Houston Astros 6, San Francisco Giants 1
Regular Season Game 141
Played on Friday, September 9, 1977 (N) at Astrodome

SF  N    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  4  1
HOU N    0  0  2    0  1  3    0  0  x  -   6 14  1
San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Thomas cf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Andrews 2b                    3   0   2   0       1   0       1   1
Madlock 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
McCovey 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       5   1
Evans lf                      3   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Thomasson rf                  4   1   0   0       0   2       1   0
Foli ss                       3   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Sadek c                       3   0   1   1       0   0      10   1
Barr p                        2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Heaverlo p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Whitfield ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Curtis p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   1   4   1       2   4      24   7

FIELDING - 
E: Evans (11).

BATTING - 
Team LOB: 5.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       3   1   1   0       2   1       1   0
Cabell 3b,1b                  5   1   1   1       0   1       4   4
Cedeno cf                     5   0   2   0       0   2       2   0
Cruz rf                       4   2   1   1       1   1       1   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   0   0       0   1      10   0
  Walton ph                   1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Sperring pr,3b              1   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Ferguson c                    4   2   3   1       1   1       4   0
Howe 2b                       3   0   2   1       1   1       4   4
Metzger ss                    4   0   2   1       0   1       1   3
Niekro p                      3   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
Totals                       36   6  14   6       5  10      27  16

FIELDING - 
E: Howe (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Metzger (8,off Heaverlo).
3B: Howe (6,off Barr).
HR: Cruz (14,3rd inning off Barr 0 on 1 out).
SH: Niekro (3,off Barr).
IBB: Cruz (13,by Heaverlo).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cedeno (12,3rd base by Curtis/Sadek).

PITCHING
San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Barr L(12-14)                 5.1   9   5   5   4   5   1  29
Heaverlo                      1.2   3   1   1   1   3   0   9
Curtis                        1     2   0   0   0   2   0   4
Totals                        8    14   6   6   5  10   1  42

WP: Curtis (4).
BK: Barr (2).
IBB: Heaverlo (7,Cruz).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(12-5)                9     4   1   1   2   4   0  33


Umpires: HP - Eric Gregg, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Jerry Dale
Time of Game: 2:21   Attendance: 10019


Starting Lineups:

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

GIANTS 1ST: Thomas made an out to second; Andrews grounded out
(third to first); Madlock singled to center; McCovey grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl walked; Cabell flied out to center; Cedeno
singled [Puhl to second]; Cruz flied out to center; Watson was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Evans walked; Thomasson forced Evans (pitcher to
shortstop); Foli grounded out (third to first) [Thomasson to
second]; Sadek singled to left [Thomasson scored]; Barr grounded
out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros
0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ferguson singled to center; Howe singled to right
[Ferguson to second]; Metzger flied to left in foul territory;
Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Ferguson to
third, Howe to second]; Puhl walked; Cabell was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Thomas grounded out (first unassisted); Andrews
singled to center; Madlock forced Andrews (third to second)
[Madlock to second (error by Howe)]; McCovey grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Cedeno grounded out (third to first); Cruz homered;
Watson grounded out (second to first); Ferguson walked; Howe
walked [Ferguson to second]; Metzger singled to center [Ferguson
scored, Howe to third, Metzger to second (on throw)]; Niekro
flied out to right; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 2.

GIANTS 4TH: Evans made an out to second; Thomasson struck out;
Foli flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros
2.

ASTROS 4TH: Puhl was called out on strikes; Cabell grounded out
(shortstop to first); Cedeno was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 2.

GIANTS 5TH: Sadek grounded out (third to first); Barr flied out
to center; Thomas grounded out (pitcher to second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Cruz flied out to left; Watson grounded out
(shortstop to first); Ferguson singled to left; Howe tripled to
right [Ferguson scored]; Metzger was called out on strikes; 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 3.

GIANTS 6TH: Andrews walked; Madlock grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Andrews to second]; McCovey grounded out (second to
first) [Andrews to third]; Evans flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Niekro flied out to center; Puhl singled to right;
Barr balked [Puhl to second]; Cabell singled to left [Puhl
scored, Cabell to third (error by Evans)]; HEAVERLO REPLACED
BARR (PITCHING); Cedeno struck out; Cruz was walked
intentionally; WALTON BATTED FOR WATSON; Walton singled to left
[Cabell scored, Cruz to second]; SPERRING RAN FOR WALTON;
Ferguson singled [Cruz scored, Sperring to second]; Howe struck
out; 3 R, 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 6.

GIANTS 7TH: SPERRING STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); CABELL CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Thomasson grounded out (first
unassisted); Foli grounded out (third to first); Sadek grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Metzger doubled to center; Niekro struck out; Puhl
flied out to left; Cabell grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 6.

GIANTS 8TH: WHITFIELD BATTED FOR HEAVERLO; Whitfield grounded
out (second to first); Thomas struck out; Andrews singled;
Madlock forced Andrews (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: CURTIS REPLACED WHITFIELD (PITCHING); Cedeno singled
to third; Curtis threw a wild pitch [Cedeno to second]; Cedeno
was caught stealing third (catcher to third); Cruz struck out;
Sperring singled to center; Ferguson struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 6.

GIANTS 9TH: McCovey struck out; Evans flied out to center;
Thomasson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Giants           1   4   1    5
 Astros           6  14   1   12


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