Houston Astros 4, St. Louis Cardinals 3
Regular Season Game 132
Played on Saturday, August 28, 1976 (D) at Astrodome

STL N    2  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   3  5  2
HOU N    1  0  2    1  0  0    0  0  x  -   4 11  1
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Mumphrey cf                   3   1   1   1       1   0       3   1
Templeton ss                  4   1   2   1       0   0       1   5
Brock lf                      4   0   0   1       0   0       1   0
Simmons c                     4   0   1   0       0   1       2   1
Crawford rf                   4   0   0   0       0   1       3   1
Hernandez 1b                  4   0   0   0       0   0      10   3
Kessinger 2b                  2   0   1   0       1   0       3   2
Cruz 3b                       3   1   0   0       0   1       1   3
Forsch p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Fairly ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Solomon p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ferguson ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Wallace p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       31   3   5   3       2   4      24  17

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Hernandez-Kessinger.
E: Kessinger 2 (18).

BATTING - 
2B: Templeton (2,off Dierker); Simmons (30,off Dierker).
3B: Kessinger (6,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 3.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      2   1   0   0       2   0       0   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       3   1
Cedeno cf                     4   1   3   1       0   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   2   0       0   0      11   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   2   1       0   0       4   1
Herrmann c                    4   0   1   1       0   0       4   0
DaVanon 2b                    3   0   1   0       0   0       3   6
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       0   0       0   4
Dierker p                     3   1   2   1       0   1       0   0
Totals                       31   4  11   4       2   1      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Cruz-Cabell, Cabell-Watson.
E: Dierker (2).

BATTING - 
HR: Dierker (1,4th inning off Forsch 0 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (43,2nd base off Solomon/Simmons).
CS: Cedeno (11,2nd base by Wallace/Simmons).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch L(5-10)                4     8   4   3   2   0   1  20
Solomon                       2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7
Wallace                       2     2   0   0   0   0   0   6
Totals                        8    11   4   3   2   1   1  33

WP: Forsch (7).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(13-12)              9     5   3   3   2   4   0  33


Umpires: HP - Jim Quick, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:10   Attendance: 5663


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. Forsch              p         Dierker             p

CARDINALS 1ST: Mumphrey walked; Templeton doubled to right
[Mumphrey scored, Templeton to third (on throw to home)]; Brock
grounded out (second to first) [Templeton scored]; Simmons
struck out; Crawford reached on an error by Dierker; Hernandez
grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross walked; Cabell grounded out (third to first)
[Gross to second]; Forsch threw a wild pitch [Gross to third];
Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first) [Gross scored]; Watson
singled to left; Cruz singled to second [Watson to second];
Herrmann grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Kessinger grounded out (second to first); Cruz
was called out on strikes; Forsch flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: DaVanon singled to left; Metzger grounded out
(shortstop to second to first) [DaVanon to second (error by
Kessinger; assist by Templeton)]; Dierker singled to center
[DaVanon out at home (center to catcher)]; Gross flied out to
right; 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Mumphrey grounded out (shortstop to first);
Templeton flied out to left; Brock grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Cabell grounded out (third to first); Cedeno singled
to center; Watson singled to right [Cedeno to third]; Cruz
reached on an error by Kessinger [Cedeno scored, Watson to
third]; Watson was picked off third (catcher to third) [Cruz to
second]; Herrmann singled to right [Cruz scored (unearned),
Herrmann out at second (right to first to second)]; 2 R (1 ER),
3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 4TH: Simmons doubled to center; Crawford hit into a
double play (left to third) [Simmons out at third]; Hernandez
lined to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: DaVanon grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger
flied out to left; Dierker homered; Gross walked; Cabell flied
out to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 5TH: Kessinger walked; Cruz forced Kessinger (second
unassisted); FAIRLY BATTED FOR FORSCH; Fairly grounded out
(second to first) [Cruz to second]; Mumphrey singled to center
[Cruz scored]; Templeton singled to center [Mumphrey to second];
Brock forced Templeton (second unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: SOLOMON REPLACED FAIRLY (PITCHING); Cedeno singled
to third; Cedeno stole second; Watson flied out to right [Cedeno
to third]; Cruz flied out to center; Herrmann flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 6TH: Simmons grounded out (second to first); Crawford
flied out to left; Hernandez flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: DaVanon grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger
popped to shortstop; Dierker struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 7TH: Kessinger tripled to center; Cruz hit into a
double play (third to first) [Kessinger out at home]; FERGUSON
BATTED FOR SOLOMON; Ferguson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: WALLACE REPLACED FERGUSON (PITCHING); Gross grounded
out (shortstop to first); Cabell grounded out (third to first);
Cedeno singled to right; Cedeno was caught stealing second
(pitcher to first to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
3, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 8TH: Mumphrey grounded out (second to first);
Templeton grounded out (shortstop to first); Brock flied out to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Watson flied out to center; Cruz singled to second;
Herrmann hit into a double play to first [Cruz out at second
(first to second)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 9TH: Simmons popped to third; Crawford was called out
on strikes; Hernandez grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        3   5   2    3
 Astros           4  11   1    5


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