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The Astros were unable to hold a 5-0 lead, but rallied for three runs in the ninth inning to beat the Giants, 8-7. Willie Mays collected two hits for the Giants to bring his career total to 2,998. After picking up a run in the sixth, the Giants went ahead with a five-run outburst in the eighth, featuring a homer by Ron Hunt and two-run single by pinch-hitter Dick Dietz.

Singles by Hunt and Mays, together with a sacrifice fly by Jim Ray Hart, added to the Giants' lead in the ninth. The Astros' comeback began with a double by Jesus Alou, a wild pitch, a pass to Joe Morgan and singles by Jim Wynn and Bob Watson, tying the score. After an intentional pass to Denis Menke, Doug Rader singled to drive in the winning run. [The Sporting News]


Houston Astros 8, San Francisco Giants 7

Game Played on Sunday, July 12, 1970 (Day game) at Astrodome

Giants       0  0  0    0  0  1    0  5  1  -   7 10  1
Astros       1  0  1    1  2  0    0  0  3  -   8 15  3


Giants               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Astros               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Bonds rf              5   1   1   0     0   2   .298      Alou rf               5   1   2   0     0   0   .301
Hunt 2b               5   2   2   1     0   0   .305      Morgan 2b             4   3   2   0     1   0   .279
Mays cf               3   1   2   1     1   1   .272      Wynn lf               5   1   2   1     0   2   .273
Hart 3b               3   1   1   1     1   0   .391      Watson 1b             4   1   3   3     0   1   .323
Stephenson c          5   1   0   0     0   1   .000      Menke ss              4   1   2   1     1   0   .315
F. Johnson 1b         5   1   2   1     0   0   .286      Rader 3b              5   1   3   2     0   2   .234
Taylor lf             4   0   1   0     0   2   .203      Cedeno cf             3   0   1   1     0   1   .217
Lanier ss             3   0   0   0     0   0   .244        Miller ph,cf        0   0   0   0     1   0   .290
  McCovey ph          1   0   0   0     0   1   .259      Edwards c             4   0   0   0     0   1   .180
  Reberger p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .286      Griffin p             3   0   0   0     0   1   .065
  McMahon p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .222        Billingham p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .077
Perry p               1   0   0   0     0   1   .100        DiLauro p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Gallagher ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .274        Gladding p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Marichal p          1   0   0   0     0   1   .056        Ray p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .250
  Dietz ph            1   0   1   2     0   0   .337        Martinez ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .230
  Fuentes pr,ss       0   0   0   0     0   0   .229

Totals               38   7  10   6     2   9             Totals               38   8  15   8     3   8

Time of Game: 3:04   Attendance: 25,003
Left on Base: Giants 9, Astros 9
DP: Giants 0, Astros 0
Errors: Perry, Morgan 2, Menke
Doubles: Bonds (18), Menke (15), Alou (13)
Triples: Morgan (8), Cedeno (2), Rader (2)
Home Runs: Hunt (4)
Sacrifice Flies: Mays (5), Hart (1), Watson (2)
Hit by Pitch: Taylor (2,by Billingham)


Giants                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Perry                   5    11   5   5   0   5   0  25   3.75
Marichal                2     0   0   0   0   2   0   6   5.26
Reberger                1.1   1   2   2   2   1   0   7   6.47
McMahon L(5-2)          0     3   1   1   1   0   0   4   3.52
Totals                  8.1  15   8   8   3   8   0  42

Astros                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Griffin                 7.1   5   4   3   2   8   1  31   4.53
Billingham              0     1   2   0   0   0   0   3   3.41
DiLauro                 0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   4.15
Gladding                0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1   3.95
Ray W(4-3)              1.1   3   1   1   0   0   0   7   4.15
Totals                  9    10   7   4   2   9   1  43

Hit by Pitch: Billingham (3)
Wild Pitches: Reberger (7), Griffin (7)

Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Al Barlick, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Paul Pryor


GIANTS 1ST: Bonds struck out; Hunt flied out to center; Mays
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Alou singled to center [Alou out at second (center
to shortstop)]; Morgan tripled to right; Wynn was called out on
strikes; Watson singled to left [Morgan scored]; Menke singled
[Watson to third]; Rader was called out on strikes; 1 R, 4 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 1.

