St. Louis Cardinals 10, Houston Astros 9 (12 innings)
Regular Season Game 134
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Tuesday, August 26, 1975 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    3  1  1    0  0  1    2  1  0    0  0  0  -   9 20  0
STL N    1  0  0    0  0  0    6  2  0    0  0  1  -  10 13  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard rf                     7   1   2   0       0   0       0   1
DaVanon 2b                    5   2   3   2       1   0       1   3
  Sosa p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Cedeno cf                     6   0   3   1       1   1       4   0
Johnson c                     7   1   2   0       0   0       9   1
Watson 1b                     6   2   4   1       1   0      13   2
Gross lf                      4   0   1   3       0   2       2   0
Rader 3b                      5   2   1   0       2   1       1   0
Metzger ss                    7   0   2   0       0   1       3   5
Richard p                     2   1   2   1       1   0       0   2
  Granger p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cosgrove p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cruz ph                     0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Helms 2b                    1   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Totals                       51   9  20   8       7   6      34  17

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Metzger-DaVanon-Watson, Watson-Metzger-Watson.

BATTING - 
2B: Johnson (15,off Reed); Richard 2 (6,off Reed 2); Watson (26,off Reed).
3B: DaVanon 2 (2,off Reed 2).
HR: Watson (17,7th inning off Parker 0 on 1 out).
SH: Richard (5,off Reed); Gross (9,off Hrabosky).
SF: Gross 2 (3,off Reed,off Garman).
GDP: Johnson (5,off Reed).
IBB: Watson (5,by Garman); Rader (3,by Hrabosky); Cedeno (6,by Hrabosky).
Team LOB: 17.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Howard (23,2nd base off Hrabosky/Simmons).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      2   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
  Melendez lf                 3   0   0   1       0   1       0   0
McBride cf                    5   2   3   0       1   0       2   1
Davis rf                      3   0   0   1       0   0       3   0
  Garman p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Hrabosky p                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Simmons c                     5   2   2   0       1   0       6   0
Smith 1b,rf                   5   2   3   1       1   0      13   0
Sizemore 2b                   1   0   0   0       1   1       3   3
  Lintz 2b                    1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Bradford ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Guerrero ss                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Reitz 3b                      2   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
  Parker p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Fairly ph,1b                2   1   1   2       1   0       3   0
Tyson ss,2b                   4   1   2   2       1   0       4   2
Reed p                        1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Cruz 3b                     4   1   1   3       0   0       0   1
Totals                       41  10  13  10       7   6      36  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Tyson-Sizemore-Smith.
E: Tyson (7).
PB: Simmons 2 (23).

BATTING - 
2B: Smith (22,off Cosgrove); Fairly (12,off Sosa).
3B: McBride (7,off Richard); Cruz (1,off Granger).
SH: Hrabosky (2,off Sosa).
SF: Davis (7,off Richard).
GDP: Reitz (15,off Richard); Simmons (15,off Richard).
IBB: Simmons (15,by Sosa).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Tyson (1,2nd base by Richard/Johnson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard                       6     5   5   5   5   3   0  25
Granger                       0.1   1   2   2   1   0   0   3
Cosgrove                      1.2   3   2   2   0   1   0   8
Sosa L(0-2)                   3.1   4   1   1   1   2   0  14
Totals                       11.1  13  10  10   7   6   0  50

Richard faced 4 batters in the 7th inning
IBB: Sosa (2,Simmons).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reed                          5.1  12   6   3   0   2   0  27
Parker                        1.2   2   2   2   3   1   1  10
Garman                        1.1   3   1   1   2   0   0   9
Hrabosky W(11-3)              3.2   3   0   0   2   3   0  16
Totals                       12    20   9   6   7   6   1  62

WP: Parker (6).
IBB: Garman (18,Watson); Hrabosky 2 (7,Rader,Cedeno).

Umpires: HP - Andy Olsen, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Ed Sudol, 3B - Bill Williams
Time of Game: 3:33   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Howard              rf        Brock               lf
2. DaVanon             2b        McBride             cf
3. Cedeno              cf        Davis               rf
4. Johnson             c         Simmons             c
5. Watson              1b        Smith               1b
6. Gross               lf        Sizemore            2b
7. Rader               3b        Reitz               3b
8. Metzger             ss        Tyson               ss
9. Richard             p         Reed                p

