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Padres force Game 4
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Padres 3, Cardinals 1
Mike Cameron and Adrian Gonzalez scored on Russell Branyan's double. (Bill Boyce/AP)
Faced with the possibility of their 2006 season ending, the Friars turned to their best road pitcher, Chris Young, and he didn't let them down. Young, who improved to 7-0 away from PETCO Park, tossed 6 2/3 shutout innings with nine strikeouts, while Russell Branyan collected a key two-run double.
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SD
October 7, 2006
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San Diego
0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0   3 10 0
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 5 2
STL
San DiegoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, LF3030100.545
Walker, 2B5000005.000
  Hoffman, P0000000.000
Giles, RF4000112.200
Piazza, C4010014.111
  Embree, P0000000.000
  Linebrink, P0000000.000
  a-Barfield, PH-2B0000100.250
Gonzalez, 1B3120210.300
Cameron, CF3110205.200
Branyan, 3B3112001.182
  Greene, SS2000015.000
Blum, SS-3B3011103.167
Young, P3000023.000
  Bowen, C10100001.000
Totals3431038628 

a-Walked for Linebrink in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Cameron (1, Suppan), Branyan (1, Suppan), Blum (1, Hancock), Piazza (1, Flores).
TB: Roberts 3; Piazza 2; Gonzalez 2; Cameron 2; Branyan 2; Blum 2; Bowen.
RBI: Branyan 2 (2), Blum (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young; Cameron 2; Walker 2; Greene; Blum 2.
S: Roberts.
SF: Blum.
GIDP: Walker.
Team LOB: 14.

BASERUNNING
SB: Roberts (1, 2nd base off Suppan/Molina).
PO: Piazza (1st base by Molina).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Branyan-Walker-Gonzalez, Blum-Walker-Gonzalez).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS4020000.167
Duncan, LF2000211.167
  Johnson, P0000000.000
  Thompson, P0000000.000
Pujols, 1B4000024.417
Edmonds, CF3000112.300
Rolen, 3B4000022.091
Encarnacion, RF4000020.273
Belliard, 2B3020000.500
Molina, C2000011.222
  b-Spiezio, PH1000011.000
  Bennett, C0000000.000
Suppan, P1000010.000
  Hancock, P0000000.000
  a-Miles, PH1000000.500
  Flores, P0000000.000
  Looper, P0000000.000
  c-Taguchi, PH-LF11110001.000
Totals3015131111 

a-Popped out for Hancock in the 6th. b-Struck out for Molina in the 7th. c-Homered for Looper in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Belliard (1, Young).
HR: Taguchi (1, 8th inning off Linebrink, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Eckstein 2; Belliard 3; Taguchi 4.
RBI: Taguchi (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rolen; Edmonds; Spiezio.
GIDP: Molina; Pujols.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Eckstein (1, 2nd base off Young/Piazza).

FIELDING
E: Duncan (1, fielding), Molina (1, throw).
DP: (Suppan-Eckstein-Pujols).
Pickoffs: Molina (Piazza at 1st base).

 
San DiegoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Young (W, 1-0)6.24002900.00
Embree (H, 1)0.10000100.00
Linebrink (H, 1)1.01111016.75
Hoffman (S, 1)1.00000100.00
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Suppan (L, 0-1)4.16333306.23
Hancock 1.21002100.00
Flores 0.11001000.00
Looper 1.21000000.00
Johnson 0.11001100.00
Thompson 0.20001100.00

IBB: Edmonds (by Young), Blum (by Suppan).
Pitches-strikes: Young 102-63, Embree 7-4, Linebrink 19-12, Hoffman 7-6, Suppan 82-41, Hancock 35-19, Flores 11-4, Looper 18-12, Johnson 12-6, Thompson 14-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Young 3-8, Embree 0-0, Linebrink 3-0, Hoffman 1-1, Suppan 5-4, Hancock 2-2, Flores 1-0, Looper 3-2, Johnson 0-0, Thompson 0-1.
Batters faced: Young 25, Embree 1, Linebrink 4, Hoffman 3, Suppan 21, Hancock 8, Flores 3, Looper 6, Johnson 3, Thompson 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Embree 1-0, Hancock 2-0, Looper 2-0, Thompson 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Wally Bell. 3B: Marty Foster. LF: Gerry Davis. RF: Bill Welke.
Weather: 66 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 11 mph, R to L.
T: 3:33.
Att: 46,634.

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