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Scores
Standings
BOS
@KCR
8
7
CAL
@MIL
8
7
 
(11)
CAL
@MIL
2
4
BAL
@MIN
4
5
CHW
@NYY
0
3
CLE
@TEX
5
1
PIT
@ATL
8
6
CIN
@CHC
3
4
PHI
@LAD
4
3
NYM
@SDP
6
0
MON
@SFG
2
1
MON
@SFG
5
2
HOU
@STL
8
7
Sunday, June 15, 1975, 1:19PM
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 33,201, Time of Game: 2:45
Astros
8
24-42
 Won 2 
6th, 15½ GB
at Cardinals
7
27-29
 Lost 2 
5th, 6 GB
W: Joe Niekro (2-1)
L: Mike Garman (2-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          1  0  0   0  0  3   0  0  4    8 12  1
Cardinals       1  1  2   0  0  0   0  3  0    7 15  3

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Greg Gross LF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .274 .348 .344 .692 -0.009 0.89 0.066 -0.075 0.0 3 0
Roger Metzger SS 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .268 .326 .351 .677 -0.079 0.99 0.024 -0.103 -0.6 1 4
Cesar Cedeno CF 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .271 .358 .389 .747 0.011 0.93 0.087 -0.076 -0.1 1 0 2B
Bob Watson 1B 4 2 2 1 1 0 5 .343 .386 .526 .912 0.198 1.32 0.259 -0.062 2.1 9 2 2B
Milt May C 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .241 .290 .298 .588 0.048 1.40 0.111 -0.064 0.1 3 0
   Skip Jutze PR-C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .184 .184 .368 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Cliff Johnson PH-C 1 1 1 4 0 0 1 .283 .337 .457 .793 0.666 4.11 0.666 0.000 2.7 0 0 HR
Jose Cruz RF 4 1 0 0 0 0 5 .242 .350 .339 .690 -0.010 1.52 0.075 -0.085 -0.2 2 0 SH
Doug Rader 3B 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .238 .319 .333 .653 -0.057 1.55 0.038 -0.095 -0.0 3 1 2B
Larry Milbourne 2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .200 .167 .367 -0.011 0.42 0.000 -0.011 -0.1 2 3
   Ken Boswell PH-2B 2 0 1 2 2 0 4 .254 .377 .333 .710 0.213 2.15 0.253 -0.040 1.5 1 1 2·IW
   Rob Andrews PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .195 .276 .242 .518 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Doug Konieczny P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .161 .161 .226 .387 -0.026 1.03 0.000 -0.026 -0.2 0 0
   Wilbur Howard PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .313 .333 .344 .677 -0.022 0.88 0.000 -0.022 -0.2
   Ken Forsch P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.035 1.26 0.000 -0.035 -0.2 1 0
   Enos Cabell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .266 .309 .388 .697 -0.106 3.88 0.000 -0.106 -0.5
   Wayne Granger P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jim Crawford P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joe Niekro P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .500 .333 .833 -0.030 1.20 0.000 -0.030 -0.4 0 0
Team Totals 41 8 12 8 3 4 45 .293 .341 .439 .780 0.751 1.40 1.579 -0.830 3.7 27 12
2B: B Watson (12, off B Forsch); C Cedeno (18, off B Forsch); D Rader (9, off M Garman).
HR: C Johnson (4, off M Garman, 9th inn, 3 on, 1 out to CF).
SH: J Cruz (2, off B Forsch).
IBB: K Boswell 2 (4, 1 by M Garman, 1 by B Forsch).
TB: C Johnson 4; D Rader 3; C Cedeno 3; B Watson 3; M May 2; K Boswell; G Gross; R Metzger.
RBI: C Johnson 4 (22); K Boswell 2 (10); D Rader (21); B Watson (42).
2-out RBI: K Boswell 2; B Watson.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Metzger-L Milbourne-B Watson.
E: B Watson (4).

