St. Louis Cardinals 6, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 141
Played on Wednesday, September 4, 1996 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  2  1  -   4  8  0
STL N    0  3  0    0  1  1    1  0  x  -   6  9  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hunter cf                     4   1   2   2       1   0       3   0
Biggio 2b                     5   0   0   0       0   1       2   4
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       9   0
Bell rf                       3   1   1   0       1   1       3   0
Berry 3b                      4   1   1   1       0   0       1   1
  Hernandez p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Eusebio c                     4   0   1   0       0   0       4   1
Mouton lf                     3   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
  Cangelosi ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Miller ss                     4   0   1   0       0   1       0   2
Wall p                        2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Abreu ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Olson p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tabaka p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Spiers 3b                   1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   4   8   4       2   6      24   8

BATTING - 
2B: Miller (23,off Andy Benes); Berry (37,off Mathews); Spiers (9,off Eckersley).
HR: Hunter (5,8th inning off Andy Benes 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Bell (26,2nd base off Mathews/Pagnozzi).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Clayton ss                    4   1   2   0       0   0       0   4
Lankford cf                   3   0   1   0       1   0       7   0
Gant lf                       3   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
Jordan rf                     3   0   1   1       0   0       3   0
Gaetti 3b                     4   1   1   0       0   1       1   1
Mabry 1b                      4   1   1   2       0   0       7   1
Pagnozzi c                    4   2   2   2       0   0       6   0
Gallego 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
Andy Benes p                  3   1   1   0       0   2       2   0
  Mathews p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Eckersley p                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   6   9   5       2   5      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Clayton (11).

BATTING - 
HR: Mabry (12,2nd inning off Wall 1 on 1 out); Pagnozzi 2 (13,2nd inning off
Wall 0 on 1 out,6th inning off Wall 0 on 1 out).
HBP: Jordan (5,by Wall).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Clayton (27,2nd base off Olson/Eusebio).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wall L(9-5)                   6     7   5   5   1   5   3  27
Olson                         0.2   2   1   1   1   0   0   5
Tabaka                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Hernandez                     1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8     9   6   6   2   5   3  36

WP: Olson (1).
HBP: Wall (6,Jordan).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Andy Benes W(16-9)            7     4   2   1   2   5   1  28
Mathews                       0.2   2   1   1   0   0   0   4
Eckersley SV(26)              1.1   2   1   1   0   1   0   6
Totals                        9     8   4   3   2   6   1  38

Andy Benes faced 1 batter in the 8th inning

Umpires: HP - Gary Darling, 1B - Rich Rieker, 2B - Charlie Reliford, 3B - Jim Quick
Time of Game: 2:45   Attendance: 34891


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Hunter              cf        Clayton             ss
2. Biggio              2b        Lankford            cf
3. Bagwell             1b        Gant                lf
4. Bell                rf        Jordan              rf
5. Berry               3b        Gaetti              3b
6. Eusebio             c         Mabry               1b
7. Mouton              lf        Pagnozzi            c
8. Miller              ss        Gallego             2b
9. Wall                p         Andy Benes          p

ASTROS 1ST: Hunter flied to center; Biggio grounded out (first
to pitcher); Bagwell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Clayton flied to right; Lankford popped to first;
Gant flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals
0.

ASTROS 2ND: Bell lined to center; Berry grounded out (shortstop
to first); Eusebio grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Jordan lined to third; Gaetti singled to left;
Mabry homered [Gaetti scored]; Pagnozzi homered; Gallego lined
to center; Andy Benes was called out on strikes; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Mouton lined to right; Miller doubled; Wall struck
out; Hunter walked; Biggio grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 3RD: Clayton grounded out (shortstop to first);
Lankford walked; Gant struck out; Jordan popped to second; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Bagwell lined to right; Bell struck out; Berry
reached on an error by Clayton [Berry to first]; Eusebio singled
to center [Berry to second]; Mouton singled to right [Berry
scored (unearned), Eusebio to second]; Miller forced Eusebio
(third unassisted); 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 4TH: Gaetti grounded out (third to first); Mabry
grounded out (second to first); Pagnozzi grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Wall grounded out (second to first); Hunter grounded
out (shortstop to first); Biggio struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: Gallego struck out; Andy Benes singled to center;
Clayton singled to left [Andy Benes to second]; Lankford singled
to right [Andy Benes to third, Clayton to second]; Gant popped
to second; Jordan was hit by a pitch [Andy Benes scored, Clayton
to third, Lankford to second]; Gaetti was called out on strikes;
1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Bagwell flied to right; Bell walked; Berry flied to
center; Eusebio forced Bell (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 6TH: Mabry grounded out (second to first); Pagnozzi
homered; Gallego grounded out (second to first); Andy Benes
struck out (catcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Mouton grounded out (third to first); Miller struck
out; ABREU BATTED FOR WALL; Abreu grounded out (second to
pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 7TH: OLSON REPLACED ABREU (PITCHING); Clayton singled
to pitcher; Clayton stole second; Lankford flied to left
[Clayton to third]; Olson threw a wild pitch [Clayton scored];
Gant walked; Jordan singled to center [Gant to second]; Gaetti
flied to left; TABAKA REPLACED OLSON (PITCHING); Mabry grounded
out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 8TH: Hunter homered; MATHEWS REPLACED ANDY BENES
(PITCHING); Biggio flied to center; Bagwell lined to center;
Bell singled to third; Bell stole second; Berry doubled to left
[Bell scored]; ECKERSLEY REPLACED MATHEWS (PITCHING); Eusebio
lined to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 6.

CARDINALS 8TH: HERNANDEZ REPLACED BERRY (PITCHING); SPIERS
REPLACED TABAKA (PLAYING 3B); Pagnozzi flied to right; Gallego
flied to right; Eckersley flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 3, Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 9TH: CANGELOSI BATTED FOR MOUTON; Cangelosi struck out;
Miller lined to center; Spiers doubled to left; Hunter singled
to center [Spiers scored]; Hunter advanced to second because of
defensive indifference [Hunter to second]; Biggio popped to
first; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   8   0    7
 Cardinals        6   9   1    6


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