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CLE
@CHW
4
7
SEA
@DET
2
6
TEX
@KCR
2
3
CAL
@MIL
4
0
BOS
@MIN
3
4
 
(10)
OAK
@NYY
1
4
BAL
@TOR
2
5
PIT
@ATL
0
2
CHC
@CIN
1
2
STL
@HOU
3
2
 
(10)
MON
@LAD
0
5
NYM
@SDP
0
3
PHI
@SFG
0
4
Tuesday, May 12, 1981, 7:39PM
, Astrodome
Attendance: 20,020, Time of Game: 2:26
Cardinals
3
16-7
 Won 1 
1st
at Astros
2
14-17
 Lost 1 
5th, 7½ GB
W: Bruce Sutter (1-1)
L: Joe Sambito (1-2)
S: Jim Kaat (2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   1  0  0   0  1  0   1    3  7  0
Astros          0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0   0    2  7  4

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Garry Templeton SS 4 0 2 1 1 0 5 .280 .324 .450 .774 0.238 1.35 0.323 -0.085 0.8 1 3 CS,IW
Tony Scott CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .267 .295 .406 .701 -0.157 1.60 0.000 -0.157 -0.9 7 0
   Bruce Sutter P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Mike Ramsey PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .400 .500 .400 .900 -0.025 1.04 0.000 -0.025 -0.4
   Jim Kaat P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Keith Hernandez 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .315 .411 .522 .933 -0.003 1.09 0.065 -0.068 0.2 14 1 SB
George Hendrick RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .230 .333 .471 .805 -0.036 1.43 0.064 -0.100 -0.0 1 0
Sixto Lezcano LF 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .288 .430 .455 .885 -0.049 1.47 0.029 -0.078 -0.3 1 0 SF
Gene Tenace C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .417 .500 .917 0.121 1.10 0.175 -0.055 0.2 2 1 2B
Ken Oberkfell 3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .289 .337 .344 .681 0.125 2.05 0.166 -0.041 0.2 0 4 SB,SH
Tom Herr 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .259 .330 .444 .774 0.100 2.46 0.227 -0.127 0.4 1 2 SH
Bob Forsch P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.087 1.22 0.000 -0.087 -0.6 2 0 GDP
   Tito Landrum PH-CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 -0.104 1.96 0.000 -0.104 -0.6 1 0
Team Totals 34 3 7 3 1 4 38 .206 .222 .235 .458 0.123 1.55 1.049 -0.927 -1.1 30 12
2B: G Tenace (4, off J Sambito).
SF: S Lezcano (2, off B Knepper).
SH: K Oberkfell (2, off J Sambito); T Herr (2, off J Sambito).
IBB: G Templeton (2, by J Sambito).
TB: K Hernandez 2; G Tenace 2; G Templeton 2; K Oberkfell; T Herr.
GIDP: B Forsch (1).
RBI: S Lezcano (10); G Templeton (8); T Herr (20).
2-out RBI: G Templeton.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Baserunning
SB: K Hernandez (3, 2nd base off B Knepper/A Ashby); K Oberkfell (3, 2nd base off B Knepper/A Ashby).
CS: G Templeton (5, 2nd base by B Knepper/A Ashby).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Terry Puhl RF-CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .248 .315 .389 .704 -0.098 1.72 0.066 -0.164 -0.6 3 0
Craig Reynolds SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .263 .294 .412 .706 -0.134 1.56 0.000 -0.134 -0.7 3 4 SH
Cesar Cedeno CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .311 .366 .398 .764 -0.010 0.55 0.017 -0.027 -0.2 3 0
   Gary Woods RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .033 .121 .033 .155 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Denny Walling PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .419 .576 .994 -0.057 2.62 0.000 -0.057 -0.3 0 0
   Joe Pittman PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .286 .167 .452 -0.054 2.31 0.000 -0.054 -0.1
Jose Cruz LF 4 1 1 2 1 0 5 .258 .311 .475 .786 0.241 1.52 0.314 -0.072 1.6 3 0 HR,IW
Danny Heep 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .267 .365 .289 .654 -0.108 1.31 0.036 -0.144 -0.5 7 0
Art Howe 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .336 .395 .478 .873 0.076 1.20 0.108 -0.032 0.4 0 0 2B
   Rafael Landestoy PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .212 .133 .345 0.101 3.28 0.101 0.000 0.2 1 0 SB
Alan Ashby C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .210 .323 .247 .570 -0.135 1.51 0.011 -0.146 -0.6 4 1 IW
Dickie Thon 2B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .125 .250 .146 .396 -0.070 1.21 0.009 -0.078 -0.7 4 2
   Mike Ivie PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .255 .271 .345 .617 -0.086 3.19 0.000 -0.086 -0.3
   Joe Sambito P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Bob Knepper P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .188 .188 .250 .438 -0.046 0.61 0.000 -0.046 -0.5 1 0
   Kiko Garcia PH-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .270 .341 .297 .639 0.003 3.72 0.003 0.000 0.1 1 0 HBP
Team Totals 35 2 7 2 3 2 40 .200 .282 .314 .596 -0.377 1.52 0.665 -1.040 -2.1 30 8
2B: A Howe (8, off B Forsch).
HR: J Cruz (7, off B Forsch, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
SH: C Reynolds (7, off B Sutter).
IBB: A Ashby (3, by B Forsch); J Cruz (2, by B Sutter).
HBP: K Garcia (1, by B Sutter).
TB: J Cruz 4; A Howe 3; D Heep 2; T Puhl; C Cedeno.
RBI: J Cruz 2 (24).
2-out RBI: J Cruz 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Reynolds-D Thon-D Heep; A Ashby-D Thon.
E: G Woods (1); A Ashby 3 (5).
Baserunning
SB: R Landestoy (1, 2nd base off B Sutter/G Tenace).
Pickoffs: D Heep (2nd base by G Tenace).

