Houston Astros 5, St. Louis Cardinals 4 (16 innings)
Regular Season Game 30
Played on Wednesday, May 9, 1979 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    1  0  0    3  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  -   4 12  1
HOU N    2  0  0    1  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  -   5 14  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Templeton ss                  7   1   1   0       0   4       5   7
Scott cf                      7   1   5   2       0   0       2   0
Hernandez 1b                  2   0   0   0       2   0      11   1
  Mumphrey lf                 2   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Simmons c                     2   0   0   0       2   1       2   0
  Swisher c                   3   0   0   0       0   2       7   2
Hendrick rf                   7   0   2   1       0   1       4   0
Iorg lf,1b                    6   0   0   0       0   1       9   0
Reitz 3b                      7   1   1   1       0   1       1   2
Tyson 2b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       3   3
  Brock ph                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Oberkfell pr,2b             2   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Denny p                       3   1   1   0       0   0       0   2
  Schultz p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Freed ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  McEnaney p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
  Carbo ph                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Littell p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Phillips ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Knowles p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Bruno p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       56   4  12   4       5  12      47  21

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Hernandez-Templeton-Hernandez, McEnaney-Swisher-Iorg.
E: Reitz (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Scott (5,off Niekro).
3B: Scott (6,off Niekro).
HR: Reitz (2,4th inning off Niekro 0 on 1 out).
SH: Iorg (1,off Andujar); Mumphrey (1,off Williams).
HBP: Templeton (1,by Niekro).
GDP: Hendrick 2 (4,off Niekro 2).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Templeton (3,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby); Scott 3 (10,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby,2nd
base off Sambito/Ashby,3rd base off McLaughlin/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       5   0   0   1       2   0       3   0
Reynolds ss                   8   1   1   0       0   0       2   5
Cedeno cf                     2   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Leonard cf                  4   1   2   0       2   1       7   0
Cruz lf                       6   1   2   1       2   1       3   0
Cabell 3b                     7   0   2   1       1   1       3   1
Watson 1b                     7   2   2   1       1   0      10   2
Gonzalez 2b                   7   0   1   0       0   0       4   5
Ashby c                       7   0   1   0       0   1      13   0
Niekro p                      2   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Walling ph                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sexton ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Andujar p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Alou ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Williams p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howe ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McLaughlin p                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       59   5  14   4       9   5      48  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Reynolds-Gonzalez-Watson, Reynolds-Gonzalez-Watson.
PB: Ashby (4).

BATTING - 
SH: Puhl (1,off McEnaney).
GDP: Ashby (3,off Denny); Cruz (3,off McEnaney).
IBB: Cabell (5,by Bruno); Cruz (3,by Bruno).
Team LOB: 17.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (7,2nd base off Denny/Simmons); Leonard (2,2nd base off Bruno/Swisher).
CS: Leonard (1,Home by Bruno/Swisher).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Denny                         5.2   7   4   3   4   1   0  28
Schultz                       2.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   7
McEnaney                      2     1   0   0   1   0   0   8
Littell                       2     1   0   0   1   1   0   8
Knowles                       1     3   0   0   1   0   0   7
Bruno L(1-2)                  2.2   2   1   1   2   2   0  11
Totals                       15.2  14   5   4   9   5   0  69

Knowles faced 2 batters in the 14th inning
IBB: Bruno 2 (3,Cabell,Cruz).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro                        6     6   4   4   4   2   1  27
Sambito                       3     1   0   0   0   3   0  10
Andujar                       2     2   0   0   1   1   0   9
Williams                      2     2   0   0   0   2   0   8
McLaughlin W(1-0)             3     1   0   0   0   4   0  10
Totals                       16    12   4   4   5  12   1  64

WP: Andujar (1).
HBP: Niekro (2,Templeton).

Umpires: HP - Murray Strey, 1B - Ray Hamil, 2B - Dave Pallone, 3B - Jim Rains
Ejections: STL Manager Ken Boyer by Dave Pallone [Call at 2B]; Keith
Hernandez by Dave Pallone [Call at 2B (Bumped umpire)]; Ted Simmons by Dave
Pallone [Call at 2B]
Time of Game: 4:52   Attendance: 11566


Starting Lineups:

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

CARDINALS 1ST: ump3b,rainj901 timeofgame,292 attendance,11566
Debut for umpire Ray Hamil; Templeton was hit by a pitch;
Templeton stole second; Scott reached on a fielder's choice
[Templeton out at third (second to third)]; Scott stole second;
Hernandez walked; Simmons was called out on strikes; Hendrick
singled to center [Scott scored, Hernandez to third]; Iorg flied
out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (pitcher to first); Reynolds
singled to right; Cedeno grounded out (pitcher to first)
[Reynolds to second]; Cruz singled to left [Reynolds scored,
Cruz to second (on throw to home)]; Cabell singled to center
[Cruz scored]; Watson grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 3 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 2ND: Reitz flied out to right; Tyson grounded out
(second to first); Denny lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Gonzalez grounded out (shortstop to first); Ashby
popped to second; Niekro singled to right; Puhl forced Niekro
(second unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros
2.

