St. Louis Cardinals 5, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 62
Played on Sunday, June 15, 1969 (D) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  1    0  0  1  -   3  8  0
STL N    1  0  0    1  0  0    0  3  x  -   5  6  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Valdespino lf                 5   0   1   1       0   3       1   0
  Geronimo pr                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Martinez ss                   5   0   1   0       0   1       2   2
Wynn cf                       3   1   1   0       1   0       0   0
Menke 2b                      3   0   2   0       1   1       1   3
Edwards c                     3   0   0   1       0   0       9   0
Blefary 1b                    3   1   0   0       1   0       7   0
Geiger rf                     4   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   3       1   2
Wilson p                      3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Gotay ph                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   3   8   2       3   9      24   7

BATTING - 
2B: Menke (14,off Gibson).
SF: Edwards (4,off Gibson).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Geiger (1,2nd base off Gibson/McCarver).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      3   2   1   1       1   1       2   0
Flood cf                      4   1   1   1       0   0       2   0
Pinson rf                     4   0   1   1       0   2       1   0
  Day pr                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Huntz ss                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Torre 1b                      4   1   1   1       0   0       4   0
McCarver c                    4   0   1   1       0   0       9   0
Javier 2b                     3   0   0   0       0   3       1   2
Shannon 3b                    3   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Maxvill ss                    2   0   0   0       0   1       3   2
  Davalillo ph,rf             1   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Gibson p                      1   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
Totals                       29   5   6   5       2   9      27   4

BATTING - 
2B: Torre (11,off Wilson).
HR: Brock (7,1st inning off Wilson 0 on 0 out).
SH: Gibson (2,off Wilson).
IBB: Brock (6,by Wilson).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Gibson (3,2nd base off Wilson/Edwards).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson L(5-6)                 8     6   5   5   2   9   1  32

WP: Wilson (4).
IBB: Wilson (4,Brock).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Gibson W(9-3)                 9     8   3   3   3   9   0  38

WP: Gibson (1).

Umpires: HP - Augie Donatelli, 1B - Mel Steiner, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:12   Attendance: 24263


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Valdespino          lf        Brock               lf
2. Martinez            ss        Flood               cf
3. Wynn                cf        Pinson              rf
4. Menke               2b        Torre               1b
5. Edwards             c         McCarver            c
6. Blefary             1b        Javier              2b
7. Geiger              rf        Shannon             3b
8. Rader               3b        Maxvill             ss
9. Wilson              p         Gibson              p

ASTROS 1ST: Valdespino lined to third; Martinez flied out to
left; Wynn popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock homered; Flood flied out to right; Pinson
struck out; Torre popped to shortstop; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Menke struck out; Edwards grounded out (shortstop to
first); Blefary walked; Geiger singled to center [Blefary to
third]; Geiger stole second; Gibson threw a wild pitch [Blefary
scored]; Rader popped to shortstop; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: McCarver grounded out (second to first); Javier
struck out; Shannon grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Wilson grounded out (shortstop to first); Valdespino
struck out; Martinez singled to center; Wynn lined to third; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Maxvill was called out on strikes; Gibson struck
out; Brock struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Menke singled to center; Edwards grounded out
(second to first) [Menke to second]; Blefary flied out to right;
Geiger popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Flood grounded out (shortstop to first); Pinson
was called out on strikes; Torre doubled to center; McCarver
singled to center [Torre scored]; Javier struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Rader was called out on strikes; Wilson popped to
third; Valdespino was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Shannon struck out; Maxvill popped to second;
Gibson walked; Gibson stole second; Brock grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Martinez was called out on strikes; Wynn walked;
Menke doubled to center [Wynn to third]; Edwards hit a sacrifice
fly to left [Wynn scored]; Blefary popped to shortstop; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Flood grounded out (third to first); Pinson flied
out to left; Torre grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Geiger grounded out (second to first); Rader struck
out; Wilson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: McCarver made an out to first; Javier struck out;
Shannon popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Valdespino struck out; Martinez flied out to center;
Wynn singled to left; Menke walked [Wynn to second]; Edwards
flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals
2.

CARDINALS 8TH: DAVALILLO BATTED FOR MAXVILL; Davalillo singled
to right; Gibson out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher unassisted)
[Davalillo to second]; Wilson threw a wild pitch [Davalillo to
third]; Brock was walked intentionally; Flood singled to left
[Davalillo scored, Brock to third]; Pinson singled to right
[Brock scored, Flood to third]; DAY RAN FOR PINSON; Torre forced
Day (second to shortstop) [Flood scored]; Debut game for
Boots Day; McCarver flied out to right; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 9TH: DAVALILLO STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); HUNTZ
REPLACED DAY (PLAYING SS); Blefary flied out to right; Geiger
singled to right; Rader struck out; GOTAY BATTED FOR WILSON;
Gotay singled to center [Geiger to third]; Valdespino singled
[Geiger scored, Gotay to second]; GERONIMO RAN FOR VALDESPINO;
Martinez lined to second; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   8   0    8
 Cardinals        5   6   0    3


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