St. Louis Cardinals 15, Houston Astros 12
Regular Season Game 37
Played on Tuesday, May 19, 1981 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  3  1    3  0  2    0  2  1  -  12 16  2
STL N    0  0  2    5  0  3    5  0  x  -  15 18  4
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       5   2   2   1       0   0       4   0
Garcia ss                     6   3   1   0       0   1       2   5
Woods rf                      5   1   2   2       0   2       0   0
Cruz lf                       5   1   3   2       0   0       1   0
Howe 3b                       3   2   3   2       2   0       0   2
Roberts 1b                    4   1   1   1       0   0      11   2
Pujols c                      5   1   1   2       0   0       4   0
Landestoy 2b                  4   0   1   0       1   0       1   4
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Sutton p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Sprowl p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Andujar p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pittman ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  D. Smith p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Thon 2b                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Reynolds ph                 1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       42  12  16  10       3   4      24  13

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

BATTING - 
2B: Howe (10,off Shirley); Landestoy (1,off Shirley); Woods 2 (2,off Shirley,off
Otten); Puhl (7,off Kaat); Cruz (6,off Edelen).
3B: Pujols (1,off Shirley); Reynolds (6,off Sutter).
SH: Woods (2,off Kaat).
SF: Roberts (1,off Kaat); Puhl (3,off Sutter).
GDP: Pujols (1,off Sutter).
IBB: Howe (3,by Otten).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Pujols (1,Home off Shirley/Tenace); Landestoy (3,3rd base off Shirley/Tenace);
Puhl (9,2nd base off Otten/Tenace).
CS: Cruz (5,2nd base by Otten/Tenace).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Templeton ss                  5   3   3   4       0   0       1   3
Scott cf                      5   2   3   4       0   0       1   0
Hernandez 1b                  5   0   2   2       0   0       9   1
Hendrick rf                   5   1   3   1       0   0       2   0
Iorg lf                       2   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Landrum lf                  3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Oberkfell 3b                  5   1   1   1       0   1       1   3
Tenace c                      4   2   1   0       1   1       6   1
Herr 2b                       5   3   3   1       0   0       4   5
Shirley p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Otten p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Braun ph                    0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Kaat p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Lezcano ph                  1   1   1   2       0   0       0   0
  Edelen p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sutter p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       42  15  18  15       2   4      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Templeton-Herr-Hernandez.
E: Templeton (4), Oberkfell 2 (8), Kaat (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Tenace (5,off Sutton); Herr (4,off Sprowl); Lezcano (4,off D. Smith).
3B: Templeton (6,off D. Smith).
SH: Otten (1,off Sutton).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Scott (8,2nd base off D. Smith/Pujols).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Sutton                        3.2   8   7   7   1   2   0  20
Sprowl L(0-1)                 2     4   3   3   0   0   0  10
Andujar                       0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
D. Smith                      1     5   5   5   1   1   0  10
Sambito                       1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        8    18  15  15   2   4   0  45


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Shirley                       2     5   4   2   0   2   0  13
Otten                         2     5   3   3   1   0   0  11
Kaat W(2-0)                   3     2   2   0   2   0   0  15
Edelen                        0     3   2   2   0   0   0   3
Sutter                        2     1   1   1   0   2   0   6
Totals                        9    16  12   8   3   4   0  48

Shirley faced 3 batters in the 3rd inning
Edelen faced 3 batters in the 8th inning
IBB: Otten (4,Howe).

Umpires: HP - Eric Gregg, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - Nick Colosi, 3B - Frank Pulli
Time of Game: 3:03   Attendance: 14585


