Chicago Cubs 5, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 117
Played on Thursday, August 15, 1974 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    2  0  0  -   3  6  1
CHI N    0  1  1    0  0  0    0  3  x  -   5  8  3
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      5   0   1   2       0   1       1   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       1   0       1   2
Cedeno cf                     3   1   1   0       1   0       3   0
L. May 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   2       6   0
M. May c                      4   0   2   1       0   0       9   1
Watson lf                     3   0   1   0       1   1       2   0
  Howard pr,lf                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Rader 3b                      4   1   1   0       0   1       0   2
Helms 2b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Milbourne pr,2b             1   1   0   0       0   0       1   0
Richard p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Cosgrove p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  C. Johnson ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  York p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Busse ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       34   3   6   3       3   7      24   5

FIELDING - 
E: Milbourne (3).
PB: M. May (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (13,off Reuschel); M. May 2 (13,off Reuschel,off Todd).
GDP: Metzger (9,off Zamora).
IBB: Watson (7,by Todd).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (41,2nd base off Reuschel/Swisher).
CS: Cedeno (14,2nd base by Todd/Swisher).

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  4   1   1   0       0   1       2   3
Cardenal rf                   4   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Williams lf                   4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
  Tyrone pr,lf                0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Thornton 1b                   3   1   1   0       1   0      10   0
Morales cf                    3   2   2   2       1   0       3   0
Madlock 3b                    3   0   2   0       1   1       1   3
Sperring 2b                   3   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
  Mitterwald ph               1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Frailing p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Swisher c                     4   0   1   0       0   0       7   1
Reuschel p                    2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Zamora p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Ward ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Todd p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Grabarkewitz ph,2b          0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   5   8   2       3   9      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Zamora-Kessinger-Thornton, Swisher-Sperring.
E: Kessinger (20), Madlock (14), Sperring (2).

BATTING - 
3B: Kessinger (6,off Richard).
HR: Morales (12,2nd inning off Richard 0 on 1 out).
IBB: Madlock (6,by York).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Madlock (11,2nd base off Richard/M. May).
CS: Swisher (2,2nd base by York/M. May).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard                       5     4   2   1   1   4   1  20
Cosgrove                      1     1   0   0   0   2   0   4
Forsch L(4-4)                 1.1   3   3   1   1   2   0   8
York                          0.2   0   0   0   1   1   0   3
Totals                        8     8   5   2   3   9   1  35

IBB: York (2,Madlock).

Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reuschel                      6.1   5   3   0   1   5   0  28
Zamora                        0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Todd W(3-2)                   1     1   0   0   2   1   0   5
Frailing                      1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     6   3   0   3   7   0  37

IBB: Todd (3,Watson).

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Dutch Rennert, 3B - Shag Crawford
Time of Game: 2:32   Attendance: 9151


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Gross grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger
grounded out (pitcher to first); Cedeno singled to center; L.
May grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Kessinger flied out to center; Cardenal flied out to
left; Williams flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 2ND: On a bunt M. May grounded out (third to first);
Watson doubled to left; Rader flied out to center; Helms flied
out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: Thornton popped to first in foul territory; Morales
homered; Madlock singled to left; Madlock stole second; Sperring
struck out; Swisher grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Richard grounded out (third to first); Gross
grounded out (third to first); Metzger grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 1.

CUBS 3RD: Reuschel grounded out (third to first); Kessinger
tripled to center; M. May allowed a passed ball [Kessinger
scored (unearned)]; Cardenal was called out on strikes; Williams
grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno reached on an error by Kessinger; Cedeno
stole second; L. May struck out; M. May doubled to right [Cedeno
scored (unearned)]; Watson struck out; Rader was called out on
strikes; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 2.

CUBS 4TH: Thornton made an out to second; Morales walked;
Madlock singled to right [Morales to second]; Sperring struck
out; Swisher flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cubs 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Helms lined to third; Richard struck out; Gross
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 2.

CUBS 5TH: Reuschel grounded out (shortstop to first); Kessinger
struck out; Cardenal grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Metzger walked; Cedeno flied out to center; L. May
made an out to shortstop; M. May flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 2.

CUBS 6TH: COSGROVE REPLACED RICHARD (PITCHING); Williams struck
out; Thornton singled; Morales lined to center; Madlock struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Watson lined to left; Rader singled to center; Helms
reached on an error by Sperring [Rader to second]; MILBOURNE RAN
FOR HELMS; C. JOHNSON BATTED FOR COSGROVE; C. Johnson reached on
an error by Madlock [Rader to third, Milbourne to second]; Gross
singled to left [Rader scored (unearned), Milbourne scored
(unearned), C. Johnson to second]; ZAMORA REPLACED REUSCHEL
(PITCHING); Metzger grounded into a double play (pitcher to
shortstop to first) [Gross out at second]; 2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 2 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 2.

CUBS 7TH: MILBOURNE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); FORSCH REPLACED
C. JOHNSON (PITCHING); Sperring flied out to center; Swisher
singled to left; WARD BATTED FOR ZAMORA; Ward was called out on
strikes; Kessinger lined to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 3, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 8TH: TODD REPLACED WARD (PITCHING); Cedeno walked; L. May
struck out while Cedeno was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); M. May doubled to right; Watson was walked
intentionally; HOWARD RAN FOR WATSON; Rader grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 2.

CUBS 8TH: HOWARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Cardenal struck
out; Williams singled to right; Thornton walked [Williams to
second]; TYRONE RAN FOR WILLIAMS; Morales singled to right
[Tyrone scored, Thornton to third]; YORK REPLACED FORSCH
(PITCHING); Madlock was walked intentionally [Morales to
second]; MITTERWALD BATTED FOR SPERRING; Mitterwald struck out;
Swisher reached on an error by Milbourne [Thornton scored
(unearned) (no RBI), Morales scored (unearned) (no RBI), Madlock
to third]; GRABARKEWITZ BATTED FOR TODD; Swisher was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); 3 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 9TH: TYRONE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); GRABARKEWITZ
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); FRAILING REPLACED MITTERWALD
(PITCHING); Milbourne lined to right; BUSSE BATTED FOR YORK;
Busse was called out on strikes; Gross grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   6   1    7
 Cubs             5   8   3    6


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