St. Louis 9, Houston 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 9, 2011 8:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Tom Hallion, First Base - Phil Cuzzi, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - James Hoye,
Attendance - 24482

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 1 9 11 0
Houston 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 38-26 18-12 20-14 W1
Houston 24-39 12-19 12-20 L1

Recap

Lance Berkman homered for the fourth time in five games and Daniel Descalso capped a five-run sixth inning with a pinch-hit, two-run double to carry the visiting St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.

Rookie Lance Lynn (1-1) was a beneficiary of the onslaught, notching his first major league victory by allowing one run on six hits in five innings in his second career start.

Ryan Theriot also homered and Berkman and Skip Schumaker added RBI singles as the Cardinals improved to a major league-best 20-14 on the road.

It was the 15th blast of the season for Berkman, who has four homers and nine RBIs during a five-game hitting streak.

J.A. Happ (3-8) was tagged for six runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings in absorbing his fourth straight defeat.

Hunter Pence went 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 20 games and scored Houston's first run on Brett Wallace's first-inning single.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Houston
Lance Lynn Player J.A. Happ
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 5.1
3 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 6
1.80 ERA 10.12
Hitting
St. Louis   Houston
Jon Jay Player Hunter Pence
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 11 2 20 .289 12 12 9 3 1 0
Houston 7 0 7 .226 16 8 2 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Astros have a W/L % of .292 after a win and .436 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .541 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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