St. Louis Cardinals 5, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 21
Played on Wednesday, April 28, 1982 (D) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    1  0  0    0  1  1    0  1  0  -   4 10  1
STL N    0  0  0    0  1  4    0  0  x  -   5  6  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       3   2   2   0       2   0       1   0
Scott cf                      4   0   2   1       0   0       3   0
Knight 3b                     5   0   2   0       0   0       1   1
Cruz lf                       5   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
Ashby c                       3   0   0   0       2   0       2   1
  Pittman pr                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Howe 1b                       3   0   1   1       1   0      12   0
Garner 2b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       0   5
Thon ss                       2   1   0   0       1   2       3   4
  Heep ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Garcia ss                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Niekro p                      3   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Smith p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  LaCorte p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Walling ph                  1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Moffitt p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   4  10   4       6   3      24  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Garner-Thon-Howe, Garner-Thon-Howe.
E: Garner (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (3,off Forsch); Garner (5,off Forsch).
SH: Scott (1,off Forsch).
HBP: Howe (1,by Forsch).
GDP: Knight (2,off Forsch).
IBB: Ashby (2,by Forsch).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Puhl (2,2nd base off Forsch/Porter).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
L. Smith lf                   4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Herr 2b                       3   1   1   0       1   1       3   4
Hernandez 1b                  3   1   0   0       1   0      11   0
Porter c                      3   1   1   0       1   0       3   0
Iorg rf                       1   1   0   1       2   0       2   0
  Landrum rf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Oberkfell 3b                  3   1   1   1       1   0       1   4
Green cf                      4   0   1   2       0   0       2   1
Ramsey ss                     3   0   1   1       0   0       2   2
Forsch p                      3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Sutter p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       28   5   6   5       6   2      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Herr-Ramsey-Hernandez.

BATTING - 
2B: Oberkfell (1,off Niekro).
GDP: Iorg (4,off Niekro); Forsch (1,off LaCorte).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Herr (6,2nd base off LaCorte/Ashby).
CS: L. Smith (5,2nd base by Niekro/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro                        5.1   4   3   3   2   2   0  21
Smith L(0-2)                  0     0   2   2   3   0   0   3
LaCorte                       1.2   2   0   0   1   0   0   7
Moffitt                       1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8     6   5   5   6   2   0  34

WP: Niekro (1), LaCorte (2).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch W(4-0)                 7     8   4   4   6   2   0  34
Sutter SV(7)                  2     2   0   0   0   1   0   8
Totals                        9    10   4   4   6   3   0  42

Forsch faced 1 batter in the 8th inning
HBP: Forsch (2,Howe).
IBB: Forsch (1,Ashby).

Umpires: HP - Randy Marsh, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Ed Montague
Time of Game: 2:38   Attendance: 15757


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl singled to center; Scott singled to center
[Puhl to second]; Knight singled to center [Puhl to third, Scott
out at second (center to second)]; Cruz lined to second; Ashby
walked [Knight to second]; Howe walked [Puhl scored, Knight to
third, Ashby to second]; Garner grounded out (third to first); 1
R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: L. Smith singled to left; L. Smith was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Herr struck out;
Hernandez grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Thon was called out on strikes; Niekro grounded out
(third to first); Puhl walked; Puhl stole second; Scott grounded
out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Porter reached on an error by Garner [Porter to
first]; Iorg walked [Porter to second]; Oberkfell flied out to
left; Green lined to center; Ramsey flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H,
1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Knight flied out to right; Cruz grounded out (second
to first); Ashby grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Forsch struck out; L. Smith flied out to center;
Herr grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Howe singled to center; Garner grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Howe to second]; Thon was called out on
strikes; Niekro grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Hernandez grounded out (pitcher to first); Porter
singled to right; Iorg grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Porter out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Puhl walked; Scott out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher
to second) [Puhl to second]; Knight grounded out (third to
first); Cruz doubled to right [Puhl scored]; Ashby was walked
intentionally; Howe was hit by a pitch [Cruz to third, Ashby to
second]; Garner forced Ashby (third unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Oberkfell doubled to center; Green grounded out
(second to first) [Oberkfell to third]; Ramsey grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Oberkfell scored]; Forsch grounded out
(second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Thon walked; On a bunt Niekro popped to first in
foul territory; Puhl singled to right [Thon to second]; Scott
singled to left [Puhl to second, Thon scored]; Knight grounded
into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Scott out at
second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: L. Smith grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to
first); Herr singled to shortstop; Niekro threw a wild pitch
[Herr to second]; Hernandez walked; SMITH REPLACED NIEKRO
(PITCHING); Porter walked [Herr to third, Hernandez to second];
Iorg walked [Herr scored, Hernandez to third, Porter to second];
Oberkfell walked [Hernandez scored, Porter to third, Iorg to
second]; LACORTE REPLACED SMITH (PITCHING); Green singled to
right [Oberkfell to second, Iorg scored, Porter scored]; Ramsey
singled to center [Green to second, Oberkfell to third]; Forsch
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Ramsey out at second]; Mike Ramsey called for interference
at 2B; 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Cruz grounded out (second to first); Ashby lined to
left; Howe flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 7TH: L. Smith flied out to right; Herr walked; Herr
stole second; LaCorte threw a wild pitch [Herr to third];
Hernandez grounded out (second to first); Porter popped to third
in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 8TH: LANDRUM REPLACED IORG (PLAYING RF); Garner doubled
to left; HEEP BATTED FOR THON; SUTTER REPLACED FORSCH
(PITCHING); Heep flied out to center [Garner to third]; WALLING
BATTED FOR LACORTE; Walling singled to first [Garner scored];
Puhl flied out to left; Scott flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 8TH: GARCIA REPLACED HEEP (PLAYING SS); MOFFITT
REPLACED WALLING (PITCHING); Landrum flied out to center;
Oberkfell grounded out (shortstop to first); Green grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 9TH: Knight singled to left; Cruz struck out; Ashby
forced Knight (second to shortstop); PITTMAN RAN FOR ASHBY; Howe
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4  10   1   11
 Cardinals        5   6   0    5


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