10/02/2002 05:22 am ET
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Game One: Cardinals at Diamondbacks
One Cactus: You sat on a cactus and it hurts
Two Cactus: Looking for shade but no luck
Three Cactus: Between a pool and a mirage
Four Cactus: Take a gulp of water, you deserve it
Five Cactus: Even in the desert, you're cool
Greg Swindell: Swindell had the ugliest line of the night for Arizona, facing four batters and not getting an out. Swindell came in the game in the seventh in relief of Mike Fetters and walked Tino Martinez on four pitches. He then made a throwing error on a squeeze bunt by Mike Matheny -- a play that allowed two runs to score. He also gave up a two-run single to pitcher Matt Morris.
Randy Johnson: Johnson gave Arizona six innings but they weren't quality. He was hurt by an error in the first inning but allowed home runs to Jim Edmonds and Scott Rolen among the 10 hits he allowed. This was Johnson's seventh consecutive loss in the Division Series.
Top five spots: The top four hitters in the order for Arizona - Tony Womack, Junior Spivey, Steve Finley, Mark Grace and Matt Williams went a combined 4-for-19 (.211) and left seven men on base.
Tony Womack: Shortstop Tony Womack was a table-setter for both teams. His throwing error in the first allowed the first batter of the game, Fernando Vina, to reach base and later score on a Jim Edmonds homer. Womack got Arizona going in the bottom of the inning when he hit a line drive off Edgar Renteria's glove and later scored the Diamondback's first run.
Quinton McCracken: McCracken got the start in left field and went 2-for-4 and tied the game, 2-2, in the third with an RBI single.
Jim Edmonds: The left-handed-hitting Jim Edmonds went 3-4 for against Randy Johnson. He gave St. Louis a big lift in the first with a towering two-run homer to right field and set the tone against Johnson.
Matt Morris: Starter Matt Morris wasn't at his sharpest against Arizona, but after struggling to get through the first three innings, he retired 12 of the last 14 hitters faced. In the Cards' six-run seventh, he capped the scoring with a two-run single.
Scott Rolen: Rolen had only one hit for St. Louis but is was the one that gave the Cardinals the lead they would never surrender. Rolen's two-run homer in the fourth gave the Cardinals a 4-2 lead. Rolen also made some nice plays on defense.
Albert Pujols: Pujols, who went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, isn't known for his defense but in the first inning he threw out Junior Spivey at the plate to prevent Arizona from tying the game.
Tino Martinez: Martinez was the only person in the Cardinals lineup not to get a hit, but he still made a couple of contributions. In the fourth, he hit the ball to the right side to advance Renteria to third with less than two outs. In the seventh, Martinez walked and scored.
Jared Hoffman is an editorial producer for MLB.com. This story was not subject to approval by Major League Baseball or its clubs.