St. Louis Cardinals 12, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 96
Played on Friday, July 21, 2000 (N) at Enron Field

STL N    2  0  0    3  4  0    2  0  1  -  12 16  1
HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  1
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Vina 2b                       5   2   2   1       1   0       1   2
Renteria ss                   5   2   2   4       1   1       1   2
Edmonds cf                    5   1   1   1       1   1       3   0
Howard lf                     5   1   2   2       0   0       0   0
  James p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Matheny ph,1b               1   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Tatis 3b                      5   0   1   1       0   1       0   0
  Polanco 3b                  1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Richard rf                    5   0   1   0       1   1       3   0
Perez 1b                      4   2   1   1       0   1       5   0
  Alan Benes p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Wilkins c                     4   2   2   0       1   1      12   1
Ankiel p                      3   2   2   1       1   0       0   1
  Paquette ph,lf              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       44  12  16  12       6   6      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Vina-Renteria-Perez.
E: Renteria (13).

BATTING - 
2B: Howard (3,off Elarton); Edmonds (18,off Elarton); Vina (16,off Cabrera);
Polanco (6,off Henry).
HR: Renteria (12,5th inning off Slusarski 2 on 2 out); Perez (3,7th inning
off Cabrera 0 on 0 out).
HBP: Perez (2,by Slusarski).
Team LOB: 12.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lugo ss                       4   0   1   0       1   1       1   1
Biggio 2b                     2   0   0   0       1   2       3   3
  Perez p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mieske ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Henry p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bagwell 1b                    3   1   2   1       0   0       5   1
  Ward 1b                     1   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Hidalgo cf,lf                 4   0   0   0       0   3       4   0
Alou lf                       3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Barker cf                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Berkman rf                    4   0   1   0       0   1       5   0
Truby 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   1       0   1
Eusebio c                     3   0   1   0       1   2       6   0
Elarton p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Slusarski p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Bogar ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Cabrera p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Spiers 2b                   1   0   0   0       1   0       0   1
Totals                       32   1   6   1       5  12      27   8

FIELDING - 
E: Biggio (5).

BATTING - 
HR: Bagwell (24,1st inning off Ankiel 0 on 2 out).
GDP: Bagwell (13,off Ankiel).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Bagwell (5,2nd base by Ankiel/Wilkins).

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ankiel W(7-5)                 7     3   1   1   3  11   1  26
James                         1     2   0   0   0   1   0   5
Alan Benes                    1     1   0   0   2   0   0   6
Totals                        9     6   1   1   5  12   1  37

WP: Alan Benes (5).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Elarton L(9-4)                3.1   7   5   3   3   0   0  21
Slusarski                     1.2   3   4   4   0   0   1   9
Cabrera                       1     3   2   2   2   1   1   8
Perez                         2     1   0   0   0   3   0   7
Henry                         1     2   1   1   1   2   0   6
Totals                        9    16  12  10   6   6   2  51

Cabrera faced 5 batters in the 7th inning
WP: Elarton 2 (6).
HBP: Slusarski (2,Perez).

Umpires: HP - Eric Cooper, 1B - Laz Diaz, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - Jeff Kellogg
Time of Game: 3:17   Attendance: 42811


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Vina                2b        Lugo                ss
2. Renteria            ss        Biggio              2b
3. Edmonds             cf        Bagwell             1b
4. Howard              lf        Hidalgo             cf
5. Tatis               3b        Alou                lf
6. Richard             rf        Berkman             rf
7. Perez               1b        Truby               3b
8. Wilkins             c         Eusebio             c
9. Ankiel              p         Elarton             p

