Houston Astros 6, Chicago Cubs 4
Regular Season Game 102
Played on Wednesday, July 25, 1979 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  3  0  -   4  5  2
HOU N    2  1  1    0  0  1    1  0  x  -   6 12  1
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
De Jesus ss                   4   1   1   1       0   3       1   2
Thompson rf                   4   1   2   1       0   1       1   0
Buckner 1b                    4   0   1   1       0   1       8   5
  Dilone pr,cf                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Biittner lf,1b                3   0   0   1       1   0       3   1
Ontiveros 3b                  4   0   0   0       0   3       0   1
Martin cf                     4   0   0   0       0   3       3   0
  Tidrow p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Blackwell c                   2   1   0   0       2   1       3   1
Sizemore 2b                   2   0   0   0       0   1       2   3
  Vail ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Dillard pr,2b               1   1   0   0       0   1       0   1
Reuschel p                    2   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
  Hernandez p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Henderson ph,lf             2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       33   4   5   4       3  16      24  16

FIELDING - 
E: Blackwell (5), Sizemore (14).

BATTING - 
3B: Thompson (3,off Richard).
Team LOB: 5.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gonzalez 2b                   4   1   2   0       0   0       2   3
Reynolds ss                   5   0   1   1       0   0       0   1
Puhl cf                       4   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Cruz lf                       2   2   1   1       2   0       2   0
Cabell 1b                     4   1   3   1       0   0       7   0
Leonard rf                    3   1   1   0       1   0       0   0
Howe 3b                       3   0   1   1       0   0       0   3
Ashby c                       4   0   1   0       0   0      16   0
Richard p                     2   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
  Sambito p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   6  12   4       3   1      27   7

FIELDING - 
E: Howe (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (23,off Reuschel); Cabell (15,off Hernandez).
3B: Richard (1,off Reuschel).
SH: Richard (5,off Reuschel).
SF: Howe (4,off Hernandez).
HBP: Puhl (4,by Reuschel); Gonzalez (3,by Reuschel).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Leonard 2 (9,2nd base off Reuschel/Blackwell 2); Cruz (26,3rd base off
Reuschel/Blackwell); Cabell (22,2nd base off Reuschel/Blackwell); Gonzalez
(2,2nd base off Tidrow/Blackwell).
CS: Cabell (11,2nd base by Reuschel/Blackwell); Howe (1,2nd base by Reuschel/Blackwell).

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reuschel L(9-7)               5.2  10   5   3   3   1   0  30
Hernandez                     1.1   1   1   1   0   0   0   5
Tidrow                        1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        8    12   6   4   3   1   0  39

WP: Hernandez (2).
HBP: Reuschel 2 (6,Puhl,Gonzalez).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard W(8-11)               7.1   4   4   3   2  12   0  28
Sambito SV(12)                1.2   1   0   0   1   4   0   8
Totals                        9     5   4   3   3  16   0  36


Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Jerry Dale, 2B - Steve Fields, 3B - Joe West
Ejections: Jerry Martin by Bill Williams [Called third strike]
Time of Game: 2:47   Attendance: 21910


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. De Jesus            ss        Gonzalez            2b
2. Thompson            rf        Reynolds            ss
3. Buckner             1b        Puhl                cf
4. Biittner            lf        Cruz                lf
5. Ontiveros           3b        Cabell              1b
6. Martin              cf        Leonard             rf
7. Blackwell           c         Howe                3b
8. Sizemore            2b        Ashby               c
9. Reuschel            p         Richard             p

CUBS 1ST: De Jesus struck out; Thompson flied out to left;
Buckner made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gonzalez grounded out (shortstop to first); Reynolds
grounded out (second to first); Puhl was hit by a pitch; Cruz
doubled to left [Puhl scored]; Cabell singled to right [Cruz
scored]; Cabell was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 2.

CUBS 2ND: Biittner grounded out (second to first); Ontiveros
struck out; Martin grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Leonard singled to right; Leonard stole second; Howe
reached on an error by Sizemore [Leonard scored (unearned) (no
RBI), Howe to second]; Ashby grounded out (third to first);
Richard was called out on strikes; Gonzalez grounded out (first
unassisted); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 3.

CUBS 3RD: Blackwell grounded out (second to first); Sizemore
popped to first in foul territory; Reuschel struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Reynolds flied out to left; Puhl grounded out (first
to pitcher); Cruz walked; Cabell singled to center [Cruz to
second]; Cruz stole third and Cabell stole second [Cruz scored
(error by Blackwell) (unearned), Cabell to third]; Leonard
walked; Leonard stole second; Howe grounded out (second to
first); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 4.

CUBS 4TH: De Jesus struck out; Thompson tripled to left; Buckner
singled to center [Thompson scored]; Biittner grounded out
(third to first) [Buckner to second]; Ontiveros struck out; 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Ashby grounded out (second to first); Richard
tripled to right; Gonzalez was hit by a pitch; Reynolds reached
on a fielder's choice [Richard out at home (first to catcher),
Gonzalez to second]; Puhl flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 4.

CUBS 5TH: Martin struck out; Blackwell walked; Sizemore struck
out; Reuschel forced Blackwell (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Cruz walked; Cabell grounded out (pitcher to first)
[Cruz to second]; Leonard flied out to center; Howe singled to
shortstop [Cruz to third]; Howe was picked off and caught
stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 4.

CUBS 6TH: De Jesus was called out on strikes; Thompson struck
out; Buckner struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Ashby singled to right; Richard out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to second) [Ashby to second]; Gonzalez singled to
left [Ashby out at home (left to catcher), Gonzalez to second
(on throw to home)]; Reynolds singled to right [Gonzalez
scored]; Puhl singled to right [Reynolds to third]; HERNANDEZ
REPLACED REUSCHEL (PITCHING); Cruz flied out to center; 1 R, 4
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 5.

CUBS 7TH: Biittner grounded out (second to first); Ontiveros
flied out to left; Martin struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 1, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Cabell doubled to left; Hernandez threw a wild pitch
[Cabell to third]; Leonard grounded out (shortstop to first);
Howe hit a sacrifice fly to center [Cabell scored]; Ashby
grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Astros 6.

CUBS 8TH: Blackwell walked; VAIL BATTED FOR SIZEMORE; Vail
singled to left [Blackwell to second]; DILLARD RAN FOR VAIL;
HENDERSON BATTED FOR HERNANDEZ; Henderson struck out; De Jesus
singled to center [Blackwell scored, Dillard to third]; SAMBITO
REPLACED RICHARD (PITCHING); Thompson singled to center [Dillard
scored, De Jesus to second]; Buckner reached on an error by Howe
[De Jesus to third, Thompson to second, Buckner to first];
DILONE RAN FOR BUCKNER; Biittner walked [De Jesus scored
(unearned), Thompson to third, Dilone to second]; Ontiveros was
called out on strikes; Martin was called out on strikes;
Jerry Martin ejected by HP umpire Bill Williams; 3 R (2 ER),
3 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: DILONE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); TIDROW REPLACED
MARTIN (PITCHING); HENDERSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF);
DILLARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); BIITTNER CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING 1B); Sambito grounded out (second to first); Gonzalez
singled to right; Gonzalez stole second; Reynolds flied out to
center; Puhl grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 6.

CUBS 9TH: Blackwell struck out; Dillard struck out; Henderson
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 4,
Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             4   5   2    5
 Astros           6  12   1    9


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