Houston Astros 6, Chicago Cubs 0
Regular Season Game 26
Played on Thursday, May 7, 1981 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    2  2  0    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   6  9  0
CHI N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  6  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       3   3   1   0       2   1       1   0
Reynolds ss                   4   2   2   1       1   0       2   5
Heep 1b                       5   0   2   1       0   3      13   1
Cruz lf                       2   0   1   2       1   1       0   0
Howe 3b                       5   0   2   1       0   0       0   2
Woods rf                      4   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
Ashby c                       3   0   0   0       1   1       6   1
Garcia 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       3   6
Knepper p                     4   1   1   0       0   1       1   1
Totals                       34   6   9   5       6   8      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Knepper-Reynolds-Heep, Reynolds-Heep.

BATTING - 
2B: Heep (1,off Kravec).
3B: Puhl (2,off Kravec); Reynolds (1,off Kravec).
SF: Cruz 2 (3,off Martz,off Kravec).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Puhl (4,2nd base off Martz/Davis).

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
De Jesus ss                   4   0   1   0       0   1       0   3
Thompson cf                   4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Buckner 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       9   1
Henderson lf                  3   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Durham rf                     4   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
Reitz 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   1       0   3
Davis c                       3   0   2   0       0   0       9   0
Tyson 2b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Martz p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Kravec p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Dillard ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  McGlothen p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cruz ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Eastwick p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       31   0   6   0       2   5      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Reitz (3).

BATTING - 
GDP: Reitz (4,off Knepper); Buckner (7,off Knepper).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Knepper W(3-0)                9     6   0   0   2   5   0  33


Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Martz L(1-1)                  1     3   4   4   4   0   0  10
Kravec                        5     4   2   2   2   4   0  21
McGlothen                     2     0   0   0   0   2   0   6
Eastwick                      1     2   0   0   0   2   0   5
Totals                        9     9   6   6   6   8   0  42

Martz faced 2 batters in the 2nd inning

Umpires: HP - Dutch Rennert, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt
Time of Game: 2:40   Attendance: 3112


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. Puhl                cf        De Jesus            ss
2. Reynolds            ss        Thompson            cf
3. Heep                1b        Buckner             1b
4. Cruz                lf        Henderson           lf
5. Howe                3b        Durham              rf
6. Woods               rf        Reitz               3b
7. Ashby               c         Davis               c
8. Garcia              2b        Tyson               2b
9. Knepper             p         Martz               p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl walked; Puhl stole second; On a bunt Reynolds
singled to third [Puhl scored (error by Reitz) (no RBI)]; Heep
singled to right [Reynolds to third]; Cruz hit a sacrifice fly
to center [Reynolds scored]; Howe grounded out (third to first)
[Heep to second]; Woods walked; Ashby walked [Heep to third,
Woods to second]; Garcia forced Ashby (shortstop to second); 2
R, 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: De Jesus grounded out (second to first); Thompson
grounded out (second to first); Buckner grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Knepper singled to right; Puhl walked [Knepper to
second]; KRAVEC REPLACED MARTZ (PITCHING); Reynolds walked
[Knepper to third, Puhl to second]; Heep was called out on
strikes; Cruz hit a sacrifice fly to left [Knepper scored, Puhl
to third]; Howe singled to center [Puhl scored, Reynolds to
second]; Woods grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: Henderson grounded out (shortstop to first); Durham
singled to center; Reitz grounded into a double play (pitcher to
shortstop to first) [Durham out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Ashby flied to right; Garcia popped to catcher in
foul territory; Knepper lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Cubs 0.

CUBS 3RD: Davis popped to second; Tyson popped to right; Kravec
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Puhl struck out; Reynolds grounded out (second to
first); Heep was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Cubs 0.

CUBS 4TH: De Jesus grounded out (third to first); Thompson flied
to center; Buckner grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Cruz walked; Howe grounded out (third to first)
[Cruz to second]; Woods grounded out (shortstop to first) [Cruz
to third]; Ashby grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 0.

CUBS 5TH: Henderson grounded out (shortstop to first); Durham
grounded out (second to first); Reitz walked; Davis singled to
center [Reitz to second]; Tyson forced Davis (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Garcia flied to right; Knepper grounded out (pitcher
unassisted); Puhl tripled to center; Reynolds tripled to center
[Puhl scored]; Heep doubled to left [Reynolds scored]; Cruz
struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 0.

CUBS 6TH: DILLARD BATTED FOR KRAVEC; Dillard singled to center;
De Jesus singled to center [Dillard to third]; Thompson struck
out; Buckner grounded into a double play (shortstop to shortstop
to first) [De Jesus out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 6, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 7TH: MCGLOTHEN REPLACED DILLARD (PITCHING); Howe grounded
out (shortstop to first); Woods grounded out (third to first);
Ashby struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 0.

CUBS 7TH: Henderson singled to left; Durham struck out; Reitz
popped to catcher in foul territory; Davis singled to left
[Henderson to second]; Tyson grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Garcia flied to center; Knepper was called out on
strikes; Puhl grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 0.

CUBS 8TH: CRUZ BATTED FOR MCGLOTHEN; Cruz popped to second; De
Jesus struck out; Thompson grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 9TH: EASTWICK REPLACED CRUZ (PITCHING); Reynolds grounded
out (first to pitcher); Heep was called out on strikes; Cruz
singled to left; Howe singled to center [Cruz to second]; Woods
struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 0.

CUBS 9TH: Buckner grounded out (second to first); Henderson
walked; Durham grounded out (catcher to first) [Henderson to
second]; Reitz struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs
0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6   9   0    9
 Cubs             0   6   1    6


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