Chicago Cubs 6, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 28
Played on Monday, May 9, 1977 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    2  4  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   6 11  0
HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  9  1
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
De Jesus ss                   4   1   3   1       1   0       4   5
Gross lf                      3   1   1   1       1   0       1   0
Biittner 1b                   5   0   2   1       0   0       9   2
Murcer rf                     2   1   1   0       2   0       0   0
Morales cf                    5   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Trillo 2b                     4   1   2   0       0   1       3   1
Ontiveros 3b                  3   0   1   0       1   1       0   3
Mitterwald c                  3   1   1   0       1   0       6   1
R. Reuschel p                 2   1   0   0       0   1       2   2
  G. Hernandez p              1   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Totals                       32   6  11   3       6   5      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. De Jesus-Mitterwald, G. Hernandez-De Jesus-Biittner.

BATTING - 
2B: De Jesus (5,off Niekro).
SF: Gross (2,off Larson).
HBP: R. Reuschel (1,by Andujar); Murcer (1,by McLaughlin).
GDP: De Jesus (2,off McLaughlin).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: De Jesus (5,3rd base by Niekro/Ferguson).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cruz rf                       4   0   1   0       1   1       1   1
Cabell 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Cedeno cf                     3   1   3   0       0   0       1   1
  Howard pr,cf                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Crawford lf                   3   0   1   1       1   0       1   0
Ferguson c                    4   0   2   0       0   1       5   1
Watson 1b                     3   0   0   0       1   1       8   1
Gonzalez ss                   4   0   1   0       0   0       3   3
Boswell 2b                    2   0   0   0       1   0       5   1
  Howe ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Andujar p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Larson p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Gardner ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Niekro p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Roberts ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McLaughlin p                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Johnson ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       33   1   9   1       4   6      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Boswell, Watson, Gonzalez-Boswell-Watson.
E: Crawford (1).
PB: Ferguson (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Ferguson (4,off R. Reuschel).
GDP: Cabell (4,off G. Hernandez).
IBB: Watson (2,by R. Reuschel).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno 3 (9,2nd base off R. Reuschel/Mitterwald 2,3rd base off R. Reuschel/Mitterwald).

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
R. Reuschel W(5-1)            6     8   1   1   3   1   0  27
G. Hernandez SV(1)            3     1   0   0   1   5   0  10
Totals                        9     9   1   1   4   6   0  37

WP: R. Reuschel (2).
IBB: R. Reuschel (2,Watson).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Andujar L(2-2)                1.1   3   6   4   3   1   0  10
Larson                        2.2   2   0   0   1   2   0  11
Niekro                        2     4   0   0   1   1   0   9
McLaughlin                    3     2   0   0   1   1   0  11
Totals                        9    11   6   4   6   5   0  41

WP: Larson (2).
HBP: Andujar (1,R. Reuschel); McLaughlin (2,Murcer).

Umpires: HP - Paul Pryor, 1B - Andy Olsen, 2B - Jerry Crawford, 3B - Doug Harvey
Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance: 7424


Starting Lineups:

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

CUBS 1ST: De Jesus singled to pitcher; Gross singled to right
[De Jesus to second]; Biittner lined into a double play (second
unassisted) [De Jesus out at second]; Murcer walked [Gross to
second]; Morales reached on an error by Crawford [Gross scored
(unearned) (no RBI), Murcer scored (unearned) (no RBI), Morales
out at third (center to shortstop to third)]; 2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1
E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Cruz singled to left; Cruz was picked off first
(pitcher to first); Cabell grounded out (pitcher to first);
Cedeno singled to left; Cedeno stole second; Crawford singled to
left [Cedeno scored]; Ferguson doubled to right [Crawford to
third]; Watson was walked intentionally; Gonzalez flied out to
left; 1 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 1.

CUBS 2ND: Trillo singled to right; Ferguson allowed a passed
ball [Trillo to second]; Ontiveros struck out; Mitterwald
walked; R. Reuschel was hit by a pitch [Trillo to third,
Mitterwald to second]; De Jesus walked [Trillo scored,
Mitterwald to third, R. Reuschel to second]; LARSON REPLACED
ANDUJAR (PITCHING); Gross hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Mitterwald scored]; Biittner singled to center [R. Reuschel
scored, De Jesus to third]; Larson threw a wild pitch [De Jesus
scored, Biittner to second]; Murcer walked; Morales forced
Murcer (second unassisted); 4 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 6,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Boswell walked; Larson forced Boswell (shortstop to
second); Cruz forced Larson (shortstop unassisted); Cabell flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 6, Astros 1.

CUBS 3RD: Trillo was called out on strikes; Ontiveros lined to
right; Mitterwald grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Cedeno singled to center; Cedeno stole second;
Cedeno stole third; Crawford walked; Ferguson hit into a double
play (shortstop to catcher) [Cedeno out at home]; Watson forced
Crawford (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 6,
Astros 1.

CUBS 4TH: R. Reuschel was called out on strikes; De Jesus
singled to center; Gross forced De Jesus (pitcher to shortstop);
Biittner grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cubs 6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Gonzalez singled to second; Boswell grounded out
(first unassisted) [Gonzalez to second]; GARDNER BATTED FOR
LARSON; R. Reuschel threw a wild pitch [Gonzalez to third];
Gardner was called out on strikes; Cruz grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 6, Astros 1.

CUBS 5TH: NIEKRO REPLACED GARDNER (PITCHING); Murcer singled to
right [Murcer out at second (right to shortstop)]; Morales
struck out; Trillo singled to left; Ontiveros singled to center
[Trillo to second]; Mitterwald grounded out (pitcher to first);
0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Cabell grounded out (third to first); Cedeno singled
to right; HOWARD RAN FOR CEDENO; Crawford forced Howard (second
to shortstop); Ferguson singled to center [Crawford to third];
Watson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cubs 6, Astros 1.

CUBS 6TH: HOWARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); R. Reuschel
grounded out (shortstop to first); De Jesus doubled to right; De
Jesus was caught stealing third (catcher to third); Gross
walked; Biittner forced Gross (shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Gonzalez grounded out (shortstop to first); Boswell
grounded out (first to pitcher); ROBERTS BATTED FOR NIEKRO;
Roberts grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 6, Astros 1.

CUBS 7TH: MCLAUGHLIN REPLACED ROBERTS (PITCHING); Murcer was hit
by a pitch; Morales popped to second; Trillo lined into a double
play (first unassisted) [Murcer out at first]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: G. HERNANDEZ REPLACED R. REUSCHEL (PITCHING); Cruz
walked; Cabell grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop
to first) [Cruz out at second]; Howard struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 6, Astros 1.

CUBS 8TH: Ontiveros walked; Mitterwald singled to left
[Ontiveros to second]; G. Hernandez struck out; De Jesus
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Mitterwald out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 6,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: On a bunt Crawford made an out to pitcher; Ferguson
struck out; Watson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 6,
Astros 1.

CUBS 9TH: Gross grounded out (first to pitcher); Biittner
singled to left; Murcer flied out to left; Morales grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Gonzalez lined to second; HOWE BATTED FOR BOSWELL;
Howe singled to center; JOHNSON BATTED FOR MCLAUGHLIN; Johnson
struck out; Cruz was called out on strikes (catcher to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 6, Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             6  11   0    8
 Astros           1   9   1    9


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