San Diego Padres 4, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 144
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Saturday, September 11, 1976 (N) at San Diego Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1 10  0
SD  N    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  2  x  -   4  8  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras 2b                    3   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
  Johnson ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberts ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
Cedeno cf                     4   0   2   1       0   0       4   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       7   0
Javier lf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Cruz rf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Herrmann c                    3   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
  Howe ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   1   0       0   0       2   5
  Boswell ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Milbourne pr                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Dierker p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  DaVanon ph,2b               1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   1  10   1       0   3      24   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Taveras-Watson.
PB: Herrmann (10).

BATTING - 
3B: Cedeno (5,off Jones).
HBP: DaVanon (1,by Jones).
GDP: Cabell (11,off Jones).
Team LOB: 9.

San Diego Padres             AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Grubb rf,lf                   3   1   0   0       1   1       2   0
Fuentes 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       2   6
W. Davis cf                   3   2   2   1       1   0       1   0
Ivie 1b                       2   1   1   1       1   0      12   1
Turner lf                     3   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
  Melendez ph,rf              1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   2   1       0   0       2   4
Kendall c                     4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Torres ss                     3   0   0   0       1   0       2   3
Jones p                       4   0   0   0       0   2       1   2
Totals                       31   4   8   4       4   5      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Jones-Torres-Ivie.

BATTING - 
2B: Turner (14,off Dierker); W. Davis (18,off Sambito).
3B: Ivie (4,off Sambito).
HBP: Ivie (5,by Dierker).
GDP: Torres (8,off Dierker).
IBB: Torres (3,by Forsch).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(13-14)              7     5   2   2   3   3   0  29
Sambito                       0     2   2   2   0   0   0   2
Forsch                        1     1   0   0   1   2   0   5
Totals                        8     8   4   4   4   5   0  36

Sambito faced 2 batters in the 8th inning
WP: Dierker (12).
HBP: Dierker (6,Ivie).
IBB: Forsch (7,Torres).

San Diego Padres             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Jones W(21-12)                9    10   1   1   0   3   0  37

HBP: Jones (4,DaVanon).

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Doug Harvey, 3B - Frank Pulli
Time of Game: 2:01   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                San Diego Padres         
1. Taveras             2b        Grubb               rf
2. Cabell              3b        Fuentes             2b
3. Cedeno              cf        W. Davis            cf
4. Watson              1b        Ivie                1b
5. Javier              lf        Turner              lf
6. Cruz                rf        Rader               3b
7. Herrmann            c         Kendall             c
8. Metzger             ss        Torres              ss
9. Dierker             p         Jones               p

ASTROS 1ST: Taveras singled to right; Cabell grounded into a
double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Taveras out at
second]; Cedeno grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Padres 0.

PADRES 1ST: Grubb walked; Fuentes singled to right [Grubb to
third]; W. Davis forced Fuentes (second to shortstop) [Grubb
scored]; Dierker threw a wild pitch [W. Davis to second]; Ivie
grounded out (shortstop to first); Turner doubled to right [W.
Davis scored]; Rader flied out to right; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Padres 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson struck out; Javier singled to shortstop; Cruz
grounded out (second to first) [Javier to second]; Herrmann
singled to pitcher [Javier to third]; Metzger forced Herrmann
(second to shortstop); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Padres 2.

PADRES 2ND: Kendall grounded out (third to first); Torres popped
to third in foul territory; Jones grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Padres 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Dierker struck out; Taveras grounded out (second to
first); Cabell grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Padres 2.

PADRES 3RD: Grubb grounded out (shortstop to first); Fuentes
grounded out (shortstop to first); W. Davis singled to third;
Ivie was hit by a pitch [W. Davis to second]; Turner flied out
to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Padres 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno flied out to right; Watson grounded out
(pitcher to first); Javier grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Padres 2.

PADRES 4TH: Rader singled to left; Kendall singled to left
[Rader to second]; Torres grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Rader to third, Kendall out at second];
Jones flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Padres 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Cruz flied out to left; Herrmann grounded out
(second to first); Metzger singled to left; Dierker forced
Metzger (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Padres 2.

PADRES 5TH: Grubb lined to pitcher; Fuentes grounded out
(shortstop to first); W. Davis walked; Ivie walked [W. Davis to
second]; Turner flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Padres 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Taveras grounded out (third to first); Cabell
grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno tripled to right;
Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Padres 2.

PADRES 6TH: Rader flied out to center; Kendall made an out to
shortstop; Torres flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Padres 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Javier flied out to center; Cruz lined to third;
Herrmann grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Padres 2.

PADRES 7TH: Jones struck out; Grubb struck out; On a bunt
Fuentes struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Padres 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Metzger grounded out (second to first); DAVANON
BATTED FOR DIERKER; DaVanon was hit by a pitch; JOHNSON BATTED
FOR TAVERAS; Johnson struck out; Cabell singled to right
[DaVanon to third]; Cedeno singled to right [DaVanon scored,
Cabell to third]; Watson flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 1, Padres 2.

PADRES 8TH: SAMBITO REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING); DAVANON STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); W. Davis doubled to left; Ivie tripled to
center [W. Davis scored]; MELENDEZ BATTED FOR TURNER; FORSCH
REPLACED SAMBITO (PITCHING); Melendez struck out; Rader singled
to center [Ivie scored]; Herrmann allowed a passed ball [Rader
to second]; Kendall flied out to center; Torres was walked
intentionally; Jones struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
1, Padres 4.

ASTROS 9TH: MELENDEZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); GRUBB CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Javier lined to second; On a bunt Cruz
made an out to catcher; HOWE BATTED FOR HERRMANN; Howe singled
to left; BOSWELL BATTED FOR METZGER; Boswell singled to second
[Howe to second]; MILBOURNE RAN FOR BOSWELL; On a bunt DaVanon
singled to pitcher [Howe to third, Milbourne to second]; ROBERTS
BATTED FOR FORSCH; Roberts forced Milbourne (third unassisted);
0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1, Padres 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1  10   0    9
 Padres           4   8   0    8


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