St. Louis Cardinals 3, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 132
Played on Monday, August 26, 1996 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  0    2  0  0    1  0  0  -   3  8  0
HOU N    1  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  6  1
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Clayton ss                    5   0   3   1       0   0       3   2
Lankford cf                   5   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Gant lf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Jordan rf                     3   1   2   0       1   0       4   0
Gaetti 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   3       1   0
McGee 1b                      4   1   3   2       0   1       5   1
  Mabry 1b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Pagnozzi c                    3   0   0   0       1   0      12   0
Gallego 2b                    3   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
Andy Benes p                  2   0   0   0       0   2       0   3
  Honeycutt p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mathews p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Smith ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Eckersley p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   3   8   3       3   9      27   6

BATTING - 
2B: McGee (12,off Hampton); Clayton (19,off Hampton).
HR: McGee (5,4th inning off Hampton 1 on 2 out).
SH: Andy Benes (7,off Hampton).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Jordan (18,2nd base off Hampton/Knorr); Gant (13,2nd base off Hampton/Knorr).
CS: Clayton (15,3rd base by Hampton/Knorr).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hunter cf                     5   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Biggio 2b                     4   1   2   1       1   1       3   3
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   0   0       1   3      11   0
Bell rf                       3   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
May lf                        3   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
Spiers 3b                     2   0   1   1       1   0       2   1
  Gutierrez ph,ss             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Miller ss,3b                  4   0   0   0       0   3       0   3
Knorr c                       2   0   0   0       1   1       7   2
  Berry ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Manwaring c                 0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Hampton p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
  Brocail p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mouton ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   2   6   2       5  11      27  12

FIELDING - 
E: Spiers (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Bell (35,off Andy Benes).
HR: Biggio (15,1st inning off Andy Benes 0 on 1 out).
SH: Hampton (7,off Andy Benes).
HBP: Bell (7,by Andy Benes).
IBB: Spiers (4,by Andy Benes).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Spiers (2,2nd base off Andy Benes/Pagnozzi).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Andy Benes W(14-9)            7     5   2   2   5  10   1  32
Honeycutt                     0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Mathews                       0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2
Eckersley SV(23)              1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9     6   2   2   5  11   1  39

HBP: Andy Benes (5,Bell).
IBB: Andy Benes (5,Spiers).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hampton L(10-9)               7.1   6   3   3   3   7   1  31
Brocail                       1.2   2   0   0   0   2   0   7
Totals                        9     8   3   3   3   9   1  38


Umpires: HP - Bruce Dreckman, 1B - Gary Darling, 2B - Rich Rieker, 3B - Charlie Reliford
Time of Game: 3:07   Attendance: 21624


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Clayton             ss        Hunter              cf
2. Lankford            cf        Biggio              2b
3. Gant                lf        Bagwell             1b
4. Jordan              rf        Bell                rf
5. Gaetti              3b        May                 lf
6. McGee               1b        Spiers              3b
7. Pagnozzi            c         Miller              ss
8. Gallego             2b        Knorr               c
9. Andy Benes          p         Hampton             p

CARDINALS 1ST: Clayton grounded out (pitcher to first); Lankford
grounded out (second to first); Gant grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Hunter struck out; Biggio homered; Bagwell walked;
Bell doubled to left [Bagwell to third]; May walked; Spiers
forced Bagwell (first to catcher) [Bell to third, May to second,
Spiers to first]; Miller lined to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Jordan grounded out (second to first); Gaetti
grounded out (shortstop to first); McGee doubled to right;
Pagnozzi walked; Gallego popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Knorr walked; Hampton out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Knorr to second]; Hunter grounded out
(shortstop to first); Biggio walked; Bagwell was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Andy Benes struck out (catcher to first); Clayton
popped to first; Lankford struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Bell was hit by a pitch; May lined to left [Bell to
second]; Spiers singled to right [Bell scored]; Miller struck
out while Spiers stole second; Knorr grounded out (pitcher to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Gant struck out; Jordan singled to left; Gaetti
struck out; McGee homered [Jordan scored]; Pagnozzi grounded out
(third to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Hampton was called out on strikes; Hunter grounded
out (shortstop to first); Biggio struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Gallego popped to first; Andy Benes struck out;
Clayton doubled to center; Lankford grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Bagwell struck out; Bell singled to left; May
grounded out (pitcher to first) [Bell to second]; Spiers was
walked intentionally; Miller was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Gant flied to center; Jordan singled to left;
Gaetti struck out; Jordan stole second; McGee struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Knorr struck out; Hampton flied to right; Hunter
singled to left; Biggio flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Pagnozzi lined to third; Gallego walked; Andy
Benes out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Gallego to
second]; Clayton singled to left [Gallego scored, Clayton to
second (on throw)]; Clayton was caught stealing third (catcher
to third); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Bagwell struck out; Bell lined to right; May was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3,
Astros 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: Lankford grounded out (second to first); Gant
reached on an error by Spiers [Gant to first]; Gant stole
second; Jordan walked; BROCAIL REPLACED HAMPTON (PITCHING);
Gaetti struck out; McGee singled to third [Gant to third, Jordan
to second]; Pagnozzi forced McGee (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1
H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: GUTIERREZ BATTED FOR SPIERS; HONEYCUTT REPLACED ANDY
BENES (PITCHING); MABRY REPLACED MCGEE (PLAYING 1B); Gutierrez
flied to right; MATHEWS REPLACED HONEYCUTT (PITCHING); Miller
struck out; BERRY BATTED FOR KNORR; Berry popped to shortstop; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: MANWARING REPLACED BERRY (PLAYING C ); MILLER
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); GUTIERREZ STAYED IN GAME
(PLAYING SS); Gallego flied to right; SMITH BATTED FOR MATHEWS;
Smith lined to right; Clayton singled to right; Lankford struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: ECKERSLEY REPLACED SMITH (PITCHING); MOUTON BATTED
FOR BROCAIL; Mouton flied to center; Hunter lined to third;
Biggio singled to left; Bagwell popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        3   8   0    8
 Astros           2   6   1   10


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