St. Louis Cardinals 7, Houston Astros 6
Regular Season Game 33
Played on Thursday, May 14, 1981 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  2  4  -   7  8  0
HOU N    4  0  0    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   6  9  2
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Templeton ss                  5   1   1   0       0   1       1   2
Scott cf                      4   2   1   0       1   0       1   0
Hernandez 1b                  4   2   2   2       1   0       7   2
Hendrick rf                   5   0   3   4       0   0       3   0
Lezcano lf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Porter ph                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Landrum pr,lf               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Tenace c                      2   0   0   0       2   1       4   0
  Sanchez c                   1   0   0   1       0   0       4   0
Oberkfell 3b                  3   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
  Kaat p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Iorg ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Otten p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Braun ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Sutter p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Herr 2b                       3   1   0   0       1   0       4   3
Sykes p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Martin p                    2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Edelen p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ramsey 3b                   2   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
Totals                       37   7   8   7       6   5      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Oberkfell-Herr-Hernandez, Ramsey-Hernandez, Templeton-Herr-Hernandez.

BATTING - 
2B: Hernandez (10,off D. Smith); Hendrick 2 (6,off D. Smith,off LaCorte).
IBB: Porter (4,by LaCorte).
Team LOB: 9.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       4   0   1   0       1   1       2   0
Garcia ss                     4   1   1   0       0   0       1   2
  Thon ss                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Heep ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Woods rf                      4   1   1   0       0   1       3   0
Cruz lf                       2   2   1   0       2   1       1   0
Howe 3b                       4   2   3   1       0   0       1   3
Roberts 1b                    3   0   1   1       1   1       9   1
  LaCorte p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Pujols c                      3   0   1   3       0   0       5   0
  Ashby ph                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Landestoy 2b                  3   0   0   0       0   1       3   3
Sprowl p                      2   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
  Pittman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  D. Smith p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Walling 1b                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       32   6   9   5       5   8      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Roberts (1), Landestoy (2).

BATTING - 
SH: Landestoy (3,off Sutter).
GDP: Howe (3,off Martin); Landestoy (3,off Kaat); Garcia (1,off Kaat).
IBB: Puhl (2,by Sutter).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Sykes                         0.1   4   4   4   1   0   0   6
Martin                        5     2   2   2   2   4   0  18
Edelen                        0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1
Kaat                          1.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Otten W(1-0)                  1     1   0   0   0   3   0   4
Sutter SV(6)                  1     0   0   0   2   1   0   5
Totals                        9     9   6   6   5   8   0  38

WP: Sykes (1).
IBB: Sutter (6,Puhl).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Sprowl                        7     4   1   0   2   3   0  28
D. Smith                      1     2   3   3   2   0   0   7
Sambito L(1-3)                0.1   1   3   1   1   1   0   4
LaCorte                       0.2   1   0   0   1   1   0   4
Totals                        9     8   7   4   6   5   0  43

D. Smith faced 1 batter in the 9th inning
IBB: LaCorte (1,Porter).

Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Jerry Dale
Time of Game: 2:54   Attendance: 20042


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Templeton           ss        Puhl                cf
2. Scott               cf        Garcia              ss
3. Hernandez           1b        Woods               rf
4. Hendrick            rf        Cruz                lf
5. Lezcano             lf        Howe                3b
6. Tenace              c         Roberts             1b
7. Oberkfell           3b        Pujols              c
8. Herr                2b        Landestoy           2b
9. Sykes               p         Sprowl              p

CARDINALS 1ST: Templeton reached on an error by Roberts; Scott
singled to left [Templeton to third]; Hernandez forced Scott
(first to shortstop) [Templeton scored (unearned)]; Hendrick
grounded out (second to first) [Hernandez to second]; Lezcano
was called out on strikes; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (first unassisted); Garcia singled
to left; Woods singled to center [Garcia to third]; Sykes threw
a wild pitch [Garcia scored]; Cruz walked [Woods to second];
Howe singled to right [Woods scored, Cruz to third]; Roberts
singled to left [Cruz scored, Howe to third, Roberts to second
(on throw)]; MARTIN REPLACED SYKES (PITCHING); Pujols grounded
out (first to pitcher) [Howe scored, Roberts to third];
Landestoy struck out; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros
4.

