St. Louis Cardinals 8, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 38
Played on Tuesday, May 17, 1983 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  3  -   4  9  1
STL N    0  1  5    0  2  0    0  0  x  -   8  9  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Moreno cf                     3   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Smith p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Walling ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  LaCorte p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Puhl rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Thon ss                       4   2   2   1       0   1       4   3
Garner 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Cruz lf                       3   1   1   1       1   0       1   0
Spilman 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   0      10   1
Ashby c                       4   1   1   1       0   0       2   0
Doran 2b                      4   0   1   1       0   0       0   5
Niekro p                      1   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Ruhle p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bass ph,cf                  3   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       35   4   9   4       1   1      24  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Doran-Thon-Spilman.
E: Niekro (4).
PB: Ashby (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (8,off Forsch); Ashby (10,off Forsch); Doran (3,off Forsch).
HR: Thon (3,4th inning off Forsch 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Spilman (1,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 5.

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   2       1   0       1   0
McGee cf                      5   0   1   1       0   0       5   0
Hernandez 1b                  4   1   1   0       1   1      12   0
Porter c                      3   1   1   0       1   0       1   0
  Quirk c                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Iorg rf                       3   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
  Green pr,rf                 0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Oberkfell 3b                  2   2   0   0       2   0       2   0
Herr 2b                       3   2   1   0       1   0       1   2
  Ramsey 2b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
O. Smith ss                   4   2   2   2       0   0       2   5
Forsch p                      3   0   1   2       0   2       0   1
  Von Ohlen p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   8   9   8       6   3      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. O. Smith-Herr-Hernandez.
PB: Porter (3).

BATTING - 
2B: L. Smith (7,off Niekro); O. Smith (5,off Smith); McGee (1,off Smith); Iorg
(2,off Smith).
SF: Forsch (1,off Niekro); Iorg (2,off Niekro).
GDP: Iorg (2,off Ruhle).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: L. Smith (8,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby); O. Smith (7,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(1-4)                 2.2   5   6   3   4   1   0  19
Ruhle                         1.1   0   0   0   1   0   0   4
Smith                         3     4   2   2   1   1   0  14
LaCorte                       1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        8     9   8   5   6   3   0  40


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch W(3-3)                 8.2   9   4   4   1   1   1  35
Von Ohlen                     0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        9     9   4   4   1   1   1  36


Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Dave Pallone, 2B - Jim Quick, 3B - Bob Engel
Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance: 40740


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Moreno flied out to center; Puhl singled to right;
Puhl stole second; Porter allowed a passed ball [Puhl to third];
Thon struck out; Garner grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: L. Smith walked; L. Smith stole second; McGee
grounded out (third to first) [L. Smith to third]; Hernandez
walked; Porter flied out to right; Iorg flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz walked; Spilman grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Cruz out at second]; Ashby
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Oberkfell reached on an error by Niekro
[Oberkfell to first]; Herr singled to left [Oberkfell to third];
O. Smith forced Herr (pitcher to shortstop); O. Smith stole
second; Forsch hit a sacrifice fly to center [Oberkfell scored
(unearned), O. Smith to third]; L. Smith flied out to right; 1 R
(0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Doran flied out to center; Niekro singled to left;
Moreno flied out to left; Puhl popped to third in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: McGee grounded out (first unassisted); Hernandez
singled to right; Porter singled to right [Hernandez to third];
Iorg hit a sacrifice fly to right [Hernandez scored]; Oberkfell
walked [Porter to second]; Herr walked [Porter to third,
Oberkfell to second]; O. Smith singled to center [Porter scored,
Oberkfell scored, Herr to third (on throw to home), O. Smith to
second (on throw to home)]; Forsch struck out but advanced to
first on a passed ball; L. Smith doubled to left [Herr scored
(unearned), O. Smith scored (unearned), Forsch to third]; RUHLE
REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); McGee popped to shortstop; 5 R (3
ER), 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 4TH: Thon homered; Garner popped to first in foul
territory; Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); Spilman flied
out to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 6.

CARDINALS 4TH: Hernandez grounded out (shortstop to first);
Porter walked; Iorg grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Porter out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 5TH: Ashby lined to first; Doran made an out to
shortstop; BASS BATTED FOR RUHLE; Bass singled to left; Moreno
lined to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 6.

CARDINALS 5TH: SMITH REPLACED MORENO (PITCHING); BASS STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING CF); Oberkfell walked; Herr forced Oberkfell
(first to shortstop) [Herr to first]; O. Smith doubled to right
[Herr to third]; Forsch singled to center [Herr scored, O. Smith
to third]; L. Smith flied out to center; McGee doubled to center
[O. Smith scored, Forsch to third]; Hernandez flied out to
right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 8.

ASTROS 6TH: Puhl grounded out (second to first); Thon grounded
out (shortstop to first); Garner grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 8.

CARDINALS 6TH: Porter grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to
first); Iorg doubled to right; GREEN RAN FOR IORG; Oberkfell
grounded out (second to first) [Green to third]; Herr grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 8.

ASTROS 7TH: GREEN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); RAMSEY REPLACED
HERR (PLAYING 2B); Cruz flied out to right; Spilman singled to
right; Ashby forced Spilman (second to shortstop) [Ashby to
first]; Doran grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 8.

CARDINALS 7TH: O. Smith flied out to left; Forsch struck out; L.
Smith grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 8.

ASTROS 8TH: QUIRK REPLACED PORTER (PLAYING C ); Bass flied out
to center; WALLING BATTED FOR SMITH; Walling popped to third in
foul territory; Puhl grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 8.

CARDINALS 8TH: LACORTE REPLACED WALLING (PITCHING); McGee
grounded out (second to first); Hernandez struck out; Quirk
grounded out (pitcher to second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 1, Cardinals 8.

ASTROS 9TH: Thon singled to left; Garner flied out to center;
Cruz doubled to right [Thon scored]; Spilman flied out to
center; Ashby doubled to left [Cruz scored]; Doran doubled to
right [Ashby scored]; VON OHLEN REPLACED FORSCH (PITCHING); Bass
flied out to right; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   9   1    5
 Cardinals        8   9   0    8


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