St. Louis Cardinals 5, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 23
Played on Wednesday, May 2, 1979 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    1  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  8  2
STL N    1  0  0    0  2  0    0  2  x  -   5  9  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Reynolds ss                   2   1   1   0       2   0       3   3
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   1       0   0       4   0
Cruz lf                       3   0   1   0       1   1       2   0
Cabell 3b                     3   0   1   0       1   0       2   1
Watson 1b                     4   1   1   1       0   0       8   2
Howe 2b                       4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
Ashby c                       4   0   2   0       0   0       2   1
Forsch p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Walling ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   2   8   2       4   1      24   9

FIELDING - 
E: Reynolds (3), Ashby (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (8,off Denny).
HR: Watson (1,4th inning off Denny 0 on 0 out).
SH: Forsch (2,off Denny).
GDP: Watson (1,off Denny); Cedeno (4,off Denny).
IBB: Cabell (4,by Denny).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cruz (9,2nd base off Denny/Simmons).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Templeton ss                  4   0   1   1       0   1       5   4
Scott cf                      4   2   3   0       0   0       4   0
Hernandez 1b                  2   1   0   1       1   0      12   4
Simmons c                     4   0   2   1       0   0       1   0
Hendrick rf                   3   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Iorg lf                       4   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Mumphrey pr,lf              0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Reitz 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Tyson 2b                      3   1   1   1       0   0       2   7
Denny p                       3   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Totals                       31   5   9   5       1   2      27  17

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Tyson-Templeton-Hernandez, Templeton-Tyson-Hernandez.

BATTING - 
2B: Tyson (3,off Forsch).
3B: Scott (5,off Forsch).
SF: Hernandez (2,off Forsch); Hendrick (1,off Forsch).
IBB: Hernandez (1,by Forsch).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Scott (5,2nd base off Forsch/Ashby).
CS: Templeton (1,2nd base by Forsch/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch L(3-1)                 8     9   5   3   1   2   0  34

IBB: Forsch (1,Hernandez).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Denny W(2-2)                  9     8   2   2   4   1   1  36

WP: Denny (1).
BK: Denny (1).
IBB: Denny (1,Cabell).

Umpires: HP - Jim Jones, 1B - Dave Pallone, 2B - Bob Sharp, 3B - Bob Freels
Time of Game: 1:57   Attendance: 5190


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (first to pitcher); Reynolds
walked; Denny balked [Reynolds to second]; Cedeno doubled to
left [Reynolds scored]; Denny threw a wild pitch [Cedeno to
third]; Cruz walked; Cruz stole second; Cabell was walked
intentionally; Watson grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Cabell out at second]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Templeton grounded out (first unassisted); Scott
tripled to center; Hernandez hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Scott scored]; Simmons popped to third; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Howe flied out to left; Ashby singled to center;
Forsch out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Ashby to
second]; Puhl grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Hendrick singled to third; Iorg flied out to
left; Reitz flied out to center; Tyson popped to shortstop; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Reynolds walked; Cedeno grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Reynolds out at second]; Cruz
singled to center; Cabell singled to shortstop [Cruz out at
third (first to shortstop)]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Denny struck out; Templeton struck out; Scott
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson homered; Howe grounded out (shortstop to
first); Ashby singled to center; Forsch forced Ashby (first to
shortstop); Puhl forced Forsch (second to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Hernandez grounded out (first unassisted);
Simmons flied out to right; Hendrick popped to third in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Reynolds singled to center; Cedeno grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Reynolds to second]; Cruz struck out;
Cabell grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Iorg reached on an error by Reynolds [Iorg to
first]; Reitz grounded out (first unassisted) [Iorg to second];
Tyson doubled to left [Iorg scored (unearned)]; Denny grounded
out (second to first) [Tyson to third]; Templeton singled to
center [Tyson scored (unearned)]; Templeton was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); 2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson flied out to center; Howe grounded out
(second to first); Ashby flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 6TH: Scott singled to left; Hernandez forced Scott
(first to shortstop); Simmons singled to right [Hernandez to
second]; Hendrick flied out to left; Iorg grounded out (first to
pitcher); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Forsch grounded out (third to first); Puhl flied out
to center; Reynolds grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 7TH: Reitz grounded out (pitcher to first); Tyson
grounded out (shortstop to first); Denny lined to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Cedeno flied out to center; Cruz grounded out
(second to first); Cabell grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 8TH: Templeton grounded out (shortstop to first);
Scott singled to left; Scott stole second [Scott to third (error
by Ashby)]; Hernandez was walked intentionally; Simmons singled
to right [Scott scored, Hernandez to third]; Hendrick lined out
on a sacrifice fly to center [Hernandez scored]; Iorg singled to
left [Simmons to second]; MUMPHREY RAN FOR IORG; Reitz forced
Mumphrey (third to second); 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 9TH: MUMPHREY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Watson
grounded out (second to first); Howe singled to left; Ashby
flied out to left; WALLING BATTED FOR FORSCH; Walling lined to
shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   8   2    7
 Cardinals        5   9   0    5


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