St. Louis Cardinals 7, Houston Astros 6
Regular Season Game 56
Played on Monday, June 7, 1976 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    5  0  0    1  0  0    0  1  0  -   7 11  0
HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  0    3  2  0  -   6  9  2
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Mumphrey cf                   4   1   2   0       1   0       3   0
Kessinger ss                  3   0   0   0       1   0       2   6
Brock lf                      4   1   1   2       0   0       2   0
Simmons c                     5   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Smith 1b                      3   1   1   0       1   0       7   0
  Hernandez 1b                1   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Crawford rf                   4   1   1   1       1   0       2   0
Cruz 3b                       4   1   2   1       0   1       0   4
Tyson 2b                      4   1   3   1       0   0       3   3
  Richard 2b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Curtis p                      2   1   0   0       1   2       0   1
  Hrabosky p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   7  11   5       5   3      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Kessinger-Tyson-Smith, Kessinger-Tyson-Smith.
PB: Simmons (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (7,off Niekro).
3B: Smith (1,off Griffin).
SH: Kessinger (5,off Griffin); Hrabosky (2,off Pentz).
SF: Brock (2,off Griffin).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Mumphrey (1,2nd base off Niekro/Johnson); Brock (13,2nd base off Niekro/Johnson).
CS: Crawford (1,2nd base by Pentz/Johnson).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard rf                     5   0   0   1       0   0       1   0
Andrews 2b                    4   0   1   1       1   0       6   3
Cedeno cf                     5   0   0   0       0   3       4   0
Watson 1b                     5   0   1   0       0   0       8   3
Roberts lf                    3   2   1   0       1   1       1   0
Johnson c                     2   2   1   2       2   0       5   1
Cabell 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
Metzger ss                    3   1   1   0       1   0       1   1
Niekro p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Howe ph                     0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Griffin p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Milbourne ph                1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Siebert p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Boswell ph                  1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  DaVanon ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   6   9   5       6   4      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Metzger (5), Niekro (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Boswell (4,off Curtis); DaVanon (2,off Hrabosky).
HR: Johnson (6,8th inning off Hrabosky 1 on 1 out).
GDP: Andrews (4,off Curtis); Howard (3,off Curtis).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Curtis W(4-5)                 6.2   6   4   3   5   2   0  29
Hrabosky SV(6)                2.1   3   2   2   1   2   1  11
Totals                        9     9   6   5   6   4   1  40

WP: Curtis (3).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(3-6)                 3     7   5   0   1   1   0  17
Griffin                       2     1   1   1   2   1   0   9
Siebert                       2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7
Pentz                         2     2   1   1   2   0   0   9
Totals                        9    11   7   2   5   3   0  42

WP: Pentz 2 (2).

Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - Jim Quick
Time of Game: 2:36   Attendance: 8596


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Mumphrey            cf        Howard              rf
2. Kessinger           ss        Andrews             2b
3. Brock               lf        Cedeno              cf
4. Simmons             c         Watson              1b
5. Smith               1b        Roberts             lf
6. Crawford            rf        Johnson             c
7. Cruz                3b        Cabell              3b
8. Tyson               2b        Metzger             ss
9. Curtis              p         Niekro              p

CARDINALS 1ST: Mumphrey reached on an error by Metzger; Mumphrey
stole second; Kessinger lined to second; Brock singled to center
[Mumphrey scored (unearned)]; Brock stole second; Simmons popped
to catcher in foul territory; Smith walked; Crawford singled to
right [Brock scored (unearned), Smith to third]; Cruz doubled to
left [Smith scored (unearned), Crawford to third]; Cruz was
picked off second but was safe on an error by Niekro [Crawford
scored (unearned)]; Tyson singled to center [Cruz scored
(unearned)]; Curtis was called out on strikes; 5 R (0 ER), 4 H,
2 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Howard grounded out (pitcher to first); Andrews
grounded out (third to first); Cedeno struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Mumphrey singled to right; Kessinger flied out to
center; Brock flied out to center; Simmons grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Roberts
walked; Curtis threw a wild pitch [Roberts to second]; Johnson
walked; Cabell forced Johnson (second to shortstop) [Roberts to
third]; Simmons allowed a passed ball [Roberts scored
(unearned)]; Metzger lined to shortstop; 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Smith popped to second; Crawford lined to
shortstop; Cruz singled to left; Tyson was credited with a
single when a runner was hit by the batted ball [Cruz out at
second (second unassisted)]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: HOWE BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Howe walked; Howard forced
Howe (shortstop to second); Andrews grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Howard out at second]; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: GRIFFIN REPLACED HOWE (PITCHING); Curtis walked;
Mumphrey walked [Curtis to second]; Kessinger out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Curtis to third, Mumphrey to second];
Brock hit a sacrifice fly to center [Curtis scored, Mumphrey to
third]; Simmons grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno flied out to left; Watson flied out to
center; Roberts grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 6, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Smith tripled to center; Crawford grounded out
(second to first); Cruz struck out; Tyson grounded out (first to
pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Johnson grounded out (shortstop to first); Cabell
singled to right; Metzger singled to left [Cabell to second];
MILBOURNE BATTED FOR GRIFFIN; Milbourne singled to center
[Cabell to third, Metzger to second]; Howard grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Milbourne out at
second]; 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 6, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: SIEBERT REPLACED MILBOURNE (PITCHING); Curtis was
called out on strikes; Mumphrey flied out to center; Kessinger
popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Andrews flied out to center; Cedeno flied out to
left; Watson singled to center; Roberts was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 6, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Brock grounded out (shortstop to first); Simmons
singled to center; Smith popped to first; Crawford grounded out
(first to second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 6,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: HERNANDEZ REPLACED SMITH (PLAYING 1B); Johnson
walked; Cabell flied out to center; Metzger walked [Johnson to
second]; BOSWELL BATTED FOR SIEBERT; Boswell doubled to right
[Johnson scored, Metzger to third]; Howard grounded out (third
to first) [Metzger scored]; Andrews singled to center [Boswell
scored]; HRABOSKY REPLACED CURTIS (PITCHING); Cedeno struck out;
3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 6, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 8TH: PENTZ REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); Cruz flied out
to left; Tyson singled to right; Hrabosky out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to second) [Tyson to second]; Mumphrey singled to
third [Tyson to third]; Pentz threw a wild pitch [Tyson scored,
Mumphrey to second]; Pentz threw a wild pitch [Mumphrey to
third]; Kessinger walked; Brock grounded out (second to first);
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: RICHARD REPLACED TYSON (PLAYING 2B); Watson grounded
out (third to first); Roberts singled to center; Johnson homered
[Roberts scored]; Cabell flied out to right; Metzger flied out
to right; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 6.

CARDINALS 9TH: Simmons flied out to right; Hernandez popped to
catcher in foul territory; Crawford walked; Crawford was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 7, Astros 6.

ASTROS 9TH: DAVANON BATTED FOR PENTZ; DaVanon doubled to left;
Howard popped to second; Andrews walked; Cedeno struck out;
Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 7, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        7  11   0    8
 Astros           6   9   2    7


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