Houston Astros 2, Chicago Cubs 1
Regular Season Game 71
Played on Wednesday, June 26, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  2  1
HOU N    0  1  0    0  1  0    0  0  x  -   2  8  0
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  4   0   1   0       0   2       3   2
Beckert 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       2   2
Williams lf                   3   1   0   0       1   0       2   0
Nen 1b                        4   0   0   0       0   1       9   0
Spangler rf                   2   0   0   1       0   1       1   0
Hundley c                     3   0   0   0       0   0       7   3
Santo 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       0   4
Phillips cf                   3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Hands p                       2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Banks ph                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Regan p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       28   1   2   1       2   7      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Hundley-Kessinger.
E: Kessinger (14).

BATTING - 
SF: Spangler (1,off Giusti).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Beckert (4,2nd base off Giusti/Bateman).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Simpson rf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Torres ss                     4   0   1   0       0   1       2   4
Staub 1b                      3   0   0   0       0   1       9   1
Wynn cf                       3   1   3   1       0   0       2   0
Menke 2b                      3   0   0   0       0   2       1   3
Rader 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Watson lf                     3   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Bateman c                     3   0   0   0       0   0       7   0
Giusti p                      3   0   2   1       0   0       2   1
Totals                       29   2   8   2       0   7      27   9

BATTING - 
HR: Wynn (8,2nd inning off Hands 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Torres (2,2nd base by Hands/Hundley); Wynn (5,2nd base by Hands/Hundley);
Simpson (3,2nd base by Regan/Hundley).

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hands L(6-5)                  7     7   2   2   0   6   1  26
Regan                         1     1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        8     8   2   2   0   7   1  29


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Giusti W(5-8)                 9     2   1   1   2   7   0  31

WP: Giusti (6).

Umpires: HP - Paul Pryor, 1B - Augie Donatelli, 2B - Tony Venzon, 3B - Mel Steiner
Time of Game: 2:11   Attendance: 13734


Starting Lineups:

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

CUBS 1ST: Dave Giusti 108 pitches; Bill Hands 110
pitches; Kessinger singled to right; Beckert singled to left
[Kessinger to second]; Williams flied out to right [Kessinger to
third]; Beckert stole second; Nen struck out; Spangler grounded
out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Simpson flied out to right; Torres singled to
center; Torres was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Staub grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: Hundley popped to second; Santo grounded out
(shortstop to first); Phillips struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Wynn homered; Menke was called out on strikes; Rader
grounded out (third to first); Watson reached on an error by
Kessinger [Watson to first]; Bateman grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

CUBS 3RD: Hands struck out; Kessinger struck out; Beckert flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Giusti popped to second; Simpson flied out to left;
Torres grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 0, Astros 1.

CUBS 4TH: Williams walked; Giusti threw a wild pitch [Williams
to second]; Nen grounded out (first unassisted) [Williams to
third]; Spangler hit a sacrifice fly to center [Williams
scored]; Hundley grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Staub grounded out (first unassisted); Wynn singled
to third; Menke flied out to left; Wynn was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Astros 1.

CUBS 5TH: Santo grounded out (second to first); Phillips
grounded out (pitcher to first); Hands was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Rader was called out on strikes; Watson singled to
left; Bateman grounded out (third to first) [Watson to second];
Giusti singled to center [Watson scored, Giusti out at second
(center to first)]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 2.

CUBS 6TH: Kessinger struck out; Beckert grounded out (second to
first); Williams popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Simpson was called out on strikes; Torres grounded
out (second to first); Staub struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 1, Astros 2.

CUBS 7TH: Nen popped to shortstop; Spangler struck out; Hundley
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Wynn singled to center; Menke struck out; Rader
struck out; Watson singled to center [Wynn to second]; Bateman
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs
1, Astros 2.

CUBS 8TH: Santo flied out to left; Phillips grounded out
(shortstop to first); BANKS BATTED FOR HANDS; Banks walked;
Kessinger grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cubs 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: REGAN REPLACED BANKS (PITCHING); Giusti singled to
center; Simpson forced Giusti (third to shortstop); Torres
struck out while Simpson was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 2.

CUBS 9TH: Beckert grounded out (shortstop to first); Williams
flied out to right; Nen grounded out (pitcher unassisted); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             1   2   1    3
 Astros           2   8   0    3


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