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Astronomical 4-6-3 = 3-1 lead
Stymied Cards on the brink
Though Jeff Suppan allowed only three hits in five innings, the Cardinals were unable to push across a second run, putting them a loss away from elimination. St. Louis' frustration also led to the ejections of Jim Edmonds and manager Tony La Russa.
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MLB.TV | Condensed Game | Highlight Reel
 Edmonds tossed: 56K | 350K
 La Russa ejected: 56K | 350K
 Suppan fans five: 56K | 350K
 Cards get on the board: 56K | 350K

 KMOX - Gameday archive
 Edmonds gets tossed
 La Russa gets ejected
 Pujols' sacrifice fly
 Double play ends the game
 La Russa's postgame comments
Astros 2, Cardinals 1
Brad Lidge and Lance Berkman celebrate after the Game 4 win. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
MLB.TV | Condensed Game | Highlight Reel
 Astros' game-ending DP: 56K | 350K
 Ensberg cuts down Pujols: 56K | 350K
 Taveras runs it down: 56K | 350K
 Ensberg's go-ahead sac fly: 56K | 350K
 Backe Ks seven: 56K | 350K
 Lane's solo homer: 56K | 350K

 KTRH - Gameday archive
 Ensberg throws out Pujols
 Taveras' fantastic catch
 Ensberg breaks the tie
 Lane's solo shot
 Astros' game-winning DP
 Garner's postgame comments
 Ensberg, Lane postgame comments
 Backe's postgame interview
October 16, 2005
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St. Louis
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 5 1
0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 X   2 6 0
Eckstein, SS2100211.154
Edmonds, CF3010011.231
a-Rodriguez, PH1000001.000
Taguchi, CF0000000.000
Pujols, 1B3021010.429
Walker, RF3010101.167
Sanders, LF4000024.200
Mabry, 3B4000014.167
Molina, C3000000.286
Grudzielanek, 2B3010000.133
Suppan, P2000010.000
Marquis, P1000001.000

a-Flied out for Edmonds in the 8th.

2B: Edmonds (1, Backe).
TB: Edmonds 2; Pujols 2; Walker; Grudzielanek.
RBI: Pujols (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mabry.
SF: Pujols.
GIDP: Edmonds; Mabry.
Team LOB: 5.

E: Marquis (1, fielding).

Biggio, 2B3000102.267
Lidge, P0000000.000
Burke, CF-LF3000103.333
Berkman, LF-1B2000201.286
Ensberg, 3B3021002.231
Lamb, 1B4000024.250
Wheeler, P0000000.000
Bruntlett, 2B0000000.000
Lane, RF3121100.214
Ausmus, C4000034.214
Everett, SS4010004.312
Backe, P2000010.000
Gallo, P0000000.000
Qualls, P0000000.000
a-Palmeiro, PH00001001.000
1-Taveras, PR-CF1110000.333

a-Walked for Qualls in the 7th.
1-Ran for Palmeiro in the 7th.

HR: Lane (1, 4th inning off Suppan, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ensberg 2; Lane 5; Everett; Taveras.
RBI: Lane (2), Ensberg (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Everett 2; Ensberg; Lamb; Biggio.
S: Biggio.
SF: Ensberg.
Team LOB: 11.

DP: 2 (Biggio-Everett-Lamb, Bruntlett-Everett-Berkman).

Suppan 5.03113511.80
Marquis (L, 0-1)3.03103100.00
Backe 5.22113701.59
Gallo 0.10000000.00
Qualls (W, 1-0)1.00000000.00
Wheeler (H, 1)1.01000000.00
Lidge (S, 3)1.02000002.25

Pitches-strikes: Suppan 93-55, Marquis 50-26, Backe 81-52, Gallo 1-1, Qualls 9-7, Wheeler 18-15, Lidge 17-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Suppan 7-3, Marquis 3-5, Backe 7-3, Gallo 1-0, Qualls 2-1, Wheeler 0-3, Lidge 3-0.
Batters faced: Suppan 21, Marquis 16, Backe 21, Gallo 1, Qualls 3, Wheeler 4, Lidge 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Gallo 1-0.
EjectionsSt. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony La RussaJr. ejected by HP umpire Phil Cuzzi. (7th); St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Jim Edmonds ejected by HP umpire Phil Cuzzi. (8th).
Umpires: HP: Phil Cuzzi. 1B: Larry Poncino. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: Tim McClelland. LF: Greg Gibson. RF: Wally Bell.
Weather: 72 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:11.
Att: 43,010.

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