Houston Astros 3, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Regular Season Game 161
Played on Saturday, September 28, 1968 (D) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  3  -   3 11  0
STL N    0  1  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  8  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Herrera rf                    5   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Torres ss                     4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Wynn cf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Rader 3b                      3   1   0   0       1   0       1   1
Menke 2b                      4   1   3   0       0   0       4   6
Staub 1b                      2   0   0   0       1   0      10   0
Aspromonte lf                 4   0   1   2       0   0       1   1
  Colbert pr,lf               0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Adlesh c                      3   0   3   0       1   0       7   0
Wilson p                      2   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
  King ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dukes p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Gotay ph                    1   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Shea p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       33   3  11   3       3   1      27  11

BATTING - 
3B: Wynn (5,off Carlton).
SH: Staub (7,off Nelson).
GDP: Staub (11,off Carlton); King (1,off Hughes); Torres (10,off Nelson).
Team LOB: 7.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
Tolan cf                      4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Maris rf                      4   0   1   1       0   1       1   0
Cepeda 1b                     4   1   2   0       0   0      13   1
McCarver c                    2   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Edwards c                   2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Shannon 3b                    4   0   2   1       0   0       0   7
Javier 2b                     2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Gagliano 2b                 2   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Maxvill ss                    2   0   1   0       0   1       1   2
  Schofield ss                1   0   0   0       0   1       2   3
Carlton p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Hughes p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Hague ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nelson p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Granger p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   2   8   2       0   5      27  19

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Javier-Maxvill-Cepeda, Cepeda-Schofield-Hughes, Schofield-Gagliano-Cepeda.

BATTING - 
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brock (62,2nd base off Wilson/Adlesh).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson                        6     7   2   2   0   3   0  24
Dukes W(2-2)                  2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6
Shea SV(6)                    1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9     8   2   2   0   5   0  34


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Carlton                       5     6   0   0   0   1   0  19
Hughes                        2     1   0   0   2   0   0   8
Nelson                        1.1   2   2   2   1   0   0   6
Granger L(4-2)                0.2   2   1   1   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9    11   3   3   3   1   0  37


Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - Chris Pelekoudas, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Dick Stello, 
LF - Doug Harvey
Time of Game: 1:55   Attendance: 21502


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Herrera grounded out (pitcher to first); Torres
grounded out (shortstop to first); Wynn tripled to left [Wynn
out at home (left to third to catcher)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock popped to second; Tolan flied out to right;
Maris struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Rader flied out to center; Menke singled to left;
Staub grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Menke out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Cepeda singled to left; McCarver singled to left
[Cepeda to second]; Shannon singled to left [Cepeda scored,
McCarver out at third (left to third), Shannon to second (on
throw to 3b)]; Javier grounded out (second to first) [Shannon to
third]; Maxvill struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Aspromonte grounded out (pitcher to first); Adlesh
singled to left; On a bunt Wilson singled to pitcher [Adlesh to
second]; Herrera popped to first; Torres singled to shortstop
[Adlesh to third, Wilson to second]; Wynn flied out to center; 0
R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Carlton struck out; Brock singled to left; Brock
stole second; Tolan popped to second; Maris singled to center
[Brock scored]; Cepeda singled to left [Maris to second];
McCarver grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader grounded out (third to first); Menke flied out
to right; Staub flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Shannon flied out to center; Javier popped to
second; Maxvill singled to left; Carlton grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 5TH: SCHOFIELD REPLACED MAXVILL (PLAYING SS); Aspromonte
flied out to center; Adlesh singled to left; Wilson struck out;
Herrera popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Brock grounded out (pitcher to first); Tolan
grounded out (second to first); Maris popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 6TH: HUGHES REPLACED CARLTON (PITCHING); EDWARDS REPLACED
MCCARVER (PLAYING C ); Torres grounded out (third to first);
Wynn grounded out (third to first); Rader grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Cepeda flied out to center; Edwards grounded out
(second to first); Shannon flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 7TH: GAGLIANO REPLACED JAVIER (PLAYING 2B); Menke singled
to left; Staub walked [Menke to second]; Aspromonte grounded out
(third to first) [Menke to third, Staub to second]; Adlesh
walked; KING BATTED FOR WILSON; King grounded into a double play
(first to shortstop to pitcher) [Adlesh out at second]; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: DUKES REPLACED KING (PITCHING); Gagliano flied
out to left; Schofield struck out; HAGUE BATTED FOR HUGHES;
Hague grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 8TH: NELSON REPLACED HAGUE (PITCHING); Herrera singled to
third; Torres grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Herrera out at second]; Wynn popped to catcher in
foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: Brock grounded out (pitcher to first); Tolan
popped to catcher in foul territory; Maris popped to second; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Rader walked; Menke singled to right [Rader to
second]; Staub out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Rader
to third, Menke to second]; GRANGER REPLACED NELSON (PITCHING);
Aspromonte singled to center [Menke scored, Rader scored];
COLBERT RAN FOR ASPROMONTE; Adlesh singled to right [Colbert to
third]; GOTAY BATTED FOR DUKES; Gotay grounded out (third to
first) [Colbert scored, Adlesh to second]; Herrera grounded out
(shortstop to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals
2.

CARDINALS 9TH: COLBERT STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); SHEA
REPLACED GOTAY (PITCHING); Cepeda grounded out (third to first);
Edwards was called out on strikes; Shannon singled to third;
Gagliano grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3  11   0    7
 Cardinals        2   8   0    5


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