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Wednesday September 13, 1972
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Houston Astros 6, San Diego Padres 5

Game Played on Wednesday, September 13, 1972 (Night game) at Astrodome

Padres       0  2  0    1  0  0    2  0  0  -   5 10  3
Astros       1  0  0    0  4  0    0  1  x  -   6  9  1


Padres               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Astros               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Thomas ss             5   1   0   1     0   0   .230      Metzger ss            3   1   0   0     1   1   .224
Roberts 2b            5   0   3   1     0   1   .252      Wynn rf               4   2   1   1     0   1   .278
Lee lf                5   0   2   0     0   2   .320      Cedeno cf             3   1   1   1     1   1   .327
Colbert 1b            3   0   0   0     2   1   .244      May 1b                4   0   3   1     0   0   .288
Elliott rf            5   1   1   0     0   2   .250      Watson lf             3   0   1   1     0   1   .309
Grubb cf              4   2   2   0     0   1   .500        Stewart lf          1   0   0   0     0   0   .209
Hilton 3b             4   0   1   1     0   2   .182      Rader 3b              4   1   1   0     0   2   .243
Goddard c             2   0   1   1     1   1   .143      Helms 2b              3   0   0   0     0   0   .268
Caldwell p            2   0   0   0     0   2   .114      Howard c              2   1   1   0     1   0   .219
  Blefary ph          0   1   0   0     1   0   .229        Edwards ph,c        0   0   0   1     0   0   .263
  Simpson p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Dierker p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .169
  Stahl ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .228        Johnson ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Ross p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .182        Griffin p           2   0   1   0     0   0   .280

Totals               36   5  10   4     4  13             Totals               30   6   9   5     3   6

Time of Game: 2:26   Attendance:  6,789
Left on Base: Padres 9, Astros 6
DP: Padres 0, Astros 1
Errors: Thomas, Roberts, Goddard, Helms
Doubles: Roberts (16), Grubb (1), Rader (24)
Stolen Bases: Roberts (6), Wynn (16)
Caught Stealing: Cedeno (19)
Sacrifice Hits: Goddard (2), Griffin (3), Helms (3)
Sacrifice Flies: Edwards (8)
GIDP: Colbert (12)


Padres                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Caldwell                6     7   5   3   3   4   0  28   3.34
Simpson                 1     1   0   0   0   2   0   4   0.00
Ross L(4-3)             1     1   1   1   0   0   0   4   2.30
Totals                  8     9   6   4   3   6   0  36

Astros                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dierker                 2     5   2   2   0   3   0  11   3.11
Griffin W(5-3)          7     5   3   1   4  10   0  30   2.89
Totals                  9    10   5   3   4  13   0  41

Passed Balls: Howard (6)

Umpires: HP - Ken Burkhart, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - John McSherry


PADRES 1ST: Thomas grounded out (first unassisted); Roberts
doubled to left; Lee struck out; Colbert struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Padres 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger reached on an error by Thomas [Metzger to
first]; Wynn forced Metzger (third to second); Wynn stole second
[Wynn to third (error by Goddard)]; Cedeno grounded out (second
to first) [Wynn scored (unearned)]; May singled to center;
Watson singled to third [May to second]; Rader struck out; 1 R
(0 ER), 2 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Padres 0, Astros 1.

PADRES 2ND: Elliott singled to left; Grubb singled to right
[Elliott to second]; Hilton singled to left [Elliott scored,
Grubb to second]; On a bunt Goddard singled to first [Grubb to
third, Hilton to second]; Caldwell struck out; Thomas grounded
out (first unassisted) [Grubb scored, Hilton to third, Goddard
to second]; Roberts grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 4 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Padres 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Helms grounded out (pitcher to first); Howard
walked; JOHNSON BATTED FOR DIERKER; Johnson flied out to
center; Debut game for Cliff Johnson; Metzger struck out;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 2, Astros 1.

PADRES 3RD: GRIFFIN REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING); Lee singled to
left; Colbert grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Lee out at second]; Elliott grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Wynn flied out to center; Cedeno singled to third;
Cedeno was picked off and caught stealing second (pitcher to
first to second to first); May lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Padres 2, Astros 1.

PADRES 4TH: Grubb doubled to left; Hilton grounded out (first
unassisted) [Grubb to third]; Goddard out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Grubb scored]; Caldwell struck out; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson was called out on strikes; Rader grounded out
(pitcher to first); Helms lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Padres 3, Astros 1.

PADRES 5TH: Thomas made an out to shortstop; Roberts struck out;
Lee singled to left; Colbert flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Padres 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Howard singled to left; Griffin out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Howard to second]; Metzger walked;
Wynn singled to left [Howard scored, Metzger to third, Wynn to
second (on throw)]; Cedeno was walked intentionally; May singled
to shortstop [Metzger scored, Wynn to third, Cedeno to second];
Watson forced May (shortstop to second) [Wynn scored, Cedeno
scored (error by Roberts) (unearned) (no RBI), Watson to
second]; Rader struck out; 4 R (3 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Padres
3, Astros 5.

PADRES 6TH: Elliott struck out; Grubb was called out on strikes;
Hilton struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Helms grounded out (third to first); Howard made an
out to first; Griffin singled to shortstop; Metzger grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 3, Astros 5.

PADRES 7TH: STEWART REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING LF); Goddard was
called out on strikes; BLEFARY BATTED FOR CALDWELL; Blefary
walked; Thomas reached on an error by Helms [Blefary to second,
Thomas to first]; Roberts singled to center [Blefary scored
(unearned), Thomas to third]; Howard allowed a passed ball
[Thomas scored (unearned), Roberts to second]; Lee made an out
to shortstop; Colbert walked; Elliott struck out; 2 R (0 ER), 1
H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Padres 5, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: SIMPSON REPLACED BLEFARY (PITCHING); Wynn was called
out on strikes; Cedeno struck out; May singled to center;
Stewart grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Padres 5, Astros 5.

PADRES 8TH: Grubb grounded out (second to first); Hilton struck
out; Goddard walked; STAHL BATTED FOR SIMPSON; Stahl was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 5, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: ROSS REPLACED STAHL (PITCHING); Rader doubled to
right; Helms out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Rader
to third]; EDWARDS BATTED FOR HOWARD; Edwards hit a sacrifice
fly to left [Rader scored]; Griffin grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 5, Astros 6.

PADRES 9TH: EDWARDS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Thomas grounded
out (pitcher to first); Roberts singled to shortstop; Roberts
stole second; Lee struck out; Colbert walked; Elliott flied out
to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Padres 5, Astros 6.



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