Chicago Cubs 8, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 87
Doubleheader Nightcap
Played on Saturday, July 7, 1979 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  1  1  -   3  7  1
CHI N    0  4  2    2  0  0    0  0  x  -   8 10  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Landestoy 2b                  4   0   1   1       0   0       4   4
Reynolds ss                   4   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
Puhl cf                       4   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Cruz lf                       3   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Alou lf                     1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Walling rf                    4   0   1   1       0   2       0   0
Howe 1b                       3   0   0   1       0   0       7   2
Gonzalez 3b                   2   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
  Sexton 3b                   2   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Ashby c                       2   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Roberge p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Leonard ph                  1   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dixon p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Niemann p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Throop p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Baldwin ph,c                2   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Totals                       33   3   7   3       0   2      24  11

FIELDING - 
E: Reynolds (14).

BATTING - 
2B: Ashby (11,off Lamp); Alou (2,off Lamp).
SF: Howe (3,off Lamp).
Team LOB: 4.

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
De Jesus ss                   2   1   1   0       3   0       1   4
Sizemore 2b                   3   0   1   0       0   1       0   3
  Kelleher 2b                 1   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Buckner 1b                    5   1   1   1       0   0      17   1
Kingman lf                    4   1   1   0       0   2       0   0
  Henderson lf                1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Martin cf                     3   2   2   0       1   0       2   0
  Dilone cf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Vail rf                       3   1   3   4       1   0       1   0
Ontiveros 3b                  4   1   0   0       0   1       0   3
Blackwell c                   3   0   1   2       1   1       2   0
Lamp p                        3   1   0   0       0   0       1   3
Totals                       32   8  10   7       6   5      27  17

FIELDING - 
E: De Jesus (12).

BATTING - 
2B: Blackwell (1,off Niemann); Martin (18,off Niemann).
HR: Vail (4,3rd inning off Niemann 1 on 0 out).
SH: Sizemore (7,off Niemann); Lamp (3,off Throop).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niemann L(3-1)                3.2   9   8   7   2   1   1  22
Throop                        1.1   1   0   0   3   1   0   8
Roberge                       2     0   0   0   1   3   0   7
Dixon                         1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8    10   8   7   6   5   1  40


Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lamp W(6-4)                   9     7   3   2   0   2   0  34


Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Lanny Harris, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Eric Gregg
Time of Game: 2:32   Attendance: 36135


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. Landestoy           2b        De Jesus            ss
2. Reynolds            ss        Sizemore            2b
3. Puhl                cf        Buckner             1b
4. Cruz                lf        Kingman             lf
5. Walling             rf        Martin              cf
6. Howe                1b        Vail                rf
7. Gonzalez            3b        Ontiveros           3b
8. Ashby               c         Blackwell           c
9. Niemann             p         Lamp                p

ASTROS 1ST: Landestoy grounded out (first unassisted); Reynolds
grounded out (shortstop to first); Puhl grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: De Jesus walked; Sizemore out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [De Jesus to second]; Buckner lined to third;
Kingman grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 0, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz singled; Walling struck out; Cruz was picked
off first (pitcher to first); Howe grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: Martin singled; Vail singled [Martin to second];
Ontiveros forced Vail (second to shortstop) [Martin to third];
Blackwell doubled [Martin scored, Ontiveros scored]; Lamp
reached on a fielder's choice [Blackwell out at third (shortstop
to third)]; De Jesus singled [Lamp scored (error by Reynolds)
(unearned) (no RBI)]; Sizemore singled [De Jesus to third]; On a
bunt Buckner singled [De Jesus scored, Sizemore to second];
Kingman struck out; 4 R (3 ER), 6 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs
4.

ASTROS 3RD: Gonzalez grounded out (pitcher to first); Ashby
grounded out (second to first); Niemann grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 4.

CUBS 3RD: Martin doubled; Vail homered [Martin scored];
Ontiveros flied out to left; Blackwell grounded out (third to
first); Lamp grounded out (first unassisted); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 6.

ASTROS 4TH: Landestoy grounded out (shortstop to first);
Reynolds grounded out (first unassisted); Puhl grounded out
(first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 6.

CUBS 4TH: De Jesus walked; Sizemore flied out to left; Buckner
forced De Jesus (second to shortstop); Kingman singled [Buckner
to second]; THROOP REPLACED NIEMANN (PITCHING); Martin walked
[Buckner to third, Kingman to second]; Vail singled [Buckner
scored, Kingman scored, Martin to third]; Ontiveros grounded out
(second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 8.

ASTROS 5TH: Cruz grounded out (third to first); Walling struck
out; Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 8.

CUBS 5TH: Blackwell walked; Lamp out on a sacrifice bunt (first
to second) [Blackwell to second]; De Jesus walked; Sizemore
struck out; Buckner grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 8.

ASTROS 6TH: KELLEHER REPLACED SIZEMORE (PLAYING 2B); Gonzalez
flied out to center; Ashby doubled; BALDWIN BATTED FOR THROOP;
Baldwin lined to center; Landestoy grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 8.

CUBS 6TH: BALDWIN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); ROBERGE REPLACED
ASHBY (PITCHING); SEXTON REPLACED GONZALEZ (PLAYING 3B); Kingman
struck out; Martin grounded out (shortstop to first); Vail
walked; Ontiveros struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cubs 8.

ASTROS 7TH: HENDERSON REPLACED KINGMAN (PLAYING LF); DILONE
REPLACED MARTIN (PLAYING CF); Reynolds grounded out (third to
first); Puhl singled; Cruz grounded out (second to first) [Puhl
to second]; Walling singled [Puhl scored]; Howe forced Walling
(shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 8.

CUBS 7TH: ALOU REPLACED CRUZ (PLAYING LF); Blackwell struck out;
Lamp grounded out (first to pitcher); De Jesus popped to second;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 8.

ASTROS 8TH: Sexton singled; LEONARD BATTED FOR ROBERGE; Leonard
forced Sexton (pitcher to shortstop) [Leonard to second (error
by De Jesus)]; Baldwin reached on a fielder's choice [Leonard to
third]; Landestoy singled [Leonard scored (unearned), Baldwin to
third]; Reynolds lined to right; Puhl grounded out (second to
first); 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 8.

CUBS 8TH: DIXON REPLACED LEONARD (PITCHING); Kelleher flied out
to center; Buckner popped to second; Henderson popped to second;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 8.

ASTROS 9TH: Alou doubled; Walling grounded out (first
unassisted) [Alou to third]; Howe hit a sacrifice fly to left
[Alou scored]; Sexton flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 3, Cubs 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   7   1    4
 Cubs             8  10   1    8


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