St. Louis Cardinals 8, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 116
Played on Tuesday, August 10, 1976 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  7  1
STL N    4  0  0    1  3  0    0  0  x  -   8 13  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      2   1   1   0       2   0       0   1
Howard 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   4
Cedeno cf                     4   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   0   1       0   0      10   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Boswell 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       1   4
Herrmann c                    3   0   1   0       0   0       6   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   1   0       0   0       2   3
McLaughlin p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Johnson ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Niekro p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  DaVanon ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cosgrove p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rondon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberts ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   1   7   1       2   0      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Metzger-Howard-Watson, Boswell-Herrmann.
E: Howard (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (16,off McGlothen).
GDP: Watson (11,off McGlothen); Boswell (4,off McGlothen).
Team LOB: 5.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Mumphrey cf,rf                4   0   1   0       1   1       2   0
Templeton ss                  5   1   1   0       0   1       5   5
Brock lf                      5   2   2   0       0   0       3   0
Simmons c                     3   2   1   1       1   0       0   0
  Chant cf                    1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Hernandez 1b                  4   1   2   3       0   1      11   3
Ferguson rf,c                 4   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
Kessinger 2b                  1   1   1   0       3   0       0   1
Cruz 3b                       4   0   2   1       0   0       4   3
McGlothen p                   3   0   2   1       0   1       1   1
Totals                       34   8  13   7       5   4      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Templeton-Hernandez-Cruz, Templeton-Hernandez, Hernandez-Templeton-Hernandez.

BATTING - 
2B: Brock (16,off McLaughlin); Simmons (24,off Cosgrove).
3B: Hernandez (3,off McLaughlin).
SF: McGlothen (2,off Niekro).
GDP: Ferguson (8,off Rondon); Brock (13,off Pentz).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Kessinger (3,2nd base off Niekro/Herrmann); Brock (35,2nd base off Rondon/Herrmann).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McLaughlin L(1-2)             1     6   4   4   1   0   0   9
Niekro                        3     0   1   1   1   2   0  10
Cosgrove                      0     4   3   3   0   0   0   4
Rondon                        3     1   0   0   3   2   0  12
Pentz                         1     2   0   0   0   0   0   5
Totals                        8    13   8   8   5   4   0  40

Cosgrove faced 4 batters in the 5th inning

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McGlothen W(10-11)            9     7   1   1   2   0   0  33


Umpires: HP - Jerry Dale, 1B - Bob Engel, 3B - Bruce Froemming
Time of Game: 2:11   Attendance: 10938


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Gross walked; Howard popped to third in foul
territory; Cedeno singled to right [Gross to third]; Watson hit
into a double play (shortstop to first to third) [Gross scored,
Cedeno out at second]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Mumphrey grounded out (second to first);
Templeton flied out to center; Brock doubled to right; Simmons
walked; Hernandez tripled to right [Brock scored, Simmons
scored]; Ferguson singled to left [Hernandez scored]; Kessinger
singled to center [Ferguson to second]; Cruz singled to third
[Ferguson scored, Kessinger to second]; McGlothen singled to
right [Kessinger out at home (right to catcher), Cruz to
second]; 4 R, 6 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); Boswell
grounded out (shortstop to first); Herrmann singled to right;
Metzger singled to right [Herrmann to second]; JOHNSON BATTED
FOR MCLAUGHLIN; Johnson flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Astros 1, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 2ND: NIEKRO REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING); Mumphrey
grounded out (first unassisted); Templeton struck out; Brock
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 3RD: Gross singled to left; Howard forced Gross (pitcher
to shortstop); Cedeno singled to left [Howard to second]; Watson
grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [Cedeno out at
second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 3RD: Simmons grounded out (first unassisted);
Hernandez flied out to center; Ferguson grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz singled to center; Boswell grounded into a
double play (first to shortstop to first) [Cruz out at second];
Herrmann popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 4TH: Kessinger walked; Kessinger stole second; Cruz
grounded out (second to first) [Kessinger to third]; McGlothen
hit a sacrifice fly to left [Kessinger scored]; Mumphrey struck
out; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger grounded out (first unassisted); DAVANON
BATTED FOR NIEKRO; DaVanon flied out to center; Gross popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 5TH: COSGROVE REPLACED DAVANON (PITCHING); Templeton
singled to right; On a bunt Brock singled to first [Templeton to
second]; Simmons doubled to right [Templeton scored, Brock to
third]; Hernandez singled to center [Brock scored, Simmons to
third]; RONDON REPLACED COSGROVE (PITCHING); Ferguson grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Simmons
scored (no RBI), Hernandez out at second]; Kessinger walked;
Cruz singled to center [Kessinger to second]; McGlothen struck
out; 3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 8.

ASTROS 6TH: Howard grounded out (third to first); Cedeno flied
out to center; Watson popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 8.

CARDINALS 6TH: Mumphrey walked; Templeton flied out to left;
Brock forced Mumphrey (second to shortstop); Brock stole second;
Simmons popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 8.

ASTROS 7TH: Cruz grounded out (third to first); Boswell grounded
out (second to first); Herrmann flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 8.

CARDINALS 7TH: Hernandez struck out; Ferguson grounded out
(third to first); Kessinger walked; Cruz grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 8.

ASTROS 8TH: CHANT REPLACED SIMMONS (PLAYING CF); MUMPHREY
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); FERGUSON CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING C ); Metzger grounded out (first unassisted); ROBERTS
BATTED FOR RONDON; Roberts popped to third in foul territory;
Gross walked; Howard flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 8.

CARDINALS 8TH: PENTZ REPLACED ROBERTS (PITCHING); McGlothen
singled to shortstop; Mumphrey singled to right [McGlothen to
second]; Templeton reached on an error by Howard [McGlothen to
third, Mumphrey to second]; Brock grounded into a double play
(third to catcher) [Templeton to second, McGlothen out at home,
Mumphrey out at third]; Chant grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 8.

ASTROS 9TH: Cedeno grounded out (third to first); Watson flied
out to left; Cruz doubled to left; Boswell grounded out (first
to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   7   1    5
 Cardinals        8  13   0    8


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