St. Louis Cardinals 5, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 27
Played on Saturday, May 8, 1976 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  9  0
STL N    0  0  0    0  5  0    0  0  x  -   5 12  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Milbourne 2b                  4   0   1   0       1   0       2   4
Cabell 3b                     3   0   0   0       2   0       0   3
Cruz cf                       5   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       9   0
Johnson c                     3   0   1   0       1   0       3   0
Gross rf                      4   0   3   0       0   0       0   0
Howard lf                     4   0   2   1       0   0       3   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   0       0   1       4   3
Cosgrove p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Sosa p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Barlow p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  DaVanon ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   1   9   1       4   1      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Milbourne-Metzger-Watson, Cabell-Milbourne-Watson, Cosgrove-Metzger-Watson.

BATTING - 
2B: Howard (4,off McGlothen); Watson (4,off McGlothen).
SH: Cosgrove (1,off McGlothen).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cabell (7,2nd base off McGlothen/Simmons).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
McBride cf                    2   1   1   0       1   0       3   0
  Melendez ph,cf              1   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Harris 2b                     4   1   2   2       0   0       5   4
Crawford rf                   4   1   2   1       0   0       4   0
Simmons c                     4   0   2   1       0   0       1   0
Anderson lf                   4   0   2   0       0   0       2   1
Cruz 3b                       4   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
Hernandez 1b                  3   1   1   0       1   0       9   1
Kessinger ss                  3   1   2   0       1   0       0   3
McGlothen p                   3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Totals                       32   5  12   4       3   3      27  12

BATTING - 
2B: McBride (4,off Cosgrove); Harris (6,off Cosgrove).
3B: Crawford (1,off Cosgrove).
SH: McGlothen (2,off Sosa).
GDP: Simmons (2,off Cosgrove); Kessinger (5,off Cosgrove); Anderson (1,off Cosgrove).
IBB: Kessinger (1,by Barlow).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Anderson (1,2nd base off Barlow/Johnson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cosgrove L(1-1)               4.1   9   5   5   2   1   0  21
Sosa                          1.2   2   0   0   0   1   0   7
Barlow                        2     1   0   0   1   1   0   8
Totals                        8    12   5   5   3   3   0  36

WP: Cosgrove (1).
IBB: Barlow (1,Kessinger).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McGlothen W(3-3)              9     9   1   1   4   1   0  39


Umpires: HP - Terry Tata, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Frank Pulli
Time of Game: 2:04   Attendance: 17366


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Milbourne           2b        McBride             cf
2. Cabell              3b        Harris              2b
3. Cruz                cf        Crawford            rf
4. Watson              1b        Simmons             c
5. Johnson             c         Anderson            lf
6. Gross               rf        Cruz                3b
7. Howard              lf        Hernandez           1b
8. Metzger             ss        Kessinger           ss
9. Cosgrove            p         McGlothen           p

ASTROS 1ST: Milbourne walked; Cabell forced Milbourne (third to
second); Cruz flied out to right; Watson flied out to right; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: McBride lined to center; Harris singled to third;
Crawford singled to right [Harris to third]; Simmons grounded
into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Crawford out
at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Johnson grounded out (third to first); Gross singled
to left [Gross out at second (left to second)]; Howard doubled
to right; Metzger was called out on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Anderson singled to center; Cruz forced Anderson
(third to second); Hernandez singled to right [Cruz to second];
Kessinger grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Hernandez out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Cosgrove grounded out (shortstop to first);
Milbourne singled to center; Cabell forced Milbourne (second
unassisted); Cruz flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: McGlothen grounded out (second to first); McBride
doubled to right; Harris lined to left; Crawford lined to
shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson flied out to center; Johnson walked; Gross
flied out to center; Howard grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Simmons singled to left; Anderson grounded into a
double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Simmons out at
second]; Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger singled to first; Cosgrove out on a
sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Metzger to second]; Milbourne
flied out to center; Cabell grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Hernandez walked; Kessinger singled to center
[Hernandez to second]; McGlothen struck out; McBride walked
[Hernandez to third, Kessinger to second]; Harris doubled to
left [Hernandez scored, Kessinger scored, McBride to third];
Cosgrove threw a wild pitch [McBride scored, Harris to third];
Crawford tripled to right [Harris scored]; SOSA REPLACED
COSGROVE (PITCHING); Simmons singled to center [Crawford
scored]; Anderson forced Simmons (pitcher to shortstop); Cruz
was called out on strikes; 5 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); Watson
doubled to left; Johnson singled to left [Watson stayed at
second]; Gross singled to center [Watson to third, Johnson to
second]; Howard forced Gross (shortstop to second) [Watson
scored, Johnson to third]; Metzger flied out to right; 1 R, 3 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 6TH: Hernandez grounded out (third to first);
Kessinger singled to right; McGlothen out on a sacrifice bunt
(first unassisted) [Kessinger to second]; MELENDEZ BATTED FOR
MCBRIDE; Melendez flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 7TH: MELENDEZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); BOSWELL BATTED
FOR SOSA; Boswell grounded out (second to first); Milbourne
grounded out (second to first); Cabell walked; Cabell stole
second; Cruz grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 7TH: BARLOW REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); Harris flied
out to center; Crawford grounded out (second to first); Simmons
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Watson flied out to center; Johnson flied out to
center; Gross singled to center; Howard singled to center [Gross
to third]; Metzger flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 8TH: Anderson singled to left; Anderson stole second;
Cruz struck out; Hernandez flied out to center; Kessinger was
walked intentionally; McGlothen grounded out (first unassisted);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 9TH: DAVANON BATTED FOR BARLOW; DaVanon flied out to
right; Milbourne grounded out (pitcher to first); Cabell walked;
Cruz flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   9   0   11
 Cardinals        5  12   0    7


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