Houston Astros 8, Montreal Expos 2
Regular Season Game 123
Played on Sunday, August 27, 1972 (D) at Astrodome

MON N    1  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   2  8  1
HOU N    0  3  3    0  0  0    0  2  x  -   8 12  1
Montreal Expos               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bailey 3b                     4   0   0   0       1   3       2   2
Foli ss                       5   2   2   0       0   0       0   3
Singleton lf                  5   0   2   0       0   1       3   0
Fairly rf                     4   0   3   2       0   0       1   0
McCarver c                    4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Breeden 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   1      13   0
Day cf                        3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Torres 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
Morton p                      0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Renko p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
  Fairey ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Strohmayer p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       36   2   8   2       3   8      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Bailey-Breeden.
E: Singleton (6).
PB: McCarver (11).

BATTING - 
Team LOB: 10.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    4   1   2   0       0   0       2   2
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   0       0   1       3   0
Wynn rf                       4   1   1   2       0   0       1   0
May 1b                        3   2   2   0       1   0       8   0
Edwards c                     3   0   0   0       0   0       8   0
Rader 3b                      4   2   2   3       0   0       0   3
Alou lf                       4   1   3   2       0   0       4   0
Helms 2b                      3   0   1   1       0   0       1   1
Dierker p                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Totals                       32   8  12   8       1   2      27   8

FIELDING - 
E: Rader (15).

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (31,off Morton).
3B: Alou (1,off Morton).
HR: Rader (19,8th inning off Strohmayer 1 on 1 out).
SH: Edwards (1,off Strohmayer).
SF: Helms (8,off Morton).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Wynn (14,2nd base off Renko/McCarver).

PITCHING
Montreal Expos               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Morton L(5-12)                2     7   6   6   0   0   0  12
Renko                         5     3   0   0   1   2   0  18
Strohmayer                    1     2   2   2   0   0   1   5
Totals                        8    12   8   8   1   2   1  35

Morton faced 3 batters in the 3rd inning
WP: Renko (4).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(13-7)               9     8   2   2   3   8   0  39


Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Shag Crawford, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Frank Pulli
Time of Game: 2:15   Attendance: 13362


Starting Lineups:

   Montreal Expos                Houston Astros           
1. Bailey              3b        Metzger             ss
2. Foli                ss        Cedeno              cf
3. Singleton           lf        Wynn                rf
4. Fairly              rf        May                 1b
5. McCarver            c         Edwards             c
6. Breeden             1b        Rader               3b
7. Day                 cf        Alou                lf
8. Torres              2b        Helms               2b
9. Morton              p         Dierker             p

EXPOS 1ST: Bailey grounded out (third to first); Foli singled;
Singleton singled [Foli to second]; Fairly singled [Foli scored,
Singleton to third, Fairly to second (on throw)]; McCarver flied
out to right; Breeden was called out on strikes; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Expos 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger singled; Cedeno lined into a double play
(third to first) [Metzger out at first]; Wynn grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 1, Astros 0.

EXPOS 2ND: Day flied out to left; Torres was called out on
strikes; Morton walked; Bailey walked [Morton to second]; Foli
made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Expos 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: May singled; McCarver allowed a passed ball [May to
second]; Edwards grounded out (first unassisted); Rader singled
[May scored]; Alou tripled [Rader scored]; Helms hit a sacrifice
fly to center [Alou scored]; Dierker grounded out (shortstop to
first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 1, Astros 3.

EXPOS 3RD: Singleton made an out to shortstop; Fairly singled;
McCarver struck out; Breeden reached on an error by Rader
[Fairly to second, Breeden to first]; Day walked [Fairly to
third, Breeden to second]; Torres flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H,
1 E, 3 LOB.  Expos 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger singled; Cedeno doubled [Metzger to third];
Wynn singled [Metzger scored, Cedeno scored]; RENKO REPLACED
MORTON (PITCHING); Wynn stole second; May walked; Edwards flied
out to left; Rader flied out to right; Alou singled [Wynn
scored, May to second]; Helms flied out to left; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Expos 1, Astros 6.

EXPOS 4TH: Renko grounded out (second to first); Bailey struck
out; Foli grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Expos 1, Astros 6.

ASTROS 4TH: Dierker grounded out (pitcher to first); Metzger
made an out to first; Cedeno flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Expos 1, Astros 6.

EXPOS 5TH: Singleton was called out on strikes; Fairly grounded
out (first unassisted); McCarver flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Expos 1, Astros 6.

ASTROS 5TH: Wynn grounded out (pitcher to first); May popped to
catcher in foul territory; Edwards made an out to third; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 1, Astros 6.

EXPOS 6TH: Breeden grounded out (third to first); Day flied out
to center; Torres grounded out (pitcher to third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 1, Astros 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Rader grounded out (third to first); Alou singled;
Alou was picked off first (pitcher to first); Helms singled;
Renko threw a wild pitch [Helms to second]; Dierker struck out;
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 1, Astros 6.

EXPOS 7TH: Renko grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first);
Bailey struck out; Foli singled; Singleton singled [Foli to
second]; Fairly singled [Foli scored, Singleton to second];
McCarver grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Expos 2, Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Cedeno was
called out on strikes; Wynn flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Expos 2, Astros 6.

EXPOS 8TH: Breeden singled; Day flied out to center; Torres
struck out; FAIREY BATTED FOR RENKO; Fairey made an out to
shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 2, Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: STROHMAYER REPLACED FAIREY (PITCHING); May singled
to left [May to second (error by Singleton)]; Edwards out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [May to third]; Rader homered
[May scored]; Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Helms
grounded out (first unassisted); 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 2,
Astros 8.

EXPOS 9TH: Bailey struck out; Foli flied to left in foul
territory; Singleton flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Expos 2, Astros 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Expos            2   8   1   10
 Astros           8  12   1    3


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