Houston Astros 4, Philadelphia Phillies 3
Regular Season Game 64
Played on Wednesday, June 13, 1979 (N) at Veterans Stadium

HOU N    1  0  1    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   4 13  2
PHI N    0  0  1    1  0  0    0  1  0  -   3  9  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       4   2   4   0       0   0       3   0
Reynolds ss                   5   0   1   0       0   1       1   3
Cedeno 1b                     4   0   3   3       1   0      11   0
Cruz lf                       3   0   1   0       2   1       0   1
Cabell 3b                     5   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Leonard rf                    4   0   1   0       1   0       2   0
Howe 2b                       3   1   1   1       1   0       2   3
  Landestoy pr,2b             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Walling ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gonzalez 2b                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ashby c                       4   1   1   0       0   2       7   0
Niekro p                      4   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
Totals                       37   4  13   4       5   6      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Cruz (7), Leonard (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Ashby (7,off Ruthven).
HR: Howe (3,4th inning off Ruthven 0 on 0 out).
HBP: Puhl (2,by Ruthven).
GDP: Howe (6,off McGraw).
IBB: Cruz (7,by Ruthven); Howe (2,by McGraw).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Puhl 2 (10,2nd base off Ruthven/Boone 2); Leonard (5,2nd base off McGraw/Boone).
CS: Cruz (4,2nd base by Eastwick/Boone).

Philadelphia Phillies        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 1b                       4   1   1   0       1   0       4   4
Bowa ss                       4   0   2   0       1   0       2   1
Maddox cf                     5   0   1   0       0   0       2   1
Luzinski lf                   5   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Schmidt 3b                    4   2   2   0       0   1       0   2
McBride rf                    3   0   2   1       0   0       5   0
Boone c                       3   0   0   0       1   1       6   1
Harrelson 2b                  4   0   1   0       0   2       5   1
Ruthven p                     0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Reed p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gross ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  McGraw p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  McCarver ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bird p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Unser ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Eastwick p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   3   9   1       4   7      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Schmidt-Harrelson-Rose.
E: Maddox (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Bowa (8,off Niekro).
3B: Schmidt (2,off Niekro).
SF: McBride (1,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: McBride (14,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(10-2)                9     9   3   2   4   7   0  40

WP: Niekro (5).

Philadelphia Phillies        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruthven L(6-4)                3.2   8   4   4   1   2   1  21
Reed                          0.1   0   0   0   1   0   0   2
McGraw                        3     3   0   0   2   4   0  13
Bird                          1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Eastwick                      1     1   0   0   1   0   0   4
Totals                        9    13   4   4   5   6   1  43

HBP: Ruthven (2,Puhl).
IBB: Ruthven (4,Cruz); McGraw (1,Howe).

Umpires: HP - John McSherry, 1B - Paul Runge, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:53   Attendance: 33627


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Philadelphia Phillies    
1. Puhl                cf        Rose                1b
2. Reynolds            ss        Bowa                ss
3. Cedeno              1b        Maddox              cf
4. Cruz                lf        Luzinski            lf
5. Cabell              3b        Schmidt             3b
6. Leonard             rf        McBride             rf
7. Howe                2b        Boone               c
8. Ashby               c         Harrelson           2b
9. Niekro              p         Ruthven             p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl singled to third; Puhl stole second; Reynolds
singled to pitcher [Puhl stayed at second]; Cedeno singled to
left [Puhl scored, Reynolds to second]; Cruz flied out to left;
Cabell popped to first; Leonard forced Cedeno (shortstop to
second); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 1ST: Rose singled to left [Rose out at second (left to
second)]; Bowa walked; Maddox flied out to center; Luzinski
popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Howe flied out to center; Ashby struck out; Niekro
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 2ND: Schmidt popped to first in foul territory; McBride
grounded out (second to first); Boone flied out to center; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl singled to center; Puhl stole second; Reynolds
flied out to right; Cedeno singled to center [Puhl scored,
Cedeno to second (error by Maddox)]; Cruz was walked
intentionally; Cabell forced Cruz (third to second); Leonard
flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 3RD: Harrelson grounded out (shortstop to first);
Ruthven walked; Rose forced Ruthven (second to shortstop); Bowa
doubled to right [Rose scored (error by Leonard) (unearned) (no
RBI)]; Maddox grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H,
1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Phillies 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Howe homered; Ashby doubled to center; Niekro
grounded out (first to second); Puhl was hit by a pitch;
Reynolds flied out to right; Cedeno singled to left [Ashby
scored, Puhl to second]; REED REPLACED RUTHVEN (PITCHING); Cruz
walked [Puhl to third, Cedeno to second]; Cabell flied out to
right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 4, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 4TH: Luzinski struck out; Schmidt singled to third;
McBride singled to shortstop [Schmidt to second]; Boone walked
[Schmidt to third, McBride to second]; Harrelson was called out
on strikes; GROSS BATTED FOR REED; Niekro threw a wild pitch
[Schmidt scored, McBride to third, Boone to second]; Gross
struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Phillies 2.

ASTROS 5TH: MCGRAW REPLACED GROSS (PITCHING); Leonard singled to
right; Howe grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Leonard out at second]; Ashby was called out on strikes;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Phillies 2.

PHILLIES 5TH: Rose grounded out (second to first); Bowa flied
out to right; Maddox singled to left; Luzinski struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Phillies 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Niekro flied out to center; Puhl singled to right;
Reynolds struck out; Cedeno walked [Puhl to second]; Cruz struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Phillies 2.

PHILLIES 6TH: Schmidt struck out; McBride singled to second;
McBride stole second; Boone struck out; Harrelson was called out
on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Phillies 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Cabell singled to shortstop; Leonard forced Cabell
(first to shortstop); Leonard stole second; Howe was walked
intentionally; LANDESTOY RAN FOR HOWE; Ashby grounded out (first
to pitcher) [Leonard to third, Landestoy to second]; Niekro
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Phillies 2.

PHILLIES 7TH: LANDESTOY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); MCCARVER
BATTED FOR MCGRAW; McCarver grounded out (first unassisted);
Rose walked; Bowa singled to left [Rose to second]; Maddox
popped to first; Luzinski flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 4, Phillies 2.

ASTROS 8TH: BIRD REPLACED MCCARVER (PITCHING); Puhl singled to
center [Puhl out at second (center to shortstop)]; Reynolds
grounded out (first to pitcher); Cedeno flied out to right; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Phillies 2.

PHILLIES 8TH: Schmidt tripled to right; McBride hit a sacrifice
fly to center [Schmidt scored]; Boone popped to third in foul
territory; Harrelson singled to center; UNSER BATTED FOR BIRD;
Unser grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 4, Phillies 3.

ASTROS 9TH: EASTWICK REPLACED UNSER (PITCHING); Cruz singled to
right; Cruz was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Cabell popped to first in foul territory; Leonard walked;
WALLING BATTED FOR LANDESTOY; Walling grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Phillies 3.

PHILLIES 9TH: GONZALEZ REPLACED WALLING (PLAYING 2B); Rose
reached on an error by Cruz [Rose to second]; Bowa grounded out
(shortstop to first); Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first);
Luzinski grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 4, Phillies 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4  13   2   12
 Phillies         3   9   1   10


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