Los Angeles Dodgers 2, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 158
Played on Monday, September 27, 1976 (N) at Dodger Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  1
LA  N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  1  x  -   2  6  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard lf                     3   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Javier rf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cruz cf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Johnson 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   0      12   0
Howe 2b                       2   0   1   0       1   0       0   4
  Watson ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Boswell 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Herrmann c                    3   0   0   0       0   2       5   2
Metzger ss                    2   0   0   0       0   0       3   6
  Gross ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Taveras ss                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Larson p                      2   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
  Cedeno ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       31   0   4   0       2   3      24  17

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Howe-Metzger-Johnson, Larson-Metzger-Johnson.
E: Boswell (2).

BATTING - 
GDP: Boswell (8,off Sutton).
Team LOB: 6.

Los Angeles Dodgers          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lopes 2b                      3   1   1   0       1   0       1   4
Buckner lf                    4   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Smith rf                      3   0   1   0       1   1       2   0
Garvey 1b                     3   1   1   0       0   0      13   1
Cey 3b                        3   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
Russell ss                    3   0   1   1       0   1       3   1
Burke cf                      3   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Pasley c                      2   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
  Goodson ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Yeager c                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Sutton p                      3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       28   2   6   2       2   5      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Garvey-Russell.
E: Lopes (18), Russell (27).

BATTING - 
2B: Smith (15,off Larson).
GDP: Sutton (3,off Larson); Goodson (6,off Larson).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Lopes 2 (61,2nd base off Larson/Herrmann,2nd base off Pentz/Herrmann);
Garvey (18,2nd base off Larson/Herrmann); Russell (15,2nd base off Larson/Herrmann).
CS: Buckner (9,2nd base by Pentz/Herrmann).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Larson L(5-8)                 7     5   1   1   1   4   0  26
Pentz                         1     1   1   1   1   1   0   4
Totals                        8     6   2   2   2   5   0  30


Los Angeles Dodgers          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Sutton W(21-9)                9     4   0   0   2   3   0  33

WP: Sutton (4).

Umpires: HP - Jerry Dale, 1B - Paul Runge, 2B - Doug Harvey, 3B - Bob Engel
Time of Game: 2:03   Attendance: 10639


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Los Angeles Dodgers      
1. Howard              lf        Lopes               2b
2. Javier              rf        Buckner             lf
3. Cruz                cf        Smith               rf
4. Johnson             1b        Garvey              1b
5. Howe                2b        Cey                 3b
6. Boswell             3b        Russell             ss
7. Herrmann            c         Burke               cf
8. Metzger             ss        Pasley              c
9. Larson              p         Sutton              p

ASTROS 1ST: Howard grounded out (first unassisted); Javier
grounded out (third to first); Cruz flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 1ST: Lopes lined to third; Buckner flied out to left;
Smith doubled to left; Garvey grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Johnson grounded out (third to first); Howe singled
to center; Boswell grounded into a double play (first to
shortstop) [Howe out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Cey grounded out (shortstop to first); Russell
struck out; Burke grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Herrmann made an out to shortstop; Metzger flied out
to center; Larson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Pasley struck out; Sutton struck out; Lopes singled
to center; Lopes stole second; Buckner grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Howard singled to center [Howard to second (error by
Lopes)]; Javier popped to first in foul territory; Cruz struck
out; Johnson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 4TH: Smith walked; Garvey forced Smith (second to
shortstop); Garvey stole second; Cey struck out; Russell
grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Howe walked; Sutton threw a wild pitch [Howe to
second]; Boswell grounded out (second to first); Herrmann struck
out; Metzger grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 5TH: Burke grounded out (third to first); Pasley reached
on an error by Boswell [Pasley to first]; Sutton grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Pasley out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Larson singled to right; Howard flied out to right;
Javier popped to catcher in foul territory; Cruz grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 6TH: Lopes grounded out (shortstop to first); Buckner
grounded out (catcher to first); Smith grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Johnson reached on an error by Russell [Johnson to
first]; Howe popped to shortstop; Boswell popped to second;
Herrmann struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 7TH: Garvey singled to center; Cey grounded out (third
to first) [Garvey to second]; Russell singled to left [Garvey
scored]; Russell stole second; Burke singled to left [Russell to
third]; GOODSON BATTED FOR PASLEY; Goodson grounded into a
double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Burke out at
second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 1.

ASTROS 8TH: YEAGER REPLACED GOODSON (PLAYING C ); GROSS BATTED
FOR METZGER; Gross grounded out (second to first); CEDENO BATTED
FOR LARSON; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); Howard
walked; Javier popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 1.

DODGERS 8TH: TAVERAS REPLACED GROSS (PLAYING SS); PENTZ REPLACED
CEDENO (PITCHING); Sutton lined to pitcher; Lopes walked; Lopes
stole second; Buckner singled to center [Lopes scored]; Buckner
was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Smith struck
out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Cruz singled to third; Johnson flied out to center;
WATSON BATTED FOR HOWE; Watson flied out to right; Boswell
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
0, Dodgers 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           0   4   1    6
 Dodgers          2   6   2    4


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