St. Louis Cardinals 9, Houston Astros 5
Regular Season Game 85
Doubleheader Nightcap
Played on Friday, July 9, 1971 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  2  0    0  0  3    0  0  0  -   5  8  1
STL N    0  4  4    0  0  1    0  0  x  -   9 11  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alou lf                       3   0   0   0       2   0       2   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       1   0       2   5
  Morgan ph                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Cedeno cf                     5   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Watson 1b                     4   1   2   0       1   0      10   1
Rader 3b                      4   2   1   1       1   1       1   3
Wynn rf                       4   1   1   3       0   0       1   0
Menke 2b                      2   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Martinez 2b                 2   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Edwards c                     4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Blasingame p                  1   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Harris p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Schlueter ph                1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Lemaster p                  1   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
  Chiles ph                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       34   5   8   5       7   3      24  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Lemaster-Watson.
E: Rader (14).

BATTING - 
2B: Menke (13,off Reuss).
HR: Rader (4,2nd inning off Reuss 0 on 0 out); Wynn (4,6th inning off Reuss
2 on 0 out).
GDP: Rader (5,off Reuss).
IBB: Alou (3,by Reuss).
Team LOB: 9.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   1   1   1       1   0       0   0
Javier 2b                     5   2   3   4       0   0       3   8
Beauchamp 1b                  4   1   1   0       1   1      16   0
Torre 3b                      4   0   2   2       1   0       0   3
Cardenal rf                   4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Cruz ph,cf                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Simmons c                     3   1   0   0       2   0       3   0
Melendez cf,rf                4   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Maxvill ss                    3   2   2   1       1   0       2   4
Reuss p                       0   1   0   0       1   0       0   1
  Taylor p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Drabowsky p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   9  11   8       7   2      27  17

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Torre-Javier-Beauchamp.

BATTING - 
2B: Beauchamp (7,off Lemaster); Torre (15,off Lemaster).
3B: Javier 2 (4,off Blasingame,off Harris).
SH: Reuss 2 (5,off Blasingame,off Lemaster).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Javier (3,2nd base off Blasingame/Edwards).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Blasingame L(5-8)             1.2   4   4   4   2   1   0  11
Harris                        2.1   3   4   4   3   0   0  13
Lemaster                      4     4   1   1   2   1   0  18
Totals                        8    11   9   9   7   2   0  42

WP: Lemaster (6).
BK: Harris (1).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reuss W(8-8)                  5.2   8   5   5   4   2   2  28
Taylor                        3     0   0   0   3   1   0  12
Drabowsky SV(5)               0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        9     8   5   5   7   3   2  41

IBB: Reuss (6,Alou).

Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Bruce Froemming, 3B - Al Barlick
Ejections: Jose Cardenal by Ed Vargo [Balls and strikes]
Time of Game: 2:39   Attendance: 24748


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Alou                lf        Brock               lf
2. Metzger             ss        Javier              2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Beauchamp           1b
4. Watson              1b        Torre               3b
5. Rader               3b        Cardenal            rf
6. Wynn                rf        Simmons             c
7. Menke               2b        Melendez            cf
8. Edwards             c         Maxvill             ss
9. Blasingame          p         Reuss               p

ASTROS 1ST: Alou grounded out (pitcher to first); Metzger
walked; Cedeno struck out; Watson forced Metzger (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock singled to second; Javier forced Brock
(shortstop to second); Javier stole second; Beauchamp struck
out; Torre walked; Cardenal grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Rader homered; Wynn popped to shortstop; Menke
doubled to center; Edwards singled to right [Menke to third];
Blasingame grounded out (second to first) [Menke scored, Edwards
to second]; Alou was walked intentionally; Metzger flied out to
center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Simmons walked; Melendez singled to center
[Simmons to second]; Maxvill singled to right [Simmons scored,
Melendez to second]; Reuss out on a sacrifice bunt (first to
second) [Melendez to third, Maxvill to second]; Brock grounded
out (shortstop to first) [Melendez scored]; Javier tripled to
right [Maxvill scored]; HARRIS REPLACED BLASINGAME (PITCHING);
Beauchamp walked; Torre singled to right [Javier scored,
Beauchamp to third]; Cardenal grounded out (shortstop to first);
4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 3RD: Cedeno grounded out (third to first); Watson singled
to left; Rader grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Watson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 3RD: Simmons flied out to right; Melendez flied out to
left; Maxvill singled to left; Reuss walked [Maxvill to second];
Brock walked [Maxvill to third, Reuss to second]; Javier tripled
to right [Maxvill scored, Reuss scored, Brock scored]; Harris
balked [Javier scored]; Beauchamp lined to shortstop; 4 R, 2 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 8.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn popped to second; Menke flied out to right;
Edwards was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
2, Cardinals 8.

CARDINALS 4TH: Torre popped to first; Cardenal popped to third;
Simmons popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 8.

ASTROS 5TH: SCHLUETER BATTED FOR HARRIS; Schlueter singled to
pitcher; Alou grounded out (shortstop to first) [Schlueter to
second]; Metzger grounded out (second to first) [Schlueter to
third]; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 8.

CARDINALS 5TH: LEMASTER REPLACED SCHLUETER (PITCHING); MARTINEZ
REPLACED MENKE (PLAYING 2B); Melendez popped to shortstop;
Maxvill walked; Reuss out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second)
[Maxvill to second]; Brock flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 8.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson singled to right; Rader walked [Watson to
second]; Wynn homered [Watson scored, Rader scored]; Martinez
grounded out (second to first); Edwards grounded out (second to
first); Lemaster singled to right; Alou walked [Lemaster to
second]; TAYLOR REPLACED REUSS (PITCHING); Metzger flied out to
center; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 8.

CARDINALS 6TH: Javier grounded out (third to first); Beauchamp
doubled to center; Torre doubled to left [Beauchamp scored];
Lemaster threw a wild pitch [Torre to third]; Cardenal popped to
first in foul territory; Simmons walked; Melendez forced Simmons
(shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5,
Cardinals 9.

ASTROS 7TH: Cedeno grounded out (second to first); Watson
grounded out (second to first); Rader struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 9.

CARDINALS 7TH: Maxvill flied out to center; Taylor struck out;
Brock grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 5, Cardinals 9.

ASTROS 8TH: Wynn grounded out (third to first); Martinez
grounded out (shortstop to first); Edwards grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 9.

CARDINALS 8TH: Javier singled to left; Beauchamp lined into a
double play (pitcher to first) [Javier out at first]; Torre
reached on an error by Rader [Torre to first]; CRUZ BATTED FOR
CARDENAL; Cruz singled to right [Torre to second]; Jose
Cardenal ejected by HP umpire Ed Vargo after the first pitch is
called a strike; Simmons grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 9.

ASTROS 9TH: CRUZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); MELENDEZ CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); CHILES BATTED FOR LEMASTER; Chiles
walked; Alou forced Chiles (second to shortstop); MORGAN BATTED
FOR METZGER; Morgan walked [Alou to second]; Cedeno popped to
first in foul territory; Watson walked [Alou to third, Morgan to
second]; DRABOWSKY REPLACED TAYLOR (PITCHING); Rader grounded
out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 5,
Cardinals 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5   8   1    9
 Cardinals        9  11   0    9


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