Chicago Cubs 4, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 17
Played on Wednesday, April 25, 1979 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  0
CHI N    0  0  0    0  2  0    2  0  x  -   4  7  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Reynolds ss                   4   0   1   0       0   0       2   4
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Cruz lf                       3   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Cabell 3b                     3   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
Watson 1b                     3   0   1   0       0   1       8   2
Howe 2b                       3   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Ashby c                       2   0   0   0       1   1       4   0
Ruhle p                       2   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
  Leonard ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Riccelli p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       29   0   5   0       1   4      24  11

BATTING - 
GDP: Reynolds (1,off Lamp); Howe (3,off Lamp); Cedeno (2,off Lamp).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cruz (1,2nd base by Lamp/Foote).

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
De Jesus ss                   4   0   0   0       0   1       1   4
Thompson cf                   3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Martin ph,cf                0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Buckner 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   0      10   1
Kingman lf                    3   1   1   1       1   1       0   1
  Mejias pr,lf                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ontiveros 3b                  3   1   2   0       1   0       0   3
Murcer rf                     4   2   1   2       0   0       1   0
Foote c                       3   0   0   0       0   0       6   1
Sizemore 2b                   3   0   2   1       0   0       7   7
Lamp p                        3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       30   4   7   4       3   3      27* 17

* - Files missing details on 1 outs.
FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Sizemore-Buckner-Sizemore, De Jesus-Sizemore-Buckner, Ontiveros-Sizemore-Buckner.
E: Ontiveros (2), Sizemore (3).

BATTING - 
HR: Murcer (1,5th inning off Ruhle 1 on 0 out); Kingman (6,7th inning off Ruhle
0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Buckner (1,2nd base by Ruhle/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruhle L(1-3)                  7     7   4   4   0   3   2  27
Riccelli                      1     0   0   0   3   0   0   6
Totals                        8     7   4   4   3   3   2  33


Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lamp W(2-0)                   9     5   0   0   1   4   0  30


Umpires: HP - Dick Tremblay, 1B - Joe Pomponi, 2B - Joe Maher, 3B - Dennis Riccio
Time of Game: 2:01   Attendance: 6388


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. Puhl                rf        De Jesus            ss
2. Reynolds            ss        Thompson            cf
3. Cedeno              cf        Buckner             1b
4. Cruz                lf        Kingman             lf
5. Cabell              3b        Ontiveros           3b
6. Watson              1b        Murcer              rf
7. Howe                2b        Foote               c
8. Ashby               c         Sizemore            2b
9. Ruhle               p         Lamp                p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl singled; Reynolds grounded into a double play
(second to first to second) [Puhl out at second]; Cedeno reached
on an error by Ontiveros; Cruz singled to left [Cedeno out at
home (left to second to catcher)]; 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: De Jesus was called out on strikes; Thompson grounded
out (first to pitcher); Buckner singled; Buckner was picked off
and caught stealing second (pitcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cabell grounded out (second to first); Watson
singled; Howe grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Watson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: Kingman struck out; Ontiveros grounded out (second to
first); Murcer grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Ashby walked; Ruhle struck out; Puhl forced Ashby
(second to shortstop); Reynolds grounded out (first unassisted);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 3RD: Foote lined to right; Sizemore singled; Lamp struck
out; De Jesus flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
0, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno singled; Cruz forced Cedeno (shortstop to
second); Cabell grounded out (third to first) [Cruz to second];
Watson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 4TH: Thompson flied out to left; Buckner grounded out
(shortstop to first); Kingman grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); Ashby struck
out; Ruhle struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 5TH: Ontiveros singled; Murcer homered [Ontiveros scored];
Foote lined to center; Sizemore grounded out (shortstop to
first); Lamp popped to catcher in foul territory; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Puhl grounded out (shortstop to first); Reynolds
singled; Cedeno grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Reynolds out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Cubs 2.

CUBS 6TH: De Jesus flied out to left; Thompson popped to third
in foul territory; Buckner popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Cruz reached on an error by Sizemore; Cruz was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); Cabell popped to
catcher in foul territory; Watson popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 1
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 2.

CUBS 7TH: Kingman homered; Ontiveros singled; Murcer forced
Ontiveros (first to shortstop); Foote grounded out (third to
first) [Murcer to second]; Sizemore singled [Murcer scored];
Lamp grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cubs 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Howe popped to second; Ashby flied out to right;
LEONARD BATTED FOR RUHLE; Leonard lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 4.

CUBS 8TH: RICCELLI REPLACED LEONARD (PITCHING); De Jesus
grounded out (shortstop to first); MARTIN BATTED FOR THOMPSON;
Martin walked; Buckner forced Martin (pitcher to shortstop);
Kingman walked [Buckner to second]; MEJIAS RAN FOR KINGMAN;
Ontiveros walked [Buckner to third, Mejias to second]; Murcer
lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 4.

ASTROS 9TH: MEJIAS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); MARTIN STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING CF); Puhl grounded out (third to first); Reynolds
grounded out (second to first); Cedeno out on an unknown play; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           0   5   0    3
 Cubs             4   7   2    5


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