Houston Astros 5, St. Louis Cardinals 1
Regular Season Game 136
Played on Wednesday, August 27, 1975 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  2  0    2  1  0    0  0  0  -   5  5  0
STL N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   1  9  5
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard lf                     4   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
DaVanon 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       2   7
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Johnson c                     4   1   0   0       0   1       1   0
Watson 1b                     2   1   1   1       1   0       7   0
  Cabell 1b                   1   0   0   0       0   1       4   2
Cruz rf                       4   1   1   1       0   1       5   0
Rader 3b                      3   0   0   1       0   0       1   2
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       1   1       3   0
York p                        2   0   0   0       1   1       0   1
  Sosa p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       32   5   5   3       3   6      27  12

BATTING - 
3B: Howard (6,off Denny).
SF: Rader (2,off Denny).
IBB: Metzger (7,by Denny).
Team LOB: 4.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   0   2   0       1   0       4   1
McBride cf                    4   0   1   0       1   0       3   0
Davis rf                      5   0   3   0       0   0       1   0
Simmons c                     5   0   0   0       0   0       7   1
Smith 1b                      3   0   1   0       1   0       6   1
Cruz 3b                       4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Sizemore 2b                   2   0   0   0       2   0       2   0
Tyson ss                      3   0   0   0       0   0       3   2
  Fairly ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lintz ss                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Denny p                       1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Melendez ph                 1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Parker p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Bradford ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Curtis p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Reitz ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   1   9   0       5   1      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Brock (8), Cruz 2 (2), Sizemore (19), Denny (3).
PB: Simmons (24).

BATTING - 
2B: Melendez (8,off York); Davis (19,off York).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Brock (14,2nd base by York/Johnson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
York W(2-2)                   7     5   1   1   5   1   0  30
Sosa                          2     4   0   0   0   0   0  10
Totals                        9     9   1   1   5   1   0  40


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Denny L(9-4)                  5     4   5   2   2   2   0  23
Parker                        2     1   0   0   1   1   0   7
Curtis                        2     0   0   0   0   3   0   6
Totals                        9     5   5   2   3   6   0  36

IBB: Denny (6,Metzger).

Umpires: HP - Ed Sudol, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Andy Olsen, 3B - Terry Tata
Time of Game: 2:06   Attendance: 13778


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Howard flied out to center; DaVanon was called out
on strikes; Cedeno lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock grounded out (second to first); McBride
walked; Davis grounded out (first unassisted) [McBride to
second]; Simmons flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Johnson reached on an error by Cruz; Watson walked
[Johnson to second]; Cruz forced Watson (first to shortstop)
[Johnson to third]; Rader reached on an error by Brock on a
sacrifice fly [Johnson scored (unearned), Cruz scored (unearned)
(no RBI), Rader out at third (left to third to catcher to
third)]; Metzger grounded out (first unassisted); 2 R (0 ER), 0
H, 2 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Smith grounded out (second to first); Cruz
grounded out (third to first); Sizemore popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: York was called out on strikes; Howard lined to
shortstop; DaVanon grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Tyson grounded out (third to first); Denny flied
out to left; Brock walked; McBride flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno singled to shortstop; Johnson flied out to
center [Cedeno to second]; Watson singled to center [Cedeno
scored, Watson to second (on throw to home)]; Cruz singled to
left [Watson scored, Cruz to second (on throw to home)]; Cruz
was picked off second but was safe on an error by Denny [Cruz to
third]; Rader reached on a fielder's choice [Cruz out at home
(third to catcher)]; Simmons allowed a passed ball [Rader to
second]; Metzger was walked intentionally; York forced Metzger
(shortstop to second); 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Davis singled to right; Simmons flied out to
center; Smith walked [Davis to second]; Cruz flied out to right;
Sizemore walked [Davis to third, Smith to second]; Tyson
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 4,
Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Howard tripled to right; DaVanon lined to shortstop;
Cedeno reached on an error by Cruz [Howard scored (unearned) (no
RBI)]; Johnson flied out to left; Watson flied out to right; 1 R
(0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: CABELL REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING 1B); MELENDEZ
BATTED FOR DENNY; Melendez doubled to center; Brock singled to
left [Melendez to third]; Brock was picked off and caught
stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop) [Melendez
scored]; McBride grounded out (second to first); Davis doubled
to left; Simmons popped to third in foul territory; 1 R, 3 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 6TH: PARKER REPLACED MELENDEZ (PITCHING); Cruz flied out
to left; Rader flied out to center; Metzger struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Smith grounded out (second to first); Cruz made
an out to shortstop; Sizemore walked; Tyson made an out to
second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 7TH: York walked; Howard singled to center [York to
second]; York was picked off second (pitcher to second) [Howard
to second (error by Sizemore)]; DaVanon made an out to first;
Cedeno flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: BRADFORD BATTED FOR PARKER; Bradford struck out;
Brock singled to center; McBride forced Brock (second to
shortstop); Davis flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 8TH: CURTIS REPLACED BRADFORD (PITCHING); Johnson struck
out; Cabell was called out on strikes; Cruz was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: SOSA REPLACED YORK (PITCHING); Simmons made an
out to second; Smith singled to center; Cruz singled to third
[Smith to second]; Sizemore flied out to left; FAIRLY BATTED FOR
TYSON; Fairly grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 9TH: LINTZ REPLACED FAIRLY (PLAYING SS); Rader grounded
out (shortstop to first); Metzger grounded out (shortstop to
first); Sosa popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 9TH: REITZ BATTED FOR CURTIS; Reitz flied out to
right; Brock grounded out (second to first); McBride singled to
center; Davis singled to center [McBride to second]; Simmons
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
5, Cardinals 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5   5   0    4
 Cardinals        1   9   5   12


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