San Diego Padres vs St. Louis Cardinals
May 8, 1986 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on May 8, 1986 at Busch Stadium II. The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the San Diego Padres 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 13

San Diego Padres ab r h rbi
Roberts 2b 4 1 1 0
Gwynn rf 3 0 1 2
Iorg 1b 0 0 0 0
McReynolds cf 3 1 2 0
Garvey 1b 3 0 0 0
Walter p 0 0 0 0
Martinez lf 3 0 1 0
Royster 3b 2 0 0 1
Kennedy c 3 0 0 0
Stoddard p 0 0 0 0
Kruk rf 1 0 0 0
Templeton ss 3 0 0 0
Flannery ss 1 0 0 0
Dravecky p 1 1 0 0
Lefferts p 0 0 0 0
Bochy c 1 0 0 0
Totals 28 3 5 3
St. Louis Cardinals ab r h rbi
Coleman lf 6 2 3 1
Smith ss 5 1 1 2
Lawless 2b 0 0 0 0
McGee cf 6 1 4 1
Clark 1b 4 0 2 1
Landrum rf 3 1 3 1
Van Slyke rf 2 0 0 0
Pendleton 3b 4 1 1 1
Heath c 3 2 1 0
Oquendo 2b,ss 4 4 3 1
Conroy p 3 1 2 4
Totals 40 13 20 12
San Diego 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 5 1
St. Louis 1 0 0 1 1 2 5 3 x 13 20 1
San Diego Padres IP H R ER BB SO
Dravecky L (2-3) 5.1 11 5 5 2 1
Lefferts 0.1 1 0 0 0 0
Stoddard 1.1 5 5 5 2 1
Walter 1.0 3 3 3 1 1
Totals 8.0 20 13 13 5 3
St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO
Conroy W (2-1) 9.0 5 3 3 5 2
Totals 9.0 5 3 3 5 2

E –Templeton (5), Conroy (1). DP –San Diego 1, St. Louis 2. 2B –San Diego McReynolds (4,off Conroy), St. Louis Landrum (2,off Dravecky); Pendleton (4,off Dravecky); Conroy (1,off T Stoddard); Smith (6,off T Stoddard); Oquendo (1,off Walter). 3B –St. Louis McGee (1,off Lefferts); Coleman (3,off T Stoddard). SF –Gwynn (1,off Conroy); Royster (2,off Conroy). IBB –Garvey (2,by Conroy); Oquendo (1,by T Stoddard). SH –Conroy 2 (4,off Dravecky 2); Smith (3,off Lefferts). SB –McReynolds (3,2nd base off Conroy/Heath); Coleman (9,3rd base off Lefferts/Kennedy); Heath (2,2nd base off T Stoddard/Bochy). CS –Landrum (1,2nd base by Dravecky/Kennedy). WP –Conroy 2 (2). BK –Dravecky (1). IBB –T Stoddard (3,Oquendo); Conroy (1,Garvey). U-HP –John Kibler, 1B –Bruce Froemming, 2B –Bob Davidson, 3B –Randy Marsh. T –2:44. A –26,060.

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