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Comeback not in Cards
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Astros 4, Cardinals 1
Mark Mulder took the loss in his first career LCS start. (Elsa/Getty Images)
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The Cardinals fell behind for the first time this postseason, and though Mark Mulder limited the Astros to one earned run in seven innings, St. Louis was unable to get anything beyond Albert Pujols' solo homer in the sixth.
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HOU
October 13, 2005
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Houston
0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0   4 11 1
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 6 0
STL
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, 2B5021022.250
Taveras, CF5020002.250
Berkman, 1B4120013.375
Ensberg, 3B4000004.125
Lane, RF4000022.000
Burke, LF4221001.600
Everett, SS4011011.375
Lidge, P0000000.000
Ausmus, C3110111.333
Oswalt, P10101001.000
Bruntlett, SS1000010.000
Totals3541132816 

BATTING
2B: Ausmus (1, Mulder), Berkman (2, Tavarez).
3B: Burke (1, Mulder), Everett (1, Tavarez).
TB: Biggio 2; Taveras 2; Berkman 3; Burke 4; Everett 3; Ausmus 2; Oswalt.
RBI: Biggio (1), Burke (3), Everett (1).
2-out RBI: Burke; Everett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Biggio; Taveras; Ausmus.
S: Oswalt.
GIDP: Ensberg.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ausmus (1, 2nd base off Mulder/Molina).
CS: Taveras (1, 2nd base by Mulder/Molina).

FIELDING
E: Ensberg (1, throw).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS3000102.286
Edmonds, CF4010024.143
Pujols, 1B4111001.286
Walker, RF3000110.143
Marquis, P0000000.000
Sanders, LF3010012.333
Taguchi, LF1000010.000
Grudzielanek, 2B4000001.125
Nunez, 3B4010010.429
Molina, C4020011.286
Mulder, P2000021.000
a-Rodriguez, PH0000100.000
Tavarez, P0000000.000
Mabry, RF1000001.000
Totals331613913 

a-Walked for Mulder in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Molina 2 (2, Oswalt, Oswalt).
HR: Pujols (1, 6th inning off Oswalt, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Edmonds; Pujols 4; Sanders; Nunez; Molina 4.
RBI: Pujols (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sanders; Grudzielanek; Edmonds 2; Mabry.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
PB: Molina (1).
DP: (Mulder-Grudzielanek-Pujols).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Oswalt (W, 1-0)7.05113611.29
Lidge (S, 1)2.01000300.00
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mulder (L, 0-1)7.08212601.29
Tavarez 1.032200018.00
Marquis 1.00000200.00

WP: Tavarez.
IBB: Ausmus (by Mulder).
Pitches-strikes: Oswalt 108-75, Lidge 31-20, Mulder 115-71, Tavarez 21-13, Marquis 17-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Oswalt 12-3, Lidge 1-2, Mulder 9-5, Tavarez 2-1, Marquis 1-0.
Batters faced: Oswalt 29, Lidge 7, Mulder 29, Tavarez 6, Marquis 3.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Phil Cuzzi. 3B: Larry Poncino. LF: Gerry Davis. RF: Tim McClelland.
Weather: 67 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:03.
Att: 52,358.

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