11:00 PM ET, October 8, 2005
Petco Park, San Diego, California
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals surrounded Reggie Sanders in the clubhouse and chanted "MVP! MVP! MVP!"
|Game 3 Breakdown|
Albert Pujols. He knocked in the game's first run in the top of the first inning on a double to deep right field, scoring David Eckstein. For the series, Pujols batted .556 (5-for-9) with four walks, three of which were intentional.
This was the first playoff game in Petco Park's two-year history, and the first postseason game in San Diego since Game 4 of the 1998 World Series, when the New York Yankees completed a sweep. ... San Diego has lost seven straight postseason games. ... The Padres also were swept by the Cardinals in the 1996 division series.
|1st||A Pujols doubled to deep right, D Eckstein scored.||1||0|
|2nd||D Eckstein homered to left, M Morris scored.||3||0|
|2nd||R Sanders doubled to deep left, J Edmonds and A Pujols scored, L Walker to third.||5||0|
|5th||Y Molina singled to right, M Grudzielanek and A Nunez scored.||7||0|
|5th||E Young singled to right, J Randa scored.||7||1|
|5th||M Loretta singled to left, E Young scored.||7||2|
|7th||D Roberts homered to right.||7||3|
|8th||R Hernandez homered to left center.||7||4|
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|Stadium||Petco Park, San Diego, CA|
|Attendance||45,093 (106% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||65 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Bruce Dreckman, First Base - Jerry Layne, Second Base - Angel Hernandez, Third Base - Tim Timmons|