Houston Astros 8, St. Louis Cardinals 4
Regular Season Game 136
Played on Saturday, September 1, 1984 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    2  0  0    0  0  3    3  0  0  -   8 12  1
STL N    0  4  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   4 10  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Doran 2b                      4   1   0   0       1   0       3   4
Puhl rf                       5   1   1   0       0   1       2   0
Walling 3b,1b                 5   1   1   2       0   0       6   1
Cruz lf                       5   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Mumphrey cf                   5   2   2   1       0   1       2   0
Cabell 1b                     2   1   2   0       2   0       5   0
  Pena ss                     1   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Bailey c                      4   0   0   0       0   2       5   0
Reynolds ss                   3   1   2   1       0   0       0   6
  Garner ph,3b                1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Knepper p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pankovits ph                1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Ross pr,p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bass ph                     1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Smith p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   8  12   6       3   4      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Doran-Pena-Walling.
E: Cabell (6).

BATTING - 
3B: Bass (4,off Kepshire).
HR: Walling (3,1st inning off Kepshire 1 on 1 out).
SH: Knepper (6,off Kepshire).
IBB: Cabell (4,by Rucker).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Mumphrey (14,2nd base off Kepshire/Nieto).
CS: Cabell (10,2nd base by Kepshire/Nieto).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
McGee cf                      5   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Herr 2b                       4   0   2   1       0   0       2   5
Pendleton 3b                  4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
Hendrick rf                   4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
L. Smith lf                   4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Green 1b                      4   1   2   0       0   0       8   0
O. Smith ss                   2   1   1   0       1   0       5   2
  Lyons ss                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Jorgensen ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howe ss                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Nieto c                       3   1   1   3       0   1       4   2
  Braun ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Kepshire p                    2   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
  Rucker p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Lahti p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Porter ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       36   4  10   4       1   5      27  12

FIELDING - 
E: Green (8), Rucker (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Kepshire (1,off Knepper).
HR: Nieto (2,2nd inning off Knepper 2 on 1 out).
GDP: Jorgensen (1,off Smith).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: O. Smith (25,2nd base off Knepper/Bailey); McGee (32,2nd base off Knepper/Bailey);
L. Smith (37,2nd base off Knepper/Bailey).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Knepper                       4     8   4   4   1   1   1  21
Ross W(1-0)                   1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Smith SV(5)                   4     2   0   0   0   4   0  13
Totals                        9    10   4   4   1   5   1  37


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Kepshire L(4-4)               5.2   9   5   5   2   3   1  27
Rucker                        1     2   3   1   1   1   0   7
Lahti                         2.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   8
Totals                        9    12   8   6   3   4   1  42

WP: Kepshire (4).
IBB: Rucker (2,Cabell).

Umpires: HP - Ed Montague, 1B - Steve Rippley, 2B - Dutch Rennert, 3B - Eric Gregg
Ejections: Ozzie Smith by Steve Rippley [Call at 1B (Bumped umpire)]
Time of Game: 2:35   Attendance: 27934


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Doran               2b        McGee               cf
2. Puhl                rf        Herr                2b
3. Walling             3b        Pendleton           3b
4. Cruz                lf        Hendrick            rf
5. Mumphrey            cf        L. Smith            lf
6. Cabell              1b        Green               1b
7. Bailey              c         O. Smith            ss
8. Reynolds            ss        Nieto               c
9. Knepper             p         Kepshire            p

ASTROS 1ST: Doran walked; Puhl struck out; Walling homered
[Doran scored]; Cruz grounded out (second to first); Mumphrey
singled to right; Mumphrey stole second; Cabell walked; Bailey
made an out to shortstop; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: McGee grounded out (shortstop to first); Herr
singled to left; Pendleton forced Herr (shortstop to second);
Hendrick forced Pendleton (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Reynolds singled to right; Knepper out on a
sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Reynolds to second]; Doran
flied out to left; Puhl flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: L. Smith flied out to center; Green singled to
right; Green was picked off first but was safe on an error by
Cabell [Green to second]; O. Smith singled to left [Green to
third]; O. Smith stole second; Nieto hit an inside the park
homer to center [Green scored, O. Smith scored]; Astroturf
bounce over Jerry Mumphrey; Kepshire struck out; McGee
singled to left; McGee stole second; Herr singled to right
[McGee scored]; Pendleton forced Herr (third to second); 4 R, 5
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 3RD: Walling flied out to center; Cruz grounded out
(shortstop to first); Mumphrey struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 2, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 3RD: Hendrick flied out to left; L. Smith singled to
center; L. Smith stole second; Green flied out to center [L.
Smith to third]; O. Smith walked; Nieto grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell singled to right; Bailey flied out to left;
Reynolds made an out to shortstop; Cabell was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 4TH: Kepshire doubled to left; McGee grounded out
(shortstop to first); Herr flied out to left; Pendleton popped
to third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 5TH: PANKOVITS BATTED FOR KNEPPER; Pankovits singled to
left; ROSS RAN FOR PANKOVITS; Doran flied out to center; Puhl
grounded out (second to first) [Ross to second]; Walling
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 5TH: ROSS STAYED IN GAME (PITCHING); Hendrick flied
out to right; L. Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); Green
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz singled to right; Mumphrey forced Cruz
(shortstop to second); Cabell singled to center [Mumphrey to
third]; Bailey struck out; Reynolds singled to right [Mumphrey
scored, Cabell to third]; BASS BATTED FOR ROSS; Kepshire threw a
wild pitch [Cabell scored, Reynolds to second]; Bass tripled to
left [Reynolds scored]; RUCKER REPLACED KEPSHIRE (PITCHING);
Doran grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 5, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 6TH: SMITH REPLACED BASS (PITCHING); O. Smith grounded
out (shortstop to first); Nieto struck out; Rucker struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Puhl singled to center; Walling reached on an error
by Rucker [Puhl to second]; Cruz forced Walling (second to
shortstop) [Puhl to third]; Mumphrey singled to center [Puhl
scored, Cruz to third, Mumphrey to second (on throw)]; Cabell
was walked intentionally; Bailey struck out; GARNER BATTED FOR
REYNOLDS; LAHTI REPLACED RUCKER (PITCHING); Garner singled to
center [Cruz scored (unearned), Mumphrey scored (error by Green)
(unearned) (no RBI), Cabell to third]; Smith forced Garner
(shortstop unassisted); Ozzie Smith yelled at 1B umpire Steve
Rippley as Smith left the field; Lonnie Smith tried to
intervene; Ozzie stepped on Rippley's foot and Lonnie's elbow
pushed Rippley, who fell; Ozzie ejected by Rippley; Ozzie was
suspended and fined; 3 R (1 ER), 3 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 8,
Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 7TH: WALLING CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); PENA
REPLACED CABELL (PLAYING SS); GARNER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING
3B); McGee grounded out (second to first); Herr flied to left in
foul territory; Pendleton singled to right; Hendrick struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 8TH: LYONS REPLACED O. SMITH (PLAYING SS); Doran lined to
third; Puhl flied out to left; Walling grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 8TH: L. Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); Green
singled; JORGENSEN BATTED FOR LYONS; Jorgensen grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Green out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 9TH: HOWE REPLACED JORGENSEN (PLAYING SS); Cruz grounded
out (shortstop to first); Mumphrey flied out to left; Pena
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8,
Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 9TH: BRAUN BATTED FOR NIETO; Braun grounded out
(second to first); PORTER BATTED FOR LAHTI; Porter struck out;
McGee grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 8, Cardinals 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           8  12   1    7
 Cardinals        4  10   2    6


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