St.Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bake McBride CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .229 .296 .314 .610 -0.123 1.10 0.000 -0.123 -1.4 3 0
   Luis Melendez PH-LF 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .258 .278 .367 .645 0.147 4.73 0.147 0.000 1.0 0 0
Ted Sizemore 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .258 .329 .319 .648 -0.133 1.04 0.026 -0.160 -1.5 2 4 GDP
   Lou Brock PH 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .310 .358 .433 .792 0.043 1.35 0.043 0.000 1.0
   Al Hrabosky P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Garman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Willie Davis RF-CF 4 1 2 3 0 0 5 .260 .283 .431 .714 0.242 0.76 0.251 -0.009 2.0 2 0 HR,2B,SF
Reggie Smith 1B-RF 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .345 .414 .641 1.056 0.066 0.75 0.108 -0.042 0.3 9 0 HR
Ted Simmons C 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .288 .363 .439 .802 0.050 1.49 0.164 -0.114 0.1 4 0
   Don Hahn PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .143 .077 .220 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Jim Dwyer LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .194 .286 .226 .512 0.075 1.15 0.129 -0.053 0.3 2 0 2B
   Mike Tyson 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .205 .300 .364 .664 -0.123 5.40 0.000 -0.123 -0.4 0 2
Ken Reitz 3B 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .297 .318 .368 .686 0.109 2.04 0.233 -0.125 1.1 0 1 2B
Mario Guerrero SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .247 .282 .288 .570 -0.208 2.02 0.047 -0.255 -0.8 2 5
Bob Forsch P 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .353 .389 .500 .889 -0.002 1.30 0.061 -0.063 0.3 1 0
   Ron Fairly PH-1B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .295 .421 .410 .831 0.107 3.62 0.107 0.000 0.7 2 0
Team Totals 41 7 15 7 2 3 44 .366 .386 .585 .972 0.250 1.53 1.316 -1.067 2.7 27 12
2B: W Davis (11, off D Konieczny); J Dwyer (1, off D Konieczny); K Reitz (9, off K Forsch).
HR: W Davis (6, off D Konieczny, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); R Smith (10, off D Konieczny, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: W Davis (1, off J Niekro).
TB: W Davis 6; R Smith 5; K Reitz 4; J Dwyer 3; L Melendez; T Sizemore; R Fairly; M Guerrero; T Simmons; B Forsch.
GIDP: T Sizemore (5).
RBI: W Davis 3 (22); L Melendez (15); R Smith (34); K Reitz (23); L Brock (20).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 4 for 16.
Fielding
E: M Guerrero (2); R Fairly (4); R Smith (6).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Doug Konieczny 4 8 4 4 1 1 2 3.66 20 30 -0.256 0.93 -2.1
Ken Forsch 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.56 12 0 0 0.179 1.22 1.4
Wayne Granger 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 0 2.32 3 0 0 -0.064 2.49 -0.4
Jim Crawford 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.62 2 2 1 -0.254 4.17 -1.7
Joe Niekro, W (2-1) 1.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.32 7 3 2 0.145 2.72 0.0
Team Totals 9 15 7 7 2 3 2 7.00 44 30 5 3 -0.250 1.53 -2.7
J Crawford faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Forsch 8 9 4 1 2 3 0 2.55 36 55 0.027 1.41 -0.2
Al Hrabosky, H (2) 0.1 1 3 0 0 1 0 1.91 4 0 0 -0.130 1.31 -1.1
Mike Garman, BS (2), L (2-3) 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 1 2.25 5 3 3 -0.646 1.41 -2.5
Team Totals 9 12 8 1 3 4 1 1.00 45 55 3 3 -0.749 1.40 -3.7
Balks: None.
WP: D Konieczny (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: M Garman (5; K Boswell); B Forsch (5; K Boswell).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - Jerry Dale.
Time of Game: 2:45.
