Chicago Cubs 2, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 131
Played on Sunday, August 25, 1968 (D) at Astrodome

CHI N    0  1  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   2  6  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  1
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  5   0   0   0       0   0       0   5
Beckert 2b                    4   1   1   0       0   0       1   3
Williams rf,lf                4   0   2   0       0   0       3   0
Santo 3b                      4   0   2   0       0   0       0   4
Smith lf                      2   0   0   1       0   1       0   0
  Hickman rf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Spangler cf                   1   1   0   0       2   0       2   0
  Phillips pr,cf              1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Nen 1b                        4   0   0   0       0   3      14   0
Hundley c                     3   0   1   0       1   1       6   1
Jenkins p                     3   0   0   1       0   0       1   0
Totals                       31   2   6   2       3   6      27  13

BATTING - 
2B: Williams (23,off Dierker).
SH: Jenkins (5,off Dierker); Smith (1,off Dierker).
SF: Smith (1,off Dierker).
IBB: Spangler (2,by Dierker).
Team LOB: 8.

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

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Miller-Bateman.
E: Menke (14).

BATTING - 
2B: Miller (13,off Jenkins); Wynn (18,off Jenkins).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Jenkins W(15-12)              9     4   0   0   2   5   0  33


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(12-11)              8     6   2   2   3   6   0  34
Shea                          1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     6   2   2   3   6   0  37

WP: Dierker (17).
IBB: Dierker (11,Spangler).

Umpires: HP - Ken Burkhart, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Bill Jackowski, 3B - Frank Secory
Time of Game: 2:12   Attendance: 17572


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. Kessinger           ss        Miller              rf
2. Beckert             2b        Torres              ss
3. Williams            rf        Wynn                cf
4. Santo               3b        Staub               1b
5. Smith               lf        Menke               2b
6. Spangler            cf        Aspromonte          3b
7. Nen                 1b        Bateman             c
8. Hundley             c         Simpson             lf
9. Jenkins             p         Dierker             p

CUBS 1ST: Larry Dierker 123 pitches; Fergie Jenkins 105
pitches; Kessinger reached on an error by Menke [Kessinger
to first]; Beckert forced Kessinger (shortstop to second);
Williams popped to shortstop; Santo singled to center [Beckert
to second]; Smith flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Miller doubled to center; Torres grounded out (third
to first); Wynn walked; Staub struck out; Menke grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: Spangler walked; Nen struck out; Hundley singled to
left [Spangler to third]; Jenkins grounded out (second to first)
[Spangler scored, Hundley to second]; Dierker threw a wild pitch
[Hundley to third]; Kessinger grounded out (second to first); 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

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

CUBS 3RD: Beckert flied out to center; Williams flied out to
center; Santo flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Dierker grounded out (third to first); Miller lined
to right; Torres flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 1, Astros 0.

CUBS 4TH: Smith struck out; Spangler grounded out (first
unassisted); Nen was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn struck out; Staub singled to left; Menke flied
out to center; Aspromonte grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

CUBS 5TH: Hundley struck out; Jenkins flied out to center;
Kessinger grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Bateman struck out; Simpson grounded out (second to
first); Dierker lined to pitcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Astros 0.

CUBS 6TH: Beckert singled to center; Williams doubled to center
[Beckert to third]; Santo grounded out (shortstop to first);
Smith hit a sacrifice fly to left [Beckert scored]; Spangler was
walked intentionally; PHILLIPS RAN FOR SPANGLER; Nen was called
out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: PHILLIPS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Miller
grounded out (first unassisted); Torres grounded out (shortstop
to first); Wynn struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

CUBS 7TH: Hundley walked; Jenkins out on a sacrifice bunt
(catcher to second) [Hundley to second]; Kessinger grounded out
(first unassisted) [Hundley to third]; Beckert popped to second;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Staub grounded out (shortstop to first); Menke
walked; Aspromonte flied out to right; Bateman grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

CUBS 8TH: Williams singled to right; Santo singled to left
[Williams to second]; Smith reached on a fielder's choice on a
sacrifice bunt [Williams to third, Santo to second]; Phillips
struck out; Nen hit into a double play (right to catcher)
[Williams out at home]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: WILLIAMS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); HICKMAN
REPLACED SMITH (PLAYING RF); Simpson singled to left; THOMAS
BATTED FOR DIERKER; Thomas popped to catcher in foul territory;
Miller popped to catcher in foul territory; Torres flied out to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

CUBS 9TH: SHEA REPLACED THOMAS (PITCHING); Hundley grounded out
(shortstop to first); Jenkins grounded out (second to first);
Kessinger grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 9TH: Wynn doubled to left; Staub grounded out (second to
first) [Wynn to third]; Menke popped to second; Aspromonte
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs
2, Astros 0.

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


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