San Francisco Giants 5, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 42
Played on Monday, May 24, 1976 (D) at Candlestick Park

HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  8  1
SF  N    3  1  0    0  1  0    0  0  x  -   5  9  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      5   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Andrews 2b                    5   0   2   0       0   0       2   5
Cedeno cf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       9   1
Cruz lf                       2   0   1   0       2   0       2   0
Cabell 3b                     4   1   3   0       0   0       0   2
Jutze c                       4   0   0   0       0   0       4   1
Metzger ss                    4   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Cosgrove p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howe ph                     0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Milbourne ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Griffin p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Siebert p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberts ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   1   8   0       3   1      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Andrews-Metzger-Watson.
E: Gross (4).

BATTING - 
GDP: Jutze (1,off Dressler).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cabell (8,2nd base off Dressler/Hill).
CS: Cedeno (4,2nd base by Dressler/Hill).

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Herndon cf                    3   2   3   1       1   0       6   0
Thomas 2b                     3   0   0   0       0   0       4   5
Speier ss                     3   1   1   0       1   2       3   9
Murcer rf                     3   1   1   1       1   0       0   0
Matthews lf                   2   1   1   1       2   0       2   0
Montanez 1b                   3   0   1   1       1   0       9   2
Reitz 3b                      3   0   2   1       0   0       0   0
Hill c                        4   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Dressler p                    3   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Arnold ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lavelle p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       28   5   9   5       6   3      27  17

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Speier-Montanez.
E: Speier (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Matthews (4,off Cosgrove); Montanez (11,off Griffin).
HR: Herndon (1,2nd inning off Cosgrove 0 on 1 out).
SH: Thomas (4,off Cosgrove).
SF: Reitz (2,off Cosgrove).
GDP: Arnold (3,off Siebert).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Herndon (1,2nd base off Griffin/Jutze).
CS: Murcer (3,2nd base by Siebert/Jutze).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cosgrove L(1-3)               2     4   4   4   2   1   1  12
Pentz                         2     2   0   0   2   0   0  10
Griffin                       2     2   1   1   1   2   0   8
Siebert                       2     1   0   0   1   0   0   6
Totals                        8     9   5   5   6   3   1  36


San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dressler W(1-1)               8     7   1   0   3   1   0  34
Lavelle                       1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9     8   1   0   3   1   0  38


Umpires: HP - Ed Sudol, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Bruce Froemming, 3B - Jerry Dale
Time of Game: 2:23   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                San Francisco Giants     
1. Gross               rf        Herndon             cf
2. Andrews             2b        Thomas              2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Speier              ss
4. Watson              1b        Murcer              rf
5. Cruz                lf        Matthews            lf
6. Cabell              3b        Montanez            1b
7. Jutze               c         Reitz               3b
8. Metzger             ss        Hill                c
9. Cosgrove            p         Dressler            p

ASTROS 1ST: Gross grounded out (shortstop to first); Andrews
singled; Cedeno forced Andrews (second to shortstop); Cedeno was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Herndon walked; Thomas out on a sacrifice bunt
(third to first) [Herndon to second]; Speier singled [Herndon to
third]; Murcer singled [Herndon scored, Speier to second];
Matthews doubled [Speier scored, Murcer to third]; Montanez
walked; Reitz hit a sacrifice fly to left [Murcer scored]; Hill
flied out to center; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson flied out to center; Cruz flied out to left;
Cabell singled; Cabell stole second; Jutze reached on an error
by Speier [Cabell scored (unearned) (no RBI)]; Metzger forced
Jutze (second to shortstop); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Giants 3.

GIANTS 2ND: Dressler grounded out (second to first); Herndon
homered; Thomas flied out to center; Speier struck out; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 4.

ASTROS 3RD: HOWE BATTED FOR COSGROVE; Howe walked; Gross forced
Howe (shortstop to second); Andrews reached on a fielder's
choice [Gross to second]; Cedeno flied to left in foul
territory; Watson forced Andrews (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 4.

GIANTS 3RD: PENTZ REPLACED HOWE (PITCHING); Murcer grounded out
(second to first); Matthews walked; Montanez flied out to
center; Reitz singled [Matthews to second]; Hill made an out to
second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz walked; Cabell flied out to center; Jutze
grounded out (second to first) [Cruz to second]; Metzger
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Giants 4.

GIANTS 4TH: Dressler popped to first in foul territory; Herndon
singled; Thomas grounded out (second to first) [Herndon to
second]; Speier walked; Murcer grounded out (first to pitcher);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 4.

ASTROS 5TH: MILBOURNE BATTED FOR PENTZ; Milbourne grounded out
(second to first); Gross grounded out (second to first); Andrews
singled; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 4.

GIANTS 5TH: GRIFFIN REPLACED MILBOURNE (PITCHING); Matthews
walked; Montanez doubled to right [Matthews scored, Montanez to
third (error by Gross)]; Reitz grounded out (second to first)
[Montanez stayed at third]; Hill hit into a double play to left
[Montanez out at home (catcher unassisted)]; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson struck out; Cruz singled; Cabell singled
[Cruz to second]; Jutze grounded into a double play (shortstop
to first) [Cabell out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Giants 5.

GIANTS 6TH: Dressler struck out; Herndon singled; Herndon stole
second; Thomas grounded out (third to first); Speier was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Metzger grounded out (first to pitcher); HOWARD
BATTED FOR GRIFFIN; Howard flied out to center; Gross grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Giants 5.

GIANTS 7TH: SIEBERT REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Murcer walked;
Murcer was caught stealing second (catcher to second); Matthews
flied out to right; Montanez made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Andrews grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno
flied out to center; Watson singled; Cruz walked [Watson to
second]; Cabell singled [Watson to third, Cruz to second]; Jutze
flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 5.

GIANTS 8TH: Reitz singled; Hill popped to first in foul
territory; ARNOLD BATTED FOR DRESSLER; Arnold grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Reitz out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 5.

ASTROS 9TH: LAVELLE REPLACED ARNOLD (PITCHING); Metzger grounded
out (shortstop to first); ROBERTS BATTED FOR SIEBERT; Roberts
singled; Gross forced Roberts (shortstop to second); Andrews
flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   8   1   10
 Giants           5   9   1    7


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