Chicago Cubs 11, Houston Astros 7
Regular Season Game 126
Played on Sunday, August 17, 1975 (D) at Astrodome

CHI N    0  0  0    2  2  0    6  1  0  -  11 18  2
HOU N    1  1  1    0  0  0    0  2  2  -   7 10  1
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Sperring ss                   5   1   2   1       0   1       2   4
Monday cf                     5   2   1   0       1   3       5   1
Madlock 3b                    6   2   3   0       0   0       0   1
Cardenal lf                   4   2   4   2       0   0       4   0
  Hiser lf                    0   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Morales rf                    5   2   2   1       0   1       1   0
Thornton 1b                   4   1   2   3       1   0       9   0
Trillo 2b                     4   1   2   2       0   0       1   5
Swisher c                     4   0   1   1       0   0       3   0
Burris p                      4   0   1   0       1   2       1   1
Totals                       41  11  18  10       4   7      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Sperring-Trillo-Thornton.
E: Sperring (12), Monday (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Thornton (16,off Crawford); Cardenal (22,off Crawford); Trillo (9,off Granger);
Burris (1,off York).
SH: Trillo (12,off Crawford); Swisher (4,off Granger).
SF: Sperring (2,off Sosa).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Sperring (2,2nd base by Crawford/May); Trillo (6,Home by Granger/May).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard cf                     5   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Gross rf                      5   1   2   0       0   0       4   0
Cruz lf                       3   1   2   2       1   0       2   0
Johnson 1b                    4   1   1   0       1   0       8   0
May c                         4   1   2   3       0   0       7   2
Boswell 3b                    3   1   0   0       1   0       1   2
Helms 2b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       4   1
Metzger ss                    2   1   0   1       1   0       1   5
Crawford p                    2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Granger p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Sosa p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  DaVanon ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  York p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cabell ph                   1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   7  10   7       4   1      27  12

FIELDING - 
E: Helms (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Gross (12,off Burris); Johnson (11,off Burris); Cabell (14,off Burris).
HR: May (4,8th inning off Burris 1 on 2 out).
SF: Metzger (3,off Burris); Cruz (5,off Burris).
GDP: Johnson (4,off Burris).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Howard (16,2nd base off Burris/Swisher).

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Burris W(10-9)                9    10   7   6   4   1   1  40

WP: Burris 2 (2).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Crawford L(2-4)               4.1   9   4   4   0   2   0  22
Granger                       2     4   4   4   1   1   0  10
Sosa                          0.2   3   2   2   1   1   0   6
York                          2     2   1   1   2   3   0  10
Totals                        9    18  11  11   4   7   0  48

WP: Crawford (4).

Umpires: HP - Art Williams, 1B - Paul Runge, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Bruce Froemming
Time of Game: 2:45   Attendance: 8769


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. Sperring            ss        Howard              cf
2. Monday              cf        Gross               rf
3. Madlock             3b        Cruz                lf
4. Cardenal            lf        Johnson             1b
5. Morales             rf        May                 c
6. Thornton            1b        Boswell             3b
7. Trillo              2b        Helms               2b
8. Swisher             c         Metzger             ss
9. Burris              p         Crawford            p

CUBS 1ST: Sperring singled to right; Sperring was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Monday struck out;
Madlock singled to third; Cardenal singled to left [Madlock to
second]; Morales forced Cardenal (shortstop to second); 0 R, 3
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Howard grounded out (first unassisted); Gross
doubled to left; Cruz singled to center [Gross scored]; Johnson
doubled to center [Cruz out at home (center to second to
catcher)]; May flied out to left; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Astros 1.

CUBS 2ND: Thornton grounded out (third to first); Trillo flied
out to left; Swisher flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Boswell walked; Helms singled to shortstop [Boswell
to second]; Burris threw a wild pitch [Boswell to third, Helms
to second]; Metzger hit a sacrifice fly to left [Boswell
scored]; Crawford struck out; Howard grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 2.

CUBS 3RD: Burris grounded out (shortstop to first); Sperring
popped to second; Monday reached on an error by Helms [Monday to
first]; Madlock flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs
0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Gross flied out to center; Cruz walked; Burris threw
a wild pitch [Cruz to second]; Johnson flied out to center; May
singled to center [Cruz scored, May to second (error by
Monday)]; Boswell flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs
0, Astros 3.

CUBS 4TH: Cardenal singled to left; Morales singled to center
[Cardenal to second]; Thornton doubled to center [Cardenal
scored, Morales scored]; Trillo out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher
to first) [Thornton to third]; Swisher grounded out (shortstop
to first); Burris was called out on strikes; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Helms grounded out (pitcher to first); Metzger lined
to shortstop; Crawford flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 3.

CUBS 5TH: Sperring singled to left; Monday singled to left
[Sperring to second]; Madlock flied out to right [Sperring to
third]; Crawford threw a wild pitch [Sperring scored, Monday to
second]; Cardenal doubled to left [Monday scored]; GRANGER
REPLACED CRAWFORD (PITCHING); Morales flied out to left;
Thornton popped to second; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros
3.

ASTROS 5TH: Howard singled to right; Howard stole second; Gross
flied to left in foul territory; Cruz singled to left [Howard to
third]; Johnson grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Cruz out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 4,
Astros 3.

CUBS 6TH: Trillo doubled to center; Swisher out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Trillo to third]; Trillo was caught
stealing home (catcher to third); Burris struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: May popped to catcher in foul territory; Boswell
grounded out (second to pitcher); Helms flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 3.

CUBS 7TH: Sperring grounded out (third to first); Monday walked;
Madlock singled to right [Monday to third]; Cardenal singled to
center [Monday scored, Madlock to second]; Morales singled to
center [Madlock scored, Cardenal to second]; SOSA REPLACED
GRANGER (PITCHING); Thornton singled to left [Cardenal scored,
Morales to second]; Trillo singled to right [Morales scored,
Thornton to third]; Swisher singled to center [Thornton scored,
Trillo to second]; Burris walked [Trillo to third, Swisher to
second]; Sperring hit a sacrifice fly to right [Trillo scored,
Swisher to third]; Monday was called out on strikes; 6 R, 6 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 10, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: HISER REPLACED CARDENAL (PLAYING LF); Metzger
grounded out (second to first); DAVANON BATTED FOR SOSA; DaVanon
grounded out (shortstop to first); Howard grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 10, Astros 3.

CUBS 8TH: YORK REPLACED DAVANON (PITCHING); Madlock singled to
center; Hiser walked [Madlock to second]; Morales struck out;
Thornton walked [Madlock to third, Hiser to second]; Trillo
forced Thornton (shortstop to second) [Madlock scored, Hiser to
third]; Swisher grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cubs 11, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Gross grounded out (shortstop to first); Cruz flied
out to right; Johnson walked; May homered [Johnson scored];
Boswell grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cubs 11, Astros 5.

CUBS 9TH: Burris doubled to center; Sperring struck out; Monday
struck out; Madlock grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 11, Astros 5.

ASTROS 9TH: Helms popped to shortstop; Metzger walked; CABELL
BATTED FOR YORK; Cabell doubled to left [Metzger to third];
Howard reached on an error by Sperring [Metzger scored (RBI),
Cabell stayed at second, Howard to first]; Gross singled to left
[Cabell to third, Howard to second]; Cruz hit a sacrifice fly to
center [Cabell scored (unearned), Howard to third]; Johnson
flied out to left; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 11, Astros
7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs            11  18   2   10
 Astros           7  10   1    6


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