8:00 PM ET, October 5, 2004
Busch Stadium I, St. Louis, Missouri
ST. LOUIS -- Larry Walker is back in the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade, and he's making the most of his second shot.
|Game 1 Breakdown|
Larry Walker. Hitting No. 2 in the order, Walker belted two solo homers. The Cardinals' middle of the order (Nos. 2-6) went a combined 7-for-16 with four homers and seven RBI.
Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial threw out the first pitch with another Hall of Famer, Red Schoendienst, on the receiving end. ... Walker is the third Cardinals player to homer twice in a postseason game. Ron Gant did it in the 1996 NLCS against the Braves and Willie McGee did it the 1982 World Series against the Brewers.
|1st||A Pujols homered to center.||0||1|
|3rd||L Walker homered to right.||0||2|
|3rd||E Renteria doubled to left, A Pujols and S Rolen scored.||0||4|
|3rd||J Edmonds homered to right, E Renteria scored.||0||6|
|4th||M Matheny homered to left.||0||7|
|5th||J Werth doubled to left, C Izturis scored.||1||7|
|6th||A Cora tripled to deep center, A Beltre scored.||2||7|
|7th||L Walker homered to right center.||2||8|
|9th||T Wilson homered to center.||3||8|
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