St. Louis Cardinals 6, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 89
Played on Friday, July 10, 1998 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  3  0  -   3  6  1
STL N    0  0  3    0  0  0    0  3  x  -   6  9  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   0   1   2       0   1       4   2
Spiers 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       1   4
Bell rf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Bagwell 1b                    3   0   0   0       1   0      10   0
Alou lf                       4   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Everett cf                    3   1   0   0       1   3       2   0
Gutierrez ss                  3   0   0   0       0   0       0   4
Ausmus c                      3   1   2   0       0   0       5   0
Hampton p                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Elarton p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Clark ph                    1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Nitkowski p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Powell p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Magnante p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   3   6   3       2   8      24  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Gutierrez-Biggio-Bagwell.
E: Bell (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Clark (4,off Frascatore).
SH: Hampton (5,off Morris).
GDP: Biggio (3,off Morris); Alou (6,off Brantley).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Biggio (27,2nd base off King/Marrero).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Clayton ss                    4   1   2   0       0   0       1   5
Lankford cf                   3   2   2   3       1   1       1   0
McGwire 1b                    3   1   0   0       1   0      11   0
Jordan rf                     4   1   1   1       0   1       0   0
McGee lf                      4   0   2   2       0   0       2   0
Gaetti 3b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       0   4
Ordaz 2b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
  Frascatore p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  King p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mabry ph                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Brantley p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Morris p                      2   0   0   0       0   2       1   2
  Polanco 2b                  2   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Marrero c                     3   1   1   0       0   1       8   0
Totals                       32   6   9   6       3   5      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Ordaz-Clayton-McGwire, Gaetti-Polanco-McGwire.

BATTING - 
2B: Lankford (18,off Nitkowski).
HR: Lankford (13,3rd inning off Hampton 2 on 0 out).
GDP: Gaetti (9,off Powell).
IBB: McGwire (17,by Nitkowski).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hampton                       6     5   3   3   2   5   1  25
Elarton                       1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Nitkowski L(3-3)              0     1   2   2   1   0   0   2
Powell                        0.2   2   1   1   0   0   0   3
Magnante                      0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        8     9   6   6   3   5   1  35

Nitkowski faced 2 batters in the 8th inning
IBB: Nitkowski (2,McGwire).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Morris                        6     3   0   0   0   6   0  20
Frascatore                    1.1   2   3   3   1   1   0   7
King W(2-0)                   0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Brantley SV(13)               1     0   0   0   1   1   0   3
Totals                        9     6   3   3   2   8   0  33


Umpires: HP - Gary Darling, 1B - Mike Winters, 2B - Larry Poncino, 3B - Steve Rippley
Ejections: Carl Everett by Gary Darling [Balls and strikes]
Time of Game: 2:31   Attendance: 44655


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        McGee               lf
6. Everett             cf        Gaetti              3b
7. Gutierrez           ss        Ordaz               2b
8. Ausmus              c         Morris              p
9. Hampton             p         Marrero             c

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio struck out; Spiers grounded out (pitcher
unassisted); Bell singled to left; Bagwell grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals
0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Clayton singled to center; Lankford walked
[Clayton to second]; McGwire flied to center [Clayton to third];
Jordan struck out; McGee lined to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Alou was called out on strikes; Everett struck out;
Gutierrez grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Gaetti flied to right; Ordaz grounded out (third
to first); Morris was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Ausmus singled to center; Hampton out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Ausmus to second]; Biggio reached on a
fielder's choice [Ausmus out at third (pitcher to third to
shortstop to third to second), Biggio to second (on throw)];
Spiers struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Marrero singled to center; Clayton singled to
shortstop [Marrero to second]; Lankford homered [Marrero scored,
Clayton scored]; McGwire lined to third; Jordan grounded out
(third to first); McGee singled to right; Gaetti grounded out
(third to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Bell was called out on strikes; Bagwell grounded out
(third to first); Alou lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 4TH: Ordaz grounded out (second to first); Morris was
called out on strikes; Marrero struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Everett struck out; Gutierrez grounded out (second
to first); Ausmus grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: Clayton grounded out (third to first); Lankford
was called out on strikes; McGwire flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Hampton singled to center; Biggio grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Hampton out at
second]; Spiers lined to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 6TH: Jordan grounded out (shortstop to first); McGee
popped to second; Gaetti walked; Ordaz grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 7TH: FRASCATORE REPLACED ORDAZ (PITCHING); POLANCO
REPLACED MORRIS (PLAYING 2B); Bell grounded out (shortstop to
first); Bagwell grounded out (third to first); Alou was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 7TH: ELARTON REPLACED HAMPTON (PITCHING); Polanco
grounded out (shortstop to first); Marrero popped to right;
Clayton popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Everett walked; Gutierrez lined to left; Ausmus
singled to shortstop [Everett to second]; CLARK BATTED FOR
ELARTON; Clark doubled to second [Everett scored, Ausmus to
third]; KING REPLACED FRASCATORE (PITCHING); Biggio singled to
center [Ausmus scored, Clark scored]; Biggio stole second;
Spiers lined to center [Biggio to third]; Bell grounded out
(shortstop to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals
3.

CARDINALS 8TH: NITKOWSKI REPLACED CLARK (PITCHING); Lankford
doubled to center; McGwire was walked intentionally; POWELL
REPLACED NITKOWSKI (PITCHING); Jordan singled to center
[Lankford scored, McGwire to third (error by Bell)]; Jordan
advanced to second because of defensive indifference [Jordan to
second]; McGee singled to right [McGwire scored, Jordan scored];
Gaetti grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [McGee out at second]; MABRY BATTED FOR KING; MAGNANTE
REPLACED POWELL (PITCHING); Mabry singled to shortstop; Polanco
forced Mabry (shortstop to second); 3 R, 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 3, Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 9TH: BRANTLEY REPLACED MABRY (PITCHING); Bagwell walked;
Alou grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Bagwell out at second]; Everett was called out on strikes;
Carl Everett ejected by HP umpire Gary Darling; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   6   1    3
 Cardinals        6   9   0    5


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