St. Louis Cardinals 3, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 50
Played on Wednesday, June 5, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  1  1  -   3 10  0
HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  2
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      5   0   2   1       0   0       1   0
Flood cf                      5   1   1   0       0   1       4   0
Maris rf                      4   0   2   0       0   0       5   0
Cepeda 1b                     4   0   1   1       0   0       7   0
McCarver c                    4   1   1   0       0   1       6   0
Shannon 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       0   3
Javier 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Maxvill ss                    2   1   1   0       2   1       2   4
Jaster p                      3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Granger p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   3  10   2       2   6      27   8

BATTING - 
2B: McCarver (5,off Dierker); Brock (15,off Ray).
SH: Jaster (1,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brock (7,2nd base off Dierker/Bateman).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Davis cf                      4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Menke ss                      4   0   1   0       0   1       1   3
Staub 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   0      12   0
Wynn rf                       3   1   1   0       1   1       1   0
Aspromonte 3b                 4   0   1   1       0   1       1   5
Watson lf                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Thomas ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Gotay 2b                      4   0   1   0       0   2       4   3
Bateman c                     3   0   1   0       0   0       5   1
Dierker p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  House p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Murrell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   1   6   1       1   6      27  14

FIELDING - 
E: Staub 2 (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Wynn (7,off Jaster).
SH: Dierker (5,off Jaster).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Wynn (6,3rd base off Jaster/McCarver).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Jaster W(4-2)                 8     6   1   1   1   4   0  31
Granger SV(1)                 1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Totals                        9     6   1   1   1   6   0  34

Jaster faced 1 batter in the 9th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(5-8)                7.1   9   2   2   1   3   0  31
House                         0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2
Ray                           1     1   1   1   1   2   0   5
Totals                        9    10   3   3   2   6   0  38

WP: Dierker (10).

Umpires: HP - Tony Venzon, 1B - Mel Steiner, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Augie Donatelli
Time of Game: 2:28   Attendance: 18475


Starting Lineups:

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

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock singled to shortstop; Flood struck out;
Brock stole second; Maris grounded out (first unassisted);
Cepeda popped to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Davis popped to shortstop; Menke grounded out (third
to first); Staub flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: McCarver doubled to left; Shannon grounded out
(third to first) [McCarver scored (error by Staub) (no RBI)];
Javier grounded out (shortstop to first); Maxvill singled to
center; Jaster grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Wynn was called out on strikes; Aspromonte grounded
out (pitcher to first); Watson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

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

ASTROS 3RD: Gotay struck out; Bateman singled to center; Dierker
out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Bateman to second];
Davis grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Cepeda flied out to center; McCarver grounded out
(second to first); Shannon singled to shortstop; Javier forced
Shannon (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Menke struck out; Staub grounded out (shortstop to
first); Wynn doubled to left; Wynn stole third; Aspromonte
singled to right [Wynn scored]; Watson forced Aspromonte
(shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Astros 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Maxvill walked; On a bunt Jaster forced Maxvill
(third to shortstop); Dierker threw a wild pitch [Jaster to
second]; Brock flied out to center; Flood grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Gotay singled to center; Bateman grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Gotay to second]; Dierker flied out to
center; Davis flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Maris singled to left; Maris was picked off first
but was safe on an error by Staub [Maris to second]; Cepeda
grounded out (third to first); McCarver struck out (catcher to
first); Shannon flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Menke flied out to right; Staub lined to center;
Wynn popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Astros 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Javier singled to center; Maxvill struck out;
Jaster out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Javier to
second]; Javier was out trying to advance to third (second
unassisted); Julio Gotay caught Julian Javier with the hidden
ball trick; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Aspromonte grounded out (shortstop to first); Watson
flied out to right; Gotay flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: Brock grounded out (shortstop to first); Flood
singled to right; Maris singled to right [Flood to third];
Cepeda singled to right [Flood scored, Maris to third]; HOUSE
REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING); McCarver popped to second; Shannon
was called out on strikes; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Bateman flied out to center; MURRELL BATTED FOR
HOUSE; Murrell lined to right; Davis singled to left; Menke
singled to left [Davis to third]; Staub lined to right; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 9TH: RAY REPLACED MURRELL (PITCHING); Javier struck
out; Maxvill walked; Jaster struck out; Brock doubled to left
[Maxvill scored]; Flood grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Wynn walked; GRANGER REPLACED JASTER (PITCHING);
Aspromonte struck out; Debut game for Wayne Granger;
THOMAS BATTED FOR WATSON; Thomas popped to first; Gotay struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        3  10   0    8
 Astros           1   6   2    6


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