Houston Astros 13, St. Louis Cardinals 4
Regular Season Game 115
Played on Monday, August 9, 1976 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  1    4  7  0  -  13 14  1
STL N    0  2  0    0  0  0    0  2  0  -   4  7  4
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      5   1   2   2       0   1       1   0
DaVanon 2b                    4   2   2   1       1   1       1   5
  Andrews 2b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Cedeno cf                     5   4   4   5       0   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   1       1   1      12   2
Cruz lf                       4   0   0   1       1   0       6   0
Boswell 3b                    5   1   1   0       0   0       0   2
Herrmann c                    5   2   2   0       0   1       2   0
Metzger ss                    4   1   0   0       1   0       1   3
Larson p                      5   2   2   1       0   0       2   1
Totals                       41  13  14  11       4   4      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. DaVanon-Metzger-Watson, Boswell-Andrews-Watson.
E: DaVanon (5).
PB: Herrmann (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (20,off Forsch).
3B: Cedeno (3,off Forsch).
HR: Cedeno (16,6th inning off Forsch 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Metzger (8,off Curtis).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cruz (18,2nd base off Forsch/Simmons).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Mumphrey cf                   4   1   1   0       1   0       3   0
Templeton ss                  4   1   1   0       0   0       2   2
Brock lf                      4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Simmons c                     2   0   0   1       1   0       4   0
Crawford rf                   3   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Ferguson rf                 0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Hernandez 1b                  4   1   2   0       0   0      11   2
  Curtis p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Kessinger 2b                  3   0   1   2       1   0       1   7
Cruz 3b                       4   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Forsch p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
  Wallace p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Solomon p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Fairly ph,1b                2   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Totals                       32   4   7   3       4   2      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Templeton-Fairly.
E: Templeton (1), Ferguson (10), Hernandez (5), Forsch (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Kessinger (18,off Larson); Hernandez (10,off Larson).
SF: Simmons (5,off Larson).
GDP: Crawford (8,off Larson); Cruz (9,off Larson).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Larson W(2-3)                 9     7   4   2   4   2   0  37


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch L(5-7)                 7     9   7   2   3   4   1  33
Wallace                       0     2   4   3   1   0   0   4
Solomon                       1     2   2   1   0   0   0   5
Curtis                        1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9    14  13   6   4   4   1  45

Forsch faced 1 batter in the 8th inning
Wallace faced 4 batters in the 8th inning
WP: Forsch (6).

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Jerry Dale, 3B - Bob Engel
Time of Game: 2:28   Attendance: 12395


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Gross               rf        Mumphrey            cf
2. DaVanon             2b        Templeton           ss
3. Cedeno              cf        Brock               lf
4. Watson              1b        Simmons             c
5. Cruz                lf        Crawford            rf
6. Boswell             3b        Hernandez           1b
7. Herrmann            c         Kessinger           2b
8. Metzger             ss        Cruz                3b
9. Larson              p         Forsch              p

ASTROS 1ST: Gross grounded out (second to first); DaVanon struck
out; Cedeno tripled to right [Cedeno scored (error by Forsch)
(unearned)]; Watson walked; Cruz lined to third; 1 R (0 ER), 1
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Mumphrey grounded out (second to first);
Templeton flied out to left; Debut game for Garry
Templeton; Brock grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Boswell grounded out (second to first); Herrmann
flied out to center; Metzger grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Simmons grounded out (first to pitcher); Crawford
singled to right; Hernandez singled to shortstop [Crawford to
second]; Kessinger doubled to left [Crawford scored, Hernandez
scored]; Cruz struck out; Forsch grounded out (shortstop to
first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Larson grounded out (pitcher to first); Gross
singled to center; DaVanon walked [Gross to second]; Gross was
picked off second (pitcher to second); Cedeno popped to first in
foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 3RD: Mumphrey walked; Templeton forced Mumphrey
(second unassisted); Herrmann allowed a passed ball [Templeton
to second]; Brock flied out to left; Simmons grounded out (first
to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson struck out; Cruz walked; Cruz stole second;
Boswell grounded out (first to pitcher) [Cruz to third];
Herrmann struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals
2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Crawford grounded out (third to first); Hernandez
doubled to left; Kessinger grounded out (first unassisted)
[Hernandez to third]; Cruz was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first); Larson
singled to center; Gross was called out on strikes; DaVanon
forced Larson (shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Forsch flied out to center; Mumphrey grounded out
(pitcher to first); Templeton grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno homered; Watson popped to first; Cruz
grounded out (first to pitcher); Boswell grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Brock grounded out (shortstop to first); Simmons
walked; Crawford grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Simmons out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 7TH: FERGUSON REPLACED CRAWFORD (PLAYING RF); Herrmann
singled to right; Metzger flied out to center; Larson reached on
an error by Templeton [Herrmann to second]; Gross flied out to
left; DaVanon singled to third [Herrmann to third, Larson to
second]; Cedeno doubled to left [Herrmann scored (unearned),
Larson scored (unearned), DaVanon scored (unearned)]; Forsch
threw a wild pitch [Cedeno to third]; Watson singled to
shortstop [Cedeno scored (unearned)]; Cruz grounded out (second
to first); 4 R (0 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Hernandez flied out to left; Kessinger flied out
to left; Cruz flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
6, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Boswell singled to right; WALLACE REPLACED FORSCH
(PITCHING); Herrmann reached on an error by Hernandez [Boswell
to second]; Metzger walked [Boswell to third, Herrmann to
second]; Larson singled to center [Boswell scored, Herrmann to
third, Metzger to second]; Gross singled to center [Herrmann
scored (unearned), Metzger scored, Larson to third]; SOLOMON
REPLACED WALLACE (PITCHING); DaVanon singled to center [Larson
scored, Gross to third]; Cedeno singled to right [Gross scored,
DaVanon scored (error by Ferguson) (no RBI), Cedeno to third];
Watson popped to first in foul territory; Cruz grounded out
(second to first) [Cedeno scored (unearned)]; Boswell flied out
to center; 7 R (5 ER), 5 H, 2 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 13, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: FAIRLY BATTED FOR SOLOMON; Fairly grounded out
(second to first); Mumphrey singled to right; Templeton singled
to left [Mumphrey to second]; Brock reached on an error by
DaVanon [Mumphrey scored (unearned) (no RBI), Templeton to
third]; ANDREWS REPLACED DAVANON (PLAYING 2B); Simmons hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Templeton scored (unearned)]; Ferguson
walked [Brock to second]; Hernandez lined to left; 2 R (0 ER), 2
H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 13, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 9TH: FAIRLY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); CURTIS REPLACED
HERNANDEZ (PITCHING); Herrmann singled to left; Metzger grounded
into a double play (shortstop to first) [Herrmann out at
second]; Larson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 13, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 9TH: Kessinger walked; Cruz grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Kessinger out at second];
Fairly singled to left; Mumphrey popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 13, Cardinals 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros          13  14   1    5
 Cardinals        4   7   4    6


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