New York Mets 6, Houston Astros 5
National League Championship Series Game 3
Played on Saturday, October 11, 1986 (D) at Shea Stadium

HOU N    2  2  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   5  8  1
NY  N    0  0  0    0  0  4    0  0  2  -   6 10  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Doran 2b                      4   2   2   2       1   0       1   1
Hatcher cf                    3   1   2   0       1   0       3   0
Walling 3b                    5   1   1   2       0   2       0   2
Davis 1b                      3   0   1   0       0   1       9   0
Bass rf                       3   0   0   0       1   1       4   0
Cruz lf                       3   0   1   1       1   2       2   0
Ashby c                       4   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Reynolds ss                   2   1   1   0       1   1       2   3
  Lopes ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Kerfeld p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Smith p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Knepper p                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Thon ss                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   5   8   5       5   8      25   8

FIELDING - 
E: Reynolds (2).
PB: Ashby 2 (2).

BATTING - 
HR: Doran (1,2nd inning off Darling 1 on 2 out).
SH: Hatcher (1,off Aguilera).
HBP: Davis (1,by Darling).
GDP: Ashby (1,off Aguilera).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Hatcher 2 (3,2nd base off Darling/Carter 2); Bass (2,2nd base off Darling/Carter).
CS: Doran (1,2nd base by Orosco/Carter).

New York Mets                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wilson cf,lf                  4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Mitchell lf                   4   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
  Orosco p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hernandez 1b                  4   1   2   0       0   0      10   2
Carter c                      4   1   0   0       0   0       8   1
Strawberry rf                 4   1   2   3       0   2       1   0
Knight 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
Teufel 2b                     3   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
  Backman 2b                  1   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
Santana ss                    3   0   0   0       0   0       2   4
  Heep ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Darling p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Mazzilli ph                 1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Aguilera p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dykstra ph,cf               2   1   1   2       0   1       0   0
Totals                       36   6  10   5       0   4      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Knight-Teufel-Hernandez.
E: Knight (1).

BATTING - 
HR: Strawberry (1,6th inning off Knepper 2 on 0 out); Dykstra (1,9th inning
off Smith 1 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Knepper                       7     8   4   3   0   3   1  30
Kerfeld                       1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Smith L(0-1)                  0.1   2   2   2   0   0   1   3
Totals                        8.1  10   6   5   0   4   2  36


New York Mets                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Darling                       5     6   4   4   2   5   1  23
Aguilera                      2     1   1   0   2   1   0   9
Orosco W(1-0)                 2     1   0   0   1   2   0   7
Totals                        9     8   5   4   5   8   1  39

WP: Darling (1).
HBP: Darling (1,Davis).

Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Dutch Rennert, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Fred Brocklander, 
LF - Doug Harvey, RF - Lee Weyer
Time of Game: 2:55   Attendance: 55052


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                New York Mets            
1. Doran               2b        Wilson              cf
2. Hatcher             cf        Mitchell            lf
3. Walling             3b        Hernandez           1b
4. Davis               1b        Carter              c
5. Bass                rf        Strawberry          rf
6. Cruz                lf        Knight              3b
7. Ashby               c         Teufel              2b
8. Reynolds            ss        Santana             ss
9. Knepper             p         Darling             p

ASTROS 1ST: Doran grounded out (first to pitcher); Hatcher
singled to center; Hatcher stole second; Walling singled to
right [Hatcher scored]; Darling threw a wild pitch [Walling to
second]; Davis was hit by a pitch; Bass was called out on
strikes; Cruz singled to left [Walling scored, Davis to second];
Davis was picked off second (pitcher to shortstop); 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Wilson struck out; Mitchell grounded out (shortstop to
first); Hernandez grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ashby grounded out (second to first); Reynolds
walked; Knepper flied out to left; Doran homered [Reynolds
scored]; Hatcher singled to left; Hatcher stole second; Walling
struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Carter grounded out (shortstop to first); Strawberry
struck out; Knight singled to left; Teufel forced Knight (second
to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Davis grounded out (third to first); Bass walked;
Bass stole second; Cruz struck out; Ashby grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 0.

METS 3RD: Santana grounded out (shortstop to first); Darling
grounded out (pitcher to first); Wilson flied out to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Reynolds struck out; Knepper struck out; Doran
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
4, Mets 0.

METS 4TH: Mitchell flied out to center; Hernandez singled to
left; Carter flied out to right; Strawberry singled [Hernandez
to second]; Knight flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 4, Mets 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Hatcher grounded out (pitcher to first); Walling
lined to second; Davis singled to center; Bass flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 0.

METS 5TH: Teufel made an out to shortstop; Santana grounded out
(third to first); MAZZILLI BATTED FOR DARLING; Mazzilli singled
to center; Ashby allowed a passed ball [Mazzilli to second];
Wilson lined to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 0.

ASTROS 6TH: AGUILERA REPLACED MAZZILLI (PITCHING); Cruz walked;
Ashby grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Cruz out at second]; Reynolds singled to center; Knepper flied
to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 0.

METS 6TH: Mitchell singled to left; Hernandez singled to center
[Mitchell to second]; Carter reached on an error by Reynolds
[Mitchell scored (no RBI), Hernandez to second, Carter to
first]; Strawberry homered [Hernandez scored, Carter scored
(unearned)]; Knight grounded out (third to first); Teufel flied
out to right; Santana flied out to left; 4 R (3 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 4, Mets 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Doran walked; Hatcher reached on an error by Knight
on a sacrifice bunt [Doran to third, Hatcher to first]; Walling
forced Hatcher (second to shortstop) [Doran scored (unearned)];
Davis was called out on strikes; Bass flied out to center; 1 R
(0 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 4.

METS 7TH: DYKSTRA BATTED FOR AGUILERA; Dykstra struck out;
Wilson popped to first in foul territory; Mitchell singled to
right; Hernandez flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 5, Mets 4.

ASTROS 8TH: WILSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); OROSCO
REPLACED MITCHELL (PITCHING); DYKSTRA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING
CF); Cruz was called out on strikes; Ashby grounded out
(shortstop to first); LOPES BATTED FOR REYNOLDS; Lopes grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 4.

METS 8TH: KERFELD REPLACED LOPES (PITCHING); THON REPLACED
KNEPPER (PLAYING SS); Carter grounded out (pitcher to first);
Strawberry struck out; Knight flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 5, Mets 4.

ASTROS 9TH: BACKMAN REPLACED TEUFEL (PLAYING 2B); Thon grounded
out (shortstop to first); Doran singled to center; Doran was
caught stealing second (catcher to first to second to first);
Hatcher walked; Walling struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 5, Mets 4.

METS 9TH: SMITH REPLACED KERFELD (PITCHING); On a bunt Backman
singled to first; HEEP BATTED FOR SANTANA; Ashby allowed a
passed ball [Backman to second]; Heep flied out to center;
Dykstra homered [Backman scored]; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
5, Mets 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5   8   1    7
 Mets             6  10   1    5


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