Houston Astros 7, New York Mets 1
Regular Season Game 51
Played on Friday, May 31, 1974 (N) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  2  0    0  1  1    1  0  2  -   7 13  0
NY  N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  7  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross lf                      4   0   0   0       1   1       4   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   0   0       1   1       1   3
Cedeno cf                     5   3   4   1       0   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     5   1   2   0       0   0       9   0
C. Johnson c                  0   2   0   1       4   0       4   0
Brown rf                      4   0   1   1       1   1       1   0
Rader 3b                      5   1   3   2       0   2       2   1
Helms 2b                      4   0   3   1       0   1       2   4
  Milbourne 2b                1   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Wilson p                      0   0   0   1       0   0       0   1
  Scherman p                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       33   7  13   7       7   7      27  11

BATTING - 
2B: Helms (8,off Apodaca).
3B: Rader (1,off Koosman).
HR: Cedeno (10,7th inning off Apodaca 0 on 0 out).
SH: Wilson 2 (2,off Koosman 2).
SF: Wilson (1,off Koosman); C. Johnson (2,off Koosman).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cedeno (6,2nd base by Koosman/Grote).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Harrelson ss                  2   0   0   0       2   0       1   6
  Martinez ph,ss              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Millan 2b                     5   0   1   0       0   0       5   3
Jones lf                      4   1   1   0       1   0       1   1
Staub rf                      4   0   2   0       1   0       0   0
Milner 1b                     4   0   1   1       0   0      10   1
Schneck cf                    2   0   1   0       1   0       2   1
  Hahn ph,cf                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Garrett 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Grote c                       4   0   1   0       0   0       7   0
Koosman p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   4
  Kranepool ph                0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Apodaca p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dyer ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Miller p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       33   1   7   1       6   2      27  19

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Schneck-Millan.

BATTING - 
2B: Schneck (5,off Wilson).
SH: Koosman (5,off Wilson).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Harrelson (4,2nd base off Wilson/C. Johnson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson W(2-3)                 6.1   7   1   1   6   0   0  32
Scherman SV(3)                2.2   0   0   0   0   2   0   8
Totals                        9     7   1   1   6   2   0  40


New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Koosman L(5-3)                6     8   4   4   5   2   0  29
Apodaca                       2     2   1   1   1   5   1   9
Miller                        1     3   2   2   1   0   0   6
Totals                        9    13   7   7   7   7   1  44


Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Tom Gorman, 3B - Bill Williams
Time of Game: 2:44   Attendance: 20736


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Gross               lf        Harrelson           ss
2. Metzger             ss        Millan              2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Jones               lf
4. Watson              1b        Staub               rf
5. C. Johnson          c         Milner              1b
6. Brown               rf        Schneck             cf
7. Rader               3b        Garrett             3b
8. Helms               2b        Grote               c
9. Wilson              p         Koosman             p

ASTROS 1ST: Gross grounded out (pitcher to first); Metzger
grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno popped to third; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Harrelson walked; Harrelson stole second; Millan flied
to right; Jones walked; Staub walked [Harrelson to third, Jones
to second]; Milner popped to catcher in foul territory; Schneck
popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros
0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson singled to center; C. Johnson walked [Watson
to second]; Brown walked [Watson to third, C. Johnson to
second]; Rader singled to right [Brown to second, C. Johnson to
third, Watson scored]; Helms struck out; Wilson hit a sacrifice
fly to left [C. Johnson scored]; Gross forced Rader (shortstop
to second); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Garrett grounded out (second to first); Grote singled
to center; Koosman out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Grote to second]; Harrelson walked; Millan forced Harrelson
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger walked; Cedeno singled [Metzger to second];
Watson flied to center [Metzger to third]; Cedeno was picked off
and caught stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop); C.
Johnson walked; Brown grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: Jones grounded out (third to first); Staub singled to
right; Milner popped to catcher in foul territory; Schneck
walked [Staub to second]; Garrett popped to third in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader was called out on strikes; Helms singled to
center; Wilson out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Helms to second]; Gross walked; Metzger forced Gross (shortstop
to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 0.

METS 4TH: Grote grounded out (shortstop to first); Koosman flied
to left; Harrelson flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
2, Mets 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Cedeno singled to right; Watson singled to center
[Cedeno to third]; C. Johnson sacrifice flied into a double play
to center [Cedeno scored, Watson out at second (center to
second)]; Brown popped to first in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 0.

METS 5TH: Millan singled to left; Jones popped to first; Staub
forced Millan (second to shortstop); Milner grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Mets 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Rader tripled to left; Helms singled to left [Rader
scored]; Wilson out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first)
[Helms to second]; Gross grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Helms to third]; Metzger grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 0.

METS 6TH: Schneck doubled to right; Garrett flied to left; Grote
grounded out (shortstop to first); KRANEPOOL BATTED FOR KOOSMAN;
Kranepool walked; Harrelson grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 0.

ASTROS 7TH: APODACA REPLACED KRANEPOOL (PITCHING); Cedeno
homered; Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); C. Johnson
walked; Brown struck out; Rader struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 0.

METS 7TH: Millan flied to center; Jones singled to left; Staub
singled to right [Jones to second]; Milner singled to center
[Staub to second, Jones scored]; SCHERMAN REPLACED WILSON
(PITCHING); HAHN BATTED FOR SCHNECK; Hahn struck out; Garrett
struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 1.

ASTROS 8TH: HAHN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Helms doubled to
center; Scherman was called out on strikes; Gross struck out;
Metzger struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 1.

METS 8TH: MILBOURNE REPLACED HELMS (PLAYING 2B); Grote popped to
second; DYER BATTED FOR APODACA; Dyer flied to center; MARTINEZ
BATTED FOR HARRELSON; Martinez flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 1.

ASTROS 9TH: MARTINEZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); MILLER
REPLACED DYER (PITCHING); Cedeno singled to right; Watson
grounded out (second to first) [Cedeno to second]; C. Johnson
walked; Brown singled to center [C. Johnson to second, Cedeno
scored]; Rader singled to left [C. Johnson scored, Brown out at
third (left to third to second to shortstop to second), Rader to
second (on throw to 3b)]; Milbourne grounded out (pitcher to
first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 1.

METS 9TH: Millan grounded out (second to first); Jones flied to
center; Staub grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 7, Mets 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7  13   0   10
 Mets             1   7   0   12


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