Houston Astros 6, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
Regular Season Game 73
Played on Tuesday, July 4, 1972 (N) at Astrodome

PIT N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  8  1
HOU N    2  0  0    0  1  1    2  0  x  -   6 14  0
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Clines rf                     4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Cash 2b                       4   0   1   0       0   0       2   7
Davalillo lf                  4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Stargell 1b                   4   0   1   0       0   1      11   0
Oliver cf                     4   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Sanguillen c                  4   0   2   0       0   0       5   0
Robertson 3b                  4   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Alley ss                      3   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Briles p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Miller p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Walker p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Stennett ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  R. Hernandez p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       34   0   8   0       0   4      24  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Alley-Cash-Stargell.
E: Clines (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Oliver (12,off Dierker).
GDP: Robertson (3,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 7.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    5   0   1   0       0   1       2   2
Cedeno cf                     4   2   1   0       1   1       6   0
Wynn rf                       5   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
May 1b                        4   1   2   1       1   0      10   0
Watson lf                     5   1   2   2       0   0       1   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   1       0   1       0   5
Helms 2b                      4   1   1   0       0   0       2   2
  Fenwick 2b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Howard c                      4   0   2   0       0   1       4   0
Dierker p                     3   0   2   2       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   6  14   6       2   4      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Helms-May.

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (18,off Briles).
SH: Dierker (5,off Briles).
GDP: Watson (4,off Briles).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (22,2nd base off Briles/Sanguillen).

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Briles L(6-3)                 5.1  11   4   4   1   4   0  28
Miller                        1.1   3   2   2   1   0   0   8
Walker                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
R. Hernandez                  1     0   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        8    14   6   6   2   4   0  41


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(8-4)                9     8   0   0   0   4   0  34


Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - John McSherry, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Tom Gorman
Time of Game: 2:28   Attendance: 31164


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. Clines              rf        Metzger             ss
2. Cash                2b        Cedeno              cf
3. Davalillo           lf        Wynn                rf
4. Stargell            1b        May                 1b
5. Oliver              cf        Watson              lf
6. Sanguillen          c         Rader               3b
7. Robertson           3b        Helms               2b
8. Alley               ss        Howard              c
9. Briles              p         Dierker             p

PIRATES 1ST: Clines grounded out (shortstop to first); Cash
flied out to center; Davalillo made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger struck out; Cedeno walked; Cedeno stole
second; Wynn singled to third [Cedeno to third]; May grounded
out (second to first) [Wynn to second]; Watson singled to center
[Cedeno scored, Wynn scored]; Rader was called out on strikes; 2
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 2.

PIRATES 2ND: Stargell struck out; Oliver singled to center;
Sanguillen flied out to right; Robertson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Helms flied out to left; Howard struck out; Dierker
singled to right; Metzger flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 2.

PIRATES 3RD: Alley flied out to center; Briles made an out to
shortstop; Clines was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Cedeno struck out; Wynn singled to right; May
singled to left [Wynn to second]; Watson grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [May out at second]; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 2.

PIRATES 4TH: Cash made an out to second; Davalillo flied out to
left; Stargell singled to right; Oliver grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader grounded out (second to first); Helms flied
out to right; Howard singled to second; Dierker flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 2.

PIRATES 5TH: Sanguillen singled to left; Robertson grounded into
a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Sanguillen out at
second]; Alley flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Pirates 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Cedeno
doubled to right; Wynn made an out to first; May singled to
center [Cedeno scored]; Watson forced May (second to shortstop);
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 3.

PIRATES 6TH: Briles struck out; Clines grounded out (third to
first); Cash singled to shortstop; Davalillo singled to center
[Cash to second]; Stargell flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Rader grounded out (third to first); Helms singled
to center; Howard singled to center [Helms to third]; Dierker
reached on a fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt [Helms scored,
Howard to second]; Metzger singled to left [Howard to third,
Dierker to second]; MILLER REPLACED BRILES (PITCHING); Cedeno
forced Howard (third to catcher) [Dierker to third, Metzger to
second]; Wynn grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 4.

PIRATES 7TH: Oliver lined to first; Sanguillen grounded out
(second to first); Robertson grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: May walked; Watson singled to right [May to third];
Rader singled to left [May scored, Watson to second]; Helms
flied out to center; Howard forced Rader (shortstop to second)
[Watson to third]; Dierker singled to left [Watson scored,
Howard to third]; WALKER REPLACED MILLER (PITCHING); Metzger
grounded out (pitcher to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates
0, Astros 6.

PIRATES 8TH: Alley grounded out (third to first); STENNETT
BATTED FOR WALKER; Stennett grounded out (third to first);
Clines singled to second; Cash flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: R. HERNANDEZ REPLACED STENNETT (PITCHING); Cedeno
reached on an error by Clines; Wynn grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Cedeno to second]; May grounded out (pitcher to first);
Watson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 0, Astros 6.

PIRATES 9TH: FENWICK REPLACED HELMS (PLAYING 2B); Davalillo
flied out to center; Stargell flied out to center; Oliver
doubled to left; Sanguillen singled to pitcher [Oliver to
third]; Robertson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          0   8   1    7
 Astros           6  14   0   11


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