Houston Astros 6, Chicago Cubs 5
Regular Season Game 79
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Tuesday, July 11, 1972 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  1    4  0  0  -   6 10  1
CHI N    1  0  1    0  0  1    0  1  1  -   5  9  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   1       0   0       3   4
Miller cf                     5   1   1   0       0   1       6   0
Wynn rf                       3   2   1   2       2   1       2   1
May 1b                        5   1   2   1       0   3       8   0
Watson lf                     3   0   1   1       1   0       2   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   2       0   1
Edwards c                     4   1   2   0       0   0       4   0
Helms 2b                      3   1   1   0       1   0       2   5
Forsch p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Stewart ph                  0   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Culver p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   6  10   6       4   8      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Wynn-May, Helms-May, Helms-Metzger-May.
E: Forsch (2).

BATTING - 
2B: May (15,off Hooton); Helms (8,off Hooton).
HR: May (17,2nd inning off Hooton 0 on 0 out); Wynn (14,7th inning off Phoebus
1 on 2 out).
SH: Forsch (5,off Hooton).
SF: Stewart (2,off Phoebus); Metzger (4,off Phoebus).
IBB: Helms (4,by Phoebus).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Miller (1,2nd base off Hooton/Hundley).

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  2   0   0   0       1   0       1   4
Beckert 2b                    4   1   1   0       0   0       1   2
Williams lf                   3   1   3   3       0   0       3   0
Santo 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Pepitone 1b                   4   1   2   0       0   1       8   0
Hickman rf                    4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Monday cf                     3   0   1   1       1   0       4   1
Hundley c                     3   0   0   0       0   0       8   0
  Davis ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hooton p                      2   1   1   0       0   1       1   3
  Phoebus p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cardenal ph                 1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Aker p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Fanzone ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       32   5   9   4       2   4      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Hooton-Pepitone.
E: Santo (15).

BATTING - 
2B: Hooton (1,off Forsch); Cardenal (12,off Culver); Pepitone (3,off Gladding);
Monday (10,off Gladding).
HR: Williams (17,6th inning off Forsch 0 on 1 out).
SH: Kessinger (8,off Forsch).
SF: Williams (2,off Gladding).
GDP: Beckert (9,off Forsch); Hickman (6,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch W(5-3)                 6     6   3   2   1   3   1  23
Culver                        1     1   1   1   1   0   0   5
Gladding SV(8)                2     2   1   1   0   1   0   8
Totals                        9     9   5   4   2   4   1  36

Culver faced 2 batters in the 8th inning

Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hooton L(7-8)                 6     6   4   4   2   5   1  26
Phoebus                       2     3   2   2   1   2   1  10
Aker                          1     1   0   0   1   1   0   4
Totals                        9    10   6   6   4   8   2  40

Hooton faced 2 batters in the 7th inning
WP: Phoebus (4).
IBB: Phoebus (3,Helms).

Umpires: HP - Ken Burkhart, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - John McSherry
Time of Game: 2:34   


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger grounded out (pitcher to first); Miller was
called out on strikes; Wynn flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Kessinger flied out to center; Beckert singled to
pitcher [Beckert to second (error by Forsch)]; Williams singled
to center [Beckert scored (unearned)]; Santo hit into a double
play (right to first) [Williams out at second]; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H,
1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 2ND: May homered; Watson grounded out (shortstop to
first); Rader singled to right; Edwards lined into a double play
(pitcher to first) [Rader out at first]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cubs 1.

CUBS 2ND: Pepitone struck out; Hickman flied out to left; Monday
walked; Hundley flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Helms grounded out (second to first); Forsch struck
out; Metzger flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Cubs 1.

CUBS 3RD: Hooton doubled to left; Kessinger reached on a
fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt [Hooton to third]; Beckert
grounded into a double play (second to first) [Hooton scored (no
RBI), Kessinger out at second]; Williams singled to right; Santo
was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs
2.

ASTROS 4TH: Miller reached on an error by Santo [Miller to
first]; Miller stole second; Wynn struck out; May struck out;
Watson walked; Rader struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
1, Cubs 2.

CUBS 4TH: Pepitone singled to right; Hickman grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Pepitone out at
second]; Monday grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Edwards singled to left; Helms flied out to center;
Forsch out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Edwards to
second]; Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 2.

CUBS 5TH: Hundley flied out to center; Hooton struck out;
Kessinger flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cubs 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Miller flied out to left; Wynn walked; May doubled
to left [Wynn to third]; Watson grounded out (second to first)
[Wynn scored, May to third]; Rader grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 2.

CUBS 6TH: Beckert grounded out (shortstop to first); Williams
homered; Santo popped to second; Pepitone grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Edwards singled to left; Helms doubled to right
[Edwards to third]; STEWART BATTED FOR FORSCH; PHOEBUS REPLACED
HOOTON (PITCHING); Stewart hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Edwards scored, Helms to third]; Metzger hit a sacrifice fly to
left [Helms scored]; Miller singled to center; Wynn homered
[Miller scored]; May struck out; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
6, Cubs 3.

CUBS 7TH: CULVER REPLACED STEWART (PITCHING); Hickman grounded
out (third to first); Monday flied out to center; Hundley flied
out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Watson singled to left; Phoebus threw a wild pitch
[Watson to second]; Rader struck out; Edwards flied out to
center; Helms was walked intentionally; Culver grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 3.

CUBS 8TH: CARDENAL BATTED FOR PHOEBUS; Cardenal doubled to
right; Kessinger walked; GLADDING REPLACED CULVER (PITCHING);
Beckert forced Kessinger (second to shortstop) [Cardenal to
third]; Williams hit a sacrifice fly to center [Cardenal
scored]; Santo forced Beckert (second to shortstop); 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 4.

ASTROS 9TH: AKER REPLACED CARDENAL (PITCHING); Metzger singled
to center [Metzger out at second (center to shortstop)];
Roger Metzger overslid 2B; Miller flied out to left; Wynn
walked; May struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 4.

CUBS 9TH: Pepitone doubled to center; Hickman lined to center;
Monday doubled to center [Pepitone scored]; DAVIS BATTED FOR
HUNDLEY; Davis grounded out (shortstop to first) [Monday to
third]; FANZONE BATTED FOR AKER; Fanzone was called out on
strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6  10   1    7
 Cubs             5   9   1    4


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