San Francisco Giants 9, Houston Astros 4 (13 innings)
Regular Season Game 1
Played on Tuesday, March 31, 1998 (D) at Astrodome

SF  N    0  0  3    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    5  -   9 16  1
HOU N    1  0  1    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  -   4  9  2
San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hamilton cf                   5   2   0   0       2   3       1   0
Mueller 3b                    4   1   2   1       1   0       1   4
  Johnstone p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Diaz ph                     1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Poole p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bonds lf                      6   0   2   0       1   1       3   0
Kent 2b                       7   2   5   4       0   1       5   6
Snow 1b                       5   1   0   0       2   1      12   1
Javier rf                     7   0   1   3       0   2       2   0
Johnson c                     6   0   1   0       1   0      13   1
Aurilia ss                    2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Reed p                      1   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Tavarez p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nen p                       1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Hayes 3b                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   2
Estes p                       1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Sanchez ss                  5   2   2   0       0   0       1   2
Totals                       52   9  16   9       8  10      39  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Mueller-Kent-Snow, Mueller-Kent-Snow, Mueller-Snow.
E: Kent (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Estes (1,off Reynolds); Kent (1,off Cabrera); Javier (1,off Cabrera).
HR: Kent (1,3rd inning off Reynolds 2 on 2 out).
SF: Mueller (1,off Reynolds).
GDP: Mueller (1,off Reynolds); Bonds (1,off Reynolds).
IBB: Snow (1,by Cabrera).
Team LOB: 13.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     6   1   2   1       0   1       3   4
Bell rf                       6   0   4   2       0   2       2   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   0   0       2   1      10   2
Berry 3b                      2   1   1   1       0   1       0   0
  Spiers ph,3b                3   0   0   0       1   2       1   3
Alou lf                       5   0   0   0       1   2       2   0
Hidalgo cf                    6   0   1   0       0   1       4   0
Gutierrez ss                  4   0   1   0       0   0       3   1
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Henry p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howell ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nitkowski p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cabrera p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Everett ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ausmus c                      3   1   0   0       3   1      12   1
Reynolds p                    2   1   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Magnante p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bogar ss                    2   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
Totals                       45   4   9   4       7  13      39  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Bagwell-Gutierrez-Reynolds, Reynolds-Ausmus-Bagwell.
E: Biggio 2 (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Bell 3 (3,off Estes 2,off Johnstone).
HR: Berry (1,3rd inning off Estes 0 on 2 out).
SH: Reynolds (1,off Reed).
GDP: Biggio (1,off Estes); Bagwell (1,off Estes).
IBB: Bagwell (1,by Estes).
Team LOB: 10.

PITCHING
San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Estes                         3.2   8   4   2   3   3   1  21
Reed                          2.1   0   0   0   1   1   0   8
Tavarez                       2     0   0   0   1   3   0   6
Nen                           2     0   0   0   0   5   0   6
Johnstone W(1-0)              2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7
Poole                         1     0   0   0   2   0   0   5
Totals                       13     9   4   2   7  13   1  53

IBB: Estes (1,Bagwell).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reynolds                      6     7   4   3   3   2   1  27
Magnante                      2     1   0   0   2   2   0   9
Wagner                        1     2   0   0   0   2   0   5
Henry                         2     2   0   0   1   3   0   8
Nitkowski L(0-1)              1.2   2   3   3   1   1   0   8
Cabrera                       0.1   2   2   2   1   0   0   4
Totals                       13    16   9   8   8  10   1  61

IBB: Cabrera (1,Snow).

Umpires: HP - Terry Tata, 1B - Gerry Davis, 2B - Wally Bell, 3B - Jerry Meals
Time of Game: 4:29   Attendance: 43776


Starting Lineups:

   San Francisco Giants          Houston Astros           
1. Hamilton            cf        Biggio              2b
2. Mueller             3b        Bell                rf
3. Bonds               lf        Bagwell             1b
4. Kent                2b        Berry               3b
5. Snow                1b        Alou                lf
6. Javier              rf        Hidalgo             cf
7. Johnson             c         Gutierrez           ss
8. Aurilia             ss        Ausmus              c
9. Estes               p         Reynolds            p

GIANTS 1ST: Hamilton walked; Mueller grounded into a double play
(first to shortstop to pitcher) [Hamilton out at second]; Bonds
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio singled to left; Bell doubled to left [Biggio
scored]; Bagwell grounded out (second to first) [Bell to third];
Berry struck out; Alou flied to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Giants 0, Astros 1.

GIANTS 2ND: Kent singled to center; Snow walked [Kent to
second]; Javier struck out; Johnson flied to right; Aurilia
lined to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Hidalgo singled to left; Gutierrez singled to left
[Hidalgo to second]; Ausmus walked [Hidalgo to third, Gutierrez
to second]; Reynolds struck out; Biggio grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Ausmus out at second]; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 1.