CARDINALS 3RD: Templeton struck out; Scott doubled to left;
Hernandez walked; Ashby allowed a passed ball [Scott to third,
Hernandez to second]; Simmons walked; Hendrick grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Simmons out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Reynolds flied out to left; Cedeno singled to
center; Cedeno stole second; Cruz popped to second; Cabell
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Iorg lined to left; Reitz homered; Tyson flied
out to right; Denny singled to center; Templeton singled to
right [Denny to third]; Scott tripled to right [Denny scored,
Templeton scored]; Hernandez grounded out (first to pitcher); 3
R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson walked; Gonzalez reached on an error by Reitz
[Watson to third, Gonzalez to first]; Ashby grounded into a
double play (first to shortstop to first) [Watson scored
(unearned) (no RBI), Gonzalez out at second]; Niekro grounded
out (shortstop to first); 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: LEONARD REPLACED CEDENO (PLAYING CF); Simmons
walked; Hendrick grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Simmons out at second]; Iorg flied out to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Puhl grounded out (second to first); Reynolds lined
to right; Leonard walked; Cruz lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 6TH: Reitz popped to shortstop; Tyson flied out to
center; Denny lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Cabell struck out; Watson singled to right; Gonzalez
singled to center [Watson to second]; Ashby flied out to center;
WALLING BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Walling walked [Watson to third,
Gonzalez to second]; Puhl walked [Watson scored, Gonzalez to
third, Walling to second]; SCHULTZ REPLACED DENNY (PITCHING);
Reynolds popped to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals
4, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 7TH: SAMBITO REPLACED WALLING (PITCHING); Templeton
flied out to center; Scott singled to left; Scott stole second;
Hernandez popped to third; Simmons popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Leonard lined to shortstop; Cruz struck out; Cabell
lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 8TH: Hendrick flied out to center; Iorg struck out;
Reitz grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Watson popped to first in foul territory; Gonzalez
flied out to center; Ashby grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 9TH: Tyson lined to center; FREED BATTED FOR SCHULTZ;
Freed struck out; Templeton struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 9TH: MCENANEY REPLACED FREED (PITCHING); SEXTON BATTED
FOR SAMBITO; Sexton singled to shortstop; Puhl reached on a
fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt [Sexton to second];
Keith Hernandez, Ted Simmons and Cardinals Manager Ken Boyer
ejected by 2B umpire Dave Pallone; SWISHER REPLACED SIMMONS
(PLAYING C ); MUMPHREY REPLACED HERNANDEZ (PLAYING LF); IORG
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Reynolds forced Sexton (pitcher
to third) [Puhl to second]; Leonard walked [Puhl to third,
Reynolds to second]; Cruz grounded into a double play (pitcher
to catcher to first) [Puhl out at home]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 10TH: ANDUJAR REPLACED SEXTON (PITCHING); Scott flied
out to center; Mumphrey grounded out (pitcher to first); Swisher
popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 10TH: Cabell grounded out (first unassisted); Watson
grounded out (pitcher to first); Gonzalez grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros
4.

CARDINALS 11TH: Hendrick singled to center; Iorg out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Hendrick to second]; Andujar
threw a wild pitch [Hendrick to third]; Reitz reached on a
fielder's choice [Hendrick out at home (shortstop to catcher)];
BROCK BATTED FOR TYSON; Brock singled to center [Reitz to
third]; OBERKFELL RAN FOR BROCK; CARBO BATTED FOR MCENANEY;
Carbo walked [Oberkfell to second]; Templeton struck out; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 11TH: OBERKFELL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); LITTELL
REPLACED CARBO (PITCHING); Ashby grounded out (first
unassisted); ALOU BATTED FOR ANDUJAR; Alou grounded out
(shortstop to first); Puhl lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cardinals 4, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 12TH: WILLIAMS REPLACED ALOU (PITCHING); Scott singled
to left; Mumphrey out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second)
[Scott to second]; Swisher struck out; Hendrick grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros
4.

ASTROS 12TH: Reynolds lined to shortstop; Leonard was called out
on strikes; Cruz walked; Cabell singled to right [Cruz to third,
Cabell to second (on throw to 3b)]; Watson flied out to left; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 13TH: Iorg lined to first; Reitz struck out; Oberkfell
singled to center; PHILLIPS BATTED FOR LITTELL; Phillips flied
out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 13TH: KNOWLES REPLACED PHILLIPS (PITCHING); Gonzalez
grounded out (third to first); Ashby singled to shortstop; HOWE
BATTED FOR WILLIAMS; Howe flied out to right; Puhl walked [Ashby
to second]; Reynolds grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 14TH: MCLAUGHLIN REPLACED HOWE (PITCHING); Templeton
flied out to center; Scott singled to second; Mumphrey grounded
out (shortstop to second to first) [Scott to second]; Scott
stole third; Swisher was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 14TH: Leonard singled to right; Cruz singled to center
[Leonard to third]; BRUNO REPLACED KNOWLES (PITCHING); Cabell
was walked intentionally [Cruz to second]; Watson flied out to
left; Leonard was caught stealing home (catcher to third to
catcher); Gonzalez flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 15TH: Hendrick struck out; Iorg flied out to center;
Reitz flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4,
Astros 4.

ASTROS 15TH: Ashby was called out on strikes; McLaughlin was
called out on strikes; Puhl popped to catcher in foul territory;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 16TH: Oberkfell grounded out (first unassisted); Bruno
struck out; Templeton struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 16TH: Reynolds popped to catcher in foul territory;
Leonard singled to left; Leonard stole second; Cruz was walked
intentionally; Cabell forced Cruz (shortstop to second) [Leonard
to third]; Watson singled to center [Leonard scored, Cabell to
second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        4  12   1   12
 Astros           5  14   0   17


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