Houston Astros 5, San Francisco Giants 3
Regular Season Game 26
Played on Thursday, May 9, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

SF  N    0  1  1    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   3  6  1
HOU N    2  0  1    1  1  0    0  0  x  -   5  8  2
San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hunt 2b                       4   0   0   0       0   0       2   5
Davenport ss                  4   1   1   0       0   0       1   2
Mays cf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       4   0
McCovey 1b                    3   2   3   1       1   0      13   1
Hart 3b                       3   0   1   1       0   2       1   2
Brown rf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Hiatt c                       4   0   0   1       0   1       3   1
Alou lf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
McCormick p                   2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Bolin p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cline ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Henry p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Herbel p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   3   6   3       1   7      24  13

FIELDING - 
E: Davenport (4).

BATTING - 
2B: McCovey (3,off Giusti).
HR: McCovey (8,8th inning off Giusti 0 on 2 out).
SF: Hart (1,off Giusti).
IBB: McCovey (3,by Giusti).
Team LOB: 5.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Davis cf                      4   1   2   2       0   0       3   0
Murrell rf                    3   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Miller rf                   0   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Wynn lf                       4   2   1   1       0   0       4   0
Staub 1b                      2   1   0   0       0   0       8   0
Aspromonte 3b                 3   0   1   1       1   0       0   3
Menke ss                      4   1   3   1       0   0       0   4
Gotay 2b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
Bateman c                     3   0   0   0       1   0       8   0
Giusti p                      4   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
Totals                       31   5   8   5       3   3      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Davis (3), Gotay (3).

BATTING - 
3B: Menke (1,off Herbel).
HR: Davis (1,1st inning off McCormick 0 on 0 out); Wynn (4,3rd inning off McCormick
0 on 1 out).
SH: Staub (2,off McCormick).
HBP: Staub (2,by McCormick).
IBB: Bateman (7,by Herbel).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Miller (2,2nd base by Henry/Hiatt).

PITCHING
San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McCormick L(2-3)              4.1   7   5   4   1   3   2  23
Bolin                         1.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
Henry                         1     0   0   0   1   0   0   3
Herbel                        1     1   0   0   1   0   0   5
Totals                        8     8   5   4   3   3   2  36

HBP: McCormick (1,Staub).
IBB: Herbel (2,Bateman).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Giusti W(3-2)                 9     6   3   3   1   7   1  35

IBB: Giusti (1,McCovey).

Umpires: HP - Mel Steiner, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Augie Donatelli, 3B - Tony Venzon
Time of Game: 2:19   Attendance: 12638


Starting Lineups:

   San Francisco Giants          Houston Astros           
1. Hunt                2b        Davis               cf
2. Davenport           ss        Murrell             rf
3. Mays                cf        Wynn                lf
4. McCovey             1b        Staub               1b
5. Hart                3b        Aspromonte          3b
6. Brown               rf        Menke               ss
7. Hiatt               c         Gotay               2b
8. Alou                lf        Bateman             c
9. McCormick           p         Giusti              p

GIANTS 1ST: Hunt flied out to right; Davenport grounded out
(second to first); Mays struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Davis homered; Murrell struck out; Wynn grounded out
(third to first); Staub was hit by a pitch; Aspromonte walked
[Staub to second]; Menke singled to center [Aspromonte to
second, Staub scored]; Gotay forced Aspromonte (third
unassisted); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 2.

GIANTS 2ND: McCovey doubled to right; Hart singled to right
[McCovey to third]; Brown flied out to right; Hiatt reached on
an error by Gotay (assist by Menke) [McCovey scored (RBI), Hart
to second]; Alou flied out to center; McCormick popped to
catcher in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 1,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Bateman flied out to center; Giusti struck out;
Davis flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 1,
Astros 2.

GIANTS 3RD: Hunt flied out to left; Davenport singled to left;
Mays singled to center [Davenport to third, Mays to second
(error by Davis)]; McCovey was walked intentionally; Hart hit a
sacrifice fly to left [Davenport scored]; Brown struck out; 1 R,
2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Murrell grounded out (pitcher to first); Wynn
homered; Staub made an out to shortstop; Aspromonte grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 3.

GIANTS 4TH: Hiatt flied out to left; Alou struck out; McCormick
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Menke singled to center; Gotay singled [Menke to
third]; Bateman flied out to center; Giusti struck out; Davis
singled to center [Gotay to second, Menke scored]; Murrell
grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants
2, Astros 4.

GIANTS 5TH: MILLER REPLACED MURRELL (PLAYING RF); Hunt flied out
to center; Davenport grounded out (third to first); Mays flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Wynn reached on an error by Davenport; Staub out on
a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Wynn to second];
Aspromonte singled to right [Wynn scored (unearned)]; BOLIN
REPLACED MCCORMICK (PITCHING); Menke grounded out (second to
first) [Aspromonte to second]; Gotay grounded out (second to
first); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 5.

GIANTS 6TH: McCovey singled to right; Hart struck out; Brown
forced McCovey (third to second); Hiatt grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Bateman grounded out (second to first); Giusti
grounded out (shortstop to first); Davis flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 5.

GIANTS 7TH: Alou made an out to first; CLINE BATTED FOR BOLIN;
Cline flied out to left; Hunt grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: HENRY REPLACED CLINE (PITCHING); Miller walked;
Miller was picked off and caught stealing second (pitcher to
first to second to first); Wynn grounded out (third to first);
Staub grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Giants 2, Astros 5.

GIANTS 8TH: Davenport grounded out (shortstop to first); Mays
flied out to right; McCovey homered; Hart struck out; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: HERBEL REPLACED HENRY (PITCHING); Aspromonte popped
to first in foul territory; Menke tripled to right; Gotay made
an out to second; Bateman was walked intentionally; Giusti made
an out to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 3, Astros 5.

GIANTS 9TH: Brown grounded out (shortstop to first); Hiatt
struck out; Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Giants 3, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Giants           3   6   1    5
 Astros           5   8   2    7


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