Houston Astros 4, New York Mets 3
Regular Season Game 131
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Tuesday, August 31, 1965 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    3  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   4  4  1
NY  N    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   3  7  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kasko ss                      3   0   1   0       1   0       1   6
Morgan 2b                     4   1   0   0       0   0       3   2
Wynn cf                       2   1   0   0       1   2       4   0
Thomas 1b                     4   2   2   4       0   1       8   1
  Gentile 1b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Aspromonte 3b                 4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Gaines lf                     3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Staub rf                      4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Brand c                       2   0   0   0       1   0       6   0
Roberts p                     3   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Owens p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   4   4   4       3   3      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Roberts (1).

BATTING - 
HR: Thomas 2 (4,1st inning off Miller 2 on 1 out,3rd inning off Sutherland
0 on 1 out).
SH: Gaines (3,off Sutherland).
HBP: Wynn (5,by Sutherland).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brand (9,2nd base off Sutherland/Stephenson).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hunt 2b                       5   1   1   0       0   0       3   3
Lewis cf                      4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Kranepool 1b                  2   1   1   0       2   0      12   2
Smith 3b                      4   0   1   1       0   1       1   0
Stephenson c                  4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Swoboda lf                    4   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Christopher rf                4   0   2   0       0   1       1   0
McMillan ss                   3   0   0   0       0   1       2   7
Miller p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sutherland p                2   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Kolb ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Eilers p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Hiller ph                   1   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   3   7   2       2   5      27  15

BATTING - 
SH: McMillan (16,off Roberts).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Roberts W(4-0)                8.1   7   3   2   2   5   0  35
Owens SV(8)                   0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        9     7   3   2   2   5   0  37

WP: Roberts (1).

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Miller L(1-4)                 0.1   2   3   3   2   0   1   5
Sutherland                    6.2   2   1   1   1   2   1  23
Eilers                        2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6
Totals                        9     4   4   4   3   3   2  34

HBP: Sutherland (2,Wynn).

Umpires: HP - Paul Pryor, 1B - Bill Jackowski, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Chris Pelekoudas
Time of Game: 2:04   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Kasko               ss        Hunt                2b
2. Morgan              2b        Lewis               cf
3. Wynn                cf        Kranepool           1b
4. Thomas              1b        Smith               3b
5. Aspromonte          3b        Stephenson          c
6. Gaines              lf        Swoboda             lf
7. Staub               rf        Christopher         rf
8. Brand               c         McMillan            ss
9. Roberts             p         Miller              p

ASTROS 1ST: Stengel announced his retirement; Kasko
walked; Morgan forced Kasko (second to shortstop); Wynn walked
[Morgan to second]; Thomas homered [Morgan scored, Wynn scored];
Aspromonte singled to left; SUTHERLAND REPLACED MILLER
(PITCHING); Gaines out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first)
[Aspromonte to second]; Staub grounded out (first unassisted); 3
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Hunt singled to right; Lewis flied to center;
Kranepool walked [Hunt to second]; Roberts threw a wild pitch
[Kranepool to second, Hunt to third]; Smith grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Kranepool to third, Hunt scored];
Stephenson reached on an error by Roberts [Kranepool scored
(unearned) (no RBI)]; Swoboda popped to catcher in foul
territory; 2 R (1 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Brand flied to center; Roberts flied to left; Kasko
singled to left; Morgan grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 2.

METS 2ND: Christopher flied to right; McMillan grounded out
(pitcher to first); Sutherland grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Wynn was called out on strikes; Thomas homered;
Aspromonte popped to second; Gaines grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 2.

METS 3RD: Hunt popped to first; Lewis singled to right;
Kranepool walked [Lewis to second]; Smith popped to second;
Stephenson lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets
2.

ASTROS 4TH: Staub grounded out (first unassisted); Brand walked;
Brand stole second; Roberts flied to center; Kasko grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 2.

METS 4TH: Swoboda grounded out (shortstop to first); Christopher
singled to left; McMillan popped to shortstop; Sutherland
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4,
Mets 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Morgan grounded out (first to pitcher); Wynn was hit
by a pitch; Wynn was picked off first (pitcher to first to
second to first); Thomas struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Mets 2.

METS 5TH: Hunt grounded out (shortstop to first); Lewis grounded
out (shortstop to first); Kranepool singled to right; Smith
singled to center [Kranepool to third]; Stephenson struck out; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Aspromonte grounded out (shortstop to first); Gaines
popped to second; Staub lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Mets 2.

METS 6TH: Swoboda popped to second; Christopher struck out;
McMillan was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Mets 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Brand grounded out (shortstop to first); Roberts
flied to left; Kasko grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 2.

METS 7TH: KOLB BATTED FOR SUTHERLAND; Kolb struck out; Hunt
grounded out (first to pitcher); Lewis flied to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 2.

ASTROS 8TH: EILERS REPLACED KOLB (PITCHING); Morgan popped to
shortstop; Wynn struck out; Thomas popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 2.

METS 8TH: Kranepool flied to center; Smith struck out;
Stephenson flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4,
Mets 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Aspromonte grounded out (shortstop to first); Gaines
flied to right; Staub grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 2.

METS 9TH: GENTILE REPLACED THOMAS (PLAYING 1B); Swoboda singled
to left; Christopher singled to center [Swoboda to second];
McMillan out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Christopher to second, Swoboda to third]; HILLER BATTED FOR
EILERS; OWENS REPLACED ROBERTS (PITCHING); Hiller grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Christopher to third, Swoboda scored];
Hunt grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 4, Mets 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   4   1    3
 Mets             3   7   0    7


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