St. Louis Cardinals 5, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 79
Played on Friday, June 30, 2000 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  1  1    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   4  6  1
STL N    1  0  0    1  1  2    0  0  x  -   5 13  3
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lugo ss                       4   0   0   0       0   2       1   5
Biggio 2b                     4   1   0   0       1   1       5   4
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   1   1       0   0       9   2
Hidalgo cf                    4   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
Alou lf                       4   1   2   0       0   0       0   0
Berkman rf                    3   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
Meluskey c                    3   0   0   0       1   1       6   0
  Barker pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Eusebio c                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Truby 3b                      4   1   2   1       0   1       0   1
Holt p                        1   1   0   0       2   1       0   0
  Perez p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Henry p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Ward ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Cabrera p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       32   4   6   3       5   9      24  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Lugo-Biggio-Bagwell.
E: Lugo (6).

BATTING - 
SH: Lugo (2,off Ankiel).
SF: Bagwell (4,off Ankiel).
GDP: Truby (1,off Veres).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Alou (2,2nd base off Morris/Matheny).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Renteria ss                   4   0   2   1       0   0       2   5
Drew rf                       4   1   2   0       1   2       1   0
Edmonds cf                    2   0   1   1       1   1       4   0
McGwire 1b                    3   1   1   1       1   0       6   0
Lankford lf                   3   0   1   1       0   1       1   0
Tatis 3b                      3   1   1   0       0   1       0   1
  Morris p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Veres p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Matheny c                     4   1   1   0       0   1       9   0
Polanco 2b                    3   0   0   0       0   1       4   2
Ankiel p                      2   0   2   1       0   0       0   0
  Alan Benes p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Paquette ph,3b              2   1   2   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   5  13   5       3   7      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Renteria-McGwire.
E: Edmonds (3), Polanco (2), Ankiel (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Ankiel (1,off Holt); Lankford (6,off Henry).
HR: McGwire (29,5th inning off Holt 0 on 1 out).
SH: Polanco (5,off Holt); Morris (2,off Henry); Renteria (4,off Cabrera).
SF: Lankford (3,off Holt); Edmonds (4,off Perez).
GDP: McGwire (5,off Holt).
Team LOB: 9.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Holt L(3-9)                   5.1  11   5   5   3   4   1  29
Perez                         0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Henry                         1.1   1   0   0   0   2   0   5
Cabrera                       1     1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        8    13   5   5   3   7   1  38

BK: Holt (1).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ankiel                        4     6   4   2   3   5   0  22
Alan Benes W(2-1)             2     0   0   0   1   1   0   7
Morris                        1     0   0   0   1   1   0   5
Veres SV(15)                  2     0   0   0   0   2   0   5
Totals                        9     6   4   2   5   9   0  39

Morris faced 1 batter in the 8th inning
WP: Ankiel (6).

Umpires: HP - Ian Lamplugh, 1B - Tim Welke, 2B - Jim Reynolds, 3B - Mark Wegner
Time of Game: 3:19   Attendance: 46262


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Lugo                ss        Renteria            ss
2. Biggio              2b        Drew                rf
3. Bagwell             1b        Edmonds             cf
4. Hidalgo             cf        McGwire             1b
5. Alou                lf        Lankford            lf
6. Berkman             rf        Tatis               3b
7. Meluskey            c         Matheny             c
8. Truby               3b        Polanco             2b
9. Holt                p         Ankiel              p

ASTROS 1ST: Lugo struck out; Biggio grounded out (second to
first); Bagwell singled to right; Hidalgo grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Renteria grounded out (shortstop to first); Drew
singled to right; Edmonds singled to right [Drew to third,
Edmonds to second (error by Lugo)]; McGwire walked; Lankford hit
a sacrifice fly to center [Drew scored]; Tatis forced McGwire
(third to second) [Edmonds to third]; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Alou singled to center; Berkman walked [Alou to
second]; Meluskey struck out; Truby singled to right [Alou
scored, Berkman to third]; On a bunt Holt struck out; Lugo was
called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Matheny grounded out (shortstop to first);
Polanco lined to first; Ankiel doubled; Renteria grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Biggio walked; Bagwell grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Biggio to second]; Hidalgo singled to center [Biggio
scored]; Alou singled to right [Hidalgo to second]; Berkman
flied to right [Hidalgo to third]; Meluskey forced Alou
(shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Drew singled to right; Edmonds walked [Drew to
second]; McGwire grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Drew to third, Edmonds out at second];
Lankford grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Truby singled to center; Ankiel threw a wild pitch
[Truby to second]; Holt walked; Lugo out on a sacrifice bunt
(third to second) [Truby to third, Holt to second]; Biggio
reached on an error by Ankiel [Truby scored (unearned) (no RBI),
Holt to third, Biggio to second]; Bagwell hit a sacrifice fly to
center [Holt scored (unearned), Biggio to third (error by
Edmonds)]; Hidalgo was called out on strikes; 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Tatis singled to center; Matheny grounded out
(second to first) [Tatis to second]; Polanco grounded out
(second to first) [Tatis to third]; Ankiel singled to center
[Tatis scored]; Renteria singled to left [Ankiel to second];
Drew was called out on strikes; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4,
Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 5TH: ALAN BENES REPLACED ANKIEL (PITCHING); Alou popped
to second; Berkman lined to left; Meluskey flied to center; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Edmonds was called out on strikes; McGwire
homered; Lankford struck out; Tatis struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Truby struck out; Holt walked; Lugo flied to center;
Biggio forced Holt (shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 4, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 6TH: Matheny singled to left; Polanco out on a
sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Matheny to second]; PAQUETTE
BATTED FOR ALAN BENES; Paquette singled to center [Matheny to
third]; Renteria singled to right [Matheny scored, Paquette to
second]; Holt balked [Paquette to third, Renteria to second];
Drew walked; PEREZ REPLACED HOLT (PITCHING); Edmonds hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Paquette scored]; HENRY REPLACED PEREZ
(PITCHING); McGwire grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 3 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 7TH: PAQUETTE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); MORRIS
REPLACED TATIS (PITCHING); Bagwell popped to second; Hidalgo
grounded out (shortstop to first); Alou reached on an error by
Polanco; Alou stole second; Berkman struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 7TH: Lankford doubled to right; Morris out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to shortstop to second) [Lankford to
third]; Matheny struck out; Polanco was called out on strikes; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Meluskey walked; BARKER RAN FOR MELUSKEY; VERES
REPLACED MORRIS (PITCHING); Truby grounded into a double play
(shortstop to first) [Barker out at second]; WARD BATTED FOR
HENRY; Ward struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4,
Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 8TH: EUSEBIO REPLACED BARKER (PLAYING C ); CABRERA
REPLACED WARD (PITCHING); Paquette singled to center; Renteria
out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Paquette to second];
Drew struck out; Paquette was picked off second (pitcher to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 5.

ASTROS 9TH: Lugo grounded out (shortstop to first); Biggio
struck out; Bagwell flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Cardinals 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   6   1    8
 Cardinals        5  13   3    9


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