Houston Astros 8, Los Angeles Dodgers 6
Regular Season Game 68
Played on Thursday, June 29, 1972 (D) at Dodger Stadium

HOU N    2  2  0    0  0  1    0  0  3  -   8 11  0
LA  N    0  0  0    0  1  4    0  1  0  -   6 11  3
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    5   1   2   0       0   0       1   7
Cedeno cf                     5   2   1   2       0   0       2   0
Wynn rf                       3   1   1   0       2   0       1   0
May 1b                        3   0   0   0       2   1      15   0
Watson lf                     5   0   2   2       0   1       1   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Helms 2b                      5   2   2   1       0   0       3   6
Howard c                      3   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
  Stewart ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Edwards c                   0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Dierker p                     3   1   1   0       0   2       0   2
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Miller ph                   1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Griffin p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   8  11   6       4   4      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Helms-May.

BATTING - 
2B: Metzger (7,off John).
3B: Helms (2,off Mikkelsen).
HR: Cedeno (10,1st inning off John 1 on 0 out); Helms (4,2nd inning off John
0 on 0 out).
SH: Rader (1,off Mikkelsen).
GDP: Rader (10,off John).
IBB: May (6,by Brewer).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (20,2nd base off Strahler/Cannizzaro).
CS: Wynn (4,2nd base by Mikkelsen/Cannizzaro).

Los Angeles Dodgers          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Valentine 2b                  5   0   0   0       0   1       4   4
Davis cf                      5   0   2   0       0   0       1   0
Mota lf                       5   0   3   0       0   0       2   0
Buckner rf                    4   1   0   0       0   0       1   0
Parker 1b                     3   0   0   0       1   0      11   0
Garvey 3b                     4   2   2   2       0   0       3   5
Cannizzaro c                  3   1   2   0       1   0       5   1
Russell ss                    2   1   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Lefebvre ph                 1   1   1   3       0   0       0   0
  Wills ss                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
John p                        0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Strahler p                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Crawford ph                 1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Mikkelsen p                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Brewer p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sims ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       37   6  11   5       2   4      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Garvey-Parker.
E: Valentine (6), Garvey 2 (17).

BATTING - 
2B: Mota (11,off Ray).
HR: Lefebvre (4,6th inning off Ray 2 on 2 out); Garvey (6,8th inning off Ray
0 on 1 out).
GDP: Garvey (6,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker                       5.2   7   3   3   1   1   0  24
Ray                           1.2   3   3   3   1   1   2   9
Gladding W(2-3)               0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Griffin SV(1)                 1     1   0   0   0   2   0   4
Totals                        9    11   6   6   2   4   2  39

BK: Dierker (1).

Los Angeles Dodgers          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
John                          1.1   5   4   3   2   0   2  10
Strahler                      3.2   0   0   0   1   2   0  13
Mikkelsen                     3     5   2   1   0   2   0  13
Brewer L(5-3)                 1     1   2   0   1   0   0   7
Totals                        9    11   8   4   4   4   2  43

Mikkelsen faced 1 batter in the 9th inning
IBB: Brewer (6,May).

Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Paul Pryor
Time of Game: 2:48   Attendance: 21382


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Los Angeles Dodgers      
1. Metzger             ss        Valentine           2b
2. Cedeno              cf        Davis               cf
3. Wynn                rf        Mota                lf
4. May                 1b        Buckner             rf
5. Watson              lf        Parker              1b
6. Rader               3b        Garvey              3b
7. Helms               2b        Cannizzaro          c
8. Howard              c         Russell             ss
9. Dierker             p         John                p

