St. Louis Cardinals 4, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 21
Played on Thursday, May 11, 1972 (D) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  0    1  0  1  -   3 10  2
STL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  3  -   4  9  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    4   1   1   0       1   1       3   2
Cedeno cf                     5   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
Wynn rf                       5   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
May 1b                        3   1   1   1       2   0       7   1
Watson lf                     5   0   2   1       0   0       0   0
Rader 3b                      3   0   1   0       1   1       0   1
Edwards c                     4   0   1   0       0   0       8   0
Fenwick 2b                    4   0   2   1       0   1       3   4
Reuss p                       4   0   0   0       0   4       0   3
  Blasingame p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   3  10   3       4   9      24  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Metzger-Fenwick-May, Fenwick-May.
E: Fenwick (1), Reuss (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Wynn (4,off Wise).
3B: May (2,off Wise).
IBB: May (4,by Wise).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Metzger (3,2nd base off Wise/Simmons); Cedeno (9,2nd base off Wise/Simmons).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   1   2   0       0   1       2   0
Cruz cf                       3   0   1   0       1   2       1   0
Melendez rf                   4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Torre 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   1       0   4
Simmons c                     4   1   1   0       0   0       9   0
Clendenon 1b                  4   1   1   0       0   1      12   0
Crosby ss                     1   0   0   0       0   1       2   1
  Sizemore ph,2b              2   1   1   0       0   0       0   2
Maxvill 2b                    1   0   0   0       1   0       0   1
  McNertney ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Martinez ss                 1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Wise p                        2   0   0   0       1   1       0   2
Totals                       31   4   9   1       3   8      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Brock (6).

BATTING - 
HBP: Crosby (1,by Reuss).
GDP: Clendenon (1,off Reuss); Melendez (2,off Reuss).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Brock (3,2nd base by Reuss/Edwards).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reuss L(2-2)                  8     8   4   3   3   8   0  34
Blasingame                    0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        8     9   4   3   3   8   0  35

Reuss faced 3 batters in the 9th inning
Blasingame faced 1 batter in the 9th inning
HBP: Reuss (2,Crosby).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wise W(3-2)                   9    10   3   3   4   9   0  41

IBB: Wise (1,May).

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt
Time of Game: 2:23   Attendance: 7859


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. Edwards             c         Crosby              ss
8. Fenwick             2b        Maxvill             2b
9. Reuss               p         Wise                p

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger grounded out (third to first); Cedeno was
called out on strikes; Wynn grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock struck out; Cruz walked; Melendez forced
Cruz (second to shortstop); Torre flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: May walked; Watson grounded out (pitcher to first)
[May to second]; Rader walked; Edwards singled to right [May to
third, Rader to second]; Fenwick singled to left [May scored,
Rader to third, Edwards to second]; Reuss was called out on
strikes; Metzger struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Simmons grounded out (shortstop to first);
Clendenon flied out to center; Crosby was hit by a pitch;
Maxvill walked [Crosby to second]; Wise grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); Wynn
doubled to left; May grounded out (third to first); Watson flied
out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Brock singled to center; Brock was picked off and
caught stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop); Cruz
struck out; Melendez reached on an error by Fenwick [Melendez to
first]; Torre struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader singled to right; Edwards flied out to left;
Fenwick singled to right [Rader to third]; Reuss struck out;
Metzger walked [Fenwick to second]; Cedeno forced Metzger
(shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Simmons grounded out (second to first); Clendenon
struck out; Crosby was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Wynn flied out to left; May grounded out (third to
first); Watson singled to left [Watson to second (error by
Brock)]; Rader struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Maxvill grounded out (pitcher to first); Wise
walked; Brock forced Wise (pitcher to shortstop); Cruz was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Edwards grounded out (first unassisted); Fenwick was
called out on strikes; Reuss struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 6TH: Melendez singled to third; Torre singled to
center [Melendez to second]; Simmons flied out to right;
Clendenon grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Torre out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Metzger singled to right; Metzger stole second;
Cedeno lined to shortstop; Wynn was called out on strikes; May
was walked intentionally; Watson singled to center [Metzger
scored, May to third]; Rader grounded out (pitcher to first); 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 7TH: SIZEMORE BATTED FOR CROSBY; Sizemore popped to
second; MCNERTNEY BATTED FOR MAXVILL; McNertney struck out; Wise
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 8TH: MARTINEZ REPLACED MCNERTNEY (PLAYING SS); SIZEMORE
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Edwards grounded out (first
unassisted); Fenwick grounded out (second to first); Reuss
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 8TH: Brock singled to center; Cruz singled to right
[Brock to third]; Melendez grounded into a double play (second
to first) [Brock scored (no RBI), Cruz out at second]; Torre
grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
2, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Cedeno
singled to left; Cedeno stole second; Wynn flied out to center;
May tripled to right [Cedeno scored]; Watson grounded out (third
to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 9TH: Simmons singled to right; Clendenon singled to
left [Simmons to second]; On a bunt Sizemore singled to pitcher
[Simmons scored (error by Reuss) (no RBI), Clendenon scored (no
RBI), Sizemore to third]; BLASINGAME REPLACED REUSS (PITCHING);
Martinez singled to right [Sizemore scored (unearned)]; 3 R (2
ER), 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3  10   2   11
 Cardinals        4   9   1    7


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