St. Louis Cardinals 6, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 53
Played on Saturday, June 2, 1973 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   2  6  2
STL N    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  5  x  -   6  7  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    3   1   1   0       0   0       1   3
Alou rf                       4   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Wynn cf                       3   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
Watson lf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
  York p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Edwards c                     3   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
  Jutze c                     1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
May 1b                        4   0   1   0       0   1      10   0
Rader 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   0       3   2
Helms 2b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       3   1
Dierker p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Crawford p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stewart ph,lf               1   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       32   2   6   1       2   4      24   7

FIELDING - 
E: Alou (1), Watson (6).

BATTING - 
SH: Metzger (6,off Wise).
GDP: Wynn (4,off Wise).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Wynn (6,2nd base by Wise/Simmons).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Sizemore 2b                   3   0   0   0       1   1       4   2
Torre 1b                      3   0   0   0       1   1      10   1
  Anderson pr                 0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Crosby 3b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Simmons c                     3   2   3   1       1   0       6   1
J. Cruz rf                    3   1   0   1       1   0       1   0
Melendez cf                   4   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Reitz 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  McCarver ph,1b              1   1   1   4       0   0       0   0
Tyson ss                      4   0   1   0       0   1       2   5
Wise p                        3   0   1   0       0   1       0   3
Totals                       31   6   7   6       4   4      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Wise-Tyson-Torre.
E: Crosby (4), Tyson (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Simmons 2 (9,off Dierker,off York); Wise (2,off Dierker).
HR: McCarver (1,8th inning off Gladding 3 on 2 out).
IBB: J. Cruz (3,by York).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker                       5.1   4   1   0   2   3   0  22
Crawford                      1.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   5
York L(3-3)                   0.2   2   4   4   2   0   0   6
Gladding                      0.1   1   1   1   0   0   1   2
Totals                        8     7   6   5   4   4   1  35

IBB: York (5,J. Cruz).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wise W(7-2)                   9     6   2   1   2   4   0  35

BK: Wise (1).

Umpires: HP - Augie Donatelli, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Satch Davidson
Time of Game: 2:22   Attendance: 18091


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger singled to center; Alou reached on an error
by Tyson [Metzger to third, Alou to first]; Wynn grounded into a
double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Metzger scored
(unearned) (no RBI), Alou out at second]; Watson singled to
right; Edwards flied out to left; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock flied out to left; Sizemore struck out;
Torre grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: May grounded out (pitcher to first); Rader flied out
to center; Helms grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Simmons doubled to right [Simmons to third (error
by Alou)]; J. Cruz grounded out (first unassisted) [Simmons
scored (unearned)]; Melendez grounded out (third to first);
Reitz grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Dierker grounded out (second to first); Metzger
flied out to left; Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Tyson singled to left [Tyson to second (error by
Watson)]; Wise struck out; Brock popped to shortstop; Sizemore
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn popped to catcher in foul territory; Watson
grounded out (third to first); Edwards was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Torre struck out; Simmons singled to second; J.
Cruz popped to third; Melendez popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 5TH: May struck out; Rader popped to catcher in foul
territory; Helms singled to center; Dierker was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Reitz flied out to left; Tyson lined to second;
Wise doubled to left; Brock grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Alou
grounded out (pitcher to first); Wynn walked; Wynn was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Sizemore popped to third in foul territory; Torre
walked; Simmons walked [Torre to second]; CRAWFORD REPLACED
DIERKER (PITCHING); J. Cruz popped to third; Melendez grounded
out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Watson grounded out (third to first); Edwards
grounded out (first unassisted); May singled to left; Rader
walked [May to second]; Helms forced Rader (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: JUTZE REPLACED EDWARDS (PLAYING C ); Reitz popped
to first; Tyson struck out; Wise popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 8TH: STEWART BATTED FOR CRAWFORD; Stewart singled to
right; Metzger out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second)
[Stewart to second]; Wise balked [Stewart to third]; Alou
singled to left [Stewart scored]; Wynn struck out; Watson forced
Alou (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: YORK REPLACED WATSON (PITCHING); STEWART STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Brock flied out to left; Sizemore walked;
Torre forced Sizemore (pitcher to second); ANDERSON RAN FOR
TORRE; Simmons doubled to right [Anderson scored]; J. Cruz was
walked intentionally; Melendez singled to shortstop [Simmons to
third, J. Cruz to second]; MCCARVER BATTED FOR REITZ; GLADDING
REPLACED YORK (PITCHING); McCarver homered [Simmons scored, J.
Cruz scored, Melendez scored]; Tyson grounded out (shortstop to
first); 5 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 9TH: CROSBY REPLACED ANDERSON (PLAYING 3B); MCCARVER
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Jutze flied out to right; May flied
out to center; Rader reached on an error by Crosby [Rader to
first]; Helms lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
2, Cardinals 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   6   2    6
 Cardinals        6   7   2    5


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