Houston Astros 4, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Regular Season Game 149
Played on Friday, September 13, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  1  0  -   2  5  4
HOU N    3  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   4  6  1
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   0   2   0       0   1       0   0
Flood cf                      3   0   1   0       1   0       3   0
Maris rf                      4   0   0   1       0   0       1   0
  Davis pr                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hoerner p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cepeda 1b                     3   1   2   1       1   0       9   0
McCarver c                    4   0   0   0       0   1       4   1
Shannon 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       1   4
Javier 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       3   1
Maxvill ss                    3   0   0   0       0   0       3   2
Washburn p                    2   0   0   0       0   2       0   3
  Tolan ph,rf                 1   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   2   5   2       2   6      24  11

FIELDING - 
E: Flood (7), Cepeda (16), McCarver 2 (10).

BATTING - 
2B: Flood (16,off Giusti); Cepeda (26,off Giusti).
HR: Cepeda (16,4th inning off Giusti 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Cepeda (11,off Shea).
Team LOB: 5.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Menke 2b                      4   1   0   0       0   1       2   7
Miller lf                     3   1   2   0       1   0       0   0
Wynn cf                       3   0   0   1       0   0       3   0
Staub rf                      4   1   2   0       0   0       0   0
Rader 3b                      3   1   1   1       0   0       0   1
Colbert 1b                    3   0   1   1       0   1      13   0
Brand c                       3   0   0   0       0   0       6   0
McFadden ss                   2   0   0   0       1   0       2   3
Giusti p                      2   0   0   0       0   2       1   2
  Coombs p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Shea p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       27   4   6   3       2   4      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. McFadden-Menke-Colbert.
E: Rader (21).

BATTING - 
3B: Miller (2,off Washburn); Staub (1,off Washburn).
SH: Giusti (5,off Washburn).
SF: Wynn (4,off Washburn).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Menke (5,2nd base off Washburn/McCarver).
CS: Miller (5,2nd base by Washburn/McCarver).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Washburn L(12-7)              7     6   4   2   2   4   0  28
Hoerner                       1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8     6   4   2   2   4   0  31


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Giusti W(10-13)               7     5   2   1   2   6   1  29
Coombs                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Shea SV(5)                    1.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9     5   2   1   2   6   1  34

Giusti faced 3 batters in the 8th inning

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Shag Crawford, 2B - Chris Pelekoudas, 3B - Doug Harvey
Time of Game: 2:02   Attendance: 15425


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Brock               lf        Menke               2b
2. Flood               cf        Miller              lf
3. Maris               rf        Wynn                cf
4. Cepeda              1b        Staub               rf
5. McCarver            c         Rader               3b
6. Shannon             3b        Colbert             1b
7. Javier              2b        Brand               c
8. Maxvill             ss        McFadden            ss
9. Washburn            p         Giusti              p

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock struck out; Flood doubled to left; Maris
grounded out (second to first); Cepeda walked; McCarver struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Menke grounded out (pitcher to first); Miller
tripled to right; Wynn hit a sacrifice fly to center [Miller
scored]; Staub tripled to left; Rader singled to left [Staub
scored]; Rader was picked off first but was safe on an error by
McCarver [Rader to third]; Colbert singled to right [Rader
scored (unearned)]; Brand flied out to center; 3 R (2 ER), 4 H,
1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 2ND: Shannon struck out; Javier grounded out
(shortstop to first); Maxvill grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 2ND: McFadden walked; Giusti out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [McFadden to second]; Menke reached on a
fielder's choice [McFadden out at third (second to third to
shortstop)]; Menke stole second [Menke scored (error by
McCarver) (error by Flood) (unearned)]; Miller walked; Miller
was caught stealing second (catcher to second); 1 R (0 ER), 0 H,
2 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 3RD: Washburn struck out; Brock singled to center;
Flood grounded out (second to first) [Brock to second]; Maris
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals
0, Astros 4.

ASTROS 3RD: Wynn popped to shortstop in foul territory; Staub
flied out to right; Rader grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 4TH: Cepeda homered; McCarver lined to second; Shannon
grounded out (second to first); Javier flied out to center; 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Colbert grounded out (shortstop to first); Brand
flied out to center; McFadden grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 5TH: Maxvill grounded out (third to first); Washburn
struck out; Brock grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Giusti struck out; Menke popped to second; Miller
singled to right; Wynn popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 6TH: Flood flied out to center; Maris grounded out
(pitcher unassisted); Cepeda doubled to right; McCarver grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Staub singled to right; Rader popped to third in
foul territory; Staub was picked off first but was safe on an
error by Cepeda; assist by Washburn; Colbert struck out; Brand
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 7TH: Shannon flied out to center; Javier struck out;
Maxvill grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: McFadden grounded out (third to first); Giusti
struck out; Menke struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
1, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 8TH: TOLAN BATTED FOR WASHBURN; Tolan reached on an
error by Rader [Tolan to first]; Brock singled to left [Tolan to
second]; Flood walked [Tolan to third, Brock to second]; COOMBS
REPLACED GIUSTI (PITCHING); Maris forced Flood (second to
shortstop) [Tolan scored (unearned), Brock to third]; DAVIS RAN
FOR MARIS; SHEA REPLACED COOMBS (PITCHING); Cepeda grounded into
a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Davis out at
second]; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: TOLAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); HOERNER REPLACED
DAVIS (PITCHING); On a bunt Miller made an out to first; Wynn
popped to first in foul territory; Staub popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 9TH: McCarver popped to first; Shannon popped to
shortstop; Javier lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        2   5   4    5
 Astros           4   6   1    3


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