St. Louis Cardinals 5, Houston Astros 4
National League Championship Series Game 5
Played on Monday, October 17, 2005 (N) at Minute Maid Park

STL N    0  0  2    0  0  0    0  0  3  -   5  9  1
HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  0    3  0  0  -   4  9  2
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Eckstein ss                   4   2   2   0       0   0       0   3
Edmonds cf                    3   2   1   0       2   0       3   0
Pujols 1b                     5   1   1   3       0   1      12   1
Sanders lf                    5   0   1   0       0   2       2   1
Walker rf                     3   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
  Isringhausen p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Grudzielanek 2b               4   0   2   2       0   0       2   0
Molina c                      4   0   2   0       0   1       6   1
Luna 3b                       3   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Rodriguez ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Taguchi rf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Carpenter p                   3   0   0   0       0   0       0   4
  Mabry rf,3b                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       36   5   9   5       3   7      27  12

FIELDING - 
E: Luna (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Molina (3,off Pettitte).
HR: Pujols (2,9th inning off Lidge 2 on 2 out).
HBP: Eckstein (1,by Pettitte).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Eckstein (1,2nd base off Pettitte/Ausmus); Sanders (1,2nd base off Pettitte/Ausmus).
CS: Eckstein (1,2nd base by Pettitte/Ausmus).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   1   2   1       0   0       1   2
  Bruntlett 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Vizcaino ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Burke cf,lf                   4   1   1   0       0   2       0   0
Berkman lf,1b                 3   1   2   3       1   0       4   1
Ensberg 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   2       2   6
Lamb 1b                       4   0   0   0       0   1      10   1
  Gallo p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Wheeler p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lidge p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Lane rf                       3   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Ausmus c                      4   1   1   0       0   0       6   3
Everett ss                    4   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Pettitte p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Qualls p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Palmeiro ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Taveras cf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       34   4   9   4       1   6      27  17

FIELDING - 
E: Lamb (1), Everett (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Ausmus (2,off Carpenter).
HR: Berkman (1,7th inning off Carpenter 2 on 1 out).
SH: Burke (1,off Carpenter); Pettitte (2,off Carpenter).
HBP: Lane (1,by Carpenter).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Carpenter                     7     9   4   3   1   6   1  32
Isringhausen W(1-0)           2     0   0   0   0   0   0   6
Totals                        9     9   4   3   1   6   1  38

HBP: Carpenter (1,Lane).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Pettitte                      6.1   7   2   2   2   4   0  29
Qualls                        0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Gallo                         0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Wheeler                       0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Lidge L(0-1)                  1     2   3   3   1   3   1   6
Totals                        9     9   5   5   3   7   1  40

HBP: Pettitte (1,Eckstein).

Umpires: HP - Larry Poncino, 1B - Gerry Davis, 2B - Tim McClelland, 3B - Greg Gibson, 
LF - Wally Bell, RF - Phil Cuzzi
Time of Game: 3:19   Attendance: 43470


Starting Lineups:

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

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein was hit by a pitch; Edmonds walked
[Eckstein to second]; Pujols popped to third; Sanders flied to
left; Walker grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio singled to second; Burke out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Biggio to second]; Berkman walked;
Ensberg grounded out (pitcher to first) [Biggio to third,
Berkman to second]; Lamb grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Grudzielanek grounded out (third to first);
Molina doubled to right; Luna struck out; Carpenter grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Lane singled to left; Ausmus doubled to shortstop
[Lane to third]; Everett struck out; Pettitte reached on a
fielder's choice [Lane out at home (first to catcher), Ausmus to
third]; Biggio singled to left [Ausmus scored, Pettitte to
second]; Burke struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Astros 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Eckstein singled to center; Eckstein stole
second; Edmonds singled to right [Eckstein to third]; Pujols
struck out; Sanders struck out; Walker walked [Edmonds to
second]; Grudzielanek singled to right [Eckstein scored, Edmonds
scored, Walker to third]; Molina struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Berkman lined to center; Ensberg was called out on
strikes; Lamb grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Luna grounded out (third to first); Carpenter
lined to right; Eckstein flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Lane was hit by a pitch; Ausmus forced Lane (third
to second); Everett singled to right [Ausmus to second];
Pettitte out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Ausmus to
third, Everett to second]; Biggio lined to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Edmonds grounded out (catcher to first); Pujols
grounded out (third to first); Sanders singled to left; Sanders
stole second; Walker grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Burke struck out (catcher to first); Berkman singled
to center; Ensberg struck out; Lamb struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Grudzielanek singled to left [Grudzielanek out at
second (left to second)]; Molina singled to left; Luna popped to
third; Carpenter grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Lane flied to left; Ausmus flied to right; Everett
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Eckstein reached on an error by Everett; Eckstein
was picked off and caught stealing second (pitcher to first to
shortstop); Edmonds reached on an error by Lamb (assist by
Biggio); QUALLS REPLACED PETTITTE (PITCHING); Pujols grounded
out (third to first) [Edmonds to second]; Sanders grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: PALMEIRO BATTED FOR QUALLS; Palmeiro grounded out
(shortstop to first); Biggio reached on an error by Luna; Burke
singled to right [Biggio to third]; Berkman homered [Biggio
scored (unearned), Burke scored]; Ensberg singled to left
[Ensberg out at second (left to second)]; Lamb flied to center;
3 R (2 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 8TH: BRUNTLETT REPLACED BIGGIO (PLAYING 2B); BURKE
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); BERKMAN CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING 1B); GALLO REPLACED LAMB (PITCHING); TAVERAS REPLACED
PALMEIRO (PLAYING CF); Walker grounded out (pitcher to first);
WHEELER REPLACED GALLO (PITCHING); Grudzielanek flied to center;
Molina grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: ISRINGHAUSEN REPLACED WALKER (PITCHING); MABRY
REPLACED CARPENTER (PLAYING RF); Lane flied to center; Ausmus
grounded out (shortstop to first); Everett popped to first; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 9TH: LIDGE REPLACED WHEELER (PITCHING); RODRIGUEZ
BATTED FOR LUNA; Rodriguez struck out (catcher to first); Mabry
struck out; Eckstein singled to left; Eckstein advanced to
second because of defensive indifference [Eckstein to second];
Edmonds walked; Pujols homered [Eckstein scored, Edmonds
scored]; the ball struck the windows above the train track on
top of the wall; Sanders was called out on strikes; 3 R, 2
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 4.

ASTROS 9TH: TAGUCHI REPLACED RODRIGUEZ (PLAYING RF); MABRY
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); Taveras grounded out (first
unassisted); VIZCAINO BATTED FOR BRUNTLETT; Vizcaino grounded
out (first unassisted); Burke flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        5   9   1    8
 Astros           4   9   2    7


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