Houston Astros 6, Chicago Cubs 5
Regular Season Game 39
Played on Sunday, May 18, 1969 (D) at Astrodome

CHI N    2  0  0    0  1  0    2  0  0  -   5 12  3
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  3    2  1  x  -   6  7  1
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  5   1   4   2       0   0       0   2
Beckert 2b                    5   1   3   1       0   0       2   1
Williams lf                   5   1   2   0       0   1       3   0
Santo 3b                      3   0   0   0       2   1       0   3
Banks 1b                      4   0   1   2       0   1      10   3
Hundley c                     4   0   1   0       0   0       6   0
Spangler rf                   4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Young cf                      3   1   0   0       1   1       2   0
Selma p                       2   0   0   0       0   2       1   2
  Abernathy p                 1   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Regan p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  W. Smith ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   5  12   5       3   7      24  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Banks.
E: Santo 2 (5), Spangler (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Abernathy (1,off Womack).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Kessinger (2,2nd base by Griffin/Edwards).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Morgan 2b                     1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Torres ss                   4   1   0   0       0   0       0   1
Miller rf                     4   1   1   1       0   1       0   0
Wynn cf                       3   1   1   0       1   1       2   1
Blefary 1b                    3   0   1   2       1   0      12   0
Menke ss,2b                   3   1   1   0       1   0       1   1
Rader 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   1       1   7
Alou lf                       4   1   0   0       0   0       1   0
Edwards c                     4   0   1   0       0   0       9   1
Griffin p                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Martinez ph                 0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Womack p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Billingham p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Geiger ph                   1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gotay ph                    0   0   0   1       1   0       0   0
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       31   6   7   5       6   3      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Wynn-Blefary.
E: Blefary (9).

BATTING - 
2B: Miller (7,off Selma); Blefary (4,off Selma).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Selma                         5.2   4   3   3   2   3   0  22
Abernathy                     0.1   2   2   0   1   0   0   5
Regan L(5-1)                  2     1   1   1   3   0   0  10
Totals                        8     7   6   4   6   3   0  37

Abernathy faced 3 batters in the 7th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Griffin                       6     6   3   3   2   6   0  25
Womack                        0.1   2   2   2   0   0   0   3
Billingham                    0.2   1   0   0   1   1   0   4
Ray W(1-0)                    1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Gladding SV(6)                1     2   0   0   0   0   0   5
Totals                        9    12   5   5   3   7   0  40

BK: Griffin (3).

Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - Tom Gorman, 3B - Stan Landes
Time of Game: 2:39   Attendance: 13126


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. Kessinger           ss        Morgan              2b
2. Beckert             2b        Miller              rf
3. Williams            lf        Wynn                cf
4. Santo               3b        Blefary             1b
5. Banks               1b        Menke               ss
6. Hundley             c         Rader               3b
7. Spangler            rf        Alou                lf
8. Young               cf        Edwards             c
9. Selma               p         Griffin             p

CUBS 1ST: Kessinger singled to center; Beckert forced Kessinger
(third to second); Williams singled to left [Beckert to third,
Williams to second (on throw to 3b)]; Santo struck out; Banks
singled to left [Beckert scored, Williams scored]; Hundley flied
out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Morgan flied out to center; Miller was called out on
strikes; Wynn singled to left; Blefary flied out to left; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: MENKE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); TORRES REPLACED
MORGAN (PLAYING SS); Spangler grounded out (first unassisted);
Young was called out on strikes; Selma struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Menke grounded out (first to pitcher); Rader struck
out; Alou grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 2, Astros 0.

CUBS 3RD: Kessinger grounded out (third to first); Beckert
grounded out (third to first); Williams grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Edwards flied out to left; Griffin singled to left;
Torres lined into a double play to first [Griffin out at first
(first unassisted)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

CUBS 4TH: Santo grounded out (pitcher to first); Banks struck
out; Hundley popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Miller grounded out (pitcher to first); Wynn was
called out on strikes; Blefary grounded out (pitcher to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

CUBS 5TH: Spangler was called out on strikes; Young walked;
Griffin balked [Young to second]; Selma struck out; Kessinger
singled to right [Young scored]; Kessinger was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Menke grounded out (shortstop to first); Rader
grounded out (second to first); Alou grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 0.

CUBS 6TH: Beckert singled to left; Williams singled to center
[Beckert to second]; Santo walked [Beckert to third, Williams to
second]; Banks forced Beckert (third to catcher) [Williams to
third, Santo to second]; Hundley forced Williams (third to
catcher) [Santo to third, Banks to second]; Spangler grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Edwards flied out to left; MARTINEZ BATTED FOR
GRIFFIN; Martinez walked; Torres forced Martinez (third to
second); Miller doubled to left [Torres scored]; Wynn walked;
Blefary doubled to center [Miller scored, Wynn scored];
ABERNATHY REPLACED SELMA (PITCHING); Menke walked; Rader
grounded out (pitcher to first); 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 3,
Astros 3.

CUBS 7TH: WOMACK REPLACED MARTINEZ (PITCHING); Young grounded
out (third to first); Abernathy doubled to left; Kessinger
singled to right [Abernathy scored, Kessinger to third (error by
Blefary) (on throw)]; BILLINGHAM REPLACED WOMACK (PITCHING);
Beckert singled to left [Kessinger scored]; Williams was called
out on strikes; Santo walked [Beckert to second]; Banks lined to
third; 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Alou reached on an error by Santo [Alou to first];
Edwards singled to center [Alou to third]; GEIGER BATTED FOR
BILLINGHAM; Geiger singled to right [Alou scored (unearned),
Edwards to third, Geiger to second (error by Spangler)]; REGAN
REPLACED ABERNATHY (PITCHING); Torres grounded out (shortstop to
first); Miller reached on a fielder's choice [Edwards out at
home (first to catcher), Geiger to third]; Wynn reached on an
error by Santo [Geiger scored (unearned) (no RBI), Miller out at
home (first to catcher), Wynn to first]; 2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 3 E, 1
LOB.  Cubs 5, Astros 5.

CUBS 8TH: RAY REPLACED GEIGER (PITCHING); Hundley singled to
left; Spangler flied into a double play (center to first)
[Hundley out at first]; Young grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 5, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Blefary walked; Menke singled to right [Blefary to
third]; Rader walked [Menke to second]; Alou popped to second;
Edwards forced Blefary (pitcher to catcher) [Menke to third,
Rader to second, Edwards to first]; GOTAY BATTED FOR RAY; Gotay
walked [Menke scored, Rader to third, Edwards to second]; Torres
flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 5, Astros 6.

CUBS 9TH: GLADDING REPLACED GOTAY (PITCHING); W. SMITH BATTED
FOR REGAN; W. Smith grounded out (pitcher to first); Kessinger
singled to center; Beckert singled to center [Kessinger to
second]; Williams flied out to left; Santo grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 5, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             5  12   3    8
 Astros           6   7   1    7


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