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Cards Weave way to 2-0 lead
Redbirds in command
Behind five shutout innings from Jeff Weaver, who picked up his first playoff victory, and more timely hitting by Albert Pujols, the Cards return home with a commanding 2-0 NLDS lead. Jim Edmonds collected his second RBI single of the series, while St. Louis' relievers tossed four shutout frames.
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 Pujols drives in a run
 Edmonds' infield hit
 Cards finish off Game 2
 Wainwright talks to KTRS
 Cardinals postgame comments
 La Russa's postgame comments
Cardinals 2, Padres 0
Albert Pujols reacts after reaching second base safely following his RBI single in the fourth. (Chris Carlson/AP)
Offense puts Pads in hole
The Friars got five effective innings from David Wells, who allowed two runs on seven hits, but couldn't solve starter Jeff Weaver and the Cardinals bullpen, and now find themselves in an 0-2 NLDS deficit. San Diego managed just four hits and has scored just one run over the first two games.
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October 5, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   2 10 0
San Diego
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0
Eckstein, SS3000001.000
Wilson, LF4110001.250
Pujols, 1B4131001.625
Rolen, 3B4000003.143
Encarnacion, RF4020001.429
Edmonds, CF3011111.429
Belliard, 2B4010004.429
Molina, C3010010.286
Weaver, P2010010.500
  Flores, P0000000.000
  Kinney, P0000000.000
  a-Rodriguez, PH1000000.000
  Johnson, P0000000.000
  Wainwright, P0000000.000

a-Flied out for Kinney in the 8th.

2B: Wilson (1, Wells), Pujols (1, Hensley).
TB: Wilson 2; Pujols 4; Encarnacion 2; Edmonds; Belliard; Molina; Weaver.
RBI: Pujols (3), Edmonds (2).
2-out RBI: Edmonds.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Belliard 2.
GIDP: Pujols; Eckstein; Rolen.
Team LOB: 5.

CS: Molina (1, 2nd base by Wells/Bard).
PO: Molina (1st base by Wells).

DP: (Belliard-Eckstein-Pujols).

Roberts, LF4000022.375
Giles, RF3000110.333
Walker, 2B2000001.000
  b-Barfield, PH-2B2010010.250
Gonzalez, 1B3010101.143
Bard, C4000013.000
Cameron, CF4010020.143
Branyan, 3B4000021.125
Blum, SS1000201.000
Wells, P1000000.000
  a-Klesko, PH1010000.500
  Meredith, P0000000.000
  c-Piazza, PH1000001.000
  Hensley, P0000000.000
  Linebrink, P0000000.000

a-Singled for Wells in the 5th. b-Struck out for Walker in the 6th. c-Lined out for Meredith in the 7th.

2B: Barfield (1, Wainwright).
TB: Barfield 2; Gonzalez; Cameron; Klesko.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bard; Roberts; Gonzalez.
GIDP: Blum.
Team LOB: 7.

Outfield assists: Roberts (Encarnacion at home).
DP: 3 (Branyan-Walker-Gonzalez 2, Walker-Blum-Gonzalez).
Pickoffs: Wells (Molina at 1st base).

Weaver (W, 1-0)5.02003300.00
Flores (H, 1)0.21000100.00
Kinney (H, 1)1.10001100.00
Johnson (H, 2)0.20000200.00
Wainwright (S, 1)1.11000200.00
Wells (L, 0-1)5.07220203.60
Meredith 2.01000100.00
Hensley 1.22001000.00
Linebrink 0.10000000.00

HBP: Eckstein (by Wells).
Pitches-strikes: Weaver 79-47, Flores 8-7, Kinney 18-10, Johnson 11-8, Wainwright 23-15, Wells 69-45, Meredith 26-17, Hensley 34-20, Linebrink 1-1.
Ground outs-fly outs: Weaver 5-7, Flores 1-0, Kinney 1-2, Johnson 0-0, Wainwright 2-0, Wells 7-4, Meredith 5-0, Hensley 1-4, Linebrink 0-1.
Batters faced: Weaver 19, Flores 3, Kinney 5, Johnson 2, Wainwright 5, Wells 19, Meredith 6, Hensley 8, Linebrink 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Kinney 1-0, Linebrink 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Bill Welke. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Wally Bell. LF: Marty Foster. RF: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 69 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:54.
Att: 43,463.

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