St. Louis Cardinals 4, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 29
Played on Tuesday, May 8, 1979 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  3  0  -   4  9  2
HOU N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   1  9  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Templeton ss                  5   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Brock lf                      3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Mumphrey lf                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hernandez 1b                  4   1   4   0       0   0       8   1
Simmons c                     3   1   0   0       1   0       4   1
Hendrick rf                   4   1   3   3       0   0       3   0
Scott cf                      3   0   0   0       1   0       4   0
Reitz 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       4   2
Tyson 2b                      2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Iorg ph                     1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Oberkfell 2b                0   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Vuckovich p                   3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Littell p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Knowles p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   4   9   4       3   3      27   7

FIELDING - 
E: Templeton (9), Vuckovich (1).
PB: Simmons (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Hernandez (11,off Forsch); Hendrick (7,off Forsch).
HR: Iorg (1,7th inning off Forsch 0 on 2 out); Hendrick (2,8th inning off Forsch
2 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Hernandez (1,2nd base by Forsch/Bochy).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       5   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Reynolds ss                   4   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Leonard ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cedeno cf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   3   0       0   0       6   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   2   0       0   1       1   1
Watson 1b                     4   1   2   0       0   0      14   1
Howe 2b                       1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Landestoy 2b                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Gonzalez pr,2b              1   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Bochy c                       4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Forsch p                      2   0   1   1       0   1       1   4
  Walling ph                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       35   1   9   1       1   3      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Watson.

BATTING - 
SH: Landestoy (2,off Vuckovich); Forsch (3,off Vuckovich).
Team LOB: 10.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Vuckovich W(3-2)              7.2   8   1   1   0   3   0  32
Littell                       0.2   1   0   0   1   0   0   4
Knowles SV(3)                 0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        9     9   1   1   1   3   0  38

BK: Vuckovich (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch L(3-2)                 9     9   4   4   3   3   2  37


Umpires: HP - Dave Pallone, 1B - Jim Rains, 2B - Murray Strey, 3B - Howard Hansen
Time of Game: 2:23   Attendance: 15645


Starting Lineups:

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

CARDINALS 1ST: ump1b,rainj901 ump2b,strem901 ump3b,hansh901
timeofgame,143 attendance,15645; Templeton grounded out
(pitcher to first); Brock grounded out (pitcher to first);
Hernandez doubled to right; Simmons grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (shortstop to first); Reynolds
flied out to right; Cedeno grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Hendrick singled to shortstop; Scott lined into a
double play (first unassisted) [Hendrick out at first]; Reitz
singled to right; Tyson struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz flied out to left; Cabell struck out; Watson
singled to center; Howe popped to first in foul territory; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: LANDESTOY REPLACED HOWE (PLAYING 2B); Vuckovich
struck out; Templeton grounded out (second to first); Brock
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Bochy flied out to right; Forsch struck out; Puhl
popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Hernandez singled to right; Hernandez was caught
stealing second (pitcher to shortstop to first); Simmons
grounded out (first unassisted); Hendrick doubled to center;
Scott walked; Reitz forced Hendrick (third unassisted); 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Reynolds grounded out (pitcher to first); Cedeno
popped to third in foul territory; Cruz singled to center;
Simmons allowed a passed ball [Cruz to second]; Cabell grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros
0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Tyson flied out to left; Vuckovich grounded out
(third to first); Templeton lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Watson singled to left; Landestoy out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to second) [Watson to second]; Vuckovich balked
[Watson to third]; Bochy struck out; Forsch singled to right
[Watson scored]; Puhl lined to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Brock flied out to center; Hernandez singled to
center; Simmons flied out to center; Hendrick flied out to left;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: MUMPHREY REPLACED BROCK (PLAYING LF); Reynolds flied
out to center; Cedeno popped to shortstop; Cruz singled to
right; Cabell singled to right [Cruz to second]; Watson popped
to first; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Scott flied out to left; Reitz flied out to left;
IORG BATTED FOR TYSON; Iorg homered; Vuckovich grounded out
(pitcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: OBERKFELL REPLACED IORG (PLAYING 2B); Landestoy
reached on an error by Vuckovich [Landestoy to first]; GONZALEZ
RAN FOR LANDESTOY; Bochy flied out to center; Forsch out on a
sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Gonzalez to second]; Puhl
lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: GONZALEZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Templeton
grounded out (shortstop to first); Mumphrey grounded out (second
to first); Hernandez singled to right; Simmons walked [Hernandez
to second]; Hendrick homered [Hernandez scored, Simmons scored];
Scott grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Reynolds popped to third; Cedeno flied out to
center; Cruz singled to right; Cabell singled to shortstop [Cruz
to third (error by Templeton)]; LITTELL REPLACED VUCKOVICH
(PITCHING); Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H,
1 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 9TH: Reitz flied out to left; Oberkfell walked;
Littell struck out; Templeton grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Gonzalez singled to pitcher; Bochy flied out to
right; WALLING BATTED FOR FORSCH; Walling walked [Gonzalez to
second]; KNOWLES REPLACED LITTELL (PITCHING); Puhl popped to
third in foul territory; LEONARD BATTED FOR REYNOLDS; Leonard
forced Gonzalez (third unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        4   9   2    6
 Astros           1   9   0   10


Data courtesy of Retrosheet