Houston Astros 8, San Francisco Giants 2
Regular Season Game 73
Played on Monday, June 28, 1976 (N) at Candlestick Park

HOU N    0  2  3    0  0  0    1  0  2  -   8 16  1
SF  N    0  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   2  5  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cabell 3b                     5   1   1   0       0   1       0   3
Andrews 2b                    5   2   4   0       0   0       3   1
Cedeno cf                     4   2   2   1       0   1       2   0
Watson 1b                     5   1   2   2       0   1       4   1
Cruz rf                       5   2   3   2       0   1       2   0
Johnson lf                    3   0   2   3       0   0       0   0
  Howard lf                   2   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Herrmann c                    5   0   1   0       0   0      13   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   1   0       1   0       0   1
Cosgrove p                    2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Totals                       39   8  16   8       2   5      27   6

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Cabell-Andrews-Watson.
E: Johnson (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (7,off Dressler); Johnson 2 (11,off Dressler 2); Cedeno (11,off Dressler);
Herrmann (2,off Caldwell); Watson (10,off Caldwell).
SH: Cosgrove (3,off Heaverlo).
SF: Cedeno (2,off Williams).
IBB: Metzger (4,by Caldwell).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cruz (8,2nd base off Dressler/Hill).
CS: Andrews (3,2nd base by Dressler/Hill).

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Herndon cf                    5   0   2   0       0   3       1   0
Perez 2b                      3   0   1   0       1   0       2   3
Matthews lf                   3   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
Murcer rf                     4   0   0   0       0   3       3   0
Speier ss                     3   0   0   0       1   0       3   4
Reitz 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Evans 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   3      11   2
Hill c                        2   1   0   0       1   1       4   2
  Adams ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Dressler p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Heaverlo p                  1   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Arnold ph                   1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Williams p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Thomas ph                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Barr pr                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Caldwell p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Thomasson ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   2   5   0       5  12      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Speier-Evans.

BATTING - 
GDP: Perez (7,off Cosgrove).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cosgrove W(3-4)               6.1   5   2   0   5  10   0  29
Forsch SV(14)                 2.2   0   0   0   0   2   0   8
Totals                        9     5   2   0   5  12   0  37


San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dressler L(1-6)               2.2   8   5   5   0   1   0  15
Heaverlo                      2.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   8
Williams                      2     2   1   1   0   2   0   8
Caldwell                      2     5   2   2   2   1   0  12
Totals                        9    16   8   8   2   5   0  43

IBB: Caldwell (1,Metzger).

Umpires: HP - Jim Quick, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:28   Attendance: 2604


Starting Lineups:

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

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

GIANTS 1ST: Herndon singled to center; Perez grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Herndon out at second];
Matthews struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson singled to center; Cruz doubled to right
[Watson to third]; Johnson doubled to center [Watson scored,
Cruz scored]; Herrmann grounded out (second to first) [Johnson
to third]; Metzger grounded out (second to first); Cosgrove
popped to shortstop; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Murcer struck out; Speier walked; Reitz singled to
left [Speier to second]; Evans struck out; Hill was called out
on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Cabell flied out to right; Andrews singled to
center; Cedeno doubled to left [Andrews to third]; Watson flied
out to right; Cruz singled to center [Andrews scored, Cedeno
scored]; Cruz stole second; Johnson doubled to left [Cruz
scored]; HEAVERLO REPLACED DRESSLER (PITCHING); Herrmann popped
to third; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Heaverlo struck out; Herndon was called out on
strikes; Perez singled to center; Matthews popped to second; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Metzger singled to center; Cosgrove out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Metzger to second]; Cabell
grounded out (shortstop to first); Andrews grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 0.

GIANTS 4TH: Murcer struck out; Speier grounded out (third to
first); Reitz grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Cedeno struck out; Watson grounded out (third to
first); Cruz grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 0.

GIANTS 5TH: Evans flied out to center; Hill walked; ARNOLD
BATTED FOR HEAVERLO; Arnold singled to left [Hill to second];
Herndon struck out; Perez reached on an error by Johnson [Hill
scored (unearned), Arnold scored (unearned), Perez to second];
Matthews walked; Murcer struck out; 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.
 Astros 5, Giants 2.

ASTROS 6TH: WILLIAMS REPLACED ARNOLD (PITCHING); Johnson flied
out to center; Herrmann grounded out (shortstop to first);
Metzger popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5,
Giants 2.

GIANTS 6TH: HOWARD REPLACED JOHNSON (PLAYING LF); Speier flied
out to center; Reitz flied out to right; Evans struck out; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Cosgrove struck out; Cabell singled to center;
Andrews singled to center [Cabell to third]; Cedeno hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Cabell scored]; Watson struck out; 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 2.

GIANTS 7TH: Hill popped to second; THOMAS BATTED FOR WILLIAMS;
Thomas walked; BARR RAN FOR THOMAS; Herndon singled to center
[Barr to second]; Perez walked [Barr to third, Herndon to
second]; FORSCH REPLACED COSGROVE (PITCHING); Matthews flied out
to right; Murcer popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 2.

ASTROS 8TH: CALDWELL REPLACED BARR (PITCHING); Cruz struck out
(catcher to first); Howard grounded out (pitcher to first);
Herrmann doubled to right; Metzger was walked intentionally;
Forsch walked [Herrmann to third, Metzger to second]; Cabell
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 6,
Giants 2.

GIANTS 8TH: Speier flied out to left; Reitz flied out to left;
Evans struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Andrews singled to right; Cedeno singled to
shortstop [Andrews to second]; Watson doubled to center [Andrews
scored, Cedeno scored]; Cruz singled to center [Watson to
third]; Howard lined into a double play (shortstop to first)
[Cruz out at first]; Herrmann grounded out (first to pitcher); 2
R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Giants 2.

GIANTS 9TH: ADAMS BATTED FOR HILL; Adams grounded out (first to
pitcher); THOMASSON BATTED FOR CALDWELL; Thomasson grounded out
(shortstop to first); Herndon struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 8, Giants 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           8  16   1    8
 Giants           2   5   0    8


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