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St. Louis Cardinals [4] Houston Astros [5]Play by Play
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Art Howe played in this game for HOU
Play by Play results of this game. Play by Play data is available since 1957. The grid below provides an at-bat by at-bat record of this game including the game state at the time of the at bat, the batter and pitcher information and the results.

Date of GameWednesday May 9,1979Day/NightNight
StadiumAstrodomeLocationHouston,TX
Winning PitcherBo McLaughlinLosing PitcherTom Bruno

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InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
1Garry TempletonSLN1SS23.046BJoe NiekroHOU 34.183RHPHit by Pitch000
1Tony ScottSLN2CF27.234BJoe NiekroHOU 34.183RSB2Stolen Base (2nd)000Garry Templeton
1Tony ScottSLN2CF27.234BJoe NiekroHOU 34.183RFC4.2X3(45);B-1Fielder's Choice000Garry Templeton
1Keith HernandezSLN31B25.201LJoe NiekroHOU 34.183RSB2Stolen Base (2nd)100Tony Scott
1Keith HernandezSLN31B25.201LJoe NiekroHOU 34.183RWWalk100Tony Scott
1Ted SimmonsSLN4C29.273BJoe NiekroHOU 34.183RK/CStrikeout Swinging100Keith HernandezTony Scott
1George HendrickSLN5RF29.203RJoe NiekroHOU 34.183RS8.2-H;1-3Single CF200Keith HernandezTony Scott
1Dane IorgSLN6LF28.363LJoe NiekroHOU 34.183R8Flyout CF200George HendrickKeith Hernandez
1Terry PuhlHOU 1RF22.305LJohn DennySLN26.182R13Groundout P000
1Craig ReynoldsHOU 2SS26.133LJohn DennySLN26.182RS9Single RF100
1Cesar CedenoHOU 3CF28.073RJohn DennySLN26.182R13.1-2Groundout P100Craig Reynolds
1Jose CruzHOU 4LF31.275LJohn DennySLN26.182RS7.2-H;B-2(THH)Single LF200Craig Reynolds
1Enos CabellHOU 53B29.213RJohn DennySLN26.182RS8.2-HSingle CF200Jose Cruz
1Bob WatsonHOU 61B33.029RJohn DennySLN26.182R43Groundout 2B200Enos Cabell
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
2Ken ReitzSLN73B27.320RJoe NiekroHOU 34.183R9Flyout RF000
2Mike TysonSLN82B29.116RJoe NiekroHOU 34.183R43Groundout 2B100
2John DennySLN9P26.182RJoe NiekroHOU 34.183R8/LLineout CF200
2Julio GonzalezHOU 72B26.135RJohn DennySLN26.182R63Groundout SS000
2Alan AshbyHOU 8C27.306BJohn DennySLN26.182R4/PPopout 2B100
2Joe NiekroHOU 9P34.183RJohn DennySLN26.182RS9Single RF200
2Terry PuhlHOU 1RF22.305LJohn DennySLN26.182R4(1)/FOGroundout 2B200Joe Niekro
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
3Garry TempletonSLN1SS23.046BJoe NiekroHOU 34.183RKStrikeout Swinging000
3Tony ScottSLN2CF27.234BJoe NiekroHOU 34.183RD7Double LF100
3Keith HernandezSLN31B25.201LJoe NiekroHOU 34.183RWWalk100Tony Scott
3Ted SimmonsSLN4C29.273BJoe NiekroHOU 34.183RPB.2-3;1-2100Keith HernandezTony Scott
3Ted SimmonsSLN4C29.273BJoe NiekroHOU 34.183RWWalk100Keith HernandezTony Scott
3George HendrickSLN5RF29.203RJoe NiekroHOU 34.183R64(1)3/GDPGroundout SS100Ted SimmonsKeith HernandezTony Scott
3Craig ReynoldsHOU 2SS26.133LJohn DennySLN26.182R7Flyout LF000
3Cesar CedenoHOU 3CF28.073RJohn DennySLN26.182RS8Single CF100
3Jose CruzHOU 4LF31.275LJohn DennySLN26.182RSB2#Stolen Base (2nd)100Cesar Cedeno
