Houston Astros 4, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Regular Season Game 84
Played on Saturday, July 10, 1982 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    1  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  7  1
HOU N    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  2  -   4  8  1
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
L. Smith lf                   4   1   2   1       0   1       5   0
Herr 2b                       4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
McGee cf                      4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Hernandez 1b                  4   0   0   0       0   0      10   1
Iorg rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Landrum pr,rf               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Porter c                      3   0   1   0       1   1       1   1
Oberkfell 3b                  3   1   1   0       0   1       0   4
O. Smith ss                   3   0   0   0       0   0       3   4
Forsch p                      3   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
Totals                       32   2   7   1       1   3      24  15

FIELDING - 
E: O. Smith (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Oberkfell (11,off Niekro); Porter (10,off Niekro).
HR: L. Smith (6,1st inning off Niekro 0 on 0 out).
GDP: McGee (1,off Niekro); Hernandez (7,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: L. Smith (17,2nd base by Niekro/Pujols).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Thon ss                       4   0   2   0       0   0       1   6
Puhl cf                       3   1   0   0       1   0       1   0
Knight 1b                     4   1   1   0       0   0      11   2
  Walling pr                  0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   2   2       0   0       3   0
Heep rf                       3   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Garner 2b                     3   0   2   1       0   0       3   5
Howe 3b                       3   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Pujols c                      3   0   0   0       0   0       4   1
Niekro p                      3   0   0   0       0   1       3   1
Totals                       30   4   8   4       1   1      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Thon-Garner-Knight, Garner-Thon-Knight.
E: Garner (9).

BATTING - 
2B: Thon (9,off Forsch).
HR: Cruz (6,9th inning off Forsch 1 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Thon (5,2nd base by Forsch/Porter); Garner (4,2nd base by Forsch/Porter).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch L(8-5)                 8     8   4   2   1   1   1  31

Forsch faced 2 batters in the 9th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(8-6)                 9     7   2   2   1   3   1  33

WP: Niekro (10).

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - Gerry Davis, 3B - Frank Pulli
Time of Game: 2:11   Attendance: 31000


Starting Lineups:

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

CARDINALS 1ST: L. Smith homered; Herr singled to center; McGee
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Herr
out at second]; Hernandez grounded out (second to pitcher); 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Thon singled to third; Thon was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Puhl walked; Knight reached on an
error by O. Smith [Puhl to second]; Cruz lined to left; Heep
singled to right [Knight to third, Puhl scored (unearned)];
Garner singled to right [Heep to second, Knight scored
(unearned)]; Howe flied out to right; 2 R (0 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 2ND: Iorg flied out to left; Porter walked; Oberkfell
doubled to right [Porter to third]; O. Smith reached on a
fielder's choice [Porter out at home (shortstop to catcher),
Oberkfell to third]; Niekro threw a wild pitch [O. Smith to
second, Oberkfell scored]; Forsch popped to third in foul
territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Pujols grounded out (third to first); Niekro struck
out; Thon flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 2.

CARDINALS 3RD: L. Smith singled to center; L. Smith was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); Herr grounded out
(shortstop to first); McGee flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl lined to left; Knight grounded out (third to
first); Cruz singled to center; Heep grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

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

ASTROS 4TH: Garner singled to left; Garner was picked off and
caught stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop); Howe
grounded out (third to first); Pujols flied out to center; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Oberkfell struck out; O. Smith grounded out
(pitcher to first); Forsch singled to left; L. Smith struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Niekro flied out to left; Thon doubled to left; Thon
was picked off second (pitcher to shortstop); Puhl flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Herr flied out to center; McGee reached on an
error by Garner [McGee to first]; Hernandez grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [McGee out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Knight popped to second; Cruz grounded out (second
to first); Heep flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Iorg grounded out (shortstop to first); Porter
doubled; Oberkfell grounded out (second to first) [Porter to
third]; O. Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Garner grounded out (shortstop to first); Howe
grounded out (third to first); Pujols grounded out (pitcher to
shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros
2.

CARDINALS 8TH: On a bunt Forsch made an out to first; L. Smith
grounded out (third to first); Herr flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Niekro grounded out (shortstop to first); Thon flied
out to left; Puhl grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: McGee grounded out (first unassisted); Hernandez
grounded out (second to first); Iorg singled to center; LANDRUM
RAN FOR IORG; Porter lined to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: LANDRUM STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Knight singled
to right; WALLING RAN FOR KNIGHT; Cruz homered [Walling scored];
2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        2   7   1    4
 Astros           4   8   1    3


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