Philadelphia Phillies 5, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 127
Played on Sunday, August 22, 1976 (D) at Veterans Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  5  2
PHI N    0  3  1    0  1  0    0  0  x  -   5 10  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Andrews 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       2   3
Cruz rf                       4   1   1   1       0   2       6   0
Cedeno cf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       6   0
Roberts lf                    4   0   2   0       0   0       0   0
DaVanon 3b                    2   0   1   0       1   0       1   1
Herrmann c                    3   0   0   0       0   2       5   1
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
Dierker p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  McLaughlin p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gross ph                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Larson pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Niekro p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rondon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       30   1   5   1       2   7      24   6

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. DaVanon-Watson.
E: Cruz (5), Roberts (2).

BATTING - 
HR: Cruz (2,4th inning off Underwood 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Cedeno (12,off Underwood); Andrews (15,off Underwood).
Team LOB: 4.

Philadelphia Phillies        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cash 2b                       3   0   0   0       1   1       2   4
Bowa ss                       4   1   1   0       0   0       2   5
Maddox cf                     4   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Luzinski lf                   3   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Martin lf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Johnstone rf                  3   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
Boone c                       3   1   2   1       0   0       7   0
Tolan 1b                      4   1   2   0       0   0      11   0
Harmon 3b                     4   0   1   1       0   2       0   2
Underwood p                   4   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
Totals                       32   5  10   2       3   4      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Cash-Tolan, Cash-Bowa-Tolan.

BATTING - 
2B: Boone (17,off Dierker); Harmon (3,off Dierker).
3B: Johnstone (3,off Dierker).
SF: Boone (6,off McLaughlin).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Maddox (20,2nd base off Niekro/Herrmann); Tolan (7,2nd base off Rondon/Herrmann).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(12-12)              2.1   5   4   3   3   1   0  14
McLaughlin                    1.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   6
Niekro                        3     2   1   1   0   1   0  11
Rondon                        1     2   0   0   0   1   0   5
Totals                        8    10   5   4   3   4   0  36

WP: Dierker (11).
BK: Dierker (2).

Philadelphia Phillies        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Underwood W(9-3)              9     5   1   1   2   7   1  32


Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Frank Pulli, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Terry Tata
Time of Game: 2:12   Attendance: 43513


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Philadelphia Phillies    
1. Andrews             2b        Cash                2b
2. Cruz                rf        Bowa                ss
3. Cedeno              cf        Maddox              cf
4. Watson              1b        Luzinski            lf
5. Roberts             lf        Johnstone           rf
6. DaVanon             3b        Boone               c
7. Herrmann            c         Tolan               1b
8. Metzger             ss        Harmon              3b
9. Dierker             p         Underwood           p

ASTROS 1ST: Andrews singled to right; Cruz struck out; Cedeno
grounded into a double play (second to first) [Andrews out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 1ST: Cash walked; Bowa lined into a double play (third
to first) [Cash out at first]; Maddox popped to second; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson popped to second; Roberts grounded out
(second to first); DaVanon walked; Herrmann struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 2ND: Luzinski flied out to right; Johnstone tripled to
center; Dierker threw a wild pitch [Johnstone scored]; Boone
doubled to left; Tolan singled to right [Boone to third]; Harmon
doubled to left [Boone scored, Tolan scored (error by Roberts)
(unearned) (no RBI)]; Underwood struck out; Cash grounded out
(second to first); 3 R (2 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Phillies 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Dierker was
called out on strikes; Andrews grounded out (pitcher to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 3.

PHILLIES 3RD: Bowa singled to shortstop; Maddox flied out to
center; Dierker balked [Bowa to second]; Luzinski walked;
Johnstone walked [Bowa to third, Luzinski to second]; MCLAUGHLIN
REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING); Boone hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Bowa scored]; Tolan flied out to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Phillies 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz homered; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to
first); Watson flied out to right; Roberts singled to shortstop;
DaVanon singled to center [Roberts to second]; Herrmann struck
out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 4.

PHILLIES 4TH: Harmon was called out on strikes; Underwood
singled to center; Cash flied out to right; Bowa popped to
catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Phillies 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger struck out; GROSS BATTED FOR MCLAUGHLIN;
Gross walked; LARSON RAN FOR GROSS; Andrews grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Larson out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 4.

PHILLIES 5TH: NIEKRO REPLACED LARSON (PITCHING); Maddox singled
to center; Maddox stole second; Luzinski flied out to right
[Maddox scored (error by Cruz) (no RBI)]; Johnstone grounded out
(second to first); Boone grounded out (catcher to first); 1 R, 1
H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno
grounded out (shortstop to first); Watson grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 5.

PHILLIES 6TH: Tolan grounded out (second to first); Harmon
grounded out (shortstop to first); Underwood lined to second; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Roberts singled to shortstop; DaVanon flied out to
center; Herrmann made an out to shortstop; Metzger struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 5.

PHILLIES 7TH: Cash struck out; Bowa flied out to right; Maddox
singled to left; Luzinski flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 5.

ASTROS 8TH: MARTIN REPLACED LUZINSKI (PLAYING LF); BOSWELL
BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Boswell grounded out (shortstop to first);
Andrews flied out to center; Cruz struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 5.

PHILLIES 8TH: RONDON REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); Johnstone
flied out to right; Boone singled to left; Tolan singled to
center [Boone to third]; Tolan stole second; Harmon was called
out on strikes; Underwood popped to pitcher; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 5.

ASTROS 9TH: Cedeno flied out to center; Watson flied out to
right; Roberts grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   5   2    4
 Phillies         5  10   0    7


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