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Cards facts and figures
10/03/2004 5:54 PM ET
Team record
The Cardinals finished the 2004 campaign with a 105-57 record. The 105 victories matched the 1943 and 1944 squads for the second-highest total in franchise history, trailing only the 106 wins by the 1942 team. It is the best mark since the 1985 Cardinals won 101 games, and the highest mark of manager Tony La Russa's career.
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Overall: 105-57

Home: 53-28
Road: 52-29
Before ASG: 54-33
After ASG: 51-24
Vs. winning teams: 46-33
Vs. losing teams: 59-24
Vs. playoff teams: 16-14
Vs. Dodgers: 4-2
Vs. Braves: 4-2
Vs. Astros: 8-10
Vs. NL East: 19-11
Vs. NL Central: 54-36
Vs. NL West: 21-9
Vs. AL teams: 11-1
Night Games: 68-37
Day Games: 37-20
Extra Innings: 9-4
One-run games: 29-19
Scoring first: 73-16
Opponent scores first: 32-41
Scoring more than 3 runs: 92-24
Scoring three runs: 3-12
Scoring less than three runs: 10-21
When leading after 7: 84-2
When tied after 7: 13-9
When trailing after 7: 8-46
When leading after 8: 91-2
When tied after 8: 12-5
When trailing after 8: 2-50

Record vs. Dodgers
The Cardinals played two three-game series against the Dodgers this season, both in the last month. During the first weekend of September, the Redbirds swept the Dodgers in three games at Busch Stadium. The following weekend, the Dodgers won two out of three in L.A.
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Record vs. playoff teams
The Cardinals went 16-14 against teams in this year's postseason field. In addition to going 4-2 against Los Angeles, the Cardinals took four of six games from the Braves, winning two out of three in both series against them. The Cardinals were 8-10 against the Astros, who were the only team in the Majors to post a winning record against St. Louis.

Record vs. winning teams
The Cardinals went 46-33 (.582) against teams with a winning record. The Cardinals played 10 teams this season that finished above .500. They went 11-8 against the rival Cubs and dominated Interleague Play. St. Louis swept the A's in three games and won two out of three against the Rangers as they went 11-1 against the American League.

Hitting stats
The Cardinals were first in the league in hitting (.277), runs (855), hits (1,544) and slugging percentage (.460). The Cardinals finished third in homers (214) and had seven players reach double-digits in that category. Despite their high standing in the power categories, the Redbirds also ranked second in stolen bases with 111.
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Albert Pujols led the team in batting average and home runs for the third consecutive season, hitting .331 with 46 long balls. Scott Rolen led the Redbirds with 124 RBIs, and also hit .314 with 34 homers to set career highs in all three categories. Jim Edmonds matched his career high with 42 homers and set a personal best with 111 RBIs.
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Pitching stats
The Cardinals finished second in the NL with a 3.75 ERA, just behind the Braves. Part of the reason was the Redbirds walked only 440 batters. Only the Padres gave out fewer free passes.
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Jeff Suppan led the Cardinals with 16 victories, but three other starters posted 15 wins. Chris Carpenter was first on the staff with a 3.46 ERA. Jason Isringhausen tied the team record with 47 saves.
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Fielding stats
The Cardinals were sixth in the league in fielding percentage (.985) and turned the fifth-most double plays with 154 twin killings.
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Rolen was fourth among NL third baseman in fielding percentage (.977) and was first with 325 assists. Edmonds tied for sixth with 11 outfield assists.
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Career postseason
Roger Cedeno (9 G, .421, (8-for-19), 3 RBI)
Jim Edmonds (21 G, .333 (28-for-84), 7 HR, 21 RBI)
Jason Isringhausen (8 G, 8 IP, 6 SV, 1.13 ERA)
Ray King (4 G, 1 IP, 0.00 ERA)
Steve Kline (10 G, 8 IP, 0-1, 2 SV, 1.13 ERA)
Ray Lankford (14 G, .189 (7-for-37), 5 RBI)
John Mabry (12 G, .257 (9-for-35), 1 RBI)
Jason Marquis (2 G, 2 IP, 0.00 ERA)
Mike Matheny (12 G, .316 (12-for-38), 1 HR, 3 RBI)
Albert Pujols (13 G, .213 (10-for-47), 2 HR, 7 RBI)
Edgar Renteria (37 G, .236 {34-for-144), 1 HR, 10 RBI)
Scott Rolen (2 G, .429 (3-for-7), 1 HR, 2 RBI)
Reggie Sanders (42 G, .190 (28-for-147), 4 HR, 12 RBI
Julian Tavarez (17 G, 15.2 IP, 0-2, 2.87 ERA)
Larry Walker (4 G, .214 (3-for-14), 1 HR, 3 RBI)
Woody Williams (2 G, 13 IP, 1-1, 2.77 ERA)
Tony Womack (23 G, .210 (21-for-100), 4 RBI)

2004 Stats vs. Dodgers
Jim Edmonds hit .435 (10-for-23) in six games against Los Angeles with five doubles, two homers and six RBIs. Larry Walker saw the Dodgers 11 times this season including his time with the Rockies, and he batted .333 against them with two homers and five RBIs.
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Matt Morris pitched possibly his finest game of the season against the Dodgers on Sept. 3 at Busch Stadium. The veteran right-hander pitched a two-hit shutout while striking out 11.
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Career vs. Game 1 starter Odalis Perez
Marlon Anderson: .333 (2-for-6), 0 HR, 2 RBI
Roger Cedeno: .286 (2-for-7), 0 HR, 1 RBI
Jim Edmonds: .167 (1-for-6), 0 HR, 0 RBI
Mike Matheny: .200 (1-for-5), 0 HR, 0 RBI
Albert Pujols: .600 (6-for-10), 2 HR, 7 RBI
Edgar Renteria: .333 (3-for-9), 0 HR, 0 RBI
Scott Rolen: .545 (6-for-11), 2 HR, 5 RBI
Reggie Sanders: .267 (4-for-15), 1 HR, 4 RBI
Larry Walker: .067 (1-for-15), 0 HR, 1 RBI
Tony Womack: .200 (2-for-10), 0 HR, 1 RBI

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