3Jose CruzHOU 4LF31.275LJohn DennySLN26.182R4/PPopout 2B100Cesar Cedeno
3Enos CabellHOU 53B29.213RJohn DennySLN26.182R63Groundout SS200Cesar Cedeno
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
4Dane IorgSLN6LF28.363LJoe NiekroHOU 34.183R7/LLineout LF000
4Ken ReitzSLN73B27.320RJoe NiekroHOU 34.183RHR/7Home Run LF100
4Mike TysonSLN82B29.116RJoe NiekroHOU 34.183R9Flyout RF100
4John DennySLN9P26.182RJoe NiekroHOU 34.183RS8Single CF200
4Garry TempletonSLN1SS23.046BJoe NiekroHOU 34.183RS9.1-3Single RF200John Denny
4Tony ScottSLN2CF27.234BJoe NiekroHOU 34.183RT9.3-H;1-HTriple RF200Garry TempletonJohn Denny
4Keith HernandezSLN31B25.201LJoe NiekroHOU 34.183R31Groundout 1B200Tony Scott
4Bob WatsonHOU 61B33.029RJohn DennySLN26.182RWWalk000
4Julio GonzalezHOU 72B26.135RJohn DennySLN26.182RE5/TH.1-3;B-1Reached on Error by 3B000Bob Watson
4Alan AshbyHOU 8C27.306BJohn DennySLN26.182R36(1)3/GDP.3-H(NR)(UR)Groundout 1B000Julio GonzalezBob Watson
4Joe NiekroHOU 9P34.183RJohn DennySLN26.182R63Groundout SS200
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
5Ted SimmonsSLN4C29.273BJoe NiekroHOU 34.183RWWalk000
5George HendrickSLN5RF29.203RJoe NiekroHOU 34.183R64(1)3/GDPGroundout SS000Ted Simmons
5Dane IorgSLN6LF28.363LJoe NiekroHOU 34.183R9Flyout RF200
5Terry PuhlHOU 1RF22.305LJohn DennySLN26.182R43Groundout 2B000
5Craig ReynoldsHOU 2SS26.133LJohn DennySLN26.182R9/LLineout RF100
5Jeff LeonardHOU 3CF23.230RJohn DennySLN26.182RWWalk200
5Jose CruzHOU 4LF31.275LJohn DennySLN26.182R3/LLineout 1B200Jeff Leonard
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
6Ken ReitzSLN73B27.320RJoe NiekroHOU 34.183R6/PPopout SS000
6Mike TysonSLN82B29.116RJoe NiekroHOU 34.183R8Flyout CF100
6John DennySLN9P26.182RJoe NiekroHOU 34.183R5/LLineout 3B200
6Enos CabellHOU 53B29.213RJohn DennySLN26.182RKStrikeout Swinging000
6Bob WatsonHOU 61B33.029RJohn DennySLN26.182RS9Single RF100
6Julio GonzalezHOU 72B26.135RJohn DennySLN26.182RS8.1-2Single CF100Bob Watson
6Alan AshbyHOU 8C27.306BJohn DennySLN26.182R8Flyout CF100Julio GonzalezBob Watson
6Denny WallingHOU 9PH25.022LJohn DennySLN26.182RW.2-3;1-2Walk200Julio GonzalezBob Watson
6Terry PuhlHOU 1RF22.305LJohn DennySLN26.182RW.3-H;2-3;1-2Walk200Denny WallingJulio GonzalezBob Watson
6Craig ReynoldsHOU 2SS26.133LBuddy SchultzSLN28.232L6/PPopout SS200Terry PuhlDenny WallingJulio Gonzalez
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
7Garry TempletonSLN1SS23.046BJoe SambitoHOU 26.315L8Flyout CF000
7Tony ScottSLN2CF27.234BJoe SambitoHOU 26.315LS7Single LF100
7Keith HernandezSLN31B25.201LJoe SambitoHOU 26.315LSB2#Stolen Base (2nd)100Tony Scott
7Keith HernandezSLN31B25.201LJoe SambitoHOU 26.315L5/PPopout 3B100Tony Scott
7Ted SimmonsSLN4C29.273BJoe SambitoHOU 26.315L6/PPopout SS200Tony Scott
7Jeff LeonardHOU 3CF23.230RBuddy SchultzSLN28.232L6/LLineout SS000
7Jose CruzHOU 4LF31.275LBuddy SchultzSLN28.232LKStrikeout Swinging100
7Enos CabellHOU 53B29.213RBuddy SchultzSLN28.232L6/LLineout SS200
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
