Houston Astros 5, San Francisco Giants 4
Regular Season Game 109
Played on Wednesday, August 1, 1979 (N) at Astrodome

SF  N    2  0  0    0  1  0    1  0  0  -   4  9  0
HOU N    1  0  0    4  0  0    0  0  x  -   5  8  1
San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
North cf                      5   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Griffin p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Strain 2b                     5   2   2   0       0   0       5   2
Clark rf                      5   2   4   1       0   0       1   0
McCovey 1b                    3   0   1   0       2   0       7   1
Evans 3b                      4   0   2   3       0   0       2   1
Ivie lf                       2   0   0   0       2   1       0   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       1   2       1   3
Littlejohn c                  2   0   0   0       1   0       5   1
  Whitfield ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sadek c                     0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Blue p                        2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Borbon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Johnston ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nastu p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Herndon ph,cf               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   4   9   4       6   4      24   9

BATTING - 
2B: Clark 2 (21,off Forsch 2); Evans 2 (15,off Forsch 2).
SF: Evans (4,off Niemann).
GDP: McCovey (7,off Forsch).
IBB: Ivie (5,by Forsch).
Team LOB: 10.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cedeno 1b                     3   1   0   0       2   2      11   1
Reynolds ss                   4   0   0   0       0   0       1   4
Puhl cf                       3   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Leonard rf                    3   1   2   1       1   0       2   0
Cabell 3b                     4   1   1   1       0   0       1   2
Howe 2b                       2   1   0   0       2   1       1   2
  Landestoy pr,2b             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Walling lf                    4   1   2   2       0   1       5   0
Ashby c                       4   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Forsch p                      2   0   1   1       0   1       0   1
  Williams p                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Niemann p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberge p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Totals                       31   5   8   5       6   7      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Forsch-Reynolds-Cedeno.
E: Ashby (8).

BATTING - 
3B: Leonard (3,off Blue); Walling (4,off Blue).
IBB: Howe (3,by Nastu).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cabell 2 (26,2nd base off Blue/Littlejohn,3rd base off Blue/Littlejohn).
CS: Puhl (16,2nd base by Blue/Littlejohn).

PITCHING
San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Blue L(8-9)                   3.1   6   5   5   3   3   0  18
Borbon                        1.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
Nastu                         2     2   0   0   3   2   0  11
Griffin                       1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Totals                        8     8   5   5   6   7   0  37

IBB: Nastu (4,Howe).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch W(8-6)                 5     7   3   3   4   4   0  25
Williams                      1     2   1   1   0   0   0   5
Niemann                       0.1   0   0   0   1   0   0   2
Roberge SV(4)                 2.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   9
Totals                        9     9   4   4   6   4   0  41

Williams faced 2 batters in the 7th inning
IBB: Forsch (2,Ivie).

Umpires: HP - Terry Tata, 1B - Jerry Crawford, 2B - Charlie Williams, 3B - John Kibler
Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance: 21207


Starting Lineups:

   San Francisco Giants          Houston Astros           
1. North               cf        Cedeno              1b
2. Strain              2b        Reynolds            ss
3. Clark               rf        Puhl                cf
4. McCovey             1b        Leonard             rf
5. Evans               3b        Cabell              3b
6. Ivie                lf        Howe                2b
7. Metzger             ss        Walling             lf
8. Littlejohn          c         Ashby               c
9. Blue                p         Forsch              p

GIANTS 1ST: North flied out to left; Strain singled to left;
Clark doubled to center [Strain scored]; Clark was picked off
second but was safe on an error by Ashby [Clark to third];
McCovey walked; Evans doubled to center [Clark scored, McCovey
to third]; Ivie was walked intentionally; Metzger struck out;
Littlejohn forced Ivie (shortstop to second); 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 3
LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Cedeno walked; Reynolds grounded out (second to
first) [Cedeno to second]; Puhl singled to center [Cedeno to
third]; Leonard singled to center [Cedeno scored, Puhl to
second]; Cabell grounded out (pitcher to first) [Puhl to third,
Leonard to second]; Howe made an out to second; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 1.

GIANTS 2ND: Blue popped to first in foul territory; North struck
out; Strain grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Giants 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Walling struck out; Ashby made an out to second;
Forsch struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 1.

GIANTS 3RD: Clark singled to right; McCovey grounded into a
double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Clark out at
second]; Evans flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants
2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Cedeno struck out; Reynolds popped to third in foul
territory; Puhl walked; Puhl was caught stealing second (catcher
to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 1.

GIANTS 4TH: Ivie struck out; Metzger struck out; Littlejohn
walked; Blue grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Leonard tripled to center; Cabell singled to right
[Leonard scored]; Cabell stole second; Howe walked while Cabell
stole third; Walling tripled to center [Cabell scored, Howe
scored]; Ashby popped to third in foul territory; Forsch singled
to center [Walling scored]; BORBON REPLACED BLUE (PITCHING);
Cedeno flied out to right; Reynolds forced Forsch (shortstop to
second); 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 5.

GIANTS 5TH: North grounded out (second to first); Strain popped
to third in foul territory; Clark doubled to left; McCovey
singled to right [Clark to third]; Evans doubled to right [Clark
scored, McCovey to third]; Ivie walked; Metzger grounded out
(second to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Giants 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 5TH: Puhl grounded out (shortstop to first); Leonard
grounded out (first unassisted); Cabell grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 3, Astros 5.

GIANTS 6TH: WILLIAMS REPLACED FORSCH (PITCHING); Littlejohn
grounded out (third to first); JOHNSTON BATTED FOR BORBON;
Johnston flied to right in foul territory; North flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 6TH: NASTU REPLACED JOHNSTON (PITCHING); Howe struck out;
Walling singled to right; Ashby struck out; Williams singled to
right [Walling to third]; Cedeno walked [Williams to second];
Reynolds made an out to second; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Giants 3,
Astros 5.

GIANTS 7TH: Strain singled to left; Clark singled to center
[Strain to second]; NIEMANN REPLACED WILLIAMS (PITCHING);
McCovey walked [Strain to third, Clark to second]; Evans hit a
sacrifice fly to left [Strain scored]; ROBERGE REPLACED NIEMANN
(PITCHING); Ivie flied out to left; Metzger walked [Clark to
third, McCovey to second]; WHITFIELD BATTED FOR LITTLEJOHN;
Whitfield grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.
 Giants 4, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: SADEK REPLACED WHITFIELD (PLAYING C ); Puhl grounded
out (second to first); Leonard walked; Cabell grounded out
(third to first) [Leonard to second]; Howe was walked
intentionally; LANDESTOY RAN FOR HOWE; Walling made an out to
second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 5.

GIANTS 8TH: LANDESTOY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); HERNDON
BATTED FOR NASTU; Herndon flied out to right; North grounded out
(second to first); Strain grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: GRIFFIN REPLACED NORTH (PITCHING); HERNDON STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING CF); Ashby grounded out (first to pitcher);
Roberge struck out; Cedeno struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Giants 4, Astros 5.

GIANTS 9TH: Clark grounded out (shortstop to first); McCovey
grounded out (first to pitcher); Evans flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Giants           4   9   0   10
 Astros           5   8   1    8


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