St. Louis Cardinals 14, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 1
Played on Tuesday, April 6, 1982 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    5  1  0    4  2  2    0  0  0  -  14 18  0
HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  1    1  0  0  -   3  8  2
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
L. Smith cf,lf                4   3   2   0       1   0       4   0
Herr 2b                       6   1   2   1       0   2       2   4
Hernandez 1b                  4   3   3   3       2   0      11   1
Porter c                      5   2   2   3       0   2       0   1
  Brummer c                   1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Hendrick rf                   5   2   2   1       1   1       3   0
Iorg lf                       3   1   2   2       0   1       0   0
  Green pr,cf                 2   1   1   1       0   1       1   0
Braun 3b                      4   0   1   1       1   0       0   1
  Ramsey 3b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
O. Smith ss                   5   0   2   2       0   1       4   3
Forsch p                      5   1   1   0       0   1       1   1
  Kaat p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       44  14  18  14       5  10      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. O. Smith-Hernandez, Herr-O. Smith-Hernandez, Ramsey-Herr-Hernandez.

BATTING - 
2B: Iorg 2 (2,off Ryan,off Pladson); Herr 2 (2,off Ryan,off LaCoss); Porter
(1,off Pladson); Hernandez 2 (2,off LaCoss,off Smith).
HR: Porter (1,1st inning off Ryan 2 on 1 out).
HBP: L. Smith (1,by Ryan).
GDP: L. Smith (1,off LaCoss); Hendrick (1,off Sambito).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: L. Smith 2 (2,2nd base off Ryan/Ashby 2); O. Smith (1,2nd base off Ryan/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Scott cf                      4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Garner 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       3   6
Cruz lf                       3   1   1   0       1   0       0   0
Ashby c                       2   1   2   1       1   0       7   0
  Knicely c                   1   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Knight 3b                     4   0   2   0       0   0       1   0
Howe 1b                       3   1   1   2       0   0       7   2
Reynolds ss                   2   0   0   0       1   0       1   2
  Garcia ss                   1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Ryan p                        0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Heep ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Pladson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  LaCoss p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Ivie ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Smith p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Walling ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       31   3   8   3       3   1      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Reynolds-Garner-Howe, Sambito-Garcia-Howe.
E: Cruz (1), Ashby (1).

BATTING - 
HR: Ashby (1,6th inning off Forsch 0 on 2 out); Howe (1,7th inning off Forsch
0 on 0 out).
SF: Howe (1,off Forsch).
GDP: Scott 2 (2,off Forsch 2); Howe (1,off Kaat).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch W(1-0)                 8     7   3   3   3   1   2  32
Kaat                          1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     8   3   3   3   1   2  35

WP: Forsch (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ryan L(0-1)                   3     8   6   6   2   5   1  20
Pladson                       0.1   5   4   4   1   0   0   7
LaCoss                        1.2   3   2   2   1   0   0   8
Smith                         2     1   2   1   1   4   0   9
Sambito                       2     1   0   0   0   1   0   6
Totals                        9    18  14  13   5  10   1  50

HBP: Ryan (1,L. Smith).

Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Ed Montague, 3B - Randy Marsh
Time of Game: 2:48   Attendance: 33521


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. L. Smith            cf        Puhl                rf
2. Herr                2b        Scott               cf
3. Hernandez           1b        Garner              2b
4. Porter              c         Cruz                lf
5. Hendrick            rf        Ashby               c
6. Iorg                lf        Knight              3b
7. Braun               3b        Howe                1b
8. O. Smith            ss        Reynolds            ss
9. Forsch              p         Ryan                p

