2005 Houston Astros

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2005 Houston Astros / Franchise: Houston Astros / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 89-73, Finished 2nd in NL Central Division (2005 NL) | 2005 National League Wild Card

Won NL Pennant

Managed by Phil Garner

Coaches: Mark Bailey, Cecil Cooper, Jose Cruz, Gary Gaetti, Jim Hickey and Doug Mansolino

Ballpark: Minute Maid Park

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 2005 Houston Astros beat the Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 1, in the Division Series; Game 4 of that series was the longest game in postseason history; it was won by a Chris Burke home run in the 18th inning

They then beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 2, in the NLCS to advance to the World Series for the first time in team history. However, they lost to the 2005 White Sox#Chicago White Sox, 4 games to none, in the 2005 World Series - although all four games were close.

Awards and Honors[edit]

Postseason[edit]

NLCS vs. St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

Main article: 2005 NLCS
Game Score Date Winning pitcher Losing pitcher Attendance
1 Houston Astros 3 at St. Louis Cardinals 5 October 12 Chris Carpenter (1-0) Andy Pettitte (0-1) 52,332
2 Houston Astros 4 at St. Louis Cardinals 1 October 13 Roy Oswalt (1-0) Mark Mulder (0-1) 52,358
3 St. Louis Cardinals 3 at Houston Astros 4 October 15 Roger Clemens (1-0) Matt Morris (0-1) 42,823
4 St. Louis Cardinals 1 at Houston Astros 2 October 16 Chad Qualls (1-0) Jason Marquis (0-1) 43,010
5 St. Louis Cardinals 5 at Houston Astros 4 October 17 Jason Isringhausen (1-0) Brad Lidge (0-1) 43,470
6 Houston Astros 5 at St. Louis Cardinals 1 October 19 Roy Oswalt (2-0) Mark Mulder (0-2) 52,438


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