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl popped to third; Garcia flied to left; Woods
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Templeton grounded out (third to first); Scott
grounded out (second to first); Hernandez flied to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); Howe doubled
to center; Roberts reached on an error by Oberkfell [Howe to
third]; Pujols tripled to center [Howe scored, Roberts scored
(unearned)]; Pujols stole home; Landestoy doubled to left;
Landestoy stole third; Sutton struck out; Puhl flied to left; 3
R (2 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Hendrick grounded out (shortstop to first); Iorg
grounded out (first to pitcher); Oberkfell was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Garcia reached on an error by Templeton; Woods
doubled to right [Garcia to third]; Cruz singled to right
[Garcia scored (unearned), Woods to third, Cruz to second (on
throw to home)]; OTTEN REPLACED SHIRLEY (PITCHING); Howe was
walked intentionally; Roberts forced Woods (first to catcher)
[Cruz to third, Howe to second]; Pujols forced Cruz (third to
catcher) [Howe to third, Roberts to second]; Landestoy grounded
out (second to first); 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 4,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Tenace doubled to left; Herr singled to right
[Tenace scored]; Otten out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second)
[Herr to second]; Templeton grounded out (first unassisted)
[Herr to third]; Scott singled to center [Herr scored];
Hernandez grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 4, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Sutton grounded out (third to first); On a bunt Puhl
singled to third; Puhl stole second; Garcia singled to second
[Puhl to third]; Woods doubled to right [Puhl scored, Garcia
scored]; Cruz singled to center [Woods scored]; Cruz was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); Howe singled to left;
Roberts grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 7, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Hendrick singled to right; Iorg singled to right
[Hendrick to second]; Oberkfell singled to left [Hendrick
scored, Iorg to second]; Tenace was called out on strikes; Herr
flied to center; BRAUN BATTED FOR OTTEN; Braun walked [Iorg to
third, Oberkfell to second]; Templeton singled to center [Iorg
scored, Oberkfell scored, Braun to third]; Scott singled to
right [Braun scored, Templeton to third]; SPROWL REPLACED SUTTON
(PITCHING); Hernandez singled to right [Templeton scored, Scott
to second]; Hendrick grounded out (shortstop to first); 5 R, 6
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Cardinals 7.

ASTROS 5TH: KAAT REPLACED BRAUN (PITCHING); LANDRUM REPLACED
IORG (PLAYING LF); Pujols popped to first; Landestoy grounded
out (pitcher to first); Sprowl flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 7, Cardinals 7.

CARDINALS 5TH: Landrum grounded out (shortstop to first);
Oberkfell grounded out (third to first); Tenace flied to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Cardinals 7.

ASTROS 6TH: Puhl doubled to right; Garcia reached on an error by
Oberkfell; Woods reached on an error by Kaat on a sacrifice bunt
[Puhl to third, Garcia to second]; Cruz popped to second; Howe
walked [Puhl scored (unearned), Garcia to third, Woods to
second]; Roberts hit a sacrifice fly to left [Garcia scored
(unearned)]; Pujols forced Howe (shortstop to second); 2 R (0
ER), 1 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 9, Cardinals 7.

CARDINALS 6TH: Herr doubled to left; Kaat grounded out
(shortstop to first); Templeton singled to center [Herr scored,
Templeton to third (error by Roberts)]; Scott singled to center
[Templeton scored]; Hernandez grounded out (second to first)
[Scott to second]; ANDUJAR REPLACED SPROWL (PITCHING); Hendrick
singled to left [Scott scored]; Landrum flied to center; 3 R, 4
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9, Cardinals 10.

ASTROS 7TH: Landestoy walked; PITTMAN BATTED FOR ANDUJAR;
Pittman singled to right [Landestoy to second]; Puhl forced
Landestoy (third to shortstop) [Pittman to second]; Garcia flied
to right; Woods grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 9, Cardinals 10.

CARDINALS 7TH: D. SMITH REPLACED PITTMAN (PITCHING); Oberkfell
grounded out (shortstop to first); Tenace walked; Herr singled
to right [Tenace to second]; LEZCANO BATTED FOR KAAT; Lezcano
doubled to right [Tenace scored, Herr scored]; Templeton tripled
to right [Lezcano scored]; Scott reached on a fielder's choice
[Templeton scored]; Scott stole second [Scott to third (error by
Pujols)]; Hernandez singled to center [Scott scored]; Hendrick
singled to center [Hernandez to third]; Landrum struck out;
Oberkfell forced Hendrick (second to shortstop); 5 R, 5 H, 1 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 9, Cardinals 15.

ASTROS 8TH: EDELEN REPLACED LEZCANO (PITCHING); Cruz doubled to
right; Howe singled to center [Cruz scored]; Roberts singled to
center [Howe to third]; SUTTER REPLACED EDELEN (PITCHING);
Pujols grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Howe scored (no RBI), Roberts out at second]; Landestoy
grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
11, Cardinals 15.

CARDINALS 8TH: SAMBITO REPLACED LANDESTOY (PITCHING); THON
REPLACED D. SMITH (PLAYING 2B); Tenace popped to shortstop; Herr
flied to center; Sutter struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 11, Cardinals 15.

ASTROS 9TH: REYNOLDS BATTED FOR THON; Reynolds tripled to
center; Puhl hit a sacrifice fly to right [Reynolds scored];
Garcia struck out; Woods struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 12, Cardinals 15.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros          12  16   2    9
 Cardinals       15  18   4    6


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