Houston Astros 5, Chicago Cubs 4
Regular Season Game 23
Played on Monday, May 4, 1981 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    3  0  0    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   5  9  0
CHI N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  3  -   4 11  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       4   1   1   0       0   2       1   0
Reynolds ss                   4   0   0   0       1   2       1   4
Heep rf                       2   1   1   0       1   0       0   0
  Woods pr,rf                 2   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Cruz lf                       5   1   1   3       0   1       1   0
Ivie 1b                       4   1   2   0       0   0       6   0
Howe 3b                       4   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Ashby c                       4   0   1   1       0   1      12   0
Garcia 2b                     4   0   2   1       0   1       3   5
Andujar p                     2   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
  Sprowl p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  LaCorte p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   5   9   5       3   8      27   9

BATTING - 
HR: Cruz (5,1st inning off Krukow 2 on 1 out).
HBP: Puhl (1,by Krukow).
GDP: Reynolds (3,off Krukow).
Team LOB: 8.

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Thompson cf                   4   0   2   0       1   0       4   0
Fletcher 2b                   4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
  Eastwick p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Morales ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Buckner 1b                    5   0   3   1       0   0       8   1
  Reuschel pr                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Henderson lf                  5   0   0   0       0   4       2   0
Durham rf                     5   0   2   0       0   2       2   0
Cruz 3b                       4   1   1   1       0   1       0   2
Blackwell c                   2   1   0   0       2   1       7   1
De Jesus ss                   4   1   1   0       0   1       3   2
Krukow p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Capilla p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dillard ph,2b               2   1   1   2       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   4  11   4       3  12      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. De Jesus-Buckner.
E: Blackwell (1), De Jesus (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Thompson (1,off Andujar); Buckner (8,off Sprowl); Dillard (1,off Sprowl).
HR: Cruz (1,6th inning off Andujar 0 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Durham 2 (4,2nd base off Andujar/Ashby 2).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Andujar W(1-1)                5.1   7   1   1   1   8   1  24
Sprowl                        2.2   3   3   3   2   1   0  13
LaCorte                       0.2   1   0   0   0   2   0   3
Sambito SV(1)                 0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Totals                        9    11   4   4   3  12   1  41

Sprowl faced 4 batters in the 9th inning

Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Krukow L(1-2)                 5     8   5   3   2   4   1  26
Capilla                       2     0   0   0   1   1   0   7
Eastwick                      2     1   0   0   0   3   0   7
Totals                        9     9   5   3   3   8   1  40

Krukow faced 4 batters in the 6th inning
HBP: Krukow (1,Puhl).

Umpires: HP - Ed Montague, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Dutch Rennert
Time of Game: 3:02   Attendance: 2941


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. Puhl                cf        Thompson            cf
2. Reynolds            ss        Fletcher            2b
3. Heep                rf        Buckner             1b
4. Cruz                lf        Henderson           lf
5. Ivie                1b        Durham              rf
6. Howe                3b        Cruz                3b
7. Ashby               c         Blackwell           c
8. Garcia              2b        De Jesus            ss
9. Andujar             p         Krukow              p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl reached on an error by De Jesus; Reynolds
struck out; Heep walked [Puhl to second]; Cruz homered [Puhl
scored (unearned), Heep scored]; Ivie singled to center; Howe
flied to center; Ashby lined to shortstop; 3 R (2 ER), 2 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Thompson grounded out (second to first); Fletcher
struck out; Buckner grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Garcia struck out; Andujar walked; On a bunt Puhl
singled to third [Andujar to second]; Reynolds grounded into a
double play (shortstop to first) [Puhl out at second]; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: Henderson struck out; Durham singled to left; Durham
stole second; Cruz struck out; Blackwell walked; De Jesus forced
Blackwell (second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
3, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Heep grounded out (first unassisted); Cruz grounded
out (pitcher to first); Ivie flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 0.

CUBS 3RD: Krukow struck out; Thompson singled to center;
Fletcher forced Thompson (shortstop to second); Buckner singled
to right [Fletcher to second]; Henderson was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Howe flied to center; Ashby flied to left; Garcia
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
3, Cubs 0.

CUBS 4TH: Durham singled to center; Cruz popped to second;
Durham stole second; Blackwell struck out; De Jesus was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Andujar was called out on strikes; Puhl was hit by a
pitch; Reynolds flied to center; Heep singled to center [Puhl to
third]; WOODS RAN FOR HEEP; Cruz was called out on strikes; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 0.

CUBS 5TH: WOODS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Krukow grounded out
(shortstop to first); Thompson doubled to center; Fletcher
singled to shortstop [Thompson to third]; Buckner flied to left;
Henderson forced Fletcher (shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Blackwell dropped a foul fly hit by Ivie for an
error; Ivie singled to center; Howe singled to third [Ivie to
second]; Ashby singled to right [Ivie scored (unearned), Howe to
second]; Garcia singled to left [Howe scored, Ashby to third];
CAPILLA REPLACED KRUKOW (PITCHING); Andujar grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Garcia to second]; Puhl was called out on
strikes; Reynolds walked; Woods flied to left; 2 R (1 ER), 4 H,
1 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 5, Cubs 0.

CUBS 6TH: Durham struck out; Cruz homered; SPROWL REPLACED
ANDUJAR (PITCHING); Blackwell flied to right; De Jesus flied to
right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Cruz popped to first; Ivie grounded out (third to
first); Howe flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5,
Cubs 1.

CUBS 7TH: DILLARD BATTED FOR CAPILLA; Dillard flied to center;
Thompson grounded out (second to first); Fletcher grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 8TH: DILLARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); EASTWICK
REPLACED FLETCHER (PITCHING); Ashby struck out; Garcia singled
to shortstop; On a bunt Sprowl forced Garcia (third to
shortstop); Puhl struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5,
Cubs 1.

CUBS 8TH: Buckner doubled to right; Henderson struck out; Durham
grounded out (second to first) [Buckner to third]; Cruz flied to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Reynolds struck out (catcher to first); Woods lined
to right; Cruz grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 5, Cubs 1.

CUBS 9TH: Blackwell walked; De Jesus singled to left [Blackwell
to second]; Dillard doubled to center [Blackwell scored, De
Jesus scored]; Thompson walked; MORALES BATTED FOR EASTWICK;
LACORTE REPLACED SPROWL (PITCHING); On a bunt Morales struck
out; Buckner singled to center [Dillard scored, Thompson to
third]; REUSCHEL RAN FOR BUCKNER; Henderson struck out; SAMBITO
REPLACED LACORTE (PITCHING); Durham struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 5, Cubs 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5   9   0    8
 Cubs             4  11   2   10


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