Houston Astros 5, St. Louis Cardinals 1
National League Championship Series Game 6
Played on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  0  2    1  0  1    1  0  0  -   5 11  0
STL N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   1  4  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     5   1   2   1       0   0       0   3
  Wheeler p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Taveras cf                    4   0   2   0       0   0       1   0
Berkman 1b                    4   0   0   0       1   1      11   1
Ensberg 3b                    4   0   1   1       0   0       0   3
Lane rf                       4   1   1   1       0   1       1   0
Burke lf                      4   1   1   0       0   1       0   0
Ausmus c                      4   1   3   0       0   0       9   0
Everett ss                    3   1   1   1       0   1       3   4
Oswalt p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       2   2
  Qualls p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Palmeiro ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bruntlett 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   5  11   4       1   5      27  13

BATTING - 
HR: Lane (2,4th inning off Mulder 0 on 1 out).
SH: Oswalt (2,off Mulder); Everett (1,off Marquis); Taveras (1,off Marquis).
Team LOB: 7.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Eckstein ss                   3   0   0   0       0   1       1   6
Edmonds cf                    3   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
Pujols 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   1      10   0
Walker rf                     4   0   1   0       0   1       5   0
Sanders lf                    3   0   0   0       0   3       3   0
  Tavarez p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mabry lf                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Grudzielanek 2b               3   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Molina c                      4   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
Nunez 3b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       0   4
Mulder p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Thompson p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rodriguez ph                0   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Marquis p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Flores p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Taguchi lf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Isringhausen p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   1   4   1       1   9      27  12

FIELDING - 
E: Edmonds (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Walker (1,off Oswalt).
SF: Rodriguez (1,off Oswalt).
HBP: Eckstein (2,by Oswalt); Grudzielanek (1,by Oswalt).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Oswalt W(2-0)                 7     3   1   1   1   6   0  27
Qualls                        1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Wheeler                       1     1   0   0   0   2   0   4
Totals                        9     4   1   1   1   9   0  34

HBP: Oswalt 2 (2,Eckstein,Grudzielanek).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Mulder L(0-2)                 4.2   6   3   3   1   2   1  21
Thompson                      0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Marquis                       1.1   3   2   2   0   1   0   7
Flores                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Tavarez                       1.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   5
Isringhausen                  1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9    11   5   5   1   5   1  39

WP: Mulder 2 (2), Tavarez (2).

Umpires: HP - Gerry Davis, 1B - Tim McClelland, 2B - Greg Gibson, 3B - Wally Bell, 
LF - Phil Cuzzi, RF - Larry Poncino
Time of Game: 2:53   Attendance: 52438


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. Ausmus              c         Molina              c
8. Everett             ss        Nunez               3b
9. Oswalt              p         Mulder              p

ASTROS 1ST: On a bunt Biggio grounded out (third to first);
Taveras grounded out (pitcher to first); Berkman grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals
0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein grounded out (shortstop to first);
Edmonds walked; Pujols struck out; Walker grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ensberg grounded out (shortstop to first); Lane
struck out; Burke was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Sanders struck out; Grudzielanek grounded out
(third to first); Molina grounded out (second to pitcher); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Ausmus singled to left; Everett singled to second
[Ausmus to second]; Oswalt out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
second) [Ausmus to third, Everett to second]; Mulder threw a
wild pitch [Ausmus scored, Everett to third]; Biggio singled to
left [Everett scored]; Taveras lined to right; Berkman forced
Biggio (shortstop to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Nunez grounded out (shortstop to first); Mulder
was called out on strikes; Eckstein was hit by a pitch; Edmonds
popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Ensberg flied to right; Lane homered; Burke flied to
left; Ausmus singled to right; Everett flied to left; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Pujols grounded out (shortstop to first); Walker
grounded out (third to first); Sanders struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Oswalt flied to right; Biggio flied to left; Taveras
singled to center; Mulder threw a wild pitch [Taveras to
second]; Berkman walked; THOMPSON REPLACED MULDER (PITCHING);
Ensberg popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Grudzielanek was hit by a pitch; Molina singled
to right [Grudzielanek to second]; Nunez forced Molina (pitcher
to shortstop) [Grudzielanek to third]; Roy Oswalt juggled
ball and threw from his knees; Adam Everett missed base but
tried to tag oncoming Yadier Molina; RODRIGUEZ BATTED FOR
THOMPSON; Rodriguez hit a sacrifice fly to center [Grudzielanek
scored]; Eckstein was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 6TH: MARQUIS REPLACED RODRIGUEZ (PITCHING); Lane grounded
out (shortstop to first); Burke singled to left; Ausmus singled
to right [Burke to third]; Everett out on a sacrifice bunt
(third to first) [Burke scored, Ausmus to second]; Oswalt was
called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Edmonds popped to shortstop; Pujols grounded out
(pitcher to first); Walker doubled to right; Sanders was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Biggio singled to left; Taveras out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to first) [Biggio to second]; FLORES REPLACED
MARQUIS (PITCHING); Berkman flied to right; TAVAREZ REPLACED
SANDERS (PITCHING); TAGUCHI REPLACED FLORES (PLAYING LF);
Ensberg singled to center [Biggio scored, Ensberg to second
(error by Edmonds)]; Tavarez threw a wild pitch [Ensberg to
third]; Lane grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Grudzielanek grounded out (shortstop to first);
Molina grounded out (second to first); Nunez singled to center;
Taguchi grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Burke popped to second; Ausmus grounded out
(shortstop to first); Everett struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: QUALLS REPLACED OSWALT (PITCHING); Eckstein
grounded out (second to first); Edmonds struck out; Pujols lined
to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 9TH: MABRY REPLACED TAVAREZ (PLAYING LF); ISRINGHAUSEN
REPLACED TAGUCHI (PITCHING); PALMEIRO BATTED FOR QUALLS;
Palmeiro flied to right; Biggio grounded out (third to first);
Taveras singled to left; Berkman struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 9TH: WHEELER REPLACED BIGGIO (PITCHING); BRUNTLETT
REPLACED PALMEIRO (PLAYING 2B); Walker was called out on
strikes; Mabry struck out; Grudzielanek singled to left; Molina
flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5  11   0    7
 Cardinals        1   4   1    6


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