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Yet another winning hand
Cards head home even
Though a pair of wins in Detroit would have been ideal, the Cardinals travel back to St. Louis having split the first two games of the Series. Jeff Weaver turned in a gritty outing on the mound, but was burned by a pair of first-inning runs. The Cards mustered only two hits against Kenny Rogers, and a late rally ended with the bases loaded.
Complete story >  
 Cards' rally falls short
 Edmonds' RBI double
 LaRussa's postgame comments
Tigers 3, Cardinals 1
Kenny Rogers is chasing Christy Mathewson's record 27 straight shutout innings in one postseason. (MLB Photos)
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Rogers' heat fuels Tigers
Kenny Rogers continued to dominate in the postseason, upping his scoreless innings streak to a staggering 23 straight as the Tigers clawed back to even in the Series. Craig Monroe ripped his fifth homer of the playoffs in the first inning, and Carlos Guillen and Sean Casey added RBIs to carry Detroit at the plate.
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 Monroe's homer
 Casey's RBI single
 Leyland postgame press conference
STL
October 22, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 4 1
Detroit
2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 X   3 10 1
DET
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS4000001.000
Spiezio, DH3000110.000
Pujols, 1B3000101.167
Rolen, 3B4120011.500
Encarnacion, RF4000012.000
Edmonds, CF3011110.429
Wilson, LF3000001.000
Molina, C4010004.250
Miles, 2B3000012.000
Totals311413512 

BATTING
2B: Edmonds (1, Jones).
TB: Rolen 2; Edmonds 2; Molina.
RBI: Edmonds (2).
2-out RBI: Edmonds.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Encarnacion; Molina 2.
GIDP: Eckstein.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Pujols (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Miles-Eckstein-Pujols, Rolen-Miles-Pujols).

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF5000025.000
Monroe, LF3111113.429
Polanco, 2B3000013.000
Ordonez, RF4120002.286
Guillen, 1B3131100.714
Rodriguez, C4000015.000
Casey, DH3011000.167
Inge, 3B4020021.286
Santiago, SS3010010.200
Totals3231032819 

BATTING
2B: Guillen (1, Weaver).
3B: Guillen (1, Weaver).
HR: Monroe (2, 1st inning off Weaver, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Monroe 4; Ordonez 2; Guillen 6; Casey; Inge 2; Santiago.
RBI: Monroe (2), Guillen (2), Casey (1).
2-out RBI: Guillen; Casey.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez 2; Polanco 2; Ordonez.
S: Santiago.
GIDP: Granderson; Rodriguez.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Jones (1, fielding).
DP: (Polanco-Santiago-Guillen).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Weaver (L, 0-1)5.09331515.40
Johnson 0.20000100.00
Kinney 0.10001000.00
Flores 1.01000000.00
Thompson 0.20000100.00
Wainwright 0.10000100.00
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rogers (W, 1-0)8.02003500.00
Jones (S, 1)1.02100000.00

HBP: Casey (by Weaver), Polanco (by Kinney), Wilson (by Jones).
Pitches-strikes: Weaver 85-59, Johnson 9-6, Kinney 8-2, Flores 12-9, Thompson 8-6, Wainwright 5-3, Rogers 99-61, Jones 15-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Weaver 7-3, Johnson 1-0, Kinney 0-1, Flores 2-1, Thompson 1-0, Wainwright 0-0, Rogers 11-8, Jones 2-1.
Batters faced: Weaver 26, Johnson 2, Kinney 3, Flores 3, Thompson 2, Wainwright 1, Rogers 28, Jones 7.
Umpires: HP: Alfonso Marquez. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Mike Winters. 3B: John Hirschbeck. LF: Tim McClelland. RF: Randy Marsh.
Weather: 44 degrees, rain.
Wind: 18 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:55.
Att: 42,533.

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