Pittsburgh Pirates 6, Houston Astros 5
Regular Season Game 48
Played on Tuesday, May 27, 1975 (N) at Three Rivers Stadium

HOU N    0  0  2    0  0  1    1  0  1  -   5  9  1
PIT N    0  0  2    0  0  0    0  1  3  -   6 10  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross lf                      5   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   1       1   0       1   0
Cedeno cf                     5   1   1   1       0   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     4   1   2   1       0   0       7   0
Rader 3b                      2   1   1   0       2   0       1   2
Cabell rf                     4   0   2   1       0   1       2   0
Jutze c                       4   0   0   0       0   0       9   0
Andrews 2b                    3   1   1   0       1   1       0   4
Dierker p                     3   0   0   0       0   2       2   1
  Niekro p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Crawford p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   5   9   4       4   4      26   8

FIELDING - 
E: Gross (2).
PB: Jutze (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Rader (7,off Rooker).
3B: Metzger (4,off Demery).
HR: Cedeno (3,7th inning off Rooker 0 on 2 out).
SH: Niekro (1,off Demery).
IBB: Andrews (1,by Rooker).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Gross (1,2nd base off Rooker/Sanguillen); Rader (2,Home off Rooker/Sanguillen);
Andrews (5,2nd base off Rooker/Sanguillen).

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras ss                    3   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
  Zisk ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Mendoza ss                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Hebner ph                   0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
Stennett 2b                   4   2   1   1       1   0       4   2
Stargell 1b                   5   1   2   2       0   1       7   1
Parker rf                     5   0   0   1       0   0       3   0
Oliver cf                     5   1   2   1       0   0       1   0
Sanguillen c                  3   0   2   0       2   1       4   1
Robinson lf                   5   0   1   1       0   3       4   0
Howe 3b                       3   1   2   0       1   1       1   2
Rooker p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Kirkpatrick ph              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Demery p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Popovich ph                 0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       36   6  10   6       6   8      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Stennett-Stargell.

BATTING - 
2B: Stennett (7,off Dierker).
HR: Oliver (4,8th inning off Dierker 0 on 1 out).
SH: Rooker (2,off Dierker).
IBB: Sanguillen (7,by Forsch).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Oliver (2,2nd base off Dierker/Jutze); Howe (1,2nd base off Dierker/Jutze).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker                       7.1   8   3   3   3   7   1  33
Niekro L(1-1)                 1     1   3   3   2   1   0   6
Crawford                      0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Forsch                        0     1   0   0   1   0   0   2
Totals                        8.2  10   6   6   6   8   1  43

IBB: Forsch (1,Sanguillen).

Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rooker                        7     6   4   4   4   4   1  31
Demery W(2-0)                 2     3   1   1   0   0   0   8
Totals                        9     9   5   5   4   4   1  39

IBB: Rooker (3,Andrews).

Umpires: HP - Jerry Dale, 1B - Shag Crawford, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:43   Attendance: 7003


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Gross               lf        Taveras             ss
2. Metzger             ss        Stennett            2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Stargell            1b
4. Watson              1b        Parker              rf
5. Rader               3b        Oliver              cf
6. Cabell              rf        Sanguillen          c
7. Jutze               c         Robinson            lf
8. Andrews             2b        Howe                3b
9. Dierker             p         Rooker              p

ASTROS 1ST: Gross flied out to left; Metzger walked; Cedeno
flied out to right; Watson singled to left [Metzger to second];
Rader walked [Metzger to third, Watson to second]; Cabell was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates
0.

PIRATES 1ST: Taveras grounded out (second to first); Stennett
grounded out (third to first); Stargell grounded out (second to
pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Jutze lined to second; Andrews flied out to left;
Dierker was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Parker flied out to left; Oliver grounded out
(second to first); Sanguillen singled to center; Robinson struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Gross singled to left; Gross stole second; Metzger
flied out to right; Cedeno lined to pitcher; Watson singled to
center [Gross scored]; Rader walked [Watson to second]; Cabell
singled to center [Watson scored, Rader to third]; Jutze flied
out to right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Howe walked; Rooker out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher unassisted) [Howe to second]; Taveras grounded out
(second to first) [Howe to third]; Stennett doubled to right
[Howe scored]; Stargell singled to right [Stennett scored];
Parker lined to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates
2.

ASTROS 4TH: Andrews struck out; Dierker struck out; Gross made
an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 4TH: Oliver singled to center; Sanguillen struck out
while Oliver stole second; Robinson struck out; Howe singled to
third [Oliver to third]; Howe stole second; Rooker struck out; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger grounded out (third to first); Cedeno flied
out to center; Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 5TH: Taveras flied out to right; Stennett grounded out
(third to first); Stargell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Rader doubled to center; Cabell grounded out (second
to first) [Rader to third]; Jutze lined to second; Andrews was
walked intentionally; Rader stole home and Andrews stole second;
Dierker flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3,
Pirates 2.

PIRATES 6TH: Parker grounded out (pitcher to first); Oliver
lined to center; Sanguillen singled to left; Robinson struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Gross grounded out (catcher to first); Metzger flied
out to left; Cedeno homered; Watson made an out to shortstop; 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 7TH: Howe singled to center; KIRKPATRICK BATTED FOR
ROOKER; Kirkpatrick flied out to center; ZISK BATTED FOR
TAVERAS; Zisk struck out; Stennett walked [Howe to second];
Stargell popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 8TH: MENDOZA REPLACED ZISK (PLAYING SS); DEMERY REPLACED
KIRKPATRICK (PITCHING); Rader grounded out (third to first);
Cabell singled to center; Jutze lined into a double play (second
to first) [Cabell out at first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
4, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 8TH: Parker made an out to shortstop; Oliver homered;
Sanguillen walked; NIEKRO REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING); Jutze
allowed a passed ball [Sanguillen to second]; Robinson flied out
to right; Howe was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 4, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Andrews singled to shortstop; Niekro out on a
sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Andrews to second]; Gross
grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger tripled to left
[Andrews scored]; Cedeno popped to third in foul territory; 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 9TH: POPOVICH BATTED FOR DEMERY; Popovich walked; HEBNER
BATTED FOR MENDOZA; Hebner walked [Popovich to second]; Stennett
forced Popovich (pitcher to third) [Hebner to second]; Stargell
singled to left [Hebner scored, Stennett to third, Stargell to
second (error by Gross)]; CRAWFORD REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING);
Parker reached on a fielder's choice [Stennett scored, Stargell
stayed at second]; Oliver grounded out (first unassisted)
[Stargell to third, Parker to second]; FORSCH REPLACED CRAWFORD
(PITCHING); Sanguillen was walked intentionally; Robinson
singled to left [Stargell scored, Parker to third, Sanguillen to
second]; 3 R, 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5   9   1    7
 Pirates          6  10   0   11


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