Los Angeles Dodgers 7, Houston Astros 5
Regular Season Game 81
Doubleheader Nightcap
Played on Saturday, July 8, 1978 (N) at Astrodome

LA  N    1  0  0    0  3  3    0  0  0  -   7  7  2
HOU N    0  0  0    1  4  0    0  0  0  -   5 11  2
Los Angeles Dodgers          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lopes 2b                      4   1   2   1       1   0       1   2
Russell ss                    5   0   0   0       0   0       3   2
Garvey 1b                     1   0   0   1       0   0       2   2
  Smith rf                    2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Cey 3b                        4   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
  Martinez 3b                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Baker lf                      4   2   1   0       0   0       1   0
Monday rf,1b                  4   1   1   0       0   0       9   0
North cf                      3   2   1   1       1   2       4   0
Oates c                       3   1   2   2       0   1       0   1
  John p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Welch p                       1   0   0   0       0   1       2   1
  Rautzhan p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ferguson ph,c               1   0   0   1       0   1       4   0
Totals                       33   7   7   6       2   7      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Russell-Monday.
E: Cey (7), Welch (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Lopes (15,off Dixon).
SH: Welch (2,off Dixon).
SF: Garvey (4,off Dixon); Ferguson (3,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 4.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Landestoy ss                  5   1   1   0       0   2       1   5
Puhl cf                       5   1   1   1       0   0       3   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cruz rf                       4   2   2   0       0   0       4   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   2   2       0   0       8   0
Howe 2b                       4   0   1   1       0   0       2   4
Howard lf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Pujols c                      4   1   2   0       0   2       7   0
Dixon p                       1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Niekro p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Baldwin ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Alou ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Sexton pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   5  11   4       0   4      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Landestoy (1), Watson (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Pujols (3,off Welch).
3B: Watson (3,off Rautzhan).
SH: Dixon (2,off Welch).
GDP: Howard (2,off Welch).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Los Angeles Dodgers          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Welch                         4.2   8   5   5   0   0   0  22
Rautzhan                      0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
John W(10-6)                  4     2   0   0   0   4   0  14
Totals                        9    11   5   5   0   4   0  38


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dixon L(4-5)                  5.1   7   7   4   1   4   0  26
Niekro                        0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Forsch                        3     0   0   0   1   3   0  10
Totals                        9     7   7   4   2   7   0  38


Umpires: HP - Terry Tata, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Charlie Williams
Time of Game: 2:32   Attendance: 37073


Starting Lineups:

   Los Angeles Dodgers           Houston Astros           
1. Lopes               2b        Landestoy           ss
2. Russell             ss        Puhl                cf
3. Garvey              1b        Cabell              3b
4. Cey                 3b        Cruz                rf
5. Baker               lf        Watson              1b
6. Monday              rf        Howe                2b
7. North               cf        Howard              lf
8. Oates               c         Pujols              c
9. Welch               p         Dixon               p

DODGERS 1ST: Lopes doubled to left; Russell grounded out (second
to first) [Lopes to third]; Garvey hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Lopes scored]; Cey struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers
1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Landestoy flied out to center; Puhl grounded out
(third to first); Cabell grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Baker grounded out (shortstop to first); Monday
grounded out (second to first); North struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz grounded out (first to pitcher); Watson reached
on an error by Cey [Watson to first]; Howe flied out to right;
Howard grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Dodgers 1, Astros 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Oates struck out; Welch struck out; Lopes flied out
to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Pujols doubled to center; Dixon out on a sacrifice
bunt (catcher to second) [Pujols to third]; Landestoy flied out
to left; Puhl made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Dodgers 1, Astros 0.

DODGERS 4TH: Russell made an out to shortstop; Garvey grounded
out (shortstop to first); Cey lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell flied out to right; Cruz singled to
center; Steve Garvey hit in mouth with pick-off throw;
SMITH REPLACED GARVEY (PLAYING RF); MONDAY CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING 1B); Watson singled to left [Cruz to second]; Howe
singled to left [Cruz scored, Watson to second]; Howard grounded
into a double play (shortstop to first) [Howe out at second]; 1
R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 1.

DODGERS 5TH: Baker reached on an error by Landestoy [Baker to
second]; Monday flied out to left; North singled to center
[Baker scored (unearned)]; Oates singled to right [North to
second]; Welch reached on an error by Watson on a sacrifice bunt
[North scored (unearned) (no RBI), Oates to third, Welch to
first]; Lopes singled to center [Oates scored (unearned), Welch
to second]; Russell made an out to second; Smith grounded out
(second to first); 3 R (0 ER), 3 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 4,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Pujols singled to third; Dixon flied out to center;
Landestoy singled to right [Pujols to second]; Puhl singled to
right [Pujols scored, Landestoy scored (error by Welch) (no
RBI)]; Cabell lined to shortstop; Cruz singled to right [Puhl to
third]; RAUTZHAN REPLACED WELCH (PITCHING); Watson tripled to
left [Puhl scored, Cruz scored]; Howe grounded out (third to
first); 4 R, 5 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 4, Astros 5.

DODGERS 6TH: Cey flied out to right; Baker singled to center;
Monday singled to right [Baker to second]; North walked [Baker
to third, Monday to second]; Oates singled to right [Baker
scored, Monday scored, North to third]; FERGUSON BATTED FOR
RAUTZHAN; NIEKRO REPLACED DIXON (PITCHING); Ferguson hit a
sacrifice fly to right [North scored]; Lopes flied out to right;
3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 7, Astros 5.

ASTROS 6TH: FERGUSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); JOHN REPLACED
OATES (PITCHING); Howard grounded out (second to first); Pujols
struck out; BALDWIN BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Baldwin flied out to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 7, Astros 5.

DODGERS 7TH: FORSCH REPLACED BALDWIN (PITCHING); Russell
grounded out (shortstop to first); Smith flied out to center;
Cey struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 7, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: MARTINEZ REPLACED CEY (PLAYING 3B); Landestoy struck
out; Puhl grounded out (pitcher to first); Cabell flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 7, Astros 5.

DODGERS 8TH: Baker flied out to right; Monday grounded out
(second to first); North struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Dodgers 7, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); Watson flied
out to center; Howe grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 7, Astros 5.

DODGERS 9TH: John grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first);
Ferguson struck out; Lopes walked; Russell forced Lopes
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 7, Astros
5.

ASTROS 9TH: Howard singled to left; Pujols struck out; ALOU
BATTED FOR FORSCH; Alou singled to right [Howard to second];
SEXTON RAN FOR ALOU; Landestoy struck out; Puhl grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 7, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Dodgers          7   7   2    4
 Astros           5  11   2    6


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