Philadelphia Phillies 8, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 69
Played on Saturday, August 22, 1981 (D) at Veterans Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  1  0    3  0  0  -   4  7  0
PHI N    0  1  2    2  3  0    0  0  x  -   8 12  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Scott cf                      4   0   2   1       0   0       1   0
Reynolds ss                   4   0   0   0       0   2       3   4
  LaCorte p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Puhl rf                       3   0   0   0       1   1       2   1
Cruz lf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Cedeno 1b                     4   1   2   0       0   0      11   1
Howe 3b                       3   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberts 3b                  1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Ashby c                       2   1   1   0       1   0       3   1
  Pujols ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Pittman 2b                    3   0   0   1       0   0       2   4
Niekro p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Spilman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  B. Smith p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Walling ph                  1   1   1   2       0   0       0   0
  Thon ss                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   4   7   4       2   3      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Cedeno.

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (14,off Ruthven); Walling (6,off Ruthven).
3B: Scott (4,off Ruthven).
SF: Pittman (1,off Ruthven).
Team LOB: 5.

Philadelphia Phillies        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 1b                       4   1   1   0       0   0       6   1
  Aguayo ss                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
McBride rf                    3   0   2   1       0   0       2   0
  D. Davis rf                 1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Matthews lf                   3   1   2   1       0   0       0   0
Schmidt 3b                    3   1   1   2       1   0       3   1
Moreland c                    3   3   2   2       1   1       3   0
Maddox cf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       5   0
Trillo 2b                     3   1   3   2       0   0       1   2
  J. Vukovich 2b              1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Bowa ss                       3   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
  Unser 1b                    1   0   0   0       0   1       3   1
Ruthven p                     3   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Lyle p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       32   8  12   8       2   3      27   9

BATTING - 
2B: Trillo (7,off B. Smith).
HR: Moreland 2 (5,2nd inning off Niekro 0 on 1 out,5th inning off B. Smith
0 on 2 out); Trillo (4,4th inning off Niekro 1 on 1 out); Schmidt (19,5th
inning off B. Smith 1 on 2 out).
SF: Matthews (4,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Trillo (7,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby); Schmidt (7,2nd base off LaCorte/Ashby).
CS: Matthews (2,2nd base by LaCorte/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(7-7)                 4     7   5   5   1   0   2  18
B. Smith                      2     4   3   3   0   0   2  10
LaCorte                       2     1   0   0   1   3   0   7
Totals                        8    12   8   8   2   3   4  35


Philadelphia Phillies        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruthven W(9-5)                6.2   6   4   4   2   2   0  28
Lyle                          2.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   8
Totals                        9     7   4   4   2   3   0  36


Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Joe West, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - Lanny Harris
Time of Game: 2:16   Attendance: 35199


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Philadelphia Phillies    
1. Scott               cf        Rose                1b
2. Reynolds            ss        McBride             rf
3. Puhl                rf        Matthews            lf
4. Cruz                lf        Schmidt             3b
5. Cedeno              1b        Moreland            c
6. Howe                3b        Maddox              cf
7. Ashby               c         Trillo              2b
8. Pittman             2b        Bowa                ss
9. Niekro              p         Ruthven             p

ASTROS 1ST: Scott flied out to center; Reynolds was called out
on strikes; Puhl walked; Cruz grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 1ST: Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); McBride
singled to center; Matthews lined into a double play (first
unassisted) [McBride out at first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Phillies 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cedeno flied out to right; Howe popped to third in
foul territory; Ashby flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 0, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 2ND: Schmidt made an out to shortstop; Moreland
homered; Maddox flied out to right; Trillo singled to shortstop;
Trillo stole second; Bowa grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Pittman grounded out (shortstop to first); Niekro
grounded out (shortstop to first); Scott tripled to center;
Reynolds struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 3RD: Ruthven singled to second; Rose singled to second
[Ruthven to second]; McBride singled to right [Ruthven scored,
Rose to third, McBride out at second (right to first to
shortstop to first)]; Matthews hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Rose scored]; Schmidt flied out to right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 0, Phillies 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Puhl flied out to center; Cruz popped to first in
foul territory; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 3.

PHILLIES 4TH: Moreland walked; Maddox flied out to left; Trillo
homered [Moreland scored]; Bowa made an out to shortstop;
Ruthven made an out to second; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Phillies 5.

ASTROS 5TH: Howe singled to center; Ashby singled to right [Howe
to third]; Pittman hit a sacrifice fly to right [Howe scored];
SPILMAN BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Spilman forced Ashby (first to
shortstop); Scott lined to second; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Phillies 5.

PHILLIES 5TH: B. SMITH REPLACED SPILMAN (PITCHING); Rose lined
to shortstop; McBride grounded out (second to first); Matthews
singled to center; Schmidt homered [Matthews scored]; Moreland
homered; Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 8.

ASTROS 6TH: Reynolds grounded out (second to first); Puhl popped
to third in foul territory; Cruz flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 8.

PHILLIES 6TH: Trillo doubled to right; Bowa grounded out
(shortstop to first); Ruthven grounded out (second to first)
[Trillo to third]; Rose grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 8.

ASTROS 7TH: AGUAYO REPLACED ROSE (PLAYING SS); D. DAVIS REPLACED
MCBRIDE (PLAYING RF); J. VUKOVICH REPLACED TRILLO (PLAYING 2B);
UNSER REPLACED BOWA (PLAYING 1B); Cedeno doubled to center; Howe
made an out to second; Ashby walked; Pittman flied out to right;
WALLING BATTED FOR B. SMITH; Walling doubled to center [Cedeno
scored, Ashby scored]; Scott singled to center [Walling scored];
LYLE REPLACED RUTHVEN (PITCHING); Reynolds grounded out (first
unassisted); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Phillies 8.

PHILLIES 7TH: ROBERTS REPLACED HOWE (PLAYING 3B); THON REPLACED
WALLING (PLAYING SS); LACORTE REPLACED REYNOLDS (PITCHING); D.
Davis made an out to third; Matthews singled to center; Matthews
was caught stealing second (catcher to second); Schmidt walked;
Schmidt stole second; Moreland was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Phillies 8.

ASTROS 8TH: Puhl was called out on strikes; Cruz grounded out
(first to pitcher); Cedeno singled to center; Roberts flied out
to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Phillies 8.

PHILLIES 8TH: Maddox grounded out (pitcher to first); J.
Vukovich struck out; Unser struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Phillies 8.

ASTROS 9TH: PUJOLS BATTED FOR ASHBY; Pujols grounded out (third
to first); Pittman grounded out (shortstop to first); Thon
popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
4, Phillies 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   7   0    5
 Phillies         8  12   0    3


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