St. Louis 8, Houston 0

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 8:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Kerwin Danley, First Base - Doug Eddings, Second Base - Paul Nauert, Third Base - Dana DeMuth,
Attendance - 24358

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 12 0
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 90-72 45-36 45-36 W2
Houston 56-106 31-50 25-56 L2

Recap


Chris Carpenter pitched a two-hitter and the St. Louis Cardinals rode a five-run first inning to win the National League wild card with an 8-0 victory over the host Houston Astros on Wednesday.

The Cardinals wrapped up the playoff berth when the Atlanta Braves lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 in 13 innings on Wednesday.

St. Louis, which trailed Atlanta by 8½ games on Sept. 5, will meet Philadelphia in an NL Division Series beginning Saturday.

David Freese recorded three hits, an RBI and two runs scored for the Cardinals, who wasted no time jumping out on top. The first five batters all recorded hits off Brett Myers (7-14).

That would be plenty for Carpenter, who struck out 11 while allowing only two hits and walking one in his second shutout of 2011. The ace righthander set down the first 10 batters and the last 10 batters he faced.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Houston
Chris Carpenter Player Brett Myers
Win W/L Loss
9.0 IP 5.0
11 Strikeouts 3
2 Hits 10
0.00 ERA 10.80
Hitting
St. Louis   Houston
David Freese Player Jose Altuve
2 Hits 1
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 1
.500 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 12 1 17 .308 14 6 8 2 0 0
Houston 2 0 2 .069 4 11 0 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .551 after a win and .562 after a loss.
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