St. Louis Cardinals 8, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 150
Played on Saturday, September 14, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  2    1  2  0    2  0  1  -   8 12  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  8  1
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   2   2   1       1   1       3   0
Flood cf                      5   1   3   1       0   1       4   0
Maris rf                      5   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Cepeda 1b                     5   3   2   1       0   0       6   0
McCarver c                    4   1   2   2       0   0       9   0
Shannon 3b                    5   0   2   1       0   2       0   1
Javier 2b                     5   0   1   1       0   0       1   1
Maxvill ss                    2   1   0   0       1   0       0   4
Briles p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Totals                       36   8  12   7       2   6      27   7

BATTING - 
2B: McCarver (15,off Dierker); Flood (17,off Dierker).
3B: Brock (13,off Dierker); Cepeda (2,off Ray); McCarver (5,off Ray).
SH: Briles 3 (9,off Dierker 2,off Dukes).
SF: McCarver (4,off Dierker).
HBP: Maxvill (1,by Dukes).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brock 2 (54,2nd base off Dierker/Brand,2nd base off Ray/Brand); Cepeda
(8,2nd base off Dierker/Brand).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Menke 2b                      5   0   1   0       0   1       4   2
Miller lf                     3   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Wynn cf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       6   0
Staub rf                      4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Rader 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   0       1   1
Colbert 1b                    4   0   2   0       0   1       7   0
Brand c                       3   0   0   0       0   1       7   1
  Dukes p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Blasingame p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Thomas ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
McFadden ss                   4   0   2   0       0   0       0   3
Dierker p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Mayberry ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  King ph,c                   2   0   0   0       0   1       2   1
Totals                       35   0   8   0       1   9      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Rader (22).

BATTING - 
HBP: Miller (5,by Briles).
Team LOB: 10.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Briles W(18-10)               9     8   0   0   1   9   0  37

HBP: Briles (7,Miller).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(12-14)              5     6   5   3   2   3   0  24
Ray                           2     3   2   2   0   2   0   9
Dukes                         1     0   0   0   0   1   0   4
Blasingame                    1     3   1   1   0   0   0   6
Totals                        9    12   8   6   2   6   0  43

WP: Dierker (18).
HBP: Dukes (2,Maxvill).

Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - Chris Pelekoudas, 2B - Doug Harvey, 3B - John Kibler
Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance: 16324


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. Briles              p         Dierker             p

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

ASTROS 1ST: Menke flied out to left; Miller singled to center;
Wynn forced Miller (shortstop to second); Staub singled to right
[Wynn to third]; Rader walked [Staub to second]; Colbert was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: McCarver flied out to center; Shannon struck out;
Javier flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Brand grounded out (shortstop to first); McFadden
grounded out (shortstop to first); Dierker struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Maxvill walked; Briles out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Maxvill to second]; Brock tripled to left
[Maxvill scored]; Flood singled to right [Brock scored]; Maris
flied out to center; Cepeda popped to catcher in foul territory;
2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Menke flied out to right; Miller flied out to left;
Wynn struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: McCarver doubled to right; Shannon singled to
third [McCarver to third]; Javier singled to shortstop [McCarver
scored, Shannon to second]; Maxvill lined to second; Briles out
on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Shannon to third,
Javier to second]; Brock grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 3
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Staub flied out to center; Rader grounded out
(shortstop to first); Colbert flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Flood doubled to left; Maris popped to catcher in
foul territory; Cepeda reached on an error by Rader [Flood
scored (unearned) (no RBI), Cepeda to first]; Cepeda stole
second; Dierker threw a wild pitch [Cepeda to third]; McCarver
hit a sacrifice fly to center [Cepeda scored (unearned)];
Shannon struck out; 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Brand struck out; McFadden singled to right;
MAYBERRY BATTED FOR DIERKER; Mayberry lined to right; Menke
singled to center [McFadden to third]; Miller struck out; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 6TH: RAY REPLACED MAYBERRY (PITCHING); Javier flied
out to center; Maxvill grounded out (shortstop to first); Briles
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Wynn singled to left; Staub flied out to left; Rader
flied out to right; Colbert singled to center [Wynn to third];
Brand grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 5, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 7TH: Brock singled to left; Brock stole second; Flood
struck out; Maris grounded out (second to first) [Brock to
third]; Cepeda tripled to left [Brock scored]; McCarver tripled
to left [Cepeda scored]; Shannon grounded out (third to first);
2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: McFadden grounded out (third to first); KING BATTED
FOR RAY; King flied out to center; Menke struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 8TH: DUKES REPLACED BRAND (PITCHING); KING STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING C ); Javier popped to catcher in foul territory;
Maxvill was hit by a pitch; Briles out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Maxvill to second]; Brock struck out; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Miller was hit by a pitch; Wynn flied out to center;
Staub was called out on strikes; Rader grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 9TH: BLASINGAME REPLACED DUKES (PITCHING); Flood
singled to left; Maris popped to first in foul territory; Cepeda
singled to left [Flood to third]; McCarver reached on a
fielder's choice [Flood out at home (pitcher to catcher to
third), Cepeda to second]; Shannon singled to right [Cepeda
scored, McCarver to third, Shannon to second (on throw)]; Javier
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 8, Astros 0.

ASTROS 9TH: Colbert singled to right; THOMAS BATTED FOR
BLASINGAME; Thomas was called out on strikes; McFadden singled
to right [Colbert to second]; King was called out on strikes;
Menke flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 8,
Astros 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        8  12   0    8
 Astros           0   8   1   10


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