Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 12
Played on Tuesday, April 20, 1976 (N) at Astrodome

LA  N    0  2  1    0  0  1    0  0  2  -   6 12  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  2    0  0  1  -   3 10  0
Los Angeles Dodgers          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Buckner lf                    5   2   2   0       0   0       2   0
Sizemore 2b                   5   0   0   0       0   2       2   4
Baker cf                      5   1   2   2       0   0       2   0
Garvey 1b                     5   1   3   1       0   2      13   0
Cey 3b                        2   1   0   0       3   0       0   1
Ferguson c                    4   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
  Rodriguez c                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hale rf                       4   0   2   2       0   0       2   0
De Jesus ss                   4   0   0   0       0   2       3   5
Rhoden p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Goodson ph                  1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Marshall p                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       39   6  12   6       3   7      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Sizemore-De Jesus-Garvey, Sizemore-De Jesus-Garvey.
PB: Rodriguez (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Baker (4,off Niekro); Garvey (2,off Hardy).
3B: Hale (1,off Niekro).
IBB: Cey (1,by Hardy).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Buckner 2 (2,2nd base off Niekro/Johnson,2nd base off Hardy/Johnson); Hale
(1,2nd base off Niekro/Johnson).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Milbourne 2b                  4   0   1   0       1   0       2   1
Cabell 3b                     5   0   1   0       0   0       0   4
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     3   1   1   0       1   0       9   1
Johnson c                     3   0   1   0       1   0       7   1
Cruz lf                       4   0   0   1       0   0       1   0
Gross rf                      4   1   2   1       0   1       5   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   2   0       0   1       0   2
Niekro p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Howard ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Griffin p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hardy p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberts ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   3  10   2       3   3      27   9

FIELDING - 
PB: Johnson 2 (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Cabell (2,off Rhoden).
GDP: Cruz (2,off Marshall); Roberts (1,off Marshall).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (7,2nd base off Marshall/Ferguson).

PITCHING
Los Angeles Dodgers          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rhoden W(1-0)                 5     5   0   0   0   2   0  20
Marshall SV(2)                4     5   3   2   3   1   0  18
Totals                        9    10   3   2   3   3   0  38


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(1-2)                 5     6   3   3   1   4   0  22
Griffin                       1     2   1   1   1   1   0   6
Hardy                         3     4   2   2   1   2   0  14
Totals                        9    12   6   6   3   7   0  42

IBB: Hardy (2,Cey).

Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - Paul Runge, 3B - Ed Montague
Time of Game: 2:41   Attendance: 10885


Starting Lineups:

   Los Angeles Dodgers           Houston Astros           
1. Buckner             lf        Milbourne           2b
2. Sizemore            2b        Cabell              3b
3. Baker               cf        Cedeno              cf
4. Garvey              1b        Watson              1b
5. Cey                 3b        Johnson             c
6. Ferguson            c         Cruz                lf
7. Hale                rf        Gross               rf
8. De Jesus            ss        Metzger             ss
9. Rhoden              p         Niekro              p

DODGERS 1ST: Buckner flied out to right; Sizemore grounded out
(shortstop to first); Baker flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Milbourne grounded out (pitcher to first); Cabell
grounded out (second to first); Cedeno grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Garvey singled; Cey made an out to second; Ferguson
singled [Garvey to second]; Johnson allowed a passed ball
[Garvey to third]; Hale tripled [Garvey scored, Ferguson
scored]; De Jesus was called out on strikes; Rhoden was called
out on strikes; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson singled; Johnson made an out to second; Cruz
flied out to center; Gross struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Dodgers 2, Astros 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Buckner singled; Buckner stole second; Sizemore
lined to right; Baker doubled [Buckner scored]; Johnson allowed
a passed ball [Baker to third]; Garvey struck out; Cey walked;
Ferguson lined to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Astros
0.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger grounded out (first unassisted); Niekro
struck out; Milbourne singled; Cabell doubled [Milbourne to
third]; Cedeno flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Dodgers 3, Astros 0.

DODGERS 4TH: Hale singled; Hale stole second; De Jesus grounded
out (third to first) [Hale to third]; Rhoden grounded out (first
to pitcher); Buckner grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Johnson
flied out to center; Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Astros 0.

DODGERS 5TH: Sizemore grounded out (third to first); Baker flied
out to right; Garvey struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers
3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Gross lined to shortstop; Metzger singled; HOWARD
BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Howard singled [Metzger to second]; Milbourne
grounded out (first unassisted) [Metzger to third, Howard to
second]; Cabell grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Astros 0.

DODGERS 6TH: GRIFFIN REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Cey walked;
Ferguson singled [Cey to second]; Hale grounded out (catcher to
first) [Cey to third, Ferguson to second]; De Jesus struck out;
GOODSON BATTED FOR RHODEN; Goodson singled [Cey scored, Ferguson
to third]; Buckner flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Dodgers 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: MARSHALL REPLACED GOODSON (PITCHING); Cedeno
singled; Cedeno stole second; Watson walked; Johnson walked
[Cedeno to third, Watson to second]; Cruz grounded out (first
unassisted) [Cedeno scored, Watson to third, Johnson to second];
Gross singled [Watson scored, Johnson to third]; Metzger was
called out on strikes; BOSWELL BATTED FOR GRIFFIN; Boswell flied
out to left; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 4, Astros 2.

DODGERS 7TH: HARDY REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); Sizemore struck
out; Baker grounded out (third to first); Garvey singled; Cey
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 4,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Milbourne grounded out (second to first); Cabell
grounded out (pitcher to first); Cedeno lined to left; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 4, Astros 2.

DODGERS 8TH: Ferguson grounded out (shortstop to first); Hale
flied out to center; De Jesus flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Dodgers 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: RODRIGUEZ REPLACED FERGUSON (PLAYING C ); Watson
flied out to right; Johnson singled; Cruz grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Johnson out at second]; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 4, Astros 2.

DODGERS 9TH: Marshall grounded out (second to first); Buckner
singled; Buckner stole second; Sizemore struck out; Baker
singled [Buckner scored, Baker to second (on throw to home)];
Garvey doubled [Baker scored]; Cey was walked intentionally;
Rodriguez forced Cey (second unassisted); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Dodgers 6, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Gross singled; Metzger singled [Gross to second];
ROBERTS BATTED FOR HARDY; Roberts grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Gross to third, Metzger out at
second]; Rodriguez allowed a passed ball [Gross scored
(unearned)]; Milbourne walked; Cabell forced Milbourne
(shortstop to second); 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 6,
Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Dodgers          6  12   0    9
 Astros           3  10   0    8


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