Houston Astros 7, Chicago Cubs 3
Regular Season Game 4
Played on Thursday, April 8, 1971 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  2  -   3  4  0
HOU N    0  1  0    3  2  0    1  0  x  -   7  9  0
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  4   0   0   0       0   0       3   4
Beckert 2b                    4   1   1   0       0   0       2   2
Williams lf                   3   1   1   2       1   0       1   0
Santo 3b                      4   1   1   0       0   1       2   0
Pepitone cf                   3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Callison rf                   3   0   1   1       0   1       3   0
Hickman 1b                    3   0   0   0       0   1       6   0
Rudolph c                     3   0   0   0       0   3       7   1
Holtzman p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Colborn p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Popovich ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Regan p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  H. Breeden ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   3   4   3       1   7      24   7

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Kessinger-Hickman, Kessinger-Hickman.

BATTING - 
HR: Williams (3,9th inning off Billingham 1 on 2 out).
GDP: Pepitone (2,off Billingham).
Team LOB: 1.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alou rf                       4   0   2   2       1   0       2   0
Morgan 2b                     4   0   2   1       1   0       0   3
Cedeno cf                     5   0   0   0       0   3       2   0
Watson lf                     1   2   0   0       3   0       4   0
  Geronimo pr,lf              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Menke 1b                      5   1   1   0       0   1      10   1
Rader 3b                      4   1   1   0       0   1       1   4
Hiatt c                       2   2   2   2       1   0       7   1
Metzger ss                    2   1   1   0       2   1       1   0
Billingham p                  3   0   0   2       1   1       0   0
Totals                       31   7   9   7       9   7      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Menke-Metzger.

BATTING - 
2B: Morgan (1,off Holtzman); Menke (2,off Holtzman); Hiatt 2 (2,off Holtzman
2).
HBP: Hiatt (1,by Regan).
GDP: Cedeno (1,off Holtzman); Menke (2,off Regan).
IBB: Metzger (1,by Holtzman); Alou (1,by Holtzman).
Team LOB: 10.

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Holtzman L(0-1)               4.2   7   6   6   7   6   0  27
Colborn                       0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Regan                         3     1   1   1   2   1   0  12
Totals                        8     9   7   7   9   7   0  41

HBP: Regan (2,Hiatt).
IBB: Holtzman 2 (2,Metzger,Alou).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Billingham W(1-0)             9     4   3   3   1   7   1  31


Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Tony Venzon, 2B - Stan Landes, 3B - Mel Steiner
Time of Game: 2:14   Attendance: 11375


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. Kessinger           ss        Alou                rf
2. Beckert             2b        Morgan              2b
3. Williams            lf        Cedeno              cf
4. Santo               3b        Watson              lf
5. Pepitone            cf        Menke               1b
6. Callison            rf        Rader               3b
7. Hickman             1b        Hiatt               c
8. Rudolph             c         Metzger             ss
9. Holtzman            p         Billingham          p

CUBS 1ST: Kessinger flied out to left; Beckert made an out to
third; Williams flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Alou made an out to second; Morgan doubled to
center; Cedeno struck out; Watson made an out to second; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: Santo grounded out (third to first); Pepitone struck
out; Callison flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Menke doubled to center; Rader flied out to right
[Menke to third]; Hiatt doubled to left [Menke scored]; Metzger
struck out; Billingham struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs
0, Astros 1.

CUBS 3RD: Hickman grounded out (second to first); Rudolph struck
out; Holtzman flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Morgan
walked; Cedeno grounded into a double play (shortstop to first)
[Morgan out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

CUBS 4TH: Kessinger lined to center; Beckert flied out to
center; Williams grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson walked; Menke struck out; Rader singled to
center [Watson to second]; Hiatt doubled to right [Rader to
third, Watson scored]; Metzger was walked intentionally;
Billingham grounded out (second to first) [Metzger to second,
Hiatt to third, Rader scored]; Alou was walked intentionally;
Morgan singled to second [Alou to second, Metzger to third,
Hiatt scored]; Cedeno struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Astros 4.

CUBS 5TH: Santo singled to center; Pepitone grounded out (second
to first) [Santo to second]; Callison singled to right [Santo
scored]; Hickman struck out; Rudolph struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Watson walked; Menke popped to third; Rader struck
out; Hiatt walked [Watson to second]; Metzger singled to
shortstop [Hiatt to second, Watson to third]; Billingham walked
[Watson scored, Hiatt to third, Metzger to second]; COLBORN
REPLACED HOLTZMAN (PITCHING); Alou singled to pitcher
[Billingham to second, Metzger to third, Hiatt scored]; Morgan
grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Astros 6.

CUBS 6TH: POPOVICH BATTED FOR COLBORN; Popovich flied out to
right; Kessinger flied out to left; Beckert grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 6.

ASTROS 6TH: REGAN REPLACED POPOVICH (PITCHING); Cedeno struck
out; Watson walked; GERONIMO RAN FOR WATSON; Menke grounded into
a double play (shortstop to first) [Geronimo out at second]; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 6.

CUBS 7TH: GERONIMO STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Williams walked;
Santo struck out; Pepitone grounded into a double play (first to
shortstop) [Williams out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs
1, Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Rader grounded out (shortstop to first); Hiatt was
hit by a pitch; Metzger walked [Hiatt to second]; Billingham
forced Hiatt (catcher to third) [Metzger to second]; Alou
singled to center [Billingham to third, Metzger scored]; Morgan
flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 7.

CUBS 8TH: Callison struck out; Hickman popped to first; Rudolph
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 7.

ASTROS 8TH: Cedeno flied out to right; Geronimo lined to
shortstop; Menke flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs
1, Astros 7.

CUBS 9TH: H. BREEDEN BATTED FOR REGAN; H. Breeden grounded out
(third to first); Kessinger grounded out (second to first);
Beckert singled to shortstop; Williams homered [Beckert scored];
Santo grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs
3, Astros 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             3   4   0    1
 Astros           7   9   0   10


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