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San Diego Padres 2, Houston Astros 1

San Diego Padres 2, Houston Astros 1

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Game Played on Tuesday, April 8, 1969 (N) at San Diego Stadium

HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  5  1
SD  N    0  0  0    0  1  1    0  0  x  -   2  4  0
BATTING
Houston Astros        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alou rf                4   1   3   0       0   0       1   0
Morgan 2b              3   0   0   0       1   1       3   0
Miller cf              4   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Rader 3b               4   0   1   1       0   2       3   2
Blefary 1b             4   0   1   0       0   0       8   0
Watson lf              4   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Menke ss               3   0   0   0       1   1       1   3
Edwards c              3   0   0   0       0   1       7   0
Wilson p               2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Geiger ph            1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Billingham p         0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                32   1   5   1       2  12      24   6
FIELDING - 
E: Morgan (1).
BATTING - 
3B: Alou (1,off Selma).
Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Alou (1,2nd base off Selma/Cannizzaro).
San Diego Padres      AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Robles ss              4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Pena 2b                3   1   0   0       0   2       1   3
Gonzalez cf            4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Brown rf               4   0   1   1       0   1       4   0
Davis 1b               3   0   0   0       0   0       3   1
  Colbert 1b           0   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Stahl lf               3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Spiezio 3b             3   1   1   1       0   0       0   1
Cannizzaro c           2   0   0   0       1   1      12   0
Selma p                2   0   2   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                28   2   4   2       1   7      27   5
FIELDING - 
PB: Cannizzaro (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Brown (1,off Wilson).
HR: Spiezio (1,5th inning off Wilson 0 on, 1 out).
SH: Selma (1,off Wilson).
HBP: Pena (1,by Wilson).
Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Robles (1,2nd base off Wilson/Edwards).
PITCHING
Houston Astros        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Wilson L(0-1)          6     3   2   2   1   4   1
Billingham             2     1   0   0   0   3   0
Totals                 8     4   2   2   1   7   1
San Diego Padres      IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Selma W(1-0)           9     5   1   1   2  12   0
BK: Wilson (1).
HBP: Wilson (1,Pena).
Umpires: Shag Crawford, Chris Pelekoudas, Doug Harvey, Frank Dezelan
Time of Game: 2:14   Attendance: 23370
Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                San Diego Padres         
1. Alou                rf        Robles              ss
2. Morgan              2b        Pena                2b
3. Miller              cf        Gonzalez            cf
4. Rader               3b        Brown               rf
5. Blefary             1b        Davis               1b
6. Watson              lf        Stahl               lf
7. Menke               ss        Spiezio             3b
8. Edwards             c         Cannizzaro          c
9. Wilson              p         Selma               p

ASTROS 1ST: Alou singled to right; Alou stole second; Morgan
walked; Miller made an out to center; Rader singled to right
[Alou scored, Morgan to second]; Blefary lined to second; Watson
made an out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Padres 0.

PADRES 1ST: Robles reached on an error by Morgan; Debut game
for Rafael Robles; Robles stole second; Pena struck out;
Gonzalez grounded out (shortstop to first) [Robles to third];
Brown made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Padres 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Menke made an out to right; Edwards flied to right
in foul territory; Wilson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Padres 0.

PADRES 2ND: Davis popped to third in foul territory; Stahl
struck out; Spiezio made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 1, Padres 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Alou grounded out (second to first); Morgan made an
out to center; Miller struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Padres 0.

PADRES 3RD: Cannizzaro walked; Wilson balked [Cannizzaro to
second]; Selma out on a sacrifice bunt (third to first)
[Cannizzaro to third]; Robles struck out; Pena was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Padres 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader was called out on strikes; Blefary singled to
second; Cannizzaro allowed a passed ball [Blefary to second];
Watson was called out on strikes; Menke popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Padres 0.

PADRES 4TH: Gonzalez made an out to first; Brown grounded out
(third to first); Davis made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Padres 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Edwards made an out to right; Wilson struck out;
Alou tripled to center; Morgan grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Padres 0.

PADRES 5TH: Stahl made an out to third; Spiezio homered;
Cannizzaro grounded out (shortstop to first); Selma singled to
shortstop; Robles made an out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Padres 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Miller was called out on strikes; Rader struck out;
Blefary grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Padres 1.

PADRES 6TH: Pena was hit by a pitch; Gonzalez made an out to
third; Brown doubled to left [Pena scored]; Davis made an out to
second; Stahl made an out to shortstop; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Padres 2.

ASTROS 7TH: COLBERT REPLACED DAVIS (PLAYING 1B); Watson grounded
out (third to first); Menke walked; Edwards struck out; GEIGER
BATTED FOR WILSON; Geiger struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Padres 2.

PADRES 7TH: BILLINGHAM REPLACED GEIGER (PITCHING); Spiezio
grounded out (shortstop to first); Cannizzaro struck out; Selma
singled to left; Robles grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Padres 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Alou singled to center; Morgan struck out; Miller
grounded out (second to first) [Alou to second]; Rader made an
out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Padres 2.

PADRES 8TH: Pena popped to first in foul territory; Gonzalez was
called out on strikes; Brown struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Padres 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Blefary grounded out (first unassisted); Watson was
called out on strikes; Menke struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Padres 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   5   1    6
 Padres           2   4   0    5

References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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