Houston Astros 3, San Diego Padres 1
Regular Season Game 76
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Sunday, June 30, 1974 (D) at San Diego Stadium

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

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Helms-Metzger-L. May.

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (16,off Palmer).
HR: L. May (12,6th inning off Palmer 0 on 2 out).
SH: Metzger (8,off Palmer).
SF: Watson (3,off Palmer).
GDP: Helms (7,off Laxton).
Team LOB: 3.

San Diego Padres             AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Tolan rf                      5   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Clarke 2b                     3   0   0   0       2   0       2   1
Gaston lf                     4   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
McCovey 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       8   0
Grubb cf                      3   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Thomas 3b                     4   0   2   0       0   0       2   3
Kendall c                     4   0   1   0       0   1       9   0
Hernandez ss                  3   0   1   0       1   0       1   3
Palmer p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Laxton p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Winfield ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Corkins p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Colbert ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       34   1   8   1       4   4      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Hernandez-Clarke-McCovey.

BATTING - 
2B: Tolan (14,off Dierker).
GDP: Thomas (6,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Hernandez (22,2nd base off Dierker/Edwards); Thomas (5,2nd base off Cosgrove/Edwards).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker                       2     4   1   1   1   0   0  10
Cosgrove W(3-0)               6.1   3   0   0   3   3   0  25
Forsch SV(4)                  0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     8   1   1   4   4   0  38

WP: Dierker (3).

San Diego Padres             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Palmer L(1-1)                 5.2   3   3   3   3   5   1  23
Laxton                        1.1   0   0   0   1   1   0   4
Corkins                       2     0   0   0   0   2   0   6
Totals                        9     3   3   3   4   8   1  33


Umpires: HP - Tom Gorman, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - Terry Tata
Time of Game: 2:28   


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Gross grounded out (third to first); Metzger struck
out; Cedeno flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Padres 0.

PADRES 1ST: Tolan doubled to right; Clarke grounded out (second
to first) [Tolan to third]; Gaston singled to center [Tolan
scored]; On a bunt McCovey singled [Gaston to second]; Dierker
threw a wild pitch [Gaston to third, McCovey to second]; Grubb
walked; Thomas grounded into a double play (second to shortstop
to first) [Grubb out at second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
0, Padres 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); L. May
flied out to left; Edwards made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Padres 1.

PADRES 2ND: Kendall singled to right; Hernandez forced Kendall
(second to shortstop); Hernandez stole second; Palmer grounded
out (first unassisted) [Hernandez to third]; Tolan flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Padres 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Rader was called out on strikes; Helms grounded out
(pitcher to first); CAMPBELL BATTED FOR DIERKER; Campbell struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Padres 1.

PADRES 3RD: COSGROVE REPLACED CAMPBELL (PITCHING); Clarke
walked; Gaston flied out to left; McCovey popped to catcher in
foul territory; Grubb grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Padres 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Gross walked; Metzger made an out to second; Cedeno
struck out; Watson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Padres 1.

PADRES 4TH: Thomas singled to left; Thomas stole second; Kendall
struck out; Hernandez grounded out (shortstop to first) [Thomas
to third]; Palmer struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Padres 1.

ASTROS 5TH: L. May walked; Edwards flied out to center; Rader
walked [L. May to second]; Helms lined to third; Cosgrove struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Padres 1.

PADRES 5TH: Tolan grounded out (second to first); Clarke walked;
Gaston flied out to center; McCovey popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Padres 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Gross singled to center; Metzger out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Gross to second]; Cedeno doubled to
left [Gross scored, Cedeno to third (on throw to home)]; Watson
hit a sacrifice fly to right [Cedeno scored]; L. May homered;
LAXTON REPLACED PALMER (PITCHING); Edwards flied out to right; 3
R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Padres 1.

PADRES 6TH: Grubb grounded out (second to first); Thomas flied
out to center; Kendall flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 3, Padres 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Rader walked; Helms grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Rader out at second]; Cosgrove
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Padres 1.

PADRES 7TH: Hernandez walked; WINFIELD BATTED FOR LAXTON;
Winfield struck out; Tolan flied out to left; Clarke forced
Hernandez (second unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3,
Padres 1.

ASTROS 8TH: CORKINS REPLACED WINFIELD (PITCHING); Gross grounded
out (third to first); Metzger made an out to third; Cedeno
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Padres 1.

PADRES 8TH: Gaston made an out to first; McCovey flied out to
right; Grubb lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Padres 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); L. May
popped to catcher in foul territory; Edwards struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Padres 1.

PADRES 9TH: GROSS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); GALLAGHER
REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING RF); Thomas singled to center; Kendall
forced Thomas (third to second); Hernandez singled to left
[Kendall to second]; COLBERT BATTED FOR CORKINS; FORSCH REPLACED
EDWARDS (PITCHING); M. MAY REPLACED COSGROVE (PLAYING C );
Colbert struck out; Tolan singled to left [Kendall to third,
Hernandez to second]; Clarke grounded out (first to pitcher); 0
R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 3, Padres 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   3   0    3
 Padres           1   8   0   10


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