St. Louis Cardinals 1, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 126
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Tuesday, August 26, 1969 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  0
STL N    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   1  2  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alou lf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Morgan 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       0   4
Wynn cf                       3   0   0   0       1   2       3   0
Miller rf                     3   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Blefary 1b                    3   0   0   0       1   0      10   0
Menke ss                      4   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Rader 3b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Edwards c                     3   0   1   0       0   1       7   0
Dierker p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Valdespino ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bouton p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       30   0   4   0       3   4      24   6

BATTING - 
2B: Edwards (18,off Briles).
GDP: Blefary (8,off Briles).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan (34,2nd base off Briles/McCarver).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      3   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Flood cf                      3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Pinson rf                     3   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Torre 1b                      3   0   0   0       0   2      14   2
McCarver c                    3   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Shannon 3b                    3   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
Javier 2b                     3   1   1   1       0   0       2   5
Maxvill ss                    3   0   0   0       0   1       2   4
Briles p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
Totals                       26   1   2   1       0   7      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Torre-Maxvill.

BATTING - 
HR: Javier (10,3rd inning off Dierker 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 1.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(16-10)              7     2   1   1   0   6   1  23
Bouton                        1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        8     2   1   1   0   7   1  26


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Briles W(13-11)               9     4   0   0   3   4   0  33


Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Ken Burkhart, 3B - Ed Sudol
Time of Game: 1:56   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Alou                lf        Brock               lf
2. Morgan              2b        Flood               cf
3. Wynn                cf        Pinson              rf
4. Miller              rf        Torre               1b
5. Blefary             1b        McCarver            c
6. Menke               ss        Shannon             3b
7. Rader               3b        Javier              2b
8. Edwards             c         Maxvill             ss
9. Dierker             p         Briles              p

ASTROS 1ST: Alou grounded out (third to first); Morgan struck
out; Wynn struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals
0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock grounded out (first unassisted); Flood
popped to first in foul territory; Pinson was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Miller grounded out (shortstop to first); Blefary
walked; Menke popped to shortstop; Rader singled to center
[Blefary to second]; Edwards struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

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

ASTROS 3RD: Dierker grounded out (shortstop to first); Alou
grounded out (second to first); Morgan grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Javier homered; Maxvill grounded out (second to
first); Briles struck out; Brock singled; Flood grounded out
(second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn popped to second; Miller walked; Blefary
grounded into a double play (first to shortstop) [Miller out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Pinson flied out to left; Torre flied out to
center; McCarver struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Menke grounded out (shortstop to first); Rader
grounded out (third to first); Edwards grounded out (first to
pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Shannon popped to third; Javier flied out to
center; Maxvill popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Dierker popped to second; Alou grounded out (pitcher
to second to first); Morgan singled to center; Morgan stole
second; Wynn struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Briles flied out to center; Brock flied out to
left; Flood grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Miller grounded out (second to first); Blefary
grounded out (second to first); Menke flied out to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Pinson grounded out (second to first); Torre was
called out on strikes; McCarver flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Rader popped to first in foul territory; Edwards
doubled to right; VALDESPINO BATTED FOR DIERKER; Valdespino
popped to third in foul territory; Alou grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: BOUTON REPLACED VALDESPINO (PITCHING); Shannon
grounded out (pitcher to first); Javier popped to first; Maxvill
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Morgan flied out to right; Wynn walked; Miller
singled to left [Wynn to second]; Blefary flied out to left;
Menke grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           0   4   0    6
 Cardinals        1   2   0    1


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