Houston Astros 5, St. Louis Cardinals 4
Regular Season Game 109
Played on Friday, August 5, 1977 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  1  1    0  0  0    2  0  0  -   4  6  1
HOU N    0  1  2    0  2  0    0  0  x  -   5  7  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   1   2   2       0   1       0   0
Templeton ss                  4   0   1   1       0   1       3   5
Mumphrey rf                   2   0   0   0       2   1       1   0
Simmons c                     3   1   1   1       1   0       5   0
Hernandez 1b                  2   0   1   0       2   1      12   0
Scott cf                      4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Reitz 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Freed ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Tyson 2b                      4   1   1   0       0   1       1   6
Denny p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Phillips ph                 0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Eastwick p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Anderson ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       30   4   6   4       6  10      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Tyson-Templeton-Hernandez.
E: Templeton (16).

BATTING - 
HR: Simmons (16,2nd inning off Richard 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brock (21,2nd base off Richard/Ferguson); Mumphrey (10,2nd base off Richard/Ferguson).
CS: Hernandez (5,2nd base by Richard/Ferguson); Templeton (16,2nd base by Richard/Ferguson);
Brock (17,2nd base by Sambito/Ferguson).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       4   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Boswell 2b                    3   1   0   0       1   0       3   0
Cedeno cf                     4   2   2   0       0   1       4   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   2   4       0   0       3   0
Cruz rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Ferguson c                    3   1   0   0       0   1      11   4
Howe 3b                       3   0   1   1       0   0       0   1
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Richard p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Sambito p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       31   5   7   5       1   5      27   5

BATTING - 
2B: Howe (16,off Denny); Watson 2 (26,off Denny 2).
GDP: Boswell (3,off Eastwick).
Team LOB: 3.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Denny L(7-3)                  6     6   5   3   1   3   0  26
Eastwick                      2     1   0   0   0   2   0   6
Totals                        8     7   5   3   1   5   0  32


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard W(10-9)               6.2   6   4   4   4   8   1  28
Sambito SV(4)                 2.1   0   0   0   2   2   0   8
Totals                        9     6   4   4   6  10   1  36

WP: Richard (6).
BK: Sambito (1).

Umpires: HP - Nick Colosi, 1B - Frank Pulli, 2B - Ed Montague, 3B - John Kibler
Time of Game: 2:17   Attendance: 23949


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Brock               lf        Puhl                lf
2. Templeton           ss        Boswell             2b
3. Mumphrey            rf        Cedeno              cf
4. Simmons             c         Watson              1b
5. Hernandez           1b        Cruz                rf
6. Scott               cf        Ferguson            c
7. Reitz               3b        Howe                3b
8. Tyson               2b        Metzger             ss
9. Denny               p         Richard             p

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

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (first unassisted); Boswell lined
to shortstop; Cedeno grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Simmons homered; Hernandez singled to center;
Scott flied out to center; Hernandez was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); Reitz struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (pitcher to first); Cruz singled
to left; Ferguson forced Cruz (shortstop to second); Howe
doubled to left [Ferguson scored]; Metzger grounded out (first
unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Tyson struck out; Denny was called out on
strikes; Brock singled to center; Brock stole second; Templeton
singled to center [Brock scored]; Templeton was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Richard struck out; Puhl reached on an error by
Templeton [Puhl to first]; Boswell flied out to right; Cedeno
singled to center [Puhl to second]; Watson doubled to right
[Puhl scored (unearned), Cedeno scored (unearned)]; Cruz flied
out to center; 2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros
3.

CARDINALS 4TH: Mumphrey walked; Mumphrey stole second; Simmons
walked; Hernandez walked [Mumphrey to third, Simmons to second];
Scott popped to shortstop; Reitz struck out; Tyson flied out to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Ferguson was called out on strikes; Howe grounded
out (shortstop to first); Metzger struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: Denny flied out to center; Brock was called out
on strikes; Templeton struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Richard grounded out (second to first); Puhl popped
to shortstop; Boswell walked; Cedeno singled to left [Boswell to
second]; Watson doubled to left [Boswell scored, Cedeno scored];
Cruz grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 5.

CARDINALS 6TH: Mumphrey struck out; Simmons popped to second;
Hernandez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros
5.

ASTROS 6TH: Ferguson grounded out (shortstop to first); Howe
flied out to center; Metzger grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 5.

CARDINALS 7TH: Scott lined to left; Reitz grounded out (third to
first); Tyson singled to center; PHILLIPS BATTED FOR DENNY;
Phillips walked [Tyson to second]; Richard threw a wild pitch
[Tyson to third, Phillips to second]; Brock singled to center
[Tyson scored, Phillips scored]; SAMBITO REPLACED RICHARD
(PITCHING); Brock was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: EASTWICK REPLACED PHILLIPS (PITCHING); Sambito
struck out; Puhl singled to shortstop; Boswell grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Puhl out at second];
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 5.

CARDINALS 8TH: Templeton popped to catcher in foul territory;
Mumphrey walked; Sambito balked [Mumphrey to second]; Simmons
flied out to center; Hernandez walked; Scott forced Hernandez
(second unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros
5.

ASTROS 8TH: Cedeno struck out; Watson grounded out (shortstop to
first); Cruz grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 5.

CARDINALS 9TH: FREED BATTED FOR REITZ; Freed was called out on
strikes; Tyson grounded out (first unassisted); ANDERSON BATTED
FOR EASTWICK; Anderson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        4   6   1    5
 Astros           5   7   0    3


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