San Francisco Giants 2, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 8
Played on Saturday, April 14, 1979 (D) at Candlestick Park

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1  9  2
SF  N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  x  -   2  4  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       4   1   1   0       0   1       2   0
Reynolds ss                   4   0   2   0       0   0       3   2
Leonard cf                    3   0   2   1       0   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   2   0       0   0      10   2
  Landestoy pr,2b             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cabell 3b,1b                  4   0   0   0       0   1       2   1
Howe 2b,3b                    4   0   2   0       0   0       1   7
Cruz lf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Ashby c                       3   0   0   0       0   3       2   0
  Alou ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Ruhle p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Cedeno ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       34   1   9   1       0   8      24  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Reynolds-Howe-Watson.
E: Reynolds (1), Watson (1).
PB: Ashby (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Leonard (1,off Blue); Howe (1,off Blue).
3B: Reynolds (1,off Blue).
SF: Leonard (1,off Blue).
GDP: Howe (1,off Blue).
Team LOB: 7.

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
North cf                      3   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
  Herndon cf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Whitfield lf                  3   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Madlock 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
  Andrews 2b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Clark rf                      2   0   1   0       1   1       2   0
Evans 3b                      3   1   1   1       0   0       1   3
Ivie 1b                       3   0   1   1       0   0       9   0
Hill c                        3   0   0   0       0   0       8   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       0   0       3   3
Blue p                        2   0   0   0       1   1       0   3
Totals                       26   2   4   2       3   2      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Madlock-Metzger-Ivie.

BATTING - 
3B: Ivie (1,off Ruhle).
SH: Whitfield (2,off Sambito).
GDP: Hill (2,off Ruhle).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: North (1,2nd base off Ruhle/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruhle L(0-2)                  6     4   2   2   2   2   0  23
Sambito                       2     0   0   0   1   0   0   7
Totals                        8     4   2   2   3   2   0  30


San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Blue W(3-0)                   9     9   1   1   0   8   0  35


Umpires: HP - Jim Cuneo, 1B - Fred Brocklander, 2B - Tony Patch, 3B - Roy Roth
Time of Game: 2:07   Attendance: 15931


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl struck out; Reynolds grounded out (second to
first); Leonard doubled to left; Watson grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

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

ASTROS 2ND: Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Howe
doubled to right; Cruz popped to third in foul territory; Ashby
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Clark walked; Evans singled to right [Clark to
second]; Ivie flied out to center; Hill grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Evans out at second]; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Ruhle was called out on strikes; Puhl grounded out
(second to first); Reynolds tripled to left; Leonard grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Blue struck
out; North grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 0, Giants 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson singled to left; Cabell forced Watson
(pitcher to shortstop); Howe grounded into a double play (second
to shortstop to first) [Cabell out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 4TH: Whitfield singled to right; Madlock flied out to
left; Clark singled to center [Whitfield to second]; Ashby
allowed a passed ball [Whitfield to third]; Evans forced Clark
(first to shortstop) [Whitfield scored, Evans to third (error by
Reynolds) (error by Watson)]; Ivie tripled to left [Evans
scored]; Hill flied out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
0, Giants 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Cruz grounded out (first unassisted); Ashby struck
out; Ruhle lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Giants 2.

GIANTS 5TH: Metzger lined to first; Blue walked; North forced
Blue (first to shortstop); North stole second; Whitfield
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Giants 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Puhl flied out to right; Reynolds flied out to
right; Leonard singled to center; Watson singled to right
[Leonard to third]; Cabell grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 2.

GIANTS 6TH: Madlock grounded out (second to first); Clark was
called out on strikes; Evans made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Howe singled to left; Cruz struck out; Ashby was
called out on strikes; CEDENO BATTED FOR RUHLE; Cedeno forced
Howe (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants
2.

GIANTS 7TH: SAMBITO REPLACED CEDENO (PITCHING); Ivie grounded
out (third to first); Hill grounded out (second to first);
Metzger flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Giants 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Puhl singled to right; Reynolds singled to center
[Puhl to third]; Leonard hit a sacrifice fly to center [Puhl
scored]; Watson forced Reynolds (third to second); LANDESTOY RAN
FOR WATSON; Cabell struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Giants 2.

GIANTS 8TH: LANDESTOY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); HOWE CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); CABELL CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B);
Blue grounded out (shortstop to first); North walked; Whitfield
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [North to second];
Madlock flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Giants 2.

ASTROS 9TH: ANDREWS REPLACED MADLOCK (PLAYING 2B); HERNDON
REPLACED NORTH (PLAYING CF); Howe made an out to second; Cruz
grounded out (pitcher to first); ALOU BATTED FOR ASHBY; Alou
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   9   2    7
 Giants           2   4   0    4


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