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STL 5,  HOU 6
Cardinals win series, 4-3
Magic eight ball: Beltran evens NLCS
Albert Pujols and John Mabry got St. Louis off to another quick start, but the Cards' bullpen faltered after Jason Marquis left in the fifth inning. Julian Tavarez gave up a solo homer to Carlos Beltran in the seventh for the decisive run. Full story >


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Carlos Beltran continued his incredible postseason run on Sunday, crushing his eighth homer of the postseason in the seventh inning to break a 5-5 deadlock. Brad Lidge wrapped up the game with his second consecutive two-inning save. Full story >

October 17, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St Louis
3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   5 9 0
Houston
1 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 X   6 9 0
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Womack, 2B4100101.118
Walker, RF3110201.375
Pujols, 1B4233101.600
Rolen, 3B5120024.375
Edmonds, CF3001002.308
Renteria, SS3000102.071
Tavarez, P0000000.000
Matheny, C0000000.222
Mabry, LF3011001.250
Calero, P0000000.000
King, P0000000.000
Luna, SS1000010.000
Molina, C4010002.250
Isringhausen, P0000000.000
Marquis, P2010000.500
Taguchi, LF0000000.000
a-Cedeno, PH-LF1000000.000
Totals335955314 

a-Grounded out for Taguchi in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Rolen (1, Oswalt).
HR: Pujols (3, 1st inning off Oswalt, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Walker; Pujols 6; Rolen 3; Mabry; Molina; Marquis.
RBI: Pujols 3 (6), Mabry (1), Edmonds (5).
2-out RBI: Mabry, Pujols.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina, Rolen, Walker, Renteria.
S: Taguchi.
SF: Edmonds.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Womack-Pujols).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, LF4010000.278
Lane, LF0000000.000
Beltran, CF3321111.538
Bagwell, 1B3121111.231
Berkman, RF2123200.467
Kent, 2B3000023.214
Lidge, P0000000.000
Ensberg, 3B4000016.125
Vizcaino, SS-2B4110000.313
Chavez, C3011000.333
Ausmus, C1000000.091
Oswalt, P2000000.000
a-Palmeiro, PH1000001.500
Wheeler, P0000000.000
Bruntlett, SS1000000.000
Totals316964512 

a-Flied out for Oswalt in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Bagwell (1, Marquis), Berkman (2, Marquis), Vizcaino (1, Calero).
HR: Berkman (3, 6th inning off Calero, 0 on, 0 out), Beltran (4, 7th inning off Tavarez, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Biggio; Beltran 5; Bagwell 3; Berkman 6; Vizcaino 2; Chavez.
RBI: Bagwell (1), Berkman 3 (8), Chavez (1), Beltran (5).
2-out RBI: Chavez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ensberg 2.
GIDP: Ensberg.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Biggio (1, 2nd base by Calero/Molina).

FIELDING
PB: Chavez (1).
Outfield assists: Berkman (Marquis at 2nd base).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marquis 4.05332206.75
Calero 1.23220315.79
King 0.100000018.00
Tavarez (L, 1-1)1.01112016.00
Isringhausen 1.00000000.00
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Oswalt 6.08554017.50
Wheeler (W, 1-0)1.01000100.00
Lidge (S, 2)2.00001200.00

Marquis pitched to 1 batter in the 5th.

WP: Tavarez.
IBB: Berkman (by Tavarez).
HBP: Kent (by Tavarez).
Pitches-strikes: Marquis 69-39, Calero 23-15, King 4-3, Tavarez 23-9, Isringhausen 4-3, Oswalt 97-62, Wheeler 14-9, Lidge 26-18.
Ground outs-fly outs: Marquis 4-6, Calero 0-1, King 0-1, Tavarez 2-1, Isringhausen 1-2, Oswalt 10-7, Wheeler 1-1, Lidge 2-2.
Batters faced: Marquis 19, Calero 7, King 1, Tavarez 6, Isringhausen 3, Oswalt 29, Wheeler 4, Lidge 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Calero 1-0, King 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Winters. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Ed Rapuano. 3B: Tim Welke. LF: Eric Cooper. RF: Gary Darling.
Weather: 74 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:01.
Att: 42,760.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball and the Office of the Commissioner
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