Chicago Cubs 5, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 63
Played on Thursday, June 14, 1973 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    0  0  0    2  1  0    2  0  0  -   5  9  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  2  0    1  1  0  -   4  6  0
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  4   1   2   0       1   0       1   3
Beckert 2b                    4   1   2   0       0   0       1   1
  Popovich 2b                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Williams lf                   3   1   2   3       1   0       3   0
Hickman 1b                    3   1   1   0       1   1      13   0
Santo 3b                      4   1   1   0       0   0       2   5
Cardenal rf                   3   0   0   1       0   0       1   0
Hundley c                     4   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
James cf                      3   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
  Monday ph,cf                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Jenkins p                     4   0   0   0       0   3       0   1
Totals                       33   5   9   5       3   4      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Cardenal (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Santo (13,off Reuss).
HR: Williams (10,7th inning off Reuss 1 on 2 out).
SH: Beckert (3,off Reuss).
SF: Cardenal (2,off Reuss).
GDP: Beckert (9,off Reuss).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Kessinger (2,2nd base off York/Watson).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wynn rf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   1       0   0       1   2
  York p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   0       0   0       5   0
Watson lf,c                   4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
May 1b                        4   1   1   1       0   0      10   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
Helms 2b                      4   1   1   2       0   0       3   2
Jutze c                       2   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
  Gallagher ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Torres ss                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Reuss p                       2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Stewart ph,lf               1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   4   6   4       0   2      27  11

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

BATTING - 
2B: May (9,off Jenkins).
3B: Metzger (9,off Jenkins).
HR: Helms (1,5th inning off Jenkins 1 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 3.

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Jenkins W(7-4)                9     6   4   2   0   2   1  34


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reuss L(7-5)                  8     8   5   5   3   4   1  34
York                          1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9     9   5   5   3   4   1  38


Umpires: HP - Terry Tata, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Bruce Froemming
Time of Game: 2:10   Attendance: 17359


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. Kessinger           ss        Wynn                rf
2. Beckert             2b        Metzger             ss
3. Williams            lf        Cedeno              cf
4. Hickman             1b        Watson              lf
5. Santo               3b        May                 1b
6. Cardenal            rf        Rader               3b
7. Hundley             c         Helms               2b
8. James               cf        Jutze               c
9. Jenkins             p         Reuss               p

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

ASTROS 1ST: Wynn lined to third; Metzger flied out to right;
Cedeno flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: Cardenal grounded out (first unassisted); Hundley
grounded out (third to first); James grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (third to first); May grounded
out (third to first); Rader flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 3RD: Jenkins struck out; Kessinger grounded out (second to
first); Beckert singled to center; Williams flied out to left; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Helms grounded out (shortstop to first); Jutze flied
out to center; Reuss flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 4TH: Hickman walked; Santo doubled to left [Hickman to
third]; Cardenal hit a sacrifice fly to center [Hickman scored];
Hundley singled to center [Santo scored, Hundley to second (on
throw)]; James popped to first in foul territory; Jenkins was
called out on strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn was called out on strikes; Metzger grounded out
(first unassisted); Cedeno popped to first in foul territory; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

CUBS 5TH: Kessinger singled to left; Beckert out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Kessinger to second]; Williams singled
to center [Kessinger scored]; Hickman flied out to center; Santo
forced Williams (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cubs 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Watson grounded out (third to first); May reached on
an error by Cardenal [May to second]; Rader made an out to
second; Helms homered (unearned) [May scored (unearned)]; Jutze
grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 3, Astros 2.

CUBS 6TH: Cardenal lined to shortstop; Hundley flied out to
right; James flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Reuss flied out to left; Wynn popped to shortstop in
foul territory; Metzger flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 2.

CUBS 7TH: Jenkins was called out on strikes; Kessinger grounded
out (pitcher to first); Beckert singled to center; Williams
homered [Beckert scored]; Hickman struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Cedeno singled to third; Watson popped to first in
foul territory; May doubled to center [Cedeno scored]; Rader
grounded out (second to first) [May to third]; Helms grounded
out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 5, Astros 3.

CUBS 8TH: Santo grounded out (shortstop to first); Cardenal
flied out to center; Hundley flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: GALLAGHER BATTED FOR JUTZE; Gallagher was called out
on strikes; STEWART BATTED FOR REUSS; Stewart singled to right;
Wynn popped to third in foul territory; Metzger tripled to right
[Stewart scored]; Cedeno grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 5, Astros 4.

CUBS 9TH: STEWART STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); WATSON CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING C ); YORK REPLACED METZGER (PITCHING); TORRES
REPLACED GALLAGHER (PLAYING SS); MONDAY BATTED FOR JAMES; Monday
grounded out (pitcher to first); Jenkins grounded out (shortstop
to first); Kessinger singled to center; Kessinger stole second;
Beckert lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 5, Astros 4.

ASTROS 9TH: MONDAY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); POPOVICH
REPLACED BECKERT (PLAYING 2B); Watson grounded out (shortstop to
first); May grounded out (pitcher to first); Rader singled to
center; Helms lined to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 5,
Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             5   9   1    6
 Astros           4   6   0    3


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