San Diego Padres vs St. Louis Cardinals
May 6, 1986 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on May 6, 1986 at Busch Stadium II. The San Diego Padres defeated the St. Louis Cardinals and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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San Diego Padres 3, St. Louis Cardinals 2

San Diego Padres ab r h rbi
Flannery 2b,3b 5 0 0 0
Gwynn rf 4 1 3 1
Kennedy c 4 0 1 0
Garvey 1b 4 1 3 0
McReynolds cf 4 0 1 0
Walter p 0 0 0 0
Gossage p 0 0 0 0
Martinez lf 3 0 0 0
Lefferts p 0 0 0 0
McCullers p 0 0 0 0
Wynne cf 1 0 1 0
Nettles 3b 4 0 1 1
Roberts pr,2b 0 1 0 0
Templeton ss 4 0 1 0
Thurmond p 2 0 1 0
Kruk lf 1 0 0 0
Royster ph,lf 1 0 1 1
Totals 37 3 13 3
St. Louis Cardinals ab r h rbi
Coleman lf 5 1 2 0
McGee cf 5 0 1 0
Herr 2b 4 0 0 0
Clark 1b 5 1 3 2
Landrum rf 3 0 1 0
Van Slyke ph,rf 1 0 1 0
Smith ss 3 0 1 0
Pendleton 3b 2 0 1 0
Heath c 3 0 1 0
Cox p 1 0 0 0
White ph 1 0 0 0
Horton p 0 0 0 0
Bargar p 0 0 0 0
Hurdle ph 1 0 0 0
Dayley p 0 0 0 0
Totals 34 2 11 2
San Diego 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 13 0
St. Louis 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 11 0
San Diego Padres IP H R ER BB SO
Thurmond 5.2 8 2 2 1 1
Lefferts 1.0 2 0 0 1 0
McCullers 1.0 1 0 0 1 0
Walter W (1-0) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1
Gossage SV (5) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1
Totals 9.0 11 2 2 4 3
St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO
Cox 6.0 9 2 2 0 2
Horton 1.1 2 0 0 0 2
Bargar 0.2 0 0 0 0 1
Dayley L (0-1) 1.0 2 1 1 0 1
Totals 9.0 13 3 3 0 6

E –None. DP –St. Louis 2. 2B –San Diego McReynolds (3,off Cox); Royster (5,off Dayley), St. Louis Clark (4,off Thurmond); Pendleton (3,off Thurmond); Landrum (1,off Thurmond); Smith (5,off Thurmond). HR –San Diego Gwynn (4,3rd inning off Cox 0 on, 2 out), St. Louis Clark (4,6th inning off Thurmond 0 on, 1 out). SH –Cox (3,off Thurmond); Smith (2,off McCullers). IBB –Pendleton 2 (3,by Lefferts,by McCullers). CS –McGee (4,2nd base by Thurmond/Kennedy). WP –Cox (1). BK –Lefferts (1). IBB –Lefferts (1,Pendleton); McCullers (2,Pendleton). U-HP –Bob Davidson, 1B –Randy Marsh, 2B –John Kibler, 3B –Bruce Froemming. T –2:57. A –21,705.

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