Houston Astros 14, San Francisco Giants 5
Regular Season Game 155
Played on Friday, September 24, 1976 (N) at Candlestick Park

HOU N    0  1  0    8  0  1    4  0  0  -  14 15  1
SF  N    0  0  2    0  0  2    0  1  0  -   5  9  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Andrews 2b                    5   2   3   1       1   0       0  10
Cabell 3b                     6   1   1   2       0   3       1   0
Cedeno cf                     6   1   4   2       0   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     3   2   2   1       1   0       6   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Roberts lf                    4   1   2   2       0   0       1   0
Johnson c,1b                  4   2   1   3       1   0      13   0
Cruz rf                       3   2   2   1       2   0       0   0
Metzger ss                    5   1   0   1       0   1       2   3
Richard p                     3   1   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Boswell ph                  0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Jutze c                     1   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Totals                       40  14  15  13       6   5      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Andrews-Metzger-Watson.
E: Cruz (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (31,off Riccelli); Cedeno (25,off Heaverlo).
3B: Cruz (5,off Heaverlo).
HR: Johnson (10,4th inning off Riccelli 2 on 0 out).
SF: Roberts (2,off Dressler); Watson (9,off Dressler).
GDP: Cabell (13,off Riccelli).
IBB: Watson (10,by Dressler).
Team LOB: 7.

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Clark cf,lf,rf                4   0   2   1       0   2       3   0
Thomas 2b                     3   1   1   0       2   0       2   1
Matthews lf                   2   0   0   0       1   2       0   0
  Herndon cf                  2   0   0   0       0   2       4   0
Murcer rf                     2   1   1   1       1   0       3   0
  Ontiveros lf                2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Thomasson 1b                  5   0   1   1       0   0       4   1
Evans 3b                      4   1   1   0       1   1       2   3
Speier ss                     4   0   1   0       0   1       4   1
Rader c                       2   2   0   1       2   0       4   0
Riccelli p                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Heaverlo p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Dressler p                  1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Adams ph                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  D'Acquisto p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Arnold ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Toms p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       34   5   9   4       7   9      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Evans-Thomasson, Riccelli-Speier-Thomasson.
E: Thomasson (11).
PB: Rader (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Murcer (18,off Richard); Evans (9,off Richard); Clark (5,off Sambito).
SF: Clark (2,off Richard).
GDP: Speier (16,off Richard).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Clark (5,2nd base off Richard/Johnson); Thomas (10,2nd base off Richard/Johnson);
Murcer (12,3rd base off Richard/Johnson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard W(18-15)              6     8   4   4   5   7   0  30
Sambito SV(1)                 3     1   1   1   2   2   0  12
Totals                        9     9   5   5   7   9   0  42

WP: Sambito (2).

San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Riccelli L(1-1)               3     8   5   5   0   2   1  15
Heaverlo                      0.1   4   4   4   0   0   0   6
Dressler                      2.2   2   1   1   1   1   0  11
D'Acquisto                    2     1   4   4   5   1   0  13
Toms                          1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9    15  14  14   6   5   1  48

Riccelli faced 4 batters in the 4th inning
WP: D'Acquisto 3 (10).
IBB: Dressler (4,Watson).

Umpires: HP - Jim Quick, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Art Williams, 3B - John Kibler
Time of Game: 2:49   Attendance: 1596


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                San Francisco Giants     
1. Andrews             2b        Clark               cf
2. Cabell              3b        Thomas              2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Matthews            lf
4. Watson              1b        Murcer              rf
5. Roberts             lf        Thomasson           1b
6. Johnson             c         Evans               3b
7. Cruz                rf        Speier              ss
8. Metzger             ss        Rader               c
9. Richard             p         Riccelli            p

ASTROS 1ST: Andrews made an out to shortstop; Cabell struck out;
Cedeno flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Clark singled to center; Clark stole second; Thomas
flied out to center; Matthews walked; Murcer popped to third in
foul territory; Thomasson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson doubled to left; Roberts singled to center
[Watson to third]; Johnson lined into a double play (third to
first) [Roberts out at first]; Cruz singled to left [Watson
scored]; Metzger flied out to right; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Evans walked; Speier grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Evans out at second]; Rader
walked; Riccelli singled to center [Rader to second]; Clark was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Richard struck out; Andrews singled to left; Cabell
grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first)
[Andrews out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants
0.

