San Francisco Giants 5, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 143
Played on Sunday, September 7, 1997 (D) at 3Com Park at Candlestick Point

HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  9  3
SF  N    0  1  1    0  0  2    0  1  x  -   5  5  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   1   2   0       0   0       3   1
Spiers 3b                     3   0   0   0       2   0       1   1
Bagwell 1b                    3   0   1   0       1   1       3   3
Bell rf                       5   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Abreu lf                      4   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
Hidalgo cf                    4   0   2   0       0   1       1   0
Ausmus c                      4   0   1   0       0   0       5   1
Gutierrez ss                  3   0   0   0       0   1       5   2
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Rivera ss                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Kile p                        2   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
  Martin p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Johnson ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Henriquez p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Gonzalez ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       35   1   9   1       3   6      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Biggio-Gutierrez-Bagwell.
E: Spiers 2 (14), Wagner (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Kile (3,off Rueter); Abreu (9,off Hernandez).
HBP: Bagwell (14,by Rueter); Biggio (27,by Beck).
GDP: Bagwell (9,off Rueter); Gutierrez (14,off Rueter).
IBB: Bagwell (26,by Rueter).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Biggio (38,2nd base off Beck/Johnson).

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hamilton cf                   3   1   0   0       2   1       1   0
Mueller 3b                    3   0   0   1       1   1       1   2
Bonds lf                      4   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Kent 2b                       3   0   1   0       1   1       4   3
Snow 1b                       2   1   0   0       2   0       8   2
Cruz rf                       2   0   0   0       2   0       3   0
  Hernandez p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Beck p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Vizcaino ss                   2   2   1   0       1   1       1   3
Johnson c                     2   1   1   1       0   0       6   0
Rueter p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Tavarez p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Javier rf                   1   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Totals                       23   5   5   4       9   5      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Vizcaino-Kent-Snow, Vizcaino-Kent-Snow.
E: Snow (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Bonds (24,off Kile); Kent (34,off Kile).
SH: Vizcaino (13,off Kile); Rueter 2 (6,off Kile 2); Mueller (5,off Martin);
Johnson (2,off Wagner).
HBP: Johnson (1,by Kile).
GDP: Cruz (3,off Kile).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Hamilton (10,2nd base by Kile/Ausmus).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Kile L(17-6)                  5     4   4   2   8   4   0  27
Martin                        1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Henriquez                     1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Wagner                        1     1   1   1   1   0   0   5
Totals                        8     5   5   3   9   5   0  38

Kile faced 3 batters in the 6th inning
HBP: Kile (9,Johnson).

San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rueter W(11-6)                6.2   6   1   1   3   2   0  29
Tavarez                       0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Hernandez                     1     2   0   0   0   2   0   5
Beck                          1     0   0   0   0   2   0   4
Totals                        9     9   1   1   3   6   0  40

HBP: Rueter (1,Bagwell); Beck (2,Biggio).
IBB: Rueter (8,Bagwell).

Umpires: HP - Jerry Crawford, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Larry Vanover, 3B - Wally Bell
Time of Game: 3:17   Attendance: 19861


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                San Francisco Giants     
1. Biggio              2b        Hamilton            cf
2. Spiers              3b        Mueller             3b
3. Bagwell             1b        Bonds               lf
4. Bell                rf        Kent                2b
5. Abreu               lf        Snow                1b
6. Hidalgo             cf        Cruz                rf
7. Ausmus              c         Vizcaino            ss
8. Gutierrez           ss        Johnson             c
9. Kile                p         Rueter              p

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio singled to center; Spiers walked [Biggio to
second]; Bagwell was hit by a pitch [Biggio to third, Spiers to
second]; Bell popped to first; Abreu forced Bagwell (first to
shortstop) [Biggio scored, Spiers to third]; Hidalgo popped to
second; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Hamilton walked; Hamilton was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Mueller walked; Bonds flied to left;
Kent was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Giants 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ausmus grounded out (first to pitcher); Gutierrez
grounded out (shortstop to first); Kile popped to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Snow walked; Cruz walked [Snow to second]; Vizcaino
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Snow to third, Cruz
to second]; Johnson reached on a fielder's choice [Snow scored,
Cruz out at third (shortstop to third)]; Rueter struck out; 1 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Biggio singled to left; Spiers popped to third;
Bagwell grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Biggio out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Giants 1.

GIANTS 3RD: Hamilton walked; Mueller was called out on strikes;
Bonds doubled to left [Hamilton scored]; Kent walked; Snow
forced Kent (pitcher to shortstop) [Bonds to third]; Cruz walked
[Snow to second]; Vizcaino was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Bell singled to center; Abreu lined to left; Hidalgo
singled to left [Bell to second]; Ausmus popped to right;
Gutierrez struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 2.

GIANTS 4TH: Johnson singled to center; Rueter out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to second) [Johnson to second]; Hamilton flied to
left; Mueller popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Giants 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Kile doubled to left; Biggio grounded out (second to
first); Spiers lined to first; Bagwell was walked intentionally;
Bell popped to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 2.

GIANTS 5TH: Bonds lined to right; Kent doubled to center; Snow
walked; Cruz grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Snow out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Giants 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Abreu struck out; Hidalgo singled to left; Ausmus
reached on an error by Snow [Hidalgo to second, Ausmus to
first]; Gutierrez grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Ausmus out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Giants 2.

GIANTS 6TH: Vizcaino singled to left; Johnson was hit by a pitch
[Vizcaino to second]; Rueter reached on an error by Spiers on a
sacrifice bunt [Vizcaino scored (error by Spiers) (unearned) (no
RBI), Johnson to third, Rueter to first]; MARTIN REPLACED KILE
(PITCHING); Hamilton struck out; Mueller out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Johnson scored (unearned), Rueter to
second]; Bonds popped to shortstop; 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 1, Giants 4.

ASTROS 7TH: JOHNSON BATTED FOR MARTIN; Johnson lined to second;
Biggio grounded out (third to first); Spiers walked; TAVAREZ
REPLACED RUETER (PITCHING); Bagwell singled to left [Spiers to
second]; Bell grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 4.

GIANTS 7TH: HENRIQUEZ REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING); Kent flied to
center; Debut game for Oscar Henriquez; Snow grounded out
(third to first); Cruz grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 4.

ASTROS 8TH: JAVIER REPLACED TAVAREZ (PLAYING RF); HERNANDEZ
REPLACED CRUZ (PITCHING); Abreu doubled to center; Hidalgo
struck out; Ausmus singled to left [Abreu to third]; HOWARD
BATTED FOR GUTIERREZ; Howard struck out; GONZALEZ BATTED FOR
HENRIQUEZ; Gonzalez flied to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 1, Giants 4.

GIANTS 8TH: RIVERA REPLACED HOWARD (PLAYING SS); WAGNER REPLACED
GONZALEZ (PITCHING); Vizcaino walked; Johnson out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to second) [Vizcaino to second]; Javier singled to
center [Vizcaino scored]; On a bunt Hamilton forced Javier
(pitcher to shortstop); Hamilton was picked off first but was
safe on an error by Wagner [Hamilton to third]; Mueller lined to
right; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 5.

ASTROS 9TH: BECK REPLACED HERNANDEZ (PITCHING); Biggio was hit
by a pitch; Biggio stole second; Spiers flied to right [Biggio
to third]; Bagwell struck out; Bell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   9   3   12
 Giants           5   5   1    9


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