Houston Astros 6, Chicago Cubs 1
Regular Season Game 16
Played on Thursday, April 22, 1971 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  2    0  1  2  -   6  9  0
CHI N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   1  5  3
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    5   0   0   1       0   0       3   1
Morgan 2b                     5   0   1   1       0   0       2   1
Menke 1b                      4   2   1   0       1   1       9   0
Watson lf                     4   1   2   2       0   0       0   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   0       0   2       2   0
Alou rf                       4   1   1   0       0   0       4   0
Hiatt c                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Edwards ph,c                4   0   1   0       0   0       6   0
Dierker p                     4   1   1   0       0   1       0   4
Totals                       38   6   9   4       1   4      27   8

BATTING - 
3B: Cedeno (2,off Hands).
HR: Watson (3,6th inning off Hands 1 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 6.

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  3   0   1   0       1   0       0   5
Beckert 2b                    4   1   1   0       0   0       1   5
Williams lf                   3   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Santo 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   1       0   2
Pepitone cf                   3   0   0   1       0   0       2   0
Hickman rf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
H. Breeden 1b                 4   0   1   0       0   2      14   1
Rudolph c                     3   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Hands p                       2   0   0   0       0   2       2   1
  Popovich ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Regan p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   1   5   1       2   6      27  14

FIELDING - 
E: Kessinger 2 (3), Beckert (2).

BATTING - 
2B: H. Breeden (1,off Dierker); Beckert (3,off Dierker).
SF: Pepitone (1,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Kessinger (1,2nd base off Dierker/Edwards).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(2-0)                9     5   1   1   2   6   0  34


Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hands L(1-3)                  8     6   4   2   1   4   1  33
Regan                         1     3   2   2   0   0   0   6
Totals                        9     9   6   4   1   4   1  39


Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Satch Davidson, 3B - Paul Pryor
Time of Game: 2:16   Attendance: 4100


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger lined to center; Morgan flied out to center;
Menke struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Kessinger walked; Beckert popped to shortstop in foul
territory; Williams forced Kessinger (pitcher to shortstop);
Santo flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs
0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Rader
grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno tripled to center;
Alou reached on an error by Kessinger [Cedeno scored (unearned)
(no RBI)]; EDWARDS BATTED FOR HIATT; Edwards grounded out (first
unassisted); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: EDWARDS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); On a bunt
Pepitone grounded out (pitcher to first); Hickman was called out
on strikes; H. Breeden struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Dierker grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger
grounded out (second to first); Morgan grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 3RD: Rudolph lined to second; Hands struck out; Kessinger
singled to center; Kessinger stole second; Beckert grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Menke grounded out (third to first); Watson grounded
out (shortstop to first); Rader flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 4TH: Williams singled to right; Santo grounded out (first
unassisted) [Williams to second]; Pepitone flied out to center;
Hickman popped to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 5TH: On a bunt Cedeno made an out to pitcher; Alou
grounded out (second to first); Edwards singled to center;
Dierker struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 5TH: H. Breeden popped to shortstop; Rudolph grounded out
(pitcher to first); Hands struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Metzger flied to left in foul territory; Morgan
grounded out (second to first); Menke walked; Watson homered
[Menke scored]; Rader singled to left; Cedeno struck out; 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 0.

CUBS 6TH: Kessinger grounded out (third to first); Beckert
grounded out (third to first); Williams flied out to right; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Alou flied out to right; Edwards grounded out (first
to pitcher); Dierker reached on an error by Kessinger; Metzger
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cubs 0.

CUBS 7TH: Santo was called out on strikes; Pepitone popped to
second; Hickman grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Morgan grounded out (second to first); Menke singled
to right; Watson singled to left [Menke to second]; Rader forced
Watson (second unassisted) [Menke scored (error by Beckert)
(unearned), Rader to second]; Cedeno struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 2
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 0.

CUBS 8TH: H. Breeden doubled to left; Rudolph flied out to
right; POPOVICH BATTED FOR HANDS; Popovich flied out to right;
Kessinger grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 4, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 9TH: REGAN REPLACED POPOVICH (PITCHING); Alou singled to
right; Edwards grounded out (third to first) [Alou to second];
Dierker singled to left [Alou to third]; Metzger grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Dierker to second, Alou scored]; Morgan
singled to right [Dierker scored]; Menke flied out to right; 2
R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 0.

CUBS 9TH: Beckert doubled to right; Williams walked; Santo
singled to right [Williams to second, Beckert to third];
Pepitone hit a sacrifice fly to right [Williams to third,
Beckert scored]; Hickman popped to third in foul territory; H.
Breeden struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6   9   0    6
 Cubs             1   5   3    6


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