St. Louis Cardinals 5, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 87
Played on Saturday, July 13, 1968 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  4  0  -   4  6  0
STL N    1  0  0    0  1  0    2  1  x  -   5 12  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Simpson rf                    4   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Torres ss                     4   1   1   0       0   1       3   4
Staub 1b                      4   1   1   0       0   0      10   0
Wynn cf                       4   1   2   3       0   0       1   0
Menke 2b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       2   4
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       2   3
Aspromonte lf                 4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bateman c                     3   0   0   0       1   2       5   1
  Brand pr                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Blasingame p                  1   0   0   0       1   1       0   1
  Buzhardt p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gotay ph                    1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Coombs p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Thomas ph                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Colbert ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       34   4   6   4       2   8      24  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Blasingame-Torres-Staub.

BATTING - 
2B: Rader (4,off Carlton).
HR: Gotay (1,8th inning off Carlton 0 on 1 out); Wynn (12,8th inning off Carlton
2 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Wynn (7,2nd base off Carlton/McCarver).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      5   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Javier 2b                     4   1   2   0       0   0       0   2
  Maris ph                    1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Schofield pr,2b             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Flood cf                      5   1   2   0       0   2       4   0
Cepeda 1b                     2   1   2   1       2   0      11   0
Shannon 3b                    3   0   1   3       0   1       0   2
McCarver c                    4   0   0   0       0   0       8   0
Tolan rf                      3   0   1   0       1   1       1   0
Maxvill ss                    3   1   1   0       1   0       0   4
Carlton p                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Gagliano ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Willis p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hoerner p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   5  12   5       4   5      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Shannon (13), McCarver (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Cepeda (15,off Blasingame); Shannon (15,off Buzhardt).
SF: Shannon (3,off Blasingame).
GDP: Maxvill (4,off Blasingame).
IBB: Cepeda 2 (11,by Blasingame,by Buzhardt).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brock 2 (19,2nd base off Blasingame/Bateman,3rd base off Blasingame/Bateman);
Javier 2 (9,2nd base off Blasingame/Bateman,2nd base off Buzhardt/Bateman).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Blasingame                    6.1   9   3   3   2   2   0  29
Buzhardt                      0.2   1   1   1   1   1   0   4
Coombs L(0-1)                 0.2   1   1   1   1   1   0   4
Ray                           0.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   2
Totals                        8    12   5   5   4   5   0  39

IBB: Blasingame (1,Cepeda); Buzhardt (5,Cepeda).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Carlton W(9-4)                8     6   4   4   1   7   2  32
Willis                        0.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   3
Hoerner SV(9)                 0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Totals                        9     6   4   4   2   8   2  36


Umpires: HP - Al Barlick, 1B - Stan Landes, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Bob Engel
Time of Game: 2:26   Attendance: 37139


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Simpson             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        McCarver            c
7. Aspromonte          lf        Tolan               rf
8. Bateman             c         Maxvill             ss
9. Blasingame          p         Carlton             p

ASTROS 1ST: Simpson was called out on strikes; Torres grounded
out (second to first); Staub flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock singled to center; Brock stole second;
Brock stole third; Javier singled to third [Brock stayed at
third]; Javier stole second; Flood grounded out (third to
first); Cepeda was walked intentionally; Shannon hit a sacrifice
fly to center [Brock scored]; McCarver forced Cepeda (shortstop
unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Wynn singled to left; Wynn stole second [Wynn to
third (error by McCarver)]; Menke struck out; Rader flied out to
right; Aspromonte grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Tolan walked; Maxvill flied out to right; Carlton
forced Tolan (second to shortstop); Brock forced Carlton
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Bateman grounded out (pitcher to first); Blasingame
struck out; Simpson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Javier popped to third in foul territory; Flood
singled to pitcher; Cepeda singled to third [Flood to second];
Shannon struck out; McCarver forced Cepeda (second to first); 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Torres struck out; Staub flied out to left; Wynn
flied out to center; 67 minute rain delay in this half
inning; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Tolan singled to right; Maxvill grounded into a
double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Tolan out at
second]; Carlton grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Menke grounded out (third to first); Rader flied out
to left; Aspromonte reached on an error by Shannon [Aspromonte
to first]; Bateman struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Brock grounded out (third to first); Javier lined
to third; Flood singled to third; Cepeda doubled to center
[Flood scored]; Shannon popped to catcher; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Blasingame walked; Simpson grounded out (shortstop
to first) [Blasingame to second]; Torres grounded out (second to
first) [Blasingame to third]; Staub flied out to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: McCarver grounded out (second to first); Tolan
grounded out (shortstop to first); Maxvill singled to left;
Carlton struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Wynn flied out to left; Menke grounded out
(shortstop to first); Rader doubled to left; Aspromonte grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals
2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Brock grounded out (third to first); Javier
singled to pitcher; BUZHARDT REPLACED BLASINGAME (PITCHING);
Javier stole second; Wade Blasingame injured by batted
ball; Flood struck out; Cepeda was walked intentionally;
Shannon doubled to left [Javier scored, Cepeda scored]; McCarver
grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Bateman was called out on strikes; GOTAY BATTED FOR
BUZHARDT; Gotay homered; Simpson grounded out (shortstop to
first); Torres singled to left; Staub singled to right [Torres
to third]; Wynn homered [Torres scored, Staub scored]; Menke
flied out to center; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals
4.

CARDINALS 8TH: COOMBS REPLACED GOTAY (PITCHING); Tolan struck
out (catcher to first); Maxvill walked; GAGLIANO BATTED FOR
CARLTON; Gagliano popped to second; Brock singled to left
[Maxvill to second]; RAY REPLACED COOMBS (PITCHING); MARIS
BATTED FOR JAVIER; Maris singled to right [Maxvill scored, Brock
to third]; SCHOFIELD RAN FOR MARIS; Flood struck out; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 9TH: WILLIS REPLACED GAGLIANO (PITCHING); SCHOFIELD
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Rader grounded out (shortstop to
first); Aspromonte grounded out (second to first); Bateman
walked; BRAND RAN FOR BATEMAN; THOMAS BATTED FOR RAY; HOERNER
REPLACED WILLIS (PITCHING); COLBERT BATTED FOR THOMAS; Colbert
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   6   0    5
 Cardinals        5  12   2   10


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