Houston Astros 4, San Diego Padres 1
Regular Season Game 7
Played on Friday, April 16, 1976 (N) at Astrodome

SD  N    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  7  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  4    0  0  x  -   4  6  1
San Diego Padres             AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Grubb lf                      4   1   2   1       0   1       3   0
Fuentes 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       2   3
W. Davis cf                   4   0   1   0       0   1       5   0
McCovey 1b                    3   0   0   0       1   1       7   0
Winfield rf                   4   0   1   0       0   3       1   0
Torres ss                     3   0   0   0       1   0       1   3
Kendall c                     4   0   0   0       0   0       5   1
Kubiak 3b                     4   0   2   0       0   1       0   0
Wehrmeister p                 2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Tomlin p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Foster p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Turner ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dupree p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Locklear ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       34   1   7   1       2   9      24   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Torres-Fuentes-McCovey.

BATTING - 
3B: Grubb (1,off Niekro).
HR: Grubb (1,3rd inning off Niekro 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 8.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard lf                     3   1   0   0       1   2       0   0
Cabell 3b                     4   1   2   0       0   1       0   3
Cedeno cf                     4   0   0   1       0   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     1   1   0   0       3   0       5   2
Johnson c                     3   1   1   1       1   0       7   1
  Jutze c                     0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Gross rf                      4   0   2   1       0   0       1   0
Milbourne 2b                  4   0   1   1       0   0       4   2
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       0   1       5   1
Niekro p                      3   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   4   6   4       5   5      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Cabell (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Cabell (1,off Wehrmeister); Johnson (2,off Wehrmeister); Gross (2,off Dupree).
GDP: Johnson (1,off Dupree).
IBB: Watson (1,by Wehrmeister).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
San Diego Padres             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wehrmeister L(0-1)            5.1   3   4   4   4   5   0  23
Tomlin                        0.1   2   0   0   0   0   0   3
Foster                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Dupree                        2     1   0   0   1   0   0   7
Totals                        8     6   4   4   5   5   0  34

IBB: Wehrmeister (1,Watson).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(1-1)                 8     7   1   1   2   7   1  33
Forsch SV(3)                  1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Totals                        9     7   1   1   2   9   1  36


Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Jerry Dale, 3B - Ed Sudol
Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance: 13496


Starting Lineups:

   San Diego Padres              Houston Astros           
1. Grubb               lf        Howard              lf
2. Fuentes             2b        Cabell              3b
3. W. Davis            cf        Cedeno              cf
4. McCovey             1b        Watson              1b
5. Winfield            rf        Johnson             c
6. Torres              ss        Gross               rf
7. Kendall             c         Milbourne           2b
8. Kubiak              3b        Metzger             ss
9. Wehrmeister         p         Niekro              p

PADRES 1ST: Grubb grounded out (second to first); Debut game
for Dave Wehrmeister; Fuentes singled to right; W. Davis
singled to right [Fuentes to second]; McCovey struck out;
Winfield struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Padres 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Howard struck out [Howard out at first (catcher to
first)]; Cabell singled to center; Cedeno grounded out (pitcher
to first) [Cabell to second]; Watson lined to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Padres 0, Astros 0.

PADRES 2ND: Torres walked; Kendall forced Torres (shortstop
unassisted); Kubiak forced Kendall (first to shortstop);
Wehrmeister made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Johnson popped to catcher in foul territory; Gross
flied out to right; Milbourne flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Padres 0, Astros 0.

PADRES 3RD: Grubb homered; Fuentes grounded out (first
unassisted); W. Davis made an out to shortstop; McCovey flied
out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger struck out; Niekro struck out; Howard struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 0.

PADRES 4TH: Winfield struck out; Torres grounded out (third to
first); Kendall reached on an error by Cabell; Kubiak singled to
left [Kendall to second]; Wehrmeister struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E,
2 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell struck out; Cedeno flied out to center;
Watson walked; Johnson walked [Watson to second]; Gross forced
Johnson (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Padres 1,
Astros 0.

PADRES 5TH: Grubb tripled to right [Grubb out at home (catcher
to pitcher)]; Fuentes made an out to shortstop; W. Davis
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres
1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Milbourne grounded out (second to first); Metzger
grounded out (second to first); Niekro flied out to center; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 0.

PADRES 6TH: McCovey walked; Winfield struck out; Torres forced
McCovey (second to shortstop); Kendall flied out to right; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Howard walked; Cabell doubled to right [Howard to
third]; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first) [Howard
scored]; Watson was walked intentionally; Johnson doubled to
left [Cabell scored, Watson to third]; TOMLIN REPLACED
WEHRMEISTER (PITCHING); Gross singled to left [Johnson to third,
Watson scored]; Milbourne singled to left [Johnson scored, Gross
to second]; Metzger flied out to center [Gross to third]; FOSTER
REPLACED TOMLIN (PITCHING); Niekro flied out to center; 4 R, 4
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 4.

PADRES 7TH: Kubiak singled to right; TURNER BATTED FOR FOSTER;
Turner made an out to second; Grubb struck out; Fuentes made an
out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: DUPREE REPLACED TURNER (PITCHING); Howard flied out
to left; Cabell lined to left; Cedeno made an out to shortstop;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 4.

PADRES 8TH: W. Davis struck out; McCovey grounded out (third to
first); Winfield singled to left; Torres forced Winfield
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Watson walked; Johnson grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Watson out at second]; Gross
doubled to left; Milbourne grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 4.

PADRES 9TH: JUTZE REPLACED JOHNSON (PLAYING C ); FORSCH REPLACED
NIEKRO (PITCHING); Kendall grounded out (third to first); Kubiak
was called out on strikes; LOCKLEAR BATTED FOR DUPREE; Locklear
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Padres           1   7   0    8
 Astros           4   6   1    6


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