Houston Astros 7, St. Louis Cardinals 1
Regular Season Game 159
Played on Wednesday, September 23, 1998 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    3  1  2    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   7 15  0
STL N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  9  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     5   1   3   1       0   2       1   1
Gutierrez ss                  5   1   2   1       0   0       0   1
Bell rf                       2   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Everett cf                  3   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   1   1   1       0   0       4   1
Alou lf                       5   2   3   1       0   0       3   0
Hidalgo cf,rf                 4   0   3   2       0   0       1   1
Berry 3b                      4   0   1   1       0   1       3   0
  Bogar 3b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ausmus c                      4   1   1   0       0   0      11   1
Randy Johnson p               2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Clark ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Powell p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       39   7  15   7       0   6      27   5

BATTING - 
2B: Hidalgo 2 (14,off Oliver,off Witt); Bagwell (32,off Oliver); Gutierrez
(24,off King).
SH: Randy Johnson (3,off Oliver).
SF: Bagwell (5,off Oliver).
GDP: Ausmus (18,off Petkovsek).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Biggio (50,2nd base off Witt/Marrero).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kelly 2b,ss                   5   1   1   1       0   2       3   2
Tatis 3b                      5   0   1   0       0   2       0   7
McGwire 1b                    3   0   1   0       2   0       9   0
Jordan cf                     4   0   2   0       1   1       3   0
Gant lf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Marrero c                     3   0   1   0       1   1       6   0
Ordaz ss                      2   0   2   0       1   0       0   2
  DeShields ph,2b             1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Oliver p                      0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Petkovsek p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Polanco ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Frascatore p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McEwing ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Witt p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Croushore p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mabry ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  King p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Little rf                     4   0   0   0       0   3       4   0
Totals                       34   1   9   1       6  11      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Tatis-Kelly-McGwire.

BATTING - 
2B: Ordaz (4,off Randy Johnson).
HR: Kelly (4,1st inning off Randy Johnson 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Jordan (5,3rd base by Randy Johnson/Ausmus).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Randy Johnson W(10-1)         7     8   1   1   6   8   1  33
Powell                        1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Wagner                        1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9     9   1   1   6  11   1  40


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Oliver L(4-4)                 2     8   6   6   0   2   0  14
Petkovsek                     1     2   0   0   0   1   0   4
Frascatore                    2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7
Witt                          2.1   2   0   0   0   1   0   9
Croushore                     0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2
King                          1     2   1   1   0   0   0   5
Totals                        9    15   7   7   0   6   0  41

Oliver faced 2 batters in the 3rd inning

Umpires: HP - Larry Poncino, 1B - Mike Winters, 2B - Gary Darling, 3B - Steve Rippley
Time of Game: 3:05   Attendance: 38997


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio was called out on strikes; Gutierrez singled
to shortstop; Bell singled to center [Gutierrez to third];
Bagwell lined out on a sacrifice fly to right [Gutierrez
scored]; Alou singled to shortstop [Bell to second]; Hidalgo
doubled to third [Bell scored, Alou scored]; Berry struck out; 3
R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Kelly homered; Tatis struck out; McGwire walked;
Jordan singled to third [McGwire to second]; Gant popped to
third; Marrero singled to center [McGwire out at third (center
to first to third), Jordan to second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 3, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Ausmus singled to center; Randy Johnson out on a
sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Ausmus to second]; Biggio
singled to center [Ausmus scored, Biggio to second (on throw)];
Gutierrez flied to center; Bell flied to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Ordaz doubled to first; Oliver walked; Little
struck out; Kelly popped to second; Tatis struck out; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Bagwell doubled to third; Alou singled to left
[Bagwell scored, Alou to second (on throw)]; PETKOVSEK REPLACED
OLIVER (PITCHING); Hidalgo singled to left [Alou to third];
Berry singled to left [Alou scored, Hidalgo to second]; Ausmus
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Hidalgo
to third, Berry out at second]; Randy Johnson struck out; 2 R, 4
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: McGwire walked; Jordan singled to right [McGwire
to second]; Gant struck out; Marrero struck out; Ordaz walked
[McGwire to third, Jordan to second]; HIDALGO CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING RF); POLANCO BATTED FOR PETKOVSEK; EVERETT REPLACED
BELL (PLAYING CF); Polanco flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.
 Astros 6, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 4TH: FRASCATORE REPLACED POLANCO (PITCHING); Biggio
struck out; Gutierrez grounded out (third to first); Everett
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Little was called out on strikes; Kelly flied to
left; Tatis flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6,
Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Bagwell flied to right; Alou singled to right;
Hidalgo flied to center; Berry forced Alou (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: McGwire singled to shortstop; Jordan struck out;
Gant flied to center; Marrero walked [McGwire to second]; Ordaz
singled to third [McGwire to third, Marrero to second]; MCEWING
BATTED FOR FRASCATORE; McEwing lined to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 6TH: WITT REPLACED MCEWING (PITCHING); Ausmus grounded
out (shortstop to first); Randy Johnson was called out on
strikes; Biggio singled; Biggio stole second; Gutierrez lined to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Little grounded out (shortstop to first); Kelly
was called out on strikes; Tatis grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Everett flied to right; Bagwell grounded out (third
to first); Alou grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: McGwire flied to left; Jordan walked; Gant
singled to center [Jordan to second]; Marrero popped to first;
Jordan was caught stealing third (catcher to third); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Hidalgo doubled to left; Berry grounded out (third
to first); CROUSHORE REPLACED WITT (PITCHING); Ausmus lined to
center; CLARK BATTED FOR RANDY JOHNSON; Clark struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: BOGAR REPLACED BERRY (PLAYING 3B); POWELL
REPLACED CLARK (PITCHING); DESHIELDS BATTED FOR ORDAZ; DeShields
struck out; MABRY BATTED FOR CROUSHORE; Mabry grounded out
(first unassisted); Little was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 9TH: KELLY CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); DESHIELDS
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); KING REPLACED MABRY (PITCHING);
Biggio singled to left; Gutierrez doubled to left [Biggio
scored]; Everett lined to left; Bagwell grounded out (third to
first); Alou grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 7, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 9TH: WAGNER REPLACED POWELL (PITCHING); Kelly struck
out; Tatis singled to left; McGwire flied to center; Jordan
flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Cardinals 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7  15   0    7
 Cardinals        1   9   0   12


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