Houston Astros 4, San Francisco Giants 3 (10 innings)
Regular Season Game 71
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Saturday, June 25, 1977 (N) at Astrodome

SF  N    0  0  0    1  0  0    1  0  1    0  -   3 12  1
HOU N    2  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0    1  -   4  9  0
San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Madlock 3b                    5   0   1   0       0   1       1   3
Thomas ss,cf                  5   0   1   0       0   0       5   3
Evans lf                      5   0   3   0       0   0       1   0
Thomasson cf,1b               5   0   1   0       0   0       5   2
McCovey 1b                    3   1   2   1       0   0       7   0
  LeMaster pr,ss              2   1   0   0       0   0       0   1
Whitfield rf                  3   1   2   0       1   0       2   0
Andrews 2b                    3   0   0   0       0   1       3   4
Hill c                        3   0   1   2       0   1       2   2
  Sadek pr,c                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Barr p                        2   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Clark ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Heaverlo p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Harris ph                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Moffitt p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   3  12   3       2   4      28  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Andrews-Thomas-McCovey, Madlock-Andrews-Thomasson.
E: Hill (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Whitfield (10,off Niekro).
HR: McCovey (11,4th inning off Richard 0 on 2 out).
SH: Andrews (4,off Niekro).
SF: Hill (2,off Niekro).
GDP: Madlock (17,off Richard); Thomas (2,off Richard).
Team LOB: 8.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard cf                     4   1   1   0       0   1       1   1
  Boswell ph                  1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Cabell 3b                     3   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
Cruz rf                       3   0   2   2       1   0       0   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   0   0       0   0      14   2
Howe 2b                       4   1   1   0       0   0       3   4
Fuller lf                     4   0   1   1       0   2       4   0
Gonzalez ss                   4   1   1   0       0   0       3   3
Herrmann c                    2   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Richard p                     2   0   2   0       0   0       1   0
  Niekro p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Gardner ph                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       31   4   9   4       3   3      30  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Howe-Watson, Watson-Gonzalez-Watson, Howard-Howe.

BATTING - 
2B: Howe (14,off Barr); Fuller (1,off Barr).
3B: Cruz (5,off Barr).
SH: Herrmann (1,off Moffitt).
HBP: Herrmann (1,by Heaverlo); Watson (4,by Moffitt).
GDP: Howard (2,off Barr); Howe (5,off Moffitt).
IBB: Gardner (1,by Moffitt).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cruz (21,2nd base off Barr/Hill); Howard (9,2nd base off Barr/Hill).
CS: Cruz 2 (8,Home by Barr/Hill,2nd base by Barr/Hill).

PITCHING
San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Barr                          6     7   3   3   2   0   0  23
Heaverlo                      2     0   0   0   0   2   0   7
Moffitt L(2-5)                1.1   2   1   1   1   1   0   7
Totals                        9.1   9   4   4   3   3   0  37

HBP: Heaverlo (1,Herrmann); Moffitt (2,Watson).
IBB: Moffitt (5,Gardner).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard                       6     7   2   2   1   3   1  24
Niekro W(1-1)                 4     5   1   1   1   1   0  17
Totals                       10    12   3   3   2   4   1  41

Richard faced 2 batters in the 7th inning

Umpires: HP - Nick Colosi, 1B - Satch Davidson, 2B - Eric Gregg, 3B - Jim Quick
Time of Game: 2:26   


Starting Lineups:

   San Francisco Giants          Houston Astros           
1. Madlock             3b        Howard              cf
2. Thomas              ss        Cabell              3b
3. Evans               lf        Cruz                rf
4. Thomasson           cf        Watson              1b
5. McCovey             1b        Howe                2b
6. Whitfield           rf        Fuller              lf
7. Andrews             2b        Gonzalez            ss
8. Hill                c         Herrmann            c
9. Barr                p         Richard             p

GIANTS 1ST: Madlock struck out; Thomas grounded out (first
unassisted); Evans singled; Thomasson grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Howard singled; Cabell walked [Howard to second];
Cruz tripled [Howard scored, Cabell scored]; Cruz was caught
stealing home (catcher to third); Watson grounded out (first
unassisted); Howe flied out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Giants 0, Astros 2.

GIANTS 2ND: McCovey grounded out (first unassisted); Whitfield
walked; Andrews grounded out (second to first) [Whitfield to
second]; Hill struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Fuller made an out to second; Gonzalez grounded out
(shortstop to first); Herrmann grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 2.

GIANTS 3RD: Barr singled; Madlock grounded into a double play
(second to first) [Barr out at second]; Thomas made an out to
shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Richard singled; Howard grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Richard out at second]; Cabell
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0,
Astros 2.

GIANTS 4TH: Evans flied out to left; Thomasson grounded out
(first to pitcher); McCovey homered; Whitfield grounded out
(second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz walked; Cruz stole second; Cruz was picked off
second (pitcher to shortstop); Watson flied out to center; Howe
doubled; Fuller doubled [Howe scored]; Gonzalez grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 3.

GIANTS 5TH: Andrews struck out; Hill made an out to shortstop;
Barr flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros
3.

ASTROS 5TH: Herrmann flied out to center; Richard singled;
Howard forced Richard (second to shortstop); Howard stole second
[Howard to third (error by Hill)]; Cabell flied out to right; 0
R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 3.

GIANTS 6TH: Madlock singled; Thomas grounded into a double play
(first to shortstop to first) [Madlock out at second]; Evans
singled; Thomasson flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Giants 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz singled; Cruz was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Watson made an out to shortstop; Howe
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 1,
Astros 3.

GIANTS 7TH: McCovey singled; LEMASTER RAN FOR MCCOVEY; Whitfield
singled [LeMaster to second]; NIEKRO REPLACED RICHARD
(PITCHING); Andrews out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[LeMaster to third, Whitfield to second]; Hill hit a sacrifice
fly to first [LeMaster scored]; CLARK BATTED FOR BARR; Clark was
called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: HEAVERLO REPLACED CLARK (PITCHING); LEMASTER STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING SS); THOMAS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF);
THOMASSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Fuller struck out;
Gonzalez flied out to left; Herrmann was hit by a pitch; Niekro
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants
2, Astros 3.

GIANTS 8TH: Madlock grounded out (shortstop to first); Thomas
singled; Evans singled [Thomas to second]; Thomasson hit into a
double play (center to second) [Thomas out at third]; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Howard was called out on strikes; Cabell grounded
out (shortstop to first); Cruz flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 3.

GIANTS 9TH: LeMaster made an out to first; Whitfield doubled;
Andrews grounded out (shortstop to first) [Whitfield to third];
Hill singled [Whitfield scored]; SADEK RAN FOR HILL; HARRIS
BATTED FOR HEAVERLO; Harris walked [Sadek to second]; Madlock
flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: SADEK STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); MOFFITT REPLACED
HARRIS (PITCHING); Watson was hit by a pitch; Howe grounded into
a double play (third to second to first) [Watson out at second];
Fuller struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 3, Astros 3.

GIANTS 10TH: Thomas grounded out (second to first); Evans
grounded out (first unassisted); Thomasson singled; LeMaster
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants
3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 10TH: Gonzalez singled; Herrmann out on a sacrifice bunt
(first to second) [Gonzalez to second]; GARDNER BATTED FOR
NIEKRO; Gardner was walked intentionally; BOSWELL BATTED FOR
HOWARD; Boswell singled [Gonzalez scored, Gardner to second]; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 3, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Giants           3  12   1    8
 Astros           4   9   0    5


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