8:05 PM ET, October 8, 2006
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Standing on a folding chair in a raucous clubhouse, Albert Pujols sprayed champagne in every direction. Teammates got soaked -- even owners -- no one was immune.
|Game 4 Breakdown|
Ronnie Belliard. The St. Louis second baseman was a difference maker. He drove in the Cardinals' first two runs with a two-out single in the first inning, scored a run in the sixth after being hit by a pitch and scooped up everything in the field. Bellliard finished 1-for-3 and hit .462 (6-for-13) in the series.
Merely human when facing the Padres in the regular season, Chris Carpenter has been simply scintillating in the postseason. After looking at Carpenter's recent numbers against San Diego, is it any wonder St. Louis has sent the Padres packing in back-to-back years?
Nikko Smith, son of Cardinals Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith and a former "American Idol" finalist, sang the national anthem. ... Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst, a former Cardinals manager, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
|1st||R Branyan walked, B Giles scored, A Gonzalez to third, J Bard to second.||1||0|
|1st||M Cameron grounded into fielder's choice to second, A Gonzalez scored, R Branyan out at second, J Bard to third.||2||0|
|1st||R Belliard singled to center, P Wilson and J Edmonds scored, J Encarnacion to third, R Belliard out stretching at second.||2||2|
|6th||J Encarnacion tripled to deep right, A Pujols scored.||2||3|
|6th||S Spiezio singled to center, J Encarnacion scored, R Belliard to second.||2||4|
|6th||C Carpenter grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, R Belliard scored on throwing error by third baseman R Branyan, S Spiezio to third, Y Molina to second.||2||5|
|6th||D Eckstein sacrificed to catcher, S Spiezio scored, Y Molina to third, C Carpenter to second.||2||6|
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|Stadium||Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO|
|Attendance||46,476 (105.7% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||69 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Greg Gibson, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Gerry Davis|