Houston Astros 3, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Regular Season Game 96
Played on Thursday, July 23, 1970 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  2  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   3  6  0
STL N    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  6  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alou rf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Morgan 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Wynn lf                       3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   0      11   0
Menke ss                      3   1   1   0       1   1       1   4
Rader 3b                      4   1   2   0       0   2       0   4
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   2       0   0       3   0
Edwards c                     4   1   1   1       0   1       8   0
Billingham p                  3   0   0   0       1   3       0   2
Totals                       33   3   6   3       3   7      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Morgan-Menke-Watson.

BATTING - 
2B: Rader (12,off Gibson).
HR: Edwards (4,5th inning off Gibson 0 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 6.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
Lee rf                        4   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Carl Taylor 1b                4   0   0   0       0   1       8   0
Allen 3b                      2   0   0   0       2   1       1   2
Torre c                       4   0   2   1       0   0       8   0
Cardenal cf                   4   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Javier 2b                     3   0   0   0       0   1       4   4
  Davalillo ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Maxvill ss                    2   0   0   0       0   0       1   5
  Hague ph                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Crosby ss                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Gibson p                      3   0   0   0       0   3       1   1
Totals                       32   2   6   2       2   7      27  12

BATTING - 
GDP: Davalillo (3,off Billingham).
IBB: Allen (13,by Billingham).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Billingham W(8-3)             9     6   2   2   2   7   0  34

IBB: Billingham (1,Allen).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Gibson L(12-5)                9     6   3   3   3   7   1  36


Umpires: HP - Frank Dezelan, 1B - Shag Crawford, 2B - Stan Landes, 3B - Doug Harvey
Time of Game: 2:00   Attendance: 17532


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Alou                rf        Brock               lf
2. Morgan              2b        Lee                 rf
3. Wynn                lf        Carl Taylor         1b
4. Watson              1b        Allen               3b
5. Menke               ss        Torre               c
6. Rader               3b        Cardenal            cf
7. Cedeno              cf        Javier              2b
8. Edwards             c         Maxvill             ss
9. Billingham          p         Gibson              p

ASTROS 1ST: Alou popped to second; Morgan popped to third in
foul territory; Wynn flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock singled to left; Lee singled to center
[Brock to third, Lee to second (on throw to 3b)]; Carl Taylor
struck out; Allen was walked intentionally; Torre singled to
third [Brock scored, Lee to third, Allen to second]; Cardenal
grounded out (third to first) [Lee scored, Allen to third, Torre
to second]; Javier grounded out (pitcher to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (third to first); Menke singled
to right; Rader doubled to right [Menke to third]; Cedeno
singled to center [Menke scored, Rader scored]; Edwards grounded
out (third to first) [Cedeno to second]; Billingham struck out;
2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 2ND: Maxvill grounded out (third to first); Gibson
struck out; Brock grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Alou grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first);
Morgan grounded out (shortstop to first); Wynn popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 3RD: Lee flied out to left; Carl Taylor grounded out
(third to first); Allen walked; Torre singled to right [Allen to
second]; Cardenal flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

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

CARDINALS 4TH: Javier struck out; Maxvill grounded out
(shortstop to first); Gibson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Cedeno grounded out (second to pitcher); Edwards
homered; Billingham walked; Alou forced Billingham (shortstop to
second); Morgan singled to center [Alou to third]; Wynn walked
[Morgan to second]; Watson popped to second; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Brock flied out to center; Lee flied out to
right; Carl Taylor grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Menke was called out on strikes; Rader singled to
right; Cedeno forced Rader (shortstop to second); Edwards
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Allen popped to catcher in foul territory; Torre
flied out to right; Cardenal grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Billingham was called out on strikes; Alou grounded
out (second to first); Morgan flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Javier grounded out (pitcher to first); HAGUE
BATTED FOR MAXVILL; Hague singled to center; Gibson struck out;
Brock was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
3, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 8TH: CROSBY REPLACED HAGUE (PLAYING SS); Wynn popped to
catcher in foul territory; Watson grounded out (second to
first); Menke walked; Rader struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: Lee flied out to left; Carl Taylor flied out to
center; Allen struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Cedeno popped to shortstop; Edwards struck out;
Billingham struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: Torre grounded out (third to first); Cardenal
singled to shortstop; DAVALILLO BATTED FOR JAVIER; Davalillo
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Cardenal out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   6   0    6
 Cardinals        2   6   0    5


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