St. Louis Cardinals 8, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 86
Played on Friday, July 12, 1968 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  3  1
STL N    1  0  1    0  1  0    0  5  x  -   8 15  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Miller rf                     4   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Torres ss                     4   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
Staub 1b                      4   1   1   0       0   0      10   1
Wynn cf                       3   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Menke 2b                      3   0   1   1       0   1       3   3
Rader 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Aspromonte lf                 3   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Bateman c                     3   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
Lemaster p                    2   0   0   0       0   1       2   2
  Thomas ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dukes p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Totals                       30   1   3   1       0   8      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Menke-Torres-Staub.
E: Bateman (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Aspromonte (5,off Gibson); Menke (11,off Gibson).
Team LOB: 2.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   3   2   0       1   1       1   0
Javier 2b                     4   0   2   2       0   1       1   2
Flood cf                      5   1   4   2       0   0       2   0
Cepeda 1b                     5   1   2   0       0   0      10   1
Shannon 3b                    2   0   1   1       1   0       1   2
Edwards c                     4   1   1   1       0   0       8   0
Tolan rf                      4   1   1   2       0   2       1   0
Maxvill ss                    4   1   2   0       0   0       1   3
Gibson p                      3   0   0   0       0   1       2   2
Totals                       35   8  15   8       2   5      27  10

BATTING - 
2B: Flood (10,off Lemaster).
3B: Brock (7,off Lemaster).
HR: Tolan (4,8th inning off Dukes 1 on 1 out).
SH: Shannon (3,off Dukes); Gibson (4,off Dukes).
SF: Javier (4,off Lemaster).
GDP: Flood (4,off Lemaster).
IBB: Shannon (5,by Lemaster); Brock (3,by Dukes).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brock (17,2nd base off Lemaster/Bateman).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lemaster L(8-8)               7     9   3   3   1   5   0  30
Dukes                         1     6   5   5   1   0   1  10
Totals                        8    15   8   8   2   5   1  40

IBB: Lemaster (6,Shannon); Dukes (6,Brock).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Gibson W(12-5)                9     3   1   1   0   8   0  30


Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Al Barlick, 2B - Stan Landes, 3B - Ed Vargo
Time of Game: 2:00   Attendance: 28944


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Miller struck out; Torres grounded out (pitcher
unassisted); Staub grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock tripled to center; Javier hit a sacrifice
fly to second [Brock scored]; Flood doubled to left; Cepeda
flied out to center; Shannon was walked intentionally; Edwards
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Wynn struck out; Menke grounded out (third to
first); Rader struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Tolan popped to second; Maxvill flied out to
left; Gibson grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Aspromonte flied out to center; Bateman lined to
shortstop; Lemaster grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Brock struck out; Javier grounded out (shortstop
to first); Flood singled to center; Cepeda singled to center
[Flood to third]; Shannon singled to right [Flood scored, Cepeda
to second]; Edwards grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Miller struck out; Torres grounded out (first
unassisted); Staub flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Tolan struck out; Maxvill popped to first; Gibson
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Wynn grounded out (third to first); Menke was called
out on strikes; Rader grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Brock singled to left; Brock stole second [Brock
to third (error by Bateman)]; Javier struck out; Flood singled
to center [Brock scored]; Cepeda forced Flood (second to
shortstop); Shannon grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Aspromonte doubled to right; Bateman reached on a
fielder's choice [Aspromonte out at third (pitcher to third)];
Lemaster struck out; Miller forced Bateman (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 6TH: Edwards grounded out (first unassisted); Tolan
struck out; Maxvill singled to center; Gibson struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Torres grounded out (shortstop to first); Staub
singled to left; Wynn struck out; Menke doubled to left [Staub
scored, Menke to third (on throw to home)]; Rader flied out to
center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 7TH: Brock popped to pitcher; Javier singled to left;
Flood grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Javier out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Aspromonte flied out to right; Bateman was called
out on strikes; THOMAS BATTED FOR LEMASTER; Thomas grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 8TH: DUKES REPLACED THOMAS (PITCHING); Cepeda singled
to left; Shannon out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first)
[Cepeda to second]; Edwards singled to left [Cepeda scored];
Tolan homered [Edwards scored]; Maxvill singled to left; Gibson
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Maxvill to second];
Brock was walked intentionally; Javier singled to left [Maxvill
scored, Brock to second]; Flood singled to center [Brock scored,
Javier to second]; Cepeda grounded out (pitcher to first); 5 R,
6 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 8.

ASTROS 9TH: Miller grounded out (first unassisted); Torres
grounded out (second to first); Staub grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   3   1    2
 Cardinals        8  15   0    8


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