Houston Astros 4, San Francisco Giants 1
Regular Season Game 104
Played on Monday, July 31, 1978 (N) at Astrodome

SF  N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1  2  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  2  1    0  1  x  -   4  8  0
San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Madlock 2b                    3   0   0   1       0   0       0   3
Whitfield lf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dwyer pr,lf                 3   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Clark rf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Evans 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Ivie 1b                       4   0   0   0       0   0       7   0
Herndon cf                    3   0   0   0       0   0       6   0
Metzger ss                    3   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Hill c                        1   0   0   0       2   0       2   0
Halicki p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  McCovey ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Minton p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       27   1   2   1       2   1      24   6

BATTING - 
SH: Halicki (7,off Niekro).
SF: Madlock (2,off Niekro).
HBP: Whitfield (2,by Niekro).
Team LOB: 4.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Landestoy ss                  4   0   1   0       0   0       0   4
Puhl cf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       5   0
Cabell 3b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       0   4
Cruz rf                       4   1   2   1       0   0       4   0
Watson 1b                     3   1   1   0       1   0       9   2
  Walling lf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Howe 2b                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gonzalez 2b                 4   1   2   1       0   0       2   2
Bergman lf,1b                 3   0   1   2       1   0       3   0
Pujols c                      3   0   0   0       0   2       2   1
Niekro p                      3   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Totals                       32   4   8   4       2   2      27  13

FIELDING - 
PB: Pujols (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Cabell (20,off Halicki); Cruz (19,off Minton).
IBB: Watson (14,by Halicki); Bergman (5,by Halicki).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Watson (3,3rd base off Halicki/Hill); Gonzalez 2 (2,2nd base off Halicki/Hill,2nd
base off Minton/Hill); Cruz (18,2nd base off Halicki/Hill).

PITCHING
San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Halicki L(5-5)                7     6   3   3   2   2   0  29
Minton                        1     2   1   1   0   0   0   5
Totals                        8     8   4   4   2   2   0  34

BK: Halicki (3).
IBB: Halicki 2 (6,Watson,Bergman).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(8-8)                 9     2   1   1   2   1   0  32

HBP: Niekro (6,Whitfield).

Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Dick Stello, 2B - Bruce Froemming, 3B - Eric Gregg
Time of Game: 2:08   Attendance: 12900


Starting Lineups:

   San Francisco Giants          Houston Astros           
1. Madlock             2b        Landestoy           ss
2. Whitfield           lf        Puhl                cf
3. Clark               rf        Cabell              3b
4. Evans               3b        Cruz                rf
5. Ivie                1b        Watson              1b
6. Herndon             cf        Howe                2b
7. Metzger             ss        Bergman             lf
8. Hill                c         Pujols              c
9. Halicki             p         Niekro              p

GIANTS 1ST: Madlock grounded out (third to first); Whitfield was
hit by a pitch; Pujols allowed a passed ball [Whitfield to
second]; Terry Whitfield and Art Howe colide at 2B with both
suffering lacerations to forehead & Howe with loose teeth and
fractured jaw; GONZALEZ REPLACED HOWE (PLAYING 2B); DWYER
RAN FOR WHITFIELD; Clark flied out to left; Evans flied out to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: DWYER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Landestoy made an
out to shortstop; Puhl flied out to right; Cabell flied out to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Ivie flied out to center; Herndon grounded out
(third to first); Metzger grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz made an out to shortstop; Watson flied out to
center; Gonzalez grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Hill walked; Halicki out on a sacrifice bunt
(catcher to second) [Hill to second]; Madlock flied out to left;
Dwyer popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Bergman flied out to center; Pujols flied to left in
foul territory; Niekro flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Giants 0, Astros 0.

GIANTS 4TH: Clark struck out; Evans singled to center; Ivie made
an out to first; Herndon forced Evans (shortstop to second); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Landestoy singled to center; Puhl grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Landestoy to second]; Cabell flied out to
right; Cruz flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0,
Astros 0.

GIANTS 5TH: Metzger grounded out (first to pitcher); Hill
grounded out (third to first); Halicki grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Watson singled to right; Gonzalez singled to right
[Watson to second]; Watson stole third and Gonzalez stole
second; Bergman singled [Watson scored, Gonzalez scored, Bergman
to second (on throw to home)]; Pujols struck out; Niekro flied
out to left; Landestoy grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 3 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 2.

GIANTS 6TH: Madlock grounded out (shortstop to first); Dwyer
grounded out (second to first); Clark grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Puhl flied out to center; Cabell doubled to center;
Cruz singled [Cabell scored]; Cruz stole second; Watson was
walked intentionally; Gonzalez flied out to center; Halicki
balked [Cruz to third, Watson to second]; Bergman was walked
intentionally; Pujols struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Giants
0, Astros 3.

GIANTS 7TH: Evans grounded out (first to pitcher); Ivie flied
out to right; Herndon flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Giants 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Niekro grounded out (third to first); Landestoy
flied out to center; Puhl grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 3.

GIANTS 8TH: Metzger singled; Hill walked [Metzger to second];
MCCOVEY BATTED FOR HALICKI; McCovey flied out to center [Metzger
to third]; Madlock hit a sacrifice fly to center [Metzger
scored]; Dwyer flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Giants 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: MINTON REPLACED MCCOVEY (PITCHING); Cabell grounded
out (third to first); Cruz doubled to left; Watson grounded out
(second to first) [Cruz to third]; Gonzalez singled to center
[Cruz scored]; Gonzalez stole second; Bergman flied out to
center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 4.

GIANTS 9TH: WALLING REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING LF); BERGMAN
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Clark flied out to center; Evans
flied out to right; Ivie grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Giants           1   2   0    4
 Astros           4   8   0    6


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