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HOU 7,  STL 10
Cardinals win series, 4-3
Redbirds open with offensive outburst
Houston continued its hot hitting with homers by Carlos Betran, Jeff Kent, Lance Berkman and Mike Lamb, but the Astros' bullpen allowed seven hits and six runs after starter Brandon Backe left in the fifth inning. Full story >


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After Woody Williams gave them six solid, if unspectacular innings, St. Louis' vaunted offense exploded for a six-spot in the sixth inning to take Game 1 of the NLCS on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium. Full story >

October 13, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
2 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1   7 10 1
St Louis
2 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 X   10 12 0
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, LF5120012.400
Beltran, CF5222011.400
Bagwell, 1B3000121.000
Berkman, RF4212011.250
Kent, 2B4112010.250
Everett, SS0000000.000
Ensberg, 3B4000000.000
Vizcaino, SS-2B4020000.500
Ausmus, C4000022.000
Backe, P2000010.000
Qualls, P0000000.000
Harville, P0000000.000
a-Palmeiro, PH10100001.000
Wheeler, P0000000.000
b-Lamb, PH11110001.000
Totals377107197 

a-Doubled for Harville in the 7th. b-Homered for Wheeler in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Palmeiro (1, Calero), Biggio (1, Tavarez).
HR: Beltran (1, 1st inning off Williams, 1 on, 0 out), Kent (1, 4th inning off Williams, 1 on, 1 out), Berkman (1, 8th inning off King, 1 on, 1 out), Lamb (1, 9th inning off Tavarez, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Biggio 3; Beltran 5; Berkman 4; Kent 4; Vizcaino 2; Palmeiro 2; Lamb 4.
RBI: Beltran 2 (2), Kent 2 (2), Berkman 2 (2), Lamb (1).
2-out RBI: Lamb.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Biggio 2, Beltran.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Vizcaino (1, throw).
DP: (Ensberg-Kent-Bagwell).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Womack, 2B5111011.200
Walker, RF5331010.600
Pujols, 1B3222210.667
Rolen, 3B4111121.250
Edmonds, CF3023012.667
Renteria, SS3110112.333
Sanders, LF4110022.250
Matheny, C3000020.000
Williams, P2110000.500
a-Cedeno, PH1001001.000
Calero, P0000000.000
b-Anderson, PH1000000.000
Haren, P0000000.000
King, P0000000.000
Tavarez, P0000000.000
Isringhausen, P0000000.000
Totals34101294119 

a-Grounded out for Williams in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Calero in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Williams (1, Backe), Walker (1, Backe), Edmonds (1, Harville).
3B: Walker (1, Backe).
HR: Pujols (1, 1st inning off Backe, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Womack; Walker 6; Pujols 5; Rolen; Edmonds 3; Renteria; Sanders; Williams 2.
RBI: Pujols 2 (2), Walker (1), Rolen (1), Cedeno (1), Womack (1), Edmonds 3 (3).
2-out RBI: Walker, Rolen, Womack, Edmonds 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Edmonds, Renteria.
S: Matheny.
GIDP: Sanders.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Womack (1, 2nd base off Qualls/Ausmus).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Backe 4.25442617.71
Qualls (L, 0-1)1.055511045.00
Harville 0.111110027.00
Wheeler 2.01000400.00
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Williams (W, 1-0)6.04441526.00
Calero 1.02000200.00
Haren 0.111101027.00
King 0.111100127.00
Tavarez 1.02110119.00
Isringhausen (S, 1)0.10000000.00

HBP: Edmonds (by Backe).
Pitches-strikes: Backe 93-54, Qualls 20-13, Harville 13-6, Wheeler 22-16, Williams 95-63, Calero 23-16, Haren 6-5, King 4-4, Tavarez 13-10, Isringhausen 1-1.
Ground outs-fly outs: Backe 6-2, Qualls 2-0, Harville 1-0, Wheeler 1-1, Williams 7-6, Calero 1-0, Haren 0-0, King 0-1, Tavarez 1-1, Isringhausen 1-0.
Batters faced: Backe 21, Qualls 9, Harville 3, Wheeler 7, Williams 23, Calero 5, Haren 2, King 2, Tavarez 5, Isringhausen 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Qualls 2-1, Harville 2-2, King 1-1, Isringhausen 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: Gary Darling. 3B: Mike Winters. LF: Angel Hernandez. RF: Ed Rapuano.
Weather: 61 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:15.
Att: 52,323.

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