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HOU 4,  STL 6
Cardinals win series, 4-3
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Carlos Beltran continued his torrid postseason by crushing his sixth homer in seven games in the first inning, but Houston dropped Game 2 after Dan Miceli gave up two solo homers in the eighth. Full story >


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St. Louis took command of the NLCS thanks to back-to-back solo home runs by Albert Pujols and Scott Rolen off Dan Miceli in the eighth inning. Larry Walker and Rolen also had two-run shots in the fifth. Full story >

October 14, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0   4 10 1
St Louis
0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 X   6 9 0
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, LF5110015.300
Miceli, P0000000.000
Beltran, CF2111311.429
Bagwell, 1B3000214.000
Berkman, RF5121003.333
Kent, 2B4010115.250
1-Everett, PR0000000.000
Ensberg, 3B5122015.222
Vizcaino, SS4020001.500
Ausmus, C3010110.143
Munro, P1000100.000
Harville, P0000000.000
a-Bruntlett, PH1000002.000
Wheeler, P0000000.000
b-Palmeiro, PH-LF1000000.500
Totals3441048626 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Harville in the 6th. b-Flied out for Wheeler in the 8th.
1-Ran for Kent in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kent (1, Morris), Berkman (1, Calero).
HR: Beltran (2, 1st inning off Morris, 0 on, 1 out), Ensberg (1, 4th inning off Morris, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Biggio; Beltran 4; Berkman 3; Kent 2; Ensberg 5; Vizcaino 2; Ausmus.
RBI: Beltran (3), Ensberg 2 (2), Berkman (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Biggio 2, Ensberg 2, Bagwell 2.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Berkman (1, 3rd base off Calero/Matheny).
CS: Bagwell (1, 2nd base by Morris/Matheny), Ensberg (1, 2nd base by Calero/Matheny).
PO: Bagwell (1st base by Matheny).

FIELDING
E: Munro (1, pickoff).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Womack, 2B4110002.222
Walker, RF4112022.444
Pujols, 1B4231001.714
Rolen, 3B4223012.375
Edmonds, CF4010010.429
Renteria, SS4000002.143
Sanders, LF4000002.125
Isringhausen, P0000000.000
Matheny, C3010020.167
Morris, P0000000.000
a-Anderson, PH0000100.000
Kline, P0000000.000
Calero, P0000000.000
b-Cedeno, PH1000010.000
Tavarez, P0000000.000
Taguchi, LF0000000.000
Totals326961711 

a-Walked for Morris in the 5th. b-Struck out for Calero in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Edmonds (2, Munro).
HR: Walker (1, 5th inning off Munro, 1 on, 2 out), Rolen 2 (2, 5th inning off Harville, 1 on, 2 out; 8th inning off Miceli, 0 on, 0 out), Pujols (2, 8th inning off Miceli, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Womack; Walker 4; Pujols 6; Rolen 8; Edmonds 2; Matheny.
RBI: Walker 2 (3), Rolen 3 (4), Pujols (3).
2-out RBI: Walker 2, Rolen 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rolen, Walker, Sanders 2.
S: Morris.
Team LOB: 4.

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

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Sanders (Vizcaino at 2nd base).
DP: (Matheny-Pujols-Womack).
Pickoffs: Matheny (Bagwell at 1st base).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Munro 4.26331415.79
Harville 0.111101127.00
Wheeler 2.00000200.00
Miceli (L, 0-1)1.022200218.00
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Morris 5.06335525.40
Kline 0.02000000.00
Calero (BS, 1)2.02111103.00
Tavarez (W, 1-0)1.00000004.50
Isringhausen (S, 2)1.00002000.00

Kline pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

WP: Morris 2.
Balk: Morris.
IBB: Ausmus (by Morris).
Pitches-strikes: Munro 80-47, Harville 9-7, Wheeler 19-14, Miceli 17-13, Morris 86-56, Kline 3-2, Calero 28-18, Tavarez 11-7, Isringhausen 16-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Munro 6-4, Harville 0-0, Wheeler 1-3, Miceli 2-1, Morris 2-6, Kline 0-0, Calero 2-2, Tavarez 2-1, Isringhausen 0-3.
Batters faced: Munro 21, Harville 2, Wheeler 6, Miceli 5, Morris 24, Kline 2, Calero 8, Tavarez 3, Isringhausen 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Harville 1-1, Calero 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Gary Darling. 2B: Mike Winters. 3B: Angel Hernandez. LF: Ed Rapuano. RF: Tim Welke.
Weather: 48 degrees, rain.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:02 (:28 delay).
Att: 52,347.

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