Houston Astros 11, St. Louis Cardinals 3
Regular Season Game 88
Played on Tuesday, July 18, 1972 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  0    3  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  4  3
HOU N    0  1  1    0  2  1    2  4  x  -  11 12  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      3   1   0   0       1   0       2   0
Melendez cf                   4   1   1   0       0   1       3   0
Alou rf                       3   1   0   0       1   0       1   0
Torre 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Simmons c                     3   0   1   3       1   0       9   0
Clendenon 1b                  4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Crosby 2b                     3   0   0   0       0   2       3   1
Maxvill ss                    2   0   1   0       1   1       3   4
Cleveland p                   2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Sizemore ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Drabowsky p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cloninger p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Grzenda p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       28   3   4   3       4   7      24   6

FIELDING - 
E: Torre (6), Crosby (6), Drabowsky (3).
PB: Simmons (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Simmons (19,off Reuss).
HBP: Torre (5,by Reuss).
GDP: Clendenon (6,off Reuss).
Team LOB: 3.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    5   4   1   0       0   1       1   5
Cedeno cf                     5   1   3   2       0   0       2   1
  Miller pr,cf                0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Wynn rf                       5   0   1   3       0   1       0   0
May 1b                        5   1   1   2       0   3      11   0
Watson lf                     4   2   2   0       0   1       1   0
Edwards c                     4   1   1   0       0   2       8   0
Stewart 3b                    1   0   0   1       1   0       1   0
  Rader 3b                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
Helms 2b                      3   1   1   1       0   0       2   3
Reuss p                       4   0   2   0       0   1       1   1
Totals                       37  11  12   9       1  10      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Cedeno-May, Metzger-Helms-May.

BATTING - 
2B: Edwards (11,off Cleveland); Wynn (15,off Grzenda).
HR: Cedeno (11,5th inning off Cleveland 1 on 2 out); May (20,7th inning off
Drabowsky 1 on 2 out).
SF: Stewart (3,off Cleveland); Helms (6,off Cleveland).
IBB: Stewart (2,by Cleveland).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Metzger (12,2nd base off Drabowsky/Simmons).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cleveland L(11-5)             6     7   5   4   1   5   1  27
Drabowsky                     1.2   3   5   2   0   4   1  10
Cloninger                     0     1   1   1   0   0   0   1
Grzenda                       0.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   2
Totals                        8    12  11   6*  1  10   2  40

* - Team earned runs does not equal the composite totals for all pitchers due to instances in which provisions of Section 10.18 (i) of the Scoring rules were applied.
WP: Drabowsky (1).
IBB: Cleveland (5,Stewart).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reuss W(6-8)                  9     4   3   3   4   7   0  33

HBP: Reuss (7,Torre).

Umpires: HP - Paul Pryor, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Jerry Dale
Time of Game: 2:14   Attendance: 20944


Starting Lineups:

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

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock flied out to left; Melendez struck out;
Alou popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger struck out; Cedeno lined to right; Wynn
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Torre was hit by a pitch; Simmons lined into a
double play (center to first) [Torre out at first]; Clendenon
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros
0.

ASTROS 2ND: May struck out; Watson singled to center; Edwards
reached on an error by Crosby [Watson to third, Edwards to
first]; Stewart hit a sacrifice fly to left [Watson scored
(unearned)]; Helms flied out to center; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Crosby struck out; Maxvill struck out; Cleveland
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Reuss singled to left; Metzger forced Reuss (pitcher
to shortstop); Cedeno singled to center [Metzger to third]; Wynn
forced Cedeno (second to shortstop) [Metzger scored]; May popped
to second; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Brock walked; Melendez singled to center [Brock
to second]; Alou walked [Brock to third, Melendez to second];
Torre struck out; Simmons doubled to right [Brock scored,
Melendez scored, Alou scored]; Clendenon grounded out (shortstop
to first); Crosby grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Edwards
was called out on strikes; Stewart grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Maxvill walked; Cleveland popped to pitcher in
foul territory; Brock forced Maxvill (second to shortstop);
Brock was picked off first (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Helms flied out to left; Reuss singled to center;
Metzger forced Reuss (shortstop to second); Cedeno hit an inside
the park homer to right [Metzger scored]; Wynn popped to second;
2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 6TH: On a bunt Melendez made an out to catcher;
Luis Melendez called for interference for running into his own
batted ball; Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Torre
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: May struck out; Watson singled to right; Edwards
doubled to left [Watson to third]; Stewart was walked
intentionally; Helms hit a sacrifice fly to center [Watson
scored, Edwards to third]; Reuss flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 5.

CARDINALS 7TH: RADER REPLACED STEWART (PLAYING 3B); Simmons
grounded out (third to first); Clendenon singled to right;
Crosby struck out; Maxvill singled to center [Clendenon to
second]; SIZEMORE BATTED FOR CLEVELAND; Sizemore forced Maxvill
(third to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: DRABOWSKY REPLACED SIZEMORE (PITCHING); Metzger
singled to right; Metzger stole second; Drabowsky threw a wild
pitch [Metzger to third]; Cedeno popped to shortstop; Wynn
grounded out (shortstop to first); May homered [Metzger scored];
Watson struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 7.

CARDINALS 8TH: Brock grounded out (third to first); Melendez
grounded out (shortstop to first); Alou lined to first; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 7.

ASTROS 8TH: Edwards struck out but advanced to first on a passed
ball; Rader struck out; Helms singled to center [Edwards to
second]; Reuss struck out; Metzger reached on an error by
Drabowsky [Edwards scored (error by Torre) (unearned) (no RBI),
Helms scored (unearned), Metzger to second]; CLONINGER REPLACED
DRABOWSKY (PITCHING); Cedeno singled to pitcher [Metzger to
third]; MILLER RAN FOR CEDENO; GRZENDA REPLACED CLONINGER
(PITCHING); Wynn doubled to left [Metzger scored (unearned),
Miller scored (unearned, but earned for the pitcher)]; May
struck out; 4 R (1 ER), 3 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 11.

CARDINALS 9TH: MILLER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Torre
grounded out (shortstop to first); Simmons walked; Clendenon
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Simmons out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3,
Astros 11.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        3   4   3    3
 Astros          11  12   0    5


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