Houston Astros 9, Philadelphia Phillies 4
Regular Season Game 26
Played on Wednesday, May 2, 1973 (N) at Veterans Stadium

HOU N    2  0  0    0  0  3    4  0  0  -   9 13  0
PHI N    0  0  0    1  1  0    2  0  0  -   4 11  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wynn rf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
  Alou rf                     1   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Metzger ss                    3   2   2   0       2   0       2   7
Cedeno cf                     5   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Watson lf,1b                  3   3   2   3       1   0       4   0
May 1b                        4   1   3   2       0   1       9   0
  Agee pr,lf                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Rader 3b                      3   2   0   0       1   2       1   5
Edwards c                     5   0   1   1       0   1       4   0
Helms 2b                      5   0   2   3       0   0       2   1
Roberts p                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Ray p                       1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       39   9  13   9       4   6      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Helms-May.

BATTING - 
2B: May (5,off Lonborg); Metzger (1,off Lersch); Alou (1,off Brett).
HR: Watson (4,6th inning off Lonborg 0 on 1 out).
HBP: Watson (1,by Lonborg); Rader (1,by Lonborg).
IBB: Watson (2,by Brett).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Metzger (2,2nd base off Lonborg/Boone); Cedeno (9,2nd base off Lersch/Boone);
Rader (2,2nd base off Twitchell/Boone).
CS: Wynn (4,2nd base by Lonborg/Boone); Agee (3,2nd base by Twitchell/Boone).

Philadelphia Phillies        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bowa ss                       4   0   1   0       1   0       1   5
Tovar rf                      5   1   3   1       0   0       3   0
Montanez 1b                   4   0   1   0       0   0       5   1
  Brett p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
B. Robinson lf                4   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
Schmidt 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       3   2
Boone c                       4   0   0   0       0   0       5   2
Anderson cf                   4   2   2   1       0   0       1   0
Harmon 2b                     3   0   1   0       0   0       5   2
  Doyle ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Lonborg p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Lersch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Twitchell p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pagan ph,1b                 2   1   1   1       0   1       2   0
Totals                       36   4  11   4       1   4      27  13

FIELDING - 
PB: Boone (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Tovar 2 (4,off Roberts 2); Pagan (2,off Roberts); Schmidt (2,off Ray).
HR: Anderson (2,5th inning off Roberts 0 on 0 out).
SH: Lonborg (1,off Roberts).
GDP: Schmidt (1,off Roberts).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Roberts W(2-1)                7     9   4   4   1   2   1  30
Ray SV(2)                     2     2   0   0   0   2   0   8
Totals                        9    11   4   4   1   4   1  38


Philadelphia Phillies        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lonborg L(1-4)                5.1   6   5   5   1   3   1  25
Lersch                        0.2   4   3   3   0   0   0   6
Twitchell                     1     2   1   1   1   1   0   5
Brett                         2     1   0   0   2   2   0   9
Totals                        9    13   9   9   4   6   1  45

Lersch faced 3 batters in the 7th inning
HBP: Lonborg 2 (4,Watson,Rader).
IBB: Brett (3,Watson).

Umpires: HP - Tom Gorman, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - Jerry Dale
Time of Game: 2:32   Attendance: 8101


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Philadelphia Phillies    
1. Wynn                rf        Bowa                ss
2. Metzger             ss        Tovar               rf
3. Cedeno              cf        Montanez            1b
4. Watson              lf        B. Robinson         lf
5. May                 1b        Schmidt             3b
6. Rader               3b        Boone               c
7. Edwards             c         Anderson            cf
8. Helms               2b        Harmon              2b
9. Roberts             p         Lonborg             p

ASTROS 1ST: Wynn flied to left in foul territory; Metzger
singled to center; Metzger stole second; Cedeno flied out to
left; Watson was hit by a pitch; May doubled [Metzger scored,
Watson scored]; Rader flied out to right; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 1ST: Bowa grounded out (third to first); Tovar doubled;
Montanez grounded out (pitcher unassisted) [Tovar to third]; B.
Robinson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Phillies 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Edwards lined to second; Helms grounded out
(shortstop to first); Roberts grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 2ND: Schmidt struck out; Boone popped to first in foul
territory; Anderson flied to right in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Phillies 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Wynn struck out but advanced to first on a passed
ball; Wynn was picked off and caught stealing second (catcher to
first to shortstop to first); Metzger walked; Cedeno popped to
second; Watson forced Metzger (third to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 2, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 3RD: Harmon flied out to center; Lonborg struck out;
Bowa grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Phillies 0.

ASTROS 4TH: May struck out; Rader struck out; Edwards grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Phillies
0.

PHILLIES 4TH: Tovar doubled to right; On a bunt Montanez singled
to second [Tovar to third]; B. Robinson singled to pitcher
[Tovar scored, Montanez to second]; Schmidt grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Montanez to third,
B. Robinson out at second]; Boone grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Phillies 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Helms flied out to right; Roberts grounded out
(second to first); Wynn singled to center; Metzger popped to
third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 5TH: Anderson homered; Harmon singled to center;
Lonborg out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Harmon to
second]; Bowa grounded out (third to first); Tovar lined to
shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Phillies 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno popped to shortstop; Watson homered; May
singled to center; Rader was hit by a pitch [May to second];
Edwards singled to right [May scored, Rader to third]; LERSCH
REPLACED LONBORG (PITCHING); Helms singled to center [Rader
scored, Edwards to second]; Roberts forced Edwards (pitcher to
third) [Helms to second]; Wynn forced Roberts (shortstop to
second); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Phillies 2.

PHILLIES 6TH: Montanez grounded out (shortstop to first); B.
Robinson popped to third in foul territory; Schmidt grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Phillies
2.

ASTROS 7TH: Metzger doubled to left; Cedeno singled to center
[Metzger to third]; Cedeno stole second; Watson singled to right
[Metzger scored, Cedeno scored]; TWITCHELL REPLACED LERSCH
(PITCHING); May singled [Watson to third]; AGEE RAN FOR MAY;
Agee was caught stealing second (catcher to second); Rader
walked; Rader stole second; Edwards struck out; Helms singled to
center [Rader scored, Watson scored]; Roberts lined to third; 4
R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9, Phillies 2.

PHILLIES 7TH: AGEE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); WATSON CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); ALOU REPLACED WYNN (PLAYING RF); Boone
grounded out (shortstop to first); Anderson singled to pitcher;
Harmon popped to first in foul territory; PAGAN BATTED FOR
TWITCHELL; Pagan doubled [Anderson scored]; Bowa walked; Tovar
singled to left [Pagan scored, Bowa to second]; Montanez popped
to shortstop; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 9, Phillies 4.

ASTROS 8TH: PAGAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); BRETT REPLACED
MONTANEZ (PITCHING); Alou doubled; Metzger walked; Cedeno
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Alou to third, Metzger to
second]; Watson was walked intentionally; Agee was called out on
strikes; Rader was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Astros 9, Phillies 4.

PHILLIES 8TH: RAY REPLACED ROBERTS (PITCHING); B. Robinson was
called out on strikes; Schmidt doubled to right; Boone grounded
out (third to first); Anderson grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9, Phillies 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Edwards flied out to center; Helms flied out to
right; Ray grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 9, Phillies 4.

PHILLIES 9TH: DOYLE BATTED FOR HARMON; Doyle flied out to right;
Pagan struck out; Bowa singled to right; Tovar flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9, Phillies 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           9  13   0    9
 Phillies         4  11   0    7


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