The Cardinals are winless when they play on Oct. 18. They lost Game 2 of the 1987 World Series to the Twins, 8-4, and Game 5 of the 2004 NLCS to the Astros, 3-0.
Carpenter -- Four balls:
He was the antithesis of his Game 2 start, in which he gave up five runs in five innings. But a home run by Jose Reyes in the first inning and an RBI single by Green in the fourth ended up costing Carpenter the game.
Sense of October
The Cardinals didn't do much with runners in scoring position, going
0-for-5. After the third inning, St. Louis didn't have a runner in
scoring position until the ninth inning, when it scored two runs.
Lines of the Game
3 AB, 0 R, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 2B, 0 RBIs
Pujols hasn't had many RBI opportunities. In fact, he has only one during the NLCS. He is hitting .350 for the NLCS.
6 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 0 BB, 4 Ks
Carlos Delgado hit two home runs against the right-hander in Game 2, but Delgado went hitless in three at-bats against Carpenter.
"Well, one of the things I said right there real quickly is, 'Game 7
starts right now.' They are getting ready to have the experience of a
lifetime, if you're in professional sports. ... It's an experience you'll
never forget. It will be one of the most enjoyable things, especially if
you do it right, as far as getting ready and doing the best that you can.
You'll never forget it." -- Cards manager Tony La Russa, after Wednesday's loss
The NLCS goes to a decisive seventh game on Thursday. The Cardinals will try to win their second pennant in three years. Right-hander Jeff Suppan will take the mound for St. Louis. He looks to repeat his Game 3 performance, in which he threw eight shutout innings.