Los Angeles Dodgers 2, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 4
Played on Monday, April 9, 1979 (N) at Astrodome

LA  N    0  0  0    0  1  1    0  0  0  -   2  5  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   1  4  0
Los Angeles Dodgers          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lopes 2b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       2   2
Russell ss                    4   1   2   1       0   0       1   5
Smith rf                      3   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Garvey 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   1      15   0
Cey 3b                        3   0   0   0       1   1       0   2
Baker lf                      4   1   1   0       0   2       2   0
Monday cf                     3   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
  Thomas pr,cf                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ferguson c                    3   0   1   1       1   0       2   0
  Martinez pr                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Yeager c                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Welch p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Reuss p                     2   0   0   0       0   2       0   3
Totals                       31   2   5   2       2   9      27  13

BATTING - 
2B: Baker (2,off Ruhle).
HR: Russell (1,6th inning off Ruhle 0 on 0 out).
SH: Welch (1,off Ruhle).
HBP: Smith (2,by Ruhle); Welch (1,by Ruhle).
IBB: Ferguson (1,by Andujar).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Thomas (1,2nd base off Ruhle/Ashby); Cey (2,2nd base off Andujar/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Reynolds ss                   4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Cruz lf                       3   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Gonzalez ph                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cabell 3b                     3   1   1   0       1   0       3   5
Watson 1b                     3   0   0   0       0   1       7   1
Howe 2b                       3   0   1   0       0   0       3   2
Ashby c                       3   0   1   1       0   0       9   2
Ruhle p                       0   0   0   0       1   0       1   1
  Alou ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Andujar p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       28   1   4   1       2   2      27  11

BATTING - 
SH: Ruhle (1,off Welch); Watson (1,off Reuss); Gonzalez (1,off Reuss).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
Los Angeles Dodgers          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Welch W(1-0)                  5     3   1   1   1   2   0  19
Reuss SV(1)                   4     1   0   0   1   0   0  14
Totals                        9     4   1   1   2   2   0  33


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruhle L(0-1)                  8     5   2   2   0   8   1  31
Andujar                       1     0   0   0   2   1   0   5
Totals                        9     5   2   2   2   9   1  36

HBP: Ruhle 2 (2,Smith,Welch).
IBB: Andujar (1,Ferguson).

Umpires: HP - Howard Hansen, 1B - Steve Fields, 2B - Jim Rains, 3B - Bob Schroeder
Time of Game: 2:28   Attendance: 12116


Starting Lineups:

   Los Angeles Dodgers           Houston Astros           
1. Lopes               2b        Puhl                rf
2. Russell             ss        Reynolds            ss
3. Smith               rf        Cedeno              cf
4. Garvey              1b        Cruz                lf
5. Cey                 3b        Cabell              3b
6. Baker               lf        Watson              1b
7. Monday              cf        Howe                2b
8. Ferguson            c         Ashby               c
9. Welch               p         Ruhle               p

DODGERS 1ST: ump2b,rainj901 ump3b,schrb901 timeofgame,148
attendance,12116; Lopes flied out to left; Russell flied out
to center; Smith was hit by a pitch; Garvey forced Smith (third
to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl flied out to center; Reynolds made an out to
first; Cedeno flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers
0, Astros 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Cey grounded out (third to first); Baker struck
out; Monday made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz lined to center; Cabell lined to first; Watson
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Ferguson popped to third in foul territory; Welch
was hit by a pitch; Lopes struck out; Russell grounded out
(catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Howe flied out to left; Ashby singled to left; Ruhle
out on a sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Ashby to second];
Puhl flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros
0.

DODGERS 4TH: Smith struck out; Garvey grounded out (pitcher to
first); Cey struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros
0.

ASTROS 4TH: Reynolds flied out to center; Cedeno grounded out
(third to first); Cruz struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

DODGERS 5TH: Baker doubled to left; Monday grounded out (second
to first); Ferguson singled to center [Baker scored]; Welch out
on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Ferguson to second];
Lopes grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Dodgers 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Cabell singled to third; Watson flied out to center;
Howe singled to right [Cabell to third]; Ashby grounded out
(first unassisted) [Cabell scored, Howe to second]; Ruhle
walked; Puhl grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Dodgers 1, Astros 1.

DODGERS 6TH: Russell homered; Smith struck out; Garvey struck
out; Cey lined to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 2,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: REUSS REPLACED WELCH (PITCHING); Reynolds grounded
out (pitcher to shortstop to first); Cedeno grounded out (third
to first); Cruz grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Dodgers 2, Astros 1.

DODGERS 7TH: Baker struck out; Monday singled to center; THOMAS
RAN FOR MONDAY; Thomas stole second; Ferguson grounded out
(first to pitcher); Reuss struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Dodgers 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: THOMAS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Cabell walked;
Watson out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Cabell to
second]; Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); Ashby grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 2,
Astros 1.

DODGERS 8TH: Lopes made an out to third; Russell singled to
center; Smith flied out to left; Garvey forced Russell (third to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: ALOU BATTED FOR RUHLE; Alou grounded out (shortstop
to first); Puhl grounded out (second to first); Reynolds
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers
2, Astros 1.

DODGERS 9TH: ANDUJAR REPLACED ALOU (PITCHING); Cey walked; Cey
stole second; Baker grounded out (third to first); Thomas
grounded out (second to first); Ferguson was walked
intentionally; MARTINEZ RAN FOR FERGUSON; Reuss was called out
on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: YEAGER REPLACED MARTINEZ (PLAYING C ); Cedeno
singled to left; GONZALEZ BATTED FOR CRUZ; Gonzalez out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Cedeno to second]; Cabell
made an out to shortstop; Watson grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Dodgers          2   5   0    7
 Astros           1   4   0    5


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