Houston Astros 3, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Regular Season Game 27
Played on Saturday, May 4, 1974 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  6  0
HOU N    0  0  0    3  0  0    0  0  x  -   3  6  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Sizemore 2b                   4   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Smith rf                      4   1   2   2       0   1       1   1
Simmons c                     4   0   0   0       0   0       3   1
  Melendez pr                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Torre 1b                      4   0   1   0       0   0      10   1
Reitz 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       3   2
McBride cf                    4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Alvarado ss                   3   0   0   0       0   0       3   2
Siebert p                     1   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Hickman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hrabosky p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Pena p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   2   6   2       1   2      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Torre-Alvarado-Torre, Reitz, Smith-Torre.

BATTING - 
HR: Smith (5,1st inning off Roberts 1 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brock (17,2nd base off Roberts/M. May).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kelleher ss                   4   0   0   0       0   2       1   7
Gross rf,lf                   2   1   1   0       2   0       2   0
Cedeno cf                     3   1   2   0       0   0       4   0
Watson lf                     3   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
L. May 1b                     3   0   2   2       1   0      14   0
  Gallagher pr,rf             0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
M. May c                      2   0   0   0       2   1       2   0
Rader 3b                      2   0   0   0       2   0       1   3
Helms 2b                      2   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Roberts p                     3   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Menke 1b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       24   3   6   2       7   3      27  14

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (8,off Siebert); L. May (6,off Siebert).
SH: Helms (1,off Siebert); Cedeno (1,off Hrabosky).
HBP: Watson (1,by Siebert).
GDP: M. May (2,off Siebert).
IBB: M. May (3,by Siebert); L. May (1,by Hrabosky).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (14,2nd base off Siebert/Simmons).
CS: Watson (2,2nd base by Siebert/Simmons).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Siebert L(2-2)                7     5   3   3   5   3   0  28
Hrabosky                      0.2   1   0   0   2   0   0   5
Pena                          0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        8     6   3   3   7   3   0  34

WP: Siebert (2).
HBP: Siebert (2,Watson).
IBB: Siebert (3,M. May); Hrabosky (2,L. May).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Roberts W(5-2)                8     4   2   2   1   2   1  29
Forsch SV(3)                  1     2   0   0   0   0   0   5
Totals                        9     6   2   2   1   2   1  34


Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - John McSherry, 3B - Paul Runge
Time of Game: 2:01   Attendance: 20600


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Brock               lf        Kelleher            ss
2. Sizemore            2b        Gross               rf
3. Smith               rf        Cedeno              cf
4. Simmons             c         Watson              lf
5. Torre               1b        L. May              1b
6. Reitz               3b        M. May              c
7. McBride             cf        Rader               3b
8. Alvarado            ss        Helms               2b
9. Siebert             p         Roberts             p

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock singled to right; Brock stole second;
Sizemore flied out to right; Smith homered [Brock scored];
Simmons grounded out (shortstop to first); Torre flied out to
center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Kelleher struck out; Gross flied out to center;
Cedeno singled to right; Cedeno stole second; Watson grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Reitz grounded out (third to first); McBride
struck out; Alvarado flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: L. May singled to left; M. May grounded into a
double play (first to shortstop to first) [L. May out at
second]; Rader grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Siebert walked; Brock flied out to center;
Sizemore forced Siebert (third to second); Smith grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Helms grounded out (third to first); Roberts
grounded out (first unassisted); Kelleher grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Simmons grounded out (shortstop to first); Torre
grounded out (shortstop to first); Reitz grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Gross walked; Cedeno doubled to left [Gross to
third]; Watson was hit by a pitch; L. May doubled to right
[Gross scored, Cedeno scored, Watson to third]; M. May was
walked intentionally; Siebert threw a wild pitch [Watson scored,
L. May to third, M. May to second]; Rader walked; Helms lined
into a double play (third unassisted) [L. May out at third];
Roberts popped to shortstop; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: McBride grounded out (second to first); Alvarado
grounded out (shortstop to first); Siebert grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Kelleher flied out to center; Gross walked; Cedeno
hit into a double play (right to first) [Gross out at second]; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 6TH: Brock flied out to center; Sizemore grounded out
(shortstop to first); Smith struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson singled to shortstop; Watson was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); L. May flied out to
left; M. May struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 3.

CARDINALS 7TH: Simmons popped to first; Torre grounded out
(shortstop to first); Reitz grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Rader walked; Helms out on a sacrifice bunt (first
unassisted) [Rader to second]; Roberts popped to third in foul
territory; Kelleher struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals
2, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 8TH: McBride singled to right; Alvarado flied out to
right; HICKMAN BATTED FOR SIEBERT; Hickman popped to first;
Brock singled to right [McBride to third]; Sizemore flied out to
left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: HRABOSKY REPLACED HICKMAN (PITCHING); Gross singled
to center; Cedeno out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first)
[Gross to second]; Watson grounded out (pitcher to first) [Gross
to third]; L. May was walked intentionally; GALLAGHER RAN FOR L.
MAY; M. May walked [Gallagher to second]; PENA REPLACED HRABOSKY
(PITCHING); Rader popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 9TH: GALLAGHER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); FORSCH
REPLACED WATSON (PITCHING); MENKE REPLACED ROBERTS (PLAYING 1B);
GROSS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Smith singled to right;
Simmons forced Smith (second to shortstop); MELENDEZ RAN FOR
SIMMONS; Torre singled to center [Melendez to second]; Reitz
flied out to right; McBride popped to third in foul territory; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        2   6   0    5
 Astros           3   6   0    7


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