Houston Astros 9, St. Louis Cardinals 5
Regular Season Game 135
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Saturday, September 6, 1980 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  0    0  0  4    0  1  0  -   5 12  2
HOU N    0  2  7    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   9 12  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Oberkfell 2b                  2   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
  Herr 2b                     3   1   3   0       0   0       1   0
Scott cf                      2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Landrum cf                  3   1   1   1       0   1       2   0
Hernandez 1b                  1   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
  DeSa 1b                     2   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Simmons c                     2   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Swisher c                   2   1   1   1       0   1       5   0
Hendrick rf                   2   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Durham rf                   2   2   2   0       0   0       1   0
Iorg lf                       3   0   1   2       0   0       3   0
Reitz 3b                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Waller 3b                   2   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Phillips ss                   4   0   2   1       0   0       3   3
Sykes p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Otten p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Little p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Smith ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Frazier p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Bonds ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   5  12   5       1   4      24   7

FIELDING - 
E: Hernandez (8), Phillips (9).

BATTING - 
2B: Herr (5,off Niekro).
3B: Landrum (1,off Niekro); Durham (2,off Niemann).
SF: Iorg (4,off Niekro).
HBP: Sykes (1,by Niekro).
GDP: Oberkfell (9,off Niekro); Little (1,off Niekro); DeSa (1,off Niemann).
Team LOB: 6.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Morgan 2b                     3   1   2   1       0   0       1   0
  Loucks ph,cf                2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Cabell 3b                     3   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Gonzalez ph,3b              2   0   0   0       0   2       1   2
Cruz lf                       2   1   0   0       1   1       1   0
  Leonard rf                  2   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Cedeno cf                     2   2   2   0       1   0       1   0
  Reynolds ss                 2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Howe 1b                       3   2   2   2       0   0       6   1
  Bergman 1b                  1   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Woods rf,lf                   4   0   1   2       0   1       2   0
Pujols c                      4   1   0   1       0   0       5   0
Landestoy ss,2b               3   0   0   0       1   0       4   7
Niekro p                      3   1   2   1       0   0       1   2
  Niemann p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   9  12   7       3   6      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Niekro-Landestoy-Howe, Howe-Landestoy-Niekro, Gonzalez-Landestoy-Bergman.

BATTING - 
2B: Niekro (5,off Otten).
3B: Leonard (5,off Frazier).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Bergman (1,2nd base off Frazier/Swisher).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Sykes L(6-10)                 2     5   6   6   2   0   0  13
Otten                         0.2   2   3   0   0   0   0   5
Little                        2.1   3   0   0   1   3   0  11
Frazier                       3     2   0   0   0   3   0  11
Totals                        8    12   9   6   3   6   0  40

Sykes faced 4 batters in the 3rd inning
WP: Sykes (3).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(15-11)               6     9   4   4   1   1   0  27
Niemann SV(1)                 3     3   1   1   0   3   0  11
Totals                        9    12   5   5   1   4   0  38

BK: Niemann (1).
HBP: Niekro (3,Sykes).

Umpires: HP - Jim Quick, 1B - Jerry Dale, 2B - Steve Fields, 3B - Bob Engel
Time of Game: 2:40   


Starting Lineups:

