Thon enjoyed a big evening at the plate. He lined a base-hit in the 1st inning, doubled in the 3rd inning, lined a single plating two runs in the 7th inning and lofted a solo-blast 'downtown' in the 8th inning. Houston had 14 hits for the night.
The win went to Niekro(8-12) who allowed 2 runs in the game. Atlee Hammaker(12-6) was charged with the loss. The Houston ballclub's record now stands at 50-56. San Francisco has a record of 46-60 after the loss.