San Francisco Giants 3, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 146
Played on Wednesday, September 14, 1977 (N) at Candlestick Park

HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  1  -   2  6  0
SF  N    0  0  0    0  1  2    0  0  x  -   3  6  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard lf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Cabell 3b                     4   2   3   0       0   0       0   1
Cedeno cf                     4   0   2   0       0   1       1   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       7   1
Howe 2b                       4   0   1   2       0   0       3   1
  Gonzalez pr                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cruz rf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Herrmann c                    2   0   0   0       1   0       6   0
Metzger ss                    2   0   0   0       0   0       0   4
  Ferguson ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Fischlin ss                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Walton ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  McLaughlin p                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Totals                       32   2   6   2       1   3      24  10

FIELDING - 
PB: Herrmann (6).

BATTING - 
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cabell (19,2nd base by Knepper/Sadek).

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Thomas cf                     4   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Andrews 2b                    4   1   1   0       0   0       0   5
Evans 3b                      4   1   2   1       0   0       1   2
McCovey 1b                    4   0   1   1       0   1      10   0
  James 1b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Clark rf                      4   0   0   0       0   2       3   0
Thomasson lf                  2   1   0   0       1   0       2   0
Sadek c                       2   0   1   1       1   0       5   1
LeMaster ss                   2   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
Knepper p                     3   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Heaverlo p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Curtis p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   3   6   3       2   5      27  10

BATTING - 
2B: Sadek (7,off Niekro); Knepper (1,off Niekro).
3B: Evans (3,off Niekro).
SH: LeMaster (4,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Thomasson (12,2nd base off Niekro/Herrmann).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(12-6)                7     6   3   3   2   4   0  29
McLaughlin                    1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        8     6   3   3   2   5   0  32


San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Knepper W(9-8)                8.1   5   2   2   1   3   0  30
Heaverlo                      0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Curtis SV(1)                  0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        9     6   2   2   1   3   0  33


Umpires: HP - Art Williams, 1B - Paul Runge, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - John McSherry
Time of Game: 2:13   Attendance: 1033


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                San Francisco Giants     
1. Howard              lf        Thomas              cf
2. Cabell              3b        Andrews             2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Evans               3b
4. Watson              1b        McCovey             1b
5. Howe                2b        Clark               rf
6. Cruz                rf        Thomasson           lf
7. Herrmann            c         Sadek               c
8. Metzger             ss        LeMaster            ss
9. Niekro              p         Knepper             p

ASTROS 1ST: Howard popped to catcher in foul territory; Cabell
flied out to right; Cedeno struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Thomas flied out to left; Andrews grounded out
(shortstop to first); Evans flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson flied out to left; Howe grounded out (third
to first); Cruz grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 2ND: McCovey struck out; Clark made an out to second;
Thomasson grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 0, Giants 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Herrmann walked; Metzger grounded out (second to
first) [Herrmann to second]; Niekro flied out to center; Howard
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Sadek walked; LeMaster out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Sadek to second]; Knepper grounded out
(second to first) [Sadek to third]; Thomas grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell singled to right; Cedeno singled to center
[Cabell to second]; Watson grounded out (second to first)
[Cabell to third, Cedeno to second]; Howe grounded out (second
to first) [Cabell scored, Cedeno to third]; Cruz made an out to
third; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 4TH: Andrews flied out to right; Evans singled to right;
McCovey grounded out (shortstop to first) [Evans to second];
Clark flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Giants 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Herrmann grounded out (second to first); Metzger
flied out to right; Niekro flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 5TH: Thomasson walked; Thomasson stole second; Sadek
doubled to right [Thomasson scored]; Herrmann allowed a passed
ball [Sadek to third]; LeMaster grounded out (third to first);
Knepper flied out to left; Thomas struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Howard grounded out (shortstop to first); Cabell
singled to center; Cabell was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Cedeno popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 1.

GIANTS 6TH: Andrews singled to right; Evans tripled to right
[Andrews scored]; McCovey singled to center [Evans scored];
Clark struck out; Thomasson popped to catcher in foul territory;
Sadek forced McCovey (shortstop to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Watson popped to first in foul territory; Howe
grounded out (shortstop to first); Cruz flied out to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 3.

GIANTS 7TH: LeMaster flied out to left; Knepper doubled to
center; Thomas struck out; Andrews grounded out (pitcher
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Herrmann grounded out (second to first); FERGUSON
BATTED FOR METZGER; Ferguson struck out; WALTON BATTED FOR
NIEKRO; Walton struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Giants 3.

GIANTS 8TH: FISCHLIN REPLACED FERGUSON (PLAYING SS); MCLAUGHLIN
REPLACED WALTON (PITCHING); Evans grounded out (first to
pitcher); McCovey grounded out (pitcher to first); Clark was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 3.

ASTROS 9TH: JAMES REPLACED MCCOVEY (PLAYING 1B); Howard popped
to first in foul territory; Cabell singled to center; Cedeno
singled to right [Cabell to second]; HEAVERLO REPLACED KNEPPER
(PITCHING); Watson popped to first in foul territory; Howe
singled to center [Cabell scored, Cedeno to third]; GONZALEZ RAN
FOR HOWE; CURTIS REPLACED HEAVERLO (PITCHING); Cruz made an out
to shortstop; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   6   0    4
 Giants           3   6   0    5


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