New York Mets 8, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 31
Played on Tuesday, May 11, 1971 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   1  3  1
NY  N    0  3  0    0  0  5    0  0  x  -   8 11  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    5   0   1   0       0   0       0   4
Morgan 2b                     3   0   0   1       1   1       4   1
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Wynn cf                       3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Watson lf                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Chiles ph,lf                3   0   0   0       0   3       1   0
Menke 1b                      2   0   1   0       2   1      10   0
Cedeno rf                     3   0   0   0       1   2       1   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Edwards c                     2   1   0   0       1   0       3   0
  Miller c                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Dierker p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
  Culver p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Martinez ph,2b              1   0   0   0       1   0       0   2
Totals                       29   1   3   1       7   8      24  11

FIELDING - 
E: Cedeno (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Menke (5,off Ryan).
HBP: Watson (1,by Ryan).
GDP: Rader (4,off Ryan).
Team LOB: 9.

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Harrelson ss                  3   1   1   0       2   0       1   6
Foli 3b                       4   1   0   1       1   1       0   1
Marshall rf                   4   1   1   4       0   0       2   0
Jones lf                      4   1   1   0       0   1       2   0
Kranepool 1b                  4   1   2   0       0   0       8   1
Boswell 2b                    4   1   2   1       0   0       2   1
Grote c                       4   1   2   1       0   0       8   0
Hahn cf                       4   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Ryan p                        3   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
Totals                       34   8  11   7       3   2      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Kranepool-Harrelson-Ryan.
E: Grote (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Kranepool (3,off Dierker).
HR: Marshall (1,6th inning off Culver 3 on 2 out).
SH: Ryan (2,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(5-1)                5.2   9   7   6   3   2   0  29
Culver                        0.1   1   1   1   0   0   1   2
Forsch                        2     1   0   0   0   0   0   7
Totals                        8    11   8   7   3   2   1  38


New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ryan W(4-0)                   9     3   1   1   7   8   0  37

WP: Ryan (1).
HBP: Ryan (1,Watson).

Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Andy Olsen, 2B - Augie Donatelli, 3B - Bill Williams
Time of Game: 2:35   Attendance: 20612


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Metzger             ss        Harrelson           ss
2. Morgan              2b        Foli                3b
3. Wynn                cf        Marshall            rf
4. Watson              lf        Jones               lf
5. Menke               1b        Kranepool           1b
6. Cedeno              rf        Boswell             2b
7. Rader               3b        Grote               c
8. Edwards             c         Hahn                cf
9. Dierker             p         Ryan                p

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

METS 1ST: Harrelson flied out to right; Foli grounded out
(shortstop to first); Marshall grounded out (pitcher to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson was hit by a pitch; Menke walked [Watson to
second]; Cedeno struck out; Rader grounded into a double play
(first to shortstop to pitcher) [Menke out at second]; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Jones singled to right; Kranepool doubled to right
[Jones to third]; Boswell grounded out (second to first)
[Kranepool to third, Jones scored]; Grote singled to center
[Kranepool scored]; Hahn forced Grote (shortstop to second);
Ryan singled to right [Hahn scored (error by Cedeno) (unearned),
Ryan to second]; Harrelson walked; Foli struck out; 3 R (2 ER),
4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Edwards grounded out (shortstop to first); Dierker
flied out to right; Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 3.

METS 3RD: Marshall flied out to left; Jones struck out;
Kranepool singled to center; Boswell singled to right [Kranepool
to third]; Grote grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Morgan walked; Wynn walked [Morgan to second];
CHILES BATTED FOR WATSON; Chiles struck out; Menke struck out;
Cedeno walked [Morgan to third, Wynn to second]; Rader flied out
to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 3.

METS 4TH: CHILES STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Hahn singled to
right; Ryan out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Hahn to
second]; Harrelson flied out to center; Foli grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Edwards walked; Dierker struck out; Metzger singled
to right [Edwards to third]; Morgan forced Metzger (shortstop to
second) [Edwards scored]; Wynn flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 3.

METS 5TH: Marshall made an out to second; Jones flied out to
center; Kranepool made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Mets 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Chiles struck out; Menke walked; Cedeno popped to
first in foul territory; Rader singled to center [Menke to
second]; Edwards grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 3.

METS 6TH: Boswell singled to center; Grote singled to left
[Boswell to third]; Hahn made an out to second; Ryan popped to
catcher in foul territory; Harrelson walked [Grote to second];
Foli walked [Boswell scored, Grote to third, Harrelson to
second]; CULVER REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING); Marshall homered
[Grote scored, Harrelson scored, Foli scored]; Jones grounded
out (pitcher to first); 5 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 8.

ASTROS 7TH: MARTINEZ BATTED FOR CULVER; Martinez walked; Ryan
threw a wild pitch [Martinez to second]; Metzger grounded out
(shortstop to first); Morgan made an out to second; Wynn
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Mets 8.

METS 7TH: MARTINEZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); FORSCH REPLACED
MORGAN (PITCHING); MILLER REPLACED EDWARDS (PLAYING C );
Kranepool grounded out (second to first); Boswell flied out to
left; Grote grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 8.

ASTROS 8TH: Chiles struck out; Menke doubled to left; Grote
dropped a foul fly hit by Cedeno for an error; Cedeno struck
out; Rader grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 1, Mets 8.

METS 8TH: Hahn grounded out (shortstop to first); Ryan made an
out to first; Harrelson singled to left; Foli popped to third in
foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 8.

ASTROS 9TH: Miller flied out to left; Martinez grounded out
(shortstop to first); Metzger flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   3   1    9
 Mets             8  11   1    6


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