St. Louis Cardinals 5, Houston Astros 2
National League Championship Series Game 7
Played on Thursday, October 21, 2004 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    1  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  3  0
STL N    0  0  1    0  0  3    0  1  x  -   5  9  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio lf                     4   1   1   1       0   1       1   0
  Oswalt p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Beltran cf                    3   1   0   0       1   0       3   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   0      10   1
Berkman rf                    4   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Kent 2b                       2   0   0   0       1   0       4   3
Ensberg 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Vizcaino ss                   4   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Ausmus c                      3   0   0   0       0   2       4   1
Clemens p                     2   0   0   0       0   2       0   3
  Palmeiro ph,lf              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   2   3   1       2   7      24  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Vizcaino-Kent-Bagwell.

BATTING - 
HR: Biggio (1,1st inning off Suppan 0 on 0 out).
HBP: Kent (2,by Suppan); Palmeiro (1,by Calero).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Beltran (4,2nd base off Suppan/Matheny).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Renteria ss                   2   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
Walker rf                     4   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Pujols 1b                     4   1   2   1       0   0       6   1
Rolen 3b                      4   1   1   2       0   0       0   3
Edmonds cf                    3   0   1   0       0   1       4   0
Sanders lf                    3   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Womack 2b                     3   1   2   0       0   1       3   1
Matheny c                     3   0   0   0       0   1       7   0
Suppan p                      0   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Cedeno ph                   1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Calero p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tavarez p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Anderson ph                 1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Isringhausen p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       28   5   9   5       0   4      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Edmonds (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Womack (1,off Clemens); Pujols (2,off Clemens); Anderson (1,off Oswalt).
HR: Rolen (3,6th inning off Clemens 1 on 2 out).
SH: Suppan (1,off Clemens); Renteria 2 (2,off Clemens,off Oswalt).
GDP: Rolen (1,off Oswalt).
Team LOB: 2.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Clemens L(1-1)                6     6   4   4   0   2   1  23
Oswalt                        2     3   1   1   0   2   0   8
Totals                        8     9   5   5   0   4   1  31


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Suppan W(1-1)                 6     3   2   1   2   6   1  24
Calero                        1     0   0   0   0   1   0   4
Tavarez                       1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Isringhausen SV(3)            1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     3   2   1   2   7   1  34

HBP: Suppan (1,Kent); Calero (1,Palmeiro).

Umpires: HP - Tim Welke, 1B - Eric Cooper, 2B - Gary Darling, 3B - Mike Winters, 
LF - Angel Hernandez, RF - Ed Rapuano
Time of Game: 2:51   Attendance: 52140


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio homered; the first lead-off homer in a
game 7 of any post-season series; Beltran popped to second;
Bagwell flied to left; Berkman struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Renteria grounded out (third to first); Walker
popped to third; Pujols flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Kent walked; Ensberg flied to right; Vizcaino
singled to left [Kent to second]; Ausmus flied to center;
Clemens was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Rolen flied to center; Edmonds grounded out
(second to first); Sanders grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Biggio lined to left; Beltran walked; Beltran stole
second; Bagwell flied to center [Beltran scored (error by
Edmonds) (unearned) (no RBI)]; Berkman flied to center; 1 R (0
ER), 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Womack doubled to left; Matheny grounded out
(first unassisted) [Womack to third]; Suppan out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to second) [Womack scored]; Renteria grounded out
(pitcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Kent was hit by a pitch; Ensberg singled to left
[Kent to second]; Vizcaino forced Ensberg (first to shortstop)
[Kent to third]; Ausmus struck out; Clemens was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Walker flied to left; Pujols grounded out (second
to first); Rolen flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
2, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Biggio struck out; Beltran grounded out (third to
first); Bagwell flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Edmonds singled to right; Sanders was called out
on strikes; Womack singled to center [Edmonds to second]; Womack
was picked off first (catcher to first); Matheny flied to
center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Berkman was called out on strikes; Kent flied to
left; Ensberg grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: CEDENO BATTED FOR SUPPAN; Cedeno singled to
center; Renteria out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Cedeno to second]; Walker grounded out (pitcher to first)
[Cedeno to third]; Pujols doubled to left [Cedeno scored]; Rolen
homered [Pujols scored]; Edmonds struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 7TH: CALERO REPLACED CEDENO (PITCHING); Vizcaino grounded
out (third to first); Ausmus struck out; PALMEIRO BATTED FOR
CLEMENS; Palmeiro was hit by a pitch; Biggio forced Palmeiro
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 7TH: OSWALT REPLACED BIGGIO (PITCHING); PALMEIRO
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Sanders grounded out (shortstop to
first); Womack struck out; Matheny struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 8TH: TAVAREZ REPLACED CALERO (PITCHING); Beltran grounded
out (shortstop to first); Bagwell lined to shortstop; Berkman
grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 8TH: ANDERSON BATTED FOR TAVAREZ; Anderson doubled to
right; Renteria out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Anderson to third]; Walker singled to right [Anderson scored];
Pujols singled to center [Walker to second]; Rolen grounded into
a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Pujols out at
second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 9TH: ISRINGHAUSEN REPLACED ANDERSON (PITCHING); Kent
popped to second; Ensberg flied to center; Vizcaino grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   3   0    5
 Cardinals        5   9   1    2


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