St. Louis Cardinals 9, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 97
Played on Sunday, July 21, 1974 (D) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  8  0
STL N    1  2  0    0  0  3    1  2  x  -   9 14  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   0   0       0   0       5   3
Cedeno cf                     4   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
Watson lf                     4   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
L. May 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       7   1
M. May c                      3   0   1   0       1   0       3   1
Rader 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   0       1   2
Helms 2b                      4   0   2   0       0   0       2   5
Dierker p                     2   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Scherman p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gallagher ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  C. Johnson ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   1   8   1       2   3      24  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Helms-Metzger-L. May, Helms-Metzger-L. May.

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (21,off Forsch); Dierker (3,off Forsch); L. May (16,off Forsch).
GDP: Rader (10,off Forsch); Gross (8,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 8.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   1   3   1       0   0       2   0
  Cruz lf                     1   1   1   2       0   0       2   0
DaVanon 2b                    5   1   2   0       0   0       1   4
McBride cf                    4   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Smith rf                      4   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
Simmons c                     3   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Torre 1b                      2   2   1   0       2   1       8   3
Reitz 3b                      4   2   2   2       0   0       1   0
Tyson ss                      4   1   3   2       0   0       5   4
Forsch p                      2   1   0   0       0   0       3   2
Totals                       33   9  14   8       2   1      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Tyson-DaVanon-Torre, Tyson-Torre.
E: Torre (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Tyson (7,off Dierker); DaVanon (1,off Forsch).
3B: Tyson (2,off Forsch).
HR: Reitz (3,6th inning off Dierker 1 on 1 out); Cruz (4,8th inning off Forsch
1 on 2 out).
SH: Forsch 2 (2,off Dierker 2).
HBP: Simmons (5,by Forsch).
GDP: Smith 2 (11,off Dierker,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brock 2 (60,2nd base off Dierker/M. May 2); Smith (3,2nd base off Dierker/M.
May).
CS: Brock (13,2nd base by Scherman/M. May).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(6-6)                5.2   9   6   6   2   0   1  27
Scherman                      0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   1
Forsch                        2     4   3   3   0   1   1  10
Totals                        8    14   9   9   2   1   2  38

WP: Dierker (5).
HBP: Forsch (4,Simmons).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch W(2-2)                 9     8   1   1   2   3   0  36


Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Ed Sudol, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Satch Davidson
Time of Game: 2:08   Attendance: 15006


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Gross               rf        Brock               lf
2. Metzger             ss        DaVanon             2b
3. Cedeno              cf        McBride             cf
4. Watson              lf        Smith               rf
5. L. May              1b        Simmons             c
6. M. May              c         Torre               1b
7. Rader               3b        Reitz               3b
8. Helms               2b        Tyson               ss
9. Dierker             p         Forsch              p

ASTROS 1ST: Gross flied out to center; Metzger grounded out
(first to pitcher); Cedeno doubled to left; Watson singled to
left [Cedeno scored]; L. May grounded out (pitcher to first); 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock singled to left; Brock stole second; On a
bunt DaVanon singled [Brock to third]; McBride popped to third
in foul territory; Smith forced DaVanon (second to shortstop)
[Brock scored]; Smith stole second; Simmons flied out to center;
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 2ND: M. May grounded out (first to second to pitcher);
Rader grounded out (shortstop to first); Helms popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Torre walked; Reitz singled to center [Torre to
second]; Dierker threw a wild pitch [Torre to third, Reitz to
second]; Tyson doubled to right [Torre scored, Reitz scored];
Forsch out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Tyson to
third]; Brock singled to pitcher [Tyson stayed at third]; Brock
stole second; DaVanon popped to first; McBride flied out to
left; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Dierker doubled to left; Gross grounded out (first
to pitcher) [Dierker to third]; Metzger grounded out (shortstop
to first); Cedeno popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 3RD: Smith flied out to center; Simmons popped to
catcher in foul territory; Torre walked; Reitz flied out to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson was called out on strikes; L. May doubled to
left; M. May walked; Rader grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [M. May out at second]; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 4TH: Tyson flied to right in foul territory; Forsch
grounded out (second to first); Brock popped to shortstop; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Helms singled to left; Dierker forced Helms (pitcher
to shortstop); Gross flied out to left; Metzger reached on an
error by Torre [Dierker to third, Metzger to second]; Cedeno
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: DaVanon grounded out (third to first); McBride
singled to pitcher; Smith grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [McBride out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson popped to third; L. May grounded out (second
to first); M. May singled to right; Rader forced M. May
(shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 6TH: Simmons lined to right; Torre singled to left;
Reitz homered [Torre scored]; Tyson singled to left; Forsch out
on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Tyson to second];
SCHERMAN REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING); Brock singled to left
[Tyson scored]; Brock was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Helms singled to left; GALLAGHER BATTED FOR
SCHERMAN; Gallagher struck out; Gross grounded into a double
play (shortstop to first) [Helms out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 6.

CARDINALS 7TH: FORSCH REPLACED GALLAGHER (PITCHING); DaVanon
doubled to right; On a bunt McBride singled [DaVanon to third];
Smith grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[DaVanon scored (no RBI), McBride out at second]; Simmons was
hit by a pitch; Torre struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Cardinals 7.

ASTROS 8TH: CRUZ REPLACED BROCK (PLAYING LF); Metzger grounded
out (second to first); Cedeno singled to center; Watson flied
out to center; L. May was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 7.

CARDINALS 8TH: Reitz grounded out (second to first); Tyson
tripled to left; Forsch reached on a fielder's choice [Tyson out
at home (shortstop to catcher)]; Cruz hit an inside the park
homer to center [Forsch scored]; DaVanon grounded out (third to
first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 9.

ASTROS 9TH: M. May flied out to left; Rader walked; Helms flied
out to left; C. JOHNSON BATTED FOR FORSCH; C. Johnson popped to
first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   8   0    8
 Cardinals        9  14   1    5


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