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

CARDINALS 1ST: Oberkfell grounded out (third to first); Scott
lined to right; Hernandez walked; Simmons singled to right
[Hernandez to third]; Hendrick forced Simmons (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Morgan flied out to center; Cabell grounded out
(shortstop to first); Cruz grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Iorg grounded out (pitcher to first); Reitz
grounded out (shortstop to first); Phillips flied out to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cedeno singled to right; Howe singled to right
[Cedeno to third, Howe to second (on throw to 3b)]; Woods
singled to left [Cedeno scored, Howe scored, Woods to second (on
throw to home)]; Pujols grounded out (second to first) [Woods to
third]; Landestoy flied out to right; Niekro flied out to right;
2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 3RD: Sykes was hit by a pitch; Oberkfell grounded into
a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Sykes out at
second]; Scott grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Morgan singled to right; Cabell singled to left
[Morgan to second]; Cruz walked [Morgan to third, Cabell to
second]; Sykes threw a wild pitch [Morgan scored, Cabell to
third, Cruz to second]; Cedeno walked; OTTEN REPLACED SYKES
(PITCHING); Howe singled to left [Cabell scored, Cruz scored,
Cedeno to second]; Woods reached on an error by Hernandez
[Cedeno to third, Howe to second, Woods to first]; Pujols forced
Woods (second to shortstop) [Cedeno scored (RBI), Howe scored
(error by Phillips) (unearned) (no RBI), Pujols to second];
Landestoy flied out to left; Niekro doubled to left [Pujols
scored (unearned)]; LITTLE REPLACED OTTEN (PITCHING); Morgan
singled to right [Niekro scored (unearned)]; Debut game for
Jeff Little; Cabell lined to shortstop; 7 R (4 ER), 5 H, 2
E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 9.

CARDINALS 4TH: Hernandez lined to left; Simmons popped to
catcher in foul territory; Hendrick popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 9.

ASTROS 4TH: LANDRUM REPLACED SCOTT (PLAYING CF); DESA REPLACED
HERNANDEZ (PLAYING 1B); DURHAM REPLACED HENDRICK (PLAYING RF);
Cruz struck out; Debut game for Joe DeSa; Cedeno singled
to left; Howe forced Cedeno (second to shortstop); Woods flied
out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 9.

CARDINALS 5TH: Iorg singled to left; Reitz struck out; Phillips
singled to pitcher [Iorg to second]; Little grounded into a
double play (first to shortstop to pitcher) [Phillips out at
second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 9.

ASTROS 5TH: HERR REPLACED OBERKFELL (PLAYING 2B); SWISHER
REPLACED SIMMONS (PLAYING C ); WALLER REPLACED REITZ (PLAYING
3B); Pujols popped to second; Debut game for Ty Waller;
Landestoy walked; Niekro singled to right [Landestoy to third];
LOUCKS BATTED FOR MORGAN; Loucks struck out; GONZALEZ BATTED FOR
CABELL; Gonzalez struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Astros 9.

CARDINALS 6TH: GONZALEZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); REYNOLDS
REPLACED CEDENO (PLAYING SS); LOUCKS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING
CF); LANDESTOY CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); BERGMAN REPLACED
HOWE (PLAYING 1B); WOODS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); LEONARD
REPLACED CRUZ (PLAYING RF); Herr doubled to left; Landrum
tripled to left [Herr scored]; DeSa popped to third in foul
territory; Swisher singled to left [Landrum scored]; Durham
singled to right [Swisher to third]; Iorg hit a sacrifice fly to
left [Swisher scored]; Waller singled to right [Durham to
third]; Phillips singled to right [Durham scored, Waller to
third]; SMITH BATTED FOR LITTLE; Smith popped to second; 4 R, 6
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 9.

ASTROS 6TH: FRAZIER REPLACED SMITH (PITCHING); Leonard flied out
to center; Reynolds flied out to left; Bergman singled to
shortstop; Bergman stole second; Woods was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 9.

CARDINALS 7TH: NIEMANN REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Herr singled
to third; Landrum lined to right; DeSa grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Herr out at second]; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 9.

ASTROS 7TH: Pujols flied out to center; Landestoy grounded out
(shortstop to first); Niemann grounded out (pitcher to shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 9.

CARDINALS 8TH: Swisher struck out; Durham tripled to left; Iorg
grounded out (second to first) [Durham scored]; Waller struck
out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 9.

ASTROS 8TH: Loucks struck out; Gonzalez was called out on
strikes; Leonard tripled to left; Reynolds flied out to right; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 9.

CARDINALS 9TH: Phillips grounded out (third to first); BONDS
BATTED FOR FRAZIER; Bonds grounded out (shortstop to first);
Herr singled to left; Niemann balked [Herr to second]; Landrum
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        5  12   2    6
 Astros           9  12   0    7


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