Montreal Expos 10, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 23
Played on Wednesday, May 3, 1978 (N) at Stade Olympique

HOU N    0  0  2    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   3 11  1
MON N    3  1  4    0  1  0    0  1  x  -  10 12  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard lf                     5   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Cabell 3b                     2   1   0   0       3   0       0   3
Cedeno cf                     5   2   3   2       0   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     5   0   2   1       0   0       6   1
Ferguson c                    3   0   1   0       1   1       6   0
Cruz rf                       4   0   2   0       0   0       3   0
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Sexton ss                     4   0   2   0       0   0       1   3
Gonzalez 2b                   4   0   1   0       0   0       3   2
Richard p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Alou ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dixon p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Howe ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Walling ph,rf               1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Totals                       36   3  11   3       4   3      24  11

FIELDING - 
E: Gonzalez (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno 2 (6,off Grimsley 2); Cruz (5,off Grimsley).
HR: Cedeno (3,3rd inning off Grimsley 1 on 2 out).
GDP: Cedeno (3,off Grimsley).
Team LOB: 10.

Montreal Expos               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cromartie lf                  4   3   2   0       1   0       0   0
  Mejias lf                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cash 2b                       2   2   1   0       3   0       4   2
  Frias pr,2b                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Dawson cf                     4   1   1   1       0   1       1   0
Carter c                      4   1   2   5       1   1       4   0
Perez 1b                      5   1   2   1       0   1       8   0
  White pr                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Unser 1b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Valentine rf                  3   1   1   0       2   0       4   0
Parrish 3b                    4   0   1   0       1   2       3   3
Speier ss                     3   0   1   0       2   1       1   3
Grimsley p                    5   1   1   1       0   0       0   1
Totals                       35  10  12   8      10   6      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Speier-Perez, Parrish-Cash-Perez.

BATTING - 
2B: Cash (7,off Richard); Carter (5,off Dixon).
3B: Dawson (3,off Dixon).
HR: Carter (3,3rd inning off Richard 3 on 2 out).
SF: Dawson (1,off Richard).
Team LOB: 12.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard L(1-3)                3     7   8   8   7   3   1  23
Dixon                         2     2   1   1   1   2   0   9
Forsch                        2     1   0   0   1   1   0   8
Pentz                         1     2   1   1   1   0   0   6
Totals                        8    12  10  10  10   6   1  46

BK: Richard (2).

Montreal Expos               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Grimsley W(5-0)               9    11   3   3   4   3   1  40


Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Jerry Dale, 2B - John McSherry, 3B - Paul Runge
Time of Game: 2:46   Attendance: 5229


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Montreal Expos           
1. Howard              lf        Cromartie           lf
2. Cabell              3b        Cash                2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Dawson              cf
4. Watson              1b        Carter              c
5. Ferguson            c         Perez               1b
6. Cruz                rf        Valentine           rf
7. Sexton              ss        Parrish             3b
8. Gonzalez            2b        Speier              ss
9. Richard             p         Grimsley            p

ASTROS 1ST: Howard lined to right; Cabell walked; Cedeno lined
into a double play (shortstop to first) [Cabell out at first]; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Expos 0.

EXPOS 1ST: Cromartie walked; Cash doubled [Cromartie to third];
Dawson hit a sacrifice fly to center [Cromartie scored, Cash to
third]; Carter grounded out (third to first); Perez singled
[Cash scored]; Valentine singled [Perez to third]; Parrish
walked [Valentine to second]; Richard balked [Perez scored,
Valentine to third, Parrish to second]; Speier walked; Grimsley
flied out to left; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Expos 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Ferguson
singled; Cruz popped to catcher; Sexton singled [Ferguson to
second]; Gonzalez lined to third; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
0, Expos 3.

EXPOS 2ND: Cromartie singled; Cash walked [Cromartie to second];
Dawson forced Cash (third to second) [Cromartie scored (error by
Gonzalez) (no RBI), Dawson to second]; Carter walked; Perez
grounded out (first to pitcher) [Dawson to third, Carter to
second]; Valentine walked; Parrish struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3
LOB.  Astros 0, Expos 4.

ASTROS 3RD: Richard struck out; Howard made an out to third;
Cabell walked; Cedeno homered [Cabell scored]; Watson grounded
out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Expos
4.

EXPOS 3RD: Speier grounded out (first unassisted); Grimsley
singled; Cromartie singled [Grimsley to second]; Cash walked
[Grimsley to third, Cromartie to second]; Dawson struck out;
Carter homered [Grimsley scored, Cromartie scored, Cash
scored]; first Expo grand slam in Olympic Stadium; Perez
struck out; 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Expos 8.

ASTROS 4TH: Ferguson made an out to second; Cruz singled; Sexton
flied out to right; Gonzalez singled [Cruz to second]; ALOU
BATTED FOR RICHARD; Alou grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Expos 8.

EXPOS 4TH: DIXON REPLACED ALOU (PITCHING); Valentine walked;
Parrish struck out; Speier struck out; Grimsley forced Valentine
(second to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Expos 8.

ASTROS 5TH: Howard flied out to center; Cabell walked; Cedeno
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Cabell
out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Expos 8.

EXPOS 5TH: Cromartie grounded out (pitcher to first); Cash flied
out to right; Dawson tripled; Carter doubled [Dawson scored];
Perez grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Expos 9.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson singled; Ferguson walked [Watson to second];
Cruz made an out to second; Sexton singled [Watson to third,
Ferguson to second]; Gonzalez flied out to right; HOWE BATTED
FOR DIXON; Howe grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Astros 2, Expos 9.

EXPOS 6TH: FORSCH REPLACED HOWE (PITCHING); Valentine flied out
to right; Parrish flied out to right; Speier singled; Grimsley
forced Speier (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Expos 9.

ASTROS 7TH: Howard made an out to second; Cabell flied out to
right; Cedeno doubled; Watson singled [Cedeno scored]; Ferguson
struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Expos 9.

EXPOS 7TH: Cromartie flied out to left; Cash walked; FRIAS RAN
FOR CASH; Dawson grounded out (third to first) [Frias to
second]; Carter struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3,
Expos 9.

ASTROS 8TH: FRIAS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); MEJIAS REPLACED
CROMARTIE (PLAYING LF); Cruz doubled; Sexton grounded out
(pitcher to first); Gonzalez grounded out (second to first)
[Cruz to third]; WALLING BATTED FOR FORSCH; Walling struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Expos 9.

EXPOS 8TH: WALLING STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); PENTZ REPLACED
CRUZ (PITCHING); Perez singled; WHITE RAN FOR PEREZ; Valentine
forced White (shortstop to second); Parrish singled [Valentine
to second]; Speier walked [Valentine to third, Parrish to
second]; Grimsley grounded out (pitcher to second to first)
[Valentine scored, Parrish to third, Speier to second]; Mejias
lined to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Expos 10.

ASTROS 9TH: UNSER REPLACED WHITE (PLAYING 1B); Howard grounded
out (second to first); Cabell lined to third; Cedeno doubled;
Watson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 3, Expos 10.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3  11   1   10
 Expos           10  12   0   12


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