Houston Astros 5, Chicago Cubs 4
Regular Season Game 59
Played on Saturday, June 17, 1978 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    0  0  2    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   4  7  0
HOU N    0  2  0    0  0  1    0  2  x  -   5  7  0
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
De Jesus ss                   4   1   1   0       0   2       0   2
Gross cf                      4   0   1   2       0   0       1   0
Buckner 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       8   0
Murcer rf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Biittner lf                   4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Ontiveros 3b                  4   0   1   0       0   1       0   4
Trillo 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       3   4
Rader c                       3   2   1   0       0   0       6   0
  Kingman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Geisel p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Meoli ph                    1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Moore p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Hernandez p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sutter p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   4   7   3       0   7      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Trillo-Buckner.

BATTING - 
3B: Ontiveros (3,off Niekro); Meoli (1,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 4.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard lf                     4   0   0   0       0   3       1   0
Walling cf                    3   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Cabell 3b                     4   2   2   0       0   0       1   1
Cruz rf                       3   1   1   0       1   0       4   0
Watson 1b                     4   1   2   3       0   0       7   1
  Bergman pr,1b               0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Howe 2b                       4   1   1   0       0   0       1   7
Ferguson c                    2   0   0   0       1   1       7   0
Fischlin ss                   3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Andujar p                     1   0   1   2       0   0       1   1
  Niekro p                    2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Totals                       30   5   7   5       3   6      27  10

FIELDING - 
PB: Ferguson (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Howe (17,off Geisel); Andujar (1,off Geisel); Watson (9,off Sutter).
IBB: Ferguson (2,by Geisel).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cabell 3 (11,2nd base off Moore/Rader,2nd base off Hernandez/Rader,3rd
base off Sutter/Rader); Cruz (10,2nd base off Sutter/Rader).

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Geisel                        3     4   2   2   2   2   0  14
Moore                         4     1   1   1   0   4   0  13
Hernandez L(5-2)              0.2   1   2   2   1   0   0   4
Sutter                        0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        8     7   5   5   3   6   0  33

IBB: Geisel (1,Ferguson).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Andujar                       2.1   5   2   2   0   2   0  12
Niekro W(3-4)                 6.2   2   2   1   0   5   0  23
Totals                        9     7   4   3   0   7   0  35

WP: Niekro (2).
BK: Andujar (3).

Umpires: HP - Eric Gregg, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - Bruce Froemming
Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance: 28091


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. De Jesus            ss        Howard              lf
2. Gross               cf        Walling             cf
3. Buckner             1b        Cabell              3b
4. Murcer              rf        Cruz                rf
5. Biittner            lf        Watson              1b
6. Ontiveros           3b        Howe                2b
7. Trillo              2b        Ferguson            c
8. Rader               c         Fischlin            ss
9. Geisel              p         Andujar             p

CUBS 1ST: De Jesus struck out; Gross grounded out (first to
pitcher); Buckner flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Howard struck out; Walling flied out to left; Cabell
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: Murcer grounded out (pitcher to first); Biittner
singled; Ontiveros flied out to left; Trillo flied out to right;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz flied out to center; Watson singled; Howe
doubled [Watson to third]; Ferguson was walked intentionally;
Fischlin flied out to right; Andujar doubled [Watson scored,
Howe scored, Ferguson to third]; Howard struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 2.

CUBS 3RD: Rader singled; Geisel struck out; De Jesus singled
[Rader to second]; Andujar balked [Rader to third, De Jesus to
second]; Gross singled [Rader scored, De Jesus scored]; Buckner
singled [Gross to second]; Joaquin Andujar pulled right
hamstring on balk; NIEKRO REPLACED ANDUJAR (PITCHING);
Murcer flied out to center; Biittner flied out to center; 2 R, 4
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Walling walked; Cabell lined into a double play
(second to first) [Walling out at first]; Cruz singled; Watson
forced Cruz (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs
2, Astros 2.

CUBS 4TH: Ontiveros tripled; Trillo made an out to second; Rader
reached on a fielder's choice [Ontiveros out at home (second to
catcher)]; MEOLI BATTED FOR GEISEL; Meoli tripled [Rader
scored]; Ferguson allowed a passed ball [Meoli scored
(unearned)]; De Jesus struck out; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: MOORE REPLACED MEOLI (PITCHING); Howe made an out to
second; Ferguson grounded out (third to first); Fischlin
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs
4, Astros 2.

CUBS 5TH: Gross grounded out (second to first); Buckner flied
out to right; Murcer grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Niekro struck out; Howard struck out; Walling flied
out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 2.

CUBS 6TH: Biittner flied out to right; Ontiveros grounded out
(second to first); Trillo made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Cabell singled; Cabell stole second; Cruz flied out
to right [Cabell to third]; Watson grounded out (second to
pitcher) [Cabell scored]; Howe grounded out (third to first); 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 3.

CUBS 7TH: Rader grounded out (second to first); Moore struck
out; De Jesus grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Ferguson struck out; Fischlin grounded out (third to
first); Niekro struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros
3.

CUBS 8TH: Gross flied out to center; Buckner grounded out (first
unassisted); Murcer struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 4,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: HERNANDEZ REPLACED MOORE (PITCHING); Howard grounded
out (second to first); Walling grounded out (second to first);
Cabell singled; Cabell stole second; Cruz walked; SUTTER
REPLACED HERNANDEZ (PITCHING); Cabell stole third and Cruz stole
second; Watson doubled [Cabell scored, Cruz scored]; BERGMAN RAN
FOR WATSON; Howe grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 5.

CUBS 9TH: BERGMAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Biittner grounded
out (second to first); Ontiveros struck out but advanced to
first on a wild pitch; Trillo grounded out (third to first)
[Ontiveros to second]; KINGMAN BATTED FOR RADER; Kingman struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             4   7   0    4
 Astros           5   7   0    4


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