Houston Astros 8, Los Angeles Dodgers 5
Regular Season Game 127
Played on Tuesday, August 20, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

LA  N    2  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  2  -   5 10  3
HOU N    0  0  0    2  3  3    0  0  x  -   8  9  0
Los Angeles Dodgers          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Crawford lf                   4   2   1   0       1   3       4   0
Gabrielson rf                 4   1   1   1       1   1       1   0
Davis cf                      5   2   3   1       0   2       3   0
Haller c                      2   0   1   3       1   1       5   1
Fairly 1b                     5   0   2   0       0   1       9   1
Bailey 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   2       1   1
Popovich 2b,ss                3   0   0   0       1   0       0   2
Versalles ss                  3   0   0   0       0   1       0   4
  Lefebvre ph,2b              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Drysdale p                    2   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Purdin p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Fairey ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Grant p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Aguirre p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Boyer ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brewer p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       35   5  10   5       4  11      24   9

FIELDING - 
E: Fairly (3), Bailey (11), Versalles (25).
PB: Haller (11).

BATTING - 
3B: Gabrielson (1,off Dierker); Davis (7,off Dierker).
SF: Haller 2 (5,off Dierker,off Coombs).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Davis (27,2nd base off Dierker/Bateman).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Herrera rf                    4   2   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Miller rf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Torres ss                     5   0   1   1       0   1       0   2
Wynn cf                       3   2   1   0       2   0       4   0
Staub 1b                      3   1   1   3       0   0       7   0
Rader 3b                      2   1   0   0       1   0       0   1
Menke 2b                      3   0   2   1       1   1       3   3
Aspromonte lf                 3   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
Bateman c                     4   1   2   0       0   0      10   2
Dierker p                     4   1   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Coombs p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   8   9   6       4   5      27   8

BATTING - 
2B: Staub (32,off Drysdale).
SH: Staub (4,off Drysdale); Herrera (1,off Grant).
SF: Aspromonte (3,off Drysdale); Staub (3,off Grant).
HBP: Rader (1,by Grant).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Los Angeles Dodgers          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Drysdale L(14-11)             4.2   7   5   5   3   2   0  24
Purdin                        0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Grant                         0.2   2   3   0   1   0   0   8
Aguirre                       1.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   4
Brewer                        1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        8     9   8   5   4   5   0  40

HBP: Grant (5,Rader).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(12-10)              8.1  10   5   5   4  10   0  39
Coombs SV(2)                  0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2
Totals                        9    10   5   5   4  11   0  41


Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Tom Gorman, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - Ed Sudol
Time of Game: 3:00   Attendance: 19534


Starting Lineups:

   Los Angeles Dodgers           Houston Astros           
1. Crawford            lf        Herrera             rf
2. Gabrielson          rf        Torres              ss
3. Davis               cf        Wynn                cf
4. Haller              c         Staub               1b
5. Fairly              1b        Rader               3b
6. Bailey              3b        Menke               2b
7. Popovich            2b        Aspromonte          lf
8. Versalles           ss        Bateman             c
9. Drysdale            p         Dierker             p

DODGERS 1ST: Crawford walked; Gabrielson tripled to right
[Crawford scored]; Davis struck out; Haller hit a sacrifice fly
to left [Gabrielson scored]; Fairly singled to right; Bailey
struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Herrera out on an unknown play; Torres out on an
unknown play; Wynn singled; Staub out on an unknown play; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Astros 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Popovich walked; Versalles struck out; Drysdale
singled [Popovich to second]; Crawford struck out; Gabrielson
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Rader out on an unknown play; Menke struck out;
Aspromonte singled; Bateman out on an unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Astros 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Davis singled; Haller struck out; Fairly out on an
unknown play; Bailey singled [Davis to second]; Popovich out on
an unknown play; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Dierker out on an unknown play; Herrera out on an
unknown play; Torres out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Dodgers 2, Astros 0.

DODGERS 4TH: Versalles out on an unknown play; Drysdale out on
an unknown play; Crawford struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Dodgers 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn walked; Staub out on a sacrifice bunt [Wynn to
second]; Rader walked; Menke singled to third [Wynn scored
(error by Fairly), Rader to third]; Aspromonte hit a sacrifice
fly to left [Rader scored]; Bateman singled to right [Menke to
third]; Dierker struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 2,
Astros 2.

DODGERS 5TH: Gabrielson out on an unknown play; Davis singled to
center; Davis stole second; Haller singled to right [Davis
scored, Haller to second (on throw)]; Fairly flied out to
center; Bailey struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 3,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Herrera singled to center; Torres flied out to
center; Wynn walked [Herrera to second]; Staub doubled [Herrera
scored, Wynn scored]; Rader out on an unknown play; Menke
singled to left [Staub scored]; PURDIN REPLACED DRYSDALE
(PITCHING); Aspromonte was called out on strikes; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Astros 5.

DODGERS 6TH: Popovich out on an unknown play; Versalles out on
an unknown play; FAIREY BATTED FOR PURDIN; Fairey out on an
unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 6TH: GRANT REPLACED FAIREY (PITCHING); Bateman singled to
right; On a bunt Dierker reached on a fielder's choice [Bateman
to second (error by Versalles; assist by Grant)]; Herrera
reached on an error by Bailey on a sacrifice bunt [Bateman
scored (unearned) (no RBI), Dierker to third, Herrera to
second]; Torres singled to center [Dierker scored (unearned),
Herrera to third]; Wynn flied out to left; Staub hit a sacrifice
fly to left [Herrera scored (unearned)]; Rader was hit by a
pitch [Torres to second]; Haller allowed a passed ball [Torres
to third, Rader to second]; Menke walked; AGUIRRE REPLACED GRANT
(PITCHING); Aspromonte lined to center; 3 R (0 ER), 2 H, 2 E, 3
LOB.  Dodgers 3, Astros 8.

DODGERS 7TH: Crawford struck out; Gabrielson walked; Davis
struck out; Haller walked [Gabrielson to second]; Fairly singled
[Gabrielson to third, Haller to second]; Bailey out on an
unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Astros 8.

ASTROS 7TH: Bateman out on an unknown play; Dierker struck out;
Herrera out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers
3, Astros 8.

DODGERS 8TH: Popovich out on an unknown play; LEFEBVRE BATTED
FOR VERSALLES; Lefebvre out on an unknown play; BOYER BATTED FOR
AGUIRRE; Boyer out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Dodgers 3, Astros 8.

ASTROS 8TH: LEFEBVRE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); POPOVICH
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); BREWER REPLACED BOYER
(PITCHING); Torres struck out; Wynn out on an unknown play;
Staub out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 3,
Astros 8.

DODGERS 9TH: MILLER REPLACED HERRERA (PLAYING RF); Crawford
singled to center; Gabrielson grounded out (second to first)
[Crawford to second]; Davis tripled [Crawford scored]; COOMBS
REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING); Haller hit a sacrifice fly to left
[Davis scored]; Fairly struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Dodgers 5, Astros 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Dodgers          5  10   3    9
 Astros           8   9   0    8


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