Houston Astros 7, St. Louis Cardinals 5
Regular Season Game 9
Played on Wednesday, April 12, 2000 (N) at Enron Field

STL N    0  1  0    2  0  2    0  0  0  -   5  9  1
HOU N    0  2  0    1  1  1    2  0  x  -   7  9  0
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Vina 2b                       4   0   1   0       1   0       2   2
Renteria ss                   5   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Lankford lf                   4   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Wainhouse p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Tatis 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   1       0   3
Edmonds cf                    3   3   2   1       1   1       3   0
Howard rf                     3   2   2   3       1   1       3   0
Paquette 1b                   4   0   1   1       0   1       5   0
Matheny c                     4   0   0   0       0   1      10   1
Andy Benes p                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Davis ph                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Thompson p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dunston lf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       34   5   9   5       3   8      24   7

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Tatis-Vina-Paquette.
E: Renteria (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Edmonds (4,off Dotel).
3B: Howard (1,off Dotel).
HR: Edmonds (4,2nd inning off Dotel 0 on 1 out); Howard (2,6th inning off Dotel
1 on 0 out).
SH: Andy Benes (1,off Dotel).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Tatis (1,2nd base by Dotel/Eusebio).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cedeno cf                     5   1   0   0       0   2       3   0
Spiers 3b                     2   2   0   0       2   1       2   1
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   1   1       0   2       3   1
Hidalgo lf                    3   2   3   3       1   0       3   0
Alou rf                       3   1   1   1       1   0       4   0
Johnson 2b                    3   0   1   0       1   1       2   0
Eusebio c                     4   0   1   1       0   0       9   1
Bogar ss                      4   1   2   1       0   2       1   1
Dotel p                       2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Meluskey ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Perez p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  J. Powell p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ward ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       32   7   9   7       5  10      27   5

BATTING - 
2B: Hidalgo 2 (3,off Andy Benes,off Wainhouse); Bagwell (3,off Andy Benes).
HR: Hidalgo (4,2nd inning off Andy Benes 0 on 0 out); Alou (3,2nd inning off
Andy Benes 0 on 0 out); Bogar (1,6th inning off Thompson 0 on 2 out).
GDP: Johnson (1,off Wainhouse).
IBB: Alou (1,by Wainhouse).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (2,2nd base off Wainhouse/Matheny).
CS: Johnson (1,2nd base by Thompson/Matheny).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Andy Benes                    5     5   4   4   3   9   2  23
Thompson                      1     2   1   1   0   0   1   4
Wainhouse L(0-1)              2     2   2   1   2   1   0  10
Totals                        8     9   7   6   5  10   3  37

WP: Wainhouse (1).
IBB: Wainhouse (1,Alou).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dotel                         6     9   5   5   3   6   2  29
Perez W(1-0)                  1.1   0   0   0   0   2   0   4
J. Powell                     0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Wagner SV(3)                  1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     9   5   5   3   8   2  38


Umpires: HP - Mark Hirschbeck, 1B - Wally Bell, 2B - Brian O'Nora, 3B - Dan Iassogna
Time of Game: 2:51   Attendance: 38783


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Vina                2b        Cedeno              cf
2. Renteria            ss        Spiers              3b
3. Lankford            lf        Bagwell             1b
4. Tatis               3b        Hidalgo             lf
5. Edmonds             cf        Alou                rf
6. Howard              rf        Johnson             2b
7. Paquette            1b        Eusebio             c
8. Matheny             c         Bogar               ss
9. Andy Benes          p         Dotel               p

CARDINALS 1ST: Vina lined to right; Renteria struck out;
Lankford struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros
0.

ASTROS 1ST: Cedeno struck out; Spiers flied to right; Bagwell
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Tatis singled; Tatis was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Edmonds homered; Howard walked; Paquette
struck out; Matheny was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Hidalgo homered; Alou homered; Johnson was called
out on strikes; Eusebio flied to right; Bogar was called out on
strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

CARDINALS 3RD: Andy Benes singled to right; Vina singled [Andy
Benes to second]; Renteria forced Andy Benes (third unassisted)
[Vina to second]; Lankford struck out; Tatis struck out; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Dotel was called out on strikes; Cedeno flied to
center; Spiers struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Astros 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Edmonds doubled; Howard tripled [Edmonds scored];
Paquette singled to left [Howard scored]; Matheny popped to
third in foul territory; Andy Benes out on a sacrifice bunt
(first to second) [Paquette to second]; Vina flied to center; 2
R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Bagwell struck out; Hidalgo doubled to left; Alou
grounded out (third to first); Johnson walked; Eusebio singled
to left [Hidalgo scored, Johnson to second]; Bogar struck out; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: Renteria flied to right; Lankford flied to left;
Tatis flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros
3.

ASTROS 5TH: Dotel was called out on strikes; Cedeno grounded out
(second to first); Spiers walked; Bagwell doubled to right
[Spiers scored, Bagwell to third (on throw to home)]; Hidalgo
walked; Alou flied to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals
3, Astros 4.

CARDINALS 6TH: Edmonds walked; Howard homered [Edmonds scored];
Paquette flied to left; Matheny flied to center; DAVIS BATTED
FOR ANDY BENES; Davis singled to right; Vina walked [Davis to
second]; Renteria flied to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 5, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: THOMPSON REPLACED DAVIS (PITCHING); Johnson singled
to left; Johnson was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Eusebio grounded out (third to first); Bogar homered; MELUSKEY
BATTED FOR DOTEL; Meluskey flied to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 5.

CARDINALS 7TH: PEREZ REPLACED MELUSKEY (PITCHING); Lankford
grounded out (third to first); Tatis popped to catcher in foul
territory; Edmonds was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: DUNSTON REPLACED THOMPSON (PLAYING LF); WAINHOUSE
REPLACED LANKFORD (PITCHING); Cedeno reached on an error by
Renteria; Cedeno stole second; Spiers walked; Bagwell flied to
left; Hidalgo doubled to left [Cedeno scored (unearned), Spiers
scored]; Alou was walked intentionally; Johnson grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Hidalgo to third, Alou
out at second]; 2 R (1 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5,
Astros 7.

CARDINALS 8TH: Howard struck out; J. POWELL REPLACED PEREZ
(PITCHING); Paquette grounded out (shortstop to first); Matheny
flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 7.

ASTROS 8TH: Eusebio flied to right in foul territory; Bogar
singled to left; WARD BATTED FOR J. POWELL; Wainhouse threw a
wild pitch [Bogar to second]; Ward grounded out (pitcher to
first) [Bogar to third]; Cedeno was called out on strikes; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 7.

CARDINALS 9TH: WAGNER REPLACED WARD (PITCHING); Dunston popped
to second; Vina grounded out (pitcher to first); Renteria flied
to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Astros 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        5   9   1    6
 Astros           7   9   0    6


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