Chicago Cubs 5, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 123
Played on Thursday, August 14, 1975 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    1  1  0    2  0  0    0  1  0  -   5 10  2
HOU N    0  1  1    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   3 10  0
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kessinger ss                  5   0   0   0       0   2       1   4
Monday cf                     4   1   0   0       1   1       2   0
Madlock 3b                    3   1   3   0       1   0       0   2
Cardenal lf                   4   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Morales rf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
LaCock 1b                     2   2   1   1       1   1      11   1
Sperring 2b                   3   0   3   1       0   0       1   2
Swisher c                     4   0   1   1       0   1       6   1
Stone p                       4   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
Totals                       33   5  10   3       3   8      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Monday (7), Madlock (16).

BATTING - 
SH: Sperring (3,off Richard).
SF: LaCock (3,off Granger).
GDP: Swisher (13,off Richard); Cardenal (8,off Richard).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Madlock (3,2nd base by Richard/May).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard lf,cf                  5   1   3   1       0   0       2   0
Gross rf                      4   0   1   0       1   1       1   0
Cedeno cf                     1   0   1   1       1   0       0   0
  Cruz lf                     2   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
Johnson 1b                    4   1   1   1       0   2       5   1
May c                         4   0   0   0       0   0       9   1
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
Boswell 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
DaVanon ss                    4   0   0   0       0   1       2   3
Richard p                     2   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
  Helms ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Granger p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cabell ph                   1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   3  10   3       2   6      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. DaVanon-Boswell-Johnson, Boswell-DaVanon-Johnson.

BATTING - 
2B: Howard (10,off Stone); Rader (22,off Stone); Cabell (13,off Stone).
HR: Johnson (10,2nd inning off Stone 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cedeno (12,2nd base by Stone/Swisher).

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Stone W(11-5)                 9    10   3   3   2   6   1  38


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard L(8-8)                7     7   4   4   3   7   0  29
Granger                       2     3   1   1   0   1   0   9
Totals                        9    10   5   5   3   8   0  38


Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Bruce Froemming, 3B - Art Williams
Ejections: Cesar Cedeno by Bruce Froemming [Call at 2B (Bumped umpire)]
Time of Game: 2:33   Attendance: 7555


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. Kessinger           ss        Howard              lf
2. Monday              cf        Gross               rf
3. Madlock             3b        Cedeno              cf
4. Cardenal            lf        Johnson             1b
5. Morales             rf        May                 c
6. LaCock              1b        Rader               3b
7. Sperring            2b        Boswell             2b
8. Swisher             c         DaVanon             ss
9. Stone               p         Richard             p

CUBS 1ST: Kessinger struck out; Monday walked; Madlock walked
[Monday to second]; Cardenal grounded out (shortstop to second
to first) [Monday scored (no RBI), Madlock to third]; Morales
lined to right; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Howard grounded out (second to first); Gross struck
out; Cedeno walked; Cedeno was picked off first (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: LaCock walked; Sperring singled to center [LaCock to
third]; Swisher grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [LaCock scored (no RBI), Sperring out at second];
Stone popped to first in foul territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Johnson homered; May reached on an error by Madlock
[May to first]; Rader flied out to right; Boswell singled to
right [May to second]; DaVanon flied out to left; Richard struck
out; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 1.

CUBS 3RD: Kessinger struck out; Monday struck out; Madlock
singled to shortstop; Madlock was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Howard doubled to right; Gross lined to center;
Cedeno singled to center [Howard scored]; Cedeno was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); Cesar Cedeno ejected by
2B umpire Bruce Froemming; Johnson struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 2.

CUBS 4TH: CRUZ REPLACED CEDENO (PLAYING LF); HOWARD CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); Cardenal singled to center; Morales
struck out; LaCock singled to left [Cardenal to third, LaCock to
second (on throw to 3b)]; Sperring reached on a fielder's choice
on a sacrifice bunt [Cardenal scored, LaCock to third]; On a
bunt Swisher singled to second [LaCock scored, Sperring to
second]; On a bunt Stone struck out; Kessinger flied out to
left; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: May lined to first; Rader doubled to center [Rader
to third (error by Monday)]; Boswell popped to shortstop;
DaVanon grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Cubs 4, Astros 2.

CUBS 5TH: Monday popped to third in foul territory; Madlock
singled to second; Cardenal grounded into a double play (second
to shortstop to first) [Madlock out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Richard struck out; Howard grounded out (shortstop
to first); Gross singled to center; Cruz singled to right [Gross
to third]; Johnson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 2.

CUBS 6TH: Morales flied out to left; LaCock struck out; Sperring
singled to third; Swisher flied to left in foul territory; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: May flied out to right; Rader grounded out
(shortstop to first); Boswell grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 2.

CUBS 7TH: Stone struck out; Kessinger grounded out (first to
pitcher); Monday popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: DaVanon was called out on strikes; HELMS BATTED FOR
RICHARD; Helms grounded out (third to first); Howard singled to
left; Gross walked [Howard to second]; Cruz grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 2.

CUBS 8TH: GRANGER REPLACED HELMS (PITCHING); On a bunt Madlock
singled to pitcher; Cardenal singled to third [Madlock to
second]; Morales flied out to left [Madlock to third]; LaCock
hit a sacrifice fly to center [Madlock scored]; Sperring singled
to center [Cardenal to third]; Swisher struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Johnson struck out; May grounded out (shortstop to
first); Rader flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 5,
Astros 2.

CUBS 9TH: Stone grounded out (third to first); Kessinger flied
out to left; Monday flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Boswell grounded out (first to pitcher); DaVanon
flied out to left; CABELL BATTED FOR GRANGER; Cabell doubled to
left; Howard singled to center [Cabell scored]; Gross flied out
to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 5, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             5  10   2    6
 Astros           3  10   0    8


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