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Houston Astros 4 Chicago Cubs 2

+ Boxscore: Fri, July 06,1979
1979-07-05 - 1979-07-07
  123 456 789  R H E
Houston Astros (53-32)200 100 010 4140
Chicago Cubs (40-36)010 000 010 281
Date of Game: Fri, July 06,1979
Stadium: Wrigley Field
Attendance: 25,612
Time of Game: 2:50

Winning Pitcher: Joe Niekro (13-3)
Losing Pitcher: Lynn McGlothen (9-7)
Save: Joe Sambito (10)

Home Runs: Jose Cruz (5), Dave Kingman (29), Jerry Martin (13)
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NL East Standings (on this date)
TeamWLPctGBLRFRADiffStrk
MON4629.613--33226369W1
SLN4237.5326.037634234W3
CHN4036.5266.5341358-17L1
PIT4037.5197.034731334L2
PHI4340.5187.03613565W1
NYN3345.42314.5300342-42L1
NL West Standings (on this date)
TeamWLPctGBLRFRADiffStrk
HOU5332.624--31829226W1
CIN4341.5129.53643559W2
SFN4043.48212.03963906L4
SDN3848.44215.5321366-45W3
ATL3549.41717.5373421-48L2
LAN3450.40518.5368399-31L3
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    Houston Astros Batting
    HOUPosAgeABRHBIBBSOAVGsG#cG#sHRsRBIsSB
    Terry Puhlcf22.3635
    03100.28129262216
    Craig Reynoldsss26.1915
    01000.2843990237
    Cesar Cedeno1b28.1315
    12001.263123053723
    Jose Cruzlf31.3335
    12201.285109154721
    Enos Cabell3b29.2714
    02010.27276753619
    Denny Wallingrf25.0804
    01000.3331763170
    Art Howe2b32.2033
    11011.2374234210
    Rafael Landestoy2b26.039000000.192139072
    Alan Ashbyc27.3644
    12101.2304742280
    Joe Niekrop34.2413
    00001.083407020
    Joe Sambitop27.008000000.250168010
    Totals38414425.2636985566-
    Chicago Cubs Batting
    CHNPosAgeABRHBIBBSOAVGsG#cG#sHRsRBIsSB
    Ivan DeJesusss26.1783
    01021.27647722114
    Scot Thompsonrf23.2125
    01000.313670111
    Bill Buckner1b29.2044
    00000.29410879444
    Dave Kingmanlf30.1974
    11100.29399229663
    Jerry Martincf30.0564
    12100.28851813501
    Steve Ontiveros3b27.2544
    00001.2836172220
    Barry Footec27.1414
    02000.2364948223
    Steve Dillardpr28.148000000.286210021
    Ted Sizemore2b34.0823
    01010.25513502192
    Lynn McGlothenp29.1011
    00000.194213000
    Larry Biittnerph33.3441
    00000.257809160
    Willie Hernandezp24.234000000.500150000
    Ken Hendersonph33.0210
    00010.2381345020
    Dick Tidrowp32.053000000.333213000
    Mike Vailph27.2391
    00001.3423263150
    Totals3428243.2797638868-
    Game Stats
    2B: Alan Ashby (10), Terry Puhl (10), Scot Thompson (7)
    HR: Jose Cruz (5), Dave Kingman (29), Jerry Martin (13)
    RBI: Alan Ashby (28), Jose Cruz (47), Terry Puhl (22), Dave Kingman (66), Jerry Martin (50)
    SB: Ivan DeJesus (14)
    CS: Enos Cabell (6), Terry Puhl (14)
    SH: Joe Niekro (6)
    GDP: Scot Thompson (2)
    Houston Astros Pitching
    HOUAgeDecIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPsG#cG#cGS
    Joe Niekro34.241W 13-37.26224222.880.0720419223
    Joe Sambito27.008SV 101.12000101.040.04321685
    Totals9.0822432--
    Chicago Cubs Pitching
    CHNAgeDecIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPsG#cG#cGS
    Lynn McGlothen29.101L 9-7510332314.370.1223225151
    Willie Hernandez24.234-22000004.270.05281491
    Dick Tidrow32.053-22110204.650.0336318137
    Totals9.01444251--
    Other Game Information

    Pitches-Strikes-Balls: Joe Niekro 0-0-0, Joe Sambito 0-0-0, Lynn McGlothen 0-0-0, Willie Hernandez 0-0-0, Dick Tidrow 0-0-0
    Total Batters Faced: Joe Niekro 32, Joe Sambito 6, Lynn McGlothen 26, Willie Hernandez 7, Dick Tidrow 8
    Groundballs-Flyballs: Joe Niekro 6-14, Joe Sambito 1-2, Lynn McGlothen 6-6, Willie Hernandez 3-2, Dick Tidrow 3-1

    Umpires: HP: Frank Pulli 1B: Eric Gregg 2B: Doug Harvey 3B: Lanny Harris


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