New York Mets 3, Houston Astros 2 (10 innings)
Regular Season Game 86
Played on Friday, July 12, 1985 (N) at Astrodome

NY  N    0  1  0    0  1  0    0  0  0    1  -   3 10  0
HOU N    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  -   2  7  1
New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Dykstra cf                    5   1   1   0       1   1       3   0
Backman 2b                    2   0   1   1       2   0       5   6
Hernandez 1b                  5   0   2   0       0   0       8   2
Carter c                      5   0   0   0       0   1       4   1
Strawberry rf                 2   1   1   1       3   0       4   0
Foster lf                     5   0   0   0       0   3       2   0
Johnson 3b                    5   1   3   0       0   0       1   1
Santana ss                    5   0   2   1       0   1       3   1
Darling p                     3   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Staub ph                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  McDowell p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   3  10   3       7   6      30  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Carter-Backman, Johnson-Backman-Hernandez.

BATTING - 
2B: Dykstra (2,off Niekro); Johnson (5,off Mathis).
HR: Strawberry (8,2nd inning off Niekro 0 on 0 out).
SH: Darling (3,off Niekro).
SF: Backman (2,off Niekro).
IBB: Staub (2,by Mathis).
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Backman (11,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby); Strawberry (11,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby).
CS: Strawberry (3,2nd base by Mathis/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Doran 2b                      4   0   2   0       1   0       3   1
Reynolds ss                   5   0   0   1       0   1       0   2
Puhl rf                       3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Jones cf                    2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   0   0       1   1       2   0
Bass cf,rf                    4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Walling 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       3   2
Davis 1b                      2   1   0   0       1   1       8   1
Ashby c                       3   1   3   1       1   0       8   2
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Mumphrey ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  DiPino p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Spilman ph                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Gainey pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mathis p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   2   7   2       5   4      30  10

FIELDING - 
E: Ashby (3).
PB: Ashby (11).

BATTING - 
2B: Ashby (8,off Darling).
HR: Ashby (5,9th inning off Darling 0 on 2 out).
SH: Davis (1,off Darling).
GDP: Walling (5,off Darling).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Darling W(9-2)                9     7   2   2   5   4   1  37
McDowell SV(7)                1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                       10     7   2   2   5   4   1  40


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro                        7     8   2   2   5   4   1  34
DiPino                        2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6
Mathis L(3-5)                 1     2   1   1   2   1   0   6
Totals                       10    10   3   3   7   6   1  46

IBB: Mathis (1,Staub).

Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Steve Rippley, 3B - Dave Pallone
Time of Game: 3:04   Attendance: 21035


Starting Lineups:

   New York Mets                 Houston Astros           
1. Dykstra             cf        Doran               2b
2. Backman             2b        Reynolds            ss
3. Hernandez           1b        Puhl                rf
4. Carter              c         Cruz                lf
5. Strawberry          rf        Bass                cf
6. Foster              lf        Walling             3b
7. Johnson             3b        Davis               1b
8. Santana             ss        Ashby               c
9. Darling             p         Niekro              p

METS 1ST: Dykstra struck out; Backman walked; Backman stole
second; Hernandez grounded out (shortstop to first) [Backman to
third]; Carter grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Doran singled; Reynolds struck out [Doran out at
second (catcher to second)]; Puhl flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Astros 0.

METS 2ND: Strawberry homered; Foster grounded out (third to
first); Johnson singled; Santana flied out to center; Darling
lined to second; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz grounded out (second to first); Bass flied out
to center; Walling flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 1, Astros 0.

METS 3RD: Dykstra grounded out (pitcher to first); Backman
singled; Hernandez singled [Backman to second]; Carter flied out
to left; Strawberry grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Davis walked; Ashby doubled [Davis to third]; Niekro
flied out to left; Doran walked; Reynolds forced Doran (second
to shortstop) [Davis scored, Ashby to third]; Puhl lined to
third; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 1.

METS 4TH: Foster popped to first in foul territory; Johnson
singled; Santana struck out; Darling flied out to right; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz struck out; Bass singled; Walling grounded into
a double play (third to second to first) [Bass out at second]; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Astros 1.

METS 5TH: Dykstra doubled; Ashby allowed a passed ball [Dykstra
to third]; Backman hit a sacrifice fly to center [Dykstra
scored]; Hernandez singled; Carter lined to third; Strawberry
walked [Hernandez to second]; Foster struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Davis struck out; Ashby singled; Niekro forced Ashby
(first to shortstop); Doran singled [Niekro to second]; Reynolds
flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

METS 6TH: Johnson made an out to third; Santana singled; Darling
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Santana to second];
Dykstra walked; Backman walked [Santana to third, Dykstra to
second]; Hernandez popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 3 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Puhl flied out to center; Cruz grounded out (second
to first); Bass flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
2, Astros 1.

METS 7TH: JONES REPLACED PUHL (PLAYING CF); BASS CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Carter flied out to right; Strawberry
walked; Strawberry stole second [Strawberry to third (error by
Ashby)]; Foster struck out; Johnson popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Walling singled; Davis out on a sacrifice bunt
(first to second) [Walling to second]; Ashby walked; MUMPHREY
BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Mumphrey flied out to left; Doran forced
Ashby (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 2,
Astros 1.

METS 8TH: DIPINO REPLACED MUMPHREY (PITCHING); Santana flied out
to left; Darling made an out to catcher; Dykstra grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Reynolds flied out to right; Jones struck out; Cruz
walked; Bass forced Cruz (shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

METS 9TH: Backman grounded out (catcher to first); Hernandez
grounded out (shortstop to first); Carter struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Walling grounded out (second to first); Davis
grounded out (pitcher to first); Ashby homered; SPILMAN BATTED
FOR DIPINO; Spilman walked; GAINEY RAN FOR SPILMAN; Doran made
an out to second; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Astros 2.

METS 10TH: MATHIS REPLACED GAINEY (PITCHING); Strawberry walked;
Strawberry was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Foster struck out; Johnson doubled; Santana singled [Johnson
scored, Santana to second]; STAUB BATTED FOR DARLING; Staub was
walked intentionally; Dykstra flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Mets 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 10TH: MCDOWELL REPLACED STAUB (PITCHING); Reynolds
grounded out (first unassisted); Jones lined to first; Cruz
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 3,
Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             3  10   0   13
 Astros           2   7   1    8


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