St. Louis Cardinals 5, Houston Astros 3
National League Championship Series Game 1
Played on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    2  0  1  -   3  7  0
STL N    2  1  0    0  2  0    0  0  x  -   5  8  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     3   0   0   0       1   1       5   3
Taveras cf                    3   0   0   0       1   1       3   0
Berkman lf                    4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Ensberg 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
Lamb 1b                       4   1   1   0       0   0       6   1
Lane rf                       3   0   0   0       1   1       2   0
Everett ss                    4   1   2   0       0   1       1   2
Ausmus c                      3   0   1   1       0   0       5   0
Pettitte p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Burke ph                    1   1   1   2       0   0       0   0
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Astacio p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Vizcaino ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   3   7   3       3   4      24   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Ensberg-Biggio-Lamb, Lamb-Everett-Lamb.

BATTING - 
2B: Berkman (1,off Carpenter); Ensberg (1,off Carpenter).
HR: Burke (1,7th inning off Carpenter 1 on 2 out).
SH: Pettitte (1,off Carpenter).
SF: Ausmus (1,off Isringhausen).
GDP: Berkman (1,off Carpenter).
Team LOB: 6.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Eckstein ss                   4   2   2   1       0   0       1   1
Edmonds cf                    3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Pujols 1b                     3   0   1   1       1   0      17   0
Sanders lf                    3   1   1   2       1   0       1   0
Walker rf                     4   0   1   0       0   2       1   0
  Isringhausen p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Grudzielanek 2b               4   1   1   0       0   2       0   8
Molina c                      3   0   0   0       0   0       5   0
Nunez 3b                      3   1   2   0       0   0       0   4
Carpenter p                   1   0   0   1       0   1       0   4
  Taguchi rf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       28   5   8   5       3   5      27  17

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Grudzielanek-Eckstein-Pujols.
E: Eckstein (1).

BATTING - 
HR: Sanders (1,1st inning off Pettitte 1 on 2 out).
SH: Carpenter 2 (2,off Pettitte 2).
GDP: Sanders (1,off Pettitte); Molina (1,off Pettitte).
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Pettitte L(0-1)               6     8   5   5   2   2   1  26
Springer                      1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4
Astacio                       1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Totals                        8     8   5   5   3   5   1  33


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Carpenter W(1-0)              8     5   2   2   3   3   1  31
Isringhausen SV(1)            1     2   1   0   0   1   0   5
Totals                        9     7   3   2   3   4   1  36


Umpires: HP - Tim McClelland, 1B - Greg Gibson, 2B - Wally Bell, 3B - Phil Cuzzi, 
LF - Larry Poncino, RF - Gerry Davis
Time of Game: 2:29   Attendance: 52332


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio grounded out (third to first); Taveras struck
out; Berkman doubled to center; Ensberg grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein singled to right; Edmonds popped to
second; Pujols flied to left; Sanders homered [Eckstein scored];
Walker was called out on strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Lamb grounded out (second to first); Lane grounded
out (second to first); Everett struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 2ND: Grudzielanek singled to center; Molina flied to
left; Nunez singled to right [Grudzielanek to third]; Carpenter
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Grudzielanek
scored, Nunez to second]; Eckstein lined to first; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Ausmus singled to center; Pettitte out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Ausmus to second]; Biggio
walked; Taveras walked [Ausmus to third, Biggio to second];
Berkman grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Taveras out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 3RD: Edmonds grounded out (second to first); Pujols
walked; Sanders grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Pujols out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Ensberg doubled; Lamb grounded out (second to first)
[Ensberg to third]; Lane walked; Everett reached on a fielder's
choice [Ensberg out at home (third to catcher), Lane to second];
Ausmus grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 4TH: Walker singled to center; Grudzielanek struck
out; Molina grounded into a double play (first to shortstop to
first) [Walker out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Pettitte grounded out (pitcher to first); Biggio
flied to center; Taveras grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: Nunez singled to left; Carpenter out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Nunez to second]; Eckstein
singled to right [Nunez scored, Eckstein to second (on throw)];
Edmonds flied to center; Pujols singled to right [Eckstein
scored]; Sanders walked [Pujols to second]; Walker grounded out
(second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Berkman grounded out (second to first); Ensberg
grounded out (third to first); Lamb flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 6TH: Grudzielanek grounded out (shortstop to first);
Molina flied to center; Nunez flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Lane popped to first; Everett singled to left;
Ausmus lined to right; BURKE BATTED FOR PETTITTE; Burke homered
[Everett scored]; Biggio struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 7TH: SPRINGER REPLACED BURKE (PITCHING); Carpenter was
called out on strikes; Eckstein lined to center; Edmonds walked;
Pujols lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Taveras grounded out (second to first); Berkman
grounded out (second to first); Ensberg grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 8TH: ASTACIO REPLACED SPRINGER (PITCHING); Sanders
flied to right; Walker struck out; Grudzielanek struck out; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 9TH: ISRINGHAUSEN REPLACED WALKER (PITCHING); TAGUCHI
REPLACED CARPENTER (PLAYING RF); Lamb singled to left; Lane was
called out on strikes; Everett singled to shortstop [Lamb to
third (error by Eckstein), Everett to second]; Ausmus hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Lamb scored (unearned)]; VIZCAINO
BATTED FOR ASTACIO; Vizcaino grounded out (first unassisted); 1
R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   7   0    6
 Cardinals        5   8   1    4


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