Philadelphia Phillies 5, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 123
Played on Saturday, August 20, 1977 (N) at Veterans Stadium

HOU N    1  0  1    1  0  1    0  0  0  -   4 11  3
PHI N    0  0  2    0  0  2    0  0  1  -   5  9  3
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard cf                     5   1   1   0       0   2       3   0
Cabell 3b                     4   1   2   0       1   0       3   0
Cruz rf                       4   0   2   0       0   0       2   1
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   1       0   1       7   1
Ferguson c                    4   0   2   0       0   0       3   1
Howe 2b                       4   2   1   0       0   1       3   7
Fuller lf                     1   0   1   0       3   0       0   0
Sperring ss                   3   0   1   2       0   1       1   1
Larson p                      3   0   0   0       0   1       2   1
  Cedeno ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McLaughlin p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   4  11   3       4   6      24  12

FIELDING - 
E: Cabell (17), Sperring (5), Sambito (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Cabell (28,off Kaat); Ferguson (19,off McGraw).
SF: Sperring (1,off Kaat).
GDP: Sperring (4,off Kaat).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cruz (17,3rd base by Kaat/Boone).

Philadelphia Phillies        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
McBride cf                    4   1   2   0       1   0       2   0
Bowa ss                       5   1   0   0       0   0       2   4
Schmidt 3b                    3   1   1   0       1   0       2   3
Luzinski lf                   4   0   1   2       1   2       2   1
Hebner 1b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       6   1
  Johnson ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Johnstone rf                  3   0   0   0       1   0       2   1
Boone c                       3   1   0   0       1   0       6   1
Sizemore 2b                   3   1   1   1       1   1       5   5
Kaat p                        2   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  McCarver ph                 1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  McGraw p                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   5   9   4       7   3      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Bowa-Sizemore-Hebner.
E: Bowa (10), Boone (6), Kaat (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Sizemore (15,off Larson); McCarver (9,off Larson).
HBP: Schmidt (6,by McLaughlin).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: McBride (23,2nd base off Larson/Ferguson); Boone (4,2nd base off Larson/Ferguson);
Luzinski (2,2nd base off Larson/Ferguson).
CS: Sizemore (10,2nd base by Larson/Ferguson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Larson                        8     8   4   3   6   3   0  38
McLaughlin L(3-6)             0     0   1   0   1   0   0   2
Sambito                       0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        8     9   5   3   7   3   0  41

McLaughlin faced 2 batters in the 9th inning
Sambito faced 1 batter in the 9th inning
WP: Larson (6).
HBP: McLaughlin (6,Schmidt).

Philadelphia Phillies        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Kaat                          6     8   4   3   3   2   0  27
McGraw W(7-2)                 3     3   0   0   1   4   0  11
Totals                        9    11   4   3   4   6   0  38


Umpires: HP - Dutch Rennert, 1B - Ed Sudol, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Jerry Dale
Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance: 47048


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Philadelphia Phillies    
1. Howard              cf        McBride             cf
2. Cabell              3b        Bowa                ss
3. Cruz                rf        Schmidt             3b
4. Watson              1b        Luzinski            lf
5. Ferguson            c         Hebner              1b
6. Howe                2b        Johnstone           rf
7. Fuller              lf        Boone               c
8. Sperring            ss        Sizemore            2b
9. Larson              p         Kaat                p

ASTROS 1ST: Howard struck out; Cabell doubled to right; Cabell
was picked off second but was safe on an error by Kaat [Cabell
scored]; Cruz singled to first; Watson singled to center [Cruz
to second]; Ferguson flied out to left; Howe forced Watson
(shortstop to second); 1 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies
0.

PHILLIES 1ST: McBride singled to center; McBride stole second;
Bowa flied out to center; Schmidt grounded out (second to
first); Luzinski struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Phillies 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Fuller walked; Sperring grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Fuller out at second]; Larson
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 2ND: Hebner grounded out (pitcher unassisted);
Johnstone flied out to center; Boone walked; Boone stole second;
Larson threw a wild pitch [Boone to third]; Sizemore struck out;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Howard singled to right; Cabell flied out to left;
Cruz singled to left [Howard to third]; Watson grounded out
(third to first) [Howard scored, Cruz to second]; Cruz was
caught stealing third (catcher to third); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 3RD: Kaat singled to right; McBride walked [Kaat to
second]; Bowa forced Kaat (pitcher to third) [McBride to
second]; Schmidt walked [McBride to third, Bowa to second];
Luzinski singled to right [McBride scored, Bowa scored, Schmidt
to third]; Luzinski stole second; Hebner popped to second;
Johnstone walked; Boone forced Johnstone (shortstop to second);
2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 2, Phillies 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Ferguson singled to center; Howe forced Ferguson
(third to second); Fuller walked [Howe to second]; Sperring
singled to left [Howe scored, Fuller to second]; Larson forced
Sperring (shortstop to second) [Fuller to third]; Howard forced
Larson (second to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3,
Phillies 2.

PHILLIES 4TH: Sizemore walked; Sizemore was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Kaat lined to center; McBride
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Phillies 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Cabell grounded out (third to first); Cruz grounded
out (second to first); Watson grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Phillies 2.

PHILLIES 5TH: Bowa grounded out (second to first); Schmidt
singled to left; Luzinski struck out; Hebner grounded out (first
to second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Phillies 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Ferguson flied out to center; Howe singled to left;
Howe was picked off first but was safe on an error by Boone
[Howe to third]; Fuller walked; Sperring hit a sacrifice fly to
right [Howe scored (unearned)]; Larson struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Phillies 2.

PHILLIES 6TH: Johnstone grounded out (second to pitcher); Boone
reached on an error by Cabell [Boone to first]; Sizemore doubled
to left [Boone scored (unearned)]; MCCARVER BATTED FOR KAAT;
McCarver doubled to right [Sizemore scored, McCarver out at
third (right to second to third)]; McBride grounded out (first
unassisted); 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Phillies 4.

ASTROS 7TH: MCGRAW REPLACED MCCARVER (PITCHING); Howard struck
out; Cabell walked; Cruz flied out to center [Cabell to second
(error by Bowa)]; Watson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 4, Phillies 4.

PHILLIES 7TH: Bowa grounded out (second to first); Schmidt
popped to second; Luzinski reached on an error by Sperring
[Luzinski to first]; Hebner walked [Luzinski to second];
Johnstone grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.
 Astros 4, Phillies 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Ferguson doubled to center; Howe struck out; Fuller
singled to right [Ferguson to third, Fuller out at second (right
to first to second to shortstop)]; Sperring struck out; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Phillies 4.

PHILLIES 8TH: Boone popped to third in foul territory; Sizemore
flied out to right; McGraw singled to left; McBride singled to
right [McGraw to second]; Bowa flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Phillies 4.

ASTROS 9TH: CEDENO BATTED FOR LARSON; Cedeno flied out to right;
Howard popped to third in foul territory; Cabell singled to left
[Cabell out at second (left to second)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Phillies 4.

PHILLIES 9TH: MCLAUGHLIN REPLACED CEDENO (PITCHING); Schmidt was
hit by a pitch; Luzinski walked [Schmidt to second]; SAMBITO
REPLACED MCLAUGHLIN (PITCHING); JOHNSON BATTED FOR HEBNER;
Johnson singled to third [Schmidt scored (error by Sambito)
(unearned) (no RBI), Luzinski to second]; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 4, Phillies 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4  11   3    7
 Phillies         5   9   3   12


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