St. Louis Cardinals 4, Houston Astros 0

Regular Season Game 51

Played on Thursday, June 6, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

STL N 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 4 7 0 HOU N 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 3 1

St. Louis CardinalsAB R H RBI BB SO PO ABrock lf 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 Flood cf 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 Maris rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 Cepeda 1b 4 1 2 2 0 1 13 2 McCarver c 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 1 Shannon 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 Javier 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 6 Maxvill ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 Gibson p 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 1Totals34 4 7 4 1 10 27 16FIELDING -DP:1. Maxvill-Javier-Cepeda.BATTING -2B:Brock (16,off Wilson).HR:Cepeda (7,6th inning off Wilson 0 on 0 out); McCarver (4,6th inning off Wilson 0 on 0 out).Team LOB:4.

Houston AstrosAB R H RBI BB SO PO ADavis cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 Menke ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 Staub 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 Thomas rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 Wynn lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Aspromonte 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 Gotay 2b 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 Bateman c 3 0 0 0 0 2 9 1 Wilson p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Murrell ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Blasingame p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Watson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dukes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Totals29 0 3 0 2 5 27 8FIELDING -E:Wilson (2).PB:Bateman (4).BATTING -2B:Davis (10,off Gibson).GDP:Wynn (3,off Gibson).Team LOB:4.

PITCHING

St. Louis CardinalsIP H R ER BB SO HR BFPGibson W(5-5) 9 3 0 0 2 5 0 31

Houston AstrosIP H R ER BB SO HR BFPWilson L(4-7) 6 7 4 4 1 9 2 26 Blasingame 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 Dukes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3Totals9 7 4 4 1 10 2 35Umpires:HP - Mel Steiner, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Augie Donatelli, 3B - Tony VenzonTime of Game:2:01Attendance:15218 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 Thomas rf 5. McCarver c Wynn lf 6. Shannon 3b Aspromonte 3b 7. Javier 2b Gotay 2b 8. Maxvill ss Bateman c 9. Gibson p Wilson p CARDINALS 1ST: Brock struck out; Flood struck out; Maris popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0. ASTROS 1ST: Davis flied out to right; Menke flied out to center; Staub grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0. CARDINALS 2ND: Cepeda struck out; McCarver flied out to left; Shannon walked; Shannon was picked off first but was safe on an error by Wilson [Shannon to second]; Javier struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0. ASTROS 2ND: Thomas singled to center; Wynn grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Thomas out at second]; Aspromonte was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Astros 0. CARDINALS 3RD: Maxvill singled to right; Bateman allowed a passed ball [Maxvill to second]; Gibson was called out on strikes; Brock doubled to left [Maxvill scored]; Flood struck out; Maris singled to second [Brock to third]; Cepeda singled to right [Brock scored, Maris to third]; McCarver flied out to center; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0. ASTROS 3RD: Gotay grounded out (third to first); Bateman struck out; Wilson flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0. CARDINALS 4TH: Shannon lined to second; Javier struck out; Maxvill grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0. ASTROS 4TH: Davis doubled to left; Menke lined to right; Staub grounded out (second to first) [Davis to third]; Thomas lined to pitcher; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0. CARDINALS 5TH: Gibson struck out; Brock grounded out (second to first); Flood singled to right; Maris popped to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0. ASTROS 5TH: Wynn grounded out (second to first); Aspromonte grounded out (second to first); Gotay walked; Bateman grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Astros 0. CARDINALS 6TH: Cepeda homered; McCarver homered; Shannon popped to shortstop; Javier popped to shortstop; Maxvill struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 0. ASTROS 6TH: MURRELL BATTED FOR WILSON; Murrell walked; Davis popped to first; Menke struck out; Staub grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 0. CARDINALS 7TH: BLASINGAME REPLACED MURRELL (PITCHING); Gibson struck out (catcher to first); Brock grounded out (pitcher to first); Flood grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 0. ASTROS 7TH: Thomas grounded out (second to first); Wynn grounded out (third to first); Aspromonte grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 0. CARDINALS 8TH: Maris popped to third; Cepeda grounded out (shortstop to first); McCarver grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 0. ASTROS 8TH: Gotay lined to right; Bateman struck out (catcher to first); WATSON BATTED FOR BLASINGAME; Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 0. CARDINALS 9TH: DUKES REPLACED WATSON (PITCHING); Shannon grounded out (second to first); Javier flied out to center; Maxvill flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 0. ASTROS 9TH: Davis struck out; Menke flied out to left; Staub singled to center; Thomas grounded out (pitcher to second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 0. Final Totals R H E LOB Cardinals 4 7 0 4 Astros 0 3 1 4

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