St. Louis Cardinals 4, Houston Astros 3 (11 innings)
Regular Season Game 96
Played on Saturday, July 23, 1977 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  2    0  0  0    0  1  -   3  9  0
STL N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  2  -   4  6  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       4   0   1   0       2   1       6   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Cedeno cf                     5   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     3   1   2   0       2   0      18   2
Cruz rf                       5   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Herrmann c                    5   0   2   1       0   0       3   0
  Gardner pr                  0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McLaughlin p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Gonzalez 2b                   5   0   1   0       0   0       0   8
Metzger ss                    4   0   0   0       1   1       0   2
Larson p                      4   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
  Ferguson ph,c               0   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
Totals                       39   3   9   3       5   4      31  14

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (12,off Urrea); Watson (19,off Urrea).
SH: Cabell (1,off Hrabosky).
SF: Ferguson (3,off Eastwick).
GDP: Cedeno (8,off Urrea); Cabell (6,off Urrea).
IBB: Watson (6,by Hrabosky).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cruz (13,2nd base by Urrea/Simmons).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Mumphrey rf                   5   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
Templeton ss                  4   0   0   0       0   0       3   2
Scott cf                      4   1   1   0       0   0       4   0
Simmons c                     4   1   1   2       0   0       5   1
Brock lf                      3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Hrabosky p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Freed ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Eastwick p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hernandez 1b                  4   0   1   0       0   1       8   1
Reitz 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
  Phillips pr                 0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Tyson 2b                      3   0   0   0       0   2       5   5
  Rader ph                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Urrea p                       2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Cruz lf                     2   1   1   1       0   0       2   0
Totals                       36   4   6   4       0   3      33  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Tyson-Hernandez, Templeton-Tyson-Hernandez.
E: Hernandez (7), Reitz (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Hernandez (21,off Larson); Reitz (27,off McLaughlin); Cruz (15,off McLaughlin).
HR: Simmons (14,4th inning off Larson 1 on 2 out).
SH: Rader (3,off McLaughlin).
Team LOB: 2.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Larson                       10     3   2   2   0   3   1  33
McLaughlin L(3-4)             0.1   3   2   2   0   0   0   4
Totals                       10.1   6   4   4   0   3   1  37


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Urrea                         7.2   8   2   2   2   3   0  31
Hrabosky                      2.1   0   0   0   3   0   0  10
Eastwick W(5-6)               1     1   1   0   0   1   0   5
Totals                       11     9   3   2   5   4   0  46

IBB: Hrabosky (6,Watson).

Umpires: HP - Art Williams, 1B - Paul Runge, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - John McSherry
Time of Game: 2:46   Attendance: 29444


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Puhl                lf        Mumphrey            rf
2. Cabell              3b        Templeton           ss
3. Cedeno              cf        Scott               cf
4. Watson              1b        Simmons             c
5. Cruz                rf        Brock               lf
6. Herrmann            c         Hernandez           1b
7. Gonzalez            2b        Reitz               3b
8. Metzger             ss        Tyson               2b
9. Larson              p         Urrea               p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl walked; Cabell reached on an error by Reitz
[Puhl to second, Cabell to first]; Cedeno flied out to left;
Watson flied out to center; Cruz popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 1
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Mumphrey grounded out (first unassisted);
Templeton grounded out (second to first); Scott grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Herrmann grounded out (second to first); Gonzalez
singled to left; Metzger forced Gonzalez (second to shortstop);
Larson grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Simmons grounded out (first unassisted); Brock
grounded out (second to first); Hernandez struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl lined to center; Cabell singled to left; Cedeno
grounded into a double play (second to first) [Cabell out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Reitz grounded out (third to first); Tyson was
called out on strikes; Urrea grounded out (first to pitcher); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson singled to right; Cruz forced Watson (second
unassisted); Cruz was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Herrmann popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Mumphrey grounded out (second to first);
Templeton grounded out (third to first); Scott singled to
second; Simmons homered [Scott scored]; Brock grounded out
(second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Gonzalez grounded out (pitcher to first); Metzger
struck out; Larson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Hernandez doubled to center; Reitz flied out to
left; Tyson grounded out (second to first) [Hernandez to third];
Urrea grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Puhl singled to left; Cabell grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Puhl out at second]; Cedeno
doubled to left; Watson walked; Cruz singled to left [Cedeno
scored, Watson to third]; Herrmann singled to right [Watson
scored, Cruz to third]; Gonzalez popped to third in foul
territory; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Mumphrey flied out to center; Templeton grounded
out (second to first); Scott lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 7TH: On a bunt Metzger made an out to catcher; Roger
Metzger called for interference; Larson struck out; Puhl
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
2, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Simmons lined to first; Brock flied out to left;
Hernandez grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Cabell flied out to center; Cedeno popped to third
in foul territory; Watson doubled to left; HRABOSKY REPLACED
BROCK (PITCHING); CRUZ REPLACED URREA (PLAYING LF); Cruz flied
out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: Reitz grounded out (shortstop to first); Tyson
struck out; Cruz flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Herrmann flied out to center; Gonzalez grounded out
(second to first); Metzger walked; Larson popped to first in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: Mumphrey flied out to left; Templeton grounded
out (second to first); Scott lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 10TH: Puhl walked; Cabell out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Puhl to second]; Cedeno flied out to left;
Watson was walked intentionally; Cruz flied out to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 10TH: Simmons popped to first in foul territory; FREED
BATTED FOR HRABOSKY; Freed flied out to left; Hernandez grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 11TH: EASTWICK REPLACED FREED (PITCHING); Herrmann
singled to right; GARDNER RAN FOR HERRMANN; On a bunt Gonzalez
reached on an error by Hernandez [Gardner to third, Gonzalez to
first]; Metzger forced Gonzalez (first to shortstop); FERGUSON
BATTED FOR LARSON; Ferguson hit a sacrifice fly to right
[Gardner scored (unearned)]; Puhl struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 11TH: FERGUSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); MCLAUGHLIN
REPLACED GARDNER (PITCHING); Reitz doubled to right; PHILLIPS
RAN FOR REITZ; RADER BATTED FOR TYSON; Rader out on a sacrifice
bunt (first unassisted) [Phillips to third]; Cruz doubled to
center [Phillips scored]; Mumphrey singled to center [Cruz
scored]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   9   0   10
 Cardinals        4   6   2    2


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