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Scores
Standings
OAK
@BAL
5
6
SEA
@BOS
0
4
CAL
@CLE
3
7
TEX
@DET
1
14
MIN
@MIL
3
4
KCR
@NYY
5
6
CHW
@TOR
5
9
CIN
@CHC
5
0
PHI
@LAD
3
2
ATL
@PIT
0
5
MON
@SDP
1
3
NYM
@SFG
1
4
HOU
@STL
12
15
Tuesday, May 19, 1981, 7:39PM
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 14,585, Time of Game: 3:03
Astros
12
18-19
 Lost 1 
5th, 8 GB
at Cardinals
15
20-9
 Won 3 
1st
W: Jim Kaat (2-0)
L: Bobby Sprowl (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  3  1   3  0  2   0  2  1   12 16  2
Cardinals       0  0  2   5  0  3   5  0  X   15 18  4

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Terry Puhl CF 5 2 2 1 0 0 .258 .731 -0.036 1.26 0.129 -0.165 -0.2 4 0 2B,SB,SF
Kiko Garcia SS 6 3 1 0 0 1 .255 .603 -0.017 1.36 0.092 -0.109 0.5 2 5
Gary Woods RF 5 1 2 2 0 2 .119 .396 0.166 1.48 0.262 -0.096 2.9 0 0 2·2B,SH
Jose Cruz LF 5 1 3 2 0 0 .271 .781 -0.044 0.89 0.080 -0.124 1.1 1 0 2B,CS
Art Howe 3B 3 2 3 2 2 0 .370 .959 0.194 1.06 0.194 0.000 2.6 0 2 2B,IW
Dave Roberts 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 .222 .538 0.078 1.07 0.105 -0.028 0.4 11 2 SF
Luis Pujols C 5 1 1 2 0 0 .182 .471 0.083 1.26 0.213 -0.130 0.0 4 0 3B,SB,GDP
Rafael Landestoy 2B 4 0 1 0 1 0 .149 .468 0.066 0.80 0.115 -0.049 0.1 1 4 2B,SB
   Joe Sambito P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Don Sutton P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .211 -0.052 0.76 0.000 -0.052 -0.8 1 0
   Bobby Sprowl P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.014 0.55 0.000 -0.014 -0.1 0 0
   Joaquin Andujar P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joe Pittman PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .583 0.109 2.95 0.109 0.000 0.6
   Dave Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dickie Thon 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .396 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Craig Reynolds PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 .277 .773 0.018 0.30 0.018 0.000 0.9 3B
Team Totals 42 12 16 10 3 4 .381 1.023 0.551 1.14 1.317 -0.767 8.0 24 13
2B: G Woods 2 (2, 1 off J Otten, 1 off B Shirley); R Landestoy (1, off B Shirley); T Puhl (7, off J Kaat); A Howe (10, off B Shirley); J Cruz (6, off J Edelen).
3B: L Pujols (1, off B Shirley); C Reynolds (6, off B Sutter).
SF: T Puhl (3, off B Sutter); D Roberts (1, off J Kaat).
SH: G Woods (2, off J Kaat).
IBB: A Howe (3, by J Otten).
TB: G Woods 4; J Cruz 4; A Howe 4; C Reynolds 3; T Puhl 3; L Pujols 3; R Landestoy 2; D Roberts; K Garcia; J Pittman.
GIDP: L Pujols (1).
RBI: J Cruz 2 (26); A Howe 2 (12); L Pujols 2 (5); G Woods 2 (2); D Roberts (2); T Puhl (12).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 6 for 19.
Fielding
E: L Pujols (1); D Roberts (2).
Baserunning
SB: R Landestoy (3, 3rd base off B Shirley/G Tenace); L Pujols (1, Home off B Shirley/G Tenace); T Puhl (9, 2nd base off J Otten/G Tenace).
