St. Louis Cardinals 1, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 160
Played on Friday, September 27, 1968 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  6  0
STL N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  x  -   1  8  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Herrera rf                    4   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Torres ss                     4   0   0   0       0   3       3   4
Wynn cf,lf                    4   0   1   0       0   3       2   1
Staub 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       8   0
Rader 3b                      3   0   2   0       0   1       0   2
Menke 2b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       3   3
Aspromonte lf                 3   0   1   0       0   2       2   0
  Colbert pr,cf               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Adlesh c                      2   0   0   0       0   0       5   0
Dierker p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Thomas ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Blasingame p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Shea p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   0   6   0       0  11      24  13

BATTING - 
SH: Adlesh (2,off Gibson).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Menke (7,2nd base by Gibson/McCarver).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   0   2   0       0   0       0   0
Flood cf                      4   0   3   1       0   0       3   0
Maris rf                      3   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Cepeda 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       7   0
McCarver c                    4   0   2   0       0   0      11   2
Shannon 3b                    3   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Javier 2b                     2   1   0   0       1   0       2   2
Maxvill ss                    3   0   0   0       0   1       3   4
Gibson p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       29   1   8   1       2   4      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Cepeda (17).

BATTING - 
2B: Shannon (28,off Dierker).
SH: Gibson (7,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(12-15)              7     7   1   1   1   4   0  27
Blasingame                    0.1   1   0   0   1   0   0   3
Shea                          0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        8     8   1   1   2   4   0  32


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Gibson W(22-9)                9     6   0   0   0  11   0  31


Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Shag Crawford, 2B - Chris Pelekoudas, 3B - John Kibler, 
LF - Doug Harvey
Time of Game: 2:11   Attendance: 18658


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Herrera             rf        Brock               lf
2. Torres              ss        Flood               cf
3. Wynn                cf        Maris               rf
4. Staub               1b        Cepeda              1b
5. Rader               3b        McCarver            c
6. Menke               2b        Shannon             3b
7. Aspromonte          lf        Javier              2b
8. Adlesh              c         Maxvill             ss
9. Dierker             p         Gibson              p

ASTROS 1ST: Herrera struck out; Torres flied out to center; Wynn
singled to right; Staub forced Wynn (second to shortstop); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock grounded out (second to first); Flood
singled to third; Maris flied out to left; Cepeda grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals
0.

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

CARDINALS 2ND: McCarver singled to center; Shannon popped to
second; Javier forced McCarver (pitcher to shortstop); Maxvill
popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Adlesh flied out to center; Dierker struck out;
Herrera grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

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

ASTROS 4TH: Torres was called out on strikes; Wynn struck out;
Staub grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Cepeda grounded out (third to first); McCarver
singled to right [McCarver out at second (right to shortstop)];
Shannon struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Rader singled to left; Menke singled to right [Rader
to third]; Rader was out trying to advance to home (catcher to
third); Aspromonte struck out; Adlesh grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Javier walked; Maxvill struck out; Gibson out on
a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Javier to second]; Brock
singled to third [Javier to third]; Flood singled to center
[Javier scored, Brock out at home (center to shortstop to
catcher)]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Dierker grounded out (shortstop to first); Herrera
singled to left; Herrera was picked off first but was safe on an
error by Cepeda [Herrera to second]; Torres struck out; Wynn was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Maris grounded out (second to first); Cepeda
struck out; McCarver flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Staub flied out to center; Rader singled to left;
Menke forced Rader (shortstop to second); Menke was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Shannon doubled to right; Javier flied out to
center; Maxvill popped to first in foul territory; Gibson struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Aspromonte singled to center; COLBERT RAN FOR
ASPROMONTE; Adlesh out on a sacrifice bunt (first unassisted)
[Colbert to second]; THOMAS BATTED FOR DIERKER; Thomas popped to
shortstop; Herrera popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: BLASINGAME REPLACED THOMAS (PITCHING); WYNN
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); COLBERT STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING
CF); Brock grounded out (third to first); Flood singled to
right; Maris walked [Flood to second]; SHEA REPLACED BLASINGAME
(PITCHING); Cepeda forced Maris (second to shortstop) [Flood to
third]; McCarver flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Torres struck out; Wynn struck out; Staub popped to
second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           0   6   0    4
 Cardinals        1   8   1    7


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