The Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals stand at the baselines during the singing of the National Anthem before Game 3 of 2006 World Series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Oct. 24, 2006.
Cardinals fans hold out their palms with a mark on their hands in reference to Tigers Game 2 pitcher Kenny Rogers before Game 3. Rogers had a similar mark on his hand, possibly pine tar. He heard plenty from the sellout crowd at Busch Stadium during pregame introductions, as chants of "Cheater!" echoed throughout the ballpark. But that was about the only noise the Tigers caused in this game.
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa greets Tigers manager Jim Leyland during team introductions before Game 3.
Starting pitcher Chris Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals throws during first inning. Carpenter beat San Diego twice in the first round of this year's playoffs, but struggled twice against the New York Mets in the NLCS at Shea Stadium.
The Cardinals' Scott Rolen argues with umpire Wally Bell after striking out against the Tigers' Nate Robertson in the second inning. Tigers catcher Ivan Rodriguez looks on.
With the bases loaded, Jim Edmonds of the Cardinals hits a two-run double down the right field line in the fourth inning.
The Cardinals' Scott Rolen heads home to score as Tigers pitcher Nate Robertson runs to back up the play in the fourth inning. Robertson gave up a two-run, bases-loaded double to the Cardinals' Jim Edmonds to drive in Rolen and Albert Pujols.
The Tigers' Carlos Guillen walks back to the dugout as home plate umpire Wally Bell signals the strikeout in the top of the fifth inning. The Tigers had homered in all 10 postseason games before Carpenter stopped them.
The Cardinals Albert Pujols hits a comebacker to Tigers pitcher Joel Zumaya in the seventh inning. Zumaya made a poor fielding choice with runners on first and second and no outs. He threw to third base.
The Cardinals' David Eckstein is waved home by third base coach Jose Oquendo (11) as Tigers third baseman Brandon Inge watches the throw by Zumaya head into the outfield. Zumaya was charged with a throwing error, making the score 4-0.
Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter reacts after a double play to end the seventh inning. Carpenter used big breaking balls to spin three-hit ball for eight innings. He struck out six, walked none and kept the Tigers' trio of Placido Polanco, Ivan Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson hitless in the Series.
Tigers pitcher Zach Miner waits for the throw as the Cardinals' So Taguchi scores from third on a wild pitch to Albert Pujols in the eighth inning. The Cardinals then led 5-0.
So Taguchi, David Eckstein, Jim Edmonds, Scott Rolen and Ronnie Bellliard of the Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Tigers 5-0 to take a 2-1 series lead.