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• The Cardinals scored more runs in the first five innings of the 2005 postseason (eight) than they scored over the last 32 innings of their 2004 World Series loss to the Red Sox (seven). Three hours later, the Red Sox allowed eight runs in the first five innings to the White Sox.
• Reggie Sanders drove in six runs in the Cardinals' 8-5 win over the Padres with a pair of bases-loaded hits -- a first-inning single and that rarest of home runs, a grand slam on a 3-0 pitch. Only 11 players even swung at a 3-0 pitch with the bases loaded during the entire 2005 regular season. The last grand slam on a 3-0 pitch was hit by Damian Miller in the Diamondbacks' second game of the 2002 regular season.
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