Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals
August 1, 1987 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on August 1, 1987 at Busch Stadium II. The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Pittsburgh Pirates 6, St. Louis Cardinals 7

Pittsburgh Pirates ab r h rbi
Cangelosi lf 3 2 1 2
Pedrique ss 2 0 1 2
Van Slyke cf 5 0 2 1
Diaz rf 3 0 0 0
Smiley p 1 0 0 0
Jones p 0 0 0 0
Bonilla 3b 5 0 0 0
Morrison 2b 5 1 2 0
Bream 1b 4 1 1 0
Ortiz c 5 1 2 1
Reuschel p 3 1 1 0
Reynolds rf 1 0 0 0
Totals 37 6 10 6
St. Louis Cardinals ab r h rbi
Coleman lf 5 1 3 1
Smith ss 5 2 3 1
Herr 2b 4 2 3 1
McGee cf 4 0 0 0
Pendleton 3b 4 0 2 1
Worrell p 0 0 0 0
Booker ph 1 0 0 0
Morris rf 2 0 1 0
Dawley p 0 0 0 0
Oquendo ph,1b,3b 2 1 0 0
Lindeman 1b 3 0 0 0
Tunnell p 0 0 0 0
Perry p 0 0 0 0
Pena 1b 0 1 0 0
Lake c 3 0 0 0
Tudor p 1 0 1 0
Ford rf 2 0 0 1
Totals 36 7 13 5
Pittsburgh 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 10 2
St. Louis 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 7 13 1
Pittsburgh Pirates IP H R ER BB SO
Reuschel 6.0 8 4 4 0 2
Smiley 2.0 2 1 1 1 1
Jones L (2-4) 1.1 3 2 1 2 0
Totals 9.1 13 7 6 3 3
St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO
Tudor 4.0 7 5 4 2 2
Dawley 2.0 1 0 0 0 0
Tunnell 2.0 1 1 1 2 0
Perry 0.2 1 0 0 0 0
Worrell W (5-6) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 10.0 10 6 5 4 3

E –Bream 2 (13), Lindeman (3). DP –Pittsburgh 1. 2B –Pittsburgh Van Slyke 2 (23,off Tudor,off Perry); Cangelosi (5,off Tudor); Morrison (22,off Tudor); Ortiz (3,off Tudor); Bream (17,off Dawley), St. Louis Smith (25,off Reuschel); Morris (2,off Reuschel). SH –Bream (3,off Tudor); Pedrique (2,off Perry); Lake (5,off Jones). SF –Pedrique (1,off Tudor); Herr (6,off Reuschel); Ford (3,off Jones). IBB –Cangelosi (1,by Tudor); McGee (5,by Jones). Team LOB –8. Team –7. CS –Pedrique (2,2nd base by Tudor/Lake); Coleman (15,2nd base by Jones/Ortiz). SB –Coleman 2 (66,2nd base off Reuschel/Ortiz,2nd base off Smiley/Ortiz). IBB –Jones (4,McGee); Tudor (1,Cangelosi). U-HP –Lee Weyer, 1B –Ed Montague, 2B –Dave Pallone, 3B –Steve Rippley. T –3:05. A –47,106.

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