St. Louis Cardinals 5, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 84
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Friday, July 9, 1971 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  5  1
STL N    2  0  2    1  0  0    0  0  x  -   5  6  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    2   1   0   0       2   0       1   0
  Lemaster p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Morgan 2b                     3   1   1   0       1   0       4   3
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   1       0   2       3   0
Watson lf,1b                  3   0   1   1       1   2       3   0
Menke 1b,ss                   4   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
Wynn rf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hiatt c                       3   0   1   0       0   1       7   0
Forsch p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Alou ph,lf                  1   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       30   2   5   2       4   9      24   6

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Rader-Morgan-Watson.
E: Watson (1).

BATTING - 
GDP: Menke (11,off Carlton).
Team LOB: 5.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      3   2   2   1       1   0       2   0
Alou rf                       3   1   1   1       1   0       2   0
  Melendez pr,rf              0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Simmons c                     2   0   0   1       1   0       9   0
Torre 3b                      4   1   1   1       0   1       1   0
Hague 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       6   1
Cruz cf                       4   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Sizemore 2b                   3   0   0   0       1   1       3   2
Maxvill ss                    3   1   2   0       1   0       1   2
Carlton p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Totals                       28   5   6   4       5   6      27   6

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Maxvill-Sizemore-Hague.

BATTING - 
2B: Torre (14,off Forsch).
3B: Alou (3,off Forsch).
SH: Carlton (5,off Forsch).
SF: Simmons (5,off Forsch).
GDP: Maxvill (5,off Lemaster).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch L(5-2)                 6     6   5   4   2   5   0  27
Lemaster                      2     0   0   0   3   1   0   8
Totals                        8     6   5   4   5   6   0  35


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Carlton W(12-5)               9     5   2   2   4   9   0  34


Umpires: HP - Al Barlick, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Bruce Froemming
Time of Game: 2:02   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Metzger             ss        Brock               lf
2. Morgan              2b        Alou                rf
3. Cedeno              cf        Simmons             c
4. Watson              lf        Torre               3b
5. Menke               1b        Hague               1b
6. Rader               3b        Cruz                cf
7. Wynn                rf        Sizemore            2b
8. Hiatt               c         Maxvill             ss
9. Forsch              p         Carlton             p

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger walked; Morgan singled to right [Metzger to
third]; Cedeno singled to right [Metzger scored, Morgan to
third]; Watson singled to left [Morgan scored, Cedeno to
second]; Watson was picked off first (pitcher to first); Menke
struck out; Rader struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock walked; Alou tripled to right [Brock
scored]; Simmons hit a sacrifice fly to left [Alou scored];
Torre flied out to center; Hague was called out on strikes; 2 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Wynn popped to second; Hiatt struck out; Forsch was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 2ND: Cruz was called out on strikes; Sizemore struck
out; Maxvill singled to left; Carlton struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Morgan
grounded out (first unassisted); Cedeno was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 3RD: Brock singled to left; Alou grounded out (second
to first) [Brock to second]; Simmons grounded out (second to
first) [Brock to third]; Torre doubled to left [Brock scored];
Hague reached on an error by Watson [Torre scored (unearned) (no
RBI), Hague to second]; Cruz popped to catcher in foul
territory; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson struck out; Menke lined to third; Rader flied
out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 4TH: Sizemore popped to second; Maxvill singled to
center; Carlton out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Maxvill to second]; Brock singled to center [Maxvill scored];
Alou popped to first in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 5TH: Wynn flied out to right; Hiatt flied out to right;
Forsch grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 5TH: Simmons grounded out (first unassisted); Torre
struck out; Hague popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
2, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Metzger walked; Morgan walked [Metzger to second];
Cedeno forced Morgan (first to shortstop) [Metzger to third];
Watson walked [Cedeno to second]; Menke grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Watson out at second]; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 6TH: Cruz popped to shortstop; Sizemore flied out to
center; Maxvill walked; Carlton flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Rader struck out; Wynn flied to left in foul
territory; Hiatt singled to center; ALOU BATTED FOR FORSCH; Alou
singled to left [Hiatt to second]; Metzger popped to second; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 7TH: ALOU STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); LEMASTER
REPLACED METZGER (PITCHING); WATSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
1B); MENKE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); Brock flied out to
left; Alou walked; MELENDEZ RAN FOR ALOU; Simmons walked
[Melendez to second]; Torre forced Simmons (third to second)
[Melendez to third]; Hague flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 8TH: MELENDEZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Morgan flied
out to right; Cedeno struck out; Watson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 8TH: Cruz was called out on strikes; Sizemore walked;
Maxvill grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Sizemore out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 9TH: Menke flied out to center; Rader popped to first;
Wynn flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   5   1    5
 Cardinals        5   6   0    6


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