Houston Astros 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 3
Regular Season Game 63
Played on Thursday, June 22, 1978 (D) at Dodger Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  2    1  0  1  -   4 12  1
LA  N    2  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   3  6  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       4   2   3   0       1   0       4   1
Alou lf                       3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Howard lf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cabell 3b                     5   0   2   2       0   1       2   4
Watson 1b                     4   1   2   0       0   0       7   0
Howe 2b                       4   0   2   0       0   0       3   1
Ferguson c                    3   1   1   2       1   2       6   1
Cruz rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Fischlin ss                   3   0   1   0       1   0       1   2
Niekro p                      3   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       33   4  12   4       3   3      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Puhl-Cabell.
E: Fischlin (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Howe (20,off Rau); Puhl (11,off Rau).
3B: Cruz (4,off Rau).
HR: Ferguson (7,6th inning off Rau 1 on 2 out).
SH: Niekro (5,off Rau); Alou (3,off Rau); Howard (1,off Rau).
GDP: Alou (1,off Rau).
IBB: Fischlin (1,by Rau).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cabell (12,3rd base off Rau/Yeager); Howe (2,2nd base off Rau/Yeager).
CS: Puhl (6,2nd base by Rau/Yeager); Cabell (6,2nd base by Rau/Yeager).

Los Angeles Dodgers          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lopes 2b                      4   1   1   1       1   2       4   3
Russell ss                    4   1   1   0       0   0       3   5
Garvey 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   0      11   0
Cey 3b                        2   0   0   0       2   2       1   2
Baker lf                      3   0   0   1       0   1       1   0
Lacy rf                       4   1   0   0       0   0       1   0
North cf                      3   0   1   0       1   1       3   0
Yeager c                      3   0   1   1       1   0       3   3
  Martinez pr                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Rau p                         2   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Monday ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   3   6   3       5   6      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Russell-Garvey.

BATTING - 
HR: Lopes (7,1st inning off Niekro 0 on 0 out).
SH: Rau (9,off Niekro).
SF: Baker (2,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Lacy (4,2nd base off Niekro/Ferguson).
CS: North (4,2nd base by Niekro/Ferguson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(4-4)                 9     6   3   2   5   6   1  37


Los Angeles Dodgers          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rau L(7-3)                    9    12   4   4   3   3   1  39

IBB: Rau (1,Fischlin).

Umpires: HP - Satch Davidson, 1B - Joe West, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Nick Colosi
Time of Game: 2:23   Attendance: 31246


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Los Angeles Dodgers      
1. Puhl                cf        Lopes               2b
2. Alou                lf        Russell             ss
3. Cabell              3b        Garvey              1b
4. Watson              1b        Cey                 3b
5. Howe                2b        Baker               lf
6. Ferguson            c         Lacy                rf
7. Cruz                rf        North               cf
8. Fischlin            ss        Yeager              c
9. Niekro              p         Rau                 p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl singled to right; Puhl was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Alou lined to third; Cabell
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 1ST: Lopes homered; Russell singled to left; Garvey
singled to right [Russell to third]; Cey walked [Garvey to
second]; Baker sacrifice flied into a double play (center to
third) [Russell scored, Garvey out at third]; Lacy forced Cey
(third to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (pitcher to first); Howe doubled
to left; Ferguson walked; Cruz forced Ferguson (second to
shortstop); Fischlin forced Cruz (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 2ND: North grounded out (shortstop to first); Yeager
flied out to right; Rau singled to right; Lopes walked [Rau to
second]; Russell grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Niekro grounded out (shortstop to first); Puhl
grounded out (first unassisted); Alou grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 3RD: Garvey flied out to left; Cey walked; Baker struck
out; Lacy grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 0, Dodgers 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell singled to shortstop; Watson popped to first;
Howe singled to left [Cabell to second]; Cabell stole third and
Howe stole second; Ferguson struck out; Cruz flied out to right;
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 4TH: North singled to center; North was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); Yeager walked; Rau out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Yeager to second]; Lopes
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Fischlin singled to right; Niekro out on a sacrifice
bunt (catcher to second) [Fischlin to second]; Puhl singled to
shortstop [Fischlin stayed at second]; Alou grounded into a
double play (shortstop to first) [Puhl out at second]; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 5TH: Russell grounded out (shortstop to first); Garvey
flied out to center; Cey was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Watson
singled to center; Howe flied out to left; Ferguson homered
[Watson scored]; Cruz tripled to right; Fischlin was walked
intentionally; Niekro forced Fischlin (shortstop to second); 2
R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 6TH: Baker grounded out (third to first); Lacy reached
on an error by Fischlin [Lacy to first]; Lacy stole second;
North struck out; Yeager singled to left [Lacy scored
(unearned)]; Rau grounded out (second to first); 1 R (0 ER), 1
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Dodgers 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Puhl doubled to left; Alou out on a sacrifice bunt
(first unassisted) [Puhl to third]; Cabell grounded out (third
to first) [Puhl scored]; Watson singled to center; Howe flied
out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Dodgers 3.

DODGERS 7TH: Lopes flied out to right; Russell flied out to
right; Garvey grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 3, Dodgers 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Ferguson was called out on strikes; Cruz flied out
to center; Fischlin flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 3, Dodgers 3.

DODGERS 8TH: HOWARD REPLACED ALOU (PLAYING LF); Cey struck out;
Baker flied out to center; Lacy flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Dodgers 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Niekro grounded out (second to first); Puhl walked;
Howard out on a sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Puhl to
second]; Cabell singled to center [Puhl scored]; Cabell was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 4, Dodgers 3.

DODGERS 9TH: North walked; On a bunt Yeager forced North (third
to shortstop); MARTINEZ RAN FOR YEAGER; MONDAY BATTED FOR RAU;
Monday popped to third; Lopes struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 4, Dodgers 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4  12   1    8
 Dodgers          3   6   0    7


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