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Forsch 7 5 2 2 2 1 1 4.03 27 58 -0.005 0.81 0.9
Bruce Sutter, W (1-1) 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 2.53 10 0 0 0.213 3.07 0.8
Jim Kaat, S (2) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.53 3 0 0 0.169 2.36 0.4
Team Totals 10 7 2 2 3 2 1 1.80 40 58 0 0 0.377 1.52 2.1

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Knepper 9 6 2 1 0 3 0 0.99 32 72 0.208 1.46 1.7
Joe Sambito, L (1-2) 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2.37 6 0 0 -0.331 2.06 -0.6
Team Totals 10 7 3 2 1 4 0 1.80 38 72 0 0 -0.123 1.55 1.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: B Sutter (1; K Garcia).
IBB: J Sambito (3; G Templeton); B Sutter (5; J Cruz); B Forsch (1; A Ashby).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Jerry Dale, 2B - Paul Runge, 3B - Jim Quick.
Time of Game: 2:26.
Attendance: 20,020.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Garry Templeton SS 1 Terry Puhl RF
2 Tony Scott CF 2 Craig Reynolds SS
3 Keith Hernandez 1B 3 Cesar Cedeno CF
4 George Hendrick RF 4 Jose Cruz LF
5 Sixto Lezcano LF 5 Danny Heep 1B
6 Gene Tenace C 6 Art Howe 3B
7 Ken Oberkfell 3B 7 Alan Ashby C
8 Tom Herr 2B 8 Dickie Thon 2B
9 Bob Forsch P 9 Bob Knepper P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-1 2 1-- RR HOU J. Cruz B. Forsch -30% 33% Home Run; Cedeno Scores
t8 1-2 2 -2- R STL G. Templeton B. Knepper 28% 48% Single to RF; Oberkfell Scores; Templeton to 2B/Adv on E9
t10 2-2 1 --3 R STL T. Herr J. Sambito 19% 87% Reached on E2/Sacrifice Bunt; Tenace Scores; Herr to 2B/Adv on E2 (throw to 1B)
t10 2-2 0 --- STL G. Tenace J. Sambito 18% 68% Double to LF (LF-CF)
b9 2-2 0 -2- O HOU A. Ashby B. Sutter 11% 32% Bunt Popfly: 1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- STL G. Templeton B. Knepper 4% 54% Single to RF (CF-RF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- OO STL T. Scott B. Knepper -7% 47% Double Play: Strikeout, Templeton Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t1 0-0 2 --- STL K. Hernandez B. Knepper 1% 48% Single to RF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O STL G. Hendrick B. Knepper -2% 46% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU T. Puhl B. Forsch 2% 48% Groundout: 1B-P
b1 0-0 1 --- O HOU C. Reynolds B. Forsch 1% 49% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- O HOU C. Cedeno B. Forsch 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O STL S. Lezcano B. Knepper -2% 48% Lineout: 2B
t2 0-0 1 --- O STL G. Tenace B. Knepper -1% 46% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- O STL K. Oberkfell B. Knepper -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz B. Forsch 2% 48% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 1 --- HOU D. Heep B. Forsch -3% 45% Single to CF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O HOU A. Howe B. Forsch 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B; Heep to 2B
b2 0-0 2 -2- O HOU A. Ashby B. Forsch 3% 50% Heep Picked off 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O STL T. Herr B. Knepper -2% 48% Lineout: SS
t3 0-0 1 --- O STL B. Forsch B. Knepper -2% 46% Popfly: SS
