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Sunday August 16, 1970
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Bob Bailey smashed the longest homer in the history of the Astrodome to bring the Expos a 5-3 victory over the Astros. With the score tied, 3-3, Rusty Staub walked in the ninth inning before Bailey teed off on a fastball by Denny Lemaster and drove the ball an estimated 420 feet to a walkway behind the fourth row in the yellow section of seats in left field, 80 feet above playing level. Jim Gosger accounted for the Expos' first three runs with a bases-loaded double in the third. [The Sporting News]


Montreal Expos 5, Houston Astros 3

Game Played on Sunday, August 16, 1970 (Day game) at Astrodome

Expos        0  0  3    0  0  0    0  0  2  -   5  9  0
Astros       2  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   3  9  1


Expos                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Astros               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Day cf                3   0   2   0     1   0   .333      Alou rf               4   0   0   0     1   0   .313
Jones lf              2   1   1   0     0   1   .250      Morgan 2b             2   1   1   0     1   0   .263
  Phillips ph,lf      1   0   0   0     1   0   .230        Torres 2b           1   0   0   0     1   1   .208
Staub rf              4   2   1   0     1   0   .286      Wynn cf               4   1   2   1     1   0   .286
Bailey 3b             3   2   1   2     2   0   .318      Rader 3b              2   1   0   0     0   0   .251
  Laboy 3b            0   0   0   0     0   0   .206      Menke lf              2   0   2   1     1   0   .311
Gosger 1b             5   0   2   3     0   0   .288      Martinez ss           5   0   2   1     0   1   .243
Brand ss              5   0   1   0     0   1   .234      Mayberry 1b           3   0   0   0     2   1   .202
Staehle 2b            2   0   0   0     1   1   .233      Edwards c             1   0   1   0     0   0   .216
  Sutherland ph,2b    2   0   0   0     0   0   .200        Howard c            4   0   0   0     0   1   .250
Boccabella c          4   0   1   0     0   1   .281      Billingham p          1   0   0   0     0   0   .075
McGinn p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .114        Cook p              3   0   1   0     0   2   .235
  Reed p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Lemaster p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .167
  Hahn ph             1   0   0   0     0   1   .236
  Raymond p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               34   5   9   5     6   6             Totals               32   3   9   3     7   6

Time of Game: 3:00   Attendance: 19,235
Left on Base: Expos 11, Astros 14
DP: Expos 2, Astros 0
Errors: Morgan
Doubles: Gosger (9), Edwards (13), Wynn (27)
Triples: Cook (2)
Home Runs: Bailey (20)
Caught Stealing: Day (1), Gosger (2)
Sacrifice Hits: McGinn (3), Day (1), Rader (3), Menke (5)
GIDP: Rader (18), Martinez (2)
Hit by Pitch: Jones (9,by Billingham), Rader 2 (4,by McGinn,by Raymond), Menke (4,by McGinn)


Expos                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
McGinn                  6     6   3   3   5   3   0  29   5.04
Reed                    1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4   3.46
Raymond W(4-7)          2     2   0   0   2   3   0  11   4.13
Totals                  9     9   3   3   7   6   0  44

Astros                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Billingham              3.2   5   3   3   4   4   0  22   3.60
Cook L(2-4)             4.1   3   1   1   2   2   0  17   3.75
Lemaster                1     1   1   1   0   0   1   4   4.56
Totals                  9     9   5   5   6   6   1  43

Hit by Pitch: McGinn 2 (7), Raymond (2), Billingham (5)
Wild Pitches: Billingham 2 (7)

Umpires: HP - Nick Colosi, 1B - Ed Sudol, 2B - Mel Steiner, 3B - Bill Williams


EXPOS 1ST: Day singled; Jones was hit by a pitch [Day to
second]; Billingham threw a wild pitch [Day to third, Jones to
second]; Staub lined to shortstop; Bailey reached on a fielder's
choice [Day out at home (third to catcher), Jones to third];
Gosger forced Bailey (shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Expos 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Alou grounded out (pitcher to first); Morgan walked;
Wynn forced Morgan (third to second); Rader was hit by a pitch
[Wynn to second]; Menke singled [Wynn scored, Rader to second];
Martinez singled [Rader scored, Menke to second]; Mayberry made
an out to second; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Expos 0, Astros 2.

