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Saturday July 17, 1976
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A homer by Cesar Cedeno in the first inning accounted for the game's only run as the Astros defeated the Mets, 1-0, in a pitching duel between Joaquin Andujar and Tom Seaver. [The Sporting News]


Houston Astros 1, New York Mets 0

Game Played on Saturday, July 17, 1976 (Night game) at Shea Stadium

Astros       1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  4  0
Mets         0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  1


Astros               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Mets                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Gross rf              4   0   1   0     0   1   .288      Phillips 3b,ss        3   0   0   0     1   0   .264
  Howard pr,lf        0   0   0   0     0   0   .209      Millan 2b             4   0   1   0     0   0   .252
Andrews 2b            3   0   1   0     1   1   .280      Boisclair lf          4   0   0   0     0   2   .295
Cedeno cf             4   1   1   1     0   1   .296      Kingman rf            4   0   1   0     0   0   .235
Watson 1b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .279      Kranepool 1b          3   0   1   0     0   1   .281
Cruz lf,rf            3   0   1   0     0   1   .296      Unser cf              3   0   0   0     0   1   .230
Cabell 3b             3   0   0   0     0   1   .296        Milner ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .272
Herrmann c            3   0   0   0     0   1   .188      Grote c               2   0   1   0     1   0   .257
Metzger ss            3   0   0   0     0   2   .241      Harrelson ss          2   0   0   0     0   0   .223
Andujar p             3   0   0   0     0   2   .179        Garrett ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .224
                                                            Staiger 3b          0   0   0   0     0   0   .202
                                                          Seaver p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .085
                                                            Torre ph            1   0   1   0     0   0   .302
                                                            Brown pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .250
                                                            Lockwood p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .400

Totals               30   1   4   1     1  11             Totals               30   0   5   0     2   5

Time of Game: 2:19   Attendance: 32,911
Left on Base: Astros 3, Mets 6
DP: Astros 1, Mets 1
Errors: Harrelson
Home Runs: Cedeno (15)
Stolen Bases: Cruz (13)
Caught Stealing: Watson (2)
Sacrifice Hits: Kranepool (2)
GIDP: Cedeno (9), Boisclair (3)


Astros                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Andujar W(6-5)          9     5   0   0   2   5   0  33   3.82
Totals                  9     5   0   0   2   5   0  33

Mets                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Seaver L(9-6)           8     3   1   1   0  11   1  27   2.72
Lockwood                1     1   0   0   1   0   0   4   2.06
Totals                  9     4   1   1   1  11   1  31

Passed Balls: Grote (3)

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


ASTROS 1ST: Gross struck out; Andrews grounded out (catcher to
first); Cedeno homered; Watson struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Phillips walked; Millan singled [Phillips to second];
Boisclair grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Phillips to third, Millan out at second]; Kingman made
an out to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz singled; Cruz stole second; Cabell struck out;
Herrmann grounded out (second to first) [Cruz to third]; Metzger
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Kranepool struck out; Unser flied out to left; Grote
singled; Harrelson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Andujar struck out; Gross flied out to left; Andrews
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets
0.

METS 3RD: Seaver struck out; Phillips grounded out (first to
pitcher); Millan grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno grounded out (second to first); Watson flied
out to center; Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 4TH: Boisclair struck out; Kingman grounded out (third to
first); Kranepool grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Cabell grounded out (second to first); Herrmann
grounded out (third to first); Metzger struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 5TH: Unser grounded out (shortstop to first); Grote walked;
Harrelson flied out to center; Seaver grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Andujar struck out; Gross flied out to left; Andrews
singled; Cedeno struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Mets 0.

METS 6TH: Phillips grounded out (second to first); Millan
grounded out (third to first); Boisclair struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Watson reached on an error by Harrelson; Watson was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Cruz struck out;
Cabell grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.
Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 7TH: Kingman singled; Kranepool out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Kingman to second]; Unser struck out; Grote
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Herrmann struck out; Metzger flied out to left;
Andujar flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Mets 0.

METS 8TH: GARRETT BATTED FOR HARRELSON; Garrett flied out to
left; TORRE BATTED FOR SEAVER; Torre singled; BROWN RAN FOR
TORRE; Phillips flied out to left; Millan lined to third; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

ASTROS 9TH: STAIGER REPLACED GARRETT (PLAYING 3B); PHILLIPS
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); LOCKWOOD REPLACED BROWN
(PITCHING); Gross singled; HOWARD RAN FOR GROSS; Grote allowed a
passed ball [Howard to second]; Andrews walked; Cedeno grounded
into a double play (shortstop to first) [Howard to third,
Andrews out at second]; Watson grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.

METS 9TH: HOWARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); CRUZ CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Boisclair grounded out (first
unassisted); Kingman flied out to center; Kranepool singled;
MILNER BATTED FOR UNSER; Milner forced Kranepool (second to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Mets 0.



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