St. Louis Cardinals 3, Houston Astros 2 (10 innings)
Regular Season Game 31
Played on Tuesday, May 12, 1981 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  1  0    1  -   3  7  0
HOU N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  -   2  7  4
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Templeton ss                  4   0   2   1       1   0       1   3
Scott cf                      4   0   0   0       0   2       7   0
  Sutter p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Ramsey ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Kaat p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hernandez 1b                  4   1   2   0       0   1      14   1
Hendrick rf                   4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Lezcano lf                    3   0   0   1       0   0       1   0
Tenace c                      4   1   1   0       0   0       2   1
Oberkfell 3b                  3   1   1   0       0   0       0   4
Herr 2b                       3   0   1   1       0   0       1   2
Forsch p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Landrum ph,cf               2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Totals                       34   3   7   3       1   4      30  12

BATTING - 
2B: Tenace (4,off Sambito).
SH: Oberkfell (2,off Sambito); Herr (2,off Sambito).
SF: Lezcano (2,off Knepper).
GDP: Forsch (1,off Knepper).
IBB: Templeton (2,by Sambito).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Hernandez (3,2nd base off Knepper/Ashby); Oberkfell (3,2nd base off Knepper/Ashby).
CS: Templeton (5,2nd base by Knepper/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf,cf                    5   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Reynolds ss                   4   0   0   0       0   0       3   4
Cedeno cf                     3   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
  Woods rf                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Walling ph,rf               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pittman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   1   2       1   0       3   0
Heep 1b                       4   0   2   0       0   0       7   0
Howe 3b                       4   0   2   0       0   0       0   0
  Landestoy pr,2b             0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Ashby c                       3   0   0   0       1   0       4   1
Thon 2b                       2   0   0   0       1   1       4   2
  Ivie ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Knepper p                     3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Garcia ph,3b                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       35   2   7   2       3   2      30   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Ashby-Thon, Reynolds-Thon-Heep.
E: Woods (1), Ashby 3 (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Howe (8,off Forsch).
HR: Cruz (7,4th inning off Forsch 1 on 2 out).
SH: Reynolds (7,off Sutter).
HBP: Garcia (1,by Sutter).
IBB: Ashby (3,by Forsch); Cruz (2,by Sutter).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Landestoy (1,2nd base off Sutter/Tenace).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch                        7     5   2   2   2   1   1  27
Sutter W(1-1)                 2     2   0   0   1   1   0  10
Kaat SV(2)                    1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                       10     7   2   2   3   2   1  40

HBP: Sutter (1,Garcia).
IBB: Forsch (1,Ashby); Sutter (5,Cruz).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Knepper                       9     6   2   1   0   3   0  32
Sambito L(1-2)                1     1   1   1   1   1   0   6
Totals                       10     7   3   2   1   4   0  38

IBB: Sambito (3,Templeton).

Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Jerry Dale, 2B - Paul Runge, 3B - Jim Quick
Time of Game: 2:26   Attendance: 20020


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Templeton           ss        Puhl                rf
2. Scott               cf        Reynolds            ss
3. Hernandez           1b        Cedeno              cf
4. Hendrick            rf        Cruz                lf
5. Lezcano             lf        Heep                1b
6. Tenace              c         Howe                3b
7. Oberkfell           3b        Ashby               c
8. Herr                2b        Thon                2b
9. Forsch              p         Knepper             p

CARDINALS 1ST: Templeton singled to right; On a bunt Scott
struck out while Templeton was caught stealing second (catcher
to second); Tony Scott called for interference with Alan
Ashby's throw; Hernandez singled to right; Hendrick flied to
right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

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

CARDINALS 2ND: Lezcano lined to second; Tenace flied to left;
Oberkfell grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz flied to left; Heep singled to center; Howe
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Heep to second]; Heep was
picked off second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Herr lined to shortstop; Forsch popped to
shortstop; Templeton lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Ashby flied to center; Thon struck out; Knepper
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Scott grounded out (shortstop to first);
Hernandez singled to right; Hernandez stole second; Hendrick
reached on an error by Ashby [Hernandez to third]; Lezcano hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Hernandez scored (unearned)]; Tenace
flied to center; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Puhl grounded out (first unassisted); On a bunt
Reynolds grounded out (third to first); Cedeno singled to left;
Cruz homered [Cedeno scored]; Heep singled to center; Howe
doubled to right [Heep to third]; Ashby was walked
intentionally; Thon grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 4 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Oberkfell lined to right; Herr singled to center;
Forsch grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Herr out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: On a bunt Knepper made an out to pitcher; Puhl flied
to center; Reynolds flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Templeton grounded out (shortstop to first);
Scott struck out; Hernandez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno flied to center; Cruz flied to center; Heep
flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Hendrick flied to center; Lezcano flied to
center; Tenace flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Howe popped to first; Ashby grounded out (second to
first); Thon walked; Knepper flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: WOODS REPLACED CEDENO (PLAYING RF); PUHL CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); Oberkfell singled to center; Oberkfell
stole second; Herr popped to first in foul territory; LANDRUM
BATTED FOR FORSCH; Landrum flied to left; Templeton singled to
right [Oberkfell scored, Templeton to second (error by Woods)];
Scott popped to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: LANDRUM STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); SUTTER REPLACED
SCOTT (PITCHING); Puhl singled to right; Reynolds out on a
sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Puhl to second]; WALLING
BATTED FOR WOODS; Walling grounded out (second to first) [Puhl
to third]; Cruz was walked intentionally; Heep grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: WALLING STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Hernandez
grounded out (first unassisted); Hendrick grounded out (second
to first); Lezcano lined to pitcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Howe singled to center; LANDESTOY RAN FOR HOWE;
Landestoy stole second; On a bunt Ashby made an out to first;
IVIE BATTED FOR THON; Ivie struck out; GARCIA BATTED FOR
KNEPPER; Garcia was hit by a pitch; Puhl grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 10TH: SAMBITO REPLACED IVIE (PITCHING); LANDESTOY
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); GARCIA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B);
Tenace doubled to left; Oberkfell out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Tenace to third]; Herr reached on an error
by Ashby on a sacrifice bunt [Tenace scored, Herr to second
(error by Ashby)]; Landrum was called out on strikes; Templeton
was walked intentionally; RAMSEY BATTED FOR SUTTER; Ramsey
forced Herr (third unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals
3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 10TH: KAAT REPLACED RAMSEY (PITCHING); Reynolds grounded
out (shortstop to first); PITTMAN BATTED FOR WALLING; Pittman
popped to first; Cruz flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        3   7   0    5
 Astros           2   7   4    8


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