Houston Astros 5, Philadelphia Phillies 1
Regular Season Game 26
Played on Tuesday, May 9, 1978 (N) at Veterans Stadium

HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    4  0  0  -   5  6  1
PHI N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  4  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       4   0   1   2       0   0       3   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
Cedeno cf                     4   2   2   1       0   0       1   0
Cruz rf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Watson 1b                     4   1   1   1       0   1       7   1
Howe 2b                       4   1   1   0       0   0       2   3
Ferguson c                    4   1   1   1       0   0      11   1
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       1   0       0   1
Richard p                     3   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Totals                       34   5   6   5       1   5      27   8

FIELDING - 
E: Metzger (2).

BATTING - 
3B: Cedeno (1,off Christenson).
HR: Cedeno (4,1st inning off Christenson 0 on 2 out).
IBB: Metzger (3,by Christenson).
Team LOB: 3.

Philadelphia Phillies        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
McBride rf                    4   1   2   1       0   2       3   0
Bowa ss                       3   0   1   0       1   0       1   2
Schmidt 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       1   4
Luzinski lf                   3   0   0   0       1   1       2   0
Hebner 1b                     3   0   0   0       1   1      11   0
Maddox cf                     3   0   1   0       1   2       4   0
Boone c                       4   0   0   0       0   0       5   0
Morrison 2b                   2   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Johnstone ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Harrelson 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Christenson p                 2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Brusstar p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  McCarver ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Reed p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   1   4   1       4  11      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Christenson (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Maddox (6,off Richard).
HR: McBride (1,6th inning off Richard 0 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Schmidt (3,2nd base by Richard/Ferguson); Bowa (2,2nd base by Richard/Ferguson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard W(2-3)                9     4   1   1   4  11   1  34

BK: Richard (3).

Philadelphia Phillies        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Christenson L(2-3)            6.2   6   5   5   1   4   1  28
Brusstar                      1.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   4
Reed                          1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     6   5   5   1   5   1  35

IBB: Christenson (3,Metzger).

Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Eric Gregg, 3B - Bill Williams
Time of Game: 2:15   Attendance: 18144


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Philadelphia Phillies    
1. Puhl                lf        McBride             rf
2. Cabell              3b        Bowa                ss
3. Cedeno              cf        Schmidt             3b
4. Cruz                rf        Luzinski            lf
5. Watson              1b        Hebner              1b
6. Howe                2b        Maddox              cf
7. Ferguson            c         Boone               c
8. Metzger             ss        Morrison            2b
9. Richard             p         Christenson         p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl flied out to left; Cabell made an out to first;
Cedeno homered; Cruz grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 1ST: McBride was called out on strikes; Bowa singled to
shortstop; Richard balked [Bowa to second]; Schmidt was called
out on strikes; Luzinski struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Phillies 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson struck out; Howe grounded out (shortstop to
first); Ferguson flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 2ND: Hebner grounded out (second to first); Maddox
struck out; Boone flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Phillies 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger flied out to center; Richard grounded out
(second to first); Puhl flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 3RD: Morrison struck out; Christenson was called out on
strikes; McBride was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell struck out; Cedeno grounded out (third to
first); Cruz flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 4TH: Bowa grounded out (second to first); Schmidt
reached on an error by Metzger [Schmidt to first]; Schmidt was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); Luzinski walked;
Hebner flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Phillies 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Watson flied out to right; Howe lined to shortstop;
Ferguson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 5TH: Maddox struck out; Boone flied out to right;
Morrison grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Metzger lined to third; Richard struck out; Puhl
reached on an error by Christenson [Puhl to third]; Cabell
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 6TH: Christenson struck out; McBride homered; Bowa
walked; Bowa was picked off and caught stealing second (pitcher
to first); Schmidt grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Cedeno tripled to center; Cruz grounded out (second
to first); Watson singled to third [Cedeno scored]; Howe singled
to second [Watson to second]; Ferguson singled to right [Watson
scored, Howe to third]; Metzger was walked intentionally
[Ferguson to second]; Richard lined to right; Puhl singled to
center [Howe scored, Ferguson scored, Metzger to second];
BRUSSTAR REPLACED CHRISTENSON (PITCHING); Cabell grounded out
(pitcher to first); 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 7TH: Luzinski flied out to center; Hebner walked;
Maddox walked [Hebner to second]; Boone grounded out (second to
first) [Hebner to third, Maddox to second]; JOHNSTONE BATTED FOR
MORRISON; Johnstone grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Phillies 1.

ASTROS 8TH: HARRELSON REPLACED JOHNSTONE (PLAYING 2B); Cedeno
flied out to center; Cruz struck out; Watson grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Phillies
1.

PHILLIES 8TH: MCCARVER BATTED FOR BRUSSTAR; McCarver struck out;
McBride singled to second; Bowa popped to third in foul
territory; Schmidt popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 5, Phillies 1.

ASTROS 9TH: REED REPLACED MCCARVER (PITCHING); Howe grounded out
(third to first); Ferguson flied out to center; Metzger grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Phillies
1.

PHILLIES 9TH: Luzinski popped to first in foul territory; Hebner
was called out on strikes; Maddox doubled to center; Boone flied
out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Phillies 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5   6   1    3
 Phillies         1   4   1    6


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