St. Louis Cardinals 3, Houston Astros 1 (12 innings)
Regular Season Game 18
Played on Wednesday, May 1, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  2  -   3 13  3
HOU N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  7  2
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      5   0   2   0       1   1       3   0
Flood cf                      4   0   1   0       1   0       2   0
Maris rf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Simpson ph,rf               1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Cepeda 1b                     5   0   1   0       0   0      10   1
Edwards c                     5   1   3   0       0   1       9   0
Shannon 3b                    5   1   0   0       0   1       2   5
Javier 2b                     5   1   4   2       0   1       6   3
Maxvill ss                    3   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
  McCarver ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Schofield ss                1   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Gibson p                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Totals                       43   3  13   2       2   7      36  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Shannon-Javier-Cepeda.
E: Brock (4), Cepeda (2), Maxvill (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Javier (4,off Giusti).
3B: Javier (2,off Blasingame).
SH: Gibson (1,off Giusti).
GDP: Maxvill (2,off Giusti); Shannon (3,off Ray).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brock (4,2nd base off Giusti/King).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Davis cf                      5   0   0   0       1   0       4   0
Miller rf                     6   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Wynn lf                       4   0   1   0       1   1       0   1
Staub 1b                      4   0   4   0       0   0      12   0
Rader 3b                      5   0   0   0       0   3       2   4
King c                        1   0   0   0       0   1       4   2
  Bateman c                   2   1   0   0       2   0       3   0
Menke ss                      5   0   0   0       0   1       3   6
Gotay 2b                      5   0   2   1       0   0       6   3
Giusti p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Murrell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Thomas ph                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Blasingame p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Aspromonte ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       41   1   7   1       5   7      36  20

FIELDING - 
DP: 4. Menke-Staub, Giusti-Menke-Staub, Menke-Gotay-Staub, Rader-Staub.
E: Rader (4), Menke (2).
PB: King (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Staub (7,off Gibson); Gotay (1,off Gibson).
SH: Staub (1,off Gibson).
GDP: Rader (1,off Gibson).
IBB: Bateman 2 (4,by Gibson 2).
Team LOB: 10.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Gibson W(2-1)                12     7   1   0   5   7   0  47

IBB: Gibson 2 (2,Bateman 2).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Giusti                        8     6   1   1   2   5   0  30
Ray                           2     2   0   0   0   0   0   6
Blasingame L(1-1)             2     5   2   2   0   2   0  10
Totals                       12    13   3   3   2   7   0  46

WP: Giusti (1), Blasingame (3).

Umpires: HP - Bill Jackowski, 1B - Frank Secory, 2B - Ken Burkhart, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt
Time of Game: 2:55   Attendance: 14726


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Brock               lf        Davis               cf
2. Flood               cf        Miller              rf
3. Maris               rf        Wynn                lf
4. Cepeda              1b        Staub               1b
5. Edwards             c         Rader               3b
6. Shannon             3b        King                c
7. Javier              2b        Menke               ss
8. Maxvill             ss        Gotay               2b
9. Gibson              p         Giusti              p

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock struck out; Flood grounded out (third to
first); Maris flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Davis walked; Miller flied out to center; Wynn was
credited with a single when a runner was hit by the batted ball
[Davis out at second (second unassisted)]; Staub singled to left
[Wynn to third, Staub to second (error by Brock)]; Rader struck
out; 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Cepeda reached on an error by Rader [Cepeda to
first]; King allowed a passed ball [Cepeda to second]; Edwards
struck out; Shannon popped to second; Javier struck out (catcher
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: King struck out; Menke made an out to second; Gotay
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Maxvill flied out to right; Gibson flied out to
right; Brock singled to center; Brock stole second; Giusti threw
a wild pitch [Brock to third]; Flood walked; Maris struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Giusti struck out; Davis flied out to right; Miller
popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Cepeda popped to second; Edwards singled to
center; Shannon struck out; Javier doubled to left [Edwards
scored, Javier out at third (left to third to catcher to
third)]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn grounded out (shortstop to first); Staub
singled to center; Rader grounded into a double play (third to
second to first) [Staub out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: BATEMAN REPLACED KING (PLAYING C ); Maxvill
singled to center; Gibson out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
second) [Maxvill to second]; Brock walked; Flood lined into a
double play (shortstop to first) [Brock out at first]; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Bateman reached on an error by Cepeda [Bateman to
first]; Menke reached on an error by Maxvill [Bateman to second,
Menke out at second (shortstop to first to second to first)];
Gotay singled to right [Bateman scored (unearned)]; Giusti
popped to catcher in foul territory; Davis forced Gotay (third
to second); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Maris grounded out (second to first); Cepeda
singled to left; Edwards flied out to center; Shannon forced
Cepeda (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals
1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Miller grounded out (second to first); Wynn struck
out; Staub singled to right; Rader struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Javier singled to third; Maxvill grounded into a
double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Javier out at
second]; Gibson flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Bateman grounded out (third to first); Menke struck
out; Gotay grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: Brock popped to catcher in foul territory; Flood
grounded out (third to first); Maris grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: MURRELL BATTED FOR GIUSTI; Murrell grounded out
(pitcher to first); Davis grounded out (shortstop to first);
Miller popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Astros 1.

CARDINALS 9TH: RAY REPLACED MURRELL (PITCHING); Cepeda grounded
out (shortstop to first); Edwards singled to right; Shannon
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Edwards out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Wynn flied out to left; Staub doubled to left; Rader
flied out to right; Bateman was walked intentionally; Menke
popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 10TH: Javier singled to center; MCCARVER BATTED FOR
MAXVILL; McCarver lined into a double play (third to first)
[Javier out at first]; Gibson flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 10TH: SCHOFIELD REPLACED MCCARVER (PLAYING SS); Gotay
flied out to center; THOMAS BATTED FOR RAY; Thomas walked; Davis
forced Thomas (third to second); Miller grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 11TH: BLASINGAME REPLACED THOMAS (PITCHING); Brock
grounded out (shortstop to first); Flood singled to left;
SIMPSON BATTED FOR MARIS; Simpson was called out on strikes;
Cepeda grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 11TH: SIMPSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Wynn walked;
Staub out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Wynn to
second]; Rader struck out; Bateman was walked intentionally;
Menke forced Wynn (third unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 12TH: Edwards singled to center; Shannon forced
Edwards (pitcher to shortstop); Javier tripled to center
[Shannon scored, Javier scored (error by Menke)]; Schofield
singled to center; Blasingame threw a wild pitch [Schofield to
second]; Gibson struck out; Brock was credited with a single
when a runner was hit by the batted ball [Schofield out at third
(second unassisted)]; 2 R, 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros
1.

ASTROS 12TH: Gotay doubled to right; ASPROMONTE BATTED FOR
BLASINGAME; Aspromonte popped to second; Davis popped to
shortstop; Miller flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        3  13   3    7
 Astros           1   7   2   10


Data courtesy of Retrosheet