Houston Astros 3, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Regular Season Game 123
Played on Wednesday, August 15, 1973 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  2    0  0  1  -   3 10  0
STL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wynn rf                       5   0   2   0       0   0       5   1
Metzger ss                    4   1   1   0       0   1       1   2
Cedeno cf                     4   1   2   1       0   1       2   0
Watson lf                     3   0   1   1       1   1       0   0
  Agee lf                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Rader 3b                      4   1   3   0       0   1       1   2
May 1b                        4   0   0   0       0   1       9   0
Edwards c                     3   0   0   0       1   0       5   0
Helms 2b                      4   0   1   1       0   0       3   4
Reuss p                       3   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
Totals                       34   3  10   3       2   7      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Wynn-May, Metzger-Helms-May, Rader-Helms-May.

BATTING - 
2B: Rader 2 (18,off Wise 2); Cedeno (24,off Wise); Watson (19,off Wise).
SH: Reuss (5,off Wise).
GDP: Edwards (4,off Wise); Watson (14,off Wise).
IBB: Edwards (6,by Wise).
Team LOB: 7.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   0   1   0       0   2       0   0
Sizemore 2b                   4   0   0   0       0   1       3   4
Carbo rf                      3   0   1   0       1   0       4   0
Simmons c                     3   0   0   0       1   0       7   0
Torre 1b                      3   0   1   0       1   0      10   0
Melendez cf                   4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Reitz 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Tyson ss                      2   0   0   0       1   1       2   3
Wise p                        3   0   1   0       0   1       0   4
Totals                       29   0   5   0       4   5      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Sizemore-Torre, Sizemore-Torre.

BATTING - 
2B: Carbo (14,off Reuss).
GDP: Simmons (23,off Reuss); Melendez (8,off Reuss).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reuss W(13-8)                 9     5   0   0   4   5   0  33


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wise L(13-8)                  9    10   3   3   2   7   0  37

IBB: Wise (10,Edwards).

Umpires: HP - Terry Tata, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Bruce Froemming
Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance: 19862


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Wynn grounded out (second to first); Metzger struck
out; Cedeno popped to shortstop in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock struck out; Sizemore grounded out
(shortstop to first); Carbo doubled to right; Simmons flied out
to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson walked; Rader singled to left [Watson to
second]; May flied out to right; Edwards grounded into a double
play (second to first) [Rader out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Torre singled to left; Melendez singled to right
[Torre to second]; Reitz flied out to right; Tyson hit into a
double play (right to first) [Melendez out at second]; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Helms flied out to right; Reuss struck out; Wynn
singled to center; Metzger grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Wise was called out on strikes; Brock grounded
out (second to first); Sizemore struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno struck out; Watson struck out; Rader doubled
to right; May struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Carbo popped to first; Simmons flied out to
right; Torre walked; Melendez flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Edwards popped to third; Helms grounded out (pitcher
to first); Reuss struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Reitz grounded out (third to first); Tyson struck
out; Wise singled to left; Brock singled to right [Wise to
second]; Sizemore grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Wynn grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger
singled to shortstop; Cedeno doubled to right [Metzger scored];
Watson doubled to right [Cedeno scored]; Rader struck out; May
grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 0.

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

ASTROS 7TH: Edwards grounded out (shortstop to first); Helms
grounded out (shortstop to first); Reuss grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 7TH: Melendez grounded out (second to first); Reitz
lined to third; Tyson walked; Wise popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Wynn singled to center; Metzger forced Wynn (pitcher
to shortstop); Cedeno singled to third [Metzger to second];
Watson grounded into a double play (second to first) [Cedeno out
at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 8TH: AGEE REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING LF); Brock struck
out; Sizemore popped to shortstop; Carbo flied out to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 9TH: Rader doubled to left; May flied out to right;
Edwards was walked intentionally; Helms singled to center [Rader
scored, Edwards to second]; Reuss out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Edwards to third, Helms to second]; Wynn
flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 9TH: Simmons walked; Torre flied out to center;
Melendez grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Simmons out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3  10   0    7
 Cardinals        0   5   0    6


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