Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals
September 27, 1996 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on September 27, 1996 at Busch Stadium II. The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Cincinnati Reds and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Cincinnati Reds 1, St. Louis Cardinals 2

Cincinnati Reds ab r h rbi
Goodwin cf 5 0 0 0
Morris 1b 5 1 3 0
Greene 3b 5 0 1 1
Davis lf 3 0 0 0
Howard rf 4 0 1 0
Boone 2b 4 0 0 0
Branson ss 4 0 0 0
Oliver c 4 0 0 0
Shaw p 0 0 0 0
Smiley p 3 0 1 0
Taubensee c 1 0 0 0
Totals 38 1 6 1
St. Louis Cardinals ab r h rbi
Clayton ss 5 0 1 0
Lankford cf 3 1 1 0
Gant lf 5 0 1 1
Jordan rf 4 0 1 1
Gaetti 3b 4 0 1 0
Pagnozzi c 4 0 1 0
Mabry 1b 3 0 2 0
Mejia pr 0 0 0 0
Young 1b 1 0 0 0
Gallego 2b 2 0 0 0
Sweeney ph 1 0 0 0
Petkovsek p 1 0 0 0
Fossas p 0 0 0 0
Smith ph 1 0 0 0
Stottlemyre p 0 0 0 0
Eckersley p 0 0 0 0
McGee ph 1 0 0 0
Batchelor p 0 0 0 0
Alicea ph 1 1 1 0
Totals 36 2 9 2
Cincinnati 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 9 2
Cincinnati Reds IP H R ER BB SO
Smiley 9.0 5 1 1 1 7
Shaw L (8-6) 1.2 4 1 1 1 0
Totals 10.2 9 2 2 2 7
St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO
Petkovsek 5.0 4 1 1 0 4
Fossas 1.0 1 0 0 1 1
Stottlemyre 2.0 0 0 0 0 2
Eckersley 1.0 0 0 0 0 3
Batchelor W (2-0) 2.0 1 0 0 0 2
Totals 11.0 6 1 1 1 12

E –Gant (5), Gallego (2). DP –Cincinnati 3, St. Louis 1. 2B –Cincinnati Greene (5,off Petkovsek), St. Louis Mabry (28,off Smiley); Jordan (36,off Smiley); Alicea (26,off Shaw). IBB –Davis (3,by Fossas). Team LOB –5. SH –Gallego (3,off Smiley). Team –5. CS –Lankford (7,2nd base by Smiley/Oliver). WP –Fossas (3). IBB –Fossas (3,Davis). U-HP –Mike Winters, 1B –Brian Gorman, 2B –Angel Hernandez, 3B –Randy Marsh. T –2:44. A –39,730.

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