St. Louis Cardinals 6, Houston Astros 5
Regular Season Game 34
Played on Saturday, May 15, 1971 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  0    4  0  2    0  0  0  -   6 12  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  5  0    0  0  0  -   5 12  1
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   0   1   0       1   0       0   0
Alou cf                       4   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
  Melendez cf                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Simmons c                     5   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Torre 3b                      4   1   3   0       1   0       1   3
Cardenal rf                   5   1   1   2       0   0       3   0
Beauchamp 1b                  3   2   0   0       0   0      10   1
  Hague 1b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Javier 2b                     3   1   1   1       0   0       3   6
Sizemore ss                   4   0   2   1       0   0       2   4
  Maxvill ss                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Carlton p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Burda ph                    1   0   1   2       0   0       0   0
  Taylor p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       36   6  12   6       2   1      27  17

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Torre-Javier-Beauchamp.
E: Sizemore (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Sizemore (1,off Blasingame); Javier (1,off Griffin).
3B: Cardenal (2,off Blasingame).
SH: Alou (2,off Culver).
SF: Javier (1,off Blasingame).
HBP: Beauchamp (1,by Blasingame).
GDP: Simmons (2,off Blasingame).
IBB: Torre (2,by Culver).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Beauchamp (2,2nd base off Blasingame/Howard); Brock (14,2nd base off Ray/Howard).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    4   1   2   1       0   0       4   4
  Wynn ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Morgan 2b                     4   1   3   2       0   0       3   2
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   1       0   0       4   0
Watson lf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Menke 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       8   0
Rader 3b                      4   1   2   0       0   1       1   1
Alou rf                       4   1   3   0       0   0       2   0
Howard c                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Edwards ph,c                2   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Geronimo pr                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Blasingame p                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Martinez ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Griffin p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lemaster p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Chiles ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Culver p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Miller ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   5  12   4       0   2      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Morgan-Metzger-Menke.
E: Rader (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Morgan 2 (10,off Carlton,off Taylor); Alou (4,off Taylor).
3B: Cedeno (3,off Carlton); Edwards (1,off Taylor).
GDP: Howard (1,off Carlton).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Metzger (2,2nd base by Carlton/Simmons).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Carlton W(6-2)                5     9   5   4   0   1   0  22
Taylor SV(1)                  4     3   0   0   0   1   0  15
Totals                        9    12   5   4   0   2   0  37


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Blasingame                    3.2   6   4   4   0   0   0  17
Ray                           1.1   3   0   0   0   0   0   6
Griffin L(0-4)                0.1   2   2   1   0   0   0   4
Lemaster                      1.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   6
Culver                        2     0   0   0   2   1   0   8
Totals                        9    12   6   5   2   1   0  41

HBP: Blasingame (4,Beauchamp).
IBB: Culver (4,Torre).

Umpires: HP - Nick Colosi, 1B - Ken Burkhart, 2B - Ed Sudol, 3B - Lee Weyer
Time of Game: 2:10   Attendance: 19285


Starting Lineups:

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

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock grounded out (pitcher to first); Alou
singled to left; Simmons grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Alou out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger singled to shortstop; Metzger was picked off
and caught stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop to
pitcher); Morgan singled to left; Cedeno flied out to right;
Watson forced Morgan (second to shortstop); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Torre grounded out (shortstop to first); Cardenal
flied out to left; Beauchamp flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

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

CARDINALS 3RD: Javier flied out to center; Sizemore doubled to
left; Carlton popped to shortstop; Brock grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Blasingame popped to third in foul territory;
Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first); Morgan popped to
shortstop in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Astros 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Alou grounded out (pitcher to first); Simmons
singled to center; Torre singled to left [Simmons to second];
Cardenal tripled to right [Torre scored, Simmons scored];
Beauchamp was hit by a pitch; Beauchamp stole second; Javier hit
a sacrifice fly to right [Cardenal scored]; Sizemore singled to
left [Beauchamp scored, Sizemore to second (on throw)]; RAY
REPLACED BLASINGAME (PITCHING); Carlton lined to third; 4 R, 4
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno flied out to center; Watson grounded out
(second to first); Menke struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Brock singled to left; Brock stole second; Alou
singled to shortstop [Brock out at third (shortstop
unassisted)]; Lou Brock was called for interference;
Simmons popped to shortstop; Torre singled to left [Alou to
second]; Cardenal flied out to center; 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Rader singled to center; Alou singled to left [Rader
to second]; Howard popped to second; MARTINEZ BATTED FOR RAY;
Martinez flied to right in foul territory; Metzger singled to
right [Alou to third, Rader scored]; Morgan doubled to left
[Metzger scored, Alou scored]; Cedeno tripled to left [Morgan
scored, Cedeno scored (error by Sizemore) (unearned) (no RBI)];
Watson popped to second; 5 R (4 ER), 5 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
4, Astros 5.

CARDINALS 6TH: GRIFFIN REPLACED MARTINEZ (PITCHING); Beauchamp
reached on an error by Rader; Javier doubled to left [Beauchamp
to third]; Sizemore grounded out (shortstop to first); BURDA
BATTED FOR CARLTON; Burda singled to right [Javier scored,
Beauchamp scored (unearned)]; LEMASTER REPLACED GRIFFIN
(PITCHING); Brock flied to left in foul territory; Alou forced
Burda (shortstop to second); 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 6, Astros 5.

ASTROS 6TH: TAYLOR REPLACED BURDA (PITCHING); Menke grounded out
(second to first); Rader grounded out (shortstop to first); Alou
doubled to right; EDWARDS BATTED FOR HOWARD; Edwards flied out
to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 6, Astros 5.

CARDINALS 7TH: EDWARDS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Simmons
lined to right; Torre singled to left; Cardenal flied out to
left; Beauchamp forced Torre (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 6, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: CHILES BATTED FOR LEMASTER; On a bunt Chiles
grounded out (third to first); Metzger grounded out (second to
first); Morgan doubled to left; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 6, Astros 5.

CARDINALS 8TH: CULVER REPLACED CHILES (PITCHING); Javier flied
out to center; Sizemore grounded out (second to first); Taylor
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 6, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: MAXVILL REPLACED SIZEMORE (PLAYING SS); Watson
grounded out (third to first); Menke flied out to right; Rader
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 6, Astros 5.

CARDINALS 9TH: Brock walked; Alou out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Brock to second]; Simmons flied out to left;
Torre was walked intentionally; Cardenal forced Torre (second
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 6, Astros 5.

ASTROS 9TH: MELENDEZ REPLACED ALOU (PLAYING CF); HAGUE REPLACED
BEAUCHAMP (PLAYING 1B); Alou grounded out (shortstop to first);
Edwards tripled to left; GERONIMO RAN FOR EDWARDS; MILLER BATTED
FOR CULVER; Miller grounded out (first unassisted); WYNN BATTED
FOR METZGER; Wynn grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 6, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        6  12   1    8
 Astros           5  12   1    5


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