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Houston Astros 1, Los Angeles Dodgers 0

Houston Astros 1, Los Angeles Dodgers 0

Day

Division Series Game Played on Wednesday, October 7, 1981 (D) at Astrodome

LA  N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  -   0  9  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  -   1  9  0
BATTING
Los Angeles Dodgers   AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lopes 2b               5   0   2   0       0   2       2   4
  Marshall ph          1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Stewart p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forster p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Niedenfuer p         0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Landreaux cf           4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Baker lf               4   0   1   0       1   0       2   0
Garvey 1b              5   0   1   0       0   0      15   1
Monday rf              4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Thomas rf            1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Guerrero 3b            5   0   1   0       0   0       1   4
Scioscia c             4   0   1   0       0   0       4   1
  Yeager ph,c          1   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Russell ss             2   0   0   0       3   0       1   7
Reuss p                4   0   0   0       0   4       1   0
  Howe p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Smith ph             1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Sax 2b               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                41   0   9   0       4   9      32  18
FIELDING - 
E: Russell (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Lopes (1,off Niekro); Yeager (1,off Sambito).
SH: Landreaux (1,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 13.
Houston Astros        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                5   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Garner 2b              5   1   2   0       0   0       0   1
Scott cf               5   0   1   0       0   1       4   0
Cruz lf                5   0   2   0       0   0       3   0
Cedeno 1b              3   0   0   0       2   1       9   0
Howe 3b                4   0   0   0       1   1       2   1
Thon ss                4   0   2   0       0   0       3   6
  Walling ph           1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Pujols c               3   0   0   0       0   1      11   0
Niekro p               2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Woods ph             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  D. Smith p           0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pittman ph           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                39   1   9   1       3   4      33   9
BATTING - 
SH: Pujols (1,off Howe).
IBB: Howe (1,by Reuss); Cedeno (1,by Niedenfuer).
Team LOB: 10.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cruz (1,2nd base off Reuss/Scioscia).
CS: Cedeno (1,2nd base by Reuss/Scioscia).
PITCHING
Los Angeles Dodgers   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Reuss                  9     5   0   0   2   3   0
Howe                   1     1   0   0   0   0   0
Stewart L(0-2)         0     2   1   1   0   0   0
Forster                0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0
Niedenfuer             0.1   1   0   0   1   1   0
Totals                10.2   9   1   1   3   4   0
Houston Astros        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Niekro                 8     7   0   0   3   4   0
D. Smith               2     1   0   0   0   3   0
Sambito W(1-0)         1     1   0   0   1   2   0
Totals                11     9   0   0   4   9   0
IBB: Reuss (1,Howe); Niedenfuer (1,Cedeno).
Umpires: Jim Quick, Satch Davidson, John McSherry, Lee Weyer, Jerry Dale, Ed Montague
Time of Game: 3:39   Attendance: 42398
Starting Lineups:

   Los Angeles Dodgers           Houston Astros           
1. Lopes               2b        Puhl                rf
2. Landreaux           cf        Garner              2b
3. Baker               lf        Scott               cf
4. Garvey              1b        Cruz                lf
5. Monday              rf        Cedeno              1b
6. Guerrero            3b        Howe                3b
7. Scioscia            c         Thon                ss
8. Russell             ss        Pujols              c
9. Reuss               p         Niekro              p

DODGERS 1ST: Lopes was called out on strikes; Landreaux grounded
out (second to first); Baker walked; Garvey grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl made an out to left; Garner grounded out (third
to first); Scott grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Monday popped to shortstop; Guerrero grounded out
(shortstop to first); Scioscia singled to center; Russell walked
[Scioscia to second]; Reuss struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz grounded out (third to first); Cedeno made an
out to center; Howe popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Lopes singled to right; Landreaux made an out to
left; Baker singled to center [Lopes to second]; Garvey popped
to catcher in foul territory; Monday grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Thon grounded out (second to first); Pujols made an
out to right; Niekro made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

DODGERS 4TH: Guerrero popped to catcher in foul territory;
Scioscia popped to third in foul territory; Russell grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Puhl grounded out (first unassisted); Garner
grounded out (second to first); Scott struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

DODGERS 5TH: Reuss struck out; Lopes grounded out (shortstop to
first); Landreaux singled to right; Baker made an out to right;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Cruz grounded out (second to first); Cedeno walked;
Cedeno was caught stealing second [Cedeno to second (error by
Russell; assist by Scioscia)]; Howe made an out to center; Thon
singled to shortstop [Cedeno out at home (shortstop to
catcher)]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

DODGERS 6TH: Garvey made an out to center; Monday singled to
center; Guerrero singled to right [Monday to second]; Scioscia
made an out to left; Russell walked [Monday to third, Guerrero
to second]; Reuss was called out on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Pujols grounded out (shortstop to first); Niekro
grounded out (second to first); Puhl singled to center; Garner
forced Puhl (third to shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

DODGERS 7TH: Lopes doubled to center; Landreaux out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Lopes to third]; Baker
grounded out (third to first); Garvey grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Scott grounded out (third to first); Cruz singled to
center; Cruz stole second; Cedeno struck out; Howe was walked
intentionally; Thon grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

DODGERS 8TH: Monday popped to shortstop; Guerrero made an out to
left; Scioscia made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: THOMAS REPLACED MONDAY (PLAYING RF); Pujols struck
out; WOODS BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Woods grounded out (shortstop to
first); Puhl grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

DODGERS 9TH: D. SMITH REPLACED WOODS (PITCHING); Russell popped
to shortstop; Reuss struck out; Lopes struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 9TH: Garner singled to center; Scott popped to first in
foul territory; Cruz singled to right [Garner to second]; Cedeno
popped to first in foul territory; Howe forced Garner (third
unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

DODGERS 10TH: Landreaux popped to third in foul territory; Baker
made an out to center; Garvey singled to center; Thomas struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 10TH: HOWE REPLACED REUSS (PITCHING); Thon singled to
left; Pujols out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Thon
to second]; PITTMAN BATTED FOR D. SMITH; Pittman made an out to
center; Puhl grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

DODGERS 11TH: SAMBITO REPLACED PITTMAN (PITCHING); Guerrero made
an out to center; YEAGER BATTED FOR SCIOSCIA; Yeager doubled to
left; Russell walked; SMITH BATTED FOR HOWE; Smith struck out;
MARSHALL BATTED FOR LOPES; Marshall struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Dodgers 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 11TH: STEWART REPLACED MARSHALL (PITCHING); SAX REPLACED
SMITH (PLAYING 2B); YEAGER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Garner
singled to center; Scott singled to left [Garner to third];
FORSTER REPLACED STEWART (PITCHING); Cruz made an out to left;
NIEDENFUER REPLACED FORSTER (PITCHING); Cedeno was walked
intentionally [Scott to second]; Howe struck out; WALLING BATTED
FOR THON; Walling singled to right [Garner scored, Scott to
third, Cedeno to second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Dodgers 0,
Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Dodgers          0   9   1   13
 Astros           1   9   0   10

References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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