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Monday May 20, 1974
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The Padres dealt the Astros a club record 10th straight defeat, 8-6, breaking a 6-6 tie in the seventh on Fred Kendall's RBI double, scoring Dave Winfield, a pinch-runner for Willie McCovey, who had three hits and four RBIs for San Diego. McCovey doubled home Bobby Tolan with the Padres' second run in the third, then wiped out a 4-3 Astro lead an inning later with a three-run two-bagger. Houston tied the score in the sixth on pinch-hitter Cliff Johnson's two-run homer. After Kendall had put the winners ahead in the seventh, San Diego added an insurance run on Johnny Grubb's RBI single in the eighth. [The Sporting News]


San Diego Padres 8, Houston Astros 6

Game Played on Monday, May 20, 1974 (Night game) at Astrodome

Padres       0  1  2    3  0  0    1  1  0  -   8 13  3
Astros       4  0  0    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   6 11  0


Padres               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Astros               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Tolan rf              5   2   2   0     1   1   .239      Gross rf,lf           5   1   2   0     0   0   .350
Hernandez ss          6   0   0   0     0   2   .226      Metzger ss            5   1   1   0     0   0   .282
Colbert lf,1b         4   3   2   0     1   1   .213      Cedeno cf             4   1   4   1     1   0   .291
McCovey 1b            3   1   3   4     1   0   .240      Watson lf             3   0   0   0     1   1   .319
  Winfield pr,lf      1   1   1   0     0   0   .279        Forsch p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Grubb cf              3   0   2   1     1   0   .315        Easler ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .100
Thomas 2b             5   0   1   1     0   0   .291      L. May 1b             4   1   0   0     0   0   .283
Kendall c             4   0   1   2     1   0   .239      M. May c              5   0   1   2     0   0   .250
Morales 3b            3   0   1   0     2   0   .429      Rader 3b              3   0   0   0     1   1   .257
Freisleben p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .111      Helms 2b              4   1   2   1     0   0   .299
  Tomlin p            2   1   0   0     1   0   .000      Dierker p             1   0   0   0     0   0   .200
  Hardy p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Konieczny p         1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Gaston ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .222        Cosgrove p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Romo p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        C. Johnson ph       1   1   1   2     0   0   .321
                                                            Scherman p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Gallagher rf        1   0   0   0     0   0   .195

Totals               37   8  13   8     8   4             Totals               38   6  11   6     3   2

Time of Game: 2:51   Attendance:  7,373
Left on Base: Padres 12, Astros 9
DP: Padres 2, Astros 1
Errors: Hernandez 2, Hardy
Doubles: Tolan (4), McCovey 2 (9), Kendall (7), Cedeno (12)
Home Runs: C. Johnson (2)
Stolen Bases: Cedeno 2 (23)
Sacrifice Hits: Grubb (1), Romo (1)
GIDP: Morales (1), L. May (5), Metzger (2)
Hit by Pitch: L. May (3,by Freisleben)


Padres                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Freisleben              0.2   5   4   4   0   2   0   8   4.28
Tomlin                  5     6   2   2   1   0   1  22   3.75
Hardy                   0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   3.33
Romo W(1-1)             3     0   0   0   2   0   0  11   2.37
Totals                  9    11   6   6   3   2   1  42

Astros                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dierker                 2.2   6   3   3   1   2   0  15   2.47
Konieczny               1     2   3   3   3   1   0   8   7.88
Cosgrove                2.1   0   0   0   1   1   0   7   0.00
Scherman L(0-3)         0.2   2   1   1   1   0   0   5   4.09
Forsch                  2.1   3   1   1   2   0   0  12   3.10
Totals                  9    13   8   8   8   4   0  47

Hit by Pitch: Freisleben (1)

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Nick Colosi, 3B - Art Williams


PADRES 1ST: Tolan made an out to third; Hernandez struck out;
Colbert struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross singled to center; Metzger singled to left
[Gross to second]; Cedeno doubled to left [Gross scored, Metzger
to third]; Watson struck out; L. May was hit by a pitch; M. May
singled to right [Metzger scored, Cedeno scored, L. May to
third]; Rader was called out on strikes; Helms singled to left
[L. May scored, M. May to second]; TOMLIN REPLACED FREISLEBEN
(PITCHING); Dierker flied out to center; 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Padres 0, Astros 4.

