Houston Astros 7, St. Louis Cardinals 6
Regular Season Game 14
Played on Sunday, April 30, 1972 (D) at Astrodome

STL N    3  0  0    1  0  0    1  0  1  -   6  9  0
HOU N    2  1  3    0  0  0    1  0  x  -   7 11  4
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      5   0   2   1       0   1       2   0
Sizemore 2b                   4   1   0   0       0   0       4   3
Alou rf                       4   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Torre 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Hague 1b                      4   1   1   0       0   1       6   3
Cruz cf                       4   1   2   2       0   0       1   1
McNertney c                   4   0   1   1       0   2       6   1
Crosby ss                     4   1   2   0       0   0       2   5
Gibson p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cloninger p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Fiore ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Higgins p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Clendenon ph                0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Drabowsky p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Grzenda p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Melendez ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   6   9   4       1   5      24  15

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz 2 (2,off Wilson 2).
HBP: Sizemore (1,by Wilson).
GDP: Cruz (1,off Wilson).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Alou (3,2nd base off Wilson/Edwards); Brock (6,2nd base off Ray/Edwards).
CS: Brock (2,2nd base by Wilson/Edwards).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    4   1   0   1       1   0       2   4
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   0       1   1       4   0
Wynn rf                       3   2   2   1       2   0       1   0
May 1b                        4   1   2   1       1   1      10   1
Watson lf                     3   1   1   1       1   1       1   0
Rader 3b                      3   0   1   2       1   1       1   3
Helms 2b                      4   1   1   1       1   0       3   1
Edwards c                     2   0   2   0       2   0       5   2
Wilson p                      3   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
  Ray p                       1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   7  11   7      10   6      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. May-Metzger-May-Metzger-Edwards-Rader.
E: Metzger (4), May (2), Helms (2), Edwards (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Wynn 2 (2,off Gibson,off Grzenda); Helms (1,off Gibson); Cedeno (5,off
Higgins); Watson (2,off Drabowsky); Rader (4,off Drabowsky).
SF: Watson (1,off Gibson); Rader (1,off Gibson).
IBB: Edwards (2,by Cloninger); May (3,by Grzenda); Rader (1,by Grzenda).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (6,2nd base off Gibson/McNertney).
CS: Metzger (1,2nd base by Gibson/McNertney).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Gibson L(0-3)                 2.2   5   6   6   4   4   0  16
Cloninger                     0.1   0   0   0   1   0   0   2
Higgins                       3     1   0   0   3   2   0  13
Drabowsky                     0.2   4   1   1   0   0   0   5
Grzenda                       1.1   1   0   0   2   0   0   7
Totals                        8    11   7   7  10   6   0  43

IBB: Cloninger (1,Edwards); Grzenda 2 (2,May,Rader).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson W(1-1)                 6.1   7   5   1   1   4   0  28
Ray SV(2)                     2.2   2   1   1   0   1   0  10
Totals                        9     9   6   2   1   5   0  38

HBP: Wilson (1,Sizemore).

Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Tom Gorman, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - John McSherry
Time of Game: 2:24   Attendance: 17654


Starting Lineups:

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

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock flied out to center; Sizemore was hit by a
pitch; Alou singled to second [Sizemore to third (error by
Helms)]; Alou stole second; Torre popped to shortstop; Hague
reached on an error by May [Sizemore scored (unearned) (no RBI),
Alou to third, Hague to first]; Cruz doubled to right [Hague
scored (unearned), Alou scored (unearned), Cruz to third (on
throw)]; McNertney was called out on strikes; 3 R (0 ER), 2 H, 2
E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger walked; Cedeno struck out; Wynn walked
[Metzger to second]; May singled to center [Metzger scored, Wynn
to third]; Watson hit a sacrifice fly to left [Wynn scored];
Rader struck out; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 2ND: Crosby grounded out (pitcher to first); Gibson
reached on an error by Metzger [Gibson to first]; Brock forced
Gibson (second to shortstop); Brock was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros
2.

ASTROS 2ND: Helms walked; Edwards singled to right [Helms to
third]; Wilson struck out; Metzger forced Edwards (shortstop to
second) [Helms scored]; Metzger was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros
3.

CARDINALS 3RD: Sizemore grounded out (shortstop to first); Alou
grounded out (pitcher to first); Torre popped to second; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Cedeno walked; Cedeno stole second; Wynn doubled to
left [Cedeno scored]; May singled to left [Wynn to third];
Watson struck out; Rader hit a sacrifice fly to center [Wynn
scored, May to second]; Helms doubled to left [May scored];
CLONINGER REPLACED GIBSON (PITCHING); Edwards was walked
intentionally; Wilson lined to left; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Astros 6.

CARDINALS 4TH: Hague grounded out (first unassisted); Cruz
doubled to right; McNertney singled to right [Cruz scored];
Crosby singled to right [McNertney to second]; FIORE BATTED FOR
CLONINGER; Fiore struck out; Brock was called out on strikes; 1
R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 6.

ASTROS 4TH: HIGGINS REPLACED FIORE (PITCHING); Metzger grounded
out (second to first); Cedeno doubled to left; Wynn walked; May
forced Wynn (shortstop to second) [Cedeno to third]; Watson
walked [May to second]; Rader forced Watson (first to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 6.

CARDINALS 5TH: Sizemore flied out to left; Alou flied out to
right; Torre flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 6.

ASTROS 5TH: Helms grounded out (shortstop to first); Edwards
walked; Wilson was called out on strikes; Metzger forced Edwards
(first to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros
6.

CARDINALS 6TH: Hague singled to right; Cruz grounded into a
double play (first to shortstop to first to shortstop to catcher
to third) [Hague out at second]; McNertney struck out; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno grounded out (first to pitcher); Wynn flied
out to right; May was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 6.

CARDINALS 7TH: Crosby grounded out (first unassisted); CLENDENON
BATTED FOR HIGGINS; Clendenon walked; Brock singled to center
[Clendenon to third]; RAY REPLACED WILSON (PITCHING); Brock
stole second [Clendenon scored (error by Edwards) (unearned),
Brock to third]; Sizemore grounded out (third to first); Alou
grounded out (third to first); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 5, Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: DRABOWSKY REPLACED CLENDENON (PITCHING); Watson
doubled to left; Rader doubled to center [Watson scored, Rader
out at third (center to second to third)]; Helms grounded out
(shortstop to first); Edwards singled to center; Ray singled to
center [Edwards to second]; GRZENDA REPLACED DRABOWSKY
(PITCHING); Metzger forced Ray (shortstop to second); 1 R, 4 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 7.

CARDINALS 8TH: Torre grounded out (shortstop to first); Hague
struck out; Cruz flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 5, Astros 7.

ASTROS 8TH: Cedeno grounded out (third to first); Wynn doubled
to left; May was walked intentionally; Watson grounded out
(third to first) [Wynn to third, May to second]; Rader was
walked intentionally; Helms grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 7.

CARDINALS 9TH: McNertney flied out to center; Crosby singled to
center; MELENDEZ BATTED FOR GRZENDA; Melendez grounded out
(third to first) [Crosby to second]; Brock singled to center
[Crosby scored]; Sizemore forced Brock (shortstop to second); 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 6, Astros 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        6   9   0    5
 Astros           7  11   4   12


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