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Wednesday August 10, 1977
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The batting of Cesar Cedeno, who hit a homer, double and single, led the Astros to an 8-6 victory over the Giants. Cedeno knocked in a run with his double in the first inning. After the Astros picked up two unearned runs in the fourth, Cedeno hit a homer with a man on base in the fifth.

The Giants rallied for four runs in their half of the fifth, two scoring on a homer by Willie McCovey. The Astros made it 7-4 in the eighth, but the Giants narrowed the gap in their half with a two-run homer by Randy Elliott. Cedeno singled in the ninth and eventually scored an insurance run on a sacrifice fly by Jose Cruz. [The Sporting News]


Houston Astros 8, San Francisco Giants 6

Game Played on Wednesday, August 10, 1977 (Night game) at Candlestick Park

Astros       1  0  0    2  2  0    0  2  1  -   8 13  1
Giants       0  0  0    0  4  0    0  2  0  -   6 11  2


Astros               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Giants               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Puhl lf               5   0   0   0     0   0   .247      Thomas cf             5   0   0   0     0   2   .246
Cabell 3b             4   2   3   0     0   0   .269      Andrews 2b            4   0   2   1     1   0   .274
  Sperring 3b         1   0   0   0     0   1   .171      Madlock 3b            4   1   1   0     1   0   .291
Cedeno cf             5   2   3   2     0   0   .236      McCovey 1b            4   1   1   2     1   1   .284
Watson 1b             5   0   1   1     0   0   .288      Clark rf              4   1   1   0     1   1   .270
Cruz rf               4   1   1   1     0   0   .287      Thomasson lf          3   0   1   0     0   1   .263
Ferguson c            1   2   0   0     4   1   .252        Barr pr             0   0   0   0     0   0   .143
Howe 2b               5   1   2   0     0   1   .264        Heaverlo p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Metzger ss            3   0   2   2     0   0   .181        Evans ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .250
Richard p             3   0   0   0     0   0   .197        Moffitt p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Boswell ph          1   0   1   1     0   0   .225        Williams p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .231
  Sambito p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .182        Alexander ph        1   0   1   0     0   0   .310
  Forsch p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .077      Foli ss               5   0   2   1     0   1   .235
                                                          Hill c                2   0   0   0     2   0   .249
                                                            Sadek pr,c          0   1   0   0     1   0   .242
                                                          McGlothen p           0   0   0   0     1   0   .105
                                                            Whitfield ph,lf     2   1   1   0     0   0   .297
                                                            Elliott ph,lf       2   1   1   2     0   0   .267

Totals               37   8  13   7     4   3             Totals               37   6  11   6     8   6

Time of Game: 3:04   Attendance:  2,607
Left on Base: Astros 8, Giants 12
DP: Astros 2, Giants 1
Errors: Cabell, Andrews, Thomasson
Doubles: Cedeno (20), Cabell (25), Cruz (24), Whitfield (16)
Triples: Howe (2)
Home Runs: Cedeno (8), McCovey (20), Elliott (5)
Stolen Bases: Cedeno (38)
Sacrifice Flies: Metzger (1), Cruz (6)
GIDP: Metzger (3), Clark (6), Madlock (22)


Astros                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Richard W(11-9)         7     8   4   1   6   5   1  34   2.98
Sambito                 1.1   3   2   2   1   1   1   8   2.18
Forsch SV(8)            0.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   3   2.61
Totals                  9    11   6   3   8   6   2  45

Giants                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
McGlothen L(2-9)        5     6   5   3   2   0   1  23   5.72
Heaverlo                2     2   0   0   0   1   0   7   2.58
Moffitt                 1.1   5   3   3   1   1   0  10   3.89
Williams                0.2   0   0   0   1   1   0   3   4.35
Totals                  9    13   8   6   4   3   1  43

Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Satch Davidson, 3B - Terry Tata


ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (third to first); Cabell singled
to center; Cedeno doubled to center [Cabell to third]; Watson
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Cabell scored]; Cruz flied
out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Thomas was called out on strikes; Andrews singled to
right; Madlock walked [Andrews to second]; McCovey walked
[Andrews to third, Madlock to second]; Clark grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [McCovey out at second];
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ferguson walked; Howe popped to second in foul
territory; Metzger grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Ferguson out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Thomasson struck out; Foli grounded out (shortstop
to first); Hill walked; McGlothen walked [Hill to second];
Thomas struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Richard flied out to center; Puhl flied out to
center; Cabell doubled to left [Cabell to third (error by
Thomasson)]; Cedeno popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Andrews walked; Madlock grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Andrews out at second]; McCovey
made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Giants 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson flied out to center; Cruz doubled to right;
Ferguson walked; Howe reached on an error by Andrews [Cruz
scored (unearned) (no RBI), Ferguson to third, Howe to first];
Metzger hit a sacrifice fly to center [Ferguson scored
(unearned)]; Richard forced Howe (shortstop unassisted); 2 R (0
ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Giants 0.

GIANTS 4TH: Clark was called out on strikes; Thomasson popped to
third in foul territory; Foli singled to center; Hill popped to
first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Giants
0.

ASTROS 5TH: Puhl flied out to right; Cabell singled to center;
Cedeno homered [Cabell scored]; Watson grounded out (second to
first); Cruz grounded out (first unassisted); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 0.

GIANTS 5TH: WHITFIELD BATTED FOR MCGLOTHEN; Whitfield doubled to
center; Thomas grounded out (first unassisted) [Whitfield to
third]; Andrews grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first)
[Whitfield scored]; Madlock reached on an error by Cabell
[Madlock to first]; McCovey homered (unearned) [Madlock scored
(unearned)]; Clark walked; Thomasson singled to right [Clark to
third]; BARR RAN FOR THOMASSON; Foli singled to third [Clark
scored (unearned), Barr to second]; Hill grounded out (shortstop
to first); 4 R (1 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 4.

ASTROS 6TH: WHITFIELD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); HEAVERLO
REPLACED BARR (PITCHING); Ferguson struck out; Howe tripled to
right [Howe out at home (right to shortstop to catcher)];
Metzger singled to third; Richard flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 4.

GIANTS 6TH: Whitfield grounded out (third to first); Thomas
flied out to right; Andrews singled to shortstop; Madlock
singled to center [Andrews to second]; McCovey grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Puhl flied out to center; Cabell grounded out
(pitcher to first); Cedeno grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 4.

GIANTS 7TH: SPERRING REPLACED CABELL (PLAYING 3B); Clark
grounded out (third to first); EVANS BATTED FOR HEAVERLO; Evans
grounded out (first to pitcher); Foli struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 5, Giants 4.

ASTROS 8TH: MOFFITT REPLACED EVANS (PITCHING); Watson flied out
to right; Cruz grounded out (second to first); Ferguson walked;
Howe singled to left [Ferguson to second]; Metzger singled to
center [Ferguson scored, Howe to third]; BOSWELL BATTED FOR
RICHARD; Boswell singled to center [Howe scored, Metzger to
second]; Puhl grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 7, Giants 4.

GIANTS 8TH: SAMBITO REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); Hill walked;
SADEK RAN FOR HILL; ELLIOTT BATTED FOR WHITFIELD; Elliott
homered [Sadek scored]; Thomas flied out to right; Andrews
grounded out (shortstop to first); Madlock grounded out
(shortstop to first); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Giants 6.

ASTROS 9TH: SADEK STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); ELLIOTT STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING LF); Sperring struck out; Cedeno singled to
center; Cedeno stole second; Watson singled to left [Cedeno to
third]; WILLIAMS REPLACED MOFFITT (PITCHING); Cruz hit a
sacrifice fly to left [Cedeno scored]; Ferguson walked [Watson
to second]; Howe struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 8,
Giants 6.

GIANTS 9TH: McCovey struck out; Clark singled to center;
ALEXANDER BATTED FOR WILLIAMS; Alexander singled to center
[Clark to second]; FORSCH REPLACED SAMBITO (PITCHING); Foli
flied out to center; Sadek walked [Clark to third, Alexander to
second]; Elliott flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.
Astros 8, Giants 6.



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