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Cards' edge shrinks
Padres 6, Cardinals 5
Jim Edmonds (center) hit a three-run homer in his first game since Aug. 26. (Scott Rovak/Cards)
Jim Edmonds' pinch-hit three-run homer gave the Cards new life as they tied it in the fourth, but St. Louis gave up the lead for good in the seventh when Mike Piazza singled in a run. Houston also won, shrinking the Cards' NL Central lead to 2 1/2 games.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 25, 2006
SD
San Diego (84-72)
Won 5
San Diego 6, St. Louis 5   STL
St. Louis (80-75)
Lost 6
September 25, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Diego
0 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   6 10 1
St. Louis
1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0   5 11 2
Standings thru 9/25/06  |  Gameday  |  Padres Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
San DiegoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, LF4110001.292
Giles, RF3123201.267
Walker, 3B2000112.280
  Alexander, 3B0000000.182
  b-Branyan, PH-3B1000002.223
Piazza, C4011012.278
  1-Greene, PR0000000.247
  Embree, P0000000.000
  Meredith, P0000000.000
  Linebrink, P10100001.000
Gonzalez, 1B2110201.300
Cameron, CF4110002.268
Blum, SS4111011.252
Barfield, 2B4011020.285
Thompson, P2100012.160
  Adkins, P0000000.000
  a-McAnulty, PH1000010.231
  Cassidy, P0000000.000
  Bowen, C1010000.233
Totals3361065714 

a-Struck out for Adkins in the 6th. b-Flied out for Alexander in the 9th.
1-Ran for Piazza in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Gonzalez (37, Suppan), Giles 2 (35, Suppan, Thompson).
TB: Roberts; Giles 4; Piazza; Linebrink; Gonzalez 2; Cameron; Blum; Barfield; Bowen.
RBI: Blum (32), Barfield (57), Giles 3 (78), Piazza (66).
2-out RBI: Giles 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Piazza; Walker.
S: Alexander.
GIDP: Giles; Gonzalez.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Roberts 2 (45, 2nd base off Looper/Bennett, 3rd base off Johnson/Molina).

FIELDING
E: Alexander (2, throw).
DP: (Barfield-Blum-Gonzalez).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Wilson, RF5110023.259
Duncan, LF5121021.304
Pujols, 1B4011110.328
Rolen, 3B5000014.294
Encarnacion, CF4000001.278
Belliard, 2B3100010.273
  c-Spiezio, PH-2B1000000.269
Vizcaino, SS2120100.236
  1-Nelson, PR0000000.000
  Thompson, P0000000.500
  d-Rodriguez, PH1010000.309
  Bennett, C0000000.227
Molina, C3010013.216
  e-Schumaker, PH1000001.189
  Looper, P0000000.500
Suppan, P1000012.189
  Johnson, P0000000.000
  a-Edmonds, PH1113000.262
  Kinney, P0000000.000
  b-Miles, PH-SS2020000.269
Totals3851152915 

a-Homered for Johnson in the 4th. b-Singled for Kinney in the 6th. c-Grounded out for Belliard in the 8th. d-Singled for Thompson in the 8th. e-Grounded into a forceout for Molina in the 8th.
1-Ran for Vizcaino in the 6th.

BATTING
HR: Duncan (21, 1st inning off Thompson, 0 on, 1 out), Edmonds (19, 4th inning off Thompson, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Wilson; Duncan 5; Pujols; Vizcaino 2; Rodriguez; Molina; Edmonds 4; Miles 2.
RBI: Duncan (42), Pujols (130), Edmonds 3 (68).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Suppan; Encarnacion; Wilson; Rolen.
GIDP: Rolen.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Vizcaino (6, throw), Molina (5, catcher interference).
Outfield assists: Duncan (Roberts at home).
DP: 3 (Pujols-Vizcaino-Pujols, Rolen-Pujols, Belliard-Miles-Pujols).

 
San DiegoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Thompson 3.18540124.99
Adkins 1.20000003.91
Cassidy (W, 6-4)1.01001302.53
Embree (H, 15)0.10000103.35
Meredith (H, 14)1.11000100.74
Linebrink (S, 2)1.11001303.50
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Suppan 3.26543204.18
Johnson 0.10000105.14
Kinney 2.00001303.74
Thompson (L, 1-2)2.02110103.68
Looper 1.02001003.66

WP: Suppan.
IBB: Giles (by Looper).
Pitches-strikes: Thompson 52-36, Adkins 22-12, Cassidy 26-17, Embree 4-3, Meredith 17-12, Linebrink 21-14, Suppan 75-45, Johnson 5-4, Kinney 32-18, Thompson 18-12, Looper 16-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Thompson 7-2, Adkins 4-1, Cassidy 0-0, Embree 0-0, Meredith 2-1, Linebrink 1-0, Suppan 6-3, Johnson 0-0, Kinney 1-2, Thompson 4-1, Looper 1-1.
Batters faced: Thompson 18, Adkins 5, Cassidy 5, Embree 1, Meredith 5, Linebrink 6, Suppan 20, Johnson 1, Kinney 7, Thompson 7, Looper 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Linebrink 1-0, Johnson 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 74 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:03.
Att: 40,149.

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