Houston Astros 10, Chicago Cubs 6
Regular Season Game 97
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Sunday, July 24, 1977 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    1  0  3    0  4  0    0  0  2  -  10 14  0
CHI N    1  0  0    2  3  0    0  0  0  -   6  8  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       5   1   2   0       0   0       4   0
Cabell 3b                     5   2   1   1       0   1       3   1
Cruz rf                       5   3   4   1       0   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     4   1   2   1       1   0       7   0
Howe 2b                       5   2   3   5       0   0       3   2
Cedeno cf                     5   1   1   2       0   1       6   0
Herrmann c                    3   0   1   0       1   1       3   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Pentz p                       2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Gardner ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       40  10  14  10       2   3      27   7

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (21,off Burris).
HR: Cabell (9,1st inning off Burris 0 on 1 out); Howe (6,3rd inning off Burris
2 on 2 out); Cedeno (4,5th inning off Broberg 1 on 2 out).
GDP: Howe (6,off Burris).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cruz (29,2nd base off Broberg/Mitterwald); Cabell (30,2nd base off G. Hernandez/Mitterwald).

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
De Jesus ss                   4   1   0   0       1   0       1   1
Cardenal lf                   4   2   2   1       1   0       2   0
Biittner 1b                   5   2   3   2       0   0      14   0
Murcer rf                     4   1   2   1       0   0       2   0
Morales cf                    4   0   1   1       0   1       1   0
Ontiveros 3b                  3   0   0   0       1   0       1   3
Trillo 2b                     1   0   0   1       0   1       2   3
  Moore p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rosello ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  P. Reuschel p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
  Swisher ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  G. Hernandez p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Mitterwald c                  4   0   0   0       0   0       3   1
Burris p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Wallis ph                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Broberg p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Kelleher 2b                 3   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Totals                       34   6   8   6       4   3      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Ontiveros-Trillo-Biittner.
E: Biittner (9).

BATTING - 
2B: Biittner (15,off Pentz); Murcer (12,off Pentz); Cardenal (8,off Pentz).
HR: Biittner (7,5th inning off Pentz 1 on 1 out).
SF: Trillo (6,off Pentz).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Pentz W(3-1)                  5     6   6   6   4   1   1  25
Sambito SV(3)                 4     2   0   0   0   2   0  14
Totals                        9     8   6   6   4   3   1  39

BK: Pentz (1).

Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Burris L(10-10)               3     6   4   4   1   1   2  15
Broberg                       1.2   4   4   4   1   1   1  10
Moore                         0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
P. Reuschel                   3     0   0   0   0   1   0   9
G. Hernandez                  1     4   2   1   0   0   0   7
Totals                        9    14  10   9   2   3   3  42

WP: G. Hernandez 2 (7).

Umpires: HP - Terry Tata, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Satch Davidson
Time of Game: 2:39   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. Puhl                lf        De Jesus            ss
2. Cabell              3b        Cardenal            lf
3. Cruz                rf        Biittner            1b
4. Watson              1b        Murcer              rf
5. Howe                2b        Morales             cf
6. Cedeno              cf        Ontiveros           3b
7. Herrmann            c         Trillo              2b
8. Metzger             ss        Mitterwald          c
9. Pentz               p         Burris              p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (first unassisted); Cabell
homered; Cruz singled to second; Watson singled to right [Cruz
to third]; Howe grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Watson out at second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: De Jesus popped to first in foul territory; Cardenal
walked; Pentz balked [Cardenal to second]; Biittner flied out to
center [Cardenal to third]; Murcer singled to second [Cardenal
scored]; Morales popped to third; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Cedeno grounded out (pitcher to first); Herrmann
singled to right; Metzger forced Herrmann (second to shortstop);
Pentz forced Metzger (second unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cubs 1.

CUBS 2ND: Ontiveros lined to left; Trillo struck out; Mitterwald
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl flied out to left; Cabell popped to first in
foul territory; Cruz doubled to left; Watson walked; Howe
homered [Cruz scored, Watson scored]; Cedeno struck out; 3 R, 2
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 1.

CUBS 3RD: WALLIS BATTED FOR BURRIS; Wallis walked; De Jesus
forced Wallis (third to second); Cardenal lined to second; De
Jesus was picked off first (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 4TH: BROBERG REPLACED WALLIS (PITCHING); Herrmann struck
out; Metzger grounded out (second to first); Pentz lined to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 1.

CUBS 4TH: Biittner doubled to left; Murcer doubled to right
[Biittner to third]; Morales reached on a fielder's choice
[Biittner scored, Murcer stayed at second]; Ontiveros grounded
out (first unassisted) [Murcer to third, Morales to second];
Trillo lined out on a sacrifice fly to center [Murcer scored];
Mitterwald grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Puhl singled to center; Cabell lined to left; Cruz
singled to right [Puhl to third]; Watson popped to first; Cruz
stole second; Howe singled to center [Puhl scored, Cruz scored];
Cedeno homered [Howe scored]; Herrmann walked; MOORE REPLACED
TRILLO (PITCHING); KELLEHER REPLACED BROBERG (PLAYING 2B);
Metzger flied out to center; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8,
Cubs 3.

CUBS 5TH: Kelleher lined to center; De Jesus walked; Cardenal
doubled to left [De Jesus scored]; Biittner homered [Cardenal
scored]; Murcer flied out to center; Morales singled to right;
Ontiveros walked [Morales to second]; ROSELLO BATTED FOR MOORE;
Rosello forced Morales (third unassisted); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Astros 8, Cubs 6.

ASTROS 6TH: P. REUSCHEL REPLACED ROSELLO (PITCHING); GARDNER
BATTED FOR PENTZ; Gardner lined to right; Puhl grounded out
(second to first); Cabell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 8, Cubs 6.

CUBS 6TH: SAMBITO REPLACED GARDNER (PITCHING); Mitterwald
grounded out (shortstop to first); Kelleher flied out to center;
De Jesus flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8,
Cubs 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Cruz grounded out (pitcher to first); Watson
grounded out (pitcher to first); Howe grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Cubs 6.

CUBS 7TH: Cardenal singled to left; Biittner singled to right
[Cardenal to second]; Murcer forced Cardenal (pitcher to third)
[Biittner to second]; Morales was called out on strikes;
Ontiveros grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 8, Cubs 6.

ASTROS 8TH: Cedeno grounded out (pitcher to first); Herrmann
grounded out (second to first); Metzger grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Cubs 6.

CUBS 8TH: SWISHER BATTED FOR P. REUSCHEL; Swisher struck out;
Mitterwald flied out to left; Kelleher lined to left; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Cubs 6.

ASTROS 9TH: G. HERNANDEZ REPLACED SWISHER (PITCHING); Sambito
grounded out (catcher to first); Puhl singled to shortstop;
Cabell forced Puhl (third to second); Cabell stole second; G.
Hernandez threw a wild pitch [Cabell to third]; Cruz singled to
center [Cabell scored]; Cruz was picked off first but was safe
on an error by Biittner; assist by G. Hernandez; G. Hernandez
threw a wild pitch [Cruz to second]; Watson singled to left
[Cruz scored (unearned)]; Howe singled to left [Watson to
second]; Cedeno forced Watson (third unassisted); 2 R (1 ER), 4
H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 10, Cubs 6.

CUBS 9TH: De Jesus flied out to left; Cardenal popped to second;
Biittner grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 10, Cubs 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros          10  14   0    5
 Cubs             6   8   1    6


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