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Chicago Cubs [5] Houston Astros [3]Play by Play
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Vern Ruhle played in this game for HOU
Play by Play results of this game. Play by Play data is available since 1957. The grid below provides an at-bat by at-bat record of this game including the game state at the time of the at bat, the batter and pitcher information and the results.

Date of GameFriday May 11,1979Day/NightNight
StadiumAstrodomeLocationHouston,TX
Winning PitcherRick ReuschelLosing PitcherFrank RiccelliSaveBruce Sutter

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InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
1Ivan DeJesusCHN1SS26.122RFrank RiccelliHOU 26.076L53Groundout 3B000
1Bobby MurcerCHN2RF32.356LFrank RiccelliHOU 26.076LKStrikeout Swinging100
1Bill BucknerCHN31B29.148LFrank RiccelliHOU 26.076L43Groundout 2B200
1Terry PuhlHOU 1RF22.307LRick ReuschelCHN29.360R13Groundout P000
1Craig ReynoldsHOU 2SS26.135LRick ReuschelCHN29.360R43Groundout 2B100
1Jeff LeonardHOU 3CF23.232RRick ReuschelCHN29.360RHPHit by Pitch200
1Jose CruzHOU 4LF31.277LRick ReuschelCHN29.360RS9.1-2Single RF200Jeff Leonard
1Enos CabellHOU 53B29.215RRick ReuschelCHN29.360RWP.2-3200Jose CruzJeff Leonard
1Enos CabellHOU 53B29.215RRick ReuschelCHN29.360ROA.3XH(245)#200Jose CruzJeff Leonard
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
2Dave KingmanCHN4LF30.141RFrank RiccelliHOU 26.076LS5Single 3B000
2Steve OntiverosCHN53B27.198BFrank RiccelliHOU 26.076LE6.1-2;B-1Reached on Error by SS000Dave Kingman
2Jerry MartinCHN6CF30.000RFrank RiccelliHOU 26.076LS8.2-H;1-2Single CF000Steve OntiverosDave Kingman
2Barry FooteCHN7C27.085RFrank RiccelliHOU 26.076LD7.2-H(UR);1-3Double LF000Jerry MartinSteve Ontiveros
2Ted SizemoreCHN82B34.026RFrank RiccelliHOU 26.076L63.3-HGroundout SS000Barry FooteJerry Martin
2Rick ReuschelCHN9P29.360RFrank RiccelliHOU 26.076LFC1.2X3(15);B-1Fielder's Choice100Barry Foote
2Ivan DeJesusCHN1SS26.122RFrank RiccelliHOU 26.076L6(1)/FOGroundout SS200Rick Reuschel
2Enos CabellHOU 53B29.215RRick ReuschelCHN29.360RD7Double LF000
2Bob WatsonHOU 61B33.031RRick ReuschelCHN29.360R8.2-3Flyout CF000Enos Cabell
2Alan AshbyHOU 7C27.308BRick ReuschelCHN29.360RS8.3-HSingle CF100Enos Cabell
2Julio GonzalezHOU 82B26.137RRick ReuschelCHN29.360R16(1)3/GDPGroundout P100Alan Ashby
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
3Bobby MurcerCHN2RF32.356LFrank RiccelliHOU 26.076L7Flyout LF000
3Bill BucknerCHN31B29.148LFrank RiccelliHOU 26.076LS8Single CF100
3Dave KingmanCHN4LF30.141RFrank RiccelliHOU 26.076LSB2#Stolen Base (2nd)100Bill Buckner
3Dave KingmanCHN4LF30.141RFrank RiccelliHOU 26.076L9Flyout RF100Bill Buckner
3Steve OntiverosCHN53B27.198BFrank RiccelliHOU 26.076LS8.2-HSingle CF200Bill Buckner
3Jerry MartinCHN6CF30.000RFrank RiccelliHOU 26.076L8Flyout CF200Steve Ontiveros
3Frank RiccelliHOU 9P26.076LRick ReuschelCHN29.360RS8Single CF000
3Terry PuhlHOU 1RF22.307LRick ReuschelCHN29.360RS9.1-3Single RF000Frank Riccelli
3Craig ReynoldsHOU 2SS26.135LRick ReuschelCHN29.360RCS2(26)#000Terry PuhlFrank Riccelli
3Craig ReynoldsHOU 2SS26.135LRick ReuschelCHN29.360R9/SF.3-HFlyout RF100Frank Riccelli
3Jeff LeonardHOU 3CF23.232RRick ReuschelCHN29.360R8Flyout CF200
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
4Barry FooteCHN7C27.085RFrank RiccelliHOU 26.076L63Groundout SS000
4Ted SizemoreCHN82B34.026RFrank RiccelliHOU 26.076L9Flyout RF100
4Rick ReuschelCHN9P29.360RFrank RiccelliHOU 26.076LKStrikeout Swinging200
4Jose CruzHOU 4LF31.277LRick ReuschelCHN29.360R63Groundout SS000
4Enos CabellHOU 53B29.215RRick ReuschelCHN29.360R13Groundout P100
4Bob WatsonHOU 61B33.031RRick ReuschelCHN29.360R43Groundout 2B200
