Houston Astros 4, Montreal Expos 2
Regular Season Game 85
Played on Saturday, July 10, 1976 (N) at Astrodome

MON N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  2  0  -   2  7  1
HOU N    1  1  0    0  1  0    0  1  x  -   4  8  0
Montreal Expos               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Mangual lf                    4   1   1   0       1   0       0   0
White cf                      2   1   0   0       2   0       2   0
Jorgensen rf                  4   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Thornton 1b                   4   0   0   1       0   1      11   1
Parrish 3b                    3   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Mackanin 2b                   4   0   3   1       0   0       0   2
Johnson c                     3   0   1   0       0   1       5   1
Frias ss                      2   0   1   0       0   0       2   2
  Morales ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Foli ss                     1   0   1   0       0   0       2   2
Kirby p                       1   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Lyttle ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Murray p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Dwyer ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   2   7   2       3   4      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Kirby-Frias-Thornton.
E: Mangual (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Johnson (1,off Richard); Mangual (9,off Richard).
SH: Kirby (6,off Richard); Johnson (1,off Richard).
HBP: Parrish (1,by Richard).
GDP: Dwyer (3,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 8.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      4   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Andrews 2b                    3   0   0   0       1   0       1   1
Cabell 3b                     4   2   2   0       0   1       1   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   1   1       1   0       8   1
Cruz cf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Roberts lf                    4   1   2   1       0   1       4   0
  Howard lf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Herrmann c                    2   0   0   0       1   1       5   1
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       0   1       2   6
Richard p                     3   0   1   1       0   1       2   1
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   4   8   3       3   5      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Watson.

BATTING - 
2B: Roberts (7,off Kirby).
GDP: Cabell (5,off Kirby).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cabell (19,2nd base off Kirby/Johnson).
CS: Gross (4,2nd base by Murray/Johnson).

PITCHING
Montreal Expos               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Kirby L(1-7)                  6     5   3   2   3   5   0  26
Murray                        2     3   1   1   0   0   0   7
Totals                        8     8   4   3   3   5   0  33


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard W(9-9)                7.2   5   2   2   3   3   0  32
Forsch SV(15)                 1.1   2   0   0   0   1   0   5
Totals                        9     7   2   2   3   4   0  37

HBP: Richard (1,Parrish).

Umpires: HP - Art Williams, 1B - Tom Gorman, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - John McSherry
Time of Game: 2:14   Attendance: 14035


Starting Lineups:

   Montreal Expos                Houston Astros           
1. Mangual             lf        Gross               rf
2. White               cf        Andrews             2b
3. Jorgensen           rf        Cabell              3b
4. Thornton            1b        Watson              1b
5. Parrish             3b        Cruz                cf
6. Mackanin            2b        Roberts             lf
7. Johnson             c         Herrmann            c
8. Frias               ss        Metzger             ss
9. Kirby               p         Richard             p

EXPOS 1ST: Mangual made an out to first; White flied out to
right; Jorgensen flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Expos 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross reached on an error by Mangual; Andrews walked
[Gross to second]; Cabell grounded into a double play (pitcher
to shortstop to first) [Gross scored (unearned), Andrews out at
second]; Watson walked; Cruz grounded out (first unassisted); 1
R (0 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 0, Astros 1.

EXPOS 2ND: Thornton was called out on strikes; Parrish grounded
out (shortstop to first); Mackanin grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Roberts doubled; Herrmann struck out; Metzger struck
out; Richard singled to center [Roberts scored]; Gross singled
to right [Richard to second]; Andrews grounded out (pitcher to
first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Expos 0, Astros 2.

EXPOS 3RD: Johnson made an out to third; Frias singled to left;
Kirby out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Frias to
second]; Mangual grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Expos 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Cabell struck out; Watson grounded out (third to
first); Cruz made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Expos 0, Astros 2.

EXPOS 4TH: White walked; Jorgensen made an out to catcher;
Thornton flied out to left; Parrish forced White (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Roberts struck out; Herrmann walked; Metzger flied
out to center; Richard struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos
0, Astros 2.

EXPOS 5TH: Mackanin singled to left; Johnson out on a sacrifice
bunt (catcher to first) [Mackanin to second]; Frias flied out to
center; Kirby was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Expos 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Gross made an out to third; Andrews made an out to
first; Cabell singled to left; Cabell stole second; Watson
singled to center [Cabell scored]; Cruz grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 0, Astros 3.

EXPOS 6TH: Mangual walked; White grounded out (second to
pitcher) [Mangual to second]; Jorgensen flied out to center;
Thornton flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 0,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Roberts flied out to center; Herrmann grounded out
(shortstop to first); Metzger grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 0, Astros 3.

EXPOS 7TH: Parrish flied out to left; Mackanin singled to
center; Johnson doubled to left [Mackanin to third]; MORALES
BATTED FOR FRIAS; Morales struck out; LYTTLE BATTED FOR KIRBY;
Lyttle flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Expos 0, Astros
3.

ASTROS 7TH: FOLI REPLACED MORALES (PLAYING SS); MURRAY REPLACED
LYTTLE (PITCHING); Richard grounded out (first to pitcher);
Gross singled to center; Gross was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Andrews grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 0, Astros 3.

EXPOS 8TH: Mangual doubled to right; White walked; Jorgensen
grounded out (first to pitcher) [Mangual to third, White to
second]; Thornton grounded out (shortstop to first) [Mangual
scored, White to third]; Parrish was hit by a pitch; FORSCH
REPLACED RICHARD (PITCHING); Mackanin singled to center [White
scored, Parrish to second]; Johnson struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Expos 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Cabell singled to center; Watson grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Cabell to second]; Cruz grounded out
(second to first); Roberts singled to right [Cabell scored,
Roberts out at second (right to shortstop)]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Expos 2, Astros 4.

EXPOS 9TH: HOWARD REPLACED ROBERTS (PLAYING LF); Foli singled to
left; DWYER BATTED FOR MURRAY; Dwyer grounded into a double play
(shortstop to first) [Foli out at second]; Mangual made an out
to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 2, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Expos            2   7   1    8
 Astros           4   8   0    5


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