San Francisco Giants 5, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 1
Played on Saturday, April 15, 1972 (N) at Astrodome

SF  N    0  0  0    0  0  2    0  2  1  -   5  8  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  8  0
San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Mays cf                       4   0   1   1       0   0       3   0
Fuentes 2b                    4   2   2   2       0   1       1   2
Henderson lf                  4   0   2   0       0   0       1   1
McCovey 1b                    4   1   1   2       0   0      10   1
Bonds rf                      4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Kingman 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   2       0   3
Healy c                       3   0   0   0       1   0       8   0
Speier ss                     3   1   0   0       1   1       1   3
Marichal p                    3   1   2   0       0   0       1   1
  Howarth ph                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Johnson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   5   8   5       3   4      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Speier-Fuentes-McCovey, McCovey.

BATTING - 
2B: Marichal (1,off Wilson).
HR: McCovey (1,6th inning off Wilson 1 on 2 out); Fuentes (1,8th inning off
Wilson 1 on 1 out).
SH: Mays (1,off Wilson).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Henderson (1,2nd base off Wilson/Edwards).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    3   0   1   0       1   1       1   5
Cedeno cf                     4   0   2   0       0   0       4   1
Wynn rf                       4   0   0   0       0   3       2   0
May 1b                        4   0   2   0       0   0      11   1
Watson lf                     3   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
Helms 2b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Edwards c                     3   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
  Culver p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Wilson p                      2   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
  Blasingame p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stinson c                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       32   0   8   0       2   7      27  10

BATTING - 
2B: Rader (1,off Johnson).
3B: Metzger (1,off Marichal).
GDP: Cedeno (1,off Marichal).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (1,2nd base off Marichal/Healy).

PITCHING
San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Marichal W(1-0)               8     6   0   0   2   7   0  30
Johnson SV(1)                 1     2   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9     8   0   0   2   7   0  34

WP: Johnson (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson L(0-1)                 7.1   7   4   4   1   4   2  30
Blasingame                    0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Culver                        1.1   1   1   1   2   0   0   6
Totals                        9     8   5   5   3   4   2  37

WP: Culver (1).

Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - Chris Pelekoudas, 2B - Mel Steiner, 3B - Jerry Dale
Time of Game: 2:23   Attendance: 23021


Starting Lineups:

   San Francisco Giants          Houston Astros           
1. Mays                cf        Metzger             ss
2. Fuentes             2b        Cedeno              cf
3. Henderson           lf        Wynn                rf
4. McCovey             1b        May                 1b
5. Bonds               rf        Watson              lf
6. Kingman             3b        Rader               3b
7. Healy               c         Helms               2b
8. Speier              ss        Edwards             c
9. Marichal            p         Wilson              p

GIANTS 1ST: Mays flied out to center; Fuentes struck out;
Henderson grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger grounded out (pitcher to first); Cedeno
singled to center; Cedeno stole second; Wynn was called out on
strikes; May singled to left [Cedeno out at home (left to
catcher)]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

GIANTS 2ND: McCovey grounded out (second to first); Bonds flied
out to center; Kingman made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (third to first); Rader grounded
out (first to pitcher); Helms grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Healy walked; Speier struck out; Marichal singled to
center [Healy to second]; Mays grounded out (third to first)
[Healy to third, Marichal to second]; Fuentes flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Edwards made an out to shortstop; Wilson struck out;
Metzger tripled to center; Cedeno flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

GIANTS 4TH: Henderson singled to center; McCovey flied to right
in foul territory; Bonds flied out to right; Henderson stole
second; Kingman struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn struck out; May grounded out (third to first);
Watson walked; Rader grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

GIANTS 5TH: Healy grounded out (shortstop to first); Speier
lined to pitcher; Marichal grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Helms singled to left; Edwards singled to right
[Helms to third]; Wilson struck out; Metzger walked [Edwards to
second]; Cedeno grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Metzger out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants
0, Astros 0.

GIANTS 6TH: Mays grounded out (shortstop to first); Fuentes
singled to right; Henderson flied out to center; McCovey homered
[Fuentes scored]; Bonds popped to first in foul territory; 2 R,
2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Wynn struck out; May flied out to center; Watson
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 0.

GIANTS 7TH: Kingman struck out; Healy grounded out (shortstop to
first); Speier grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Rader flied out to center; Helms grounded out
(shortstop to first); Edwards lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 0.

GIANTS 8TH: Marichal doubled to left; Mays out on a sacrifice
bunt (first unassisted) [Marichal to third]; Fuentes homered
[Marichal scored]; Henderson singled to right; BLASINGAME
REPLACED WILSON (PITCHING); McCovey flied out to left; CULVER
REPLACED EDWARDS (PITCHING); STINSON REPLACED BLASINGAME
(PLAYING C ); Culver threw a wild pitch [Henderson to second];
Bonds lined to shortstop; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 4,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Stinson struck out; Metzger struck out; Cedeno
singled to center; Wynn flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Giants 4, Astros 0.

GIANTS 9TH: Kingman popped to first in foul territory; Healy
grounded out (shortstop to first); Speier walked; HOWARTH BATTED
FOR MARICHAL; Howarth walked [Speier to second]; Mays singled to
center [Speier scored, Howarth out at third (center to third)];
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 5, Astros 0.

ASTROS 9TH: JOHNSON REPLACED HOWARTH (PITCHING); May singled to
center; Watson lined into a double play (first unassisted) [May
out at first]; Rader doubled to center; Johnson threw a wild
pitch [Rader to third]; Helms grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 5, Astros 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Giants           5   8   0    5
 Astros           0   8   0    7


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