Houston Astros 15, St. Louis Cardinals 7
Regular Season Game 98
Played on Sunday, July 23, 2000 (D) at Enron Field

STL N    0  0  0    0  3  1    2  0  1  -   7 10  0
HOU N    3  6  0    0  0  0    6  0  x  -  15 14  2
St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Vina 2b                       5   2   2   3       0   0       1   4
Renteria ss                   4   0   1   0       0   1       1   2
  Howard ph                   1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Edmonds cf                    4   1   1   0       1   0       5   0
Tatis 3b                      5   0   1   2       0   3       0   1
Davis rf                      2   1   1   0       3   0       2   0
Dunston lf,1b                 4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Alan Benes p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Polanco ph                  0   0   0   1       1   0       0   0
Paquette 1b                   3   1   1   1       0   0       6   1
  Slocumb p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Richard 1b                  2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Wilkins c                     4   1   1   0       0   0       5   0
Andy Benes p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Morris p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Lankford lf                 2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Totals                       37   7  10   7       5   6      24   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Paquette-Renteria-Morris, Dunston.

BATTING - 
2B: Dunston (6,off Reynolds); Edmonds (19,off Reynolds).
HR: Vina (4,5th inning off Reynolds 2 on 1 out).
SH: Morris (3,off Reynolds).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Renteria (8,2nd base by Reynolds/Meluskey).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Spiers 3b,2b                  5   2   3   6       0   0       1   3
Biggio 2b                     4   3   3   0       1   0       4   4
  Barker cf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Bagwell 1b                    2   2   1   2       3   0       8   0
Berkman rf                    4   3   2   3       1   0       4   0
Alou lf                       4   0   0   1       0   1       0   0
  Green p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dotel p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hidalgo cf,lf                 4   1   2   3       1   2       0   0
Meluskey c                    4   1   0   0       1   1       8   1
Lugo ss                       5   2   3   0       0   0       1   1
Reynolds p                    3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Valdes p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ward ph                     0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Truby 3b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35  15  14  15       8   5      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Spiers (4), Lugo (10).

BATTING - 
2B: Hidalgo (22,off Andy Benes); Biggio (12,off Morris).
3B: Lugo (1,off Andy Benes).
HR: Spiers 2 (3,2nd inning off Andy Benes 1 on 1 out,7th inning off Slocumb
3 on 1 out); Bagwell (26,2nd inning off Andy Benes 1 on 1 out); Berkman
2 (15,2nd inning off Andy Benes 0 on 1 out,7th inning off Alan Benes 1
on 2 out); Hidalgo (28,2nd inning off Andy Benes 0 on 2 out).
SF: Alou (5,off Andy Benes).
GDP: Meluskey (5,off Morris).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Andy Benes L(10-5)            1.2   8   9   9   2   3   4  15
Morris                        3.1   3   0   0   2   0   0  14
Slocumb                       1.1   2   4   4   3   1   1   8
Alan Benes                    1.2   1   2   2   1   1   1   7
Totals                        8    14  15  15   8   5   6  44

Morris faced 2 batters in the 6th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reynolds W(7-7)               6.2   8   6   5   1   4   1  30
Valdes                        0.1   1   0   0   1   0   0   3
Green                         1.2   1   1   1   3   2   0   9
Dotel                         0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        9    10   7   6   5   6   1  43


Umpires: HP - Mike Reilly, 1B - Jeff Kellogg, 2B - Eric Cooper, 3B - Laz Diaz
Time of Game: 3:24   Attendance: 42684


Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Houston Astros           
1. Vina                2b        Spiers              3b
2. Renteria            ss        Biggio              2b
3. Edmonds             cf        Bagwell             1b
4. Tatis               3b        Berkman             rf
5. Davis               rf        Alou                lf
6. Dunston             lf        Hidalgo             cf
7. Paquette            1b        Meluskey            c
8. Wilkins             c         Lugo                ss
9. Andy Benes          p         Reynolds            p

CARDINALS 1ST: Vina flied to right; Renteria singled to center;
Renteria was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop);
Edmonds lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Spiers grounded out (second to first); Biggio
singled to right; Bagwell walked [Biggio to second]; Berkman
walked [Biggio to third, Bagwell to second]; Alou hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Biggio scored, Bagwell to third];
Hidalgo doubled [Bagwell scored, Berkman scored]; Meluskey
struck out; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 3.

