St. Louis Cardinals 4, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 158
Played on Tuesday, September 22, 1998 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  0
STL N    2  0  0    1  0  1    0  0  x  -   4  4  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Russ Johnson 2b               4   0   1   0       0   2       2   2
Everett cf                    4   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Bell rf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       9   1
Alou lf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Berry 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Gutierrez ss                  3   0   1   0       0   1       0   5
Ausmus c                      3   0   0   0       0   1       9   1
Hampton p                     1   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
  Meluskey ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Elarton p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bergman p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Clark ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Henry p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   0   5   0       0  10      24  12

BATTING - 
3B: Bell (2,off Morris).
GDP: Russ Johnson (1,off Morris).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Russ Johnson (1,2nd base off Morris/Marrero).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
DeShields 2b                  3   1   0   0       1   0       5   1
Lankford cf                   4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
McGwire 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   2       4   0
Jordan rf                     2   2   1   0       0   0       4   0
  Mabry rf                    1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Gant lf                       2   1   2   3       2   0       1   0
Tatis 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   2       0   1
Ordaz ss                      2   0   0   1       0   0       1   2
Morris p                      3   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Marrero c                     3   0   0   0       0   1      10   1
Totals                       27   4   4   4       4   9      27   5

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Ordaz-DeShields-McGwire.
E: Ordaz 2 (12).

BATTING - 
HR: Gant (26,4th inning off Hampton 0 on 0 out).
SH: Ordaz (3,off Elarton).
HBP: Jordan (8,by Elarton).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hampton L(11-7)               5     4   3   3   1   5   1  20
Elarton                       1     0   1   1   2   2   0   6
Bergman                       1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Henry                         1     0   0   0   1   2   0   4
Totals                        8     4   4   4   4   9   1  33

WP: Hampton (4), Elarton (1).
HBP: Elarton (1,Jordan).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Morris W(7-5)                 9     5   0   0   0  10   0  33

WP: Morris (2).

Umpires: HP - Steve Rippley, 1B - Larry Poncino, 2B - Mike Winters, 3B - Gary Darling
Time of Game: 2:15   Attendance: 40739


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Russ Johnson        2b        DeShields           2b
2. Everett             cf        Lankford            cf
3. Bell                rf        McGwire             1b
4. Bagwell             1b        Jordan              rf
5. Alou                lf        Gant                lf
6. Berry               3b        Tatis               3b
7. Gutierrez           ss        Ordaz               ss
8. Ausmus              c         Morris              p
9. Hampton             p         Marrero             c

ASTROS 1ST: Russ Johnson was called out on strikes; Everett
struck out; Bell tripled to left; Bagwell popped to shortstop; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: DeShields walked; Lankford grounded out
(shortstop to first) [DeShields to second]; McGwire flied to
center; Jordan singled to pitcher [DeShields to third]; Hampton
threw a wild pitch [Jordan to second]; Gant singled to center
[DeShields scored, Jordan scored]; Tatis struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Alou popped to right; Berry reached on an error by
Ordaz; Morris threw a wild pitch [Berry to second]; Gutierrez
was called out on strikes; Ausmus struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 2ND: Ordaz grounded out (third to first); Morris
grounded out (first to pitcher); Marrero struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Hampton singled to catcher; Russ Johnson grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Hampton out
at second]; Everett was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 3RD: DeShields grounded out (second to first);
Lankford singled to left; McGwire lined to left; Jordan grounded
out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Bell grounded out (catcher to first); Bagwell popped
to second; Alou flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Gant homered; Tatis struck out; Ordaz grounded
out (shortstop to first); Morris struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Berry flied to right; Gutierrez flied to right;
Ausmus lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: Marrero grounded out (shortstop to first); On a
bunt DeShields grounded out (pitcher to first); Lankford struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 6TH: MELUSKEY BATTED FOR HAMPTON; Meluskey was called out
on strikes; Russ Johnson singled to right; Everett flied to
left; Russ Johnson stole second; Bell struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 6TH: ELARTON REPLACED MELUSKEY (PITCHING); McGwire was
called out on strikes; Jordan was hit by a pitch; Elarton threw
a wild pitch [Jordan to second]; Gant walked; Tatis walked
[Jordan to third, Gant to second]; Ordaz out on a sacrifice bunt
(catcher to second) [Jordan scored, Gant to third, Tatis to
second]; Morris struck out; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Bagwell grounded out (shortstop to first); Alou
reached on an error by Ordaz; Berry flied to right; Gutierrez
singled to right [Alou to second]; Ausmus popped to second; 0 R,
1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 7TH: BERGMAN REPLACED ELARTON (PITCHING); Marrero
popped to third; DeShields grounded out (shortstop to first);
Lankford grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 8TH: MABRY REPLACED JORDAN (PLAYING RF); CLARK BATTED FOR
BERGMAN; Clark was called out on strikes; Russ Johnson was
called out on strikes; Everett popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 8TH: HENRY REPLACED CLARK (PITCHING); McGwire struck
out; Mabry struck out; Gant walked; Tatis forced Gant (shortstop
to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Bell grounded out (third to first); Bagwell struck
out; Alou singled to right; Berry lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           0   5   0    6
 Cardinals        4   4   2    5


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