St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day 2005 – Look at the Last 50

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Houston Astros

Tuesday, April 5, 2005, 6:07PM
Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 43,567, Time of Game: 2:44

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals
1. Eckstein ss
2. Walker rf
3. Pujols 1b
4. Rolen 3b
5. Edmonds cf
6. Grudzielanek 2b
7. Sanders lf
8. Molina c
9. Carpenter p
 Houston Astros
1. Everett ss
2. Biggio 2b
3.  Bagwell 1b
4.  Ensberg 3b
5. Scott lf
6. Lane rf
7. Ausmus c
8.  Taveras cf
9.  Oswalt p

The Game

 

CARDINALS 1ST: Eckstein grounded out (second to first); Walker
singled to center; Pujols flied to center; Rolen singled to
shortstop [Walker to second]; Edmonds homered [Walker scored,
Rolen scored]; Grudzielanek grounded out (second to first); 3 R,
3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Everett flied to center; Biggio singled to left;
Bagwell grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Biggio out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals
3, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Sanders flied to left; Molina flied to center;
Carpenter grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ensberg grounded out (third to first); Scott struck
out; Debut game for Luke Scott; Lane doubled to left;
Ausmus grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Cardinals 3, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Eckstein singled to center; Walker popped to
shortstop; Pujols reached on a fielder’s choice [Eckstein to
second]; Rolen grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Pujols out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Cardinals 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Taveras singled to left; Oswalt out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Taveras to second]; Everett grounded
out (second to first) [Taveras to third]; Biggio singled to
center [Taveras scored]; Bagwell grounded out (second to first);
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Edmonds grounded out (shortstop to first);
Grudzielanek struck out; Sanders walked; Molina flied to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Ensberg grounded out (first unassisted); Scott
grounded out (second to first); Lane flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Carpenter grounded out (pitcher to first);
Eckstein was called out on strikes; Walker grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Ausmus grounded out (third to first); Taveras
grounded out (second to first); Oswalt grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Pujols singled to left; Rolen doubled to left
[Pujols to third]; Edmonds hit a sacrifice fly to center [Pujols
scored, Rolen to third]; Grudzielanek lined to second; Sanders
homered [Rolen scored]; Molina flied to center; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0
LOB. Cardinals 6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Everett grounded out (third to first); Biggio
grounded out (catcher to first); Bagwell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 6, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: SPRINGER REPLACED OSWALT (PITCHING); Carpenter
grounded out (second to first); Eckstein grounded out (second to
first); Walker homered; Pujols grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Ensberg flied to right; Scott flied to left; Lane
flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: HARVILLE REPLACED SPRINGER (PITCHING); Rolen
popped to second; Edmonds walked; Grudzielanek singled to left
[Edmonds to second]; Sanders flied to center [Edmonds to third];
Molina grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Cardinals 7, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: ALBERTO REYES REPLACED CARPENTER (PITCHING); Ausmus
popped to second; Taveras grounded out (shortstop to first);
PALMEIRO BATTED FOR HARVILLE; Palmeiro doubled to right; Everett
walked; Biggio doubled to center [Palmeiro scored, Everett
scored]; TAVAREZ REPLACED SANDERS (PITCHING); TAGUCHI REPLACED
ALBERTO REYES (PLAYING LF); Bagwell walked while Biggio stole
third; Ensberg was called out on strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Cardinals 7, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 9TH: WHEELER REPLACED PALMEIRO (PITCHING); Taguchi
grounded out (pitcher to first); Eckstein grounded out
(shortstop to first); Walker singled to left; Pujols singled to
center [Walker to third]; Rolen struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: KING REPLACED TAVAREZ (PITCHING); BURKE BATTED FOR
SCOTT; Burke popped to shortstop; Lane grounded out (second to
first); Ausmus walked; Taveras doubled to right [Ausmus to
third]; VIZCAINO BATTED FOR WHEELER; ISRINGHAUSEN REPLACED
WALKER (PITCHING); MABRY REPLACED KING (PLAYING RF); Vizcaino
walked; Everett forced Vizcaino (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 3 LOB. Cardinals 7, Astros 3.

Final Totals R H E LOB
Cardinals 7 11 0 6
Astros 3 7 0 7

Cardinals Win 7-3.
Umpires: HP – Ed Montague, 1B – Jerry Layne, 2B – Paul Emmel, 3B – Tony Randazzo.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 12mph out to Leftfield.