Pittsburgh Pirates 3, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 59
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Sunday, June 16, 1968 (D) at Forbes Field

HOU N    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  0
PIT N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  1  x  -   3  7  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Murrell lf                    4   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Wynn cf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Staub 1b                      2   0   0   0       2   1       9   0
Thomas rf                     3   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
  Browne ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Aspromonte 3b                 3   0   0   0       1   1       0   1
Gotay 2b                      3   0   0   0       1   1       1   2
Adlesh c                      4   0   0   0       0   1       9   0
Torres ss                     3   0   2   0       0   0       1   3
Cuellar p                     3   1   2   1       0   0       0   3
Totals                       30   1   6   1       4   8      24  10

BATTING - 
HR: Cuellar (1,3rd inning off Blass 0 on 2 out).
GDP: Thomas (4,off Blass); Murrell (2,off Blass).
Team LOB: 6.

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wills 3b                      4   1   2   0       0   0       0   3
Pagan lf                      3   2   2   1       0   0       0   1
  Alou cf                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Clemente rf                   3   0   2   1       1   0       4   0
Clendenon 1b                  4   0   0   0       0   3       7   2
Mota cf,lf                    3   0   0   1       0   1       2   0
Mazeroski 2b                  3   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
Patek ss                      3   0   1   0       0   1       3   2
May c                         2   0   0   0       1   2       8   0
Blass p                       3   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
  Walker p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Face p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       28   3   7   3       2   9      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Mazeroski-Patek-Clendenon, Wills-Mazeroski-Clendenon.

BATTING - 
2B: Wills (4,off Cuellar); Pagan (4,off Cuellar).
3B: Clemente (7,off Cuellar).
SH: Pagan (3,off Cuellar).
IBB: Clemente (8,by Cuellar).
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cuellar L(3-3)                8     7   3   3   2   9   0  31

IBB: Cuellar (3,Clemente).

Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Blass W(3-2)                  8     6   1   1   2   5   1  29
Walker                        0.2   0   0   0   2   2   0   4
Face SV(6)                    0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Totals                        9     6   1   1   4   8   1  34

Blass faced 1 batter in the 9th inning

Umpires: HP - Al Barlick, 1B - Stan Landes, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Bob Engel
Time of Game: 2:19   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Murrell             lf        Wills               3b
2. Wynn                cf        Pagan               lf
3. Staub               1b        Clemente            rf
4. Thomas              rf        Clendenon           1b
5. Aspromonte          3b        Mota                cf
6. Gotay               2b        Mazeroski           2b
7. Adlesh              c         Patek               ss
8. Torres              ss        May                 c
9. Cuellar             p         Blass               p

ASTROS 1ST: Murrell struck out; Wynn grounded out (third to
first); Staub grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Wills grounded out (shortstop to first); Pagan
grounded out (shortstop to first); Clemente flied out to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Thomas flied out to center; Aspromonte grounded out
(pitcher to first); Gotay grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Clendenon flied out to center; Mota struck out;
Mazeroski made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Adlesh grounded out (shortstop to first); Torres
singled to left [Torres out at second (left to second)]; Cuellar
homered; Murrell struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Pirates 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Patek struck out; May struck out; Blass flied out
to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn struck out; Staub walked; Thomas singled [Staub
to second]; Aspromonte struck out; Gotay made an out to
shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Wills doubled; Pagan doubled [Wills scored];
Clemente singled [Pagan to third]; Clendenon struck out; Mota
grounded out (second to first) [Pagan scored, Clemente to
second]; Mazeroski flied out to left; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Adlesh flied out to right; Torres flied out to
right; Cuellar singled; Murrell flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 5TH: Patek grounded out (third to first); May walked;
May was picked off first (pitcher to first); Blass struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Wynn flied out to center; Staub walked; Thomas
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Staub out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates
2.

PIRATES 6TH: Wills singled; Pagan out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Wills to second]; Clemente was walked
intentionally; Clendenon struck out; Mota grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Aspromonte flied out to right; Gotay struck out;
Adlesh grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 7TH: Mazeroski grounded out (shortstop to first); Patek
singled to right [Patek out at second (right to second)]; May
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Torres singled; Cuellar forced Torres (first to
shortstop); Murrell grounded into a double play (third to second
to first) [Cuellar out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 8TH: Blass struck out; Wills grounded out (second to
first); Pagan singled; Clemente tripled [Pagan scored];
Clendenon struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 9TH: ALOU REPLACED PAGAN (PLAYING CF); MOTA CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Wynn singled; WALKER REPLACED BLASS
(PITCHING); Staub struck out; BROWNE BATTED FOR THOMAS; Browne
struck out; Aspromonte walked [Wynn to second]; Gotay walked
[Wynn to third, Aspromonte to second]; FACE REPLACED WALKER
(PITCHING); Adlesh struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1,
Pirates 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   6   0    6
 Pirates          3   7   0    4


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