Attendance: 33,201.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St.Louis Cardinals
1 Greg Gross LF 1 Bake McBride CF
2 Roger Metzger SS 2 Ted Sizemore 2B
3 Cesar Cedeno CF 3 Willie Davis RF
4 Bob Watson 1B 4 Reggie Smith 1B
5 Milt May C 5 Ted Simmons C
6 Jose Cruz RF 6 Jim Dwyer LF
7 Doug Rader 3B 7 Ken Reitz 3B
8 Larry Milbourne 2B 8 Mario Guerrero SS
9 Doug Konieczny P 9 Bob Forsch P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 4-7 1 123 RRRR HOU C. Johnson M. Garman 67% 83% Home Run; Gross Scores/unER; Cedeno Scores/unER; Watson Scores/unER; Johnson Scores/Team unER
t6 2-4 2 -23 RR HOU K. Boswell B. Forsch 23% 46% Single to LF; May Scores/unER; Cruz Scores/unER
b8 4-4 1 123 R STL L. Melendez J. Crawford -15% 8% Single to RF; Reitz Scores; Guerrero to 3B; Fairly to 2B
b9 7-8 0 --- STL T. Simmons J. Niekro -13% 67% Single to LF
b2 2-1 1 123 OO STL T. Sizemore D. Konieczny 13% 38% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU G. Gross B. Forsch -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- HOU R. Metzger B. Forsch 2% 50% Single to RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O HOU C. Cedeno B. Forsch -3% 48% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t1 0-0 2 1-- R HOU B. Watson B. Forsch 11% 59% Double to LF; Cedeno Scores
t1 1-0 2 -2- O HOU M. May B. Forsch -3% 56% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Doug Konieczny facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O STL B. McBride D. Konieczny 2% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- STL T. Sizemore D. Konieczny -3% 56% Single to CF
b1 0-1 1 1-- R STL W. Davis D. Konieczny -12% 43% Double to LF; Sizemore Scores
b1 1-1 1 -2- O STL R. Smith D. Konieczny 3% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B; Davis to 3B
b1 1-1 2 --3 O STL T. Simmons D. Konieczny 4% 50% Flyball: 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 6-7-8
t2 1-1 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz B. Forsch -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-1 1 --- O HOU D. Rader B. Forsch -2% 46% Strikeout
t2 1-1 2 --- O HOU L. Milbourne B. Forsch -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Doug Konieczny facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- STL J. Dwyer D. Konieczny -6% 39% Double to LF
b2 1-1 0 -2- R STL K. Reitz D. Konieczny -8% 31% Single to CF; Dwyer Scores
b2 2-1 0 1-- STL M. Guerrero D. Konieczny -5% 26% Single to CF; Reitz to 2B
b2 2-1 0 12- STL B. Forsch D. Konieczny -6% 20% Single to CF; Reitz to 3B; Guerrero to 2B
b2 2-1 0 123 O STL B. McBride D. Konieczny 5% 26% Groundout: 1B-C/Forceout at Hm; Guerrero to 3B; Forsch to 2B
b2 2-1 1 123 OO STL T. Sizemore D. Konieczny 13% 38% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 9-1-2
t3 1-2 0 --- O HOU D. Konieczny B. Forsch -3% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-2 1 --- HOU G. Gross B. Forsch 3% 39% Single to CF
t3 1-2 1 1-- O HOU R. Metzger B. Forsch -3% 35% Flyball: LF
t3 1-2 2 1-- O HOU C. Cedeno B. Forsch -3% 33% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Doug Konieczny facing 3-4-5
b3 2-1 0 --- R STL W. Davis D. Konieczny -10% 23% Home Run
b3 3-1 0 --- R STL R. Smith D. Konieczny -8% 15% Home Run
b3 4-1 0 --- STL T. Simmons D. Konieczny -2% 14% Walk
b3 4-1 0 1-- STL J. Dwyer D. Konieczny -1% 12% Wild Pitch; Simmons to 2B
b3 4-1 0 -2- O STL J. Dwyer D. Konieczny 2% 14% Strikeout
b3 4-1 1 -2- O STL K. Reitz D. Konieczny 2% 16% Flyball: SS
b3 4-1 2 -2- O STL M. Guerrero D. Konieczny 2% 18% Flyball: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 4-5-6