GIANTS 3RD: Estes doubled to right; Hamilton walked; Mueller
singled to left [Estes to third, Hamilton to second]; Bonds
grounded into a double play (pitcher to catcher to first)
[Hamilton to third, Mueller to second, Estes out at home]; Kent
homered [Hamilton scored, Mueller scored]; Snow lined to second;
3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Bell singled to left; Bagwell grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Bell out at second]; Berry
homered; Alou struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 3,
Astros 2.

GIANTS 4TH: Javier flied to center; Johnson popped to first;
Aurilia struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Hidalgo popped to second; Gutierrez grounded out
(second to first); Ausmus walked; Reynolds reached on an error
by Kent [Ausmus to second]; Biggio singled to center [Ausmus
scored (unearned), Reynolds to second]; Bell doubled to right
[Reynolds scored (unearned), Biggio to third]; Bagwell was
walked intentionally; REED REPLACED AURILIA (PITCHING); SANCHEZ
REPLACED ESTES (PLAYING SS); SPIERS BATTED FOR BERRY; Spiers
flied to right; 2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Giants 3, Astros 4.

GIANTS 5TH: SPIERS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Sanchez singled
to left; Hamilton reached on an error by Biggio [Sanchez to
third (error by Biggio), Hamilton to first]; Mueller out on a
sacrifice fly to center [Sanchez scored (unearned)]; Bonds lined
to shortstop; Kent singled to center [Hamilton to second]; Snow
flied to center; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros
4.

ASTROS 5TH: Alou grounded out (first to pitcher); Hidalgo
grounded out (third to first); Gutierrez grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 4.

GIANTS 6TH: Javier grounded out (second to first); Johnson flied
to right; Reed singled to shortstop; Sanchez flied to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Ausmus walked; Reynolds out on a sacrifice bunt
(catcher to second) [Ausmus to second]; Biggio flied to center;
Bell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 4.

GIANTS 7TH: MAGNANTE REPLACED REYNOLDS (PITCHING); Hamilton
struck out; Mueller walked; Bonds singled to center [Mueller to
second]; Kent struck out; Snow flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: TAVAREZ REPLACED REED (PITCHING); Bagwell walked;
Spiers struck out; Alou lined into a double play (third to
first) [Bagwell out at first]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 4,
Astros 4.

GIANTS 8TH: Javier grounded out (third to first); Johnson
walked; Tavarez forced Johnson (third to second); Sanchez popped
to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Hidalgo struck out; Gutierrez grounded out
(shortstop to first); Ausmus struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Giants 4, Astros 4.

GIANTS 9TH: BOGAR REPLACED MAGNANTE (PLAYING SS); WAGNER
REPLACED GUTIERREZ (PITCHING); Hamilton struck out; Mueller
singled to right; Bonds singled to right [Mueller to second];
Kent flied to left; Snow struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Giants 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 9TH: NEN REPLACED TAVAREZ (PITCHING); Bogar struck out;
Biggio grounded out (second to first); Bell struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 4.

GIANTS 10TH: HENRY REPLACED WAGNER (PITCHING); Javier struck
out; Johnson singled to center; Nen struck out; Sanchez lined to
third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 10TH: Bagwell struck out; Spiers struck out; Alou struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 4.

GIANTS 11TH: Hamilton struck out; Mueller grounded out
(shortstop to first); Bonds walked; Kent singled to third [Kent
out at second (first to shortstop)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Giants 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 11TH: JOHNSTONE REPLACED MUELLER (PITCHING); HAYES
REPLACED NEN (PLAYING 3B); Hidalgo popped to first; HOWELL
BATTED FOR HENRY; Howell grounded out (second to first); Ausmus
flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 4.

GIANTS 12TH: NITKOWSKI REPLACED HOWELL (PITCHING); Snow grounded
out (shortstop to first); Javier grounded out (second to first);
Johnson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Giants 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 12TH: Bogar flied to left; Biggio struck out; Bell
doubled to left; Bagwell grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 4.

GIANTS 13TH: Hayes walked; Sanchez singled to center [Hayes to
third]; Hamilton reached on a fielder's choice [Sanchez to
third, Hayes out at home (shortstop to catcher)]; DIAZ BATTED
FOR JOHNSTONE; Diaz singled to shortstop [Sanchez scored,
Hamilton to second]; Bonds struck out; CABRERA REPLACED
NITKOWSKI (PITCHING); Kent doubled to left [Hamilton scored,
Diaz to third]; Snow was walked intentionally; Javier doubled to
right [Diaz scored, Kent scored, Snow scored]; Johnson grounded
out (third to first); 5 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 9, Astros 4.

ASTROS 13TH: POOLE REPLACED DIAZ (PITCHING); Spiers walked; Alou
walked [Spiers to second]; Hidalgo flied to left; EVERETT BATTED
FOR CABRERA; Everett popped to shortstop; Ausmus forced Alou
(third to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 9, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Giants           9  16   1   13
 Astros           4   9   2   10


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