Houston Astros 3, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Regular Season Game 87
Played on Wednesday, July 10, 1974 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    1  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2 11  0
HOU N    0  2  0    0  0  0    1  0  x  -   3  7  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   1   2   0       1   0       3   0
Heise 2b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
  Hickman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Heintzelman 2b              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Smith ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
McBride cf                    4   0   2   1       0   1       4   0
Simmons c                     2   0   1   0       2   0       3   0
Torre 1b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       8   0
Dwyer rf                      3   1   2   1       1   0       2   0
Reitz 3b                      4   0   2   0       0   0       0   4
  Cruz pr                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Heidemann ss                  4   0   1   0       0   0       2   1
Foster p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  McCarver ph                 0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Pena p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Melendez ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   2  11   2       5   2      24   8

BATTING - 
2B: McBride (11,off Dierker); Reitz (16,off Cosgrove).
HR: Dwyer (2,2nd inning off Dierker 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Torre (6,off Dierker); Heidemann (1,off Dierker); Heise (1,off Dierker);
Reitz (10,off Dierker); Brock (7,off Cosgrove).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brock (53,2nd base off Dierker/M. May).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf,lf                   3   1   1   0       1   0       4   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   1       0   0       2   2
Cedeno cf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Watson lf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Gallagher rf                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Menke 1b                      0   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
  L. May ph,1b                4   1   1   0       0   1       5   0
M. May c                      3   1   2   0       1   0       3   1
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   1       0   1       0   5
Helms 2b                      2   0   0   0       1   0       5   4
Dierker p                     2   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Cosgrove p                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   3   7   3       3   3      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 5. Rader-Helms-Menke, Metzger-Helms-Menke, Metzger-Helms-L. May, Helms-L.
May, Rader-M. May-L. May.

BATTING - 
2B: Rader (16,off Foster).
3B: M. May (3,off Foster).
IBB: Helms (5,by Foster).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Gross (9,2nd base off Pena/Simmons).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Foster                        6     5   2   2   2   2   0  25
Pena L(5-1)                   2     2   1   1   1   1   0   9
Totals                        8     7   3   3   3   3   0  34

IBB: Foster (5,Helms).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker                       6.1   8   2   2   4   2   1  27
Cosgrove W(5-0)               2.2   3   0   0   1   0   0  11
Totals                        9    11   2   2   5   2   1  38


Umpires: HP - Dutch Rennert, 1B - Shag Crawford, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Andy Olsen
Time of Game: 2:22   Attendance: 15126


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Brock               lf        Gross               rf
2. Heise               2b        Metzger             ss
3. McBride             cf        Cedeno              cf
4. Simmons             c         Watson              lf
5. Torre               1b        Menke               1b
6. Dwyer               rf        M. May              c
7. Reitz               3b        Rader               3b
8. Heidemann           ss        Helms               2b
9. Foster              p         Dierker             p

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock singled to left; Brock stole second; Heise
grounded out (third to first); McBride singled to left [Brock
scored]; Simmons walked [McBride to second]; Torre grounded into
a double play (third to second to first) [Simmons out at
second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

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

CARDINALS 2ND: Dwyer homered; Reitz singled to right; Heidemann
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Reitz out at second]; Foster grounded out (first unassisted); 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (second to first); L. MAY BATTED
FOR MENKE; L. May singled to right; M. May singled to right [L.
May to third]; Rader doubled to left [L. May scored, M. May to
third]; Helms was walked intentionally; Dierker forced Helms
(third to second) [M. May scored, Rader to third]; Gross walked
[Dierker to second]; Metzger popped to shortstop; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 3RD: L. MAY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Brock singled
to second; Heise grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Brock out at second]; McBride doubled to
right; Simmons popped to shortstop; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Cedeno flied out to center; Watson popped to second;
L. May flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Torre grounded out (third to first); Dwyer
singled to left; Reitz grounded into a double play (second to
first) [Dwyer out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: M. May popped to shortstop; Rader struck out; Helms
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Heidemann lined to shortstop; Foster struck out;
Brock flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Dierker singled to center; Gross flied out to
center; Metzger flied out to center; Cedeno flied out to left; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Heise flied out to center; McBride struck out;
Simmons walked; Torre flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson grounded out (third to first); L. May was
called out on strikes; M. May tripled to right; Rader lined to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Dwyer walked; Reitz flied out to right; Heidemann
singled to center [Dwyer to third]; MCCARVER BATTED FOR FOSTER;
McCarver walked [Heidemann to second]; COSGROVE REPLACED DIERKER
(PITCHING); Brock grounded into a double play (third to catcher
to first) [Dwyer out at home]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals
2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: PENA REPLACED MCCARVER (PITCHING); Helms popped to
first; Cosgrove grounded out (third to first); Gross singled to
right; Gross stole second; Metzger singled to center [Gross
scored, Metzger to second (on throw to home)]; Cedeno grounded
out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 3.

CARDINALS 8TH: HICKMAN BATTED FOR HEISE; Hickman grounded out
(third to first); McBride flied out to center; Simmons singled
to center; Torre singled to left [Simmons to second]; Dwyer
flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: HEINTZELMAN REPLACED HICKMAN (PLAYING 2B); Watson
was called out on strikes; L. May grounded out (third to first);
M. May walked; Rader grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 9TH: GALLAGHER REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING RF); GROSS
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Reitz doubled to left; CRUZ RAN
FOR REITZ; Heidemann popped to second; MELENDEZ BATTED FOR PENA;
Melendez flied out to left [Cruz to third]; Brock walked; SMITH
BATTED FOR HEINTZELMAN; Smith flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        2  11   0    9
 Astros           3   7   0    7


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