St. Louis Cardinals 4, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 130
Played on Wednesday, August 25, 1971 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  2    0  0  0    0  2  0  -   4  9  0
HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  7  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      5   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Sizemore 2b,rf                5   1   1   0       0   0       2   1
Alou 1b                       5   0   1   0       0   0      11   0
Torre 3b                      3   1   3   2       1   0       0   5
Simmons c                     3   1   1   2       1   0       5   2
Melendez rf                   3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
  Javier 2b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Cruz cf                       4   0   2   0       0   0       1   0
Maxvill ss                    4   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
Carlton p                     4   1   1   0       0   2       0   2
Totals                       36   4   9   4       3   4      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Simmons-Alou.

BATTING - 
2B: Torre (28,off Cook); Cruz (9,off Culver).
3B: Torre (5,off Culver).
HR: Simmons (4,8th inning off Culver 1 on 0 out).
IBB: Simmons (3,by Cook).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Torre (4,2nd base off Cook/Hiatt).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alou rf                       3   0   1   0       1   0       3   0
Morgan 2b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       1   2
Cedeno cf,1b                  4   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
Watson lf                     4   0   2   0       0   0       3   0
Rader 3b                      4   1   2   1       0   1       0   3
  Geronimo cf                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hiatt c                       4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Martinez 1b,3b                4   0   0   0       0   1       9   1
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       1   1       3   4
Cook p                        2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Menke ph                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Culver p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   1   7   1       3   5      27  10

BATTING - 
2B: Alou (19,off Carlton).
HR: Rader (12,4th inning off Carlton 0 on 0 out).
SH: Menke (4,off Carlton).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Carlton W(17-7)               9     7   1   1   3   5   1  36


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cook L(0-3)                   7     6   2   2   3   3   0  30
Culver                        2     3   2   2   0   1   1   9
Totals                        9     9   4   4   3   4   1  39

IBB: Cook (1,Simmons).

Umpires: HP - John McSherry, 1B - Ken Burkhart, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Bob Engel
Time of Game: 2:09   Attendance: 11025


Starting Lineups:

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

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock flied out to left; Sizemore made an out to
first; Alou grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Alou flied out to left; Morgan walked; Cedeno was
called out on strikes while Morgan was picked off first (catcher
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Torre walked; Torre stole second; Simmons flied
out to left; Melendez made an out to second; Cruz singled to
left [Torre to third]; Maxvill flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson singled to right; Rader singled to left
[Watson to second]; Hiatt forced Rader (third to second) [Watson
to third]; Martinez popped to first in foul territory; Metzger
flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros
0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Carlton singled to right; Brock struck out;
Sizemore singled to left [Carlton to second]; Alou singled to
left [Carlton to third, Sizemore to second]; Torre doubled to
left [Carlton scored, Sizemore scored, Alou to third]; Simmons
was walked intentionally; Melendez made an out to shortstop;
Cruz flied out to right; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Cook struck out; Alou walked; Morgan lined to right;
Cedeno singled to left [Alou to second]; Watson grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Maxvill grounded out (third to first); Carlton
struck out; Brock grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader homered; Hiatt grounded out (third to first);
Martinez struck out; Metzger was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Sizemore grounded out (shortstop to first); Alou
made an out to shortstop; Torre singled to right; Simmons flied
out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Cook flied out to right; Alou doubled to left;
Morgan grounded out (shortstop to first) [Alou to third]; Cedeno
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals
2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Melendez walked; Cruz grounded out (second to
first) [Melendez to second]; Maxvill flied out to right; Carlton
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson grounded out (pitcher to first); Rader
grounded out (third to first); Hiatt singled to center; Martinez
forced Hiatt (second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Brock grounded out (second to first); Sizemore
flied out to center; Alou made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Metzger walked; MENKE BATTED FOR COOK; Menke out on
a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Metzger to second]; Alou
flied out to left; Morgan made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: CULVER REPLACED MENKE (PITCHING); Torre tripled
to right; Simmons homered [Torre scored]; Melendez grounded out
(shortstop to first); Cruz doubled to center; Maxvill grounded
out (third to first); Carlton grounded out (first to pitcher); 2
R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: JAVIER REPLACED MELENDEZ (PLAYING 2B); SIZEMORE
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Cedeno grounded out (first
unassisted); Watson singled to left; Rader struck out; Hiatt
forced Watson (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 9TH: GERONIMO REPLACED RADER (PLAYING CF); CEDENO
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); MARTINEZ CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING 3B); Brock struck out; Sizemore grounded out (shortstop
to first); Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Martinez grounded out (pitcher to first); Metzger
made an out to second; HOWARD BATTED FOR CULVER; Howard grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4,
Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        4   9   0    8
 Astros           1   7   0    8


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