Chicago Cubs 6, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 105
Played on Wednesday, July 31, 1968 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  3  0
CHI N    0  0  0    4  0  1    0  1  x  -   6 10  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Watson lf                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Simpson pr,lf               3   1   0   0       0   1       1   0
Torres ss                     3   0   0   0       1   1       1   5
Staub 1b                      4   0   0   1       0   0      11   0
Wynn cf                       3   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Miller rf                     3   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
Menke 2b                      3   0   1   0       0   1       3   2
Aspromonte 3b                 3   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
Bateman c                     3   0   1   0       0   1       2   1
Lemaster p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Buzhardt p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gotay ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Thomas ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Coombs p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   1   3   1       3   7      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Lemaster-Torres-Staub.

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (7,off Jenkins).
GDP: Aspromonte (11,off Jenkins).
Team LOB: 4.

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  3   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Beckert 2b                    3   1   1   0       1   0       3   4
Williams lf                   4   1   3   2       0   0       1   0
Santo 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   0       3   3
Banks 1b                      4   2   3   2       0   0       6   0
  Nen pr,1b                   0   1   0   0       0   0       2   0
Hundley c                     3   0   0   0       1   0       7   1
Hickman rf                    4   1   2   2       0   0       1   0
Phillips cf                   4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Jenkins p                     4   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Totals                       32   6  10   6       4   2      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Santo-Beckert-Banks.
PB: Hundley (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Beckert (22,off Lemaster).
3B: Phillips (4,off Lemaster).
HR: Williams (14,4th inning off Lemaster 1 on 0 out); Banks 2 (18,4th inning
off Lemaster 0 on 1 out,6th inning off Ray 0 on 0 out); Hickman (2,4th
inning off Lemaster 0 on 2 out).
GDP: Santo (13,off Lemaster).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Kessinger (7,3rd base by Ray/Bateman).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lemaster L(9-11)              3.2   6   4   4   1   0   3  17
Buzhardt                      0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Ray                           3     2   1   1   3   2   1  13
Coombs                        1     2   1   1   0   0   0   5
Totals                        8    10   6   6   4   2   4  36


Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Jenkins W(12-10)              9     3   1   0   3   7   0  32


Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Shag Crawford, 3B - Chris Pelekoudas
Time of Game: 2:11   Attendance: 11033


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Fergie Jenkins 101 pitches; Dennie LeMaster 43
pitches; Watson doubled to left; SIMPSON RAN FOR WATSON;
Hundley allowed a passed ball [Simpson to third]; Bob Watson
injured sliding into 2B; Torres walked; Staub forced Torres
(second to shortstop) [Simpson scored (unearned)]; Wynn walked
[Staub to second]; Miller popped to second; Menke flied out to
left; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: SIMPSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Kessinger flied
out to center; Beckert doubled to center; Williams singled to
second [Beckert to third]; Santo grounded into a double play
(pitcher to shortstop to first) [Williams out at second]; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Aspromonte popped to first in foul territory;
Bateman singled to second; On a bunt Lemaster struck out;
Simpson forced Bateman (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: Banks grounded out (third to first); Hundley flied out
to right; Hickman grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Torres struck out; Staub popped to third in foul
territory; Wynn popped to catcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 3RD: Phillips popped to third; Jenkins grounded out
(shortstop to first); Kessinger grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Miller walked; Menke was called out on strikes;
Aspromonte grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Miller out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cubs 0.

CUBS 4TH: Beckert walked; Williams homered [Beckert scored];
Santo flied out to center; Banks homered; Hundley grounded out
(shortstop to first); Hickman homered; Phillips tripled to left;
BUZHARDT REPLACED LEMASTER (PITCHING); Jenkins popped to second;
4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Bateman struck out; GOTAY BATTED FOR BUZHARDT; Gotay
grounded out (second to first); Simpson struck out (catcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 4.

CUBS 5TH: RAY REPLACED GOTAY (PITCHING); Kessinger walked;
Beckert popped to second; Williams flied out to center; Santo
walked [Kessinger to second]; Kessinger was caught stealing
third (catcher to third); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs
4.

ASTROS 6TH: Torres popped to third; Staub popped to shortstop;
Wynn lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 4.

CUBS 6TH: Banks homered; Hundley walked; Hickman popped to
second; Phillips was called out on strikes; Jenkins struck out;
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Miller was called out on strikes; Menke singled to
right; Aspromonte flied out to center; Bateman grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 5.

CUBS 7TH: Kessinger grounded out (second to first); Beckert
flied out to left; Williams singled to right; Santo grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 8TH: THOMAS BATTED FOR RAY; Thomas struck out; Simpson
grounded out (pitcher to first); Torres popped to third; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 5.

CUBS 8TH: COOMBS REPLACED THOMAS (PITCHING); Banks singled to
third; NEN RAN FOR BANKS; Hundley grounded out (first
unassisted) [Nen to second]; Hickman singled to center [Nen
scored]; Phillips grounded out (third to first) [Hickman to
second]; Jenkins grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 6.

ASTROS 9TH: NEN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Staub flied out to
right; Wynn grounded out (pitcher to first); Miller grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   3   0    4
 Cubs             6  10   0    6


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