St. Louis Cardinals 5, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 45
Played on Thursday, May 26, 1983 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    4  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   5  8  0
HOU N    0  0  2    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   3  9  1
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Herr 2b                       3   1   0   0       1   2       0   3
  Green lf                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Oberkfell 3b                  5   0   3   1       0   0       0   1
L. Smith lf                   4   1   1   0       1   0       3   1
  Ramsey 2b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hernandez 1b                  4   1   0   0       1   1      13   2
Hendrick rf                   4   1   1   3       0   0       1   0
McGee cf                      4   0   2   1       0   1       4   0
Porter c                      4   0   0   0       0   1       4   1
  Sutter p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
O. Smith ss                   4   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Forsch p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Von Ohlen p                 1   0   0   0       1   0       1   2
  Brummer c                   1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   5   8   5       4   6      27  11

FIELDING - 
PB: Porter (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Hendrick (5,off LaCoss); McGee (3,off LaCoss); Oberkfell (7,off Smith).
SH: Herr (3,off Smith).
IBB: Hernandez (4,by LaCoss).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: L. Smith (11,2nd base off LaCoss/Pujols); McGee (7,2nd base off Smith/Pujols);
Brummer (1,2nd base off Smith/Pujols).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Moreno cf                     5   0   2   0       0   0       3   0
Puhl rf                       4   1   1   0       1   0       3   0
Thon ss                       4   1   2   0       0   0       1   1
Garner 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Cruz lf                       2   0   0   0       2   1       1   0
Knight 1b                     4   1   3   2       0   0       9   2
  Walling pr,1b               0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Doran 2b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       1   4
Pujols c                      2   0   0   0       1   0       6   1
  Bass ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
LaCoss p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  T. Scott ph                 1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Smith p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Reynolds ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   3   9   3       4   3      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Smith (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Thon (9,off Forsch); Knight 2 (10,off Forsch,off Von Ohlen).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Moreno (15,2nd base off Sutter/Brummer).
CS: Moreno (5,2nd base by Forsch/Porter).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch                        2.1   5   2   2   4   0   0  15
Von Ohlen W(1-0)              5.1   3   1   0   0   3   0  18
Sutter SV(4)                  1.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   5
Totals                        9     9   3   2   4   3   0  38


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
LaCoss L(3-4)                 6     5   4   4   2   2   0  25
Smith                         3     3   1   1   2   4   0  15
Totals                        9     8   5   5   4   6   0  40

IBB: LaCoss (5,Hernandez).

Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Paul Runge, 2B - Jim Quick, 3B - Dave Pallone
Time of Game: 2:47   Attendance: 10884


Starting Lineups:

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

CARDINALS 1ST: Herr walked; Oberkfell singled to left [Herr to
second]; L. Smith forced Oberkfell (first to shortstop) [Herr to
third, L. Smith to first]; L. Smith stole second; Hernandez was
walked intentionally; Hendrick doubled to left [Herr scored, L.
Smith scored, Hernandez scored]; McGee doubled to center
[Hendrick scored]; Porter grounded out (second to first) [McGee
to third]; O. Smith flied out to center; 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Moreno singled to center; Moreno was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Puhl walked; Thon doubled to
center [Puhl to third]; Garner reached on a fielder's choice
[Puhl out at home (first to catcher), Thon to third]; Cruz
walked [Garner to second]; Knight flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Forsch flied out to right; Herr flied out to
right; Oberkfell singled to right; L. Smith singled to center
[Oberkfell to second]; Hernandez grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Doran flied out to left; Pujols walked; LaCoss flied
out to left; Moreno flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Hendrick flied out to right; McGee struck out;
Porter flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl singled to center; Thon singled to left [Puhl
to second]; Garner flied out to center; Cruz walked [Puhl to
third, Thon to second]; Knight doubled to left [Puhl scored,
Thon scored, Cruz to third]; VON OHLEN REPLACED FORSCH
(PITCHING); Doran grounded out (pitcher to first); Pujols flied
out to right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: O. Smith made an out to second; Von Ohlen
grounded out (pitcher to first); Herr struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: LaCoss was called out on strikes; Moreno grounded
out (first to pitcher); Puhl flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Oberkfell flied out to center; L. Smith grounded
out (third to first); Hernandez grounded out (first unassisted);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Thon grounded out (pitcher to first); Garner
grounded out (second to first); Cruz was called out on strikes;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Hendrick grounded out (catcher to first); McGee
grounded out (second to first); Porter grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Knight singled to right; Porter allowed a passed
ball [Knight to second]; Doran was called out on strikes; Pujols
made an out to first; T. SCOTT BATTED FOR LACOSS; T. Scott
singled to left [Knight scored (unearned), T. Scott out at
second (left to third to first)]; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 7TH: SMITH REPLACED T. SCOTT (PITCHING); O. Smith was
called out on strikes; Von Ohlen walked; Herr reached on an
error by Smith on a sacrifice bunt [Von Ohlen to second, Herr to
first]; Oberkfell grounded out (first unassisted) [Von Ohlen to
third, Herr to second]; L. Smith walked; Hernandez struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Moreno grounded out (first unassisted); Puhl flied
out to center; Thon grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 8TH: Hendrick flied out to left; McGee singled to
center; McGee stole second; Porter struck out; O. Smith grounded
out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 4,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Garner grounded out (second to first); Cruz grounded
out (second to first); Knight doubled to right; WALLING RAN FOR
KNIGHT; SUTTER REPLACED PORTER (PITCHING); BRUMMER REPLACED VON
OHLEN (PLAYING C ); Doran grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 9TH: WALLING STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Brummer
singled to left; Brummer stole second; Herr struck out;
Oberkfell doubled to right [Brummer scored]; L. Smith grounded
out (pitcher to first) [Oberkfell to third]; Hernandez grounded
out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: GREEN REPLACED HERR (PLAYING LF); RAMSEY REPLACED L.
SMITH (PLAYING 2B); BASS BATTED FOR PUJOLS; Bass grounded out
(first unassisted); REYNOLDS BATTED FOR SMITH; Reynolds grounded
out (first unassisted); Moreno singled to right; Moreno stole
second; Puhl grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        5   8   0    8
 Astros           3   9   1    8


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