2005 National League Championship Series

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2005 National League Championship Series
Houston Astros logo
2005 National League Championship Series logo
St. Louis Cardinals logo
Houston Astros
89 - 73 in the NL
4 - 2
Series Summary
St. Louis Cardinals
100 - 62 in the NL
2005 MLB Postseason
LG Division
Series
League
Champ.
World
Series
AL CHW - BOS CHI - LAA CHI - HOU
LAA - NYY

NL STL - SD STL - HOU
ATL - HOU
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Overview[edit]

The Teams[edit]

St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

The St. Louis Cardinals, after finishing the season with the best record in baseball, came off a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres in the NLDS.

Houston Astros[edit]

The Houston Astros, the National League Wild Card team, beat the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS, 3 games to 1

Umpires[edit]

Series results[edit]

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(HOU-STL)

1 October 12 Houston 3 St. Louis 5 0-1
2 October 13 Houston 4 St. Louis 1 1-1
3 October 15 St. Louis 3 Houston 4 2-1
4 October 16 St. Louis 1 Houston 2 3-1
5 October 17 St. Louis 5 Houston 4 3-2
6 October 19 Houston 5 St. Louis 1 4-2
HOU won 4, STL won 2.

Houston wins the National League Championship
and advance to the 2005 World Series

Game One[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Astros 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 7 0
Cardinals 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 X 5 8 1
WP: Chris Carpenter (1-0), LP: Andy Pettitte (0-1), SV: Jason Isringhausen (1)
Home Runs: STL - Reggie Sanders (1); HOU - Chris Burke (1)

Attendance: 52,332

Game Two[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Astros 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 4 11 1
Cardinals 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 0
WP: Roy Oswalt (1-0), LP: Mark Mulder (0-1), SV: Brad Lidge (1)
Home Runs: STL - Albert Pujols (1)

Attendance: 52,358

Game Three[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cardinals 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 7 1
Astros 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 x 4 11 0
WP: Roger Clemens (1-0), LP: Matt Morris (0-1), SV: Brad Lidge (2)
Home Runs: HOU - Mike Lamb (1)

Attendance: 42,823

Game Four[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cardinals 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Astros 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 X 2 6 0
WP: Chad Qualls (1-0), LP: Jason Marquis (0-1), SV: Brad Lidge (3)
Home Runs: HOU - Jason Lane (1)

Attendance: 43,010

Game Five[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cardinals 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 9 1
Astros 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 9 2
WP: Jason Isringhausen (1-0), LP: Brad Lidge (0-1)
Home Runs: STL - Albert Pujols (2); HOU - Lance Berkman (1)

Attendance: 43,470

Game Six[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Astros 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 5 11 0
Cardinals 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
WP: Roy Oswalt (2-0), LP: Mark Mulder (0-2)
Home Runs: HOU - Jason Lane (2)

Attendance: 52,438

This was the final game ever played at this version of Busch Stadium; a new Busch Stadium would open, immediately next door, in 2006, with the old stadium being torn down and the pace it occupied becoming parking lots for the new facility.

Related Sites[edit]

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NL Division Series (3-0) Cardinals (NLC) over Padres (NLW)

NL Division Series (3-1) Astros (WC) over Braves (NLE)

NL Championship Series (4-2) Astros over Cardinals

World Series (4-0) White Sox over Astros

AL Championship Series (4-1) White Sox over Angels

AL Division Series (3-2) White Sox (ALC) over Red Sox (WC)

AL Division Series (3-0) Angels (ALW) over Yankees (ALE)

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