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 AstrosAB R H RBI BB SO PO ABiggio 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 0Totals31 3 7 3 3 4 24 9FIELDING -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 CardinalsAB R H RBI BB SO PO AEckstein 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 0Totals28 5 8 5 3 5 27 17FIELDING -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 AstrosIP H R ER BB SO HR BFPPettitte 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 3Totals8 8 5 5 3 5 1 33

St. Louis CardinalsIP H R ER BB SO HR BFPCarpenter W(1-0) 8 5 2 2 3 3 1 31 Isringhausen SV(1) 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 5Totals9 7 3 2 3 4 1 36Umpires:HP - Tim McClelland, 1B - Greg Gibson, 2B - Wally Bell, 3B - Phil Cuzzi, LF - Larry Poncino, RF - Gerry DavisTime of Game:2:29Attendance: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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