Chicago Cubs 9, Houston Astros 7
Regular Season Game 99
Played on Monday, July 25, 1977 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  7  0  -   7  8  1
CHI N    2  0  1    0  0  4    0  2  x  -   9  9  3
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       4   1   2   0       1   2       1   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       1   2
Cruz rf                       5   1   1   1       0   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     4   1   0   0       1   1       5   0
Howe 2b                       4   1   1   2       0   1       1   3
Ferguson c                    3   1   1   2       1   1       8   1
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   1       0   0       3   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       0   1       2   2
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Lemongello p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bannister p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McLaughlin p                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Boswell ph                  1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Gonzalez ph,ss              1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       36   7   8   6       3  10      24   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Howe-Metzger-Watson, Metzger-Howe-Watson, Ferguson-Metzger.
E: Cabell (11).

BATTING - 
2B: Ferguson (14,off Bonham).
3B: Cedeno (3,off P. Reuschel).
SH: Cabell (2,off Bonham).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Puhl (2,2nd base off Bonham/Mitterwald); Cedeno 2 (32,2nd base off Bonham/Mitterwald,Home
off G. Hernandez/Mitterwald).
CS: Cabell (14,3rd base by Bonham/Mitterwald).

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cardenal lf                   4   1   0   0       1   1       0   0
Biittner 1b                   5   2   3   3       0   0      10   1
Clines rf                     5   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
Morales cf                    3   0   1   1       1   0       1   0
Ontiveros 3b                  2   1   1   0       2   1       2   1
Trillo 2b                     2   0   0   1       1   1       0   6
Rosello ss                    2   1   0   0       2   2       2   2
  G. Hernandez p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Mitterwald c                  3   2   1   1       1   0      10   2
Bonham p                      3   1   2   2       0   1       1   2
  P. Reuschel p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  De Jesus ss                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       30   9   9   8       8   8      27  14

FIELDING - 
E: Ontiveros (10), Rosello 2 (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Clines (7,off Bannister); Mitterwald (14,off McLaughlin); Bonham (2,off
McLaughlin); Biittner (16,off McLaughlin).
HR: Biittner (8,8th inning off Lemongello 1 on 2 out).
SF: Trillo (7,off Bannister).
GDP: Biittner (11,off Bannister); Trillo (9,off McLaughlin).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Morales (3,2nd base by McLaughlin/Ferguson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bannister                     2     3   3   2   4   1   0  13
McLaughlin                    5     5   4   4   3   5   0  21
Lemongello L(3-12)            1     1   2   2   1   2   1   5
Totals                        8     9   9   8   8   8   1  39

Bannister faced 2 batters in the 3rd inning

Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bonham                        7.1   6   6   5   3   6   0  33
P. Reuschel                   0.1   1   1   1   0   1   0   2
G. Hernandez W(4-3)           1.1   1   0   0   0   3   0   5
Totals                        9     8   7   5*  3  10   0  40

* - Team earned runs does not equal the composite totals for all pitchers due to instances in which provisions of Section 10.18 (i) of the Scoring rules were applied.

Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Satch Davidson, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Ed Vargo
Time of Game: 2:46   Attendance: 14577


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. Puhl                lf        Cardenal            lf
2. Cabell              3b        Biittner            1b
3. Cruz                rf        Clines              rf
4. Watson              1b        Morales             cf
5. Howe                2b        Ontiveros           3b
6. Ferguson            c         Trillo              2b
7. Cedeno              cf        Rosello             ss
8. Metzger             ss        Mitterwald          c
9. Bannister           p         Bonham              p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl singled to left; Puhl stole second; Cabell
reached on a fielder's choice [Puhl out at third (pitcher to
third)]; Cruz grounded out (second to first) [Cabell to second];
Watson walked; Cabell was caught stealing third (catcher to
third); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Cardenal walked; Biittner singled to right [Cardenal
to third]; Clines popped to third in foul territory; Morales
reached on an error by Cabell [Cardenal scored (RBI), Biittner
to second, Morales to first]; Ontiveros walked [Biittner to
third, Morales to second]; Trillo hit a sacrifice fly to right
[Biittner scored (unearned)]; Rosello walked [Morales to third,
Ontiveros to second]; Mitterwald flied out to center; 2 R (1
ER), 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Howe reached on an error by Ontiveros [Howe to
first]; Ferguson walked [Howe to second]; Cedeno forced Ferguson
(second to shortstop) [Howe to third]; Cedeno stole second;
Metzger struck out; Bannister grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 2.

CUBS 2ND: Bonham singled to left; Cardenal struck out; Biittner
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Bonham out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl singled to shortstop; Cabell out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to first) [Puhl to second]; Cruz grounded out
(shortstop to first); Watson lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 2.

CUBS 3RD: Clines doubled to left; Morales walked; MCLAUGHLIN
REPLACED BANNISTER (PITCHING); Ontiveros walked [Clines to
third, Morales to second]; Trillo grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Clines scored, Morales to third,
Ontiveros out at second]; Rosello struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Howe struck out; Ferguson grounded out (first to
pitcher); Cedeno grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 3.

CUBS 4TH: Mitterwald grounded out (third to first); Bonham
struck out; Cardenal flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger grounded out (catcher to first); McLaughlin
was called out on strikes; Puhl was called out on strikes; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 3.

CUBS 5TH: Biittner lined to right; Clines flied out to center;
Morales grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Cabell grounded out (second to first); Cruz grounded
out (second to first); Watson grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 3.

CUBS 6TH: Ontiveros singled to right; Trillo was called out on
strikes; Rosello walked [Ontiveros to second]; Mitterwald
doubled to left [Ontiveros scored, Rosello to third]; Bonham
doubled to right [Rosello scored, Mitterwald scored]; Cardenal
grounded out (third to first); Biittner doubled to right [Bonham
scored]; Clines lined to right; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cubs 7.

ASTROS 7TH: Howe lined to center; Ferguson was called out on
strikes; Cedeno reached on an error by Rosello [Cedeno to
first]; Metzger forced Cedeno (second to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 7.

CUBS 7TH: Morales singled to center; Ontiveros struck out while
Morales was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop);
Trillo walked; Rosello was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 7.

ASTROS 8TH: BOSWELL BATTED FOR MCLAUGHLIN; Boswell singled to
right; Puhl walked [Boswell to second]; Cabell struck out; Cruz
singled to center [Boswell scored, Puhl to second]; Watson
reached on an error by Rosello [Puhl to third, Cruz to second,
Watson to first]; Howe singled to right [Puhl scored, Cruz
scored, Watson to second]; Ferguson doubled to center [Watson
scored (unearned), Howe scored]; P. REUSCHEL REPLACED BONHAM
(PITCHING); Cedeno tripled to center [Ferguson scored]; HOWARD
BATTED FOR METZGER; Howard struck out; G. HERNANDEZ REPLACED
ROSELLO (PITCHING); DE JESUS REPLACED P. REUSCHEL (PLAYING SS);
GONZALEZ BATTED FOR BOSWELL; Cedeno stole home; Gonzalez struck
out; 7 R (6 ER), 5 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 7.

CUBS 8TH: GONZALEZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); LEMONGELLO
REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Mitterwald walked; De Jesus was
called out on strikes; Cardenal flied out to left; Biittner
homered [Mitterwald scored]; Clines struck out; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 9.

ASTROS 9TH: Puhl struck out; Cabell singled to center; Cruz
grounded out (second to first) [Cabell to second]; Watson struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7   8   1    6
 Cubs             9   9   3    6


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