1:09 PM ET, October 7, 2006
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
|Game 3 Breakdown|
Adrian Gonzalez. The Padres' first baseman reached base in four of his five at-bats -- two singles and two walks -- and scored San Diego's first run of the game.
If history repeats itself, the Padres don't have much of a chance against Chris Carpenter on Sunday. San Diego has had much more success against the St. Louis ace during the regular season.
Chris Young was 6-0 in road games during the regular season and he earned a win at St. Louis on Saturday. Young is one of 49 pitchers since 1903 to go 5-0 or better on the road during a regular season, but he's the first of those 49 to follow that up with a road victory in the postseason. (1903 was the first year of postseason play in Major League Baseball.)
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Roberts, 7-for-11 against Suppan during the regular season in his career, singled in all three at-bats against him. ... Cardinals Hall of Fame SS Ozzie Smith threw out the ceremonial first pitch. ... Cardinals reliever Josh Hancock, making his first appearance since a lower abdominal injury on Sept. 28, escaped a bases-loaded situation in the fifth to keep the deficit at 3-0.
|4th||R Branyan tripled to right, A Gonzalez and M Cameron scored.||2||0|
|4th||G Blum hit sacrifice fly to right, R Branyan scored.||3||0|
|8th||S Taguchi homered to left.||3||1|
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|Stadium||Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO|
|Attendance||46,634 (106% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||66 degrees, sunny|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Brian Gorman, First Base - Greg Gibson, Second Base - Wally Bell, Third Base - Marty Foster|