Chicago Cubs vs Houston Astros
May 17, 1987 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on May 17, 1987 at Astrodome. The Chicago Cubs defeated the Houston Astros and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Chicago Cubs 6, Houston Astros 4

Chicago Cubs ab r h rbi
Dernier cf 4 1 2 0
Sandberg 2b 2 0 0 0
Dawson rf 4 0 0 0
Davis c 4 0 0 0
Dayett lf 4 2 2 2
Smith p 0 0 0 0
Moreland 3b 3 1 0 0
Durham 1b 0 0 0 0
Trillo 1b,3b 4 1 1 2
Dunston ss 4 1 2 1
Sanderson p 1 0 0 0
Mason p 1 0 0 0
Walker ph 1 0 0 0
Noles p 0 0 0 0
Lynch p 0 0 0 0
DiPino p 0 0 0 0
Martinez lf 0 0 0 0
Totals 32 6 7 5
Houston Astros ab r h rbi
Hatcher cf 3 1 1 0
Pankovits 2b 1 0 0 0
Doran 2b,ss 4 0 2 3
Reynolds ss 2 0 0 0
Thon ph,ss 1 0 0 0
Bailey ph 1 0 0 0
Lopez p 0 0 0 0
Cruz lf 3 1 2 1
Bass rf 4 0 0 0
Ashby c 3 0 1 0
Davis 1b 4 0 0 0
Garner 3b 3 1 0 0
Knepper p 1 0 1 0
Solano p 1 0 0 0
Householder ph,cf 2 1 1 0
Totals 33 4 8 4
Chicago 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 7 2
Houston 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 4 8 0
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO
Sanderson 2.0 1 1 1 1 3
Mason W (1-0) 4.0 4 1 0 1 3
Noles 0.1 1 2 2 2 0
Lynch 0.2 1 0 0 0 0
DiPino 0.2 1 0 0 0 0
Smith SV (12) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2
Totals 9.0 8 4 3 4 8
Houston Astros IP H R ER BB SO
Knepper L (2-3) 4.0 5 6 6 2 4
Solano 3.0 2 0 0 1 1
Lopez 2.0 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 9.0 7 6 6 3 6

E –Sandberg (2), Moreland (7). DP –Chicago 3, Houston 1. 2B –Chicago Dernier (1,off Knepper), Houston Knepper (1,off Mason); Householder (1,off Noles). 3B –Chicago Dernier (2,off Solano). HR –Chicago Dayett 2 (3,2nd inning off Knepper 0 on, 1 out,4th inning off Knepper 0 on, 0 out); Trillo (3,2nd inning off Knepper 1 on, 1 out); Dunston (2,4th inning off Knepper 0 on, 2 out), Houston Cruz (3,2nd inning off Sanderson 0 on, 0 out). Team LOB –2. Team –6. SB –Sandberg (10,2nd base off Solano/Ashby). CS –Dunston (1,2nd base by Solano/Ashby). U-HP –Joe West, 1B –Randy Marsh, 2B –Bob Engel, 3B –Paul Runge. T –2:41. A –20,678.

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