St. Louis Cardinals 7, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 12
Played on Friday, April 28, 1972 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  0    0  0  5    0  0  2  -   7 13  2
HOU N    0  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   2 10  1
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      5   0   1   1       0   3       5   0
Sizemore 2b                   5   1   1   0       0   1       3   3
Alou rf                       4   1   2   0       1   0       4   0
  Melendez pr,rf              0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Torre 3b                      5   2   4   3       0   0       2   1
Simmons c                     3   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
  McNertney c                 1   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Hague 1b                      2   0   0   2       1   1       6   1
Cruz cf                       3   1   1   0       1   0       0   0
Crosby ss                     3   1   2   0       0   0       3   1
  Maxvill ss                  2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Cleveland p                   3   0   1   1       0   1       0   2
  Shaw p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Drabowsky p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   7  13   7       4   8      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Sizemore-Crosby-Hague-Crosby, Maxvill-Sizemore-Hague.
E: Torre (1), Crosby (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Torre (3,off York).
3B: Torre (1,off Dierker).
SH: Cruz (1,off Blasingame).
SF: Hague 2 (2,off Dierker,off York).
GDP: McNertney (1,off Ray).
Team LOB: 10.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   1       0   0       1   2
Miller rf                     3   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
  Alou ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Blasingame p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  York p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Wynn cf                       4   0   3   0       0   1       4   0
May 1b                        4   0   0   0       0   1       7   0
Watson lf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Stinson lf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Helms 2b                      4   1   2   0       0   0       2   4
Edwards c                     3   1   1   0       1   0       9   0
Dierker p                     1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stewart ph,rf               2   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   2  10   2       1   4      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Helms-May.
E: Edwards (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Edwards (4,off Cleveland).
SH: Dierker (1,off Cleveland).
SF: Metzger (1,off Cleveland).
GDP: Watson (1,off Drabowsky).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cleveland W(1-0)              6.2   7   2   2   1   2   0  28
Shaw                          0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Drabowsky SV(1)               2     2   0   0   0   2   0   7
Totals                        9    10   2   2   1   4   0  37

Shaw faced 1 batter in the 8th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(1-1)                5.2  10   5   5   1   6   0  28
Ray                           1.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Blasingame                    1     0   0   0   1   2   0   5
York                          1     2   2   2   2   0   0   7
Totals                        9    13   7   7   4   8   0  44

WP: York (1).

Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - John McSherry, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Tom Gorman
Time of Game: 2:35   Attendance: 35275


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Brock               lf        Metzger             ss
2. Sizemore            2b        Miller              rf
3. Alou                rf        Wynn                cf
4. Torre               3b        May                 1b
5. Simmons             c         Watson              lf
6. Hague               1b        Rader               3b
7. Cruz                cf        Helms               2b
8. Crosby              ss        Edwards             c
9. Cleveland           p         Dierker             p

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock grounded out (second to first); Sizemore
was called out on strikes; Alou singled to right; Torre singled
to left [Alou to second]; Simmons popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger flied out to left; Miller singled to center;
Wynn was called out on strikes; May forced Miller (third to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Hague was called out on strikes; Cruz popped to
shortstop; Crosby singled to right; Cleveland flied to right in
foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (first unassisted); Rader flied
out to right; Helms flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Brock struck out; Sizemore flied out to center;
Alou grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Edwards walked; Dierker out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Edwards to second]; Metzger grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Edwards to third]; Miller lined to right; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Torre grounded out (third to first); Simmons
singled to right; Hague grounded out (second to first) [Simmons
to second]; Cruz lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn singled to center; May popped to third in foul
territory; Watson forced Wynn (shortstop unassisted) [Watson to
second (error by Crosby)]; Rader grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Crosby grounded out (shortstop to first);
Cleveland struck out; Brock struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Helms singled to left; Edwards doubled to right
[Helms to third]; Dierker singled to second [Helms scored,
Edwards to third]; Metzger hit a sacrifice fly to left [Edwards
scored]; Miller hit into a double play (second to shortstop)
[Miller out at second (first to shortstop), Dierker out at
second]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Sizemore singled to left; Alou singled to right
[Sizemore to second]; Torre tripled to right [Sizemore scored,
Alou scored]; Simmons struck out; Hague hit a sacrifice fly to
right [Torre scored]; Cruz walked; Crosby singled to center
[Cruz to third]; Cleveland singled to center [Cruz scored,
Crosby to third]; Brock singled to left [Crosby scored,
Cleveland to second]; RAY REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING); Sizemore
flied out to center; 5 R, 6 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros
2.

ASTROS 6TH: MCNERTNEY REPLACED SIMMONS (PLAYING C ); Wynn
singled to left; May flied out to right; Watson struck out;
Rader reached on an error by Torre [Wynn to third, Rader to
first]; Helms popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E,
2 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Alou grounded out (third to first); Torre singled
to right; McNertney grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Torre out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: MAXVILL REPLACED CROSBY (PLAYING SS); Edwards
grounded out (first unassisted); STEWART BATTED FOR RAY; Stewart
grounded out (second to first); Metzger singled to shortstop;
SHAW REPLACED CLEVELAND (PITCHING); ALOU BATTED FOR MILLER; Alou
flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: STEWART STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); BLASINGAME
REPLACED ALOU (PITCHING); Hague walked; Cruz reached on an error
by Edwards on a sacrifice bunt [Hague to second, Cruz to first];
Maxvill popped to second; On a bunt Shaw struck out; Brock
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Wynn singled to left; DRABOWSKY REPLACED SHAW
(PITCHING); May struck out; Watson grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Wynn out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: STINSON REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING LF); YORK
REPLACED BLASINGAME (PITCHING); Sizemore flied out to center;
Alou walked; MELENDEZ RAN FOR ALOU; Torre doubled to left
[Melendez scored]; York threw a wild pitch [Torre to third];
McNertney walked; Hague hit a sacrifice fly to center [Torre
scored]; Cruz singled to right [McNertney to third]; Maxvill
flied out to left; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: MELENDEZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Rader was
called out on strikes; Helms singled to center; Edwards flied
out to left; Stewart singled to center [Helms to second];
Metzger flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 7,
Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        7  13   2   10
 Astros           2  10   1    8


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