t4 1-4 0 --- HOU B. Watson B. Forsch 4% 21% Single to LF
t4 1-4 0 1-- O HOU M. May B. Forsch -3% 18% Flyball: RF
t4 1-4 1 1-- O HOU J. Cruz B. Forsch -3% 15% Flyball: SS
t4 1-4 2 1-- HOU D. Rader B. Forsch 2% 17% Single to CF; Watson to 2B
Ken Boswell pinch hits for Larry Milbourne (2B) batting 8th
t4 1-4 2 12- O HOU K. Boswell B. Forsch -4% 13% Groundout: P unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Astros' Doug Konieczny facing 9-1-2
Ken Boswell moves from PH to 2B
b4 4-1 0 --- O STL B. Forsch D. Konieczny 1% 14% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 4-1 1 --- O STL B. McBride D. Konieczny 1% 15% Flyball: LF
b4 4-1 2 --- O STL T. Sizemore D. Konieczny 0% 15% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 9-1-2
Wilbur Howard pinch hits for Doug Konieczny (P) batting 9th
t5 1-4 0 --- O HOU W. Howard B. Forsch -2% 13% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-4 1 --- O HOU G. Gross B. Forsch -1% 12% Flyball: CF
t5 1-4 2 --- O HOU R. Metzger B. Forsch -1% 11% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 3-4-5
Ken Forsch replaces Wilbur Howard (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 4-1 0 --- O STL W. Davis K. Forsch 1% 12% Groundout: 1B-P
b5 4-1 1 --- O STL R. Smith K. Forsch 1% 12% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 4-1 2 --- O STL T. Simmons K. Forsch 0% 13% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 3-4-5
t6 1-4 0 --- O HOU C. Cedeno B. Forsch -2% 11% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-4 1 --- HOU B. Watson B. Forsch 3% 13% Walk
t6 1-4 1 1-- HOU M. May B. Forsch 4% 17% Single to 1B; Watson to 2B
t6 1-4 1 12- HOU J. Cruz B. Forsch 7% 25% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Watson to 3B; May to 2B
t6 1-4 1 123 RO HOU D. Rader B. Forsch -2% 23% Groundout: SS-1B; Watson Scores/unER; May to 3B; Cruz to 2B
t6 2-4 2 -23 RR HOU K. Boswell B. Forsch 23% 46% Single to LF; May Scores/unER; Cruz Scores/unER
t6 4-4 2 1-- O HOU K. Forsch B. Forsch -3% 43% Strikeout
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 4-4, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 6-7-8
b6 4-4 0 --- O STL J. Dwyer K. Forsch 3% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 4-4 1 --- STL K. Reitz K. Forsch -6% 40% Double to LF
b6 4-4 1 -2- O STL M. Guerrero K. Forsch 5% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 4-4 2 -2- O STL B. Forsch K. Forsch 5% 50% Fielder's Choice 3B unassisted; Reitz out at 3B/3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 4-4, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 1-2-3
t7 4-4 0 --- O HOU G. Gross B. Forsch -4% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 4-4 1 --- O HOU R. Metzger B. Forsch -3% 43% Flyball: CF
t7 4-4 2 --- HOU C. Cedeno B. Forsch 4% 48% Double to LF
t7 4-4 2 -2- O HOU B. Watson B. Forsch -6% 41% Foul Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 4-4, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 1-2-3
b7 4-4 0 --- O STL B. McBride K. Forsch 4% 45% Flyball: LF
b7 4-4 1 --- O STL T. Sizemore K. Forsch 3% 48% Flyball: 2B
b7 4-4 2 --- STL W. Davis K. Forsch -2% 46% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
b7 4-4 2 1-- STL R. Smith K. Forsch -3% 43% Single to LF; Davis to 2B
b7 4-4 2 12- O STL T. Simmons K. Forsch 7% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Tied 4-4, Cardinals' Bob Forsch facing 5-6-7
t8 4-4 0 --- HOU M. May B. Forsch 7% 57% Single to LF
Skip Jutze pinch runs for Milt May (C) batting 5th
