Houston Astros 2, Montreal Expos 1
Regular Season Game 81
Played on Thursday, September 3, 1981 (N) at Stade Olympique

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   2  5  0
MON N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Scott cf                      4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Garner 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       1   4
Puhl rf                       4   1   1   0       0   1       0   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   1   2       0   0       3   0
Cedeno 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   0      16   0
Howe 3b                       3   0   0   0       1   0       1   4
Ashby c                       3   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
Reynolds ss                   3   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
  D. Smith p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Ruhle p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Garcia ss                   1   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
Totals                       32   2   5   2       1   2      27  15

BATTING - 
2B: Puhl (14,off Sanderson); Garcia (4,off Fryman).
HR: Cruz (12,6th inning off Sanderson 1 on 2 out).
GDP: Ashby (5,off Sanderson).
Team LOB: 4.

Montreal Expos               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Raines lf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Scott 2b                      3   0   1   0       1   1       0   2
Dawson cf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       8   0
Carter c                      4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Cromartie rf                  4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Milner 1b                     2   0   0   0       1   0       3   1
  Phillips pr                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hutton 1b                   1   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Parrish 3b                    3   1   1   1       0   1       1   0
  Francona ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Speier ss                     3   0   1   0       0   0       2   2
Sanderson p                   1   0   0   0       1   0       1   1
  White ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Fryman p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Totals                       31   1   6   1       3   2      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Scott-Speier-Milner.
E: Scott (6).

BATTING - 
3B: Cromartie (2,off D. Smith).
HR: Parrish (5,5th inning off Ruhle 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Raines (66,2nd base off Ruhle/Ashby).
CS: Dawson (3,2nd base by Ruhle/Ashby); Phillips (1,2nd base by D. Smith/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruhle W(3-3)                  6     4   1   1   2   0   1  23
D. Smith SV(6)                3     2   0   0   1   2   0  11
Totals                        9     6   1   1   3   2   1  34


Montreal Expos               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Sanderson L(7-5)              7     4   2   2   1   1   1  26
Fryman                        2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7
Totals                        9     5   2   2   1   2   1  33


Umpires: HP - Terry Tata, 1B - Jerry Crawford, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Satch Davidson
Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance: 24833


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Montreal Expos           
1. Scott               cf        Raines              lf
2. Garner              2b        Scott               2b
3. Puhl                rf        Dawson              cf
4. Cruz                lf        Carter              c
5. Cedeno              1b        Cromartie           rf
6. Howe                3b        Milner              1b
7. Ashby               c         Parrish             3b
8. Reynolds            ss        Speier              ss
9. Ruhle               p         Sanderson           p

ASTROS 1ST: Scott flied out to left; Garner grounded out
(shortstop to first); Puhl flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Expos 0.

EXPOS 1ST: Raines singled to center; Raines stole second; Scott
walked; Dawson flied out to left; Carter flied out to left;
Cromartie flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Expos 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz flied out to right; Cedeno grounded out
(pitcher to first); Howe popped to catcher in foul territory; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Expos 0.

EXPOS 2ND: Milner grounded out (first unassisted); Parrish flied
out to center; Speier grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Expos 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Ashby flied out to center; Reynolds flied out to
right; Ruhle was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Expos 0.

EXPOS 3RD: Sanderson grounded out (pitcher to first); Raines
grounded out (first unassisted); Scott singled to center; Dawson
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Expos 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Scott flied out to center; Garner singled to
pitcher; Puhl forced Garner (second to shortstop); Cruz reached
on an error by Scott [Puhl to second, Cruz to first]; Cedeno
forced Puhl (third unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Expos 0.

EXPOS 4TH: Carter grounded out (third to first); Cromartie
grounded out (first unassisted); Milner grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Expos 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Howe walked; Ashby grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Howe out at second]; Reynolds
singled to left; Ruhle flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Expos 0.

EXPOS 5TH: Parrish homered; Speier grounded out (third to
first); Sanderson walked; Raines flied out to center; Scott
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Expos 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Scott flied out to center; Garner flied out to
center; Puhl doubled to right; Cruz homered [Puhl scored];
Cedeno flied out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Expos 1.

EXPOS 6TH: Dawson singled to center; Dawson was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); Carter grounded out (shortstop to
first); Cromartie flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Expos 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Howe flied out to left; Ashby flied out to left;
Reynolds grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Expos 1.

EXPOS 7TH: D. SMITH REPLACED REYNOLDS (PITCHING); GARCIA
REPLACED RUHLE (PLAYING SS); Milner walked; PHILLIPS RAN FOR
MILNER; Phillips was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Parrish struck out; Speier singled to center; WHITE
BATTED FOR SANDERSON; White popped to third in foul territory; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Expos 1.

ASTROS 8TH: FRYMAN REPLACED WHITE (PITCHING); HUTTON REPLACED
PHILLIPS (PLAYING 1B); Garcia doubled to right; Scott grounded
out (pitcher to first); Garner flied out to center [Garcia to
third]; Puhl struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Expos
1.

EXPOS 8TH: Raines grounded out (first unassisted); Scott struck
out; Dawson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Expos 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Cruz flied out to right; Cedeno grounded out
(pitcher to first); Howe flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Expos 1.

EXPOS 9TH: Carter grounded out (third to first); Cromartie
tripled to right; Hutton grounded out (second to first);
FRANCONA BATTED FOR PARRISH; Francona grounded out (pitcher to
second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Expos 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   5   0    4
 Expos            1   6   1    6


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