St. Louis Cardinals 7, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 151
Played on Sunday, September 15, 1968 (D) at Astrodome

STL N    1  0  2    0  2  2    0  0  0  -   7 15  1
HOU N    2  0  0    0  0  1    0  1  0  -   4 11  1
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   2   3   0       1   0       1   0
Flood cf                      5   2   5   1       0   0       3   0
Maris rf                      3   1   1   3       1   2       5   0
Cepeda 1b                     5   0   2   2       0   2       3   0
McCarver c                    4   0   1   0       1   0       9   1
Shannon 3b                    5   0   1   0       0   1       0   4
Javier 2b                     4   0   1   0       1   0       5   1
Maxvill ss                    5   1   0   0       0   1       1   1
Carlton p                     4   1   1   0       0   3       0   0
Totals                       39   7  15   6       4   9      27   7

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Javier-Maxvill-Cepeda.
E: Brock (12).

BATTING - 
2B: Shannon (26,off Buzhardt).
HR: Maris (5,3rd inning off Wilson 1 on 1 out).
SF: Maris (4,off Buzhardt).
IBB: Brock (7,by Buzhardt).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brock (55,2nd base off Wilson/Bateman).
CS: Javier (3,2nd base by Wilson/Bateman).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Menke 2b                      4   1   1   0       1   0       2   2
Miller lf                     4   0   1   0       1   2       3   0
Wynn cf                       4   2   2   2       1   0       4   1
Rader 3b                      5   1   1   0       0   2       1   2
Staub rf                      4   0   3   0       0   0       2   0
Colbert 1b                    3   0   1   1       0   1       4   0
Bateman c                     4   0   0   0       0   2       9   1
  King c                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
McFadden ss                   2   0   1   0       1   1       2   2
  Coombs p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Aspromonte ph               1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Shea p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Wilson p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gotay ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Buzhardt p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Torres ph,ss                2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       35   4  11   4       4   9      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Staub (12).

BATTING - 
2B: Miller (17,off Carlton); Menke (21,off Carlton).
HR: Wynn (23,1st inning off Carlton 1 on 1 out).
SF: Colbert (1,off Carlton).
GDP: Bateman (15,off Carlton).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: McFadden (1,2nd base off Carlton/McCarver).
CS: Colbert (1,2nd base by Carlton/McCarver).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Carlton W(13-11)              9    11   4   4   4   9   1  40

WP: Carlton (5).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson L(13-15)               5     7   5   4   3   7   1  24
Buzhardt                      2     4   2   2   1   0   0  11
Coombs                        1     2   0   0   0   2   0   4
Shea                          1     2   0   0   0   0   0   5
Totals                        9    15   7   6   4   9   1  44

IBB: Buzhardt (12,Brock).

Umpires: HP - Chris Pelekoudas, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Shag Crawford
Time of Game: 2:29   Attendance: 16638


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        Rader               3b
5. McCarver            c         Staub               rf
6. Shannon             3b        Colbert             1b
7. Javier              2b        Bateman             c
8. Maxvill             ss        McFadden            ss
9. Carlton             p         Wilson              p

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock singled to right; Brock stole second; Flood
singled to right [Brock scored (error by Staub) (unearned) (no
RBI), Flood to second]; Maris struck out; Cepeda struck out;
McCarver walked; Shannon struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Menke walked; Carlton threw a wild pitch [Menke to
second]; Miller flied out to left; Wynn homered [Menke scored];
Rader popped to second; Staub flied out to right; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 2ND: Javier lined to center; Maxvill was called out on
strikes; Carlton struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Colbert singled to pitcher; Colbert was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); Bateman was called out on
strikes; McFadden singled to first; Wilson forced McFadden
(third to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 3RD: Brock popped to second; Flood singled to center;
Maris homered [Flood scored]; Cepeda struck out; McCarver
grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Menke lined to right; Miller doubled to right; Wynn
flied out to center [Miller to third]; Rader struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Shannon lined to left; Javier walked; Javier was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Maxvill grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Staub singled to left; Colbert lined to second;
Bateman grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Staub out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
3, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Carlton struck out; Brock singled to right; Flood
singled to right [Brock to third, Flood to second (on throw to
3b)]; Maris walked; Cepeda singled to left [Brock scored, Flood
scored, Maris to second]; McCarver flied out to center; Shannon
forced Cepeda (shortstop to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: McFadden struck out; GOTAY BATTED FOR WILSON; Gotay
struck out; Menke doubled to center; Miller was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: BUZHARDT REPLACED GOTAY (PITCHING); Javier
singled to center; Maxvill forced Javier (second to shortstop);
Carlton singled to center [Maxvill to third, Carlton to second
(on throw to 3b)]; Brock was walked intentionally; Flood singled
to third [Maxvill scored, Carlton to third, Brock to second];
Maris hit a sacrifice fly to right [Carlton scored, Brock to
third]; Cepeda flied out to left; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 7, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Wynn singled to second; Rader struck out; Staub
singled to left [Wynn to third (error by Brock), Staub to
second]; Colbert hit a sacrifice fly to center [Wynn scored,
Staub to third]; Bateman struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 7, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 7TH: McCarver lined to left; Shannon doubled to left;
Javier grounded out (third to first) [Shannon to third]; Maxvill
flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros
3.

ASTROS 7TH: McFadden walked; TORRES BATTED FOR BUZHARDT;
McFadden stole second; Torres flied out to right; Menke flied
out to right; Miller walked; Wynn grounded out (third to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 8TH: TORRES STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); COOMBS
REPLACED MCFADDEN (PITCHING); Carlton struck out; Brock singled
to center; Flood singled to center [Brock out at third (center
to shortstop to third), Flood to second (on throw to 3b)]; Maris
struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Rader singled to right; Staub singled to left [Rader
to second]; Colbert struck out; Bateman forced Staub (third to
second) [Rader to third]; ASPROMONTE BATTED FOR COOMBS;
Aspromonte singled to third [Rader scored, Bateman to second];
Torres grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 7, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 9TH: SHEA REPLACED ASPROMONTE (PITCHING); KING
REPLACED BATEMAN (PLAYING C ); Cepeda singled to left; McCarver
singled to left [Cepeda to second]; Shannon flied out to center;
Javier grounded out (third to first) [Cepeda to third, McCarver
to second]; Maxvill flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 7, Astros 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Menke flied to right in foul territory; Miller
struck out; Wynn walked; Rader flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        7  15   1   10
 Astros           4  11   1    9


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