To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our Accessibility Information page. Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.
Oswalt launches clinch
Photos
Astros 5, Cardinals 1
The Astros celebrate after finishing off the Cardinals. (Elsa/Getty Images)
video
MLB.TV | Condensed Game | Highlight Reel
 Astros win NLCS: 56K | 350K
 Oswalt wins NLCS MVP: 56K | 350K
 Oswalt's mastery: 56K | 350K
 Ausmus goes 3-for-4: 56K | 350K
 Wheeler closes it out: 56K | 350K
 Everett's diving play: 56K | 350K
 Ensberg's RBI single: 56K | 350K
 Everett's squeeze play: 56K | 350K
 Lane's solo homer: 56K | 350K
 Biggio singles in a run: 56K | 350K
 Astros strike first: 56K | 350K
 Biggio's diving stop: 56K | 350K
 MLB.com wraps up the NLCS: 350K
 Garner/Biggio/Oswalt interview: 350K
 McLane talks to MLB.com: 350K
 Garner talks to MLB.com: 350K
 Burke talks to MLB.com: 350K
 Bagwell talks to MLB.com: 350K
 Berkman talks to MLB.com: 350K
 Lane talks to MLB.com: 350K
 Everett talks to MLB.com: 350K
 Backe talks to MLB.com: 350K
HOU
October 19, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0   5 11 0
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 4 1
STL
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, 2B5121000.333
Wheeler, P0000000.000
Taveras, CF4020001.357
Berkman, 1B4000113.286
Ensberg, 3B4011002.238
Lane, RF4111011.238
Burke, LF4110010.300
Ausmus, C4130000.318
Everett, SS3111011.304
Oswalt, P2000011.333
Qualls, P0000000.000
a-Palmeiro, PH1000000.333
Bruntlett, 2B0000000.000
Totals355114159 

a-Flied out for Qualls in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Lane (2, 4th inning off Mulder, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Biggio 2; Taveras 2; Ensberg; Lane 4; Burke; Ausmus 3; Everett.
RBI: Biggio (3), Lane (3), Everett (2), Ensberg (2).
2-out RBI: Ensberg.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ensberg; Oswalt; Lane.
S: Oswalt; Everett; Taveras.
Team LOB: 7.

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS3000011.200
Edmonds, CF3000111.211
Pujols, 1B4000011.304
Walker, RF4010011.158
Sanders, LF3000031.167
Tavarez, P0000000.000
Mabry, LF1000010.125
Grudzielanek, 2B3110000.227
Molina, C4010001.318
Nunez, 3B3010002.385
Mulder, P1000010.000
Thompson, P0000000.000
a-Rodriguez, PH0001000.000
Marquis, P0000000.000
Flores, P0000000.000
Taguchi, LF1000001.000
Isringhausen, P0000000.000
Totals30141199 

a-Hit a sacrifice fly for Thompson in the 5th.

BATTING
2B: Walker (1, Oswalt).
TB: Walker 2; Grudzielanek; Molina; Nunez.
RBI: Rodriguez (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sanders.
SF: Rodriguez.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Edmonds (1, fielding).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Oswalt (W, 2-0)7.03111601.29
Qualls 1.00000100.00
Wheeler 1.01000200.00
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mulder (L, 0-2)4.26331213.09
Thompson 0.10000000.00
Marquis 1.13220103.38
Flores 0.10000000.00
Tavarez 1.11000105.40
Isringhausen 1.01000100.00

WP: Mulder 2, Tavarez.
HBP: Eckstein (by Oswalt), Grudzielanek (by Oswalt).
Pitches-strikes: Oswalt 118-77, Qualls 13-9, Wheeler 12-9, Mulder 66-37, Thompson 2-2, Marquis 26-15, Flores 2-2, Tavarez 17-11, Isringhausen 15-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Oswalt 12-3, Qualls 1-1, Wheeler 0-1, Mulder 6-6, Thompson 0-1, Marquis 3-0, Flores 0-1, Tavarez 2-1, Isringhausen 1-1.
Batters faced: Oswalt 27, Qualls 3, Wheeler 4, Mulder 21, Thompson 1, Marquis 7, Flores 1, Tavarez 5, Isringhausen 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Thompson 2-0, Flores 1-0, Tavarez 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Tim McClelland. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Wally Bell. LF: Phil Cuzzi. RF: Larry Poncino.
Weather: 72 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:53.
Att: 52,438.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
Below is an advertisement.