8George HendrickSLN5RF29.203RJoe SambitoHOU 26.315L8Flyout CF000
8Dane IorgSLN6LF28.363LJoe SambitoHOU 26.315LKStrikeout Swinging100
8Ken ReitzSLN73B27.320RJoe SambitoHOU 26.315L53Groundout 3B200
8Bob WatsonHOU 61B33.029RBuddy SchultzSLN28.232L3/FLFlyout 1B000
8Julio GonzalezHOU 72B26.135RBuddy SchultzSLN28.232L8Flyout CF100
8Alan AshbyHOU 8C27.306BBuddy SchultzSLN28.232L43Groundout 2B200
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
9Mike TysonSLN82B29.116RJoe SambitoHOU 26.315L8/LLineout CF000
9Roger FreedSLN9PH32.341RJoe SambitoHOU 26.315LKStrikeout Swinging100
9Garry TempletonSLN1SS23.046BJoe SambitoHOU 26.315LKStrikeout Swinging200
9Jimmy SextonHOU 9PH27.146RWill McEnaneySLN27.085LS6Single SS000
9Terry PuhlHOU 1RF22.305LWill McEnaneySLN27.085LFC/SH.1-2;B-1Fielder's Choice000Jimmy Sexton
9Craig ReynoldsHOU 2SS26.133LWill McEnaneySLN27.085L15(2)/FO.1-2Groundout P000Terry PuhlJimmy Sexton
9Jeff LeonardHOU 3CF23.230RWill McEnaneySLN27.085LW.2-3;1-2Walk100Craig ReynoldsTerry Puhl
9Jose CruzHOU 4LF31.275LWill McEnaneySLN27.085L12(3)3/GDPGroundout P100Jeff LeonardCraig ReynoldsTerry Puhl
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
10Tony ScottSLN2CF27.234BJoaquin AndujarHOU 26.139R8Flyout CF000
10Jerry MumphreySLN3LF26.242BJoaquin AndujarHOU 26.139R13Groundout P100
10Steve SwisherSLN4C27.274RJoaquin AndujarHOU 26.139R3/FLFlyout 1B200
10Enos CabellHOU 53B29.213RWill McEnaneySLN27.085L3/GGroundout 1B000
10Bob WatsonHOU 61B33.029RWill McEnaneySLN27.085L13Groundout P100
10Julio GonzalezHOU 72B26.135RWill McEnaneySLN27.085L63Groundout SS200
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
11George HendrickSLN5RF29.203RJoaquin AndujarHOU 26.139RS8Single CF000
11Dane IorgSLN61B28.363LJoaquin AndujarHOU 26.139R14/SH.1-2Groundout P000George Hendrick
11Ken ReitzSLN73B27.320RJoaquin AndujarHOU 26.139RWP.2-3100George Hendrick
11Ken ReitzSLN73B27.320RJoaquin AndujarHOU 26.139RFC6.3XH(62);B-1Fielder's Choice100George Hendrick
11Lou BrockSLN8PH39.326LJoaquin AndujarHOU 26.139RS8.1-3Single CF200Ken Reitz
11Bernie CarboSLN9PH31.278LJoaquin AndujarHOU 26.139RW.1-2Walk200oberk001Ken Reitz
11Garry TempletonSLN1SS23.046BJoaquin AndujarHOU 26.139RKStrikeout Swinging200Bernie Carbooberk001Ken Reitz
11Alan AshbyHOU 8C27.306BMark LittellSLN26.112R3/GGroundout 1B000
11Jesus AlouHOU 9PH37.046RMark LittellSLN26.112R63Groundout SS100
11Terry PuhlHOU 1RF22.305LMark LittellSLN26.112R9/LLineout RF200
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
12Tony ScottSLN2CF27.234BRick WilliamsHOU 26.181RS7Single LF000
12Jerry MumphreySLN3LF26.242BRick WilliamsHOU 26.181R34/SH.1-2Groundout 1B000Tony Scott
12Steve SwisherSLN4C27.274RRick WilliamsHOU 26.181RKStrikeout Swinging100Tony Scott
12George HendrickSLN5RF29.203RRick WilliamsHOU 26.181R63Groundout SS200Tony Scott
12Craig ReynoldsHOU 2SS26.133LMark LittellSLN26.112R6/LLineout SS000
12Jeff LeonardHOU 3CF23.230RMark LittellSLN26.112RK/CStrikeout Swinging100
12Jose CruzHOU 4LF31.275LMark LittellSLN26.112RWWalk200
