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Pujols makes Padres pay

Originally Published: October 3, 2006
By Eric Neel | ESPN.com

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego sun was high and bright Tuesday afternoon. The sky above Petco Park was electric blue, and delicate white clouds danced in a whispering breeze off the nearby bay. It was precisely the sort of October day that makes the locals so pleased and proud to be local.

But in the end it was the visiting St. Louis Cardinals who made themselves at home, sticking a 5-1 beating on the host Padres behind a titanic Albert Pujols home run and 6 1/3 strong innings from 2005 Cy Young ...

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