Houston Astros 3, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Regular Season Game 28
Played on Sunday, May 12, 1968 (D) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  0    2  0  0  -   3 12  2
STL N    1  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  7  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Davis cf                      5   0   1   0       0   2       2   0
Miller rf                     4   1   0   0       0   1       2   0
Wynn lf                       4   1   2   0       1   1       3   0
Staub 1b                      5   1   1   0       0   0      10   0
Aspromonte 3b                 5   0   2   0       0   0       1   1
Menke 2b,ss                   4   0   2   2       1   0       1   5
Adlesh c                      4   0   2   0       0   1       6   2
Torres ss                     4   0   2   0       0   2       2   1
  Murrell pr                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gotay 2b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Dierker p                     3   0   0   0       0   3       0   1
Totals                       38   3  12   2       2  10      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Torres 2 (6).

BATTING - 
SH: Dierker (4,off Gibson).
HBP: Miller (1,by Gibson).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Wynn (3,2nd base off Gibson/Edwards).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Flood cf                      4   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Tolan 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       7   1
Maris rf                      4   0   2   1       0   0       1   0
  Simpson pr                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Shannon 3b                    3   1   1   1       0   0       0   1
Edwards c                     4   0   1   0       0   0      12   0
Javier 2b                     3   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
  Cepeda ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Maxvill ss                    2   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Ricketts ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Schofield ss                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Gibson p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  McCarver ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gilson p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   2   7   2       0   5      27   6

FIELDING - 
E: Maxvill (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Maris (3,off Dierker); Flood (4,off Dierker).
HR: Shannon (6,4th inning off Dierker 0 on 1 out).
SH: Shannon (1,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Flood (4,2nd base off Dierker/Adlesh).
CS: Edwards (1,2nd base by Dierker/Adlesh); Flood (1,2nd base by Dierker/Adlesh).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(3-5)                9     7   2   1   0   5   1  34


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Gibson L(3-2)                 8    11   3   2   2  10   0  38
Gilson                        1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9    12   3   2   2  10   0  42

HBP: Gibson (2,Miller).

Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Al Barlick, 2B - Stan Landes, 3B - Ed Vargo
Time of Game: 2:02   Attendance: 19085


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Davis               cf        Brock               lf
2. Miller              rf        Flood               cf
3. Wynn                lf        Tolan               1b
4. Staub               1b        Maris               rf
5. Aspromonte          3b        Shannon             3b
6. Menke               2b        Edwards             c
7. Adlesh              c         Javier              2b
8. Torres              ss        Maxvill             ss
9. Dierker             p         Gibson              p

ASTROS 1ST: Davis flied out to left; Miller flied out to center;
Wynn struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock grounded out (second to first); Flood
reached on an error by Torres [Flood to first]; Flood stole
second; Tolan flied out to left; Maris doubled to center [Flood
scored (unearned)]; Shannon flied out to center; 1 R (0 ER), 1
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Staub singled to right; Aspromonte grounded out
(second to first) [Staub to second]; Menke walked; Adlesh
singled to shortstop [Staub scored (error by Maxvill) (unearned)
(no RBI), Menke to third, Adlesh to second]; Torres struck out;
Dierker struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Edwards grounded out (second to first); Javier
flied out to left; Maxvill singled to left; Gibson struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Davis struck out; Miller flied out to left; Wynn
walked; Staub grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Brock grounded out (second to first); Flood
popped to shortstop; Tolan grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Aspromonte flied out to right; Menke popped to
second; Adlesh singled to right; Torres singled to left [Adlesh
to second]; Dierker was called out on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Maris flied out to left; Shannon homered; Edwards
singled to third; Edwards was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Javier struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Davis struck out; Miller was called out on strikes;
Wynn singled to left; Wynn stole second; Staub flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Maxvill flied out to right; Gibson grounded out
(second to first); Brock struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Aspromonte singled to center; Menke singled to left
[Aspromonte to second]; Adlesh flied out to center; Torres
struck out; Dierker struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Flood singled to shortstop; Flood was caught
stealing second but was safe at second (error by Torres; assist
by Adlesh); Tolan popped to catcher in foul territory; Maris
grounded out (second to first); Shannon grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Davis singled to left; Miller was hit by a pitch
[Davis to second]; On a bunt Wynn singled to third [Davis to
third, Miller to second]; Staub forced Davis (first to catcher)
[Miller to third, Wynn to second]; Aspromonte popped to first in
foul territory; Menke singled to right [Miller scored, Wynn
scored, Staub to third]; Adlesh struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Edwards popped to third; Javier struck out;
RICKETTS BATTED FOR MAXVILL; Ricketts grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 8TH: SCHOFIELD REPLACED RICKETTS (PLAYING SS); Torres
singled to third; MURRELL RAN FOR TORRES; Dierker out on a
sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Murrell to second]; Davis
grounded out (shortstop to first); Miller popped to shortstop; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: MENKE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); GOTAY
REPLACED MURRELL (PLAYING 2B); MCCARVER BATTED FOR GIBSON;
McCarver flied out to center; Brock was called out on strikes;
Flood doubled to left; Tolan grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 9TH: GILSON REPLACED MCCARVER (PITCHING); Wynn grounded
out (shortstop to first); Staub grounded out (shortstop to
first); Aspromonte singled to right; Menke popped to catcher in
foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: Maris singled to right; SIMPSON RAN FOR MARIS;
Shannon out on a sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Simpson to
second]; Edwards flied out to right; CEPEDA BATTED FOR JAVIER;
Cepeda popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3  12   2   12
 Cardinals        2   7   1    5


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