Houston Astros 6, St. Louis Cardinals 5
Regular Season Game 70
Played on Wednesday, June 17, 1998 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  1    0  0  0    1  3  0  -   5 11  1
HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  1    0  0  4  -   6 12  2
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Clayton ss                    5   0   1   1       0   0       3   0
DeShields 2b                  3   0   1   0       2   1       0   4
McGwire 1b                    5   1   3   1       0   0       5   0
Jordan cf,rf                  5   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
Gaetti 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
  Howard pr,3b                1   1   0   0       0   1       0   0
McGee rf,lf                   4   1   2   0       0   1       2   0
Pagnozzi c                    4   1   1   0       0   0       7   0
Hunter lf                     3   1   1   1       0   1       0   0
  Lankford ph,cf              1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Stottlemyre p                 4   0   1   0       0   0       3   1
  Brantley p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  King p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       39   5  11   3       2   7      26   6

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Pagnozzi.
E: Jordan (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Pagnozzi (5,off Lima).
HR: McGwire (32,3rd inning off Lima 0 on 2 out); Hunter (3,7th inning off Lima
0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: McGee (4,2nd base off Lima/Ausmus); DeShields (15,2nd base off Lima/Ausmus).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   1   1   1       0   1       0   2
Spiers 3b                     3   1   1   0       2   0       1   1
Bell rf                       4   0   2   1       0   0       2   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   1   2   2       1   2       7   0
Alou lf                       4   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Everett cf                    5   2   3   1       0   1       4   0
Gutierrez ss                  4   0   0   0       1   2       2   2
Ausmus c                      4   1   3   1       1   0       8   0
Lima p                        1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Scanlan p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Clark ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nitkowski p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   6  12   6       6   6      27   6

FIELDING - 
E: Gutierrez (6), Lima (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Bagwell (12,off Stottlemyre).
HR: Everett (6,6th inning off Stottlemyre 0 on 0 out); Bagwell (11,9th inning
off Brantley 1 on 1 out).
SH: Lima 2 (4,off Stottlemyre 2).
SF: Bell (6,off Brantley).
HBP: Biggio (10,by Brantley).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Biggio (24,2nd base off Brantley/Pagnozzi).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Stottlemyre                   7.2   8   2   2   5   6   1  35
Brantley L(0-4)               1     3   4   4   0   0   1   7
King                          0     1   0   0   1   0   0   2
Totals                        8.2  12   6   6   6   6   2  44

HBP: Brantley (1,Biggio).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lima                          7    10   5   3   2   5   2  34
Scanlan                       1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Nitkowski W(2-2)              1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9    11   5   3   2   7   2  41

Lima faced 3 batters in the 8th inning

Umpires: HP - Charlie Reliford, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Paul Schrieber, 3B - Dana DeMuth
Time of Game: 3:03   Attendance: 37147


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Clayton             ss        Biggio              2b
2. DeShields           2b        Spiers              3b
3. McGwire             1b        Bell                rf
4. Jordan              cf        Bagwell             1b
5. Gaetti              3b        Alou                lf
6. McGee               rf        Everett             cf
7. Pagnozzi            c         Gutierrez           ss
8. Hunter              lf        Ausmus              c
9. Stottlemyre         p         Lima                p

CARDINALS 1ST: Clayton flied to left; DeShields singled to
center; McGwire singled to first [DeShields to third]; Jordan
popped to catcher; Gaetti flied to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio struck out; Spiers walked; Bell grounded out
(pitcher unassisted) [Spiers to second]; Bagwell walked; Alou
walked [Spiers to third, Bagwell to second]; Everett grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: McGee singled to center; McGee stole second;
Pagnozzi grounded out (shortstop to first); Hunter struck out;
Stottlemyre grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Gutierrez struck out; Ausmus singled to center; Lima
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher unassisted) [Ausmus to second];
Biggio singled to center [Ausmus scored]; Spiers flied to
center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Clayton flied to right; DeShields struck out;
McGwire homered; Jordan struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Bell grounded out (second to first); Bagwell doubled
to center; Alou lined to center; Everett struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Gaetti struck out; McGee grounded out (second to
first); Pagnozzi doubled to left; Hunter lined to center; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Gutierrez flied to right; Ausmus walked; Lima out on
a sacrifice bunt (pitcher unassisted) [Ausmus to second]; Biggio
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals
1, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Stottlemyre grounded out (pitcher to first);
Clayton grounded out (shortstop to first); DeShields walked;
McGwire singled to shortstop [DeShields to third (error by
Gutierrez)]; Jordan flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Spiers walked; Bell singled to shortstop [Spiers to
third]; Bagwell struck out [Bell out at second (catcher
unassisted)]; Alou flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Gaetti popped to shortstop; McGee struck out;
Pagnozzi popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Everett homered; Gutierrez was called out on
strikes; Ausmus grounded out (third to first); Lima lined to
pitcher (pitcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Astros 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Hunter homered; Stottlemyre grounded out (first
unassisted); Clayton singled to shortstop; DeShields walked
[Clayton to second]; McGwire flied to center [Clayton to third];
DeShields stole second; Jordan flied to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Biggio flied to right; Spiers popped to shortstop;
Bell singled to center; Bagwell struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: On a bunt Gaetti singled to third; HOWARD RAN FOR
GAETTI; McGee singled to right [Howard to second]; On a bunt
Pagnozzi reached on a fielder's choice [Howard scored (unearned)
(no RBI), McGee scored (no RBI), Pagnozzi to second (error by
Lima) (on throw)]; SCANLAN REPLACED LIMA (PITCHING); LANKFORD
BATTED FOR HUNTER; Lankford was called out on strikes;
Stottlemyre singled to center [Pagnozzi to third]; Clayton
forced Stottlemyre (second to shortstop) [Pagnozzi scored
(unearned)]; DeShields grounded out (third to first); 3 R (1
ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: MCGEE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); JORDAN CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); HOWARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B);
LANKFORD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Alou popped to shortstop;
Everett singled to left; Gutierrez forced Everett (second to
shortstop); Ausmus singled to center [Gutierrez to third]; CLARK
BATTED FOR SCANLAN; BRANTLEY REPLACED STOTTLEMYRE (PITCHING);
Clark lined to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros
2.

CARDINALS 9TH: NITKOWSKI REPLACED CLARK (PITCHING); McGwire
lined to right; Jordan lined to left; Howard struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Biggio was hit by a pitch; Biggio stole second; On a
bunt Spiers singled to pitcher [Biggio to third]; Bell lined out
on a sacrifice fly to right [Biggio scored]; Bagwell homered
[Spiers scored]; Alou flied to center; Everett singled to second
[Everett to second (error by Jordan)]; KING REPLACED BRANTLEY
(PITCHING); Gutierrez walked; Ausmus singled to center [Everett
scored, Gutierrez to second]; 4 R, 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals
5, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        5  11   1    9
 Astros           6  12   2   12


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