CS: J Cruz (5, 2nd base by J Otten/G Tenace).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Garry Templeton SS 5 3 3 4 0 0 .271 .725 0.321 1.37 0.373 -0.052 3.8 1 3 3B
Tony Scott CF 5 2 3 4 0 0 .289 .719 0.306 1.11 0.320 -0.015 3.3 1 0 SB
Keith Hernandez 1B 5 0 2 2 0 0 .319 .896 0.083 1.13 0.140 -0.057 1.0 9 1
George Hendrick RF 5 1 3 1 0 0 .283 .886 0.130 1.08 0.202 -0.072 1.3 2 0
Dane Iorg LF 2 1 1 0 0 0 .265 .550 0.027 0.75 0.040 -0.014 0.5 2 0
   Tito Landrum LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .100 .200 -0.051 0.66 0.000 -0.051 -1.1 1 0
Ken Oberkfell 3B 5 1 1 1 0 1 .295 .678 0.023 0.68 0.070 -0.047 0.1 1 3
Gene Tenace C 4 2 1 0 1 1 .220 .822 0.001 0.76 0.066 -0.065 -0.0 6 1 2B
Tom Herr 2B 5 3 3 1 0 0 .262 .748 0.141 1.03 0.180 -0.039 1.2 4 5 2B
Bob Shirley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .154 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Otten P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 -0.021 1.60 0.000 -0.021 -0.2 0 0 SH
   Steve Braun PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 .167 .619 0.031 1.29 0.031 0.000 0.3
   Jim Kaat P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .667 -0.063 2.07 0.000 -0.063 -0.4 0 1
   Sixto Lezcano PH 1 1 1 2 0 0 .270 .843 0.126 1.48 0.126 0.000 1.8 2B
   Joe Edelen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bruce Sutter P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .143 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 42 15 18 15 2 4 .429 1.002 1.053 1.02 1.548 -0.497 11.4 27 14
2B: T Herr (4, off B Sprowl); S Lezcano (4, off D Smith); G Tenace (5, off D Sutton).
3B: G Templeton (6, off D Smith).
SH: J Otten (1, off D Sutton).
TB: G Templeton 5; T Herr 4; G Hendrick 3; T Scott 3; K Hernandez 2; G Tenace 2; S Lezcano 2; K Oberkfell; D Iorg.
RBI: T Scott 4 (16); G Templeton 4 (12); S Lezcano 2 (12); K Hernandez 2 (18); T Herr (23); G Hendrick (22); K Oberkfell (13).
2-out RBI: T Scott 2; G Templeton 2; G Hendrick; K Hernandez.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 12 for 20.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Templeton-T Herr-K Hernandez.
E: J Kaat (2); G Templeton (4); K Oberkfell 2 (8).
Baserunning
SB: T Scott (8, 2nd base off D Smith/L Pujols).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Sutton 3.2 8 7 7 1 2 0 3.88 20 18 -0.362 1.16 -4.7
Bobby Sprowl, L (0-1) 2 4 3 3 0 0 0 4.86 10 2 1 -0.342 1.69 -1.9
Joaquin Andujar 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.09 2 1 1 -0.157 1.34 -0.7
Dave Smith 1 5 5 5 1 1 0 6.18 10 0 0 -0.193 0.36 -4.6
Joe Sambito 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.42 3 0 0 0.002 0.03 0.4
Team Totals 8 18 15 15 2 4 0 16.88 45 18 3 2 -1.052 1.02 -11.4

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Shirley 2 5 4 2 0 2 0 3.93 13 36 -0.342 0.85 -4.6
Jim Otten 2 5 3 3 1 0 0 5.19 11 2 0 -0.107 0.66 -0.6
Jim Kaat, W (2-0) 3 2 2 0 2 0 0 2.12 15 0 0 -0.112 2.32 -0.7
Joe Edelen 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 10.45 3 0 0 -0.051 0.26 -2.3
Bruce Sutter 2 1 1 1 0 2 0 3.04 6 2 1 0.059 0.43 0.2
Team Totals 9 16 12 8 3 4 0 8.00 48 36 4 1 -0.553 1.14 -8.0
B Shirley faced 3 batters in the 3rd inning.
J Edelen faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: J Otten (4; A Howe).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eric Gregg, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - Nick Colosi, 3B - Frank Pulli.
