Houston Astros 2004 NLDS Photo Gallery

Houston Astros
NL Central Champions

93-69
VS. Atlanta Braves
NL East Champions

88-74

Game 1   Game 2   Game 3   Game 4   Game 5


Game 1 at Atlanta - Astros 9, Braves 3
Wednesday, October 6th

Teams stand for
the national anthem.

Roger Clemens pitches
in the opener.

Jaret Wright is
his mound opponent.

Lance Berkman
get congratulations.

While Clemens works
seven strong innings.

Carlos Beltran drills a two-run
shot in the fifth.

Jeff Bagwell slides home on
Jeff Kent's double.

Lance Berkman shines at
bat and in the field.

Mike Gallo fans a pair of
Braves to close the ninth.


Game 2 at Atlanta - Braves 4, Astros 2 (11)
Thursday, October 7th

Old nemesis John Smoltz
enters in the eighth.

Raul Chavez stops Willson Betemit
to preserve the tie.

Rafael Furcal celebrates his
walk-off homer that
ties the series at 1-1.


Game 3 at Houston - Astros 8, Braves 5
Saturday, October 9th

John Thomson leaves in the
first with an injury.

...and Paul Byrd is pressed
into emergency relief.

Carlos Beltran drill a two-run
blast in the third.

Brad Lidge slams the door
with a 1-2-3 ninth.


Game 4 at Houston - Braves 6, Astros 5
Sunday, October 10th

Roger Clemens returns to
start Game 4.

Jeff Bagwell congratulates Craig
Biggio on his three-run homer.

...and so does the dugout.

Moments later, Carlos Beltran
scores for a 5-2 lead.

After the Braves tie it late,
Orlando Palmeiro tries in vain
to give Houston the lead.

J.D. Drew singles with two
outs in the ninth.

...scoring Rafael Furcal with
the game-winner.


Game 5 at Atlanta - Astros 12, Braves 3
Monday, October 11th

Jaret Wright faces Roy
Oswalt in the decisive Game 5.

Carlos Beltran continues
his torrid hitting.

The Braves turn to Chris
Reitsma but it's too late.

Beltran lifts Houston
with his home run.

Victory! Houston's
post-season drought
is finally over.

Let the celebration
begin!.

Jose Vizcaino
rejoices.

Owner Drayton McLane Jr.
joins the celebration.

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