Houston Astros 4, Chicago Cubs 3
Regular Season Game 53
Played on Saturday, June 5, 1976 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    0  0  0    1  0  1    1  0  0  -   3  6  0
HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  2    1  0  x  -   4  9  1
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Monday cf                     3   0   0   0       2   1       3   0
Cardenal lf                   5   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Madlock 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
Morales rf                    4   2   2   0       0   0       1   0
Biittner 1b                   4   0   1   1       0   0       8   2
Trillo 2b                     2   0   1   1       2   0       3   3
Swisher c                     4   0   1   0       0   1       5   1
Kelleher ss                   2   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
  Wallis ph                   0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Rosello ss                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   1
Renko p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Summers ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Zamora p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  P. Reuschel p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Knowles p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  LaCock ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   3   6   2       6   5      24  13

BATTING - 
2B: Morales (6,off Richard).
GDP: LaCock (2,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Trillo (6,2nd base off Richard/Johnson).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      3   0   1   0       0   2       0   0
  Howard pr,rf                1   1   1   1       0   0       1   0
Andrews 2b                    3   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Cedeno cf                     4   1   2   1       0   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     4   1   2   1       0   0      13   1
Cruz lf                       3   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
  Roberts ph,lf               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Johnson c                     4   0   0   0       0   1       6   0
Cabell 3b                     3   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
Metzger ss                    2   0   0   0       0   1       2   6
Richard p                     3   0   1   0       0   1       0   3
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       31   4   9   4       0   5      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Forsch-Metzger-Watson.
E: Metzger (4).
PB: Johnson (9).

BATTING - 
2B: Richard (1,off Renko); Cedeno (8,off Zamora).
3B: Cruz (3,off Renko).
HR: Cedeno (8,4th inning off Renko 0 on 1 out).
SH: Andrews (3,off Renko); Metzger (5,off Zamora).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Renko                         6     6   3   3   0   4   1  24
Zamora L(3-1)                 1     3   1   1   0   1   0   6
P. Reuschel                   0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Knowles                       0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        8     9   4   4   0   5   1  33

Zamora faced 1 batter in the 8th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard W(6-5)                7.2   6   3   1   4   5   0  33
Forsch SV(12)                 1.1   0   0   0   2   0   0   5
Totals                        9     6   3   1   6   5   0  38


Umpires: HP - Ed Montague, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - Paul Runge, 3B - Nick Colosi
Time of Game: 2:26   Attendance: 10329


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. Monday              cf        Gross               rf
2. Cardenal            lf        Andrews             2b
3. Madlock             3b        Cedeno              cf
4. Morales             rf        Watson              1b
5. Biittner            1b        Cruz                lf
6. Trillo              2b        Johnson             c
7. Swisher             c         Cabell              3b
8. Kelleher            ss        Metzger             ss
9. Renko               p         Richard             p

CUBS 1ST: Monday grounded out (shortstop to first); Cardenal
made an out to first; Madlock lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross struck out; Andrews popped to first; Cedeno
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: Morales made an out to first; Biittner grounded out
(pitcher to first); Trillo walked; Swisher singled to left
[Trillo to second]; Kelleher grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson flied out to center; Cruz flied out to left;
Johnson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 3RD: Renko grounded out (shortstop to first); Monday struck
out; Cardenal was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger
struck out; Richard doubled to left; Gross struck out; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 4TH: Madlock lined to center; Morales doubled to center;
Biittner grounded out (pitcher to first); Trillo singled to
center [Morales scored]; Trillo stole second; Swisher struck
out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Andrews popped to first; Cedeno homered; Watson
singled to center; Cruz forced Watson (second to shortstop);
Johnson forced Cruz (third to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cubs 1, Astros 1.

CUBS 5TH: Kelleher struck out; Renko struck out; Monday grounded
out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger
popped to third; Richard lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 1, Astros 1.

CUBS 6TH: Cardenal popped to second; Madlock grounded out (third
to first); Morales singled to left; Johnson allowed a passed
ball [Morales to second]; Biittner singled to right [Morales
scored (unearned)]; Trillo grounded out (shortstop to first); 1
R (0 ER), 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Gross singled to center; HOWARD RAN FOR GROSS;
Andrews out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Howard to
second]; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first) [Howard to
third]; Watson singled to third [Howard scored]; Cruz tripled to
right [Watson scored]; Johnson grounded out (second to first); 2
R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 3.

CUBS 7TH: HOWARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Swisher flied out
to right; WALLIS BATTED FOR KELLEHER; Wallis walked; SUMMERS
BATTED FOR RENKO; Summers singled to left [Wallis to second];
Monday walked [Wallis to third, Summers to second]; Cardenal
flied out to center; Madlock reached on an error by Metzger
[Wallis scored (unearned) (no RBI), Summers out at home (first
to catcher), Monday to second]; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Cubs 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: ROSELLO REPLACED WALLIS (PLAYING SS); ZAMORA
REPLACED SUMMERS (PITCHING); Cabell singled to third; Metzger
out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Cabell to second];
Richard struck out; Howard singled to right [Cabell scored,
Howard to second (on throw to home)]; Andrews flied out to
center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 4.

CUBS 8TH: Morales flied out to center; Biittner grounded out
(shortstop to first); Trillo walked; FORSCH REPLACED RICHARD
(PITCHING); Swisher popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cubs 3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Cedeno doubled to left; P. REUSCHEL REPLACED ZAMORA
(PITCHING); Watson grounded out (second to first) [Cedeno to
third]; KNOWLES REPLACED P. REUSCHEL (PITCHING); ROBERTS BATTED
FOR CRUZ; Roberts reached on a fielder's choice [Cedeno out at
home (third to shortstop to catcher to shortstop to third),
Roberts to second (on throw to home)]; Johnson flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 4.

CUBS 9TH: ROBERTS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Rosello walked;
LACOCK BATTED FOR KNOWLES; LaCock grounded into a double play
(pitcher to shortstop to first) [Rosello out at second]; Monday
walked; Cardenal grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             3   6   0    8
 Astros           4   9   1    5


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