San Francisco Giants 8, Houston Astros 7
Regular Season Game 7
Played on Friday, April 13, 1979 (N) at Candlestick Park

HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  1    1  4  0  -   7 10  1
SF  N    2  0  2    4  0  0    0  0  x  -   8  8  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       5   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Reynolds ss                   4   1   2   0       0   0       0   2
  Dixon p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Alou ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cedeno cf                     2   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Leonard cf                  2   1   1   0       1   1       2   0
Cruz lf                       4   2   1   0       1   1       0   0
Cabell 3b                     5   1   0   1       0   0       1   1
Watson 1b                     3   1   2   1       1   0       6   0
Howe 2b                       4   1   2   3       0   0       3   1
Ashby c                       3   0   0   0       0   3       6   0
  Bochy ph,c                  1   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Niekro p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wilson p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sexton ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Riccelli p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Landestoy ph,ss             2   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   7  10   6       3   6      24   4

FIELDING - 
E: Cruz (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (1,off Halicki); Reynolds (1,off Halicki).
HR: Howe (1,7th inning off Halicki 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cabell (4,2nd base off Halicki/Hill).

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
North cf                      2   2   0   0       2   2       1   0
  Herndon cf                  1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Whitfield lf                  4   2   2   0       0   1       0   0
Madlock 2b                    2   0   1   3       1   0       2   1
Clark rf                      4   2   2   3       0   0       7   0
Evans 3b                      2   1   0   0       2   0       0   4
Ivie 1b                       4   0   1   1       0   1       7   0
Hill c                        4   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
  Curtis p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Coleman p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lavelle p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   0   0       0   0       2   4
Halicki p                     3   1   1   0       0   2       0   0
  Sadek c                     1   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Totals                       31   8   8   7       5   8      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Metzger (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Whitfield (3,off Niekro).
3B: Clark (1,off Niekro).
HR: Clark (1,4th inning off Wilson 2 on 2 out).
SF: Madlock (1,off Wilson).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(1-1)                 3.1   6   7   6   4   3   0  20
Wilson                        0.2   1   1   1   0   0   1   3
Riccelli                      2     1   0   0   1   3   0   8
Dixon                         1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Sambito                       1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Totals                        8     8   8   7   5   8   1  37

WP: Niekro (1), Wilson (1).

San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Halicki W(1-0)                7     7   3   3   1   4   1  29
Curtis                        0     1   4   2   2   0   0   4
Coleman                       0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1
Lavelle SV(2)                 2     1   0   0   0   2   0   7
Totals                        9    10   7   5   3   6   1  41

Curtis faced 3 batters in the 8th inning
Coleman faced 2 batters in the 8th inning

Umpires: HP - Fred Brocklander, 1B - Jim Cuneo, 2B - Roy Roth, 3B - Tony Patch
Time of Game: 2:44   Attendance: 16822


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl flied out to right; Reynolds flied out to
right; Cedeno struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: North walked; Whitfield doubled [North to third];
Madlock singled [North scored, Whitfield scored]; Clark forced
Madlock (shortstop to second); Evans walked [Clark to second];
Ivie struck out; Hill forced Evans (shortstop to second); 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz singled; Cabell grounded out (third to first)
[Cruz to second]; Watson doubled [Cruz scored]; Howe grounded
out (shortstop to first); Ashby struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 2.

GIANTS 2ND: Metzger grounded out (first unassisted); Halicki was
called out on strikes; North struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Giants 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Niekro grounded out (third to first); Puhl grounded
out (third to first); Reynolds singled; Cedeno flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 2.

GIANTS 3RD: Whitfield grounded out (first unassisted); Madlock
flied out to center; Clark tripled; Evans walked; Ivie singled
to left [Clark scored, Evans to third (error by Cruz), Ivie to
second]; Niekro threw a wild pitch [Evans scored (unearned)];
Hill grounded out (second to first); 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz flied out to right; Cabell flied out to right;
Watson singled; Howe flied to right in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 4.

GIANTS 4TH: Metzger grounded out (first unassisted); Halicki
singled; North walked [Halicki to second]; Whitfield singled
[Halicki to third, North to second]; WILSON REPLACED NIEKRO
(PITCHING); Madlock hit a sacrifice fly to center [Halicki
scored]; Debut game for Gary Wilson; Wilson threw a wild
pitch [North to third, Whitfield to second]; Clark homered
[North scored, Whitfield scored]; Evans made an out to second; 4
R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 8.

ASTROS 5TH: Ashby was called out on strikes; SEXTON BATTED FOR
WILSON; Sexton flied out to center; Puhl popped to catcher in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 8.

GIANTS 5TH: RICCELLI REPLACED SEXTON (PITCHING); LEONARD
REPLACED CEDENO (PLAYING CF); Ivie flied out to center; Hill
singled; Metzger flied out to right; Halicki was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 8.

ASTROS 6TH: Reynolds doubled; Leonard walked; Cruz forced
Leonard (second to shortstop) [Reynolds to third]; Cabell forced
Cruz (third to second) [Reynolds scored]; Cabell stole second;
Watson made an out to second; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Giants 8.

GIANTS 6TH: North struck out; Whitfield was called out on
strikes; Madlock walked; Clark flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 8.

ASTROS 7TH: HERNDON REPLACED NORTH (PLAYING CF); Howe homered;
Ashby struck out; LANDESTOY BATTED FOR RICCELLI; Landestoy
grounded out (shortstop to first); Puhl singled; Reynolds flied
out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Giants 8.

GIANTS 7TH: LANDESTOY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); DIXON
REPLACED REYNOLDS (PITCHING); Evans grounded out (first
unassisted); Ivie lined to third; Hill grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Giants 8.

ASTROS 8TH: CURTIS REPLACED HILL (PITCHING); SADEK REPLACED
HALICKI (PLAYING C ); Leonard singled; Cruz walked [Leonard to
second]; Cabell reached on an error by Metzger [Leonard scored
(no RBI), Cruz to third]; COLEMAN REPLACED CURTIS (PITCHING);
Watson walked (walk was charged to Curtis) [Cabell to second];
Howe singled [Cruz scored, Cabell scored (unearned), Watson to
third]; LAVELLE REPLACED COLEMAN (PITCHING); BOCHY BATTED FOR
ASHBY; Bochy flied out to center; Landestoy grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Watson scored (unearned), Howe to second];
Puhl singled [Howe to third]; ALOU BATTED FOR DIXON; Alou made
an out to shortstop; 4 R (2 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7,
Giants 8.

GIANTS 8TH: SAMBITO REPLACED ALOU (PITCHING); BOCHY STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING C ); Metzger flied out to right; Sadek struck out;
Herndon struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Giants 8.

ASTROS 9TH: Leonard was called out on strikes; Cruz was called
out on strikes; Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Giants 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7  10   1    7
 Giants           8   8   1    5


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