Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 5
Played on Monday, April 10, 1978 (N) at Astrodome

LA  N    0  1  0    0  0  1    1  0  2  -   5  8  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  1  0  -   2  7  2
Los Angeles Dodgers          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lopes 2b                      5   1   1   0       0   0       1   4
Russell ss                    3   0   0   0       1   0       1   4
Smith rf                      4   1   1   0       1   0       1   0
  Burke pr,cf                 0   1   0   0       0   0       1   0
Cey 3b                        4   1   2   2       1   0       1   0
Garvey 1b                     4   1   2   0       1   0       9   0
Baker lf                      4   0   2   2       1   0       1   0
Monday cf,rf                  3   0   0   0       2   0       3   0
Yeager c                      3   0   0   1       1   1       8   0
Rau p                         3   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
  Forster p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       34   5   8   5       8   3      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Russell-Lopes.

BATTING - 
2B: Smith (2,off Bannister).
3B: Garvey (1,off Bannister).
HR: Cey (1,2nd inning off Bannister 0 on 0 out).
SH: Russell (1,off Forsch).
GDP: Smith (1,off Bannister).
IBB: Smith (1,by Forsch).
Team LOB: 11.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       3   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Gonzalez ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Cabell 3b                     4   0   0   1       0   1       3   4
Cedeno cf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   2   0       0   0      10   0
Cruz rf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Ferguson c                    4   1   1   1       0   1       3   1
Howe 2b                       3   0   0   0       0   1       4   2
Metzger ss                    2   0   0   0       0   0       2   4
  Howard ph,lf                1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Bannister p                   2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Alou ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Sexton pr,ss                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       33   2   7   2       0   8      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Howe-Watson.
E: Forsch (1), Cabell (1).

BATTING - 
HR: Ferguson (3,5th inning off Rau 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING
Los Angeles Dodgers          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rau W(1-0)                    6     5   1   1   0   5   1  23
Forster SV(2)                 3     2   1   1   0   3   0  10
Totals                        9     7   2   2   0   8   1  33

Rau faced 2 batters in the 7th inning
WP: Forster (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bannister L(0-1)              7     6   3   3   6   2   1  33
Pentz                         1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Forsch                        1     2   2   2   2   0   0   7
Totals                        9     8   5   5   8   3   1  43

WP: Bannister (1).
IBB: Forsch (1,Smith).

Umpires: HP - Ed Montague, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Dutch Rennert
Time of Game: 2:24   Attendance: 22882


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        Ferguson            c
7. Monday              cf        Howe                2b
8. Yeager              c         Metzger             ss
9. Rau                 p         Bannister           p

DODGERS 1ST: Lopes popped to shortstop; Russell grounded out
(catcher to first); Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl popped to third in foul territory; Cabell
struck out; Cedeno flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Cey homered; Garvey lined to third; Baker singled
to left; Monday walked [Baker to second]; Bannister threw a wild
pitch [Baker to third, Monday to second]; Yeager walked; Rau was
called out on strikes; Lopes lined to second; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson singled to right; Cruz was called out on
strikes; Ferguson flied out to center; Howe struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Russell flied out to left; Smith grounded out
(shortstop to first); Cey walked; Garvey forced Cey (third to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 0.

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

DODGERS 4TH: Baker reached on an error by Cabell [Baker to
second]; Monday flied out to left; Yeager grounded out (third to
first); Rau struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros
0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno flied out to left; Watson grounded out
(second to first); Cruz grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 0.

DODGERS 5TH: Lopes flied out to center; Russell walked; Smith
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Russell out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 1,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Ferguson homered; Howe grounded out (pitcher to
first); Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first); Bannister was
called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros
1.

DODGERS 6TH: Cey grounded out (shortstop to first); Garvey
tripled to left; Baker walked; Monday walked [Baker to second];
Yeager forced Monday (third to second) [Garvey scored, Baker to
third]; Rau grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Dodgers 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Puhl grounded out (pitcher to first); Cabell flied
out to center; Cedeno popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Dodgers 2, Astros 1.

DODGERS 7TH: Lopes grounded out (third to first); Russell popped
to shortstop; Smith doubled to left; Cey singled to left [Smith
scored]; Garvey singled to left [Cey to second]; Baker grounded
out (second to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Astros
1.

ASTROS 7TH: Watson singled to center; Cruz singled to right
[Watson to second]; FORSTER REPLACED RAU (PITCHING); Ferguson
was called out on strikes; Howe lined into a double play
(shortstop to second) [Watson out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Dodgers 3, Astros 1.

DODGERS 8TH: PENTZ REPLACED BANNISTER (PITCHING); Monday flied
out to center; Yeager struck out; Forster popped to third; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: HOWARD BATTED FOR METZGER; Howard singled to center;
ALOU BATTED FOR PENTZ; Alou singled to third [Howard to second];
SEXTON RAN FOR ALOU; GONZALEZ BATTED FOR PUHL; Forster threw a
wild pitch [Howard to third]; Gonzalez struck out; Cabell
grounded out (second to pitcher) [Howard scored, Sexton to
second]; Cedeno struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 3,
Astros 2.

DODGERS 9TH: SEXTON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); HOWARD STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING LF); FORSCH REPLACED GONZALEZ (PITCHING); Lopes
singled to center; Lopes was picked off first but was safe on an
error by Forsch [Lopes to second]; Russell out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Lopes to third]; Smith was walked
intentionally; BURKE RAN FOR SMITH; Cey popped to third in foul
territory; Garvey walked [Burke to second]; Baker singled to
right [Lopes scored, Burke scored, Garvey to third]; Monday
popped to shortstop; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: BURKE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); MONDAY CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Watson grounded out (second to first);
Cruz flied out to center; Ferguson grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 5, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Dodgers          5   8   0   11
 Astros           2   7   2    4


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