Houston Astros 6, St. Louis Cardinals 3
Regular Season Game 81
Played on Sunday, July 2, 2000 (D) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  1  0    1  3  0    0  1  0  -   6 10  1
STL N    1  0  0    0  0  1    0  1  0  -   3  8  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lugo 2b                       5   0   0   0       0   2       3   2
Meluskey c                    4   1   1   0       1   1       9   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   1   2   3       0   0       8   0
Berkman rf,lf                 4   1   1   1       0   3       1   0
Hidalgo cf,rf                 4   2   2   2       0   2       2   0
Ward lf                       4   0   1   0       0   2       0   0
  Barker pr,cf                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Truby 3b                      4   0   2   0       0   1       2   1
Bogar ss                      4   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
Elarton p                     3   1   1   0       0   1       0   0
  Cabrera p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Spiers ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Valdes p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   6  10   6       1  13      27   6

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Truby-Lugo-Bagwell.
E: Bogar (7).

BATTING - 
HR: Hidalgo 2 (23,2nd inning off Kile 0 on 1 out,4th inning off Kile 0 on 0
out); Bagwell (21,5th inning off Kile 2 on 1 out); Berkman (9,8th inning
off Slocumb 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Barker (3,2nd base by Slocumb/Matheny).

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Renteria ss                   5   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Drew rf                       3   3   2   1       1   1       4   0
Edmonds cf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
McGwire 1b                    4   0   1   1       0   2       6   0
Lankford lf                   3   0   2   1       1   1       1   0
Tatis 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  James p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Paquette 2b                   4   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
Matheny c                     4   0   1   0       0   1      13   1
Kile p                        2   0   1   0       0   1       0   2
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Slocumb p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dunston 3b                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   3   8   3       2   9      27   7

FIELDING - 
E: Paquette (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Lankford 2 (8,off Elarton,off Cabrera).
3B: Drew (2,off Elarton).
HR: Drew (13,1st inning off Elarton 0 on 1 out).
GDP: Tatis (3,off Elarton).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Drew (8,2nd base off Cabrera/Meluskey).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Elarton W(7-3)                6     6   2   2   1   7   1  25
Cabrera                       2     1   1   1   1   1   0   8
Valdes SV(2)                  1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9     8   3   3   2   9   1  37


St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Kile L(11-5)                  7     7   5   5   1  10   3  30
Slocumb                       1     3   1   1   0   1   1   5
James                         1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Totals                        9    10   6   6   1  13   4  38


Umpires: HP - Jim Reynolds, 1B - Mark Wegner, 2B - Ian Lamplugh, 3B - Tim Welke
Time of Game: 2:59   Attendance: 44796


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Lugo                2b        Renteria            ss
2. Meluskey            c         Drew                rf
3. Bagwell             1b        Edmonds             cf
4. Berkman             rf        McGwire             1b
5. Hidalgo             cf        Lankford            lf
6. Ward                lf        Tatis               3b
7. Truby               3b        Paquette            2b
8. Bogar               ss        Matheny             c
9. Elarton             p         Kile                p

ASTROS 1ST: 18 minute rain delay in the ninth; Lugo was
called out on strikes; Meluskey grounded out (pitcher to first);
Bagwell flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Renteria grounded out (shortstop to first); Drew
homered; Edmonds was called out on strikes; McGwire struck out;
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Berkman struck out; Hidalgo homered; Ward flied to
right; Truby singled to left; Bogar grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Lankford walked; Tatis grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Lankford out at second];
Paquette grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Elarton grounded out (shortstop to first); Lugo
flied to right; Meluskey walked; Bagwell singled to center
[Meluskey to third]; Berkman struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Matheny struck out; Kile struck out; Renteria
popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Hidalgo homered; Ward struck out; Truby was called
out on strikes; Bogar was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Drew was called out on strikes; Edmonds flied to
center; McGwire popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Elarton singled to center; Lugo flied to right;
Meluskey singled to left [Elarton to second]; Bagwell homered
[Elarton scored, Meluskey scored]; Berkman struck out; Hidalgo
struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Lankford was called out on strikes; Tatis reached
on an error by Bogar; Paquette flied to right; Matheny singled
to right [Tatis to second]; Kile singled to left [Tatis to
third, Matheny to second]; Renteria flied to center; 0 R, 2 H, 1
E, 3 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Ward struck out; Truby flied to left; Bogar reached
on an error by Paquette; Elarton struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Drew tripled to right; Edmonds popped to first in
foul territory; McGwire singled to left [Drew scored]; Lankford
doubled to right [McGwire to third]; Tatis popped to third in
foul territory; Paquette struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 5, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Lugo flied to right; Meluskey grounded out (pitcher
to first); Bagwell grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: CABRERA REPLACED ELARTON (PITCHING); Matheny
grounded out (second to first); HOWARD BATTED FOR KILE; Howard
popped to shortstop; Renteria grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Cardinals 2.

ASTROS 8TH: SLOCUMB REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Berkman homered;
Hidalgo struck out; Ward singled to right; BARKER RAN FOR WARD;
Barker was caught stealing second (catcher to second); Truby
singled to center; Bogar flied to center; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 6, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: BERKMAN CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); HIDALGO
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); BARKER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING
CF); Drew walked; Edmonds popped to third; McGwire was called
out on strikes while Drew stole second; Lankford doubled to
right [Drew scored]; Tatis popped to first; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 9TH: SPIERS BATTED FOR CABRERA; JAMES REPLACED TATIS
(PITCHING); DUNSTON REPLACED SLOCUMB (PLAYING 3B); Spiers
grounded out (second to first); Lugo struck out; Meluskey was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6,
Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 9TH: VALDES REPLACED SPIERS (PITCHING); Paquette flied
to center; Matheny popped to second; Dunston singled to left;
Renteria struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Cardinals
3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6  10   1    5
 Cardinals        3   8   1    7


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