Houston Astros 7, New York Mets 3

Regular Season Game 80

Played on Monday, July 5, 1976 (N) at Astrodome

NY N 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 - 3 10 0 HOU N 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 x - 7 9 1

New York MetsAB R H RBI BB SO PO ABoisclair cf 4 1 1 0 1 1 3 0 Millan 2b 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 5 Milner lf 4 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 Kingman rf 4 0 2 2 0 1 2 0 Kranepool 1b 4 0 1 1 1 0 10 1 Grote c 3 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 Staiger 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 Harrelson ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 Apodaca p 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 Myrick p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Vail ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sanders p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Torre ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Lockwood p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Totals36 3 10 3 4 4 24 13BATTING -2B:Boisclair (6,off Niekro); Staiger (4,off Niekro).SF:Kingman (1,off Niekro).GDP:Torre (11,off Forsch).Team LOB:11.

Houston AstrosAB R H RBI BB SO PO ACabell 3b 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 Andrews 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 Cedeno cf 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 0 Watson 1b 4 1 2 2 0 0 7 0 Cruz rf 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 Johnson lf 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 Howard lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Herrmann c 4 1 1 1 0 1 5 0 Metzger ss 3 1 1 2 0 0 3 1 Niekro p 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 Forsch p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2Totals32 7 9 7 1 3 27 8FIELDING -DP:1. Andrews-Metzger-Watson.E:Cabell (8).PB:Herrmann (2).BATTING -2B:Herrmann (5,off Apodaca).3B:Metzger (5,off Apodaca).HR:Watson (9,4th inning off Apodaca 1 on 0 out).SF:Cabell (2,off Myrick).IBB:Cedeno (5,by Apodaca).Team LOB:3.BASERUNNING -SB:Cruz (11,2nd base off Myrick/Grote).

PITCHING

New York MetsIP H R ER BB SO HR BFPApodaca L(1-4) 3 7 6 6 1 0 1 17 Myrick 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 8 Sanders 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 Lockwood 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3Totals8 9 7 7 1 3 1 34 Apodaca faced 6 batters in the 4th inningIBB:Apodaca (7,Cedeno).

Houston AstrosIP H R ER BB SO HR BFPNiekro W(4-7) 6.2 7 3 1 4 4 0 32 Forsch 2.1 3 0 0 0 0 0 9Totals9 10 3 1 4 4 0 41Umpires:HP - Art Williams, 1B - Tom Gorman, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - John McSherryTime of Game:2:32Attendance:14037 Starting Lineups: New York Mets Houston Astros 1. Boisclair cf Cabell 3b 2. Millan 2b Andrews 2b 3. Milner lf Cedeno cf 4. Kingman rf Watson 1b 5. Kranepool 1b Cruz rf 6. Grote c Johnson lf 7. Staiger 3b Herrmann c 8. Harrelson ss Metzger ss 9. Apodaca p Niekro p METS 1ST: Boisclair struck out; Millan made an out to first; Milner singled; Herrmann allowed a passed ball [Milner to second]; Kingman struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0. ASTROS 1ST: Cabell singled; Andrews grounded out (second to first) [Cabell to second]; Cedeno was walked intentionally; Watson grounded out (pitcher to second to first) [Cabell to third, Cedeno to second]; Cruz grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0. METS 2ND: Kranepool flied out to center; Grote walked; Staiger flied out to left; Harrelson flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0. ASTROS 2ND: Johnson flied out to right; Herrmann flied out to left; Metzger flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0. METS 3RD: Apodaca made an out to first; Boisclair doubled; Millan made an out to second; Milner walked; Kingman flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0. ASTROS 3RD: Niekro flied out to right; Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Andrews flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0. METS 4TH: Kranepool walked; Grote forced Kranepool (pitcher to shortstop); Staiger doubled [Grote to third]; Harrelson made an out to catcher; Apodaca struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 0. ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno singled; Watson homered [Cedeno scored]; Cruz singled; Johnson singled [Cruz to second]; Herrmann doubled [Cruz scored, Johnson to third]; Metzger tripled [Johnson scored, Herrmann scored]; MYRICK REPLACED APODACA (PITCHING); Niekro grounded out (pitcher to first); Cabell hit a sacrifice fly to left [Metzger scored]; Andrews made an out to second; 6 R, 6 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Astros 6. METS 5TH: Boisclair grounded out (pitcher to first); Millan singled; Milner grounded out (second to pitcher) [Millan to second]; Kingman singled [Millan scored]; Kranepool flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 6. ASTROS 5TH: Cedeno singled; Watson singled [Cedeno to third]; Cruz forced Watson (second to shortstop) [Cedeno scored]; Cruz stole second; Johnson grounded out (second to first) [Cruz to third]; Herrmann struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 7. METS 6TH: Grote singled; Staiger made an out to second; Harrelson flied out to left; VAIL BATTED FOR MYRICK; Vail grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 7. ASTROS 6TH: SANDERS REPLACED VAIL (PITCHING); Metzger grounded out (pitcher to first); Niekro grounded out (third to first); Cabell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 1, Astros 7. METS 7TH: Boisclair walked; Millan reached on an error by Cabell [Boisclair to third]; Milner struck out; Kingman hit a sacrifice fly to center [Boisclair scored (unearned)]; Kranepool singled [Millan scored (unearned)]; FORSCH REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Grote made an out to third; 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Astros 7. ASTROS 7TH: Andrews grounded out (second to first); Cedeno flied out to left; Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Astros 7. METS 8TH: HOWARD REPLACED JOHNSON (PLAYING LF); Staiger grounded out (pitcher to first); Harrelson singled; TORRE BATTED FOR SANDERS; Torre grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Harrelson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Astros 7. ASTROS 8TH: LOCKWOOD REPLACED TORRE (PITCHING); Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); Howard was called out on strikes; Herrmann flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 3, Astros 7. METS 9TH: Boisclair grounded out (pitcher to first); Millan singled; Milner flied out to center; Kingman singled [Millan to second]; Kranepool made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Mets 3, Astros 7. Final Totals R H E LOB Mets 3 10 0 11 Astros 7 9 1 3

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