Houston Astros 5, San Francisco Giants 4 (13 innings)
Regular Season Game 98
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Saturday, July 24, 1976 (N) at Astrodome

SF  N    0  0  0    1  0  2    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  -   4 12  3
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    2  1  0    1  0  0    1  -   5 11  0
San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Herndon cf                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Thomasson ph,cf             2   1   2   1       0   0       0   0
Perez ss,2b                   5   0   1   0       0   0       5   4
Matthews lf                   6   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Murcer rf                     4   2   1   0       2   2       1   0
Reitz 3b                      6   0   1   0       0   0       1   4
Evans 1b                      5   1   1   1       1   0      19   3
Miller 2b                     3   0   1   2       0   0       1   4
  Speier ss                   1   0   0   0       2   0       0   3
Hill c                        4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
  Barr pr                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Moffitt p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Caldwell p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Williams p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Adams ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Montefusco pr               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Heaverlo p                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Dressler p                    3   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
  Lavelle p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Arnold ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sadek c                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Rader ph,c                  2   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Totals                       48   4  12   4       5   3      37  23

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Dressler-Perez-Evans, Reitz-Perez-Evans.
E: Murcer (10), Evans (8), Miller (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Evans (6,off Cosgrove); Miller (1,off Cosgrove).
HR: Thomasson (3,10th inning off Forsch 0 on 0 out).
SH: Perez (9,off Pentz).
GDP: Rader (10,off Pentz).
IBB: Murcer (9,by Pentz).
Team LOB: 11.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      6   2   3   0       1   1       4   0
Andrews 2b                    7   0   2   1       0   0       4   7
Cedeno cf                     5   0   2   0       2   1       4   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   0   2       2   1      17   0
Cruz lf                       1   0   0   0       2   0       0   0
  Johnson ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Cabell 3b                     6   1   1   0       0   0       1   3
Herrmann c                    3   1   1   1       0   0       3   0
  Jutze pr,c                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Metzger ss                    5   0   0   0       1   0       3   7
Cosgrove p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Roberts ph,lf               4   1   2   1       0   1       3   0
Totals                       44   5  11   5       8   5      39  20

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Pentz-Metzger-Watson.

BATTING - 
2B: Roberts (8,off Dressler); Gross (7,off Heaverlo).
HR: Herrmann (3,8th inning off Lavelle 0 on 1 out).
SH: Cosgrove (5,off Dressler); Herrmann (1,off Caldwell).
SF: Watson 2 (6,off Lavelle,off Heaverlo).
HBP: Herrmann 2 (2,by Dressler,by Heaverlo).
GDP: Andrews (10,off Dressler); Roberts (2,off Heaverlo).
IBB: Watson (5,by Moffitt); Cedeno (7,by Heaverlo).
Team LOB: 16.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (32,2nd base off Dressler/Hill).

PITCHING
San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dressler                      6.1   4   2   1   5   0   0  30
Lavelle                       1.2   1   1   1   0   2   1   6
Moffitt                       1     2   1   1   1   1   0   6
Caldwell                      0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Williams                      0.1   2   0   0   0   0   0   3
Heaverlo L(3-2)               2.1   2   1   1   2   2   0  11
Totals                       12.1  11   5   4   8   5   1  58

Moffitt faced 1 batter in the 10th inning
HBP: Dressler (1,Herrmann); Heaverlo (2,Herrmann).
IBB: Moffitt (6,Watson); Heaverlo (2,Cedeno).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cosgrove                      7     7   3   3   2   2   0  29
Sambito                       2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7
Forsch                        2     2   1   1   1   0   1   9
Pentz W(3-1)                  2     2   0   0   2   0   0   9
Totals                       13    12   4   4   5   3   1  54

IBB: Pentz (2,Murcer).

Umpires: HP - Dutch Rennert, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Andy Olsen, 3B - Satch Davidson
Time of Game: 3:32   


Starting Lineups:

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

GIANTS 1ST: Herndon grounded out (second to first); Perez
grounded out (shortstop to first); Matthews grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

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

GIANTS 2ND: Murcer struck out; Reitz grounded out (shortstop to
first); Evans doubled to right; Miller made an out to second; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Herrmann was hit by a pitch; Metzger forced Herrmann
(second to shortstop); Cosgrove out on a sacrifice bunt (first
to second) [Metzger to second]; Gross grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Hill grounded out (third to first); Dressler singled
to center; On a bunt Herndon singled to second [Dressler out at
third (second to third)]; Perez singled to left [Herndon to
second]; Matthews flied out to center; 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Andrews singled to center; Cedeno grounded out
(second to first) [Andrews to second]; Watson grounded out
(third to first); Cruz walked; Cabell forced Andrews (third
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

GIANTS 4TH: Murcer singled to center; Reitz singled to right
[Murcer to third]; Evans grounded out (second to first) [Murcer
scored, Reitz to second]; Miller made an out to second; Hill
flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Herrmann flied out to left; Metzger grounded out
(first unassisted); Cosgrove reached on an error by Evans
[Cosgrove to first]; Gross flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 0.

