Houston Astros 5, Chicago Cubs 1
Regular Season Game 130
Played on Saturday, August 24, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  2
HOU N    0  2  0    0  1  1    0  1  x  -   5  8  0
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  4   0   0   0       0   2       1   2
Beckert 2b                    4   0   3   0       0   0       4   5
Williams rf                   3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Banks 1b                      4   1   1   1       0   0       8   1
Santo 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
Smith lf                      3   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Hundley c                     3   0   1   0       0   1       6   2
Phillips cf                   3   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Holtzman p                    2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Spangler ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lamabe p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   1   6   1       1   7      24  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Beckert-Banks, Banks-Beckert-Banks, Hundley-Beckert-Santo.
E: Kessinger (28), Holtzman (1).
PB: Hundley (7).

BATTING - 
HR: Banks (26,5th inning off Giusti 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Beckert (4,2nd base by Giusti/Bateman).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Herrera rf                    5   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
Torres ss                     5   0   0   0       0   2       2   2
Wynn cf                       2   1   2   0       2   0       0   0
Staub 1b                      2   0   0   0       0   1       9   1
Menke 2b                      3   1   2   1       1   1       5   4
Aspromonte 3b                 3   0   0   0       1   0       0   1
Bateman c                     3   2   2   0       1   0       8   2
Simpson lf                    4   1   1   0       0   1       0   0
Giusti p                      1   0   0   1       1   1       1   1
Totals                       28   5   8   3       6   6      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Menke-Staub.

BATTING - 
2B: Bateman (17,off Lamabe).
3B: Simpson (2,off Holtzman).
SH: Staub (5,off Holtzman); Giusti (4,off Holtzman).
HBP: Giusti (2,by Holtzman); Staub (7,by Holtzman).
GDP: Herrera (1,off Holtzman); Aspromonte (13,off Holtzman).
IBB: Bateman (14,by Holtzman).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Wynn 2 (15,2nd base by Holtzman/Hundley,3rd base by Holtzman/Hundley).

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Holtzman L(9-10)              7     6   4   2   6   5   0  33
Lamabe                        1     2   1   1   0   1   0   5
Totals                        8     8   5   3   6   6   0  38

WP: Holtzman (7), Lamabe (3).
HBP: Holtzman 2 (6,Giusti,Staub).
IBB: Holtzman (6,Bateman).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Giusti W(8-12)                9     6   1   1   1   7   1  32


Umpires: HP - Frank Secory, 1B - Ken Burkhart, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Bill Jackowski
Time of Game: 2:31   Attendance: 29548


Starting Lineups:

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

CUBS 1ST: Ken Holtzman 133 pitches; Kessinger grounded
out (second to first); Beckert singled to third; Williams lined
into a double play (second to first) [Beckert out at first]; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Herrera flied out to center; Torres struck out; Wynn
walked; Staub struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros
0.

CUBS 2ND: Banks popped to second; Santo was called out on
strikes; Smith struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros
0.

ASTROS 2ND: Menke walked; Aspromonte flied out to right; Bateman
singled to center [Menke to third]; Simpson struck out; Giusti
walked [Bateman to second]; Herrera reached on an error by
Kessinger [Menke scored (unearned) (no RBI), Bateman scored
(unearned) (no RBI), Giusti to third, Herrera to second]; Torres
grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Cubs 0, Astros 2.

CUBS 3RD: Hundley popped to second in foul territory; Phillips
struck out; Holtzman grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Wynn singled to left; Wynn was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Staub grounded out (second to
first); Menke singled to center; Holtzman threw a wild pitch
[Menke to second]; Aspromonte walked; Hundley allowed a passed
ball [Menke to third, Aspromonte to second]; Bateman was walked
intentionally; Simpson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 2.

CUBS 4TH: Kessinger grounded out (second to first); Beckert
singled to third; Williams flied out to right; Beckert was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Giusti was hit by a pitch; Herrera grounded into a
double play (second to first) [Giusti out at second]; Torres was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 2.

CUBS 5TH: Banks homered; Santo popped to shortstop; Smith struck
out; Hundley singled to center; Phillips singled to third
[Hundley to second]; Holtzman grounded out (second to first); 1
R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Wynn singled to left; Staub out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Wynn to second]; Menke singled to center
[Wynn scored]; Aspromonte grounded into a double play (first to
second to first) [Menke out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 1, Astros 3.

CUBS 6TH: Kessinger struck out; Beckert grounded out (shortstop
to first); Williams walked; Banks grounded out (third to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Bateman grounded out (shortstop to first); Simpson
tripled to left; Giusti reached on an error by Holtzman on a
sacrifice bunt [Simpson scored (RBI), Giusti to second]; Herrera
grounded out (third to first); Torres flied out to center; 1 R,
1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 4.

CUBS 7TH: Santo popped to first in foul territory; Smith
grounded out (first to pitcher); Hundley struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Wynn walked; Staub was hit by a pitch [Wynn to
second]; Menke struck out while Wynn was picked off and caught
stealing third (catcher to second to third) [Staub to second];
Aspromonte grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cubs 1, Astros 4.

CUBS 8TH: Phillips popped to first; SPANGLER BATTED FOR
HOLTZMAN; Spangler popped to catcher in foul territory;
Kessinger struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: LAMABE REPLACED SPANGLER (PITCHING); Bateman doubled
to left; Lamabe threw a wild pitch [Bateman to third]; Simpson
popped to second; Giusti struck out; Herrera singled to third
[Bateman scored]; Torres flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 5.

CUBS 9TH: Beckert singled to center; Williams flied out to
right; Banks forced Beckert (pitcher to second); Santo forced
Banks (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             1   6   2    4
 Astros           5   8   0    9


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