t3 0-0 2 --- O STL G. Templeton B. Knepper -1% 45% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O HOU A. Ashby B. Forsch 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 1 --- O HOU D. Thon B. Forsch 2% 49% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --- O HOU B. Knepper B. Forsch 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- O STL T. Scott B. Knepper -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- STL K. Hernandez B. Knepper 3% 50% Single to RF
t4 0-0 1 1-- STL G. Hendrick B. Knepper 2% 53% Hernandez Steals 2B
t4 0-0 1 -2- STL G. Hendrick B. Knepper 6% 59% Reached on E2 (Ground Ball); Hernandez to 3B
t4 0-0 1 1-3 RO STL S. Lezcano B. Knepper 3% 62% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Hernandez Scores/unER
t4 1-0 2 1-- O STL G. Tenace B. Knepper -2% 60% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 1-2-3
b4 0-1 0 --- O HOU T. Puhl B. Forsch 3% 63% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 0-1 1 --- O HOU C. Reynolds B. Forsch 2% 65% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-1 2 --- HOU C. Cedeno B. Forsch -2% 63% Single to LF
b4 0-1 2 1-- RR HOU J. Cruz B. Forsch -30% 33% Home Run; Cedeno Scores
b4 2-1 2 --- HOU D. Heep B. Forsch -1% 32% Single to CF
b4 2-1 2 1-- HOU A. Howe B. Forsch -3% 29% Double to RF; Heep to 3B
b4 2-1 2 -23 HOU A. Ashby B. Forsch -1% 28% Intentional Walk
b4 2-1 2 123 O HOU D. Thon B. Forsch 6% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 7-8-9
t5 1-2 0 --- O STL K. Oberkfell B. Knepper -3% 31% Lineout: RF
t5 1-2 1 --- STL T. Herr B. Knepper 4% 35% Single to CF (CF-RF)
t5 1-2 1 1-- OO STL B. Forsch B. Knepper -7% 27% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 9-1-2
b5 2-1 0 --- O HOU B. Knepper B. Forsch 2% 29% Bunt Groundout: P unassisted
b5 2-1 1 --- O HOU T. Puhl B. Forsch 1% 31% Flyball: CF
b5 2-1 2 --- O HOU C. Reynolds B. Forsch 1% 31% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 1-2-3
t6 1-2 0 --- O STL G. Templeton B. Knepper -4% 28% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-2 1 --- O STL T. Scott B. Knepper -2% 26% Strikeout
t6 1-2 2 --- O STL K. Hernandez B. Knepper -2% 24% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 3-4-5
b6 2-1 0 --- O HOU C. Cedeno B. Forsch 2% 26% Flyball: CF
b6 2-1 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz B. Forsch 1% 27% Flyball: CF
b6 2-1 2 --- O HOU D. Heep B. Forsch 1% 28% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 4-5-6
t7 1-2 0 --- O STL G. Hendrick B. Knepper -4% 24% Flyball: CF
t7 1-2 1 --- O STL S. Lezcano B. Knepper -3% 21% Flyball: CF
t7 1-2 2 --- O STL G. Tenace B. Knepper -2% 19% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 6-7-8
b7 2-1 0 --- O HOU A. Howe B. Forsch 2% 21% Popfly: 1B
b7 2-1 1 --- O HOU A. Ashby B. Forsch 1% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 2-1 2 --- HOU D. Thon B. Forsch -1% 21% Walk
b7 2-1 2 1-- O HOU B. Knepper B. Forsch 2% 23% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 7-8-9
Terry Puhl moves from RF to CF
Gary Woods replaces Cesar Cedeno (CF) playing RF batting 3rd
t8 1-2 0 --- STL K. Oberkfell B. Knepper 9% 32% Single to CF
t8 1-2 0 1-- STL T. Herr B. Knepper 7% 38% Oberkfell Steals 2B
t8 1-2 0 -2- O STL T. Herr B. Knepper -10% 28% Foul Flyball: 1B
Tito Landrum pinch hits for Bob Forsch (P) batting 9th
