St. Louis Cardinals 3, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 39
Played on Thursday, May 21, 1981 (D) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  4  2
STL N    2  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  x  -   3  5  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Garcia ss                     4   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
Woods rf                      3   0   1   0       1   0       0   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Howe 3b                       4   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
Roberts 1b                    3   1   1   1       0   0       8   1
Ashby c                       3   0   0   0       0   0       7   3
Landestoy 2b                  2   0   0   0       1   0       1   3
Ryan p                        2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  D. Smith p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pittman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   1   4   1       2   1      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Howe-Landestoy-Roberts.
E: Roberts (3), Landestoy (3).

BATTING - 
HR: Roberts (1,7th inning off Martin 0 on 1 out).
GDP: Cruz (4,off Martin).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Puhl (10,2nd base off Martin/Sanchez).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Templeton ss                  4   0   2   1       0   1       6   3
Scott cf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       6   0
Hernandez 1b                  2   1   1   0       2   0       8   3
Hendrick rf                   3   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
Iorg lf                       3   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Landrum lf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Oberkfell 3b                  3   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Herr 2b                       3   1   0   0       0   0       2   0
Sanchez c                     3   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Martin p                      3   0   0   0       0   3       1   0
Totals                       28   3   5   2       3   8      27   7

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Hernandez-Templeton-Hernandez.
E: Sanchez (2).

BATTING - 
GDP: Hendrick (2,off Sambito).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Hernandez (5,2nd base off Ryan/Ashby); Herr (3,2nd base off Ryan/Ashby).
CS: Templeton 2 (7,2nd base by Ryan/Ashby,2nd base by D. Smith/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ryan L(3-2)                   6.1   3   3   1   3   6   0  26
D. Smith                      0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   2
Sambito                       1     1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        8     5   3   1   3   8   0  31

WP: Ryan (6).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Martin W(1-0)                 9     4   1   1   2   1   1  32

BK: Martin (1).

Umpires: HP - Nick Colosi, 1B - Frank Pulli, 2B - Eric Gregg, 3B - Doug Harvey
Time of Game: 2:13   Attendance: 19823


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. Ashby               c         Herr                2b
8. Landestoy           2b        Sanchez             c
9. Ryan                p         Martin              p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl popped to first in foul territory; Garcia
grounded out (shortstop to first); Woods flied to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Templeton singled to pitcher; Scott flied to
left; Templeton was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Hernandez walked; Hendrick singled to right
[Hernandez to third]; Iorg singled to left [Hernandez scored,
Hendrick to second]; Oberkfell reached on an error by Landestoy
[Hendrick to third, Iorg to second]; Ryan threw a wild pitch
[Hendrick scored (unearned), Iorg to third, Oberkfell to
second]; Herr grounded out (second to first); 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz popped to shortstop; Howe singled to third;
Roberts popped to shortstop; Ashby grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 2ND: Sanchez struck out (catcher to first); Martin
struck out; Templeton struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Landestoy popped to shortstop; Ryan struck out; Puhl
singled to center; Puhl stole second [Puhl to third (error by
Sanchez)]; Garcia flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 3RD: Scott grounded out (shortstop to first);
Hernandez popped to first in foul territory; Hendrick grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Woods singled to left; Martin balked [Woods to
second]; Cruz popped to second; Howe lined to center; Roberts
flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Iorg grounded out (first to pitcher); Oberkfell
struck out; Herr flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Ashby popped to shortstop; Landestoy walked; Ryan
forced Landestoy (first to shortstop); Puhl popped to first in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Sanchez struck out; Martin struck out; Templeton
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Garcia flied to center; Woods walked; Cruz grounded
into a double play (first to shortstop to first) [Woods out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Scott flied to center; Hernandez walked;
Hernandez stole second; Hendrick walked; Iorg flied to center;
Oberkfell flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Howe grounded out (first unassisted); Roberts
homered; Ashby flied to center; Landestoy flied to right; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Herr reached on an error by Roberts; Herr stole
second; Sanchez grounded out (first unassisted) [Herr to third];
D. SMITH REPLACED RYAN (PITCHING); Martin struck out; Templeton
singled to left [Herr scored (unearned)]; Templeton was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 8TH: PITTMAN BATTED FOR D. SMITH; Pittman popped to
first; Puhl grounded out (first to pitcher); Garcia grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 8TH: SAMBITO REPLACED PITTMAN (PITCHING); Scott struck
out; Hernandez singled to center; Hendrick grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Hernandez out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 9TH: LANDRUM REPLACED IORG (PLAYING LF); Woods flied to
center; Cruz popped to third in foul territory; Howe popped to
second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   4   2    4
 Cardinals        3   5   1    4


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