Houston Astros 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 2
Regular Season Game 1
Played on Monday, April 5, 1971 (N) at Astrodome

LA  N    0  0  1    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   2 10  0
HOU N    2  0  2    1  0  0    0  0  x  -   5  5  0
Los Angeles Dodgers          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wills ss                      4   0   2   1       0   0       1   2
Buckner rf                    4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Davis cf                      4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Parker 1b                     3   0   1   0       1   0      11   0
Allen lf                      4   0   0   0       0   2       3   0
Sims c                        4   0   2   0       0   0       3   0
Garvey 3b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       1   2
Russell 2b                    4   1   3   1       0   1       2   7
Singer p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Haller ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Moeller p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Lefebvre ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   2  10   2       1   4      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Wills-Russell-Parker.

BATTING - 
2B: Garvey (1,off Dierker); Russell (1,off Dierker); Sims (1,off Dierker).
SH: Singer (1,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Wills (1,3rd base off Dierker/Edwards).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cedeno rf                     3   1   2   1       1   0       1   0
Morgan 2b                     2   2   0   0       1   0       1   3
Wynn cf                       3   0   1   0       1   0       7   1
Watson lf                     3   1   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Geronimo lf                 0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Menke 1b                      3   0   1   3       1   0       8   1
Rader 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       4   2
Edwards c                     4   1   1   0       0   1       5   0
Metzger ss                    2   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
Dierker p                     3   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Totals                       27   5   5   5       5   3      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Wynn-Edwards.

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (1,off Singer).
3B: Menke (1,off Singer).
SH: Geronimo (1,off Moeller).
HBP: Morgan (1,by Singer).
GDP: Dierker (1,off Singer).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
Los Angeles Dodgers          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Singer L(0-1)                 6     4   5   5   4   3   0  26
Moeller                       2     1   0   0   1   0   0   8
Totals                        8     5   5   5   5   3   0  34

HBP: Singer (1,Morgan).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(1-0)                9    10   2   2   1   4   0  36


Umpires: HP - Tony Venzon, 1B - Stan Landes, 2B - Mel Steiner, 3B - Bob Engel
Time of Game: 2:23   Attendance: 22421


Starting Lineups:

   Los Angeles Dodgers           Houston Astros           
1. Wills               ss        Cedeno              rf
2. Buckner             rf        Morgan              2b
3. Davis               cf        Wynn                cf
4. Parker              1b        Watson              lf
5. Allen               lf        Menke               1b
6. Sims                c         Rader               3b
7. Garvey              3b        Edwards             c
8. Russell             2b        Metzger             ss
9. Singer              p         Dierker             p

DODGERS 1ST: Wills lined to third; Buckner grounded out (pitcher
to first); Davis popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Cedeno walked; Morgan was hit by a pitch [Cedeno to
second]; Wynn walked [Cedeno to third, Morgan to second]; Watson
grounded out (second to first) [Wynn to second, Morgan to third,
Cedeno scored]; Menke grounded out (second to first) [Wynn to
third, Morgan scored]; Rader struck out; 2 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Dodgers 0, Astros 2.

DODGERS 2ND: Parker grounded out (pitcher to first); Allen
struck out; Sims grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Edwards flied out to left; Metzger walked; Dierker
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Metzger out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0,
Astros 2.

DODGERS 3RD: Garvey doubled to left; Russell doubled to left
[Garvey scored]; Singer out on a sacrifice bunt (first to
second) [Russell to third]; Wills flied into a double play
(center to catcher) [Russell out at home]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Dodgers 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Cedeno doubled to center; Morgan walked; Wynn flied
out to left; Watson forced Cedeno (third unassisted) [Morgan to
second]; Menke tripled to center [Watson scored, Morgan scored];
Rader flied out to left; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1,
Astros 4.

DODGERS 4TH: Buckner flied out to center; Davis grounded out
(second to first); Parker singled to left; Allen flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Edwards singled to second; Metzger grounded out
(second to first) [Edwards to second]; Dierker grounded out
(second to first) [Edwards to third]; Cedeno singled to left
[Edwards scored]; Morgan forced Cedeno (second to shortstop); 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 5.

DODGERS 5TH: Sims singled to right; Garvey flied out to center;
Russell struck out; Singer struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Dodgers 1, Astros 5.

ASTROS 5TH: Wynn grounded out (shortstop to first); Watson
grounded out (third to first); Menke grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 5.

DODGERS 6TH: Wills singled to shortstop; Buckner popped to
third; Davis flied out to center; Parker walked [Wills to
second]; Wills stole third; Allen flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Rader grounded out (second to first); Edwards struck
out; Metzger struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 1,
Astros 5.

DODGERS 7TH: GERONIMO REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING LF); Sims
grounded out (second to first); Garvey grounded out (third to
first); Russell singled to shortstop; HALLER BATTED FOR SINGER;
Haller singled to left [Russell to second]; Wills singled to
center [Haller to second, Russell scored]; Buckner flied out to
right; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: MOELLER REPLACED HALLER (PITCHING); Dierker flied
out to center; Cedeno grounded out (third to first); Morgan
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers
2, Astros 5.

DODGERS 8TH: Davis flied out to left; Parker flied out to
center; Allen was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Dodgers 2, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Wynn singled to left; Geronimo out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Wynn to second]; Menke walked; Rader
flied out to center [Wynn to third]; Edwards flied out to right;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Astros 5.

DODGERS 9TH: Sims doubled to left [Sims out at third (left to
third)]; Garvey grounded out (third to first); Russell singled
to right; LEFEBVRE BATTED FOR MOELLER; Lefebvre grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Dodgers          2  10   0    7
 Astros           5   5   0    5


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