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STL 2,  HOU 5
Cardinals win series, 4-3
Rocket boosts Astros past Cardinals
Jeff Suppan pitched admirably for the Cardinals, but the Astros rode their two big advantages -- Roger Clemens and Minute Maid Park -- to a Game 3 win. The Cards still hold a 2-1 series lead, with Game 4 set for Sunday afternoon in Houston. Going back to the regular season, the Astros have won 20 of their last 21 games at home. St. Louis has lost five straight at Minute Maid. Full story >


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Roger Clemens struck out seven and allowed just four hits and two runs in seven innings in Game 3 on Saturday afternoon. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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 Lance Berkman solo homer in eighth: 56K | 350K
 Carlos Beltran's solo homer in eighth: 56K | 350K
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 Jim Edmonds' solo homer in second: 56K | 350K
 Jeff Kent's two-run homer in first: 56K | 350K
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Roger Clemens slowed down St. Louis for seven innings and closer Brad Lidge fanned five for the save. Houston got homers from Jeff Kent, Carlos Beltran and Lance Berkman. Full story >

October 16, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St Louis
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 5 0
Houston
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 X   5 8 0
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Womack, 2B4000010.154
Walker, RF4111010.385
Pujols, 1B4010010.545
Rolen, 3B3010111.364
Edmonds, CF3111112.400
Renteria, SS4000023.091
Sanders, LF3000121.091
Matheny, C3010012.222
b-Anderson, PH0000000.000
Suppan, P2000001.000
a-Cedeno, PH1000010.000
Haren, P0000000.000
King, P0000000.000
Eldred, P0000000.000
c-Mabry, PH1000012.000
Totals3225231212 

a-Struck out for Suppan in the 7th. b-Hit by pitch for Matheny in the 9th. c-Struck out for Eldred in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Walker (2, 1st inning off Clemens, 0 on, 1 out), Edmonds (1, 2nd inning off Clemens, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Walker 4; Pujols; Rolen; Edmonds 4; Matheny.
RBI: Walker (4), Edmonds (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matheny, Mabry.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Rolen-Pujols).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, LF4010011.286
Lidge, P0000000.000
Beltran, CF3221110.500
Bagwell, 1B4010002.100
Berkman, RF4222002.385
Kent, 2B3112110.273
Bruntlett, SS0000000.000
Ensberg, 3B3000103.167
Vizcaino, SS-2B4000001.333
Ausmus, C3000010.100
Clemens, P2000010.000
a-Palmeiro, PH-LF1010000.667
Totals31585359 

a-Singled for Clemens in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Beltran (1, Suppan).
HR: Kent (2, 1st inning off Suppan, 1 on, 2 out), Beltran (3, 8th inning off Haren, 0 on, 0 out), Berkman (2, 8th inning off King, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Biggio; Beltran 6; Bagwell; Berkman 5; Kent 4; Palmeiro.
RBI: Berkman 2 (5), Kent 2 (4), Beltran (4).
2-out RBI: Berkman, Kent 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ensberg 2.
GIDP: Bagwell.
Team LOB: 5.

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Suppan (L, 0-1)6.05332314.50
Haren 1.121101110.80
King 0.111101127.00
Eldred 0.10001000.00
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Clemens (W, 1-0)7.04222722.57
Lidge (S, 1)2.01001500.00

WP: Clemens.
HBP: Anderson (by Lidge).
Pitches-strikes: Suppan 92-57, Haren 21-14, King 11-8, Eldred 9-4, Clemens 116-77, Lidge 42-31.
Ground outs-fly outs: Suppan 7-8, Haren 1-2, King 0-0, Eldred 1-0, Clemens 7-7, Lidge 0-1.
Batters faced: Suppan 24, Haren 6, King 2, Eldred 2, Clemens 27, Lidge 9.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Mike Winters. 2B: Angel Hernandez. 3B: Ed Rapuano. LF: Tim Welke. RF: Eric Cooper.
Weather: 74 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:57.
Att: 42,896.

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