Houston Astros 2, St. Louis Cardinals 1
National League Championship Series Game 4
Played on Sunday, October 16, 2005 (D) at Minute Maid Park

STL N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  5  1
HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    1  0  x  -   2  6  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Eckstein ss                   2   1   0   0       2   1       1   6
Edmonds cf                    3   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
  Rodriguez ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Taguchi cf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Pujols 1b                     3   0   2   1       0   1       8   0
Walker rf                     3   0   1   0       1   0       0   0
Sanders lf                    4   0   0   0       0   2       3   0
Mabry 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
Molina c                      3   0   0   0       0   0       6   0
Grudzielanek 2b               3   0   1   0       0   0       2   1
Suppan p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Marquis p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   1   5   1       3   7      24  10

FIELDING - 
E: Marquis (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Edmonds (1,off Backe).
SF: Pujols (1,off Backe).
GDP: Edmonds (1,off Backe); Mabry (1,off Lidge).
Team LOB: 5.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       1   6
  Lidge p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Burke cf,lf                   3   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Berkman lf,1b                 2   0   0   0       2   0       1   0
Ensberg 3b                    3   0   2   1       0   0       0   1
Lamb 1b                       4   0   0   0       0   2      10   0
  Wheeler p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bruntlett 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Lane rf                       3   1   2   1       1   0       1   0
Ausmus c                      4   0   0   0       0   3       8   1
Everett ss                    4   0   1   0       0   0       2   5
Backe p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Gallo p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Qualls p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Palmeiro ph                 0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Taveras pr,cf               1   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       29   2   6   2       6   6      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Biggio-Everett-Lamb, Bruntlett-Everett-Berkman.

BATTING - 
HR: Lane (1,4th inning off Suppan 0 on 1 out).
SH: Biggio (1,off Marquis).
SF: Ensberg (1,off Marquis).
Team LOB: 11.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Suppan                        5     3   1   1   3   5   1  21
Marquis L(0-1)                3     3   1   0   3   1   0  16
Totals                        8     6   2   1   6   6   1  37


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Backe                         5.2   2   1   1   3   7   0  21
Gallo                         0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Qualls W(1-0)                 1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Wheeler                       1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Lidge SV(3)                   1     2   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9     5   1   1   3   7   0  33


Umpires: HP - Phil Cuzzi, 1B - Larry Poncino, 2B - Gerry Davis, 3B - Tim McClelland, 
LF - Greg Gibson, RF - Wally Bell
Ejections: Jim Edmonds by Phil Cuzzi [Balls and strikes]; STL Manager
Tony LaRussa by Phil Cuzzi [Balls and strikes]
Time of Game: 3:11   Attendance: 43010


Starting Lineups:

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

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein walked; Edmonds grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Eckstein out at second];
Pujols struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio grounded out (third to first); Burke lined to
center; Berkman grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Walker grounded out (second to first); Sanders
was called out on strikes; Mabry struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ensberg singled to left; Lamb struck out; Lane
singled to left [Ensberg to second]; Ausmus struck out; Everett
forced Lane (shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Molina grounded out (shortstop to first);
Grudzielanek grounded out (shortstop to first); Suppan flied to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Backe grounded out (shortstop to first); Biggio
grounded out (pitcher to first); Burke walked; Berkman walked
[Burke to second]; Ensberg forced Berkman (third to second); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Eckstein walked; Edmonds doubled to left
[Eckstein to third]; Pujols hit a sacrifice fly to right
[Eckstein scored]; Walker walked; Sanders struck out; Mabry
flied to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Lamb struck out; Lane homered; Ausmus struck out;
Everett grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Molina grounded out (shortstop to first);
Grudzielanek grounded out (second to first); Suppan struck out;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Backe was called out on strikes; Biggio walked;
Burke lined to left; Berkman popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Eckstein struck out; Edmonds was called out on
strikes; Pujols singled to left; GALLO REPLACED BACKE
(PITCHING); Walker grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: MARQUIS REPLACED SUPPAN (PITCHING); Ensberg singled
to left; Lamb flied to center; Lane walked [Ensberg to second];
Ausmus was called out on strikes; Everett grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros
1.

CARDINALS 7TH: QUALLS REPLACED GALLO (PITCHING); Sanders popped
to second; Mabry grounded out (second to first); Molina grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: PALMEIRO BATTED FOR QUALLS; Palmeiro walked; Biggio
reached on an error by Marquis on a sacrifice bunt [Palmeiro to
second, Biggio to first]; Burke flied to left; Berkman walked
[Palmeiro to third, Biggio to second]; Cardinals Manager Tony
La Russa ejected by HP umpire Phil Cuzzi; TAVERAS RAN FOR
PALMEIRO; Ensberg hit a sacrifice fly to center [Taveras scored
(unearned)]; Lamb flied to left; 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: BURKE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); BERKMAN
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); WHEELER REPLACED LAMB
(PITCHING); TAVERAS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Grudzielanek
singled to right; On a bunt Marquis made an out to catcher;
Eckstein flied to left; Jim Edmonds ejected by HP umpire Phil
Cuzzi for arguing strike two; first time for two ejections in
same post-season game since 1998; RODRIGUEZ BATTED FOR
EDMONDS; Rodriguez flied to center; Willy Tavaras ran up the
berm to catch the ball; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: TAGUCHI REPLACED RODRIGUEZ (PLAYING CF); Lane
grounded out (shortstop to first); Ausmus grounded out
(shortstop to first); Everett singled to left; Taveras singled
to left [Everett to second]; Biggio popped to shortstop; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: LIDGE REPLACED BIGGIO (PITCHING); BRUNTLETT
REPLACED WHEELER (PLAYING 2B); Pujols singled to right; Walker
singled to right [Pujols to third]; Sanders reached on a
fielder's choice [Pujols out at home (third to catcher), Walker
to third]; Larry Walker moved to 2B on the play and then to
3B when no one called time or covered the bag; Mabry
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Sanders out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        1   5   1    5
 Astros           2   6   0   11


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