Houston Astros 5, New York Mets 4
Regular Season Game 22
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Sunday, May 2, 1976 (D) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  4  0    0  0  1  -   5 11  1
NY  N    0  1  0    2  0  1    0  0  0  -   4  9  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Milbourne 2b                  5   1   2   2       0   1       0   1
Cabell 3b                     5   1   1   2       0   1       3   2
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   2   0       1   0      10   0
Johnson c                     4   0   0   0       0   1       6   0
Roberts lf                    4   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Gross rf                      4   0   2   0       0   0       1   1
  Howard pr,rf                0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Metzger ss                    3   1   1   0       0   0       3   5
Richard p                     3   1   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hardy p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       36   5  11   5       1   5      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Richard-Metzger-Watson, Hardy-Metzger-Watson.
E: Richard (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Roberts (2,off Lolich); Cabell (5,off Lolich).
SH: Metzger (2,off Apodaca).
GDP: Johnson (4,off Lolich).
Team LOB: 6.

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Boisclair rf                  5   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Millan 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       2   3
Unser cf                      2   1   0   0       2   0       4   0
Kranepool lf                  4   3   3   1       0   1       0   0
Kingman 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   2      10   0
Garrett 3b                    3   0   1   1       1   0       0   4
Hodges c                      4   0   1   1       0   0       6   1
Harrelson ss                  4   0   2   0       0   0       4   5
Lolich p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Apodaca p                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Torre ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       33   4   9   3       3   5      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Harrelson-Millan-Kingman.

BATTING - 
2B: Apodaca (1,off Richard).
HR: Kranepool (2,6th inning off Richard 0 on 0 out).
SH: Apodaca (1,off Richard).
GDP: Unser (1,off Richard); Boisclair (1,off Hardy).
IBB: Garrett (1,by Richard).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard W(4-1)                8     8   4   3   3   4   1  34
Hardy SV(3)                   1     1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     9   4   3   3   5   1  37

WP: Richard (3).
IBB: Richard (1,Garrett).

New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lolich                        4.2   8   4   4   1   3   0  22
Apodaca L(1-1)                4.1   3   1   1   0   2   0  16
Totals                        9    11   5   5   1   5   0  38


Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Jim Quick, 3B - Bill Williams
Time of Game: 2:39   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Milbourne           2b        Boisclair           rf
2. Cabell              3b        Millan              2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Unser               cf
4. Watson              1b        Kranepool           lf
5. Johnson             c         Kingman             1b
6. Roberts             lf        Garrett             3b
7. Gross               rf        Hodges              c
8. Metzger             ss        Harrelson           ss
9. Richard             p         Lolich              p

ASTROS 1ST: Milbourne popped to shortstop; Cabell struck out;
Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Boisclair grounded out (second to first); Millan
grounded out (third to first); Unser grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson singled to center; Johnson flied out to
right; Roberts grounded out (second to first) [Watson to
second]; Gross popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Kranepool singled to left; Kingman struck out; Garrett
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Kranepool to second]; Hodges
reached on an error by Richard [Kranepool scored (unearned),
Hodges out at second (right to shortstop)]; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger singled to right; Richard struck out;
Milbourne struck out; Cabell popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets 1.

METS 3RD: Harrelson flied out to left; Lolich struck out;
Boisclair flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Mets 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno grounded out (third to first); Watson walked;
Johnson grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Watson out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Mets 1.

METS 4TH: Millan popped to third; Unser walked; Kranepool
singled to third [Unser to second]; Kingman popped to first;
Garrett singled to right [Kranepool to third, Unser scored];
Hodges singled to left [Kranepool scored, Garrett to second];
Harrelson popped to third; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Mets
3.

ASTROS 5TH: Roberts doubled to right; On a bunt Gross singled to
first [Roberts to third]; Roberts was picked off third (third to
catcher to third to catcher to shortstop) [Gross to third];
Metzger reached on a fielder's choice [Gross out at home
(pitcher to catcher), Metzger to second]; Richard reached on a
fielder's choice; Milbourne singled to center [Metzger scored,
Richard to second]; Cabell doubled to right [Richard scored,
Milbourne scored]; Cedeno singled to left [Cabell scored];
Watson singled to right [Cedeno to third]; APODACA REPLACED
LOLICH (PITCHING); Johnson flied out to center; 4 R, 6 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 3.

METS 5TH: Apodaca doubled to left; Boisclair flied out to
center; Millan singled to left [Apodaca to third]; Unser
grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first)
[Millan out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Roberts singled to center; Gross grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Roberts to second]; Metzger flied out to
center [Roberts to third]; Richard struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 3.

METS 6TH: Kranepool homered; Kingman struck out; Garrett popped
to third in foul territory; Hodges flied out to right; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Milbourne grounded out (second to first); Cabell
grounded out (third to first); Cedeno grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 4.

METS 7TH: Harrelson singled to left; Apodaca out on a sacrifice
bunt (first unassisted) [Harrelson to second]; Boisclair flied
out to left; Millan grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Johnson
struck out; Roberts flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Mets 4.

METS 8TH: Unser walked; Kranepool struck out; Kingman popped to
catcher in foul territory; Richard threw a wild pitch [Unser to
second]; Garrett was walked intentionally; Hodges grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Gross singled to left; HOWARD RAN FOR GROSS; Metzger
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Howard to second];
BOSWELL BATTED FOR RICHARD; Boswell flied out to center [Howard
to third]; Milbourne singled to left [Howard scored]; Cabell
forced Milbourne (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 5, Mets 4.

METS 9TH: HARDY REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); HOWARD STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING RF); Harrelson singled to right; TORRE BATTED FOR
APODACA; Torre struck out; Boisclair grounded into a double play
(pitcher to shortstop to first) [Harrelson out at second]; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5  11   1    6
 Mets             4   9   0    6


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