Houston Astros 2, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Regular Season Game 57
Played on Tuesday, June 8, 1976 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  3
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  1  x  -   2  5  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Mumphrey cf                   3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Kessinger ss                  4   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Brock lf                      4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Simmons c                     4   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
Smith 1b                      4   0   1   0       0   2       9   0
Crawford rf                   4   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
Cruz 3b                       4   0   1   0       0   2       1   6
Tyson 2b                      2   0   0   0       0   1       2   3
  Fairly ph                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Richard pr,2b               0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Forsch p                      2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  McBride ph                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Greif p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hrabosky p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   0   5   0       3   9      24  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Tyson-Smith, Kessinger-Richard-Smith.
E: Kessinger (9), Cruz 2 (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (8,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brock (14,2nd base off Dierker/Jutze).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      2   0   2   0       0   0       0   0
Andrews 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       1   4
Cedeno cf                     2   0   0   0       2   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   1       0   0       9   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Cabell 3b                     3   0   0   0       0   1       2   2
Jutze c                       3   0   0   0       0   0       9   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
Dierker p                     3   2   1   0       0   1       1   1
Totals                       28   2   5   1       2   4      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Andrews.

BATTING - 
SH: Gross 2 (4,off Forsch,off Greif).
GDP: Cedeno (6,off Forsch); Cruz (3,off Hrabosky).
IBB: Cedeno 2 (2,by Forsch,by Greif).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch L(1-2)                 6     4   1   0   1   4   0  23
Greif                         1.1   1   1   0   1   0   0   8
Hrabosky                      0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        8     5   2   0   2   4   0  32

IBB: Forsch (4,Cedeno); Greif (1,Cedeno).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(6-5)                9     5   0   0   3   9   0  34

BK: Dierker (1).

Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Dick Stello, 2B - Jim Quick, 3B - Bill Williams
Time of Game: 2:04   Attendance: 9827


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Mumphrey            cf        Gross               rf
2. Kessinger           ss        Andrews             2b
3. Brock               lf        Cedeno              cf
4. Simmons             c         Watson              1b
5. Smith               1b        Cruz                lf
6. Crawford            rf        Cabell              3b
7. Cruz                3b        Jutze               c
8. Tyson               2b        Metzger             ss
9. Forsch              p         Dierker             p

CARDINALS 1ST: Mumphrey grounded out (pitcher to first);
Kessinger grounded out (second to first); Brock lined to
pitcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross singled to center; Andrews singled to left
[Gross to second]; Cedeno grounded into a double play (second to
first) [Gross to third, Andrews out at second]; Watson flied out
to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Simmons singled to center; Smith singled to right
[Simmons to second]; Crawford struck out; Cruz struck out; Tyson
popped to third; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz popped to third in foul territory; Cabell was
called out on strikes; Jutze grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Forsch struck out; Mumphrey walked; Kessinger
grounded out (third to first) [Mumphrey to second]; Brock
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger was called out on strikes; Dierker struck
out; Gross singled to shortstop; Andrews grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Simmons grounded out (shortstop to first); Smith
was called out on strikes; Crawford singled to right; Dierker
balked [Crawford to second]; Cruz struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

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

CARDINALS 5TH: Tyson was called out on strikes; Forsch struck
out; Mumphrey flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Cabell grounded out (third to first); Jutze grounded
out (third to first); Metzger grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 6TH: Kessinger flied out to left; Brock singled to
center; Brock stole second; Simmons flied out to center; Smith
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Dierker reached on an error by Kessinger; Gross out
on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Dierker to second];
Andrews was called out on strikes; Cedeno was walked
intentionally; Watson singled to right [Dierker scored
(unearned), Cedeno to third]; Cruz flied out to right; 1 R (0
ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Crawford grounded out (first unassisted); Cruz
doubled to left; FAIRLY BATTED FOR TYSON; Fairly walked; RICHARD
RAN FOR FAIRLY; MCBRIDE BATTED FOR FORSCH; McBride walked [Cruz
to third, Richard to second]; Mumphrey lined into a double play
(shortstop to second) [Richard out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: RICHARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); GREIF REPLACED
MCBRIDE (PITCHING); Cabell flied out to right; Jutze popped to
catcher in foul territory; Metzger flied out to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: Kessinger was called out on strikes; Brock
grounded out (third to first); Simmons grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Dierker singled to center; Gross reached on an error
by Cruz on a sacrifice bunt [Dierker to third, Gross to second];
Andrews flied out to center; Cedeno was walked intentionally;
Watson reached on an error by Cruz [Dierker scored (unearned)
(no RBI), Gross to third, Cedeno to second]; HRABOSKY REPLACED
GREIF (PITCHING); Cruz grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Watson out at second]; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 2
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: Smith grounded out (second to first); Crawford
popped to third; Cruz flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cardinals 0, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        0   5   3    7
 Astros           2   5   0    6


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