Houston Astros 10, Pittsburgh Pirates 7
Regular Season Game 21
Played on Saturday, April 27, 1974 (D) at Three Rivers Stadium

HOU N    5  0  2    0  0  2    0  1  0  -  10 14  1
PIT N    1  0  0    0  0  0    2  1  3  -   7 13  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf,lf                   4   2   2   0       2   0       0   0
Metzger ss                    5   1   2   2       1   0       1   2
Cedeno cf                     5   1   1   1       1   1       1   0
Watson lf,1b                  5   2   2   0       1   0       3   0
  Menke 1b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
L. May 1b                     3   1   1   2       1   0       5   0
  Gallagher pr,rf             1   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
M. May c                      5   1   2   1       0   0      11   0
Rader 3b                      3   1   2   2       1   0       1   4
Helms 2b                      3   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
  Milbourne 2b                2   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
Griffin p                     3   0   1   1       0   1       0   1
  J. Johnson p                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       40  10  14  10       7   4      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Rader-Milbourne-Watson.
E: Rader (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (7,off Moose); L. May (4,off Kison).
3B: Metzger (2,off Sadowski).
SH: Griffin (3,off Sadowski).
SF: Rader (2,off Kison).
IBB: Watson (1,by Moose).
Team LOB: 12.

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Stennett 2b                   4   0   0   0       1   0       3   1
Hebner 3b                     4   2   2   0       1   0       0   1
Oliver 1b                     5   2   3   2       0   2       6   2
Stargell lf                   4   1   2   0       1   2       2   0
Parker cf                     5   1   2   2       0   2       4   0
Zisk rf                       4   1   2   1       1   0       4   0
Sanguillen c                  5   0   1   0       0   2       4   0
Taveras ss                    4   0   1   1       0   0       1   3
  Kirkpatrick ph              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Moose p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Morlan p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sadowski p                  1   0   0   0       0   1       2   1
  Popovich ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Kison p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Robertson ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hernandez p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       40   7  13   6       4  10      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Taveras (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Hebner (6,off Griffin); Stargell (1,off Griffin); Zisk (2,off J. Johnson).
HR: Oliver (3,7th inning off Griffin 1 on 2 out).
GDP: Robertson (4,off J. Johnson).
Team LOB: 10.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Griffin W(3-1)                7     9   4   3   4   9   1  35
J. Johnson                    1.1   4   3   3   0   0   0   7
Forsch                        0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2
Totals                        9    13   7   6   4  10   1  44

Griffin faced 3 batters in the 8th inning
WP: Griffin 2 (3), Forsch (1).

Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Moose L(1-3)                  0.1   4   5   5   1   0   0   6
Morlan                        0.1   1   0   0   2   0   0   4
Sadowski                      3.1   3   2   2   2   0   0  15
Kison                         4     5   3   3   1   3   0  19
Hernandez                     1     1   0   0   1   1   0   5
Totals                        9    14  10  10   7   4   0  49

WP: Kison (1).
IBB: Moose (3,Watson).

Umpires: HP - Paul Pryor, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Jerry Dale, 3B - Chris Pelekoudas
Time of Game: 2:44   Attendance: 6835


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Gross               rf        Stennett            2b
2. Metzger             ss        Hebner              3b
3. Cedeno              cf        Oliver              1b
4. Watson              lf        Stargell            lf
5. L. May              1b        Parker              cf
6. M. May              c         Zisk                rf
7. Rader               3b        Sanguillen          c
8. Helms               2b        Taveras             ss
9. Griffin             p         Moose               p

