San Francisco Giants 8, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 43
Played on Monday, May 29, 1978 (N) at Astrodome

SF  N    1  0  0    2  1  1    1  0  2  -   8 17  0
HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  7  0
San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Madlock 2b                    5   1   1   1       0   1       1   3
Evans 3b                      5   1   2   1       0   0       1   3
Clark rf                      5   1   2   1       0   1       4   0
McCovey 1b                    3   1   3   0       0   0       7   1
  Whitfield lf                2   2   2   0       0   0       0   0
Ivie lf,1b                    4   1   4   2       1   0       6   0
Herndon cf                    5   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
LeMaster ss                   5   0   0   0       0   1       2   4
Sadek c                       4   0   0   0       1   0       3   1
Halicki p                     4   1   2   2       0   2       1   1
Totals                       42   8  17   8       2   6      27  13

BATTING - 
2B: Evans (8,off Bannister); Whitfield (8,off Niekro).
3B: Ivie (1,off Niekro).
HR: Madlock (5,1st inning off Bannister 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 9.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Cabell 3b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
Cedeno cf                     4   0   2   0       0   1       3   1
Cruz rf                       4   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       8   2
Howe 2b                       4   0   0   0       0   1       2   1
Ferguson c                    2   0   1   0       0   1       4   1
  Herrmann c                  2   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
Bannister p                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Walling ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Niekro p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Baldwin ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Totals                       34   1   7   1       0   3      27  12

BATTING - 
2B: Cabell (5,off Halicki).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (19,2nd base off Halicki/Sadek).

PITCHING
San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Halicki W(2-0)                9     7   1   1   0   3   0  34


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bannister L(1-3)              5     9   4   4   2   4   1  25
Niekro                        2     4   2   2   0   1   0   9
Forsch                        2     4   2   2   0   1   0  10
Totals                        9    17   8   8   2   6   1  44

WP: Niekro (1).

Umpires: HP - Eric Gregg, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - Bruce Froemming
Time of Game: 2:16   Attendance: 10012


Starting Lineups:

   San Francisco Giants          Houston Astros           
1. Madlock             2b        Puhl                lf
2. Evans               3b        Cabell              3b
3. Clark               rf        Cedeno              cf
4. McCovey             1b        Cruz                rf
5. Ivie                lf        Watson              1b
6. Herndon             cf        Howe                2b
7. LeMaster            ss        Ferguson            c
8. Sadek               c         Metzger             ss
9. Halicki             p         Bannister           p

GIANTS 1ST: Madlock homered; Evans flied out to right; Clark
struck out; McCovey singled to center; Ivie singled to center
[McCovey to second]; Herndon struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Giants 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl made an out to first; Cabell doubled to center;
Cedeno grounded out (third to first); Cruz singled to right
[Cabell scored]; Watson flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Giants 1, Astros 1.

GIANTS 2ND: LeMaster made an out to first; Sadek flied out to
left; Halicki struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 1,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Howe struck out; Ferguson struck out; Metzger made
an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 1.

GIANTS 3RD: Madlock flied out to center; Evans flied out to
center; Clark made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Giants 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Bannister singled; Puhl flied out to right; Cabell
forced Bannister (shortstop to second); Cedeno singled [Cabell
to third]; Cruz grounded out (first to second to pitcher); 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 1.

GIANTS 4TH: McCovey singled to center; Ivie singled [McCovey to
second]; Herndon popped to first in foul territory; LeMaster
struck out; Sadek walked [McCovey to third, Ivie to second];
Halicki singled [McCovey scored, Ivie scored, Sadek to second];
Madlock forced Halicki (third to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Giants 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Howe
grounded out (catcher to first); Ferguson singled; Metzger
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 3,
Astros 1.

GIANTS 5TH: Evans doubled to right; Clark singled to center
[Evans scored]; Joe Ferguson slight sprain on collision at
HP; Clark was out trying to advance to second (catcher to
shortstop); McCovey singled; Ivie walked [McCovey to second];
Herndon forced Ivie (shortstop to second) [McCovey to third];
LeMaster flied out to center; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 4,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: WALLING BATTED FOR BANNISTER; Walling flied out to
center; Puhl grounded out (third to first); Cabell grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 1.

GIANTS 6TH: NIEKRO REPLACED WALLING (PITCHING); HERRMANN
REPLACED FERGUSON (PLAYING C ); Sadek flied out to left; Halicki
singled; Niekro threw a wild pitch [Halicki to second]; Madlock
struck out; Evans singled to center [Halicki scored, Evans out
at second (center to first to shortstop)]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Giants 5, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: WHITFIELD REPLACED MCCOVEY (PLAYING LF); IVIE
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Cedeno singled to center; Cedeno
stole second; Cruz made an out to third; Watson grounded out
(second to first) [Cedeno to third]; Howe made an out to first;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 5, Astros 1.

GIANTS 7TH: Clark flied out to left; Whitfield doubled; Ivie
tripled [Whitfield scored]; Herndon grounded out (pitcher to
first); LeMaster made an out to first; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Giants 6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Herrmann flied out to right; Metzger flied out to
center; BALDWIN BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Baldwin grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 6, Astros 1.

GIANTS 8TH: FORSCH REPLACED BALDWIN (PITCHING); Sadek grounded
out (first to pitcher); Halicki struck out; Madlock grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Puhl singled to right; Cabell flied out to right;
Cedeno struck out; Cruz forced Puhl (shortstop unassisted); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 6, Astros 1.

GIANTS 9TH: Evans grounded out (second to first); Clark singled
to center; Whitfield singled to center [Clark to second]; Ivie
singled to right [Clark scored, Whitfield to third]; Herndon
singled to center [Whitfield scored, Ivie to second]; LeMaster
grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Ivie to third,
Herndon to second]; Sadek grounded out (shortstop to first); 2
R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 8, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Watson flied out to right; Howe grounded out (third
to first); Herrmann grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Giants 8, Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Giants           8  17   0    9
 Astros           1   7   0    6


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