Houston Astros 9, San Diego Padres 5
Regular Season Game 4
Played on Tuesday, April 9, 1974 (N) at San Diego Stadium

HOU N    3  3  0    0  1  0    0  2  0  -   9 15  2
SD  N    0  1  1    0  0  0    0  3  0  -   5  8  3
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf,lf                   5   3   3   0       0   2       0   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       1   0       0   2
Cedeno cf                     5   3   3   4       0   1       3   0
Watson lf,1b                  4   0   1   2       0   0       5   0
L. May 1b                     3   1   0   0       1   1       4   1
  Gallagher rf                1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Rader 3b                      5   0   2   1       0   0       1   2
Edwards c                     4   0   1   0       1   1       9   1
Helms 2b                      4   1   2   1       0   0       3   2
  Milbourne 2b                1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Dierker p                     3   1   2   0       0   0       1   1
  Scherman p                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       39   9  15   8       3   6      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Helms-L. May, Edwards-Helms.
E: Rader (2), Dierker (1).
PB: Edwards (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (3,off Arlin); Rader (1,off Arlin); Edwards (1,off McAndrew).
SH: Dierker (1,off McAndrew); Metzger (1,off Corkins).
SF: Watson (1,off Corkins).
IBB: Edwards (1,by Arlin).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Metzger (1,2nd base off McAndrew/Kendall).

San Diego Padres             AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Tolan rf                      4   1   0   0       1   0       2   0
Beckert 2b                    5   0   3   0       0   0       1   1
Colbert lf                    3   1   0   1       1   2       4   1
McCovey 1b                    4   1   1   0       0   2       8   0
Grubb cf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Kendall c                     4   1   1   0       0   0       9   1
Thomas 3b                     3   1   2   1       1   0       1   4
Hernandez ss                  3   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
  Gaston ph                   1   0   1   2       0   0       0   0
  Morales ss                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Arlin p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Garcia p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Troedson p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberts ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  McIntosh p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Alou ph                     0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  McAndrew p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Hilton ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Corkins p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Williams ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Romo p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   5   8   4       4   8      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Kendall-Thomas.
E: Beckert (3), McCovey (1), Thomas (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Gaston (1,off Scherman).
SF: Colbert (1,off Dierker).
GDP: Colbert (2,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(1-0)                7     6   2   1   3   5   0  29
Scherman                      2     2   3   0   1   3   0  10
Totals                        9     8   5   1   4   8   0  39

WP: Dierker (1).

San Diego Padres             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Arlin L(0-1)                  1     6   5   5   2   0   0  10
Garcia                        0.1   2   1   1   0   0   0   3
Troedson                      0.2   1   0   0   0   2   0   3
McIntosh                      2     1   0   0   1   2   0   9
McAndrew                      3     2   1   0   0   1   0  11
Corkins                       1     3   2   1   0   0   0   6
Romo                          1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9    15   9   7   3   6   0  45

Arlin faced 2 batters in the 2nd inning
WP: Garcia (1).
IBB: Arlin (1,Edwards).

Umpires: HP - Art Williams, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Nick Colosi
Time of Game: 2:55   Attendance: 39083


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                San Diego Padres         
1. Gross               rf        Tolan               rf
2. Metzger             ss        Beckert             2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Colbert             lf
4. Watson              lf        McCovey             1b
5. L. May              1b        Grubb               cf
6. Rader               3b        Kendall             c
7. Edwards             c         Thomas              3b
8. Helms               2b        Hernandez           ss
9. Dierker             p         Arlin               p

ASTROS 1ST: Gross singled to left; Metzger flied out to left;
Cedeno doubled [Gross scored]; Watson flied out to center
[Cedeno to third]; L. May walked; Rader doubled to left [Cedeno
scored, L. May to third]; Edwards was walked intentionally;
Helms singled to left [L. May scored, Rader out at home (left to
catcher), Edwards to second]; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3,
Padres 0.

PADRES 1ST: Tolan grounded out (second to first); Beckert
singled to left; Colbert grounded into a double play (second to
first) [Beckert out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Padres 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Dierker singled to left; Gross singled to right
[Dierker to second]; GARCIA REPLACED ARLIN (PITCHING); Garcia
threw a wild pitch [Dierker to third, Gross to second]; Metzger
flied out to left; Cedeno singled to left [Dierker scored, Gross
scored, Cedeno to second (on throw to home)]; Watson singled to
right [Cedeno scored]; TROEDSON REPLACED GARCIA (PITCHING); L.
May was called out on strikes; Rader singled to center [Watson
to second]; Edwards struck out; 3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6,
Padres 0.

