Houston Astros 8, Chicago Cubs 7
Regular Season Game 63
Played on Saturday, June 15, 1974 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  0  0    2  0  0    1  5  0  -   8 15  2
CHI N    0  0  0    7  0  0    0  0  0  -   7 14  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      5   0   2   0       0   0       1   0
Metzger ss                    5   0   2   1       0   1       0   4
Cedeno cf                     5   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Watson lf                     3   2   3   0       2   0       2   0
L. May 1b                     5   1   1   0       0   0      10   0
Edwards c                     5   1   2   2       0   0       8   1
Rader 3b                      5   2   2   2       0   1       0   6
Helms 2b                      4   0   2   1       0   1       4   2
  Milbourne pr,2b             0   1   0   0       0   0       1   0
Griffin p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brown ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Cosgrove p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gallagher ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Scherman p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  C. Johnson ph               1   1   1   2       0   0       0   0
  J. Johnson p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberts p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       40   8  15   8       2   6      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Rader-Helms-L. May.
E: Metzger (7), J. Johnson (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Edwards 2 (4,off Stone 2); Watson (7,off Stone); Rader (12,off Pina); Gross
(7,off LaRoche).
HR: C. Johnson (4,8th inning off Pina 1 on 1 out).
SH: Griffin (5,off Stone).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Metzger (2,2nd base by Stone/Swisher).

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  5   1   2   1       0   0       1   1
Morales lf                    5   1   2   1       0   0       4   0
Williams 1b                   4   1   3   2       1   0       1   1
Cardenal rf                   5   1   1   0       0   1       3   0
Monday cf                     5   1   4   1       0   0       6   0
Madlock 3b                    4   1   1   2       0   0       1   1
  Alexander 3b                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Rosello 2b                    3   0   0   0       1   1       4   0
  Ward ph                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Thornton ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Harris pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Swisher c                     3   1   1   0       1   2       6   1
  Fanzone ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Stone p                       3   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Pina p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  LaRoche p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Tyrone ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       41   7  14   7       3   7      27   5

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Kessinger-Rosello.
E: Kessinger (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Monday 2 (12,off Griffin,off J. Johnson); Morales (8,off Griffin).
3B: Kessinger (3,off Griffin).
HR: Madlock (3,4th inning off Griffin 1 on 0 out); Williams (9,4th inning off
Griffin 1 on 2 out).
SH: Stone (2,off Cosgrove).
GDP: Morales (7,off Griffin).
IBB: Williams (6,by Griffin).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cardenal (11,2nd base off Forsch/Edwards); Rosello (1,2nd base off Scherman/Edwards).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Griffin                       3.2  11   7   7   1   4   2  22
Forsch                        0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Cosgrove                      2     1   0   0   1   0   0   8
Scherman W(1-3)               1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4
J. Johnson                    1     1   0   0   0   1   0   5
Roberts SV(1)                 1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9    14   7   7   3   7   2  45

J. Johnson faced 2 batters in the 9th inning
WP: Forsch (2), Cosgrove (2).
IBB: Griffin (4,Williams).

Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Stone                         7.1  10   5   5   2   3   0  33
Pina L(3-4)                   0     3   3   3   0   0   1   3
LaRoche                       1.2   2   0   0   0   3   0   7
Totals                        9    15   8   8   2   6   1  43

WP: LaRoche (2).

Umpires: HP - Andy Olsen, 1B - Dutch Rennert, 2B - Shag Crawford, 3B - John Kibler
Time of Game: 3:04   Attendance: 15869


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. Gross               rf        Kessinger           ss
2. Metzger             ss        Morales             lf
3. Cedeno              cf        Williams            1b
4. Watson              lf        Cardenal            rf
5. L. May              1b        Monday              cf
6. Edwards             c         Madlock             3b
7. Rader               3b        Rosello             2b
8. Helms               2b        Swisher             c
9. Griffin             p         Stone               p

ASTROS 1ST: Gross flied out to left; Metzger singled to center;
Metzger was caught stealing second (catcher to second); Cedeno
flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

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

ASTROS 2ND: Watson walked; L. May flied out to left; Edwards
flied out to center; Rader popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: Monday doubled to left; Madlock grounded out (third to
first); Rosello struck out; Swisher struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Helms singled to first; Griffin out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Helms to second]; Gross lined into a
double play (shortstop to second) [Helms out at second]; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 3RD: Stone was called out on strikes; Kessinger grounded
out (first unassisted); Morales doubled to center; Williams was
walked intentionally; Cardenal forced Williams (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Metzger popped to third in foul territory; Cedeno
was called out on strikes; Watson singled to right; L. May
singled to left [Watson to second]; Edwards doubled to right
[Watson scored, L. May scored]; Rader grounded out (third to
first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 0.

