Houston Astros 10, Chicago Cubs 6
Regular Season Game 81
Played on Wednesday, July 12, 1972 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    1  0  1    0  2  3    2  0  1  -  10 11  0
CHI N    1  0  4    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   6 12  3
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    3   4   1   0       2   0       2   3
Miller cf                     4   1   2   3       0   1       2   0
Wynn rf                       5   2   3   4       0   0       3   1
May 1b                        3   1   1   1       1   2       5   1
Watson lf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Stewart lf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Rader 3b                      4   1   1   0       1   1       2   2
Edwards c                     4   1   2   1       1   0       8   0
Helms 2b                      4   0   0   1       0   0       3   3
Roberts p                     3   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Griffin p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36  10  11  10       5   5      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Wynn-May-Rader, Rader-Helms-May.

BATTING - 
2B: Edwards (10,off Reuschel).
HR: Miller (2,5th inning off Reuschel 1 on 2 out); May (18,6th inning off Reuschel
0 on 0 out); Wynn 2 (16,7th inning off Pizarro 1 on 1 out,9th inning off
Aker 0 on 0 out).
SH: Miller (2,off Pizarro).
SF: Helms (5,off Reuschel).
HBP: May (1,by Aker).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Metzger (10,2nd base off Reuschel/Rudolph).

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  5   1   2   0       0   0       3   7
Beckert 2b                    5   1   2   0       0   0       4   5
Williams lf                   5   2   2   3       0   2       1   0
Hickman rf                    2   1   2   2       3   0       2   0
Cardenal cf                   5   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Davis 1b                      4   1   1   0       0   1       9   0
Santo 3b                      3   0   3   1       1   0       0   0
Rudolph c                     2   0   0   0       0   0       5   0
  Hundley ph,c                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Martin ph,c                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Reuschel p                    2   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Fanzone ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pizarro p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Phoebus p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pepitone ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Aker p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   6  12   6       4   8      27  14

FIELDING - 
E: Rudolph 2 (4), Reuschel (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Beckert (13,off Roberts); Santo (10,off Roberts); Williams (17,off Griffin).
3B: Kessinger (2,off Roberts).
HR: Williams (19,3rd inning off Roberts 1 on 1 out); Hickman (10,3rd inning
off Roberts 0 on 1 out).
GDP: Fanzone (2,off Roberts).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Roberts W(8-4)                6.2   9   5   5   4   7   2  31
Griffin SV(2)                 2.1   3   1   1   0   1   0  10
Totals                        9    12   6   6   4   8   2  41


Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reuschel L(3-2)               6     7   7   5   2   5   2  27
Pizarro                       0.2   2   2   2   3   0   1   7
Phoebus                       1.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   4
Aker                          1     2   1   1   0   0   1   6
Totals                        9    11  10   8   5   5   4  44

HBP: Aker (1,May).

Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - John McSherry, 2B - Ken Burkhart, 3B - Paul Pryor
Time of Game: 2:53   Attendance: 27324


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. Metzger             ss        Kessinger           ss
2. Miller              cf        Beckert             2b
3. Wynn                rf        Williams            lf
4. May                 1b        Hickman             rf
5. Watson              lf        Cardenal            cf
6. Rader               3b        Davis               1b
7. Edwards             c         Santo               3b
8. Helms               2b        Rudolph             c
9. Roberts             p         Reuschel            p

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger walked; Metzger stole second [Metzger to
third (error by Rudolph)]; Miller singled to right [Metzger
scored]; Wynn forced Miller (shortstop to second); May struck
out; Watson forced Wynn (second unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Kessinger singled to center; Beckert singled to right
[Kessinger to third]; Williams forced Beckert (second to
shortstop) [Kessinger scored]; Hickman walked [Williams to
second]; Cardenal hit into a double play (right to first to
third) [Williams out at third]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cubs 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Rader grounded out (shortstop to first); Edwards
popped to shortstop; Helms grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 1.

CUBS 2ND: Davis struck out; Santo walked; Rudolph grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Santo to second]; Reuschel struck out; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Roberts grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger
singled to center; Metzger was picked off first but was safe on
an error by Reuschel [Metzger to second]; Miller struck out;
Wynn singled to center [Metzger scored (unearned)]; May struck
out; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 1.

CUBS 3RD: Kessinger popped to third; Beckert doubled to second;
Williams homered [Beckert scored]; Hickman homered; Cardenal
struck out; Davis singled to shortstop; Santo doubled to right
[Davis scored]; Rudolph flied out to right; 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson grounded out (second to first); Rader struck
out; Edwards grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 5.

CUBS 4TH: Reuschel struck out; Kessinger grounded out (shortstop
to first); Beckert flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 5TH: Helms grounded out (shortstop to first); Roberts
singled to left; Metzger forced Roberts (pitcher to shortstop);
Miller homered [Metzger scored]; Wynn flied out to center; 2 R,
2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 5.

CUBS 5TH: Williams was called out on strikes; Hickman walked;
Cardenal flied out to left; Davis forced Hickman (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 6TH: May homered; Watson struck out; Rader walked;
Edwards doubled to center [Rader scored, Edwards to third (error
by Rudolph)]; Helms hit a sacrifice fly to right [Edwards scored
(unearned)]; Roberts grounded out (second to first); 3 R (2 ER),
2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 5.

CUBS 6TH: Santo singled to center; HUNDLEY BATTED FOR RUDOLPH;
Hundley struck out; FANZONE BATTED FOR REUSCHEL; Fanzone
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Santo
out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 7TH: PIZARRO REPLACED FANZONE (PITCHING); HUNDLEY STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Metzger walked; Miller out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Metzger to second]; Wynn homered
[Metzger scored]; May walked; Watson flied out to right; Rader
singled to third [May to second]; Edwards walked [May to third,
Rader to second]; PHOEBUS REPLACED PIZARRO (PITCHING); Helms
flied out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 9, Cubs 5.

CUBS 7TH: Kessinger tripled to left; Beckert grounded out (third
to first); Williams struck out; Hickman walked; GRIFFIN REPLACED
ROBERTS (PITCHING); Cardenal forced Hickman (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 9, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Griffin flied out to center; Metzger grounded out
(shortstop to first); Miller grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 9, Cubs 5.

CUBS 8TH: STEWART REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING LF); Davis grounded
out (second to first); Santo singled to center; MARTIN BATTED
FOR HUNDLEY; Martin struck out; PEPITONE BATTED FOR PHOEBUS;
Pepitone flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9,
Cubs 5.

ASTROS 9TH: MARTIN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); AKER REPLACED
PEPITONE (PITCHING); Wynn homered; May was hit by a pitch;
Stewart forced May (second to shortstop); Rader forced Stewart
(shortstop to second); Edwards singled to third [Rader to
second]; Helms flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
10, Cubs 5.

CUBS 9TH: Kessinger flied out to left; Beckert flied out to
right; Williams doubled to left; Hickman singled to left
[Williams scored]; Cardenal popped to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 10, Cubs 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros          10  11   0    7
 Cubs             6  12   3    8


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