GIANTS 2ND: Hart grounded out (shortstop to first); Stephenson
reached on an error by Morgan; F. Johnson made an out to second;
Taylor struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); Edwards
was called out on strikes; Griffin was called out on strikes; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 1.

GIANTS 3RD: Lanier grounded out (first unassisted); Perry struck
out; Bonds grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Alou flied out to right; Morgan singled to center;
Wynn singled to left [Morgan to third]; Watson hit a sacrifice
fly to center [Morgan scored]; Menke forced Wynn (shortstop
unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 2.

GIANTS 4TH: Hunt flied out to center; Mays walked; Hart made an
out to third; Stephenson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader singled; Cedeno tripled to right [Rader
scored]; Edwards grounded out (first unassisted); Griffin
grounded out (catcher to first); Alou grounded out (pitcher to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 3.

GIANTS 5TH: F. Johnson grounded out (third to first); Taylor
struck out; Lanier flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Giants 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Morgan grounded out (second to first); Wynn flied
out to left; Watson singled to center; Watson was picked off
first but was safe on an error by Perry [Watson to second];
Menke doubled to center [Watson scored]; Rader tripled to right
[Menke scored]; Cedeno struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Giants
0, Astros 5.

GIANTS 6TH: GALLAGHER BATTED FOR PERRY; Gallagher reached on an
error by Menke; Bonds doubled to right [Gallagher to third];
Hunt reached on a fielder's choice [Gallagher out at home (third
to catcher to third), Bonds to third]; Mays hit a sacrifice fly
to center [Bonds scored (unearned)]; Hart singled to left [Hunt
to second]; Stephenson grounded out (second to first); 1 R (0
ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 5.

ASTROS 6TH: MARICHAL REPLACED GALLAGHER (PITCHING); Edwards
grounded out (pitcher to first); Griffin grounded out (shortstop
to first); Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 5.

GIANTS 7TH: F. Johnson flied out to left; Taylor singled to
right; Lanier flied out to right; Marichal was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Morgan flied out to right; Wynn struck out; Watson
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 1, Astros 5.

GIANTS 8TH: Bonds struck out; Hunt homered; Mays singled to
left; Griffin threw a wild pitch [Mays to second]; Hart walked;
BILLINGHAM REPLACED GRIFFIN (PITCHING); Stephenson reached on an
error by Morgan [Hart to second, Mays scored]; F. Johnson
singled to left [Stephenson to second, Hart scored]; Taylor was
hit by a pitch [Stephenson to third, F. Johnson to second];
MCCOVEY BATTED FOR LANIER; DILAURO REPLACED BILLINGHAM
(PITCHING); McCovey struck out; DIETZ BATTED FOR MARICHAL;
GLADDING REPLACED DILAURO (PITCHING); Dietz singled to center
[Taylor to third, F. Johnson scored (unearned), Stephenson
scored (unearned)]; FUENTES RAN FOR DIETZ; RAY REPLACED GLADDING
(PITCHING); Bonds flied out to center; 5 R (3 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Giants 6, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: REBERGER REPLACED MCCOVEY (PITCHING); FUENTES STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING SS); Menke popped to first in foul territory;
Rader struck out; MILLER BATTED FOR CEDENO; Miller walked;
Edwards forced Miller (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Giants 6, Astros 5.

GIANTS 9TH: MILLER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Hunt singled to
center; Mays singled to right [Hunt to third]; Hart hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Mays to second, Hunt scored];
Stephenson flied out to right; F. Johnson singled [Mays to
third]; Taylor flied out to left; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants
7, Astros 5.

ASTROS 9TH: MARTINEZ BATTED FOR RAY; Martinez grounded out
(shortstop to first); Alou doubled to left; Reberger threw a
wild pitch [Alou to third]; Morgan walked; MCMAHON REPLACED
REBERGER (PITCHING); Wynn singled [Morgan to second, Alou
scored]; Watson singled to right [Morgan scored, Wynn to third,
Watson to second (on throw)]; Menke was walked intentionally;
Rader singled to center [Menke to second, Watson to third, Wynn
scored]; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Giants 7, Astros 8.



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