Time of Game: 3:03.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Terry Puhl CF 1 Garry Templeton SS
2 Kiko Garcia SS 2 Tony Scott CF
3 Gary Woods RF 3 Keith Hernandez 1B
4 Jose Cruz LF 4 George Hendrick RF
5 Art Howe 3B 5 Dane Iorg LF
6 Dave Roberts 1B 6 Ken Oberkfell 3B
7 Luis Pujols C 7 Gene Tenace C
8 Rafael Landestoy 2B 8 Tom Herr 2B
9 Don Sutton P 9 Bob Shirley P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 7-9 1 -2- R STL G. Templeton B. Sprowl 21% 47% Single to CF; Herr Scores; Templeton to 3B/Adv on E3
t2 0-0 1 1-3 RR HOU L. Pujols B. Shirley -18% 25% Triple to CF (CF-RF); Howe Scores; Roberts Scores/unER
b6 9-9 2 -2- R STL G. Hendrick J. Andujar 18% 73% Single to LF; Scott Scores
b4 3-7 2 123 RR STL G. Templeton D. Sutton 14% 29% Single to CF; Iorg Scores; Oberkfell Scores; Braun to 3B
b4 6-7 2 1-3 R STL K. Hernandez B. Sprowl 14% 55% Single to RF; Templeton Scores; Scott to 2B

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 Shirley facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU T. Puhl B. Shirley 2% 52% Popfly: 3B
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU K. Garcia B. Shirley 1% 54% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU G. Woods B. Shirley 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Sutton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O STL G. Templeton D. Sutton -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O STL T. Scott D. Sutton -1% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O STL K. Hernandez D. Sutton -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Bob Shirley facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz B. Shirley 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- HOU A. Howe B. Shirley -4% 48% Double to CF (LF-CF)
t2 0-0 1 -2- HOU D. Roberts B. Shirley -5% 43% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Howe to 3B
t2 0-0 1 1-3 RR HOU L. Pujols B. Shirley -18% 25% Triple to CF (CF-RF); Howe Scores; Roberts Scores/unER
t2 2-0 1 --3 R HOU R. Landestoy B. Shirley -3% 21% Pujols Steals Hm
t2 3-0 1 --- HOU R. Landestoy B. Shirley -2% 19% Double to LF
t2 3-0 1 -2- HOU D. Sutton B. Shirley -2% 17% Landestoy Steals 3B
t2 3-0 1 --3 O HOU D. Sutton B. Shirley 4% 21% Strikeout
t2 3-0 2 --3 O HOU T. Puhl B. Shirley 2% 23% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Don Sutton facing 4-5-6
b2 0-3 0 --- O STL G. Hendrick D. Sutton -2% 21% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-3 1 --- O STL D. Iorg D. Sutton -1% 19% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 0-3 2 --- O STL K. Oberkfell D. Sutton -1% 18% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Bob Shirley facing 2-3-4
t3 3-0 0 --- HOU K. Garcia B. Shirley -2% 17% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t3 3-0 0 1-- HOU G. Woods B. Shirley -6% 11% Double to RF; Garcia to 3B
t3 3-0 0 -23 R HOU J. Cruz B. Shirley -4% 7% Single to RF; Garcia Scores/unER; Woods to 3B; Cruz to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
Jim Otten replaces Bob Shirley pitching and batting 9th
t3 4-0 0 -23 HOU A. Howe J. Otten -1% 6% Intentional Walk
t3 4-0 0 123 O HOU D. Roberts J. Otten 2% 9% Groundout: 1B-C/Forceout at Hm; Cruz to 3B; Howe to 2B
t3 4-0 1 123 O HOU L. Pujols J. Otten 3% 11% Groundout: 3B-C/Forceout at Hm; Howe to 3B; Roberts to 2B
t3 4-0 2 123 O HOU R. Landestoy J. Otten 3% 14% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Don Sutton facing 7-8-9
b3 0-4 0 --- STL G. Tenace D. Sutton 5% 19% Double to LF
b3 0-4 0 -2- R STL T. Herr D. Sutton 6% 25% Single to RF; Tenace Scores
b3 1-4 0 1-- O STL J. Otten D. Sutton -2% 23% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Herr to 2B
b3 1-4 1 -2- O STL G. Templeton D. Sutton -3% 20% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Herr to 3B
b3 1-4 2 --3 R STL T. Scott D. Sutton 8% 28% Single to CF; Herr Scores
