Houston Astros 7, San Francisco Giants 3
Regular Season Game 97
Played on Sunday, September 20, 1981 (D) at Candlestick Park

HOU N    4  0  1    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   7 16  0
SF  N    3  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  7  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Thon 3b                       6   1   2   0       0   0       1   3
Garner 2b                     6   0   2   0       0   0       2   4
Scott cf                      5   2   4   1       1   0       4   0
Cruz lf                       3   2   1   1       2   1       1   0
Howe 1b                       4   1   2   0       1   0       9   0
Woods rf                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Puhl ph,rf                  3   1   2   2       2   0       0   0
Garcia ss                     5   0   1   1       0   2       2   5
Pujols c                      5   0   2   2       0   0       8   0
Ryan p                        5   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       42   7  16   7       6   4      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Thon-Garner-Howe, Garcia-Howe.

BATTING - 
2B: Scott (16,off Lavelle); Puhl (17,off Ripley).
HR: Scott (4,6th inning off Holland 0 on 1 out).
IBB: Puhl (4,by Breining).
Team LOB: 14.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Garner (8,2nd base off Ripley/May); Scott (15,2nd base off Breining/May).

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Morgan 2b                     2   0   0   0       2   0       3   0
Cabell 1b                     4   1   2   0       0   1       6   1
Clark rf                      4   1   1   0       0   1       3   1
Evans 3b                      3   1   0   0       1   1       1   3
Herndon lf                    2   0   1   1       1   0       1   0
Leonard cf                    4   0   2   2       0   1       3   0
May c                         4   0   1   0       0   1       4   1
LeMaster ss                   3   0   0   0       0   0       4   3
  Bergman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Lavelle p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ripley p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Breining p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Smith ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Holland p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Venable ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tufts p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Martin ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       31   3   7   3       4   8      27   9

BATTING - 
SF: Herndon (3,off Ryan).
GDP: LeMaster (9,off Ryan); Clark (11,off Ryan).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ryan W(9-5)                   9     7   3   3   4   8   0  36

WP: Ryan 2 (14).

San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lavelle L(0-6)                0.1   3   4   4   1   0   0   5
Ripley                        1.2   6   1   1   1   2   0  12
Breining                      3     0   0   0   2   0   0  11
Holland                       2     3   2   2   1   1   1  10
Tufts                         2     4   0   0   1   1   0  10
Totals                        9    16   7   7   6   4   1  48

Ripley faced 3 batters in the 3rd inning
WP: Ripley (6).
IBB: Breining (7,Puhl).

Umpires: HP - John McSherry, 1B - Fred Brocklander, 2B - Charlie Williams, 3B - Paul Pryor
Time of Game: 3:04   Attendance: 16824


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                San Francisco Giants     
1. Thon                3b        Morgan              2b
2. Garner              2b        Cabell              1b
3. Scott               cf        Clark               rf
4. Cruz                lf        Evans               3b
5. Howe                1b        Herndon             lf
6. Woods               rf        Leonard             cf
7. Garcia              ss        May                 c
8. Pujols              c         LeMaster            ss
9. Ryan                p         Lavelle             p

ASTROS 1ST: Thon singled to center; Garner flied out to center;
Scott doubled to left [Thon to third]; Cruz singled to right
[Thon scored, Scott to third]; Howe walked [Cruz to second];
RIPLEY REPLACED LAVELLE (PITCHING); PUHL BATTED FOR WOODS; Puhl
walked [Scott scored, Cruz to third, Howe to second]; Garcia
made an out to shortstop; Pujols singled to left [Cruz scored,
Howe scored, Puhl to second]; Ryan struck out; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 4, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: PUHL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Morgan walked;
Cabell singled to third [Morgan to second]; Clark forced Morgan
(third unassisted) [Cabell to second]; Ryan threw a wild pitch
[Cabell to third, Clark to second]; Evans walked; Herndon hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Cabell scored, Clark to third, Evans to
second]; Leonard singled to right [Clark scored, Evans scored];
May struck out; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Giants 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Thon flied out to left; Garner singled to center;
Garner stole second; Scott singled to left [Garner to third];
Cruz was called out on strikes; Howe made an out to shortstop; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Giants 3.

GIANTS 2ND: LeMaster flied out to center; Ripley grounded out
(second to first); Morgan walked; Cabell flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Giants 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl doubled to left; Garcia singled to right [Puhl
scored]; Pujols singled to left [Garcia to second]; Ripley threw
a wild pitch [Garcia to third]; BREINING REPLACED RIPLEY
(PITCHING); Ryan made an out to pitcher; Thon lined to third;
Garner popped to first in foul territory; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 5, Giants 3.

GIANTS 3RD: Clark struck out; Evans flied out to center; Herndon
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5,
Giants 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Scott walked; Scott stole second; Cruz made an out
to shortstop; Howe flied out to right; Puhl was walked
intentionally; Garcia forced Puhl (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 3.

GIANTS 4TH: Leonard singled to left; May forced Leonard (second
to shortstop); LeMaster grounded into a double play (third to
second to first) [May out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 5, Giants 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Pujols lined to shortstop; Ryan lined to right
(right to first); Thon flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 3.

GIANTS 5TH: SMITH BATTED FOR BREINING; Smith struck out; Morgan
grounded out (shortstop to first); Cabell struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 3.

ASTROS 6TH: HOLLAND REPLACED SMITH (PITCHING); Garner flied out
to right; Scott homered; Cruz walked; Howe singled to right
[Cruz to third]; Puhl singled to pitcher [Cruz scored, Howe to
second]; Garcia struck out; Pujols grounded out (shortstop to
first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Giants 3.

GIANTS 6TH: Clark singled to left; Ryan threw a wild pitch
[Clark to second]; Evans flied out to left; Herndon walked;
Leonard struck out; May grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Giants 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Ryan grounded out (first to pitcher); Thon flied out
to center; Garner grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 7, Giants 3.

GIANTS 7TH: LeMaster grounded out (third to first); VENABLE
BATTED FOR HOLLAND; Venable grounded out (shortstop to first);
Morgan grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 7, Giants 3.

ASTROS 8TH: TUFTS REPLACED VENABLE (PITCHING); Scott singled to
center; Cruz walked [Scott out at second (catcher to
second)]; Tony Scott running on the pitch called ball four;
he did not know Jose Cruz walked and neither did 2B umpire
Charlie Williams, who called out Scott on a tag; Scott left the
bag and was tagged again; Howe singled to left [Cruz to
second]; Puhl flied out to right; Garcia struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Giants 3.

GIANTS 8TH: Cabell singled to center; Clark grounded into a
double play (shortstop to first) [Cabell out at second]; Evans
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Giants 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Pujols grounded out (third to first); Ryan grounded
out (shortstop to first); Thon singled to center; Garner singled
to shortstop [Thon to second]; Scott forced Garner (third to
second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Giants 3.

GIANTS 9TH: Herndon singled to left; Leonard forced Herndon
(shortstop to second); May singled to right [Leonard to third];
BERGMAN BATTED FOR LEMASTER; Bergman struck out; MARTIN BATTED
FOR TUFTS; Martin struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7,
Giants 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7  16   0   14
 Giants           3   7   0    6


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