Houston Astros 3, Chicago Cubs 2
Regular Season Game 129
Played on Friday, August 23, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    0  0  1    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   2 10  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  3  -   3  9  1
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  5   1   3   0       0   0       1   4
Beckert 2b                    5   0   2   1       0   0       2   4
Williams lf                   4   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
Banks 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   0      11   0
Santo 3b                      4   1   1   1       0   1       1   2
Hundley c                     3   0   0   0       1   1       2   0
Hickman rf                    4   0   2   0       0   2       2   0
Phillips cf                   4   0   1   0       0   1       4   0
Niekro p                      4   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
  Regan p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   2  10   2       1   8      26  12

BATTING - 
2B: Kessinger (12,off Cuellar); Hickman (6,off Cuellar).
HR: Santo (20,6th inning off Cuellar 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 9.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Miller rf                     5   0   2   1       0   0       0   0
Torres ss                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   4
Wynn cf                       3   1   1   0       1   1       2   0
Staub 1b                      4   0   2   1       0   0      10   0
  Simpson pr                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Menke 2b                      4   1   0   0       0   0       1   3
Aspromonte 3b                 4   0   0   0       0   1       3   3
Bateman c                     4   0   2   0       0   0       9   0
  Brand pr                    0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Herrera lf                    2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Gotay ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Shea p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rader ph                    1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Cuellar p                     2   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Thomas ph,lf                1   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       35   3   9   3       2   2      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Cuellar (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Staub (33,off Niekro); Miller (12,off Niekro); Wynn (17,off Niekro); Rader
(13,off Regan).
IBB: Thomas (2,by Regan).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro                        8     5   1   1   1   1   0  30
Regan L(10-3)                 0.2   4   2   2   1   1   0   7
Totals                        8.2   9   3   3   2   2   0  37

Niekro faced 1 batter in the 9th inning
IBB: Regan (4,Thomas).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cuellar                       8    10   2   2   1   7   1  35
Shea W(3-2)                   1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9    10   2   2   1   8   1  38


Umpires: HP - Bill Jackowski, 1B - Frank Secory, 2B - Ken Burkhart, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt
Time of Game: 2:29   Attendance: 16714


Starting Lineups:

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

CUBS 1ST: Mike Cuellar 119 pitches; Joe Niekro 92
pitches; Kessinger singled to center; Beckert flied out to
left; Williams singled to third [Kessinger to second]; Williams
was picked off first but was safe on an error by Cuellar
[Kessinger to third, Williams to second]; Banks popped to first
in foul territory; Santo grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2
H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Miller flied out to center; Torres lined to second;
Wynn walked; Staub doubled to right [Wynn to third]; Menke
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs
0, Astros 0.

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

ASTROS 2ND: Aspromonte grounded out (pitcher to first); Bateman
singled to center; Herrera popped to third in foul territory;
Cuellar grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 3RD: Kessinger doubled to right; Beckert singled to left
[Kessinger scored]; Williams was called out on strikes; Banks
forced Beckert (third to second); Santo grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

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

CUBS 4TH: Hundley struck out; Hickman doubled to right; Phillips
flied out to center [Hickman to third]; Niekro grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Staub flied out to right; Menke flied out to right;
Aspromonte grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cubs 1, Astros 0.

CUBS 5TH: Kessinger popped to third in foul territory; Beckert
singled to left; Williams forced Beckert (second to shortstop);
Banks popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cubs 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Bateman flied out to center; Herrera grounded out
(shortstop to first); Cuellar singled to pitcher; Miller flied
out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

CUBS 6TH: Santo homered; Hundley grounded out (shortstop to
first); Hickman struck out; Phillips singled to third; Niekro
was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros
0.

ASTROS 6TH: Torres grounded out (shortstop to first); Wynn
struck out; Staub flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 2, Astros 0.

CUBS 7TH: Kessinger singled to left; Beckert grounded out (third
to first) [Kessinger to second]; Williams grounded out (first
unassisted) [Kessinger to third]; Banks popped to catcher in
foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Menke grounded out (third to first); Aspromonte
flied out to center; Bateman grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

CUBS 8TH: Santo struck out; Hundley walked; Hickman struck out;
Phillips grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: GOTAY BATTED FOR HERRERA; Gotay grounded out (second
to first); THOMAS BATTED FOR CUELLAR; Thomas popped to second;
Miller doubled to center; Torres grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

CUBS 9TH: SHEA REPLACED GOTAY (PITCHING); THOMAS STAYED IN GAME
(PLAYING LF); Niekro struck out; Kessinger flied out to center;
Beckert grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 9TH: Wynn doubled to left; REGAN REPLACED NIEKRO
(PITCHING); Staub singled to left [Wynn scored]; SIMPSON RAN FOR
STAUB; Menke forced Simpson (second to shortstop); Aspromonte
struck out; Bateman singled to right [Menke to third]; RADER
BATTED FOR SHEA; BRAND RAN FOR BATEMAN; Rader doubled to right
[Menke scored, Brand to third]; Thomas was walked intentionally;
Miller singled to center [Brand scored, Rader to third, Thomas
to second]; 3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             2  10   0    9
 Astros           3   9   1    8


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