Houston Astros 8, Philadelphia Phillies 3
Regular Season Game 125
Played on Friday, August 20, 1976 (N) at Veterans Stadium

HOU N    1  0  0    4  0  0    0  3  0  -   8 14  0
PHI N    0  1  0    0  1  0    0  0  1  -   3  5  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard lf                     4   1   3   1       1   0       2   0
Cabell 3b                     5   0   1   1       0   2       0   4
Cedeno cf                     5   0   1   1       0   1       3   0
Watson 1b                     5   1   1   0       0   0      11   1
Cruz rf                       5   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Johnson c                     4   2   2   0       1   1       3   0
DaVanon 2b                    5   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Metzger ss                    3   2   1   1       1   1       4   2
Larson p                      4   2   3   4       0   1       1   0
Totals                       40   8  14   8       3   7      27   9

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (22,off Twitchell).
3B: Larson (1,off Twitchell).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Howard 2 (7,2nd base off Twitchell/Oates 2).

Philadelphia Phillies        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cash 2b                       4   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Bowa ss                       4   0   0   0       0   0       1   4
Schmidt 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   2       1   3
Luzinski lf                   3   2   2   1       1   0       3   0
Johnstone rf                  4   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Maddox cf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Boone 1b                      2   1   1   1       0   0      10   0
Oates c                       3   0   0   0       0   0       8   1
Twitchell p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tolan ph                    0   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Schueler p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Garber p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brown ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Christenson p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   3   5   3       1   3      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Bowa (10), Boone (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Boone (16,off Larson).
HR: Luzinski (19,9th inning off Larson 0 on 1 out).
SF: Boone (5,off Larson); Tolan (4,off Larson).
Team LOB: 3.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Larson W(3-4)                 9     5   3   3   1   3   1  33


Philadelphia Phillies        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Twitchell L(2-1)              5     6   5   1   3   6   0  24
Schueler                      2.2   6   3   3   0   1   0  13
Garber                        0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Christenson                   1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9    14   8   4   3   7   0  43

WP: Twitchell (4).

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Doug Harvey, 3B - Frank Pulli
Time of Game: 2:23   Attendance: 36049


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Philadelphia Phillies    
1. Howard              lf        Cash                2b
2. Cabell              3b        Bowa                ss
3. Cedeno              cf        Schmidt             3b
4. Watson              1b        Luzinski            lf
5. Cruz                rf        Johnstone           rf
6. Johnson             c         Maddox              cf
7. DaVanon             2b        Boone               1b
8. Metzger             ss        Oates               c
9. Larson              p         Twitchell           p

ASTROS 1ST: Howard singled to first; Howard stole second; Cabell
struck out; Cedeno doubled to right [Howard scored]; Watson
grounded out (first unassisted) [Cedeno to third]; Cruz struck
out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 1ST: Cash grounded out (third to first); Bowa flied out
to right; Schmidt struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Phillies 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Johnson struck out; DaVanon grounded out (second to
first); Metzger struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 2ND: Luzinski walked; Johnstone singled to center
[Luzinski to second]; Maddox singled to center [Luzinski to
third, Johnstone to second]; Boone hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Luzinski scored, Johnstone to third]; Oates popped to
shortstop; Twitchell forced Maddox (shortstop unassisted); 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Larson struck out; Howard walked; Howard stole
second; Cabell grounded out (second to first); Cedeno struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 3RD: Cash lined to second; Bowa grounded out (second to
first); Schmidt grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson reached on an error by Boone [Watson to
first]; Cruz popped to shortstop; Johnson walked [Watson to
second]; DaVanon flied out to center; Metzger walked [Watson to
third, Johnson to second]; Larson tripled to center [Watson
scored (unearned), Johnson scored (unearned), Metzger scored
(unearned)]; Howard singled to shortstop [Larson scored
(unearned), Howard to second (error by Bowa)]; Cabell grounded
out (third to first); 4 R (0 ER), 2 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5,
Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 4TH: Luzinski grounded out (shortstop to first);
Johnstone struck out; Maddox grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Phillies 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); Watson
singled to right; Twitchell threw a wild pitch [Watson to
second]; Cruz singled to right [Watson out at home (right to
catcher)]; Johnson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 5, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 5TH: Boone doubled to left; Oates grounded out (first
unassisted) [Boone to third]; TOLAN BATTED FOR TWITCHELL; Tolan
hit a sacrifice fly to left [Boone scored]; Cash grounded out
(third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Phillies 2.

ASTROS 6TH: SCHUELER REPLACED TOLAN (PITCHING); DaVanon grounded
out (shortstop to first); Metzger flied out to center; Larson
singled to center; Howard flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 5, Phillies 2.

PHILLIES 6TH: Bowa flied out to left; Schmidt flied out to
right; Luzinski singled to left; Johnstone popped to shortstop;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Phillies 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Cabell struck out; Cedeno flied out to left; Watson
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5,
Phillies 2.

PHILLIES 7TH: Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); Boone
grounded out (third to first); Oates popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Phillies 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); Johnson
singled to left; DaVanon singled to center [Johnson to second];
Metzger singled to left [Johnson scored, DaVanon to third];
DaVanon was picked off third (catcher to third) [Metzger to
second]; Larson singled to right [Metzger scored]; Howard
singled to shortstop [Larson to second]; GARBER REPLACED
SCHUELER (PITCHING); Cabell singled to left [Larson scored,
Howard to second]; Cedeno flied out to center; 3 R, 6 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 8, Phillies 2.

PHILLIES 8TH: BROWN BATTED FOR GARBER; Brown grounded out
(second to first); Cash lined to first; Bowa flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Phillies 2.

ASTROS 9TH: CHRISTENSON REPLACED BROWN (PITCHING); Watson
grounded out (shortstop to first); Cruz flied out to left;
Johnson singled to left; DaVanon flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Phillies 2.

PHILLIES 9TH: Schmidt struck out; Luzinski homered; Johnstone
grounded out (first to pitcher); Maddox flied out to center; 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Phillies 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           8  14   0    8
 Phillies         3   5   2    3


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