Houston Astros 16, Pittsburgh Pirates 3
Regular Season Game 115
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Saturday, August 10, 1968 (D) at Astrodome

PIT N    0  0  1    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   3 11  3
HOU N    5  0  0    1  3  2    0  5  x  -  16 19  0
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wills 3b                      5   1   3   1       0   0       0   1
Patek ss                      3   0   2   1       1   0       3   4
Alou cf                       4   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Stargell lf                   4   0   1   0       0   2       1   1
Clemente rf                   4   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
Clendenon 1b                  4   0   0   0       0   1       6   2
Mazeroski 2b                  4   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
May c                         4   1   3   0       0   0       9   0
  Taylor pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Blass p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Walker p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Kolb ph                     0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Henry p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Face p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mota ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       35   3  11   3       3   5      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Patek-Clendenon, Mazeroski-Patek-Clendenon.
E: Alou (1), Stargell 2 (7).

BATTING - 
3B: Wills (5,off Buzhardt).
SF: Patek (2,off Buzhardt).
GDP: Clemente (7,off Buzhardt); Mazeroski (16,off Buzhardt); May (7,off Coombs).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Patek (6,2nd base off Buzhardt/Bateman).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Miller rf                     5   2   2   5       1   0       2   0
Torres ss                     5   2   3   3       1   2       2   4
Staub 1b                      5   1   1   0       0   1      11   2
Wynn lf                       4   3   2   0       1   1       1   0
Rader 3b                      5   3   5   4       0   0       1   1
Menke 2b                      5   1   3   2       0   0       2   2
Bateman c                     4   2   1   0       0   1       5   0
Simpson cf                    3   1   0   0       2   1       2   0
Buzhardt p                    2   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Coombs p                    3   1   2   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       41  16  19  14       5   7      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Staub-Torres-Staub, Menke-Staub, Rader-Menke-Staub.

BATTING - 
2B: Rader 3 (10,off Blass,off Walker,off Henry); Torres (8,off Henry); Wynn
(15,off Henry).
HR: Miller (3,8th inning off Face 3 on 2 out).
HBP: Bateman (2,by Henry).
GDP: Simpson (3,off Henry); Staub (9,off Henry).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Blass L(9-5)                  0.1   5   5   3   1   0   0   8
Walker                        3.2   2   1   1   3   5   0  15
Henry                         3    11   8   8   0   1   0  19
Face                          1     1   2   2   1   1   1   5
Totals                        8    19  16  14   5   7   1  47

Henry faced 3 batters in the 8th inning
WP: Blass (7).
HBP: Henry (3,Bateman).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Buzhardt                      4     6   3   3   2   1   0  19
Ray                           0     0   0   0   1   0   0   1
Coombs W(2-2)                 5     5   0   0   0   4   0  19
Totals                        9    11   3   3   3   5   0  39

Buzhardt faced 3 batters in the 5th inning
Ray faced 1 batter in the 5th inning
WP: Buzhardt (6).

Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Al Barlick, 2B - Stan Landes, 3B - Ed Vargo
Time of Game: 2:53   Attendance: 12814


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. Wills               3b        Miller              rf
2. Patek               ss        Torres              ss
3. Alou                cf        Staub               1b
4. Stargell            lf        Wynn                lf
5. Clemente            rf        Rader               3b
6. Clendenon           1b        Menke               2b
7. Mazeroski           2b        Bateman             c
8. May                 c         Simpson             cf
9. Blass               p         Buzhardt            p

PIRATES 1ST: Wills out on an unknown play; Patek singled; Patek
stole second; Alou walked; Stargell singled [Patek to third,
Alou to second]; Clemente grounded into a double play (first to
shortstop to first) [Stargell out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Miller out on an unknown play; Torres singled; Staub
singled [Torres to second]; Wynn reached on an error by Alou
[Torres scored (no RBI), Staub to second]; Rader doubled [Staub
scored, Wynn scored (unearned)]; Menke singled [Rader scored];
Bateman singled [Menke to second]; Blass threw a wild pitch
[Menke to third, Bateman to second]; Simpson walked; WALKER
REPLACED BLASS (PITCHING); Buzhardt reached on a fielder's
choice [Menke out at home, Bateman to third, Simpson to second];
Miller walked [Bateman scored (unearned), Simpson to third,
Buzhardt to second]; Torres struck out; 5 R (3 ER), 5 H, 1 E, 3
LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 5.

