Houston Astros 5, St. Louis Cardinals 4
Regular Season Game 88
Played on Thursday, July 9, 1998 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  1  0    1  1  0    2  0  0  -   5 10  1
STL N    1  0  1    0  0  0    1  1  0  -   4  7  4
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     5   0   0   0       0   2       3   5
Spiers 3b                     4   2   0   0       1   1       0   4
Bell rf                       5   0   2   0       0   2       0   0
Bagwell 1b                    3   1   0   0       2   0      10   0
Alou lf                       5   1   2   2       0   2       2   0
Everett cf                    5   1   2   2       0   3       6   0
Eusebio c                     4   0   3   1       0   0       4   0
Gutierrez ss                  4   0   1   0       0   2       2   3
Reynolds p                    3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Clark ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Henry p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       39   5  10   5       3  14      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Spiers-Biggio-Bagwell, Spiers-Biggio-Bagwell, Biggio-Gutierrez-Bagwell.
E: Eusebio (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Alou (19,off Stottlemyre).
HR: Everett (9,4th inning off Stottlemyre 0 on 1 out).
GDP: Bagwell 2 (8,off Stottlemyre 2).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Bagwell 2 (13,2nd base off Stottlemyre/Pagnozzi,3rd base off Stottlemyre/Pagnozzi);
Alou (6,2nd base off Stottlemyre/Pagnozzi).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Clayton ss                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   5
Lankford cf                   3   2   1   2       1   0       1   0
McGwire 1b                    3   0   1   0       1   1       7   0
Jordan rf                     3   0   0   1       0   0       1   0
Mabry 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
Pagnozzi c                    4   1   2   0       0   2      13   1
Hunter lf                     3   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Croushore p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Marrero ph                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Stottlemyre p                 2   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Gaetti ph,2b                2   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
Polanco 2b                    2   0   0   0       0   0       4   2
  McGee ph,lf                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   4   7   4       4   4      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Polanco-Clayton-McGwire, Clayton-Polanco-McGwire.
E: Clayton (13), McGwire (5), Hunter (3), Polanco (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Clayton (16,off Reynolds); Hunter (7,off Reynolds).
HR: Lankford (12,1st inning off Reynolds 0 on 1 out).
SF: Jordan (1,off Henry).
GDP: Hunter (4,off Reynolds); Jordan (11,off Reynolds); Gaetti (8,off Wagner).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Lankford (8,2nd base off Henry/Eusebio).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reynolds W(11-5)              7     7   3   3   2   1   1  28
Henry                         1     0   1   0   1   2   0   4
Wagner SV(21)                 1     0   0   0   1   1   0   3
Totals                        9     7   4   3   4   4   1  35


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Stottlemyre L(9-7)            7    10   5   2   3  10   1  34
Croushore                     2     0   0   0   0   4   0   8
Totals                        9    10   5   2   3  14   1  42


Umpires: HP - Steve Rippley, 1B - Gary Darling, 2B - Larry Poncino, 3B - Mike Winters
Time of Game: 2:52   Attendance: 34398


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Biggio              2b        Clayton             ss
2. Spiers              3b        Lankford            cf
3. Bell                rf        McGwire             1b
4. Bagwell             1b        Jordan              rf
5. Alou                lf        Mabry               3b
6. Everett             cf        Pagnozzi            c
7. Eusebio             c         Hunter              lf
8. Gutierrez           ss        Stottlemyre         p
9. Reynolds            p         Polanco             2b

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio flied to center; Spiers struck out; Bell was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Clayton grounded out (second to first); Lankford
homered; McGwire lined to left; Jordan flied to center; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Bagwell walked; Bagwell stole second; Alou struck
out while Bagwell stole third; Everett struck out; Eusebio
singled to center [Bagwell scored]; Gutierrez singled to right
[Eusebio to second]; Reynolds lined to second; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Mabry walked; Pagnozzi struck out; Hunter
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Mabry
out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Biggio struck out; Spiers walked; Bell singled to
third [Spiers to second]; Bagwell grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Bell out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Stottlemyre singled to left; Polanco popped to
second; Clayton doubled to left [Stottlemyre to third]; Lankford
grounded out (first unassisted) [Stottlemyre scored, Clayton to
third]; McGwire walked; Jordan flied to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Everett
homered; Eusebio singled to right; Gutierrez struck out;
Reynolds struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals
2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Mabry flied to center; Pagnozzi singled to
center; Hunter flied to center; Stottlemyre flied to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Biggio struck out (catcher to first); Spiers reached
on an error by Hunter [Spiers to second]; Bell grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Spiers to third]; Bagwell walked; Alou
singled to center [Spiers scored (unearned), Bagwell to third];
Alou stole second; Everett struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Polanco grounded out (third to first); Clayton
grounded out (third to first); Lankford lined to shortstop; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Eusebio singled to center; Gutierrez was called out
on strikes; On a bunt Reynolds grounded out (pitcher to second)
[Eusebio stayed at first]; Shane Reynolds called for
interference; Biggio forced Eusebio (shortstop to second); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 6TH: McGwire singled to left; Jordan grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [McGwire out at second];
Mabry grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 3, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Spiers reached on an error by Polanco [Spiers to
first]; Bell singled to right [Spiers to second]; Bagwell
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Spiers to third, Bell out at second]; Alou doubled to left
[Spiers scored (unearned)]; Everett singled to left [Alou scored
(unearned)]; Eusebio flied to right; 2 R (0 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Pagnozzi singled to left; Hunter doubled to left
[Pagnozzi to third]; GAETTI BATTED FOR STOTTLEMYRE; Gaetti
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Pagnozzi scored]; MCGEE
BATTED FOR POLANCO; McGee grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Hunter to third]; Clayton popped to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 5, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 8TH: GAETTI STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); MCGEE STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING LF); CROUSHORE REPLACED HUNTER (PITCHING);
Gutierrez grounded out (pitcher to first); CLARK BATTED FOR
REYNOLDS; Clark struck out; Biggio lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 8TH: HENRY REPLACED CLARK (PITCHING); Lankford walked;
Lankford stole second [Lankford to third (error by Eusebio)];
McGwire was called out on strikes; Jordan out on a sacrifice fly
to center [Lankford scored (unearned)]; Mabry struck out; 1 R (0
ER), 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Spiers reached on an error by McGwire; Bell was
called out on strikes; Bagwell reached on an error by Clayton
[Spiers to second]; Alou struck out; Everett struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 9TH: WAGNER REPLACED HENRY (PITCHING); Pagnozzi struck
out; MARRERO BATTED FOR CROUSHORE; Marrero walked; Gaetti
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Marrero out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5,
Cardinals 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5  10   1   10
 Cardinals        4   7   4    4


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