Houston Astros 4, St. Louis Cardinals 1
National League Championship Series Game 2
Played on Thursday, October 13, 2005 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  1  0    0  1  0    0  2  0  -   4 11  1
STL N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  6  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     5   0   2   1       0   2       1   1
Taveras cf                    5   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Berkman 1b                    4   1   2   0       0   1      11   2
Ensberg 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Lane rf                       4   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Burke lf                      4   2   2   1       0   0       1   0
Everett ss                    4   0   1   1       0   1       0   2
  Lidge p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ausmus c                      3   1   1   0       1   1       8   2
Oswalt p                      1   0   1   0       1   0       2   3
  Bruntlett ss                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Totals                       35   4  11   3       2   8      27  13

FIELDING - 
E: Ensberg (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Ausmus (1,off Mulder); Berkman (2,off Tavarez).
3B: Burke (1,off Mulder); Everett (1,off Tavarez).
SH: Oswalt (1,off Mulder).
GDP: Ensberg (1,off Mulder).
IBB: Ausmus (1,by Mulder).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Ausmus (1,2nd base off Mulder/Molina).
CS: Taveras (1,2nd base by Mulder/Molina).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Eckstein ss                   3   0   0   0       1   0       0   4
Edmonds cf                    4   0   1   0       0   2       2   0
Pujols 1b                     4   1   1   1       0   0      10   0
Walker rf                     3   0   0   0       1   1       2   0
  Marquis p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Sanders lf                    3   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
  Taguchi lf                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Grudzielanek 2b               4   0   0   0       0   0       5   2
Nunez 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   1       0   2
Molina c                      4   0   2   0       0   1       8   1
Mulder p                      2   0   0   0       0   2       0   3
  Rodriguez ph                0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Tavarez p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mabry rf                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   1   6   1       3   9      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Mulder-Grudzielanek-Pujols.
PB: Molina (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Molina 2 (2,off Oswalt 2).
HR: Pujols (1,6th inning off Oswalt 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Oswalt W(1-0)                 7     5   1   1   3   6   1  29
Lidge SV(1)                   2     1   0   0   0   3   0   7
Totals                        9     6   1   1   3   9   1  36


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Mulder L(0-1)                 7     8   2   1   2   6   0  29
Tavarez                       1     3   2   2   0   0   0   6
Marquis                       1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Totals                        9    11   4   3   2   8   0  38

WP: Tavarez (1).
IBB: Mulder (1,Ausmus).

Umpires: HP - Greg Gibson, 1B - Wally Bell, 2B - Phil Cuzzi, 3B - Larry Poncino, 
LF - Gerry Davis, RF - Tim McClelland
Time of Game: 3:03   Attendance: 52358


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio singled to left; On a bunt Taveras singled to
third [Biggio to second]; Berkman struck out; Ensberg grounded
into a double play (pitcher to second to first) [Taveras out at
second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein lined to right; Edmonds singled to left;
Pujols grounded out (shortstop to first) [Edmonds to second];
Walker walked; Sanders forced Walker (third to second); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Lane was called out on strikes; Burke tripled to
center; Everett grounded out (pitcher to first); Ausmus was
walked intentionally; Ausmus stole second [Burke scored on a
passed ball (unearned)]; Oswalt walked; Biggio struck out; 1 R
(0 ER), 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Grudzielanek grounded out (pitcher to first);
Nunez struck out; Molina flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Taveras singled to shortstop; Berkman flied to
center; Taveras was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Ensberg lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Mulder struck out; Eckstein grounded out (third
to first); Edmonds struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Lane flied to right; Burke popped to second; Everett
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Pujols grounded out (first to pitcher); Walker
grounded out (shortstop to first); Sanders singled to third
[Sanders to second (error by Ensberg)]; Grudzielanek grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Ausmus doubled to center; Oswalt out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to second) [Ausmus to third]; Biggio grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Ausmus scored]; Taveras grounded out
(pitcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: On a bunt Nunez grounded out (catcher to first);
Molina doubled; Mulder struck out; Eckstein walked; Edmonds was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Berkman singled to left; Ensberg flied to center;
Lane struck out; Burke grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 6TH: Pujols homered; Walker grounded out (first
unassisted); Sanders struck out; Grudzielanek grounded out
(pitcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Everett grounded out (third to first); Ausmus was
called out on strikes; Oswalt singled to right; Biggio singled
to center [Oswalt to second]; Taveras grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Nunez grounded out (pitcher to first); Molina
doubled; RODRIGUEZ BATTED FOR MULDER; Rodriguez walked; Eckstein
flied to center; Edmonds grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 8TH: TAVAREZ REPLACED RODRIGUEZ (PITCHING); Berkman
doubled to right; Ensberg grounded out (shortstop to first);
Lane grounded out (shortstop to first); Tavarez threw a wild
pitch [Berkman to third]; Burke singled to left [Berkman
scored]; Everett tripled to center [Burke scored]; Reggie
Sanders got turned around while trying to catch the ball; he
landed awkwardly on his back and his head hit the ground hard
Cardinals left fielder Reggie Sanders left the game due to an
injured back; TAGUCHI REPLACED SANDERS (PLAYING LF); Ausmus
lined to second; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: LIDGE REPLACED EVERETT (PITCHING); BRUNTLETT
REPLACED OSWALT (PLAYING SS); Pujols flied to center; Walker
struck out (catcher to first); Taguchi struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 9TH: MARQUIS REPLACED WALKER (PITCHING); MABRY REPLACED
TAVAREZ (PLAYING RF); Bruntlett struck out; Biggio struck out;
Taveras grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 4, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 9TH: Grudzielanek flied to left; Nunez singled to
left; Nunez advanced to second because of defensive indifference
[Nunez to second]; Molina struck out; Mabry grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals
1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4  11   1    7
 Cardinals        1   6   0    8


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