Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 61
Played on Monday, June 17, 1968 (N) at Forbes Field

HOU N    0  1  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  9  0
PIT N    3  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  x  -   4 12  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gotay 2b                      5   0   0   0       0   0       5   1
Simpson rf                    4   0   2   0       1   1       1   0
Staub 1b                      5   0   1   0       0   0       6   0
Wynn cf                       4   2   1   0       0   2       2   0
Rader 3b                      2   1   1   0       2   1       0   4
Watson lf                     4   0   1   1       0   2       1   0
Bateman c                     2   0   0   0       0   1       6   0
  Brand ph,c                  2   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Torres ss                     4   0   1   0       0   1       1   3
Giusti p                      3   0   2   2       0   0       0   1
  Thomas ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   3   9   3       3   8      24   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Rader-Gotay-Staub.

BATTING - 
3B: Simpson (1,off McBean).
HBP: Wynn (3,by McBean).
GDP: Gotay (1,off McBean).
Team LOB: 10.

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wills 3b                      5   0   4   0       0   0       1   2
Patek ss                      3   1   1   0       0   1       1   2
  Pagan ss                    2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Clemente rf                   3   1   0   0       1   2       2   0
Stargell lf                   2   2   2   1       2   0       0   0
Alou cf                       4   0   2   3       0   0       1   0
Clendenon 1b                  4   0   0   0       0   3      10   0
Alley 2b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       2   1
May c                         3   0   1   0       1   1      10   0
McBean p                      4   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
  Face p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   4  12   4       4   7      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Alley-Clendenon.
E: Patek (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Alou (12,off Giusti); May (4,off Giusti).
HR: Stargell (11,5th inning off Giusti 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Alley (12,off Giusti).
Team LOB: 10.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Giusti L(4-8)                 8    12   4   4   4   7   1  38


Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McBean W(6-5)                 8.2   9   3   3   3   7   0  39
Face SV(7)                    0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Totals                        9     9   3   3   3   8   0  40

HBP: McBean (4,Wynn).

Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Al Barlick, 3B - Stan Landes
Time of Game: 2:37   Attendance: 5887


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Gotay               2b        Wills               3b
2. Simpson             rf        Patek               ss
3. Staub               1b        Clemente            rf
4. Wynn                cf        Stargell            lf
5. Rader               3b        Alou                cf
6. Watson              lf        Clendenon           1b
7. Bateman             c         Alley               2b
8. Torres              ss        May                 c
9. Giusti              p         McBean              p

ASTROS 1ST: Gotay made an out to shortstop; Simpson grounded out
(shortstop to first); Staub made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Wills singled; Patek forced Wills (shortstop to
second); Clemente walked [Patek to second]; Stargell walked
[Patek to third, Clemente to second]; Alou doubled [Patek
scored, Clemente scored, Stargell scored]; Clendenon struck out;
Alley flied out to center; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Pirates 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Wynn was hit by a pitch; Rader singled [Wynn to
second]; Watson singled [Wynn scored, Rader to second]; Bateman
struck out; Torres struck out; Giusti grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 2ND: May struck out; McBean grounded out (third to
first); Wills singled; Patek singled [Wills to second]; Clemente
struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Gotay grounded out (pitcher to first); Simpson
struck out; Staub grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 3RD: Stargell walked; Alou forced Stargell (third to
second); Clendenon struck out; Alley grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn singled; Rader walked [Wynn to second]; Watson
struck out; Bateman flied out to right; Torres singled [Wynn to
third, Rader to second]; Giusti singled [Wynn scored, Rader
scored, Torres to second]; Gotay made an out to third; 2 R, 3 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 4TH: May walked; McBean made an out to first; Wills
singled [May to second]; Patek struck out; Clemente struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Simpson walked; Staub reached on an error by Patek
[Simpson to second]; Wynn flied out to center; Rader walked
[Simpson to third, Staub to second]; Watson struck out; BRAND
BATTED FOR BATEMAN; Brand made an out to catcher; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E,
3 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 5TH: BRAND STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Stargell
homered; Alou made an out to shortstop; Clendenon made an out to
second; Alley singled; Alley was picked off first (pitcher to
second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 4.

ASTROS 6TH: PAGAN REPLACED PATEK (PLAYING SS); Torres grounded
out (pitcher to first); Giusti singled; Gotay grounded into a
double play (second to first) [Giusti out at second]; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 6TH: May made an out to catcher; McBean singled; Wills
singled [McBean to second]; Pagan flied out to right; Clemente
flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Simpson tripled; Staub made an out to first; Wynn
struck out; Rader struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3,
Pirates 4.

PIRATES 7TH: Stargell singled; Alou singled [Stargell to
second]; Clendenon struck out; Alley grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Alou out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Brand
flied out to right; Torres grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 8TH: May doubled; McBean grounded out (third to first);
Wills flied out to left; Pagan grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 4.

ASTROS 9TH: THOMAS BATTED FOR GIUSTI; Thomas made an out to
catcher; Gotay grounded out (third to first); Simpson singled;
Staub singled [Simpson to second]; FACE REPLACED MCBEAN
(PITCHING); Wynn struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3,
Pirates 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   9   0   10
 Pirates          4  12   1   10


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