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Carpenter, Pujols power Cards
Redbirds prevail in Game 1
The dynamic duo of Chris Carpenter and Albert Pujols proved too much for the Padres to handle in the NLDS opener, as Carpenter tossed 6 1/3 strong innings and Pujols broke a scoreless tie with a two-run blast. Jim Edmonds, Juan Encarnacion and Yadier Molina each collected an RBI.
Complete story >  
 Pujols' home run
 Edmonds' RBI single
 Molina singles in a run
 Edmonds scores
 Cardinals win Game 1
 Belliard talks about Game 1
Cardinals 5, Padres 1
Albert Pujols celebrates his two-run homer to put the Cardinals ahead. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Peavy struggles in defeat
Unlike last year's NLDS opener against St. Louis, Jake Peavy was healthy, but after cruising through three innings, he yielded three runs in the fourth, and the Padres couldn't recover. Held in check by Chris Carpenter, the Pads managed just one run, on Brian Giles' sacrifice fly that scored Dave Roberts in the sixth.
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 Roberts triples and scores
 Roberts discusses the Padres' loss
October 3, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0   5 12 0
San Diego
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 6 0
Eckstein, SS5100004.000
Duncan, LF4110011.250
  Taguchi, LF0000000.000
Pujols, 1B4122010.500
Edmonds, CF4121010.500
Rolen, 3B3010002.333
Encarnacion, RF3011001.333
Belliard, 2B3120101.667
  Wainwright, P0000000.000
Molina, C4011003.250
Carpenter, P2010011.500
  Johnson, P0000000.000
  Miles, 2B10100001.000

2B: Rolen (1, Peavy).
HR: Pujols (1, 4th inning off Peavy, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Duncan; Pujols 5; Edmonds 2; Rolen 2; Encarnacion; Belliard 2; Molina; Carpenter; Miles.
RBI: Pujols 2 (2), Encarnacion (1), Edmonds (1), Molina (1).
2-out RBI: Edmonds.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Eckstein; Rolen.
S: Carpenter.
SF: Encarnacion.
GIDP: Molina; Belliard.
Team LOB: 5.

SB: Belliard (1, 2nd base off Peavy/Piazza).
CS: Encarnacion (1, 2nd base by Peavy/Piazza).

DP: (Molina-Eckstein-Pujols).

Roberts, LF4130010.750
Giles, RF3021001.667
Gonzalez, 1B4000023.000
Piazza, C4000003.000
Branyan, 3B4010022.250
Cameron, CF3000120.000
Blum, SS2000010.000
  a-Bard, PH0000000.000
  Park, P0000000.000
  c-Klesko, PH1000000.000
Barfield, 2B2000010.000
  Seanez, P0000000.000
  b-Bellhorn, PH1000013.000
  Greene, SS0000000.000
Peavy, P1000010.000
  Walker, 2B2000003.000

a-Hit by pitch for Blum in the 7th. b-Struck out for Seanez in the 7th. c-Flied out for Park in the 9th.

2B: Giles (1, Johnson).
3B: Roberts (1, Carpenter), Branyan (1, Carpenter).
TB: Roberts 5; Giles 3; Branyan 3.
RBI: Giles (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Branyan; Walker 2; Piazza.
SF: Giles.
GIDP: Giles.
Team LOB: 6.

DP: 3 (Barfield-Gonzalez, Branyan-Walker-Gonzalez, Greene-Gonzalez-Walker).

Carpenter (W, 1-0)6.15111701.42
Johnson (H, 1)1.11000200.00
Wainwright 1.10000200.00
Peavy (L, 0-1)5.111551218.44
Seanez 1.20000200.00
Park 2.01000000.00

IBB: Belliard (by Peavy).
HBP: Bard (by Johnson), Rolen (by Park).
Pitches-strikes: Carpenter 105-71, Johnson 17-10, Wainwright 17-11, Peavy 91-59, Seanez 15-11, Park 15-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Carpenter 7-5, Johnson 2-0, Wainwright 1-1, Peavy 6-7, Seanez 1-2, Park 5-1.
Batters faced: Carpenter 24, Johnson 6, Wainwright 4, Peavy 26, Seanez 5, Park 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Johnson 2-0, Wainwright 1-0, Seanez 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: Brian Gorman. 3B: Greg Gibson. LF: Wally Bell. RF: Marty Foster.
Weather: 71 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 2:54.
Att: 43,107.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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