Astros 6W: Qualls (4-4)

L: Tavarez (2-3)Cardinals 5

(13 innings)

Eric Bruntlett hit an RBI single in the 13th inning for host Houston.

The Astros also hit two homers off closer Jason Isringhausen.

St. LouisABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals50513519 -- Eckstein ss601001.282LWalker rf200000.273Taguchi rf400000.292Pujols 1b623000.334Edmonds cf523301.270Rodriguez lf502101.299Grudzielanek 2b601003.299Al Reyes p000000.000Nunez 3b601001.292YMolina c612100.255Mulder p200012.148Luna ph100000.298Isringhausen p000000---Mabry ph100000.258Eldred p000000.000Tavarez p000000---King p000000---Seabol 2b000000.209HoustonABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals47686612 -- Taveras cf500002.294Scott ph-cf000010.200Biggio 2b601001.268Ensberg 3b612101.281Berkman 1b-lf-1b210031.289Gipson pr000000---Qualls p000000---RChavez ph110000.184Lane rf621002.258Burke lf301001.246Lamb ph-1b100000.207Lidge p000000---JVizcaino ph-1b100011.260AEverett ss300100.249Wheeler p000000---OPalmeiro lf100110.307Ausmus c612200.260Astacio p200002.167Springer p000000---Bruntlett ss401101.193St. Louis

0100020001001 -- 5131Houston

0200000011002 -- 680 Two outs when winning run scored.

E: Grudzielanek (7). LOB: St. Louis 9, Houston 10. 2B: Pujols (34), Edmonds (33), Grudzielanek (28), Biggio (35). HR: Ausmus (2), off Isringhausen; Ensberg (35), off Isringhausen; Edmonds 2 (24), off Qualls, Astacio; YMolina (7), off Astacio. RBI: Edmonds 3 (75), Rodriguez (19), YMolina (41), Ensberg (95), AEverett (47), OPalmeiro (18), Ausmus 2 (39), Bruntlett (12). S: Edmonds, Rodriguez.

St. LouisIP HRERBBSONPERAMulder8 22128933.62Isringhausen2 22203292.02Eldred2 10031431.84Tavarez, LB22210163.05King0 0000053.00Al ReyesB10000102.56HoustonIP HRERBBSONPERAAstacio5B83316975.96Springer1C20001214.84Wheeler2B11102241.79Lidge1C00000202.25Qualls, W2 21100313.18 King pitched to 1 batter in the 13th, Springer pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Inherited runners-scored: Al Reyes 3-1, King 3-1, Lidge 1-1, Wheeler 1-0, Springer 2-0.

IBB: off Tavarez (JVizcaino) 1, off Eldred (Berkman) 1. HBP: by King (OPalmeiro).

T: 4:04. A: 38,511 (40,950).