CARDINALS 1ST: L. Smith was hit by a pitch; L. Smith stole
second [L. Smith to third (error by Ashby)]; Herr struck out;
Hernandez walked; Porter homered [L. Smith scored, Hernandez
scored]; Hendrick singled to left; Iorg doubled to right
[Hendrick to third]; Braun singled to right [Iorg to third,
Hendrick scored]; O. Smith forced Braun (shortstop to second)
[Iorg scored]; O. Smith stole second; Forsch was called out on
strikes; 5 R, 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (second to first); Scott grounded
out (first unassisted); Garner grounded out (first to pitcher);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: L. Smith singled to second; L. Smith stole
second; Herr doubled to left [L. Smith scored]; Hernandez
grounded out (second to first) [Herr to third]; Porter struck
out; Hendrick walked; Iorg struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 6, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz singled to center; Ashby singled to center
[Cruz to second]; Knight lined to center [Cruz to third]; Howe
hit a sacrifice fly to center [Cruz scored]; Reynolds flied out
to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 6, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Braun popped to third; O. Smith singled to left;
Forsch forced O. Smith (first to shortstop); L. Smith singled to
center [Forsch to second]; Herr struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cardinals 6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: HEEP BATTED FOR RYAN; Heep singled to center; Puhl
flied out to center; Scott grounded into a double play
(shortstop to first) [Heep out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cardinals 6, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: PLADSON REPLACED HEEP (PITCHING); Hernandez
walked; Porter doubled to left [Hernandez to third]; Hendrick
singled to center [Porter to third, Hernandez scored]; Iorg
doubled to left [Hendrick scored, Porter scored]; GREEN RAN FOR
IORG; Braun grounded out (second to first) [Green to third]; O.
Smith singled to left [Green scored]; Forsch singled to center
[O. Smith to second]; LACOSS REPLACED PLADSON (PITCHING); L.
Smith grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Forsch out at second]; 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 10,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: GREEN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); L. SMITH CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Garner struck out (catcher to first);
Cruz flied out to right; Ashby walked; Forsch threw a wild pitch
[Ashby to second]; Knight singled to left [Ashby to third]; Howe
forced Knight (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 10, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Herr doubled to left; Hernandez doubled to left
[Herr scored]; Porter flied out to right; Hendrick grounded out
(second to first) [Hernandez to third]; Green singled to right
[Hernandez scored]; Braun walked [Green to second]; O. Smith
grounded out (first to pitcher); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 12, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Reynolds walked; IVIE BATTED FOR LACOSS; Ivie
singled to left [Reynolds to second]; Puhl flied out to center;
Scott grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Ivie out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 12,
Astros 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: SMITH REPLACED IVIE (PITCHING); Forsch reached on
an error by Cruz [Forsch to second]; L. Smith walked; Herr flied
out to center [Forsch to third]; Hernandez doubled to left [L.
Smith scored, Forsch scored (unearned)]; Porter was called out
on strikes; Hendrick struck out; 2 R (1 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 14, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: BRUMMER REPLACED PORTER (PLAYING C ); Garner popped
to shortstop; Cruz grounded out (pitcher to first); Ashby
homered; Knight grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 14, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: KNICELY REPLACED ASHBY (PLAYING C ); Green struck
out; Braun grounded out (second to first); O. Smith struck out;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 14, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: RAMSEY REPLACED BRAUN (PLAYING 3B); Howe homered;
Reynolds lined to right; WALLING BATTED FOR SMITH; Walling
grounded out (first unassisted); Puhl flied out to right; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 14, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 8TH: SAMBITO REPLACED WALLING (PITCHING); GARCIA
REPLACED REYNOLDS (PLAYING SS); Forsch flied out to center; L.
Smith grounded out (second to first); Herr lined to second; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 14, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Scott grounded out (second to first); Garner popped
to shortstop; Cruz walked; Knicely popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 14, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 9TH: Hernandez singled to left; Brummer struck out;
Hendrick grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to
first) [Hernandez out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 14, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: KAAT REPLACED FORSCH (PITCHING); Knight singled to
center; Howe grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Knight out at second]; Garcia grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 14, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals       14  18   0    9
 Astros           3   8   2    5


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