San Francisco Giants 5, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 157
Played on Sunday, September 26, 1976 (D) at Candlestick Park

HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  9  1
SF  N    0  0  0    1  0  2    2  0  x  -   5 11  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard lf                     4   0   2   0       0   0       1   0
Taveras ss                    4   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Cruz cf                       4   1   3   0       0   0       3   0
Johnson 1b                    3   0   1   0       0   0       9   1
  Watson ph,1b                1   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Howe 3b                       4   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Gross rf                      3   0   2   0       1   0       2   0
Herrmann c                    4   0   0   0       0   1       2   1
Metzger 2b                    3   0   1   0       1   0       4   3
Lemongello p                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sosa p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       31   1   9   0       3   2      24  12

FIELDING - 
E: Howard (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Howard (7,off Lavelle).
SH: Lemongello (1,off Williams).
GDP: Taveras (1,off Williams).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cruz (11,2nd base by Williams/Rader).

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Clark cf                      5   0   0   0       0   0       3   2
  Herndon cf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Perez 2b                      3   0   0   0       2   0       4   1
Matthews lf                   4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Murcer rf                     4   2   2   0       0   0       1   0
Thomasson 1b                  4   2   4   1       0   0       8   0
  Evans 1b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Reitz 3b                      3   0   2   1       0   0       0   1
Speier ss                     3   1   2   2       0   0       3   6
Rader c                       4   0   1   1       0   1       3   1
Williams p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Lavelle p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Adams ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Moffitt p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   5  11   5       2   2      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Williams-Speier-Thomasson, Clark-Rader.
E: Thomasson (12).

BATTING - 
2B: Rader (15,off Lemongello); Murcer (19,off Sosa); Thomasson (20,off Sosa);
Reitz (21,off Sosa).
SH: Reitz (3,off Lemongello).
HBP: Speier (4,by Sosa).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Thomasson (2,2nd base by Lemongello/Herrmann).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lemongello L(2-1)             6     8   3   3   2   2   0  28
Sosa                          2     3   2   2   0   0   0  10
Totals                        8    11   5   5   2   2   0  38

HBP: Sosa (3,Speier).

San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Williams                      3     4   0   0   1   0   0  11
Lavelle W(10-6)               3     2   1   1   2   1   0  13
Moffitt SV(14)                3     3   0   0   0   1   0  11
Totals                        9     9   1   1   3   2   0  35


Umpires: HP - Art Williams, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Jim Quick, 3B - Ed Montague
Time of Game: 2:09   Attendance: 15048


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                San Francisco Giants     
1. Howard              lf        Clark               cf
2. Taveras             ss        Perez               2b
3. Cruz                cf        Matthews            lf
4. Johnson             1b        Murcer              rf
5. Howe                3b        Thomasson           1b
6. Gross               rf        Reitz               3b
7. Herrmann            c         Speier              ss
8. Metzger             2b        Rader               c
9. Lemongello          p         Williams            p

ASTROS 1ST: Howard singled to center; Taveras grounded into a
double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Howard out at
second]; Cruz singled to second; Cruz was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

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

ASTROS 2ND: Johnson singled to center [Johnson out at second
(center to shortstop)]; Howe grounded out (shortstop to first);
Gross singled to pitcher; Herrmann grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Thomasson singled to center; Thomasson was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); Reitz singled to left;
Speier singled to second [Reitz to second]; Rader was called out
on strikes; Williams grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger walked; Lemongello out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Metzger to second]; Howard reached on a
fielder's choice [Metzger to third]; Taveras hit into a double
play (center to catcher) [Metzger out at home]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Clark made an out to shortstop; Perez flied out to
center; Matthews grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

ASTROS 4TH: LAVELLE REPLACED WILLIAMS (PITCHING); Cruz singled
to shortstop; Johnson grounded out (third to first) [Cruz scored
(error by Thomasson) (no RBI)]; Howe flied out to center; Gross
walked; Herrmann struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Giants 0.

GIANTS 4TH: Murcer singled to pitcher; Thomasson singled to
center [Murcer to second]; Reitz forced Thomasson (shortstop to
second) [Murcer to third]; Speier reached on a fielder's choice
[Murcer scored, Reitz to second]; Rader forced Speier (shortstop
to second) [Reitz to third]; Lavelle grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger grounded out (pitcher to first); Lemongello
walked; Howard doubled to center [Lemongello to third]; Taveras
grounded out (shortstop to first); Cruz flied out to left; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 1.

GIANTS 5TH: Clark made an out to first; Perez walked; Matthews
flied out to left; Murcer flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Johnson flied out to right; Howe grounded out
(shortstop to first); Gross grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 1.

GIANTS 6TH: Thomasson singled to pitcher; Reitz out on a
sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Thomasson to second]; Speier
singled to center [Thomasson scored]; Rader doubled to left
[Speier scored]; ADAMS BATTED FOR LAVELLE; Adams struck out;
Clark flied out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Giants 3.

ASTROS 7TH: MOFFITT REPLACED ADAMS (PITCHING); Herrmann flied
out to center; Metzger singled to third; BOSWELL BATTED FOR
LEMONGELLO; Boswell flied out to left; Howard made an out to
second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 3.

GIANTS 7TH: SOSA REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); Perez grounded out
(third to first); Matthews flied out to center; Murcer doubled
to right; Thomasson doubled to left [Murcer scored]; Reitz
doubled to left [Thomasson scored, Reitz to third (error by
Howard)]; Speier was hit by a pitch; Rader made an out to first;
2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 5.

ASTROS 8TH: EVANS REPLACED THOMASSON (PLAYING 1B); Taveras made
an out to second; Cruz singled to left [Cruz out at second
(shortstop unassisted)]; Jose Cruz tripled but out on appeal
for missing 2B; WATSON BATTED FOR JOHNSON; Watson struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 5.

GIANTS 8TH: WATSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Moffitt flied
out to right; Clark grounded out (second to first); Perez
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Giants 5.

ASTROS 9TH: HERNDON REPLACED CLARK (PLAYING CF); Howe flied out
to left; Gross singled to right; Herrmann flied out to center;
Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 1, Giants 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   9   1    7
 Giants           5  11   1    9


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