Houston Astros 4, Chicago Cubs 1
Regular Season Game 50
Played on Wednesday, May 30, 1973 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    1  0  0    0  1  2    0  0  0  -   4  9  0
CHI N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  3  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    4   1   2   1       1   1       2   0
Alou rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Wynn cf                       2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Agee pr,cf                  2   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Watson lf                     4   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Gallagher lf                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
May 1b                        4   1   2   0       0   0       8   2
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   1       0   1       3   5
Edwards c                     3   1   1   1       1   0       7   0
Helms 2b                      3   0   1   1       0   0       1   3
Forsch p                      4   0   0   0       0   3       2   0
Totals                       34   4   9   4       2   5      27  10

BATTING - 
HR: Metzger (1,1st inning off Pappas 0 on 0 out); Edwards (4,5th inning off
Pappas 0 on 1 out).
SF: Helms (2,off Bonham).
GDP: Edwards (2,off Pappas).
IBB: Edwards (4,by Bonham).
Team LOB: 6.

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Monday cf                     3   1   0   0       1   2       3   0
Beckert 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       3   3
Williams lf                   4   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Santo 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
Bourque 1b                    2   0   0   0       2   0      11   0
Garrett rf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Rudolph c                     4   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
Kessinger ss                  3   0   1   0       0   0       4   2
Pappas p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
  Bonham p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Hiser ph                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Gura p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   1   3   1       4   6      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Beckert-Bourque.
E: Monday (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Beckert (10,off Forsch).
SH: Pappas (2,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch W(5-5)                 9     3   1   1   4   6   0  34


Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Pappas L(2-4)                 5.1   8   4   4   0   3   2  23
Bonham                        1.2   1   0   0   2   0   0   8
Gura                          2     0   0   0   0   2   0   6
Totals                        9     9   4   4   2   5   2  37

IBB: Bonham (2,Edwards).

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Andy Olsen, 2B - Art Williams, 3B - Shag Crawford
Time of Game: 2:17   Attendance: 7807


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. Metzger             ss        Monday              cf
2. Alou                rf        Beckert             2b
3. Wynn                cf        Williams            lf
4. Watson              lf        Santo               3b
5. May                 1b        Bourque             1b
6. Rader               3b        Garrett             rf
7. Edwards             c         Rudolph             c
8. Helms               2b        Kessinger           ss
9. Forsch              p         Pappas              p

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger homered; Alou grounded out (first
unassisted); Wynn grounded out (pitcher to first); Watson
grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Monday walked; Beckert doubled to right [Monday to
third]; Williams grounded out (second to first) [Monday scored,
Beckert to third]; Santo struck out; Bourque walked; Garrett
popped to second; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 2ND: May singled to left; Rader struck out; Edwards
grounded into a double play (second to first) [May out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 1.

CUBS 2ND: Rudolph struck out; Kessinger singled to shortstop;
Pappas out on a sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Kessinger to
second]; Monday popped to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Cubs 1.

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

CUBS 3RD: Beckert lined to shortstop; Williams flied out to
left; Santo grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 1, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Alou singled to center; Wynn forced Alou (pitcher to
second); AGEE RAN FOR WYNN; Watson flied out to center; May
popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Cubs 1.

CUBS 4TH: AGEE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Bourque flied out to
center; Garrett popped to third in foul territory; Rudolph
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Rader flied out to center; Edwards homered; Helms
singled to right; On a bunt Forsch struck out; Metzger singled
to right [Helms to second]; Alou popped to shortstop; 1 R, 3 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 1.

CUBS 5TH: Kessinger popped to third in foul territory; Pappas
grounded out (second to first); Monday was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Agee lined to shortstop; Watson singled to center;
May singled to left [Watson to second]; BONHAM REPLACED PAPPAS
(PITCHING); Rader singled to center [Watson scored, May to
third, Rader to second (error by Monday)]; Edwards was walked
intentionally; Helms hit a sacrifice fly to center [May scored];
Forsch grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 4, Cubs 1.

CUBS 6TH: Beckert flied out to center; Williams singled to
center; Santo struck out; Bourque walked [Williams to second];
Garrett struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Metzger walked; Alou forced Metzger (second to
shortstop); Agee forced Alou (pitcher to shortstop); Watson
popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 1.

CUBS 7TH: GALLAGHER REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING LF); Rudolph
grounded out (third to first); Kessinger flied out to left;
HISER BATTED FOR BONHAM; Hiser walked; Monday was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 8TH: GURA REPLACED HISER (PITCHING); May grounded out
(shortstop to first); Rader grounded out (third to first);
Edwards grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 4, Cubs 1.

CUBS 8TH: Beckert grounded out (third to first); Williams
grounded out (second to first); Santo grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Helms flied out to right; Forsch struck out; Metzger
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 1.

CUBS 9TH: Bourque popped to catcher in foul territory; Garrett
grounded out (first to pitcher); Rudolph popped to shortstop; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   9   0    6
 Cubs             1   3   1    6


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