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Thursday August 19, 1976
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Taking over the league lead in batting with an average of .344, Jay Johnstone smashed four hits, including a two-run homer, as the Phillies defeated the Astros, 7-1. Mike Schmidt hit his 32nd homer of the season, tying injured Dave Kingman of the Mets for the league lead. Schmidt whacked his drive in the first inning and Johnstone followed with his circuit clout after a single by Greg Luzinski. Steve Carlton held the Astros to five hits and racked up his fifth victory in succession. [The Sporting News]


Philadelphia Phillies 7, Houston Astros 1

Game Played on Thursday, August 19, 1976 (Night game) at Veterans Stadium

Astros       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1  5  1
Phillies     3  0  1    0  1  1    0  1  x  -   7 17  0


Astros               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Phillies             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Cruz rf               4   0   0   0     0   1   .318      Cash 2b               5   0   3   0     0   0   .281
Cabell 3b             4   0   1   0     0   0   .277      Bowa ss               5   0   1   1     0   0   .259
Cedeno cf             4   0   2   1     0   1   .298      Schmidt 3b            5   1   2   2     0   1   .278
Watson 1b             4   0   1   0     0   1   .302      Luzinski lf           4   2   2   0     0   0   .305
Roberts lf            4   0   1   0     0   0   .302      Johnstone rf          4   2   4   2     0   0   .344
Johnson c             4   0   0   0     0   0   .215      Maddox cf             4   0   0   0     0   0   .322
Andrews 2b            3   0   0   0     1   0   .262      Boone 1b              4   0   2   2     0   1   .302
Metzger ss            3   0   0   0     0   1   .224        Hutton 1b           0   0   0   0     0   0   .211
Andujar p             2   0   0   0     0   2   .143      McCarver c            3   1   1   0     1   0   .273
  McLaughlin p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      xCarlton p            3   1   2   0     0   1   .000
  DaVanon ph          0   1   0   0     1   0   .333
  Sambito p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               32   1   5   1     2   6             Totals               37   7  17   7     1   3

Time of Game: 2:02   Attendance: 35,605
Left on Base: Astros 6, Phillies 8
DP: Astros 2, Phillies 0
Errors: Johnson
Doubles: Cabell (12), Watson (21), Johnstone (30), Boone (15)
Home Runs: Schmidt (32), Johnstone (4)
GIDP: Maddox (8), Schmidt (7)


Astros                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Andujar L(6-9)          5    10   5   5   1   1   2  25   3.97
McLaughlin              2     4   1   1   0   1   0   9   3.24
Sambito                 1     3   1   1   0   1   0   5   4.09
Totals                  8    17   7   7   1   3   2  39

Phillies               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Carlton W(15-4)         9     5   1   1   2   6   0  34   3.08
Totals                  9     5   1   1   2   6   0  34

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


ASTROS 1ST: Cruz grounded out (second to first); Cabell doubled
to left; Cedeno flied out to right; Watson flied out to right; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 1ST: Cash flied out to right; Bowa flied out to right;
Schmidt homered; Luzinski singled to left; Johnstone homered
[Luzinski scored]; Maddox flied out to center; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Roberts lined to shortstop; Johnson popped to
catcher in foul territory; Andrews walked; Metzger flied out to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 3.

PHILLIES 2ND: Boone grounded out (shortstop to first); McCarver
walked; Carlton reached on catcher's interference by Johnson
[McCarver to second]; Cash forced Carlton (second to shortstop)
[McCarver to third]; Bowa flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Andujar struck out; Cruz was called out on strikes;
Cabell grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Astros 0, Phillies 3.

PHILLIES 3RD: Schmidt grounded out (third to first); Luzinski
singled to center; Johnstone singled to right [Luzinski to
second]; Maddox flied out to center; Boone singled to center
[Luzinski scored, Johnstone to second]; McCarver flied out to
left; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno struck out; Watson grounded out (second to
first); Roberts singled to center; Johnson popped to second; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 4.

PHILLIES 4TH: Carlton singled to left; Cash singled to center
[Carlton to second]; Bowa forced Cash (first to shortstop)
[Carlton to third]; Bowa was picked off first (pitcher to
first); Schmidt struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Phillies 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Andrews flied out to center; Metzger flied out to
right; Andujar struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Phillies 4.

PHILLIES 5TH: Luzinski grounded out (shortstop to first);
Johnstone doubled to right; Maddox flied out to right [Johnstone
to third]; Boone doubled to center [Johnstone scored, Boone out
at third (center to shortstop to third)]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Astros 0, Phillies 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); Cabell
grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno singled to left;
Watson doubled to right [Cedeno to third]; Roberts flied out to
center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Phillies 5.

PHILLIES 6TH: MCLAUGHLIN REPLACED ANDUJAR (PITCHING); McCarver
grounded out (second to first); Carlton singled to pitcher; Cash
singled to center [Carlton to second]; Bowa grounded out (first
unassisted) [Carlton to third, Cash to second]; Schmidt singled
to center [Carlton scored, Cash to third]; Luzinski forced
Schmidt (shortstop to second); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Phillies 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Johnson flied out to center; Andrews grounded out
(third to first); Metzger struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Astros 0, Phillies 6.

PHILLIES 7TH: Johnstone singled to shortstop; Maddox grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Johnstone out
at second]; Boone struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Phillies 6.

ASTROS 8TH: HUTTON REPLACED BOONE (PLAYING 1B); DAVANON BATTED
FOR MCLAUGHLIN; DaVanon walked; Cruz grounded out (second to
first) [DaVanon to second]; Cabell flied out to right; Cedeno
singled to left [DaVanon scored]; Watson struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 6.

PHILLIES 8TH: SAMBITO REPLACED DAVANON (PITCHING); McCarver
singled to center; Carlton struck out; Cash singled to right
[McCarver to second]; Bowa singled to left [McCarver scored,
Cash to second]; Schmidt grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Bowa out at second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Astros 1, Phillies 7.

ASTROS 9TH: Roberts grounded out (shortstop to first); Johnson
flied out to center; Andrews flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Phillies 7.



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