Houston Astros 10, St. Louis Cardinals 5
Regular Season Game 28
Played on Sunday, May 9, 1976 (D) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  1  2    0  3  1    1  0  2  -  10 13  1
STL N    1  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  3  -   5 11  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Milbourne 2b                  5   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Cabell 3b                     5   2   3   0       0   1       2   2
Cruz cf                       3   1   1   1       1   0       6   0
Watson 1b                     4   1   0   1       1   0       4   2
Johnson c                     4   3   4   3       0   0       5   0
  Jutze c                     1   1   1   1       0   0       2   0
Gross rf                      0   1   0   1       4   0       0   0
Howard lf                     5   0   2   2       0   0       2   0
Metzger ss                    5   0   0   0       0   0       5   1
Dierker p                     4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36  10  13   9       6   1      27   5

FIELDING - 
E: Metzger (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Johnson (4,off Denny); Cruz (1,off Denny).
3B: Cabell (3,off Proly); Jutze (1,off Frisella).
HR: Johnson (4,2nd inning off Denny 0 on 1 out).
SF: Cruz (1,off Proly); Gross (3,off Frisella).
GDP: Metzger (2,off Proly).
IBB: Gross (2,by Denny).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Milbourne (5,2nd base off Denny/Simmons).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      5   3   4   0       0   0       2   0
Harris 2b                     5   1   2   2       0   3       4   3
Crawford rf                   5   0   2   2       0   0       2   0
Simmons c                     4   0   1   1       1   0       1   0
Hernandez 1b                  4   0   0   0       1   0      12   1
Anderson cf                   4   0   1   0       1   0       3   1
Cruz 3b                       4   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
Kessinger ss                  4   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Denny p                       1   0   0   0       0   1       1   6
  Wallace p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Richard ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Proly p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Melendez ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Frisella p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Fairly ph                   1   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       39   5  11   5       3   7      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Kessinger-Hernandez.
E: Harris (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Brock (3,off Dierker).
3B: Harris (1,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brock (3,2nd base off Dierker/Johnson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(4-3)                8     7   2   2   2   7   0  34
Forsch                        1     4   3   3   1   0   0   8
Totals                        9    11   5   5   3   7   0  42

WP: Dierker (6).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Denny L(1-2)                  4.1   7   5   5   3   1   1  23
Wallace                       0.2   1   1   1   1   0   0   4
Proly                         2     3   2   2   1   0   0   8
Frisella                      2     2   2   2   1   0   0   9
Totals                        9    13  10  10   6   1   1  44

WP: Denny (1), Wallace (2).
IBB: Denny (1,Gross).

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Terry Tata
Time of Game: 2:31   Attendance: 12051


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Milbourne flied out to center; Cabell grounded out
(pitcher to first); Cruz grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock singled to left; Brock stole second; Harris
struck out; Crawford flied out to center; Simmons singled to
center [Brock scored]; Hernandez walked [Simmons to second];
Anderson walked [Simmons to third, Hernandez to second]; Cruz
was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (pitcher to first); Johnson
homered; Gross walked; Howard grounded out (pitcher to first)
[Gross to second]; Metzger flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Kessinger struck out; Denny struck out; Brock
doubled to center; Harris struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Dierker singled to center; Milbourne forced Dierker
(second unassisted); Cabell singled to right [Milbourne to
third]; Cruz walked [Cabell to second]; Watson forced Cruz
(third to second) [Milbourne scored, Cabell to third]; Johnson
doubled to left [Cabell scored, Watson to third]; Gross was
walked intentionally; Howard popped to second; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Crawford flied out to center; Simmons grounded
out (first to pitcher); Hernandez popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Metzger grounded out (pitcher to first); Dierker
grounded out (pitcher to first); Milbourne singled to left;
Milbourne stole second; Denny threw a wild pitch [Milbourne to
third]; Cabell struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Anderson flied out to center; Cruz grounded out
(third to first); Kessinger popped to shortstop in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Cruz doubled to left; Watson grounded out (pitcher
to first); Johnson singled to right [Cruz scored]; WALLACE
REPLACED DENNY (PITCHING); Gross walked [Johnson to second];
Wallace threw a wild pitch [Johnson to third, Gross to second];
Howard singled to left [Johnson scored, Gross scored (error by
Harris), Howard to second]; Metzger grounded out (second to
first) [Howard to third]; Dierker lined to second; 3 R, 3 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: RICHARD BATTED FOR WALLACE; Richard grounded out
(shortstop to first); Brock singled to right; Harris singled to
right [Brock to third]; Crawford reached on an error by Metzger
[Brock scored, Harris to second]; Dierker threw a wild pitch
[Harris to third, Crawford to second]; Simmons popped to
shortstop; Hernandez flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 6, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 6TH: PROLY REPLACED RICHARD (PITCHING); Milbourne
grounded out (pitcher to first); Cabell tripled to right; Cruz
hit a sacrifice fly to right [Cabell scored]; Watson grounded
out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7,
Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Anderson popped to third; Cruz popped to first in
foul territory; Kessinger flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 7, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Johnson singled to left; Gross walked [Johnson to
second]; Howard singled to center [Johnson scored, Gross out at
third (center to third)]; Metzger grounded into a double play
(shortstop to first) [Howard out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 8, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: JUTZE REPLACED JOHNSON (PLAYING C ); MELENDEZ
BATTED FOR PROLY; Melendez flied out to center; Brock flied out
to left; Harris was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 8, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 8TH: FRISELLA REPLACED MELENDEZ (PITCHING); Dierker flied
out to right; Milbourne grounded out (first unassisted); Cabell
singled to shortstop; Cruz flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 8, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: Crawford singled to center; Simmons lined to
shortstop; Hernandez popped to third; Anderson singled to left
[Crawford to third]; Cruz was called out on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 8, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Watson walked; Jutze tripled to left [Watson
scored]; Gross hit a sacrifice fly to left [Jutze scored];
Howard flied out to center; Metzger grounded out (second to
first); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 10, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: FORSCH REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING); Kessinger
singled to center; FAIRLY BATTED FOR FRISELLA; Fairly forced
Kessinger (first to shortstop); Brock singled to right [Fairly
to second]; Harris tripled to right [Fairly scored, Brock
scored]; Crawford singled to shortstop [Harris scored]; Simmons
walked [Crawford to second]; Hernandez flied out to center;
Anderson grounded out (third to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 10, Cardinals 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros          10  13   1    7
 Cardinals        5  11   1   10


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