Chicago Cubs 6, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 18
Played on Saturday, May 6, 1972 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    1  0  0    3  0  0    0  0  0  -   4 10  1
CHI N    2  1  3    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   6  6  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    5   0   2   1       0   1       3   4
Cedeno cf                     4   1   3   1       1   0       1   0
Wynn rf                       3   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
May 1b                        4   0   1   0       0   2      12   1
Watson lf                     4   1   2   1       0   0       1   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Helms 2b                      4   0   0   1       0   0       2   3
Edwards c                     3   1   1   0       0   1       5   1
  Alou ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Forsch p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Miller ph                   1   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Griffin p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Stewart ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   4  10   4       2   6      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Rader-Helms-May.
E: Metzger (7).
PB: Edwards (1).

BATTING - 
GDP: May (2,off Pizarro).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno 2 (8,2nd base off Hands/Hundley 2).

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  4   0   0   0       0   1       2   4
Beckert 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       2   6
Williams lf                   4   1   0   0       0   1       1   0
Hickman 1b                    4   2   2   2       0   1      13   0
Monday cf                     2   0   0   0       2   1       2   0
Cardenal rf                   3   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
Fanzone 3b                    3   2   2   4       0   1       1   4
Hundley c                     3   0   2   0       0   0       6   1
Hands p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pizarro p                   2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Totals                       29   6   6   6       3   5      27  17

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Beckert-Kessinger-Hickman.

BATTING - 
HR: Hickman (5,1st inning off Forsch 1 on 2 out); Fanzone 2 (2,2nd inning off
Forsch 0 on 0 out,3rd inning off Forsch 2 on 2 out).
SH: Hands (1,off Forsch).
GDP: Cardenal (3,off Griffin).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Monday (4,2nd base off Forsch/Edwards).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch L(1-2)                 3     5   6   4   2   2   3  17
Griffin                       5     1   0   0   1   3   0  16
Totals                        8     6   6   4   3   5   3  33


Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hands                         3.2   8   4   4   1   3   0  20
Pizarro W(1-1)                5.1   2   0   0   1   3   0  18
Totals                        9    10   4   4   2   6   0  38


Umpires: HP - Ed Sudol, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Nick Colosi, 3B - Satch Davidson
Time of Game: 2:19   Attendance: 20072


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. Metzger             ss        Kessinger           ss
2. Cedeno              cf        Beckert             2b
3. Wynn                rf        Williams            lf
4. May                 1b        Hickman             1b
5. Watson              lf        Monday              cf
6. Rader               3b        Cardenal            rf
7. Helms               2b        Fanzone             3b
8. Edwards             c         Hundley             c
9. Forsch              p         Hands               p

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Cedeno
singled to third; Cedeno stole second; Wynn grounded out
(shortstop to first); May singled to shortstop [Cedeno to
third]; Watson singled to third [May to second, Cedeno scored];
Rader grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Kessinger grounded out (second to first); Beckert
grounded out (shortstop to first); Williams reached on an error
by Metzger [Williams to first]; Hickman homered (unearned)
[Williams scored (unearned)]; Monday walked; Monday stole
second; Edwards allowed a passed ball [Monday to third];
Cardenal popped to first; 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Helms grounded out (third to first); Edwards was
called out on strikes; Forsch grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 2.

CUBS 2ND: Fanzone homered; Hundley singled to center; Hands out
on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Hundley to second];
Kessinger struck out; Beckert lined to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Cedeno
walked; Cedeno stole second; Wynn struck out; May struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 3.

CUBS 3RD: Williams flied out to left; Hickman singled to center;
Monday struck out; Cardenal walked [Hickman to second]; Fanzone
homered [Hickman scored, Cardenal scored]; Hundley grounded out
(shortstop to first); 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 6.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson singled to center; Rader singled to center
[Watson to third]; Helms forced Rader (shortstop to second)
[Watson scored]; Edwards singled to left [Helms to third];
MILLER BATTED FOR FORSCH; Miller reached on a fielder's choice
[Helms out at home (third to catcher to third), Edwards to
second]; Metzger singled to left [Edwards scored, Miller to
third]; Cedeno singled to center [Miller scored, Metzger to
third]; PIZARRO REPLACED HANDS (PITCHING); Wynn flied out to
center; 3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 6.

CUBS 4TH: GRIFFIN REPLACED MILLER (PITCHING); Pizarro grounded
out (catcher to first); Kessinger grounded out (pitcher to
first); Beckert popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Cubs 6.

ASTROS 5TH: May struck out; Watson grounded out (pitcher to
first); Rader grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 6.

CUBS 5TH: Williams grounded out (shortstop to first); Hickman
popped to first; Monday popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Helms flied out to center; Edwards grounded out
(second to first); Griffin struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Cubs 6.

CUBS 6TH: Cardenal grounded out (shortstop to first); Fanzone
struck out; Hundley singled to left; Pizarro popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Metzger struck out; Cedeno singled to left; Wynn
walked [Cedeno to second]; May grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Wynn out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 6.

CUBS 7TH: Kessinger grounded out (second to first); Beckert
grounded out (third to first); Williams struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 6.

ASTROS 8TH: Watson popped to first; Rader grounded out
(shortstop to first); Helms popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 6.

CUBS 8TH: Hickman struck out; Monday walked; Cardenal grounded
into a double play (third to second to first) [Monday out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 6.

ASTROS 9TH: ALOU BATTED FOR EDWARDS; Alou lined to left; STEWART
BATTED FOR GRIFFIN; Stewart grounded out (third to first);
Metzger singled to right; Cedeno forced Metzger (second to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4  10   1    7
 Cubs             6   6   0    3


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