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Tuesday May 15, 1973
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The Cubs handed Jerry Koosman his first defeat of the season and extended their winning streak to seven games with a 4-3 victory over the Mets. Rick Monday singled and Billy Williams homered for two runs off Koosman in the first inning. Ron Santo doubled in the fourth and scored when Jim Hickman singled. Hickman took second on the throw to the plate and counted what proved to be the winning run when Bud Harrelson threw wildly on a grounder by Burt Hooton. [The Sporting News]


Chicago Cubs 4, New York Mets 3

Game Played on Tuesday, May 15, 1973 (Day game) at Wrigley Field

Mets         0  0  0    0  0  2    0  0  1  -   3  6  1
Cubs         2  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  x  -   4  8  2


Mets                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Martinez 2b           4   0   0   0     0   2   .218      Monday cf             4   1   2   0     0   1   .308
Garrett 3b            4   1   1   1     0   0   .229      Beckert 2b            3   0   1   0     1   0   .291
Jones cf,lf           3   2   1   0     1   0   .264      Williams lf           4   1   1   2     0   0   .288
Staub rf              4   0   2   1     0   1   .209      Cardenal rf           4   0   0   0     0   1   .317
Kranepool 1b          4   0   1   1     0   1   .311      Santo 3b              4   1   2   0     0   0   .371
Gosger lf,cf          4   0   0   0     0   0   .229      Hickman 1b            4   1   2   1     0   0   .184
Dyer c                4   0   0   0     0   1   .121      Hundley c             4   0   0   0     0   1   .191
Harrelson ss          4   0   0   0     0   0   .220      Kessinger ss          2   0   0   0     1   0   .248
Koosman p             2   0   1   0     0   0   .211      Hooton p              2   0   0   0     1   0   .222
  Boswell ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .167        Aker p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Hennigan p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .333
  Milner ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .321

Totals               35   3   6   3     1   5             Totals               31   4   8   3     3   3

Time of Game: 2:15   Attendance: 11,517
Left on Base: Mets 6, Cubs 6
DP: Mets 1, Cubs 0
Errors: Harrelson, Williams, Hickman
Doubles: Staub (7), Santo (9), Monday (6)
Home Runs: Garrett (2), Williams (4)
Caught Stealing: Beckert (1)


Mets                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Koosman L(5-1)          7     7   4   3   3   3   1  30   2.04
Hennigan                1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4   4.67
Totals                  8     8   4   3   3   3   1  34

Cubs                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hooton W(5-2)           8     5   3   3   1   5   1  31   4.53
Aker SV(7)              1     1   0   0   0   0   0   5   2.42
Totals                  9     6   3   3   1   5   1  36

Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Jerry Dale, 2B - Tom Gorman, 3B - Bill Williams


METS 1ST: Martinez was called out on strikes; Garrett reached on
an error by Hickman; Jones flied to right; Staub was called out
on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Monday singled to center; Beckert flied to right;
Williams homered [Monday scored]; Cardenal grounded out
(shortstop to first); Santo grounded out (shortstop to first); 2
R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Cubs 2.

METS 2ND: Kranepool grounded out (second to first); Gosger
grounded out (first to pitcher); Dyer grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Cubs 2.

CUBS 2ND: Hickman grounded out (first to pitcher); Hundley
popped to shortstop; Kessinger grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Cubs 2.

METS 3RD: Harrelson flied to center; Koosman singled to left;
Martinez struck out; Garrett popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mets 0, Cubs 2.

CUBS 3RD: GOSGER CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); JONES CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Hooton walked; On a bunt Monday forced
Hooton (pitcher to shortstop); Beckert flied to right; Williams
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0,
Cubs 2.

METS 4TH: Jones grounded out (third to first); Staub flied to
center; Kranepool struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0,
Cubs 2.

CUBS 4TH: Cardenal flied to center; Santo doubled to right;
Hickman singled to right [Santo scored, Hickman to second (on
throw)]; Hundley grounded out (shortstop to first); Kessinger
was walked intentionally; Hooton reached on an error by
Harrelson [Hooton to second, Kessinger to third, Hickman scored
(unearned) (no RBI)]; Monday struck out; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Mets 0, Cubs 4.

METS 5TH: Gosger popped to shortstop; Dyer popped to first;
Harrelson grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Mets 0, Cubs 4.

CUBS 5TH: Beckert singled to left; Beckert was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Williams popped to third in foul
territory; Cardenal struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0,
Cubs 4.

METS 6TH: Koosman grounded out (third to first); Martinez flied
to left; Garrett homered; Jones walked; Staub doubled to center
[Jones scored]; Kranepool grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Cubs 4.

CUBS 6TH: Santo singled to center; Hickman forced Santo
(shortstop to second); Hundley struck out; Kessinger flied to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Cubs 4.

METS 7TH: Gosger grounded out (second to first); Dyer struck out
(catcher to first); Harrelson flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mets 2, Cubs 4.

CUBS 7TH: Hooton popped to first; Monday doubled to center;
Beckert walked; Williams lined into a double play (second to
first) [Beckert out at first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2,
Cubs 4.

METS 8TH: BOSWELL BATTED FOR KOOSMAN; Boswell grounded out
(first to pitcher); Martinez grounded out (pitcher to first);
Garrett grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Mets 2, Cubs 4.

CUBS 8TH: HENNIGAN REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); Cardenal
grounded out (shortstop to first); Santo grounded out (third to
first); Hickman singled to left; Hundley popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 2, Cubs 4.

METS 9TH: Jones singled to center; Staub singled to right [Jones
to third]; AKER REPLACED HOOTON (PITCHING); Kranepool singled to
left [Staub to second, Jones scored]; Gosger forced Staub (first
to third) [Kranepool to second]; Dyer reached on an error by
Williams [Gosger to second, Kranepool to third]; Harrelson
forced Kranepool (second to catcher) [Dyer to second, Gosger to
third]; MILNER BATTED FOR HENNIGAN; Milner grounded out (second
to first); 1 R, 3 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Mets 3, Cubs 4.



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