Houston Astros 1, San Francisco Giants 0
Regular Season Game 140
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Sunday, September 5, 1971 (D) at Candlestick Park

HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  1
SF  N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  3
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Geronimo rf,lf                4   0   2   0       0   1       0   0
Morgan 2b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       1   3
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Watson lf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Wynn rf                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Mayberry 1b                   4   0   0   0       0   1       8   2
Menke 3b                      4   1   1   0       0   1       1   1
Edwards c                     4   0   2   0       0   1      11   2
Busse ss                      4   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Billingham p                  4   0   0   0       0   2       2   2
Totals                       35   1   6   0       1   6      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Busse (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Geronimo (1,off Perry); Cedeno (34,off Perry).
GDP: Billingham (1,off Perry).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Menke (4,2nd base off J. Johnson/Dietz).

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Henderson lf                  3   0   0   0       1   2       0   0
Fuentes 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       2   7
Mays cf,1b                    3   0   2   0       1   0      14   0
McCovey 1b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Rosario cf                  3   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Bonds rf                      4   0   0   0       0   4       0   0
Dietz c                       4   0   1   0       0   1       7   0
Gallagher 3b                  3   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Speier ss                     3   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
Perry p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Hart ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  J. Johnson p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   0   5   0       2  11      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Perry-Speier-Mays.
E: Fuentes (19), Speier (30), Perry (4).

BATTING - 
SH: Rosario (3,off Billingham).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Mays (3,2nd base by Billingham/Edwards); Dietz (3,2nd base by Billingham/Edwards).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Billingham W(7-14)            9     5   0   0   2  11   0  33


San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Perry L(14-11)                8     6   1   0   1   5   0  32
J. Johnson                    1     0   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9     6   1   0   1   6   0  36

WP: Perry (6).

Umpires: HP - Ed Sudol, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Nick Colosi, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:44   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                San Francisco Giants     
1. Geronimo            rf        Henderson           lf
2. Morgan              2b        Fuentes             2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Mays                cf
4. Watson              lf        McCovey             1b
5. Mayberry            1b        Bonds               rf
6. Menke               3b        Dietz               c
7. Edwards             c         Gallagher           3b
8. Busse               ss        Speier              ss
9. Billingham          p         Perry               p

ASTROS 1ST: Geronimo singled to right; Morgan grounded out
(first unassisted) [Geronimo to second]; ROSARIO REPLACED
MCCOVEY (PLAYING CF); MAYS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B);
Cedeno grounded out (second to first) [Geronimo to third];
Watson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Henderson struck out; Fuentes struck out; Mays made
an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Mayberry struck out; Menke singled to center;
Edwards singled to center [Menke to second]; Busse reached on an
error by Perry [Edwards to third, Menke scored (unearned)];
Perry threw a wild pitch [Busse to second]; Billingham was
called out on strikes; Geronimo struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Rosario struck out; Bonds struck out; Dietz singled
to center; Gallagher singled to right [Dietz to second]; Speier
flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Morgan walked; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Morgan to second]; Watson made an out to second;
Mayberry grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Perry grounded out (second to first); Henderson
grounded out (second to first); Fuentes grounded out (first to
pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Menke popped to first in foul territory; Edwards
singled to center; Busse reached on an error by Fuentes [Edwards
to second]; Billingham grounded into a double play (pitcher to
shortstop to first) [Busse out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 4TH: Mays walked; Mays was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Rosario flied out to left; Bonds was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Geronimo doubled to left; Morgan popped to catcher
in foul territory; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Geronimo to third]; Watson grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 5TH: Dietz reached on an error by Busse; Dietz was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Gallagher grounded out
(shortstop to first); Speier grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Mayberry grounded out (second to first); Menke was
called out on strikes; Edwards flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 6TH: Perry struck out; Henderson struck out; Fuentes
singled; Mays singled to left [Fuentes to second]; Rosario
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
1, Giants 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Busse flied out to center; Billingham struck out;
Geronimo grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 7TH: Bonds struck out; Dietz struck out; Gallagher popped
to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Giants 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Morgan grounded out (first unassisted); Cedeno
doubled; Watson grounded out (second to first) [Cedeno to
third]; Mayberry grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 8TH: WYNN REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING RF); GERONIMO CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Speier struck out; HART BATTED FOR
PERRY; Hart made an out to first; Henderson walked; Fuentes
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Giants 0.

ASTROS 9TH: J. JOHNSON REPLACED HART (PITCHING); Menke reached
on an error by Speier; Menke stole second; Edwards struck out;
Busse made an out to second; Billingham grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 9TH: Mays singled to center; Rosario out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Mays to second]; Bonds was called out
on strikes; Dietz grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   6   1    8
 Giants           0   5   3    6


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