Houston Astros 5, Chicago Cubs 0
Regular Season Game 34
Played on Friday, May 15, 1981 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  0
HOU N    0  0  0    3  0  1    1  0  x  -   5  9  0
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
De Jesus ss                   4   0   0   0       0   1       3   1
Strain 2b                     4   0   3   0       0   0       0   2
Buckner 1b                    3   0   0   0       1   1       3   1
Durham rf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
Tracy lf                      4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Reitz 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McGlothen p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Thompson cf                   3   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Davis c                       2   0   0   0       1   0       7   0
Caudill p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Tyson ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Kravec p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Cruz 3b                     1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Totals                       30   0   4   0       2   2      24   5

BATTING - 
GDP: Tracy (1,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 5.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       2   0   1   2       1   1       4   0
Reynolds ss                   5   0   0   0       0   0       3   3
Walling rf                    5   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   0   0       0   2       5   0
Heep 1b                       4   1   2   0       0   1      10   1
Howe 3b                       3   2   1   1       1   0       0   2
Ashby c                       2   1   2   2       1   0       2   1
Landestoy 2b                  2   0   1   0       2   0       1   2
Niekro p                      4   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Totals                       31   5   9   5       5   6      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Landestoy-Reynolds-Heep.

BATTING - 
2B: Howe (9,off Caudill); Ashby (4,off Caudill).
SH: Ashby (2,off Kravec).
SF: Puhl (1,off Kravec).
HBP: Puhl (2,by Caudill).
IBB: Landestoy (2,by Kravec); Ashby (4,by McGlothen).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Puhl (6,2nd base off Caudill/Davis).

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Caudill L(0-3)                5     6   3   3   1   4   0  23
Kravec                        1.1   3   2   2   2   1   0   9
McGlothen                     1.2   0   0   0   2   1   0   7
Totals                        8     9   5   5   5   6   0  39

HBP: Caudill (1,Puhl).
IBB: Kravec (2,Landestoy); McGlothen (2,Ashby).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(4-3)                 9     4   0   0   2   2   0  32


Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Jerry Crawford, 3B - Satch Davidson
Time of Game: 2:16   Attendance: 23718


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. De Jesus            ss        Puhl                cf
2. Strain              2b        Reynolds            ss
3. Buckner             1b        Walling             rf
4. Durham              rf        Cruz                lf
5. Tracy               lf        Heep                1b
6. Reitz               3b        Howe                3b
7. Thompson            cf        Ashby               c
8. Davis               c         Landestoy           2b
9. Caudill             p         Niekro              p

CUBS 1ST: De Jesus grounded out (third to first); Strain flied
out to center; Buckner struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl was hit by a pitch; Puhl stole second; Reynolds
popped to shortstop; Walling grounded out (second to first)
[Puhl to third]; Cruz flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: Durham grounded out (first unassisted); Tracy flied
out to left; Reitz grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Heep grounded out (first to pitcher); Howe popped to
catcher in foul territory; Ashby singled to left; Landestoy
singled to left [Ashby to second]; Niekro popped to shortstop; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 3RD: Thompson grounded out (pitcher to first); Davis
grounded out (third to first); Caudill flied to right; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl struck out; Reynolds flied to center; Walling
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 4TH: De Jesus popped to second; Strain singled to center;
Buckner forced Strain (first to shortstop); Durham singled to
right [Buckner to third]; Tracy grounded out (second to
pitcher); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz flied to right; Heep singled to right; Howe
doubled to right [Heep to third]; Ashby doubled to right [Heep
scored, Howe scored]; Landestoy walked; Niekro struck out; Puhl
singled to center [Ashby scored, Landestoy to third]; Reynolds
flied to right; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 3.

CUBS 5TH: Reitz grounded out (shortstop to first); Thompson
flied out to center; Davis flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Walling flied out to right; Cruz struck out; Heep
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 3.

CUBS 6TH: TYSON BATTED FOR CAUDILL; Tyson grounded out
(shortstop to first); De Jesus struck out (catcher to first);
Strain singled to right; Buckner popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: KRAVEC REPLACED TYSON (PITCHING); Howe walked; Ashby
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher unassisted) [Howe to second];
Landestoy was walked intentionally; Niekro singled to left [Howe
to third, Landestoy to second]; Puhl hit a sacrifice fly to
right [Howe scored, Landestoy to third]; Reynolds flied out to
right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 4.

CUBS 7TH: Durham popped to shortstop; Tracy flied out to center;
Reitz flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Walling singled to center; Cruz struck out; Heep
singled to center [Walling to third]; MCGLOTHEN REPLACED REITZ
(PITCHING); CRUZ REPLACED KRAVEC (PLAYING 3B); Howe grounded out
(third to first) [Heep to second, Walling scored]; Ashby was
walked intentionally; Landestoy popped to third; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 5.

CUBS 8TH: Thompson grounded out (first unassisted); Davis
walked; Cruz flied out to left; De Jesus flied out to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Niekro grounded out (shortstop to first); Puhl
walked; Reynolds forced Puhl (second to shortstop); Walling
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 5.

CUBS 9TH: Strain singled to right; Buckner walked [Strain to
second]; Durham flied out to left; Tracy grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Buckner out at second]; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 5.

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


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