Cardinals 5W: Isringhausen (1-0)

L: Lidge (0-1)Astros 4

HOW THEY SCORED

Astros second: Lane singled. Ausmus doubled, Lane to third. Everett struck out. Pettitte grounded into fielder's choice, Lane out, Ausmus to third. Biggio singled, Ausmus scored, Pettitte to second. Burke struck out. Astros, 1-0.

Cardinals third: Eckstein singled. Eckstein stole second. Edmonds singled, Eckstein to third. Pujols struck out. Sanders struck out. Walker walked, Edmonds to second. Grudzielanek singled, Eckstein and Edmonds scored, Walker to third. Molina struck out. Cardinals, 2-1.

Astros seventh: Palmeiro, pinch-hitting for Qualls, grounded out. Biggio safe on Luna's error. Burke singled, Biggio to third. Berkman homered to left, Biggio and Burke scored. Ensberg singled. Ensberg out advancing. Lamb flied out. Astros, 4-2.

Cardinals ninth: Rodriguez, pinch-hitting for Luna, struck out. Mabry struck out. Eckstein singled. On defensive indifference, Eckstein to second. Edmonds walked. Pujols homered to left, Eckstein and Edmonds scored. Sanders struck out. Cardinals, 5-4.

St. LouisABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals3659537 -- Eckstein ss422000.235Edmonds cf321020.250Pujols 1b511301.368RSanders lf501002.200LWalker rf300010.133Isringhausen p000000---Grudzielanek 2b402200.211YMolina c402001.333Luna 3b300001.000Rodriguez ph100001.000Taguchi rf000000.000Carpenter p300000.000Mabry rf-3b100001.143HoustonABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals3449416 -- Biggio 2b412100.316Bruntlett 2b000000.000JVizcaino ph100000.000Burke cf-lf411002.313Berkman lf-1b312310.353Ensberg 3b401002.235Lamb 1b400001.188Gallo p000000---Wheeler p000000---Lidge p000000---Lane rf301000.235Ausmus c411000.222AEverett ss401001.300Pettitte p100000.000Qualls p000000---OPalmeiro ph100000.500Taveras cf100000.300St. Louis

002000003 -- 591Houston

010000300 -- 492 E: Luna (2), Lamb (1), AEverett (1). LOB: St. Louis 8, Houston 7. 2B: YMolina (3), Ausmus (2). HR: Pujols (2), off Lidge; Berkman (1), off Carpenter. RBI: Pujols 3 (6), Grudzielanek 2 (2), Biggio (2), Berkman 3 (3). SB: Eckstein (1), RSanders (1). CS: Eckstein (1). S: Burke, Pettitte.

St. LouisIP HRERBBSONPERACarpenter7 943161193.00Isringhausen, W2 00000330.00HoustonIP HRERBBSONPERAPettitte6B722241035.11QuallsC0000070.00GalloB0000010.00WheelerC0000040.00Lidge, L1 23313257.20 Pettitte pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

Inherited runners-scored: Qualls 1-0.

HBP: by Carpenter (Lane), by Pettitte (Eckstein).

T: 3:19. A: 43,470 (40,950).