t8 1-2 1 -2- O STL T. Landrum B. Knepper -8% 20% Flyball: LF
t8 1-2 2 -2- R STL G. Templeton B. Knepper 28% 48% Single to RF; Oberkfell Scores; Templeton to 2B/Adv on E9
t8 2-2 2 -2- O STL T. Scott B. Knepper -7% 40% Popfly: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Bruce Sutter facing 1-2-3
Bruce Sutter replaces Tony Scott (CF) pitching and batting 2nd
Tito Landrum moves from PH to CF
b8 2-2 0 --- HOU T. Puhl B. Sutter -7% 34% Single to RF
b8 2-2 0 1-- O HOU C. Reynolds B. Sutter 1% 35% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Puhl to 2B
Denny Walling pinch hits for Gary Woods (RF) batting 3rd
b8 2-2 1 -2- O HOU D. Walling B. Sutter 6% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B; Puhl to 3B
b8 2-2 2 --3 HOU J. Cruz B. Sutter -1% 40% Intentional Walk
b8 2-2 2 1-3 O HOU D. Heep B. Sutter 10% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Bob Knepper facing 3-4-5
Denny Walling moves from PH to RF
t9 2-2 0 --- O STL K. Hernandez B. Knepper -5% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 2-2 1 --- O STL G. Hendrick B. Knepper -4% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 2-2 2 --- O STL S. Lezcano B. Knepper -3% 38% Lineout: P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Bruce Sutter facing 6-7-8
b9 2-2 0 --- HOU A. Howe B. Sutter -8% 31% Single to CF
Rafael Landestoy pinch runs for Art Howe (3B) batting 6th
b9 2-2 0 1-- HOU A. Ashby B. Sutter -10% 20% Landestoy Steals 2B
b9 2-2 0 -2- O HOU A. Ashby B. Sutter 11% 32% Bunt Popfly: 1B
Mike Ivie pinch hits for Dickie Thon (2B) batting 8th
b9 2-2 1 -2- O HOU M. Ivie B. Sutter 9% 40% Strikeout
Kiko Garcia pinch hits for Bob Knepper (P) batting 9th
b9 2-2 2 -2- HOU K. Garcia B. Sutter -0% 40% Hit By Pitch
b9 2-2 2 12- O HOU T. Puhl B. Sutter 10% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 10th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Joe Sambito facing 6-7-8
Joe Sambito replaces Mike Ivie (PH) pitching and batting 8th
Rafael Landestoy moves from PR to 2B
Kiko Garcia moves from PH to 3B
t10 2-2 0 --- STL G. Tenace J. Sambito 18% 68% Double to LF (LF-CF)
t10 2-2 0 -2- O STL K. Oberkfell J. Sambito 1% 68% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Tenace to 3B
t10 2-2 1 --3 R STL T. Herr J. Sambito 19% 87% Reached on E2/Sacrifice Bunt; Tenace Scores; Herr to 2B/Adv on E2 (throw to 1B)
t10 3-2 1 -2- O STL T. Landrum J. Sambito -2% 85% Strikeout Looking
t10 3-2 2 -2- STL G. Templeton J. Sambito 0% 86% Intentional Walk
Mike Ramsey pinch hits for Bruce Sutter (P) batting 2nd
t10 3-2 2 12- O STL M. Ramsey J. Sambito -2% 83% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 10th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Cardinals' Jim Kaat facing 2-3-4
Jim Kaat replaces Mike Ramsey (PH) pitching and batting 2nd
b10 2-3 0 --- O HOU C. Reynolds J. Kaat 8% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
Joe Pittman pinch hits for Denny Walling (RF) batting 3rd
b10 2-3 1 --- O HOU J. Pittman J. Kaat 5% 96% Popfly: 1B
b10 2-3 2 --- O HOU J. Cruz J. Kaat 4% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

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  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

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