Houston Astros 7, Montreal Expos 1
Regular Season Game 136
Played on Sunday, September 4, 1977 (D) at Stade Olympique

HOU N    4  0  2    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   7  7  0
MON N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  5  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howard lf                   1   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Cabell 3b,1b                  4   0   0   0       1   0       4   1
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   0       1   0       3   0
Cruz rf                       4   1   0   0       1   0       3   0
Ferguson c                    2   2   0   0       3   0       4   1
Watson 1b                     3   2   2   5       0   0       7   1
  Metzger ph,ss               2   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Howe 2b,3b                    4   1   1   0       1   0       1   4
Gonzalez ss,2b                2   0   0   1       1   1       1   3
Niekro p                      4   0   2   1       0   1       2   2
Totals                       33   7   7   7       8   2      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Gonzalez-Howe-Watson, Niekro-Watson, Ferguson-Gonzalez-Watson.

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (31,off Schatzeder); Cedeno (28,off Alcala); Howard (5,off Atkinson).
HR: Watson (15,1st inning off Brown 3 on 2 out).
SF: Gonzalez (2,off Schatzeder).
HBP: Puhl (1,by Alcala).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cruz (40,2nd base off Brown/Carter); Cedeno 2 (48,2nd base off Schatzeder/Carter,3rd
base off Alcala/Carter).
CS: Cabell (18,2nd base by Brown/Carter).

Montreal Expos               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cash 2b                       4   1   3   0       0   0       3   3
Cromartie lf                  4   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Dawson cf                     3   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Perez 1b                      3   0   1   1       0   1      12   1
Carter c                      3   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Unser rf                      3   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Parrish 3b                    3   0   0   0       0   0       1   4
Speier ss                     3   0   0   0       0   0       2   4
Brown p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Schatzeder p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Mackanin ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Alcala p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Mejias ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Atkinson p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Frias ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   1   5   1       0   4      27  15

FIELDING - 
E: Parrish (17).

BATTING - 
2B: Cash (34,off Niekro).
GDP: Parrish (10,off Niekro); Cromartie (14,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 1.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(11-5)                9     5   1   1   0   4   0  29

WP: Niekro (5).

Montreal Expos               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Brown L(9-12)                 0.2   1   4   4   5   0   1   7
Schatzeder                    2.1   2   2   2   2   0   0  12
Alcala                        3     3   1   1   0   1   0  13
Atkinson                      3     1   0   0   1   1   0  11
Totals                        9     7   7   7   8   2   1  43

WP: Brown (2), Schatzeder (1), Alcala (6).
HBP: Alcala (3,Puhl).

Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Tom Gorman, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Terry Tata
Time of Game: 2:17   Attendance: 22293


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Montreal Expos           
1. Puhl                lf        Cash                2b
2. Cabell              3b        Cromartie           lf
3. Cedeno              cf        Dawson              cf
4. Cruz                rf        Perez               1b
5. Ferguson            c         Carter              c
6. Watson              1b        Unser               rf
7. Howe                2b        Parrish             3b
8. Gonzalez            ss        Speier              ss
9. Niekro              p         Brown               p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl popped to shortstop; Cabell walked; Cabell was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); Cedeno walked; Cruz
walked [Cedeno to second]; Brown threw a wild pitch [Cedeno to
third]; Cruz stole second; Ferguson walked; Watson homered
[Cedeno scored, Cruz scored, Ferguson scored]; Howe walked;
SCHATZEDER REPLACED BROWN (PITCHING); Gonzalez walked [Howe to
second]; Debut game for Dan Schatzeder; Schatzeder threw
a wild pitch [Howe to third, Gonzalez to second]; Niekro flied
out to center; 4 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Expos 0.

EXPOS 1ST: Cash doubled; Cromartie flied out to center; Dawson
flied out to right; Niekro threw a wild pitch [Cash to third];
Perez singled [Cash scored]; Carter flied out to center; 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Expos 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Puhl flied out to center; Cabell popped to
shortstop; Cedeno reached on an error by Parrish; Cedeno stole
second; Cruz grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 4, Expos 1.

EXPOS 2ND: Unser singled; Parrish grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Unser out at second]; Speier
flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Expos 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Ferguson walked; Watson doubled [Ferguson scored];
Howe grounded out (second to first) [Watson to third]; Gonzalez
hit a sacrifice fly to left [Watson scored]; Niekro singled;
Puhl forced Niekro (shortstop to second); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 6, Expos 1.

EXPOS 3RD: MACKANIN BATTED FOR SCHATZEDER; Mackanin struck out;
Cash singled; Cromartie lined into a double play (pitcher to
first) [Cash out at first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6,
Expos 1.

ASTROS 4TH: ALCALA REPLACED MACKANIN (PITCHING); Cabell flied
out to left; Cedeno doubled; Cedeno stole third; Cruz popped to
second; Ferguson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Expos 1.

EXPOS 4TH: Dawson grounded out (second to first); Perez grounded
out (third to first); Carter grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Expos 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Watson grounded out (third to first); Howe singled;
Alcala threw a wild pitch [Howe to second]; Gonzalez struck out;
Niekro singled [Howe scored]; Puhl was hit by a pitch [Niekro to
second]; Cabell popped to first; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
7, Expos 1.

EXPOS 5TH: Unser grounded out (first to pitcher); Parrish popped
to third; Speier grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 7, Expos 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno flied out to left; Cruz grounded out (third
to first); Ferguson grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Expos 1.

EXPOS 6TH: MEJIAS BATTED FOR ALCALA; Mejias struck out; Cash
singled; Cromartie grounded into a double play (catcher to
shortstop to first) [Cash out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 7, Expos 1.

ASTROS 7TH: ATKINSON REPLACED MEJIAS (PITCHING); METZGER BATTED
FOR WATSON; Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first); Howe
flied out to left; Gonzalez grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Expos 1.

EXPOS 7TH: CABELL CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); METZGER STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING SS); HOWE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B);
GONZALEZ CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); HOWARD REPLACED PUHL
(PLAYING LF); Dawson popped to shortstop; Perez struck out;
Carter flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7,
Expos 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Niekro struck out; Howard doubled; Cabell reached on
a fielder's choice [Howard out at third (pitcher to shortstop to
third)]; Cedeno grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 7, Expos 1.

EXPOS 8TH: Unser flied out to left; Parrish grounded out
(shortstop to first); Speier flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 7, Expos 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Cruz grounded out (second to first); Ferguson
walked; Metzger grounded out (second to first) [Ferguson to
second]; Howe grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 7, Expos 1.

EXPOS 9TH: FRIAS BATTED FOR ATKINSON; Frias grounded out
(pitcher to first); Cash grounded out (third to first);
Cromartie struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Expos 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7   7   0    9
 Expos            1   5   1    1


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