Houston Astros 2, St. Louis Cardinals 1
Regular Season Game 131
Played on Friday, August 27, 1976 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  5  0
HOU N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  x  -   2  5  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Mumphrey cf                   3   0   1   0       1   0       4   0
Templeton ss                  4   1   1   0       0   1       1   2
Brock lf                      4   0   2   1       0   1       1   0
Simmons c                     3   0   1   0       1   0       3   1
Crawford rf                   3   0   0   0       1   1       4   0
Hernandez 1b                  4   0   0   0       0   0       7   1
Kessinger 2b                  4   0   0   0       0   0       3   2
Cruz 3b                       3   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Rasmussen p                   2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Harris ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Greif p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hrabosky p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   1   5   1       3   4      24   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Kessinger-Templeton-Hernandez.

BATTING - 
2B: Mumphrey (11,off McLaughlin).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brock 2 (46,2nd base off McLaughlin/Herrmann 2).
CS: Mumphrey (2,2nd base by McLaughlin/Herrmann).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Cabell 3b                     3   1   2   0       1   0       0   4
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   0       0   1       3   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   1   2       1   0      11   2
Cruz lf                       3   0   1   0       1   0       3   0
Herrmann c                    3   0   0   0       0   0       4   1
DaVanon 2b                    2   0   0   0       1   0       2   6
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
McLaughlin p                  2   0   0   0       1   1       2   0
Totals                       26   2   5   2       5   3      27  13

FIELDING - 
PB: Herrmann (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (24,off Rasmussen).
SH: Gross (5,off Greif).
GDP: Metzger (10,off Greif).
IBB: Watson (6,by Hrabosky).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cruz (22,2nd base off Rasmussen/Simmons); Cedeno (42,2nd base off Rasmussen/Simmons);
Cabell 2 (27,3rd base off Rasmussen/Simmons,2nd base off Hrabosky/Simmons).
CS: Cabell (5,2nd base by Rasmussen/Simmons).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rasmussen L(5-10)             6     5   2   2   1   3   0  23
Greif                         1.1   0   0   0   3   0   0   6
Hrabosky                      0.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   3
Totals                        8     5   2   2   5   3   0  32

WP: Greif (6).
IBB: Hrabosky (8,Watson).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McLaughlin W(2-2)             9     5   1   0   3   4   0  34


Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt
Time of Game: 2:14   Attendance: 10229


Starting Lineups:

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

CARDINALS 1ST: Mumphrey doubled to left; Templeton struck out;
Brock grounded out (first to pitcher) [Mumphrey to third];
Simmons popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross struck out; Cabell singled to left; Cabell was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); Cedeno struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Crawford flied out to center; Hernandez grounded
out (second to first); Kessinger grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson flied out to right; Cruz singled to left;
Cruz stole second; Herrmann flied out to center [Cruz to third];
DaVanon grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Cruz grounded out (third to first); Rasmussen
grounded out (second to first); Mumphrey walked; Mumphrey was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger flied out to center; McLaughlin grounded out
(first unassisted); Gross grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Templeton flied out to center; Brock was called
out on strikes; Simmons singled to center; Crawford walked
[Simmons to second]; Hernandez flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell singled to right; Cedeno singled to center
[Cabell to second]; Cabell stole third and Cedeno stole second;
Watson doubled to right [Cabell scored, Cedeno scored]; Cruz
walked; Herrmann popped to first in foul territory; DaVanon
flied out to center; Metzger forced Cruz (third to second); 2 R,
3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Kessinger flied out to center; Cruz grounded out
(third to first); Rasmussen grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: McLaughlin struck out; Gross flied out to left;
Cabell popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Mumphrey flied out to left; Templeton singled to
center; Herrmann allowed a passed ball [Templeton to second];
Brock singled to center [Templeton scored (unearned)]; Brock
stole second; Simmons walked; Crawford struck out; Hernandez
grounded out (second to first); 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno flied out to center; Watson flied out to
right; Cruz flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Kessinger flied out to right; Cruz grounded out
(third to first); HARRIS BATTED FOR RASMUSSEN; Harris was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: GREIF REPLACED HARRIS (PITCHING); Herrmann flied out
to right; DaVanon walked; Metzger grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [DaVanon out at second]; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: Mumphrey grounded out (second to first);
Templeton grounded out (second to first); Brock singled to
shortstop; Brock stole second; Simmons grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: McLaughlin walked; Gross out on a sacrifice bunt
(third to second) [McLaughlin to second]; Greif threw a wild
pitch [McLaughlin to third]; Cabell walked; HRABOSKY REPLACED
GREIF (PITCHING); Cedeno popped to first in foul territory;
Cabell stole second; Watson was walked intentionally; Cruz
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals
1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: Crawford grounded out (first to pitcher);
Hernandez flied out to left; Kessinger lined to second; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        1   5   0    6
 Astros           2   5   0    6


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