Houston Astros 7, St. Louis Cardinals 4
Regular Season Game 108
Played on Wednesday, July 30, 1997 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  3  0  -   4 11  0
HOU N    1  0  3    0  0  0    0  3  x  -   7 11  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
DeShields 2b                  4   1   2   1       1   0       2   1
McGee rf                      5   1   1   0       0   2       2   0
Lankford cf                   4   1   1   0       1   2       1   0
Gant lf                       4   0   1   2       0   0       3   0
Gaetti 3b                     4   0   1   1       0   1       2   3
Mabry 1b                      4   0   2   0       0   0       5   1
Difelice c                    3   0   0   0       0   1       5   1
  Young ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Fossas p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Petkovsek p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Beltran p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Clayton ss                    4   1   3   0       0   1       2   0
Alan Benes p                  2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Mathews p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Livingstone ph              1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Lampkin c                   0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Sheaffer ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   4  11   4       2   8      24   7

BATTING - 
2B: Clayton 2 (29,off Kile,off Martin).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Lankford (16,2nd base off Kile/Eusebio).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   2   3   3       1   0       1   7
Spiers 3b                     4   1   2   0       1   0       0   3
Bagwell 1b                    4   1   0   0       1   1      12   1
Phillips rf                   2   0   1   1       0   1       1   0
  Bell pr,rf                  2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Gonzalez lf                   3   0   0   1       0   0       2   1
Gutierrez ss                  2   0   2   2       1   0       1   2
  Bogar ss                    0   1   0   0       1   0       0   1
Eusebio c                     4   0   1   0       0   0       6   1
  Ausmus pr,c                 0   1   0   0       0   0       1   0
Carr cf                       4   0   2   0       0   1       2   0
Kile p                        3   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
  Howard ph                   0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Martin p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   7  11   7       6   6      27  16

BATTING - 
3B: Gutierrez (1,off Alan Benes); Biggio (5,off Petkovsek).
SF: Phillips (1,off Alan Benes); Gonzalez (3,off Alan Benes).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Spiers (7,2nd base off Alan Benes/Difelice).
CS: Gutierrez (1,2nd base by Alan Benes/Difelice).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Alan Benes                    6     9   4   4   3   4   0  29
Mathews                       1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Fossas L(1-2)                 0     1   2   2   1   0   0   2
Petkovsek                     0.1   1   1   1   1   0   0   3
Beltran                       0.2   0   0   0   1   1   0   3
Totals                        8    11   7   7   6   6   0  40

Fossas faced 2 batters in the 8th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Kile W(15-3)                  8    10   4   4   1   7   0  34
Martin SV(1)                  1     1   0   0   1   1   0   5
Totals                        9    11   4   4   2   8   0  39


Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Mark Hirschbeck, 2B - Rich Rieker, 3B - Steve Rippley
Time of Game: 3:04   Attendance: 28204


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. DeShields           2b        Biggio              2b
2. McGee               rf        Spiers              3b
3. Lankford            cf        Bagwell             1b
4. Gant                lf        Phillips            rf
5. Gaetti              3b        Gonzalez            lf
6. Mabry               1b        Gutierrez           ss
7. Difelice            c         Eusebio             c
8. Clayton             ss        Carr                cf
9. Alan Benes          p         Kile                p

CARDINALS 1ST: DeShields grounded out (second to first); McGee
was called out on strikes; Lankford struck out (catcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio walked; Spiers singled to second [Biggio to
second]; Bagwell flied to right [Biggio to third]; Phillips out
on a sacrifice fly to left [Biggio scored]; Gonzalez popped to
third; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Gant grounded out (shortstop to first); Gaetti
flied to right; Mabry grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Gutierrez walked; Eusebio popped to right; Gutierrez
was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Carr singled
to right; Kile lined to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals
0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Difelice grounded out (third to first); Clayton
doubled to right; Alan Benes grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Clayton to third]; DeShields singled to second [Clayton
scored]; McGee grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Biggio singled to center; Spiers singled to left
[Biggio to third]; Spiers stole second; Bagwell walked; Phillips
struck out; Gonzalez out on a sacrifice fly to left [Biggio
scored]; Gutierrez tripled to right [Spiers scored, Bagwell
scored]; Eusebio lined to second; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 4TH: Lankford struck out; Gant grounded out (third to
first); Gaetti lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Carr singled to right; Kile struck out; Biggio
forced Carr (third to second); Spiers lined to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 5TH: Mabry singled to center; Difelice forced Mabry
(second to shortstop); Clayton singled to center [Difelice to
second]; On a bunt Alan Benes made an out to first; DeShields
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals
1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Bagwell grounded out (third to first); Phillips
singled to right; BELL RAN FOR PHILLIPS; Gonzalez forced Bell
(first to shortstop); Gutierrez singled to left [Gonzalez to
second]; Eusebio grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 6TH: BELL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); McGee grounded
out (second to first); Lankford singled to center; Lankford
stole second; Gant flied to center [Lankford to third]; Gaetti
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Carr struck out; Kile struck out; Biggio singled to
left; Spiers grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 7TH: Mabry flied to left; Difelice was called out on
strikes; Clayton struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: MATHEWS REPLACED ALAN BENES (PITCHING); Bagwell
flied to center; Bell struck out; Gonzalez grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 8TH: BOGAR REPLACED GUTIERREZ (PLAYING SS);
LIVINGSTONE BATTED FOR MATHEWS; Livingstone was called out on
strikes; DeShields singled to third; McGee singled to center
[DeShields to second]; Lankford walked [DeShields to third,
McGee to second]; Gant singled to center [DeShields scored,
McGee scored, Lankford to second]; Gaetti singled to left
[Lankford scored, Gant out at third (left to third to shortstop
to second)]; Mabry singled to right [Gaetti to second]; YOUNG
BATTED FOR DIFELICE; Young grounded out (second to first); 3 R,
5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: FOSSAS REPLACED YOUNG (PITCHING); LAMPKIN REPLACED
LIVINGSTONE (PLAYING C ); Bogar walked; Eusebio singled to
center [Bogar to second]; AUSMUS RAN FOR EUSEBIO; PETKOVSEK
REPLACED FOSSAS (PITCHING); On a bunt Carr made an out to
catcher; HOWARD BATTED FOR KILE; Howard walked [Bogar to third,
Ausmus to second]; Biggio tripled to right [Bogar scored, Ausmus
scored, Howard scored]; BELTRAN REPLACED PETKOVSEK (PITCHING);
Spiers walked; Bagwell struck out; Bell grounded out (second to
first); 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 7.

CARDINALS 9TH: MARTIN REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); AUSMUS STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Clayton doubled to right; SHEAFFER BATTED
FOR LAMPKIN; Sheaffer grounded out (second to first) [Clayton to
third]; DeShields walked; McGee struck out; DeShields advanced
to second because of defensive indifference [DeShields to
second]; Lankford lined to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        4  11   0    8
 Astros           7  11   0    9


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