Houston Astros 4, Montreal Expos 3
Regular Season Game 18
Played on Saturday, April 18, 1998 (N) at Astrodome

MON N    2  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  9  0
HOU N    1  0  1    0  1  0    0  0  1  -   4  8  1
Montreal Expos               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Santangelo cf,rf              4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Grudzielanek ss               4   1   1   0       0   0       1   2
Vidro 2b                      3   0   1   0       1   0       2   2
Fullmer 1b                    4   1   2   2       0   0       7   0
White lf,cf                   4   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
McGuire rf                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
  Batista p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Andrews 3b                    4   1   1   1       0   1       3   3
Hubbard c                     2   0   0   0       0   2       5   0
  Livingstone ph              1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Widger c                    1   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
Valdes p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Bennett p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stovall ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Kline p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  May lf                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   3   9   3       1   7      26  11

BATTING - 
2B: McGuire (2,off Lima); Livingstone (2,off Lima); Vidro (1,off Lima).
HR: Fullmer (1,1st inning off Lima 1 on 2 out); Andrews (3,4th inning off Lima
0 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Vidro (1,Home by Nitkowski/Ausmus).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     5   2   2   0       0   1       1   1
Bell rf                       4   1   3   0       1   0       3   1
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   1   0       1   1       6   2
Spiers 3b                     1   0   1   2       2   0       2   2
  Berry ph,3b                 2   1   1   1       0   1       2   1
Alou lf                       2   0   0   0       2   0       0   0
Hidalgo cf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Gutierrez ss                  3   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
Ausmus c                      3   0   0   0       0   0       8   1
  Everett ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Henry p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Lima p                        3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Nitkowski p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Eusebio ph,c                0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       32   4   8   3       8   7      27   8

FIELDING - 
E: Gutierrez (1).
PB: Ausmus (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Spiers (5,off Valdes).
HR: Berry (3,9th inning off Batista 0 on 2 out).
IBB: Gutierrez (1,by Kline).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Bell 3 (6,2nd base off Valdes/Hubbard 3); Biggio 2 (7,2nd base off Valdes/Hubbard
2).
CS: Bell (2,3rd base by Kline/Widger).

PITCHING
Montreal Expos               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Valdes                        4.2   5   3   3   5   2   0  23
Bennett                       1.1   0   0   0   0   2   0   4
Kline                         1.2   2   0   0   3   3   0   9
Batista L(0-1)                1     1   1   1   0   0   1   4
Totals                        8.2   8   4   4   8   7   1  40

WP: Valdes (2).
IBB: Kline (1,Gutierrez).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lima                          7     8   3   3   1   7   2  30
Nitkowski                     1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Henry W(1-0)                  1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     9   3   3   1   7   2  36

Lima faced 1 batter in the 8th inning

Umpires: HP - Rich Rieker, 1B - Sam Holbrook, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Jerry Layne
Time of Game: 2:55   Attendance: 29362


Starting Lineups:

   Montreal Expos                Houston Astros           
1. Santangelo          cf        Biggio              2b
2. Grudzielanek        ss        Bell                rf
3. Vidro               2b        Bagwell             1b
4. Fullmer             1b        Spiers              3b
5. White               lf        Alou                lf
6. McGuire             rf        Hidalgo             cf
7. Andrews             3b        Gutierrez           ss
8. Hubbard             c         Ausmus              c
9. Valdes              p         Lima                p

EXPOS 1ST: Santangelo popped to third; Grudzielanek singled to
shortstop; Ausmus allowed a passed ball [Grudzielanek to
second]; Vidro popped to third; Fullmer homered [Grudzielanek
scored]; White flied to right; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 2,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio grounded out (third to first); Bell walked;
Bagwell struck out; Bell stole second; Spiers doubled to first
[Bell scored, Spiers out at third (right to second to third)]; 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 2, Astros 1.

EXPOS 2ND: McGuire doubled to left; Andrews grounded out (third
to first); Hubbard struck out; Valdes struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Expos 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Alou flied to left; Hidalgo flied to center;
Gutierrez grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Expos 2, Astros 1.

EXPOS 3RD: Santangelo singled to second; Grudzielanek flied to
right; Vidro walked [Santangelo to second]; Fullmer singled to
right [Santangelo out at home (right to catcher), Vidro to
third, Fullmer to second (on throw)]; White popped to first; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Expos 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Ausmus lined to right; Lima grounded out (second to
first); Biggio singled to shortstop; Biggio stole second; Bell
singled to third [Biggio to third]; Bell stole second; Bagwell
walked; Spiers walked [Biggio scored, Bell to third, Bagwell to
second]; Alou lined to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Expos 2,
Astros 2.

EXPOS 4TH: McGuire grounded out (second to first); Andrews
homered; Hubbard struck out; Valdes reached on an error by
Gutierrez [Valdes to second]; Santangelo flied to center; 1 R, 1
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Hidalgo popped to second; Gutierrez struck out;
Ausmus grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Expos 3, Astros 2.

EXPOS 5TH: Grudzielanek grounded out (third to first); Vidro
grounded out (first to pitcher); Fullmer lined to first; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Lima grounded out (third to first); Biggio singled
to shortstop; Biggio stole second; Bell singled to third [Biggio
to third]; Bagwell popped to shortstop; Bell stole second;
Spiers walked; Valdes threw a wild pitch [Biggio scored, Bell to
third, Spiers to second]; Alou walked; BENNETT REPLACED VALDES
(PITCHING); Hidalgo struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Expos 3,
Astros 3.

EXPOS 6TH: White struck out; McGuire popped to shortstop;
Andrews struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Gutierrez grounded out (catcher unassisted); Ausmus
flied to center; Lima struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos
3, Astros 3.

EXPOS 7TH: LIVINGSTONE BATTED FOR HUBBARD; Livingstone doubled
to left; STOVALL BATTED FOR BENNETT; Stovall struck out;
Santangelo struck out; Grudzielanek lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Expos 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: KLINE REPLACED STOVALL (PITCHING); WIDGER REPLACED
LIVINGSTONE (PLAYING C ); Biggio struck out (catcher to first);
Bell singled to center; Bagwell singled to right [Bell to
second]; BERRY BATTED FOR SPIERS; Bell was caught stealing third
(catcher to third); Berry struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Expos 3, Astros 3.

EXPOS 8TH: BERRY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Vidro doubled to
left; NITKOWSKI REPLACED LIMA (PITCHING); Fullmer lined to
center; White singled to second [Vidro to third]; Vidro was
caught stealing home (catcher to third) [White to second];
McGuire grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Expos 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Alou walked; Hidalgo grounded out (third to first)
[Alou to second]; Gutierrez was walked intentionally; EVERETT
BATTED FOR AUSMUS; Everett struck out; EUSEBIO BATTED FOR
NITKOWSKI; Eusebio walked [Alou to third, Gutierrez to second];
BATISTA REPLACED MCGUIRE (PITCHING); MAY REPLACED KLINE (PLAYING
LF); WHITE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); SANTANGELO CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Biggio forced Eusebio (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Expos 3, Astros 3.

EXPOS 9TH: HENRY REPLACED EVERETT (PITCHING); EUSEBIO STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING C ); Andrews grounded out (third to first); Widger
lined to third; May lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Expos 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Bell flied to center; Bagwell popped to third; Berry
homered; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 3, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Expos            3   9   0    6
 Astros           4   8   1   10


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