Houston Astros 4, San Diego Padres 2
Regular Season Game 9
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Sunday, April 18, 1976 (D) at Astrodome

SD  N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  8  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  4  x  -   4  8  2
San Diego Padres             AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Grubb cf                      3   0   1   0       2   0       2   0
Fuentes 2b                    5   0   1   0       0   0       4   2
  Hernandez pr                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Rettenmund lf                 3   0   1   0       1   1       4   1
  McCovey ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Winfield rf                   3   1   0   0       1   1       3   1
Ivie 1b                       4   1   1   0       0   1       5   1
xTorres ss                    3   0   1   0       0   1       0   3
Kubiak 3b                     4   0   2   1       0   0       2   2
B. Davis c                    3   0   1   1       0   0       3   1
  W. Davis ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Strom p                       1   0   0   0       2   1       1   1
  Metzger p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Locklear ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       32   2   8   2       6   7      24  12

x - reached first on interference.
FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Kubiak-Fuentes-Ivie, Rettenmund-B. Davis.
E: Strom (1).

BATTING - 
GDP: Kubiak (3,off Cosgrove).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Rettenmund (1,2nd base off Cosgrove/Johnson).
CS: Rettenmund (1,2nd base by Cosgrove/Johnson); Kubiak (1,2nd base by Griffin/Johnson).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard lf                     3   1   0   0       1   2       2   0
Cabell 3b                     4   1   2   0       0   1       0   2
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   3       0   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     3   1   1   0       1   0       8   0
Johnson c                     4   0   2   1       0   0       7   2
Gross rf                      3   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Milbourne 2b                  3   0   0   0       0   0       4   4
Metzger ss                    2   0   0   0       1   0       2   3
Cosgrove p                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Howe ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Griffin p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Roberts ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   4   8   4       3   3      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Milbourne-Watson.
E: Howard (1), Johnson (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Johnson (3,off Metzger).
HR: Cedeno (3,8th inning off Strom 2 on 2 out).
GDP: Howe (1,off Strom).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Howard (1,2nd base by Strom/B. Davis).

PITCHING
San Diego Padres             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Strom L(1-1)                  7.2   7   4   4   3   3   1  31
Metzger                       0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        8     8   4   4   3   3   1  32

WP: Strom (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cosgrove                      5     4   2   2   4   2   0  22
Griffin W(1-0)                3     3   0   0   1   3   0  12
Forsch SV(5)                  1     1   0   0   1   2   0   5
Totals                        9     8   2   2   6   7   0  39


Umpires: HP - Jerry Dale, 1B - Ed Sudol, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Bruce Froemming
Time of Game: 2:02   


Starting Lineups:

   San Diego Padres              Houston Astros           
1. Grubb               cf        Howard              lf
2. Fuentes             2b        Cabell              3b
3. Rettenmund          lf        Cedeno              cf
4. Winfield            rf        Watson              1b
5. Ivie                1b        Johnson             c
6. Torres              ss        Gross               rf
7. Kubiak              3b        Milbourne           2b
8. B. Davis            c         Metzger             ss
9. Strom               p         Cosgrove            p

PADRES 1ST: Grubb lined to second; Fuentes made an out to
shortstop; Rettenmund walked; Rettenmund stole second; Winfield
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Howard grounded out (first unassisted); Cabell flied
out to right; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 0, Astros 0.

PADRES 2ND: Ivie struck out; Torres reached on catcher's
interference by Johnson; Kubiak grounded into a double play
(second to first) [Torres out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. 
Padres 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson flied out to right; Johnson flied out to
center; Gross singled to left; Milbourne made an out to second;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 0, Astros 0.

PADRES 3RD: B. Davis grounded out (second to first); Strom
struck out; Grubb walked; Fuentes grounded out (third to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger flied out to left; Cosgrove singled to left;
Howard struck out; Cabell singled to center [Cosgrove to
second]; Cedeno forced Cabell (shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Padres 0, Astros 0.

PADRES 4TH: Rettenmund grounded out (second to first); Winfield
walked; Ivie singled to left [Winfield to second]; Torres flied
out to right; Kubiak singled to left [Winfield scored, Ivie to
third (error by Howard)]; B. Davis singled to left [Ivie scored,
Kubiak to second]; Strom walked [Kubiak to third, B. Davis to
second]; Grubb flied out to left; 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Padres
2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson flied out to center; Johnson flied out to
right; Gross flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 2,
Astros 0.

PADRES 5TH: Fuentes grounded out (third to shortstop to first);
Rettenmund singled to left; Winfield flied out to center;
Rettenmund was caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Milbourne grounded out (second to pitcher); Metzger
walked; HOWE BATTED FOR COSGROVE; Howe grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Metzger out at second]; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 2, Astros 0.

PADRES 6TH: GRIFFIN REPLACED HOWE (PITCHING); Ivie flied out to
left; Torres was called out on strikes; Kubiak singled to left;
Kubiak was caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Howard walked; Howard was picked off and caught
stealing second (pitcher to first to second); Cabell struck out;
Cedeno grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Padres 2, Astros 0.

PADRES 7TH: B. Davis flied out to right; Strom walked; Grubb
singled to right [Strom to second]; Fuentes forced Grubb
(pitcher to shortstop) [Strom to third]; Rettenmund was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Padres 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Watson singled to left; Johnson singled to center
[Watson to second]; Johnson was picked off first but was safe on
an error by Strom [Watson to third, Johnson to second]; Gross
hit into a double play (left to catcher) [Watson out at home];
Milbourne grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Padres 2, Astros 0.

PADRES 8TH: Winfield struck out; Ivie grounded out (shortstop to
first); Torres singled; Kubiak grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Metzger lined to left; ROBERTS BATTED FOR GRIFFIN;
Roberts lined to third; Howard struck out but advanced to first
on a wild pitch; Cabell singled to left [Howard to second];
Cedeno homered [Howard scored, Cabell scored]; Watson walked;
METZGER REPLACED STROM (PITCHING); Johnson doubled to right
[Watson scored, Johnson out at third (right to catcher to
third)]; 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 2, Astros 4.

PADRES 9TH: FORSCH REPLACED ROBERTS (PITCHING); W. DAVIS BATTED
FOR B. DAVIS; W. Davis flied out to right; LOCKLEAR BATTED FOR
METZGER; Locklear struck out; Grubb walked; Fuentes singled to
center [Grubb to second]; HERNANDEZ RAN FOR FUENTES; MCCOVEY
BATTED FOR RETTENMUND; McCovey struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Padres 2, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Padres           2   8   1   10
 Astros           4   8   2    4


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