Houston Astros 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Regular Season Game 117
Played on Sunday, August 11, 1968 (D) at Astrodome

PIT N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   1  7  2
HOU N    1  0  1    0  0  2    0  1  x  -   5  8  0
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wills 3b                      2   0   0   0       3   0       1   3
Patek ss                      3   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Jimenez ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Mazeroski 2b                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Alou cf                       2   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
  Mota ph,cf                  2   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Blass p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Clemente rf                   4   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
Stargell lf                   4   0   1   0       0   2       1   1
Clendenon 1b                  4   0   1   0       0   1      10   3
Alley 2b,ss                   3   0   0   0       1   0       2   4
May c                         4   0   1   0       0   0       5   1
Sisk p                        2   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Kolb ph,cf                  1   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       33   1   7   1       5   8      24  15

FIELDING - 
E: Wills (17), Kolb (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Mota (10,off Dierker).
3B: Clendenon (3,off Dierker).
GDP: Stargell (9,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Wills (35,2nd base off Dierker/Bateman).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Miller rf                     3   2   1   0       1   0       3   0
Torres ss                     3   0   0   0       0   0       3   3
Staub 1b                      4   1   1   1       0   0       5   0
Wynn lf                       1   1   0   0       2   1       5   0
Rader 3b                      4   1   2   0       0   0       1   2
Menke 2b                      3   0   1   2       1   0       1   1
Bateman c                     4   0   1   1       0   0       8   0
Simpson cf                    3   0   2   0       0   0       1   0
Dierker p                     2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Giusti p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       28   5   8   4       4   4      27   6

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Torres-Staub.

BATTING - 
2B: Menke (17,off Sisk); Simpson (7,off Blass).
3B: Miller (1,off Sisk).
SH: Torres (10,off Sisk); Wynn (5,off Blass).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Miller (5,2nd base off Sisk/May).
CS: Wynn (11,2nd base by Sisk/May).

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Sisk L(5-4)                   6     5   4   4   3   3   0  25
Blass                         2     3   1   1   1   1   0   9
Totals                        8     8   5   5   4   4   0  34

WP: Sisk (7).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(11-10)              6.1   5   1   1   5   5   0  28
Giusti SV(1)                  2.2   2   0   0   0   3   0  10
Totals                        9     7   1   1   5   8   0  38


Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Al Barlick, 3B - Stan Landes
Time of Game: 2:08   Attendance: 16892


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. May                 c         Simpson             cf
9. Sisk                p         Dierker             p

PIRATES 1ST: Wills flied out to left; Patek struck out; Alou
singled; Clemente flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Miller tripled; Sisk threw a wild pitch [Miller
scored]; Torres flied out to right; Staub grounded out (second
to first); Wynn walked; Wynn was caught stealing second (catcher
to second); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 1.

PIRATES 2ND: Stargell struck out; Clendenon grounded out (third
to first); Alley walked; May made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Rader singled; Menke flied out to right; Bateman
flied out to center; Simpson singled [Rader to third]; Dierker
struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 1.

PIRATES 3RD: Sisk grounded out (third to first); Wills walked;
Wills stole second; Patek struck out; Matty Alou fouled the
second pitch off his face, opening a cut under his left eye; he
left on a stretcher; MOTA BATTED FOR ALOU; Mota was called
out on strikes (strikeout was charged to Alou); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: MOTA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Miller walked;
Miller stole second; Torres out on a sacrifice bunt (first to
second) [Miller to third]; Staub grounded out (second to first)
[Miller scored]; Wynn struck out; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates
0, Astros 2.

PIRATES 4TH: Clemente singled; Stargell grounded into a double
play (shortstop to first) [Clemente out at second]; Clendenon
tripled; Alley flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 0, Astros 2.

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

PIRATES 5TH: May flied out to left; Sisk singled; Wills walked
[Sisk to second]; Patek forced Wills (shortstop to second) [Sisk
to third]; Mota doubled [Sisk scored, Patek to third]; Clemente
flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Simpson grounded out (second to first); Dierker was
called out on strikes; Miller grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 2.

PIRATES 6TH: Stargell struck out; Clendenon grounded out
(shortstop to first); Alley grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Torres grounded out (pitcher to first); Staub made
an out to first; Wynn walked; Rader singled [Wynn to second];
Menke doubled [Wynn scored, Rader scored]; Bateman grounded out
(third to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 4.

PIRATES 7TH: May made an out to shortstop; KOLB BATTED FOR SISK;
Kolb walked; Wills walked [Kolb to second]; GIUSTI REPLACED
DIERKER (PITCHING); JIMENEZ BATTED FOR PATEK; Jimenez struck
out; Mota flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 1,
Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: KOLB STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); BLASS REPLACED
MOTA (PITCHING); MAZEROSKI REPLACED JIMENEZ (PLAYING 2B); ALLEY
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); Simpson doubled [Simpson out at
third (left to third)]; Giusti struck out; Miller reached on an
error by Wills; Torres flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
 Pirates 1, Astros 4.

PIRATES 8TH: Clemente struck out; Stargell singled; Clendenon
struck out; Alley flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Staub singled; Wynn out on a sacrifice bunt (third
to first) [Staub to second]; Rader grounded out (first to
pitcher) [Staub to third]; Menke walked; Bateman singled to
center [Staub scored, Menke out at home (error by Kolb) (first
to second to catcher)]; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros
5.

PIRATES 9TH: May singled; Kolb flied out to left; Wills flied
out to left; Mazeroski made an out to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          1   7   2   10
 Astros           5   8   0    5


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