St. Louis Cardinals 5, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 65
Played on Saturday, June 16, 1973 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    1  1  1    1  1  0    0  0  0  -   5  8  0
HOU N    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   3  7  1
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
  Dwyer lf                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Campbell 2b                   4   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
Torre 3b,1b                   3   2   1   0       1   1       1   0
Simmons c                     3   0   0   0       1   0       9   1
McCarver 1b                   3   0   0   0       1   0       9   0
  Reitz 3b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
J. Cruz rf                    4   1   2   1       0   2       1   0
Melendez cf                   4   0   1   1       0   3       3   0
Tyson ss                      4   1   1   0       0   0       3   5
Gibson p                      4   1   2   1       0   1       0   1
Totals                       34   5   8   3       3  10      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Tyson-McCarver.
PB: Simmons (9).

BATTING - 
2B: Tyson (5,off Forsch); Torre (7,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Simmons (2,2nd base off Forsch/Watson); J. Cruz 2 (2,2nd base off Forsch/Watson,2nd
base off Richard/Watson).
CS: Melendez (4,2nd base by Richard/Watson).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Agee lf,cf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Wynn rf,lf                    3   1   1   0       1   2       2   0
Cedeno cf                     2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Alou rf                     2   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Watson c                      4   2   2   1       0   1      10   1
May 1b                        4   0   1   1       0   3      10   0
Rader 3b                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Busse 3b                    2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Helms 2b                      4   0   2   1       0   1       1   4
Metzger ss                    4   0   0   0       0   0       1   5
Forsch p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Richard p                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Stewart ph                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Upshaw p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   3   7   3       2  10      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Watson (8).
PB: Watson 2 (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Wynn (9,off Gibson); Watson 2 (11,off Gibson 2).
GDP: Alou (2,off Gibson).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Gibson W(6-6)                 9     7   3   2   2  10   0  35


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch L(6-7)                 3.1   5   4   2   3   5   0  18
Richard                       4.2   3   1   1   0   5   0  16
Upshaw                        1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     8   5   3   3  10   0  37

WP: Forsch (4).
BK: Forsch (1), Richard (1).

Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - Andy Olsen, 3B - Art Williams
Time of Game: 2:10   Attendance: 26780


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Brock               lf        Agee                lf
2. Campbell            2b        Wynn                rf
3. Torre               3b        Cedeno              cf
4. Simmons             c         Watson              c
5. McCarver            1b        May                 1b
6. J. Cruz             rf        Rader               3b
7. Melendez            cf        Helms               2b
8. Tyson               ss        Metzger             ss
9. Gibson              p         Forsch              p

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock struck out; Campbell lined to right; Torre
walked; Forsch threw a wild pitch [Torre to second]; Watson
allowed a passed ball [Torre to third]; Forsch balked [Torre
scored (unearned)]; Simmons walked; Simmons stole second;
McCarver walked; J. Cruz was called out on strikes; 1 R (0 ER),
0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Agee grounded out (shortstop to first); Wynn doubled
to left; Cedeno was called out on strikes; Watson doubled to
right [Wynn scored]; May singled to left [Watson scored]; Rader
grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 2ND: Melendez struck out; Tyson doubled to right;
Gibson singled to center [Tyson scored]; Brock lined to center;
Campbell struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros
2.

ASTROS 2ND: Helms struck out; Metzger lined to left; Forsch
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 3RD: Torre doubled to left; Simmons grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Torre to third]; McCarver grounded out
(second to first); J. Cruz singled to right [Torre scored]; J.
Cruz stole second [J. Cruz to third (error by Watson)]; Melendez
struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Agee was called out on strikes; Wynn struck out;
Cedeno flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3,
Astros 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: ALOU REPLACED CEDENO (PLAYING RF); WYNN CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); AGEE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF);
Tyson grounded out (second to first); Gibson singled to left;
RICHARD REPLACED FORSCH (PITCHING); Brock singled to left
[Gibson to second]; Richard balked [Gibson to third, Brock to
second]; Watson allowed a passed ball [Gibson scored (unearned),
Brock to third]; Campbell flied out to left; Torre struck out; 1
R (0 ER), 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson was called out on strikes; May struck out;
Rader grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Simmons grounded out (first unassisted); McCarver
grounded out (shortstop to first); J. Cruz singled to left; J.
Cruz stole second; Melendez singled to center [J. Cruz scored];
Melendez was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Helms singled to center; Metzger forced Helms
(second to shortstop); Richard singled to center [Metzger to
second]; Agee popped to first; Wynn struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Tyson flied out to right; Gibson struck out;
Brock grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: DWYER REPLACED BROCK (PLAYING LF); Alou popped to
first in foul territory; Watson grounded out (shortstop to
first); May was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: BUSSE REPLACED RADER (PLAYING 3B); Campbell was
called out on strikes; Torre grounded out (shortstop to first);
Simmons grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Busse struck out (catcher to first); Helms grounded
out (shortstop to first); Metzger flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: McCarver grounded out (second to first); J. Cruz
was called out on strikes; Melendez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: STEWART BATTED FOR RICHARD; Stewart walked; Agee
flied out to center; Wynn walked [Stewart to second]; Alou
grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [Wynn out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: UPSHAW REPLACED STEWART (PITCHING); Tyson popped
to second; Gibson flied out to right; Dwyer grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros
2.

ASTROS 9TH: REITZ REPLACED MCCARVER (PLAYING 3B); TORRE CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Watson doubled to left; Simmons allowed
a passed ball [Watson to third]; May struck out; Busse grounded
out (third to first); Helms singled to shortstop [Watson scored
(unearned)]; Metzger forced Helms (shortstop unassisted); 1 R (0
ER), 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        5   8   0    5
 Astros           3   7   1    5


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