St. Louis Cardinals 5, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 121
Played on Tuesday, August 12, 1975 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  0    0  2  2    1  0  0  -   5 11  1
HOU N    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  3  0  -   4  8  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   0   1   2       1   1       3   0
Melendez cf                   3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Davis ph,rf                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bradford rf                   2   1   1   0       1   0       1   0
  McBride ph,cf               1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Simmons c                     4   1   2   2       0   0       8   2
Smith 1b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       7   0
Sizemore 2b                   4   0   2   0       0   0       4   1
Reitz 3b                      4   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
Tyson ss                      4   1   1   0       0   0       3   5
Denny p                       3   1   2   1       0   0       0   2
  Hrabosky p                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       34   5  11   5       3   2      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Smith (12).

BATTING - 
2B: Reitz (20,off Roberts).
HR: Simmons (14,6th inning off Roberts 1 on 1 out).
GDP: Reitz (14,off Roberts).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Brock (12,2nd base by Roberts/May); Smith (4,2nd base by Roberts/May).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard lf                     5   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Gross rf                      4   1   1   0       0   0       4   0
Cedeno cf                     3   1   1   0       1   0       2   1
Johnson 1b,c                  3   0   0   0       1   3      11   2
May c                         3   0   1   0       0   0       2   3
  Watson ph,1b                1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Rader 3b                      4   1   1   3       0   1       2   3
Boswell 2b                    3   0   1   0       0   1       1   3
  Helms ph,2b                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
DaVanon ss                    2   1   1   0       2   1       2   6
Roberts p                     2   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Sosa p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cruz ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cosgrove p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cabell ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       33   4   8   4       4   9      27  18

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Boswell-DaVanon-Johnson.

BATTING - 
2B: DaVanon (1,off Denny); Gross (9,off Denny).
HR: Rader (9,8th inning off Hrabosky 2 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (40,2nd base off Denny/Simmons).
CS: Boswell (3,2nd base by Denny/Simmons).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Denny W(7-3)                  7.1   7   3   1   4   5   0  31
Hrabosky SV(17)               1.2   1   1   0   0   4   1   6
Totals                        9     8   4   1   4   9   1  37


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Roberts L(7-13)               6.1  11   5   5   2   1   1  28
Sosa                          0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Cosgrove                      2     0   0   0   1   1   0   7
Totals                        9    11   5   5   3   2   1  37


Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Andy Olsen, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Ed Sudol
Time of Game: 2:28   Attendance: 10676


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Brock               lf        Howard              lf
2. Melendez            cf        Gross               rf
3. Bradford            rf        Cedeno              cf
4. Simmons             c         Johnson             1b
5. Smith               1b        May                 c
6. Sizemore            2b        Rader               3b
7. Reitz               3b        Boswell             2b
8. Tyson               ss        DaVanon             ss
9. Denny               p         Roberts             p

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock grounded out (shortstop to first); Melendez
flied out to right; Bradford popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Howard singled to left; Howard was picked off first
(pitcher to first); Gross grounded out (pitcher to first);
Cedeno made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Simmons singled to left; Smith flied out to left;
Sizemore singled to right [Simmons to third]; Reitz grounded
into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Sizemore out
at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Johnson struck out; May flied out to left; Rader
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Tyson grounded out (shortstop to first); Denny
grounded out (third to first); Brock grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Boswell struck out (catcher to first); DaVanon
doubled to left; Roberts singled to right [DaVanon scored];
Howard forced Roberts (shortstop to second); Gross forced Howard
(shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Astros 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Melendez struck out; Bradford walked; Simmons
popped to third in foul territory; Smith flied out to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno made an out to shortstop; Johnson struck out;
May singled to center; Rader struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Sizemore singled to left; Reitz lined to right;
Tyson singled to left [Sizemore to second]; Denny singled to
center [Sizemore out at home (center to first to shortstop to
catcher to third), Tyson to third, Denny to second]; Brock
singled to left [Tyson scored, Denny scored]; Brock was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Boswell singled to right; Boswell was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); DaVanon walked; Roberts
flied out to left; Howard forced DaVanon (shortstop to second);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Melendez flied out to center; Bradford singled to
center; Simmons homered [Bradford scored]; Smith singled to
center; Smith was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop
to first to shortstop); Sizemore grounded out (shortstop to
first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Gross grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno
singled to right; Cedeno stole second; Johnson walked; May flied
out to right [Cedeno to third]; Rader forced Johnson (third to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Reitz doubled to left; Tyson grounded out (second
to first) [Reitz to third]; Denny singled [Reitz scored]; Brock
walked [Denny to second]; SOSA REPLACED ROBERTS (PITCHING);
DAVIS BATTED FOR MELENDEZ; Davis flied out to right [Denny to
third, Brock to second]; MCBRIDE BATTED FOR BRADFORD; McBride
lined to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: DAVIS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); MCBRIDE STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING CF); Boswell grounded out (first unassisted);
DaVanon walked; CRUZ BATTED FOR SOSA; Cruz grounded out (second
to first) [DaVanon to second]; Howard flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: COSGROVE REPLACED CRUZ (PITCHING); Simmons
grounded out (third to first); Smith made an out to first;
Sizemore grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 5, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Gross doubled to left; Cedeno walked; Johnson was
called out on strikes; HRABOSKY REPLACED DENNY (PITCHING);
WATSON BATTED FOR MAY; Watson struck out; Smith dropped a foul
fly hit by Rader for an error; Rader homered (unearned) [Gross
scored (unearned), Cedeno scored (unearned)]; HELMS BATTED FOR
BOSWELL; Helms flied out to center; 3 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.
 Cardinals 5, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 9TH: WATSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); JOHNSON
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING C ); HELMS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING
2B); Reitz flied out to right; Tyson grounded out (third to
first); Hrabosky walked; Brock struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Cardinals 5, Astros 4.

ASTROS 9TH: DaVanon struck out; CABELL BATTED FOR COSGROVE;
Cabell struck out; Howard struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 5, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        5  11   1    5
 Astros           4   8   0    6


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