ASTROS 1ST: Gross singled to left; Metzger singled to left
[Gross to third]; Cedeno doubled to left [Gross scored, Metzger
to third]; Watson was walked intentionally; L. May forced Watson
(shortstop to second) [Metzger scored, Cedeno to third]; M. May
singled to second [Cedeno scored, L. May to second]; MORLAN
REPLACED MOOSE (PITCHING); Rader walked [L. May to third, M. May
to second]; Helms singled to center [L. May scored, M. May to
third, Rader to second]; Griffin grounded out (first unassisted)
[M. May scored, Rader to third, Helms to second]; Gross walked;
SADOWSKI REPLACED MORLAN (PITCHING); Metzger flied out to
right; Debut game for Jim Sadowski; 5 R, 5 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.
 Astros 5, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Stennett grounded out (shortstop to first); Hebner
singled to right; Oliver struck out; Stargell walked [Hebner to
second]; Parker singled to center [Hebner scored, Stargell to
second]; Zisk walked [Stargell to third, Parker to second];
Sanguillen popped to first in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Cedeno flied out to center; Watson flied out to
right; L. May walked; M. May lined to pitcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 2ND: Taveras grounded out (pitcher to first); Sadowski
struck out; Stennett walked; Hebner grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Rader singled to third; Helms flied out to right;
Griffin out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Rader to
second]; Gross walked; Metzger tripled to right [Rader scored,
Gross scored]; Cedeno grounded out (first to pitcher); 2 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 3RD: Oliver struck out; Stargell struck out; Parker made
an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Pirates 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); L. May
flied out to center; M. May singled to second; Rader flied out
to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 4TH: Zisk singled to center; Sanguillen forced Zisk
(third to second); Taveras made an out to shortstop; POPOVICH
BATTED FOR SADOWSKI; Popovich struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 7, Pirates 1.

ASTROS 5TH: KISON REPLACED POPOVICH (PITCHING); Helms grounded
out (pitcher to first); Griffin was called out on strikes; Gross
reached on an error by Taveras [Gross to first]; Metzger walked
[Gross to second]; Cedeno forced Metzger (shortstop to second);
0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 5TH: MILBOURNE REPLACED HELMS (PLAYING 2B); Stennett
grounded out (shortstop to first); Hebner walked; Oliver singled
to right [Hebner to second]; Stargell struck out; Parker struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Pirates 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson singled to center; L. May doubled to right
[Watson scored]; GALLAGHER RAN FOR L. MAY; M. May flied out to
center [Gallagher to third]; Rader hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Gallagher scored]; Milbourne struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 9, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 6TH: GROSS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); WATSON
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); GALLAGHER STAYED IN GAME
(PLAYING RF); Zisk grounded out (third to first); Sanguillen
struck out; Taveras grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 9, Pirates 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Griffin singled to left; Gross flied out to left;
Metzger made an out to shortstop; Kison threw a wild pitch
[Griffin to second]; Cedeno struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 9, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 7TH: Kison made an out to third; Stennett popped to
catcher in foul territory; Hebner doubled to right; Oliver
homered [Hebner scored]; Stargell doubled to left; Griffin threw
a wild pitch [Stargell to third]; Parker struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Watson singled to center; Gallagher grounded out
(first to pitcher) [Watson to second]; M. May grounded out
(first unassisted) [Watson to third]; Rader singled to left
[Watson scored]; Milbourne grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 10, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 8TH: Zisk reached on an error by Rader [Zisk to first];
Griffin threw a wild pitch [Zisk to second]; Sanguillen singled
to center [Zisk to third]; Taveras singled to center [Zisk
scored (unearned), Sanguillen to second]; ROBERTSON BATTED FOR
KISON; J. JOHNSON REPLACED GRIFFIN (PITCHING); Robertson
grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Sanguillen to third, Taveras out at second]; Stennett flied out
to center; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 10, Pirates 4.

ASTROS 9TH: HERNANDEZ REPLACED ROBERTSON (PITCHING); J. Johnson
was called out on strikes; Gross singled to center; Metzger
grounded out (second to first) [Gross to second]; Cedeno walked;
Watson lined to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 10, Pirates
4.

PIRATES 9TH: MENKE REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING 1B); Hebner grounded
out (third to first); Oliver singled to left; Stargell singled
to left [Oliver to second]; Parker singled to left [Oliver
scored, Stargell to second]; Zisk doubled to left [Stargell
scored, Parker to third]; FORSCH REPLACED J. JOHNSON (PITCHING);
Sanguillen struck out; KIRKPATRICK BATTED FOR TAVERAS; Forsch
threw a wild pitch [Parker scored, Zisk to third]; Kirkpatrick
grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
10, Pirates 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros          10  14   1   12
 Pirates          7  13   1   10


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