Houston Astros 3, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Regular Season Game 2
Played on Wednesday, April 7, 1982 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  1  -   2  7  0
HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  2    0  0  x  -   3  5  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
L. Smith lf                   4   0   1   1       0   1       1   0
Herr 2b                       3   0   0   0       1   2       2   1
Hernandez 1b                  4   0   0   0       0   1       8   1
Porter c                      4   1   3   1       0   0       4   2
Iorg rf                       3   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Landrum ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Braun 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
  Ramsey ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Green cf                      3   1   1   0       0   0       4   0
O. Smith ss                   3   0   2   0       0   0       1   2
Martin p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Littell p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roof ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bair p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   2   7   2       1   4      24  10

BATTING - 
2B: Green (1,off Niekro).
HR: Porter (2,9th inning off Niekro 0 on 1 out).
SH: Martin (1,off Niekro).
GDP: Iorg (1,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Porter (1,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols); L. Smith 2 (4,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols,3rd
base off Niekro/Pujols).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Thon ss                       4   0   1   0       0   0       2   4
Puhl rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Garner 2b                     3   0   0   0       1   2       1   3
Knight 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Cruz lf                       3   1   0   0       1   1       5   0
Howe 1b                       3   1   0   0       1   0      11   0
Scott cf                      2   1   2   1       1   0       1   0
Pujols c                      2   0   1   2       1   0       4   2
Niekro p                      3   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       28   3   5   3       5   4      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Garner-Thon-Howe.

BATTING - 
2B: Scott (1,off Martin); Pujols (1,off Martin).
3B: Puhl (1,off Martin).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cruz (1,2nd base off Martin/Porter).
CS: Thon (1,2nd base by Martin/Porter).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Martin L(0-1)                 6     5   3   3   5   4   0  27
Littell                       1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Bair                          1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8     5   3   3   5   4   0  33


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(1-0)                 8.1   7   2   2   1   4   1  31
Sambito SV(1)                 0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        9     7   2   2   1   4   1  33


Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Randy Marsh, 3B - Lee Weyer
Time of Game: 2:29   Attendance: 18467


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. L. Smith            lf        Thon                ss
2. Herr                2b        Puhl                rf
3. Hernandez           1b        Garner              2b
4. Porter              c         Knight              3b
5. Iorg                rf        Cruz                lf
6. Braun               3b        Howe                1b
7. Green               cf        Scott               cf
8. O. Smith            ss        Pujols              c
9. Martin              p         Niekro              p

CARDINALS 1ST: L. Smith grounded out (catcher to first); Herr
lined to left; Hernandez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Thon singled to shortstop; Thon was picked off and
caught stealing second (pitcher to first to second); Puhl flied
out to right; Garner walked; Knight flied out to center; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Porter singled to left; Iorg grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Porter out at
second]; Braun grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz walked; Cruz stole second; Howe grounded out
(shortstop to first); Scott doubled to left [Cruz scored];
Pujols grounded out (third to first); Niekro reached on a
fielder's choice [Scott out at third (third unassisted)]; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Green grounded out (second to first); O. Smith
singled to left; Martin out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
second) [O. Smith to second]; L. Smith was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Thon grounded out (third to first); Puhl tripled to
right; Garner struck out; Knight grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Herr struck out; Hernandez flied out to left;
Porter singled to center; Porter stole second; Iorg grounded out
(catcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz was called out on strikes; Howe popped to
second; Scott walked; Pujols walked [Scott to second]; Niekro
grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Braun grounded out (shortstop to first); Green
flied out to right; O. Smith singled to right; Martin popped to
third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Thon flied out to right; Puhl flied out to center;
Garner was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: L. Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); Herr
walked; Herr was picked off first (pitcher to first); Hernandez
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Knight lined to left; Cruz flied out to center; Howe
walked; Scott singled to left [Howe to second]; Pujols doubled
to left [Scott scored, Howe scored]; Niekro struck out; 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 7TH: Porter flied out to left; Iorg flied out to left;
Braun popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: LITTELL REPLACED MARTIN (PITCHING); Thon grounded
out (third to first); Puhl grounded out (catcher to first);
Garner popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Astros 3.

CARDINALS 8TH: Green doubled to center; O. Smith grounded out
(second to first) [Green to third]; ROOF BATTED FOR LITTELL;
Roof popped to shortstop; L. Smith singled to center [Green
scored]; L. Smith stole second; L. Smith stole third; Herr
struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: BAIR REPLACED ROOF (PITCHING); Knight flied out to
center; Cruz popped to third; Howe grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 9TH: Hernandez lined to center; Porter homered;
SAMBITO REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); LANDRUM BATTED FOR IORG;
Landrum flied out to right; RAMSEY BATTED FOR BRAUN; Ramsey
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        2   7   0    4
 Astros           3   5   0    6


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