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Rally in the ninth
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Astros 3, Cardinals 2
Shawn Chacon remains winless despite making five quality starts. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
After being shut out for the first eight innings, the Astros erupted for three runs in the ninth to extend their winning streak to six games. Carlos Lee capped the comeback with a solo homer off Cardinals closer Jason Isringausen.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (12-12)
Won 6
Houston 3, St. Louis 2   STL
St. Louis (14-10)
Lost 1
April 25, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3   3 6 1
St. Louis
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 6 0
Standings thru 4/25/08  |  Recap: HOU | STL  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Cardinals stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matsui, 2B4010010.290
Erstad, CF-LF4120001.308
Tejada, SS3111101.348
Berkman, 1B3001002.313
Lee, LF4111000.278
  Valverde, P0000000.000
Blum, 3B4000000.206
Pence, RF3010000.271
Towles, C3000011.212
Chacon, P2000010.100
  a-Cruz, PH1000001.087
  Wright, P0000000.000
  Bourn, CF0000000.216
Totals31363136 

a-Grounded out for Chacon in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Erstad (4, Looper).
3B: Tejada (2, Isringhausen).
HR: Lee (5, 9th inning off Isringhausen, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Matsui; Erstad 3; Tejada 3; Lee 4; Pence.
RBI: Tejada (20), Berkman (21), Lee (12).
2-out RBI: Lee.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Berkman.
SF: Berkman.
GIDP: Berkman.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: Blum (3, throw).
DP: (Matsui-Tejada-Berkman).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Schumaker, RF4100102.313
Ankiel, CF4110121.244
Pujols, 1B3010202.375
Duncan, LF3000203.275
Glaus, 3B2000026.268
  Miles, 3B2000000.260
Kennedy, 2B4011010.310
Molina, C2010200.278
Looper, P2010003.250
  Franklin, P0000000.000
  a-Barton, PH1000011.333
  Isringhausen, P0000000.000
Ryan, SS4010002.429
Totals312618620 

a-Struck out for Franklin in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Ankiel; Pujols; Kennedy; Molina; Looper; Ryan.
RBI: Kennedy (9).
2-out RBI: Kennedy.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Looper 2; Glaus 2; Ryan; Duncan.
S: Looper.
GIDP: Schumaker.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ryan (1, 2nd base off Valverde/Towles).

FIELDING
DP: (Kennedy-Ryan-Pujols).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chacon 7.05216302.45
Wright (W, 3-0)1.00001203.68
Valverde (S, 4)1.01001107.50
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Looper 7.02001204.05
Franklin (H, 8)1.01000002.19
Isringhausen (BS, 2)(L, 1-2)1.03330116.55

IBB: Molina (by Chacon), Pujols (by Valverde).
Pitches-strikes: Chacon 111-60, Wright 19-10, Valverde 22-15, Looper 97-63, Franklin 15-9, Isringhausen 26-19.
Ground outs-fly outs: Chacon 6-12, Wright 0-1, Valverde 1-1, Looper 13-6, Franklin 1-2, Isringhausen 1-1.
Batters faced: Chacon 31, Wright 4, Valverde 5, Looper 23, Franklin 4, Isringhausen 6.
Umpires: HP: Adrian Johnson. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Jim Joyce. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 53 degrees, rain.
Wind: 11 mph, L to R.
T: 2:47 (2:00 delay).
Att: 41,193.

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