12Enos CabellHOU 53B29.213RMark LittellSLN26.112RS9.1-3;B-2(TH3)Single RF200Jose Cruz
12Bob WatsonHOU 61B33.029RMark LittellSLN26.112R7Flyout LF200Enos CabellJose Cruz
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
13Dane IorgSLN61B28.363LRick WilliamsHOU 26.181R3/LLineout 1B000
13Ken ReitzSLN73B27.320RRick WilliamsHOU 26.181RKStrikeout Swinging100
13Ken OberkfellSLN82B23.005LRick WilliamsHOU 26.181RS8Single CF200
13Mike PhillipsSLN9PH28.263LRick WilliamsHOU 26.181R7Flyout LF200Ken Oberkfell
13Julio GonzalezHOU 72B26.135RDarold KnowlesSLN37.151L53Groundout 3B000
13Alan AshbyHOU 8C27.306BDarold KnowlesSLN37.151LS6Single SS100
13Art HoweHOU 9PH32.145RDarold KnowlesSLN37.151L9Flyout RF100Alan Ashby
13Terry PuhlHOU 1RF22.305LDarold KnowlesSLN37.151LW.1-2Walk200Alan Ashby
13Craig ReynoldsHOU 2SS26.133LDarold KnowlesSLN37.151L13Groundout P200Terry PuhlAlan Ashby
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
14Garry TempletonSLN1SS23.046BBo McLaughlinHOU 25.198R8Flyout CF000
14Tony ScottSLN2CF27.234BBo McLaughlinHOU 25.198RS4Single 2B100
14Jerry MumphreySLN3LF26.242BBo McLaughlinHOU 25.198R643.1-2Groundout SS100Tony Scott
14Steve SwisherSLN4C27.274RBo McLaughlinHOU 25.198RSB3Stolen Base (3rd)200Tony Scott
14Steve SwisherSLN4C27.274RBo McLaughlinHOU 25.198RK/CStrikeout Swinging200Tony Scott
14Jeff LeonardHOU 3CF23.230RDarold KnowlesSLN37.151LS9Single RF000
14Jose CruzHOU 4LF31.275LDarold KnowlesSLN37.151LS8.1-3Single CF000Jeff Leonard
14Enos CabellHOU 53B29.213RTom BrunoSLN26.103RIW.1-2Intentional Walk000Jose CruzJeff Leonard
14Bob WatsonHOU 61B33.029RTom BrunoSLN26.103R7Flyout LF000Enos CabellJose CruzJeff Leonard
14Julio GonzalezHOU 72B26.135RTom BrunoSLN26.103RCSH(252)100Enos CabellJose CruzJeff Leonard
14Julio GonzalezHOU 72B26.135RTom BrunoSLN26.103R9Flyout RF200Enos CabellJose Cruz
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
15George HendrickSLN5RF29.203RBo McLaughlinHOU 25.198RKStrikeout Swinging000
15Dane IorgSLN61B28.363LBo McLaughlinHOU 25.198R8Flyout CF100
15Ken ReitzSLN73B27.320RBo McLaughlinHOU 25.198R7Flyout LF200
15Alan AshbyHOU 8C27.306BTom BrunoSLN26.103RK/CStrikeout Swinging000
15Bo McLaughlinHOU 9P25.198RTom BrunoSLN26.103RK/CStrikeout Swinging100
15Terry PuhlHOU 1RF22.305LTom BrunoSLN26.103R2/FLFlyout C200
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
16Ken OberkfellSLN82B23.005LBo McLaughlinHOU 25.198R3/GGroundout 1B000
16Tom BrunoSLN9P26.103RBo McLaughlinHOU 25.198RKStrikeout Swinging100
16Garry TempletonSLN1SS23.046BBo McLaughlinHOU 25.198RKStrikeout Swinging200
16Craig ReynoldsHOU 2SS26.133LTom BrunoSLN26.103R2/FLFlyout C000
16Jeff LeonardHOU 3CF23.230RTom BrunoSLN26.103RS7Single LF100
16Jose CruzHOU 4LF31.275LTom BrunoSLN26.103RSB2Stolen Base (2nd)100Jeff Leonard
16Jose CruzHOU 4LF31.275LTom BrunoSLN26.103RIWIntentional Walk100Jeff Leonard
16Enos CabellHOU 53B29.213RTom BrunoSLN26.103R64(1)/FO.2-3Groundout SS100Jose CruzJeff Leonard
16Bob WatsonHOU 61B33.029RTom BrunoSLN26.103RS8.3-H;1-2Single CF200Enos CabellJeff Leonard