San Francisco Giants 11, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 44
Played on Wednesday, May 26, 1976 (D) at Candlestick Park

HOU N    1  0  0    0  2  0    0  1  0  -   4 12  0
SF  N    1  1  0    0  4  0    0  5  x  -  11 11  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      5   1   3   1       0   0       3   0
Andrews 2b                    5   1   3   0       0   0       4   3
Cedeno cf                     5   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
Watson 1b                     5   0   1   2       0   0       5   1
Cruz lf                       4   0   1   0       1   2       0   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   1   0       1   0       2   0
Jutze c                       4   0   1   0       0   0       6   0
Metzger ss                    2   1   0   0       2   0       2   1
Dierker p                     2   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
  Siebert p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Griffin p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Boswell ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Cosgrove p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Andujar p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   4  12   4       4   5      24   6

BATTING - 
2B: Gross (5,off Barr); Watson (6,off Barr).
GDP: Watson (3,off Barr).
IBB: Cabell (1,by Barr).
Team LOB: 11.

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Herndon cf                    4   1   1   0       0   0       3   1
Thomas 2b                     4   2   1   0       1   0       1   3
Murcer rf                     3   1   1   2       2   0       3   0
Matthews lf                   4   2   1   3       0   1       3   0
Montanez 1b                   5   1   4   2       0   0       8   1
Speier ss                     5   1   1   2       0   3       1   2
Reitz 3b                      4   1   1   1       1   0       1   5
Rader c                       2   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
  Arnold ph                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Moffitt p                   1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Barr p                        2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Sadek ph,c                  0   1   0   1       1   0       2   0
Totals                       34  11  11  11       6   5      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Speier-Thomas-Montanez.
E: Reitz (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Montanez (13,off Dierker); Speier (7,off Dierker).
HR: Reitz (3,2nd inning off Dierker 0 on 0 out); Matthews (7,8th inning off
Andujar 2 on 1 out).
SH: Herndon (1,off Cosgrove).
HBP: Matthews (1,by Dierker); Sadek (1,by Cosgrove).
IBB: Reitz (3,by Siebert).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(4-5)                4.2   7   6   6   2   2   1  24
Siebert                       0     0   0   0   3   0   0   3
Pentz                         0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Griffin                       2     0   0   0   0   2   0   6
Cosgrove                      0.1   2   4   4   1   0   0   5
Andujar                       0.2   2   1   1   0   1   1   4
Totals                        8    11  11  11   6   5   2  43

HBP: Dierker (3,Matthews); Cosgrove (2,Sadek).
IBB: Siebert (3,Reitz).

San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Barr W(2-4)                   5     9   3   2   2   3   0  25
Moffitt SV(1)                 4     3   1   1   2   2   0  17
Totals                        9    12   4   3   4   5   0  42

BK: Moffitt (1).
IBB: Barr (2,Cabell).

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Jerry Dale, 2B - Ed Sudol, 3B - Bob Engel
Time of Game: 2:31   Attendance: 3115


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Gross doubled; Andrews singled [Gross to third];
Cedeno singled [Gross scored, Andrews to second]; Watson
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Andrews to third, Cedeno out at second]; Cruz walked; Cabell
grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Herndon singled; Thomas grounded out (second to
first) [Herndon to second]; Murcer walked; Matthews forced
Murcer (shortstop to second) [Herndon to third]; Montanez
doubled [Herndon scored, Matthews to third]; Speier struck out;
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Jutze grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger
grounded out (first to pitcher); Dierker struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 1.

GIANTS 2ND: Reitz homered; Rader grounded out (pitcher to
first); Barr made an out to second; Herndon made an out to
shortstop; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Gross singled; Andrews singled [Gross to second];
Cedeno flied out to center; Watson flied out to center; Cruz
singled to center [Gross out at home (center to catcher),
Andrews to second]; 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 2.

GIANTS 3RD: Thomas popped to third in foul territory; Murcer
walked; Matthews made an out to second; Montanez singled [Murcer
to second]; Speier made an out to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 1, Giants 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell grounded out (third to first); Jutze singled;
Metzger popped to third in foul territory; Dierker struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 2.

GIANTS 4TH: Reitz made an out to shortstop; Rader flied out to
right; Barr was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Giants 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Gross flied out to left; Andrews singled; Cedeno
reached on an error by Reitz [Andrews to second]; Watson doubled
[Andrews scored, Cedeno scored (unearned)]; Cruz was called out
on strikes; Cabell was walked intentionally; Jutze grounded out
(third to first); 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Giants
2.

GIANTS 5TH: Herndon popped to pitcher; Thomas singled; Murcer
flied out to right; Matthews was hit by a pitch [Thomas to
second]; Montanez singled [Thomas scored, Matthews to second];
Speier doubled [Matthews scored, Montanez scored]; SIEBERT
REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING); Reitz was walked intentionally;
ARNOLD BATTED FOR RADER; Arnold walked [Speier to third, Reitz
to second]; SADEK BATTED FOR BARR; Sadek walked [Speier scored,
Reitz to third, Arnold to second]; PENTZ REPLACED SIEBERT
(PITCHING); Herndon forced Arnold (third unassisted); 4 R, 3 H,
0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 3, Giants 6.

ASTROS 6TH: MOFFITT REPLACED ARNOLD (PITCHING); SADEK STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING C ); Metzger walked; HOWARD BATTED FOR PENTZ;
Howard struck out; Gross singled [Metzger to second]; Andrews
flied out to center; Cedeno flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 3, Giants 6.

GIANTS 6TH: GRIFFIN REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Thomas grounded
out (second to first); Murcer grounded out (second to pitcher);
Matthews struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Giants 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Watson grounded out (third to first); Cruz struck
out; Cabell singled; Jutze flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 3, Giants 6.

GIANTS 7TH: Montanez popped to catcher in foul territory; Speier
struck out; Reitz grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Giants 6.

ASTROS 8TH: Metzger walked; BOSWELL BATTED FOR GRIFFIN; Boswell
singled [Metzger to third]; Gross forced Boswell (second to
shortstop) [Metzger scored]; Moffitt balked [Gross to second];
Andrews flied out to right; Cedeno flied out to right; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Giants 6.

GIANTS 8TH: COSGROVE REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); Moffitt
singled; Sadek was hit by a pitch [Moffitt to second]; Herndon
out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Moffitt to third,
Sadek to second]; Thomas walked; Murcer singled [Moffitt scored,
Sadek scored, Thomas to second]; ANDUJAR REPLACED COSGROVE
(PITCHING); Matthews homered [Thomas scored, Murcer scored];
Montanez singled; Speier was called out on strikes; Reitz flied
out to right; 5 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Giants 11.

ASTROS 9TH: Watson flied out to left; Cruz grounded out (second
to first); Cabell grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 4, Giants 11.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4  12   0   11
 Giants          11  11   1    8


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