Pittsburgh Pirates 6, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 139
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Monday, September 2, 1968 (D) at Forbes Field

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  3  2
PIT N    0  2  0    0  4  0    0  0  x  -   6 10  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Herrera 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Menke ss                      4   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
Wynn cf                       4   0   1   0       0   2       2   0
Staub 1b                      3   1   2   1       1   0       8   0
Rader 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   0       2   4
Aspromonte lf                 4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Bateman c                     4   0   0   0       0   1       8   0
Simpson rf                    3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Cuellar p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Adlesh ph                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Dukes p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gotay ph                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  House p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   1   3   1       4   7      24   9

FIELDING - 
E: Herrera (2), Rader (18).
PB: Bateman 2 (8).

BATTING - 
HR: Staub (6,7th inning off Veale 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Rader (2,2nd base off Veale/Cannizzaro).

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Patek ss                      4   1   1   0       0   1       1   2
Wills 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   0       1   3
Clemente rf                   4   1   1   0       1   0       1   0
Clendenon 1b                  5   2   2   3       0   1       8   0
Mota cf                       4   1   1   0       0   1       5   0
Mazeroski 2b                  3   0   2   1       0   0       1   2
Pagan lf                      4   0   2   2       0   0       2   0
Cannizzaro c                  3   0   0   0       1   1       8   0
Veale p                       4   1   1   0       0   3       0   1
Totals                       34   6  10   6       3   7      27   8

BATTING - 
2B: Pagan 2 (6,off Cuellar,off Dukes); Mazeroski (11,off Dukes).
3B: Clendenon (4,off Ray).
SH: Mazeroski (6,off Cuellar); Patek (5,off Cuellar); Wills (9,off Cuellar).
IBB: Clemente (22,by Ray); Cannizzaro (4,by Dukes).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Wills (47,2nd base off Cuellar/Bateman).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cuellar L(6-10)               4.1   4   4   4   1   4   0  20
Ray                           0.2   2   2   2   1   1   0   6
Dukes                         2     4   0   0   1   2   0  11
House                         1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8    10   6   6   3   7   0  40

IBB: Ray (7,Clemente); Dukes (9,Cannizzaro).

Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Veale W(11-13)                9     3   1   1   4   7   1  34

WP: Veale (8).

Umpires: HP - Tom Gorman, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Ed Sudol, 3B - Lee Weyer
Time of Game: 2:15   


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Herrera out on an unknown play; Menke struck out;
Wynn struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Patek struck out; Wills out on an unknown play;
Clemente out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Staub walked; Rader out on an unknown play;
Aspromonte struck out; Bateman struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Clendenon singled; Mota singled [Clendenon to
second]; Mazeroski out on a sacrifice bunt [Clendenon to third,
Mota to second]; Pagan doubled [Clendenon scored, Mota scored];
Cannizzaro struck out; Veale struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Simpson struck out; Cuellar struck out; Herrera out
on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 3RD: Patek out on an unknown play; Wills walked; Wills
stole second; Clemente out on an unknown play; Bateman allowed a
passed ball [Wills to third]; Clendenon struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Menke out on an unknown play; Wynn struck out; Staub
out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates
2.

PIRATES 4TH: Mota out on an unknown play; Mazeroski reached on
an error by Herrera; Bateman allowed a passed ball [Mazeroski to
second]; Pagan out on an unknown play; Cannizzaro out on an
unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Rader walked; Aspromonte out on an unknown play;
Rader stole second; Veale threw a wild pitch [Rader to third];
Bateman out on an unknown play; Simpson out on an unknown play;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 5TH: Veale singled; Patek reached on a fielder's choice
on a sacrifice bunt [Veale to second]; Wills out on a sacrifice
bunt [Veale to third, Patek to second]; RAY REPLACED CUELLAR
(PITCHING); Clemente was walked intentionally; Clendenon tripled
[Veale scored, Patek scored, Clemente scored]; Mota struck out;
Mazeroski singled [Clendenon scored]; Pagan reached on an error
by Rader [Mazeroski to second]; Cannizzaro out on an unknown
play; 4 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 6.

ASTROS 6TH: ADLESH BATTED FOR RAY; Adlesh walked; Herrera out on
an unknown play; Menke out on an unknown play; Wynn out on an
unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 6.

PIRATES 6TH: DUKES REPLACED ADLESH (PITCHING); Veale struck out;
Patek singled; Wills out on an unknown play; Clemente singled
[Patek to second]; Clendenon out on an unknown play; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Staub homered; Rader out on an unknown play;
Aspromonte out on an unknown play; Bateman out on an unknown
play; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 6.

PIRATES 7TH: Mota out on an unknown play; Mazeroski doubled;
Pagan doubled [Mazeroski to third]; Cannizzaro was walked
intentionally; Veale struck out; Patek out on an unknown play; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 6.

ASTROS 8TH: Simpson out on an unknown play; GOTAY BATTED FOR
DUKES; Gotay walked; Herrera out on an unknown play; Menke out
on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 6.

PIRATES 8TH: HOUSE REPLACED GOTAY (PITCHING); Wills out on an
unknown play; Clemente out on an unknown play; Clendenon out on
an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 6.

ASTROS 9TH: Wynn singled; Staub singled [Wynn to second]; Rader
out on an unknown play; Aspromonte out on an unknown play;
Bateman out on an unknown play; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Pirates 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   3   2    6
 Pirates          6  10   0   10


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