San Francisco Giants 9, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 3
Played on Thursday, April 2, 1998 (N) at Astrodome

SF  N    1  0  3    0  2  1    0  2  0  -   9 16  1
HOU N    0  0  1    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   2  3  0
San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hamilton cf                   5   0   0   0       0   3       3   0
  Diaz cf                     0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Mueller 3b                    5   3   3   0       0   0       1   1
Bonds lf                      5   2   2   0       0   0       1   0
  Benard lf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Kent 2b                       4   3   3   2       1   0       2   2
Javier rf                     5   1   4   5       0   0       2   0
Johnson c                     3   0   1   0       2   0       9   0
Snow 1b                       4   0   2   1       0   0       7   0
Sanchez ss                    4   0   1   1       0   0       0   4
Rueter p                      3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Reed p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Ortiz p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       40   9  16   9       3   4      27   9

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

BATTING - 
2B: Bonds 2 (2,off Halama 2); Kent 2 (3,off Halama,off Cabrera); Snow (1,off
Halama); Sanchez (1,off Halama); Javier (2,off Halama).
3B: Kent (1,off Halama).
SF: Snow (1,off Halama); Sanchez (1,off Nitkowski).
Team LOB: 9.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   1   0   0       1   1       0   4
Bell rf                       3   1   1   0       2   2       4   0
Bagwell 1b                    3   0   1   1       2   0       9   0
Berry 3b                      3   0   0   1       1   2       1   2
Alou lf                       2   0   0   0       2   0       4   0
Hidalgo cf                    3   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Bogar ss                      2   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
  Nitkowski p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Everett ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Cabrera p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Clark ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Miller p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ausmus c                      3   0   0   0       1   0       5   1
Halama p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Gutierrez ss                2   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
Totals                       28   2   3   2      10   9      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Berry-Bagwell.

BATTING - 
2B: Bell (4,off Rueter).
SF: Berry (1,off Rueter).
HBP: Hidalgo (1,by Rueter).
GDP: Alou (1,off Rueter); Bogar (1,off Rueter).
Team LOB: 11.

PITCHING
San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rueter W(1-0)                 5     3   2   2   6   3   0  23
Reed                          2     0   0   0   1   2   0   7
Ortiz                         2     0   0   0   3   4   0  10
Totals                        9     3   2   2  10   9   0  40

HBP: Rueter (1,Hidalgo).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Halama L(0-1)                 4     9   6   6   2   3   0  23
Nitkowski                     2     4   1   1   1   1   0  11
Cabrera                       2     3   2   2   0   0   0   8
Miller                        1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9    16   9   9   3   4   0  45

Halama faced 2 batters in the 5th inning
BK: Nitkowski (1).

Umpires: HP - Wally Bell, 1B - Jerry Meals, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Gerry Davis
Time of Game: 3:18   Attendance: 15040


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. Javier              rf        Alou                lf
6. Johnson             c         Hidalgo             cf
7. Snow                1b        Bogar               ss
8. Sanchez             ss        Ausmus              c
9. Rueter              p         Halama              p

GIANTS 1ST: Hamilton struck out; Debut game for John
Halama; Mueller flied to right; Bonds doubled to right; Kent
doubled to center [Bonds scored]; Javier grounded out (second to
pitcher); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio flied to center; Bell walked; Bagwell flied
to center; Berry walked [Bell to second]; Alou walked [Bell to
third, Berry to second]; Hidalgo flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Johnson walked; Snow doubled to left [Johnson to
third]; Sanchez grounded out (third to first); Rueter reached on
a fielder's choice [Johnson out at home (shortstop to catcher)];
Hamilton struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Bogar singled to left; Ausmus grounded out (pitcher
to shortstop to first) [Bogar to second]; Halama struck out;
Biggio was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants
1, Astros 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Mueller singled to left; Bonds doubled to right
[Mueller to third]; Kent walked; Javier singled to right
[Mueller scored, Bonds scored, Kent to third]; Johnson forced
Javier (pitcher to shortstop); Snow out on a sacrifice fly to
left [Kent scored]; Sanchez doubled to right [Johnson to third];
Rueter grounded out (shortstop to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Giants 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Bell doubled to left; Bagwell singled to center
[Bell scored]; Berry struck out; Alou grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Bagwell out at second]; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 4, Astros 1.

GIANTS 4TH: Hamilton struck out; Mueller grounded out (shortstop
to first); Bonds flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 4,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Hidalgo was hit by a pitch; Bogar grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Hidalgo out at
second]; Ausmus popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants
4, Astros 1.

GIANTS 5TH: Kent tripled to right; Javier doubled to center
[Kent scored]; NITKOWSKI REPLACED BOGAR (PITCHING); GUTIERREZ
REPLACED HALAMA (PLAYING SS); Johnson walked; Snow singled to
left [Javier to third, Johnson to second]; Sanchez out on a
sacrifice fly to left [Javier scored, Johnson to third, Snow to
second]; Rueter struck out; Hamilton grounded out (second to
first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Gutierrez flied to right; Biggio walked; Bell walked
[Biggio to second]; Bagwell walked [Biggio to third, Bell to
second]; Berry out on a sacrifice fly to left [Biggio scored];
Alou flied to center; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 6, Astros 2.

GIANTS 6TH: Mueller singled to center; Nitkowski balked [Mueller
to second]; Bonds grounded out (second to first) [Mueller to
third]; Kent grounded out (second to first); Javier singled to
center [Mueller scored]; Johnson singled to left [Javier to
second]; Snow flied to right; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 7,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: REED REPLACED RUETER (PITCHING); Hidalgo grounded
out (third to first); EVERETT BATTED FOR NITKOWSKI; Everett was
called out on strikes; Ausmus grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 7, Astros 2.

GIANTS 7TH: CABRERA REPLACED EVERETT (PITCHING); Sanchez flied
to left; Reed flied to center; Hamilton grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 7, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Gutierrez walked; Biggio popped to first; Bell
struck out; Bagwell popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Giants 7, Astros 2.

GIANTS 8TH: Mueller singled to center; Bonds flied to center;
Kent doubled to left [Mueller scored]; Javier singled to center
[Kent scored]; Johnson lined into a double play (third to first)
[Javier out at first]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 9, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: ORTIZ REPLACED REED (PITCHING); Berry struck out;
Debut game for Russ Ortiz; Alou walked; Hidalgo reached on
an error by Kent (assist by Sanchez) [Alou to second]; CLARK
BATTED FOR CABRERA; Clark struck out; Ausmus walked [Alou to
third, Hidalgo to second]; Gutierrez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E,
3 LOB.  Giants 9, Astros 2.

GIANTS 9TH: MILLER REPLACED CLARK (PITCHING); Snow lined to
right; Sanchez lined to right; Ortiz grounded out (catcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 9, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: BENARD REPLACED BONDS (PLAYING LF); DIAZ REPLACED
HAMILTON (PLAYING CF); Biggio flied to center; Bell was called
out on strikes; Bagwell walked; Berry flied to center; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 9, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Giants           9  16   1    9
 Astros           2   3   0   11


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