St. Louis Cardinals 3, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 49
Played on Tuesday, June 4, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  0    1  0  0    1  0  1  -   3 13  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  1  0  -   2 10  1
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      5   1   2   1       0   1       0   0
Javier 2b                     5   0   1   1       0   0       3   3
Flood cf                      5   0   3   0       0   0       1   0
Cepeda 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   1      10   0
Shannon 3b                    4   1   3   0       0   0       0   1
McCarver c                    4   0   1   0       0   0       9   1
Simpson rf                    4   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
  Willis p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hoerner p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Maxvill ss                    3   1   0   0       1   1       0   4
Carlton p                     2   0   2   0       0   0       0   1
  Maris ph,rf                 1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       37   3  13   2       1   4      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Maxvill-Javier-Cepeda.
E: Brock (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Shannon (9,off Cuellar); Flood (6,off Cuellar).
3B: Carlton (1,off Cuellar).
SH: Carlton (3,off Cuellar).
GDP: Simpson (1,off Cuellar); McCarver (3,off Cuellar).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brock (6,2nd base off Buzhardt/Adlesh).
CS: Simpson (1,2nd base by Cuellar/Adlesh).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Davis cf                      5   1   3   0       0   0       0   0
Menke ss                      3   0   2   1       1   0       5   5
Staub 1b                      4   0   0   0       1   2      11   0
Wynn rf                       4   1   2   0       0   1       3   0
Aspromonte 3b                 2   0   0   0       1   1       0   4
Watson lf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Gotay 2b                      4   0   2   1       0   1       2   5
Adlesh c                      4   0   1   0       0   0       5   1
Cuellar p                     2   0   0   0       0   2       0   3
  Browne ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Buzhardt p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brand ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   2  10   2       3   9      27  18

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Menke-Gotay-Staub, Gotay-Menke-Staub.
E: Aspromonte (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Wynn (6,off Carlton); Menke (6,off Carlton); Davis (9,off Carlton).
SH: Menke (3,off Carlton); Aspromonte (4,off Carlton).
GDP: Watson (4,off Carlton).
Team LOB: 10.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Carlton W(7-1)                8     9   2   2   3   8   0  35
Willis                        0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Hoerner SV(6)                 0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Totals                        9    10   2   2   3   9   0  39

WP: Carlton (3).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cuellar                       7    11   2   2   1   4   0  31
Buzhardt L(0-1)               2     2   1   1   0   0   0   8
Totals                        9    13   3   3   1   4   0  39


Umpires: HP - Augie Donatelli, 1B - Tony Venzon, 2B - Mel Steiner, 3B - Paul Pryor
Time of Game: 2:37   Attendance: 18867


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Brock               lf        Davis               cf
2. Javier              2b        Menke               ss
3. Flood               cf        Staub               1b
4. Cepeda              1b        Wynn                rf
5. Shannon             3b        Aspromonte          3b
6. McCarver            c         Watson              lf
7. Simpson             rf        Gotay               2b
8. Maxvill             ss        Adlesh              c
9. Carlton             p         Cuellar             p

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock was called out on strikes; Javier grounded
out (shortstop to first); Flood singled to center; Cepeda flied
out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Davis singled to pitcher; Menke out on a sacrifice
bunt (catcher to first) [Davis to second]; Staub walked; Wynn
popped to first; Aspromonte was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Shannon doubled to right; McCarver grounded out
(third to first); Simpson struck out; Maxvill struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson flied out to right; Gotay singled to right;
Adlesh popped to first in foul territory; Cuellar struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Carlton tripled to left; Brock grounded out
(shortstop to first); Javier reached on a fielder's choice
[Carlton out at home (third to catcher)]; Flood singled to right
[Javier to third]; Cepeda was called out on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Davis grounded out (third to first); Menke walked;
Staub flied out to center; Wynn doubled to left [Menke to
third]; Aspromonte grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Shannon singled to center; McCarver singled to
right [Shannon to third]; Simpson grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Shannon scored (no RBI),
McCarver out at second]; Maxvill reached on an error by
Aspromonte [Maxvill to first]; Carlton singled to center
[Maxvill to second]; Brock forced Carlton (second to shortstop);
1 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson struck out; Gotay flied out to right; Adlesh
singled to right; Cuellar struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Javier grounded out (second to first); Flood
grounded out (third to first); Cepeda grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Davis popped to second; Menke doubled to right;
Staub was called out on strikes; Wynn struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 6TH: Shannon singled to left; McCarver grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Shannon out at
second]; Simpson singled to third; Simpson was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Aspromonte walked; Watson grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Aspromonte out at second];
Gotay was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 7TH: Maxvill walked; Carlton out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Maxvill to second]; Brock singled to left
[Maxvill scored]; Javier forced Brock (pitcher to second to
shortstop); Flood doubled to right [Javier to third]; Cepeda
flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Adlesh flied out to right; BROWNE BATTED FOR
CUELLAR; Browne struck out; Davis doubled to left; Menke singled
to left [Davis scored, Menke to second (error by Brock)];
Carlton threw a wild pitch [Menke to third]; Staub grounded out
(second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: BUZHARDT REPLACED BROWNE (PITCHING); Shannon
grounded out (third to first); McCarver popped to shortstop;
Simpson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Wynn singled to left; Aspromonte out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Wynn to second]; Watson grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Wynn to third]; Gotay singled to left
[Wynn scored]; Adlesh forced Gotay (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: Maxvill flied out to left; MARIS BATTED FOR
CARLTON; Maris grounded out (first unassisted); Brock singled to
left; Brock stole second; Javier singled to left [Brock scored];
Flood flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: MARIS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); WILLIS REPLACED
SIMPSON (PITCHING); BRAND BATTED FOR BUZHARDT; Brand grounded
out (shortstop to first); Davis singled to left; Menke flied out
to right; HOERNER REPLACED WILLIS (PITCHING); Staub struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        3  13   1    9
 Astros           2  10   1   10


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