Houston Astros 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 4
Regular Season Game 1
Played on Wednesday, April 10, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

PIT N    1  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  2  -   4  6  0
HOU N    0  1  0    1  0  0    0  0  3  -   5  7  2
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wills 3b                      5   1   2   2       0   0       0   0
Alley ss                      5   0   1   1       0   1       1   4
Clemente rf                   4   1   1   1       0   0       3   0
Stargell lf                   3   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Clendenon 1b                  4   0   0   0       0   2       9   0
Mazeroski 2b                  4   1   1   0       0   0       2   7
Alou cf                       1   0   1   0       2   0       3   0
May c                         3   1   0   0       1   0       6   0
Bunning p                     4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Pizarro p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Kline p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   4   6   4       3   4      26  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Alley-Mazeroski-Clendenon, Alley-Mazeroski-Clendenon.

BATTING - 
HR: Clemente (1,3rd inning off Dierker 0 on 1 out).
SH: Alou (1,off Dierker).
HBP: Stargell (1,by Dierker).
IBB: May (1,by Dierker).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Wills (1,2nd base off Dierker/King); Alley (1,2nd base off Dierker/King);
Alou (1,2nd base off Dierker/King).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Davis cf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       6   0
Morgan 2b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       2   1
King c                        3   1   1   0       1   0       6   0
  Gotay pr                    0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Staub 1b                      4   0   2   1       0   0       8   2
Wynn lf                       3   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Miller rf                     3   1   1   1       0   1       1   0
  Murrell ph                  1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
Aspromonte 3b                 4   0   1   2       0   0       1   1
Torres ss                     3   0   0   0       0   2       1   4
Dierker p                     2   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
Totals                       31   5   7   5       3   5      27   8

FIELDING - 
E: King (1), Torres (1).
PB: King (1).

BATTING - 
3B: King (1,off Bunning); Aspromonte (1,off Kline).
HR: Miller (1,2nd inning off Bunning 0 on 2 out).
GDP: Wynn (1,off Bunning); Aspromonte (1,off Bunning).
Team LOB: 3.

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bunning                       8     5   4   4   3   5   1  30
Pizarro L(0-1)                0.2   1   1   1   0   0   0   3
Kline                         0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        8.2   7   5   5   3   5   1  34

Bunning faced 2 batters in the 9th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(1-0)                9     6   4   4   3   4   1  38

WP: Dierker (1).
HBP: Dierker (1,Stargell).
IBB: Dierker (1,May).

Umpires: HP - Tom Gorman, 1B - Ed Sudol, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Bill Williams
Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance: 21320


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. Wills               3b        Davis               cf
2. Alley               ss        Morgan              2b
3. Clemente            rf        King                c
4. Stargell            lf        Staub               1b
5. Clendenon           1b        Wynn                lf
6. Mazeroski           2b        Miller              rf
7. Alou                cf        Aspromonte          3b
8. May                 c         Torres              ss
9. Bunning             p         Dierker             p

PIRATES 1ST: Wills singled; Wills stole second; Alley singled
[Wills scored]; Alley stole second; Clemente flied out to
center; Stargell flied out to center; Clendenon grounded out
(third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Davis grounded out (second to first); Morgan
grounded out (second to first); King flied out to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Mazeroski reached on an error by Torres [Mazeroski
to first]; Dierker threw a wild pitch [Mazeroski to second];
King allowed a passed ball [Mazeroski to third]; Alou walked;
May popped to catcher in foul territory; Bunning flied out to
right; Wills grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Staub flied out to right; Wynn flied out to left;
Miller homered; Aspromonte grounded out (second to first); 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 1.

PIRATES 3RD: Alley lined to left; Clemente homered; Stargell was
hit by a pitch; Clendenon was called out on strikes; Mazeroski
made an out to catcher; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros
1.

ASTROS 3RD: Torres was called out on strikes; Debut game for
Hector Torres; Dierker grounded out (shortstop to first);
Davis struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 1.

PIRATES 4TH: Alou singled; May grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Alou to second]; Alou was picked off second but was safe on an
error by King [Alou to third]; Bunning struck out; Wills flied
out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Morgan made an out to shortstop; King tripled; Staub
singled [King scored]; Wynn grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Staub out at second]; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 2.

PIRATES 5TH: Alley struck out; Clemente popped to second;
Stargell flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Miller was called out on strikes; Aspromonte
grounded out (second to first); Torres was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 2.

PIRATES 6TH: Clendenon flied out to center; Mazeroski grounded
out (shortstop to first); Alou walked; Alou stole second; May
lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Dierker walked; Davis flied out to center; Morgan
flied out to center; King flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 2.

PIRATES 7TH: Bunning grounded out (shortstop to first); Wills
made an out to shortstop; Alley popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Staub singled; Wynn walked [Staub to second]; Miller
flied out to right; Aspromonte grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Wynn out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 2.

PIRATES 8TH: Clemente grounded out (shortstop to first);
Stargell made an out to first; Clendenon struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Torres grounded out (shortstop to first); Dierker
was called out on strikes; Davis grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 2.

PIRATES 9TH: Mazeroski singled; Alou out on a sacrifice bunt
(first to second) [Mazeroski to second]; May was walked
intentionally; Bunning grounded out (first to pitcher)
[Mazeroski to third, May to second]; Wills singled [Mazeroski
scored, May scored]; Alley flied out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Morgan singled; King walked [Morgan to second];
GOTAY RAN FOR KING; PIZARRO REPLACED BUNNING (PITCHING); Staub
popped to catcher in foul territory; Wynn flied out to center;
MURRELL BATTED FOR MILLER; Murrell singled [Morgan scored, Gotay
to second]; KLINE REPLACED PIZARRO (PITCHING); Aspromonte
tripled [Gotay scored, Murrell scored]; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 4, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          4   6   0    7
 Astros           5   7   2    3


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