Houston Astros 6, San Francisco Giants 5
Regular Season Game 78
Played on Thursday, June 28, 1979 (N) at Candlestick Park

HOU N    0  0  2    4  0  0    0  0  0  -   6  9  2
SF  N    4  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   5  7  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       4   2   2   0       1   0       3   0
Reynolds ss                   5   1   2   2       0   0       2   2
Cedeno 1b                     4   1   2   0       1   0       8   1
Cruz lf                       5   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   1   1       1   1       2   1
Walling rf                    2   0   0   1       2   1       5   1
  Leonard ph,rf               1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Ashby c                       5   1   1   1       0   2       2   0
Landestoy 2b                  2   0   0   0       2   1       2   0
Williams p                    4   1   0   0       0   2       0   4
  Niemann p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   6   9   5       7   7      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Cedeno (2), Landestoy (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Reynolds (10,off Halicki); Cabell (12,off Halicki); Cruz (15,off Minton).
HR: Ashby (2,4th inning off Halicki 0 on 0 out).
IBB: Cabell (6,by Curtis); Cedeno (4,by Lavelle).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Puhl (15,2nd base off Halicki/Hill); Cedeno 2 (22,2nd base off Halicki/Hill,2nd
base off Curtis/Hill); Reynolds (7,2nd base off Lavelle/Hill).

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
North cf                      5   1   2   0       0   0       0   0
Metzger ss,2b                 4   1   1   0       1   0       3   3
Clark rf                      4   2   1   1       1   1       0   0
McCovey 1b                    3   1   2   3       1   0      11   0
  LeMaster pr,ss              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Evans 3b                      2   0   0   0       1   0       3   2
Whitfield lf                  4   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Strain 2b                     3   0   0   0       0   0       2   4
  Ivie ph,1b                  0   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Hill c                        4   0   0   0       0   1       7   0
Halicki p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Curtis p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Venable ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Minton p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
  Herndon ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lavelle p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Andrews ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   5   7   5       5   2      27  15

FIELDING - 
E: Clark (3).

BATTING - 
3B: North (3,off Williams).
HR: McCovey (12,1st inning off Williams 2 on 0 out).
SH: Evans (1,off Niemann).
IBB: Clark (4,by Niemann).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Ivie (3,2nd base off Niemann/Ashby); North (29,2nd base off Niemann/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Williams W(3-3)               7     6   5   4   3   1   1  31
Niemann SV(1)                 2     1   0   0   2   1   0   9
Totals                        9     7   5   4   5   2   1  40

Williams faced 2 batters in the 8th inning
IBB: Niemann (1,Clark).

San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Halicki                       3.1   4   4   4   4   1   1  18
Curtis L(3-4)                 0.2   3   2   2   2   0   0   7
Minton                        3     1   0   0   0   3   0  10
Lavelle                       2     1   0   0   1   3   0   8
Totals                        9     9   6   6   7   7   1  43

WP: Halicki (1).
IBB: Curtis (4,Cabell); Lavelle (12,Cedeno).

Umpires: HP - John McSherry, 1B - Dave Pallone, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:48   Attendance: 15624


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                San Francisco Giants     
1. Puhl                cf        North               cf
2. Reynolds            ss        Metzger             ss
3. Cedeno              1b        Clark               rf
4. Cruz                lf        McCovey             1b
5. Cabell              3b        Evans               3b
6. Walling             rf        Whitfield           lf
7. Ashby               c         Strain              2b
8. Landestoy           2b        Hill                c
9. Williams            p         Halicki             p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl made an out to shortstop; Reynolds doubled to
right; Cedeno popped to third in foul territory; Cruz lined to
second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: North tripled to right; Metzger walked; Clark
reached on a fielder's choice [Metzger to second (error by
Landestoy; assist by Williams), North scored (RBI)]; McCovey
homered [Metzger scored (unearned), Clark scored]; Evans walked;
Whitfield grounded out (third to first) [Evans to second];
Strain flied out to right; Debut game for Joe Strain;
Hill grounded out (pitcher to first); 4 R (3 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 4.

ASTROS 2ND: Cabell grounded out (third to first); Walling
walked; Ashby struck out; Landestoy walked [Walling to second];
Williams grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Giants 4.

GIANTS 2ND: Halicki flied out to right; North lined to first;
Metzger singled to right; Clark flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 4.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl walked; Puhl stole second; Halicki threw a wild
pitch [Puhl to third]; Reynolds grounded out (second to first)
[Puhl scored]; Cedeno singled; Cedeno stole second; Cruz made an
out to third; Cabell doubled to left [Cedeno scored]; Walling
grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
2, Giants 4.

GIANTS 3RD: McCovey walked; Evans forced McCovey (right to
shortstop); Whitfield forced Evans (pitcher to shortstop);
Whitfield was picked off first but was safe on an error by
Cedeno [Whitfield to second]; Strain grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Ashby homered; Landestoy walked; Williams forced
Landestoy (pitcher to shortstop); CURTIS REPLACED HALICKI
(PITCHING); Puhl singled to right [Williams scored (error by
Clark) (no RBI), Puhl to third]; Reynolds singled to left [Puhl
scored]; Cedeno singled to center [Reynolds to third]; Cedeno
stole second; Cruz popped to third in foul territory; Cabell was
walked intentionally; Walling walked [Reynolds scored, Cedeno to
third, Cabell to second]; Ashby forced Walling (second to
shortstop); 4 R, 4 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 4.

GIANTS 4TH: Hill flied out to right; VENABLE BATTED FOR CURTIS;
Venable flied out to center; North grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 4.

ASTROS 5TH: MINTON REPLACED VENABLE (PITCHING); Landestoy struck
out; Williams was called out on strikes; Puhl grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 4.

GIANTS 5TH: Metzger grounded out (first unassisted); Clark
struck out; McCovey made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 6, Giants 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Reynolds grounded out (pitcher to first); Cedeno
grounded out (second to first); Cruz doubled to left; Cabell
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6,
Giants 4.

GIANTS 6TH: Evans grounded out (first unassisted); Whitfield
singled to center; Strain flied out to right; Hill flied out to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Walling struck out; Ashby grounded out (shortstop to
first); Landestoy grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 4.

GIANTS 7TH: HERNDON BATTED FOR MINTON; Herndon made an out to
second; North flied out to right; Metzger popped to third in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 4.

ASTROS 8TH: LAVELLE REPLACED HERNDON (PITCHING); Williams struck
out; Puhl singled to pitcher; Reynolds forced Puhl (third to
second); Reynolds stole second; Cedeno was walked intentionally;
Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 6, Giants 4.

GIANTS 8TH: Clark singled to right; McCovey singled to center
[Clark to second]; LEMASTER RAN FOR MCCOVEY; NIEMANN REPLACED
WILLIAMS (PITCHING); Evans out on a sacrifice bunt (first to
second) [Clark to third, LeMaster to second]; Whitfield grounded
out (shortstop to first) [Clark scored, LeMaster to third]; IVIE
BATTED FOR STRAIN; Ivie walked; Ivie stole second; Hill struck
out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 5.

ASTROS 9TH: IVIE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); METZGER CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); LEMASTER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS);
Cabell struck out; LEONARD BATTED FOR WALLING; Leonard grounded
out (shortstop to first); Ashby struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 5.

GIANTS 9TH: LEONARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); ANDREWS BATTED
FOR LAVELLE; Andrews flied out to center; North singled to left;
Metzger flied out to right; North stole second; Clark was walked
intentionally; LeMaster flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Astros 6, Giants 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6   9   2   10
 Giants           5   7   1    8


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