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Redbirds return to NLCS
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Cardinals 7, Padres 4
Julian Tavarez celebrates the sweep in the Cards clubhouse. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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For the second consecutive year, the Cards are in the NLCS, this time with a sweep of the Padres behind a solid Game 3 outing by Matt Morris and timely hitting from David Eckstein. Morris yielded just two runs over six innings, while Eckstein went 3-for-4 with a two-run blast and scored twice. Reggie Sanders hit a two-run double to set an NLDS record with 10 RBIs.
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STL
October 8, 2005
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St. Louis
1 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   7 13 1
San Diego
0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0   4 9 0
SD
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS4232111.385
Edmonds, CF5110024.364
Pujols, 1B3121200.556
Walker, RF3000012.000
Taguchi, RF-LF1000002.000
Sanders, LF4012103.333
Isringhausen, P0000000.000
Grudzielanek, 2B5110005.154
Nunez, 3B5120020.364
Molina, C5022001.231
Morris, P2110001.500
a-Rodriguez, PH1000000.000
Thompson, P0000000.000
Flores, P0000000.000
Tavarez, P0000000.000
Mabry, RF1000001.500
Totals3971374620 

a-Grounded out for Morris in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Pujols 2 (2, Williams, Seanez), Edmonds (2, Williams), Sanders (2, Williams).
HR: Eckstein (1, 2nd inning off Williams, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Eckstein 6; Edmonds 2; Pujols 4; Sanders 2; Grudzielanek; Nunez 2; Molina 2; Morris.
RBI: Pujols (2), Eckstein 2 (4), Sanders 2 (10), Molina 2 (3).
2-out RBI: Eckstein 2; Sanders 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Grudzielanek 4; Edmonds; Sanders.
S: Morris.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Nunez (1, 2nd base off Hensley/Hernandez).

FIELDING
E: Eckstein (2, throw).

 
San DiegoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, CF5111012.222
Loretta, 2B5021000.267
Giles, RF5010012.231
Klesko, LF4000124.200
Hernandez, C2121200.455
Fick, 1B4000004.200
Greene, SS4010023.400
Randa, 3B4110004.364
Williams, P0000000.000
Lawrence, P0000000.000
a-Burroughs, PH1000000.000
Hensley, P0000000.000
b-Young, PH1111000.333
Seanez, P0000000.000
c-Jackson, PH1000010.667
Otsuka, P0000000.000
Hoffman, P0000000.000
d-Sweeney, PH0000100.667
Totals364944719 

a-Flied out for Lawrence in the 3rd. b-Singled for Hensley in the 5th. c-Struck out for Seanez in the 7th. d-Walked for Hoffman in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Randa (1, Morris).
HR: Roberts (1, 7th inning off Thompson, 0 on, 1 out), Hernandez (1, 8th inning off Tavarez, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Roberts 4; Loretta 2; Giles; Hernandez 5; Greene; Randa 2; Young.
RBI: Young (3), Loretta (2), Roberts (1), Hernandez (1).
2-out RBI: Loretta.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Randa 2; Klesko 2.
Team LOB: 9.

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Morris (W, 1-0)6.05223403.00
Thompson 0.211101113.50
Flores 0.20000004.50
Tavarez 0.121100113.50
Isringhausen (S, 1)1.11001203.00
 
San DiegoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Williams (L, 0-1)1.265522127.00
Lawrence 1.11000100.00
Hensley 2.03221103.86
Seanez 2.01000206.00
Otsuka 1.01001000.00
Hoffman 1.01000000.00

IBB: Pujols (by Williams), Pujols (by Otsuka).
HBP: Walker (by Williams).
Pitches-strikes: Morris 106-74, Thompson 11-8, Flores 7-5, Tavarez 9-6, Isringhausen 22-12, Williams 53-27, Lawrence 16-11, Hensley 36-22, Seanez 20-14, Otsuka 18-10, Hoffman 13-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Morris 8-6, Thompson 1-0, Flores 1-1, Tavarez 0-1, Isringhausen 1-1, Williams 2-1, Lawrence 2-1, Hensley 4-1, Seanez 2-2, Otsuka 1-2, Hoffman 1-2.
Batters faced: Morris 26, Thompson 3, Flores 2, Tavarez 3, Isringhausen 6, Williams 14, Lawrence 5, Hensley 10, Seanez 7, Otsuka 5, Hoffman 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Isringhausen 1-0, Lawrence 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Dreckman. 1B: Jerry Layne. 2B: Angel Hernandez. 3B: Tim Timmons. LF: Ed Montague. RF: Bill Hohn.
Weather: 65 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:07.
Att: 45,093.

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