Houston Astros 7, Montreal Expos 6
Regular Season Game 83
Played on Thursday, July 8, 1976 (N) at Astrodome

MON N    1  0  0    1  0  2    0  1  1  -   6  8  3
HOU N    3  0  0    0  1  0    2  0  1  -   7 11  0
Montreal Expos               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Mangual cf                    1   1   0   0       4   0       3   0
Foli ss                       4   0   1   1       0   0       1   4
Mackanin 2b                   3   0   1   0       1   0       2   2
  Lyttle ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Frias 2b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Thornton 1b                   4   1   1   1       1   1       9   0
Foote c                       5   0   1   0       0   0       6   0
Parrish 3b                    4   1   0   0       1   0       2   1
Jorgensen rf                  3   2   0   0       2   1       1   0
Rivera lf                     4   1   3   3       0   1       1   0
Fryman p                      3   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
  Murray p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Morales ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dunning p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   6   8   5       9   4      25  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Foli-Mackanin-Thornton.
E: Foli (8), Foote (3), Parrish (14).

BATTING - 
2B: Foli (17,off Cosgrove); Rivera (4,off Cosgrove).
HR: Rivera (2,6th inning off Cosgrove 1 on 1 out); Thornton (7,9th inning off
Forsch 0 on 0 out).
SF: Foli (6,off Forsch).
GDP: Foote (3,off Cosgrove).
Team LOB: 10.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard cf                     5   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Andrews 2b                    5   1   1   0       0   0       1   4
Cabell 3b                     5   3   2   0       0   1       1   2
Watson 1b                     3   2   1   1       2   0       9   0
Roberts rf,lf                 4   1   1   2       1   1       1   0
Johnson lf                    3   0   3   3       1   0       2   0
  Cruz pr,rf                  1   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
Herrmann c                    4   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   1   0       1   0       2   2
Cosgrove p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Gross ph                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Forsch p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       36   7  11   7       5   4      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Andrews-Watson.

BATTING - 
2B: Cabell (8,off Fryman); Johnson 3 (14,off Fryman 2,off Murray); Watson (12,off
Fryman).
SH: Cosgrove (4,off Fryman).
GDP: Howard (4,off Fryman).
IBB: Metzger (6,by Fryman); Watson (4,by Dunning); Roberts (1,by Dunning).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cabell 3 (18,2nd base off Fryman/Foote,3rd base off Fryman/Foote,2nd base
off Dunning/Foote).

PITCHING
Montreal Expos               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Fryman                        6.1   8   6   3   3   3   0  31
Murray                        0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Dunning L(0-3)                1.1   2   1   1   2   0   0   8
Totals                        8.1  11   7   4   5   4   0  42

IBB: Fryman (5,Metzger); Dunning 2 (3,Watson,Roberts).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cosgrove                      6     5   4   4   7   3   1  29
Pentz                         1.1   2   1   1   2   1   0   8
Forsch W(2-2)                 1.2   1   1   1   0   0   1   6
Totals                        9     8   6   6   9   4   2  43

WP: Cosgrove (5).

Umpires: HP - Paul Pryor, 1B - John McSherry, 2B - Art Williams, 3B - Tom Gorman
Time of Game: 2:26   Attendance: 6598


Starting Lineups:

   Montreal Expos                Houston Astros           
1. Mangual             cf        Howard              cf
2. Foli                ss        Andrews             2b
3. Mackanin            2b        Cabell              3b
4. Thornton            1b        Watson              1b
5. Foote               c         Roberts             rf
6. Parrish             3b        Johnson             lf
7. Jorgensen           rf        Herrmann            c
8. Rivera              lf        Metzger             ss
9. Fryman              p         Cosgrove            p

EXPOS 1ST: Mangual walked; Foli doubled to left [Mangual to
third]; Cosgrove threw a wild pitch [Mangual scored, Foli to
third]; Mackanin walked; Thornton reached on a fielder's choice
[Foli out at home (third to catcher), Mackanin to third]; Foote
made an out to shortstop; Parrish flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Expos 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Howard flied out to right; Andrews singled to left;
Cabell doubled [Andrews to third]; Watson walked; Roberts
singled to left [Andrews scored, Cabell scored, Watson to
third]; Johnson doubled to left [Watson scored, Roberts to
third]; Herrmann made an out to third; Metzger was walked
intentionally; Cosgrove grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 4
H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Expos 1, Astros 3.

EXPOS 2ND: Jorgensen flied out to left; Rivera struck out;
Fryman singled to right; Mangual flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Howard made an out to third; Andrews flied out to
center; Cabell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 1,
Astros 3.

EXPOS 3RD: Foli made an out to third; Mackanin singled to
center; Thornton walked [Mackanin to second]; Foote grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Thornton out
at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Watson flied out to left; Roberts flied out to
center; Johnson walked; Herrmann made an out to catcher; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 1, Astros 3.

EXPOS 4TH: Parrish grounded out (second to first); Jorgensen
walked; Rivera doubled to left [Jorgensen scored]; Fryman struck
out; Mangual walked; Foli grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Expos 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Metzger singled to center; Cosgrove out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Metzger to second]; Howard
struck out; Andrews flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Expos 2, Astros 3.

EXPOS 5TH: Mackanin flied out to right; Thornton grounded out
(third to first); Foote flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Expos 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Cabell grounded out (third to first); Watson
grounded out (shortstop to first); Roberts reached on an error
by Parrish; Johnson doubled [Roberts scored (unearned)];
Herrmann struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 2,
Astros 4.

EXPOS 6TH: Parrish walked; Jorgensen struck out; Rivera homered
[Parrish scored]; Fryman grounded out (pitcher to first);
Mangual walked; Foli grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Metzger made an out to catcher; GROSS BATTED FOR
COSGROVE; Gross singled to left; Howard grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Gross out at second]; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 4, Astros 4.

EXPOS 7TH: PENTZ REPLACED GROSS (PITCHING); Mackanin grounded
out (pitcher to first); Thornton struck out; Foote singled to
left; Parrish flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos
4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Andrews made an out to shortstop; Cabell reached on
an error by Foli; Cabell stole second; Cabell stole third;
Watson doubled [Cabell scored (unearned)]; MURRAY REPLACED
FRYMAN (PITCHING); Roberts struck out; Johnson doubled to right
[Watson scored (unearned)]; CRUZ RAN FOR JOHNSON; Herrmann
grounded out (first unassisted); 2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Expos 4, Astros 6.

EXPOS 8TH: CRUZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); ROBERTS CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Jorgensen walked; Rivera singled to
right [Jorgensen to second]; MORALES BATTED FOR MURRAY; Morales
made an out to shortstop; Mangual walked [Jorgensen to third,
Rivera to second]; FORSCH REPLACED PENTZ (PITCHING); Foli hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Jorgensen scored]; LYTTLE BATTED FOR
MACKANIN; Lyttle grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Expos 5, Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: FRIAS REPLACED LYTTLE (PLAYING 2B); DUNNING REPLACED
MORALES (PITCHING); Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first);
Forsch grounded out (second to first); Howard grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 5, Astros 6.

EXPOS 9TH: Thornton homered; Foote grounded out (pitcher to
first); Parrish flied out to right; Jorgensen flied out to
right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 6, Astros 6.

ASTROS 9TH: Andrews grounded out (shortstop to first); Cabell
singled; Cabell stole second [Cabell to third (error by Foote)];
Watson was walked intentionally; Roberts was walked
intentionally [Watson to second]; Cruz singled [Cabell scored,
Watson to third, Roberts to second]; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB. 
Expos 6, Astros 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Expos            6   8   3   10
 Astros           7  11   0   10


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