Chicago Cubs 8, Houston Astros 7
Regular Season Game 24
Played on Thursday, May 5, 1977 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    5  2  0  -   7  8  0
CHI N    4  3  0    0  1  0    0  0  x  -   8  9  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gonzalez ss                   5   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
Cruz rf                       3   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Cedeno cf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Crawford lf                   4   2   2   0       0   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     4   1   1   2       0   1       7   0
Ferguson c                    3   2   3   2       1   0       6   1
Howe 3b                       3   0   1   0       1   0       0   3
Sperring 2b                   3   1   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bannister p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Niekro p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gardner ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Larson p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Johnson ph                  1   1   1   3       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Herrmann ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   7   8   7       3   3      24   7

BATTING - 
HR: Watson (3,7th inning off R. Reuschel 1 on 0 out); Johnson (5,7th inning
off R. Reuschel 2 on 1 out); Ferguson (6,8th inning off P. Reuschel 1 on
2 out).
GDP: Sperring (2,off R. Reuschel).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cruz (5,2nd base off R. Reuschel/Mitterwald).

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
De Jesus ss                   1   2   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Kelleher ph,ss              3   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
Cardenal lf                   2   1   0   0       2   0       4   0
Biittner 1b                   4   1   1   0       0   0      14   1
Murcer rf                     4   1   1   1       0   1       1   0
Morales cf                    4   1   1   3       0   1       0   0
Trillo 2b                     4   1   3   3       0   1       2   5
Ontiveros 3b                  3   0   0   0       1   1       1   4
Mitterwald c                  4   1   2   1       0   0       3   0
R. Reuschel p                 3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  P. Reuschel p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sutter p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   8   9   8       3   5      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Kelleher-Biittner.

BATTING - 
2B: Trillo (5,off Bannister).
3B: Trillo (2,off Sambito).
HR: Trillo (2,1st inning off Bannister 2 on 2 out); Morales (2,2nd inning off
Bannister 2 on 2 out); Mitterwald (2,5th inning off Niekro 0 on 2 out).
HBP: De Jesus (1,by Bannister).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cardenal (3,3rd base off Bannister/Ferguson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bannister L(1-2)              1.2   7   7   7   2   2   2  15
Niekro                        3.1   1   1   1   1   3   1  12
Larson                        1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Sambito                       2     1   0   0   0   0   0   7
Totals                        8     9   8   8   3   5   3  37

BK: Bannister (1).
HBP: Bannister (3,De Jesus).

Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
R. Reuschel W(4-1)            6.1   6   5   5   3   1   2  27
P. Reuschel                   1.1   2   2   2   0   1   1   6
Sutter SV(5)                  1.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9     8   7   7   3   3   3  37


Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Satch Davidson, 3B - Jim Quick
Time of Game: 2:14   Attendance: 3645


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. Gonzalez            ss        De Jesus            ss
2. Cruz                rf        Cardenal            lf
3. Cedeno              cf        Biittner            1b
4. Crawford            lf        Murcer              rf
5. Watson              1b        Morales             cf
6. Ferguson            c         Trillo              2b
7. Howe                3b        Ontiveros           3b
8. Sperring            2b        Mitterwald          c
9. Bannister           p         R. Reuschel         p

ASTROS 1ST: Gonzalez grounded out (third to first); Cruz
grounded out (first unassisted); Cedeno grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: De Jesus singled to left; Cardenal walked [De Jesus to
second]; Biittner flied out to center [De Jesus to third];
Murcer singled to left [De Jesus scored, Cardenal to second];
Morales was called out on strikes; Cardenal stole third; Trillo
homered [Cardenal scored, Murcer scored]; Ontiveros walked;
Mitterwald singled to right [Ontiveros to third]; R. Reuschel
forced Mitterwald (shortstop to second); 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cubs 4.

ASTROS 2ND: Crawford lined to left; Watson grounded out (first
unassisted); Ferguson walked; Howe forced Ferguson (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 4.

CUBS 2ND: De Jesus was hit by a pitch; Cardenal popped to
shortstop; Biittner singled to left [De Jesus to second];
Bannister balked [De Jesus to third, Biittner to second]; Murcer
struck out; Morales homered [De Jesus scored, Biittner scored];
Trillo doubled to left; NIEKRO REPLACED BANNISTER (PITCHING);
Ontiveros struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 7.

ASTROS 3RD: Sperring was called out on strikes; Niekro grounded
out (second to first); Gonzalez flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 7.

CUBS 3RD: Mitterwald grounded out (shortstop to first); R.
Reuschel popped to catcher in foul territory; KELLEHER BATTED
FOR DE JESUS; Kelleher struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Cubs 7.

ASTROS 4TH: KELLEHER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); Cruz grounded
out (second to first); Cedeno flied out to left; Crawford
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Cubs 7.

CUBS 4TH: Cardenal walked; Biittner lined to left; Murcer flied
out to left [Cardenal to second]; Morales flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 7.

ASTROS 5TH: Watson grounded out (second to first); Ferguson
singled to left; Howe singled to left [Ferguson to second];
Sperring grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [Howe
out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 7.

CUBS 5TH: Trillo struck out; Ontiveros flied out to center;
Mitterwald homered; R. Reuschel lined to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 8.

ASTROS 6TH: GARDNER BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Gardner grounded out
(second to first); Gonzalez grounded out (third to first); Cruz
walked; Cruz stole second; Cedeno lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 8.

CUBS 6TH: LARSON REPLACED GARDNER (PITCHING); Kelleher flied out
to right; Cardenal grounded out (third to first); Biittner
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Cubs 8.

ASTROS 7TH: Crawford singled to center; Watson homered [Crawford
scored]; Ferguson singled to center; Howe walked [Ferguson to
second]; Sperring forced Howe (third to second) [Ferguson to
third]; JOHNSON BATTED FOR LARSON; Johnson homered [Ferguson
scored, Sperring scored]; P. REUSCHEL REPLACED R. REUSCHEL
(PITCHING); Gonzalez lined to first; Cruz flied out to left; 5
R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Cubs 8.

CUBS 7TH: SAMBITO REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING); Murcer flied out
to right; Morales grounded out (second to first); Trillo tripled
to right; Ontiveros grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Cubs 8.

ASTROS 8TH: Cedeno lined to third; Crawford singled to left;
Watson was called out on strikes; Ferguson homered [Crawford
scored]; SUTTER REPLACED P. REUSCHEL (PITCHING); Howe grounded
out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs
8.

CUBS 8TH: Mitterwald grounded out (third to first); Sutter flied
out to center; Kelleher grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 8.

ASTROS 9TH: BOSWELL BATTED FOR SPERRING; Boswell grounded out
(second to first); HERRMANN BATTED FOR SAMBITO; Herrmann
grounded out (first unassisted); Gonzalez struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7   8   0    3
 Cubs             8   9   0    5


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