Chicago Cubs 5, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 129
Played on Wednesday, August 25, 1976 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  7  1
CHI N    2  3  0    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   5 10  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
DaVanon 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Cabell 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       3   2
Cedeno cf                     4   1   2   1       0   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   2       6   0
Cruz rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Roberts lf                    4   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Herrmann c                    3   0   0   0       1   0       4   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Larson p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Gross ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Niekro p                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Howard ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Rondon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   1   7   1       1   4      24   6

FIELDING - 
E: Watson (13).

BATTING - 
2B: Niekro (2,off Burris).
HR: Cedeno (17,6th inning off Burris 0 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (41,2nd base off Burris/Mitterwald).

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Monday 1b                     4   2   2   0       1   0      13   0
Cardenal lf                   5   1   1   1       0   0       4   0
Madlock 3b                    4   1   2   4       0   0       1   4
Wallis cf                     4   0   2   0       0   0       3   0
LaCock rf                     3   0   2   0       1   0       2   1
Trillo 2b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       0   3
Mitterwald c                  4   0   0   0       0   3       4   0
Kelleher ss                   4   1   1   0       0   0       0   4
Burris p                      3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Totals                       34   5  10   5       3   4      27  13

BATTING - 
2B: Madlock (32,off Larson).
3B: LaCock (2,off Larson).
HR: Madlock (13,1st inning off Larson 1 on 1 out).
SH: Burris (6,off Larson).
Team LOB: 9.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Larson L(3-5)                 2     5   5   4   1   1   1  13
Niekro                        5     4   0   0   2   2   0  21
Rondon                        1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        8    10   5   4   3   4   1  38


Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Burris W(11-12)               9     7   1   1   1   4   1  34

WP: Burris (6).

Umpires: HP - Ed Montague, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - Paul Runge, 3B - Nick Colosi
Time of Game: 2:11   Attendance: 8770


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. DaVanon             2b        Monday              1b
2. Cabell              3b        Cardenal            lf
3. Cedeno              cf        Madlock             3b
4. Watson              1b        Wallis              cf
5. Cruz                rf        LaCock              rf
6. Roberts             lf        Trillo              2b
7. Herrmann            c         Mitterwald          c
8. Metzger             ss        Kelleher            ss
9. Larson              p         Burris              p

ASTROS 1ST: DaVanon grounded out (shortstop to first); Cabell
lined to center; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Monday reached on an error by Watson [Monday to
second]; Cardenal flied out to right; Madlock homered [Monday
scored (unearned)]; Wallis popped to third in foul territory;
LaCock tripled to left; Trillo popped to third in foul
territory; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson singled to shortstop; Cruz singled to right
[Watson out at third (right to third), Cruz to second (on throw
to 3b)]; Roberts grounded out (shortstop to first); Burris threw
a wild pitch [Cruz to third]; Herrmann walked; Metzger grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 2.

CUBS 2ND: Mitterwald struck out; Kelleher singled to pitcher;
Burris out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher unassisted) [Kelleher to
second]; Monday walked; Cardenal singled to right [Kelleher
scored, Monday to second]; Madlock doubled to right [Monday
scored, Cardenal scored]; Wallis grounded out (second to first);
3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 3RD: GROSS BATTED FOR LARSON; Gross was called out on
strikes; DaVanon grounded out (second to first); Cabell grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 5.

CUBS 3RD: NIEKRO REPLACED GROSS (PITCHING); LaCock popped to
shortstop; Trillo grounded out (pitcher to first); Mitterwald
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno singled to center; Cedeno stole second;
Watson struck out; Cruz flied out to right [Cedeno to third];
Roberts grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cubs 5.

CUBS 4TH: Kelleher grounded out (second to first); Burris flied
out to right; Monday flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 5TH: Herrmann grounded out (first unassisted); Metzger
flied out to left; Niekro doubled to left; DaVanon grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 5.

CUBS 5TH: Cardenal flied out to left; Madlock grounded out
(third to first); Wallis singled to left; LaCock walked [Wallis
to second]; Trillo walked [Wallis to third, LaCock to second];
Mitterwald struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Cabell grounded out (third to first); Cedeno
homered; Watson struck out; Cruz flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 5.

CUBS 6TH: Kelleher lined to left; Burris grounded out (third to
first); Monday singled to left; Cardenal popped to third; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Roberts grounded out (shortstop to first); Herrmann
flied out to left; Metzger was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 5.

CUBS 7TH: Madlock lined to left; Wallis singled to center;
LaCock singled to center [Wallis to second]; Trillo lined to
center; Mitterwald grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 8TH: HOWARD BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Howard singled to center;
DaVanon singled to left [Howard to second]; Cabell flied out to
center; Cedeno flied out to center [Howard to third]; Watson
flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 5.

CUBS 8TH: RONDON REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Kelleher made an
out to second; Burris struck out; Monday singled to right;
Cardenal flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cubs 5.

ASTROS 9TH: Cruz lined to right; Roberts grounded out (third to
first); Herrmann grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   7   1    6
 Cubs             5  10   0    9


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