San Diego Padres 7, Houston Astros 5
Regular Season Game 51
Played on Thursday, June 4, 1981 (D) at Jack Murphy Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    2  0  0    2  1  0  -   5 14  0
SD  N    2  0  1    3  0  1    0  0  x  -   7 13  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       5   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Reynolds ss                   5   1   2   0       0   0       2   3
Cedeno 1b                     5   1   1   2       0   0      10   2
Cruz lf                       5   1   4   1       0   0       3   0
Howe 3b                       5   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Walling rf                    2   2   1   0       2   0       1   0
Ashby c                       3   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
  Pujols ph,c                 1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Pittman 2b                    3   0   1   1       0   0       1   2
  D. Smith p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Woods ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  LaCorte p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Niekro p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Sprowl p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Thon 2b                     2   0   2   1       0   0       0   2
Totals                       38   5  14   5       2   1      24  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Reynolds-Pittman-Cedeno.

BATTING - 
2B: Walling (2,off Mura).
HR: Cruz (8,4th inning off Mura 0 on 0 out); Cedeno (2,7th inning off Mura
1 on 2 out).
SH: Niekro (4,off Mura).
GDP: Howe (5,off Mura); Puhl (3,off Mura).
Team LOB: 9.

San Diego Padres             AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Smith ss                      4   2   2   0       1   0       3   6
Jones cf                      3   3   1   0       2   0       3   0
Richards lf                   5   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Kennedy c                     5   0   1   2       0   1       3   1
Bass 1b                       3   1   3   4       1   0       8   2
Lefebvre rf                   2   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Edwards ph,rf               2   0   0   0       0   2       3   0
Salazar 3b                    4   0   2   0       0   1       1   1
Bonilla 2b                    4   0   2   0       0   0       4   2
Mura p                        3   1   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Curtis p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lucas p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   7  13   7       4   4      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Bonilla-Smith-Bass, Bonilla-Smith-Bass.

BATTING - 
2B: Kennedy (11,off Sprowl); Bass (3,off Sprowl).
HR: Bass (3,3rd inning off Niekro 0 on 2 out).
GDP: Jones (2,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Smith (16,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(6-4)                 3.1   8   6   6   3   0   1  20
Sprowl                        2     5   1   1   1   2   0  12
D. Smith                      1.2   0   0   0   0   2   0   5
LaCorte                       1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8    13   7   7   4   4   1  40

WP: Sprowl (1).

San Diego Padres             IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Mura W(3-7)                   6.2  11   4   4   1   1   2  30
Curtis                        1.1   2   1   1   1   0   0   7
Lucas SV(8)                   1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9    14   5   5   2   1   2  41


Umpires: HP - Jim Quick, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Jerry Dale, 3B - Paul Runge
Time of Game: 2:31   Attendance: 12403


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                San Diego Padres         
1. Puhl                cf        Smith               ss
2. Reynolds            ss        Jones               cf
3. Cedeno              1b        Richards            lf
4. Cruz                lf        Kennedy             c
5. Howe                3b        Bass                1b
6. Walling             rf        Lefebvre            rf
7. Ashby               c         Salazar             3b
8. Pittman             2b        Bonilla             2b
9. Niekro              p         Mura                p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (first unassisted); Reynolds lined
to pitcher; Cedeno grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Padres 0.

PADRES 1ST: Smith singled; Smith stole second; Jones walked;
Richards grounded out (first unassisted) [Smith to third, Jones
to second]; Kennedy flied out to left; Bass singled [Smith
scored, Jones scored]; Lefebvre flied out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Padres 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz singled; Howe grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Cruz out at second]; Walling
walked; Ashby singled [Walling to second]; Pittman lined to
shortstop; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Padres 2.

PADRES 2ND: Salazar singled; Bonilla singled [Salazar to
second]; Mura forced Salazar (third to shortstop) [Bonilla to
second]; Smith walked [Bonilla to third, Mura to second]; Jones
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Smith out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Padres 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Niekro grounded out (shortstop to first); Puhl made
an out to third; Reynolds singled; Cedeno forced Reynolds
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Padres 2.

PADRES 3RD: Richards grounded out (pitcher to first); Kennedy
grounded out (first unassisted); Bass homered; Lefebvre singled;
Salazar flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Padres 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz homered; Howe singled; Walling doubled [Howe to
third]; Ashby reached on a fielder's choice [Howe out at home
(first to catcher), Walling to third]; Pittman singled [Walling
scored, Ashby to second]; Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt
(catcher to second) [Ashby to third, Pittman to second]; Puhl
was called out on strikes; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2,
Padres 3.

PADRES 4TH: Bonilla singled; Mura forced Bonilla (pitcher to
shortstop); Smith singled [Mura to second]; Jones walked [Mura
to third, Smith to second]; SPROWL REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING);
Richards grounded out (shortstop to first) [Mura scored, Smith
to third, Jones to second]; Kennedy doubled [Smith scored, Jones
scored]; Sprowl threw a wild pitch [Kennedy to third]; Bass
walked; EDWARDS BATTED FOR LEFEBVRE; Edwards struck out; 3 R, 3
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Padres 6.

ASTROS 5TH: EDWARDS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Reynolds lined
to right; Cedeno flied out to center; Cruz singled; Howe forced
Cruz (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Padres 6.

PADRES 5TH: Salazar singled; Bonilla grounded out (second to
first) [Salazar to second]; Mura grounded out (third to first);
Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Padres 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Walling grounded out (first to pitcher); Ashby
grounded out (first unassisted); Pittman made an out to catcher;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Padres 6.

PADRES 6TH: Jones singled; Richards singled [Jones to second];
Kennedy struck out; Bass doubled [Jones scored, Richards to
third]; D. SMITH REPLACED PITTMAN (PITCHING); THON REPLACED
SPROWL (PLAYING 2B); Edwards struck out; Salazar struck out; 1
R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Padres 7.

ASTROS 7TH: Thon singled; Puhl grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Thon out at second]; Reynolds
singled; Cedeno homered [Reynolds scored]; CURTIS REPLACED MURA
(PITCHING); Cruz flied out to right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Padres 7.

PADRES 7TH: Bonilla grounded out (first to pitcher); Curtis
grounded out (second to first); Smith grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Padres 7.

ASTROS 8TH: Howe lined to first; Walling walked; PUJOLS BATTED
FOR ASHBY; Pujols singled [Walling to second]; WOODS BATTED FOR
D. SMITH; Woods flied out to center; Thon singled [Walling
scored, Pujols to third]; Puhl made an out to second; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Padres 7.

PADRES 8TH: PUJOLS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); LACORTE REPLACED
WOODS (PITCHING); Jones flied out to left; Richards flied out to
left; Kennedy grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 5, Padres 7.

ASTROS 9TH: LUCAS REPLACED CURTIS (PITCHING); Reynolds lined to
center; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); Cruz singled;
Howe flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Padres
7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5  14   0    9
 Padres           7  13   0    9


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