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 Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Boisclair 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   0
Totals                       36   3  10   3       4   4      24  13

BATTING - 
2B: Boisclair (6,off Niekro); Staiger (4,off Niekro).
SF: Kingman (1,off Niekro).
GDP: Torre (11,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 11.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cabell 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   2
Totals                       32   7   9   7       1   3      27   8

FIELDING - 
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 Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Apodaca 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   3
Totals                        8     9   7   7   1   3   1  34

Apodaca faced 6 batters in the 4th inning
IBB: Apodaca (7,Cedeno).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(4-7)                 6.2   7   3   1   4   4   0  32
Forsch                        2.1   3   0   0   0   0   0   9
Totals                        9    10   3   1   4   4   0  41


Umpires: HP - Art Williams, 1B - Tom Gorman, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - John McSherry
Time of Game: 2:32   Attendance: 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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