San Francisco Giants 4, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 113
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Tuesday, August 9, 1977 (N) at Candlestick Park

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  1  1  -   3 13  0
SF  N    0  0  2    1  1  0    0  0  x  -   4 11  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       4   0   3   0       0   0       4   0
  Sperring ph                 1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Cabell 3b                     5   1   1   1       0   0       1   1
Cedeno cf                     5   1   1   0       0   0       2   1
Watson 1b                     4   0   2   2       0   0       6   0
Cruz rf                       3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Howe 2b                       4   0   2   0       0   0       1   3
Herrmann c                    3   0   3   0       0   0       4   1
  Gonzalez pr,ss              0   1   0   0       1   0       1   1
Metzger ss                    2   0   0   0       0   0       3   3
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  McLaughlin p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Ferguson ph,c               2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       37   3  13   3       2   3      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Niekro-Metzger-Watson, Metzger-Howe-Watson.

BATTING - 
2B: Puhl (6,off Barr); Watson (28,off Barr).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cruz (14,2nd base by Barr/Hill); Howe (1,3rd base by Barr/Hill).

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Thomas cf                     4   2   3   0       0   0       5   0
Andrews 2b                    3   1   2   0       1   0       2   3
Madlock 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       2   1
McCovey 1b                    4   0   2   2       0   1       8   2
Thomasson rf                  3   1   1   0       1   0       1   0
Evans lf                      3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Foli ss                       3   0   1   0       0   0       3   6
Hill c                        3   0   1   1       0   1       3   2
Barr p                        3   0   0   0       0   2       2   1
  Moffitt p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lavelle p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   4  11   3       2   4      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Foli-McCovey, Hill-Madlock.

BATTING - 
2B: Foli (18,off Niekro).
GDP: Evans (6,off Niekro); Madlock (21,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Thomas (11,2nd base off Niekro/Herrmann); Thomasson (8,2nd base off Niekro/Herrmann).
CS: Thomas (8,2nd base by McLaughlin/Ferguson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(7-4)                 6     9   4   4   2   4   0  25
McLaughlin                    2     2   0   0   0   0   0   7
Totals                        8    11   4   4   2   4   0  32

BK: Niekro (1).

San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Barr W(11-8)                  7.1  10   2   2   1   2   0  30
Moffitt                       0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1
Lavelle SV(16)                1.2   2   1   1   1   1   0   8
Totals                        9    13   3   3   2   3   0  39


Umpires: HP - Satch Davidson, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt
Time of Game: 2:19   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                San Francisco Giants     
1. Puhl                lf        Thomas              cf
2. Cabell              3b        Andrews             2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Madlock             3b
4. Watson              1b        McCovey             1b
5. Cruz                rf        Thomasson           rf
6. Howe                2b        Evans               lf
7. Herrmann            c         Foli                ss
8. Metzger             ss        Hill                c
9. Niekro              p         Barr                p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl flied out to center; Cabell flied out to right;
Cedeno grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Thomas flied out to left; Andrews singled to center;
Madlock flied out to left; McCovey struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (second to first); Cruz walked;
Cruz was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Howe
singled to center; Herrmann singled to right [Howe to third];
Metzger grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Thomasson walked; Evans grounded into a double play
(pitcher to shortstop to first) [Thomasson out at second]; Foli
doubled to left; Hill struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
0, Giants 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Niekro struck out; Puhl doubled to right; Cabell
grounded out (pitcher to first); Cedeno flied out to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Barr was called out on strikes; Thomas singled to
left; Thomas stole second; Andrews walked; Madlock grounded out
(third to first) [Thomas to third, Andrews to second]; McCovey
singled to center [Thomas scored, Andrews scored, McCovey out at
second (center to catcher to shortstop)]; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Giants 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson grounded out (second to first); Cruz grounded
out (shortstop to first); Howe flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 2.

GIANTS 4TH: Thomasson singled to center; Evans flied out to
right; Thomasson stole second; Foli flied out to left; Hill
singled to center [Thomasson scored]; Barr was called out on
strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Herrmann singled to right; Metzger lined into a
double play (shortstop to first) [Herrmann out at first]; Niekro
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Giants 3.

GIANTS 5TH: Thomas singled to first; Niekro balked [Thomas to
second]; Andrews singled to right [Thomas to third]; Madlock
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Thomas scored (no RBI), Andrews out at second]; McCovey singled
to right [McCovey out at second (second to shortstop)]; 1 R, 3
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Puhl singled to pitcher; Cabell made an out to
third; Cedeno forced Puhl (shortstop to second); Watson doubled
to left [Cedeno scored]; Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first);
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 4.

GIANTS 6TH: Thomasson popped to third in foul territory; Evans
flied out to center; Foli grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Howe singled to second; Herrmann singled to right
[Howe to second]; GONZALEZ RAN FOR HERRMANN; BOSWELL BATTED FOR
METZGER; Boswell struck out while Howe was caught stealing third
(catcher to third) [Gonzalez to second]; FERGUSON BATTED FOR
NIEKRO; Ferguson grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 4.

GIANTS 7TH: GONZALEZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); FERGUSON
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); MCLAUGHLIN REPLACED BOSWELL
(PITCHING); Hill grounded out (second to first); Barr grounded
out (shortstop to first); Thomas singled to center; Thomas was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Puhl singled to left; Cabell forced Puhl (second to
shortstop); Cedeno singled to right [Cabell to third]; MOFFITT
REPLACED BARR (PITCHING); Watson singled to center [Cabell
scored, Cedeno to second]; LAVELLE REPLACED MOFFITT (PITCHING);
Cruz forced Watson (shortstop to second) [Cedeno to third]; Howe
flied out to left; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 4.

GIANTS 8TH: Andrews flied out to left; Madlock singled to right;
McCovey flied out to center; Thomasson flied out to right; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Gonzalez walked; HOWARD BATTED FOR MCLAUGHLIN;
Howard was called out on strikes; Ferguson flied out to center;
SPERRING BATTED FOR PUHL; Sperring singled to center [Gonzalez
to third]; Cabell singled to center [Gonzalez scored, Sperring
to second]; Cedeno flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 3, Giants 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3  13   0    9
 Giants           4  11   0    4


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