Houston Astros 4, St. Louis Cardinals 3 (11 innings)
Regular Season Game 38
Played on Wednesday, May 20, 1981 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  1  2    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  -   4 11  0
STL N    3  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  -   3 10  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       5   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Reynolds ss                   5   0   1   0       0   0       2   2
Walling rf,1b                 4   1   1   0       1   1       3   0
Cruz lf                       5   2   3   1       0   0       3   0
Howe 3b                       5   0   2   1       0   0       1   3
Heep 1b                       5   0   0   0       0   1      11   1
  Woods rf                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ashby c                       4   1   1   0       1   0       8   0
Landestoy 2b                  5   0   2   2       0   0       2   3
Niekro p                      4   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
  Pittman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       43   4  11   4       2   4      33  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Howe-Heep.

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (7,off Kaat).
3B: Cruz (1,off Sorensen); Landestoy (1,off Sutter).
GDP: Walling (2,off Sorensen).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Howe (1,2nd base off Sorensen/Tenace).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Templeton ss                  5   1   2   0       0   0       4   5
Scott cf                      5   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Hernandez 1b                  4   1   2   1       1   1      12   0
Hendrick rf                   4   1   0   0       1   1       2   1
Iorg lf                       5   0   1   1       0   1       4   0
  Sutter p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Oberkfell 3b                  4   0   1   0       1   0       1   2
Tenace c                      5   0   1   1       0   2       6   0
Herr 2b                       5   0   2   0       0   1       1   7
Sorensen p                    4   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Kaat p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Landrum lf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lezcano ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       42   3  10   3       3   8      33  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Herr-Templeton-Hernandez.
E: Oberkfell (9).

BATTING - 
2B: Iorg (1,off Niekro); Herr (5,off Niekro).
3B: Templeton (7,off Niekro).
IBB: Oberkfell (2,by Niekro); Hernandez (5,by Niekro).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Templeton (4,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby); Hernandez (4,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby);
Scott (9,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby); Herr (2,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(5-3)                10    10   3   3   3   8   0  42
Sambito SV(3)                 1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                       11    10   3   3   3   8   0  45

IBB: Niekro 2 (3,Oberkfell,Hernandez).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Sorensen                      9     7   3   3   2   3   0  36
Kaat                          1     2   0   0   0   0   0   4
Sutter L(1-2)                 1     2   1   1   0   1   0   5
Totals                       11    11   4   4   2   4   0  45


Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Eric Gregg
Time of Game: 2:47   Attendance: 19175


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Puhl                cf        Templeton           ss
2. Reynolds            ss        Scott               cf
3. Walling             rf        Hernandez           1b
4. Cruz                lf        Hendrick            rf
5. Howe                3b        Iorg                lf
6. Heep                1b        Oberkfell           3b
7. Ashby               c         Tenace              c
8. Landestoy           2b        Herr                2b
9. Niekro              p         Sorensen            p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl was called out on strikes; Reynolds popped to
shortstop; Walling was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Templeton singled to left; Templeton stole
second; Scott grounded out (first unassisted) [Templeton to
third]; Hernandez singled to right [Templeton scored]; Hernandez
stole second; Hendrick walked; Iorg doubled to left [Hernandez
scored, Hendrick to third]; Oberkfell was walked intentionally;
Tenace singled to left [Hendrick scored, Iorg to third,
Oberkfell to second]; Herr struck out; Sorensen struck out; 3 R,
4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz singled to center; Howe grounded out (shortstop
to first) [Cruz to second]; Heep grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Cruz to third]; Ashby walked; Landestoy singled to left
[Cruz scored, Ashby to second]; Niekro reached on an error by
Oberkfell [Ashby to third, Landestoy to second]; Puhl forced
Niekro (second to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 2ND: Templeton grounded out (second to first); Scott
singled to center; Scott stole second; Hernandez grounded out
(second to first) [Scott to third]; Hendrick struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Reynolds flied to left; Walling walked; Cruz tripled
to center [Walling scored]; Howe singled to center [Cruz
scored]; Heep forced Howe (third to second); Ashby grounded out
(second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 3RD: Iorg popped to second; Oberkfell grounded out
(shortstop to first); Tenace struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 3, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Landestoy lined to center; Niekro grounded out
(shortstop to first); Puhl popped to third in foul territory; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 4TH: Herr singled to left; On a bunt Sorensen made an
out to first; Herr stole second; Templeton flied to center [Herr
to third]; Scott grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Reynolds singled to center; Walling grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Reynolds out at
second]; Cruz popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: Hernandez singled to center; Hendrick lined to
second; Iorg lined into a double play (third to third to first)
[Hernandez out at first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Howe grounded out (second to first); Heep flied to
left; Ashby flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 6TH: Oberkfell grounded out (first to pitcher); Tenace
struck out; Herr doubled to center; Sorensen grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Landestoy lined to left; Niekro singled to center;
Puhl lined to right; Reynolds grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 7TH: Templeton tripled to center; Scott flied to
center; Hernandez was walked intentionally; Hendrick popped to
first in foul territory; Iorg struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 3, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Walling flied to center; Cruz grounded out (first
unassisted); Howe singled to center; Howe stole second; Heep
popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals
3.

CARDINALS 8TH: Oberkfell singled to right; On a bunt Tenace
forced Oberkfell (pitcher to shortstop); Herr flied to left;
Sorensen struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals
3.

ASTROS 9TH: Ashby grounded out (third to first); Landestoy flied
to center; Niekro was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 9TH: Templeton popped to shortstop; Scott flied to
right; Hernandez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 10TH: KAAT REPLACED SORENSEN (PITCHING); Puhl grounded
out (second to first); Reynolds grounded out (second to first);
Walling singled to center; Cruz doubled to right [Walling out at
home (right to second to catcher)]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 3, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 10TH: Hendrick grounded out (third to first); Iorg
flied to right; Oberkfell grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 11TH: SUTTER REPLACED IORG (PITCHING); LANDRUM REPLACED
KAAT (PLAYING LF); Howe flied to right; Heep struck out; Ashby
singled to center; Landestoy tripled to center [Ashby scored];
PITTMAN BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Pittman grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 11TH: SAMBITO REPLACED PITTMAN (PITCHING); WOODS
REPLACED HEEP (PLAYING RF); WALLING CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
1B); Tenace flied to left; Herr lined to left; LEZCANO BATTED
FOR LANDRUM; Lezcano grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4  11   0    8
 Cardinals        3  10   1    9


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