CUBS 4TH: Monday singled to left; Madlock homered [Monday
scored]; Rosello grounded out (third to first); Swisher singled
to left; Stone struck out; Kessinger tripled to center [Swisher
scored]; Morales singled to right [Kessinger scored]; Williams
homered [Morales scored]; Cardenal singled to center; FORSCH
REPLACED GRIFFIN (PITCHING); Cardenal stole second; Forsch threw
a wild pitch [Cardenal to third]; Monday singled to center
[Cardenal scored]; Madlock reached on an error by Metzger
[Monday to second, Madlock to first]; Rosello forced Madlock
(shortstop to second); 7 R, 8 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 7.

ASTROS 5TH: Helms lined to center; BROWN BATTED FOR FORSCH;
Brown struck out; Gross flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 7.

CUBS 5TH: COSGROVE REPLACED BROWN (PITCHING); Swisher walked;
Stone out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Swisher to
second]; Cosgrove threw a wild pitch [Swisher to third];
Kessinger popped to first in foul territory; Morales popped to
first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 7.

ASTROS 6TH: Metzger flied out to right; Cedeno flied out to
center; Watson doubled to center; L. May reached on an error by
Kessinger [Watson to third, L. May to first]; Edwards flied out
to left; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 7.

CUBS 6TH: Williams singled to right; Cardenal grounded out
(third to first) [Williams to second]; Monday grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Williams to third]; Madlock grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 7.

ASTROS 7TH: ALEXANDER REPLACED MADLOCK (PLAYING 3B); Rader
singled to center; Helms struck out; GALLAGHER BATTED FOR
COSGROVE; Gallagher flied out to left; Gross singled to left
[Rader to second]; Metzger singled to center [Rader scored,
Gross to second]; Cedeno flied out to center; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 7.

CUBS 7TH: SCHERMAN REPLACED GALLAGHER (PITCHING); Rosello
walked; Rosello stole second; Swisher struck out; Stone lined to
center; Kessinger grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 7.

ASTROS 8TH: Watson walked; L. May flied out to right; Edwards
doubled to left [Watson to third]; PINA REPLACED STONE
(PITCHING); Rader doubled to left [Watson scored, Edwards
scored]; Helms singled to center [Rader scored]; MILBOURNE RAN
FOR HELMS; C. JOHNSON BATTED FOR SCHERMAN; C. Johnson homered
[Milbourne scored]; LAROCHE REPLACED PINA (PITCHING); Gross
doubled to left; Metzger was called out on strikes; Cedeno
struck out; 5 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Cubs 7.

CUBS 8TH: MILBOURNE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); J. JOHNSON
REPLACED C. JOHNSON (PITCHING); Morales flied out to right;
Williams flied out to left; Cardenal struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 8, Cubs 7.

ASTROS 9TH: Watson singled to left; LaRoche threw a wild pitch
[Watson to second]; L. May flied out to right; Edwards grounded
out (first to pitcher) [Watson to third]; Rader struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Cubs 7.

CUBS 9TH: Monday doubled to left; Alexander reached on a
fielder's choice [Monday to third (error by J. Johnson)]; WARD
BATTED FOR ROSELLO; ROBERTS REPLACED J. JOHNSON (PITCHING);
THORNTON BATTED FOR WARD; Thornton reached on a fielder's choice
[Monday out at home (third to catcher), Alexander to third];
HARRIS RAN FOR THORNTON; FANZONE BATTED FOR SWISHER; Fanzone
struck out; TYRONE BATTED FOR LAROCHE; Tyrone forced Harris
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 8, Cubs 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           8  15   2    8
 Cubs             7  14   1   11


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