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 AstrosAB R H RBI BB SO PO ABiggio 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 0Totals33 2 7 2 2 11 24 10FIELDING -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 CardinalsAB R H RBI BB SO PO AClayton 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 1Totals31 6 7 5 2 7 27 8BATTING -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 AstrosIP H R ER BB SO HR BFPHampton 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 4Totals8 7 6 5 2 7 1 33

St. Louis CardinalsIP H R ER BB SO HR BFPAlan 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 2Totals9 7 2 2 2 11 0 35Umpires:HP - Ed Rapuano, 1B - Brian Gibbons, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Gerry DavisTime of Game:2:38Attendance: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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