Houston Astros 13, San Francisco Giants 7
Regular Season Game 8
Played on Sunday, April 23, 1972 (D) at Candlestick Park

HOU N    1  0  0    1  0  0    0  1 10  -  13 17  2
SF  N    0  0  0    0  1  2    0  4  0  -   7  7  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    5   2   2   1       1   0       3   4
Cedeno cf                     6   2   5   3       0   0       1   0
Wynn rf                       4   1   1   1       2   0       4   0
May 1b                        5   1   1   3       1   3      13   0
Watson lf                     5   2   2   1       0   1       1   0
Rader 3b                      5   1   0   0       0   2       1   2
Helms 2b                      5   1   2   0       0   1       2   5
Edwards c                     5   1   2   1       0   0       2   0
Dierker p                     3   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
  Culver p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Miller ph                   1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Alou ph                     1   1   1   2       0   0       0   0
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       45  13  17  12       4   7      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Helms-Metzger-May.
E: May (1), Rader (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Edwards (3,off Stone); Miller (1,off Johnson); Cedeno (4,off Johnson).
HR: Watson (2,8th inning off Barr 0 on 0 out); May (2,9th inning off McMahon
2 on 0 out).
IBB: May (1,by Stone).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno 2 (4,2nd base off Stone/Rader,2nd base off Barr/Rader).

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Speier ss                     5   1   1   1       0   0       1   4
Fuentes 2b                    5   2   2   0       0   0       1   1
Mays cf                       5   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Bonds rf                      3   1   1   2       0   0       1   0
Kingman 3b                    2   2   1   3       2   0       1   4
Henderson lf                  4   0   0   0       0   1       2   1
Howarth 1b                    3   0   0   0       1   1      10   0
Rader c                       3   0   1   1       1   0       7   0
  Healy c                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Stone p                       1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Rosario ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Barr p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Arnold ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Johnson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McMahon p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Morris p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   7   7   7       4   2      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Speier 2 (3).
PB: Healy (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Fuentes 2 (3,off Dierker 2).
HR: Speier (1,6th inning off Dierker 0 on 0 out); Kingman (2,8th inning off
Culver 2 on 0 out).
SF: Bonds (1,off Dierker).
GDP: Speier (1,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Kingman (2,2nd base off Dierker/Edwards).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker                       7     6   6   6   3   1   1  31
Culver W(1-0)                 1     1   1   1   1   1   1   5
Gladding SV(2)                1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     7   7   7   4   2   2  39

Dierker faced 3 batters in the 8th inning
WP: Dierker (1).

San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Stone                         5     5   2   1   2   5   0  22
Barr                          3     4   1   1   0   1   1  13
Johnson                       0     2   4   4   2   0   0   4
McMahon L(0-1)                0.1   3   3   3   0   1   1   4
Morris                        0.2   3   3   0   0   0   0   6
Totals                        9    17  13   9   4   7   2  49

Johnson faced 4 batters in the 9th inning
BK: Stone (1).
IBB: Stone (1,May).

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt
Time of Game: 3:02   Attendance: 40821


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger singled to right; Cedeno singled to pitcher
[Metzger to second]; Wynn flied out to center [Metzger to third,
Cedeno to second]; May was walked intentionally; Watson struck
out; Stone balked [Metzger scored, Cedeno to third, May to
second]; Rader struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Giants 0.

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

ASTROS 2ND: Helms was called out on strikes; Edwards flied out
to left; Dierker grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Bonds grounded out (pitcher to first); Kingman
walked; Henderson grounded out (first unassisted) [Kingman to
second]; Howarth grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger grounded out (third to first); Cedeno
singled to right; Cedeno stole second; Wynn walked; May struck
out; Watson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Rader singled to pitcher; On a bunt Stone forced
Rader (pitcher to shortstop); Speier grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Stone out at second]; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader reached on an error by Speier [Rader to
first]; Helms popped to shortstop in foul territory; Edwards
doubled to right [Rader scored (unearned)]; Dierker grounded out
(third to first); Metzger singled to left [Edwards out at home
(left to catcher)]; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Giants 0.

GIANTS 4TH: Fuentes grounded out (second to first); Mays
grounded out (shortstop to first); Bonds flied out to right; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Cedeno grounded out (pitcher to first); Wynn made an
out to second; May struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Giants 0.

GIANTS 5TH: Kingman walked; Henderson struck out; Kingman stole
second; Howarth walked; Dierker threw a wild pitch [Kingman to
third, Howarth to second]; Rader grounded out (second to first)
[Kingman scored, Howarth stayed at second]; ROSARIO BATTED FOR
STONE; Rosario flied out to right; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
2, Giants 1.

ASTROS 6TH: BARR REPLACED ROSARIO (PITCHING); Watson grounded
out (shortstop to first); Rader grounded out (shortstop to
first); Helms singled to center; Edwards singled to center
[Helms to second]; Dierker made an out to third; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 1.

GIANTS 6TH: Speier homered; Fuentes doubled to left; Mays
reached on an error by May [Fuentes to third, Mays to first];
Bonds hit a sacrifice fly to center [Fuentes scored]; Kingman
made an out to second; Henderson grounded out (pitcher to
first); 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Metzger flied out to left; Cedeno singled to center;
Cedeno stole second; Wynn grounded out (shortstop to first); May
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Giants 3.

GIANTS 7TH: Howarth made an out to second; Rader flied out to
right; Barr reached on an error by Rader [Barr to second];
Speier grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Giants 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Watson homered; Rader flied out to center; Helms
grounded out (shortstop to first); Edwards flied out to center;
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Giants 3.

GIANTS 8TH: Fuentes doubled to right; Mays singled to center
[Fuentes to third]; Bonds singled to second [Fuentes scored,
Mays to second]; CULVER REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING); Kingman
homered [Mays scored, Bonds scored]; Henderson popped to third
in foul territory; Howarth struck out; Rader walked; ARNOLD
BATTED FOR BARR; Arnold made an out to shortstop; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 3, Giants 7.

ASTROS 9TH: JOHNSON REPLACED ARNOLD (PITCHING); HEALY REPLACED
RADER (PLAYING C ); MILLER BATTED FOR CULVER; Miller doubled to
center; Metzger walked; Cedeno doubled to center [Miller scored,
Metzger scored]; Healy allowed a passed ball [Cedeno to third];
Wynn walked; MCMAHON REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING); May homered
[Cedeno scored, Wynn scored]; Watson singled to left; Rader was
called out on strikes; Helms singled to center [Watson to
second]; MORRIS REPLACED MCMAHON (PITCHING); Edwards reached on
an error by Speier [Watson to third, Helms to second, Edwards to
first]; ALOU BATTED FOR MILLER; Alou singled to right [Watson
scored, Helms scored, Edwards to third]; Metzger grounded out
(third to first) [Edwards scored (unearned), Alou to second];
Cedeno singled to center [Alou scored (unearned), Cedeno to
second (on throw)]; Wynn singled to right [Cedeno scored
(unearned)]; May flied out to right; 10 R (7 ER), 8 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 13, Giants 7.

GIANTS 9TH: GLADDING REPLACED ALOU (PITCHING); Speier grounded
out (shortstop to first); Fuentes flied out to left; Mays
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 13,
Giants 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros          13  17   2    9
 Giants           7   7   2    5


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