ASTROS 1ST: Howard reached on an error by Tyson; DaVanon tripled
to left [Howard scored (unearned)]; Cedeno singled to center
[DaVanon scored, Cedeno out at second (center to shortstop)];
Johnson doubled to left; Watson flied out to right [Johnson to
third]; Gross singled to center [Johnson scored (unearned)];
Rader grounded out (second to first); 3 R (1 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock struck out; McBride tripled to right; Davis
hit a sacrifice fly to center [McBride scored]; Simmons grounded
out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Richard
doubled to right; Howard made an out to second; DaVanon tripled
to right [Richard scored]; Cedeno grounded out (third to first);
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Smith flied out to left; Sizemore walked; Reitz
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Sizemore out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4,
Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Johnson grounded out (third to first); Watson
doubled to right; Simmons allowed a passed ball [Watson to
third]; Gross hit a sacrifice fly to left [Watson scored
(unearned)]; Rader was called out on strikes; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Tyson singled to center; Tyson was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Reed popped to first in
foul territory; Brock flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Metzger singled to right; Richard out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Metzger to second]; Howard made an out
to shortstop; DaVanon flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: McBride walked; Davis forced McBride (second to
shortstop); Simmons grounded into a double play (first to
shortstop to first) [Davis out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Cedeno singled to third; Johnson grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Cedeno out at
second]; Watson singled to left; Gross was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Smith grounded out (pitcher to first); Sizemore
struck out; Reitz was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 6TH: LINTZ REPLACED SIZEMORE (PLAYING 2B); Rader singled
to left; Metzger popped to third in foul territory; Richard
doubled to left [Rader scored]; CRUZ REPLACED REED (PLAYING 3B);
PARKER REPLACED REITZ (PITCHING); Howard flied out to right;
DaVanon walked; Simmons allowed a passed ball [Richard to third,
DaVanon to second]; Cedeno was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Tyson popped to catcher in foul territory; Cruz
popped to third in foul territory; Brock walked; McBride singled
to right [Brock to second]; Davis popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 7TH: MELENDEZ REPLACED BROCK (PLAYING LF); Johnson
grounded out (pitcher to first); Watson homered; Gross grounded
out (shortstop to first); Rader walked; Metzger singled to
second [Rader to second]; Richard walked [Rader to third,
Metzger to second]; Parker threw a wild pitch [Rader scored,
Metzger to third, Richard to second]; Howard grounded out (third
to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 8, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Simmons singled to left; Smith walked [Simmons to
second]; Lintz singled to first [Simmons to third, Smith to
second]; FAIRLY BATTED FOR PARKER; Fairly walked [Simmons
scored, Smith to third, Lintz to second]; GRANGER REPLACED
RICHARD (PITCHING); Tyson walked [Smith scored, Lintz to third,
Fairly to second]; Cruz tripled to left [Lintz scored, Fairly
scored, Tyson scored]; Melendez grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Cruz scored]; COSGROVE REPLACED GRANGER (PITCHING);
McBride flied out to center; Davis grounded out (second to
first); 6 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Cardinals 7.

ASTROS 8TH: FAIRLY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); SMITH CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); GARMAN REPLACED DAVIS (PITCHING);
DaVanon singled to left; Cedeno singled to left [DaVanon to
second]; Johnson grounded out (pitcher to first) [DaVanon to
third, Cedeno to second]; Watson was walked intentionally; Gross
hit a sacrifice fly to center [DaVanon scored, Cedeno to third];
Rader flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 9,
Cardinals 7.

CARDINALS 8TH: Simmons singled to right; Smith doubled to left
[Simmons to third]; BRADFORD BATTED FOR LINTZ; Bradford struck
out; Fairly grounded out (first unassisted) [Simmons scored,
Smith to third]; Tyson singled to left [Smith scored]; Cruz
flied out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9, Cardinals
9.

ASTROS 9TH: GUERRERO REPLACED BRADFORD (PLAYING SS); TYSON
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); Metzger flied out to center;
CRUZ BATTED FOR COSGROVE; Cruz walked; Howard singled to right
[Cruz to third]; HRABOSKY REPLACED GARMAN (PITCHING); DaVanon
flied to right in foul territory; Cedeno flied out to right; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 9, Cardinals 9.

CARDINALS 9TH: HELMS REPLACED CRUZ (PLAYING 2B); SOSA REPLACED
DAVANON (PITCHING); Melendez struck out; McBride grounded out
(second to first); Hrabosky struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 9, Cardinals 9.

ASTROS 10TH: Johnson singled to left; Watson singled to right
[Johnson to second]; Gross out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
second) [Johnson to third, Watson to second]; Rader was walked
intentionally; Metzger struck out; Helms flied out to right; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 9, Cardinals 9.

CARDINALS 10TH: Simmons grounded out (shortstop to first); Smith
singled to right; Guerrero flied out to center; Fairly doubled
to right [Smith out at home (right to second to catcher)]; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9, Cardinals 9.

ASTROS 11TH: Howard singled to left; Howard stole second; On a
bunt Sosa struck out; Cedeno was walked intentionally; Johnson
popped to first in foul territory; Watson made an out to second;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 9, Cardinals 9.

CARDINALS 11TH: Tyson grounded out (shortstop to first); Cruz
grounded out (second to first); Melendez popped to catcher in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 9, Cardinals 9.

ASTROS 12TH: Gross struck out; Rader grounded out (shortstop to
first); Metzger flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 9, Cardinals 9.

CARDINALS 12TH: McBride singled to center; Hrabosky out on a
sacrifice bunt (first to second) [McBride to second]; Simmons
was walked intentionally; Smith singled to center [McBride
scored, Simmons to second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 9,
Cardinals 10.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           9  20   0   17
 Cardinals       10  13   1    6


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