St. Louis Cardinals 5, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 8
Played on Monday, April 12, 1971 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  0  3    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   4 13  1
STL N    2  0  1    0  1  1    0  0  x  -   5 10  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alou rf                       4   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
Morgan 2b                     5   1   3   1       0   0       1   1
Cedeno cf                     5   1   1   0       0   2       4   0
Watson lf                     5   0   3   1       0   0       3   1
Menke 1b                      4   0   2   1       1   2      11   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   0   0       1   1       1   3
Hiatt c                       2   0   1   0       1   1       3   1
  Edwards ph,c                2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Blasingame p                  1   1   1   1       0   0       0   3
  Wynn ph                     0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Geronimo pr                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Miller ph                   1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   4  13   4       5   8      24  11

FIELDING - 
E: Metzger (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Miller (1,off Drabowsky).
HR: Blasingame (1,3rd inning off Carlton 0 on 1 out).
SH: Blasingame (1,off Carlton); Metzger (1,off Carlton).
GDP: Alou (1,off Carlton).
IBB: Wynn (1,by Carlton).
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Menke (1,3rd base by Carlton/Simmons).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alou cf                       4   1   0   0       1   0       3   0
Javier 2b                     3   2   1   0       0   0       2   3
  Schofield 2b                1   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Brock lf                      3   1   3   1       1   0       0   0
Torre 3b                      4   0   1   1       0   1       1   2
Cardenal rf                   3   0   1   2       0   0       1   0
Beauchamp 1b                  4   1   1   0       0   1       7   2
  Hague 1b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Sizemore ss                   3   0   0   0       0   0       1   4
  Maxvill ss                  0   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Simmons c                     4   0   3   1       0   0       9   1
Carlton p                     3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Drabowsky p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Brunet p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Linzy p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   5  10   5       3   3      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Simmons-Torre, Javier-Sizemore-Beauchamp.
E: Torre (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Brock (2,off Blasingame); Simmons (1,off Blasingame).
3B: Simmons (1,off Ray).
SF: Cardenal (1,off Blasingame).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Beauchamp (1,2nd base off Ray/Hiatt).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Blasingame L(1-1)             5     6   4   3   2   1   0  23
Ray                           2     3   1   1   0   2   0   9
Gladding                      1     1   0   0   1   0   0   5
Totals                        8    10   5   4   3   3   0  37

WP: Blasingame 2 (2).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Carlton W(2-0)                6.1   9   3   3   4   5   1  31
Drabowsky                     1.1   1   1   1   1   2   0   6
Brunet                        0.1   3   0   0   0   0   0   4
Linzy SV(1)                   1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9    13   4   4   5   8   1  44

Brunet faced 2 batters in the 9th inning
IBB: Carlton (1,Wynn).

Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Dick Stello, 2B - Andy Olsen, 3B - Augie Donatelli
Time of Game: 2:38   Attendance: 11270


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Alou                rf        Alou                cf
2. Morgan              2b        Javier              2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Brock               lf
4. Watson              lf        Torre               3b
5. Menke               1b        Cardenal            rf
6. Rader               3b        Beauchamp           1b
7. Hiatt               c         Sizemore            ss
8. Metzger             ss        Simmons             c
9. Blasingame          p         Carlton             p

ASTROS 1ST: Alou flied out to center; Morgan grounded out
(second to first); Cedeno grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Alou grounded out (pitcher to first); Javier
singled to center; Brock doubled to left [Javier scored]; Torre
grounded out (third to first); Cardenal singled to center [Brock
scored]; Beauchamp flied out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (second to first); Menke walked;
Rader walked [Menke to second]; Hiatt struck out while Menke was
caught stealing third (catcher to third); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 2ND: Sizemore grounded out (pitcher to first); Simmons
doubled to left; Carlton grounded out (first unassisted)
[Simmons to third]; Alou flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first);
Blasingame homered; Alou grounded out (shortstop to first);
Morgan singled to left; Cedeno singled to left [Morgan to
third]; Watson singled to right [Cedeno to third, Morgan
scored]; Menke singled to left [Watson to second, Cedeno
scored]; Rader flied out to center; 3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 3RD: Javier reached on an error by Metzger; Brock
singled to left [Javier to second]; Torre grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Brock to second, Javier to third];
Cardenal hit a sacrifice fly to left [Javier scored (unearned)];
Blasingame threw a wild pitch [Brock to third]; Beauchamp struck
out; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Hiatt walked; Metzger singled to left [Hiatt to
second]; Blasingame out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second)
[Metzger to second, Hiatt to third]; Alou struck out; Morgan
popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 3, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 4TH: Sizemore grounded out (pitcher to first); Simmons
grounded out (shortstop to first); Carlton lined to second; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Cedeno struck out; Watson grounded out (shortstop to
first); Menke struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: Alou walked; Blasingame threw a wild pitch [Alou
to second]; Javier flied out to left; Brock walked; Torre
singled to left [Alou scored, Brock out at third (left to
third), Torre to second (on throw)]; Cardenal grounded out
(catcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Rader reached on an error by Torre; Hiatt singled to
left [Rader to second]; Metzger out on a sacrifice bunt (first
to second) [Hiatt to second, Rader to third]; WYNN BATTED FOR
BLASINGAME; Wynn was walked intentionally; GERONIMO RAN FOR
WYNN; Alou grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Geronimo out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
3, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 6TH: RAY REPLACED GERONIMO (PITCHING); Beauchamp
singled to left; Beauchamp stole second; Sizemore grounded out
(second to first) [Beauchamp to third]; Simmons tripled to
center [Beauchamp scored]; Carlton flied out to left; Alou
grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 7TH: SCHOFIELD REPLACED JAVIER (PLAYING 2B); MAXVILL
REPLACED SIZEMORE (PLAYING SS); Morgan singled to center; Cedeno
struck out; Watson singled to right [Morgan to second];
DRABOWSKY REPLACED CARLTON (PITCHING); Menke was called out on
strikes; Rader flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
3, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 7TH: Schofield struck out; Brock singled to left;
Torre struck out; Cardenal grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 8TH: EDWARDS BATTED FOR HIATT; Edwards struck out;
Metzger grounded out (first to pitcher); MILLER BATTED FOR RAY;
Miller doubled to right; Alou walked; BRUNET REPLACED DRABOWSKY
(PITCHING); Morgan singled to right [Alou to third, Miller
scored]; Cedeno flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 4, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 8TH: GLADDING REPLACED MILLER (PITCHING); EDWARDS
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Beauchamp flied out to right;
Maxvill walked; Simmons singled to left [Maxvill to second];
Brunet flied out to center; Alou flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 9TH: HAGUE REPLACED BEAUCHAMP (PLAYING 1B); Watson
singled to right; Menke singled to left [Watson to second];
LINZY REPLACED BRUNET (PITCHING); Rader was called out on
strikes; Edwards forced Menke (second to shortstop) [Watson to
third]; Metzger forced Edwards (second unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4  13   1   13
 Cardinals        5  10   1    8


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