Pittsburgh Pirates 3, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 141
Played on Tuesday, September 3, 1968 (N) at Forbes Field

HOU N    0  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   2 11  1
PIT N    0  2  0    0  0  1    0  0  x  -   3  4  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Herrera 2b                    5   0   1   1       0   1       1   3
Menke ss                      4   0   0   0       1   1       2   3
Wynn cf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Staub 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   0      12   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   2   0       0   0       0   4
Aspromonte lf                 4   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Thomas rf                     3   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Gotay ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Brand rf                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Bateman c                     3   0   3   1       0   0       2   1
  Simpson pr                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Adlesh c                    1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Dierker p                     3   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
  Miller ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   2  11   2       1   6      24  15

FIELDING - 
E: Herrera (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Bateman (19,off Ellis).
GDP: Dierker (2,off Ellis); Staub (10,off Ellis).
Team LOB: 9.

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Patek ss                      3   0   0   1       0   0       2   4
Wills 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   0       1   3
Alou cf                       4   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Clemente rf                   3   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Stargell 1b                   2   2   1   1       1   1       9   0
Mazeroski 2b                  3   1   1   0       0   0       2   1
Mota lf                       3   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
May c                         2   0   0   0       1   1       6   0
Ellis p                       3   0   0   1       0   0       0   2
  Walker p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       26   3   4   3       3   3      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Ellis-Patek-Stargell, Wills-Stargell, Mazeroski-Patek-Stargell.
E: Patek (5), Mazeroski (10).

BATTING - 
HR: Stargell (22,6th inning off Dierker 0 on 2 out).
SF: Patek (3,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Wills (19,2nd base by Dierker/Bateman).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(12-13)              8     4   3   2   3   3   1  30


Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ellis W(4-4)                  7.2  10   2   2   1   2   0  33
Walker SV(2)                  1.1   1   0   0   0   4   0   5
Totals                        9    11   2   2   1   6   0  38

WP: Ellis (5).

Umpires: HP - Ed Sudol, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - Tom Gorman, 3B - Bill Williams
Time of Game: 2:10   Attendance: 3003


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Herrera             2b        Patek               ss
2. Menke               ss        Wills               3b
3. Wynn                cf        Alou                cf
4. Staub               1b        Clemente            rf
5. Rader               3b        Stargell            1b
6. Aspromonte          lf        Mazeroski           2b
7. Thomas              rf        Mota                lf
8. Bateman             c         May                 c
9. Dierker             p         Ellis               p

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

PIRATES 1ST: Patek out on an unknown play; Wills walked; Wills
was caught stealing second; Alou singled; Clemente out on an
unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Staub out on an unknown play; Rader singled; Ellis
threw a wild pitch [Rader to second]; Aspromonte out on an
unknown play; Thomas out on an unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Stargell walked; Mazeroski singled [Stargell to
second]; Mota struck out; May walked [Stargell to third,
Mazeroski to second]; Ellis reached on an error by Herrera
[Stargell scored, Mazeroski to third, May to second]; Patek hit
a sacrifice fly to right [Mazeroski scored (unearned)]; Wills
out on an unknown play; 2 R (1 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Pirates 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Bateman singled; Dierker grounded into a double play
(pitcher to shortstop to first) [Bateman out at second]; Herrera
out on an unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates
2.

PIRATES 3RD: Alou singled [Alou out at second (center to
second)]; Clemente out on an unknown play; Stargell struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Menke walked; Wynn lined into a double play (third
to first) [Menke out at first]; Staub out on an unknown play; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 4TH: Mazeroski out on an unknown play; Mota out on an
unknown play; May struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Pirates 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Rader out on an unknown play; Aspromonte singled;
Thomas singled [Aspromonte to second]; Bateman doubled
[Aspromonte scored, Thomas to third]; Dierker struck out;
Herrera singled to third [Thomas scored, Bateman to third];
Menke out on an unknown play; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2,
Pirates 2.

PIRATES 5TH: Ellis out on an unknown play; Patek out on an
unknown play; Wills out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates 2.

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

PIRATES 6TH: Alou out on an unknown play; Clemente out on an
unknown play; Stargell homered; Mazeroski out on an unknown
play; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Bateman singled; SIMPSON RAN FOR BATEMAN; Dierker
out on an unknown play; Herrera out on an unknown play; Menke
out on an unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates
3.

PIRATES 7TH: ADLESH REPLACED SIMPSON (PLAYING C ); Mota out on
an unknown play; May out on an unknown play; Ellis out on an
unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Wynn singled; Staub grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Wynn out at second]; Rader
singled; Aspromonte reached on an error by Patek [Rader to
second]; WALKER REPLACED ELLIS (PITCHING); GOTAY BATTED FOR
THOMAS; Gotay struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2,
Pirates 3.

PIRATES 8TH: BRAND REPLACED GOTAY (PLAYING RF); Patek out on an
unknown play; Wills out on an unknown play; Alou out on an
unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Adlesh struck out; MILLER BATTED FOR DIERKER; Miller
singled; Herrera struck out; Menke struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2  11   1    9
 Pirates          3   4   2    3


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