Astros 4W: Oswalt (1-0)

L: Mulder (0-1)

S: Lidge (1)Cardinals 1

HOW THEY SCORED

Astros second: Lane struck out. Burke tripled. Everett grounded out. Ausmus intentionally walked. Ausmus stole second. On Molina's passed ball, Burke scored. Oswalt walked. Biggio struck out.

Astros, 1-0.

Astros fifth: Ausmus doubled. Oswalt sacrificed, Ausmus to third. Biggio grounded out, Ausmus scored. Taveras grounded out. Astros, 2-0.

Cardinals sixth: Pujols homered to left. Walker grounded out. Sanders struck out. Grudzielanek grounded out. Astros, 2-1.

Astros eighth: Berkman doubled. Ensberg grounded out. Lane grounded out. On Tavarez's wild pitch, Berkman to third. Burke singled, Berkman scored. Everett tripled, Burke scored. Taguchi in as left fielder. Ausmus lined out. Astros, 4-1.

HoustonABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals35411328 -- Biggio 2b502102.250Taveras cf502000.250Berkman 1b412001.375Ensberg 3b400000.125Lane rf400002.000Burke lf422100.600AEverett ss401101.375Lidge p000000---Ausmus c311011.333Oswalt p1010101.00Bruntlett ss100001.000St. LouisABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals3316139 -- Eckstein ss300010.286Edmonds cf401002.143Pujols 1b411100.286LWalker rf300011.143Marquis p000000---RSanders lf301001.333Taguchi lf100001.000Grudzielanek 2b400000.125Nunez 3b401001.429YMolina c402001.286Mulder p200002.000Rodriguez ph000010---Tavarez p000000---Mabry rf100000.000Houston

010010020 -- 4111St. Louis

000001000 -- 160 E: Ensberg (1). LOB: Houston 7, St. Louis 8. 2B: Berkman (2), Ausmus (1), YMolina 2 (2). 3B: Burke (1), AEverett (1). HR: Pujols (1), off Oswalt. RBI: Biggio (1), Burke (3), AEverett (1), Pujols (2). SB: Ausmus (1). CS: Taveras (1). S: Oswalt. GIDP: Ensberg.

DP: St. Louis 1 (Mulder, Grudzielanek and Pujols).

HoustonIP HRERBBSONPERAOswalt, W7 511361081.29Lidge, S2 10003310.00St. LouisIP HRERBBSONPERAMulder, L7 821261151.29Tavarez1 322002118.0Marquis1 00002170.00 IBB: off Mulder (Ausmus) 1. WP: Tavarez. PB: YMolina.

T: 3:03. A: 52,358 (50,345).