Houston Astros 8, St. Louis Cardinals 7
Regular Season Game 66
Played on Sunday, June 15, 1975 (D) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  3    0  0  4  -   8 12  1
STL N    1  1  2    0  0  0    0  3  0  -   7 15  3
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross lf                      5   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Metzger ss                    5   0   1   0       0   1       1   4
Cedeno cf                     5   2   2   0       0   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     4   2   2   1       1   0       9   2
May c                         4   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
  Jutze pr,c                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Johnson ph,c                1   1   1   4       0   0       0   0
Cruz rf                       4   1   0   0       0   0       2   0
Rader 3b                      5   0   2   1       0   1       3   1
Milbourne 2b                  1   0   0   0       0   1       2   3
  Boswell ph,2b               2   0   1   2       2   0       1   1
  Andrews pr,2b               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Konieczny p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Cabell ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Granger p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Crawford p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Niekro p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       41   8  12   8       3   4      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Milbourne-Watson.
E: Watson (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (12,off Forsch); Cedeno (18,off Forsch); Rader (9,off Garman).
HR: Johnson (4,9th inning off Garman 3 on 1 out).
SH: Cruz (2,off Forsch).
IBB: Boswell 2 (4,by Forsch,by Garman).
Team LOB: 10.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
McBride cf                    4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
  Melendez ph,lf              1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Sizemore 2b                   4   1   1   0       0   0       2   4
  Brock ph                    0   0   0   1       1   0       0   0
  Hrabosky p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Garman p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Davis rf,cf                   4   1   2   3       0   0       2   0
Smith 1b,rf                   5   1   2   1       0   1       9   0
Simmons c                     4   0   1   0       1   1       4   0
  Hahn pr                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Dwyer lf                      4   1   2   0       0   1       2   0
  Tyson 2b                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Reitz 3b                      5   1   3   1       0   0       0   1
Guerrero ss                   5   1   1   0       0   0       2   5
Forsch p                      3   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Fairly ph,1b                1   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Totals                       41   7  15   7       2   3      27  12

FIELDING - 
E: Smith (6), Guerrero (2), Fairly (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Davis (3,off Konieczny); Dwyer (1,off Konieczny); Reitz (9,off Forsch).
HR: Davis (1,3rd inning off Konieczny 0 on 0 out); Smith (10,3rd inning off
Konieczny 0 on 0 out).
SF: Davis (1,off Niekro).
GDP: Sizemore (5,off Konieczny).
Team LOB: 10.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Konieczny                     4     8   4   4   1   1   2  20
Forsch                        3     2   0   0   0   1   0  12
Granger                       0.1   2   2   2   0   0   0   3
Crawford                      0     2   1   1   0   0   0   2
Niekro W(2-1)                 1.2   1   0   0   1   1   0   7
Totals                        9    15   7   7   2   3   2  44

WP: Konieczny (4).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch                        8     9   4   1   2   3   0  36
Hrabosky                      0.1   1   3   0   0   1   0   4
Garman L(2-3)                 0.2   2   1   1   1   0   1   5
Totals                        9    12   8   1*  3   4   1  45

* - Team earned runs does not equal the composite totals for all pitchers due to instances in which provisions of Section 10.18 (i) of the Scoring rules were applied.
IBB: Forsch (5,Boswell); Garman (5,Boswell).

Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - Jerry Dale
Time of Game: 2:45   Attendance: 33201


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Gross grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger
singled to right; Cedeno forced Metzger (shortstop to second);
Watson doubled to left [Cedeno scored]; May grounded out (first
unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: McBride grounded out (second to first); Sizemore
singled to center; Davis doubled to left [Sizemore scored];
Smith grounded out (second to first) [Davis to third]; Simmons
made an out to third; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals
1.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz grounded out (second to first); Rader struck
out; Milbourne struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Dwyer doubled to left; Reitz singled to center
[Dwyer scored]; Guerrero singled to center [Reitz to second];
Forsch singled to center [Reitz to third, Guerrero to second];
McBride forced Reitz (first to catcher) [Guerrero to third,
Forsch to second]; Sizemore grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [McBride out at second]; 1 R, 4
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 2.

