St. Louis Cardinals 7, Houston Astros 6
Regular Season Game 71
Played on Thursday, June 18, 1998 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  3  2    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   7  9  0
HOU N    0  1  1    2  0  0    1  0  1  -   6 13  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Clayton ss                    5   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Lankford cf                   4   1   1   1       1   2       0   0
McGwire 1b                    3   1   1   1       2   0      12   1
Jordan rf                     5   1   1   0       0   1       5   0
Mabry 3b                      3   2   2   0       1   0       0   4
  McGee ph,lf                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Gant lf                       2   2   2   3       2   0       0   0
  DeShields 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Lampkin c                     4   0   1   2       0   0       7   0
Howard 2b,3b                  4   0   0   0       0   1       2   3
Bottenfield p                 2   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
  Hunter ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Frascatore p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Gaetti ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Croushore p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   7   9   7       6   7      27  14

BATTING - 
2B: Jordan (16,off Reynolds); Gant (9,off Reynolds); Lampkin (7,off Reynolds).
HR: Gant (11,3rd inning off Reynolds 1 on 2 out); Lankford (8,5th inning off
Reynolds 0 on 0 out); McGwire (33,5th inning off Reynolds 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Jordan (4,off Scanlan).
Team LOB: 7.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     5   1   3   1       0   1       3   2
Gutierrez ss                  5   1   1   0       0   0       1   4
Bell rf                       5   0   3   1       0   0       1   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   1   1   0       1   0       9   1
Alou lf                       5   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Everett cf                    5   2   3   0       0   1       4   0
Berry 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   1       1   4
Eusebio c                     3   1   0   1       1   1       7   0
Reynolds p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Miller p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Phillips ph                 0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Scanlan p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Magnante p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Spiers ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   6  13   3       3   6      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Biggio-Bagwell.

BATTING - 
2B: Everett (15,off Bottenfield); Bell (22,off Bottenfield); Bagwell (13,off
Frascatore).
SH: Reynolds (5,off Bottenfield).
Team LOB: 9.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bottenfield W(2-3)            5     7   4   4   2   2   0  24
Frascatore                    2     4   1   1   1   0   0  10
Croushore SV(1)               2     2   1   1   0   4   0   8
Totals                        9    13   6   6   3   6   0  42

WP: Bottenfield (2), Frascatore (1), Croushore 2 (3).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reynolds L(7-5)               4.1   7   7   7   2   3   3  22
Miller                        1.2   1   0   0   1   1   0   7
Scanlan                       0.2   1   0   0   2   0   0   4
Magnante                      1.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   4
Wagner                        1     0   0   0   1   2   0   4
Totals                        9     9   7   7   6   7   3  41


Umpires: HP - Ed Montague, 1B - Paul Schrieber, 2B - Dana DeMuth, 3B - Charlie Reliford
Time of Game: 3:05   Attendance: 43806


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Clayton             ss        Biggio              2b
2. Lankford            cf        Gutierrez           ss
3. McGwire             1b        Bell                rf
4. Jordan              rf        Bagwell             1b
5. Mabry               3b        Alou                lf
6. Gant                lf        Everett             cf
7. Lampkin             c         Berry               3b
8. Howard              2b        Eusebio             c
9. Bottenfield         p         Reynolds            p

CARDINALS 1ST: Clayton grounded out (shortstop to first);
Lankford lined to center; McGwire grounded out (third to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio flied to right; Gutierrez grounded out
(second to first); Bell singled to shortstop; Bagwell walked
[Bell to second]; Alou lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Jordan doubled to center; Mabry walked; Gant
doubled to third [Jordan scored, Mabry to third]; Lampkin
doubled to second [Mabry scored, Gant scored]; Howard was called
out on strikes; Bottenfield was called out on strikes; Clayton
singled to second [Lampkin to third]; Lankford struck out; 3 R,
4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Everett doubled to third; Berry grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Everett to third]; Eusebio grounded out
(third to first) [Everett scored]; Reynolds struck out; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: McGwire walked; Jordan forced McGwire (shortstop
to second); Mabry forced Jordan (first to shortstop); Gant
homered [Mabry scored]; Lampkin lined to second; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Biggio singled to third; Gutierrez grounded out
(third to first) [Biggio to second]; Bell doubled to center
[Biggio scored, Bell to third (on throw)]; Bagwell popped to
first; Alou grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first); 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Howard flied to center; Bottenfield grounded out
(shortstop to first); Clayton flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Everett singled to right; Berry was called out on
strikes; Eusebio walked [Everett to second]; Reynolds out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Everett to third, Eusebio to
second]; Bottenfield threw a wild pitch [Everett scored, Eusebio
to third]; Biggio singled to left [Eusebio scored]; Gutierrez
lined to right; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 5TH: Lankford homered; McGwire homered; Jordan
grounded out (third to first); MILLER REPLACED REYNOLDS
(PITCHING); Mabry singled to third; Gant walked [Mabry to
second]; Lampkin flied to center; Howard flied to left; 2 R, 3
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Bell singled to right; Bagwell lined to second; Alou
flied to right; Everett grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 6TH: HUNTER BATTED FOR BOTTENFIELD; Hunter grounded
out (third to first); Clayton grounded out (third to first);
Lankford struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros
4.

ASTROS 6TH: FRASCATORE REPLACED HUNTER (PITCHING); On a bunt
Berry made an out to catcher; Eusebio grounded out (third to
first); PHILLIPS BATTED FOR MILLER; Phillips walked; Biggio
singled to pitcher [Phillips to second]; Gutierrez grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 7TH: SCANLAN REPLACED PHILLIPS (PITCHING); McGwire
walked; Jordan grounded into a double play (second to first)
[McGwire out at second]; Mabry singled to shortstop; Gant walked
[Mabry to second]; MAGNANTE REPLACED SCANLAN (PITCHING); Lampkin
popped to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Bell grounded out (third to first); Bagwell doubled
to center; Alou grounded out (shortstop to first) [Bagwell to
third]; Frascatore threw a wild pitch [Bagwell scored]; Everett
singled to left; Berry singled to shortstop [Everett out at
second (first to shortstop)]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals
7, Astros 5.

CARDINALS 8TH: Howard grounded out (second to first); GAETTI
BATTED FOR FRASCATORE; Gaetti struck out; Clayton grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros
5.

ASTROS 8TH: CROUSHORE REPLACED GAETTI (PITCHING); Eusebio struck
out; SPIERS BATTED FOR MAGNANTE; Spiers struck out; Biggio
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 5.

CARDINALS 9TH: WAGNER REPLACED SPIERS (PITCHING); Lankford
walked; McGwire flied to right [Lankford to second]; Jordan
struck out; MCGEE BATTED FOR MABRY; McGee struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 5.

ASTROS 9TH: HOWARD CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); MCGEE STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING LF); DESHIELDS REPLACED GANT (PLAYING 2B);
Gutierrez singled to first; Bell flied to right; Croushore threw
a wild pitch [Gutierrez to second]; Bagwell grounded out (third
to first); Alou singled to third [Gutierrez to third]; Croushore
threw a wild pitch [Gutierrez scored, Alou to second]; Everett
was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 7,
Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        7   9   0    7
 Astros           6  13   0    9


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