Montreal Expos 3, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 18
Played on Saturday, April 24, 1971 (N) at Astrodome

MON N    0  1  1    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   3  9  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  1  -   2  5  2
Montreal Expos               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hunt 2b                       4   0   0   0       0   1       3   4
Staub rf                      5   1   1   0       0   2       4   1
Bailey lf                     4   0   2   0       0   0       1   0
  Brand 3b                    1   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Swoboda cf                    1   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
  Day ph,cf                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Bateman c                     4   0   1   0       0   3       3   1
Laboy 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Fairly ph,lf,1b             1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Boccabella 1b                 2   1   1   1       1   0       7   1
  Fairey ph,lf                1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Wine ss                       3   0   1   0       0   0       4   2
Renko p                       4   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
  Marshall p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       33   3   9   2       2   7      27  14

BATTING - 
2B: Staub (2,off Blasingame); Wine (1,off Blasingame).
HR: Boccabella (1,2nd inning off Blasingame 0 on 1 out).
SH: Swoboda (1,off Blasingame); Wine (1,off Gladding).
HBP: Swoboda (1,by Blasingame); Hunt (4,by Gladding).
GDP: Swoboda (1,off Blasingame).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Bailey (2,2nd base off Blasingame/Edwards).
CS: Boccabella (1,2nd base by Blasingame/Edwards).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       1   0       1   4
Morgan 2b                     3   1   0   0       1   0       4   4
Wynn rf                       4   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
Watson lf                     4   1   3   1       0   0       0   0
Menke 1b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       9   1
Rader 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   0       1   5
Cedeno cf                     4   0   0   1       0   0       3   0
Edwards c                     3   0   0   0       1   0       8   2
Blasingame p                  1   0   0   0       1   0       0   2
  Culver p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Chiles ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Lemaster p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   2   5   2       5   2      27  20

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Morgan-Menke.
E: Morgan (1), Gladding (1).

BATTING - 
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan (3,2nd base off Renko/Bateman).
CS: Edwards (1,2nd base by Renko/Bateman).

PITCHING
Montreal Expos               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Renko W(3-0)                  8     4   2   2   5   2   0  31
Marshall SV(4)                1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9     5   2   2   5   2   0  35

Renko faced 1 batter in the 9th inning
WP: Renko (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Blasingame L(2-2)             7     6   2   2   1   5   1  28
Culver                        1     1   0   0   1   1   0   5
Gladding                      0.1   1   1   0   0   0   0   4
Lemaster                      0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   2
Totals                        9     9   3   2   2   7   1  39

HBP: Blasingame (2,Swoboda); Gladding (1,Hunt).

Umpires: HP - Andy Olsen, 1B - Augie Donatelli, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance: 17252


Starting Lineups:

   Montreal Expos                Houston Astros           
1. Hunt                2b        Metzger             ss
2. Staub               rf        Morgan              2b
3. Bailey              lf        Wynn                rf
4. Swoboda             cf        Watson              lf
5. Bateman             c         Menke               1b
6. Laboy               3b        Rader               3b
7. Boccabella          1b        Cedeno              cf
8. Wine                ss        Edwards             c
9. Renko               p         Blasingame          p

EXPOS 1ST: Hunt grounded out (second to first); Staub flied out
to center; Bailey singled to center; Bailey stole second;
Swoboda was hit by a pitch; Bateman struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Expos 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger flied out to right; Morgan grounded out
(second to first); Wynn flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Expos 0, Astros 0.

EXPOS 2ND: Laboy popped to first in foul territory; Boccabella
homered; Wine flied out to center; Renko singled to right; Hunt
struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson singled to center; Menke flied out to center;
Rader popped to third in foul territory; Cedeno forced Watson
(second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 1, Astros 0.

EXPOS 3RD: Staub doubled to right; Bailey singled to shortstop
[Staub to third]; Swoboda grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Staub scored (no RBI), Bailey out at
second]; Bateman struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 2,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Edwards walked; Edwards was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Blasingame walked; Renko threw a wild
pitch [Blasingame to second]; Metzger flied out to center;
Morgan flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 2,
Astros 0.

EXPOS 4TH: Laboy grounded out (third to first); Boccabella
walked; Boccabella was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Wine grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Expos 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn struck out; Watson grounded out (pitcher to
first); Menke grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Expos 2, Astros 0.

EXPOS 5TH: Renko flied out to center; Hunt grounded out (third
to first); Staub struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 2,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Rader walked; Cedeno forced Rader (shortstop to
second); Edwards flied out to left; Blasingame popped to catcher
in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 2, Astros 0.

EXPOS 6TH: Bailey reached on an error by Morgan; Swoboda out on
a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Bailey to second]; Bateman
struck out; Laboy grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Expos 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Metzger grounded out (pitcher to first); Morgan
walked; Morgan stole second; Wynn struck out; Watson singled to
right [Morgan scored]; Menke grounded out (third to first); 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 2, Astros 1.

EXPOS 7TH: Boccabella grounded out (third to first); Wine
doubled to right; Renko reached on a fielder's choice [Wine out
at third (pitcher to third to shortstop to catcher to third)];
Hunt forced Renko (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Expos 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Rader grounded out (third to first); Cedeno lined to
second; Edwards grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Expos 2, Astros 1.

EXPOS 8TH: CULVER REPLACED BLASINGAME (PITCHING); Staub grounded
out (first to pitcher); Bailey grounded out (shortstop to
first); DAY BATTED FOR SWOBODA; Day walked; Bateman singled to
right [Day to third]; FAIRLY BATTED FOR LABOY; Fairly struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Expos 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: FAIRLY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); DAY STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING CF); BRAND REPLACED BAILEY (PLAYING 3B); CHILES
BATTED FOR CULVER; Chiles singled to right [Chiles out at second
(right to first to shortstop)]; Rich Chiles out on appeal for
missing 2B on an apparent triple; Metzger walked; Morgan
flied out to right; Wynn lined to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Expos 2, Astros 1.

EXPOS 9TH: GLADDING REPLACED CHILES (PITCHING); FAIREY BATTED
FOR BOCCABELLA; Fairey singled to center; Wine reached on an
error by Gladding (assist by Rader) on a sacrifice bunt [Fairey
to second]; Renko forced Wine (pitcher to second) [Fairey to
third]; Hunt was hit by a pitch [Renko to second]; LEMASTER
REPLACED GLADDING (PITCHING); Staub struck out; Brand singled to
right [Fairey scored (unearned), Renko out at home (right to
catcher), Hunt to second]; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Expos
3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: FAIREY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); FAIRLY CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Watson singled to second; MARSHALL
REPLACED RENKO (PITCHING); Menke singled to left [Watson to
second]; Rader forced Menke (pitcher to second) [Watson to
third]; Cedeno forced Rader (second to shortstop) [Watson
scored]; Edwards flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Expos 3, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Expos            3   9   0    9
 Astros           2   5   2    6


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