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Pujols homers twice
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Cardinals 6, Astros 4
Braden Looper struck out four and walked none on Wednesday. (Bob Levey/AP)
After a pregame confrontation, Albert Pujols launched his first two home runs of the season to back starter Braden Looper, who picked up his second victory by limiting the Astros to three runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (7-2)
Won 2
St. Louis 6, Houston 4   HOU
Houston (3-7)
Lost 2
April 9, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1   6 12 1
Houston
0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0   4 6 0
Standings thru 4/9/08  |  Recap: STL | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Astros stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Schumaker, RF4230100.167
Duncan, LF4210103.231
Pujols, 1B4233101.379
Ankiel, CF5022012.314
Glaus, 3B4011103.250
Kennedy, 2B4000122.250
  Isringhausen, P0000000.000
Molina, C4010003.308
Looper, P3010000.250
  McClellan, P0000000.000
  a-Washington, PH1000002.250
  Flores, P0000000.000
  Franklin, P0000000.000
  Izturis, SS0000000.174
Miles, SS-2B4000001.235
Totals3761265317 

a-Flied out for McClellan in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Ankiel (3, Sampson), Looper (1, Sampson), Schumaker (1, Moehler).
HR: Pujols 2 (2, 7th inning off Borkowski, 0 on, 0 out; 9th inning off Villarreal, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Schumaker 4; Duncan; Pujols 9; Ankiel 3; Glaus; Molina; Looper 2.
RBI: Pujols 3 (4), Glaus (6), Ankiel 2 (8).
2-out RBI: Ankiel.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Glaus; Miles; Molina 2; Washington.
GIDP: Duncan.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Flores (1, fielding).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourn, CF4011010.216
Pence, RF4110012.186
Berkman, 1B4121000.273
Lee, LF4011011.275
Tejada, SS4110001.270
Blum, 3B4000001.286
Loretta, 2B1001000.192
  Borkowski, P0000000.000
  a-Cruz, PH1000010.125
  Villarreal, P0000000.000
  b-Erstad, PH1000010.273
Towles, C2100110.217
Sampson, P1000000.000
  Moehler, P0000000.000
  Perez, T, 2B3000001.167
Totals33464166 

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

BATTING
2B: Tejada (4, Looper), Pence (3, Looper), Berkman (5, Looper), Bourn (1, Flores).
TB: Bourn 2; Pence 2; Berkman 3; Lee; Tejada 2.
RBI: Loretta (3), Berkman (5), Lee (5), Bourn (2).
2-out RBI: Berkman; Lee; Bourn.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lee; Pence 2; Perez, T.
SF: Loretta.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Berkman (3, 2nd base off Looper/Molina).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Lee (Pujols at 3rd base).
DP: (Berkman-Tejada-Berkman).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Looper (W, 2-0)5.25330403.09
McClellan (H, 4)0.10000006.23
Flores (H, 2)0.21101100.00
Franklin (H, 5)1.10000001.93
Isringhausen (S, 5)1.00000100.00
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sampson (L, 0-1)4.06331104.22
Moehler 1.021120010.80
Borkowski 2.02112113.86
Villarreal 2.02110114.50

HBP: Towles (by Isringhausen).
Pitches-strikes: Looper 86-56, McClellan 3-2, Flores 28-18, Franklin 11-9, Isringhausen 20-12, Sampson 68-41, Moehler 18-8, Borkowski 51-32, Villarreal 26-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Looper 7-6, McClellan 0-1, Flores 0-1, Franklin 3-1, Isringhausen 2-0, Sampson 8-2, Moehler 1-2, Borkowski 2-3, Villarreal 5-0.
Batters faced: Looper 22, McClellan 1, Flores 5, Franklin 4, Isringhausen 4, Sampson 18, Moehler 7, Borkowski 10, Villarreal 7.
Inherited runners-scored: McClellan 1-0, Franklin 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Ed Hickox. 3B: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 72 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 3:07.
Att: 29,187.

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