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger singled to right; Cedeno homered [Metzger
scored]; Wynn walked; May walked [Wynn to second]; Watson forced
Wynn (third unassisted) [May to second]; Rader grounded into a
double play (third to first) [May out at third]; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 2, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 1ST: Valentine grounded out (shortstop to first); Davis
singled to right; Mota grounded out (shortstop to first) [Davis
to second]; Buckner grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Dodgers 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Helms homered; Howard grounded out (second to
first); Dierker singled to center; Metzger doubled to right
[Dierker to third]; STRAHLER REPLACED JOHN (PITCHING); Cedeno
reached on an error by Garvey [Dierker scored (unearned) (no
RBI), Metzger to third, Cedeno to first]; Cedeno stole second;
Wynn reached on a fielder's choice [Metzger out at home (third
to catcher)]; May flied out to center; 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 4, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Parker walked; Garvey grounded into a double play
(second to first) [Parker out at second]; Cannizzaro singled to
right; Russell grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 4, Dodgers 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Watson grounded out (third to first); Rader grounded
out (third to first); Helms flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 4, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Strahler struck out; Valentine grounded out
(shortstop to first); Davis grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Dodgers 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Howard flied out to right; Dierker struck out;
Metzger flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4,
Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 4TH: Mota singled to left; Buckner forced Mota (second
to shortstop); Parker flied out to center; Garvey grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Dodgers 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Cedeno popped to third in foul territory; Wynn
walked; May made an out to second; Watson struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 5TH: Cannizzaro singled to center; Russell forced
Cannizzaro (shortstop to second); CRAWFORD BATTED FOR STRAHLER;
Crawford singled to right [Russell to third]; Dierker balked
[Russell scored, Crawford to second]; Valentine made an out to
first; Davis flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4,
Dodgers 1.

ASTROS 6TH: MIKKELSEN REPLACED CRAWFORD (PITCHING); Rader
grounded out (shortstop to first); Helms tripled to left; Howard
singled to first [Helms scored]; Dierker struck out; Metzger
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5,
Dodgers 1.

DODGERS 6TH: Mota singled to left; Buckner forced Mota
(shortstop to second); Parker grounded out (pitcher to first)
[Buckner to second]; Garvey singled to right [Buckner scored];
RAY REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING); Cannizzaro walked [Garvey to
second]; LEFEBVRE BATTED FOR RUSSELL; Lefebvre homered [Garvey
scored, Cannizzaro scored]; Mikkelsen struck out; 4 R, 3 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 5, Dodgers 5.

ASTROS 7TH: WILLS REPLACED LEFEBVRE (PLAYING SS); Cedeno
grounded out (pitcher to first); Wynn singled to center; Wynn
was caught stealing second (catcher to second); May was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Dodgers 5.

DODGERS 7TH: Valentine flied out to center; Davis grounded out
(first unassisted); Mota doubled to left; Buckner grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Dodgers 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Watson singled to third; Rader out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Watson to second]; Helms grounded out
(second to first) [Watson to third]; STEWART BATTED FOR HOWARD;
Stewart grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 5, Dodgers 5.

DODGERS 8TH: EDWARDS REPLACED STEWART (PLAYING C ); Parker
grounded out (shortstop to first); Garvey homered; GLADDING
REPLACED RAY (PITCHING); Cannizzaro flied out to right; Wills
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5,
Dodgers 6.

ASTROS 9TH: MILLER BATTED FOR GLADDING; Miller singled to left;
BREWER REPLACED MIKKELSEN (PITCHING); Metzger popped to first in
foul territory; Cedeno reached on a fielder's choice [Miller to
second (error by Valentine; assist by Garvey)]; Wynn reached on
an error by Garvey [Miller scored (unearned) (no RBI), Cedeno to
third, Wynn to second]; May was walked intentionally; Watson
singled to center [Cedeno scored (unearned), Wynn scored
(unearned), May to second]; Rader popped to second in foul
territory; Helms popped to first in foul territory; 3 R (0 ER),
2 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 8, Dodgers 6.

DODGERS 9TH: GRIFFIN REPLACED MILLER (PITCHING); SIMS BATTED FOR
BREWER; Sims struck out; Valentine struck out; Davis singled to
center; Mota grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 8, Dodgers 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           8  11   0    8
 Dodgers          6  11   3    6


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