San Francisco Giants 2, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 142
Played on Saturday, September 8, 1979 (N) at Astrodome

SF  N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  2  0  -   2  7  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   1  9  1
San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Venable rf,lf                 4   0   0   0       1   2       5   0
Andrews 2b                    4   0   2   0       1   0       3   5
Ivie 1b                       4   0   0   0       0   0       8   0
Evans 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   0       1   2
Herndon cf                    3   1   1   0       1   0       5   0
Johnston lf                   3   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  McCovey ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Clark rf                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
LeMaster ss                   4   1   3   2       0   1       3   2
Littlejohn c                  3   0   0   0       1   1       2   2
Whitson p                     2   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
  North ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Minton p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Lavelle p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   2   7   2       5  10      27  12

BATTING - 
HR: LeMaster (2,8th inning off Sambito 1 on 2 out).
GDP: Littlejohn (3,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Ivie (5,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols); Herndon (7,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols);
Andrews (4,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols).
CS: Herndon (5,3rd base by Niekro/Pujols).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cedeno 1b                     4   0   2   1       0   1       7   0
Reynolds ss                   4   0   0   0       0   0       1   4
Puhl cf                       3   0   1   0       1   0       3   0
Cruz lf                       3   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Walling ph,lf               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   2   0       0   1       2   0
Leonard rf                    3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Pujols c                      3   0   0   0       0   0      10   1
  Heep ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Sexton pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Landestoy 2b                  4   1   1   0       0   0       2   2
Niekro p                      2   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howe ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   1   9   1       1   2      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Reynolds-Landestoy-Cedeno.
E: Cabell (13).

BATTING - 
2B: Landestoy (5,off Whitson).
SH: Niekro (12,off Whitson); Leonard (3,off Minton).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (27,2nd base off Whitson/Littlejohn).
CS: Cruz (13,2nd base by Whitson/Littlejohn).

PITCHING
San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Whitson                       6     7   1   1   0   1   0  24
Minton W(2-2)                 2.1   2   0   0   1   1   0  10
Lavelle SV(17)                0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        9     9   1   1   1   2   0  36


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro                        7.1   6   1   1   5   7   0  32
Sambito L(7-5)                1.2   1   1   1   0   3   1   6
Totals                        9     7   2   2   5  10   1  38

WP: Niekro (16).

Umpires: HP - Andy Olsen, 1B - Eric Gregg, 2B - Steve Fields, 3B - Frank Pulli
Time of Game: 3:00   Attendance: 32300


Starting Lineups:

   San Francisco Giants          Houston Astros           
1. Venable             rf        Cedeno              1b
2. Andrews             2b        Reynolds            ss
3. Ivie                1b        Puhl                cf
4. Evans               3b        Cruz                lf
5. Herndon             cf        Cabell              3b
6. Johnston            lf        Leonard             rf
7. LeMaster            ss        Pujols              c
8. Littlejohn          c         Landestoy           2b
9. Whitson             p         Niekro              p

GIANTS 1ST: Venable made an out to shortstop; Andrews singled to
left; Ivie forced Andrews (pitcher to second); Ivie stole
second; Evans grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Cedeno flied out to right; Reynolds grounded out
(second to first); Puhl flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Herndon walked; Herndon stole second; Johnston
struck out; Herndon was caught stealing third (catcher to
third); LeMaster singled to left; Niekro threw a wild pitch
[LeMaster to second]; Littlejohn grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz singled to right; Cruz was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Cabell struck out; Leonard
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants
0, Astros 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Whitson struck out; Venable walked; Andrews reached
on an error by Cabell [Venable to second, Andrews to first];
Ivie flied out to left; Evans walked [Venable to third, Andrews
to second]; Herndon grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
1 E, 3 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Pujols made an out to shortstop; Landestoy flied out
to center; Niekro singled to right; Cedeno singled to shortstop
[Niekro to second]; Reynolds made an out to second; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

GIANTS 4TH: Johnston popped to first in foul territory; LeMaster
struck out; Littlejohn walked; Whitson singled to center
[Littlejohn to second]; Venable struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Puhl singled to pitcher; Cruz flied out to right;
Cabell singled to left [Puhl to second]; Leonard forced Cabell
(second to shortstop) [Puhl to third]; Pujols flied out to
right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

GIANTS 5TH: Andrews walked; Ivie flied out to right; Evans
grounded out (first unassisted) [Andrews to second]; Herndon
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Landestoy doubled to right; Niekro out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Landestoy to third]; Cedeno
singled to center [Landestoy scored]; Cedeno stole second;
Reynolds grounded out (shortstop to first); Puhl flied out to
center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 1.

GIANTS 6TH: Johnston was called out on strikes; LeMaster singled
to left; Littlejohn grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [LeMaster out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Giants 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz flied out to right; Cabell flied out to center;
Leonard grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Giants 0, Astros 1.

GIANTS 7TH: NORTH BATTED FOR WHITSON; North was called out on
strikes; Venable struck out; Andrews singled to third; Andrews
stole second; Ivie popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: MINTON REPLACED NORTH (PITCHING); Pujols flied out
to center; Landestoy grounded out (second to first); Niekro made
an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 1.

GIANTS 8TH: Evans flied out to center; Herndon singled to left;
MCCOVEY BATTED FOR JOHNSTON; SAMBITO REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING);
McCovey struck out; LeMaster hit an inside the park homer to
left [Herndon scored]; Littlejohn struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: CLARK REPLACED MCCOVEY (PLAYING RF); VENABLE CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Cedeno struck out; Reynolds grounded out
(second to first); Puhl walked; WALLING BATTED FOR CRUZ; Walling
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 2,
Astros 1.

GIANTS 9TH: WALLING STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Minton was
called out on strikes; Venable flied out to center; Andrews
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Cabell singled to third; Leonard out on a sacrifice
bunt (catcher to second) [Cabell to second]; HEEP BATTED FOR
PUJOLS; Heep singled to center [Cabell to third]; SEXTON RAN FOR
HEEP; LAVELLE REPLACED MINTON (PITCHING); Landestoy flied out to
left; HOWE BATTED FOR SAMBITO; Howe grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Giants           2   7   0    9
 Astros           1   9   1    8


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