Chicago Cubs 10, Houston Astros 9
Regular Season Game 124
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Sunday, August 24, 1969 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    2  0  1    5  0  0    0  0  1  -   9 17  1
CHI N    0  2  0    1  0  0    3  4  x  -  10 12  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alou lf                       5   1   1   0       0   1       3   0
  Geiger lf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Martinez ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Morgan 2b                     5   2   2   1       0   0       4   2
Wynn cf                       3   3   3   3       2   0       3   0
Miller rf                     4   1   1   2       1   1       0   0
Blefary 1b                    5   1   3   1       0   0       4   0
Menke ss                      5   0   3   1       0   0       2   2
Rader 3b                      5   0   0   0       0   1       2   3
Edwards c                     4   0   3   1       1   0       6   0
  Geronimo pr                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Billingham p                  1   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Ray p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Womack p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Valdespino ph               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gotay ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       41   9  17   9       4   4      24   8

FIELDING - 
E: Alou (9).

BATTING - 
2B: Morgan (12,off Jenkins).
HR: Wynn 2 (28,1st inning off Jenkins 1 on 1 out,3rd inning off Jenkins 0 on
0 out).
SH: Billingham (1,off Jenkins).
IBB: Wynn (11,by Nye).
Team LOB: 10.

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  5   1   0   0       0   0       1   1
Beckert 2b                    5   1   1   0       0   2       2   5
Williams lf                   5   2   3   2       0   0       2   1
Santo 3b                      4   3   3   1       1   0       1   3
Banks 1b                      4   2   3   3       1   0      13   1
Hickman rf                    3   1   2   2       2   0       1   0
Hundley c                     2   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  G. Oliver c                 1   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Popovich ph                 1   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Regan p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Aguirre p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Young cf                      3   0   0   0       0   2       3   0
Jenkins p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nye p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Abernathy p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  W. Smith ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Selma p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Spangler ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nottebart p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Rudolph c                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       36  10  12   9       5   6      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Williams-Banks.

BATTING - 
2B: Williams (26,off Gladding).
3B: Williams (10,off Ray).
HR: Banks 2 (19,2nd inning off Billingham 0 on 0 out,8th inning off Gladding
1 on 2 out); Hickman (14,2nd inning off Billingham 0 on 0 out).
HBP: Young (4,by Ray).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Billingham                    3     5   3   3   0   2   2  14
Ray                           3.1   4   3   3   3   3   0  18
Womack                        0.2   0   1   1   2   0   0   4
Gladding L(2-5)               1     3   3   3   0   1   1   6
Totals                        8    12  10  10   5   6   3  42

Billingham faced 2 batters in the 4th inning
Womack faced 1 batter in the 8th inning
HBP: Ray (2,Young).

Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Jenkins                       3.2   8   6   6   1   2   2  20
Nye                           0     2   2   2   1   0   0   3
Abernathy                     0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Selma                         2     0   0   0   2   2   0   7
Nottebart                     1     2   0   0   0   0   0   5
Regan W(12-5)                 1.1   4   1   1   0   0   0   7
Aguirre SV(1)                 0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        9    17   9   9   4   4   2  46

IBB: Nye (4,Wynn).

Umpires: HP - Tom Gorman, 1B - Frank Secory, 2B - Stan Landes, 3B - Bill Williams
Time of Game: 3:22   


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Alou was called out on strikes; Morgan doubled to
left; Wynn homered [Morgan scored]; Miller walked; Blefary
singled to center [Miller to second]; Menke flied to center;
Rader struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 0.

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

ASTROS 2ND: Edwards singled to center; Billingham out on a
sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Edwards to second]; Alou
grounded out (third to first); Morgan grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: Banks homered; Hickman homered; Hundley flied to left;
Young was called out on strikes; Jenkins grounded out (pitcher
to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Wynn homered; Miller grounded out (second to first);
Blefary flied to right; Menke flied to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 2.

