Houston Astros 3, Chicago Cubs 0
Regular Season Game 126
Played on Saturday, August 21, 1971 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  0  2    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   3  7  0
CHI N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  3  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alou rf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Geronimo rf                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Morgan 2b                     4   0   1   1       0   0       1   8
Cedeno cf                     3   1   1   0       1   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   0      13   1
  Menke 1b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Chiles lf                     4   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
Hiatt c                       3   1   1   1       0   0       5   0
Metzger ss                    3   1   2   0       0   0       1   1
Billingham p                  2   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
Totals                       31   3   7   3       1   4      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Watson, Rader-Morgan-Watson.

BATTING - 
3B: Metzger (10,off Hands); Morgan (8,off Hands).
HR: Hiatt (1,3rd inning off Hands 0 on 0 out).
SH: Billingham (4,off Hands).
GDP: Rader (9,off Hands).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cedeno (7,2nd base by Hands/Martin).

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  4   0   1   0       0   0       0   7
Beckert 2b                    3   0   0   0       0   0       3   6
Williams lf                   3   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Pepitone 1b                   3   0   0   0       0   0      14   0
Santo 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   2       1   3
Callison rf                   3   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
James cf                      3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Martin c                      3   0   0   0       0   0       5   1
Hands p                       2   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Davis ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       28   0   3   0       0   5      27  18

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Kessinger-Beckert-Pepitone.
E: Kessinger (20).

BATTING - 
GDP: James (2,off Billingham).
Team LOB: 1.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Billingham W(6-12)            9     3   0   0   0   5   0  28


Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hands L(10-15)                9     7   3   3   1   4   1  33


Umpires: HP - Mel Steiner, 1B - Satch Davidson, 2B - Stan Landes, 3B - Shag Crawford
Time of Game: 2:05   Attendance: 26386


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Alou grounded out (third to first); Morgan grounded
out (second to first); Cedeno lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Kessinger grounded out (second to first); Beckert
grounded out (second to first); Williams grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson flied out to left; Chiles flied out to
center; Rader struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs
0.

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

ASTROS 3RD: Hiatt homered; Metzger tripled to center; Billingham
struck out; Alou grounded out (third to first); Morgan tripled
to left [Metzger scored]; Cedeno walked; Cedeno was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cubs 0.

CUBS 3RD: James grounded out (first to pitcher); Martin flied
out to left; Hands struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cubs 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson singled to left; Chiles struck out; Rader
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Watson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 0.

CUBS 4TH: Kessinger lined to third; Beckert grounded out (second
to first); Williams grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Hiatt lined to right; Metzger singled to right;
Billingham out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Metzger
to second]; Alou reached on an error by Kessinger [Metzger out
at home (shortstop to second to catcher), Alou to first]; 0 R, 1
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 0.

CUBS 5TH: Pepitone popped to shortstop; Santo grounded out
(first unassisted); Callison grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Morgan grounded out (second to first); Cedeno
grounded out (third to first); Watson grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 0.

CUBS 6TH: James struck out; Martin grounded out (shortstop to
first); Hands struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs
0.

ASTROS 7TH: Chiles grounded out (second to first); Rader
grounded out (shortstop to first); Hiatt grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 0.

CUBS 7TH: Kessinger singled to third; Beckert lined into a
double play (first unassisted) [Kessinger out at first];
Williams singled to center; Pepitone grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Billingham
flied out to right; Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 0.

CUBS 8TH: GERONIMO REPLACED ALOU (PLAYING RF); Santo struck out;
Callison singled to shortstop; James grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Callison out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 9TH: Morgan grounded out (first unassisted); Cedeno
singled to center; Watson grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Cedeno to second]; Chiles singled to right [Cedeno scored];
Rader struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 0.

CUBS 9TH: MENKE REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING 1B); Martin flied out
to center; DAVIS BATTED FOR HANDS; Davis grounded out (pitcher
to first); Kessinger grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 0.

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


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