CARDINALS 1ST: Vina singled to center; Renteria flied to right
in foul territory; Edmonds flied to right; Howard doubled to
center [Vina scored]; Tatis singled to center [Howard scored];
Richard flied to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Lugo struck out; Biggio was called out on strikes;
Bagwell homered; Hidalgo flied to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: Perez grounded out (pitcher to first); Wilkins
singled to center; Ankiel walked [Wilkins to second]; Vina
forced Ankiel (shortstop to second) [Wilkins to third]; Renteria
forced Vina (second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Alou reached on an error by Renteria; Berkman was
called out on strikes; Truby flied to right; Eusebio walked
[Alou to second]; Elarton struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 2, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Edmonds flied to left; Howard singled to center;
Elarton threw a wild pitch [Howard to second]; Tatis popped to
second; Elarton threw a wild pitch [Howard to third]; Richard
walked; Perez popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals
2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Lugo grounded out (second to first); Biggio struck
out; Bagwell singled to center; Bagwell was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 2,
Astros 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Wilkins flied to right; Ankiel reached on an
error by Biggio; Vina walked [Ankiel to second]; Renteria
singled to right [Ankiel scored, Vina to third]; Edmonds doubled
to right [Vina scored (unearned), Renteria to third]; SLUSARSKI
REPLACED ELARTON (PITCHING); Howard grounded out (second to
first) [Renteria scored (unearned), Edmonds to third]; Tatis
flied to right; 3 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Hidalgo was called out on strikes; Alou flied to
right; Berkman flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
5, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Richard grounded out (first to pitcher); Perez
was hit by a pitch; Wilkins singled to center [Perez to second];
Ankiel singled to left [Perez scored, Wilkins to second]; Vina
grounded out (first unassisted) [Wilkins to third, Ankiel to
second]; Renteria homered [Wilkins scored, Ankiel scored];
Edmonds flied to center; 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 9,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Truby grounded out (shortstop to first); Eusebio
struck out; BOGAR BATTED FOR SLUSARSKI; Bogar struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 9, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: CABRERA REPLACED BOGAR (PITCHING); Howard
grounded out (second to first); Tatis was called out on strikes;
Richard flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 9,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Lugo walked; Biggio walked [Lugo to second]; Bagwell
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Lugo
to third, Biggio out at second]; Hidalgo struck out; the roof
was opened; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 9, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 7TH: Perez homered; Wilkins walked; Ankiel singled to
right [Wilkins to second]; Vina doubled to right [Wilkins
scored, Ankiel to third]; Renteria walked; SPIERS REPLACED
CABRERA (PLAYING 2B); PEREZ REPLACED BIGGIO (PITCHING); Edmonds
struck out; Howard flied to right; Tatis grounded out (third to
first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals 11, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: POLANCO REPLACED TATIS (PLAYING 3B); Alou grounded
out (pitcher to first); Berkman singled to center; Truby struck
out; Eusebio struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 11,
Astros 1.

CARDINALS 8TH: WARD REPLACED BAGWELL (PLAYING 1B); HIDALGO
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); BARKER REPLACED ALOU (PLAYING
CF); Richard singled to center; Perez struck out; Wilkins struck
out; PAQUETTE BATTED FOR ANKIEL; Paquette flied to left; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 11, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: PAQUETTE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); JAMES REPLACED
HOWARD (PITCHING); Spiers grounded out (pitcher to first); Lugo
singled; MIESKE BATTED FOR PEREZ; Mieske flied to center; Ward
singled to right [Lugo to second]; Hidalgo was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 11, Astros 1.

CARDINALS 9TH: HENRY REPLACED MIESKE (PITCHING); Vina grounded
out (second to first); Renteria was called out on strikes;
Edmonds walked; MATHENY BATTED FOR JAMES; Matheny singled to
center [Edmonds to second]; Polanco doubled to left [Edmonds
scored, Matheny to third]; Richard struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cardinals 12, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: MATHENY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); ALAN BENES
REPLACED PEREZ (PITCHING); Barker flied to center; Berkman
grounded out (first unassisted); Truby walked; Eusebio singled
to center [Truby to second]; Alan Benes threw a wild pitch
[Truby to third, Eusebio to second]; Spiers walked; Lugo
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Cardinals 12, Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals       12  16   1   12
 Astros           1   6   1    9


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