Houston Astros 6, San Francisco Giants 3
Regular Season Game 9
Played on Wednesday, April 8, 1998 (N) at 3Com Park at Candlestick Point

HOU N    0  0  4    0  0  0    2  0  0  -   6 12  1
SF  N    2  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   3 10  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     5   1   3   0       0   0       2   5
Bell rf                       5   2   3   3       0   1       2   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   1   2   0       1   1       6   2
Berry 3b                      4   1   1   3       1   0       1   0
Alou lf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Hidalgo cf                    3   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Gutierrez ss                  4   0   2   0       0   0       3   2
Ausmus c                      2   1   0   0       2   0       8   1
Lima p                        3   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
  Miller p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Scanlan p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howell ph                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Eusebio ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Henry p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   6  12   6       5   4      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Ausmus-Biggio, Bagwell-Gutierrez-Bagwell.
E: Bagwell (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Biggio (4,off Rueter); Bell (6,off Rueter).
HR: Berry (2,3rd inning off Rueter 2 on 2 out); Bell (2,7th inning off Rueter
1 on 2 out).
GDP: Gutierrez (1,off Rueter); Alou (2,off Ortiz).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Gutierrez (1,2nd base by Rueter/Johnson); Bagwell (1,2nd base by Reed/Johnson).

San Francisco Giants         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hamilton cf                   4   1   1   0       1   2       0   0
Mueller 3b                    4   0   1   0       1   1       0   1
Bonds lf                      4   1   2   1       1   0       2   0
Kent 2b                       5   0   0   0       0   2       3   5
Snow 1b                       3   0   0   0       1   0      13   2
  Hayes ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Javier rf                     3   0   2   2       1   0       2   0
Johnson c                     4   0   2   0       0   0       4   1
Aurilia ss                    4   1   1   0       0   2       1   5
Rueter p                      2   0   1   0       0   0       2   2
  Reed p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Benard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ortiz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Poole p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mayne ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Johnstone p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   3  10   3       5   8      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Aurilia-Kent-Snow, Aurilia-Kent-Snow.

BATTING - 
2B: Aurilia (3,off Lima).
GDP: Bonds (3,off Lima).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Bonds (1,2nd base by Lima/Ausmus).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lima W(2-0)                   6.2   8   3   3   3   5   0  29
Miller                        0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1
Scanlan                       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Henry                         1.2   1   0   0   2   2   0   9
Wagner SV(2)                  0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Totals                        9    10   3   3   5   8   0  41


San Francisco Giants         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rueter L(1-1)                 6.2  10   6   6   2   3   2  30
Reed                          0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ortiz                         0.2   1   0   0   3   0   0   5
Poole                         0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Johnstone                     1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9    12   6   6   5   4   2  40


Umpires: HP - Paul Schrieber, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Dana DeMuth, 3B - Charlie Reliford
Time of Game: 3:02   Attendance: 10021


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio doubled to right; Bell struck out; Bagwell
grounded out (first to pitcher) [Biggio to third]; Berry lined
to pitcher; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Hamilton singled to left; Mueller popped to left;
Bonds singled to left [Hamilton to second]; Kent flied to left;
Snow walked [Hamilton to third, Bonds to second]; Javier singled
to center [Hamilton scored, Bonds scored, Snow to third];
Johnson flied to right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants
2.

ASTROS 2ND: Alou grounded out (pitcher to first); Hidalgo popped
to first; Gutierrez singled to center; Gutierrez was picked off
and caught stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Giants 2.

GIANTS 2ND: Aurilia grounded out (second to first); Rueter lined
to third; Hamilton struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Giants 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Ausmus walked; Lima struck out; Biggio grounded out
(second to first) [Ausmus to second]; Bell doubled to left
[Ausmus scored]; Bagwell walked; Berry homered [Bell scored,
Bagwell scored]; Alou popped to first; 4 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Giants 2.

GIANTS 3RD: Mueller lined to shortstop; Bonds walked; Kent
struck out while Bonds was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Giants 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Hidalgo singled to left; Gutierrez grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Hidalgo out at
second]; Ausmus grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Giants 2.

GIANTS 4TH: Snow grounded out (second to first); Javier singled
to right; Johnson singled to left [Javier to second]; Aurilia
struck out; Rueter singled to left [Javier to third, Johnson to
second]; Hamilton grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 3 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Astros 4, Giants 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Lima struck out; Biggio singled to center; Bell
flied to left; Bagwell singled to center [Biggio to third];
Berry popped to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Giants 2.

GIANTS 5TH: Mueller singled to center; Bonds grounded into a
double play (first to shortstop to first) [Mueller out at
second]; Kent struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4,
Giants 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Hidalgo
flied to right; Gutierrez grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Giants 2.

GIANTS 6TH: Snow popped to center; Javier grounded out (first to
pitcher); Johnson popped to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
4, Giants 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Ausmus grounded out (third to first); Lima grounded
out (second to first); Biggio singled to third; Bell homered
[Biggio scored]; Bagwell singled to third; REED REPLACED RUETER
(PITCHING); Bagwell was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 2.

GIANTS 7TH: Aurilia doubled to left; BENARD BATTED FOR REED;
Benard grounded out (second to first) [Aurilia to third];
Hamilton was called out on strikes; Mueller walked; MILLER
REPLACED LIMA (PITCHING); Bonds singled to first [Aurilia
scored, Mueller to third]; SCANLAN REPLACED MILLER (PITCHING);
Kent forced Bonds (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 6, Giants 3.

ASTROS 8TH: ORTIZ REPLACED BENARD (PITCHING); Berry walked; Alou
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Berry out at second]; Hidalgo walked; Gutierrez singled to
center [Hidalgo to third]; Ausmus walked [Gutierrez to second];
HOWELL BATTED FOR SCANLAN; POOLE REPLACED ORTIZ (PITCHING);
EUSEBIO BATTED FOR HOWELL; Eusebio flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 3.

GIANTS 8TH: HENRY REPLACED EUSEBIO (PITCHING); Snow grounded out
(second to first); Javier walked; Johnson singled to right
[Javier to third]; Aurilia was called out on strikes; MAYNE
BATTED FOR POOLE; Mayne flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 6, Giants 3.

ASTROS 9TH: JOHNSTONE REPLACED MAYNE (PITCHING); Biggio popped
to shortstop; Bell singled to center; Bagwell struck out; Berry
popped to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 3.

GIANTS 9TH: Hamilton walked; Mueller was called out on strikes;
Bonds forced Hamilton (second to shortstop); Kent reached on an
error by Bagwell [Bonds to third]; WAGNER REPLACED HENRY
(PITCHING); HAYES BATTED FOR SNOW; Hayes struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Giants 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6  12   1    7
 Giants           3  10   0   11


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