Los Angeles Dodgers 8, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 88
Played on Tuesday, July 12, 1977 (N) at Astrodome

LA  N    1  0  1    5  1  0    0  0  0  -   8 13  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  2
Los Angeles Dodgers          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Martinez 2b                   5   3   3   1       0   0       2   2
Russell ss                    5   1   3   2       0   1       1   4
Garvey 1b                     5   0   1   1       0   0       8   0
Cey 3b                        4   0   1   2       0   1       1   4
Baker rf,lf                   5   0   1   0       0   1       5   0
Mota lf                       2   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Hale ph,rf                  2   1   1   1       1   0       1   0
Burke cf                      4   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
Yeager c                      3   1   1   0       1   2       6   0
Rau p                         3   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   8  13   7       3   5      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Cey-Martinez-Garvey, Russell-Garvey.
E: Cey (12).

BATTING - 
2B: Russell (17,off Sambito).
HR: Hale (2,5th inning off Niekro 0 on 0 out).
SH: Rau (2,off Niekro).
SF: Cey (4,off Niekro).
GDP: Garvey (13,off Sambito); Rau (2,off Sambito).
Team LOB: 8.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gonzalez 2b                   4   0   0   0       0   2       2   2
Cabell 3b                     3   0   1   0       1   0       0   2
Cedeno cf                     3   0   0   0       1   0       4   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   1   0       1   0      10   1
Ferguson c                    4   0   0   0       0   0       5   0
Cruz rf                       3   0   2   0       1   1       4   0
Fuller lf                     3   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
  Puhl lf                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Sambito p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Niekro p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Sperring ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McLaughlin p                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       29   0   4   0       4   6      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Cabell-Gonzalez-Watson, Gonzalez-Watson.
E: Gonzalez (21), Sambito (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (17,off Rau).
GDP: Ferguson (10,off Rau); Cedeno (7,off Rau).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Los Angeles Dodgers          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rau W(10-1)                   9     4   0   0   4   6   0  33


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Sambito L(4-3)                3.1  10   7   3   1   2   0  20
Niekro                        3.2   2   1   1   1   3   1  15
McLaughlin                    2     1   0   0   1   0   0   8
Totals                        9    13   8   4   3   5   1  43

WP: Niekro (2).

Umpires: HP - Jerry Crawford, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Andy Olsen
Time of Game: 2:22   Attendance: 17874


Starting Lineups:

   Los Angeles Dodgers           Houston Astros           
1. Martinez            2b        Gonzalez            2b
2. Russell             ss        Cabell              3b
3. Garvey              1b        Cedeno              cf
4. Cey                 3b        Watson              1b
5. Baker               rf        Ferguson            c
6. Mota                lf        Cruz                rf
7. Burke               cf        Fuller              lf
8. Yeager              c         Metzger             ss
9. Rau                 p         Sambito             p

DODGERS 1ST: Martinez singled to right; Russell singled to right
[Martinez to second]; Garvey grounded into a double play (third
to second to first) [Martinez to third, Russell out at second];
Cey singled to right [Martinez scored]; Baker struck out; 1 R, 3
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gonzalez was called out on strikes; Cabell flied out
to center; Cedeno lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers
1, Astros 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Mota singled to left; Burke singled to center [Mota
to second]; Yeager struck out; Rau grounded into a double play
(second to first) [Burke out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Dodgers 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson flied out to right; Ferguson flied out to
right; Cruz walked; Fuller reached on an error by Cey [Cruz out
at third (shortstop to third), Fuller to first]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Martinez singled to center; Russell doubled to left
[Martinez scored, Russell to third (on throw to home)]; Garvey
grounded out (pitcher to first); Cey flied out to center; Baker
flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Sambito was
called out on strikes; Gonzalez flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Astros 0.

DODGERS 4TH: Mota grounded out (pitcher to first); Burke walked;
Yeager singled to left [Burke to second]; Rau reached on an
error by Sambito [Burke to third, Yeager to second, Rau to
first]; Martinez singled to right [Burke scored (unearned),
Yeager to third, Rau to second]; Russell singled to center
[Yeager scored, Rau to third, Martinez to second]; NIEKRO
REPLACED SAMBITO (PITCHING); Garvey reached on an error by
Gonzalez [Rau scored (unearned) (RBI), Martinez scored
(unearned) (no RBI), Russell to third, Garvey to first]; Cey hit
a sacrifice fly to center [Russell scored (unearned)]; Baker
flied out to right; 5 R (1 ER), 3 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 7,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell grounded out (third to first); Cedeno walked;
Watson singled to center [Cedeno to second]; Ferguson grounded
into a double play (third to second to first) [Watson out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 7, Astros 0.

DODGERS 5TH: HALE BATTED FOR MOTA; Hale homered; Burke grounded
out (pitcher to first); Yeager walked; Rau out on a sacrifice
bunt (first unassisted) [Yeager to second]; Martinez grounded
out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 8,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: HALE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); BAKER CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Cruz doubled to left; Fuller struck out;
Metzger grounded out (third to first); Niekro grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 8, Astros 0.

DODGERS 6TH: Russell struck out; Garvey singled to center;
Niekro threw a wild pitch [Garvey to second]; Cey was called out
on strikes; Baker flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Dodgers 8, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Gonzalez made an out to first; Cabell singled to
center; Cedeno flied out to left; Watson walked [Cabell to
second]; Ferguson forced Watson (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 8, Astros 0.

DODGERS 7TH: Hale flied out to right; Burke flied out to left;
Yeager struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 8, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Cruz singled to right; Fuller struck out; Metzger
flied out to left; SPERRING BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Sperring flied
out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 8, Astros 0.

DODGERS 8TH: PUHL REPLACED FULLER (PLAYING LF); MCLAUGHLIN
REPLACED SPERRING (PITCHING); Rau grounded out (first to
pitcher); Debut game for Terry Puhl; Martinez flied out
to center; Russell popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 8, Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Gonzalez struck out; Cabell walked; Cedeno grounded
into a double play (shortstop to first) [Cabell out at second];
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 8, Astros 0.

DODGERS 9TH: Garvey grounded out (third to first); Cey grounded
out (shortstop to first); Baker singled to left; Hale walked
[Baker to second]; Burke flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Dodgers 8, Astros 0.

ASTROS 9TH: Watson grounded out (third to first); Ferguson flied
out to right; Cruz struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 8,
Astros 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Dodgers          8  13   1    8
 Astros           0   4   2    6


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