Houston Astros 6, Chicago Cubs 2
Regular Season Game 137
Played on Saturday, August 31, 1968 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    1  0  1    0  1  2    1  0  0  -   6  7  0
CHI N    0  1  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   2 10  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Herrera 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Menke ss                      4   2   1   0       1   0       3   1
Wynn cf                       3   1   1   1       2   0       5   1
Staub 1b                      3   0   1   1       2   0       7   0
Rader 3b                      3   0   2   1       2   0       2   1
Aspromonte lf                 4   0   0   1       0   2       1   0
Thomas rf                     4   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Bateman c                     3   1   1   0       2   0       7   0
Wilson p                      3   2   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Shea p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Coombs p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dukes p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       32   6   7   5      10   2      27   7

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Herrera-Menke, Wynn-Rader.

BATTING - 
HR: Wilson (1,7th inning off Lamabe 0 on 2 out).
SH: Wilson (6,off Lamabe); Herrera (4,off Lamabe).
SF: Aspromonte (4,off Niekro).
IBB: Thomas (3,by Niekro); Staub (19,by Lamabe); Bateman (16,by Regan).
Team LOB: 12.

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  4   0   1   0       1   0       4   5
Beckert 2b                    3   0   2   0       2   0       4   4
Williams rf                   4   0   1   1       0   2       2   0
Santo 3b                      5   0   1   0       0   2       0   4
Banks 1b                      5   1   1   0       0   1       8   1
Smith lf                      4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Hundley c                     3   0   2   0       0   0       1   0
  Bobb c                      1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Phillips cf                   3   0   1   1       0   1       5   0
Niekro p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Lamabe p                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Spangler ph                 0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Reynolds p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nen ph                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Regan p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       34   2  10   2       5   7      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Beckert-Kessinger.
E: Beckert (17).

BATTING - 
2B: Beckert (28,off Wilson); Banks (25,off Wilson); Phillips (14,off Dukes).
SF: Phillips (2,off Wilson); Williams (7,off Coombs).
Team LOB: 12.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson W(12-13)               6     7   2   2   4   6   0  28
Shea                          0     0   0   0   1   0   0   1
Coombs                        0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Dukes SV(4)                   2.1   2   0   0   0   1   0  10
Totals                        9    10   2   2   5   7   0  41

Wilson faced 2 batters in the 7th inning
Shea faced 1 batter in the 7th inning

Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(13-9)                4     4   3   3   7   1   0  23
Lamabe                        3     2   3   1   2   0   1  14
Reynolds                      1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Regan                         1     1   0   0   1   1   0   5
Totals                        9     7   6   4  10   2   1  45

Niekro faced 3 batters in the 5th inning
WP: Lamabe (4).
IBB: Niekro (6,Thomas); Lamabe (7,Staub); Regan (6,Bateman).

Umpires: HP - Mel Steiner, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Augie Donatelli, 3B - Tony Venzon
Time of Game: 3:12   Attendance: 16132


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. Wilson              p         Niekro              p

ASTROS 1ST: Joe Niekro 71 pitches; Don Wilson 130
pitches; Herrera flied out to center; Menke walked; Wynn
walked [Menke to second]; Staub singled to center [Menke scored,
Wynn to second]; Rader lined to right; Aspromonte was called out
on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Kessinger flied out to center; Beckert doubled to
right; Williams flied out to right; Santo struck out; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 2ND: On a bunt Thomas made an out to pitcher; Bateman
walked; Wilson forced Bateman (first to shortstop); Herrera
forced Wilson (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: Banks doubled to left; Smith flied out to center;
Hundley singled to shortstop [Banks to third]; Phillips hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Banks scored, Hundley to second];
Niekro was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Menke singled to center; Wynn singled to left [Menke
to second]; Staub flied out to center; Rader walked [Menke to
third, Wynn to second]; Aspromonte hit a sacrifice fly to right
[Menke scored, Wynn to third, Rader to second]; Thomas was
walked intentionally; Bateman forced Thomas (second to
shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 1.

CUBS 3RD: Kessinger flied out to center; Beckert singled to
center; Williams struck out; Santo struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Wilson grounded out (shortstop to first); Herrera
grounded out (third to first); Menke grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 1.

CUBS 4TH: Banks struck out; Smith popped to shortstop; Hundley
singled to second; Phillips struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Wynn walked; Staub walked [Wynn to second]; Rader
singled to left [Wynn scored, Staub to second]; LAMABE REPLACED
NIEKRO (PITCHING); Aspromonte lined into a double play (second
to shortstop) [Staub out at second]; Thomas grounded out (third
to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 1.

CUBS 5TH: Lamabe walked; Kessinger flied out to left; Beckert
walked [Lamabe to second]; Williams singled to right [Lamabe to
third, Beckert to second]; Santo lined into a double play
(second to shortstop) [Beckert out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Bateman singled to right; Wilson reached on a
fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt [Bateman to second];
Herrera reached on an error by Beckert on a sacrifice bunt
[Bateman scored (unearned) (no RBI), Wilson to third, Herrera to
first]; Menke flied out to center; Wynn forced Herrera (third to
second) [Wilson scored (unearned)]; Lamabe threw a wild pitch
[Wynn to second]; Staub was walked intentionally; Rader walked
[Wynn to third, Staub to second]; Aspromonte lined to second; 2
R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 5, Cubs 1.

CUBS 6TH: Banks popped to first; Smith singled to center;
Hundley grounded out (first unassisted) [Smith to second];
Phillips popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5,
Cubs 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Thomas flied out to center; Bateman grounded out
(shortstop to first); Wilson homered; Herrera grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 1.

CUBS 7TH: SPANGLER BATTED FOR LAMABE; Spangler walked; Kessinger
walked [Spangler to second]; SHEA REPLACED WILSON (PITCHING);
Beckert walked [Spangler to third, Kessinger to second]; COOMBS
REPLACED SHEA (PITCHING); Williams sacrifice flied into a double
play to center [Spangler scored, Kessinger out at third (center
to third)]; Santo singled to right [Beckert to second]; DUKES
REPLACED COOMBS (PITCHING); Banks grounded out (pitcher to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 8TH: REYNOLDS REPLACED SPANGLER (PITCHING); Menke
grounded out (shortstop to first); Wynn popped to shortstop in
foul territory; BOBB REPLACED HUNDLEY (PLAYING C ); Staub
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6,
Cubs 2.

CUBS 8TH: Smith grounded out (second to first); Bobb grounded
out (shortstop to first); Phillips doubled to left; NEN BATTED
FOR REYNOLDS; Nen popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 9TH: REGAN REPLACED NEN (PITCHING); Rader singled to
center; Aspromonte struck out; Thomas grounded out (second to
pitcher) [Rader to second]; Bateman was walked intentionally;
Dukes flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs
2.

CUBS 9TH: Kessinger singled to left; Beckert grounded out
(second to first) [Kessinger to second]; Williams struck out;
Santo reached on a fielder's choice [Kessinger to third]; Banks
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6,
Cubs 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6   7   0   12
 Cubs             2  10   1   12


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