Houston Astros 12, St. Louis Cardinals 6
Regular Season Game 78
Played on Sunday, July 9, 1972 (D) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    1  0  0    2  3  0    1  5  0  -  12 16  0
STL N    0  0  1    1  4  0    0  0  0  -   6 11  3
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    6   1   2   0       0   0       2   3
Cedeno cf                     4   2   3   0       0   0       1   0
  Stewart pr,cf,lf            2   2   0   0       0   0       1   0
Wynn rf                       4   2   2   2       1   0       3   0
May 1b                        4   2   3   3       1   0       7   1
Watson lf                     4   1   2   1       1   1       2   0
  Miller cf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Rader 3b                      5   1   2   3       0   0       0   1
Edwards c                     4   1   1   1       0   0       3   0
  Howard ph,c                 0   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Helms 2b                      5   0   1   0       0   0       5   3
Dierker p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Ray p                       3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       43  12  16  10       4   3      27   8

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno 2 (22,off Wise 2); May (14,off Wise).
HR: Rader (14,4th inning off Wise 1 on 0 out); May (16,5th inning off Wise
2 on 1 out); Edwards (4,8th inning off Segui 0 on 0 out).
IBB: May (8,by Segui).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (25,2nd base off Wise/Simmons); May (2,2nd base off Segui/Simmons);
Metzger (9,2nd base off Segui/Simmons).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   2   2   0       0   1       2   0
  Melendez ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Sizemore 2b                   5   0   0   0       0   0       2   4
Alou 1b                       4   1   3   3       1   0      11   0
Torre 3b                      5   1   1   0       0   0       1   3
Simmons c                     3   0   0   0       1   0       4   0
Carbo rf                      4   1   1   2       0   1       2   0
Cruz cf                       4   0   2   0       0   1       4   1
Maxvill ss                    4   1   2   1       0   0       1   5
  Grzenda p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Wise p                        3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Segui p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Drabowsky p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cumberland p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Crosby ph,ss                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   6  11   6       2   4      27  13

FIELDING - 
E: Sizemore 2 (8), Simmons (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Alou (11,off Dierker); Torre (15,off Dierker).
HR: Maxvill (1,4th inning off Dierker 0 on 2 out); Alou (3,5th inning off Dierker
1 on 1 out); Carbo (2,5th inning off Dierker 1 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brock (29,2nd base off Dierker/Edwards).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker                       4.2  10   6   6   1   2   3  25
Ray W(8-3)                    4.1   1   0   0   1   2   0  15
Totals                        9    11   6   6   2   4   3  40


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wise L(9-8)                   6    10   7   6   2   2   2  29
Segui                         1.2   4   5   1   1   1   1  11
Drabowsky                     0     2   0   0   0   0   0   2
Cumberland                    0.1   0   0   0   1   0   0   2
Grzenda                       1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9    16  12   7   4   3   3  47

Wise faced 1 batter in the 7th inning
IBB: Segui (1,May).

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Augie Donatelli, 3B - Stan Landes
Time of Game: 2:50   Attendance: 36153


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno
doubled to right; Wynn singled to center [Cedeno scored]; May
doubled to center [Wynn out at home (center to shortstop to
catcher)]; Watson walked; Rader grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock was called out on strikes; Sizemore flied
out to right; Alou walked; Torre forced Alou (second
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Edwards flied out to center; Helms flied out to
center; Dierker grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Simmons lined to right; Carbo grounded out
(second to first); Cruz singled to left; Maxvill singled to
center [Cruz to second]; Wise grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger singled to right; Cedeno flied out to
center; Wynn flied out to left; May forced Metzger (third to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Brock singled to second; Brock stole second;
Sizemore grounded out (shortstop to first) [Brock to third];
Alou doubled to right [Brock scored]; Torre flied out to center;
Simmons popped to second; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson singled to second; Rader homered [Watson
scored]; Edwards grounded out (first unassisted); Helms grounded
out (third to first); Dierker struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 3, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Carbo struck out; Cruz grounded out (first
unassisted); Maxvill hit an inside the park homer to center;
Wise flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Cedeno
singled to center; Cedeno stole second; Wynn walked; May homered
[Cedeno scored, Wynn scored]; Watson grounded out (second to
first); Rader flied out to right; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
6, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Brock singled to shortstop; Sizemore popped to
second; Alou homered [Brock scored]; Torre doubled to right;
Simmons grounded out (first to pitcher) [Torre to third]; Carbo
homered [Torre scored]; Cruz singled to right; RAY REPLACED
DIERKER (PITCHING); Maxvill lined to shortstop; 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Edwards grounded out (shortstop to first); Helms
singled to left; On a bunt Ray struck out; Metzger forced Helms
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6,
Cardinals 6.

CARDINALS 6TH: Wise popped to catcher in foul territory; Brock
grounded out (second to first); Sizemore popped to second; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Cedeno doubled to right; STEWART RAN FOR CEDENO;
SEGUI REPLACED WISE (PITCHING); Wynn flied out to left [Stewart
to third]; May was walked intentionally; May stole second
[Stewart scored (error by Simmons) (unearned)]; Watson struck
out; Rader popped to third in foul territory; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Cardinals 6.

CARDINALS 7TH: STEWART STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Alou flied
out to center; Torre popped to shortstop; Simmons walked; Carbo
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 8TH: Edwards homered; Helms flied out to right; Ray
grounded out (second to first); Metzger singled to right;
Metzger stole second; Stewart reached on an error by Sizemore
[Metzger scored (error by Sizemore) (unearned) (no RBI), Stewart
to third]; Wynn singled to center [Stewart scored (unearned)];
May singled to center [Wynn to third]; DRABOWSKY REPLACED SEGUI
(PITCHING); Watson singled to right [Wynn scored (unearned), May
to second]; Rader singled to center [May scored (unearned),
Watson to third]; CUMBERLAND REPLACED DRABOWSKY (PITCHING);
HOWARD BATTED FOR EDWARDS; Howard walked [Rader to second];
Helms forced Howard (shortstop unassisted); 5 R (1 ER), 6 H, 2
E, 3 LOB.  Astros 12, Cardinals 6.

CARDINALS 8TH: HOWARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); MILLER
REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING CF); STEWART CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
LF); Cruz was called out on strikes; Maxvill grounded out
(shortstop to first); CROSBY BATTED FOR CUMBERLAND; Crosby
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
12, Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 9TH: CROSBY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); GRZENDA REPLACED
MAXVILL (PITCHING); Ray grounded out (first unassisted); Metzger
grounded out (third to first); Stewart flied out to center; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 12, Cardinals 6.

CARDINALS 9TH: MELENDEZ BATTED FOR BROCK; Melendez struck out;
Sizemore flied out to right; Alou singled to left; Torre forced
Alou (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 12,
Cardinals 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros          12  16   0    8
 Cardinals        6  11   3    7


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