Houston Astros 3, San Diego Padres 2
Regular Season Game 152
Doubleheader Nightcap
Played on Sunday, September 19, 1976 (D) at Astrodome

SD  N    0  0  0    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   2  4  1
HOU N    1  0  0    1  0  0    0  1  x  -   3  9  0
San Diego Padres             AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Grubb rf                      3   1   0   0       1   1       4   0
Almon ss                      4   1   1   2       0   0       1   3
Melendez cf                   4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Ivie 1b                       4   0   0   0       0   0       8   1
Valentine lf                  3   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Rader 3b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
Champion 2b                   3   0   0   0       0   0       4   4
B. Davis c                    2   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
  Turner ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Hernandez pr                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Kendall c                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Sawyer p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  W. Davis ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Metzger p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   2   4   2       1   2      24  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Rader-Champion-Ivie.
E: Almon (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Melendez (5,off McLaughlin).
HR: Almon (1,6th inning off McLaughlin 1 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Hernandez (7,2nd base by McLaughlin/Johnson).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      4   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       0   2
Cedeno cf                     4   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   0      13   0
Cruz lf                       3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Johnson c                     3   1   2   2       1   1       2   1
Taveras 2b                    3   0   0   0       0   0       2   4
  Boswell ph                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Andrews pr,2b               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   6
McLaughlin p                  2   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Totals                       31   3   9   2       3   2      27  15

BATTING - 
2B: Gross (12,off Sawyer); Johnson (20,off Metzger).
HR: Johnson (9,4th inning off Sawyer 0 on 1 out).
SH: McLaughlin (1,off Sawyer).
GDP: Cabell (12,off Sawyer).
IBB: Johnson (6,by Sawyer); Cruz (5,by Metzger); Boswell (2,by Metzger).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno 2 (53,2nd base off Sawyer/B. Davis,2nd base off Metzger/Kendall).
CS: Cabell (7,2nd base by Sawyer/B. Davis).

PITCHING
San Diego Padres             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Sawyer                        7     7   2   2   1   2   1  28
Metzger L(11-3)               1     2   1   1   2   0   0   7
Totals                        8     9   3   3   3   2   1  35

IBB: Sawyer (5,Johnson); Metzger 2 (14,Cruz,Boswell).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McLaughlin W(4-4)             9     4   2   2   1   2   1  31


Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt
Time of Game: 1:42   Attendance: 5360


Starting Lineups:

   San Diego Padres              Houston Astros           
1. Grubb               rf        Gross               rf
2. Almon               ss        Cabell              3b
3. Melendez            cf        Cedeno              cf
4. Ivie                1b        Watson              1b
5. Valentine           lf        Cruz                lf
6. Rader               3b        Johnson             c
7. Champion            2b        Taveras             2b
8. B. Davis            c         Metzger             ss
9. Sawyer              p         McLaughlin          p

PADRES 1ST: Grubb grounded out (first unassisted); Almon flied
out to center; Melendez flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Padres 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross doubled to left; Cabell struck out; Cedeno
reached on an error by Almon [Gross scored (no RBI), Cedeno to
second]; Watson singled to third [Cedeno stayed at second]; Cruz
made an out to third; Johnson struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Padres 0, Astros 1.

PADRES 2ND: Ivie grounded out (third to first); Valentine made
an out to second; Rader flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Padres 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Taveras made an out to shortstop; Metzger singled to
left; McLaughlin out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second)
[Metzger to second]; Gross grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 0, Astros 1.

PADRES 3RD: Champion grounded out (pitcher to first); B. Davis
grounded out (shortstop to first); Sawyer grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Cabell singled to center; Cedeno flied out to right;
Watson popped to first in foul territory; Cabell was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Padres 0, Astros 1.

PADRES 4TH: Grubb grounded out (second to pitcher); Almon
grounded out (third to first); Melendez flied out to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: On a bunt Cruz grounded out (pitcher to first);
Johnson homered; Taveras grounded out (second to first); Metzger
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 0,
Astros 2.

PADRES 5TH: Ivie grounded out (second to first); Valentine flied
out to right; Rader singled to center; Champion forced Rader
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: McLaughlin grounded out (shortstop to first); Gross
singled to right; Cabell grounded into a double play (third to
second to first) [Gross out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Padres 0, Astros 2.

PADRES 6TH: B. Davis grounded out (second to first); Sawyer
grounded out (shortstop to first); Grubb walked; Almon homered
[Grubb scored]; Melendez flied out to right; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Padres 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno singled to left; Cedeno stole second; Watson
flied out to right; Cruz flied out to left; Johnson was walked
intentionally; Taveras forced Johnson (shortstop to second); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Padres 2, Astros 2.

PADRES 7TH: Ivie grounded out (second to first); Valentine flied
out to center; Rader grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Metzger lined to center; McLaughlin flied out to
left; Gross lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 2,
Astros 2.

PADRES 8TH: Champion popped to pitcher; TURNER BATTED FOR B.
DAVIS; Turner singled to center; HERNANDEZ RAN FOR TURNER; W.
DAVIS BATTED FOR SAWYER; W. Davis struck out; Hernandez was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Padres 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: KENDALL REPLACED HERNANDEZ (PLAYING C ); METZGER
REPLACED W. DAVIS (PITCHING); Cabell grounded out (shortstop to
first); Cedeno singled to right; Cedeno stole second; Watson
flied out to left; Cruz was walked intentionally; Johnson
doubled to left [Cedeno scored, Cruz to third]; BOSWELL BATTED
FOR TAVERAS; Boswell was walked intentionally; ANDREWS RAN FOR
BOSWELL; Metzger flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Padres 2, Astros 3.

PADRES 9TH: ANDREWS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Grubb struck
out; Almon grounded out (shortstop to first); Melendez doubled
to left; Ivie grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Padres 2, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Padres           2   4   1    2
 Astros           3   9   0    8


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