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St. Louis' spot in NLCS secure
Padres ousted in Game 4
Needing a win to force a Game 5 at home, the Padres jumped out to a quick lead and stayed right with the Cards until the sixth, when they yielded four runs and couldn't recover. Starter Woody Williams was effective for five innings, while Russell Branyan and Mike Cameron each drove in a run.
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 Branyan's walk scores a run
 Cameron's forceout plates a run
 Padres are eliminated
 Bochy's postgame interview
Cardinals 6, Padres 2
Yadier Molina celebrates the Cards' NLCS berth with John Rodriguez. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Cards move on, face Mets
For the third consecutive season, the Cardinals have advanced to the NLCS, putting away the Padres with a Game 4 victory. Juan Encarnacion's tiebreaking RBI triple highlighted a four-run sixth inning, while ace righty Chris Carpenter earned his second win of the NLDS with seven-plus strong innings.
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October 8, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Diego
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 9 1
St. Louis
2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 X   6 7 0
Roberts, LF5010012.438
Giles, RF4120010.286
Gonzalez, 1B4120000.357
Bard, C3010112.143
Branyan, 3B2011111.231
  a-Piazza, PH1000002.100
  Bellhorn, 3B0000000.000
Cameron, CF4001034.143
Blum, SS2000101.125
  Meredith, P0000000.000
  Hensley, P0000000.000
  b-Klesko, PH1010000.667
Barfield, 2B4010003.250
Williams, P2000000.000
  Greene, SS2000012.000

a-Grounded into a double play for Branyan in the 8th. b-Doubled for Hensley in the 9th.

2B: Klesko (1, Wainwright).
TB: Roberts; Giles 2; Gonzalez 2; Bard; Branyan; Klesko 2; Barfield.
RBI: Branyan (3), Cameron (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barfield 2; Roberts 2.
GIDP: Piazza.
Team LOB: 8.

SB: Cameron (1, 2nd base off Carpenter/Molina).
CS: Roberts (1, 2nd base by Carpenter/Molina).

E: Branyan (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Cameron (Belliard at 2nd base).

Eckstein, SS3001001.133
Wilson, LF4110012.250
Pujols, 1B3100111.333
Edmonds, CF3110001.308
Encarnacion, RF3111101.286
Belliard, 2B3112000.462
Spiezio, 3B4111000.200
Molina, C4020000.308
Carpenter, P3000011.200
  Johnson, P0000000.000
  Kinney, P0000000.000
  Wainwright, P0000000.000

2B: Molina (1, Williams).
3B: Encarnacion (1, Williams).
TB: Wilson; Edmonds; Encarnacion 3; Belliard; Spiezio; Molina 3.
RBI: Belliard 2 (2), Encarnacion (2), Spiezio (1), Eckstein (1).
2-out RBI: Belliard 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Eckstein; Wilson 2.
S: Eckstein.
Team LOB: 5.

DP: (Eckstein-Belliard-Pujols).

Williams (L, 0-1)5.15442106.75
Meredith 1.22200200.00
Hensley 1.00000000.00
Carpenter (W, 2-0)7.07223502.02
Johnson (H, 3)0.10000100.00
Kinney (H, 2)0.20000000.00
Wainwright 1.02000200.00

Carpenter pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

HBP: Edmonds (by Williams), Belliard (by Meredith).
Pitches-strikes: Williams 82-51, Meredith 32-26, Hensley 6-3, Carpenter 106-64, Johnson 5-3, Kinney 5-3, Wainwright 22-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Williams 6-8, Meredith 3-0, Hensley 3-0, Carpenter 10-5, Johnson 0-0, Kinney 2-0, Wainwright 1-0.
Batters faced: Williams 23, Meredith 9, Hensley 3, Carpenter 30, Johnson 1, Kinney 1, Wainwright 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Meredith 1-1, Johnson 2-0, Kinney 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Gerry Davis. LF: Bill Welke. RF: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 69 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, R to L.
T: 2:44.
Att: 46,476.

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