Pittsburgh Pirates 7, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 116
Doubleheader Nightcap
Played on Saturday, August 10, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

PIT N    4  0  0    0  0  0    0  3  0  -   7  9  1
HOU N    0  2  0    0  0  0    2  0  0  -   4  6  2
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wills 3b                      5   0   0   0       0   0       1   4
Patek ss                      5   1   2   0       0   1       1   6
Alou cf                       5   2   2   1       0   0       5   0
Clemente rf                   3   2   1   0       1   1       0   0
Stargell lf                   4   0   1   1       0   0       3   0
Clendenon 1b                  2   1   1   2       1   0      12   1
Alley 2b                      4   1   1   2       0   0       3   2
Taylor c                      3   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Jimenez ph                  1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Kolb c                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
McBean p                      3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Kline p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       36   7   9   7       2   2      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. McBean-Wills-Clendenon, Alley-Patek-Clendenon.
E: Wills (16).

BATTING - 
2B: Patek (2,off Giusti); Alley (16,off Giusti); Jimenez (1,off Shea).
3B: Alou (3,off Giusti).
SF: Clendenon (7,off Shea).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Patek (4,2nd base by Dukes/Brand).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Miller rf                     3   0   0   0       1   0       4   0
Torres ss                     4   0   0   0       0   0       2   6
Staub 1b                      3   0   0   0       1   0       9   0
Wynn lf                       3   1   1   0       1   0       3   0
Rader 3b                      4   1   1   2       0   0       2   1
Menke 2b                      4   1   2   0       0   1       2   2
Bateman c                     1   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
  Brand pr,c                  2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Simpson cf                    4   1   2   2       0   0       2   0
Giusti p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Dierker ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dukes p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gotay ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  House p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Shea p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Thomas ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   4   6   4       4   2      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Staub 2 (8).

BATTING - 
HR: Rader (4,2nd inning off McBean 1 on 0 out); Simpson (6,7th inning off McBean
1 on 1 out).
GDP: Dierker (1,off McBean); Rader (7,off McBean).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McBean                        6.2   5   4   4   4   2   2  28
Kline W(10-1)                 2.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   8
Totals                        9     6   4   4   4   2   2  36


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Giusti                        0.2   4   4   4   1   0   0   7
Ray                           4.1   0   0   0   0   2   0  15
Dukes                         2     1   0   0   1   0   0   7
House L(1-1)                  0     3   3   3   0   0   0   3
Shea                          2     1   0   0   0   0   0   7
Totals                        9     9   7   7   2   2   0  39

House faced 3 batters in the 8th inning

Umpires: HP - Al Barlick, 1B - Stan Landes, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Bob Engel
Time of Game: 2:37   Attendance: 25814


Starting Lineups:

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

PIRATES 1ST: Wills grounded out (shortstop to first); Patek
doubled to left; Alou tripled to right [Patek scored]; Clemente
walked; Stargell popped to third; Clendenon singled to center
[Alou scored, Clemente to third]; Alley doubled to left
[Clemente scored, Clendenon scored]; RAY REPLACED GIUSTI
(PITCHING); Taylor popped to first in foul territory; 4 R, 4 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Miller flied out to left; Torres grounded out (third
to first); Staub lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates
4, Astros 0.

PIRATES 2ND: McBean grounded out (shortstop to first); Wills
flied out to left; Patek was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Wynn singled to center; Rader homered [Wynn scored];
Menke grounded out (third to first); Bateman reached on an error
by Wills; Simpson forced Bateman (third to second); Ray was
called out on strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros
2.

PIRATES 3RD: Alou grounded out (second to first); Clemente flied
out to left; Stargell reached on an error by Staub; Clendenon
popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Miller grounded out (second to first); Torres popped
to shortstop; Staub grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 2.

PIRATES 4TH: Alley lined to right; Taylor lined to shortstop;
McBean reached on an error by Staub (assist by Rader); Wills
lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn grounded out (shortstop to first); Rader
grounded out (shortstop to first); Menke struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 2.

PIRATES 5TH: Patek flied out to right; Alou grounded out
(shortstop to first); Clemente struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Pirates 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Bateman walked; Simpson singled to left [Bateman to
second]; DIERKER BATTED FOR RAY; BRAND RAN FOR BATEMAN; On a
bunt Dierker grounded into a double play (pitcher to third to
first) [Simpson to second, Brand out at third]; Jim Ray tried
to bunt the first pitch but the ball struck his finger;
Miller flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4,
Astros 2.

PIRATES 6TH: BRAND STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); DUKES REPLACED
DIERKER (PITCHING); Stargell grounded out (third to first);
Clendenon walked; Alley popped to shortstop; Taylor flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Torres grounded out (shortstop to first); Staub
walked; Wynn walked [Staub to second]; Rader grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Wynn out at second];
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 2.

PIRATES 7TH: McBean grounded out (shortstop to first); Wills
flied out to left; On a bunt Patek singled to catcher; Patek was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Menke singled to left; Brand flied out to center;
Simpson homered [Menke scored]; GOTAY BATTED FOR DUKES; Gotay
flied out to center; Miller walked; KLINE REPLACED MCBEAN
(PITCHING); Torres forced Miller (shortstop to second); 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 4.

PIRATES 8TH: HOUSE REPLACED GOTAY (PITCHING); Alou singled to
shortstop; Clemente singled to right [Alou to third]; Stargell
singled to center [Alou scored, Clemente to third]; SHEA
REPLACED HOUSE (PITCHING); Clendenon hit a sacrifice fly to
right [Clemente scored]; Alley forced Stargell (shortstop to
second); JIMENEZ BATTED FOR TAYLOR; Jimenez doubled to right
[Alley scored]; Kline lined to right; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 7, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: KOLB REPLACED JIMENEZ (PLAYING C ); Staub popped to
first; Wynn flied out to left; Rader flied out to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 7, Astros 4.

PIRATES 9TH: Wills grounded out (second to first); Patek flied
out to center; Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 7, Astros 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Menke singled; Brand grounded out (pitcher to first)
[Menke to second]; Simpson flied out to center; THOMAS BATTED
FOR SHEA; Thomas grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 7, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          7   9   1    5
 Astros           4   6   2    5


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