PADRES 2ND: McCovey singled; Dierker threw a wild pitch [McCovey
to second]; Grubb grounded out (first to pitcher) [McCovey to
third]; Kendall reached on a fielder's choice [McCovey scored
(error by Dierker) (unearned), Kendall to second]; Thomas
walked; Edwards allowed a passed ball [Kendall to third, Thomas
to second]; Hernandez struck out; ROBERTS BATTED FOR TROEDSON;
Roberts struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6,
Padres 1.

ASTROS 3RD: MCINTOSH REPLACED ROBERTS (PITCHING); Helms grounded
out (shortstop to first); Dierker singled; Gross struck out;
Metzger walked [Dierker to second]; Cedeno was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Padres 1.

PADRES 3RD: Tolan walked; Beckert singled to right [Tolan to
third]; Colbert hit a sacrifice fly to second [Tolan scored];
McCovey struck out; Grubb flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 6, Padres 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson reached on an error by Thomas [Watson to
first]; L. May popped to catcher in foul territory; Rader lined
to right; Edwards flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 6, Padres 2.

PADRES 4TH: Kendall singled; Thomas singled to center [Kendall
to second]; Hernandez grounded out (pitcher to first) [Kendall
to third, Thomas to second]; ALOU BATTED FOR MCINTOSH; Alou
walked; Tolan hit into a double play (catcher to second) [Alou
out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Padres 2.

ASTROS 5TH: MCANDREW REPLACED ALOU (PITCHING); Helms singled to
center; Dierker out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Helms
to second]; Gross was called out on strikes; Metzger reached on
an error by Beckert [Helms scored (unearned) (no RBI), Metzger
to first]; Metzger stole second; Cedeno lined to left; 1 R (0
ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Padres 2.

PADRES 5TH: Beckert singled to center; Colbert struck out;
McCovey flied out to left; Grubb grounded out (third to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Padres 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson flied out to right; L. May grounded out
(third to first); Rader grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Padres 2.

PADRES 6TH: GROSS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); WATSON CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); GALLAGHER REPLACED L. MAY (PLAYING RF);
Kendall flied out to center; Thomas flied out to center;
Hernandez was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 7, Padres 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Edwards doubled; Helms grounded out (third to first)
[Edwards to third]; On a bunt Dierker hit into a double play
(catcher to third) [Edwards out at home]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 7, Padres 2.

PADRES 7TH: MILBOURNE REPLACED HELMS (PLAYING 2B); HILTON BATTED
FOR MCANDREW; Hilton grounded out (shortstop to first); Tolan
popped to third in foul territory; Beckert made an out to
second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Padres 2.

ASTROS 8TH: CORKINS REPLACED HILTON (PITCHING); Gross singled to
center; Metzger out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first)
[Gross to second]; Cedeno singled to left [Gross scored]; Cedeno
was picked off first but was safe on an error by McCovey [Cedeno
to third]; Watson hit a sacrifice fly to center [Cedeno scored
(unearned)]; Gallagher singled to right; Rader grounded out
(shortstop to first); 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9,
Padres 2.

PADRES 8TH: SCHERMAN REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING); Colbert
walked; McCovey struck out; Grubb struck out; Kendall reached on
an error by Rader [Colbert to second, Kendall to first]; Thomas
singled to center [Colbert scored (unearned), Kendall to
second]; GASTON BATTED FOR HERNANDEZ; Gaston doubled to right
[Kendall scored (unearned), Thomas scored (unearned)]; WILLIAMS
BATTED FOR CORKINS; Williams grounded out (shortstop to first);
3 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9, Padres 5.

ASTROS 9TH: MORALES REPLACED GASTON (PLAYING SS); ROMO REPLACED
WILLIAMS (PITCHING); Edwards grounded out (second to first);
Milbourne struck out; Scherman grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 9, Padres 5.

PADRES 9TH: Tolan grounded out (pitcher to first); Beckert
grounded out (third to first); Colbert was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 9, Padres 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           9  15   2    9
 Padres           5   8   3    7


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