St. Louis Cardinals 6, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 91
Played on Sunday, July 12, 1998 (D) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  0  1    1  0  1    1  0  0  -   4  9  2
STL N    1  0  3    0  1  0    1  0  x  -   6 10  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Spiers 2b,3b                  4   0   2   0       0   1       3   1
Gutierrez ss                  4   1   1   1       0   0       2   3
Bell rf                       3   0   0   0       1   0       4   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   2   2   1       0   0       7   1
Everett cf                    4   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Berry 3b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
  Elarton p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Powell p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Clark ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Phillips lf                   4   1   3   2       0   1       1   0
Ausmus c                      3   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
  Alou ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bergman p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Biggio 2b                   1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Totals                       34   4   9   4       1   5      24   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Spiers-Gutierrez-Bagwell.
E: Spiers (5), Berry (6).

BATTING - 
HR: Gutierrez (1,3rd inning off Acevedo 0 on 2 out); Bagwell (21,6th inning
off Acevedo 0 on 1 out); Phillips (2,7th inning off Acevedo 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Gutierrez (8,off Acevedo).
Team LOB: 4.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Clayton ss                    4   1   1   0       0   0       2   5
Lankford cf                   4   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
McGwire 1b                    3   2   2   2       1   1      10   1
Jordan rf                     3   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Gant lf                       4   1   2   3       0   0       2   0
  Croushore p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Gaetti 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Polanco 2b                    3   0   1   1       0   0       3   1
Acevedo p                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Painter p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Frascatore p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McGee lf                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Marrero c                     4   0   1   0       0   2       5   0
Totals                       33   6  10   6       1   4      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Polanco-Clayton-McGwire, McGwire.
E: Gaetti (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Lankford (19,off Bergman).
HR: McGwire 2 (40,1st inning off Bergman 0 on 2 out,7th inning off Elarton
0 on 0 out); Gant (14,5th inning off Bergman 0 on 0 out).
SH: Polanco (1,off Bergman).
HBP: Jordan (5,by Bergman).
GDP: Clayton (8,off Bergman).
IBB: McGwire (19,by Bergman).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bergman L(8-5)                5     9   5   4   1   3   2  26
Elarton                       2     1   1   1   0   1   1   7
Powell                        1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8    10   6   5   1   4   3  36

HBP: Bergman (4,Jordan).
IBB: Bergman (2,McGwire).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Acevedo W(4-2)                6.1   8   4   3   1   3   3  26
Painter                       0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Frascatore                    0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Croushore SV(4)               2     0   0   0   0   2   0   6
Totals                        9     9   4   3   1   5   3  35


Umpires: HP - Larry Poncino, 1B - Steve Rippley, 2B - Mike Winters, 3B - Gary Darling
Time of Game: 2:42   Attendance: 45485


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Spiers              2b        Clayton             ss
2. Gutierrez           ss        Lankford            cf
3. Bell                rf        McGwire             1b
4. Bagwell             1b        Jordan              rf
5. Everett             cf        Gant                lf
6. Berry               3b        Gaetti              3b
7. Phillips            lf        Polanco             2b
8. Ausmus              c         Acevedo             p
9. Bergman             p         Marrero             c

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

CARDINALS 1ST: Clayton grounded out (third to first); Lankford
flied to right; McGwire homered; Jordan singled to left; Gant
forced Jordan (third to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
0, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Everett grounded out (shortstop to first); Berry
singled to center; Phillips singled to first [Berry to third];
Ausmus lined into a double play (first unassisted) [Phillips out
at first]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Gaetti grounded out (third to first); Polanco
singled to pitcher [Polanco to second (error by Berry)]; Acevedo
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Polanco to third]; Marrero
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Bergman popped to second; Spiers lined to left;
Gutierrez homered; Bell popped to first; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Clayton singled to left; Lankford singled to
right [Clayton to third]; McGwire struck out; Jordan was hit by
a pitch [Lankford to second]; Gant singled to left [Clayton
scored, Lankford scored, Jordan to second]; Gaetti reached on an
error by Spiers [Jordan to third, Gant to second, Gaetti to
first]; Polanco out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second)
[Jordan scored (unearned), Gant to third, Gaetti to second];
Acevedo struck out; 3 R (2 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Bagwell singled to third [Bagwell to second (error
by Gaetti)]; Everett struck out; Berry grounded out (third to
first); Phillips singled to left [Bagwell scored (unearned)];
Ausmus popped to second; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 4TH: Marrero singled to third; Clayton grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Marrero out at
second]; Lankford doubled to center; McGwire was walked
intentionally; Jordan popped to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Bergman flied to left; Spiers was called out on
strikes; Gutierrez grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 5TH: Gant homered; Gaetti grounded out (shortstop to
first); Polanco popped to second; Acevedo popped to right; 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Bell popped to third; Bagwell homered; Everett
struck out; Berry grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 6TH: SPIERS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); BIGGIO
REPLACED BERGMAN (PLAYING 2B); ELARTON REPLACED BERRY
(PITCHING); Marrero struck out; Clayton flied to center;
Lankford flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Phillips homered; Ausmus lined to center; PAINTER
REPLACED ACEVEDO (PITCHING); Biggio popped to shortstop; Spiers
singled to right; FRASCATORE REPLACED PAINTER (PITCHING);
Gutierrez flied to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4,
Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 7TH: McGwire homered; Jordan flied to left; Gant
popped to second; Gaetti popped to first; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 8TH: CROUSHORE REPLACED GANT (PITCHING); MCGEE REPLACED
FRASCATORE (PLAYING LF); Bell grounded out (shortstop to first);
Bagwell grounded out (shortstop to first); Everett grounded out
(first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 6.

CARDINALS 8TH: POWELL REPLACED ELARTON (PITCHING); Polanco
grounded out (second to first); McGee lined to shortstop;
Marrero flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4,
Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 9TH: CLARK BATTED FOR POWELL; Clark struck out; Phillips
struck out; ALOU BATTED FOR AUSMUS; Alou flied to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   9   2    4
 Cardinals        6  10   1    6


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