Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 155
Played on Sunday, September 25, 1977 (D) at Astrodome

LA  N    0  1  0    0  1  2    1  0  0  -   5  7  0
HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  1    0  0  2  -   4  9  0
Los Angeles Dodgers          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lopes 2b                      4   1   1   0       1   0       1   4
Russell ss                    5   0   3   1       0   0       0   4
Smith rf                      3   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Cey 3b                        3   1   0   0       1   1       0   3
Garvey 1b                     3   0   0   0       1   0      13   0
Baker lf                      3   2   2   2       1   0       1   0
  Simpson pr,lf               0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Monday cf                     2   0   0   0       1   2       2   0
  Burke cf                    1   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Yeager c                      4   1   1   1       0   0       6   2
John p                        3   0   0   1       0   1       0   0
  Rautzhan p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Garman p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   5   7   5       6   4      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Russell-Lopes-Garvey.

BATTING - 
2B: Russell (27,off Niekro); Baker (25,off Thomas).
HR: Yeager (16,5th inning off Niekro 0 on 0 out); Baker (29,6th inning off
Niekro 1 on 2 out).
SF: John (1,off Niekro).
GDP: Smith (5,off Niekro); Baker (8,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Russell (15,2nd base off Niekro/Herrmann); Baker (2,2nd base off Niekro/Herrmann);
Lopes (46,2nd base off Niekro/Herrmann).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
  Howard ph                   1   0   1   2       0   0       0   0
Cabell 3b                     5   1   2   0       0   0       0   3
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   1      10   0
Cruz rf                       3   1   2   1       1   1       2   0
Howe 2b                       3   2   2   0       1   0       3   3
Herrmann c                    3   0   1   1       0   0       4   0
  Ferguson ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Metzger ss                    2   0   0   0       0   0       2   4
  Roberts ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Fischlin ss                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Fuller ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Walton ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Thomas p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sperring ph                 0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Cannon pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   4   9   4       3   7      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Cabell-Metzger-Watson, Metzger-Howe-Watson.
PB: Herrmann (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Howe (21,off John).
GDP: Watson (8,off John).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Los Angeles Dodgers          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
John W(20-6)                  8     8   4   4   2   7   0  33
Rautzhan                      0.2   1   0   0   1   0   0   4
Garman SV(11)                 0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        9     9   4   4   3   7   0  38

John faced 2 batters in the 9th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(13-8)                7     6   5   4   6   3   2  31
Thomas                        2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7
Totals                        9     7   5   4   6   4   2  38


Umpires: HP - Eric Gregg, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Jerry Dale, 3B - Ed Montague
Time of Game: 2:27   Attendance: 16579


Starting Lineups:

   Los Angeles Dodgers           Houston Astros           
1. Lopes               2b        Puhl                lf
2. Russell             ss        Cabell              3b
3. Smith               rf        Cedeno              cf
4. Cey                 3b        Watson              1b
5. Garvey              1b        Cruz                rf
6. Baker               lf        Howe                2b
7. Monday              cf        Herrmann            c
8. Yeager              c         Metzger             ss
9. John                p         Niekro              p

DODGERS 1ST: Lopes singled to center; Russell singled to center
[Lopes to second]; Smith flied out to right [Lopes to third];
Russell stole second; Cey struck out; Garvey grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (second to first); Cabell grounded
out (second to first); Cedeno flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Baker walked; Baker stole second; Monday walked;
Herrmann allowed a passed ball [Baker to third, Monday to
second]; Yeager flied out to right; John hit a sacrifice fly to
left [Baker scored (unearned)]; Lopes made an out to shortstop;
1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson struck out (catcher to first); Cruz struck
out; Howe doubled to center; Herrmann singled to left [Howe
scored]; Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 1.

DODGERS 3RD: Russell singled to left; Smith grounded into a
double play (third to shortstop to first) [Russell out at
second]; Cey flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers
1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Niekro struck out; Puhl grounded out (shortstop to
first); Cabell flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Dodgers 1, Astros 1.

DODGERS 4TH: Garvey walked; Baker grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Garvey out at second]; Monday
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); Watson
flied out to center; Cruz walked; Howe singled to right [Cruz to
second]; Herrmann grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 1.

DODGERS 5TH: Yeager homered; John flied out to left; Lopes flied
out to center; Russell grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Niekro
struck out; Puhl struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 2,
Astros 1.

DODGERS 6TH: Smith grounded out (second to first); Cey walked;
Garvey grounded out (first unassisted) [Cey to second]; Baker
homered [Cey scored]; Monday struck out; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Dodgers 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: BURKE REPLACED MONDAY (PLAYING CF); Cabell singled
to center; Cedeno struck out; Watson grounded out (third to
first) [Cabell to second]; Cruz singled to center [Cabell
scored]; Howe flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers
4, Astros 2.

DODGERS 7TH: Yeager made an out to second; John grounded out
(shortstop to first); Lopes walked; Lopes stole second; Russell
doubled to left [Lopes scored]; Smith walked; Cey forced Smith
(shortstop to second); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 5, Astros
2.

ASTROS 7TH: Herrmann grounded out (catcher to first); ROBERTS
BATTED FOR METZGER; Roberts grounded out (third to first);
WALTON BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Walton struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Dodgers 5, Astros 2.

DODGERS 8TH: THOMAS REPLACED WALTON (PITCHING); FISCHLIN
REPLACED ROBERTS (PLAYING SS); Garvey grounded out (shortstop to
first); Baker doubled to left; SIMPSON RAN FOR BAKER; Burke
flied out to left; Yeager grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: SIMPSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Puhl grounded
out (third to first); Cabell singled to left; Cedeno singled to
second [Cabell to second]; Watson grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Cedeno out at second]; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 5, Astros 2.

DODGERS 9TH: John struck out; Lopes flied out to left; Russell
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 5,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Cruz singled to right; Howe walked [Cruz to second];
RAUTZHAN REPLACED JOHN (PITCHING); FERGUSON BATTED FOR HERRMANN;
Ferguson flied out to center; FULLER BATTED FOR FISCHLIN; Fuller
flied out to left; SPERRING BATTED FOR THOMAS; Sperring walked
[Cruz to third, Howe to second]; CANNON RAN FOR SPERRING; HOWARD
BATTED FOR PUHL; Howard singled to left [Cruz scored, Howe
scored, Cannon to third]; GARMAN REPLACED RAUTZHAN (PITCHING);
Cabell flied out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 5,
Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Dodgers          5   7   0    6
 Astros           4   9   0    7


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