Houston Astros 3, St. Louis Cardinals 1
Regular Season Game 131
Played on Tuesday, August 30, 1983 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   1  4  1
HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    2  0  x  -   3 10  1
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
L. Smith lf                   4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Lyons 2b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
O. Smith ss                   4   0   0   0       0   1       5   4
McGee cf                      4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hendrick 1b                   4   1   1   1       0   0      10   2
Iorg rf                       4   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Van Slyke 3b                  1   0   0   0       2   0       0   2
  Green ph                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Oberkfell 2b                  3   0   0   0       0   1       0   5
  Lahti p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rayford ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Brummer c                     1   0   0   0       1   0       4   1
  Braun ph,lf                 2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cox p                         2   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Rucker p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ramsey 2b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Porter ph,c                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   1   4   1       3   3      24  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Oberkfell-O. Smith-Hendrick, O. Smith-Hendrick.
E: Hendrick (6).

BATTING - 
HR: Hendrick (15,9th inning off Ruhle 0 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 7.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Doran 2b                      3   1   1   0       1   0       1   6
Puhl rf                       4   0   2   1       0   0       3   0
Thon ss                       4   0   1   0       0   1       1   4
Cruz lf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Knight 1b                     4   0   2   0       0   0      15   0
Walling 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
  Reynolds 3b                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Mumphrey cf                   4   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
  Dawley p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Mizerock c                    3   1   0   0       0   0       3   0
Ruhle p                       2   0   0   1       0   2       1   2
  DiPino p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  T. Scott cf                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   3  10   2       1   3      27  14

FIELDING - 
E: Walling (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Puhl (22,off Cox); Mumphrey (5,off Cox).
SH: Ruhle (3,off Cox).
GDP: Thon (10,off Cox); Walling (1,off Cox).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cruz (15,2nd base by Cox/Brummer).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cox L(1-3)                    6.1   9   3   1   1   3   0  28
Rucker                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Lahti                         1.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   5
Totals                        8    10   3   1   1   3   0  34


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruhle W(8-3)                  8.1   3   1   1   3   3   1  32
DiPino                        0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1
Dawley SV(14)                 0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        9     4   1   1   3   3   1  35


Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Gerry Davis
Time of Game: 2:05   Attendance: 11041


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. L. Smith            lf        Doran               2b
2. O. Smith            ss        Puhl                rf
3. McGee               cf        Thon                ss
4. Hendrick            1b        Cruz                lf
5. Iorg                rf        Knight              1b
6. Van Slyke           3b        Walling             3b
7. Oberkfell           2b        Mumphrey            cf
8. Brummer             c         Mizerock            c
9. Cox                 p         Ruhle               p

CARDINALS 1ST: L. Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); O.
Smith struck out; McGee grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Doran singled to left; Puhl singled to right [Doran
to third]; Thon grounded into a double play (second to shortstop
to first) [Doran scored, Puhl out at second]; Cruz flied out to
left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Hendrick flied out to right; Iorg grounded out
(second to first); Van Slyke grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Knight singled to right; Walling forced Knight
(first to shortstop) [Walling to first]; Mumphrey flied out to
left; Mizerock grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Oberkfell grounded out (pitcher to first);
Brummer grounded out (shortstop to first); Cox grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Ruhle struck out; Doran popped to catcher in foul
territory; Puhl doubled to center; Thon singled to shortstop
[Puhl to third]; Cruz grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: L. Smith struck out; O. Smith flied out to right;
McGee grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Knight singled to right; Walling grounded into a
double play (shortstop to first) [Knight out at second];
Mumphrey doubled to center; Mizerock flied out to right; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Hendrick flied out to center; Iorg singled to
left; Van Slyke walked [Iorg to second]; Oberkfell was called
out on strikes; Brummer walked [Iorg to third, Van Slyke to
second]; Cox grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Ruhle was called out on strikes; Doran grounded out
(first to pitcher); Puhl grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: L. Smith flied out to right; O. Smith made an out
to second; McGee grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Thon struck out; Cruz singled to right; Cruz was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Knight flied out
to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Hendrick grounded out (shortstop to first); Iorg
grounded out (first unassisted); Van Slyke walked; Oberkfell
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Walling grounded out (second to first); Mumphrey
singled to center; Mizerock reached on an error by Hendrick
[Mumphrey to third, Mizerock to first]; Ruhle reached on a
fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt [Mumphrey scored
(unearned), Mizerock to second]; Doran walked [Mizerock to
third, Ruhle to second]; RUCKER REPLACED COX (PITCHING); Puhl
forced Doran (second to shortstop) [Mizerock scored (unearned),
Ruhle to third, Puhl to first]; LAHTI REPLACED OBERKFELL
(PITCHING); RAMSEY REPLACED RUCKER (PLAYING 2B); Thon grounded
out (third to first); 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Astros 3.

CARDINALS 8TH: BRAUN BATTED FOR BRUMMER; Braun grounded out
(second to first); PORTER BATTED FOR RAMSEY; Porter grounded out
(second to first); L. Smith reached on an error by Walling [L.
Smith to first]; O. Smith grounded out (pitcher unassisted); 0
R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: LYONS REPLACED L. SMITH (PLAYING 2B); BRAUN STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING LF); PORTER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Cruz
grounded out (shortstop to first); Knight grounded out
(shortstop to first); Walling singled to second; Mumphrey
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals
0, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 9TH: REYNOLDS REPLACED WALLING (PLAYING 3B); McGee
flied out to center; Hendrick homered; Iorg singled to center;
DIPINO REPLACED RUHLE (PITCHING); GREEN BATTED FOR VAN SLYKE;
Green singled to right [Iorg to second]; RAYFORD BATTED FOR
LAHTI; DAWLEY REPLACED MUMPHREY (PITCHING); T. SCOTT REPLACED
DIPINO (PLAYING CF); Rayford forced Green (second to shortstop)
[Iorg to third, Rayford to first]; Braun flied out to left; 1 R,
3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        1   4   1    7
 Astros           3  10   1    7


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