San Francisco Giants 8, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 36
Played on Tuesday, May 15, 1979 (N) at Astrodome

SF  N    1  3  1    2  0  1    0  0  0  -   8  9  1
HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  5  0
San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Madlock 2b                    3   0   1   0       1   0       2   0
  Andrews 2b                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Whitfield lf                  4   2   1   1       0   0       2   0
  Venable lf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Clark rf                      5   0   1   2       0   1       4   0
McCovey 1b                    3   2   1   1       2   0       9   0
Evans 3b                      4   2   2   0       1   0       2   2
Herndon cf                    4   0   1   2       0   1       3   0
Hill c                        3   0   0   0       1   1       4   1
Metzger ss                    4   1   1   0       0   1       1   2
Nastu p                       3   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   8   9   7       5   4      27   7

FIELDING - 
E: Whitfield (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Whitfield (7,off Richard); Clark (8,off Richard); Herndon (2,off Dixon).
HR: McCovey (1,6th inning off McLaughlin 0 on 1 out).
SH: Nastu (1,off Richard); Herndon (1,off Richard).
Team LOB: 7.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Sexton ss                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   4
Leonard rf                    3   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Cedeno cf                     2   0   1   0       2   0       4   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   1      10   2
Cabell 3b                     4   0   2   0       0   0       2   1
Cruz lf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Howe 2b                       4   1   1   0       0   1       1   3
Ashby c                       3   0   1   1       0   0       4   0
Richard p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Dixon p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
  Landestoy ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McLaughlin p                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Puhl ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Andujar p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       31   1   5   1       3   4      27  14

FIELDING - 
PB: Ashby 2 (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Ashby (6,off Nastu); Cabell 2 (10,off Nastu 2); Cedeno (9,off Nastu).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Leonard (3,2nd base by Nastu/Hill).

PITCHING
San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Nastu W(1-2)                  9     5   1   1   3   4   0  34


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard L(4-3)                2.2   6   5   5   3   3   0  18
Dixon                         2.1   2   2   2   2   0   0  11
McLaughlin                    2     1   1   1   0   1   1   7
Andujar                       2     0   0   0   0   0   0   6
Totals                        9     9   8   8   5   4   1  42


Umpires: 1B - Lanny Harris, 2B - Ray Hamil, 3B - Howard Hansen
Time of Game: 2:27   Attendance: 13196


Starting Lineups:

   San Francisco Giants          Houston Astros           
1. Madlock             2b        Sexton              ss
2. Whitfield           lf        Leonard             rf
3. Clark               rf        Cedeno              cf
4. McCovey             1b        Watson              1b
5. Evans               3b        Cabell              3b
6. Herndon             cf        Cruz                lf
7. Hill                c         Howe                2b
8. Metzger             ss        Ashby               c
9. Nastu               p         Richard             p

GIANTS 1ST: Madlock flied out to center; Whitfield doubled to
right; Clark struck out; Ashby allowed a passed ball [Whitfield
to third]; McCovey walked while Whitfield advanced to home on a
passed ball; Evans singled to left [McCovey to second]; Herndon
was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 1,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Sexton made an out to first; Leonard walked; Leonard
was caught stealing second (catcher to second); Cedeno walked;
Watson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Hill struck out; Metzger singled to center; Nastu
reached on a fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt [Metzger to
second]; Madlock walked [Metzger to third, Nastu to second];
Whitfield forced Madlock (second to shortstop) [Metzger scored,
Nastu to third]; Clark doubled to left [Nastu scored, Whitfield
scored]; McCovey grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Cruz flied
out to left; Howe singled to center; Ashby doubled to left [Howe
scored, Ashby to third (error by Whitfield)]; Richard was called
out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 1.

GIANTS 3RD: Evans singled to right; Herndon out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Evans to second]; Hill walked; Metzger
flied out to left; Nastu singled to center [Evans scored, Hill
to second]; DIXON REPLACED RICHARD (PITCHING); Madlock flied out
to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 5, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Sexton grounded out (third to first); Leonard flied
out to center; Cedeno walked; Watson flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 5, Astros 1.

GIANTS 4TH: Whitfield grounded out (pitcher to first); Clark
grounded out (pitcher to first); McCovey walked; Evans walked
[McCovey to second]; Herndon doubled to center [McCovey scored,
Evans scored]; Hill grounded out (pitcher to first); 2 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Giants 7, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell doubled to left; Cruz was called out on
strikes; Howe flied out to right; Ashby grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 7, Astros 1.

GIANTS 5TH: Metzger grounded out (first to pitcher); Nastu flied
out to center; Madlock singled to center; Whitfield flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 7, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: LANDESTOY BATTED FOR DIXON; Landestoy made an out to
second; Sexton grounded out (shortstop to first); Leonard flied
out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 7, Astros 1.

GIANTS 6TH: MCLAUGHLIN REPLACED LANDESTOY (PITCHING); Clark
grounded out (shortstop to first); McCovey homered; Evans
grounded out (second to pitcher); Herndon lined to third; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 8, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: ANDREWS REPLACED MADLOCK (PLAYING 2B); Cedeno made
an out to shortstop; Watson flied out to center; Cabell doubled
to left; Cruz flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants
8, Astros 1.

GIANTS 7TH: Hill grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger was
called out on strikes; Nastu grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 8, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: VENABLE REPLACED WHITFIELD (PLAYING LF); Howe made
an out to third; Ashby grounded out (second to first); PUHL
BATTED FOR MCLAUGHLIN; Puhl flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Giants 8, Astros 1.

GIANTS 8TH: ANDUJAR REPLACED PUHL (PITCHING); Andrews popped to
first in foul territory; Venable grounded out (first to
pitcher); Clark grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Giants 8, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Sexton flied out to center; Leonard lined to third;
Cedeno doubled to left; Watson grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 8, Astros 1.

GIANTS 9TH: McCovey popped to third in foul territory; Evans
flied out to right; Herndon grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 8, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Cabell grounded out (third to first); Cruz grounded
out (first unassisted); Howe struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Giants 8, Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Giants           8   9   1    7
 Astros           1   5   0    6


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