Houston Astros 4, St. Louis Cardinals 1
Regular Season Game 131
Played on Sunday, August 25, 1996 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  3  1
HOU N    2  0  1    0  0  0    0  1  x  -   4  8  2
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Smith ss                      4   0   1   0       0   1       2   2
Lankford cf                   2   1   0   0       1   0       4   0
Gant lf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Jordan rf                     3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Gaetti 3b                     4   0   2   1       0   0       0   1
Mabry 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       3   1
Pagnozzi c                    4   0   0   0       0   0       5   2
Alicea 2b                     3   0   0   0       0   3       4   1
Alan Benes p                  2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Sweeney ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Bailey p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Petkovsek p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   1   3   1       2   8      24   7

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Gaetti-Alicea-Mabry.
E: Smith (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Gaetti (20,off Wall).
HBP: Lankford (3,by Wall).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Lankford (28,2nd base off Wall/Manwaring).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cangelosi lf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Mouton lf                   3   1   3   0       0   0       0   0
Biggio 2b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
Bagwell 1b                    4   2   3   2       0   0      10   0
Bell rf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Berry 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Spiers 3b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hunter cf                     3   0   1   2       0   0       4   0
Miller ss                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Manwaring c                   3   0   0   0       0   1       7   1
Wall p                        2   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
  May ph                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hernandez p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   4   8   4       0   5      27   7

FIELDING - 
E: Mouton (5), Berry (22).

BATTING - 
HR: Bagwell (28,3rd inning off Alan Benes 0 on 1 out).
HBP: Cangelosi (3,by Alan Benes); Berry (8,by Alan Benes).
GDP: Berry (9,off Petkovsek).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Mouton 2 (9,2nd base by Alan Benes/Pagnozzi 2).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Alan Benes L(11-8)            6     5   3   3   0   4   1  24
Bailey                        1     3   1   1   0   1   0   6
Petkovsek                     1     0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        8     8   4   4   0   5   1  32

Bailey faced 3 batters in the 8th inning
HBP: Alan Benes 2 (6,Cangelosi,Berry).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wall W(8-4)                   7     3   1   1   2   7   0  27
Hernandez SV(4)               2     0   0   0   0   1   0   7
Totals                        9     3   1   1   2   8   0  34

HBP: Wall (5,Lankford).

Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Greg Bonin, 2B - Larry Poncino, 3B - Rich Rieker
Time of Game: 2:47   Attendance: 31609


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Smith               ss        Cangelosi           lf
2. Lankford            cf        Biggio              2b
3. Gant                lf        Bagwell             1b
4. Jordan              rf        Bell                rf
5. Gaetti              3b        Berry               3b
6. Mabry               1b        Hunter              cf
7. Pagnozzi            c         Miller              ss
8. Alicea              2b        Manwaring           c
9. Alan Benes          p         Wall                p

CARDINALS 1ST: Smith singled to left; Lankford was hit by a
pitch [Smith to second]; Gant lined to left; Jordan lined to
center; Gaetti flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Cangelosi was hit by a pitch; Biggio forced
Cangelosi (shortstop to second) [Biggio to first]; Bagwell
singled to left [Biggio to second]; Bell was called out on
strikes; Berry was hit by a pitch [Biggio to third, Bagwell to
second]; Hunter singled to center [Biggio scored, Bagwell
scored, Berry to second]; Miller lined to left; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 2ND: MOUTON REPLACED CANGELOSI (PLAYING LF); Mabry
popped to center; Pagnozzi flied to right; Alicea struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Manwaring struck out; Wall struck out; Mouton
singled to right; Mouton was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 3RD: Alan Benes struck out; Smith struck out; Lankford
flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Biggio flied to center; Bagwell homered; Bell lined
to left; Berry flied to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
0, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 4TH: Gant popped to first; Jordan flied to center;
Gaetti doubled to left; Mabry grounded out (second to pitcher);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Hunter popped to first; Miller grounded out
(shortstop to first); Manwaring flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: Pagnozzi grounded out (third to first); Alicea
was called out on strikes; On a bunt Alan Benes grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Wall struck out; Mouton singled to center; Mouton
was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Biggio lined
to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 6TH: Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); Lankford
walked; Gant struck out while Lankford stole second; Jordan
walked; Gaetti singled to center [Lankford scored, Jordan to
third]; Mabry popped to third; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals
1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Bagwell reached on an error by Smith [Bagwell to
first]; Bell popped to second; Berry lined to center; Hunter
popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 7TH: Pagnozzi lined to second; Alicea struck out;
SWEENEY BATTED FOR ALAN BENES; Sweeney struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: BAILEY REPLACED SWEENEY (PITCHING); Miller struck
out; Manwaring flied to center; MAY BATTED FOR WALL; May
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 8TH: HERNANDEZ REPLACED MAY (PITCHING); Smith reached
on an error by Berry [Smith to second (error by Mouton)];
Lankford grounded out (first unassisted) [Smith to third]; Gant
popped to first; Jordan grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H,
2 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Mouton singled to right; Biggio singled to left
[Mouton to second]; Bagwell singled to left [Mouton scored,
Biggio to third]; PETKOVSEK REPLACED BAILEY (PITCHING); Bell
flied to right; Berry grounded into a double play (third to
second to first) [Bagwell out at second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 9TH: SPIERS REPLACED BERRY (PLAYING 3B); Gaetti popped
to first; Mabry struck out (catcher to first); Pagnozzi grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        1   3   1    6
 Astros           4   8   2    4


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