Houston Astros 8, Chicago Cubs 3
Regular Season Game 125
Played on Monday, August 21, 1978 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  3  0  -   3  6  0
HOU N    0  2  0    4  0  0    2  0  x  -   8 13  0
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Scott 3b                      3   1   1   0       1   0       0   1
Gross cf                      3   1   1   0       1   0       3   0
Buckner 1b                    4   0   1   2       0   1       8   2
Murcer rf                     3   0   0   0       1   1       0   1
Biittner lf                   3   0   2   0       0   1       1   0
  Vail ph,lf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Trillo 2b                     3   0   0   0       0   0       0   4
  Kelleher 2b                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
De Jesus ss                   4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Blackwell c                   4   0   0   0       0   2      10   1
R. Reuschel p                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Clines ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Holtzman p                  0   1   0   0       1   0       1   0
  Johnson ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       32   3   6   2       4   9      24  11

BATTING - 
GDP: Gross (5,off Richard).
Team LOB: 6.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       5   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
Gonzalez 2b                   5   0   1   0       0   2       1   3
Cabell 1b                     2   1   0   0       1   1       6   0
  Bochy c                     1   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Cruz rf                       4   2   4   4       0   0       3   0
Howe 3b                       4   1   1   0       0   1       1   1
Walling lf                    4   1   2   1       0   0       2   0
Sexton ss                     3   1   2   2       1   0       2   0
Pujols c,1b                   3   0   0   0       0   2       6   0
Richard p                     3   1   1   1       0   1       0   1
  Sambito p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       35   8  13   8       2   8      27   5

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Gonzalez-Cabell.

BATTING - 
2B: Howe (32,off R. Reuschel); Sexton (1,off R. Reuschel); Walling (6,off R.
Reuschel).
HR: Cruz (10,7th inning off Holtzman 1 on 0 out).
SH: Pujols (2,off R. Reuschel).
HBP: Cabell (3,by R. Reuschel).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
R. Reuschel L(12-11)          5    10   6   6   0   4   0  25
Holtzman                      3     3   2   2   2   4   1  14
Totals                        8    13   8   8   2   8   1  39

HBP: R. Reuschel (5,Cabell).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard W(13-11)              7.2   5   3   3   4   6   0  31
Sambito                       1.1   1   0   0   0   3   0   5
Totals                        9     6   3   3   4   9   0  36

WP: Sambito (1).

Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Dutch Rennert
Time of Game: 2:27   Attendance: 9906


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. Scott               3b        Puhl                cf
2. Gross               cf        Gonzalez            2b
3. Buckner             1b        Cabell              1b
4. Murcer              rf        Cruz                rf
5. Biittner            lf        Howe                3b
6. Trillo              2b        Walling             lf
7. De Jesus            ss        Sexton              ss
8. Blackwell           c         Pujols              c
9. R. Reuschel         p         Richard             p

CUBS 1ST: Scott lined to left; Gross lined to shortstop; Buckner
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (second to first); Gonzalez struck
out; Cabell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: Murcer flied out to center; Biittner struck out;
Trillo grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz singled to shortstop; Howe doubled to right
[Cruz to third]; Walling singled to right [Cruz scored, Howe to
third]; Sexton doubled to left [Howe scored, Walling to third];
Pujols was called out on strikes; Richard reached on a fielder's
choice [Walling out at home (second to catcher), Sexton to
third]; Puhl grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 2.

CUBS 3RD: De Jesus lined to left; Blackwell popped to third; R.
Reuschel struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Gonzalez grounded out (third to first); Cabell flied
out to center; Cruz singled to shortstop; Howe grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 2.

CUBS 4TH: On a bunt Scott grounded out (pitcher to first); Gross
singled to center; Buckner lined to right; Murcer flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Walling doubled to right; Sexton singled to center
[Walling scored]; Pujols out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to
first) [Sexton to third]; Richard singled to center [Sexton
scored]; Puhl singled to second [Richard to second]; Gonzalez
flied out to center; Cabell was hit by a pitch [Richard to
third, Puhl to second]; Cruz singled to right [Richard scored,
Puhl scored, Cabell to third, Cruz out at second (right to
shortstop to first to shortstop to first)]; 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 6.

CUBS 5TH: Biittner singled to left; Trillo flied out to right;
De Jesus popped to first; Blackwell grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 6.

ASTROS 5TH: Howe was called out on strikes; Walling grounded out
(first unassisted); Sexton lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 0, Astros 6.

CUBS 6TH: CLINES BATTED FOR R. REUSCHEL; Clines struck out;
Scott singled to shortstop; Gross grounded into a double play
(second to first) [Scott out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 0, Astros 6.

ASTROS 6TH: HOLTZMAN REPLACED CLINES (PITCHING); Pujols lined to
shortstop; Richard struck out; Puhl singled to right; Gonzalez
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 6.

CUBS 7TH: Buckner grounded out (second to first); Murcer struck
out; Biittner singled to left; Trillo popped to center; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Cabell walked; Cruz homered [Cabell scored]; Howe
grounded out (second to first); Walling flied out to center;
Sexton walked; Pujols struck out; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Astros 8.

CUBS 8TH: BOCHY REPLACED CABELL (PLAYING C ); PUJOLS CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); De Jesus grounded out (third to first);
Blackwell struck out; Holtzman walked; Scott walked [Holtzman to
second]; Gross walked [Holtzman to third, Scott to second];
Buckner singled to right [Holtzman scored, Scott scored, Gross
to second]; Murcer walked [Gross to third, Buckner to second];
SAMBITO REPLACED RICHARD (PITCHING); VAIL BATTED FOR BIITTNER;
Sambito threw a wild pitch [Gross scored, Buckner to third,
Murcer to second]; Vail lined to shortstop; 3 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 8.

ASTROS 8TH: VAIL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); KELLEHER REPLACED
TRILLO (PLAYING 2B); Sambito struck out; Puhl popped to catcher
in foul territory; Gonzalez singled to center; Bochy grounded
out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 8.

CUBS 9TH: Kelleher struck out; De Jesus singled to left;
Blackwell was called out on strikes; JOHNSON BATTED FOR
HOLTZMAN; Johnson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3,
Astros 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             3   6   0    6
 Astros           8  13   0    7


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