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Astros rocket past Cards
Redbirds in NLCS hole
The Cardinals scored a rare run off Houston closer Brad Lidge, but it wasn't enough to keep them from taking their second straight loss. The deciding run scored on third baseman Hector Luna's error one play after Abraham Nunez left with an injury.
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 Walker's sacrifice fly
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 Eckstein flies out to end it
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 Walker talks to
Astros 4, Cardinals 3
Winning pitcher Roger Clemens allowed two runs on six hits in his six innings. (Elsa/Getty Images)
October 15, 2005
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St. Louis
0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1   3 7 1
0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 X   4 11 0
Eckstein, SS4001001.182
Taguchi, LF4000021.000
Pujols, 1B4120000.364
Edmonds, CF3010111.200
Walker, RF2001100.111
Grudzielanek, 2B4000013.083
Molina, C4120000.364
Nunez, 3B3010002.400
Thompson, P0000000.000
Flores, P0000000.000
Tavarez, P0000000.000
a-Rodriguez, PH0100100.000
Morris, P1000000.000
Luna, 3B1000010.000
b-Mabry, PH1011000.500

a-Walked for Tavarez in the 9th. b-Doubled for Luna in the 9th.

2B: Mabry (1, Lidge).
TB: Pujols 2; Edmonds; Molina 2; Nunez; Mabry 2.
RBI: Eckstein (2), Walker (1), Mabry (1).
2-out RBI: Mabry.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Grudzielanek; Taguchi; Nunez; Eckstein.
S: Morris.
SF: Eckstein; Walker.
Team LOB: 7.

SB: Edmonds (1, 2nd base off Clemens/Ausmus).

E: Luna (1, throw).
DP: (Grudzielanek-Pujols).

Biggio, 2B4020002.333
Bruntlett, 2B0000000.000
Burke, CF-LF4010003.444
Berkman, LF-1B4010014.333
Ensberg, 3B2100201.100
Lamb, 1B4222002.375
Taveras, CF0000000.250
Lane, RF4111000.091
Ausmus, C4010020.300
Everett, SS4010001.333
Clemens, P2010010.500
a-Palmeiro, PH10100001.000
Qualls, P0000000.000
b-Bagwell, PH1000001.000
Lidge, P0000000.000

a-Singled for Clemens in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Qualls in the 8th.

2B: Lamb (1, Morris), Everett (1, Tavarez).
HR: Lamb (1, 4th inning off Morris, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Biggio 2; Burke; Berkman; Lamb 6; Lane; Ausmus; Everett 2; Clemens; Palmeiro.
RBI: Lamb 2 (2), Lane (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Berkman; Biggio; Bagwell.
Team LOB: 8.

Morris (L, 0-1)5.18431315.06
Thompson 0.22000000.00
Flores 1.00001000.00
Tavarez 1.01000109.00
Clemens (W, 1-0)6.06222103.00
Qualls (H, 1)2.00000300.00
Lidge (S, 2)1.01111103.00

Thompson pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

Pitches-strikes: Morris 89-58, Thompson 19-15, Flores 12-5, Tavarez 14-7, Clemens 97-62, Qualls 32-22, Lidge 20-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Morris 6-7, Thompson 2-0, Flores 0-3, Tavarez 1-1, Clemens 9-8, Qualls 3-0, Lidge 0-2.
Batters faced: Morris 25, Thompson 4, Flores 3, Tavarez 4, Clemens 26, Qualls 6, Lidge 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Thompson 2-1, Flores 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Wally Bell. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Larry Poncino. 3B: Gerry Davis. LF: Tim McClelland. RF: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 72 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:00.
Att: 42,823.

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