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

ASTROS 4TH: Rader grounded out (third to first); Edwards
grounded out (first unassisted); Billingham singled to right;
Alou singled to right [Billingham to second]; Morgan singled to
right [Billingham scored, Alou to third, Morgan to second (on
throw)]; NYE REPLACED JENKINS (PITCHING); Wynn was walked
intentionally; Miller singled to center [Alou scored, Morgan
scored, Wynn to second]; Blefary singled to right [Wynn scored,
Miller to second]; ABERNATHY REPLACED NYE (PITCHING); Menke
singled to center [Miller scored, Blefary to third]; Rader
popped to second; 5 R, 6 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 8, Cubs 2.

CUBS 4TH: Santo singled to center; Banks singled to right [Santo
to second]; RAY REPLACED BILLINGHAM (PITCHING); Hickman singled
to left [Santo scored, Banks to second]; Hundley was called out
on strikes; Young was hit by a pitch [Banks to third, Hickman to
second]; W. SMITH BATTED FOR ABERNATHY; W. Smith was called out
on strikes; Kessinger popped to third; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Astros 8, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 5TH: SELMA REPLACED W. SMITH (PITCHING); G. OLIVER
REPLACED HUNDLEY (PLAYING C ); Edwards walked; Ray struck out;
Alou grounded out (second to first) [Edwards to second]; Morgan
popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Cubs 3.

CUBS 5TH: Beckert lined to second; Williams flied to center;
Santo singled to left; Banks forced Santo (third to second); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Wynn walked; Wynn was picked off first (pitcher to
first); Miller struck out; Blefary popped to third in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Cubs 3.

CUBS 6TH: Hickman walked; G. Oliver popped to third; Young was
called out on strikes; SPANGLER BATTED FOR SELMA; Spangler flied
to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 7TH: NOTTEBART REPLACED SPANGLER (PITCHING); Menke
singled to left; Rader forced Menke (second to shortstop);
Edwards singled to center [Rader to second]; Ray grounded out
(second to first) [Rader to third, Edwards to second]; Alou
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
8, Cubs 3.

CUBS 7TH: Kessinger flied to left; Beckert singled to center;
Williams tripled to left [Beckert scored, Williams scored (error
by Alou) (no RBI)]; Santo walked; Banks walked [Santo to
second]; WOMACK REPLACED RAY (PITCHING); Hickman walked [Santo
to third, Banks to second]; POPOVICH BATTED FOR G. OLIVER;
Popovich forced Hickman (second to shortstop) [Santo scored,
Banks to third]; Young forced Popovich (shortstop to second); 3
R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 8, Cubs 6.

ASTROS 8TH: REGAN REPLACED POPOVICH (PITCHING); RUDOLPH REPLACED
NOTTEBART (PLAYING C ); Morgan grounded out (second to first);
Wynn singled to second; Miller hit into a double play (left to
first) [Wynn out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8,
Cubs 6.

CUBS 8TH: GEIGER REPLACED ALOU (PLAYING LF); Rudolph walked;
GLADDING REPLACED WOMACK (PITCHING); Kessinger forced Rudolph
(second to shortstop); Beckert struck out; Williams doubled to
left [Kessinger scored]; Santo singled to right [Williams
scored]; Banks homered [Santo scored]; Hickman grounded out
(third to first); 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Cubs 10.

ASTROS 9TH: Blefary singled to right; Menke singled to center
[Blefary to second]; Rader flied to center; Edwards singled to
left [Blefary scored, Menke to second]; VALDESPINO BATTED FOR
GLADDING; AGUIRRE REPLACED REGAN (PITCHING); GOTAY BATTED FOR
VALDESPINO; Gotay flied to left; GERONIMO RAN FOR EDWARDS;
MARTINEZ BATTED FOR GEIGER; Martinez grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 9, Cubs 10.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           9  17   1   10
 Cubs            10  12   0    8


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