Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 113
Played on Thursday, August 8, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

PIT N    0  0  1    0  0  2    0  0  1  -   4 10  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  2  0    1  0  0  -   3  8  3
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alou cf                       4   1   2   0       1   0       2   0
Patek ss                      5   1   1   1       0   1       1   6
Clemente rf                   3   0   1   0       2   1       1   0
Clendenon 1b                  5   1   2   1       0   1      13   1
Mota lf                       4   1   2   0       0   0       0   0
Pagan 3b                      4   0   1   1       0   2       1   2
Alley 2b                      3   0   1   0       1   0       4   5
May c                         4   0   0   0       0   1       5   1
Veale p                       2   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
  Kline p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wills ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Face p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       36   4  10   3       4   8      27  18

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Patek-Alley-Clendenon, Clendenon-May-Clendenon.

BATTING - 
2B: Clendenon (14,off Cuellar).
HR: Patek (2,3rd inning off Cuellar 0 on 2 out).
IBB: Alley (4,by Cuellar); Clemente 2 (18,by Cuellar 2).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Pagan (2,3rd base by Cuellar/Bateman).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Simpson rf                    4   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
Torres ss                     3   0   1   0       0   0       1   4
  Miller ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gotay 2b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Staub 1b                      3   0   0   0       0   2       9   0
Wynn cf                       3   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       3   2
Menke 2b,ss                   3   2   3   1       1   0       2   0
Aspromonte lf                 3   1   1   0       1   0       1   1
Bateman c                     3   0   1   2       0   0      10   2
Cuellar p                     2   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
  Thomas ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   3   8   3       4   4      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Rader.
E: Torres (19), Rader (15), Menke (12).

BATTING - 
2B: Bateman (14,off Veale); Menke (16,off Kline).
HR: Menke (4,5th inning off Veale 0 on 1 out).
SH: Staub (3,off Veale); Bateman (3,off Kline); Cuellar (2,off Kline).
GDP: Rader (6,off Kline); Miller (3,off Kline).
IBB: Wynn (7,by Veale); Simpson (4,by Kline).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Veale                         5.1   4   2   2   3   3   1  22
Kline W(9-1)                  2.2   4   1   1   1   1   0  12
Face SV(11)                   1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     8   3   3   4   4   1  37

IBB: Veale (5,Wynn); Kline (4,Simpson).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cuellar L(6-7)                9    10   4   3   4   8   1  40

WP: Cuellar (1).
IBB: Cuellar 3 (6,Alley,Clemente 2).

Umpires: HP - Stan Landes, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Al Barlick
Time of Game: 2:29   Attendance: 14851


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. Alou                cf        Simpson             rf
2. Patek               ss        Torres              ss
3. Clemente            rf        Staub               1b
4. Clendenon           1b        Wynn                cf
5. Mota                lf        Rader               3b
6. Pagan               3b        Menke               2b
7. Alley               2b        Aspromonte          lf
8. May                 c         Bateman             c
9. Veale               p         Cuellar             p

PIRATES 1ST: Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Patek flied
out to center; Clemente singled; Clendenon struck out; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

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

PIRATES 2ND: Mota singled; Pagan grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Mota to second]; Alley reached on an error by Menke
[Mota to third]; May lined into a double play (third unassisted)
[Mota out at third]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Wynn was called out on strikes; Rader grounded out
(second to first); Menke walked; Aspromonte grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Veale struck out; Alou flied out to left; Patek
homered; Clemente grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Bateman grounded out (shortstop to first); Cuellar
flied out to center; Simpson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Clendenon reached on an error by Torres; Mota
forced Clendenon (shortstop to second); Pagan struck out; Alley
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Torres grounded out (second to first); Staub
grounded out (shortstop to first); Wynn grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

PIRATES 5TH: May made an out to catcher; Veale struck out; Alou
singled; Patek grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Rader grounded out (second to first); Menke homered;
Aspromonte walked; Bateman doubled [Aspromonte scored, Bateman
out at third (shortstop to third)]; Cuellar singled; Simpson
flied out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 2.

PIRATES 6TH: Clemente struck out; Clendenon doubled; Mota
singled [Clendenon to third]; Pagan singled [Clendenon scored,
Mota scored (error by Rader) (unearned), Pagan to second]; Alley
was walked intentionally; Pagan was caught stealing third
(catcher to third); May made an out to shortstop; 2 R (1 ER), 3
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Torres singled; Staub out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Torres to second]; Wynn was walked
intentionally; KLINE REPLACED VEALE (PITCHING); Rader grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Wynn out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 2.

PIRATES 7TH: Kline grounded out (pitcher to first); Alou
singled; Patek grounded out (catcher to first) [Alou to second];
Clemente was walked intentionally; Clendenon made an out to
second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Menke doubled; Aspromonte singled [Menke to third];
Bateman reached on a fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt [Menke
scored, Aspromonte to second]; Cuellar out on a sacrifice bunt
(third to second) [Aspromonte to third, Bateman to second];
Simpson was walked intentionally; MILLER BATTED FOR TORRES;
Miller grounded into a double play (first to catcher to first)
[Aspromonte out at home]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 3,
Astros 3.

PIRATES 8TH: GOTAY REPLACED MILLER (PLAYING 2B); MENKE CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); Mota grounded out (second to first);
Pagan struck out; Alley singled; May struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Staub struck out; Wynn grounded out (third to
first); Rader singled; Menke singled [Rader to third];
Aspromonte made an out to second; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates
3, Astros 3.

PIRATES 9TH: WILLS BATTED FOR KLINE; Wills grounded out (pitcher
to first); Alou walked; Cuellar threw a wild pitch [Alou to
second]; Patek struck out; Clemente was walked intentionally;
Clendenon singled to left [Alou scored, Clemente out at home
(left to second to catcher)]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: FACE REPLACED WILLS (PITCHING); Bateman grounded out
(pitcher to first); THOMAS BATTED FOR CUELLAR; Thomas grounded
out (shortstop to first); Simpson flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          4  10   0    9
 Astros           3   8   3    7


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