t8 4-4 0 1-- O HOU J. Cruz B. Forsch -2% 55% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Jutze to 2B
t8 4-4 1 -2- O HOU D. Rader B. Forsch -6% 48% Flyball: CF; Jutze to 3B
t8 4-4 2 --3 HOU K. Boswell B. Forsch 2% 50% Intentional Walk
Enos Cabell pinch hits for Ken Forsch (P) batting 9th
t8 4-4 2 1-3 O HOU E. Cabell B. Forsch -11% 40% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 4-4, Astros' Wayne Granger facing 6-7-8
Wayne Granger replaces Enos Cabell (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Skip Jutze moves from PR to C
b8 4-4 0 --- STL J. Dwyer W. Granger -6% 33% Single to CF
b8 4-4 0 1-- STL K. Reitz W. Granger -9% 24% Single to LF; Dwyer to 2B
b8 4-4 0 12- O STL M. Guerrero W. Granger 9% 33% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Reitz to 2B
Jim Crawford replaces Wayne Granger pitching and batting 9th
Ron Fairly pinch hits for Bob Forsch (P) batting 9th
b8 4-4 1 12- STL R. Fairly J. Crawford -11% 23% Single to RF; Reitz to 3B; Guerrero to 2B
Luis Melendez pinch hits for Bake McBride (CF) batting 1st
b8 4-4 1 123 R STL L. Melendez J. Crawford -15% 8% Single to RF; Reitz Scores; Guerrero to 3B; Fairly to 2B
Joe Niekro replaces Jim Crawford pitching and batting 9th
Lou Brock pinch hits for Ted Sizemore (2B) batting 2nd
b8 5-4 1 123 R STL L. Brock J. Niekro -4% 3% Walk; Guerrero Scores; Fairly to 3B; Melendez to 2B
b8 6-4 1 123 RO STL W. Davis J. Niekro -1% 3% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Fairly Scores; Melendez to 3B
b8 7-4 2 1-3 O STL R. Smith J. Niekro 1% 3% Strikeout
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 7.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-7, Cardinals' Al Hrabosky facing 1-2-3
Al Hrabosky replaces Lou Brock (PH) pitching and batting 2nd
Ron Fairly moves from PH to 1B
Mike Tyson replaces Jim Dwyer (LF) playing 2B batting 6th
Luis Melendez moves from PH to LF
Willie Davis moves from RF to CF
Reggie Smith moves from 1B to RF
t9 4-7 0 --- HOU G. Gross A. Hrabosky 4% 7% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t9 4-7 0 1-- O HOU R. Metzger A. Hrabosky -3% 3% Strikeout
t9 4-7 1 1-- HOU C. Cedeno A. Hrabosky 4% 8% Single to LF; Gross to 2B
t9 4-7 1 12- HOU B. Watson A. Hrabosky 8% 16% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Gross to 3B; Cedeno to 2B
Mike Garman replaces Al Hrabosky pitching and batting 2nd
Cliff Johnson pinch hits for Skip Jutze (C) batting 5th
t9 4-7 1 123 RRRR HOU C. Johnson M. Garman 67% 83% Home Run; Gross Scores/unER; Cedeno Scores/unER; Watson Scores/unER; Johnson Scores/Team unER
t9 8-7 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz M. Garman -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 8-7 2 --- HOU D. Rader M. Garman 2% 83% Double to LF
t9 8-7 2 -2- HOU K. Boswell M. Garman 0% 84% Intentional Walk
Rob Andrews pinch runs for Ken Boswell (2B) batting 8th
t9 8-7 2 12- O HOU J. Niekro M. Garman -3% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
4 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 8, Cardinals 7.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 7-8, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 5-6-7
Cliff Johnson moves from PH to C
Rob Andrews moves from PR to 2B
b9 7-8 0 --- STL T. Simmons J. Niekro -13% 67% Single to LF
Don Hahn pinch runs for Ted Simmons (C) batting 5th
b9 7-8 0 1-- O STL M. Tyson J. Niekro 12% 80% Flyball: RF
b9 7-8 1 1-- O STL K. Reitz J. Niekro 11% 91% Flyball: RF
b9 7-8 2 1-- O STL M. Guerrero J. Niekro 9% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 8, Cardinals 7.

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