Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 52
Played on Friday, June 7, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

PIT N    1  0  2    0  0  1    0  1  0  -   5  9  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  1
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wills 3b                      5   1   2   0       0   0       2   2
Alley ss                      4   1   0   0       0   1       2   3
Clemente rf                   4   1   2   2       0   0       1   0
Jimenez lf                    1   0   1   1       1   0       0   0
  Kolb pr,lf                  1   2   1   1       0   0       1   0
Alou cf                       4   0   2   1       0   0       1   0
Clendenon 1b                  4   0   0   0       0   1       8   1
Mazeroski 2b                  4   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
May c                         4   0   0   0       0   0      10   0
Blass p                       4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       35   5   9   5       1   3      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Mazeroski-Alley-Clendenon.

BATTING - 
2B: Alou (7,off Giusti).
HR: Clemente (7,3rd inning off Giusti 1 on 2 out); Kolb (1,8th inning off Dukes
0 on 0 out).
HBP: Jimenez (3,by Giusti).
GDP: Alou (4,off Giusti); Clendenon (4,off Dukes).
Team LOB: 5.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Davis cf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Menke ss                      4   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
Staub 1b                      3   0   1   0       1   1      11   2
Thomas rf                     4   0   2   0       0   2       4   0
Wynn lf                       3   0   0   0       1   2       2   0
Aspromonte 3b                 4   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
Gotay 2b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       2   4
Bateman c                     3   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Giusti p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
  Buzhardt p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Browne ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Dukes p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brand ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   0   5   0       2   9      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Gotay-Menke-Staub, Menke-Gotay-Staub.
E: Aspromonte (5).

BATTING - 
GDP: Aspromonte (8,off Blass).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Blass W(2-2)                  9     5   0   0   2   9   0  33

WP: Blass (3).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Giusti L(4-6)                 5.1   5   4   3   1   1   1  23
Buzhardt                      0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Dukes                         2     4   1   1   0   2   1   9
Ray                           1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     9   5   4   1   3   2  37

WP: Giusti (4).
HBP: Giusti (2,Jimenez).

Umpires: HP - Ed Sudol, 1B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Bill Williams
Time of Game: 2:54   Attendance: 14578


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. Wills               3b        Davis               cf
2. Alley               ss        Menke               ss
3. Clemente            rf        Staub               1b
4. Jimenez             lf        Thomas              rf
5. Alou                cf        Wynn                lf
6. Clendenon           1b        Aspromonte          3b
7. Mazeroski           2b        Gotay               2b
8. May                 c         Bateman             c
9. Blass               p         Giusti              p

PIRATES 1ST: Wills grounded out (pitcher to first); Alley
reached on an error by Aspromonte; Clemente singled [Alley to
second]; Jimenez singled [Alley scored (unearned), Clemente to
second]; Alou grounded into a double play (second to shortstop
to first) [Jimenez out at second]; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Davis popped to shortstop; Menke struck out; Staub
popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Clendenon struck out; Mazeroski popped to second;
May flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros
0.

ASTROS 2ND: Thomas struck out; Wynn popped to second; Aspromonte
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Blass popped to first; Wills singled to third;
Alley grounded out (third to first) [Wills to second]; Clemente
homered [Wills scored]; Jimenez walked; Alou flied out to
center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Gotay grounded out (shortstop to first); Bateman
popped to first; Giusti grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Clendenon grounded out (pitcher to first);
Mazeroski popped to catcher; May grounded out (first to
pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Davis grounded out (second to first); Menke grounded
out (shortstop to first); Staub singled; Thomas singled [Staub
to second]; Wynn struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 3,
Astros 0.

PIRATES 5TH: Blass grounded out (shortstop to first); Wills
grounded out (first to pitcher); Alley grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Aspromonte grounded out (second to first); Gotay
grounded out (first to pitcher); Bateman popped to third; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 0.

PIRATES 6TH: Clemente grounded out (pitcher to first); Jimenez
was hit by a pitch; KOLB RAN FOR JIMENEZ; Giusti threw a wild
pitch [Kolb to second]; Alou doubled [Kolb scored]; BUZHARDT
REPLACED GIUSTI (PITCHING); Clendenon flied to right in foul
territory; Mazeroski flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: KOLB STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); BROWNE BATTED FOR
BUZHARDT; Browne singled; Blass threw a wild pitch [Browne to
second]; Davis struck out; Menke popped to catcher; Staub struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 0.

PIRATES 7TH: DUKES REPLACED BROWNE (PITCHING); May grounded out
(third to first); Blass singled; Wills singled to third [Blass
to second]; Alley struck out; Clemente flied out to right; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Thomas struck out; Wynn walked; Aspromonte struck
out; Gotay singled [Wynn to second]; Bateman grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 0.

PIRATES 8TH: Kolb homered; Alou singled; Clendenon grounded into
a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Alou out at
second]; Mazeroski struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 5,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: BRAND BATTED FOR DUKES; Brand flied out to right;
Davis flied out to left; Menke flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 5, Astros 0.

PIRATES 9TH: RAY REPLACED BRAND (PITCHING); May flied out to
left; Blass flied out to right; Wills grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 5, Astros 0.

ASTROS 9TH: Staub walked; Thomas singled [Staub to second]; Wynn
struck out; Aspromonte grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Thomas out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Pirates 5, Astros 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          5   9   0    5
 Astros           0   5   1    6


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