CARDINALS 2ND: Tenace struck out; Oberkfell flied to left; Herr
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 2ND: Sprowl was called out on strikes; Puhl struck out;
Garcia grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 3RD: Martin grounded out (third to first); Templeton
singled to center; Scott grounded out (third to first)
[Templeton to second]; Hernandez grounded out (pitcher
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 3RD: Woods flied to center; Cruz walked; Howe grounded
into a double play (third to second to first) [Cruz out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 4TH: Hendrick singled to center; Lezcano popped to
second; Tenace walked [Hendrick to second]; Oberkfell struck
out; Herr forced Tenace (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Cardinals 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Roberts flied to right; Pujols flied to right;
Landestoy grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 5TH: Martin grounded out (second to first); Templeton
grounded out (shortstop to first); Scott lined to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Sprowl was called out on strikes; Puhl popped to
shortstop; Garcia lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 6TH: Hernandez singled to left; Hendrick flied to
right; Lezcano popped to second; Tenace walked [Hernandez to
second]; Oberkfell lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Woods flied to right; Cruz singled to center; Howe
singled to center [Cruz to second]; Roberts walked [Cruz to
third, Howe to second]; EDELEN REPLACED MARTIN (PITCHING);
Pujols singled to center [Cruz scored, Howe scored, Roberts to
second]; RAMSEY REPLACED EDELEN (PLAYING 3B); KAAT REPLACED
OBERKFELL (PITCHING); Landestoy grounded into a double play
(third to third to first) [Roberts out at third]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 6.

CARDINALS 7TH: Herr flied to center; Ramsey grounded out
(shortstop to first); Templeton flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: PITTMAN BATTED FOR SPROWL; Pittman lined to second;
Puhl singled to second; Garcia grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Puhl out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 6.

CARDINALS 8TH: D. SMITH REPLACED PITTMAN (PITCHING); THON
REPLACED GARCIA (PLAYING SS); Scott walked; Hernandez doubled to
right [Scott to third]; Hendrick doubled to center [Scott
scored, Hernandez scored]; Lezcano grounded out (pitcher to
first) [Hendrick to third]; Tenace popped to third; IORG BATTED
FOR KAAT; Iorg grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: OTTEN REPLACED IORG (PITCHING); SANCHEZ REPLACED
TENACE (PLAYING C ); Woods was called out on strikes; Cruz was
called out on strikes; Howe singled to center; Roberts struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 6.

CARDINALS 9TH: Herr walked; SAMBITO REPLACED D. SMITH
(PITCHING); Ramsey singled to center [Herr to second]; Templeton
struck out; Scott reached on an error by Landestoy [Herr to
third, Ramsey to second]; Hernandez walked [Herr scored, Ramsey
to third, Scott to second]; LACORTE REPLACED ROBERTS (PITCHING);
WALLING REPLACED SAMBITO (PLAYING 1B); Hendrick doubled to
center [Ramsey scored, Scott scored (unearned), Hernandez to
third]; PORTER BATTED FOR LEZCANO; Porter was walked
intentionally; LANDRUM RAN FOR PORTER; Sanchez forced Landrum
(shortstop unassisted) [Hernandez scored (unearned), Hendrick to
third]; BRAUN BATTED FOR OTTEN; Braun struck out; 4 R (2 ER), 2
H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 6.

ASTROS 9TH: LANDRUM STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); SUTTER REPLACED
BRAUN (PITCHING); ASHBY BATTED FOR PUJOLS; Ashby walked;
Landestoy out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Ashby to
second]; Walling struck out; Puhl was walked intentionally; HEEP
BATTED FOR THON; Heep grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        7   8   0    9
 Astros           6   9   2    5


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