Philadelphia Phillies 8, Houston Astros 5
Regular Season Game 33
Played on Thursday, May 18, 1978 (N) at Astrodome

PHI N    4  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  3  -   8 16  1
HOU N    0  0  3    0  0  1    0  1  0  -   5  9  0
Philadelphia Phillies        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
McBride rf                    5   1   2   0       0   1       3   0
Bowa ss                       5   2   2   0       0   0       2   3
Schmidt 3b                    5   1   2   2       0   2       1   2
Johnstone lf                  4   2   4   1       0   0       2   0
  Cardenal ph,1b              1   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Hebner 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       8   1
  Martin ph,lf                1   1   1   3       0   0       0   0
Maddox cf                     5   0   1   0       0   2       2   0
Boone c                       5   0   3   2       0   0       3   1
Morrison 2b                   3   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
  Luzinski ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Harrelson 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Christenson p                 3   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Garber p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Totals                       43   8  16   8       0   8      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Boone (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Schmidt 2 (8,off Niekro,off Forsch); Johnstone (2,off Forsch).
HR: Martin (2,9th inning off Sambito 2 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: McBride (5,2nd base off Forsch/Herrmann).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       4   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Cabell 3b                     3   1   0   0       0   0       1   1
Cedeno cf                     3   1   2   1       0   0       1   0
Cruz rf                       4   0   1   2       0   1       3   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   2   2       0   0       6   0
Howe 2b                       4   0   0   0       0   0       4   2
Herrmann c                    4   0   1   0       0   1       9   0
Metzger ss                    4   1   1   0       0   1       2   1
Niekro p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    2   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Walling ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   5   9   5       0   3      27   5

BATTING - 
SH: Cedeno (2,off Garber).
HBP: Cabell (1,by Garber).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (15,2nd base off Christenson/Boone).

PITCHING
Philadelphia Phillies        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Christenson                   5.1   7   4   4   0   2   0  23
Garber W(2-0)                 3.2   2   1   1   0   1   0  13
Totals                        9     9   5   5   0   3   0  36

HBP: Garber (2,Cabell).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro                        0     4   4   4   0   0   0   4
Forsch                        7     9   1   1   0   4   0  30
Sambito L(2-1)                2     3   3   3   0   4   1   9
Totals                        9    16   8   8   0   8   1  43

Niekro faced 4 batters in the 1st inning

Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Eric Gregg, 3B - Bill Williams
Time of Game: 2:36   Attendance: 10828


Starting Lineups:

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

PHILLIES 1ST: McBride singled to right; Bowa singled to center
[McBride to third]; Schmidt doubled to right [McBride scored,
Bowa scored]; Johnstone singled to center [Schmidt scored];
FORSCH REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Hebner flied out to left;
Maddox singled to left [Johnstone to second]; Boone singled to
left [Johnstone scored, Maddox to second]; Morrison forced Boone
(shortstop to second) [Maddox to third]; Christenson forced
Morrison (second unassisted); 4 R, 6 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Phillies 4,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl flied out to left; Cabell flied out to center;
Cedeno popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 4,
Astros 0.

PHILLIES 2ND: McBride grounded out (third to first); Bowa
grounded out (first unassisted); Schmidt struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz made an out to second; Watson flied out to
left; Howe flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies
4, Astros 0.

PHILLIES 3RD: Johnstone doubled to left; Hebner flied out to
center [Johnstone to third]; Maddox popped to shortstop; Boone
singled to left [Johnstone scored]; Morrison grounded out
(second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 5, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Herrmann singled to left; Metzger forced Herrmann
(first to shortstop); Forsch singled to center [Metzger to
second]; Puhl singled to center [Metzger to third, Forsch to
second]; Cabell popped to first in foul territory; Cedeno
singled to pitcher [Metzger scored, Forsch to third, Puhl to
second]; Cruz singled to center [Forsch scored, Puhl scored,
Cedeno to third]; Watson forced Cruz (second to shortstop); 3 R,
5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Phillies 5, Astros 3.

PHILLIES 4TH: Christenson was called out on strikes; McBride
singled to left; McBride stole second; Bowa made an out to
first; Schmidt made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Phillies 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Howe made an out to second; Herrmann struck out;
Metzger flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 5,
Astros 3.

PHILLIES 5TH: Johnstone singled to center; Hebner flied out to
right; Maddox struck out; Boone singled to left [Johnstone to
second]; Morrison made an out to second; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Phillies 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Forsch grounded out (third to first); Puhl grounded
out (third to first); Cabell flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Phillies 5, Astros 3.

PHILLIES 6TH: Christenson struck out; McBride grounded out
(second to first); Bowa grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno singled to left; Cedeno stole second [Cedeno
to third (error by Boone)]; Cruz struck out; Watson singled to
left [Cedeno scored]; GARBER REPLACED CHRISTENSON (PITCHING);
Howe flied out to right; Herrmann grounded out (first
unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 5, Astros 4.

PHILLIES 7TH: Schmidt doubled to left; Johnstone singled to
right [Schmidt to third]; Hebner popped to shortstop; Maddox
popped to catcher in foul territory; Phillies manager Danny
Ozark protested game because the umpires returned Jay Johnstone
to 1B; Boone popped to third; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Phillies 5, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Metzger singled to pitcher; HOWARD BATTED FOR
FORSCH; Metzger was picked off first (catcher to first); Howard
grounded out (pitcher to first); Puhl grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 5, Astros 4.

PHILLIES 8TH: SAMBITO REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); LUZINSKI
BATTED FOR MORRISON; Luzinski flied out to right; Garber struck
out; McBride struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 5,
Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: HARRELSON REPLACED LUZINSKI (PLAYING 2B); Cabell was
hit by a pitch; Cedeno out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher
unassisted) [Cabell to second]; Cruz grounded out (shortstop to
first); Watson singled to right [Cabell scored]; Howe forced
Watson (shortstop to second); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 5,
Astros 5.

PHILLIES 9TH: Bowa singled to left; Schmidt struck out; CARDENAL
BATTED FOR JOHNSTONE; Cardenal singled to left [Bowa to second];
MARTIN BATTED FOR HEBNER; Martin homered [Bowa scored, Cardenal
scored]; Maddox struck out; Boone flied out to right; 3 R, 3 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 8, Astros 5.

ASTROS 9TH: MARTIN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); CARDENAL STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Herrmann grounded out (shortstop to
first); Metzger struck out; WALLING BATTED FOR SAMBITO; Walling
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies
8, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Phillies         8  16   1    8
 Astros           5   9   0    4


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