GIANTS 5TH: Dressler made an out to shortstop; Herndon grounded
out (second to first); Perez grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Andrews grounded out (first to pitcher); Cedeno
grounded out (third to first); Watson flied out to center; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 0.

GIANTS 6TH: Matthews flied out to center; Murcer walked; Reitz
grounded out (pitcher to first) [Murcer to second]; Evans
walked; Miller doubled to right [Murcer scored, Evans scored];
Hill struck out; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz grounded out (second to first); Cabell grounded
out (pitcher to first); Herrmann grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 3, Astros 0.

GIANTS 7TH: Dressler popped to first; Herndon popped to first in
foul territory; Perez flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Giants 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Metzger grounded out (third to first); ROBERTS
BATTED FOR COSGROVE; Roberts doubled to left; Gross singled to
left [Roberts to third]; Andrews reached on a fielder's choice
[Roberts scored, Gross to second (error by Miller)]; Cedeno
walked [Gross to third, Andrews to second]; LAVELLE REPLACED
DRESSLER (PITCHING); Watson hit a sacrifice fly to right [Gross
scored (unearned), Andrews to third]; JOHNSON BATTED FOR CRUZ;
Johnson struck out; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 3,
Astros 2.

GIANTS 8TH: SAMBITO REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING); ROBERTS STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Matthews grounded out (third to first);
Murcer struck out; Reitz flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Giants 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: SPEIER REPLACED MILLER (PLAYING SS); PEREZ CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); Cabell grounded out (shortstop to
first); Herrmann homered; Metzger grounded out (shortstop to
first); Roberts struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 3,
Astros 3.

GIANTS 9TH: Evans flied out to left; Speier grounded out
(shortstop to first); Hill singled to right; BARR RAN FOR HILL;
ARNOLD BATTED FOR LAVELLE; Arnold flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: MOFFITT REPLACED BARR (PITCHING); SADEK REPLACED
ARNOLD (PLAYING C ); Gross struck out; Andrews grounded out
(second to first); Cedeno singled to right [Cedeno to second
(error by Murcer)]; Watson was walked intentionally; BOSWELL
BATTED FOR SAMBITO; Boswell made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 1
E, 2 LOB.  Giants 3, Astros 3.

GIANTS 10TH: FORSCH REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); THOMASSON
BATTED FOR HERNDON; Thomasson homered; Perez grounded out
(shortstop to first); Matthews singled to right; Murcer flied
out to center; Reitz grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 10TH: THOMASSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Cabell
singled; CALDWELL REPLACED MOFFITT (PITCHING); Herrmann out on a
sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Cabell to second]; Metzger
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Cabell to third]; WILLIAMS
REPLACED CALDWELL (PITCHING); Roberts singled to right [Cabell
scored]; Gross singled to center [Roberts to third]; Andrews
popped to first; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 4.

GIANTS 11TH: Evans flied out to right; Speier walked; ADAMS
BATTED FOR WILLIAMS; Adams forced Speier (shortstop to second);
MONTEFUSCO RAN FOR ADAMS; RADER BATTED FOR SADEK; Rader flied
out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 11TH: HEAVERLO REPLACED MONTEFUSCO (PITCHING); RADER
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Cedeno was called out on strikes;
Watson struck out; HOWARD BATTED FOR FORSCH; Howard grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 4.

GIANTS 12TH: PENTZ REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Thomasson singled
to left; Perez out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Thomasson to second]; Matthews flied out to right; Murcer was
walked intentionally; Reitz forced Murcer (second to shortstop);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 12TH: Cabell grounded out (pitcher to first); Herrmann
was hit by a pitch; JUTZE RAN FOR HERRMANN; Metzger walked
[Jutze to second]; Roberts grounded into a double play (third to
second to first) [Metzger out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Giants 4, Astros 4.

GIANTS 13TH: JUTZE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Evans grounded
out (second to first); Speier walked; On a bunt Heaverlo singled
[Speier to second]; Rader grounded into a double play (pitcher
to shortstop to first) [Heaverlo out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 13TH: Gross doubled; Andrews singled [Gross to third];
Cedeno was walked intentionally [Andrews to second]; Watson hit
a sacrifice fly to left [Gross scored]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Giants 4, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Giants           4  12   3   11
 Astros           5  11   0   16


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