St. Louis Cardinals 8, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 18
Played on Tuesday, April 23, 1974 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  2  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  8  1
STL N    0  1  4    1  0  1    1  0  x  -   8 13  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      3   0   1   0       1   0       2   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   0       0   1       1   3
Cedeno cf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Watson lf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       8   0
L. May 1b                     4   1   1   0       0   1       6   0
Edwards c                     4   1   2   2       0   0       4   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Helms 2b                      3   0   2   0       0   0       1   2
Konieczny p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Wilson p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Gallagher ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nagy p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       33   2   8   2       1   3      24   8

FIELDING - 
E: Wilson (1).

BATTING - 
HR: Edwards (1,2nd inning off Siebert 1 on 1 out).
GDP: L. May (3,off Siebert).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Gross (1,2nd base by Siebert/McCarver).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      5   2   3   0       0   0       1   0
  Cruz lf                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Sizemore 2b                   4   1   2   1       0   0       2   3
Smith rf                      4   1   1   1       0   1       6   0
McCarver c                    3   1   0   0       0   0       3   1
McBride cf                    4   1   1   2       0   0       3   0
Reitz 3b                      4   1   2   1       0   2       1   0
Torre 1b                      3   1   2   1       1   0       7   0
Tyson ss                      4   0   2   1       0   0       3   3
Siebert p                     4   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       35   8  13   7       1   3      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Tyson-Sizemore-Torre.
PB: McCarver (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Torre (3,off Konieczny); Brock (2,off Wilson).
3B: Reitz (1,off Nagy).
SH: Sizemore (3,off Wilson).
SF: Smith (3,off Wilson).
HBP: McCarver (1,by Konieczny).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brock 3 (11,2nd base off Konieczny/Edwards,2nd base off Wilson/Edwards,3rd
base off Wilson/Edwards).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Konieczny L(0-2)              2.1   6   5   5   0   1   0  14
Wilson                        3.2   5   2   2   1   2   0  17
Nagy                          2     2   1   1   0   0   0   8
Totals                        8    13   8   8   1   3   0  39

BK: Konieczny (1).
HBP: Konieczny (2,McCarver).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Siebert W(2-1)                9     8   2   2   1   3   1  34


Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Jerry Dale, 2B - Chris Pelekoudas, 3B - Paul Pryor
Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance: 7188


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Gross               rf        Brock               lf
2. Metzger             ss        Sizemore            2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Smith               rf
4. Watson              lf        McCarver            c
5. L. May              1b        McBride             cf
6. Edwards             c         Reitz               3b
7. Rader               3b        Torre               1b
8. Helms               2b        Tyson               ss
9. Konieczny           p         Siebert             p

ASTROS 1ST: Gross walked; Gross was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Metzger flied out to center; Cedeno
popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock singled to left; Brock stole second;
Sizemore flied out to left; Smith flied out to center [Brock to
third]; McCarver flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson flied to right in foul territory; L. May
singled to shortstop; Edwards homered [L. May scored]; Rader
grounded out (shortstop to first); Helms singled to left;
Konieczny struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals
0.

CARDINALS 2ND: McBride flied out to left; Reitz struck out;
Torre doubled to right; Tyson singled to right [Torre scored];
Siebert forced Tyson (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Gross popped to shortstop; Metzger was called out on
strikes; Cedeno flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Brock flied out to left; Sizemore singled to
center; Smith singled to left [Sizemore to third]; McCarver was
hit by a pitch [Smith to second]; Konieczny balked [Sizemore
scored, Smith to third, McCarver to second]; McBride singled to
center [Smith scored, McCarver scored]; WILSON REPLACED
KONIECZNY (PITCHING); McBride was picked off first but was safe
on an error by Wilson [McBride to third]; Reitz singled to right
[McBride scored]; Torre popped to catcher in foul territory;
Tyson singled to center [Reitz to second]; Siebert grounded out
(shortstop to first); 4 R, 5 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals
5.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson singled to right; L. May grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Watson out at
second]; Edwards grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 4TH: Brock singled to right; Brock stole second;
Sizemore out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Brock to
third]; Smith hit a sacrifice fly to left [Brock scored];
McCarver flied out to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 5TH: Rader popped to second; Helms grounded out
(shortstop to first); Wilson grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 6.

CARDINALS 5TH: McBride grounded out (third to first); Reitz was
called out on strikes; Torre walked; Tyson flied out to right; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Gross singled to center; Metzger flied out to right;
Cedeno popped to first in foul territory; Watson flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 6.

CARDINALS 6TH: Siebert grounded out (shortstop to first); Brock
doubled to left; Brock stole third; Sizemore singled to left
[Brock scored]; Smith struck out; McCarver flied out to left; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 7.

ASTROS 7TH: L. May struck out; Edwards singled to right; Rader
flied out to right; Helms singled to center [Edwards to second];
McCarver allowed a passed ball [Edwards to third, Helms to
second]; GALLAGHER BATTED FOR WILSON; Gallagher flied out to
right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 7.

CARDINALS 7TH: NAGY REPLACED GALLAGHER (PITCHING); McBride flied
out to left; Reitz tripled to left; Torre singled to center
[Reitz scored]; Tyson forced Torre (second to shortstop);
Siebert grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cardinals 8.

ASTROS 8TH: Gross flied out to center; Metzger singled to
center; Cedeno flied out to left; Watson forced Metzger
(shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 8.

CARDINALS 8TH: Brock grounded out (second to first); Sizemore
flied out to left; Smith flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 8.

ASTROS 9TH: CRUZ REPLACED BROCK (PLAYING LF); L. May flied out
to left; Edwards grounded out (pitcher to first); Rader flied
out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   8   1    5
 Cardinals        8  13   0    7


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