St. Louis Cardinals 3, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 150
Played on Sunday, September 13, 1998 (N) at Astrodome

STL N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  2  0  -   3  6  0
HOU N    0  1  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  9  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
DeShields 2b,1b               4   1   2   1       0   0       2   1
Drew rf                       3   1   0   0       1   2       2   0
  Croushore p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Acevedo p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
McGwire 1b                    2   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Tatis 3b,ss                 2   0   1   2       0   0       1   1
Lankford cf                   4   0   0   0       0   3       1   0
Gant lf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Mabry 3b,1b,3b                4   0   1   0       0   1       3   3
Ordaz ss                      2   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
  Lampkin ph,1b               1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Kelly 2b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Mercker p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Jordan ph,rf                1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Marrero c                     2   1   0   0       1   1       8   2
Totals                       31   3   6   3       2   8      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. DeShields-Ordaz, Marrero-DeShields.

BATTING - 
2B: Mabry (21,off Bergman); Tatis (12,off Henry).
HR: DeShields (7,4th inning off Bergman 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Mercker (1,off Bergman).
Team LOB: 3.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       0   6
Gutierrez ss                  3   0   0   0       1   0       1   5
Bell rf                       4   1   1   0       0   1       2   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   1   4   1       0   0      13   0
Alou lf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Hidalgo cf                    3   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
  Everett ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Ausmus c                      3   0   1   1       0   1       8   2
  Spiers ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bogar 3b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
  Clark ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bergman p                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Henry p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   2   9   2       1   8      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Biggio-Gutierrez-Bagwell.

BATTING - 
2B: Biggio (48,off Mercker); Bagwell 2 (30,off Mercker 2).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Alou (3,2nd base by Mercker/Marrero).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Mercker W(11-11)              7     8   2   2   0   5   0  27
Croushore                     1     1   0   0   1   2   0   5
Acevedo SV(9)                 1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     9   2   2   1   8   0  35


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bergman L(12-8)               7.2   5   3   3   2   7   1  29
Henry                         1.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9     6   3   3   2   8   1  33


Umpires: HP - Sam Holbrook, 1B - Rich Rieker, 2B - Dana DeMuth, 3B - Jerry Layne
Ejections: STL Manager Tony LaRussa by Sam Holbrook [Balls and strikes]
Time of Game: 2:40   Attendance: 52338


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. DeShields           2b        Biggio              2b
2. Drew                rf        Gutierrez           ss
3. McGwire             1b        Bell                rf
4. Lankford            cf        Bagwell             1b
5. Gant                lf        Alou                lf
6. Mabry               3b        Hidalgo             cf
7. Ordaz               ss        Ausmus              c
8. Mercker             p         Bogar               3b
9. Marrero             c         Bergman             p

CARDINALS 1ST: Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa ejected by HP
umpire Sam Holbrook sometime in game; DeShields grounded out
(second to first); Drew flied to left; McGwire grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros
0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio doubled to center; Gutierrez lined into a
double play (second to shortstop) [Biggio out at second]; Bell
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Lankford grounded out (third to first); Gant
grounded out (second to first); Mabry grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Bagwell singled to pitcher; Alou singled to first
[Bagwell to second]; Hidalgo was called out on strikes while
Alou was caught stealing second (catcher to second) [Bagwell to
third]; Ausmus singled to left [Bagwell scored]; Bogar singled
to shortstop [Ausmus to second]; Bergman struck out; 1 R, 4 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Ordaz struck out (catcher to first); Mercker
grounded out (shortstop to first); Marrero struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Biggio flied to left; Gutierrez flied to left; Bell
singled to center; Bagwell doubled to center [Bell scored]; Alou
grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals
0, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: DeShields homered; Drew struck out; McGwire
grounded out (shortstop to first); Lankford struck out; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Hidalgo flied to right; Ausmus popped to pitcher;
Bogar flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros
2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Gant singled to shortstop; Mabry was called out
on strikes; Ordaz singled to center [Gant to second]; Mercker
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Ordaz out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: MABRY CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); TATIS REPLACED
MCGWIRE (PLAYING 3B); Bergman grounded out (third to first);
Biggio grounded out (catcher to first); Gutierrez grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros
2.

CARDINALS 6TH: Marrero flied to center; DeShields singled to
third; Drew struck out; Tatis grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Bell was called out on strikes; Bagwell doubled to
left; Alou flied to left; Hidalgo struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Lankford struck out; Gant grounded out (third to
first); Mabry doubled to left; LAMPKIN BATTED FOR ORDAZ; Lampkin
flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: MABRY CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); TATIS CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); LAMPKIN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B);
Ausmus was called out on strikes; Bogar grounded out (third to
first); Bergman popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: JORDAN BATTED FOR MERCKER; Jordan flied to right;
Marrero walked; DeShields grounded out (second to first)
[Marrero to second]; Drew walked; HENRY REPLACED BERGMAN
(PITCHING); Tatis doubled to left [Marrero scored, Drew scored,
Tatis out at third (left to catcher to third)]; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: JORDAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); CROUSHORE
REPLACED DREW (PITCHING); Biggio struck out; Gutierrez walked;
Bell flied to right; Bagwell singled to shortstop [Gutierrez to
second]; Alou struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 3,
Astros 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: Lankford struck out; Gant popped to catcher;
Mabry grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: DESHIELDS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); EVERETT
BATTED FOR HIDALGO; ACEVEDO REPLACED CROUSHORE (PITCHING); KELLY
REPLACED LAMPKIN (PLAYING 2B); Everett struck out; SPIERS BATTED
FOR AUSMUS; Spiers flied to left; CLARK BATTED FOR BOGAR; Clark
flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        3   6   0    3
 Astros           2   9   0    6


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