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
5Ivan DeJesusCHN1SS26.122RGary WilsonHOU 24.171RWWalk000
5Bobby MurcerCHN2RF32.356LGary WilsonHOU 24.171RW.1-2Walk000Ivan DeJesus
5Bill BucknerCHN31B29.148LGary WilsonHOU 24.171RS9.2-H;1-2Single RF000Bobby MurcerIvan DeJesus
5Dave KingmanCHN4LF30.141RBo McLaughlinHOU 25.200RKStrikeout Swinging000Bill BucknerBobby Murcer
5Steve OntiverosCHN53B27.198BBo McLaughlinHOU 25.200R7Flyout LF100Bill BucknerBobby Murcer
5Jerry MartinCHN6CF30.000RBo McLaughlinHOU 25.200R7Flyout LF200Bill BucknerBobby Murcer
5Alan AshbyHOU 7C27.308BRick ReuschelCHN29.360R6Flyout SS000
5Julio GonzalezHOU 82B26.137RRick ReuschelCHN29.360RD7Double LF100
5Rafael LandestoyHOU 9PH25.348BRick ReuschelCHN29.360RS8.2-3Single CF100Julio Gonzalez
5Terry PuhlHOU 1RF22.307LRick ReuschelCHN29.360R6Flyout SS100Rafael LandestoyJulio Gonzalez
5Craig ReynoldsHOU 2SS26.135LRick ReuschelCHN29.360R7Flyout LF200Rafael LandestoyJulio Gonzalez
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
6Barry FooteCHN7C27.085RJoaquin AndujarHOU 26.141R9Flyout RF000
6Ted SizemoreCHN82B34.026RJoaquin AndujarHOU 26.141RD9Double RF100
6Rick ReuschelCHN9P29.360RJoaquin AndujarHOU 26.141RFC6.2X3(6);B-1Fielder's Choice100Ted Sizemore
6Ivan DeJesusCHN1SS26.122RJoaquin AndujarHOU 26.141R64(1)/FOGroundout SS200Rick Reuschel
6Jeff LeonardHOU 3CF23.232RRick ReuschelCHN29.360RK/CStrikeout Swinging000
6Jose CruzHOU 4LF31.277LRick ReuschelCHN29.360R43Groundout 2B100
6Enos CabellHOU 53B29.215RRick ReuschelCHN29.360RD9Double RF200
6Bob WatsonHOU 61B33.031RRick ReuschelCHN29.360RWWalk200Enos Cabell
6Alan AshbyHOU 7C27.308BWillie HernandezCHN24.178L63Groundout SS200Bob WatsonEnos Cabell
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
7Bobby MurcerCHN2RF32.356LJoaquin AndujarHOU 26.141RWWalk000
7Bill BucknerCHN31B29.148LJoaquin AndujarHOU 26.141RCS2(24)#000Bobby Murcer
7Bill BucknerCHN31B29.148LJoaquin AndujarHOU 26.141R7Flyout LF100
7Dave KingmanCHN4LF30.141RJoaquin AndujarHOU 26.141RWWalk200
7Steve OntiverosCHN53B27.198BJoaquin AndujarHOU 26.141RKStrikeout Swinging200Dave Kingman
7Julio GonzalezHOU 82B26.137RWillie HernandezCHN24.178LS5Single 3B000
7Jesus AlouHOU 9PH37.048RWillie HernandezCHN24.178L3/FLFlyout 1B000Julio Gonzalez
7Terry PuhlHOU 1RF22.307LWillie HernandezCHN24.178L4Flyout 2B100Julio Gonzalez
7Craig ReynoldsHOU 2SS26.135LWillie HernandezCHN24.178L31Groundout 1B200Julio Gonzalez
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
8Jerry MartinCHN6CF30.000RVern RuhleHOU 28.106RK/CStrikeout Swinging000
8Barry FooteCHN7C27.085RVern RuhleHOU 28.106RKStrikeout Swinging100
8Ted SizemoreCHN82B34.026RVern RuhleHOU 28.106R3Flyout 1B200
8Jeff LeonardHOU 3CF23.232RWillie HernandezCHN24.178LT8Triple CF000
8Jose CruzHOU 4LF31.277LWillie HernandezCHN24.178L7/SF.3-HFlyout LF000Jeff Leonard
8Enos CabellHOU 53B29.215RWillie HernandezCHN24.178LS7Single LF100
8Bob WatsonHOU 61B33.031RWillie HernandezCHN24.178LS7.1-3Single LF100Enos Cabell
8Cesar CedenoHOU 7PH28.075RBruce SutterCHN26.123RKStrikeout Swinging100Bob WatsonEnos Cabell
8Denny WallingHOU 8PH25.024LBruce SutterCHN26.123RKStrikeout Swinging200Bob WatsonEnos Cabell
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
9Steve DillardCHN92B28.092RVern RuhleHOU 28.106R6Flyout SS000
9Ivan DeJesusCHN1SS26.122RVern RuhleHOU 28.106R43Groundout 2B100
9Bobby MurcerCHN2RF32.356LJoe SambitoHOU 26.317LT9Triple RF200
9Bill BucknerCHN31B29.148LJoe SambitoHOU 26.317LKStrikeout Swinging200Bobby Murcer
9Art HoweHOU 92B32.147RBruce SutterCHN26.123RS9Single RF000
9Terry PuhlHOU 1RF22.307LBruce SutterCHN26.123R8Flyout CF000Art Howe
9Craig ReynoldsHOU 2SS26.135LBruce SutterCHN26.123RKStrikeout Swinging100Art Howe
9Jeff LeonardHOU 3CF23.232RBruce SutterCHN26.123RK/CStrikeout Swinging200Art Howe