Houston Astros 8, San Diego Padres 5
Regular Season Game 9
Played on Saturday, April 14, 1973 (N) at San Diego Stadium

HOU N    0  2  0    0  4  2    0  0  0  -   8 12  1
SD  N    0  1  0    1  1  1    1  0  0  -   5 11  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wynn rf                       5   1   3   2       0   2       2   0
Helms 2b                      4   1   2   0       0   0       4   5
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   1       1   0       3   0
Watson lf                     5   1   2   2       0   2       1   0
  Agee lf                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
May 1b                        5   1   1   0       0   1      13   0
Rader 3b                      4   1   3   3       0   1       0   1
Howard c                      4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   0   0       0   1       1   7
Reuss p                       2   1   0   0       0   1       0   2
  York p                      2   1   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       39   8  12   8       1  10      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Metzger-Helms-May, Metzger-Helms-May.
E: Rader (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (1,off Caldwell).
HR: Rader (1,2nd inning off Caldwell 1 on 0 out); Wynn (6,6th inning off Romo
1 on 1 out).
SH: Helms (3,off Caldwell).
Team LOB: 6.

San Diego Padres             AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hernandez ss                  2   0   1   0       1   0       0   3
  Murrell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Troedson p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Grubb ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ross p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Thomas 2b,ss                  3   1   1   0       1   1       1   0
Lee lf                        4   0   2   1       1   1       1   0
Colbert 1b                    4   0   0   1       0   0      10   0
Gaston rf                     5   2   3   1       0   0       2   0
J. Morales cf                 5   1   2   1       0   0       0   0
Hilton 3b                     3   0   1   1       1   0       1   2
Kendall c                     4   0   0   0       0   0      10   0
Caldwell p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
  Miller p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberts ph                  1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Romo p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Marshall ph                 0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Campbell 2b                 1   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Totals                       35   5  11   5       5   3      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Campbell.
E: Lee (2), Colbert (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Gaston (1,off Reuss); Hilton (2,off York).
HR: Gaston (2,2nd inning off Reuss 0 on 0 out).
SH: Thomas (1,off Reuss).
SF: Colbert (1,off York).
GDP: Colbert (1,off York); Gaston (1,off York).
Team LOB: 10.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reuss                         4.1   5   3   3   3   1   1  21
York W(1-0)                   4.2   6   2   2   2   2   0  21
Totals                        9    11   5   5   5   3   1  42

WP: York (1).

San Diego Padres             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Caldwell L(0-2)               4.1   7   6   4   1   5   1  22
Miller                        0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Romo                          1     1   2   1   0   1   1   5
Troedson                      2     2   0   0   0   3   0   7
Ross                          1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9    12   8   5   1  10   2  41


Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Ken Burkhart, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - John Kibler
Time of Game: 2:55   Attendance: 7514


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                San Diego Padres         
1. Wynn                rf        Hernandez           ss
2. Helms               2b        Thomas              2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Lee                 lf
4. Watson              lf        Colbert             1b
5. May                 1b        Gaston              rf
6. Rader               3b        J. Morales          cf
7. Howard              c         Hilton              3b
8. Metzger             ss        Kendall             c
9. Reuss               p         Caldwell            p

ASTROS 1ST: Wynn singled to center; Helms grounded out (pitcher
to first) [Wynn to second]; Cedeno made an out to first; Watson
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
0, Padres 0.

PADRES 1ST: Hernandez singled to left; Thomas out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Hernandez to second]; Lee struck out;
Colbert flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Padres 0.

ASTROS 2ND: May singled to third; Rader homered [May scored];
Howard grounded out (pitcher to first); Metzger grounded out
(third to first); Reuss struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Padres 0.

PADRES 2ND: Gaston homered; J. Morales flied out to center;
Hilton grounded out (shortstop to first); Kendall made an out to
first; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Padres 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Wynn singled to left; Helms out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Wynn to second]; Cedeno walked; Watson
struck out; May flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 2, Padres 1.

PADRES 3RD: Caldwell grounded out (pitcher to first); Hernandez
grounded out (shortstop to first); Thomas grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Padres 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader struck out; Howard struck out; Metzger lined
to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Padres 1.

PADRES 4TH: Lee lined to center; Colbert grounded out (second to
first); Gaston doubled to left; J. Morales singled to right
[Gaston scored]; Hilton grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Padres 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Reuss reached on an error by Colbert [Reuss to
first]; Wynn struck out; Helms singled to left [Reuss to
second]; Cedeno singled to center [Reuss scored (unearned),
Helms to second]; Watson doubled to center [Helms scored, Cedeno
scored]; MILLER REPLACED CALDWELL (PITCHING); May flied out to
left; Rader singled to left [Watson scored (unearned)]; Howard
grounded out (third to first); 4 R (2 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 6, Padres 2.

PADRES 5TH: Kendall lined to center; ROBERTS BATTED FOR MILLER;
Roberts singled to right; Hernandez walked [Roberts to second];
Thomas walked [Roberts to third, Hernandez to second]; Lee
walked [Roberts scored, Hernandez to third, Thomas to second];
YORK REPLACED REUSS (PITCHING); Colbert grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Lee out at second]; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Padres 3.

ASTROS 6TH: ROMO REPLACED ROBERTS (PITCHING); Metzger struck
out; York reached on an error by Lee [York to first]; Wynn
homered [York scored (unearned)]; Helms grounded out (shortstop
to first); Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R (1 ER),
1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Padres 3.

PADRES 6TH: Gaston grounded out (shortstop to first); J. Morales
singled to left; Hilton doubled to center [J. Morales scored];
Kendall grounded out (shortstop to first); MARSHALL BATTED FOR
ROMO; Marshall walked; MURRELL BATTED FOR HERNANDEZ; Murrell was
called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 8, Padres 4.

ASTROS 7TH: CAMPBELL REPLACED MARSHALL (PLAYING 2B); THOMAS
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); TROEDSON REPLACED MURRELL
(PITCHING); Watson singled to right; May struck out; Rader
singled to center [Watson to second]; Howard lined into a double
play (second unassisted) [Rader out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 8, Padres 4.

PADRES 7TH: Thomas singled to left; Lee singled to right [Thomas
to third]; Colbert hit a sacrifice fly to left [Thomas scored];
Gaston grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Lee out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8,
Padres 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Metzger grounded out (pitcher to first); York struck
out; Wynn was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 8, Padres 5.

PADRES 8TH: J. Morales grounded out (third to first); Hilton
walked; York threw a wild pitch [Hilton to second]; Kendall
reached on an error by Rader [Hilton to third, Kendall to
first]; Campbell made an out to shortstop; GRUBB BATTED FOR
TROEDSON; Grubb made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 8, Padres 5.

ASTROS 9TH: ROSS REPLACED GRUBB (PITCHING); Helms singled to
second; Cedeno lined to right; Watson was called out on strikes;
May popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 8, Padres 5.

PADRES 9TH: AGEE REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING LF); Thomas was called
out on strikes; Lee singled to right; Colbert flied out to
right; Gaston singled to left [Lee to second]; J. Morales forced
Gaston (shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 8,
Padres 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           8  12   1    6
 Padres           5  11   2   10


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