Houston Astros 3, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Regular Season Game 149
Played on Saturday, September 12, 1998 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  5  1
HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    2  0  x  -   3  6  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
McEwing 2b                    3   1   1   0       0   1       2   1
  DeShields ph,2b             0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Tatis 3b                      3   1   1   1       0   1       0   5
  Lankford ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mabry 3b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
McGwire 1b                    3   0   0   0       1   3       9   0
Jordan cf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Gant lf                       4   0   1   1       0   3       0   0
Marrero c                     4   0   1   0       0   2       8   1
Ordaz ss                      3   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
  Drew ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Oliver p                      3   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
  Croushore p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Kelly ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Little rf                     2   0   0   0       1   1       3   0
Totals                       32   2   5   2       3  15      24  10

FIELDING - 
E: Gant (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Tatis (11,off Randy Johnson).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Tatis (5,3rd base off Randy Johnson/Ausmus).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     2   1   1   2       2   1       1   1
Gutierrez ss                  4   0   0   0       0   2       1   2
Bell rf                       4   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       6   1
Alou lf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Hidalgo cf                    4   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
Berry 3b                      2   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Ausmus c                      2   1   0   0       1   1      15   0
Randy Johnson p               2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Incaviglia ph               0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Elarton p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       28   3   6   3       4   8      27   6

BATTING - 
2B: Bell (39,off Oliver); Hidalgo (12,off Oliver); Biggio (47,off Oliver).
SH: Berry (1,off Oliver).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Biggio 2 (47,2nd base off Oliver/Marrero,3rd base off Oliver/Marrero);
Ausmus (10,2nd base off Oliver/Marrero).
CS: Biggio (6,2nd base by Oliver/Marrero).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Oliver L(3-3)                 6.1   6   3   3   4   6   0  28
Croushore                     1.2   0   0   0   0   2   0   5
Totals                        8     6   3   3   4   8   0  33

WP: Oliver (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Randy Johnson W(8-1)          7     4   2   2   2  11   0  27
Elarton                       1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4
Wagner SV(29)                 1     1   0   0   0   3   0   4
Totals                        9     5   2   2   3  15   0  35


Umpires: HP - Jerry Layne, 1B - Sam Holbrook, 2B - Rich Rieker, 3B - Dana DeMuth
Time of Game: 2:36   Attendance: 52493


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. McEwing             2b        Biggio              2b
2. Tatis               3b        Gutierrez           ss
3. McGwire             1b        Bell                rf
4. Jordan              cf        Bagwell             1b
5. Gant                lf        Alou                lf
6. Marrero             c         Hidalgo             cf
7. Ordaz               ss        Berry               3b
8. Oliver              p         Ausmus              c
9. Little              rf        Randy Johnson       p

CARDINALS 1ST: McEwing singled to left; Tatis doubled to right
[McEwing scored]; McGwire was called out on strikes; Tatis stole
third; Jordan struck out; Gant singled to left [Tatis scored];
Marrero struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio walked; Biggio stole second; Gutierrez struck
out; Biggio stole third; Bell grounded out (third to first)
[Biggio scored]; Bagwell singled to left; Oliver threw a wild
pitch [Bagwell to second]; Alou singled to third [Bagwell to
third]; Hidalgo forced Alou (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Ordaz grounded out (second to first); Oliver
singled to left; Little walked [Oliver to second]; Debut game
for Mark Little; McEwing popped to first; Tatis flied to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Berry flied to right; Ausmus was called out on
strikes; Randy Johnson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: McGwire walked; Jordan flied to center; Gant
struck out; Marrero flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Biggio walked; Biggio was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); Gutierrez flied to right; Bell doubled to
center; Bagwell struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Ordaz grounded out (shortstop to first); Oliver
grounded out (third to first); Little grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Hidalgo
singled to left [Hidalgo to second (error by Gant)]; Berry
popped to first; Ausmus grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H,
1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: McEwing struck out; Tatis was called out on
strikes; McGwire struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Randy Johnson struck out; Biggio struck out;
Gutierrez grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Jordan grounded out (third to first); Gant struck
out; Marrero struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Bell grounded out (second to first); Bagwell
grounded out (shortstop to first); Alou grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Ordaz popped to third; Oliver struck out; Little
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Hidalgo doubled to center; Berry out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to first) [Hidalgo to third]; Ausmus walked;
INCAVIGLIA BATTED FOR RANDY JOHNSON; Ausmus stole second;
Incaviglia walked; Biggio doubled to left [Hidalgo scored,
Ausmus scored, Incaviglia to third]; CROUSHORE REPLACED OLIVER
(PITCHING); Gutierrez struck out; Bell flied to center; 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 8TH: ELARTON REPLACED INCAVIGLIA (PITCHING); DESHIELDS
BATTED FOR MCEWING; DeShields walked; LANKFORD BATTED FOR TATIS;
Lankford forced DeShields (first to shortstop); McGwire was
called out on strikes; Jordan popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: DESHIELDS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); MABRY
REPLACED LANKFORD (PLAYING 3B); Bagwell flied to right; Alou
struck out; Hidalgo lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 9TH: WAGNER REPLACED ELARTON (PITCHING); Gant struck
out; Marrero singled to center; DREW BATTED FOR ORDAZ; Drew was
called out on strikes; KELLY BATTED FOR CROUSHORE; Marrero
advanced to second because of defensive indifference [Marrero to
second]; Kelly struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        2   5   1    6
 Astros           3   6   0    6


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