CARDINALS 2ND: Tatis lined to second; Davis walked; Dunston
popped to second; Paquette singled to center [Davis to second];
Wilkins grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Lugo tripled; Reynolds struck out; Spiers homered
[Lugo scored]; Biggio singled to center; Bagwell homered [Biggio
scored]; Berkman homered; Alou struck out; Hidalgo homered;
MORRIS REPLACED ANDY BENES (PITCHING); Meluskey lined to center;
6 R, 6 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 9.

CARDINALS 3RD: Morris reached on an error by Lugo [Morris to
second]; Vina grounded out (second to first) [Morris to third];
Renteria reached on a fielder's choice [Morris out at home
(third to catcher)]; Edmonds flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 9.

ASTROS 3RD: Lugo grounded out (second to first); Reynolds
grounded out (third to first); Spiers grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Astros 9.

CARDINALS 4TH: Tatis struck out; Davis grounded out (second to
first); Dunston lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
0, Astros 9.

ASTROS 4TH: Biggio grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first);
Bagwell walked; Berkman grounded out (first unassisted) [Bagwell
to second]; Alou popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Astros 9.

CARDINALS 5TH: Paquette reached on an error by Spiers; Wilkins
singled to right [Paquette to second]; Morris out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Paquette to third, Wilkins to second];
Vina homered [Paquette scored (unearned), Wilkins scored];
Renteria lined to right; Edmonds popped to third; 3 R (2 ER), 2
H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Astros 9.

ASTROS 5TH: Hidalgo walked; Meluskey grounded into a double play
(first to shortstop to pitcher) [Hidalgo out at second]; Lugo
singled; Reynolds flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 3, Astros 9.

CARDINALS 6TH: Tatis struck out; Davis singled to center;
Dunston doubled to left [Davis to third]; Paquette grounded out
(second to first) [Davis scored, Dunston to third]; Wilkins
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 4, Astros 9.

ASTROS 6TH: Spiers singled to left; Biggio doubled to center
[Spiers to third]; DUNSTON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B);
LANKFORD REPLACED MORRIS (PLAYING LF); SLOCUMB REPLACED PAQUETTE
(PITCHING); Bagwell walked; Berkman lined into a double play
(first unassisted) [Bagwell out at first]; Alou flied to center;
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Astros 9.

CARDINALS 7TH: Lankford struck out; Vina singled to center;
Renteria struck out; Edmonds doubled to left [Vina to third];
VALDES REPLACED REYNOLDS (PITCHING); Tatis singled to center
[Vina scored, Edmonds scored]; Davis walked [Tatis to second];
Dunston forced Davis (third to second) [Tatis to third]; 2 R, 3
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 6, Astros 9.

ASTROS 7TH: Hidalgo struck out; Meluskey walked; Lugo singled to
left [Meluskey to second]; WARD BATTED FOR VALDES; Ward walked
[Meluskey to third, Lugo to second]; Spiers homered [Meluskey
scored, Lugo scored, Ward scored]; ALAN BENES REPLACED DUNSTON
(PITCHING); RICHARD REPLACED SLOCUMB (PLAYING 1B); Biggio
walked; Bagwell flied to center; Berkman homered [Biggio
scored]; Alou flied to center; 6 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
6, Astros 15.

CARDINALS 8TH: BARKER REPLACED BIGGIO (PLAYING CF); TRUBY
REPLACED WARD (PLAYING 3B); SPIERS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
2B); HIDALGO CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); GREEN REPLACED ALOU
(PITCHING); Richard popped to catcher in foul territory;
Debut game for Jason Green; Wilkins grounded out (second to
first); Lankford struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 6,
Astros 15.

ASTROS 8TH: Hidalgo struck out; Meluskey flied to right; Lugo
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
6, Astros 15.

CARDINALS 9TH: Vina lined to first; HOWARD BATTED FOR RENTERIA;
Howard singled to right; Edmonds walked [Howard to second];
Tatis was called out on strikes; Davis walked [Howard to third,
Edmonds to second]; POLANCO BATTED FOR ALAN BENES; Polanco
walked [Howard scored, Edmonds to third, Davis to second]; DOTEL
REPLACED GREEN (PITCHING); Richard flied to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals 7, Astros 15.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        7  10   0    9
 Astros          15  14   2    5


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