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Saturday April 15, 1972
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Batting for the first time in an Expos' uniform, Mike Jorgensen smashed a homer with a man on base in the first inning and then drove in another run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth to defeat the Cardinals, 3-2. The crowd of 8,808 was one of the smallest baseball turnouts in the history of Busch Memorial Stadium. Jorgensen, obtained along with Ken Singleton and Tim Foli from the Mets in the deal for Rusty Staub, hit his homer off Bob Gibson with Ron Hunt on base via a pass.

The Cardinals caught up with Bill Stoneman, who pitched a complete game, to tie the score in the seventh on a single by Ted Sizemore and doubles by Joe Torre and Joe Hague. However, in the eighth, Hunt singled off reliever Al Santorini and raced to third when Jose Cruz failed to corral the ball in center field. Hunt held third as Bob Bailey grounded out. With the lefthanded-hitting Jorgensen coming up, the Cardinals called on southpaw Don Shaw, but Jorgensen lifted a fly to right field and Hunt beat Matty Alou's throw to the plate after the catch. [The Sporting News]


Montreal Expos 3, St. Louis Cardinals 2

Game Played on Saturday, April 15, 1972 (Day game) at Busch Stadium II

Expos        2  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   3  5  0
Cardinals    0  0  0    0  0  0    2  0  0  -   2  5  3


Expos                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Cardinals            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Hunt 2b               3   2   1   0     1   1   .333      Brock lf              4   0   0   0     0   2   .000
Bailey 3b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Sizemore 2b           4   1   1   0     0   0   .250
  Wine 3b             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Alou rf               4   0   2   0     0   1   .500
Jorgensen 1b          3   1   1   3     0   0   .333      Torre 3b              4   1   1   1     0   2   .250
Fairly rf             3   0   0   0     1   0   .000      Simmons c             4   0   0   0     0   1   .000
Singleton lf          3   0   1   0     1   1   .333      Hague 1b              3   0   1   1     0   0   .333
Day cf                4   0   1   0     0   0   .250      Cruz cf               2   0   0   0     1   1   .000
Humphrey c            3   0   1   0     0   0   .333      Maxvill ss            3   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Foli ss               2   0   0   0     1   0   .000      Gibson p              1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Stoneman p            4   0   0   0     0   2   .000        Crosby ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
                                                            Santorini p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Shaw p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Clendenon ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Drabowsky p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               29   3   5   3     4   4             Totals               31   2   5   2     1   8

Time of Game: 2:10   Attendance:  7,808
Left on Base: Expos 6, Cardinals 3
DP: Expos 1, Cardinals 1
Errors: Brock, Cruz 2
Doubles: Singleton (1), Torre (1), Hague (1)
Home Runs: Jorgensen (1)
Stolen Bases: Foli (1)
Caught Stealing: Alou (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Foli (1), Humphrey (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Jorgensen (1)
GIDP: Singleton (1)


Expos                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Stoneman W(1-0)         9     5   2   2   1   8   0  32   2.00
Totals                  9     5   2   2   1   8   0  32

Cardinals              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Gibson                  6     3   2   2   3   2   1  24   3.00
Santorini L(0-1)        1.1   1   1   0   0   1   0   5   0.00
Shaw                    0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   0.00
Drabowsky               1     1   0   0   1   1   0   5   0.00
Totals                  9     5   3   2   4   4   1  36

Umpires: HP - Ed Sudol, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Nick Colosi, 3B - Satch Davidson


EXPOS 1ST: Hunt walked; Bailey popped to catcher in foul
territory; Jorgensen homered [Hunt scored]; Fairly flied out to
left; Singleton walked; Day flied out to left; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Expos 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock flied out to center; Sizemore grounded out
(second to first); Alou singled to center; Torre struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 2, Cardinals 0.

EXPOS 2ND: Humphrey singled to center; Foli out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Humphrey to second]; Stoneman reached
on an error by Brock [Humphrey stayed at second, Stoneman to
first]; Hunt struck out; Bailey flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 1
E, 2 LOB.  Expos 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Simmons was called out on strikes; Hague flied
out to right; Cruz was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Expos 2, Cardinals 0.

EXPOS 3RD: Jorgensen flied out to center; Fairly walked;
Singleton grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to
first) [Fairly out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 2,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Maxvill flied out to center; Gibson flied out to
right; Brock struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 2,
Cardinals 0.

EXPOS 4TH: Day singled to left; Humphrey out on a sacrifice bunt
(catcher to second) [Day to second]; Foli grounded out (first
unassisted) [Day to third]; Stoneman grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Sizemore flied out to left; Alou singled to left;
Torre struck out while Alou was caught stealing second (catcher
to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 2, Cardinals 0.

EXPOS 5TH: Hunt flied out to left; Bailey grounded out
(shortstop to first); Jorgensen popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 5TH: Simmons flied out to center; Hague flied out to
center; Cruz grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Expos 2, Cardinals 0.

EXPOS 6TH: Fairly grounded out (third to first); Singleton
struck out; Day flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Expos 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 6TH: Maxvill grounded out (second to first); CROSBY
BATTED FOR GIBSON; Crosby was called out on strikes; Brock
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 2,
Cardinals 0.

EXPOS 7TH: SANTORINI REPLACED CROSBY (PITCHING); Humphrey flied
out to right; Foli grounded out (third to first); Stoneman
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 2, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 7TH: Sizemore singled to center; Alou grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Sizemore to second]; Torre doubled to right
[Sizemore scored]; Simmons grounded out (first to pitcher)
[Torre to third]; Hague doubled to left [Torre scored]; Cruz was
walked intentionally; Maxvill flied out to right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Expos 2, Cardinals 2.

EXPOS 8TH: Hunt singled to center [Hunt to third (error by
Cruz)]; Bailey grounded out (third to first); SHAW REPLACED
SANTORINI (PITCHING); Jorgensen hit a sacrifice fly to right
[Hunt scored (unearned)]; Fairly flied out to right; 1 R (0 ER),
1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 3, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: CLENDENON BATTED FOR SHAW; Clendenon grounded out
(shortstop to first); Brock was called out on strikes; Sizemore
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 3,
Cardinals 2.

EXPOS 9TH: DRABOWSKY REPLACED CLENDENON (PITCHING); Singleton
doubled to center [Singleton to third (error by Cruz)]; Day
popped to third in foul territory; Humphrey popped to first in
foul territory; Foli was walked intentionally; Foli stole
second; Stoneman struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Expos 3,
Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: WINE REPLACED BAILEY (PLAYING 3B); Alou was
called out on strikes; Torre flied out to center; Simmons
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 3,
Cardinals 2.



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