Pittsburgh Pirates 7, Houston Colt .45s 0
Regular Season Game 78
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Wednesday, July 4, 1962 (N) at Colt Stadium

PIT N    3  0  1    2  1  0    0  0  0  -   7 11  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  8  2
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Virdon cf                     4   1   1   0       1   1       2   0
Groat ss                      5   1   2   1       0   1       4   6
Skinner lf                    5   1   1   0       0   2       1   0
Stuart 1b                     4   0   0   1       0   0      11   0
Clemente rf                   4   1   3   1       0   0       0   0
Burgess c                     3   1   1   0       1   0       1   0
Hoak 3b                       3   1   1   1       1   0       1   4
Mazeroski 2b                  4   0   1   1       0   0       6   3
Law p                         3   1   1   1       0   0       1   1
Totals                       35   7  11   6       3   4      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Law-Mazeroski-Groat-Stuart.

BATTING - 
3B: Skinner (5,off Bruce); Law (1,off Bruce).
SH: Law (6,off Tiefenauer).
SF: Stuart (3,off Bruce).
GDP: Burgess (4,off Giusti).
IBB: Burgess (6,by Bruce).
Team LOB: 6.

Houston Colt .45s            AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Spangler lf                   2   0   0   0       2   0       1   0
Amalfitano 2b                 4   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Mejias rf                     4   0   3   0       0   0       0   0
  Tiefenauer p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Larker 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   0      11   2
Warwick cf                    4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
  Busby cf                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Ranew c                       4   0   2   0       0   0       4   2
Aspromonte 3b                 3   0   1   0       0   0       2   1
  Buddin 3b                   1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Lillis ss                     3   0   0   0       0   0       4   4
  Pendleton rf                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bruce p                       1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Giusti p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Fazio ph,ss                 2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   0   8   0       2   1      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Larker, Amalfitano-Lillis-Larker.
E: Mejias (6), Aspromonte (7).
PB: Ranew (12).

BATTING - 
2B: Ranew (5,off Law).
GDP: Larker (5,off Law).
Team LOB: 9.

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Law W(7-3)                    9     8   0   0   2   1   0  36


Houston Colt .45s            IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bruce L(6-2)                  3.1   6   6   5   2   2   0  18
Giusti                        3.2   5   1   1   1   1   0  15
Tiefenauer                    2     0   0   0   0   1   0   7
Totals                        9    11   7   6   3   4   0  40

WP: Giusti (11).
IBB: Bruce (2,Burgess).

Umpires: HP - Mel Steiner, 1B - Dusty Boggess, 2B - Stan Landes, 3B - Vinnie Smith
Time of Game: 2:26   


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Colt .45s        
1. Virdon              cf        Spangler            lf
2. Groat               ss        Amalfitano          2b
3. Skinner             lf        Mejias              rf
4. Stuart              1b        Larker              1b
5. Clemente            rf        Warwick             cf
6. Burgess             c         Ranew               c
7. Hoak                3b        Aspromonte          3b
8. Mazeroski           2b        Lillis              ss
9. Law                 p         Bruce               p

PIRATES 1ST: Virdon singled; Groat singled [Virdon to second];
Skinner was called out on strikes; Stuart popped to third in
foul territory; Clemente singled [Virdon scored, Groat scored
(error by Mejias) (no RBI), Clemente to second]; Burgess was
walked intentionally; Hoak singled [Clemente scored (unearned),
Burgess to second]; Mazeroski flied out to center; 3 R (2 ER), 4
H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 3, Colt .45s 0.

COLT .45S 1ST: Spangler grounded out (second to first);
Amalfitano singled; Mejias singled [Amalfitano to second];
Larker grounded into a double play (pitcher to second to
shortstop to first) [Mejias out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Pirates 3, Colt .45s 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Law grounded out (shortstop to first); Virdon
grounded out (second to first); Groat struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Colt .45s 0.

COLT .45S 2ND: Warwick popped to second; Ranew grounded out
(shortstop to first); Aspromonte singled; Lillis lined to third;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Colt .45s 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Skinner tripled; Stuart hit a sacrifice fly to
center [Skinner scored]; Clemente grounded out (shortstop to
first); Burgess grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Pirates 4, Colt .45s 0.

COLT .45S 3RD: Bruce struck out; Spangler walked; Amalfitano
popped to second; Mejias singled [Spangler to second]; Larker
popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 4, Colt .45s 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Hoak walked; Mazeroski grounded out (third to
first) [Hoak to second]; Law tripled [Hoak scored]; GIUSTI
REPLACED BRUCE (PITCHING); Virdon popped to shortstop; Groat
singled [Law scored]; Skinner struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 6, Colt .45s 0.

COLT .45S 4TH: Warwick singled; Ranew doubled [Warwick to
third]; Aspromonte reached on a fielder's choice [Warwick out at
home (third to pitcher), Ranew to third, Aspromonte to second];
Lillis popped to shortstop; Giusti popped to shortstop; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 6, Colt .45s 0.

PIRATES 5TH: Stuart flied out to center; Clemente singled;
Burgess singled [Clemente to third]; Hoak reached on a fielder's
choice [Clemente out at home (first to catcher to third),
Burgess to second]; Mazeroski singled [Burgess scored, Hoak to
second]; Giusti threw a wild pitch [Hoak to third, Mazeroski to
second]; Law grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Pirates 7, Colt .45s 0.

COLT .45S 5TH: Spangler popped to shortstop; Amalfitano grounded
out (shortstop to first); Mejias singled; Larker grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 7, Colt .45s
0.

PIRATES 6TH: Virdon walked; Groat forced Virdon (first to
shortstop); Skinner lined into a double play (first unassisted)
[Groat out at first]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 7, Colt
.45s 0.

COLT .45S 6TH: Warwick grounded out (third to first); Ranew
singled; Aspromonte forced Ranew (third to second); Lillis flied
out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 7, Colt .45s 0.

PIRATES 7TH: Stuart popped to shortstop; Clemente singled;
Burgess grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Clemente out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates
7, Colt .45s 0.

COLT .45S 7TH: FAZIO BATTED FOR GIUSTI; Fazio popped to first;
Spangler walked; Amalfitano popped to second; Mejias forced
Spangler (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates
7, Colt .45s 0.

PIRATES 8TH: FAZIO STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); TIEFENAUER
REPLACED MEJIAS (PITCHING); PENDLETON REPLACED LILLIS (PLAYING
RF); Hoak reached on an error by Aspromonte [Hoak to first];
Mazeroski lined to left; Law out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to
first) [Hoak to second]; Ranew allowed a passed ball [Hoak to
third]; Virdon struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 7,
Colt .45s 0.

COLT .45S 8TH: Larker grounded out (third to first); Warwick
flied out to left; Ranew grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 7, Colt .45s 0.

PIRATES 9TH: BUDDIN REPLACED ASPROMONTE (PLAYING 3B); BUSBY
REPLACED WARWICK (PLAYING CF); Groat grounded out (third to
first); Skinner popped to third in foul territory; Stuart flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 7, Colt .45s 0.

COLT .45S 9TH: Buddin grounded out (shortstop to first);
Pendleton grounded out (shortstop to first); Fazio flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 7, Colt .45s 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          7  11   0    6
 Colt .45s        0   8   2    9


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