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Reign on the horizon
Tigers toss one away
After building a 3-0 lead, the Tigers battled bad luck and shaky fielding to creep within one loss of elimination against the Cardinals. Sean Casey homered and drove in another run on a single, but Curtis Granderson's misstep in center field and Fernando Rodney's throwing error allowed St. Louis to pull out the Game 4 win.
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 Inge's RBI double
 Casey's solo homer
 Casey's RBI single
 Pudge scores a run
Cardinals 5, Tigers 4
The last of David Eckstein's four hits drove in the game-winning run. (Ron Vesely/MLB Photos)
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Cards close in on crown
The Cardinals are fast taking on the look of a world championship team as they rallied to edge the Tigers for a 3-1 Series lead. Preston Wilson came through with a clutch RBI single in the seventh inning and David Eckstein delivered a go-ahead run-scoring double in the eighth to put St. Louis on the brink of a World Series title.
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 Eckstein gets Cards on the board
 Wilson's go-ahead RBI single
 Molina's RBI double
 Rolen on winning Game 4
DET
October 26, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0   4 10 1
St. Louis
0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 X   5 9 0
STL
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF5110022.056
Monroe, LF5000011.188
Guillen, SS3110210.462
Ordonez, RF5000024.133
Casey, 1B4132001.462
Rodriguez, C4131002.200
Polanco, 2B4000004.000
Inge, 3B3021100.385
Bonderman, P2000012.000
  Rodney, P0000000.000
  a-Gomez, PH1000011.000
  Zumaya, P0000000.000
Totals3641043817 

a-Struck out for Rodney in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Granderson (1, Suppan), Rodriguez (1, Looper), Inge (1, Wainwright).
HR: Casey (1, 2nd inning off Suppan, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Granderson 2; Guillen; Casey 6; Rodriguez 4; Inge 3.
RBI: Casey 2 (3), Rodriguez (1), Inge (1).
2-out RBI: Casey; Rodriguez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bonderman; Polanco; Rodriguez; Granderson 2; Casey.
S: Bonderman.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Guillen (1, 2nd base off Kinney/Molina).

FIELDING
E: Rodney (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Monroe (Pujols at 3rd base).
DP: (Guillen-Casey).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS5142000.333
Duncan, RF2000101.167
  b-Taguchi, PH-RF-LF1100001.125
Pujols, 1B2000212.167
Edmonds, CF4000033.308
Rolen, 3B4120012.438
Wilson, LF3011001.200
  Wainwright, P0000000.000
Molina, C2011200.308
Miles, 2B3210113.167
Suppan, P2000013.000
  a-Rodriguez, PH1000012.000
  Kinney, P0000000.000
  Johnson, P0000000.000
  Looper, P0000000.000
  Encarnacion, RF1000011.000
Totals305946919 

a-Struck out for Suppan in the 6th. b-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Duncan in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Eckstein 3 (3, Bonderman, Rodney, Zumaya), Rolen 2 (3, Bonderman, Bonderman), Molina (2, Bonderman).
TB: Eckstein 7; Rolen 4; Wilson; Molina 2; Miles.
RBI: Eckstein 2 (2), Molina (1), Wilson (1).
2-out RBI: Eckstein 2; Molina; Wilson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pujols; Suppan; Rodriguez; Taguchi.
S: Wilson; Taguchi.
GIDP: Duncan.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Miles (1, 2nd base off Bonderman/Rodriguez).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bonderman 5.16224403.38
Rodney (BS, 1)1.22201403.00
Zumaya (L, 0-1)1.01111104.50
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Suppan 6.08332414.50
Kinney 0.20001100.00
Johnson 0.10000000.00
Looper (H, 1)0.11110003.86
Wainwright (BS, 1)(W, 1-0)1.21000300.00

WP: Zumaya.
IBB: Miles (by Bonderman), Pujols (by Rodney), Inge (by Suppan).
Pitches-strikes: Bonderman 92-59, Rodney 30-17, Zumaya 19-9, Suppan 87-53, Kinney 13-5, Johnson 1-1, Looper 6-4, Wainwright 23-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bonderman 11-1, Rodney 0-0, Zumaya 1-1, Suppan 8-6, Kinney 0-1, Johnson 0-1, Looper 1-0, Wainwright 2-0.
Batters faced: Bonderman 25, Rodney 8, Zumaya 5, Suppan 28, Kinney 3, Johnson 1, Looper 2, Wainwright 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Rodney 2-0, Johnson 1-0, Wainwright 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Mike Winters. 1B: John Hirschbeck. 2B: Tim McClelland. 3B: Randy Marsh. LF: Alfonso Marquez. RF: Wally Bell.
Weather: 53 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, R to L.
T: 3:35.
Att: 46,470.

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