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 Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock 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   1
Totals                       34   4   7   4       1  10      27  16

FIELDING - 
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 Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Davis 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   0
Totals                       29   0   3   0       2   5      27   8

FIELDING - 
E: Wilson (2).
PB: Bateman (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Davis (10,off Gibson).
GDP: Wynn (3,off Gibson).
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Gibson W(5-5)                 9     3   0   0   2   5   0  31


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson 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   3
Totals                        9     7   4   4   1  10   2  35


Umpires: HP - Mel Steiner, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Augie Donatelli, 3B - Tony Venzon
Time of Game: 2:01   Attendance: 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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