St. Louis Cardinals 9, Houston Astros 7
Regular Season Game 48
Played on Tuesday, May 31, 1988 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    1  0  0    5  0  0    2  0  1  -   9 11  1
HOU N    0  2  0    0  2  0    2  0  1  -   7 12  3
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Coleman lf                    5   2   1   0       0   1       4   0
Smith ss                      4   2   2   3       0   0       0   5
McGee cf                      5   0   1   0       0   1       7   0
Brunansky rf                  4   2   2   2       1   2       1   0
Pena c                        4   1   1   0       1   0       5   0
Pagnozzi 1b                   5   0   2   2       0   1       9   1
Oquendo 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Alicea 2b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       1   2
McWilliams p                  2   1   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Forsch ph,p                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Worrell p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       39   9  11   7       2   7      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Alicea (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Alicea (6,off Knepper).
HR: Smith (1,4th inning off Knepper 2 on 2 out); Brunansky (7,9th inning off
Andujar 0 on 1 out).
SH: Smith (3,off Knepper).
GDP: McGee (5,off Knepper).
Team LOB: 6.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Young cf                      5   1   2   1       0   0       1   0
Hatcher lf                    5   2   2   2       0   0       1   0
Pankovits 2b                  5   0   0   0       0   1       4   2
Davis 1b                      5   0   1   1       0   0       6   2
Bass rf                       3   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
  Ashby ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Andujar p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Agosto p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ramirez ss                    4   1   1   0       0   0       2   4
Trevino c                     3   0   1   2       1   0       8   0
Jackson 3b                    2   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
  Walling ph,3b               2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Knepper p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Heathcock p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Puhl ph,rf                  2   2   2   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       39   7  12   6       1   2      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Ramirez-Pankovits-Davis.
E: Pankovits (7), Davis (4), Jackson (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Ramirez (8,off McWilliams); Trevino (4,off McWilliams); Bass (11,off McWilliams);
Puhl (2,off Worrell); Young (8,off Worrell).
HR: Hatcher (2,5th inning off McWilliams 1 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Young (30,2nd base off McWilliams/Pena).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McWilliams W(4-0)             5     7   4   4   1   0   1  23
Forsch                        1.2   2   2   2   0   0   0   7
Worrell SV(14)                2.1   3   1   1   0   2   0  10
Totals                        9    12   7   7   1   2   1  40

WP: Worrell (2).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Knepper L(6-1)                6     8   8   2   2   7   1  30
Heathcock                     1     2   0   0   0   0   0   5
Andujar                       1.1   1   1   1   0   0   1   5
Agosto                        0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        9    11   9   3   2   7   2  42

Knepper faced 2 batters in the 7th inning

Umpires: HP - Charlie Williams, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Paul Runge, 3B - Joe West
Ejections: Joaquin Andujar by Charlie Williams [Throwing at batter]
Time of Game: 2:58   Attendance: 19666


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Coleman             lf        Young               cf
2. Smith               ss        Hatcher             lf
3. McGee               cf        Pankovits           2b
4. Brunansky           rf        Davis               1b
5. Pena                c         Bass                rf
6. Pagnozzi            1b        Ramirez             ss
7. Oquendo             3b        Trevino             c
8. Alicea              2b        Jackson             3b
9. McWilliams          p         Knepper             p

CARDINALS 1ST: Coleman reached on an error by Davis (assist by
Ramirez); Smith reached on an error by Pankovits on a sacrifice
bunt [Coleman to second, Smith to first]; McGee grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to second to first) [Coleman to
third, Smith out at second]; Brunansky walked; Pena walked
[Brunansky to second]; Pagnozzi singled to third [Coleman scored
(unearned), Brunansky to third, Pena to second]; Oquendo forced
Pagnozzi (shortstop to second); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 3 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Young grounded out (shortstop to first); Hatcher
lined to left; Pankovits grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Alicea grounded out (third to first); McWilliams
struck out; Coleman struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Davis grounded out (third to first); Bass singled to
left; Ramirez doubled to left [Bass to third]; Trevino doubled
to left [Bass scored, Ramirez scored]; Jackson grounded out
(second to first) [Trevino to third]; Knepper grounded out
(second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 3RD: Smith popped to second; McGee flied to right;
Brunansky struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros
2.

ASTROS 3RD: Young grounded out (shortstop to first); Hatcher
flied to center; Pankovits flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Pena singled to left; Pagnozzi struck out;
Oquendo flied to left; Alicea doubled to left [Pena to third];
McWilliams reached on an error by Jackson [Pena scored
(unearned) (no RBI), Alicea scored (unearned) (no RBI),
McWilliams to first]; Coleman singled to right [McWilliams to
third]; Smith homered (unearned) [McWilliams scored (unearned),
Coleman scored (unearned)]; McGee struck out; 5 R (0 ER), 4 H, 1
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 6, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Davis popped to second; Bass doubled to left;
Ramirez grounded out (shortstop to first); Trevino walked;
Jackson singled to shortstop [Bass to third, Trevino to second];
Knepper grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Cardinals 6, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Brunansky struck out; Pena grounded out (third to
first); Pagnozzi grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 6, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Young singled to center; Young stole second; Hatcher
homered [Young scored]; Pankovits flied to center; Davis lined
to left; Bass flied to right; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
6, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 6TH: Oquendo singled to left; Alicea popped to
shortstop; FORSCH BATTED FOR MCWILLIAMS; Forsch struck out;
Coleman grounded out (second unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 6, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: FORSCH STAYED IN GAME (PITCHING); Ramirez popped to
catcher; Trevino flied to center; WALLING BATTED FOR JACKSON;
Walling flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 6,
Astros 4.

CARDINALS 7TH: WALLING STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Smith
singled to left; McGee singled to center [Smith to second];
HEATHCOCK REPLACED KNEPPER (PITCHING); Brunansky singled to
right [Smith scored, McGee to third]; Pena reached on a
fielder's choice [McGee out at home (third to catcher),
Brunansky to second]; Pagnozzi singled to left [Brunansky
scored, Pena to second]; Oquendo flied to right [Pena to third];
Alicea flied to right; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 8,
Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: PUHL BATTED FOR HEATHCOCK; Puhl singled to left;
Young flied to left; Hatcher singled to left [Puhl to second];
Pankovits flied to center; WORRELL REPLACED FORSCH (PITCHING);
Davis singled to center [Puhl scored, Hatcher to third]; ASHBY
BATTED FOR BASS; Worrell threw a wild pitch [Hatcher scored,
Davis to second]; Ashby struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 8, Astros 6.

CARDINALS 8TH: ANDUJAR REPLACED ASHBY (PITCHING); PUHL STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING RF); Worrell lined to center; Coleman grounded out
(second to first); Smith lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 8, Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: Ramirez flied to center; Trevino grounded out
(shortstop to first); Walling flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 8, Astros 6.

CARDINALS 9TH: McGee grounded out (first to pitcher); Brunansky
homered; AGOSTO REPLACED ANDUJAR (PITCHING); Pena grounded out
(shortstop to first); when Joaquin Andujar's first pitch came
close to Tony Pena, both benches were warned by HP umpire
Charlie Williams; when the second pitch was close, Andujar
ejected by Williams; Pagnozzi grounded out (third to first);
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 9, Astros 6.

ASTROS 9TH: Puhl doubled to left; Young doubled to right [Puhl
scored]; Hatcher reached on an error by Alicea [Young out at
home (first to catcher), Hatcher to first]; Pankovits struck
out; Davis popped to catcher; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals
9, Astros 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        9  11   1    6
 Astros           7  12   3    6


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