Houston Astros 7, Chicago Cubs 2
Regular Season Game 82
Played on Thursday, July 13, 1972 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  0  1    1  0  0    0  0  5  -   7 12  0
CHI N    1  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   2  7  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    5   2   3   0       0   0       1   2
Miller cf                     5   1   2   3       0   2       0   0
Wynn rf                       5   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
May 1b                        4   1   1   0       0   1       6   2
Watson lf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Rader 3b                      4   1   3   0       0   1       1   1
Edwards c                     4   1   1   1       0   0      10   1
Helms 2b                      4   1   1   3       0   0       4   4
Reuss p                       3   0   1   0       0   2       0   0
  Ray p                       1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       39   7  12   7       0   7      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Edwards-Helms, Metzger-Helms-May.
PB: Edwards (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Rader (15,off Jenkins); Metzger (8,off Jenkins); Reuss (2,off Jenkins).
HR: Helms (5,9th inning off Jenkins 2 on 1 out); Miller (3,9th inning off McGinn
1 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Metzger (11,2nd base off Jenkins/Hundley).

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  5   0   2   0       0   0       4   1
Beckert 2b                    4   1   1   0       0   1       2   4
Williams lf                   4   0   1   1       1   0       1   0
Hickman 1b                    1   0   0   0       3   1       7   1
  Coggins pr                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pepitone 1b                 0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Santo 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   2       1   2
Cardenal rf                   3   0   1   1       1   0       0   0
Monday cf                     4   0   0   0       0   3       1   0
Hundley c                     4   0   1   0       0   1       8   0
Jenkins p                     2   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
  McGinn p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Popovich ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   2   7   2       6   8      27   9

BATTING - 
2B: Beckert (14,off Reuss).
SH: Jenkins (2,off Reuss).
HBP: Beckert (1,by Reuss).
GDP: Santo (10,off Ray).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Hickman (1,2nd base by Reuss/Edwards).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reuss                         6.1   6   2   2   6   6   0  31
Ray W(9-3)                    2.2   1   0   0   0   2   0   8
Totals                        9     7   2   2   6   8   0  39

HBP: Reuss (6,Beckert).

Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Jenkins L(11-8)               8.2  11   6   6   0   7   1  37
McGinn                        0.1   1   1   1   0   0   1   2
Totals                        9    12   7   7   0   7   2  39


Umpires: HP - John McSherry, 1B - Ken Burkhart, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Bob Engel
Time of Game: 2:33   Attendance: 13427


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             1b
5. Watson              lf        Santo               3b
6. Rader               3b        Cardenal            rf
7. Edwards             c         Monday              cf
8. Helms               2b        Hundley             c
9. Reuss               p         Jenkins             p

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger flied out to left; Miller struck out; Wynn
popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Kessinger singled to right; Beckert forced Kessinger
(third to second); Williams walked [Beckert to second]; Hickman
struck out; Santo walked [Beckert to third, Williams to second];
Cardenal singled to third [Beckert scored, Williams to third,
Santo to second]; Monday flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 2ND: May was called out on strikes; Watson popped to
second; Rader doubled to left; Edwards lined to shortstop; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 1.

CUBS 2ND: Hundley singled to shortstop; Jenkins out on a
sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Hundley to second]; Kessinger
grounded out (second to first) [Hundley stayed at second];
Beckert reached on a fielder's choice [Hundley out at third
(third unassisted)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Helms grounded out (pitcher to first); Reuss was
called out on strikes; Metzger doubled to right; Miller singled
to left [Metzger scored]; Wynn grounded out (first to pitcher);
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 1.

CUBS 3RD: Williams flied out to left; Hickman walked; Santo
struck out while Hickman was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 4TH: May singled to center; Watson struck out; Rader
singled to center [May to third]; Edwards forced Rader (second
to shortstop) [May scored]; Helms forced Edwards (second to
shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 1.

CUBS 4TH: Cardenal grounded out (second to first); Monday struck
out; Hundley struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Reuss was called out on strikes; Metzger singled to
third; Metzger stole second; Miller was called out on strikes;
Wynn grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cubs 1.

CUBS 5TH: Jenkins popped to catcher in foul territory; Kessinger
lined to first; Beckert doubled to left; Williams flied out to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 6TH: May grounded out (shortstop to first); Watson popped
to first in foul territory; Rader struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 1.

CUBS 6TH: Hickman walked; Edwards allowed a passed ball [Hickman
to second]; Santo was called out on strikes; Cardenal walked;
Monday struck out; Hundley grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Edwards popped to first; Helms grounded out (third
to first); Reuss doubled to left; Metzger grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 1.

CUBS 7TH: Jenkins singled to left; On a bunt Kessinger popped to
catcher in foul territory; Beckert was hit by a pitch [Jenkins
to second]; Williams singled to left [Jenkins scored, Beckert to
second]; Hickman walked [Beckert to third, Williams to second];
COGGINS RAN FOR HICKMAN; RAY REPLACED REUSS (PITCHING); Santo
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Coggins out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 8TH: PEPITONE REPLACED COGGINS (PLAYING 1B); Miller
grounded out (second to first); Wynn popped to third in foul
territory; May popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cubs 2.

CUBS 8TH: Cardenal grounded out (second to first); Monday struck
out; Hundley popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
2, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Watson flied out to center; Rader singled to center;
Edwards singled to right [Rader to third]; Helms homered [Rader
scored, Edwards scored]; Ray popped to second; Metzger singled
to center; MCGINN REPLACED JENKINS (PITCHING); Miller homered
[Metzger scored]; Wynn lined to shortstop; 5 R, 5 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 7, Cubs 2.

CUBS 9TH: POPOVICH BATTED FOR MCGINN; Popovich flied out to
right; Kessinger singled to right; Beckert struck out; Williams
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
7, Cubs 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7  12   0    5
 Cubs             2   7   0   10


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