San Francisco Giants 7, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 155
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Sunday, September 24, 1978 (D) at Candlestick Park

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  8  0
SF  N    0  1  2    0  0  3    0  1  x  -   7  9  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard cf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Fischlin ss                   4   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Cruz rf                       4   0   3   0       0   0       5   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       7   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Alou lf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Gonzalez 2b                   4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Bochy c                       4   0   2   0       0   0       8   1
Bannister p                   2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Williams p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sexton ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Lemongello p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Warthen p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   0   8   0       0   6      24   5

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (33,off Blue).
GDP: Cabell (12,off Blue).
Team LOB: 8.

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Herndon cf                    4   1   1   0       0   0       7   0
Evans 3b                      3   1   1   2       0   0       0   2
  Whitfield lf                1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Clark rf                      4   2   3   1       0   1       3   0
Ivie 1b                       4   1   1   1       0   2       7   0
Cruz lf,3b                    4   2   2   2       0   0       1   0
Hill c                        3   0   1   1       0   0       7   0
LeMaster ss                   3   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Andrews 2b                    3   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Blue p                        3   0   0   0       0   3       0   0
Totals                       32   7   9   7       0   7      27   6

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Andrews-LeMaster-Ivie.
E: Evans (24).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (12,off Bannister); Hill (14,off Bannister); Clark (46,off Bannister);
Ivie (13,off Bannister).
HR: Evans (20,3rd inning off Bannister 1 on 1 out); Cruz (8,6th inning off
Bannister 1 on 1 out); Clark (25,8th inning off Warthen 0 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 1.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Clark (10,3rd base by Bannister/Bochy).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bannister L(3-9)              5.1   8   6   6   0   6   2  23
Williams                      0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Lemongello                    1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Warthen                       1     1   1   1   0   0   1   4
Totals                        8     9   7   7   0   7   3  32


San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Blue W(18-9)                  9     8   0   0   0   6   0  35


Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Eric Gregg
Time of Game: 1:51   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                San Francisco Giants     
1. Howard              cf        Herndon             cf
2. Fischlin            ss        Evans               3b
3. Cruz                rf        Clark               rf
4. Watson              1b        Ivie                1b
5. Cabell              3b        Cruz                lf
6. Alou                lf        Hill                c
7. Gonzalez            2b        LeMaster            ss
8. Bochy               c         Andrews             2b
9. Bannister           p         Blue                p

ASTROS 1ST: Howard grounded out (third to first); Fischlin
reached on an error by Evans [Fischlin to first]; Cruz popped to
catcher in foul territory; Watson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Herndon popped to catcher in foul territory; Evans
flied out to right; Clark was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cabell flied out to center; Alou struck out;
Gonzalez singled to right; Bochy singled to center [Gonzalez to
second]; Bannister was called out on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Ivie struck out; Cruz doubled to left; Hill doubled
to center [Cruz scored]; LeMaster struck out; Andrews flied out
to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Howard grounded out (third to first); Fischlin flied
out to right; Cruz singled; Watson flied out to center; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 1.

GIANTS 3RD: Blue struck out; Herndon singled to right; Evans
homered [Herndon scored]; Clark doubled; Clark was caught
stealing third (catcher to third); Ivie struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell grounded out (second to first); Alou grounded
out (second to first); Gonzalez flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 3.

GIANTS 4TH: Cruz flied out to right; Hill popped to first in
foul territory; LeMaster flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Bochy singled; Bannister flied out to left; Howard
struck out; Fischlin struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
0, Giants 3.

GIANTS 5TH: Andrews grounded out (third to first); Blue struck
out; Herndon grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz singled; Watson singled [Cruz to second];
Cabell grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Cruz to third, Watson out at second]; Alou flied out to
center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 3.

GIANTS 6TH: Evans grounded out (first unassisted); Clark singled
to center; Ivie doubled to left [Clark scored]; Cruz homered
[Ivie scored]; WILLIAMS REPLACED BANNISTER (PITCHING); Hill
flied out to right; LeMaster flied out to center; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 6.

ASTROS 7TH: WHITFIELD REPLACED EVANS (PLAYING LF); CRUZ CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); Gonzalez grounded out (first
unassisted); Bochy flied out to left; SEXTON BATTED FOR
WILLIAMS; Sexton struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Giants 6.

GIANTS 7TH: LEMONGELLO REPLACED SEXTON (PITCHING); Andrews
grounded out (shortstop to first); Blue struck out; Herndon
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 6.

ASTROS 8TH: Howard flied out to center; Fischlin flied out to
right; Cruz doubled to right; Watson flied out to center; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 6.

GIANTS 8TH: WARTHEN REPLACED LEMONGELLO (PITCHING); Whitfield
flied out to right; Clark homered; Ivie popped to first in foul
territory; Cruz grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 7.

ASTROS 9TH: Cabell singled to right; Alou flied out to right;
Gonzalez flied out to center; Bochy popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 7.

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


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