San Francisco Giants 3, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 37
Played on Tuesday, May 23, 1978 (N) at Candlestick Park

HOU N    0  0  0    1  1  0    0  0  0  -   2  6  0
SF  N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  3  -   3  8  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       4   0   2   0       0   1       3   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   1   1       0   2       0   1
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   0   0       1   1       5   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ferguson c                    3   0   0   0       1   2       6   0
Cruz rf                       4   0   0   1       0   1       4   0
Gonzalez 2b                   4   0   1   0       0   0       2   4
Metzger ss                    3   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
Dixon p                       2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bergman 1b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Totals                       31   2   6   2       2   7      26   6

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Gonzalez-Watson.

BATTING - 
2B: Cabell (4,off Blue).
SH: Dixon (1,off Blue); Metzger (2,off Blue).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Puhl (7,2nd base off Blue/Hill); Cedeno 2 (17,2nd base off Blue/Hill,3rd
base off Blue/Hill).

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Madlock 2b                    5   0   1   1       0   0       3   2
Whitfield lf                  4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Evans 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       1   4
McCovey 1b                    4   0   2   0       0   1       7   1
Clark rf                      3   1   2   0       1   0       4   0
Herndon cf                    3   1   0   0       1   0       1   0
Hill c                        2   0   2   1       2   0       7   0
  Sadek pr                    0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
LeMaster ss                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Harris ss                   2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Blue p                        2   0   0   0       0   2       1   4
  Ivie ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Moffitt p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Heintzelman ph              1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   3   8   3       4   5      27  13

BATTING - 
2B: Clark (12,off Dixon); McCovey (6,off Dixon); Hill (4,off Dixon).
SH: LeMaster (6,off Dixon).
GDP: LeMaster (1,off Dixon).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dixon                         7     5   0   0   2   4   0  27
Sambito L(2-2)                1.2   3   3   3   2   1   0  10
Totals                        8.2   8   3   3   4   5   0  37


San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Blue                          7     6   2   2   2   5   0  29
Moffitt W(3-1)                2     0   0   0   0   2   0   6
Totals                        9     6   2   2   2   7   0  35


Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Dutch Rennert, 2B - Ed Montague, 3B - Lee Weyer
Time of Game: 2:12   Attendance: 11120


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                San Francisco Giants     
1. Puhl                lf        Madlock             2b
2. Cabell              3b        Whitfield           lf
3. Cedeno              cf        Evans               3b
4. Watson              1b        McCovey             1b
5. Ferguson            c         Clark               rf
6. Cruz                rf        Herndon             cf
7. Gonzalez            2b        Hill                c
8. Metzger             ss        LeMaster            ss
9. Dixon               p         Blue                p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl was called out on strikes; Cabell struck out;
Cedeno grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Madlock grounded out (second to first); Whitfield
flied out to left; Evans flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson flied out to right; Ferguson walked; Cruz
struck out; Gonzalez flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 2ND: McCovey singled; Clark doubled to right [McCovey to
third]; Herndon grounded out (first unassisted); Hill walked;
LeMaster grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Hill out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Giants 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger flied out to right; Dixon grounded out
(first to pitcher); Puhl singled to left; Puhl stole second;
Cabell grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Blue struck out; Madlock made an out to shortstop;
Whitfield grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 0, Giants 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno singled to right; Cedeno stole second; Watson
walked; Cedeno stole third; Ferguson struck out; Cruz forced
Watson (third to second) [Cedeno scored]; Gonzalez grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 4TH: Evans flied to right in foul territory; McCovey
struck out; Clark singled to center; Herndon forced Clark
(second unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger singled; Dixon out on a sacrifice bunt
(third to second) [Metzger to second]; Puhl flied out to left;
Cabell doubled [Metzger scored]; Cedeno grounded out (pitcher to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 0.

GIANTS 5TH: Hill walked; LeMaster out on a sacrifice bunt (third
to first) [Hill to second]; Blue struck out; Madlock flied out
to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson flied out to right; Ferguson grounded out
(pitcher to first); Cruz grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 0.

GIANTS 6TH: Whitfield struck out; Evans flied out to right;
McCovey doubled to center; Clark flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 0.

ASTROS 7TH: HARRIS REPLACED LEMASTER (PLAYING SS); Gonzalez
singled to right; Metzger out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
second) [Gonzalez to second]; Dixon reached on a fielder's
choice [Gonzalez out at third (pitcher to shortstop to third)];
Puhl singled to second [Dixon to second]; Cabell was called out
on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 0.

GIANTS 7TH: Herndon flied out to right; Hill doubled to center;
Harris flied out to right [Hill to third]; IVIE BATTED FOR BLUE;
Ivie flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Giants 0.

ASTROS 8TH: MOFFITT REPLACED IVIE (PITCHING); Cedeno flied out
to center; Watson was called out on strikes; Ferguson struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 0.

GIANTS 8TH: SAMBITO REPLACED WATSON (PITCHING); BERGMAN REPLACED
DIXON (PLAYING 1B); Madlock grounded out (second to first);
Whitfield grounded out (second to first); Evans was called out
on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 0.

ASTROS 9TH: Cruz flied out to left; Gonzalez flied out to left;
Metzger grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Giants 0.

GIANTS 9TH: McCovey flied out to left; Clark walked; Herndon
walked [Clark to second]; Hill singled to center [Clark scored,
Herndon to second]; SADEK RAN FOR HILL; Harris popped to catcher
in foul territory; HEINTZELMAN BATTED FOR MOFFITT; Heintzelman
singled to left [Herndon scored, Sadek to second]; Madlock
singled to center [Sadek scored, Heintzelman to second]; 3 R, 3
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   6   0    6
 Giants           3   8   0    8


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