Houston Astros 5, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Regular Season Game 34
Played on Tuesday, May 17, 1977 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  0    0  1  1    0  0  0  -   2  7  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    2  3  x  -   5  7  3
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Mumphrey lf                   4   1   1   0       1   0       0   0
Templeton ss                  5   0   1   0       0   1       2   1
Scott cf                      5   0   1   1       0   0       6   0
Cruz rf                       3   0   0   0       1   1       3   0
Simmons c                     4   0   0   0       0   1       3   1
Hernandez 1b                  2   0   2   0       2   0       9   0
Reitz 3b                      4   1   0   0       0   1       1   6
Tyson 2b                      3   0   1   1       0   0       0   2
  McBride ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Rasmussen p                   3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Urrea p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brock ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       35   2   7   2       4   5      24  10

FIELDING - 
E: Tyson (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Hernandez (9,off Forsch).
GDP: Reitz (4,off Bannister).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Mumphrey (2,2nd base off Bannister/Ferguson); Cruz (1,2nd base off Bannister/Ferguson);
Reitz (2,2nd base off Bannister/Ferguson).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gonzalez ss                   4   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Cabell 3b                     4   1   1   1       0   0       1   3
Cedeno cf                     2   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Crawford ph,lf              2   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Gardner lf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Johnson lf,rf,1b              4   2   3   3       0   0       6   0
Cruz rf,cf,rf                 2   0   0   0       2   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
  Howard pr,cf                0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ferguson c                    4   0   1   1       0   2       5   0
Howe 2b                       4   0   1   0       0   0       5   2
Bannister p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Boswell ph                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       30   5   7   5       3   3      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Cabell-Howe-Watson.
E: Gonzalez (9), Ferguson (3), Howe (1).

BATTING - 
HR: Johnson 2 (8,7th inning off Rasmussen 0 on 0 out,8th inning off Urrea 1
on 0 out); Cabell (2,8th inning off Rasmussen 0 on 0 out).
SH: Bannister (2,off Rasmussen); Howard (2,off Urrea).
IBB: Boswell (1,by Rasmussen).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cruz 2 (8,2nd base off Rasmussen/Simmons,3rd base off Urrea/Simmons); Howard
(4,2nd base off Rasmussen/Simmons).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rasmussen L(2-5)              7     6   4   3   2   2   2  30
Urrea                         1     1   1   1   1   1   1   5
Totals                        8     7   5   4   3   3   3  35

Rasmussen faced 2 batters in the 8th inning
IBB: Rasmussen (5,Boswell).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bannister                     7     5   2   2   4   4   0  30
Forsch W(4-2)                 2     2   0   0   0   1   0   9
Totals                        9     7   2   2   4   5   0  39


Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Ed Sudol, 3B - Dick Stello
Ejections: Cesar Cedeno by Bruce Froemming [Balls and strikes]
Time of Game: 2:24   Attendance: 7443


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Mumphrey            lf        Gonzalez            ss
2. Templeton           ss        Cabell              3b
3. Scott               cf        Cedeno              cf
4. Cruz                rf        Johnson             lf
5. Simmons             c         Cruz                rf
6. Hernandez           1b        Watson              1b
7. Reitz               3b        Ferguson            c
8. Tyson               2b        Howe                2b
9. Rasmussen           p         Bannister           p

CARDINALS 1ST: Mumphrey singled to left; Mumphrey stole second;
Templeton struck out; Scott popped to third; Cruz lined to
second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gonzalez flied out to right; Cabell flied out to
center; Cedeno struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Simmons was called out on strikes; Hernandez
singled to pitcher; Reitz grounded into a double play (third to
second to first) [Hernandez out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Johnson singled to center; Cruz forced Johnson
(second to shortstop); Cruz stole second; Watson flied out to
right; Ferguson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Tyson flied out to left; Rasmussen grounded out
(third to first); Mumphrey reached on an error by Gonzalez
[Mumphrey to first]; Templeton singled to left [Mumphrey to
second]; Scott flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Howe singled to second; Bannister out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to first) [Howe to second]; Gonzalez flied out to
center; Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Cruz walked; Cruz stole second; Simmons flied out
to left; Hernandez walked; Reitz struck out; Tyson flied out to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno flied out to center; Johnson flied out to
center; Cruz walked; Watson grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Rasmussen lined to second; Mumphrey walked;
Templeton grounded out (shortstop to first) [Mumphrey to
second]; Scott singled to left [Mumphrey scored, Scott to second
(on throw to home)]; Cruz struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Ferguson grounded out (first unassisted); Howe flied
out to right; Bannister grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 6TH: Simmons flied out to center; Hernandez walked;
Reitz forced Hernandez (shortstop to second); Reitz stole
second; Tyson singled to right [Reitz scored, Tyson to third
(error by Ferguson)]; Rasmussen grounded out (third to first); 1
R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Gonzalez flied out to center; Cabell grounded out
(third to first); Cesar Cedeno ejected by HP umpire Bruce
Froemming; CRAWFORD BATTED FOR CEDENO; Crawford popped to
third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 7TH: CRAWFORD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); JOHNSON
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); CRUZ CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
CF); Mumphrey flied out to center; Templeton flied out to left;
Scott flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Johnson homered; Cruz flied out to center; Watson
reached on an error by Tyson [Watson to first]; HOWARD RAN FOR
WATSON; Howard stole second; Ferguson singled to left [Howard
scored (unearned)]; Howe grounded out (third to first) [Ferguson
to second]; BOSWELL BATTED FOR BANNISTER; Boswell was walked
intentionally; Gonzalez forced Boswell (second to shortstop); 2
R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: FORSCH REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); HOWARD STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING CF); JOHNSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B);
CRUZ CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Cruz grounded out
(shortstop to first); Simmons flied out to right; Hernandez
doubled to left; Reitz grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Cabell homered; Crawford singled to right; URREA
REPLACED RASMUSSEN (PITCHING); Johnson homered [Crawford
scored]; Cruz walked; Howard out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to
first) [Cruz to second]; Cruz stole third; Ferguson struck out;
Howe grounded out (third to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 5.

CARDINALS 9TH: GARDNER REPLACED CRAWFORD (PLAYING LF); MCBRIDE
BATTED FOR TYSON; McBride singled to shortstop; BROCK BATTED FOR
URREA; Brock struck out; Mumphrey forced McBride (second
unassisted); Templeton reached on an error by Howe [Mumphrey to
second, Templeton to first]; Scott grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        2   7   1   10
 Astros           5   7   3    6


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