Chicago Cubs 5, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 136
Played on Friday, August 30, 1968 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  0  0    0  2  1    0  0  0  -   3 10  2
CHI N    0  0  0    3  0  2    0  0  x  -   5  6  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Herrera 2b                    5   0   1   0       0   0       3   6
Menke ss                      4   1   2   2       0   1       1   3
Wynn cf                       4   0   2   0       0   2       0   0
Staub 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   1      11   0
Rader 3b                      4   1   1   0       0   0       0   2
Aspromonte lf                 4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Thomas rf                     4   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Bateman c                     4   1   1   0       0   0       7   0
Dierker p                     2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Dukes p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Adlesh ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gotay ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       37   3  10   3       0   8      24  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Herrera-Menke-Staub.
E: Herrera (1), Staub (11).

BATTING - 
2B: Bateman (18,off Jenkins); Rader (14,off Jenkins).
HR: Menke (6,5th inning off Jenkins 1 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 7.

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  4   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
Beckert 2b                    4   2   3   0       0   0       3   2
Williams rf,lf                3   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
Santo 3b                      4   2   2   5       0   1       2   2
Banks 1b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       9   0
Smith lf                      2   0   0   0       1   2       1   0
  Hickman rf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hundley c                     3   0   0   0       0   1       7   1
Phillips cf                   3   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Jenkins p                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       29   5   6   5       2   6      27   8

BATTING - 
2B: Williams (24,off Ray).
HR: Santo 2 (22,4th inning off Dierker 2 on 0 out,6th inning off Dierker 1
on 1 out).
HBP: Banks (4,by Dierker).
GDP: Hundley (15,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Beckert (7,2nd base off Dierker/Bateman).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(12-12)              5.1   5   5   5   2   4   2  23
Dukes                         0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2
Ray                           2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7
Totals                        8     6   5   5   2   6   2  32

HBP: Dierker (7,Banks).

Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Jenkins W(16-12)              9    10   3   3   0   8   1  37


Umpires: HP - Tony Venzon, 1B - Mel Steiner, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Augie Donatelli
Time of Game: 2:15   Attendance: 10054


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Fergie Jenkins 132 pitches; Herrera lined to
second; Menke struck out; Wynn singled to pitcher; Staub forced
Wynn (shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Kessinger grounded out (second to first); Beckert
singled to center; Williams lined to second [Beckert to second
(error by Herrera)]; Santo grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Rader grounded out (third to first); Aspromonte
grounded out (shortstop to first); Thomas flied out to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: Banks grounded out (shortstop to first); Staub dropped
a foul fly hit by Smith for an error; Smith struck out; Hundley
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Bateman grounded out (second to first); Dierker
struck out; Herrera grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 3RD: Phillips grounded out (second to first); Jenkins
struck out; Kessinger grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Menke singled to center; On a bunt Wynn singled to
third [Menke to second]; Staub popped to third in foul
territory; Rader flied out to center; Aspromonte singled to
third [Menke to third, Wynn to second]; Thomas grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 4TH: Beckert singled to center; Beckert stole second;
Williams walked; Santo homered [Beckert scored, Williams
scored]; Banks flied out to left; Smith walked; Hundley grounded
into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Smith out at
second]; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Bateman doubled to right; Dierker struck out
(catcher to first); Herrera popped to second; Menke homered
[Bateman scored]; Wynn struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
2, Cubs 3.

CUBS 5TH: Phillips grounded out (third to first); Jenkins popped
to second; Kessinger struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
2, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Staub was called out on strikes; Rader doubled to
left; Aspromonte struck out; Thomas singled to right [Rader
scored]; Bateman grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 3.

CUBS 6TH: Beckert singled to left; Williams flied out to right;
Santo homered [Beckert scored]; Banks was hit by a pitch; DUKES
REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING); Smith struck out; Hundley popped to
catcher in foul territory; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs
5.

ASTROS 7TH: WILLIAMS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); HICKMAN
REPLACED SMITH (PLAYING RF); ADLESH BATTED FOR DUKES; Adlesh
singled to left; Herrera singled to right [Adlesh to second];
Menke lined to left; Wynn struck out; Staub forced Adlesh (third
unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 5.

CUBS 7TH: RAY REPLACED ADLESH (PITCHING); Phillips grounded out
(shortstop to first); Jenkins popped to first; Kessinger
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cubs 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Rader grounded out (shortstop to first); Aspromonte
grounded out (shortstop to first); Thomas lined to second; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 5.

CUBS 8TH: Beckert grounded out (second to first); Williams
doubled to center; Santo struck out; Banks popped to second; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 9TH: Bateman flied out to center; GOTAY BATTED FOR RAY;
Gotay struck out; Herrera flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3  10   2    7
 Cubs             5   6   0    3


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