Houston Astros 5, San Francisco Giants 2
Regular Season Game 89
Played on Saturday, September 12, 1981 (N) at Astrodome

SF  N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  1  0  -   2  7  1
HOU N    0  0  1    3  0  1    0  0  x  -   5  9  1
San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Morgan 2b                     5   0   2   0       0   0       2   1
Venable cf                    4   0   1   0       1   0       3   0
Clark rf                      4   1   1   1       1   1       3   0
Evans 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Herndon lf                    3   1   1   0       1   1       0   0
Bergman 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       9   1
May c                         3   0   1   1       1   1       5   0
LeMaster ss                   4   0   0   0       0   1       1   4
Whitson p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Lavelle p                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   1
  Cabell ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Rowland p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Wohlford ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Holland p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   2   7   2       5   7      24  10

FIELDING - 
E: May (6).

BATTING - 
HR: Clark (15,6th inning off Niekro 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Venable (1,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby); Herndon (13,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Scott cf                      4   0   1   1       0   1       0   0
Garner 2b                     2   1   1   0       2   0       2   4
Puhl rf                       4   0   1   1       0   0       3   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Cedeno 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       8   0
Howe 3b                       2   1   0   0       1   0       1   0
  Garcia 3b                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
Ashby c                       4   2   3   1       0   0       7   0
Reynolds ss                   3   1   1   0       1   1       4   2
Niekro p                      2   0   1   2       0   0       0   1
  D. Smith p                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       31   5   9   5       4   5      27   8

FIELDING - 
E: Ashby (9).

BATTING - 
2B: Ashby (12,off Whitson).
3B: Puhl (4,off Whitson).
HR: Ashby (3,6th inning off Lavelle 0 on 0 out).
SH: Niekro (10,off Lavelle).
IBB: Reynolds (2,by Whitson); Garner (2,by Lavelle).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Garner 2 (6,2nd base off Whitson/May 2).

PITCHING
San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Whitson L(5-8)                3.1   6   4   4   3   1   0  19
Lavelle                       2.2   2   1   1   1   2   1  11
Rowland                       1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Holland                       1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Totals                        8     9   5   5   4   5   1  36

IBB: Whitson (4,Reynolds); Lavelle (4,Garner).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(8-7)                 6.2   4   1   1   5   4   1  29
D. Smith SV(7)                2.1   3   1   1   0   3   0  10
Totals                        9     7   2   2   5   7   1  39


Umpires: HP - Lanny Harris, 1B - Eric Gregg, 2B - Doug Harvey, 3B - Nick Colosi
Time of Game: 2:39   Attendance: 35867


Starting Lineups:

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

GIANTS 1ST: Morgan grounded out (shortstop to first); Venable
made an out to first; Clark walked; Evans made an out to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Scott grounded out (second to first); Garner walked;
Garner stole second; Puhl flied out to center; Cruz was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Herndon struck out; Bergman grounded out (first
unassisted); May made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); Howe flied
out to right; Ashby singled to center; Reynolds flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

GIANTS 3RD: LeMaster lined to third; Whitson struck out; Morgan
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Niekro grounded out (shortstop to first); Scott
grounded out (first to pitcher); Garner singled to shortstop;
Garner stole second [Garner to third (error by May)]; Puhl
tripled to right [Garner scored]; Cruz grounded out (shortstop
to first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 1.

GIANTS 4TH: Venable walked; Venable stole second [Venable to
third (error by Ashby)]; Clark flied out to right; Evans made an
out to second; Herndon walked; Herndon stole second; Bergman
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 0,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno grounded out (pitcher to first); Howe walked;
Ashby doubled to right [Howe to third]; Reynolds was walked
intentionally; Niekro singled to center [Howe scored, Ashby
scored, Reynolds to third]; Scott singled to pitcher [Reynolds
scored, Niekro to second]; LAVELLE REPLACED WHITSON (PITCHING);
Garner made an out to shortstop; Puhl forced Scott (shortstop to
second); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 4.

GIANTS 5TH: May struck out; LeMaster grounded out (shortstop to
first); Lavelle walked; Morgan singled to center [Lavelle to
third]; Venable forced Morgan (second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Cruz struck out; Cedeno flied out to right; Howe
made an out to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 4.

GIANTS 6TH: GARCIA REPLACED HOWE (PLAYING 3B); Clark homered;
Evans flied out to left; Herndon made an out to second; Bergman
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 1,
Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Ashby homered; Reynolds singled to center; Niekro
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Reynolds to
second]; Scott struck out; Garner was walked intentionally; Puhl
flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 5.

GIANTS 7TH: May walked; LeMaster flied out to left; CABELL
BATTED FOR LAVELLE; Cabell struck out; Morgan singled to center
[May to second]; Venable singled to center [May to third, Morgan
to second]; D. SMITH REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Clark struck
out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: ROWLAND REPLACED CABELL (PITCHING); Cruz popped to
first in foul territory; Cedeno grounded out (third to first);
Garcia singled to third; Garcia was picked off first (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 5.

GIANTS 8TH: Evans struck out; Herndon singled to center; Bergman
singled to right [Herndon to second]; May singled to right
[Herndon scored, Bergman to second]; LeMaster struck out;
WOHLFORD BATTED FOR ROWLAND; Wohlford forced May (second to
shortstop); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: HOLLAND REPLACED WOHLFORD (PITCHING); Ashby flied
out to center; Reynolds struck out; D. Smith struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 5.

GIANTS 9TH: Morgan flied out to right; Venable flied out to
right; Clark grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Giants           2   7   1   10
 Astros           5   9   1    7


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