EXPOS 2ND: Brand struck out; Staehle reached on an error by
Morgan [Staehle to first]; Boccabella struck out; McGinn struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Edwards doubled; Billingham made an out to third;
Alou grounded out (second to first); Morgan popped to catcher in
foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 0, Astros 2.

EXPOS 3RD: Day singled; Jones singled [Day to second];
Billingham threw a wild pitch [Day to third, Jones to second];
Staub reached on a fielder's choice [Day out at home (first to
catcher), Jones to third]; Johnny Edwards suffered fractured
left big toe; Bailey walked [Staub to second]; Gosger
doubled [Jones scored, Staub scored, Bailey scored]; Brand
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Gosger to third]; Staehle
walked; Boccabella forced Staehle (shortstop to second); 3 R, 3
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Expos 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Wynn walked; Rader grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Wynn out at second]; Menke
walked; Martinez singled [Menke to third]; Mayberry struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Expos 3, Astros 2.

EXPOS 4TH: HOWARD REPLACED EDWARDS (PLAYING C ); McGinn grounded
out (first to pitcher); Day walked; Jones was called out on
strikes; Staub singled [Day to second]; Bailey walked [Day to
third, Staub to second]; COOK REPLACED BILLINGHAM (PITCHING);
Day was caught stealing home (catcher unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Expos 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Howard grounded out (third to first); Cook was
called out on strikes; Alou flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Expos 3, Astros 2.

EXPOS 5TH: Gosger singled; Gosger was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Brand flied out to center; Staehle was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Morgan singled; Wynn doubled [Morgan scored]; Rader
out on a sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Wynn to third];
Menke was hit by a pitch; Martinez grounded into a double play
(shortstop to first) [Menke out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Expos 3, Astros 3.

EXPOS 6TH: Boccabella singled; McGinn reached on a fielder's
choice on a sacrifice bunt [Boccabella to second]; Day out on a
sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Boccabella to third, McGinn to
second]; PHILLIPS BATTED FOR JONES; Phillips walked; Staub
forced Boccabella (third to catcher) [McGinn to third, Phillips
to second]; Bailey grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 3 LOB.  Expos 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: PHILLIPS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Mayberry
walked; Howard flied out to center; Cook struck out; Alou forced
Mayberry (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 3,
Astros 3.

EXPOS 7TH: TORRES REPLACED MORGAN (PLAYING 2B); Gosger grounded
out (first to pitcher); Brand singled; SUTHERLAND BATTED FOR
STAEHLE; Sutherland flied out to left; Boccabella flied out to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Expos 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: SUTHERLAND STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Torres
walked; REED REPLACED MCGINN (PITCHING); Wynn flied out to
center; Rader grounded out (pitcher to first) [Torres to
second]; Menke singled [Torres to third]; Martinez grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Expos 3, Astros 3.

EXPOS 8TH: HAHN BATTED FOR REED; Hahn struck out; Day grounded
out (third to first); Phillips flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Expos 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: RAYMOND REPLACED HAHN (PITCHING); Mayberry made an
out to first; Howard grounded out (third to first); Cook
tripled; Alou was walked intentionally; Torres struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Expos 3, Astros 3.

EXPOS 9TH: Staub walked; LEMASTER REPLACED COOK (PITCHING);
Bailey homered [Staub scored]; Gosger flied out to center; Brand
flied out to center; Sutherland made an out to second; 2 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Expos 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: LABOY REPLACED BAILEY (PLAYING 3B); Wynn singled;
Rader was hit by a pitch [Wynn to second]; Menke out on a
sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Wynn to third, Rader to
second]; Martinez struck out; Mayberry was walked intentionally;
Howard struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Expos 5, Astros 3.



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