Houston Astros 5, San Diego Padres 4
Regular Season Game 38
Played on Thursday, May 20, 1976 (D) at San Diego Stadium

HOU N    1  0  2    0  1  0    0  1  0  -   5 12  1
SD  N    0  0  2    0  0  1    0  0  1  -   4  4  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      4   1   2   0       1   0       3   0
Andrews 2b                    5   0   0   0       0   0       3   3
Cruz cf                       5   0   0   0       0   2       3   1
Watson 1b                     4   2   3   1       1   0      11   0
Roberts lf                    5   1   3   1       0   2       3   0
Boswell 3b                    3   0   1   1       0   0       0   2
  DaVanon pr,3b               0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Jutze c                       3   0   1   1       0   1       2   2
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       1   0       2   4
Niekro p                      3   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
  Forsch p                    1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   5  12   5       3   6      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Cruz-Watson.
E: Andrews (1).
PB: Jutze (2).

BATTING - 
HR: Watson (3,5th inning off Tomlin 0 on 0 out).
SH: Boswell (1,off Tomlin).
SF: Jutze (1,off Wehrmeister).
GDP: Andrews (2,off Tomlin); Gross (3,off Metzger).
Team LOB: 9.

San Diego Padres             AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Locklear lf                   4   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
Fuentes 2b                    3   0   0   1       1   0       4   6
W. Davis cf                   3   1   1   0       1   0       1   0
McCovey 1b                    4   0   0   1       0   1       9   1
Winfield rf                   3   1   1   1       1   1       2   0
Rader 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   0       1   1
Torres ss                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Kendall c                     3   0   1   0       0   0       7   0
Wehrmeister p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Tomlin p                    1   1   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Turner ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Strom p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rettenmund ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Metzger p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   4   4   3       4   3      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Torres-Fuentes-McCovey, Fuentes-McCovey.
E: Fuentes (6).

BATTING - 
HR: Winfield (5,9th inning off Forsch 0 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: W. Davis 2 (5,2nd base off Niekro/Jutze,3rd base off Niekro/Jutze).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(2-5)                 6     3   3   1   4   3   0  24
Forsch SV(8)                  3     1   1   1   0   0   1  10
Totals                        9     4   4   2   4   3   1  34


San Diego Padres             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wehrmeister L(0-4)            2.2   5   3   3   3   1   0  17
Tomlin                        2.1   3   1   1   0   2   1   9
Strom                         2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6
Metzger                       2     4   1   1   0   2   0   9
Totals                        9    12   5   5   3   6   1  41


Umpires: HP - Jim Quick, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:23   Attendance: 11742


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                San Diego Padres         
1. Gross               rf        Locklear            lf
2. Andrews             2b        Fuentes             2b
3. Cruz                cf        W. Davis            cf
4. Watson              1b        McCovey             1b
5. Roberts             lf        Winfield            rf
6. Boswell             3b        Rader               3b
7. Jutze               c         Torres              ss
8. Metzger             ss        Kendall             c
9. Niekro              p         Wehrmeister         p

ASTROS 1ST: Gross singled to center; Andrews popped to first;
Cruz popped to third; Watson singled to right [Gross to third];
Roberts singled to left [Gross scored, Watson to second];
Boswell grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 1, Padres 0.

PADRES 1ST: Locklear struck out (catcher to first); Fuentes
walked; W. Davis forced Fuentes (shortstop to second); McCovey
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Padres 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Jutze was called out on strikes; Metzger reached on
an error by Fuentes; Niekro singled to right [Metzger to
second]; Gross walked [Metzger to third, Niekro to second];
Andrews forced Metzger (third to catcher) [Gross to second,
Niekro to third]; Cruz flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3
LOB.  Astros 1, Padres 0.

PADRES 2ND: Winfield walked; Rader hit into a double play
(center to center to first) [Winfield out at second]; Torres
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Padres 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Watson walked; Roberts singled to right [Watson to
third, Roberts to second]; Boswell grounded out (first to
pitcher) [Watson scored, Roberts to third]; Jutze hit a
sacrifice fly to left [Roberts scored]; Metzger walked; TOMLIN
REPLACED WEHRMEISTER (PITCHING); Niekro struck out; 2 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Padres 0.

PADRES 3RD: Kendall singled to left; Tomlin forced Kendall
(pitcher to shortstop); Locklear singled to center [Tomlin to
third]; Fuentes reached on an error by Andrews [Tomlin scored,
Locklear to third]; W. Davis walked [Fuentes to second]; McCovey
grounded out (first unassisted) [W. Davis to second, Fuentes to
third, Locklear scored (unearned)]; Winfield struck out; 2 R (1
ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Padres 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Gross singled to center; Andrews grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Gross out at
second]; Cruz struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Padres 2.

PADRES 4TH: Rader grounded out (third to first); Torres flied
out to center; Kendall grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Padres 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Watson homered; Roberts singled to shortstop;
Boswell out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Roberts to
second]; Jutze grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger
grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
4, Padres 2.

PADRES 5TH: TURNER BATTED FOR TOMLIN; Turner grounded out
(shortstop to first); Locklear popped to second; Fuentes flied
out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Padres 2.

ASTROS 6TH: STROM REPLACED TURNER (PITCHING); Niekro flied out
to right; Gross grounded out (second to first); Andrews lined to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Padres 2.

PADRES 6TH: W. Davis singled to shortstop; W. Davis stole
second; W. Davis stole third; McCovey struck out; Jutze allowed
a passed ball [W. Davis scored (unearned)]; Winfield grounded
out (third to first); Rader walked; Rader was out trying to
advance to second (catcher to shortstop); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 4, Padres 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); Watson
popped to second; Roberts struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Padres 3.

PADRES 7TH: FORSCH REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Torres grounded
out (shortstop to first); Kendall flied out to right; RETTENMUND
BATTED FOR STROM; Rettenmund lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 4, Padres 3.

ASTROS 8TH: METZGER REPLACED RETTENMUND (PITCHING); Boswell
singled to shortstop; DAVANON RAN FOR BOSWELL; On a bunt Jutze
singled to first [DaVanon to second]; Metzger forced Jutze
(second to shortstop) [DaVanon to third]; Forsch singled to
center [DaVanon scored, Metzger to second]; Gross grounded into
a double play (second to second to first) [Forsch out at
second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Padres 3.

PADRES 8TH: DAVANON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Locklear
grounded out (second to first); Fuentes flied out to right; W.
Davis grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 5, Padres 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Andrews grounded out (second to first); Cruz struck
out; Watson singled to left; Roberts was called out on strikes;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Padres 3.

PADRES 9TH: McCovey lined to second; Winfield homered; Rader
grounded out (second to first); Torres flied out to right; 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Padres 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5  12   1    9
 Padres           4   4   1    3


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