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Monday May 20, 1974
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Billy Williams drove home both Chicago runs with a sixth-inning single as the Cubs took advantage of a Met throwing error and beat New York, 2-1, behind the four-hit hurling of Burt Hooton. The Mets manufactured a 1-0 lead in the second on John Milner's single, a stolen base and single by Jerry Grote. In the sixth Don Kessinger singled, catcher Grote threw Matt Alexander's sacrifice bunt attempt into right field and Cub runners ended up at second and third. Williams hit loser Harry Parker's first pitch for the game-deciding single as Chicago ended their five-game skid. [The Sporting News]


Chicago Cubs 2, New York Mets 1

Game Played on Monday, May 20, 1974 (Night game) at Shea Stadium

Cubs         0  0  0    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   2  6  0
Mets         0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  4  2


Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Mets                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kessinger ss          4   1   2   0     0   0   .273      Harrelson ss          3   0   0   0     0   0   .250
Alexander 3b          3   1   0   0     0   1   .308        Staub ph            0   0   0   0     1   0   .268
Williams 1b           2   0   1   2     2   0   .292        Theodore pr         0   0   0   0     0   0   .200
Cardenal rf           4   0   0   0     0   0   .300        Miller p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .333
Monday cf             3   0   2   0     1   1   .302      Millan 2b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .306
Morales lf            3   0   0   0     0   0   .209      Schneck rf            4   0   0   0     0   1   .250
Mitterwald c          3   0   0   0     0   0   .210      Jones lf              4   0   0   0     0   1   .275
  Marquez ph          0   0   0   0     1   0   .000      Milner 1b             4   1   1   0     0   1   .236
  Lundstedt c         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Garrett 3b            3   0   0   0     0   0   .168
Rosello 2b            4   0   1   0     0   1   .139      Grote c               2   0   1   1     1   0   .253
Hooton p              3   0   0   0     0   2   .000      Hahn cf               3   0   2   0     0   0   .311
                                                          Parker p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .000
                                                            Boswell ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .306
                                                            Martinez ss         0   0   0   0     0   0   .238

Totals               29   2   6   2     4   5             Totals               30   1   4   1     2   5

Time of Game: 2:10   Attendance: 11,225
Left on Base: Cubs 6, Mets 4
DP: Cubs 0, Mets 2
Errors: Jones, Grote
Doubles: Rosello (1)
Stolen Bases: Milner (2)
Caught Stealing: Monday (2)
Sacrifice Hits: Alexander (4), Morales (1)
GIDP: Morales (6), Alexander (1)


Cubs                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hooton W(2-3)           9     4   1   1   2   5   0  32   4.73
Totals                  9     4   1   1   2   5   0  32

Mets                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Parker L(1-2)           8     6   2   1   2   4   0  31   2.67
Miller                  1     0   0   0   2   1   0   4   3.63
Totals                  9     6   2   1   4   5   0  35

Wild Pitches: Hooton (2)

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - John McSherry, 2B - Paul Runge, 3B - Ed Vargo


CUBS 1ST: Kessinger grounded out (first to pitcher); Alexander
grounded out (second to first); Williams walked; Cardenal
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Harrelson grounded out (first unassisted); Millan
grounded out (shortstop to first); Schneck grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Mets 0.

CUBS 2ND: Monday singled to pitcher; Morales flied to left;
Mitterwald grounded out (shortstop to first) [Monday to second];
Rosello popped to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Jones grounded out (second to first); Milner singled
to right; Milner stole second; Garrett flied to center; Grote
singled to center [Milner scored]; Hahn grounded out (pitcher to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Mets 1.

CUBS 3RD: Hooton popped to shortstop; Kessinger popped to
shortstop; Alexander struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Mets 1.

METS 3RD: Parker struck out; Harrelson grounded out (pitcher to
first); Millan grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 0, Mets 1.

CUBS 4TH: Williams grounded out (first to pitcher); Cardenal
grounded out (shortstop to first); Monday was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Mets 1.

METS 4TH: Schneck popped to catcher in foul territory; Jones
grounded out (third to first); Milner struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Mets 1.

CUBS 5TH: Morales flied to center; Mitterwald grounded out
(shortstop to first); Rosello doubled to left; Hooton struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Mets 1.

METS 5TH: Garrett grounded out (second to first); Grote walked;
Hooton threw a wild pitch [Grote to second]; Hahn singled to
left [Grote out at home (left to catcher), Hahn to second (on
throw to home)]; Parker grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Mets 1.

CUBS 6TH: Kessinger singled to second; Alexander reached on an
error by Grote on a sacrifice bunt [Kessinger to third];
Williams singled to center [Alexander scored (unearned),
Kessinger scored]; Cardenal popped to first in foul territory;
Monday singled to left [Williams to third (error by Jones)];
Morales grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Monday out at second]; 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2,
Mets 1.

METS 6TH: Harrelson grounded out (second to first); Millan
struck out; Schneck grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Mets 1.

CUBS 7TH: Mitterwald popped to third; Rosello grounded out
(shortstop to first); Hooton struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Cubs 2, Mets 1.

METS 7TH: Jones lined to shortstop; Milner grounded out (second
to first); Garrett flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2,
Mets 1.

CUBS 8TH: Kessinger singled to right; Alexander grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Kessinger out at
second]; Williams walked; Cardenal forced Williams (third to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Mets 1.

METS 8TH: Grote flied to left; Hahn singled to third; BOSWELL
BATTED FOR PARKER; Boswell forced Hahn (pitcher to shortstop);
STAUB BATTED FOR HARRELSON; Staub walked [Boswell to second];
THEODORE RAN FOR STAUB; Millan forced Boswell (third
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 2, Mets 1.

CUBS 9TH: MILLER REPLACED THEODORE (PITCHING); MARTINEZ REPLACED
BOSWELL (PLAYING SS); Monday walked; Morales out on a sacrifice
bunt (first unassisted) [Monday to second]; MARQUEZ BATTED FOR
MITTERWALD; Marquez was walked intentionally; Monday was caught
stealing third (catcher to third) [Marquez to second (on throw
to 3b)]; Rosello was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cubs 2, Mets 1.

METS 9TH: LUNDSTEDT REPLACED MARQUEZ (PLAYING C ); Schneck
struck out; Jones struck out; Milner grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Mets 1.



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