Houston Astros 9, Chicago Cubs 4
Regular Season Game 88
Played on Friday, July 12, 1974 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    1  0  0    0  0  0    2  0  1  -   4  6  1
HOU N    2  0  5    0  2  0    0  0  x  -   9 13  0
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  3   1   2   1       2   0       1   2
Monday cf                     4   0   1   0       1   1       1   0
Cardenal rf                   3   0   0   1       2   1       2   1
Williams 1b                   4   0   0   0       1   0       9   0
Morales lf                    3   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Madlock 3b                    4   1   1   0       0   0       1   3
Grabarkewitz 2b               4   1   1   0       0   0       2   2
Swisher c                     3   1   1   1       0   0       5   0
Reuschel p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stone p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Fanzone ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pina p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Todd p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ward ph                     0   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Frailing p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Thornton ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   4   6   4       7   2      24   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Williams, Kessinger-Grabarkewitz-Williams.
E: Morales (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Swisher (2,off Wilson).
HR: Kessinger (1,1st inning off Wilson 0 on 0 out).
SF: Ward (1,off Wilson).
HBP: Swisher (1,by Forsch).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Kessinger (5,2nd base off Wilson/M. May).
CS: Williams (4,2nd base by Wilson/M. May).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      5   2   2   0       0   0       2   0
Metzger ss                    4   2   1   1       1   0       2   2
Cedeno cf                     4   0   2   2       0   1       3   0
Watson lf,1b                  3   2   1   0       1   0       5   0
L. May 1b                     4   2   2   4       0   0       7   1
  Howard lf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
M. May c                      3   0   1   0       1   1       5   1
Rader 3b                      4   0   2   1       0   1       0   2
Helms 2b                      4   0   1   0       0   1       2   2
  Milbourne 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Wilson p                      3   1   1   0       0   1       1   2
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       34   9  13   8       3   5      27  12

BATTING - 
2B: L. May (14,off Reuschel); Rader (17,off Frailing).
3B: Metzger (4,off Reuschel).
HR: L. May (15,5th inning off Pina 1 on 0 out).
SF: Cedeno (5,off Reuschel).
HBP: Wilson (1,by Reuschel).
GDP: Helms (8,off Stone).
IBB: M. May (5,by Reuschel).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Gross (10,2nd base off Stone/Swisher).

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reuschel L(8-7)               2.1   5   7   6   2   1   0  15
Stone                         1.2   2   0   0   0   1   0   6
Pina                          0.2   4   2   2   1   1   1   6
Todd                          1.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   5
Frailing                      2     1   0   0   0   2   0   7
Totals                        8    13   9   8   3   5   1  39

WP: Reuschel (3).
HBP: Reuschel (4,Wilson).
IBB: Reuschel (5,M. May).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson W(6-6)                 8     4   3   3   6   2   1  33
Forsch                        1     2   1   1   1   0   0   7
Totals                        9     6   4   4   7   2   1  40

HBP: Forsch (3,Swisher).

Umpires: HP - Tom Gorman, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - Terry Tata
Time of Game: 2:33   Attendance: 16946


Starting Lineups:

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

CUBS 1ST: Kessinger homered; Monday grounded out (first to
pitcher); Cardenal grounded out (shortstop to first); Williams
walked; Williams was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross reached on an error by Morales [Gross to
second]; Jerry Morales dropped a sinking liner; Metzger
tripled to left [Gross scored (unearned)]; Cedeno singled to
shortstop [Metzger scored]; Watson lined into a double play
(first unassisted) [Cedeno out at first]; L. May grounded out
(third to first); 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 2.

CUBS 2ND: Morales popped to catcher in foul territory; Madlock
popped to shortstop; Grabarkewitz grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: M. May flied out to right; Rader flied out to
center; Helms struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros
2.

CUBS 3RD: Swisher grounded out (third to first); Reuschel popped
to catcher in foul territory; Kessinger walked; Monday walked
[Kessinger to second]; Cardenal struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Wilson was hit by a pitch; On a bunt Gross singled
to third [Wilson to second]; Metzger walked [Wilson to third,
Gross to second]; Cedeno hit a sacrifice fly to left [Wilson
scored]; Watson singled to third [Gross to third, Metzger to
second]; L. May doubled [Gross scored, Metzger scored, Watson to
third]; M. May was walked intentionally; Reuschel threw a wild
pitch [Watson scored, L. May to third, M. May to second]; STONE
REPLACED REUSCHEL (PITCHING); Rader singled to right [L. May
scored, M. May to third]; Helms grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Rader out at second]; 5 R, 4 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 7.

CUBS 4TH: Williams flied out to center; Morales flied out to
left; Madlock grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 7.

ASTROS 4TH: Wilson grounded out (third to first); Gross singled
to right; Gross stole second; Metzger popped to shortstop;
Cedeno struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 7.

CUBS 5TH: Grabarkewitz grounded out (pitcher to first); Swisher
flied out to center; FANZONE BATTED FOR STONE; Fanzone grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros
7.

ASTROS 5TH: PINA REPLACED FANZONE (PITCHING); Watson walked; L.
May homered [Watson scored]; M. May singled to right [M. May out
at second (right to second)]; Rader struck out; Helms singled to
third; Wilson singled to center [Helms to second]; TODD REPLACED
PINA (PITCHING); Gross forced Helms (third unassisted); 2 R, 4
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 9.

CUBS 6TH: Kessinger walked; Kessinger stole second; Monday made
an out to catcher; Cardenal flied out to right; Williams
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Astros 9.

ASTROS 6TH: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Cedeno
singled to shortstop; Watson grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Cedeno to second]; L. May flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 9.

CUBS 7TH: WATSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); HOWARD REPLACED
L. MAY (PLAYING LF); Morales popped to second; Madlock singled;
Grabarkewitz singled to center [Madlock to third]; Swisher
doubled to left [Madlock scored, Grabarkewitz to third]; WARD
BATTED FOR TODD; Ward hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Grabarkewitz scored]; Kessinger grounded out (second to first);
2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 9.

ASTROS 7TH: FRAILING REPLACED WARD (PITCHING); M. May struck
out; Rader doubled to left; Helms grounded out (third to first);
Wilson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 9.

CUBS 8TH: MILBOURNE REPLACED HELMS (PLAYING 2B); Monday struck
out; Cardenal walked; Williams flied out to right; Morales
walked [Cardenal to second]; Madlock lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 9.

ASTROS 8TH: Gross flied out to left; Metzger popped to first in
foul territory; Cedeno flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 3, Astros 9.

CUBS 9TH: FORSCH REPLACED WILSON (PITCHING); Grabarkewitz
grounded out (second to first); Swisher was hit by a pitch;
THORNTON BATTED FOR FRAILING; Thornton popped to first in foul
territory; Kessinger singled to left [Swisher to second]; Monday
singled to left [Swisher to third, Kessinger to second];
Cardenal walked [Swisher scored, Kessinger to third, Monday to
second]; Williams grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             4   6   1    9
 Astros           9  13   0    6


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