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Tuesday May 4, 1976
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A winner of only eight games and loser of six last season, Jim Lonborg brought his record to 3-0 by pitching the Phillies to a 5-0 victory over the Astros. Bobby Tolan broke the scoring ice with a homer in the second inning. The Phils added their other tallies in the eighth. After a walk and triple by Dave Cash produced one run, the Phils loaded the bases and Greg Luzinski cleared the sacks with a double. [The Sporting News]


Philadelphia Phillies 5, Houston Astros 0

Game Played on Tuesday, May 4, 1976 (Night game) at Veterans Stadium

Astros       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  7  0
Phillies     0  1  0    0  0  0    0  4  x  -   5  6  0


Astros               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Phillies             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Milbourne 2b          4   0   1   0     0   0   .283      Cash 2b               4   1   2   1     0   0   .298
Cabell 3b             4   0   1   0     0   2   .297      Bowa ss               4   1   1   0     0   0   .300
Cedeno cf             4   0   1   0     0   0   .312      Schmidt 3b            2   1   0   0     2   1   .315
Watson 1b             4   0   1   0     0   0   .322      Luzinski lf           4   0   1   3     0   2   .310
Johnson c             3   0   0   0     0   1   .194        Martin pr,cf        0   0   0   0     0   0   .250
Cruz lf               4   0   2   0     0   0   .188      Johnstone rf          4   0   0   0     0   0   .350
Gross rf              4   0   0   0     0   0   .288      Tolan cf,lf           4   1   2   1     0   0   .273
Metzger ss            3   0   1   0     0   0   .250      Hutton 1b             3   0   0   0     1   0   .143
Dierker p             3   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Boone c               3   0   0   0     0   1   .269
  Hardy p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Lonborg p             2   1   0   0     1   2   .273

Totals               33   0   7   0     0   3             Totals               30   5   6   5     4   6

Time of Game: 1:59   Attendance: 10,655
Left on Base: Astros 7, Phillies 5
DP: Astros 0, Phillies 1
Doubles: Milbourne (3), Luzinski (4)
Triples: Cedeno (1), Cash (3)
Home Runs: Tolan (2)
Stolen Bases: Bowa (2)
GIDP: Cedeno (3)
Hit by Pitch: Johnson (2,by Lonborg)


Astros                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dierker L(3-3)          7.1   5   5   5   4   6   1  31   4.67
Hardy                   0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   3   6.06
Totals                  8     6   5   5   4   6   1  34

Phillies               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Lonborg W(3-0)          9     7   0   0   0   3   0  34   1.80
Totals                  9     7   0   0   0   3   0  34

Hit by Pitch: Lonborg (1)

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Terry Tata


ASTROS 1ST: Milbourne grounded out (first to pitcher); Cabell
was called out on strikes; Cedeno tripled to center; Watson
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 1ST: Cash singled to center; Bowa grounded out (second
to first) [Cash to second]; Schmidt struck out; Luzinski popped
to first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Phillies 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Johnson was hit by a pitch; Cruz flied out to
center; Gross lined to left; Metzger singled to center [Johnson
to second]; Dierker popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 2ND: Johnstone popped to shortstop; Tolan homered;
Hutton popped to third in foul territory; Boone flied out to
right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Milbourne doubled to right; Cabell struck out;
Cedeno popped to first in foul territory; Watson flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 3RD: Lonborg struck out; Cash grounded out (first
unassisted); Bowa grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Johnson popped to third; Cruz popped to third in
foul territory; Gross grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 4TH: Schmidt lined to shortstop; Luzinski struck out;
Johnstone lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Phillies 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger grounded out (first unassisted); Dierker
flied out to center; Milbourne grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 5TH: Tolan flied out to center; Hutton walked; Boone
flied out to center; Lonborg was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Cabell grounded out (third to first); Cedeno
grounded out (third to first); Watson singled to right; Johnson
popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 6TH: Cash grounded out (shortstop to first); Bowa
grounded out (shortstop to first); Schmidt walked; Luzinski
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Cruz singled to right; Gross grounded out (pitcher
to first) [Cruz to second]; Metzger grounded out (second to
first); Dierker grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 7TH: Johnstone flied out to right; Tolan grounded out
(pitcher to first); Hutton grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Milbourne popped to shortstop; Cabell singled to
second; Cedeno grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Cabell out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 8TH: Boone struck out; Lonborg walked; Cash tripled to
center [Lonborg scored]; Bowa singled [Cash stayed at third];
Bowa stole second; Schmidt was walked intentionally; Luzinski
doubled to left [Cash scored, Bowa scored, Schmidt scored];
MARTIN RAN FOR LUZINSKI; HARDY REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING);
Johnstone flied out to center; Tolan singled to left [Martin to
third]; Hutton popped to third in foul territory; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 5.

ASTROS 9TH: TOLAN CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); MARTIN STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Watson flied out to center; Johnson struck
out; Cruz singled to right; Gross forced Cruz (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 5.



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