San Francisco Giants 5, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 147
Played on Tuesday, September 26, 1972 (N) at Astrodome

SF  N    0  0  0    0  4  0    1  0  0  -   5  5  2
HOU N    0  1  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  7  2
San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bonds rf                      3   2   1   1       1   0       4   0
Fuentes 2b                    4   0   1   1       0   0       3   2
Speier ss                     3   0   0   0       1   1       0   3
Kingman 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   2       8   0
Hart 3b                       4   1   1   0       0   0       0   4
  Blanco 3b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Maddox cf                     3   0   0   0       1   1       1   1
Rader c                       4   1   1   0       0   1       7   0
Matthews lf                   4   1   1   2       0   0       2   0
McDowell p                    3   0   0   0       0   3       0   0
  Sosa p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   5   5   4       3   8      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Speier-Fuentes-Kingman, Speier-Fuentes-Kingman.
E: Fuentes (26), Kingman (20).

BATTING - 
2B: Hart (5,off Reuss); Matthews (1,off Reuss).
HR: Bonds (24,7th inning off Griffin 0 on 2 out).
GDP: Hart (3,off Ray).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Maddox (13,2nd base off Griffin/Howard).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    3   0   1   0       2   0       0   2
Wynn rf                       3   0   0   0       1   2       1   0
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
May 1b                        3   1   0   0       1   1      11   0
Watson lf                     4   1   3   1       0   0       3   0
Rader 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   2       1   6
Helms 2b                      4   0   1   1       0   1       2   2
Howard c                      3   0   1   0       0   0       8   0
  Chiles ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Reuss p                       1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Alou ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Griffin p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Johnson ph                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Miller ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   2   7   2       6   7      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Helms-May.
E: May (6), Watson (5).

BATTING - 
HR: Watson (15,2nd inning off McDowell 0 on 1 out).
GDP: Alou (4,off McDowell); Cedeno (11,off Sosa).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Metzger (9,2nd base by McDowell/Rader); Cedeno (21,2nd base by McDowell/Rader).

PITCHING
San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McDowell W(9-8)               7     6   2   1   5   6   1  29
Sosa SV(1)                    2     1   0   0   1   1   0   8
Totals                        9     7   2   1   6   7   1  37

McDowell faced 1 batter in the 8th inning
WP: McDowell (11).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reuss L(9-13)                 5     4   4   3   1   5   0  21
Griffin                       2     1   1   1   1   3   1   8
Ray                           2     0   0   0   1   0   0   6
Totals                        9     5   5   4   3   8   1  35


Umpires: HP - Tom Gorman, 1B - Chris Pelekoudas, 2B - Mel Steiner, 3B - Jerry Dale
Time of Game: 2:17   Attendance: 4933


Starting Lineups:

   San Francisco Giants          Houston Astros           
1. Bonds               rf        Metzger             ss
2. Fuentes             2b        Wynn                rf
3. Speier              ss        Cedeno              cf
4. Kingman             1b        May                 1b
5. Hart                3b        Watson              lf
6. Maddox              cf        Rader               3b
7. Rader               c         Helms               2b
8. Matthews            lf        Howard              c
9. McDowell            p         Reuss               p

GIANTS 1ST: Bonds grounded out (third to first); Fuentes flied
out to left; Speier reached on an error by May [Speier to
first]; Kingman struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger walked; Wynn struck out; Metzger was caught
stealing second; Cedeno singled; Cedeno was caught stealing
second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Hart grounded out (third to first); Maddox flied out
to right; Rader grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: May was called out on strikes; Watson homered; Rader
grounded out (third to first); Helms grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 1.

GIANTS 3RD: Matthews made an out to first; McDowell was called
out on strikes; Bonds grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Howard made an out to first; Reuss struck out;
Metzger singled; Wynn lined to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Giants 0, Astros 1.

GIANTS 4TH: Fuentes grounded out (third to first); Speier struck
out; Kingman popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno grounded out (third to first); May reached on
an error by Fuentes [May to first]; Watson singled [May to
second]; Rader struck out; Helms singled to center [May scored
(unearned), Watson to third, Helms out at second (center to
second)]; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 2.

GIANTS 5TH: Hart doubled; Maddox struck out; Rader singled [Hart
to third]; Matthews doubled [Hart scored, Rader scored];
McDowell struck out; Bonds walked; Fuentes singled to left
[Matthews scored, Bonds scored (error by Watson) (unearned) (no
RBI), Fuentes to third]; Speier grounded out (shortstop to
first); 4 R (3 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Howard singled; ALOU BATTED FOR REUSS; Alou grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Howard out at
second]; Metzger walked; Wynn struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Giants 4, Astros 2.

GIANTS 6TH: GRIFFIN REPLACED ALOU (PITCHING); Kingman struck
out; Hart grounded out (third to first); Maddox walked; Maddox
stole second; Rader struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 4,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno flied out to right; May grounded out (third
to first); Watson flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Giants 4, Astros 2.

GIANTS 7TH: Matthews grounded out (third to first); McDowell
struck out; Bonds homered; Fuentes flied out to center; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Rader walked; McDowell threw a wild pitch [Rader to
second]; Helms struck out; Howard flied out to right; JOHNSON
BATTED FOR GRIFFIN; Johnson walked; Metzger flied out to right;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 5, Astros 2.

GIANTS 8TH: RAY REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING); Speier walked;
Kingman flied out to left; Hart grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Speier out at second]; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: BLANCO REPLACED HART (PLAYING 3B); Wynn walked; SOSA
REPLACED MCDOWELL (PITCHING); Cedeno grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Wynn out at second]; May walked;
Watson singled [May to second]; Rader struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Giants 5, Astros 2.

GIANTS 9TH: Maddox made an out to second; Rader grounded out
(second to first); Matthews flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Giants 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Helms grounded out (shortstop to first); CHILES
BATTED FOR HOWARD; Chiles reached on an error by Kingman [Chiles
to first]; MILLER BATTED FOR RAY; Miller flied out to center;
Metzger flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 5,
Astros 2.

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


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