Houston Astros 4, St. Louis Cardinals 1
Regular Season Game 24
Played on Thursday, May 3, 1979 (D) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    1  0  2  -   4 14  1
STL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1  7  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       5   0   3   0       0   1       2   0
Reynolds ss                   5   0   1   0       0   1       2   4
Cedeno cf                     5   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   2   0       0   0       0   0
  Leonard lf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Cabell 3b,1b                  4   1   2   1       0   0       3   3
Watson 1b                     3   0   0   0       0   0      10   0
  Landestoy 2b                1   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
Howe 2b,3b                    3   2   2   0       1   0       2   1
Ashby c                       4   0   2   2       0   0       3   2
Niekro p                      3   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gonzalez ph                 1   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Andujar p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   4  14   4       1   4      27  13

FIELDING - 
E: Cruz (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Ashby (3,off Vuckovich).
3B: Cruz (3,off Vuckovich).
HR: Cabell (2,4th inning off Vuckovich 0 on 1 out).
GDP: Cabell (1,off Vuckovich).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cabell (11,2nd base off Vuckovich/Simmons).
CS: Puhl (6,2nd base by Vuckovich/Simmons).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Templeton ss                  4   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Brock lf                      4   0   3   1       0   0       2   0
  Littell p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Knowles p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bruno p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hernandez 1b                  4   0   3   0       0   0      12   0
Simmons c                     4   0   0   0       0   1       4   1
Hendrick rf                   3   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Scott cf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Reitz 3b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       3   4
  Oberkfell pr,3b             1   1   0   0       0   0       0   1
Tyson 2b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       3   4
Vuckovich p                   2   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Iorg ph,lf                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       32   1   7   1       2   3      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Reitz, Reitz-Tyson-Hernandez.
E: Templeton (6), Knowles (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Hernandez (9,off Niekro); Reitz (10,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Brock 2 (4,2nd base by Niekro/Ashby 2).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(2-2)                 7.2   7   1   1   1   2   0  29
Sambito                       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Andujar SV(3)                 1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4
Totals                        9     7   1   1   2   3   0  34

WP: Niekro (2).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Vuckovich L(2-1)              8    11   2   2   0   3   1  32
Littell                       0     1   2   2   1   0   0   2
Knowles                       0.2   2   0   0   0   1   0   4
Bruno                         0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        9    14   4   4   1   4   1  39

Littell faced 2 batters in the 9th inning

Umpires: HP - Bob Sharp, 1B - Dave Pallone, 2B - Joe Bendekovits, 3B - Jim Jones
Time of Game: 2:28   Attendance: 7530


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. Niekro              p         Vuckovich           p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl singled to right; Puhl was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); Reynolds flied out to center; Cedeno
singled to left; Cruz grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Templeton lined to center; Brock grounded out
(pitcher to first); Hernandez doubled to center; Simmons
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cabell singled to center; Cabell stole second;
Watson flied out to center [Cabell to third]; Howe grounded out
(pitcher to first); Ashby popped to third in foul territory; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Hendrick grounded out (shortstop to first); Scott
grounded out (second to first); Reitz grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Niekro struck out; Puhl singled to first; Reynolds
singled to center [Puhl to second]; Cedeno lined into a double
play (third unassisted) [Puhl out at third]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Tyson grounded out (shortstop to first);
Vuckovich grounded out (shortstop to first); Templeton grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals
0.

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

CARDINALS 4TH: Brock singled to shortstop; Brock was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Hernandez singled to
left [Hernandez to second (error by Cruz)]; Simmons struck out;
Hendrick flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Niekro flied out to left; Puhl grounded out (third
to first); Reynolds grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Scott flied out to center; Reitz grounded out
(shortstop to first); Tyson grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); Cruz
singled to center; Cabell grounded into a double play (third to
second to first) [Cruz out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 6TH: Vuckovich struck out; Templeton flied out to
right; Brock singled to center; Brock was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Watson grounded out (first unassisted); Howe singled
to left; Ashby doubled to left [Howe scored]; Niekro struck out;
Puhl struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 7TH: LANDESTOY REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING 2B); HOWE
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); CABELL CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING 1B); Hernandez singled to center; Niekro threw a wild
pitch [Hernandez to second]; Simmons flied out to center;
Hendrick grounded out (pitcher to first) [Hernandez to third];
Scott popped to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Reynolds grounded out (first unassisted); Cedeno
flied out to left; Cruz tripled to right; Cabell grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 8TH: LEONARD REPLACED CRUZ (PLAYING LF); Reitz doubled
to right; OBERKFELL RAN FOR REITZ; Tyson flied out to center;
IORG BATTED FOR VUCKOVICH; Iorg walked; Templeton popped to
first in foul territory; Brock singled to left [Oberkfell
scored, Iorg to second]; SAMBITO REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING);
Hernandez popped to third in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 9TH: IORG STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); OBERKFELL STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); LITTELL REPLACED BROCK (PITCHING);
Landestoy singled to center; Howe walked [Landestoy to second];
KNOWLES REPLACED LITTELL (PITCHING); Howe was picked off first
but was safe on an error by Knowles [Landestoy to third, Howe to
second]; Ashby singled to right [Landestoy scored, Howe to
third]; GONZALEZ BATTED FOR SAMBITO; Gonzalez grounded out
(third to first) [Howe scored, Ashby to second]; Puhl singled to
right [Ashby to third]; Reynolds was called out on strikes;
BRUNO REPLACED KNOWLES (PITCHING); Cedeno forced Puhl (shortstop
to second); 2 R, 3 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 9TH: ANDUJAR REPLACED GONZALEZ (PITCHING); Simmons
grounded out (second to first); Hendrick walked; Scott struck
out; Oberkfell flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
4, Cardinals 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4  14   1    8
 Cardinals        1   7   2    6


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