PIRATES 2ND: Clendenon struck out but advanced to first on a
wild pitch; Mazeroski grounded into a double play (second to
first) [Clendenon out at second]; May singled; Walker out on an
unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 5.

ASTROS 2ND: Staub out on an unknown play; Wynn struck out; Rader
doubled [Rader to third (error by Stargell)]; Menke out on an
unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 5.

PIRATES 3RD: Wills tripled; Patek out on an unknown play [Wills
scored]; Alou out on an unknown play; Stargell out on an unknown
play; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 5.

ASTROS 3RD: Bateman struck out; Simpson out on an unknown play;
Buzhardt struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 5.

PIRATES 4TH: Clemente out on an unknown play; Clendenon out on
an unknown play; Mazeroski out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 5.

ASTROS 4TH: Miller out on an unknown play; Torres walked; Staub
struck out; Wynn walked [Torres to second]; Rader singled
[Torres scored, Wynn out at third]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 1, Astros 6.

PIRATES 5TH: May singled; KOLB BATTED FOR WALKER; Kolb walked
[May to second]; Wills singled [May scored, Kolb to second]; RAY
REPLACED BUZHARDT (PITCHING); Patek walked [Kolb to third, Wills
to second]; COOMBS REPLACED RAY (PITCHING); Alou popped to
catcher in foul territory; Stargell struck out; Clemente singled
[Kolb scored, Wills to third, Patek to second]; Clendenon forced
Clemente (third to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Pirates 3,
Astros 6.

ASTROS 5TH: HENRY REPLACED KOLB (PITCHING); Menke out on an
unknown play; Bateman was hit by a pitch; Simpson struck out;
Coombs singled [Bateman to second]; Miller singled [Bateman to
third, Coombs to second]; Torres doubled [Bateman scored, Coombs
scored, Miller scored]; Staub out on an unknown play; 3 R, 3 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 9.

PIRATES 6TH: Mazeroski singled; May grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Mazeroski out at second]; Henry
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 9.

ASTROS 6TH: Wynn singled; Rader doubled [Wynn to third]; Menke
singled [Wynn scored, Rader to third]; Bateman reached on an
error by Stargell [Rader scored (no RBI), Menke out at third
(left to third), Bateman to first]; Simpson grounded into a
double play (shortstop to first) [Bateman out at second]; 2 R, 3
H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 11.

PIRATES 7TH: Wills out on an unknown play; Patek out on an
unknown play; Alou out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Pirates 3, Astros 11.

ASTROS 7TH: Coombs singled; Miller out on an unknown play;
Torres singled [Coombs to second]; Staub grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Torres out at second]; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 11.

PIRATES 8TH: Stargell struck out; Clemente out on an unknown
play; Clendenon out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Pirates 3, Astros 11.

ASTROS 8TH: Wynn doubled; Rader singled [Wynn scored]; Menke
singled [Rader to second]; FACE REPLACED HENRY (PITCHING);
Bateman out on an unknown play; Simpson walked [Rader to third,
Menke to second]; Coombs out on an unknown play; Miller homered
[Rader scored, Menke scored, Simpson scored]; Torres struck out;
5 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 16.

PIRATES 9TH: Mazeroski out on an unknown play; May singled;
TAYLOR RAN FOR MAY; MOTA BATTED FOR FACE; Mota struck out; Wills
singled [Taylor to second]; Patek singled [Taylor to third,
Wills to second]; Alou flied to right; 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Pirates 3, Astros 16.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          3  11   3    9
 Astros          16  19   0    7


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