b3 2-4 2 1-- O STL K. Hernandez D. Sutton -3% 25% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cardinals' Jim Otten facing 9-1-2
t4 4-2 0 --- O HOU D. Sutton J. Otten 2% 27% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 4-2 1 --- HOU T. Puhl J. Otten -2% 25% Single to 3B/Bunt
t4 4-2 1 1-- HOU K. Garcia J. Otten -1% 24% Puhl Steals 2B
t4 4-2 1 -2- HOU K. Garcia J. Otten -4% 20% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Puhl to 3B
t4 4-2 1 1-3 RR HOU G. Woods J. Otten -10% 10% Double to RF; Puhl Scores; Garcia Scores
t4 6-2 1 -2- R HOU J. Cruz J. Otten -3% 6% Single to CF; Woods Scores
t4 7-2 1 1-- O HOU A. Howe J. Otten 1% 7% Cruz Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t4 7-2 2 --- HOU A. Howe J. Otten -0% 7% Single to LF
t4 7-2 2 1-- O HOU D. Roberts J. Otten 0% 7% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-7, Astros' Don Sutton facing 4-5-6
b4 2-7 0 --- STL G. Hendrick D. Sutton 2% 10% Single to RF (CF-RF)
b4 2-7 0 1-- STL D. Iorg D. Sutton 4% 14% Single to RF; Hendrick to 2B
b4 2-7 0 12- R STL K. Oberkfell D. Sutton 7% 21% Single to LF; Hendrick Scores; Iorg to 2B
b4 3-7 0 12- O STL G. Tenace D. Sutton -5% 16% Strikeout Looking
b4 3-7 1 12- O STL T. Herr D. Sutton -4% 12% Flyball: CF
Steve Braun pinch hits for Jim Otten (P) batting 9th
b4 3-7 2 12- STL S. Braun D. Sutton 3% 15% Walk; Iorg to 3B; Oberkfell to 2B
b4 3-7 2 123 RR STL G. Templeton D. Sutton 14% 29% Single to CF; Iorg Scores; Oberkfell Scores; Braun to 3B
b4 5-7 2 1-3 R STL T. Scott D. Sutton 12% 41% Single to RF; Braun Scores; Templeton to 3B
Bobby Sprowl replaces Don Sutton pitching and batting 9th
b4 6-7 2 1-3 R STL K. Hernandez B. Sprowl 14% 55% Single to RF; Templeton Scores; Scott to 2B
b4 7-7 2 12- O STL G. Hendrick B. Sprowl -5% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 7, Cardinals 7.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 7-7, Cardinals' Jim Kaat facing 7-8-9
Jim Kaat replaces Steve Braun (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Tito Landrum replaces Dane Iorg playing LF batting 5th
t5 7-7 0 --- O HOU L. Pujols J. Kaat 3% 53% Popfly: 1B
t5 7-7 1 --- O HOU R. Landestoy J. Kaat 2% 55% Groundout: P-1B
t5 7-7 2 --- O HOU B. Sprowl J. Kaat 1% 56% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 7, Cardinals 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 7-7, Astros' Bobby Sprowl facing 5-6-7
b5 7-7 0 --- O STL T. Landrum B. Sprowl -3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 7-7 1 --- O STL K. Oberkfell B. Sprowl -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 7-7 2 --- O STL G. Tenace B. Sprowl -1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 7, Cardinals 7.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 7-7, Cardinals' Jim Kaat facing 1-2-3
t6 7-7 0 --- HOU T. Puhl J. Kaat -10% 40% Double to RF
t6 7-7 0 -2- HOU K. Garcia J. Kaat -4% 37% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t6 7-7 0 12- HOU G. Woods J. Kaat -10% 26% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; Puhl to 3B; Garcia to 2B
t6 7-7 0 123 O HOU J. Cruz J. Kaat 9% 35% Popfly: 2B
t6 7-7 1 123 R HOU A. Howe J. Kaat -13% 22% Walk; Puhl Scores/unER; Garcia to 3B; Woods to 2B
t6 8-7 1 123 RO HOU D. Roberts J. Kaat -2% 20% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Garcia Scores/unER
t6 9-7 2 12- O HOU L. Pujols J. Kaat 3% 23% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 9, Cardinals 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 7-9, Astros' Bobby Sprowl facing 8-9-1
b6 7-9 0 --- STL T. Herr B. Sprowl 9% 32% Double to LF
b6 7-9 0 -2- O STL J. Kaat B. Sprowl -6% 26% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 7-9 1 -2- R STL G. Templeton B. Sprowl 21% 47% Single to CF; Herr Scores; Templeton to 3B/Adv on E3
b6 8-9 1 --3 R STL T. Scott B. Sprowl 11% 57% Single to CF; Templeton Scores