PADRES 2ND: McCovey walked; Grubb singled [McCovey to second];
Thomas flied out to right [McCovey to third]; Kendall forced
Grubb (shortstop to second) [McCovey scored]; Morales singled
[Kendall to second]; Tomlin grounded out (second to first); 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 2ND: Gross reached on an error by Hernandez [Gross to
first]; Metzger forced Gross (third to second); Cedeno singled
to center [Metzger to third]; Cedeno stole second; Watson was
walked intentionally; L. May grounded into a double play
(pitcher to second to first) [Watson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 1
E, 2 LOB.  Padres 1, Astros 4.

PADRES 3RD: Tolan doubled to right; Hernandez flied out to
right; Colbert singled to left [Tolan to third]; McCovey doubled
to right [Tolan scored, Colbert to third]; Grubb popped to third
in foul territory; Doug Rader made catch in the dugout;
Thomas singled to center [Colbert scored, McCovey to third];
KONIECZNY REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING); Kendall forced Thomas
(shortstop to second); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Padres 3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 3RD: M. May grounded out (first to pitcher); Rader
reached on an error by Hernandez [Rader to second]; Helms lined
to left; Konieczny grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Padres 3, Astros 4.

PADRES 4TH: Morales flied out to left; Tomlin walked; Tolan
singled [Tomlin to second]; Hernandez struck out; Colbert walked
[Tomlin to third, Tolan to second]; McCovey doubled [Tomlin
scored, Tolan scored, Colbert scored]; Grubb walked; COSGROVE
REPLACED KONIECZNY (PITCHING); Thomas forced Grubb (shortstop to
second); 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Padres 6, Astros 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Gross singled; Metzger grounded into a double play
(shortstop to first) [Gross out at second]; Cedeno singled to
left; Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Padres 6, Astros 4.

PADRES 5TH: Kendall walked; Morales grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Kendall out at second]; Tomlin
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres
6, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: L. May flied out to right; M. May grounded out
(first unassisted); Rader flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Padres 6, Astros 4.

PADRES 6TH: Tolan struck out; Hernandez flied out to center;
Colbert grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Padres 6, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Helms singled; C. JOHNSON BATTED FOR COSGROVE; C.
Johnson homered [Helms scored]; Gross lined to third; Metzger
grounded out (second to first); Cedeno singled to pitcher; HARDY
REPLACED TOMLIN (PITCHING); Cedeno was picked off first but was
safe on an error by Hardy [Cedeno to second]; Cedeno stole
third; Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 3 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Padres 6, Astros 6.

PADRES 7TH: SCHERMAN REPLACED C. JOHNSON (PITCHING); McCovey
singled; WINFIELD RAN FOR MCCOVEY; Grubb out on a sacrifice bunt
(catcher to first) [Winfield to second]; Thomas popped to
catcher in foul territory; Kendall doubled [Winfield scored];
Morales was walked intentionally; GASTON BATTED FOR HARDY; GROSS
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); FORSCH REPLACED WATSON
(PITCHING); GALLAGHER REPLACED SCHERMAN (PLAYING RF); Gaston
grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Padres 7,
Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: COLBERT CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); WINFIELD
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); ROMO REPLACED GASTON (PITCHING); L.
May grounded out (third to first); M. May lined to right; Rader
walked; Helms forced Rader (third to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Padres 7, Astros 6.

PADRES 8TH: Tolan made an out to shortstop; Hernandez grounded
out (shortstop to first); Colbert singled to left; Winfield
singled [Colbert to third]; Grubb singled to center [Colbert
scored, Winfield to second]; Thomas grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Padres 8, Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: Gallagher grounded out (second to first); Gross
grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Padres 8, Astros 6.

PADRES 9TH: Kendall grounded out (shortstop to first); Morales
walked; Romo out on a sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Morales
to second]; Tolan was walked intentionally; Hernandez forced
Morales (third unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Padres 8,
Astros 6.

ASTROS 9TH: Cedeno walked; EASLER BATTED FOR FORSCH; Easler
grounded out (second to first) [Cedeno to second]; L. May
grounded out (third to first); M. May made an out to second; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Padres 8, Astros 6.



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