St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs
June 23, 1984 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on June 23, 1984 at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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St. Louis Cardinals 11, Chicago Cubs 12

St. Louis Cardinals ab r h rbi
Smith L. lf 4 1 1 1
Sutter p 1 0 0 0
Ramsey ph 1 0 0 0
Rucker p 0 0 0 0
Lahti p 0 0 0 0
Smith O. ss 4 4 2 0
McGee cf 6 3 4 6
Hendrick rf 5 0 1 2
Green 1b 5 0 1 0
Braun ph 1 0 0 1
Jorgensen 1b 0 0 0 0
Herr 2b 6 1 3 0
Howe 3b 3 1 0 0
Allen p 0 0 0 0
Landrum lf 1 0 0 0
Salas ph,lf 1 0 0 0
Porter c 4 0 0 0
Citarella p 3 1 1 1
Van Slyke 3b 1 0 0 0
Totals 46 11 13 11
Chicago Cubs ab r h rbi
Dernier cf 5 4 3 2
Sandberg 2b 6 2 5 7
Matthews lf 5 0 2 1
Durham 1b 5 1 1 0
Moreland rf 4 1 0 0
Davis c 3 0 0 0
Cey 3b 2 1 0 0
Stoddard p 0 0 0 0
Hassey ph 1 0 0 0
Frazier p 0 0 0 0
Woods ph 1 0 0 0
Smith p 0 0 0 0
Owen ph 1 0 1 1
Bowa ss 4 1 0 0
Trout p 0 0 0 0
Bordi p 1 0 0 0
Johnstone ph 1 1 1 0
Noles p 0 0 0 0
Brusstar p 0 0 0 0
Hebner ph,3b 3 1 1 1
Totals 42 12 14 12
St. Louis 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 11 13 1
Chicago 1 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 2 1 12 14 2
St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO
Citarella 5.1 7 5 5 2 3
Allen 1.1 3 3 3 2 2
Sutter 3.1 3 3 3 2 0
Rucker L (1-1) 0.0 0 1 1 1 0
Lahti 0.0 1 0 0 2 0
Totals 10.0 14 12 12 9 5
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO
Trout 1.1 5 7 7 3 1
Bordi 3.2 2 0 0 2 3
Noles 0.2 3 2 2 1 0
Brusstar 0.1 0 0 0 0 1
Stoddard 1.0 0 0 0 1 2
Frazier 2.0 1 0 0 1 2
Smith W (4-4) 2.0 2 2 2 1 0
Totals 11.0 13 11 11 9 9

E –Porter (2), Dernier (1), Davis (10). DP –St. Louis 1. 2B –St. Louis McGee (6,off Smith), Chicago Matthews (10,off Citarella); Dernier (10,off Allen). 3B –St. Louis McGee (6,off Trout). HR –St. Louis McGee (2,6th inning off Noles 1 on, 1 out), Chicago Sandberg 2 (9,9th inning off Sutter 0 on, 0 out,10th inning off Sutter 1 on, 2 out). IBB –Porter (6,by Bordi); Van Slyke (5,by Frazier); Davis 2 (7,by Sutter,by Lahti); Moreland (2,by Lahti). HBP –Cey (2,by Citarella). SB –O Smith 2 (20,2nd base off Noles/Davis,2nd base off Smith/Davis); L Smith (17,2nd base off Stoddard/Davis); Van Slyke (11,2nd base off Smith/Davis); Dernier (27,2nd base off Citarella/Porter); Matthews (8,2nd base off Sutter/Porter); Durham (11,2nd base off Lahti/Porter). WP –Citarella (1). BK –Trout (1). HBP –Citarella (1,Cey). IBB –Sutter (2,Davis); Lahti 2 (5,Moreland,Davis); Bordi (2,Porter); Frazier (1,Van Slyke). T –3:53. A –38,079.

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