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Monday April 17, 1972
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Falling short in a ninth-inning rally, the Phillies lost to the Cardinals, 5-4, to disappoint their opening-night crowd of 38,182. The Cardinals took a 5-3 lead in the top half of the ninth with two runs on a single by Ed Crosby, double by Ted Simmons, single by Jose Cruz and sacrifice fly by Dal Maxvill.

In the home half, the Phillies had the bases loaded on three walks with one out but scored only one run on a single by Larry Bowa. Roger Freed struck out before Bowa singled and Tim McCarver, batting after Bowa, grounded out to end the game. [The Sporting News]


St. Louis Cardinals 5, Philadelphia Phillies 4

Game Played on Monday, April 17, 1972 (Night game) at Veterans Stadium

Cardinals    3  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  2  -   5 11  1
Phillies     0  0  2    1  0  0    0  0  1  -   4  9  1


Cardinals            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Phillies             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Brock lf              4   0   2   0     0   0   .231      Bowa ss               5   0   1   1     0   1   .154
Sizemore 2b           4   1   2   0     0   0   .333      McCarver c            5   0   2   0     0   0   .286
Alou rf               4   1   1   0     0   0   .333      Montanez cf           4   1   2   0     0   0   .273
  Higgins p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Johnson 1b            2   0   1   1     1   1   .100
  Shaw p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Hutton pr,1b        1   0   1   0     0   0  1.000
  Santorini p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Luzinski lf           3   0   0   0     1   1   .111
Torre 3b              2   0   0   0     0   1   .300      Money 3b              3   1   0   0     1   2   .125
  Crosby 3b           2   1   1   0     0   0   .333      Anderson rf           3   0   0   0     1   2   .222
Simmons c             4   2   3   2     0   0   .417      Doyle 2b              3   1   1   0     0   0   .222
Clendenon 1b          4   0   0   0     0   3   .000        Koegel ph           0   0   0   0     1   0   .000
Cruz cf               4   0   2   2     0   0   .400        Harmon pr           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Maxvill ss            2   0   0   1     1   0   .000      Fryman p              2   1   1   2     0   0   .500
Cleveland p           3   0   0   0     0   1   .000        Stone ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .500
  Grzenda p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Hoerner p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Melendez ph,rf      1   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Freed ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .000

Totals               34   5  11   5     1   5             Totals               33   4   9   4     5   8

Time of Game: 2:21   Attendance: 38,182
Left on Base: Cardinals 4, Phillies 7
DP: Cardinals 2, Phillies 1
Errors: Clendenon, Doyle
Doubles: Simmons (1), Montanez (2)
Home Runs: Fryman (1)
Stolen Bases: Cruz (1)
Caught Stealing: Brock (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Maxvill (1)
GIDP: Alou (1), Luzinski (1)


Cardinals              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Cleveland               7.2   6   3   3   2   6   1  29   3.52
Grzenda                 0.1   2   0   0   0   0   0   2   0.00
Higgins                 0.1   0   1   1   2   1   0   3  27.00
Shaw                    0     0   0   0   1   0   0   1   0.00
Santorini W(1-1)        0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   3   0.00
Totals                  9     9   4   4   5   8   1  38

Phillies               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Fryman                  8     8   3   1   1   4   0  30   1.13
Hoerner L(0-1)          1     3   2   2   0   1   0   6   9.00
Totals                  9    11   5   3   1   5   0  36

Umpires: HP - Andy Olsen, 1B - Dick Stello, 2B - Ken Burkhart, 3B - Lee Weyer


CARDINALS 1ST: Brock singled to center; Brock was picked off and
caught stealing second (pitcher to first); Sizemore singled to
second; Alou singled to center [Sizemore to third]; Torre struck
out; Simmons singled to right [Sizemore scored, Alou to third];
Clendenon reached on an error by Doyle [Alou stayed at third,
Simmons to second, Clendenon to first]; Cruz singled to right
[Alou scored (unearned), Simmons scored (unearned), Clendenon
out at third (first to second to catcher to third)]; 3 R (1 ER),
5 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 1ST: Bowa was called out on strikes; McCarver grounded
out (pitcher to first); Montanez popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Phillies 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Maxvill grounded out (shortstop to first);
Cleveland was called out on strikes; Brock singled to center;
Brock was picked off first (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 3, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 2ND: Johnson struck out; Luzinski popped to first;
Money popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3,
Phillies 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Sizemore grounded out (third to first); Alou
flied out to right; Torre flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 3, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 3RD: CROSBY REPLACED TORRE (PLAYING 3B); Anderson was
called out on strikes; Doyle singled to center; Fryman homered
[Doyle scored]; Bowa grounded out (pitcher to first); McCarver
lined to second; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Phillies 2.

CARDINALS 4TH: Simmons popped to first; Clendenon was called out
on strikes; Cruz grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Phillies 2.

PHILLIES 4TH: Montanez doubled to right; Johnson singled to
center [Montanez scored]; Luzinski grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Johnson out at second]; Money was
called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3,
Phillies 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: Maxvill popped to first; Cleveland grounded out
(shortstop to first); Brock grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Phillies 3.

PHILLIES 5TH: Anderson struck out; Doyle flied out to center;
Fryman flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3,
Phillies 3.

CARDINALS 6TH: Sizemore singled to left; Alou grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Sizemore out at second];
Crosby grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Cardinals 3, Phillies 3.

PHILLIES 6TH: Bowa popped to third; McCarver singled to center;
Montanez hit into a double play (center to second) [McCarver out
at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Phillies 3.

CARDINALS 7TH: Simmons singled to left; Clendenon struck out;
Cruz grounded out (first unassisted) [Simmons to second];
Maxvill walked; Cleveland grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Phillies 3.

PHILLIES 7TH: Johnson walked; HUTTON RAN FOR JOHNSON; Luzinski
walked [Hutton to second]; Money struck out; Anderson forced
Hutton (pitcher to third) [Luzinski to second]; Doyle flied out
to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Phillies 3.

CARDINALS 8TH: HUTTON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Brock flied
out to center; Sizemore grounded out (shortstop to first); Alou
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Cardinals 3, Phillies 3.

PHILLIES 8TH: STONE BATTED FOR FRYMAN; Stone grounded out (first
to pitcher); Bowa grounded out (first unassisted); McCarver
singled to right; GRZENDA REPLACED CLEVELAND (PITCHING);
Montanez singled to right [McCarver to second]; Hutton singled
to left [McCarver out at home (left to catcher), Montanez to
second]; 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Phillies 3.

CARDINALS 9TH: HOERNER REPLACED STONE (PITCHING); Crosby singled
to right; Simmons doubled to center [Crosby scored]; Clendenon
was called out on strikes; Cruz singled to second [Simmons to
third]; Cruz stole second; Maxvill hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Simmons scored]; MELENDEZ BATTED FOR GRZENDA; Melendez flied
out to right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Phillies 3.

PHILLIES 9TH: HIGGINS REPLACED ALOU (PITCHING); MELENDEZ STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Luzinski struck out; Money walked;
Anderson walked [Money to second]; SHAW REPLACED HIGGINS
(PITCHING); KOEGEL BATTED FOR DOYLE; Koegel walked [Money to
third, Anderson to second]; HARMON RAN FOR KOEGEL; FREED BATTED
FOR HOERNER; SANTORINI REPLACED SHAW (PITCHING); Clendenon
dropped a foul fly hit by Freed for an error; Freed was called
out on strikes; Bowa singled to left [Money scored, Anderson to
third, Harmon to second]; McCarver grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Phillies 4.



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