Houston Astros 3, Chicago Cubs 1
Regular Season Game 69
Played on Monday, June 24, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  0
HOU N    0  0  3    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   3  5  0
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  4   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Beckert 2b                    4   1   3   0       0   0       1   3
Williams lf                   4   0   2   0       0   1       0   0
Santo 3b                      4   0   0   1       0   1       1   5
Banks 1b                      3   0   0   0       1   0      14   0
Johnson rf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Hundley c                     4   0   1   0       0   1       4   0
Phillips cf                   2   0   0   0       1   0       4   0
Nye p                         2   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
  Spangler ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lamabe p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       32   1   6   1       2   6      24  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Santo-Beckert-Banks.

BATTING - 
2B: Hundley (11,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 6.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Simpson rf                    3   1   0   0       1   1       0   0
Torres ss                     4   1   1   0       0   0       0   7
Staub 1b                      3   1   2   1       1   0      13   1
Wynn cf                       2   0   0   1       1   1       2   0
Menke 2b                      4   0   1   1       0   0       3   0
Rader 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       0   5
Watson lf                     2   0   1   0       1   0       2   0
Bateman c                     3   0   0   0       0   0       6   2
Dierker p                     3   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
Totals                       27   3   5   3       4   4      27  16

BATTING - 
3B: Menke (3,off Nye).
SF: Wynn (1,off Nye).
GDP: Bateman (4,off Nye).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Nye L(4-8)                    7     4   3   3   4   4   0  28
Lamabe                        1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        8     5   3   3   4   4   0  32


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(7-10)               9     6   1   1   2   6   0  34

WP: Dierker (11).

Umpires: HP - Tony Venzon, 1B - Mel Steiner, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Augie Donatelli
Time of Game: 2:08   Attendance: 13471


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. Kessinger           ss        Simpson             rf
2. Beckert             2b        Torres              ss
3. Williams            lf        Staub               1b
4. Santo               3b        Wynn                cf
5. Banks               1b        Menke               2b
6. Johnson             rf        Rader               3b
7. Hundley             c         Watson              lf
8. Phillips            cf        Bateman             c
9. Nye                 p         Dierker             p

CUBS 1ST: Kessinger grounded out (shortstop to first); Beckert
singled to left; Dierker threw a wild pitch [Beckert to second];
Williams flied out to center; Santo struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Simpson struck out; Torres grounded out (third to
first); Staub walked; Wynn struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: Banks grounded out (shortstop to first); Johnson
grounded out (shortstop to first); Hundley grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Menke grounded out (shortstop to first); Rader
grounded out (first unassisted); Watson walked; Bateman grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 3RD: Phillips grounded out (third to first); Nye was called
out on strikes; Kessinger grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Dierker grounded out (pitcher to first); Simpson
walked; Torres singled to left [Simpson to third]; Staub singled
to right [Simpson scored, Torres to third]; Wynn hit a sacrifice
fly to center [Torres scored]; Menke tripled to center [Staub
scored]; Rader flied out to center; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs
0, Astros 3.

CUBS 4TH: Beckert singled to left; Williams singled to right
[Beckert to third]; Santo forced Williams (shortstop to second)
[Beckert scored]; Banks walked [Santo to second]; Johnson struck
out; Hundley forced Banks (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson singled to right; Bateman grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Watson out at second];
Dierker struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 3.

CUBS 5TH: Phillips walked; Phillips was picked off first
(catcher to first); Nye was called out on strikes; Kessinger
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Simpson grounded out (shortstop to first); Torres
grounded out (pitcher to first); Staub grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 3.

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

ASTROS 6TH: Wynn walked; Menke grounded out (third to first)
[Wynn to second]; Rader flied out to center; Watson flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 3.

CUBS 7TH: Banks grounded out (third to first); Johnson grounded
out (shortstop to first); Hundley doubled to right; Phillips
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Bateman grounded out (third to first); Dierker was
called out on strikes; Simpson popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 3.

CUBS 8TH: SPANGLER BATTED FOR NYE; Spangler popped to second;
Kessinger flied out to center; Beckert singled to left; Williams
singled to right [Beckert to third]; Santo flied out to left; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: LAMABE REPLACED SPANGLER (PITCHING); Torres grounded
out (pitcher to first); Staub singled to center; Wynn popped to
first in foul territory; Menke grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 3.

CUBS 9TH: Banks grounded out (third to first); Johnson grounded
out (third to first); Hundley struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 1, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             1   6   0    6
 Astros           3   5   0    5


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