Houston Astros 4, St. Louis Cardinals 3
National League Championship Series Game 3
Played on Saturday, October 15, 2005 (D) at Minute Maid Park

STL N    0  0  0    0  1  1    0  0  1  -   3  7  1
HOU N    0  0  0    2  0  2    0  0  x  -   4 11  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Eckstein ss                   4   0   0   1       0   0       1   3
Taguchi lf                    4   0   0   0       0   2       3   0
Pujols 1b                     4   1   2   0       0   0       8   0
Edmonds cf                    3   0   1   0       1   1       2   0
Walker rf                     2   0   0   1       1   0       3   0
Grudzielanek 2b               4   0   0   0       0   1       2   1
Molina c                      4   1   2   0       0   0       4   1
Nunez 3b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
  Thompson p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Flores p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tavarez p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Rodriguez ph                0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
Morris p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Luna 3b                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Mabry ph                    1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   3   7   3       3   5      24  10

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

BATTING - 
2B: Mabry (1,off Lidge).
SH: Morris (1,off Clemens).
SF: Eckstein (1,off Clemens); Walker (1,off Clemens).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Edmonds (1,2nd base off Clemens/Ausmus).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   0   2   0       0   0       1   4
  Bruntlett 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Burke cf,lf                   4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Berkman lf,1b                 4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Ensberg 3b                    2   1   0   0       2   0       0   1
Lamb 1b                       4   2   2   2       0   0      11   0
  Taveras cf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Lane rf                       4   1   1   1       0   0       3   0
Ausmus c                      4   0   1   0       0   2       5   1
Everett ss                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   4
Clemens p                     2   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
  Palmeiro ph                 1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Qualls p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bagwell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lidge p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   4  11   3       2   4      27  11

BATTING - 
2B: Lamb (1,off Morris); Everett (1,off Tavarez).
HR: Lamb (1,4th inning off Morris 1 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Morris L(0-1)                 5.1   8   4   3   1   3   1  25
Thompson                      0.2   2   0   0   0   0   0   4
Flores                        1     0   0   0   1   0   0   3
Tavarez                       1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        8    11   4   3   2   4   1  36

Thompson faced 1 batter in the 7th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Clemens W(1-0)                6     6   2   2   2   1   0  26
Qualls                        2     0   0   0   0   3   0   6
Lidge SV(2)                   1     1   1   1   1   1   0   5
Totals                        9     7   3   3   3   5   0  37


Umpires: HP - Wally Bell, 1B - Phil Cuzzi, 2B - Larry Poncino, 3B - Gerry Davis, 
LF - Tim McClelland, RF - Greg Gibson
Time of Game: 3:00   Attendance: 42823


Starting Lineups:

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

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein popped to shortstop; Taguchi struck out;
Pujols singled to center; Edmonds grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio grounded out (third to first); Burke grounded
out (shortstop to first); Berkman singled to left; Ensberg
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals
0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Walker grounded out (first unassisted);
Grudzielanek grounded out (shortstop to first); Molina grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Lamb flied to center; Lane grounded out (shortstop
to first); Ausmus struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Nunez grounded out (second to first); Morris
flied to right; Eckstein grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Everett popped to third; Clemens singled to center;
Biggio singled to right [Clemens to second]; Burke forced Biggio
(pitcher to second) [Clemens to third]; Berkman was called out
on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Taguchi flied to center; Pujols flied to center;
Edmonds walked; Edmonds stole second; Walker walked;
Grudzielanek grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Ensberg walked; Lamb homered [Ensberg scored]; Lane
flied to center; Ausmus flied to left; Everett grounded out
(shortstop to first); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros
2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Molina singled to left; Nunez singled to second
[Molina to second]; Morris out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
second) [Molina to third, Nunez to second]; Eckstein hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Molina scored, Nunez to third]; Taguchi
flied to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Clemens was called out on strikes; Biggio singled to
center; Burke flied to right; Berkman flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Pujols singled to center; Edmonds singled to
center [Pujols to third]; Walker hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Pujols scored]; Grudzielanek flied to center; Molina singled to
center [Edmonds to third]; Nunez grounded out (catcher to
first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Ensberg flied to right; Lamb doubled to center; Lane
singled to right [Lamb scored]; Ausmus singled to right [Lane to
third]; Jason Lane and Abraham Nunez collide; THOMPSON
REPLACED NUNEZ (PITCHING); LUNA REPLACED MORRIS (PLAYING 3B);
Everett reached on a fielder's choice [Lane scored (error by
Luna) (unearned), Ausmus out at third (catcher to shortstop)];
PALMEIRO BATTED FOR CLEMENS; Palmeiro singled to center [Everett
to second]; Biggio grounded out (third to first); 2 R (1 ER), 4
H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 7TH: QUALLS REPLACED PALMEIRO (PITCHING); Luna struck
out; Eckstein grounded out (second to first); Taguchi struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Burke singled to center; FLORES REPLACED THOMPSON
(PITCHING); Berkman flied to left; Ensberg walked [Burke to
second]; Lamb lined into a double play to second [Ensberg out at
first (second to first)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 4.

CARDINALS 8TH: Pujols grounded out (shortstop to first); Edmonds
struck out; Walker grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: TAVAREZ REPLACED FLORES (PITCHING); Lane flied to
right; Ausmus struck out; Everett doubled to left; BAGWELL
BATTED FOR QUALLS; Bagwell grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 9TH: BRUNTLETT REPLACED BIGGIO (PLAYING 2B); BURKE
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); BERKMAN CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING 1B); TAVERAS REPLACED LAMB (PLAYING CF); LIDGE REPLACED
BAGWELL (PITCHING); Grudzielanek struck out; Molina popped to
first; RODRIGUEZ BATTED FOR TAVAREZ; Rodriguez walked; MABRY
BATTED FOR LUNA; Rodriguez advanced to second because of
defensive indifference [Rodriguez to second]; Mabry doubled to
left [Rodriguez scored]; Eckstein flied to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        3   7   1    7
 Astros           4  11   0    8


Data courtesy of Retrosheet