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Eckstein's slam wins it
Cardinals 5, Braves 3
David Eckstein is mobbed by teammates after his walk-off grand slam.  (AP)
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David Eckstein drilled a grand slam with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to cap a dramatic victory over Atlanta. The Cards' lineup did little until Albert Pujols smashed his 31st home run in the eighth inning.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 07, 2005
ATL
Atlanta (64-48)
Lost 1
St. Louis 5, Atlanta 3   STL
St. Louis (70-41)
Won 1
August 7, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   3 6 0
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4   5 9 0
Standings through 8/7/05  |  Gameday  |  Braves Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Furcal, SS4000021.271
Johnson, LF3111120.228
Giles, 2B3110000.305
Jones, A, CF2000211.273
LaRoche, 1B4000004.257
Francoeur, RF4122020.403
McCann, C3010010.297
Betemit, 3B3010110.308
Sosa, P2000011.062
a-Orr, PH1000000.303
Farnsworth, P0000000.000
Foster, P0000000.000
Reitsma, P1000003.000
Totals3036341010 

a-Grounded out for Sosa in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Francoeur (8, Isringhausen).
HR: Johnson (8, 1st inning off Carpenter, 0 on, 1 out), Francoeur (8, 2nd inning off Carpenter, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Johnson 4; Giles; Francoeur 6; McCann; Betemit.
RBI: Johnson (32), Francoeur 2 (21).
2-out RBI: Francoeur.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Reitsma 2.
S: Giles.
GIDP: LaRoche.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Giles (13, 2nd base off Isringhausen/Mahoney).

FIELDING
PB: McCann (2).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS3124200.272
Rodriguez, LF4010022.333
Pujols, 1B4111003.343
Edmonds, CF3010103.270
Grudzielanek, 2B4000014.297
Nunez, 3B4110011.306
Taguchi, RF4120000.280
Mahoney, C3000011.182
a-Luna, PH1110000.263
Carpenter, P3000001.037
Isringhausen, P0000000.000
King, P0000000.000
b-Seabol, PH1000003.234
Totals345953518 

a-Singled for Mahoney in the 9th. b-Lined out for King in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Taguchi (12, Sosa), Eckstein (16, Sosa), Edmonds (26, Sosa).
HR: Pujols (31, 8th inning off Farnsworth, 0 on, 2 out), Eckstein (5, 9th inning off Reitsma, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: Eckstein 6; Rodriguez; Pujols 4; Edmonds 2; Nunez; Taguchi 3; Luna.
RBI: Pujols (89), Eckstein 4 (38).
2-out RBI: Pujols.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Grudzielanek 2; Carpenter; Edmonds; Rodriguez; Nunez.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Eckstein (8, 2nd base off Sosa/McCann).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Taguchi (McCann at 2nd base).
DP: (Grudzielanek-Eckstein-Pujols).

 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sosa 7.04002502.36
Farnsworth (H, 17)0.21110012.53
Foster 0.00001003.68
Reitsma (BS, 5)(L, 3-3)0.24440013.67
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carpenter 8.042221022.26
Isringhausen 0.22111001.86
King (W, 3-2)0.10001003.30

Foster pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

HBP: McCann (by King).
Pitches-strikes: Sosa 87-57, Farnsworth 12-9, Foster 7-3, Reitsma 25-18, Carpenter 113-75, Isringhausen 12-6, King 9-3.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sosa 5-11, Farnsworth 1-1, Foster 0-0, Reitsma 1-1, Carpenter 6-7, Isringhausen 2-0, King 1-0.
Batters faced: Sosa 27, Farnsworth 3, Foster 1, Reitsma 6, Carpenter 29, Isringhausen 4, King 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Reitsma 1-0, King 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Dan Iassogna. 1B: Dale Scott. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Ron Kulpa.
Weather: 88 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:37.
Att: 47,714.

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