St. Louis Cardinals 7, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 1
Played on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 (N) at Minute Maid Park

STL N    3  0  0    0  0  3    1  0  0  -   7 11  0
HOU N    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  2  0  -   3  7  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Eckstein ss                   5   0   1   0       0   1       1   3
Walker rf                     5   2   3   1       0   0       2   0
  Isringhausen p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Pujols 1b                     5   1   2   0       0   0      15   0
Rolen 3b                      5   2   2   0       0   1       0   4
Edmonds cf                    2   1   1   4       1   0       1   0
Grudzielanek 2b               4   0   1   0       0   1       3   6
Sanders lf                    3   1   1   2       1   0       2   0
  Tavarez p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  King p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mabry rf                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Molina c                      4   0   0   0       0   0       3   1
Carpenter p                   3   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Alberto Reyes p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Taguchi lf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   7  11   7       2   3      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Eckstein-Grudzielanek-Pujols.

BATTING - 
2B: Rolen (1,off Oswalt).
HR: Edmonds (1,1st inning off Oswalt 2 on 2 out); Sanders (1,6th inning off
Oswalt 1 on 2 out); Walker (1,7th inning off Springer 0 on 2 out).
SF: Edmonds (1,off Oswalt).
GDP: Rolen (1,off Oswalt).
Team LOB: 6.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Everett ss                    4   1   0   0       1   0       1   5
Biggio 2b                     4   0   3   3       0   0       3   6
Bagwell 1b                    3   0   0   0       1   1      13   0
Ensberg 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Scott lf                      3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Burke ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Lane rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Ausmus c                      3   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Taveras cf                    4   1   2   0       0   0       6   0
Oswalt p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Harville p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Palmeiro ph                 1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Wheeler p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Vizcaino ph                 0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       32   3   7   3       4   3      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Everett-Biggio-Bagwell.

BATTING - 
2B: Lane (1,off Carpenter); Palmeiro (1,off Alberto Reyes); Biggio (1,off Alberto
Reyes); Taveras (1,off King).
SH: Oswalt (1,off Carpenter).
GDP: Bagwell (1,off Carpenter).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Biggio (1,3rd base off Tavarez/Molina).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Carpenter W(1-0)              7     4   1   1   0   2   0  24
Alberto Reyes                 0.2   2   2   2   1   0   0   5
Tavarez                       0.1   0   0   0   1   1   0   2
King                          0.2   1   0   0   1   0   0   4
Isringhausen SV(1)            0.1   0   0   0   1   0   0   2
Totals                        9     7   3   3   4   3   0  37


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Oswalt L(0-1)                 6     7   6   6   1   2   2  26
Springer                      1     1   1   1   0   0   1   4
Harville                      1     1   0   0   1   0   0   5
Wheeler                       1     2   0   0   0   1   0   5
Totals                        9    11   7   7   2   3   3  40


Umpires: HP - Ed Montague, 1B - Jerry Layne, 2B - Paul Emmel, 3B - Tony Randazzo
Time of Game: 2:44   Attendance: 43567


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Eckstein            ss        Everett             ss
2. Walker              rf        Biggio              2b
3. Pujols              1b        Bagwell             1b
4. Rolen               3b        Ensberg             3b
5. Edmonds             cf        Scott               lf
6. Grudzielanek        2b        Lane                rf
7. Sanders             lf        Ausmus              c
8. Molina              c         Taveras             cf
9. Carpenter           p         Oswalt              p

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein grounded out (second to first); Walker
singled to center; Pujols flied to center; Rolen singled to
shortstop [Walker to second]; Edmonds homered [Walker scored,
Rolen scored]; Grudzielanek grounded out (second to first); 3 R,
3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Everett flied to center; Biggio singled to left;
Bagwell grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Biggio out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
3, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Sanders flied to left; Molina flied to center;
Carpenter grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ensberg grounded out (third to first); Scott struck
out; Debut game for Luke Scott; Lane doubled to left;
Ausmus grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Eckstein singled to center; Walker popped to
shortstop; Pujols reached on a fielder's choice [Eckstein to
second]; Rolen grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Pujols out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Taveras singled to left; Oswalt out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Taveras to second]; Everett grounded
out (second to first) [Taveras to third]; Biggio singled to
center [Taveras scored]; Bagwell grounded out (second to first);
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Edmonds grounded out (shortstop to first);
Grudzielanek struck out; Sanders walked; Molina flied to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Ensberg grounded out (first unassisted); Scott
grounded out (second to first); Lane flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Carpenter grounded out (pitcher to first);
Eckstein was called out on strikes; Walker grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Ausmus grounded out (third to first); Taveras
grounded out (second to first); Oswalt grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Pujols singled to left; Rolen doubled to left
[Pujols to third]; Edmonds hit a sacrifice fly to center [Pujols
scored, Rolen to third]; Grudzielanek lined to second; Sanders
homered [Rolen scored]; Molina flied to center; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Everett grounded out (third to first); Biggio
grounded out (catcher to first); Bagwell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 6, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: SPRINGER REPLACED OSWALT (PITCHING); Carpenter
grounded out (second to first); Eckstein grounded out (second to
first); Walker homered; Pujols grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Ensberg flied to right; Scott flied to left; Lane
flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: HARVILLE REPLACED SPRINGER (PITCHING); Rolen
popped to second; Edmonds walked; Grudzielanek singled to left
[Edmonds to second]; Sanders flied to center [Edmonds to third];
Molina grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 7, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: ALBERTO REYES REPLACED CARPENTER (PITCHING); Ausmus
popped to second; Taveras grounded out (shortstop to first);
PALMEIRO BATTED FOR HARVILLE; Palmeiro doubled to right; Everett
walked; Biggio doubled to center [Palmeiro scored, Everett
scored]; TAVAREZ REPLACED SANDERS (PITCHING); TAGUCHI REPLACED
ALBERTO REYES (PLAYING LF); Bagwell walked while Biggio stole
third; Ensberg was called out on strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 7, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 9TH: WHEELER REPLACED PALMEIRO (PITCHING); Taguchi
grounded out (pitcher to first); Eckstein grounded out
(shortstop to first); Walker singled to left; Pujols singled to
center [Walker to third]; Rolen struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: KING REPLACED TAVAREZ (PITCHING); BURKE BATTED FOR
SCOTT; Burke popped to shortstop; Lane grounded out (second to
first); Ausmus walked; Taveras doubled to right [Ausmus to
third]; VIZCAINO BATTED FOR WHEELER; ISRINGHAUSEN REPLACED
WALKER (PITCHING); MABRY REPLACED KING (PLAYING RF); Vizcaino
walked; Everett forced Vizcaino (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        7  11   0    6
 Astros           3   7   0    7


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