1, Reyes, Al 3-1, Springer 2-0, Wheeler 1-0, Lidge 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Tom Hallion. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Angel Hernandez. 3B: Brian Runge.
Weather: 72 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 4:04.
Att: 38,511.

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