Houston Astros 6, Chicago Cubs 2
Regular Season Game 18
Played on Thursday, April 26, 1979 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  0  1    2  1  2    0  0  0  -   6 11  0
CHI N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  1  0  -   2  7  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       4   1   1   0       1   0       0   0
Reynolds ss                   5   0   2   3       0   1       1   2
Cedeno cf                     5   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Leonard ph,lf               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cabell 3b,1b                  5   0   1   0       0   1       4   1
Watson 1b                     3   1   1   1       1   2       4   0
  Landestoy 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Howe 2b,3b                    3   1   2   0       1   0       4   1
Ashby c                       4   0   1   1       0   0      12   1
Richard p                     2   2   1   1       1   0       0   1
  Sambito p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   6  11   6       4   4      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Howe-Watson.

BATTING - 
2B: Reynolds (5,off Holtzman).
HR: Richard (1,3rd inning off McGlothen 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cabell (3,2nd base by Burris/Foote).

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
De Jesus ss                   3   0   0   0       1   1       3   3
Thompson cf                   3   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Martin ph,cf                1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
Buckner 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       9   1
Kingman lf                    4   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Ontiveros 3b                  3   1   2   0       1   1       2   1
Murcer rf                     3   0   0   0       1   0       5   0
Foote c                       4   0   1   0       0   1       4   1
Sizemore 2b                   4   0   2   1       0   2       0   2
McGlothen p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Holtzman p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Biittner ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Burris p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Clines ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hernandez p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Vail ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       33   2   7   2       3  11      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Kingman (1), Hernandez (1).

BATTING - 
HR: Martin (1,8th inning off Sambito 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard W(4-0)                5     3   1   1   3   6   0  20
Sambito SV(3)                 4     4   1   1   0   5   1  16
Totals                        9     7   2   2   3  11   1  36


Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McGlothen L(2-2)              4     7   4   4   1   2   1  19
Holtzman                      1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Burris                        2     2   2   2   3   2   0  10
Hernandez                     2     1   0   0   0   0   0   8
Totals                        9    11   6   6   4   4   1  41

McGlothen faced 1 batter in the 5th inning

Umpires: HP - Joe Pomponi, 1B - Joe Maher, 2B - Dennis Riccio, 3B - Dick Tremblay
Time of Game: 3:00   Attendance: 4777


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. Richard             p         McGlothen           p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl popped to third; Reynolds was called out on
strikes; Cedeno lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: De Jesus grounded out (shortstop to first); Thompson
was called out on strikes; Buckner struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz lined to right; Cabell was called out on
strikes; Watson walked; Howe singled [Watson to second]; Ashby
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: Kingman struck out; Ontiveros walked; Murcer lined
into a double play (second to first) [Ontiveros out at first]; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Richard homered; Puhl popped to shortstop; Reynolds
lined to right; Cedeno flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 3RD: Foote singled; Sizemore struck out; McGlothen grounded
out (pitcher to first) [Foote to second]; De Jesus struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz singled; Cabell grounded out (second to first)
[Cruz to second]; Watson singled [Cruz scored]; Howe singled
[Watson to second]; Ashby singled to center [Watson scored, Howe
out at third (center to third)]; Richard forced Ashby (shortstop
unassisted); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 0.

CUBS 4TH: Thompson flied out to center; Buckner popped to
second; Kingman popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Puhl singled to left [Puhl to third (error by
Kingman)]; HOLTZMAN REPLACED MCGLOTHEN (PITCHING); Reynolds
doubled [Puhl scored]; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first);
Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); Cabell grounded out
(third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 0.

CUBS 5TH: Ontiveros singled; Murcer walked [Ontiveros to
second]; Foote grounded out (catcher to first) [Ontiveros to
third, Murcer to second]; Sizemore singled [Ontiveros scored,
Murcer to third]; BIITTNER BATTED FOR HOLTZMAN; Biittner struck
out; De Jesus walked [Sizemore to second]; Thompson forced De
Jesus (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 4,
Cubs 1.

ASTROS 6TH: BURRIS REPLACED BIITTNER (PITCHING); Watson struck
out; Howe walked; Ashby flied out to center; Richard walked
[Howe to second]; Puhl walked [Howe to third, Richard to
second]; Reynolds singled [Howe scored, Richard scored, Puhl to
third]; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 1.

CUBS 6TH: SAMBITO REPLACED RICHARD (PITCHING); Buckner singled;
Kingman forced Buckner (third to second); Ontiveros singled
[Kingman to second]; Murcer popped to catcher in foul territory;
Foote struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Cruz grounded out (first to pitcher); Cabell
singled; Cabell was caught stealing second (catcher to first);
Watson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 1.

CUBS 7TH: LANDESTOY REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING 2B); CABELL CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); HOWE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B);
Sizemore struck out; CLINES BATTED FOR BURRIS; Clines grounded
out (second to first); De Jesus grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 8TH: HERNANDEZ REPLACED CLINES (PITCHING); Howe flied out
to right; Ashby reached on an error by Hernandez; Sambito flied
out to left; Puhl forced Ashby (second to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H,
1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 1.

CUBS 8TH: MARTIN BATTED FOR THOMPSON; Martin homered; Buckner
grounded out (second to first); Kingman struck out; Ontiveros
was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs
2.

ASTROS 9TH: MARTIN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Reynolds
grounded out (pitcher to first); Cedeno singled; LEONARD BATTED
FOR CRUZ; Leonard popped to first; Cabell flied out to right; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 2.

CUBS 9TH: LEONARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Murcer flied out
to center; Foote lined to shortstop; Sizemore singled; VAIL
BATTED FOR HERNANDEZ; Vail struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 6, Cubs 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6  11   0    8
 Cubs             2   7   2    7


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