b6 9-9 1 1-- O STL K. Hernandez B. Sprowl -2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B; Scott to 2B
Joaquin Andujar replaces Bobby Sprowl pitching and batting 9th
b6 9-9 2 -2- R STL G. Hendrick J. Andujar 18% 73% Single to LF; Scott Scores
b6 10-9 2 1-- O STL T. Landrum J. Andujar -2% 71% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 9, Cardinals 10.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 9-10, Cardinals' Jim Kaat facing 8-9-1
t7 9-10 0 --- HOU R. Landestoy J. Kaat -7% 64% Walk
Joe Pittman pinch hits for Joaquin Andujar (P) batting 9th
t7 9-10 0 1-- HOU J. Pittman J. Kaat -11% 53% Single to RF (CF-RF); Landestoy to 2B
t7 9-10 0 12- O HOU T. Puhl J. Kaat 10% 63% Groundout: 3B-SS/Forceout at 3B; Pittman to 2B
t7 9-10 1 12- O HOU K. Garcia J. Kaat 9% 72% Flyball: RF
t7 9-10 2 12- O HOU G. Woods J. Kaat 8% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 9, Cardinals 10.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 10-9, Astros' Dave Smith facing 6-7-8
Dave Smith replaces Joe Pittman (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 10-9 0 --- O STL K. Oberkfell D. Smith -2% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 10-9 1 --- STL G. Tenace D. Smith 2% 80% Walk
b7 10-9 1 1-- STL T. Herr D. Smith 3% 83% Single to RF; Tenace to 2B
Sixto Lezcano pinch hits for Jim Kaat (P) batting 9th
b7 10-9 1 12- RR STL S. Lezcano D. Smith 13% 95% Double to RF; Tenace Scores; Herr Scores
b7 12-9 1 -2- R STL G. Templeton D. Smith 3% 98% Triple to RF; Lezcano Scores
b7 13-9 1 --3 R STL T. Scott D. Smith 1% 99% Fielder's Choice ; Templeton Scores
b7 14-9 1 1-- STL K. Hernandez D. Smith 0% 99% Scott Steals 2B; Scott to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b7 14-9 1 --3 R STL K. Hernandez D. Smith 0% 100% Single to CF; Scott Scores
b7 15-9 1 1-- STL G. Hendrick D. Smith 0% 100% Single to CF; Hernandez to 3B
b7 15-9 1 1-3 O STL T. Landrum D. Smith -0% 100% Strikeout
b7 15-9 2 1-3 O STL K. Oberkfell D. Smith -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
5 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 9, Cardinals 15.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 9-15, Cardinals' Joe Edelen facing 4-5-6
Joe Edelen replaces Sixto Lezcano (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 9-15 0 --- HOU J. Cruz J. Edelen -1% 99% Double to RF
t8 9-15 0 -2- R HOU A. Howe J. Edelen -1% 98% Single to CF; Cruz Scores
t8 10-15 0 1-- HOU D. Roberts J. Edelen -3% 94% Single to CF; Howe to 3B
Bruce Sutter replaces Joe Edelen pitching and batting 9th
t8 10-15 0 1-3 ROO HOU L. Pujols B. Sutter 4% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Howe Scores/No RBI
t8 11-15 2 --- O HOU R. Landestoy B. Sutter 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 11, Cardinals 15.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 15-11, Astros' Joe Sambito facing 7-8-9
Joe Sambito replaces Rafael Landestoy (2B) pitching and batting 8th
Dickie Thon replaces Dave Smith (P) playing 2B batting 9th
b8 15-11 0 --- O STL G. Tenace J. Sambito -0% 99% Popfly: SS
b8 15-11 1 --- O STL T. Herr J. Sambito -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 15-11 2 --- O STL B. Sutter J. Sambito -0% 99% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 11, Cardinals 15.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 11-15, Cardinals' Bruce Sutter facing 9-1-2
Craig Reynolds pinch hits for Dickie Thon (2B) batting 9th
t9 11-15 0 --- HOU C. Reynolds B. Sutter -2% 97% Triple to CF (CF-RF)
t9 11-15 0 --3 RO HOU T. Puhl B. Sutter 2% 99% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Reynolds Scores
t9 12-15 1 --- O HOU K. Garcia B. Sutter 1% 100% Strikeout
t9 12-15 2 --- O HOU G. Woods B. Sutter 0% 100% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 12, Cardinals 15.

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