Houston Astros 3, San Diego Padres 2
Regular Season Game 39
Played on Friday, May 18, 1979 (N) at Astrodome

SD  N    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   2  4  1
HOU N    0  0  1    0  1  0    0  1  x  -   3 10  2
San Diego Padres             AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Richards cf                   4   2   2   1       0   0       3   0
Perkins 1b                    3   0   0   1       1   1       8   1
  Fingers p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Turner lf                     3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Winfield rf                   3   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Bevacqua 3b                   4   0   1   0       0   0       1   4
  Evans pr                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Tenace c                      3   0   0   0       1   1       3   0
Almon 2b,ss                   4   0   1   0       0   1       3   2
Smith ss                      2   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
  Briggs ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Gonzalez 2b                 1   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Owchinko p                    1   0   0   0       1   0       0   2
  Hargrove ph,1b              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   2   4   2       5   4      24  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Almon-Smith-Perkins, Smith-Almon-Perkins.
E: Bevacqua (2).

BATTING - 
3B: Richards (2,off Niekro).
HR: Richards (2,8th inning off Niekro 0 on 1 out).
GDP: Richards (1,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Bevacqua (1,2nd base by Niekro/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       3   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Reynolds ss                   4   1   3   0       0   0       2   4
Leonard cf                    4   0   1   1       0   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   0   0       1   1       8   0
  Landestoy 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cabell 3b,1b                  4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   2   1       0   0       3   0
Howe 2b,3b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       3   2
Ashby c                       3   1   2   1       0   1       4   2
Niekro p                      2   1   0   0       0   1       1   1
Totals                       31   3  10   3       1   3      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Howe-Reynolds-Watson, Ashby-Howe.
E: Reynolds (10), Cabell (5).

BATTING - 
HR: Ashby (1,5th inning off Owchinko 0 on 0 out).
SH: Puhl (3,off Owchinko); Niekro (1,off Owchinko).
GDP: Watson (2,off Owchinko); Leonard (1,off Owchinko).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Reynolds (4,2nd base off Fingers/Tenace).

PITCHING
San Diego Padres             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Owchinko                      7     7   2   1   1   2   1  28
Fingers L(2-3)                1     3   1   1   0   1   0   6
Totals                        8    10   3   2   1   3   1  34


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(4-2)                 9     4   2   2   5   4   1  35

WP: Niekro (3).

Umpires: HP - Dave Pallone, 1B - Jim Rains, 2B - Bob Davis, 3B - Murray Strey
Time of Game: 2:32   Attendance: 9445


Starting Lineups:

   San Diego Padres              Houston Astros           
1. Richards            cf        Puhl                rf
2. Perkins             1b        Reynolds            ss
3. Turner              lf        Leonard             cf
4. Winfield            rf        Watson              1b
5. Bevacqua            3b        Cabell              3b
6. Tenace              c         Cruz                lf
7. Almon               2b        Howe                2b
8. Smith               ss        Ashby               c
9. Owchinko            p         Niekro              p

PADRES 1ST: ump1b,rainj901 ump2b,davib903 ump3b,strem901
timeofgame,152 attendance,9445 Debut for umpire Bob Davis;
Richards flied out to center; Perkins struck out; Turner walked;
Winfield walked [Turner to second]; Bevacqua flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Padres 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl flied out to left; Reynolds made an out to
third; Leonard grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Padres 0, Astros 0.

PADRES 2ND: Tenace lined to left; Almon grounded out (pitcher to
first); Smith flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson walked; Cabell forced Watson (third to
second); On a bunt Cruz singled to third [Cabell to second];
Howe flied out to center; Ashby struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Padres 0, Astros 0.

PADRES 3RD: Owchinko lined to third; Richards tripled to center;
Perkins grounded out (shortstop to first) [Richards scored];
Turner made an out to second; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 1,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Niekro reached on an error by Bevacqua [Niekro to
first]; Puhl out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Niekro
to second]; Reynolds singled to left [Niekro to third]; Leonard
singled to right [Niekro scored (unearned), Reynolds to second];
Watson grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Leonard out at second]; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Padres 1, Astros 1.

PADRES 4TH: Winfield grounded out (shortstop to first); Bevacqua
grounded out (shortstop to first); Tenace walked; Almon struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell flied out to center; Cruz grounded out
(pitcher to first); Howe made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 1.

PADRES 5TH: Smith grounded out (first unassisted); Owchinko
walked; Richards grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Owchinko out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Ashby homered; Niekro struck out; Puhl singled to
first; Reynolds singled to center [Puhl to third]; Leonard
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Reynolds out at second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 1,
Astros 2.

PADRES 6TH: Perkins grounded out (second to first); Turner
grounded out (pitcher unassisted); Winfield grounded out
(catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Cabell
grounded out (third to first); Cruz grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 2.

PADRES 7TH: Bevacqua reached on an error by Reynolds [Bevacqua
to first]; Tenace struck out while Bevacqua was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); Almon singled to third [Almon to
second (error by Cabell)]; BRIGGS BATTED FOR SMITH; Briggs
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: GONZALEZ REPLACED BRIGGS (PLAYING 2B); ALMON CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); Howe flied out to center; Ashby singled
to left; Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Ashby to second]; Puhl grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 2.

PADRES 8TH: HARGROVE BATTED FOR OWCHINKO; Hargrove lined to
third; Richards homered; Perkins walked; Turner flied out to
right; Winfield lined to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 2,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: HARGROVE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); FINGERS
REPLACED PERKINS (PITCHING); Reynolds singled to third; Reynolds
stole second; Leonard flied out to left; Watson struck out;
Cabell singled to third [Reynolds to third]; Cruz singled to
center [Reynolds scored, Cabell to third]; Howe made an out to
second; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Padres 2, Astros 3.

PADRES 9TH: LANDESTOY REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING 2B); HOWE CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); CABELL CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B);
Bevacqua singled to center; EVANS RAN FOR BEVACQUA; Niekro threw
a wild pitch [Evans to second]; Tenace flied out to center;
Almon made an out to third; Gonzalez made an out to shortstop; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 2, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Padres           2   4   1    6
 Astros           3  10   2    7


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