San Francisco Giants 7, Houston Astros 6
Regular Season Game 43
Played on Tuesday, May 25, 1976 (N) at Candlestick Park

HOU N    1  1  0    0  1  0    1  2  0  -   6 11  1
SF  N    0  0  0    0  5  0    0  2  x  -   7 10  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard rf                     5   3   3   3       0   1       2   0
Andrews 2b                    3   0   1   0       1   0       1   3
Cedeno cf                     4   1   2   1       0   0       3   1
Watson 1b                     3   0   1   0       2   0       8   0
Roberts lf                    3   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Cruz ph,lf                  2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cabell 3b                     5   0   2   0       0   1       0   3
Jutze c                       4   2   1   0       1   0       9   1
Metzger ss                    2   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Richard p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Siebert p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Milbourne ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Niekro p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  DaVanon ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   6  11   5       5   2      24  10

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

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (7,off Caldwell).
3B: Roberts (2,off Caldwell).
HR: Howard (1,8th inning off Lavelle 1 on 2 out).
SH: Andrews (1,off Caldwell); Metzger (4,off Lavelle).
SF: Cedeno (1,off Williams).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cedeno (5,2nd base by Caldwell/Hill).

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Herndon cf                    5   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Thomas 2b                     3   1   0   0       2   1       3   2
Murcer rf                     4   2   3   4       1   1       4   1
Matthews lf                   4   1   0   0       1   1       3   0
Montanez 1b                   5   1   4   2       0   0      10   3
Speier ss                     3   0   1   1       1   1       0   4
Reitz 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   1       0   3
Hill c                        1   0   0   0       0   1       2   2
  Rader ph,c                  1   1   0   0       2   1       1   0
Caldwell p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Joshua ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Arnold ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Williams p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Moffitt p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ontiveros ph                0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Lavelle p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Heaverlo p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   7  10   7       9   8      27  17

FIELDING - 
E: Thomas (8), Speier (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Montanez (12,off Niekro).
HR: Murcer (3,5th inning off Richard 3 on 1 out); Montanez (2,8th inning off
Forsch 1 on 2 out).
SH: Speier (2,off Niekro).
IBB: Reitz (2,by Siebert); Rader (3,by Niekro).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Thomas (10,2nd base by Richard/Jutze).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard                       4.1   6   5   4   5   4   1  23
Siebert                       0.2   1   0   0   1   1   0   4
Niekro                        2     1   0   0   3   2   0  10
Forsch L(1-1)                 1     2   2   2   0   1   1   5
Totals                        8    10   7   6   9   8   2  42

IBB: Siebert (2,Reitz); Niekro (1,Rader).

San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Caldwell                      5     8   3   2   2   1   0  24
Williams                      1.1   1   1   0   1   0   0   7
Moffitt                       0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2
Lavelle                       0.2   2   2   2   2   0   1   6
Heaverlo W(2-0)               1.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9    11   6   4   5   2   1  43


Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Jerry Dale, 3B - Ed Sudol
Time of Game: 2:43   Attendance: 2903


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Howard singled; Andrews out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Howard to second]; Cedeno reached on an
error by Speier [Howard scored (unearned) (no RBI)]; Cedeno was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); Watson walked;
Roberts grounded out (catcher to first); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Herndon grounded out (third to first); Thomas
walked; Thomas was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Murcer singled; Matthews flied out to center; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cabell singled; Jutze singled [Cabell to second];
Metzger walked [Cabell to third, Jutze to second]; Richard
forced Cabell (pitcher to catcher) [Jutze to third, Metzger to
second]; Howard singled [Jutze scored, Metzger to third, Richard
to second]; Andrews flied out to right; Cedeno flied out to
center; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Montanez singled; Speier was called out on strikes;
Reitz hit into a double play (center to first) [Montanez out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Watson singled; Roberts flied out to center; Cabell
singled to right [Watson to third, Cabell out at second (right
to shortstop to first to second)]; Jutze grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Hill struck out; Caldwell flied out to right;
Herndon singled; Thomas grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Metzger flied out to right; Richard grounded out
(third to first); Howard struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Giants 0.

GIANTS 4TH: Murcer struck out; Matthews popped to catcher in
foul territory; Montanez singled; Speier walked [Montanez to
second]; Reitz forced Speier (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Andrews grounded out (third to first); Cedeno
doubled; Watson grounded out (first to pitcher) [Cedeno to
third]; Roberts tripled [Cedeno scored]; Cabell grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Giants 0.

GIANTS 5TH: RADER BATTED FOR HILL; Rader walked; JOSHUA BATTED
FOR CALDWELL; Joshua struck out; Herndon singled [Rader to
second]; Thomas walked [Rader to third, Herndon to second];
Murcer homered [Rader scored, Herndon scored, Thomas scored];
Matthews walked; Montanez reached on an error by Andrews
[Matthews to second]; SIEBERT REPLACED RICHARD (PITCHING);
Speier singled [Matthews scored (unearned), Montanez to second];
Reitz was walked intentionally [Montanez to third, Speier to
second]; Rader was called out on strikes; ARNOLD BATTED FOR
JOSHUA; Arnold grounded out (pitcher to first); 5 R (4 ER), 3 H,
1 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 3, Giants 5.

ASTROS 6TH: RADER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); WILLIAMS REPLACED
ARNOLD (PITCHING); Jutze flied out to center; Metzger flied out
to left; MILBOURNE BATTED FOR SIEBERT; Milbourne grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Giants 5.

GIANTS 6TH: NIEKRO REPLACED MILBOURNE (PITCHING); Herndon flied
out to center; Thomas struck out; Murcer walked; Matthews flied
out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Giants 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Howard reached on an error by Thomas; Andrews
singled [Howard to third]; Cedeno hit a sacrifice fly to left
[Howard scored (unearned), Andrews to second]; Watson walked;
MOFFITT REPLACED WILLIAMS (PITCHING); CRUZ BATTED FOR ROBERTS;
Cruz flied out to left; Cabell struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 4, Giants 5.

GIANTS 7TH: CRUZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Montanez doubled;
Speier out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Montanez to
third]; Reitz struck out; Rader was walked intentionally;
ONTIVEROS BATTED FOR MOFFITT; Ontiveros walked [Rader to
second]; Herndon grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Astros 4, Giants 5.

ASTROS 8TH: LAVELLE REPLACED ONTIVEROS (PITCHING); Jutze walked;
Metzger out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Jutze to
second]; DAVANON BATTED FOR NIEKRO; DaVanon grounded out
(shortstop to first); Howard homered [Jutze scored]; Andrews
walked; Cedeno singled [Andrews to second]; HEAVERLO REPLACED
LAVELLE (PITCHING); Watson flied out to right; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 5.

GIANTS 8TH: FORSCH REPLACED DAVANON (PITCHING); Thomas grounded
out (second to first); Murcer singled; Matthews struck out;
Montanez homered [Murcer scored]; Speier grounded out (third to
first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 7.

ASTROS 9TH: Cruz grounded out (second to first); Cabell flied
out to right; Jutze grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6  11   1   10
 Giants           7  10   2   11


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