Houston Astros 6, St. Louis Cardinals 5
Regular Season Game 21
Played on Monday, April 30, 1979 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  4  -   6 10  0
STL N    0  2  0    0  1  0    0  1  1  -   5 11  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       5   2   2   2       0   1       1   0
Reynolds ss                   4   0   1   0       0   1       3   3
Cedeno cf                     3   0   0   0       1   1       4   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   2   1       0   0       1   0
Cabell 3b,1b                  2   1   1   0       2   0       1   3
Watson 1b                     4   0   2   1       0   1      11   0
  Sexton pr,2b                0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Howe 2b,3b                    4   1   1   1       0   0       2   4
Ashby c                       3   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Leonard ph                  0   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Andujar p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Ruhle p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Landestoy ph                1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Bochy ph,c                  1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       33   6  10   6       3   6      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Sambito-Cabell-Howe.

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (6,off Forsch); Cabell (4,off Bruno).
HR: Puhl (2,9th inning off Schultz 1 on 2 out).
SH: Reynolds (8,off Forsch).
SF: Leonard (4,off Schultz).
GDP: Cedeno (3,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cabell (9,2nd base off Forsch/Simmons); Cedeno (3,2nd base off Forsch/Simmons).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Templeton ss                  5   0   1   0       0   0       2   4
Brock lf                      4   1   3   0       0   0       2   0
  Bruno p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Schultz p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Carbo ph                    0   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
Hernandez 1b                  5   0   0   0       0   0       9   1
Simmons c                     3   0   0   0       1   0       6   1
Hendrick rf                   4   1   2   1       0   0       0   1
Scott cf                      4   1   1   1       0   1       2   0
Reitz 3b                      3   1   2   1       1   0       1   4
  Oberkfell pr                0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Tyson 2b                      2   0   1   1       1   0       3   2
  Iorg ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Forsch p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
  Knowles p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mumphrey lf                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       35   5  11   5       3   2      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Forsch-Tyson-Hernandez.

BATTING - 
2B: Hendrick (4,off Ruhle); Scott (4,off Ruhle); Tyson (2,off Ruhle); Reitz
(9,off Sambito).
3B: Brock (1,off Sambito).
HR: Reitz (1,5th inning off Ruhle 0 on 0 out).
SF: Carbo (2,off Andujar).
GDP: Knowles (1,off Sambito).
IBB: Tyson (3,by Sambito).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Brock (2,2nd base by Ruhle/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruhle                         6     6   3   3   0   0   1  23
Sambito W(2-0)                2     3   1   1   2   1   0  10
Andujar SV(2)                 1     2   1   1   1   1   0   6
Totals                        9    11   5   5   3   2   1  39

IBB: Sambito (1,Tyson).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch                        6.2   6   2   2   3   4   0  27
Knowles                       1.1   0   0   0   0   2   0   4
Bruno L(1-1)                  0     3   3   3   0   0   0   3
Schultz                       1     1   1   1   0   0   1   4
Totals                        9    10   6   6   3   6   1  38

Bruno faced 3 batters in the 9th inning

Umpires: HP - Bob Sharp, 1B - Dave Pallone, 2B - Joe Bendekovits, 3B - Bob Freels
Time of Game: 2:56   Attendance: 10778


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Puhl                rf        Templeton           ss
2. Reynolds            ss        Brock               lf
3. Cedeno              cf        Hernandez           1b
4. Cruz                lf        Simmons             c
5. Cabell              3b        Hendrick            rf
6. Watson              1b        Scott               cf
7. Howe                2b        Reitz               3b
8. Ashby               c         Tyson               2b
9. Ruhle               p         Forsch              p

ASTROS 1ST: Debut for umpire Bob Freels; Puhl singled to
center; Reynolds out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to first)
[Puhl to second]; Cedeno struck out; Cruz doubled to left [Puhl
scored]; Cabell walked; Watson singled to center [Cruz scored,
Watson out at second (right to shortstop to third to
shortstop)]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Templeton grounded out (shortstop to first);
Brock grounded out (second to first); Hernandez popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Howe popped to third in foul territory; Ashby struck
out; Ruhle grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Simmons grounded out (second to pitcher);
Hendrick doubled to left; Scott doubled to right [Hendrick
scored]; Reitz popped to shortstop; Tyson doubled to left [Scott
scored]; Forsch grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl flied out to left; Reynolds singled to second;
Cedeno grounded into a double play (pitcher to second to first)
[Reynolds out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 3RD: Templeton grounded out (second to first); Brock
singled to left; Brock was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Hernandez flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz singled to right; Cabell forced Cruz (shortstop
unassisted); Cabell stole second; Watson struck out; Howe
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Simmons popped to first in foul territory;
Hendrick grounded out (third to first); Scott grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Ashby grounded out (second to first); Ruhle was
called out on strikes; Puhl grounded out (pitcher unassisted); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Reitz homered; Tyson flied out to center; Forsch
lined to left; Templeton grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Reynolds lined to first; Cedeno walked; Cedeno stole
second; Cruz flied out to left; Cabell walked; Watson forced
Cabell (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 3.

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

ASTROS 7TH: Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); Ashby lined
to second; LANDESTOY BATTED FOR RUHLE; Landestoy singled to
center; KNOWLES REPLACED FORSCH (PITCHING); Puhl struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 7TH: SAMBITO REPLACED LANDESTOY (PITCHING); Scott
struck out; Reitz doubled to left; Tyson was walked
intentionally; Knowles grounded into a double play (pitcher to
third to second) [Reitz out at third, Tyson out at second]; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Reynolds struck out; Cedeno grounded out (third to
first); Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 8TH: Templeton grounded out (shortstop to first);
Brock tripled to left; Hernandez grounded out (first
unassisted); Simmons walked; Hendrick singled to center [Brock
scored, Simmons to second]; Scott popped to second; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 9TH: BRUNO REPLACED BROCK (PITCHING); MUMPHREY REPLACED
KNOWLES (PLAYING LF); Cabell doubled to left; Watson singled to
right [Cabell to third]; SEXTON RAN FOR WATSON; Howe singled to
center [Cabell scored, Sexton to third]; SCHULTZ REPLACED BRUNO
(PITCHING); LEONARD BATTED FOR ASHBY; Leonard hit a sacrifice
fly to center [Sexton scored]; BOCHY BATTED FOR SAMBITO; Bochy
flied out to center; Puhl homered [Howe scored]; Reynolds
grounded out (third to first); 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6,
Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 9TH: SEXTON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); CABELL
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); HOWE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
3B); ANDUJAR REPLACED LEONARD (PITCHING); BOCHY STAYED IN GAME
(PLAYING C ); Reitz walked; OBERKFELL RAN FOR REITZ; IORG BATTED
FOR TYSON; Iorg singled to right [Oberkfell to second]; Mumphrey
struck out; Templeton singled to right [Oberkfell to third, Iorg
to second]; CARBO BATTED FOR SCHULTZ; Carbo hit a sacrifice fly
to center [Oberkfell scored]; Hernandez grounded out (first to
pitcher); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6  10   0    5
 Cardinals        5  11   0    7


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