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Long balls boost Cardinals
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Cardinals 8, Padres 5
Reggie Sanders crushes a grand slam to break the game open in the fifth. (Tom Gannam/AP)
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Reggie Sanders set an NL Division Series record with six RBIs, including the third grand slam in Cardinals postseason history, to spark St. Louis over San Diego in the opening game of the 2005 postseason. Starter Chris Carpenter tossed six shutout innings, allowing just three hits, and Jim Edmonds added a solo shot.
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October 4, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Diego
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3   5 13 1
St. Louis
1 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 X   8 10 1
STL
San DiegoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, CF3010001.333
c-Young, PH-CF2112001.500
Klesko, LF4120110.500
Loretta, 2B5011003.200
Giles, RF5021011.400
Sweeney, 1B21201001.000
d-Johnson, PH0000000.000
e-Fick, PH-1B10101001.000
Hernandez, C5010017.200
Greene, SS3111002.333
Randa, 3B3000104.000
Peavy, P2000021.000
Hensley, P0000000.000
Lawrence, P0000000.000
a-Burroughs, PH0000000.000
b-Nady, PH1000011.000
Otsuka, P0000000.000
Linebrink, P0000000.000
f-Jackson, PH11100001.000
Totals3751354621 

a-Batted for Lawrence in the 7th. b-Struck out for Burroughs in the 7th. c-Homered for Roberts in the 8th. d-Batted for Sweeney in the 8th. e-Walked for Johnson in the 8th. f-Singled for Linebrink in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Sweeney (1, Thompson), Greene (1, Eldred).
HR: Young (1, 8th inning off Flores, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Roberts; Young 4; Klesko 2; Loretta; Giles 2; Sweeney 3; Fick; Hernandez; Greene 2; Jackson.
RBI: Greene (1), Young 2 (2), Loretta (1), Giles (1).
2-out RBI: Loretta; Giles.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hernandez 3.
SF: Greene.
GIDP: Randa; Loretta; Hernandez.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jackson (1, 2nd base off Isringhausen/Molina), Giles (1, 2nd base off Eldred/Molina).

FIELDING
E: Greene (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Loretta-Greene-Sweeney, Greene-Sweeney).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS5110002.200
Edmonds, CF4331000.750
Pujols, 1B3210100.333
Walker, RF2100211.000
Sanders, LF4126010.500
Taguchi, LF0000000.000
Eldred, P0000000.000
Isringhausen, P0000000.000
Grudzielanek, 2B4000002.000
Nunez, 3B3010110.333
Molina, C4010012.250
Carpenter, P3000010.000
Thompson, P0000000.000
Flores, P0000000.000
Mabry, LF10100001.000
Totals338107457 

BATTING
2B: Edmonds (1, Peavy).
HR: Edmonds (1, 1st inning off Peavy, 0 on, 1 out), Sanders (1, 5th inning off Peavy, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: Eckstein; Edmonds 7; Pujols; Sanders 5; Nunez; Molina; Mabry.
RBI: Edmonds (1), Sanders 6 (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Eckstein.
GIDP: Grudzielanek.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Eckstein (1, fielding).
DP: 3 (Nunez-Pujols, Eckstein-Pujols, Eckstein-Grudzielanek-Pujols).

 
San DiegoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Peavy (L, 0-1)4.188833216.62
Hensley 0.20001000.00
Lawrence 1.00000100.00
Otsuka 1.00000000.00
Linebrink 1.02000100.00
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carpenter (W, 1-0)6.03003300.00
Thompson 0.221100013.50
Flores 1.02110219.00
Eldred 0.222210027.00
Isringhausen 0.241101013.50

WP: Peavy.
IBB: Pujols (by Peavy), Walker (by Peavy).
Pitches-strikes: Peavy 70-44, Hensley 9-4, Lawrence 9-6, Otsuka 11-6, Linebrink 20-16, Carpenter 91-57, Thompson 13-8, Flores 21-16, Eldred 23-11, Isringhausen 15-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Peavy 8-2, Hensley 1-1, Lawrence 1-1, Otsuka 0-3, Linebrink 0-2, Carpenter 9-6, Thompson 0-2, Flores 0-1, Eldred 1-1, Isringhausen 1-0.
Batters faced: Peavy 23, Hensley 3, Lawrence 3, Otsuka 3, Linebrink 5, Carpenter 22, Thompson 4, Flores 5, Eldred 5, Isringhausen 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Flores 1-0, Eldred 1-0, Isringhausen 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Ed Montague. 1B: Bill Hohn. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Jerry Layne. LF: Angel Hernandez. RF: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 84 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 10 mph, R to L.
T: 2:57.
Att: 52,349.

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