Chicago Cubs 4, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 106
Played on Thursday, August 1, 1968 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  8  1
CHI N    1  1  0    0  0  0    1  1  x  -   4  9  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Miller rf                     4   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Torres ss                     3   0   1   1       1   0       1   2
Staub 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       7   1
Wynn cf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Menke 2b                      4   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Bateman c                     3   0   3   0       0   0       7   1
  Brand pr                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Adlesh c                    1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Simpson lf                    4   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Giusti p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Aspromonte ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dukes p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   1   8   1       1   3      24   6

FIELDING - 
E: Rader (13).

BATTING - 
2B: Bateman (12,off Niekro); Miller (11,off Niekro).
GDP: Giusti (1,off Niekro); Staub (8,off Regan).
Team LOB: 7.

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  5   2   3   1       0   0       3   5
Beckert 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       4   3
Williams lf                   2   0   0   0       2   1       1   0
Santo 3b                      4   0   2   2       0   0       2   2
Banks 1b                      4   0   1   0       0   2       6   0
  Regan p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hundley c                     2   1   1   1       0   0       3   0
Hickman rf                    3   1   1   0       1   2       6   0
Phillips cf                   3   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
Niekro p                      3   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Nen 1b                      1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       31   4   9   4       4   8      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Beckert-Kessinger-Banks, Beckert-Kessinger-Nen.
E: Nen (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Beckert (23,off Giusti); Banks (18,off Giusti); Hickman (3,off Dukes).
3B: Kessinger (7,off Giusti).
HR: Hundley (4,2nd inning off Giusti 0 on 0 out).
SH: Hundley 2 (5,off Giusti 2); Beckert (4,off Dukes).
IBB: Phillips (14,by Giusti); Williams (8,by Dukes).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Phillips (7,2nd base off Giusti/Bateman).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Giusti L(6-11)                6     5   2   2   3   7   1  27
Dukes                         2     4   2   2   1   1   0  11
Totals                        8     9   4   4   4   8   1  38

IBB: Giusti (6,Phillips); Dukes (7,Williams).

Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(11-6)                7     7   1   1   1   2   0  28
Regan SV(18)                  2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7
Totals                        9     8   1   1   1   3   0  35


Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Shag Crawford, 2B - Chris Pelekoudas, 3B - Doug Harvey
Time of Game: 2:27   Attendance: 20356


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Joe Niekro 99 pitches; Dave Giusti 107
pitches; Miller grounded out (shortstop to first); Torres
walked; Staub forced Torres (second unassisted); Wynn popped to
second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Kessinger tripled to right; Beckert grounded out
(pitcher to first); Williams grounded out (third to first);
Santo singled to center [Kessinger scored]; Banks struck out; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Menke grounded out (shortstop to first); Rader
grounded out (third to first); Bateman doubled to left; Simpson
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 1.

CUBS 2ND: Hundley homered; Hickman struck out; Phillips struck
out; Niekro grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Giusti flied out to right; Miller grounded out
(second to first); Torres grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 2.

CUBS 3RD: Kessinger lined to third; Beckert flied out to center;
Williams walked; Santo lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Staub popped to third in foul territory; Wynn flied
out to center; Menke singled to shortstop; Rader flied to right
in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 2.

CUBS 4TH: Banks reached on an error by Rader [Banks to first];
Hundley out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to first) [Banks to
second]; Hickman walked; Phillips popped to first in foul
territory; Niekro struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cubs 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Bateman singled to right; Simpson flied out to
right; Giusti grounded into a double play (second to shortstop
to first) [Bateman out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Cubs 2.

CUBS 5TH: Kessinger grounded out (shortstop to first); Beckert
doubled to left; Williams struck out; Santo popped to second; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Miller doubled to left; Torres singled to center
[Miller scored]; Staub popped to shortstop; Wynn singled to left
[Torres to second]; Menke forced Wynn (third to second) [Torres
to third]; Rader flied out to right; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cubs 2.

CUBS 6TH: Banks doubled to left; Hundley out on a sacrifice bunt
(first unassisted) [Banks to third]; Hickman struck out;
Phillips was walked intentionally; Phillips stole second; Niekro
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs
2.

ASTROS 7TH: Bateman singled to center; BRAND RAN FOR BATEMAN;
Simpson was called out on strikes; ASPROMONTE BATTED FOR GIUSTI;
Aspromonte lined to right; Miller flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 2.

CUBS 7TH: DUKES REPLACED ASPROMONTE (PITCHING); ADLESH REPLACED
BRAND (PLAYING C ); Kessinger singled to first; Beckert out on a
sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Kessinger to second]; Williams
was walked intentionally; Santo singled to left [Kessinger
scored, Williams to third]; Banks struck out; Hundley flied out
to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 8TH: NEN REPLACED NIEKRO (PLAYING 1B); REGAN REPLACED
BANKS (PITCHING); Torres reached on an error by Nen [Torres to
first]; Staub grounded into a double play (second to shortstop
to first) [Torres out at second]; Wynn popped to third; 0 R, 0
H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 3.

CUBS 8TH: Hickman doubled to left; Phillips lined to shortstop;
Nen flied out to right [Hickman to third]; Kessinger singled to
center [Hickman scored]; Beckert flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Menke singled to center; Rader flied out to right;
Adlesh was called out on strikes; Simpson forced Menke
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   8   1    7
 Cubs             4   9   1   10


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