Houston Astros 7, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Regular Season Game 125
Played on Tuesday, August 26, 1980 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  1  0    0  6  0    0  0  0  -   7 14  0
STL N    1  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  7  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Morgan 2b                     4   1   2   0       0   0       0   4
  Reynolds pr,ss              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Cabell 3b                     4   1   2   1       0   0       0   0
  Bergman 1b                  0   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Cruz lf                       5   1   3   0       0   0       3   0
Cedeno cf                     5   1   1   4       0   0       5   1
Howe 1b,3b                    5   1   2   0       0   0       8   1
Puhl rf                       4   0   1   0       1   0       4   0
Pujols c                      5   1   2   1       0   0       1   0
Landestoy ss,2b               3   0   0   0       1   0       3   2
Niekro p                      3   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
Totals                       39   7  14   6       3   0      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Morgan-Landestoy-Howe, Reynolds-Landestoy-Bergman, Cedeno-Bergman.
PB: Pujols (9).

BATTING - 
2B: Pujols (5,off Kaat); Puhl (17,off Kaat); Howe (9,off Kaat).
HR: Cedeno (9,5th inning off Kaat 3 on 0 out).
SH: Niekro (12,off Urrea).
GDP: Landestoy (2,off Urrea).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Puhl (20,2nd base off Otten/Simmons).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Oberkfell 2b                  4   0   2   0       0   0       4   4
Scott cf                      4   1   1   0       0   1       4   0
Hernandez 1b                  4   0   1   0       0   0      13   2
Simmons c                     3   0   0   0       1   0       1   1
Iorg rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Kennedy lf                    3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Reitz 3b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
Phillips ss                   3   0   0   0       0   0       2   5
Kaat p                        1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Urrea p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Durham ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Otten p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   2   7   1       1   1      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Phillips-Oberkfell-Hernandez.

BATTING - 
2B: Scott (12,off Niekro).
3B: Oberkfell (5,off Niekro).
HR: Kaat (1,3rd inning off Niekro 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Phillips (6,off Niekro); Reitz (14,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Scott (14,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(14-11)               9     7   2   1   1   1   1  32


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Kaat L(5-6)                   4    11   7   7   0   0   1  23
Urrea                         4     3   0   0   2   0   0  16
Otten                         1     0   0   0   1   0   0   4
Totals                        9    14   7   7   3   0   1  43

Kaat faced 6 batters in the 5th inning
WP: Kaat (3).

Umpires: HP - Steve Fields, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Jim Quick, 3B - Jerry Dale
Time of Game: 2:18   Attendance: 10859


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Morgan              2b        Oberkfell           2b
2. Cabell              3b        Scott               cf
3. Cruz                lf        Hernandez           1b
4. Cedeno              cf        Simmons             c
5. Howe                1b        Iorg                rf
6. Puhl                rf        Kennedy             lf
7. Pujols              c         Reitz               3b
8. Landestoy           ss        Phillips            ss
9. Niekro              p         Kaat                p

ASTROS 1ST: Morgan grounded out (second to first); Cabell
singled to center; Cruz flied out to center; Cedeno forced
Cabell (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Oberkfell singled to right; Scott forced
Oberkfell (second to shortstop); Scott stole second; Hernandez
grounded out (first to pitcher) [Scott to third]; Pujols allowed
a passed ball [Scott scored (unearned)]; Simmons walked; Iorg
flied out to left; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Howe singled to right; Puhl forced Howe (second to
shortstop); Pujols doubled to left [Puhl to third]; Landestoy
reached on a fielder's choice [Puhl out at home (first to third
to catcher to third to first), Pujols to third, Landestoy to
second]; Kaat threw a wild pitch [Pujols scored, Landestoy to
third]; Niekro grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Kennedy grounded out (first unassisted); Reitz
singled to center; Phillips grounded into a double play (second
to shortstop to first) [Reitz out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Morgan grounded out (first unassisted); Cabell lined
to right; Cruz singled to right; Cedeno popped to second; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Kaat homered; Oberkfell grounded out (first
unassisted); Scott grounded out (second to first); Hernandez
grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); Puhl doubled
to right; Pujols popped to catcher in foul territory; Landestoy
flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals
2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Simmons lined to right; Iorg lined to center;
Kennedy flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Niekro singled to center; Morgan singled to right
[Niekro to second]; Cabell singled to center [Niekro scored,
Morgan to second]; Cruz singled to center [Morgan to third,
Cabell to second]; Cedeno homered [Morgan scored, Cabell scored,
Cruz scored]; Howe doubled to left; URREA REPLACED KAAT
(PITCHING); Puhl flied out to right [Howe to third]; Pujols
singled to center [Howe scored]; Landestoy grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Pujols out at
second]; 6 R, 7 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Reitz flied out to right; Phillips flied out to
left; Urrea grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 7, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Niekro grounded out (shortstop to first); Morgan
singled to right; REYNOLDS RAN FOR MORGAN; Cabell flied out to
center; Cruz singled to right [Reynolds to second]; Cedeno flied
out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: LANDESTOY CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B);
REYNOLDS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); Oberkfell grounded out
(first unassisted); Scott doubled to center; Hernandez lined to
right [Scott to third]; Simmons grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Howe popped to first; Puhl popped to first in foul
territory; Pujols grounded out (pitcher to second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: BERGMAN REPLACED CABELL (PLAYING 1B); HOWE
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); Iorg singled to left; Kennedy
flied out to left; Reitz grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Iorg out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 7, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Landestoy walked; Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt
(first to second) [Landestoy to second]; Reynolds flied out to
center; Bergman walked; Cruz lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 7, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: Phillips flied out to center; DURHAM BATTED FOR
URREA; Durham flied out to right; Oberkfell tripled to right;
Scott struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 9TH: OTTEN REPLACED DURHAM (PITCHING); Cedeno grounded
out (first unassisted); Howe grounded out (third to first); Puhl
walked; Puhl stole second; Pujols grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: Hernandez singled to left; Simmons flied out to
center; Iorg lined into a double play (center to first)
[Hernandez out at first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7,
Cardinals 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7  14   0    9
 Cardinals        2   7   0    3


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