Houston Astros 5, St. Louis Cardinals 4 (10 innings)
Regular Season Game 84
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Thursday, July 11, 1968 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    3  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    2  -   5  7  1
STL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  3  0    1  -   4 11  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Miller rf                     4   1   2   0       1   1       2   0
Torres ss                     4   0   1   0       0   0       2   3
Staub 1b                      3   1   0   0       2   1      12   1
Wynn cf                       4   2   0   0       1   1       1   0
Menke 2b                      4   1   1   2       1   0       1   4
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   2       1   0       3   2
Aspromonte lf                 4   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Bateman c                     4   0   1   0       0   1       8   1
Dierker p                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Coombs p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Buzhardt p                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Blasingame p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dukes p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   5   7   5       6   5      30  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Staub-Torres, Torres-Menke-Staub.
E: Rader (12).

BATTING - 
3B: Menke (4,off Willis).
SH: Torres (8,off Willis).
HBP: Aspromonte (2,by Briles).
IBB: Staub (12,by Willis).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Miller (3,2nd base by Briles/McCarver).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   2   3   0       1   0       1   0
Flood cf                      5   1   2   1       0   2       2   0
McCarver c                    5   1   1   2       0   0       5   1
Cepeda 1b                     5   0   3   1       0   0      11   0
Tolan rf                      3   0   1   0       1   0       3   0
Shannon 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   2       0   3
Javier 2b                     2   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Maris ph                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Gagliano 2b                 1   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Maxvill ss                    2   0   0   0       0   1       3   5
  Edwards ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Schofield ss                1   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Briles p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Ricketts ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Willis p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Granger p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Spiezio ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   4  11   4       2   5      30  16

BATTING - 
2B: Cepeda (14,off Dierker); Flood (9,off Buzhardt).
3B: McCarver (3,off Dierker).
GDP: Tolan (6,off Dierker); Edwards (1,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brock 2 (16,2nd base off Dierker/Bateman 2).
CS: Cepeda (3,2nd base by Buzhardt/Bateman).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker                       7.1  10   3   3   1   5   0  31
Coombs                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Buzhardt W(2-2)               1.2   1   1   1   1   0   0   6
Blasingame                    0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Dukes SV(2)                   0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                       10    11   4   4   2   5   0  40

WP: Buzhardt (2).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Briles                        8     5   3   3   4   5   0  33
Willis L(1-2)                 1.2   2   2   2   2   0   0   9
Granger                       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                       10     7   5   5   6   5   0  43

HBP: Briles (2,Aspromonte).
IBB: Willis (7,Staub).

Umpires: HP - Stan Landes, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Al Barlick
Time of Game: 2:52   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Miller              rf        Brock               lf
2. Torres              ss        Flood               cf
3. Staub               1b        McCarver            c
4. Wynn                cf        Cepeda              1b
5. Menke               2b        Tolan               rf
6. Rader               3b        Shannon             3b
7. Aspromonte          lf        Javier              2b
8. Bateman             c         Maxvill             ss
9. Dierker             p         Briles              p

ASTROS 1ST: Miller flied out to right; Torres grounded out
(shortstop to first); Staub walked; Wynn walked [Staub to
second]; Menke walked [Staub to third, Wynn to second]; Rader
singled to center [Staub scored, Wynn scored, Menke to second];
Aspromonte singled to center [Menke scored, Rader to third];
Bateman forced Aspromonte (shortstop to second); 3 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock singled to center; Brock stole second;
Flood struck out; McCarver grounded out (first unassisted)
[Brock to third]; Cepeda grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Dierker grounded out (shortstop to first); Miller
struck out; Torres lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
3, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: On a bunt Tolan singled to third [Tolan to second
(error by Rader)]; Shannon struck out; Javier grounded out
(third to first); Maxvill grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Staub was called out on strikes; Wynn popped to
shortstop; Menke grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Briles grounded out (pitcher to first); Brock
flied out to left; Flood was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader flied out to right; Aspromonte grounded out
(third to first); Bateman singled to left; Dierker struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: McCarver grounded out (first unassisted); Cepeda
singled to left; Tolan grounded into a double play (first to
shortstop) [Cepeda out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
3, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Miller walked; Torres forced Miller (pitcher to
shortstop); Staub flied out to left; Wynn struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Shannon struck out; Javier grounded out (third to
first); Maxvill struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Menke grounded out (shortstop to first); Rader flied
out to center; Aspromonte was hit by a pitch; Bateman struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 6TH: Briles flied out to center; Brock singled to
center; Brock stole second; Flood grounded out (second to first)
[Brock to third]; McCarver popped to third in foul territory; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Dierker grounded out (shortstop to first); Miller
singled to center; Miller was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Torres singled to center; Staub grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 7TH: Cepeda doubled to center; Tolan walked; Shannon
popped to catcher in foul territory; MARIS BATTED FOR JAVIER;
Maris singled to center [Cepeda to third, Tolan to second];
EDWARDS BATTED FOR MAXVILL; Edwards grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Maris out at second]; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 8TH: GAGLIANO REPLACED MARIS (PLAYING 2B); SCHOFIELD
REPLACED EDWARDS (PLAYING SS); Wynn flied out to right; Menke
grounded out (shortstop to first); Rader grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 8TH: RICKETTS BATTED FOR BRILES; Ricketts grounded out
(shortstop to first); Brock singled to center; Flood singled to
left [Brock to third]; McCarver tripled to center [Brock scored,
Flood scored]; Cepeda singled to left [McCarver scored]; COOMBS
REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING); Tolan flied out to right; BUZHARDT
REPLACED COOMBS (PITCHING); Cepeda was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 9TH: WILLIS REPLACED RICKETTS (PITCHING); Aspromonte
popped to shortstop; Bateman flied out to center; Buzhardt
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
3, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 9TH: Shannon popped to third in foul territory;
Gagliano popped to catcher in foul territory; Schofield flied
out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 10TH: Miller singled to center; Torres out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Miller to second]; Staub was walked
intentionally; Wynn forced Staub (third to second) [Miller to
third]; Menke tripled to center [Miller scored, Wynn scored];
Rader walked; GRANGER REPLACED WILLIS (PITCHING); Aspromonte
forced Rader (shortstop to second); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 5, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 10TH: SPIEZIO BATTED FOR GRANGER; Spiezio popped to
catcher in foul territory; Brock walked; Buzhardt threw a wild
pitch [Brock to second]; Flood doubled to left [Brock scored];
BLASINGAME REPLACED BUZHARDT (PITCHING); McCarver popped to
third; DUKES REPLACED BLASINGAME (PITCHING); Cepeda grounded out
(second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5   7   1    8
 Cardinals        4  11   0    6


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