Houston Astros 6, New York Mets 2
Regular Season Game 53
Played on Saturday, June 6, 1981 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  0  0    1  1  0    0  0  0  -   2  7  2
HOU N    0  1  2    3  0  0    0  0  x  -   6 12  1
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wilson cf                     4   0   3   0       0   0       4   0
Taveras ss                    4   0   0   0       0   1       3   1
Youngblood rf                 2   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
  Jorgensen ph,rf             2   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Kingman 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   2       8   2
Cubbage 3b                    3   0   0   1       1   0       2   1
Stearns c                     3   0   0   0       1   0       2   1
Mazzilli lf                   3   1   1   0       1   0       0   0
Flynn 2b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       2   4
Zachry p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Miller p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hodges ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Swan p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Backman ph                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hausman p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Totals                       30   2   7   1       3   5      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Flynn-Kingman.
E: Taveras 2 (15).

BATTING - 
2B: Youngblood (9,off Ruhle).
SH: Backman (2,off D. Smith).
GDP: Flynn (9,off Ruhle); Stearns (4,off D. Smith).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Wilson (4,2nd base by Ruhle/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       4   0   2   0       1   0       3   0
Reynolds ss                   4   1   0   0       0   0       2   2
Cedeno 1b                     5   2   2   0       0   0      11   0
Cruz lf                       4   2   3   2       0   0       2   0
Howe 3b                       3   1   1   1       1   1       0   3
Walling rf                    3   0   1   2       1   0       0   0
Ashby c                       4   0   1   0       0   0       6   2
Pittman 2b                    3   0   1   0       1   0       3   5
Ruhle p                       1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Landestoy ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  D. Smith p                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   6  12   5       4   1      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Reynolds-Pittman-Cedeno, Reynolds-Pittman-Cedeno.
E: Ashby (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (9,off Zachry).
HR: Cruz (9,3rd inning off Zachry 1 on 0 out).
SH: Reynolds (13,off Zachry); Ruhle (1,off Zachry).
GDP: Ashby (2,off Miller).
IBB: Pittman (2,by Zachry).
Team LOB: 9.

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Zachry L(5-6)                 3.1  10   6   6   4   0   1  23
Miller                        0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Swan                          2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7
Hausman                       2     0   0   0   0   0   0   7
Totals                        8    12   6   6   4   1   1  39

BK: Zachry (1).
IBB: Zachry (1,Pittman).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruhle W(1-1)                  5     6   2   1   2   2   0  21
D. Smith SV(3)                4     1   0   0   1   3   0  13
Totals                        9     7   2   1   3   5   0  34


Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Steve Fields
Time of Game: 2:17   Attendance: 42478


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Wilson              cf        Puhl                cf
2. Taveras             ss        Reynolds            ss
3. Youngblood          rf        Cedeno              1b
4. Kingman             1b        Cruz                lf
5. Cubbage             3b        Howe                3b
6. Stearns             c         Walling             rf
7. Mazzilli            lf        Ashby               c
8. Flynn               2b        Pittman             2b
9. Zachry              p         Ruhle               p

METS 1ST: Wilson singled to center; Taveras grounded out (third
to first) [Wilson to second]; Youngblood grounded out (first
unassisted) [Wilson to third]; Kingman flied out to center; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl singled to right; Reynolds out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to first) [Puhl to second]; Cedeno made an out to
third; Cruz flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0,
Astros 0.

METS 2ND: Cubbage grounded out (second to first); Stearns
walked; Mazzilli singled to left [Stearns to second]; Flynn
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Mazzilli out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros
0.

ASTROS 2ND: Howe singled to center; Walling walked [Howe to
second]; Ashby forced Walling (first to shortstop) [Howe scored
(error by Taveras)]; Pittman singled to pitcher [Ashby to
second]; Ruhle out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second)
[Ashby to third, Pittman to second]; Puhl walked; Reynolds made
an out to third; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

METS 3RD: Zachry lined to shortstop; Wilson singled to second;
Wilson was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop);
Taveras struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Cedeno doubled to left; Cruz homered [Cedeno
scored]; Howe made an out to shortstop; Walling grounded out
(first to pitcher); Ashby singled to right; Zachry balked [Ashby
to second]; Pittman was walked intentionally; Ruhle singled to
right [Ashby out at home (right to catcher), Pittman to second];
2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 3.

METS 4TH: Youngblood doubled to left; Kingman flied out to left
[Youngblood to third]; Cubbage grounded out (second to first)
[Youngblood scored]; Stearns flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Puhl singled to center; Reynolds forced Puhl (second
to shortstop); Cedeno singled to left [Reynolds to second]; Cruz
singled to pitcher [Reynolds to third, Cedeno to second]; Howe
walked [Reynolds scored, Cedeno to third, Cruz to second];
MILLER REPLACED ZACHRY (PITCHING); Walling singled to right
[Cedeno scored, Cruz scored, Howe to third]; Ashby grounded into
a double play (second to first) [Walling out at second]; 3 R, 4
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 6.

METS 5TH: Mazzilli walked; Flynn made an out to second; HODGES
BATTED FOR MILLER; Hodges singled to left [Mazzilli to second];
Wilson singled to catcher [Mazzilli scored (error by Ashby)
(unearned) (no RBI), Hodges to third, Wilson to second]; Taveras
made an out to catcher; JORGENSEN BATTED FOR YOUNGBLOOD;
Jorgensen struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2,
Astros 6.

ASTROS 5TH: JORGENSEN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); SWAN REPLACED
HODGES (PITCHING); Pittman flied out to center; LANDESTOY BATTED
FOR RUHLE; Landestoy grounded out (shortstop to first); Puhl
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 6.

METS 6TH: D. SMITH REPLACED LANDESTOY (PITCHING); Kingman struck
out; Cubbage flied out to center; Stearns grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Reynolds flied out to center; Cedeno flied out to
center; Cruz singled to center; Howe was called out on strikes;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 6.

METS 7TH: Mazzilli grounded out (first unassisted); Flynn
singled to center; BACKMAN BATTED FOR SWAN; Backman out on a
sacrifice bunt (catcher to first) [Flynn to second]; Wilson
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2,
Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: HAUSMAN REPLACED BACKMAN (PITCHING); Walling
grounded out (pitcher to first); Ashby reached on an error by
Taveras; Pittman grounded out (pitcher to first) [Ashby to
second]; D. Smith grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 6.

METS 8TH: Taveras grounded out (third to first); Jorgensen
struck out; Kingman struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2,
Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: Puhl grounded out (second to first); Reynolds
grounded out (first unassisted); Cedeno flied out to right; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 6.

METS 9TH: Cubbage walked; Stearns grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Cubbage out at second]; Mazzilli
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             2   7   2    5
 Astros           6  12   1    9


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