St. Louis Cardinals 6, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 12
Played on Sunday, April 13, 1997 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  1  -   2  7  1
STL N    0  0  0    4  0  1    0  1  x  -   6  7  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   0   2   1       0   1       0   5
Spiers 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   2   0       0   1      11   0
Gonzalez lf                   4   1   0   0       0   1       3   0
Bell cf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Abreu rf                      3   0   1   1       1   2       2   0
Ausmus c                      4   0   0   0       0   1       7   0
Listach ss                    4   1   1   0       0   2       0   1
Hampton p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Montgomery ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howard ph                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Lima p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   2   7   2       2  11      24  10

FIELDING - 
E: Ausmus (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Biggio (3,off Batchelor).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Bell (1,3rd base off Eckersley/Difelice); Abreu (2,2nd base off Eckersley/Difelice).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Clayton ss                    4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
McGee cf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Young 1b                      4   1   1   0       0   0       8   1
Gant lf                       3   2   1   1       1   0       3   1
Gaetti 3b                     4   2   2   2       0   1       0   0
Mabry rf                      4   1   1   1       0   2       4   0
Difelice c                    2   0   0   0       1   0       9   2
Bell 2b                       3   0   2   1       0   1       1   3
Alan Benes p                  2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Sweeney ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Batchelor p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Eckersley p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       31   6   7   5       2   7      27   8

BATTING - 
2B: Young (4,off Hampton); Gant (3,off Hampton); Gaetti (2,off Hampton); Mabry
(2,off Hampton).
HR: Gaetti (1,8th inning off Lima 0 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Gant 2 (2,2nd base off Springer/Ausmus,3rd base off Springer/Ausmus).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hampton L(1-2)                5     6   4   4   0   0   0  21
Springer                      2     0   1   0   2   6   0   8
Lima                          1     1   1   1   0   1   1   4
Totals                        8     7   6   5   2   7   1  33


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Alan Benes W(1-1)             7     2   0   0   1   9   0  23
Batchelor                     1.1   5   2   2   1   1   0  10
Eckersley SV(2)               0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2
Totals                        9     7   2   2   2  11   0  35


Umpires: HP - Ed Rapuano, 1B - Brian Gibbons, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Gerry Davis
Time of Game: 2:38   Attendance: 22705


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Biggio              2b        Clayton             ss
2. Spiers              3b        McGee               cf
3. Bagwell             1b        Young               1b
4. Gonzalez            lf        Gant                lf
5. Bell                cf        Gaetti              3b
6. Abreu               rf        Mabry               rf
7. Ausmus              c         Difelice            c
8. Listach             ss        Bell                2b
9. Hampton             p         Alan Benes          p

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio was called out on strikes; Spiers struck out;
Bagwell singled to left [Bagwell out at second (left to
second)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Clayton grounded out (pitcher to first); McGee
grounded out (second to first); Young lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Gonzalez lined to first; Bell popped to first; Abreu
walked; Ausmus struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Gant grounded out (shortstop to first); Gaetti
lined to left; Mabry grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Listach struck out (catcher to first); Hampton was
called out on strikes; Biggio lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Difelice grounded out (third to first); Bell
singled to right; Alan Benes grounded out (third to first) [Bell
to second]; Clayton grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 4TH: On a bunt Spiers grounded out (first to pitcher);
Bagwell flied to right; Gonzalez flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: McGee grounded out (first unassisted); Young
doubled to right; Gant doubled to center [Young scored]; Gaetti
doubled to right [Gant scored]; Mabry doubled to right [Gaetti
scored]; Difelice grounded out (second to first) [Mabry to
third]; Bell singled to shortstop [Mabry scored]; Alan Benes
grounded out (second to first); 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Bell flied to right; Abreu struck out; Ausmus lined
to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 5TH: Clayton lined to right; McGee flied to right;
Young grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Listach grounded out (second to first); MONTGOMERY
BATTED FOR HAMPTON; Montgomery flied to right; Biggio singled to
center; Spiers grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 6TH: SPRINGER REPLACED MONTGOMERY (PITCHING); Gant
walked; Gant stole second; Gaetti struck out; Gant stole third
[Gant scored (error by Ausmus) (unearned)]; Mabry struck out;
Difelice walked; Bell struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Bagwell was called out on strikes; Gonzalez was
called out on strikes; Bell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 7TH: SWEENEY BATTED FOR ALAN BENES; Sweeney struck
out; Clayton struck out; McGee struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 0, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 8TH: BATCHELOR REPLACED SWEENEY (PITCHING); Abreu was
called out on strikes; Ausmus grounded out (second to first);
Listach singled to right; HOWARD BATTED FOR SPRINGER; Howard
walked [Listach to second]; Biggio doubled to left [Listach
scored, Howard to third]; Spiers flied to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 8TH: LIMA REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Young flied to
left; Gant flied to center; Gaetti homered; Mabry struck out; 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 9TH: Bagwell singled to pitcher; Gonzalez forced Bagwell
(second to shortstop) [Gonzalez to first]; Bell singled to left
[Gonzalez to second]; Abreu singled to right [Gonzalez scored,
Bell to second]; ECKERSLEY REPLACED BATCHELOR (PITCHING); Bell
stole third and Abreu stole second; Ausmus grounded out (pitcher
to first); Listach struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   7   1    6
 Cardinals        6   7   0    3


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