Houston Astros 8, San Francisco Giants 1
Regular Season Game 96
Played on Saturday, September 19, 1981 (D) at Candlestick Park

HOU N    0  3  1    1  1  0    1  1  0  -   8 14  0
SF  N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  4  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       4   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Garner 2b                     5   1   2   0       0   1       3   4
Scott cf                      4   2   2   1       0   0       3   0
  Loucks cf                   1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Cruz lf                       5   1   1   0       0   0       5   0
Walling 1b                    5   0   2   0       0   2      12   0
Howe 3b                       5   1   2   1       0   0       0   4
Ashby c                       2   2   2   1       2   0       2   0
Reynolds ss                   4   1   1   1       0   0       0   1
Ruhle p                       3   0   2   2       0   1       0   0
Totals                       38   8  14   6       3   5      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Reynolds-Garner-Walling.

BATTING - 
2B: Ruhle (1,off Griffin); Garner (8,off Griffin).
HR: Ashby (4,8th inning off Rowland 0 on 0 out).
SH: Ruhle (4,off Hargesheimer).
GDP: Howe (8,off Griffin).
IBB: Puhl (3,by Hargesheimer).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Scott (14,2nd base off Tufts/May).
CS: Cruz (7,2nd base by Tufts/May).

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Morgan 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   6
Cabell 1b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       8   3
Clark rf                      4   0   2   0       0   0       2   1
Evans 3b                      4   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Leonard lf                    3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Martin cf                     3   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
May c                         2   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
  Rowland p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
LeMaster ss                   3   0   0   0       0   0       8   1
Griffin p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Tufts p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Venable ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hargesheimer p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Ransom c                    1   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Totals                       30   1   4   1       1   1      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. LeMaster-Cabell.
E: Cabell (12).

BATTING - 
2B: Cabell (18,off Ruhle).
GDP: Evans (4,off Ruhle).
Team LOB: 3.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruhle W(4-4)                  9     4   1   1   1   1   0  31


San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Griffin L(8-7)                2     6   4   4   1   0   0  12
Tufts                         3     2   2   1   1   3   0  12
Hargesheimer                  2     3   1   1   1   0   0   9
Rowland                       2     3   1   1   0   2   1   9
Totals                        9    14   8   7   3   5   1  42

Griffin faced 2 batters in the 3rd inning
WP: Tufts (2).
IBB: Hargesheimer (1,Puhl).

Umpires: HP - Paul Pryor, 1B - John McSherry, 2B - Fred Brocklander, 3B - Charlie Williams
Time of Game: 2:26   Attendance: 11522


Starting Lineups:

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

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

GIANTS 1ST: Morgan grounded out (first unassisted); Cabell
doubled to left; Clark made an out to first; Evans singled to
second [Cabell scored]; Leonard flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz singled to center; Walling singled to right
[Cruz to second]; Howe grounded into a double play (shortstop to
first) [Cruz to third, Walling out at second]; Ashby walked;
Reynolds singled to right [Cruz scored, Ashby to second]; Ruhle
doubled to center [Ashby scored, Reynolds scored]; Puhl flied
out to center; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Giants 1.

GIANTS 2ND: Martin grounded out (third to first); May walked;
LeMaster forced May (third to second); Griffin was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Giants 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Garner doubled to right; Scott singled to right
[Garner scored]; TUFTS REPLACED GRIFFIN (PITCHING); Cruz forced
Scott (first to shortstop); Cruz was picked off and caught
stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop); Walling struck
out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Giants 1.

GIANTS 3RD: Morgan grounded out (first unassisted); Cabell
popped to catcher in foul territory; Clark singled to center;
Evans made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4,
Giants 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Howe singled to right; Ashby walked [Howe to
second]; Reynolds forced Ashby (first to shortstop) [Howe to
third]; Tufts threw a wild pitch [Howe scored, Reynolds to
second]; Ruhle struck out; Puhl made an out to shortstop; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 1.

GIANTS 4TH: Leonard grounded out (second to first); Martin
grounded out (third to first); May flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Garner singled to left; Scott forced Garner (pitcher
to second to shortstop); Scott stole second; Cruz reached on an
error by Cabell [Scott scored (unearned) (no RBI)]; Walling
struck out; Howe flied out to right; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 1.

GIANTS 5TH: LeMaster flied out to center; VENABLE BATTED FOR
TUFTS; Venable flied out to center; Morgan grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 1.

ASTROS 6TH: HARGESHEIMER REPLACED VENABLE (PITCHING); Ashby
singled to right; Reynolds popped to third in foul territory;
Ruhle out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Ashby to
second]; Puhl was walked intentionally; Garner grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 1.

GIANTS 6TH: Cabell flied out to left; Clark singled to center;
Evans grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Clark out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Scott singled to center; Cruz flied out to right;
Walling grounded out (second to first) [Scott to second]; Howe
singled to center [Scott scored, Howe out at second (right to
shortstop)]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Giants 1.

GIANTS 7TH: Leonard flied out to right; Martin flied out to
left; May grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 7, Giants 1.

ASTROS 8TH: ROWLAND REPLACED MAY (PITCHING); RANSOM REPLACED
HARGESHEIMER (PLAYING C ); Ashby homered; Reynolds lined to
shortstop; Ruhle singled to left; Puhl grounded out (second to
first) [Ruhle to second]; Garner struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 8, Giants 1.

GIANTS 8TH: LOUCKS REPLACED SCOTT (PLAYING CF); LeMaster
grounded out (third to first); Ransom flied out to center;
Morgan flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8,
Giants 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Loucks struck out; Cruz grounded out (second to
first); Walling singled to right; Howe grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Giants 1.

GIANTS 9TH: Cabell popped to first in foul territory; Clark
flied out to left; Evans grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Giants 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           8  14   0    7
 Giants           1   4   1    3


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