St. Louis Cardinals 10, Houston Astros 7
National League Championship Series Game 1
Played on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    2  0  0    2  0  0    0  2  1  -   7 10  1
STL N    2  0  0    0  2  6    0  0  x  -  10 12  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio lf                     5   1   2   0       0   1       1   0
Beltran cf                    5   2   2   2       0   1       1   0
Bagwell 1b                    3   0   0   0       1   2       9   0
Berkman rf                    4   2   1   2       0   1       0   0
Kent 2b                       4   1   1   2       0   1       2   2
  Everett ss                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Ensberg 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Vizcaino ss,2b                4   0   2   0       0   0       0   4
Ausmus c                      4   0   0   0       0   2      10   1
Backe p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Qualls p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Harville p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Palmeiro ph                 1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Wheeler p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lamb ph                     1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   7  10   7       1   9      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Ensberg-Kent-Bagwell.
E: Vizcaino (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Palmeiro (1,off Calero); Biggio (1,off Tavarez).
HR: Beltran (1,1st inning off Williams 1 on 0 out); Kent (1,4th inning off
Williams 1 on 1 out); Berkman (1,8th inning off King 1 on 1 out); Lamb
(1,9th inning off Tavarez 0 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 4.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Womack 2b                     5   1   1   1       0   1       1   5
Walker rf                     5   3   3   1       0   1       2   0
Pujols 1b                     3   2   2   2       2   1      11   0
Rolen 3b                      4   1   1   1       1   2       1   3
Edmonds cf                    3   0   2   3       0   1       1   0
Renteria ss                   3   1   1   0       1   1       2   1
Sanders lf                    4   1   1   0       0   2       1   0
Matheny c                     3   0   0   0       0   2       8   1
Williams p                    2   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Cedeno ph                   1   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Calero p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Anderson ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Haren p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  King p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tavarez p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Isringhausen p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34  10  12   9       4  11      27  10

BATTING - 
2B: Williams (1,off Backe); Walker (1,off Backe); Edmonds (1,off Harville).
3B: Walker (1,off Backe).
HR: Pujols (1,1st inning off Backe 1 on 1 out).
SH: Matheny (1,off Qualls).
HBP: Edmonds (1,by Backe).
GDP: Sanders (1,off Backe).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Womack (1,2nd base off Qualls/Ausmus).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Backe                         4.2   5   4   4   2   6   1  21
Qualls L(0-1)                 1     5   5   5   1   1   0   9
Harville                      0.1   1   1   1   1   0   0   3
Wheeler                       2     1   0   0   0   4   0   7
Totals                        8    12  10  10   4  11   1  40

HBP: Backe (1,Edmonds).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Williams W(1-0)               6     4   4   4   1   5   2  23
Calero                        1     2   0   0   0   2   0   5
Haren                         0.1   1   1   1   0   1   0   2
King                          0.1   1   1   1   0   0   1   2
Tavarez                       1     2   1   1   0   1   1   5
Isringhausen SV(1)            0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        9    10   7   7   1   9   4  38


Umpires: HP - Tim Welke, 1B - Eric Cooper, 2B - Gary Darling, 3B - Mike Winters, 
LF - Angel Hernandez, RF - Ed Rapuano
Time of Game: 3:15   Attendance: 52323


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Biggio              lf        Womack              2b
2. Beltran             cf        Walker              rf
3. Bagwell             1b        Pujols              1b
4. Berkman             rf        Rolen               3b
5. Kent                2b        Edmonds             cf
6. Ensberg             3b        Renteria            ss
7. Vizcaino            ss        Sanders             lf
8. Ausmus              c         Matheny             c
9. Backe               p         Williams            p

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio singled to center; Beltran homered [Biggio
scored]; Bagwell grounded out (third to first); Berkman was
called out on strikes; Kent popped to second; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Womack lined to left; Walker tripled to center;
Pujols homered [Walker scored]; Rolen grounded out (shortstop to
first); Edmonds singled to right; Renteria struck out; 2 R, 3 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Ensberg popped to shortstop; Vizcaino grounded out
(second to first); Ausmus grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 2ND: Sanders struck out; Matheny struck out; Williams
flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Backe struck out (catcher to first); Biggio grounded
out (third to first); Beltran struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 3RD: Womack struck out; Walker grounded out (pitcher
to first); Pujols struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Bagwell walked; Berkman forced Bagwell (second to
shortstop); Kent homered [Berkman scored]; Ensberg flied to
right; Vizcaino singled to right; Ausmus grounded out (third to
first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Rolen was called out on strikes; Edmonds was hit
by a pitch; Renteria walked [Edmonds to second]; Sanders
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Renteria
out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Backe flied to center; Biggio flied to left; Beltran
flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Matheny grounded out (shortstop to first);
Williams doubled to right; Womack grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Williams to third]; Walker doubled to left [Williams
scored]; Pujols walked; QUALLS REPLACED BACKE (PITCHING); Rolen
singled to left [Walker scored, Pujols to second]; Edmonds
struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Bagwell was called out on strikes; Berkman grounded
out (second to first); Kent was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 6TH: Renteria singled to center; Sanders singled to
second [Renteria to second]; Matheny out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Renteria to third, Sanders to second];
CEDENO BATTED FOR WILLIAMS; Cedeno grounded out (first
unassisted) [Renteria scored, Sanders to third]; Womack singled
to center [Sanders scored]; Womack stole second; Walker singled
to shortstop [Womack scored (error by Vizcaino) (no RBI), Walker
to second]; Pujols walked; HARVILLE REPLACED QUALLS (PITCHING);
Rolen walked [Walker to third, Pujols to second]; Edmonds
doubled to right [Walker scored, Pujols scored, Rolen scored];
Renteria grounded out (second to first); 6 R, 5 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 4, Cardinals 10.

ASTROS 7TH: CALERO REPLACED CEDENO (PITCHING); Ensberg grounded
out (second to first); Vizcaino singled to shortstop; Ausmus was
called out on strikes; PALMEIRO BATTED FOR HARVILLE; Palmeiro
doubled to right [Vizcaino to third]; Biggio struck out; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 10.

CARDINALS 7TH: WHEELER REPLACED PALMEIRO (PITCHING); Sanders
struck out; Matheny was called out on strikes; ANDERSON BATTED
FOR CALERO; Anderson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 10.

ASTROS 8TH: HAREN REPLACED ANDERSON (PITCHING); Beltran singled
to right; Bagwell struck out; KING REPLACED HAREN (PITCHING);
Berkman homered [Beltran scored]; Kent popped to first; TAVAREZ
REPLACED KING (PITCHING); Ensberg lined to third; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 10.

CARDINALS 8TH: EVERETT REPLACED KENT (PLAYING SS); VIZCAINO
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); Womack lined to shortstop;
Walker struck out; Pujols singled to center; Rolen struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 10.

ASTROS 9TH: Vizcaino grounded out (second to first); Ausmus
struck out; LAMB BATTED FOR WHEELER; Lamb homered; Biggio
doubled; ISRINGHAUSEN REPLACED TAVAREZ (PITCHING); Beltran
grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
7, Cardinals 10.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7  10   1    4
 Cardinals       10  12   0    6


Data courtesy of Retrosheet