San Francisco Giants 10, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 156
Played on Saturday, September 25, 1976 (D) at Candlestick Park

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  6  0
SF  N    2  0  0    1  3  2    2  0  x  -  10 11  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras ss                    4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Cabell 3b                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Howe 3b                     1   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Cedeno cf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   2   0       0   0       6   0
  Johnson 1b                  1   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Cruz lf                       3   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Gross rf                      4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Andrews 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       2   6
Herrmann c                    1   0   1   0       2   0       3   1
McLaughlin p                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Cosgrove p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rondon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Niekro p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   0   6   0       4   2      24   8

BATTING - 
SH: McLaughlin (2,off Barr).
GDP: Gross (7,off Barr); Howard (5,off Barr).
IBB: Herrmann (2,by Barr).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cruz (26,2nd base off Barr/Rader).

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Clark cf,rf                   5   2   2   0       0   2       0   0
Perez 2b                      4   0   0   1       0   0       4   5
Matthews lf                   4   3   3   5       0   0       1   0
  Evans 1b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Murcer rf                     3   1   1   0       1   0       1   0
  Herndon cf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Thomasson 1b,lf               4   1   1   1       0   0      12   0
Reitz 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   0       0   2
Speier ss                     3   1   1   0       1   0       1   8
Rader c                       4   1   2   1       0   1       3   0
Barr p                        4   1   1   2       0   1       0   1
Totals                       34  10  11  10       3   4      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Rader, Perez-Speier-Thomasson, Speier-Perez-Thomasson.

BATTING - 
2B: Clark (6,off Rondon).
3B: Barr (2,off McLaughlin); Thomasson (5,off Cosgrove).
HR: Matthews 3 (19,1st inning off McLaughlin 1 on 1 out,4th inning off McLaughlin
0 on 0 out,7th inning off Rondon 1 on 1 out).
SF: Perez (4,off Cosgrove).
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McLaughlin L(4-5)             4     6   6   6   0   2   2  18
Cosgrove                      2     3   2   2   0   1   0   9
Rondon                        0.2   2   2   2   3   0   1   7
Niekro                        0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Pentz                         1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8    11  10  10   3   4   3  38

McLaughlin faced 3 batters in the 5th inning
WP: McLaughlin (2).

San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Barr W(15-11)                 9     6   0   0   4   2   0  34

IBB: Barr (7,Herrmann).

Umpires: HP - Ed Montague, 1B - Art Williams, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Jim Quick
Time of Game: 2:05   Attendance: 2432


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                San Francisco Giants     
1. Taveras             ss        Clark               cf
2. Cabell              3b        Perez               2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Matthews            lf
4. Watson              1b        Murcer              rf
5. Cruz                lf        Thomasson           1b
6. Gross               rf        Reitz               3b
7. Andrews             2b        Speier              ss
8. Herrmann            c         Rader               c
9. McLaughlin          p         Barr                p

ASTROS 1ST: Taveras singled to center; On a bunt Cabell struck
out [Taveras out at second (catcher unassisted)]; Enos Cabell
called for interference; Cedeno grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Clark singled to left; Perez grounded out (second to
first) [Clark to second]; Matthews homered [Clark scored];
Murcer made an out to second; Thomasson grounded out (third to
first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson singled to center; Cruz walked [Watson to
second]; Gross grounded out (pitcher to first) [Watson to third,
Cruz to second]; Andrews made an out to second; Herrmann was
walked intentionally; McLaughlin struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 2.

GIANTS 2ND: Reitz grounded out (second to first); Speier flied
out to center; Rader flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Giants 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Taveras flied to left in foul territory; Cabell
grounded out (third to first); Cedeno popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 2.

GIANTS 3RD: HOWE REPLACED CABELL (PLAYING 3B); Barr struck out;
Clark struck out; Perez grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Cruz
grounded out (shortstop to first); Gross singled to center;
Andrews forced Gross (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 2.

GIANTS 4TH: Matthews homered; Murcer flied out to center;
Thomasson grounded out (second to first); Reitz popped to first
in foul territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Herrmann singled to center; McLaughlin out on a
sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Herrmann to second]; Taveras
grounded out (second to first); Howe walked; Cedeno grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 3.

GIANTS 5TH: On a bunt Speier singled; Rader singled to second
[Speier to second]; McLaughlin threw a wild pitch [Speier to
third, Rader to second]; Barr tripled to right [Speier scored,
Rader scored]; COSGROVE REPLACED MCLAUGHLIN (PITCHING); Clark
struck out; Perez hit a sacrifice fly to right [Barr scored];
Matthews flied out to center; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Giants 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson singled to second; Cruz flied out to right;
Gross grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Watson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants
6.

GIANTS 6TH: JOHNSON REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING 1B); Murcer singled
to right; Thomasson tripled to right [Murcer scored]; Reitz made
an out to shortstop; Speier flied out to right; Rader singled to
center [Thomasson scored]; Barr made an out to first; 2 R, 3 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 8.

ASTROS 7TH: Andrews grounded out (shortstop to first); Herrmann
walked; HOWARD BATTED FOR COSGROVE; Howard grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Herrmann out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 8.

GIANTS 7TH: RONDON REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Clark doubled to
right; Perez grounded out (second to first) [Clark to third];
Matthews homered [Clark scored]; Murcer walked; Thomasson forced
Murcer (second to shortstop); Reitz walked [Thomasson to
second]; Speier walked [Thomasson to third, Reitz to second];
NIEKRO REPLACED RONDON (PITCHING); Rader struck out (catcher to
first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 10.

ASTROS 8TH: HERNDON REPLACED MURCER (PLAYING CF); EVANS REPLACED
MATTHEWS (PLAYING 1B); THOMASSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF);
CLARK CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Taveras grounded out
(second to first); Howe flied out to center; Cedeno flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 10.

GIANTS 8TH: PENTZ REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Barr made an out
to second; Clark made an out to third; Perez made an out to
first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 10.

ASTROS 9TH: Johnson singled to center; Cruz forced Johnson
(shortstop to second); Cruz stole second; Gross grounded out
(shortstop to first); Andrews flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 10.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           0   6   0    7
 Giants          10  11   0    4


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