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Cards can't close it out
Photos
Padres 3, Cardinals 1
Albert Pujols, who went 0-for-4, reacts after striking out in the sixth inning. (Tom Gannam/AP)
Audio
 Taguchi's pinch-hit homer
 Molina picks off Piazza
 La Russa's postgame interview
Back at Busch Stadium with the chance to sweep the Padres, the Redbirds were held off the scoreboard until So Taguchi's pinch-hit homer in the eighth, and could not rally late to clinch the NLDS. One bright spot was the 'pen, which shut the door after Jeff Suppan yielded three runs in 4 1/3 innings.
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SD
October 7, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Diego
0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0   3 10 0
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 5 2
STL
San DiegoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, LF3030100.545
Walker, 2B5000005.000
  Hoffman, P0000000.000
Giles, RF4000112.200
Piazza, C4010014.111
  Embree, P0000000.000
  Linebrink, P0000000.000
  a-Barfield, PH-2B0000100.250
Gonzalez, 1B3120210.300
Cameron, CF3110205.200
Branyan, 3B3112001.182
  Greene, SS2000015.000
Blum, SS-3B3011103.167
Young, P3000023.000
  Bowen, C10100001.000
Totals3431038628 

a-Walked for Linebrink in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Cameron (1, Suppan), Branyan (1, Suppan), Blum (1, Hancock), Piazza (1, Flores).
TB: Roberts 3; Piazza 2; Gonzalez 2; Cameron 2; Branyan 2; Blum 2; Bowen.
RBI: Branyan 2 (2), Blum (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young; Cameron 2; Walker 2; Greene; Blum 2.
S: Roberts.
SF: Blum.
GIDP: Walker.
Team LOB: 14.

BASERUNNING
SB: Roberts (1, 2nd base off Suppan/Molina).
PO: Piazza (1st base by Molina).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Branyan-Walker-Gonzalez, Blum-Walker-Gonzalez).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS4020000.167
Duncan, LF2000211.167
  Johnson, P0000000.000
  Thompson, P0000000.000
Pujols, 1B4000024.417
Edmonds, CF3000112.300
Rolen, 3B4000022.091
Encarnacion, RF4000020.273
Belliard, 2B3020000.500
Molina, C2000011.222
  b-Spiezio, PH1000011.000
  Bennett, C0000000.000
Suppan, P1000010.000
  Hancock, P0000000.000
  a-Miles, PH1000000.500
  Flores, P0000000.000
  Looper, P0000000.000
  c-Taguchi, PH-LF11110001.000
Totals3015131111 

a-Popped out for Hancock in the 6th. b-Struck out for Molina in the 7th. c-Homered for Looper in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Belliard (1, Young).
HR: Taguchi (1, 8th inning off Linebrink, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Eckstein 2; Belliard 3; Taguchi 4.
RBI: Taguchi (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rolen; Edmonds; Spiezio.
GIDP: Molina; Pujols.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Eckstein (1, 2nd base off Young/Piazza).

FIELDING
E: Duncan (1, fielding), Molina (1, throw).
DP: (Suppan-Eckstein-Pujols).
Pickoffs: Molina (Piazza at 1st base).

 
San DiegoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Young (W, 1-0)6.24002900.00
Embree (H, 1)0.10000100.00
Linebrink (H, 1)1.01111016.75
Hoffman (S, 1)1.00000100.00
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Suppan (L, 0-1)4.16333306.23
Hancock 1.21002100.00
Flores 0.11001000.00
Looper 1.21000000.00
Johnson 0.11001100.00
Thompson 0.20001100.00

IBB: Edmonds (by Young), Blum (by Suppan).
Pitches-strikes: Young 102-63, Embree 7-4, Linebrink 19-12, Hoffman 7-6, Suppan 82-41, Hancock 35-19, Flores 11-4, Looper 18-12, Johnson 12-6, Thompson 14-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Young 3-8, Embree 0-0, Linebrink 3-0, Hoffman 1-1, Suppan 5-4, Hancock 2-2, Flores 1-0, Looper 3-2, Johnson 0-0, Thompson 0-1.
Batters faced: Young 25, Embree 1, Linebrink 4, Hoffman 3, Suppan 21, Hancock 8, Flores 3, Looper 6, Johnson 3, Thompson 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Embree 1-0, Hancock 2-0, Looper 2-0, Thompson 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Wally Bell. 3B: Marty Foster. LF: Gerry Davis. RF: Bill Welke.
Weather: 66 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 11 mph, R to L.
T: 3:33.
Att: 46,634.

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