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Biggio belts record-setting homer10/21/2004 8:39 PM ET
By Mark Newman / MLB.com
ST. LOUIS -- Craig Biggio wasted no time in helping this National League Championship Series become the most prolific for combined home runs, leading off Thursday's Game 7 with a homer off Cardinals starter Jeff Suppan at Busch Stadium.
It was the first leadoff homer in a Game 7 and the 24th homer in this series, breaking the NLCS record set just one year ago by the Marlins and Cubs. Biggio's blast on a 1-2 pitch from Suppan into the left-field seats was the 14th of the series for Houston; St. Louis entered the game with 10.
It also set an LCS record for most homers by one team. The Cubs had set the record a year ago with 13.
Overall, it was the 25th homer of this postseason for the Astros, moving them past Anaheim (24 in 2002) for second-most in a single postseason. The 2002 Giants set the record with 27.
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