GIANTS 3RD: Thomas walked; Thomas stole second; Matthews struck
out; Murcer doubled to center [Thomas scored]; Murcer stole
third; Thomasson singled to right [Murcer scored, Thomasson to
second (error by Cruz)]; Evans struck out; Speier struck out; 2
R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno singled to left; Watson singled to right
[Cedeno to third]; Roberts singled to center [Cedeno scored,
Watson to second]; Johnson homered [Watson scored, Roberts
scored]; HEAVERLO REPLACED RICCELLI (PITCHING); Cruz tripled to
center; Metzger reached on an error by Thomasson [Cruz scored
(RBI), Metzger to second]; Richard reached on a fielder's choice
[Metzger out at third (pitcher to third)]; Andrews singled to
center [Richard to second]; Cabell singled [Richard scored,
Andrews to second]; Cedeno doubled [Andrews scored, Cabell to
third]; DRESSLER REPLACED HEAVERLO (PITCHING); Watson was walked
intentionally; Roberts hit a sacrifice fly to center [Cabell
scored]; Rader allowed a passed ball [Cedeno to third, Watson to
second]; Johnson flied out to center; 8 R, 8 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 9, Giants 2.

GIANTS 4TH: Rader grounded out (first unassisted); Dressler
grounded out (shortstop to first); Clark was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 9, Giants 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Cruz flied out to right; Metzger grounded out (first
to pitcher); Richard made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 9, Giants 2.

GIANTS 5TH: Thomas grounded out (second to first); Matthews
struck out; Murcer walked; Thomasson grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9, Giants 2.

ASTROS 6TH: HERNDON REPLACED MATTHEWS (PLAYING CF); CLARK
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Andrews singled to second;
Cabell struck out; Cedeno singled to center [Andrews to third];
Watson hit a sacrifice fly to right [Andrews scored]; Roberts
flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 10, Giants 2.

GIANTS 6TH: Evans doubled to left; Speier singled to center
[Evans to third]; Rader forced Speier (second to shortstop)
[Evans scored]; ADAMS BATTED FOR DRESSLER; Adams singled to
right [Rader to third]; Clark hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Rader scored]; Thomas singled to right [Adams to second];
Herndon struck out; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 10, Giants 4.

ASTROS 7TH: D'ACQUISTO REPLACED ADAMS (PITCHING); ONTIVEROS
REPLACED MURCER (PLAYING LF); CLARK CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
RF); Johnson walked; D'Acquisto threw a wild pitch [Johnson to
second]; Cruz walked; D'Acquisto threw a wild pitch [Johnson to
third, Cruz to second]; Metzger struck out but Johnson advanced
to home and Cruz advanced to third and Metzger advanced to first
on a wild pitch; BOSWELL BATTED FOR RICHARD; Boswell walked
[Metzger to second]; Andrews walked [Cruz scored, Metzger to
third, Boswell to second]; Cabell forced Andrews (third to
second) [Metzger scored, Boswell to third]; Cedeno singled to
third [Boswell scored, Cabell to second]; Watson flied out to
center; Roberts forced Cedeno (second to shortstop); 4 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 14, Giants 4.

GIANTS 7TH: JUTZE REPLACED BOSWELL (PLAYING C ); JOHNSON CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); SAMBITO REPLACED WATSON (PITCHING);
Ontiveros grounded out (second to first); Thomasson grounded out
(second to first); Evans grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 14, Giants 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Johnson grounded out (third to first); Cruz walked;
Metzger flied out to center; Jutze made an out to shortstop; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 14, Giants 4.

GIANTS 8TH: Speier grounded out (shortstop to first); Rader
walked; ARNOLD BATTED FOR D'ACQUISTO; Arnold was called out on
strikes; Clark doubled to left [Rader to third]; Sambito threw a
wild pitch [Rader scored, Clark to third]; Thomas walked;
Herndon struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 14, Giants 5.

ASTROS 9TH: TOMS REPLACED ARNOLD (PITCHING); Andrews flied out
to center; Cabell struck out; Cedeno grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 14, Giants 5.

GIANTS 9TH: Ontiveros grounded out (second to first); Thomasson
grounded out (second to first); Evans flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 14, Giants 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros          14  15   1    7
 Giants           5   9   1   10


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