Houston Astros 2, Los Angeles Dodgers 1
Regular Season Game 3
Played on Wednesday, April 7, 1971 (N) at Astrodome

LA  N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  5  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  1  x  -   2  6  0
Los Angeles Dodgers          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wills ss                      4   1   1   0       0   0       2   2
Mota lf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Davis cf                      4   0   1   1       0   1       5   0
Parker 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
Sudakis c                     1   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Sims c                      1   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
  Allen ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Garvey 3b                     2   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Valentine rf                  3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Russell 2b                    2   0   0   0       1   1       3   4
Sutton p                      2   0   1   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       28   1   5   1       3   4      24   6

FIELDING - 
E: Russell (1).

BATTING - 
HBP: Sudakis (1,by Blasingame).
GDP: Allen (1,off Culver).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Wills (2,2nd base off Blasingame/Edwards).
CS: Davis (1,2nd base by Blasingame/Edwards); Russell (1,2nd base by Blasingame/Edwards).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cedeno rf,cf                  4   1   0   0       0   0       1   0
Morgan 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       2   5
Wynn cf                       0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Alou rf                     3   0   3   1       0   0       3   0
Watson lf                     4   1   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Geronimo pr,lf              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Menke 1b                      4   0   1   1       0   0      13   2
Rader 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Edwards c                     3   0   1   0       0   0       3   2
Metzger ss                    3   0   1   0       0   0       3   6
Blasingame p                  3   0   0   0       0   3       1   2
  Culver p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   2   6   2       1   4      27  18

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Morgan-Menke.

BATTING - 
2B: Menke (1,off Sutton).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Los Angeles Dodgers          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Sutton L(0-1)                 8     6   2   1   1   4   0  32


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Blasingame W(1-0)             8.1   5   1   1   3   4   0  31
Culver SV(1)                  0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        9     5   1   1   3   4   0  32

HBP: Blasingame (1,Sudakis).

Umpires: HP - Mel Steiner, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Tony Venzon, 3B - Stan Landes
Time of Game: 2:11   Attendance: 11009


Starting Lineups:

   Los Angeles Dodgers           Houston Astros           
1. Wills               ss        Cedeno              rf
2. Mota                lf        Morgan              2b
3. Davis               cf        Wynn                cf
4. Parker              1b        Watson              lf
5. Sudakis             c         Menke               1b
6. Garvey              3b        Rader               3b
7. Valentine           rf        Edwards             c
8. Russell             2b        Metzger             ss
9. Sutton              p         Blasingame          p

DODGERS 1ST: Wills grounded out (shortstop to first); Mota
grounded out (first unassisted); Davis grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Cedeno grounded out (second to first); Morgan
grounded out (second to first); Wynn walked; Watson popped to
first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Parker grounded out (second to first); Sudakis was
hit by a pitch; Garvey grounded out (pitcher to first) [Sudakis
to second]; Valentine struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Menke popped to catcher in foul territory; Rader
popped to second; Edwards grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

DODGERS 3RD: ALOU REPLACED WYNN (PLAYING RF); CEDENO CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); Russell grounded out (third to first);
Sutton grounded out (shortstop to first); Wills grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger flied out to center; Blasingame struck out;
Cedeno flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0,
Astros 0.

DODGERS 4TH: Mota singled to right; Davis forced Mota (second to
shortstop); Davis was picked off and caught stealing second
(pitcher to first to second); Parker lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Morgan flied out to center; Alou singled to left;
Watson flied out to center; Menke forced Alou (shortstop
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

DODGERS 5TH: Sudakis flied out to center; Garvey walked;
Valentine lined to left; Russell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: SIMS REPLACED SUDAKIS (PLAYING C ); Rader struck
out; Edwards singled to right; Metzger singled to center
[Edwards to second]; Blasingame struck out; Cedeno flied out to
left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

DODGERS 6TH: Sutton walked; Wills singled to left [Sutton out at
second (shortstop unassisted)]; Wills stole second; Mota
grounded out (first to pitcher) [Wills to third]; Davis singled
to center [Wills scored]; Parker grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Morgan popped to third in foul territory; Alou
singled to center; Watson forced Alou (shortstop to second);
Menke doubled to left [Watson scored]; Rader popped to second; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 1.

DODGERS 7TH: Sims flied out to right; Garvey grounded out
(shortstop to first); Valentine grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Edwards popped to third in foul territory; Metzger
flied out to center; Blasingame was called out on strikes; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 1.

DODGERS 8TH: Russell walked; Russell was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Sutton singled to center; Wills flied
out to right; Mota struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Cedeno reached on an error by Russell [Cedeno to
second]; Morgan flied out to right [Cedeno to third]; Alou
singled to right [Cedeno scored (unearned)]; Watson forced Alou
(second to shortstop); GERONIMO RAN FOR WATSON; Menke grounded
out (second to first); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1,
Astros 2.

DODGERS 9TH: GERONIMO STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Davis struck
out; Parker singled to center; ALLEN BATTED FOR SIMS; CULVER
REPLACED BLASINGAME (PITCHING); Allen grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Parker out at second]; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Dodgers          1   5   1    4
 Astros           2   6   0    6


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