Houston Astros 3, Philadelphia Phillies 1
Regular Season Game 129
Played on Saturday, August 25, 1979 (N) at Veterans Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    1  1  1    0  0  0  -   3  8  0
PHI N    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  3  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cedeno 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       8   0
Reynolds ss                   4   1   1   0       0   0       1   2
Puhl cf                       4   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   1   1       0   1       3   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Leonard rf                    4   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Ashby c                       4   1   1   0       0   1      10   0
Landestoy 2b                  4   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Niekro p                      2   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       34   3   8   3       1   3      27   5

BATTING - 
2B: Ashby (14,off Espinosa); Niekro (2,off Espinosa).
3B: Reynolds (9,off Espinosa).
HR: Cruz (8,4th inning off Espinosa 0 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cabell (14,2nd base by Espinosa/Boone).

Philadelphia Phillies        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
McBride rf                    4   0   0   0       0   2       3   0
Bowa ss                       4   0   1   0       0   0       2   6
Rose 1b                       4   0   1   0       0   0       9   1
Schmidt 3b                    2   0   0   0       2   0       2   2
Luzinski lf                   3   0   0   0       1   3       1   0
Maddox cf                     4   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Boone c                       3   1   0   0       1   1       4   2
Trillo 2b                     3   0   0   0       0   2       3   3
Espinosa p                    2   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
  Saucier p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Anderson ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McGraw p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   1   3   1       4  10      27  14

FIELDING - 
E: Saucier (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Espinosa (2,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Rose (16,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(18-7)                5.2   3   1   1   4   6   0  24
Sambito SV(16)                3.1   0   0   0   0   4   0  10
Totals                        9     3   1   1   4  10   0  34

WP: Niekro (12).

Philadelphia Phillies        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Espinosa L(13-10)             5     7   3   3   0   0   1  21
Saucier                       2     1   0   0   1   1   0   8
McGraw                        2     0   0   0   0   2   0   6
Totals                        9     8   3   3   1   3   1  35

Espinosa faced 2 batters in the 6th inning

Umpires: HP - Jerry Dale, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Steve Fields
Time of Game: 2:07   Attendance: 43109


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Cedeno lined to second; Reynolds flied out to
center; Puhl popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 1ST: McBride struck out; Bowa singled to left; Rose
singled to right [Bowa to third]; Rose stole second; Schmidt
flied out to right; Luzinski walked; Maddox flied out to left; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); Cabell
grounded out (shortstop to first); Leonard singled to left;
Ashby flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 2ND: Boone walked; Niekro threw a wild pitch [Boone to
second]; Trillo struck out; Espinosa doubled to left [Boone
scored]; McBride grounded out (second to first) [Espinosa to
third]; Bowa flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Phillies 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Landestoy grounded out (second to first); Niekro
grounded out (catcher to first); Cedeno grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 3RD: Rose flied out to center; Schmidt walked; Luzinski
struck out; Maddox flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Phillies 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Reynolds grounded out (second to first); Puhl flied
out to left; Cruz homered; Cabell singled to center; Cabell was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 4TH: Boone flied out to center; Trillo struck out;
Espinosa popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Phillies 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Leonard flied out to right; Ashby doubled to right;
Landestoy popped to third in foul territory; Niekro doubled to
center [Ashby scored]; Cedeno grounded out (first to pitcher); 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 5TH: McBride popped to first; Bowa grounded out (second
to first); Rose grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Phillies 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Reynolds tripled to center; Puhl singled to left
[Reynolds scored]; SAUCIER REPLACED ESPINOSA (PITCHING); Puhl
was picked off first but was safe on an error by Saucier [Puhl
to third]; Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); Cabell
reached on a fielder's choice [Puhl out at home (third to
catcher)]; Leonard singled to second [Cabell to second]; Ashby
struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 6TH: Schmidt walked; Luzinski struck out; Maddox struck
out; 2:24 rain delay; SAMBITO REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING);
Boone struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Phillies 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Landestoy grounded out (shortstop to first); Sambito
walked; Cedeno forced Sambito (shortstop to second); Reynolds
forced Cedeno (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 3, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 7TH: Trillo popped to first in foul territory; ANDERSON
BATTED FOR SAUCIER; Anderson flied out to right; McBride struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Phillies 1.

ASTROS 8TH: MCGRAW REPLACED ANDERSON (PITCHING); Puhl grounded
out (third to first); Cruz struck out; Cabell struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 8TH: Bowa grounded out (shortstop to first); Rose
grounded out (shortstop to first); Schmidt popped to first in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Phillies 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Leonard flied out to right; Ashby lined to third;
Landestoy flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 9TH: Luzinski was called out on strikes; Maddox struck
out; Boone popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 3, Phillies 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   8   0    5
 Phillies         1   3   1    6


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