Houston Astros 10, St. Louis Cardinals 7
Regular Season Game 20
Played on Wednesday, May 10, 1972 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    2  0  0    0  0  1    0  6  1  -  10 11  0
STL N    0  0  5    0  0  0    2  0  0  -   7  8  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    5   2   2   1       0   0       0   3
Cedeno cf                     4   2   2   1       1   0       5   0
Wynn rf                       4   1   1   0       1   0       1   0
May 1b                        5   3   4   3       0   1      13   2
Watson lf                     3   0   0   2       0   1       0   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   2       2   2
Helms 2b                      4   1   1   1       0   0       2   5
Edwards c                     3   1   0   0       1   1       3   1
Roberts p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Miller ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Blasingame p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Griffin p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stewart ph                  1   0   1   2       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       36  10  11  10       3   6      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Rader-Helms-May, May-Edwards-Rader, Helms-May.

BATTING - 
3B: May (1,off Gibson); Stewart (1,off Grzenda).
HR: Metzger (1,8th inning off Gibson 0 on 0 out); May (5,9th inning off Drabowsky
0 on 2 out).
SF: Watson 2 (3,off Gibson,off Santorini).
IBB: Edwards (3,by Santorini).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Metzger (2,2nd base off Gibson/Simmons).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      5   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Cruz cf                       3   2   1   1       2   0       6   0
Melendez rf                   4   1   0   0       1   1       2   0
Torre 3b                      4   1   1   1       1   1       0   2
Simmons c                     3   1   1   4       1   0       7   0
Clendenon 1b                  3   0   2   0       0   0       6   0
  Hague ph,1b                 0   0   0   1       1   0       3   0
Crosby ss                     4   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Maxvill 2b                    2   1   1   0       1   0       1   3
  Alou ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Martinez 2b                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Gibson p                      3   1   1   0       0   0       0   3
  Santorini p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Grzenda p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Fiore ph                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Drabowsky p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   7   8   7       8   3      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Simmons (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Clendenon (1,off Roberts); Torre (6,off Griffin).
HR: Simmons (2,3rd inning off Roberts 3 on 2 out).
GDP: Melendez (1,off Roberts); Crosby (4,off Griffin); Brock (2,off Ray).
IBB: Simmons (2,by Griffin).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brock (10,2nd base off Roberts/Edwards); Clendenon (1,2nd base off Roberts/Edwards).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Roberts                       6     7   5   5   3   3   1  27
Blasingame                    0.1   0   2   2   2   0   0   3
Griffin                       0.2   1   0   0   2   0   0   4
Ray W(5-0)                    2     0   0   0   1   0   0   6
Totals                        9     8   7   7   8   3   1  40

WP: Roberts (2).
IBB: Griffin (1,Simmons).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Gibson                        7     7   6   6   2   6   1  30
Santorini L(2-3)              0.2   2   3   3   1   0   0   5
Grzenda                       0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Drabowsky                     1     1   1   1   0   0   1   4
Totals                        9    11  10  10   3   6   2  41

Gibson faced 3 batters in the 8th inning
IBB: Santorini (1,Edwards).

Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Paul Pryor
Time of Game: 2:14   Attendance: 8691


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Metzger             ss        Brock               lf
2. Cedeno              cf        Cruz                cf
3. Wynn                rf        Melendez            rf
4. May                 1b        Torre               3b
5. Watson              lf        Simmons             c
6. Rader               3b        Clendenon           1b
7. Helms               2b        Crosby              ss
8. Edwards             c         Maxvill             2b
9. Roberts             p         Gibson              p

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger singled to left; Metzger stole second;
Cedeno singled to right [Metzger scored, Cedeno to second (on
throw)]; Wynn grounded out (pitcher to first) [Cedeno to third];
May singled to right [Cedeno scored]; Watson flied out to right;
Rader struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock singled to left; Brock stole second; Cruz
walked; Melendez grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Brock to third, Cruz out at second]; Torre grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals
0.

ASTROS 2ND: Helms flied out to center; Edwards struck out;
Roberts grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Simmons flied out to center; Clendenon grounded
out (shortstop to first); Crosby grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Cedeno
walked; Wynn walked [Cedeno to second]; May struck out; Watson
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Maxvill singled to right; Gibson singled to right
[Maxvill to second]; Brock flied out to center; Cruz singled to
right [Maxvill scored, Gibson to second]; Roberts threw a wild
pitch [Gibson to third, Cruz to second]; Melendez struck out;
Torre walked; Simmons homered [Gibson scored, Cruz scored, Torre
scored]; Clendenon singled to left; Clendenon stole second;
Crosby struck out; 5 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader grounded out (third to first); Helms grounded
out (pitcher to first); Edwards grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 4TH: Maxvill walked; Gibson flied out to center; Brock
flied out to center; Cruz grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 5TH: Roberts flied out to center; Metzger flied out to
center; Cedeno flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
2, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 5TH: Melendez flied out to center; Torre struck out;
Simmons grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Wynn flied out to center; May tripled to right;
Watson hit a sacrifice fly to center [May scored]; Rader was
called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 6TH: Clendenon doubled to right; Crosby grounded out
(second to first) [Clendenon to third]; Maxvill grounded out
(shortstop to first); Gibson grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Helms flied out to right; Edwards popped to
shortstop in foul territory; MILLER BATTED FOR ROBERTS; Miller
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 7TH: BLASINGAME REPLACED MILLER (PITCHING); Brock
grounded out (pitcher to first); Cruz walked; Melendez walked
[Cruz to second]; GRIFFIN REPLACED BLASINGAME (PITCHING); Torre
doubled to left [Cruz scored, Melendez to third]; Simmons was
walked intentionally; HAGUE BATTED FOR CLENDENON; Hague walked
[Melendez scored, Torre to third, Simmons to second]; Crosby
grounded into a double play (first to catcher to third) [Torre
out at home]; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 7.

ASTROS 8TH: HAGUE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Metzger homered;
Cedeno singled to left; Wynn singled to left [Cedeno to second];
SANTORINI REPLACED GIBSON (PITCHING); May singled to left
[Cedeno scored, Wynn to third]; Watson hit a sacrifice fly to
center [Wynn scored, May to second]; Rader popped to second;
Helms singled to center [May scored, Helms to second (on
throw)]; Edwards was walked intentionally; STEWART BATTED FOR
GRIFFIN; GRZENDA REPLACED SANTORINI (PITCHING); Stewart tripled
to right [Helms scored, Edwards scored]; Metzger grounded out
(second to first); 6 R, 6 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9, Cardinals 7.

CARDINALS 8TH: RAY REPLACED STEWART (PITCHING); ALOU BATTED FOR
MAXVILL; Alou grounded out (first to pitcher); FIORE BATTED FOR
GRZENDA; Fiore walked; Brock grounded into a double play (second
to first) [Fiore out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
9, Cardinals 7.

ASTROS 9TH: MARTINEZ REPLACED ALOU (PLAYING 2B); DRABOWSKY
REPLACED FIORE (PITCHING); Simmons dropped a foul fly hit by
Cedeno for an error; On a bunt Cedeno grounded out (catcher
unassisted); Cesar Cedeno called for interference when his
bat hit the ball twice; Wynn grounded out (shortstop to
first); May homered; Watson grounded out (third to first); 1 R,
1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 10, Cardinals 7.

CARDINALS 9TH: Cruz popped to third in foul territory; Melendez
popped to first in foul territory; Torre lined to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 10, Cardinals 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros          10  11   0    4
 Cardinals        7   8   1    6


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