Houston Astros 3, Chicago Cubs 1
Regular Season Game 45
Played on Friday, May 31, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  4  0
HOU N    0  1  0    2  0  0    0  0  x  -   3  7  0
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  4   0   0   0       0   1       2   2
Beckert 2b                    3   1   1   0       1   1       3   4
Williams lf                   4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Santo 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
Banks 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
Johnson rf                    3   0   2   1       0   0       1   0
Hundley c                     3   0   0   0       0   1       6   1
Hickman cf                    3   0   0   0       0   1       4   1
Jenkins p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Spangler ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hartenstein p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   1   4   1       1   5      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Beckert-Banks.

BATTING - 
Team LOB: 4.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Davis cf                      3   0   0   0       1   2       5   0
Menke 2b                      3   0   1   0       1   0       1   4
Staub 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   1      11   0
Thomas rf                     3   2   2   0       1   0       2   0
Wynn lf                       4   1   2   0       0   1       3   0
Aspromonte 3b                 4   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Bateman c                     2   0   1   2       0   1       2   0
  Brand pr,c                  1   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Torres ss                     2   0   1   0       1   1       0   3
Dierker p                     3   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       29   3   7   2       4   6      27  11

BATTING - 
2B: Menke (5,off Jenkins); Bateman (5,off Jenkins); Wynn (3,off Jenkins).
GDP: Staub (3,off Jenkins).
IBB: Torres (2,by Jenkins).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Thomas (2,2nd base off Jenkins/Hundley).
CS: Davis (3,2nd base by Jenkins/Hundley).

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Jenkins L(5-5)                7     6   3   3   4   6   0  29
Hartenstein                   1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        8     7   3   3   4   6   0  33

WP: Jenkins (2).
IBB: Jenkins (1,Torres).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(5-7)                9     4   1   1   1   5   0  32


Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - Chris Pelekoudas, 2B - Doug Harvey, 3B - John Kibler
Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance: 21032


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. Kessinger           ss        Davis               cf
2. Beckert             2b        Menke               2b
3. Williams            lf        Staub               1b
4. Santo               3b        Thomas              rf
5. Banks               1b        Wynn                lf
6. Johnson             rf        Aspromonte          3b
7. Hundley             c         Bateman             c
8. Hickman             cf        Torres              ss
9. Jenkins             p         Dierker             p

CUBS 1ST: Larry Dierker 115 pitches; Fergie Jenkins 111
pitches; Kessinger struck out; Beckert grounded out (second
to first); Williams grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Davis struck out; Menke doubled to left [Menke out
at third (center to third)]; Staub flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: Santo flied out to center; Banks flied out to left;
Johnson singled to center; Hundley forced Johnson (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Thomas singled to center; Thomas stole second; Wynn
struck out; Aspromonte grounded out (shortstop to first) [Thomas
to third]; Bateman struck out but Thomas advanced to home and
Bateman advanced to first on a wild pitch; Torres struck out; 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

CUBS 3RD: Hickman flied out to right; Jenkins flied out to
center; Kessinger grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Dierker flied out to center; Davis walked; Davis was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); Menke flied out to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

CUBS 4TH: Beckert walked; Williams flied out to left; Santo
singled to center [Beckert to third]; Banks was called out on
strikes; Johnson singled to shortstop [Beckert scored, Santo to
second]; Hundley grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Staub struck out; Thomas walked; Wynn singled to
third [Thomas to second]; Aspromonte grounded out (second to
first) [Thomas to third, Wynn to second]; Bateman doubled to
left [Thomas scored, Wynn scored]; BRAND RAN FOR BATEMAN; Torres
was walked intentionally; Dierker flied out to left; 2 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 3.

CUBS 5TH: BRAND STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Hickman struck out;
Jenkins grounded out (first unassisted); Kessinger grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Davis was called out on strikes; Menke walked; Staub
grounded into a double play (second to first) [Menke out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 3.

CUBS 6TH: Beckert struck out; Williams grounded out (shortstop
to first); Santo grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Thomas flied out to center; Wynn doubled to left;
Aspromonte grounded out (third to first); Brand popped to
catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros
3.

CUBS 7TH: Banks flied out to left; Johnson grounded out (third
to first); Hundley struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Torres singled to shortstop; Dierker forced Torres
(pitcher to shortstop); Davis flied out to center; Menke forced
Dierker (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Astros 3.

CUBS 8TH: Hickman grounded out (shortstop to first); SPANGLER
BATTED FOR JENKINS; Spangler flied out to center; Kessinger
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: HARTENSTEIN REPLACED SPANGLER (PITCHING); Staub
grounded out (second to first); Thomas singled to shortstop;
Wynn flied out to center; Aspromonte forced Thomas (second to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 3.

CUBS 9TH: Beckert singled to center; Williams flied out to
center; Santo flied out to right; Banks flied out to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             1   4   0    4
 Astros           3   7   0    6


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