New York Mets 4, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 17
Played on Sunday, April 25, 1976 (D) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  0  1    0  0  0    1  2  0  -   4  9  0
HOU N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  4  1
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Unser cf                      5   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
Millan 2b                     5   0   2   1       0   0       2   2
Milner lf                     3   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
  Boisclair lf                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Kranepool 1b                  4   1   1   0       0   0      11   1
Kingman rf                    4   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Garrett 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Hodges c                      4   1   2   1       0   0       7   0
Harrelson ss                  1   1   0   0       2   0       1   5
Matlack p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Torre ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sanders p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       33   4   9   3       3   0      27  12

BATTING - 
SH: Matlack (1,off Niekro); Harrelson (2,off Niekro).
GDP: Kingman (2,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Garrett (2,2nd base by Niekro/Jutze).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Milbourne 2b                  4   1   1   0       0   2       2   6
Cabell 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   4
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   2       0   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   1   0       1   1      12   0
Roberts lf                    2   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
  Gross ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Jutze c                       3   0   0   0       0   2       1   2
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Howard rf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       0   0       6   1
Niekro p                      2   0   1   0       1   1       0   1
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       31   2   4   2       3   7      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Cabell-Jutze.
E: Watson (2).
PB: Jutze (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Niekro (1,off Sanders).
HR: Cedeno (6,4th inning off Matlack 1 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Matlack                       6     3   2   2   3   5   1  24
Sanders W(1-0)                3     1   0   0   0   2   0  10
Totals                        9     4   2   2   3   7   1  34

WP: Matlack (1).
BK: Matlack (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(1-3)                 7.2   9   4   3   3   0   0  34
Forsch                        1.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9     9   4   3   3   0   0  38

WP: Niekro 2 (2).

Umpires: HP - Jim Quick, 1B - Bill Williams, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:27   Attendance: 10246


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Unser               cf        Milbourne           2b
2. Millan              2b        Cabell              3b
3. Milner              lf        Cedeno              cf
4. Kranepool           1b        Watson              1b
5. Kingman             rf        Roberts             lf
6. Garrett             3b        Jutze               c
7. Hodges              c         Howard              rf
8. Harrelson           ss        Metzger             ss
9. Matlack             p         Niekro              p

METS 1ST: Unser grounded out (second to first); Millan popped to
first; Milner walked; Kranepool forced Milner (second to
shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Milbourne was called out on strikes; Cabell grounded
out (shortstop to first); Cedeno grounded out (third to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 2ND: Kingman grounded out (third to first); Garrett popped
to shortstop; Hodges grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (pitcher to first); Roberts
struck out; Jutze was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 3RD: Harrelson walked; Matlack out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Harrelson to second]; Unser popped to
shortstop; Millan singled to center [Harrelson scored]; Milner
grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Howard grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger
grounded out (shortstop to first); Niekro struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

METS 4TH: Kranepool grounded out (second to first); Kingman
grounded out (shortstop to first); Garrett singled to right;
Garrett was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Milbourne singled to center; Matlack balked
[Milbourne to second]; Cabell grounded out (third to first);
Cedeno homered [Milbourne scored]; Watson singled to right;
Roberts forced Watson (second to shortstop); Jutze popped to
second; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 2.

METS 5TH: Hodges flied out to center; Harrelson walked; Matlack
forced Harrelson (catcher to shortstop); Niekro threw a wild
pitch [Matlack to second]; Unser flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Howard flied out to left; Metzger grounded out
(pitcher to first); Niekro walked; Milbourne lined to third; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 2.

METS 6TH: Millan singled to left; Milner singled to right
[Millan to second]; Kranepool reached on an error by Watson
[Milner to second, Millan to third]; Kingman grounded into a
double play (third to third to catcher) [Kranepool to second,
Millan out at home, Milner out at third]; Garrett flied out to
center; 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Cabell popped to second; Cedeno flied out to center;
Watson walked; Matlack threw a wild pitch [Watson to second];
Roberts walked; Jutze struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 1,
Astros 2.

METS 7TH: Hodges singled to left; Harrelson out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to second) [Hodges to second]; TORRE BATTED FOR
MATLACK; Jutze allowed a passed ball [Hodges to third]; Torre
flied out to right; Unser singled to first [Hodges scored
(unearned)]; Millan grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R (0 ER),
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: SANDERS REPLACED TORRE (PITCHING); Howard grounded
out (first to pitcher); Metzger flied out to center; Niekro
doubled to left; Milbourne struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Mets 2, Astros 2.

METS 8TH: Milner popped to shortstop; Kranepool singled to
right; Kingman singled to left [Kranepool to second]; Garrett
grounded out (second to first) [Kranepool to third, Kingman to
second]; Niekro threw a wild pitch [Kingman to third, Kranepool
scored]; Hodges singled to right [Kingman scored]; FORSCH
REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Harrelson flied out to left; 2 R, 3
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: BOISCLAIR REPLACED MILNER (PLAYING LF); Cabell
grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno flied out to right;
Watson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 2.

METS 9TH: Sanders grounded out (second to first); Unser grounded
out (pitcher to first); Millan grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: GROSS BATTED FOR ROBERTS; Gross grounded out (first
unassisted); BOSWELL BATTED FOR JUTZE; Boswell grounded out
(second to first); Howard grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             4   9   0    7
 Astros           2   4   1    5


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