Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 139
Played on Sunday, September 5, 1976 (D) at Astrodome

LA  N    2  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  1  -   4  7  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  3  0
Los Angeles Dodgers          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lopes 2b                      2   1   1   0       0   1       2   0
  Sizemore 2b                 1   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
Buckner lf                    4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Smith rf                      4   2   2   2       0   0       3   0
Garvey 1b                     3   0   1   1       0   0       8   0
Cey 3b                        2   1   1   0       2   0       0   5
Lyttle cf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
Russell ss                    4   0   1   1       0   1       0   2
Yeager c                      4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Rau p                         3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   4   7   4       2   3      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Russell-Sizemore-Garvey.
E: Russell (21).

BATTING - 
3B: Smith (5,off Larson).
HR: Smith (15,4th inning off Larson 0 on 0 out).
SF: Garvey (7,off Larson).
HBP: Lopes (4,by Larson).
GDP: Cey (8,off Larson).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Lopes (45,2nd base off Larson/Johnson).
CS: Cey (4,2nd base by Larson/Johnson).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard lf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Cabell 3b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       1   3
Cedeno cf                     3   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   0   0       1   0      13   1
Johnson c                     4   0   1   0       0   0       3   1
Cruz rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Andrews 2b                    3   0   0   0       0   1       2   7
Metzger ss                    2   0   0   0       0   0       2   6
  Roberts ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  DaVanon ss                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Larson p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Boswell ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Niekro p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   0   3   0       3   3      27  19

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

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (19,off Rau).
GDP: Cedeno (15,off Rau).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (47,2nd base off Rau/Yeager).

PITCHING
Los Angeles Dodgers          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rau W(14-10)                  9     3   0   0   3   3   0  33


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Larson L(4-6)                 8     6   3   3   1   3   1  30
Niekro                        1     1   1   1   1   0   0   5
Totals                        9     7   4   4   2   3   1  35

WP: Niekro (8).
BK: Larson (2).
HBP: Larson (1,Lopes).

Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Jerry Dale, 3B - Ed Sudol
Time of Game: 2:08   Attendance: 12483


Starting Lineups:

   Los Angeles Dodgers           Houston Astros           
1. Lopes               2b        Howard              lf
2. Buckner             lf        Cabell              3b
3. Smith               rf        Cedeno              cf
4. Garvey              1b        Watson              1b
5. Cey                 3b        Johnson             c
6. Lyttle              cf        Cruz                rf
7. Russell             ss        Andrews             2b
8. Yeager              c         Metzger             ss
9. Rau                 p         Larson              p

DODGERS 1ST: Lopes singled to center; Larson balked [Lopes to
second]; Buckner grounded out (shortstop to first) [Lopes to
third]; Smith tripled to center [Lopes scored]; Garvey hit a
sacrifice fly to left [Smith scored]; Cey walked; Cey was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Dodgers 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Howard flied out to center; Cabell grounded out
(third to first); Cedeno walked; Cedeno stole second; Watson
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 2,
Astros 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Lyttle struck out; Russell grounded out (third to
first); Yeager grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Dodgers 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Johnson flied out to left; Cruz made an out to
second; Andrews struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 2,
Astros 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Rau grounded out (second to first); Lopes struck
out; Buckner grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Dodgers 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger flied out to center; Larson flied out to
right; Howard struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 2,
Astros 0.

DODGERS 4TH: Smith homered; Garvey flied out to center; Cey
singled to center; Lyttle forced Cey (second to shortstop);
Russell forced Lyttle (pitcher to shortstop to second); 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell grounded out (third to first); Cedeno flied
out to center; Watson walked; Johnson forced Watson (third to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Astros 0.

DODGERS 5TH: Yeager grounded out (shortstop to first); Rau
grounded out (second to first); Lopes was hit by a pitch; Lopes
stole second; Buckner singled to shortstop [Lopes to third];
Smith made an out to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 3,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: SIZEMORE REPLACED LOPES (PLAYING 2B); Cruz doubled
to center; Andrews grounded out (second to first); Metzger lined
to center; Larson lined to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers
3, Astros 0.

DODGERS 6TH: Garvey singled to right; Cey grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Garvey out at second];
Lyttle grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Dodgers 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Howard flied out to right; Cabell walked; Cedeno
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Cabell out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Astros
0.

DODGERS 7TH: Russell struck out; Yeager grounded out (third to
first); Rau grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Dodgers 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Watson lined to left; Johnson singled to right; Cruz
made an out to second; Andrews reached on an error by Russell
[Johnson to second, Andrews to first]; ROBERTS BATTED FOR
METZGER; Roberts struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 3,
Astros 0.

DODGERS 8TH: DAVANON REPLACED ROBERTS (PLAYING SS); Sizemore
grounded out (second to first); Buckner grounded out (first to
pitcher); Smith made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Dodgers 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: BOSWELL BATTED FOR LARSON; Boswell singled to
center; Howard grounded out (third to first) [Boswell to
second]; Cabell flied out to center [Boswell to third]; Cedeno
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Astros 0.

DODGERS 9TH: NIEKRO REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); Garvey flied
out to center; Cey walked; Lyttle grounded out (second to first)
[Cey to second]; Niekro threw a wild pitch [Cey to third];
Russell singled to pitcher [Cey scored]; Yeager flied out to
center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 9TH: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Johnson
flied out to left; Cruz flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Dodgers 4, Astros 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Dodgers          4   7   1    4
 Astros           0   3   0    6


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