Houston Astros 4, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Regular Season Game 118
Played on Wednesday, August 16, 1978 (D) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  0  3    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   4  9  0
STL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  2  0  -   2  6  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       4   1   2   0       1   0       2   0
Gonzalez ss                   5   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
Cabell 3b                     4   0   0   1       1   0       3   0
Cruz rf                       4   2   2   0       0   1       2   0
Watson 1b                     2   1   1   1       0   0       1   2
  Walling lf                  1   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Howe 2b                       4   0   2   2       0   0       1   6
Bergman lf,1b                 2   0   0   0       2   0      10   1
Pujols c                      3   0   0   0       1   0       4   2
Niekro p                      4   0   0   0       0   1       3   1
Totals                       33   4   9   4       6   3      27  13

FIELDING - 
PB: Pujols (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Puhl (21,off Martinez); Watson (25,off Martinez); Walling (5,off Bruno).
GDP: Watson (14,off Martinez); Niekro (1,off Martinez).
IBB: Bergman (8,by Bruno).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Puhl (22,3rd base off Martinez/Simmons); Cruz 3 (24,2nd base off Martinez/Simmons,2nd
base off Bruno/Swisher,3rd base off Bruno/Swisher).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      4   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
Templeton ss                  4   0   1   0       0   2       3   6
Hendrick cf                   3   1   1   2       1   1       0   0
Simmons c                     3   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
  Swisher c                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Hernandez 1b                  4   0   0   0       0   0       9   1
Mumphrey rf                   4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Reitz 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   1       3   3
Phillips 2b                   3   0   1   0       0   0       4   4
  Schultz p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Martinez p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Scott ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bruno p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tyson 2b                    1   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Totals                       33   2   6   2       1   5      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Templeton-Phillips-Hernandez, Hernandez-Templeton-Phillips.
E: Martinez (2).

BATTING - 
HR: Hendrick (14,8th inning off Niekro 1 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Mumphrey (11,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(10-9)                9     6   2   2   1   5   1  34


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Martinez L(6-6)               5     6   3   3   3   3   0  21
Bruno                         2.1   3   1   1   2   0   0  12
Schultz                       1.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   6
Totals                        9     9   4   4   6   3   0  39

IBB: Bruno (1,Bergman).

Umpires: HP - Jim Quick, 1B - Jerry Crawford, 2B - Doug Harvey, 3B - Andy Olsen
Ejections: Ted Simmons by Jim Quick [Balls and strikes]
Time of Game: 2:24   Attendance: 10829


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Puhl                cf        Brock               lf
2. Gonzalez            ss        Templeton           ss
3. Cabell              3b        Hendrick            cf
4. Cruz                rf        Simmons             c
5. Watson              1b        Hernandez           1b
6. Howe                2b        Mumphrey            rf
7. Bergman             lf        Reitz               3b
8. Pujols              c         Phillips            2b
9. Niekro              p         Martinez            p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl doubled to center; Gonzalez singled to right
[Puhl to third]; Cabell walked [Gonzalez to second]; Cruz struck
out; Watson grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Cabell out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock grounded out (first to pitcher); Templeton
grounded out (shortstop to first); Hendrick popped to third; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Howe popped to shortstop; Bergman walked; Pujols
walked [Bergman to second]; On a bunt Niekro grounded into a
double play (first to shortstop to second) [Pujols out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Simmons flied out to center; Hernandez grounded
out (first to pitcher); On a bunt Mumphrey singled to third;
Mumphrey stole second; Reitz flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl singled to left; Puhl was picked off first but
was safe on an error by Martinez [Puhl to second]; Puhl stole
third; Gonzalez grounded out (third to first); Cabell grounded
out (shortstop to first) [Puhl scored]; Cruz singled to right;
Cruz stole second; Watson doubled to left [Cruz scored]; Howe
singled to left [Watson scored, Howe out at second (left to
third to second)]; Bob Watson pulled hamstring, limped from
3B, collapsed on the plate and removed on a stretcher; 3 R,
4 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: WALLING REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING LF); BERGMAN
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Phillips flied out to right;
Martinez lined to third; Brock grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Bergman flied out to left; Pujols popped to first in
foul territory; Niekro struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
3, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Templeton struck out; Hendrick struck out
(catcher to first); Simmons flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Puhl grounded out (second to first); Gonzalez struck
out; Cabell flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Hernandez grounded out (second to first);
Mumphrey grounded out (second to first); Reitz singled to left;
Phillips singled to center [Reitz to second]; SCOTT BATTED FOR
MARTINEZ; Scott grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 6TH: BRUNO REPLACED SCOTT (PITCHING); Cruz popped to
third; Walling doubled to right; Howe grounded out (shortstop to
first); Bergman was walked intentionally; Pujols forced Walling
(third unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 6TH: Brock flied out to center; Templeton singled to
center; Hendrick walked [Templeton to second]; Simmons grounded
out (first to second to pitcher) [Templeton to third, Hendrick
to second]; Hernandez grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Niekro grounded out (third to first); Puhl grounded
out (second to first); Gonzalez grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 7TH: Mumphrey lined to second; Reitz popped to first
in foul territory; Phillips grounded out (second to first);
Ted Simmons ejected by HP umpire Jim Quick; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 8TH: SWISHER REPLACED SIMMONS (PLAYING C ); Cabell popped
to second; Cruz singled to first; Cruz stole second; Cruz stole
third; Walling walked; Howe singled to shortstop [Cruz scored,
Walling to second]; TYSON REPLACED BRUNO (PLAYING 2B); SCHULTZ
REPLACED PHILLIPS (PITCHING); Bergman forced Howe (second to
shortstop) [Walling to third]; Pujols popped to third in foul
territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 8TH: Tyson popped to third; Brock singled to left;
Pujols allowed a passed ball [Brock to second]; Templeton struck
out; Hendrick homered [Brock scored]; Swisher struck out; 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Niekro flied out to right; Puhl walked; Gonzalez
forced Puhl (shortstop to second); Cabell forced Gonzalez
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4,
Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: Hernandez popped to catcher in foul territory;
Mumphrey flied out to left; Reitz struck out (catcher to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   9   0    8
 Cardinals        2   6   1    5


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