Los Angeles Dodgers 10, Houston Astros 6
Regular Season Game 12
Played on Tuesday, April 17, 1979 (N) at Dodger Stadium

HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  3    0  2  0  -   6 10  5
LA  N    0  1  1    1  3  0    0  4  x  -  10 11  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       5   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Reynolds ss                   5   2   2   0       0   0       5   2
Cedeno cf                     3   2   2   3       1   0       3   0
Cruz lf                       3   1   0   1       1   0       5   0
Cabell 3b,1b                  4   0   1   1       0   0       0   4
Watson 1b                     4   0   3   1       0   0       8   0
  Landestoy pr,2b             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Howe 2b,3b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Ashby c                       3   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
  Leonard ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Riccelli p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McLaughlin p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sexton ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dixon p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wilson p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Alou ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   6  10   6       2   3      24  11

FIELDING - 
E: Cruz (2), Cabell (3), Ashby 3 (3).

BATTING - 
HR: Cedeno (2,6th inning off Messersmith 2 on 0 out).
GDP: Howe (2,off Messersmith).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Puhl (3,2nd base by Messersmith/Yeager).

Los Angeles Dodgers          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lopes 2b                      4   3   2   0       1   0       6   3
Russell ss                    5   0   1   2       0   0       1   3
Cey 3b                        4   1   1   1       0   0       2   4
Garvey 1b                     4   2   2   3       1   0      10   0
Thomasson cf,rf               3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Baker lf                      3   1   2   1       1   0       2   0
Joshua rf                     2   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Mota ph                     0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Reuss p                     1   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Yeager c                      3   1   2   2       1   0       3   1
Messersmith p                 2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Thomas ph,cf                2   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33  10  11   9       5   1      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Cey-Lopes-Garvey.
E: Russell (2).

BATTING - 
HR: Garvey 2 (3,2nd inning off Niekro 0 on 0 out,5th inning off Niekro 1 on
2 out); Baker (1,4th inning off Niekro 0 on 1 out); Yeager (1,8th inning
off Dixon 1 on 1 out).
SF: Cey (1,off Wilson).
HBP: Thomasson (1,by Niekro).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Baker (1,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby); Lopes 2 (3,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby
2).
CS: Garvey (2,2nd base by Niekro/Ashby); Baker (1,2nd base by Riccelli/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro                        4.2   4   6   2   3   1   3  22
Riccelli                      1     2   0   0   1   0   0   5
McLaughlin                    0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Dixon L(0-1)                  1.1   5   4   3   1   0   1  10
Wilson                        0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        8    11  10   5   5   1   4  40

HBP: Niekro (1,Thomasson).

Los Angeles Dodgers          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Messersmith                   6     8   4   4   0   2   1  24
Reuss W(1-0)                  3     2   2   2   2   1   0  14
Totals                        9    10   6   6   2   3   1  38


Umpires: HP - Boyd Mauer, 1B - Fred Brocklander, 2B - Charlie Lupo, 3B - Jim Scott
Time of Game: 2:55   Attendance: 27635


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Los Angeles Dodgers      
1. Puhl                rf        Lopes               2b
2. Reynolds            ss        Russell             ss
3. Cedeno              cf        Cey                 3b
4. Cruz                lf        Garvey              1b
5. Cabell              3b        Thomasson           cf
6. Watson              1b        Baker               lf
7. Howe                2b        Joshua              rf
8. Ashby               c         Yeager              c
9. Niekro              p         Messersmith         p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl popped to second; Reynolds singled to center;
Cedeno singled to right [Reynolds to third]; Cruz grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Reynolds scored, Cedeno to second]; Cabell
flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 1ST: Lopes grounded out (pitcher to first); Russell
flied out to left; Cey popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Dodgers 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson singled to left; Howe grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Watson out at second]; Ashby
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Garvey homered; Thomasson was hit by a pitch; Baker
forced Thomasson (second to shortstop); Baker stole second;
Joshua popped to shortstop; Yeager walked; Messersmith flied out
to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Dodgers 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Niekro struck out; Puhl singled to right; Puhl was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); Reynolds grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Dodgers 1.

DODGERS 3RD: Ashby dropped a foul fly hit by Lopes for an error;
Lopes walked; Lopes stole second [Lopes to third (error by
Ashby)]; Russell grounded out (shortstop to first) [Lopes scored
(unearned)]; Cey grounded out (third to first); Garvey walked;
Garvey was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 1 R (0
ER), 0 H, 2 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Dodgers 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno made an out to third; Cruz popped to first in
foul territory; Cabell flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 4TH: Thomasson flied out to left; Baker homered; Joshua
struck out; Yeager flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Dodgers 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Watson singled to right; Howe flied out to right;
Ashby popped to third in foul territory; Niekro forced Watson
(third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Dodgers 3.

DODGERS 5TH: Messersmith flied out to left; Lopes singled to
pitcher; Lopes stole second [Lopes to third (error by Ashby)];
Russell grounded out (third to first); Cey reached on an error
by Cabell [Lopes scored (unearned) (no RBI)]; Garvey homered
(unearned) [Cey scored (unearned)]; RICCELLI REPLACED NIEKRO
(PITCHING); Thomasson grounded out (third to first); 3 R (0 ER),
2 H, 2 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Dodgers 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Puhl singled to shortstop; Reynolds singled to right
[Puhl to second]; Cedeno homered [Puhl scored, Reynolds scored];
Cruz popped to second; Cabell grounded out (third to first);
Watson grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Dodgers 6.

DODGERS 6TH: Baker singled to left; MOTA BATTED FOR JOSHUA;
Baker was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop to
first); Mota walked; Yeager singled to center [Mota to third];
THOMAS BATTED FOR MESSERSMITH; Thomas grounded out (second to
first) [Yeager to second]; MCLAUGHLIN REPLACED RICCELLI
(PITCHING); Lopes lined to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
4, Dodgers 6.

ASTROS 7TH: REUSS REPLACED MOTA (PITCHING); THOMASSON CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); THOMAS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Howe
grounded out (second to first); Ashby flied out to right; SEXTON
BATTED FOR MCLAUGHLIN; Sexton flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 4, Dodgers 6.

DODGERS 7TH: DIXON REPLACED SEXTON (PITCHING); Russell popped to
shortstop; Cey singled to center; Garvey popped to second;
Thomasson flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4,
Dodgers 6.

ASTROS 8TH: Puhl grounded out (shortstop to first); Reynolds
grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno walked; Cruz walked
[Cedeno to second]; Cabell singled to right [Cedeno scored, Cruz
to third]; Watson singled to shortstop [Cruz scored, Cabell to
second]; LANDESTOY RAN FOR WATSON; Howe forced Landestoy (second
unassisted); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Dodgers 6.

DODGERS 8TH: LANDESTOY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); CABELL
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); HOWE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
3B); Baker walked; Reuss forced Baker (first to shortstop);
Yeager homered [Reuss scored]; Thomas singled to right; Lopes
singled to right [Thomas to second]; Russell singled to left
[Thomas scored, Lopes to third (error by Cruz)]; WILSON REPLACED
DIXON (PITCHING); Cey hit a sacrifice fly to left [Lopes scored
(unearned)]; Garvey flied out to left; 4 R (3 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 6, Dodgers 10.

ASTROS 9TH: LEONARD BATTED FOR ASHBY; Leonard struck out; ALOU
BATTED FOR WILSON; Alou reached on an error by Russell; Puhl
popped to shortstop; Reynolds grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Dodgers 10.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6  10   5    5
 Dodgers         10  11   1    6


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