Houston Astros 5, San Diego Padres 1
Regular Season Game 11
Played on Tuesday, April 18, 1978 (N) at San Diego Stadium

HOU N    0  2  0    0  0  0    0  2  1  -   5 14  0
SD  N    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  4  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       5   0   1   0       1   1       3   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   1   1       1   0       2   2
Cedeno cf                     5   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   3   0       1   0       6   2
  Bergman pr,1b               0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Cruz rf                       4   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Ferguson c                    4   2   2   0       1   1       6   1
Howe 2b                       5   1   2   0       0   0       0   2
Metzger ss                    5   0   2   1       0   1       1   2
Niekro p                      3   2   2   2       0   0       2   0
Totals                       39   5  14   5       5   4      27*  9

* - Files missing details on 1 outs.
BATTING - 
2B: Howe (5,off Fingers); Ferguson (2,off Lolich); Metzger (1,off Lolich).
SH: Niekro 2 (3,off Shirley 2).
IBB: Watson (3,by Fingers).
Team LOB: 14.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Howe (1,3rd base by Shirley/Sweet); Puhl (2,Home by Shirley/Sweet).

San Diego Padres             AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Richards 1b                   3   1   0   0       1   1       9   1
Thomas 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       2   2
Winfield rf                   3   0   1   0       1   0       4   0
Gamble lf                     4   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
Hendrick cf                   3   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
Sweet c                       4   0   0   0       0   0       5   0
Almon 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Smith ss                      3   0   1   0       0   0       1   5
Shirley p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
  Turner ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Fingers p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Lolich p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   1   4   1       3   5      27  13

FIELDING - 
E: Richards (3), Gamble (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Thomas (3,off Niekro); Winfield (2,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(1-1)                 9     4   1   1   3   5   0  33


San Diego Padres             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Shirley L(0-3)                7     8   2   0   4   4   0  33
Fingers                       0.2   4   2   2   1   0   0   7
Lolich                        1.1   2   1   1   0   0   0   6
Totals                        9    14   5   3   5   4   0  46

IBB: Fingers (2,Watson).

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Eric Gregg, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:34   Attendance: 10840


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                San Diego Padres         
1. Puhl                lf        Richards            1b
2. Cabell              3b        Thomas              2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Winfield            rf
4. Watson              1b        Gamble              lf
5. Cruz                rf        Hendrick            cf
6. Ferguson            c         Sweet               c
7. Howe                2b        Almon               3b
8. Metzger             ss        Smith               ss
9. Niekro              p         Shirley             p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl reached on an error by Richards [Puhl to
first]; Cabell walked [Puhl to second]; Cedeno struck out;
Watson flied out to right [Puhl to third]; Cruz made an out to
second; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Padres 0.

PADRES 1ST: Richards flied out to center; Thomas grounded out
(third to first); Winfield flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Padres 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ferguson singled to left [Ferguson to second (error
by Gamble)]; Howe singled [Ferguson to third]; Metzger struck
out; Niekro reached on a fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt
[Ferguson scored (unearned), Howe to second]; Howe was picked
off and caught stealing third (pitcher to third) [Niekro to
second]; Puhl walked; Cabell singled [Niekro scored (unearned),
Puhl to third]; Puhl was picked off and caught stealing home
(pitcher to first to shortstop to catcher); 2 R (0 ER), 3 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Padres 0.

PADRES 2ND: Gamble grounded out (shortstop to first); Hendrick
walked; Sweet flied out to right; Almon out on an unknown play;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Padres 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); Watson
singled; Cruz flied out to right; Ferguson walked [Watson to
second]; Howe flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
2, Padres 0.

PADRES 3RD: Smith lined to third; Shirley struck out; Richards
walked; Thomas doubled [Richards to third]; Winfield walked;
Gamble singled [Richards scored, Thomas out at home (second to
catcher), Winfield to second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2,
Padres 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Metzger grounded out (third to first); Niekro
singled; Puhl struck out; Cabell grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Padres 1.

PADRES 4TH: Hendrick struck out; Sweet grounded out (first to
pitcher); Almon grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Padres 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Cedeno made an out to shortstop; Watson singled;
Cruz flied out to left; Ferguson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 2, Padres 1.

PADRES 5TH: Smith singled; Shirley grounded out (catcher to
first) [Smith to second]; Richards grounded out (first to
pitcher) [Smith to third]; Thomas flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Padres 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger
singled; Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher unassisted)
[Metzger to second]; Puhl flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 2, Padres 1.

PADRES 6TH: Winfield doubled; Gamble struck out; Hendrick flied
out to left; Sweet made an out to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Padres 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno
grounded out (shortstop to first); Watson singled; Cruz walked
[Watson to second]; Ferguson flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 2, Padres 1.

PADRES 7TH: Almon grounded out (second to first); Smith made an
out to third; TURNER BATTED FOR SHIRLEY; Turner struck out; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Padres 1.

ASTROS 8TH: FINGERS REPLACED TURNER (PITCHING); Howe doubled;
Metzger grounded out (second to pitcher) [Howe to third]; Niekro
singled [Howe scored]; Puhl singled [Niekro to second]; Cabell
made an out to second; Cedeno singled [Niekro scored, Puhl to
third, Cedeno to second (on throw)]; Watson was walked
intentionally; BERGMAN RAN FOR WATSON; LOLICH REPLACED FINGERS
(PITCHING); Cruz grounded out (first unassisted); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Astros 4, Padres 1.

PADRES 8TH: BERGMAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Richards was
called out on strikes; Thomas flied out to right; Winfield flied
out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Padres 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Ferguson doubled; Howe grounded out (third to
first); Metzger doubled [Ferguson scored]; Niekro flied out to
left; Puhl grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 5, Padres 1.

PADRES 9TH: Gamble made an out to shortstop; Hendrick grounded
out (shortstop to first); Sweet flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Padres 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5  14   0   14
 Padres           1   4   2    5


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