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Reyes a huge relief
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Cardinals 5, Astros 3
Troy Glaus watches his game-winning double on Tuesday. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
In a back-and-forth affair, the Cardinals broke through on Troy Glaus' two-out, two-run double in the eighth to even their three-game set. Anthony Reyes picked up the victory, tossing three scoreless frames in relief of starter Brad Thompson.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (6-2)
Won 1
St. Louis 5, Houston 3   HOU
Houston (3-6)
Lost 1
April 8, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0   5 6 0
Houston
0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 7 0
Standings thru 4/8/08  |  Recap: STL | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Astros stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Schumaker, RF5110000.050
Duncan, LF2211100.222
Pujols, 1B4110011.320
Ankiel, CF3110112.300
Glaus, 3B3012113.250
Kennedy, 2B2011201.313
  Franklin, P0000000.000
  Isringhausen, P0000000.000
LaRue, C3000113.000
Thompson, P0001000.333
  a-Barton, PH1000000.417
  Reyes, P1000010.000
  Miles, 2B1000000.308
Izturis, SS4000002.174
Totals295656512 

a-Flied out for Thompson in the 5th.

BATTING
2B: Glaus (4, Geary).
3B: Schumaker (1, Chacon).
TB: Schumaker 3; Duncan; Pujols; Ankiel; Glaus 2; Kennedy.
RBI: Thompson (2), Duncan (1), Kennedy (2), Glaus 2 (5).
2-out RBI: Kennedy; Glaus 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Izturis 2; LaRue.
S: Thompson.
SF: Duncan.
GIDP: LaRue.
Team LOB: 5.

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourn, CF5000021.212
Pence, RF4010021.179
Berkman, 1B4110001.241
Lee, LF3100100.278
Tejada, SS3112010.273
Blum, 3B4020001.353
Loretta, 2B4010012.200
Towles, C3010100.238
Chacon, P2000014.000
  Wright, P0000000.000
  a-Cruz, PH1000000.143
  Geary, P0000000.000
  Villarreal, P0000000.000
  b-Erstad, PH1000010.300
Totals343722810 

a-Flied out for Wright in the 7th. b-Struck out for Villarreal in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Berkman (4, Thompson), Tejada (3, Thompson), Blum (1, Franklin).
3B: Pence (1, Reyes).
TB: Pence 3; Berkman 2; Tejada 2; Blum 3; Loretta; Towles.
RBI: Tejada 2 (8).
2-out RBI: Tejada 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Chacon 2; Berkman; Loretta.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Tejada-Loretta-Berkman).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Thompson 4.05332502.53
Reyes (W, 1-0)3.01000103.86
Franklin (H, 4)1.01000002.70
Isringhausen (S, 4)1.00000200.00
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chacon 6.04334203.75
Wright 1.00000205.40
Geary (L, 0-1)1.02222105.40
Villarreal 1.00000004.50

WP: Thompson.
IBB: Kennedy (by Geary).
HBP: Tejada (by Thompson).
Pitches-strikes: Thompson 87-55, Reyes 38-26, Franklin 9-7, Isringhausen 11-8, Chacon 87-52, Wright 11-7, Geary 24-13, Villarreal 11-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Thompson 4-3, Reyes 3-5, Franklin 1-2, Isringhausen 0-1, Chacon 5-10, Wright 1-0, Geary 1-1, Villarreal 3-0.
Batters faced: Thompson 20, Reyes 10, Franklin 4, Isringhausen 3, Chacon 24, Wright 3, Geary 7, Villarreal 3.
Umpires: HP: CB Bucknor. 1B: Joe West. 2B: Ed Rapuano. 3B: Ed Hickox.
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:40.
Att: 30,184.

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