4:00 PM ET, October 5, 2005
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Houston Astros figured their pitching would have to carry them through the postseason.
|Game 1 Breakdown|
Lance Berkman. Not wanting to get beat by Berkman, the Braves pitched around the Astros' No. 3 hitter and walked him three times (once intentionally). Morgan Ensberg made them pay, going 3-for-4 with five RBI in the cleanup spot.
Ensberg tied the Houston postseason record of five RBI set by Beltran in Game 5 of last year's playoff victory over the Braves. ... The Astros set a division series record with four sacrifice bunts. ... The crowd of 40,590 was about 10,000 short of a sellout.
|1st||M Ensberg singled to center, C Biggio scored, L Berkman to second.||1||0|
|1st||C Jones homered to right.||1||1|
|3rd||M Ensberg singled to left, C Biggio and W Taveras scored, L Berkman to second.||3||1|
|4th||C Biggio hit sacrifice fly to center, B Ausmus scored.||4||1|
|4th||A Jones homered to center, M Giles scored.||4||3|
|7th||M Ensberg singled to left, A Pettitte scored, L Berkman to second.||5||3|
|8th||J Bagwell singled to left, A Everett scored, B Ausmus to third, C Biggio to second.||6||3|
|8th||M Ensberg walked, B Ausmus scored, C Biggio to third, J Bagwell to second.||7||3|
|8th||C Biggio scored, J Bagwell to third, M Ensberg to second on wild pitch by J Foster.||8||3|
|8th||O Palmeiro singled to left, J Bagwell and M Ensberg scored, J Lane to second.||10||3|
|8th||C Jones doubled to deep center, R Furcal scored, M Giles to third.||10||4|
|9th||J Estrada singled to right, J Francoeur scored.||10||5|
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|Stadium||Turner Field, Atlanta, GA|
|Attendance||40,590 (82.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||80 degrees, overcast|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Joe Brinkman, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Gary Cederstrom|