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Monday April 17, 1972
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Doug Rader drove in two runs with a homer in the fifth inning and two more with a triple in the eighth to supply the Astros' power in a 7-2 victory over the Giants. [The Sporting News]


Houston Astros 7, San Francisco Giants 2

Game Played on Monday, April 17, 1972 (Night game) at Astrodome

Giants       0  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   2  7  0
Astros       0  0  0    0  2  2    0  3  x  -   7  9  0


Giants               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Astros               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Mays cf               4   0   0   0     0   1   .083      Metzger ss            3   1   0   0     1   0   .100
Fuentes 2b            4   0   1   0     0   0   .308      Cedeno cf             4   0   0   0     0   0   .250
Henderson lf          4   0   0   0     0   1   .154      Wynn rf               3   2   3   0     1   0   .273
McCovey 1b            3   0   2   0     1   0   .333      May 1b                4   1   2   2     0   0   .417
Bonds rf              4   0   0   0     0   0   .273      Watson lf             3   2   2   1     1   0   .500
Kingman 3b            4   1   1   0     0   0   .385      Rader 3b              4   1   2   4     0   0   .250
Healy c               3   1   1   0     1   0   .182      Helms 2b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .182
Speier ss             4   0   1   0     0   1   .091      Edwards c             4   0   0   0     0   2   .143
Cumberland p          2   0   1   2     0   0   .500      Dierker p             2   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Stone p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Stewart ph          1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Howarth ph          1   0   0   0     0   1   .000        Ray p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Bryant p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Barr p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Morris p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               33   2   7   2     2   4             Totals               32   7   9   7     3   3

Time of Game: 2:50   Attendance: 10,638
Left on Base: Giants 6, Astros 4
DP: Giants 0, Astros 0
Triples: Rader (1)
Home Runs: Rader (1)
Caught Stealing: Wynn (1)


Giants                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Cumberland L(0-1)       5.1   6   4   4   1   0   1  22   6.75
Stone                   0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   3   0.00
Bryant                  1.1   1   3   3   2   2   0   7  20.25
Barr                    0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2   0.00
Morris                  0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0.00
Totals                  8     9   7   7   3   3   1  35

Astros                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dierker W(1-0)          7     6   2   2   2   3   0  28   2.57
Ray SV(1)               2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7   2.70
Totals                  9     7   2   2   2   4   0  35

Passed Balls: Healy (1)
Wild Pitches: Bryant (1)
Balks: Cumberland (1)

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


GIANTS 1ST: Mays grounded out (shortstop to first); Fuentes
flied out to right; Henderson flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger grounded out (third to first); Cedeno flied
out to left; Wynn singled to left; May flied to left in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

GIANTS 2ND: McCovey grounded out (third to first); Bonds flied
out to center; Kingman flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (third to first); Rader grounded
out (third to first); Helms grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Healy grounded out (second to first); Speier
grounded out (catcher to first); Cumberland grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Edwards grounded out (shortstop to first); Dierker
grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger flied out to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

GIANTS 4TH: Mays grounded out (second to first); Fuentes flied
out to center; Henderson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno grounded out (second to first); Wynn singled
to right; Cumberland balked [Wynn to second]; May flied out to
left; Wynn was caught stealing third (catcher to third); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Giants 0, Astros 0.

GIANTS 5TH: McCovey walked; Bonds flied out to right; Kingman
singled to left [McCovey out at third (left to third), Kingman
to second (on throw to 3b)]; Healy walked; Speier singled to
second [Kingman to third, Healy to second]; Cumberland singled
to center [Kingman scored, Healy scored, Speier to second]; Mays
grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 2,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Watson singled to center; Rader homered [Watson
scored]; Helms flied out to right; Edwards flied out to center;
Dierker grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Giants 2, Astros 2.

GIANTS 6TH: Fuentes singled to left; Henderson popped to first
in foul territory; McCovey singled to right [Fuentes to third];
Bonds reached on a fielder's choice [Fuentes out at home (first
to catcher to third), McCovey to second]; Kingman made an out to
first; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Metzger walked; Cedeno grounded out (second to
first) [Metzger to second]; Wynn singled to center [Metzger to
third]; May singled to left [Metzger scored, Wynn to second];
STONE REPLACED CUMBERLAND (PITCHING); Watson singled to right
[Wynn scored, May to third]; Rader made an out to second; Helms
forced Watson (shortstop to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Giants 2, Astros 4.

GIANTS 7TH: Healy singled to right; Speier flied out to center;
HOWARTH BATTED FOR STONE; Howarth struck out; Mays struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: BRYANT REPLACED HOWARTH (PITCHING); Edwards was
called out on strikes; STEWART BATTED FOR DIERKER; Stewart
struck out; Metzger flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Giants 2, Astros 4.

GIANTS 8TH: RAY REPLACED STEWART (PITCHING); Fuentes grounded
out (shortstop to first); Henderson made an out to shortstop;
McCovey singled to pitcher; Bonds forced McCovey (second to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Cedeno grounded out (third to first); Wynn walked;
Bryant threw a wild pitch [Wynn to second]; May singled to
center [Wynn scored]; Healy allowed a passed ball [May to
second]; Watson walked; BARR REPLACED BRYANT (PITCHING); Rader
tripled to right [Watson scored, May scored]; Helms grounded out
(shortstop to first); MORRIS REPLACED BARR (PITCHING); Edwards
struck out (catcher to first); 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Giants 2,
Astros 7.

GIANTS 9TH: Kingman lined to third; Healy grounded out
(shortstop to first); Speier struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Giants 2, Astros 7.



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