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

CARDINALS 3RD: Davis homered; Smith homered; Simmons walked;
Konieczny threw a wild pitch [Simmons to second]; Dwyer struck
out; Reitz made an out to shortstop; Guerrero made an out to
second; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson singled to left; May flied out to right; Cruz
made an out to shortstop; Rader singled to center [Watson to
second]; BOSWELL BATTED FOR MILBOURNE; Boswell grounded out
(pitcher unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals
4.

CARDINALS 4TH: BOSWELL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Forsch
grounded out (shortstop to first); McBride flied out to left;
Sizemore grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 5TH: HOWARD BATTED FOR KONIECZNY; Howard grounded out
(second to first); Gross flied out to center; Metzger grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 5TH: FORSCH REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Davis grounded
out (first to pitcher); Smith grounded out (first unassisted);
Simmons flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); Watson
walked; May singled to first [Watson to second]; Cruz reached on
an error by Smith [Watson to third, May to second]; Rader
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Watson scored (unearned), May
to third, Cruz to second]; Boswell singled to left [May scored
(unearned), Cruz scored (unearned)]; Forsch struck out; 3 R (0
ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 6TH: Dwyer grounded out (second to first); Reitz
doubled to left; Guerrero grounded out (third to first); Forsch
reached on a fielder's choice [Reitz out at third (third
unassisted)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Gross grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger
flied out to center; Cedeno doubled to left; Watson flied to
left in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4,
Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 7TH: McBride flied out to left; Sizemore made an out
to second; Davis reached on an error by Watson; Smith singled to
left [Davis to second]; Simmons struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 8TH: May singled to left; JUTZE RAN FOR MAY; Cruz out on
a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Jutze to second]; Rader
flied out to center [Jutze to third]; Boswell was walked
intentionally; CABELL BATTED FOR FORSCH; Cabell flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 8TH: JUTZE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); GRANGER
REPLACED CABELL (PITCHING); Dwyer singled to center; Reitz
singled to left [Dwyer to second]; Guerrero forced Dwyer
(pitcher to third) [Reitz to second]; FAIRLY BATTED FOR FORSCH;
CRAWFORD REPLACED GRANGER (PITCHING); Fairly singled to right
[Reitz to third, Guerrero to second]; MELENDEZ BATTED FOR
MCBRIDE; Melendez singled to right [Reitz scored, Guerrero to
third, Fairly to second]; NIEKRO REPLACED CRAWFORD (PITCHING);
BROCK BATTED FOR SIZEMORE; Brock walked [Guerrero scored, Fairly
to third, Melendez to second]; Davis hit a sacrifice fly to
center [Fairly scored, Melendez to third]; Smith struck out; 3
R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 7.

ASTROS 9TH: MELENDEZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); HRABOSKY
REPLACED BROCK (PITCHING); DAVIS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF);
SMITH CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); TYSON REPLACED DWYER
(PLAYING 2B); FAIRLY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Gross reached
on an error by Guerrero; Metzger struck out; Cedeno singled to
left [Gross to second]; Watson reached on an error by Fairly
[Gross to third, Cedeno to second]; JOHNSON BATTED FOR JUTZE;
GARMAN REPLACED HRABOSKY (PITCHING); Johnson homered (unearned,
but earned for the pitcher) [Gross scored (unearned), Cedeno
scored (unearned), Watson scored (unearned)]; Cruz grounded out
(second to first); Rader doubled to left; Boswell was walked
intentionally; ANDREWS RAN FOR BOSWELL; Niekro grounded out
(second to first); 4 R (1 ER), 3 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 8,
Cardinals 7.

CARDINALS 9TH: JOHNSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); ANDREWS
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Simmons singled to left; HAHN RAN
FOR SIMMONS; Tyson flied out to right; Reitz flied out to right;
Guerrero grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 8, Cardinals 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           8  12   1   10
 Cardinals        7  15   3   10


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