St. Louis Cardinals 5, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 59
Played on Sunday, June 8, 1975 (D) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  0    2  0  2    0  0  1  -   5  9  0
HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  8  1
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      5   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Sizemore 2b                   4   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
Davis rf                      3   2   1   0       1   0       2   0
Smith 1b                      4   2   1   2       0   1      11   1
Simmons c                     4   0   1   2       0   1       5   0
McBride cf                    3   1   1   0       1   0       5   0
Reitz 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Guerrero ss                   4   0   2   0       0   0       1   4
Reed p                        3   0   0   0       0   2       1   3
  Hrabosky p                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       35   5   9   4       2   4      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Guerrero-Smith.

BATTING - 
2B: Reitz (8,off Forsch); Simmons (6,off Forsch); Guerrero 2 (2,off Forsch,off
Crawford).
HR: Smith (9,6th inning off Forsch 1 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: McBride 2 (7,2nd base off Forsch/May,2nd base off Crawford/May).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross lf                      4   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       1   0       0   6
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   1       0   1       2   1
Watson 1b                     4   0   2   0       0   0      17   1
May c                         4   0   2   0       0   1       6   1
Boswell 3b                    3   0   1   0       0   0       0   4
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cruz rf                       3   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
  Cabell ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Helms 2b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Forsch p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Johnson ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Crawford p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   1   8   1       1   5      27  17

FIELDING - 
E: Cruz (3).

BATTING - 
2B: May (5,off Reed); Boswell (3,off Reed).
3B: Gross (6,off Reed).
GDP: Watson (4,off Reed).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reed W(6-5)                   7.2   8   1   1   1   4   0  31
Hrabosky SV(9)                1.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9     8   1   1   1   5   0  35


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch L(2-4)                 7     8   4   4   1   3   1  28
Crawford                      2     1   1   1   1   1   0   9
Totals                        9     9   5   5   2   4   1  37


Umpires: HP - Art Williams, 1B - Paul Runge, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Bruce Froemming
Time of Game: 1:57   Attendance: 12288


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Brock               lf        Gross               lf
2. Sizemore            2b        Metzger             ss
3. Davis               rf        Cedeno              cf
4. Smith               1b        Watson              1b
5. Simmons             c         May                 c
6. McBride             cf        Boswell             3b
7. Reitz               3b        Cruz                rf
8. Guerrero            ss        Helms               2b
9. Reed                p         Forsch              p

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock grounded out (shortstop to first); Sizemore
flied out to left; Davis grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross tripled; Metzger grounded out (pitcher to
first); Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first) [Gross scored];
Watson singled to shortstop; May doubled to left [Watson to
third]; Boswell grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Smith flied out to right; Simmons struck out;
McBride grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz singled to center; Helms grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Cruz to second]; Forsch grounded out
(second to first) [Cruz to third]; Gross flied out to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Reitz doubled to left; Guerrero lined to first;
Reed struck out; Brock grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger grounded out (pitcher to first); Cedeno
struck out; Watson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Sizemore singled to left; Davis singled to center
[Sizemore to third]; Smith reached on a fielder's choice
[Sizemore out at home (first to catcher), Davis to second];
Simmons doubled to left [Davis scored, Smith scored]; McBride
singled [Simmons out at home (center to shortstop to first)];
McBride stole second; Reitz grounded out (third to first); 2 R,
4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: May singled to right; Boswell flied out to right;
Cruz flied out to right; Helms flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Guerrero doubled to left; Reed grounded out
(catcher to first); Brock singled to left [Guerrero out at home
(left to catcher), Brock to second (on throw to home)]; Sizemore
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Forsch struck out; Gross grounded out (pitcher to
first); Metzger flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Davis walked; Smith homered [Davis scored];
Simmons grounded out (first unassisted); McBride grounded out
(second to first); Reitz grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno singled to shortstop; Watson grounded into a
double play (shortstop to first) [Cedeno out at second]; May
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Guerrero flied out to center; Reed struck out;
Brock grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Boswell doubled; Cruz struck out; Helms lined to
center; JOHNSON BATTED FOR FORSCH; Johnson struck out; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: CRAWFORD REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING); Sizemore
grounded out (shortstop to first); Davis flied out to center;
Smith was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Gross flied out to left; Metzger walked; Cedeno
flied out to center; Watson singled to third [Metzger to
second]; HRABOSKY REPLACED REED (PITCHING); May struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 9TH: Simmons grounded out (third to first); McBride
walked; McBride stole second; Reitz reached on an error by Cruz
[McBride scored (no RBI)]; Guerrero doubled to right [Reitz to
third]; Hrabosky grounded out (third to first); Brock grounded
out (first unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 5,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: HOWARD BATTED FOR BOSWELL; Howard grounded out
(pitcher to second to first); CABELL BATTED FOR CRUZ; Cabell
grounded out (shortstop to first); Helms popped to third in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        5   9   0    5
 Astros           1   8   1    7


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