Houston Astros 9, Pittsburgh Pirates 8
Regular Season Game 15
Played on Monday, May 1, 1972 (N) at Three Rivers Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  4  3    0  0  2  -   9 13  2
PIT N    1  0  0    2  0  4    0  0  1  -   8 16  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    4   1   1   0       0   1       2   0
Cedeno cf                     4   1   3   0       1   0       3   1
Wynn rf                       5   2   3   4       0   1       5   0
May 1b                        4   1   1   0       1   2       7   2
Watson lf                     3   0   1   1       2   0       2   0
Rader 3b                      4   1   1   0       1   0       2   2
Helms 2b                      4   1   1   1       0   0       1   4
Edwards c                     5   2   2   3       0   0       4   0
Roberts p                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Culver p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Miller ph                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   9  13   9       6   5      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Rader-May-Metzger.
E: Metzger (5), Cedeno (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Wynn (3,off Giusti).
HR: Wynn (5,5th inning off Blass 3 on 2 out); Edwards (3,6th inning off Blass
2 on 1 out).
SH: Metzger (1,off Blass).
SF: Helms (1,off Giusti).
GDP: Rader 2 (2,off Blass 2); Wynn (1,off Blass).
IBB: Rader (2,by Giusti).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cedeno (1,2nd base by Giusti/Sanguillen).

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cash 2b                       5   2   2   0       0   0       5   5
Stennett lf                   5   1   3   1       0   0       1   0
Clemente rf                   5   2   3   3       0   0       2   0
Sanguillen c                  5   1   1   0       0   0       6   1
Oliver 1b                     4   0   2   1       1   1       9   0
Clines cf                     4   1   1   1       0   1       3   0
  Stargell ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Hebner 3b                     5   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
Alley ss                      4   1   3   1       0   0       0   3
Blass p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Pagan ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Giusti p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  R. Hernandez p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       42   8  16   7       1   4      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Alley-Cash-Oliver, Hebner-Cash-Oliver, Alley-Cash-Oliver.
E: Clines (1), Alley (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Stennett 2 (3,off Roberts,off Culver); Clemente (3,off Ray).
HR: Clemente (1,6th inning off Culver 1 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Roberts                       5.2  12   5   5   1   3   0  28
Culver                        1.1   2   2   2   0   0   1   7
Ray W(4-0)                    2     2   1   1   0   1   0   8
Totals                        9    16   8   8   1   4   1  43


Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Blass                         6     8   7   7   3   4   2  28
Giusti L(0-2)                 2.2   5   2   2   3   1   0  15
R. Hernandez                  0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        9    13   9   9   6   5   2  44

WP: Giusti (1).
BK: Blass (1).
IBB: Giusti (3,Rader).

Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - Chris Pelekoudas, 2B - Mel Steiner, 3B - Jerry Dale
Time of Game: 2:40   Attendance: 4788


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Metzger             ss        Cash                2b
2. Cedeno              cf        Stennett            lf
3. Wynn                rf        Clemente            rf
4. May                 1b        Sanguillen          c
5. Watson              lf        Oliver              1b
6. Rader               3b        Clines              cf
7. Helms               2b        Hebner              3b
8. Edwards             c         Alley               ss
9. Roberts             p         Blass               p

ASTROS 1ST: 57 minute rain delay before start of game;
Metzger flied out to left; Cedeno singled to right; Blass balked
[Cedeno to second]; Wynn struck out; May flied out to right; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Cash singled to right; Stennett doubled to left
[Cash to third]; Clemente hit into a double play (third to
first) [Cash scored, Stennett out at third (first to
shortstop)]; Sanguillen made an out to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson walked; Rader grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Watson out at second]; Helms
reached on an error by Clines [Helms to third]; Edwards lined to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 2ND: Oliver struck out; Clines struck out; Hebner lined
to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Roberts reached on an error by Alley [Roberts to
first]; Metzger out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Roberts to second]; Cedeno singled to shortstop [Roberts stayed
at second]; Wynn grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Cedeno out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Pirates 1.

PIRATES 3RD: Alley singled to left; Blass was called out on
strikes; Cash flied out to center; Stennett singled to center
[Alley to second]; Clemente flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 1.

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

PIRATES 4TH: Sanguillen singled to pitcher; Oliver singled to
left [Sanguillen to second]; Clines singled to center
[Sanguillen scored, Oliver out at third (center to second)];
Hebner singled to first [Clines to second]; Alley singled to
left [Clines scored, Hebner to second]; Blass forced Hebner
(third unassisted) [Alley to second]; Cash forced Alley (third
unassisted); 2 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Helms popped to first; Edwards singled to center;
Roberts popped to third; Metzger singled to center [Edwards to
second]; Cedeno walked [Edwards to third, Metzger to second];
Wynn homered [Edwards scored, Metzger scored, Cedeno scored];
May struck out; 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 5TH: Stennett lined to right; Clemente singled to
center; Sanguillen popped to first; Oliver walked [Clemente to
second]; Clines grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson grounded out (third to first); Rader singled
to left; Helms singled to left [Rader to second]; Edwards
homered [Rader scored, Helms scored]; Roberts struck out;
Metzger grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 7, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 6TH: Hebner flied out to left; Alley singled to center;
PAGAN BATTED FOR BLASS; Pagan flied out to right; Cash singled
to center [Alley scored (error by Cedeno) (no RBI), Cash to
third]; CULVER REPLACED ROBERTS (PITCHING); Stennett doubled to
right [Cash scored]; Clemente homered [Stennett scored];
Sanguillen flied out to right; 4 R, 4 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7,
Pirates 7.

ASTROS 7TH: GIUSTI REPLACED PAGAN (PITCHING); Cedeno singled to
center; Cedeno was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Wynn doubled to left; May walked; Watson popped to catcher;
Rader flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7,
Pirates 7.

PIRATES 7TH: Oliver grounded out (first to pitcher); Clines
flied out to center; Hebner reached on an error by Metzger
[Hebner to first]; Alley lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 7, Pirates 7.

ASTROS 8TH: Helms flied out to center; Edwards grounded out
(second to shortstop to first); MILLER BATTED FOR CULVER; Miller
walked; Metzger struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7,
Pirates 7.

PIRATES 8TH: RAY REPLACED MILLER (PITCHING); Giusti grounded out
(third to first); Cash flied out to right; Stennett grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Pirates 7.

ASTROS 9TH: Cedeno grounded out (first unassisted); Wynn singled
to center; May singled to left [Wynn to second]; Watson singled
to right [Wynn scored, May to second]; Giusti threw a wild pitch
[May to third, Watson to second]; Rader was walked
intentionally; Helms hit a sacrifice fly to center [May scored,
Watson to third, Rader to second]; R. HERNANDEZ REPLACED GIUSTI
(PITCHING); Edwards grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 9, Pirates 7.

PIRATES 9TH: Clemente doubled to right; Sanguillen grounded out
(second to first) [Clemente to third]; Oliver singled to right
[Clemente scored]; STARGELL BATTED FOR CLINES; Stargell was
called out on strikes; Hebner grounded out (second to first); 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9, Pirates 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           9  13   2    8
 Pirates          8  16   2    8


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