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Sunday April 16, 1972
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Hitting for the cycle, Dave Kingman drove in six runs to pace the Giants to a 10-6 victory over the Astros. Kingman singled in the second inning, tripled in the fourth and doubled in the sixth, each blow accounting for a run, before the 6-6 slugger capped his big day by smashing a homer with two men on base in the seventh.

Sam McDowell, making his N. L. debut with the Giants, pitched 5 2/3 innings and was the winner, although whacked for three-run homers by Bob Watson and Tommy Helms. [The Sporting News]


San Francisco Giants 10, Houston Astros 6

Game Played on Sunday, April 16, 1972 (Night game) at Astrodome

Giants       0  2  0    4  1  0    3  0  0  -  10 11  0
Astros       3  0  0    0  0  3    0  0  0  -   6  6  1


Giants               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Astros               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Mays cf               4   1   0   0     1   0   .125      Metzger ss            4   1   0   0     1   0   .143
  Rosario cf          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Cedeno cf             4   1   1   0     0   0   .375
Fuentes 2b            5   0   1   1     0   0   .333      Wynn rf               4   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Henderson lf          5   0   0   0     0   3   .222      May 1b                4   1   1   0     0   2   .375
McCovey 1b            5   1   1   0     0   2   .222      Watson lf             4   2   3   3     0   0   .429
Bonds rf              3   4   3   0     1   0   .429      Rader 3b              4   0   0   0     0   2   .125
Kingman 3b            5   3   4   6     0   0   .444      Helms 2b              3   1   1   3     0   0   .286
Healy c               5   1   1   1     0   0   .125      Hiatt c               2   0   0   0     1   1   .000
Speier ss             4   0   0   0     0   1   .000        Blasingame p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
McDowell p            3   0   1   1     0   1   .333        Miller ph           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  McMahon p           1   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Roberts p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Ray p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Stewart ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Griffin p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Stinson ph,c        2   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               40  10  11   9     2   8             Totals               32   6   6   6     2   5

Time of Game: 2:34   Attendance: 10,778
Left on Base: Giants 6, Astros 4
DP: Giants 0, Astros 0
Errors: Roberts
Doubles: Bonds 2 (2), Fuentes (1), Kingman (1), McCovey (1)
Triples: Kingman (1)
Home Runs: Kingman (1), Watson (1), Helms (1)
Stolen Bases: Bonds 2 (2)
Sacrifice Hits: Roberts (1)
Hit by Pitch: Bonds (1,by Blasingame), Helms (1,by McDowell), Miller (1,by McMahon)


Giants                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
McDowell W(1-0)         5.2   6   6   6   2   4   2  26   9.53
McMahon SV(1)           3.1   0   0   0   0   1   0  11   0.00
Totals                  9     6   6   6   2   5   2  37

Astros                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Roberts L(0-1)          3.2   7   6   5   1   1   0  20  12.27
Ray                     1.1   2   1   1   0   3   0   7   6.75
Griffin                 1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3   0.00
Blasingame              3     2   3   3   1   3   1  13   8.10
Totals                  9    11  10   9   2   8   1  43

Hit by Pitch: McDowell (1), McMahon (1), Blasingame (1)
Wild Pitches: McDowell (1), Ray (1)

Umpires: HP - Chris Pelekoudas, 1B - Mel Steiner, 2B - Jerry Dale, 3B - Shag Crawford


GIANTS 1ST: Mays grounded out (third to first); Fuentes grounded
out (third to first); Henderson grounded out (catcher to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger walked; Cedeno singled to center [Metzger to
third]; Wynn flied out to center; May struck out; Watson homered
[Metzger scored, Cedeno scored]; Rader flied out to left; 3 R, 2
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 3.

GIANTS 2ND: McCovey flied out to left; Bonds doubled to right;
Kingman singled to center [Bonds scored]; Healy reached on an
error by Roberts [Kingman to second, Healy to first]; Speier
forced Healy (third to second) [Kingman to third]; McDowell
singled to center [Kingman scored (unearned), Speier to second];
Mays forced McDowell (shortstop to second); 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1
E, 2 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Helms was hit by a pitch; Hiatt was called out on
strikes; Roberts out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher unassisted)
[Helms to second]; Metzger lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Giants 2, Astros 3.

GIANTS 3RD: Fuentes flied out to left; Henderson grounded out
(shortstop to first); McCovey popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Cedeno made an out to shortstop; Wynn made an out to
second; May was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Giants 2, Astros 3.

GIANTS 4TH: Bonds doubled to center; Kingman tripled to center
[Bonds scored]; Healy singled to center [Kingman scored]; Speier
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Healy to second]; McDowell
was called out on strikes; Mays walked; Fuentes doubled to left
[Healy scored, Mays to third]; RAY REPLACED ROBERTS (PITCHING);
Henderson struck out but Mays advanced to home and Fuentes
advanced to third and Henderson advanced to first on a wild
pitch; McCovey was called out on strikes; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Giants 6, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson singled to left; Rader made an out to
shortstop; Helms forced Watson (shortstop to second); Hiatt
forced Helms (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 6,
Astros 3.

GIANTS 5TH: Bonds singled to right; Bonds stole second; Kingman
doubled to center [Bonds scored]; Healy flied out to right
[Kingman to third]; Speier struck out; McDowell grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 7, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: STEWART BATTED FOR RAY; Stewart flied out to center;
Metzger grounded out (pitcher to first); Cedeno popped to
catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 7,
Astros 3.

GIANTS 6TH: GRIFFIN REPLACED STEWART (PITCHING); Mays made an
out to first; Fuentes flied out to left; Henderson struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 7, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Wynn flied out to left; May singled to left; Watson
singled to center [May to second]; McDowell threw a wild pitch
[May to third, Watson to second]; Rader struck out; Helms
homered [May scored, Watson scored]; Hiatt walked; STINSON
BATTED FOR GRIFFIN; MCMAHON REPLACED MCDOWELL (PITCHING);
Stinson made an out to shortstop; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants
7, Astros 6.

GIANTS 7TH: BLASINGAME REPLACED HIATT (PITCHING); STINSON STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING C ); McCovey doubled to center; Bonds was hit
by a pitch; Kingman homered [McCovey scored, Bonds scored];
Healy flied out to center; Speier grounded out (shortstop to
first); McMahon struck out; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 10,
Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno
grounded out (second to first); Wynn made an out to shortstop; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 10, Astros 6.

GIANTS 8TH: Mays flied out to right; Fuentes flied out to
center; Henderson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Giants 10, Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: ROSARIO REPLACED MAYS (PLAYING CF); May made an out
to third; Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Rader struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 10, Astros 6.

GIANTS 9TH: McCovey struck out; Bonds walked; Kingman flied out
to center; Bonds stole second; Healy lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Giants 10, Astros 6.

ASTROS 9TH: Helms grounded out (pitcher to first); MILLER BATTED
FOR BLASINGAME; Miller was hit by a pitch; Stinson popped to
catcher in foul territory; Metzger grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 10, Astros 6.



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