San Francisco Giants 3, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 59
Played on Tuesday, August 11, 1981 (N) at Candlestick Park

HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   2  7  0
SF  N    1  1  1    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   3 10  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Scott cf                      4   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Reynolds ss                   3   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Puhl rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   2   1       0   0       1   0
Cedeno 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       9   1
Howe 3b                       4   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Ashby c                       3   0   1   0       0   1       9   2
Pittman 2b                    3   0   1   0       0   0       2   1
  B. Smith p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Thon 2b                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   2   7   1       0   3      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. B. Smith-Ashby-Cedeno.

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz 2 (12,off Griffin 2); Puhl (11,off Griffin).
SH: Reynolds (15,off Griffin).
Team LOB: 4.

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Morgan 2b                     3   1   2   1       1   0       0   3
Cabell 1b                     3   0   0   0       0   3      13   1
Clark rf                      4   1   2   0       0   1       1   0
Evans 3b                      3   0   2   1       1   0       1   4
Herndon lf                    4   0   2   1       0   0       2   0
Martin cf                     4   0   0   0       0   2       6   0
May c                         4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
LeMaster ss                   3   1   1   0       1   0       0   3
Griffin p                     2   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
  Minton p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   3  10   3       3   7      27  13

BATTING - 
2B: Herndon (11,off Niekro); Morgan (9,off Niekro).
SH: Griffin (2,off Niekro); Cabell (4,off Niekro).
GDP: Herndon (6,off B. Smith).
IBB: Evans (4,by Niekro).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan (10,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby).
CS: LeMaster (6,2nd base by B. Smith/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(6-6)                 6.1  10   3   3   2   7   0  31
B. Smith                      1.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   4
Totals                        8    10   3   3   3   7   0  35

IBB: Niekro (4,Evans).

San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Griffin W(5-5)                8.1   6   2   2   0   3   0  31
Minton SV(10)                 0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        9     7   2   2   0   3   0  33

WP: Griffin (3).

Umpires: HP - Lanny Harris, 1B - John McSherry, 2B - Fred Brocklander, 3B - Charlie Williams
Time of Game: 2:36   Attendance: 12354


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                San Francisco Giants     
1. Scott               cf        Morgan              2b
2. Reynolds            ss        Cabell              1b
3. Puhl                rf        Clark               rf
4. Cruz                lf        Evans               3b
5. Cedeno              1b        Herndon             lf
6. Howe                3b        Martin              cf
7. Ashby               c         May                 c
8. Pittman             2b        LeMaster            ss
9. Niekro              p         Griffin             p

ASTROS 1ST: Scott singled to right; Reynolds out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to first) [Scott to second]; Griffin threw a wild
pitch [Scott to third]; Puhl flied out to center; Cruz doubled
to right [Scott scored]; Cedeno struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Morgan singled to right; Morgan stole second; Cabell
struck out; Clark flied out to right; Evans singled to right
[Morgan scored]; Herndon doubled to right [Evans to third];
Martin struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Howe flied out to left; Ashby struck out; Pittman
singled to center; Niekro flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 1.

GIANTS 2ND: May grounded out (third to first); LeMaster singled
to center; Griffin out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second)
[LeMaster to second]; Morgan doubled to right [LeMaster scored];
Cabell struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Scott grounded out (first unassisted); Reynolds
popped to third in foul territory; Puhl doubled to left; Cruz
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Giants 2.

GIANTS 3RD: Clark singled to center; Evans singled to right
[Clark to second]; Herndon singled to center [Clark scored,
Evans to third]; Martin reached on a fielder's choice [Evans out
at home (third to catcher), Herndon to second]; May struck out;
LeMaster flied out to left; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Giants 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno grounded out (first to pitcher); Howe
grounded out (third to first); Ashby flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 3.

GIANTS 4TH: Griffin singled to right; Morgan popped to first in
foul territory; Cabell struck out; Clark struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Pittman grounded out (pitcher to first); Niekro
struck out; Scott grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 3.

GIANTS 5TH: Evans flied to right in foul territory; Herndon
popped to first in foul territory; Martin struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Reynolds flied out to center; Puhl flied out to
center; Cruz grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 3.

GIANTS 6TH: May grounded out (pitcher to first); LeMaster
grounded out (second to first); Griffin grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); Howe
grounded out (third to first); Ashby singled to right; Pittman
flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 3.

GIANTS 7TH: Morgan walked; Cabell out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Morgan to second]; Clark singled to left
[Morgan to third, Clark to second (on throw to home)]; Evans was
walked intentionally; B. SMITH REPLACED PITTMAN (PITCHING); THON
REPLACED NIEKRO (PLAYING 2B); Herndon grounded into a double
play (pitcher to catcher to first) [Morgan out at home]; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Thon flied out to center; Scott grounded out
(pitcher to first); Reynolds grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 3.

GIANTS 8TH: Martin grounded out (shortstop to first); May
grounded out (shortstop to first); LeMaster walked; LeMaster was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Puhl flied out to center; Cruz doubled to right;
MINTON REPLACED GRIFFIN (PITCHING); Cedeno singled to third
[Cruz scored (no RBI), Cedeno out at second (third to second to
first)]; Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 2, Giants 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   7   0    4
 Giants           3  10   0    8


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