Houston Astros 5, San Francisco Giants 3
Regular Season Game 41
Played on Saturday, May 23, 1981 (N) at Astrodome

SF  N    0  0  0    0  1  1    0  1  0  -   3 13  2
HOU N    1  0  1    0  2  0    1  0  x  -   5 10  1
San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Morgan 2b                     4   0   0   0       1   1       1   3
Cabell 1b                     4   1   3   2       0   0      11   2
Evans 3b                      2   0   2   1       1   0       0   0
  Smith 3b                    2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Breining p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Herndon rf                    5   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Martin cf                     5   0   1   0       0   2       1   0
May c                         4   0   1   0       1   0       6   1
Bergman lf                    2   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
  Wohlford ph,lf              2   1   0   0       1   1       0   0
LeMaster ss                   4   1   3   0       0   1       0   5
Whitson p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Moffitt p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stennett ph                 1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Lavelle p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  North ph                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Pettini 3b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   3  13   3       5   6      24  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. LeMaster-Morgan-Cabell.
E: Cabell (8), Whitson (2).
PB: May (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Cabell (10,off Ruhle).
SF: Cabell (2,off LaCorte).
GDP: Herndon (4,off Ruhle).
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan (6,2nd base off Ruhle/Ashby).
CS: Cabell (7,2nd base by Ruhle/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       4   2   1   0       1   1       3   1
Reynolds ss                   3   0   0   0       0   0       3   5
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   2       0   1       1   0
Cruz lf                       5   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Howe 3b                       3   2   2   0       2   0       1   3
Walling 1b                    3   0   0   0       1   1       8   1
Ashby c                       4   0   2   2       0   0       5   1
Landestoy 2b                  3   0   0   0       1   0       5   3
Ruhle p                       1   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
  Sprowl p                    1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  LaCorte p                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   5  10   5       6   4      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Howe-Landestoy-Walling, Puhl-Walling-Reynolds.
E: Reynolds (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Puhl (8,off Whitson); Howe (12,off Whitson); Ashby (6,off Whitson).
SH: Reynolds 2 (10,off Whitson,off Breining).
SF: Cedeno (1,off Whitson).
GDP: Landestoy (4,off Lavelle).
IBB: Walling (1,by Whitson); Landestoy (3,by Whitson).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Puhl (11,2nd base off Whitson/May).

PITCHING
San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Whitson L(1-5)                4.2   7   4   4   6   2   0  27
Moffitt                       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Lavelle                       2     2   1   0   0   1   0   7
Breining                      1     1   0   0   0   1   0   6
Totals                        8    10   5   4   6   4   0  41

WP: Whitson (2).
IBB: Whitson 2 (3,Walling,Landestoy).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruhle                         4.2   9   1   1   2   1   0  23
Sprowl                        0.2   2   1   1   1   1   0   5
LaCorte W(2-1)                3.2   2   1   1   2   4   0  15
Totals                        9    13   3   3   5   6   0  43

WP: LaCorte (3).

Umpires: HP - Dave Pallone, 1B - Charlie Williams, 3B - John McSherry
Time of Game: 3:09   Attendance: 38586


Starting Lineups:

   San Francisco Giants          Houston Astros           
1. Morgan              2b        Puhl                rf
2. Cabell              1b        Reynolds            ss
3. Evans               3b        Cedeno              cf
4. Herndon             rf        Cruz                lf
5. Martin              cf        Howe                3b
6. May                 c         Walling             1b
7. Bergman             lf        Ashby               c
8. LeMaster            ss        Landestoy           2b
9. Whitson             p         Ruhle               p

GIANTS 1ST: Morgan grounded out (second to first); Cabell
singled to center; Cabell was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Evans singled to left; Herndon grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl walked; Puhl stole second; Reynolds out on a
sacrifice bunt (catcher to first) [Puhl to third]; Cedeno hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Puhl scored]; Cruz singled to center;
Cruz was picked off first but was safe on an error by Whitson
[Cruz to second]; Howe walked; Walling flied out to right; 1 R,
1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 1.

