Houston Astros 5, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Regular Season Game 86
Played on Tuesday, July 9, 1974 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    1  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  6  1
HOU N    0  1  0    2  2  0    0  0  x  -   5 13  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      3   1   0   0       1   0       3   0
Heise 2b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       4   5
Smith rf                      4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Torre 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Hickman 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   0      10   0
McBride cf                    3   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
McCarver c                    3   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
Heidemann ss                  3   0   2   1       0   0       2   3
Curtis p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Garman p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Melendez ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Folkers p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   2   6   1       1   2      24  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Heise-Heidemann-Hickman, Heise-Heidemann-Hickman.
E: Torre (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Heidemann (1,off Roberts).
SH: Curtis (2,off Roberts).
GDP: Smith (8,off Roberts).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brock (52,2nd base off Roberts/M. May).
CS: McBride (7,2nd base by Roberts/M. May).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf,lf                   4   0   1   1       0   0       3   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   0       0   0       2   5
Cedeno cf                     4   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Watson lf                     4   1   1   0       0   1       3   0
  Gallagher rf                0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
L. May 1b                     4   2   3   3       0   0      10   0
M. May c                      4   0   1   0       0   0       3   1
Rader 3b                      3   1   1   0       1   0       0   1
Helms 2b                      4   1   1   0       0   0       2   3
  Milbourne 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Roberts p                     4   0   2   1       0   0       0   2
Totals                       35   5  13   5       1   1      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Helms-L. May.

BATTING - 
3B: Cedeno (3,off Curtis).
HR: L. May 2 (14,2nd inning off Curtis 0 on 0 out,5th inning off Garman 1 on
1 out).
GDP: M. May (5,off Curtis); Gross (6,off Garman).
IBB: Rader (4,by Folkers).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cedeno (11,2nd base by Garman/McCarver).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Curtis L(4-10)                3.2   8   3   3   0   1   1  19
Garman                        3.1   4   2   2   0   0   1  12
Folkers                       1     1   0   0   1   0   0   5
Totals                        8    13   5   5   1   1   2  36

IBB: Folkers (5,Rader).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Roberts W(6-7)                9     6   2   2   1   2   0  32


Umpires: HP - Andy Olsen, 1B - Dutch Rennert, 2B - Shag Crawford, 3B - John Kibler
Time of Game: 1:55   Attendance: 15709


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Brock               lf        Gross               rf
2. Heise               2b        Metzger             ss
3. Smith               rf        Cedeno              cf
4. Torre               3b        Watson              lf
5. Hickman             1b        L. May              1b
6. McBride             cf        M. May              c
7. McCarver            c         Rader               3b
8. Heidemann           ss        Helms               2b
9. Curtis              p         Roberts             p

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock walked; Brock stole second; Heise singled
to left [Brock to third]; Smith grounded into a double play
(second to first) [Brock scored (no RBI), Heise out at second];
Torre struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross grounded out (second to first); Metzger
grounded out (pitcher to first); Cedeno tripled to right; Watson
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Hickman flied out to right; McBride singled to
second; McCarver singled to left [McBride to third]; Heidemann
singled to left [McBride scored, McCarver to second]; Curtis out
on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [McCarver to third,
Heidemann to second]; Brock grounded out (third to first); 1 R,
3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: L. May homered; M. May singled to right; Rader lined
to right; Helms lined to second; Roberts flied out to left; 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Heise flied out to right; Smith flied out to
right; Torre flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Gross grounded out (second to first); Metzger
singled to center; Cedeno flied out to center; Watson popped to
second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Hickman singled to left; McBride forced Hickman
(shortstop unassisted); McBride was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); McCarver flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: L. May reached on an error by Torre [L. May to
first]; M. May grounded into a double play (second to shortstop
to first) [L. May out at second]; Rader singled to left; Helms
singled to shortstop [Rader to third]; Roberts singled to right
[Rader scored, Helms to third]; Gross singled to left [Helms
scored, Roberts to second]; GARMAN REPLACED CURTIS (PITCHING);
Metzger flied out to left; 2 R, 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: Heidemann grounded out (shortstop to first);
Garman struck out; Brock grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Cedeno popped to second; Watson singled to center;
L. May homered [Watson scored]; M. May lined to third; Rader
grounded out (first unassisted); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 5.

CARDINALS 6TH: Heise flied out to center; Smith grounded out
(second to first); Torre grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Helms flied out to center; Roberts singled to
center; Gross grounded into a double play (second to shortstop
to first) [Roberts out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 5.

CARDINALS 7TH: Hickman flied out to left; McBride popped to
catcher in foul territory; McCarver flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Metzger grounded out (third to first); Cedeno
singled to right; Cedeno was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 5.

CARDINALS 8TH: GALLAGHER REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING RF); GROSS
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Heidemann doubled to center;
MELENDEZ BATTED FOR GARMAN; Melendez flied out to right; Brock
grounded out (second to first) [Heidemann to third]; Heise flied
out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: FOLKERS REPLACED MELENDEZ (PITCHING); L. May singled
to center; M. May grounded out (first unassisted) [L. May to
second]; Rader was walked intentionally; Helms flied out to
left; Roberts grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 5.

CARDINALS 9TH: MILBOURNE REPLACED HELMS (PLAYING 2B); Smith
grounded out (shortstop to first); Torre grounded out (shortstop
to first); Hickman grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        2   6   1    3
 Astros           5  13   0    7


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