Houston Astros 8, St. Louis Cardinals 1
Regular Season Game 117
Played on Wednesday, August 11, 1976 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    1  0  3    0  0  0    4  0  0  -   8 14  0
STL N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  9  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      3   3   1   0       2   0       2   0
Howard 2b                     4   1   1   1       0   1       1   2
  Cabell 3b                   1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Cedeno cf                     3   2   1   1       2   0       5   0
Watson 1b                     5   1   3   2       0   0       7   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   2   1       0   0       3   0
Boswell 3b                    4   1   1   2       0   0       0   0
  Andrews 2b                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Herrmann c                    5   0   2   1       0   1       6   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Dierker p                     4   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
Totals                       38   8  14   8       4   4      27   6

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Cabell-Watson.

BATTING - 
2B: Herrmann (6,off Denny); Boswell (6,off Hrabosky).
3B: Howard (2,off Denny).
SF: Cruz (2,off Denny).
GDP: Boswell (5,off Denny); Watson (12,off Wallace).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Metzger (1,2nd base by Denny/Simmons).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Mumphrey cf                   5   0   1   0       0   2       2   0
Templeton ss                  4   0   0   0       0   1       3   3
Brock lf                      4   1   2   0       0   0       4   0
Simmons c                     4   0   2   0       0   0       4   1
Hernandez 1b                  3   0   1   0       1   1       9   0
Ferguson rf                   4   0   1   1       0   0       3   0
Kessinger 2b                  3   0   0   0       1   0       1   5
Cruz 3b                       4   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
Denny p                       1   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Crawford ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Curtis p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Hrabosky p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Harris ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Wallace p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Fairly ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   1   9   1       2   6      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Kessinger-Templeton-Hernandez, Kessinger-Templeton-Hernandez.
E: Kessinger (16).

BATTING - 
2B: Ferguson (14,off Dierker); Harris (11,off Dierker).
GDP: Ferguson (9,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 9.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(12-10)              9     9   1   1   2   6   0  37


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Denny L(6-6)                  5     7   4   3   1   1   0  22
Curtis                        1.1   3   3   3   2   2   0   9
Hrabosky                      0.2   2   1   1   0   0   0   4
Wallace                       2     2   0   0   1   1   0   8
Totals                        9    14   8   7   4   4   0  43


Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 3B - Jerry Dale
Time of Game: 2:40   Attendance: 12695


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. Dierker             p         Denny               p

ASTROS 1ST: Gross reached on an error by Kessinger; Howard
grounded out (second to first) [Gross to second]; Cedeno flied
out to left; Watson singled to center [Gross scored (unearned)];
Cruz flied out to left; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Mumphrey struck out; Templeton flied out to
center; Brock grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Boswell flied out to left; Herrmann doubled to left;
Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first); Dierker grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Simmons grounded out (first unassisted);
Hernandez singled to center; Ferguson flied out to right;
Kessinger flied to left in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Gross singled to right; Howard tripled to right
[Gross scored]; Cedeno singled to pitcher [Howard scored];
Watson singled to right [Cedeno to third]; Cruz hit a sacrifice
fly to right [Cedeno scored]; Boswell grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Watson out at second]; 3 R,
4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Cruz flied out to center; Denny singled to third;
Mumphrey singled to center [Denny to second]; Templeton flied
out to center; Brock popped to shortstop in foul territory; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Herrmann grounded out (second to first); Metzger
singled to center; On a bunt Dierker struck out; Metzger was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Simmons singled to right; Hernandez popped to
second; Ferguson flied out to left; Kessinger grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Gross walked; Howard grounded out (third to first)
[Gross to second]; Cedeno popped to third in foul territory;
Watson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 4, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Cruz struck out; CRAWFORD BATTED FOR DENNY;
Crawford popped to shortstop; Mumphrey flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 6TH: CURTIS REPLACED CRAWFORD (PITCHING); Cruz singled to
first; Boswell forced Cruz (pitcher to shortstop); Herrmann
struck out; Metzger singled to center [Boswell to second];
Dierker grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 4, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 6TH: Templeton was called out on strikes; Brock
singled to left; Simmons singled to right [Brock to third];
Hernandez struck out; Ferguson doubled to right [Brock scored,
Simmons to third]; Kessinger grounded out (first unassisted); 1
R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Gross walked; Howard struck out; Cedeno walked
[Gross to second]; Watson singled to center [Gross scored,
Cedeno to second]; HRABOSKY REPLACED CURTIS (PITCHING); Cruz
flied out to center; Boswell doubled to right [Cedeno scored,
Watson scored, Boswell to third (on throw to home)]; Herrmann
singled to right [Boswell scored]; Metzger flied out to center;
4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: CABELL REPLACED HOWARD (PLAYING 3B); ANDREWS
REPLACED BOSWELL (PLAYING 2B); Cruz struck out; HARRIS BATTED
FOR HRABOSKY; Harris doubled to left; Mumphrey struck out;
Templeton grounded out (pitcher to second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 8TH: WALLACE REPLACED HARRIS (PITCHING); Dierker struck
out; Gross flied out to left; Cabell flied out to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: Brock singled to center; Simmons flied out to
right; Hernandez walked [Brock to second]; Ferguson grounded
into a double play (third to first) [Brock out at third]; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Cedeno walked; Watson grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Cedeno out at second]; Cruz
singled to left; Andrews singled to left [Cruz to second];
Herrmann flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 8,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 9TH: Kessinger walked; Cruz flied out to center;
FAIRLY BATTED FOR WALLACE; Fairly flied out to center; Mumphrey
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8,
Cardinals 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           8  14   0    8
 Cardinals        1   9   1    9


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