GIANTS 2ND: Martin flied out to left; May singled to left;
Bergman singled to right [May to second]; LeMaster struck out;
Whitson forced Bergman (shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Ashby grounded out (first unassisted); Landestoy
flied out to center; Ruhle struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Giants 0, Astros 1.

GIANTS 3RD: Morgan walked; Morgan stole second; Cabell flied out
to center; Evans walked; Herndon grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Evans out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl doubled to right; Reynolds grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Puhl to third]; Cedeno singled to center
[Puhl scored]; Cruz made an out to first; Howe doubled to left
[Cedeno to third]; Walling was walked intentionally; Ashby
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Giants
0, Astros 2.

GIANTS 4TH: Martin grounded out (shortstop to first); May
grounded out (shortstop to first); Bergman singled to right;
LeMaster singled to shortstop [Bergman to third (error by
Reynolds)]; Whitson forced LeMaster (shortstop to second); 0 R,
2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Landestoy grounded out (first to pitcher); Ruhle
walked; Whitson threw a wild pitch [Ruhle to second]; Puhl was
called out on strikes; Reynolds grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 2.

GIANTS 5TH: Morgan lined to first; Cabell doubled to left; Evans
singled to right [Cabell scored]; Herndon forced Evans
(shortstop to second); Martin singled to right [Herndon to
third]; SPROWL REPLACED RUHLE (PITCHING); May forced Martin
(shortstop unassisted); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros
2.

ASTROS 5TH: SMITH REPLACED EVANS (PLAYING 3B); Cedeno flied out
to left; Cruz singled to left; Howe walked [Cruz to second];
Walling flied out to left; Ashby doubled to right [Cruz scored,
Howe to third]; Landestoy was walked intentionally; Sprowl
singled to left [Howe scored, Ashby to third, Landestoy to
second]; MOFFITT REPLACED WHITSON (PITCHING); Puhl popped to
catcher in foul territory; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Giants 1,
Astros 4.

GIANTS 6TH: WOHLFORD BATTED FOR BERGMAN; Wohlford walked;
LeMaster singled to right [Wohlford to second]; STENNETT BATTED
FOR MOFFITT; Stennett singled to center [Wohlford to third,
LeMaster to second]; Morgan struck out; LACORTE REPLACED SPROWL
(PITCHING); Cabell sacrifice flied into a double play to right
[Wohlford scored, LeMaster to third, Stennett out at second
(right to first to shortstop)]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 2,
Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: LAVELLE REPLACED STENNETT (PITCHING); WOHLFORD
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Reynolds grounded out (second to
first); Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); Cruz grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 2,
Astros 4.

GIANTS 7TH: Smith lined to right; Herndon grounded out (third to
first); Martin struck out but advanced to first on a wild pitch;
May popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Giants 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Howe singled to second; May allowed a passed ball
[Howe to second]; Walling struck out; Ashby singled to center
[Howe scored (unearned)]; Landestoy grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Ashby out at second]; 1 R (0
ER), 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 5.

GIANTS 8TH: Wohlford grounded out (third to first); LeMaster
singled to second; NORTH BATTED FOR LAVELLE; North walked
[LeMaster to second]; Morgan made an out to second; Cabell
singled to left [LeMaster scored, North to second]; Smith flied
out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: PETTINI REPLACED NORTH (PLAYING 3B); BREINING
REPLACED SMITH (PITCHING); LaCorte singled to center; Puhl
reached on a fielder's choice [LaCorte to second (error by
Cabell)]; Reynolds reached on a fielder's choice on a sacrifice
bunt [LaCorte to third, Puhl to second]; Cedeno struck out; Cruz
forced LaCorte (first to catcher) [Puhl to third, Reynolds to
second]; Howe made an out to first; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB. 
Giants 3, Astros 5.

GIANTS 9TH: Herndon struck out; Martin struck out; May walked;
Wohlford struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 3, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Giants           3  13   2   13
 Astros           5  10   1   12


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