Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals
June 8, 1986 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on June 8, 1986 at Busch Stadium II. 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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Chicago Cubs 14, St. Louis Cardinals 2

Chicago Cubs ab r h rbi
Dunston ss 6 1 2 2
Lopes 3b 6 2 2 2
Sandberg 2b 4 1 2 3
Speier 2b 2 0 0 0
Moreland rf 3 2 2 3
Bosley rf 2 1 2 0
Matthews lf 4 0 1 0
Francona lf 2 1 1 0
Durham 1b 2 1 1 1
Frazier p 0 0 0 0
Mumphrey cf 4 2 2 1
Lake c 5 2 3 2
Trout p 2 1 2 0
Davis ph,1b 1 0 0 0
Totals 43 14 20 14
St. Louis Cardinals ab r h rbi
Coleman lf 4 1 1 0
McGee cf 2 0 1 0
Landrum cf 2 0 0 0
Van Slyke rf 3 0 0 0
White rf 1 0 1 1
Clark 1b 4 0 1 0
Ownbey p 0 0 0 0
LaValliere ph 1 0 0 0
Herr 2b 3 0 0 0
Perry p 0 0 0 0
Hurdle 1b 2 0 0 0
Heath c 4 1 2 0
Smith ss 3 0 2 0
Lawless pr,2b 1 0 1 0
Pendleton 3b 4 0 1 0
Mathews p 2 0 0 0
Bargar p 0 0 0 0
Oquendo 2b,ss 2 0 1 1
Totals 38 2 11 2
Chicago 0 0 0 0 3 9 0 2 0 14 20 1
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 11 0
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO
Trout W (3-3) 7.0 7 1 1 2 2
Frazier 2.0 4 1 1 0 0
Totals 9.0 11 2 2 2 2
St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO
Mathews L (1-1) 5.1 7 5 5 2 2
Bargar 0.0 3 4 4 1 0
Perry 1.2 5 3 3 1 1
Ownbey 2.0 5 2 2 1 0
Totals 9.0 20 14 14 5 3

E –Lopes (3). DP –St. Louis 1. 2B –Chicago Lake (1,off Mathews); Moreland (7,off Mathews); Lopes (5,off Mathews); Matthews (5,off Perry). 3B –Chicago Durham (2,off Mathews). HR –Chicago Moreland (6,6th inning off Perry 2 on, 1 out). SH –Trout 2 (3,off Mathews 2). IBB –Mumphrey (4,by Bargar); McGee (4,by Trout). SF –White (2,off Trout). SB –Coleman 2 (35,2nd base off Trout/Lake 2). BK –Mathews (2). IBB –Trout (4,McGee); Bargar (1,Mumphrey). U-HP –Dutch Rennert, 1B –Ed Montague, 2B –Gary Darling, 3B –Lee Weyer. T –3:16. A –41,919.

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