Houston Astros 4, San Francisco Giants 3
Regular Season Game 9
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Sunday, April 15, 1979 (D) at Candlestick Park

HOU N    0  0  0    3  0  1    0  0  0  -   4  6  0
SF  N    0  0  1    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   3  8  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf,rf                    4   2   2   0       0   0       3   0
Reynolds ss                   4   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
Walling rf                    3   0   0   2       0   0       1   0
  Leonard ph,cf               0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   1   2       0   0       2   0
Cabell 3b,1b                  3   0   1   0       1   0       3   3
Watson 1b                     3   0   0   0       0   1       6   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Howe 2b,3b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Ashby c                       4   0   1   0       0   1       9   1
Richard p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Landestoy 2b                1   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Totals                       32   4   6   4       3   5      27   8

BATTING - 
2B: Reynolds (2,off Montefusco).
HR: Cruz (1,4th inning off Montefusco 1 on 1 out).
GDP: Richard (1,off Montefusco).
IBB: Cabell (1,by Roberts).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cabell (5,2nd base off Montefusco/Hill); Puhl (2,2nd base off Montefusco/Hill);
Cruz (5,2nd base off Montefusco/Hill).
CS: Cabell (2,Home by Montefusco/Hill).

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
North cf                      2   2   1   0       2   1       1   0
Whitfield lf                  4   1   3   0       0   0       2   0
Madlock 2b                    3   0   1   2       0   0       1   1
Clark rf                      4   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Evans 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Ivie 1b                       4   0   1   0       0   1      11   2
Hill c                        4   0   0   0       0   2       8   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
  Cruz ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Montefusco p                  2   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
  Herndon ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Roberts p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  McCovey ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   3   8   2       2   8      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Ivie-Metzger-Ivie, Clark-Metzger.
E: Madlock (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Whitfield (4,off Richard).
SF: Madlock (2,off Richard).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: North (2,2nd base off Sambito/Ashby).
CS: Whitfield (1,2nd base by Richard/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard W(3-0)                6     7   3   3   2   5   0  26
Sambito SV(1)                 3     1   0   0   0   3   0  10
Totals                        9     8   3   3   2   8   0  36

WP: Richard (9).

San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Montefusco L(1-2)             7     6   4   4   0   2   1  26
Roberts                       2     0   0   0   3   3   0   9
Totals                        9     6   4   4   3   5   1  35

IBB: Roberts (1,Cabell).

Umpires: HP - Roy Roth, 1B - Fred Brocklander, 2B - Jim Cuneo, 3B - Tony Patch
Time of Game: 2:43   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                San Francisco Giants     
1. Puhl                cf        North               cf
2. Reynolds            ss        Whitfield           lf
3. Walling             rf        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. Richard             p         Montefusco          p

ASTROS 1ST: On a bunt Puhl grounded out (pitcher to first);
Reynolds grounded out (second to first); Walling flied out to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: North was called out on strikes; Whitfield singled
to right; Madlock flied to left in foul territory; Whitfield was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz popped to catcher in foul territory; Cabell
singled to left; Cabell stole second; Watson grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Cabell to third]; Cabell was caught stealing
home (catcher unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Giants 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Clark struck out; Evans singled to right; Ivie
singled to left [Evans to second]; Hill struck out; Metzger
popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
0, Giants 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); Ashby
singled to center; Richard grounded into a double play (first to
shortstop to first) [Ashby out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Montefusco grounded out (third to first); North
walked; Whitfield singled to right [North to third]; Madlock hit
a sacrifice fly to center [North scored]; Clark singled to left
[Whitfield to second]; Evans flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Puhl singled to left; Reynolds doubled to right
[Puhl to third]; Walling grounded out (pitcher to first to
pitcher) [Puhl scored, Reynolds to third]; Cruz homered
[Reynolds scored]; Cabell flied out to center; Watson struck
out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Giants 1.

GIANTS 4TH: Ivie grounded out (third to first); Hill was called
out on strikes; Metzger grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Giants 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Howe grounded out (third to first); Ashby lined to
second; Richard struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Giants 1.

GIANTS 5TH: Montefusco struck out; North walked; Whitfield
doubled to right [North to third]; Madlock singled to right
[North scored, Whitfield to third]; Richard threw a wild pitch
[Whitfield scored, Madlock to second]; Clark grounded out (third
to first); Evans flied out to right; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 3, Giants 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Puhl singled to center; Puhl stole second; Reynolds
grounded out (first unassisted) [Puhl to third]; Walling reached
on a fielder's choice [Puhl scored]; Cruz reached on an error by
Madlock [Walling to third, Cruz to first]; Cruz stole second;
Cabell hit into a double play (right to shortstop) [Cruz out at
third]; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Giants 3.

GIANTS 6TH: Ivie popped to first in foul territory; Hill flied
out to center; Metzger grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Giants 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Watson popped to catcher in foul territory; Howe
grounded out (shortstop to first); Ashby grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Giants 3.

GIANTS 7TH: LANDESTOY REPLACED RICHARD (PLAYING 2B); SAMBITO
REPLACED WATSON (PITCHING); CABELL CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
1B); HOWE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); HERNDON BATTED FOR
MONTEFUSCO; Herndon was called out on strikes; North singled to
center; North stole second; Whitfield flied to left in foul
territory; Madlock grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Giants 3.

ASTROS 8TH: ROBERTS REPLACED HERNDON (PITCHING); Landestoy
struck out; Puhl made an out to first; Reynolds flied out to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Giants 3.

GIANTS 8TH: Clark popped to catcher in foul territory; Evans
made an out to second; Ivie struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Giants 3.

ASTROS 9TH: LEONARD BATTED FOR WALLING; Leonard walked; Cruz
grounded out (pitcher to first) [Leonard to second]; Cabell was
walked intentionally; Sambito walked [Leonard to third, Cabell
to second]; Howe struck out; Ashby struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Astros 4, Giants 3.

GIANTS 9TH: LEONARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); PUHL CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Hill grounded out (second to first);
CRUZ BATTED FOR METZGER; Cruz struck out; MCCOVEY BATTED FOR
ROBERTS; McCovey lined to pitcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
4, Giants 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   6   0    4
 Giants           3   8   1    6


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