San Francisco Giants 8, Houston Astros 6
Regular Season Game 27
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Sunday, May 4, 1975 (D) at Candlestick Park

HOU N    0  5  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   6  7  0
SF  N    0  0  2    0  2  2    2  0  x  -   8  8  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross lf                      4   1   0   0       1   1       0   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   0       1   0       2   4
Cedeno cf                     5   0   2   2       0   1       3   0
Watson 1b                     3   2   0   0       1   3       7   0
Cruz rf                       4   1   1   0       1   1       4   0
May c                         4   1   1   4       0   1       4   0
Rader 3b                      2   0   0   0       3   1       0   1
Helms 2b                      3   1   2   0       1   0       3   1
Roberts p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Granger p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Crawford p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Johnson ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  York p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Scherman p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Griffin p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   6   7   6       8   9      24   6

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (8,off Lavelle).
HR: May (2,2nd inning off Montefusco 2 on 0 out).
SH: Roberts (5,off Montefusco).
SF: May (2,off Moffitt).
HBP: Watson (1,by Moffitt).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Watson (1,2nd base off Montefusco/Hill); Rader (1,2nd base off Moffitt/Hill).

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Maddox cf                     2   1   1   0       3   0       2   0
Thomas 2b                     4   2   1   2       1   1       1   1
Murcer rf                     4   2   1   0       1   0       1   0
Matthews lf                   3   0   2   4       2   0       1   0
Speier ss                     3   1   0   0       1   0       1   4
Hill c                        4   0   0   0       0   0      12   0
Ontiveros 3b                  4   1   1   0       0   1       0   1
Thomasson 1b                  4   0   2   2       0   0       8   0
Montefusco p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Lavelle p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Speed ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Heaverlo p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Arnold ph                   1   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Moffitt p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Barr p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Totals                       32   8   8   8       8   4      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Moffitt (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Matthews (8,off Roberts); Thomas (3,off Crawford).
3B: Matthews (1,off Roberts); Thomasson (1,off York).
HBP: Speier (1,by York).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Speier (2,2nd base off Granger/May); Maddox (1,2nd base off York/May);
Matthews (4,2nd base off Griffin/May).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Roberts                       4.2   4   4   4   5   2   0  23
Granger                       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Crawford                      1     2   2   2   1   1   0   6
York L(0-2)                   1.1   2   2   2   1   1   0   8
Scherman                      0.1   0   0   0   1   0   0   2
Griffin                       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        8     8   8   8   8   4   0  41

WP: Scherman (1).
BK: Crawford (1).
HBP: York (3,Speier).

San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Montefusco                    1.2   2   5   5   3   1   1  10
Lavelle                       3.1   3   0   0   1   5   0  14
Heaverlo                      1     1   0   0   1   0   0   5
Moffitt                       0.2   1   1   1   2   0   0   6
Barr W(2-2)                   2.1   0   0   0   1   3   0   8
Totals                        9     7   6   6   8   9   1  43

BK: Heaverlo (1).
HBP: Moffitt (1,Watson).

Umpires: HP - John McSherry, 1B - Chris Pelekoudas, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Nick Colosi
Time of Game: 3:07   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                San Francisco Giants     
1. Gross               lf        Maddox              cf
2. Metzger             ss        Thomas              2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Murcer              rf
4. Watson              1b        Matthews            lf
5. Cruz                rf        Speier              ss
6. May                 c         Hill                c
7. Rader               3b        Ontiveros           3b
8. Helms               2b        Thomasson           1b
9. Roberts             p         Montefusco          p

ASTROS 1ST: Gross popped to catcher in foul territory; Metzger
flied out to center; Cedeno struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Maddox walked; Thomas grounded out (second to first)
[Maddox to second]; Murcer flied out to right; Matthews walked;
Speier grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Giants 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson walked; Watson stole second; Cruz walked; May
homered [Watson scored, Cruz scored]; Rader grounded out (third
to first); Helms singled to center; Roberts out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Helms to second]; Gross walked;
LAVELLE REPLACED MONTEFUSCO (PITCHING); Metzger singled to
second [Helms to third, Gross to second]; Cedeno singled to left
[Helms scored, Gross scored, Metzger to second]; Watson struck
out; 5 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Hill grounded out (third to first); Ontiveros flied
out to right; Thomasson grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); May made an
out to shortstop; Rader walked; Helms popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Lavelle was called out on strikes; Maddox singled to
left; Thomas forced Maddox (shortstop to second); Murcer walked
[Thomas to second]; Matthews doubled to right [Thomas scored,
Murcer scored]; Speier made an out to second; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Roberts flied out to center; Gross struck out;
Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 5, Giants 2.

GIANTS 4TH: Hill made an out to shortstop; Ontiveros flied out
to center; Thomasson flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 5, Giants 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Cedeno doubled to left; Watson struck out; Cruz
struck out; May was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 5, Giants 2.

GIANTS 5TH: SPEED BATTED FOR LAVELLE; Speed was called out on
strikes; Maddox flied out to right; Thomas walked; Murcer
singled to right [Thomas to third]; Matthews tripled to center
[Thomas scored, Murcer scored]; Speier walked; GRANGER REPLACED
ROBERTS (PITCHING); Speier stole second; Hill grounded out
(shortstop to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 4.

ASTROS 6TH: HEAVERLO REPLACED SPEED (PITCHING); Rader walked;
Helms singled [Rader to second]; BOSWELL BATTED FOR GRANGER;
Heaverlo balked [Rader to third, Helms to second]; Boswell flied
out to right; Gross grounded out (pitcher to first); Metzger
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
5, Giants 4.

GIANTS 6TH: CRAWFORD REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); Ontiveros
struck out; Thomasson singled to left; ARNOLD BATTED FOR
HEAVERLO; Arnold forced Thomasson (shortstop to second);
Crawford balked [Arnold to second]; Maddox walked; Thomas
doubled to right [Arnold scored, Maddox scored]; Murcer made an
out to shortstop; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 6.

ASTROS 7TH: MOFFITT REPLACED ARNOLD (PITCHING); Cedeno grounded
out (shortstop to first); Watson was hit by a pitch; Cruz
singled to right [Watson to third]; May hit a sacrifice fly to
left [Watson scored, Cruz to second]; Cruz was picked off second
but was safe on an error by Moffitt [Cruz to third]; Rader
walked; Rader stole second; Helms walked; JOHNSON BATTED FOR
CRAWFORD; BARR REPLACED MOFFITT (PITCHING); Johnson struck out;
1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 6.

GIANTS 7TH: YORK REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING); Matthews lined to
pitcher; Speier was hit by a pitch; Hill flied out to center;
Ontiveros singled to right [Speier to third]; Thomasson tripled
to right [Speier scored, Ontiveros scored]; Barr grounded out
(first unassisted); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 8.

ASTROS 8TH: Gross grounded out (pitcher to first); Metzger
walked; Cedeno popped to catcher in foul territory; Watson
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 8.

GIANTS 8TH: Maddox walked; Maddox stole second; Thomas struck
out; SCHERMAN REPLACED YORK (PITCHING); Scherman threw a wild
pitch [Maddox to third]; Murcer grounded out (first unassisted);
Matthews walked; GRIFFIN REPLACED SCHERMAN (PITCHING); Matthews
stole second; Speier flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 6, Giants 8.

ASTROS 9TH: Cruz grounded out (pitcher unassisted); May grounded
out (second to first); Rader struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 6, Giants 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6   7   0   10
 Giants           8   8   1    9


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