Philadelphia Phillies 6, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 25
Played on Wednesday, May 5, 1976 (N) at Veterans Stadium

HOU N    2  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  6  1
PHI N    0  0  0    0  0  6    0  0  x  -   6  6  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Milbourne 2b                  4   1   2   0       0   0       3   4
Cabell 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Cedeno cf                     2   1   2   1       0   0       0   0
  Gross pr,rf                 2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       6   2
Johnson c                     3   1   2   2       1   1       3   1
Roberts lf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Howard rf,cf                  4   0   0   0       0   0       5   1
Metzger ss                    2   0   0   0       1   0       4   1
Niekro p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Cosgrove p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Barlow p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   3   6   3       2   5      24   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Howard-Metzger.
E: Watson (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (6,off Carlton); Milbourne (4,off Carlton).
HR: Johnson (3,4th inning off Carlton 0 on 0 out).
SH: Niekro (1,off Carlton).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Gross (1,2nd base by Carlton/Boone).

Philadelphia Phillies        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cash 2b                       4   0   0   0       1   0       3   2
Bowa ss                       3   0   0   0       1   1       1   5
Schmidt 3b                    3   1   1   0       1   1       1   2
Luzinski lf                   3   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
  Martin cf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Johnstone rf                  3   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
Tolan cf,lf                   4   1   1   4       0   0       2   0
Hutton 1b                     4   1   1   0       0   0      12   0
Boone c                       2   0   0   0       1   0       5   1
Carlton p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  McCarver ph                 0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Reed p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brown ph                    1   1   1   2       0   0       0   0
  Garber p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       28   6   6   6       6   4      27  12

BATTING - 
HR: Tolan (3,6th inning off Niekro 3 on 0 out); Brown (1,6th inning off Cosgrove
1 on 1 out).
SH: Boone (1,off Cosgrove); Garber (2,off Barlow).
HBP: Luzinski (3,by Niekro).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(1-5)                 5     5   4   4   4   3   1  24
Cosgrove                      1     1   2   1   0   0   1   5
Barlow                        2     0   0   0   2   1   0   8
Totals                        8     6   6   5   6   4   2  37

Niekro faced 4 batters in the 6th inning
HBP: Niekro (1,Luzinski).

Philadelphia Phillies        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Carlton                       5     6   3   3   1   3   1  21
Reed W(2-0)                   1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Garber SV(3)                  3     0   0   0   1   0   0  10
Totals                        9     6   3   3   2   5   1  34

BK: Carlton (1).

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Frank Pulli, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Doug Harvey
Time of Game: 2:18   Attendance: 17944


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Philadelphia Phillies    
1. Milbourne           2b        Cash                2b
2. Cabell              3b        Bowa                ss
3. Cedeno              cf        Schmidt             3b
4. Watson              1b        Luzinski            lf
5. Johnson             c         Johnstone           rf
6. Roberts             lf        Tolan               cf
7. Howard              rf        Hutton              1b
8. Metzger             ss        Boone               c
9. Niekro              p         Carlton             p

ASTROS 1ST: Milbourne singled to left; Carlton balked [Milbourne
to second]; Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first) [Milbourne
to third]; Cedeno doubled to right [Milbourne scored]; Watson
flied out to center [Cedeno to third]; Johnson singled to left
[Cedeno scored]; Roberts struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 1ST: Cash walked; Bowa walked [Cash to second]; Schmidt
struck out; Luzinski popped to second; Johnstone popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Phillies 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Howard flied out to left; Metzger walked; Niekro out
on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Metzger to second];
Milbourne grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 2, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 2ND: Tolan flied out to right; Hutton grounded out
(first to pitcher); Boone flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Phillies 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Cabell was called out on strikes; Cedeno singled to
right; GROSS RAN FOR CEDENO; Gross was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); Watson flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 2, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 3RD: GROSS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); HOWARD CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); Carlton struck out (catcher to first);
Cash grounded out (second to first); Bowa was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Phillies 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Johnson homered; Roberts popped to second; Howard
flied out to right; Metzger grounded out (second to first); 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 4TH: Schmidt singled to center; Luzinski singled to
right [Schmidt to second]; Johnstone flied out to center; Tolan
hit into a double play (center to shortstop) [Schmidt out at
third]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Phillies 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Niekro struck out; Milbourne doubled to left; Cabell
grounded out (third to first); Gross grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 5TH: Hutton singled to right; Boone forced Hutton
(second to shortstop); MCCARVER BATTED FOR CARLTON; McCarver
walked [Boone to second]; Cash flied out to center; Bowa
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3,
Phillies 0.

ASTROS 6TH: REED REPLACED MCCARVER (PITCHING); Watson struck
out; Johnson struck out; Roberts grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 6TH: Schmidt walked; Luzinski was hit by a pitch
[Schmidt to second]; Johnstone singled to pitcher [Schmidt to
third, Luzinski to second]; Tolan homered [Schmidt scored,
Luzinski scored, Johnstone scored]; COSGROVE REPLACED NIEKRO
(PITCHING); Hutton reached on an error by Watson [Hutton to
second]; Boone out on a sacrifice bunt (first unassisted)
[Hutton to third]; BROWN BATTED FOR REED; Brown homered [Hutton
scored (unearned)]; Cash grounded out (second to first); Bowa
grounded out (shortstop to first); 6 R (5 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 3, Phillies 6.

ASTROS 7TH: GARBER REPLACED BROWN (PITCHING); Howard grounded
out (pitcher to first); Metzger grounded out (shortstop to
first); BOSWELL BATTED FOR COSGROVE; Boswell grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Phillies 6.

PHILLIES 7TH: BARLOW REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); Schmidt popped
to shortstop; Luzinski struck out; Johnstone walked; Tolan lined
to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Phillies 6.

ASTROS 8TH: TOLAN CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); MARTIN
REPLACED LUZINSKI (PLAYING CF); Milbourne grounded out
(shortstop to first); Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first);
Gross popped to shortstop in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 3, Phillies 6.

PHILLIES 8TH: Hutton popped to third; Boone walked; Garber out
on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Boone to second]; Cash
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Phillies 6.

ASTROS 9TH: Watson grounded out (third to first); Johnson
walked; Roberts lined to third; Howard flied out to right; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Phillies 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   6   1    4
 Phillies         6   6   0    7


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