Houston Astros 4, New York Mets 3

Regular Season Game 65

Played on Saturday, June 18, 1977 (D) at Shea Stadium

HOU N 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 - 4 9 0 NY N 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 3 7 1

Houston AstrosAB R H RBI BB SO PO ACedeno cf 3 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 Cabell 3b 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 3 Cruz rf 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 0 Ferguson c 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 Watson 1b 4 0 3 1 0 0 8 2 Howe 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Fuller lf 4 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 Gardner lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Gonzalez ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 4 Lemongello p 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 Sperring ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Pentz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Cacek ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Niekro p 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1Totals36 4 9 4 1 9 27 13FIELDING -DP:1. Niekro-Gonzalez.BATTING -2B:Watson (10,off Koosman); Cruz (14,off Koosman).3B:Gonzalez (2,off Koosman).SF:Cedeno (4,off Koosman).Team LOB:7.BASERUNNING -SB:Cedeno (23,3rd base off Koosman/Stearns); Cabell (23,2nd base off Koosman/Stearns).

New York MetsAB R H RBI BB SO PO ARandle 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 Millan 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Henderson lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 Milner 1b 3 2 1 1 1 0 6 1 Kranepool rf 4 1 1 2 0 1 3 0 Stearns c 3 0 1 0 1 0 9 1 Mazzilli cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 Flynn ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 Boisclair ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Koosman p 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 Valentine ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Apodaca p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1Totals32 3 7 3 3 1 27 7FIELDING -E:Milner (4).BATTING -HR:Milner (8,2nd inning off Lemongello 0 on 0 out); Kranepool (6,4th inning off Lemongello 1 on 1 out).Team LOB:5.BASERUNNING -CS:Mazzilli (6,2nd base by Lemongello/Ferguson).

PITCHING

Houston AstrosIP H R ER BB SO HR BFPLemongello 4 4 3 3 1 0 2 16 Pentz W(2-0) 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 9 Niekro SV(3) 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 10Totals9 7 3 3 3 1 2 35

New York MetsIP H R ER BB SO HR BFPKoosman L(5-7) 7 7 4 4 1 8 0 29 Apodaca 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 9Totals9 9 4 4 1 9 0 38Umpires:HP - Ed Montague, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - Art Williams, 3B - Paul RungeTime of Game:2:21Attendance:52784 Starting Lineups: Houston Astros New York Mets 1. Cedeno cf Randle 3b 2. Cabell 3b Millan 2b 3. Cruz rf Henderson lf 4. Ferguson c Milner 1b 5. Watson 1b Kranepool rf 6. Howe 2b Stearns c 7. Fuller lf Mazzilli cf 8. Gonzalez ss Flynn ss 9. Lemongello p Koosman p ASTROS 1ST: Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); Cabell singled to left; Cruz popped to third; Ferguson grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0. METS 1ST: Randle flied out to center; Millan flied out to center; Henderson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0. ASTROS 2ND: Watson singled to left; Howe forced Watson (first to shortstop); Fuller struck out; Gonzalez flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 0. METS 2ND: Milner homered; Kranepool flied out to left; Stearns grounded out (shortstop to first); Mazzilli singled to second; Mazzilli was picked off and caught stealing second (pitcher to first to second to pitcher); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 1. ASTROS 3RD: Lemongello struck out; Cedeno flied out to right; Cabell flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 1. METS 3RD: Flynn grounded out (third to first); Koosman singled to left; Randle flied out to right; Millan flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 1. ASTROS 4TH: Cruz struck out; Ferguson struck out; Watson doubled to left; Howe flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 1. METS 4TH: Henderson grounded out (shortstop to first); Milner walked; Kranepool homered [Milner scored]; Stearns lined to third; Mazzilli flied out to right; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 3. ASTROS 5TH: Fuller flied out to center; Gonzalez flied out to left; SPERRING BATTED FOR LEMONGELLO; Sperring struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 3. METS 5TH: PENTZ REPLACED SPERRING (PITCHING); Flynn grounded out (shortstop to first); Koosman singled to center; Randle flied out to right; Millan singled to center [Koosman to second]; Henderson grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Mets 3. ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno walked; Cabell singled to right [Cedeno to second]; Cedeno stole third and Cabell stole second; Cruz doubled to right [Cedeno scored, Cabell scored, Cruz to third (on throw to home)]; Ferguson struck out; Watson singled to left [Cruz scored]; Howe struck out; Fuller struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 3. METS 6TH: Milner grounded out (first to pitcher); Kranepool struck out; Stearns singled to center; Mazzilli flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Mets 3. ASTROS 7TH: Gonzalez tripled to left; CACEK BATTED FOR PENTZ; Cacek grounded out (shortstop to first);Debut game for Craig Cacek;Cedeno hit a sacrifice fly to left [Gonzalez scored]; Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Mets 3. METS 7TH: NIEKRO REPLACED CACEK (PITCHING); Flynn lined to left; VALENTINE BATTED FOR KOOSMAN; Valentine flied out to left; Randle walked; Millan grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Mets 3. ASTROS 8TH: APODACA REPLACED VALENTINE (PITCHING); Cruz popped to shortstop; Ferguson singled to right; Watson grounded out (pitcher to first) [Ferguson to second]; Howe reached on a fielder's choice [Ferguson out at third (third unassisted)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Mets 3. METS 8TH: Henderson flied out to left; Milner lined to right; Kranepool grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Mets 3. ASTROS 9TH: Fuller struck out; Gonzalez grounded out (third to first); Niekro singled to center; Cedeno reached on an error by Milner [Niekro to second, Cedeno to first]; Cabell lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Mets 3. METS 9TH: GARDNER REPLACED FULLER (PLAYING LF); Stearns walked; Mazzilli popped to catcher in foul territory [Stearns to second]; BOISCLAIR BATTED FOR FLYNN; Boisclair lined into a double play (pitcher to shortstop) [Stearns out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Mets 3. Final Totals R H E LOB Astros 4 9 0 7 Mets 3 7 1 5

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