Los Angeles Dodgers 7, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 16
Played on Sunday, April 23, 1978 (D) at Dodger Stadium

HOU N    0  1  1    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   3  8  3
LA  N    3  1  2    0  1  0    0  0  x  -   7 12  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       4   2   2   0       0   0       3   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   1   1       0   0       1   2
Cedeno cf                     3   0   1   1       1   0       6   0
Cruz rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     3   1   1   1       1   0       4   1
Ferguson c                    4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Howe 2b                       3   0   1   0       1   0       3   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   0       0   0       2   3
Niekro p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Walling ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Herrmann c                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   3   8   3       3   0      24   6

FIELDING - 
E: Cabell (3), Cedeno (1), Metzger (1).
PB: Ferguson (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Metzger (2,off Sutton); Puhl 2 (3,off Sutton 2).
HR: Watson (1,2nd inning off Sutton 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Metzger 2 (3,off Sutton 2).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (8,2nd base off Sutton/Yeager).

Los Angeles Dodgers          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lopes 2b                      5   2   2   0       0   0       0   4
Russell ss                    5   1   2   1       0   0       4   4
Smith rf                      3   0   1   1       1   0       3   0
  Burke cf                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cey 3b                        4   1   1   1       1   0       1   1
Garvey 1b                     5   2   2   0       0   0      12   0
Baker lf                      4   0   2   1       0   1       4   0
Monday cf,rf                  3   1   1   3       0   0       2   0
Yeager c                      3   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Sutton p                      2   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       34   7  12   7       4   1      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Lopes-Russell-Garvey, Lopes-Russell-Garvey.

BATTING - 
2B: Russell (2,off Niekro).
HR: Monday (8,3rd inning off Niekro 1 on 2 out).
SH: Sutton (3,off Forsch).
SF: Smith (2,off Niekro); Monday (1,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Lopes (4,2nd base off Niekro/Ferguson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(1-2)                 3     8   6   4   0   0   1  18
Forsch                        4     4   1   1   4   1   0  20
Sambito                       1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8    12   7   5   4   1   1  41


Los Angeles Dodgers          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Sutton W(2-1)                 9     8   3   3   3   0   1  36


Umpires: HP - Satch Davidson, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Paul Pryor
Time of Game: 2:26   Attendance: 51500


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl flied out to right; Cabell popped to first in
foul territory; Cedeno walked; Cruz popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 1ST: Lopes singled to left; Lopes stole second; On a
bunt Russell singled to pitcher [Lopes to third]; Smith hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Lopes scored, Russell to second]; Cey
singled to center [Russell scored, Cey to second (error by
Cedeno)]; Garvey flied out to center; Baker singled to left [Cey
scored (unearned)]; Monday flied out to left; 3 R (2 ER), 4 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson homered; Ferguson grounded out (first
unassisted); Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger
doubled to right; Niekro flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Dodgers 3.

DODGERS 2ND: Yeager flied out to center; Sutton flied out to
right; Lopes reached on an error by Metzger [Lopes to first];
Russell doubled to left [Lopes scored (unearned)]; Smith
grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Dodgers 4.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl doubled to right; Cabell singled to right [Puhl
scored]; Cedeno flied out to left; Cruz grounded out (second to
first) [Cabell to second]; Watson walked; Ferguson flied out to
left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Dodgers 4.

DODGERS 3RD: Cey grounded out (third to first); Garvey singled
to third [Garvey to second (error by Cabell)]; Ferguson allowed
a passed ball [Garvey to third]; Baker grounded out (shortstop
to first); Monday homered [Garvey scored]; Yeager singled to
shortstop; Sutton grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 3 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 2, Dodgers 6.

ASTROS 4TH: Howe flied out to center; Metzger flied out to left;
WALLING BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Walling flied out to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Dodgers 6.

DODGERS 4TH: FORSCH REPLACED WALLING (PITCHING); Lopes popped to
shortstop; Russell flied out to left; Smith singled to center;
Cey forced Smith (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Dodgers 6.

ASTROS 5TH: Puhl doubled to right; Cabell grounded out
(shortstop to first); Cedeno singled to right [Puhl scored];
Cedeno stole second; Cruz singled to shortstop [Cedeno stayed at
second]; Watson flied out to right; Ferguson made an out to
third; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Dodgers 6.

DODGERS 5TH: Garvey singled to left; Baker singled to center
[Garvey to third]; Monday hit a sacrifice fly to center [Garvey
scored]; Yeager flied out to center; Sutton walked [Baker to
second]; Lopes singled to shortstop [Baker to third, Sutton to
second]; Russell flied out to left; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Astros 3, Dodgers 7.

ASTROS 6TH: Howe singled to center; Metzger grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Howe out at second];
Forsch popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 3, Dodgers 7.

DODGERS 6TH: Smith walked; Cey walked [Smith to second]; Garvey
popped to second; Baker struck out; Monday forced Smith (third
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Dodgers 7.

ASTROS 7TH: Puhl popped to first; Cabell flied out to left;
Cedeno grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 3, Dodgers 7.

DODGERS 7TH: Yeager walked; Sutton out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher unassisted) [Yeager to second]; Lopes popped to
shortstop; Russell popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 3, Dodgers 7.

ASTROS 8TH: Cruz lined to shortstop; Watson popped to first;
Ferguson popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 3, Dodgers 7.

DODGERS 8TH: SAMBITO REPLACED FERGUSON (PITCHING); HERRMANN
REPLACED FORSCH (PLAYING C ); Smith grounded out (shortstop to
first); Cey flied out to center; Garvey flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Dodgers 7.

ASTROS 9TH: BURKE REPLACED SMITH (PLAYING CF); MONDAY CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Howe walked; Metzger grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Howe out at second];
Herrmann grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 3, Dodgers 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   8   3    6
 Dodgers          7  12   0   10


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