Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 63
Played on Thursday, June 12, 1975 (N) at Astrodome

PIT N    1  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  1  -   4  9  0
HOU N    0  1  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  8  1
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Stennett 2b                   4   2   1   1       1   0       3   3
Sanguillen c                  4   0   3   1       0   0       4   0
Oliver cf                     4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Robertson 1b                  3   0   0   0       1   0      11   2
Zisk lf                       3   0   0   1       0   0       2   0
Parker rf                     4   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
Hebner 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Taveras ss                    4   1   2   0       0   0       1   5
Ellis p                       1   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Demery p                    1   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       32   4   9   3       2   3      27  13

BATTING - 
2B: Stennett (12,off Roberts); Sanguillen (9,off Niekro).
SH: Ellis (3,off Roberts); Demery (1,off Roberts).
SF: Zisk (3,off Roberts).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Parker (5,2nd base off Niekro/May).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross lf                      4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Metzger ss                    3   1   1   0       0   1       1   5
Cedeno cf                     3   0   1   0       1   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     3   1   1   1       1   1       8   0
May c                         4   0   2   1       0   0       4   1
Cabell rf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       2   2
Milbourne 2b                  3   0   0   0       0   1       3   1
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Roberts p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Cruz ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Niekro p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Johnson ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   2   8   2       2   4      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Milbourne.
E: Watson (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (5,off Demery).
HR: Watson (9,2nd inning off Ellis 0 on 0 out).
SH: Metzger (12,off Ellis).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ellis W(3-3)                  5     5   2   2   2   3   1  22
Demery SV(2)                  4     3   0   0   0   1   0  14
Totals                        9     8   2   2   2   4   1  36


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Roberts L(3-8)                7     5   3   3   2   3   0  28
Niekro                        2     4   1   1   0   0   0   9
Totals                        9     9   4   4   2   3   0  37


Umpires: HP - Satch Davidson, 1B - Tom Gorman, 3B - Lee Weyer
Time of Game: 2:24   Attendance: 10802


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. Stennett            2b        Gross               lf
2. Sanguillen          c         Metzger             ss
3. Oliver              cf        Cedeno              cf
4. Robertson           1b        Watson              1b
5. Zisk                lf        May                 c
6. Parker              rf        Cabell              rf
7. Hebner              3b        Rader               3b
8. Taveras             ss        Milbourne           2b
9. Ellis               p         Roberts             p

PIRATES 1ST: Umpire Frank Pulli missed game due to
illness; Stennett walked; Sanguillen singled to right
[Stennett to second]; Oliver was called out on strikes;
Robertson walked [Stennett to third, Sanguillen to second]; Zisk
lined out on a sacrifice fly to left [Stennett scored]; Parker
struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger
struck out; Cedeno grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Hebner struck out; Taveras grounded out (shortstop
to first); Ellis grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson homered; May singled to right; Cabell flied
out to right; Rader lined to center; Milbourne grounded out
(second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 1.

PIRATES 3RD: Stennett flied out to center; Sanguillen grounded
out (shortstop to first); Oliver popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Roberts struck out; Gross grounded out (pitcher to
first); Metzger singled to center; Cedeno walked [Metzger to
second]; Watson walked [Metzger to third, Cedeno to second]; May
singled to second [Metzger scored, Cedeno to third, Watson to
second]; Cabell forced May (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 2.

PIRATES 4TH: Robertson flied out to left; Zisk popped to first
in foul territory; Parker grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader grounded out (first unassisted); Milbourne
grounded out (pitcher unassisted); Roberts grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 2.

PIRATES 5TH: Hebner popped to third; Taveras singled to right;
Ellis out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Taveras to
second]; Stennett doubled to right [Taveras scored]; Sanguillen
singled to center [Stennett scored]; Oliver flied out to left; 2
R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Gross singled to shortstop; Metzger out on a
sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Gross to second]; Cedeno
grounded out (second to first) [Gross to third]; Watson was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros
2.

PIRATES 6TH: Robertson flied out to right; Zisk flied out to
center; Parker flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Pirates 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: DEMERY REPLACED ELLIS (PITCHING); May grounded out
(first unassisted); Cabell lined to second; Rader grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 2.

PIRATES 7TH: Hebner grounded out (third to first); Taveras
singled to right; Demery out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to
second) [Taveras to second]; Stennett grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Milbourne struck out; CRUZ BATTED FOR ROBERTS; Cruz
doubled to left; Gross flied out to center [Cruz to third];
Metzger grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 3, Astros 2.

PIRATES 8TH: NIEKRO REPLACED CRUZ (PITCHING); Sanguillen doubled
to center; Oliver singled to shortstop [Sanguillen to third];
Robertson reached on a fielder's choice [Sanguillen out at home
(shortstop to catcher), Oliver to second]; Zisk lined into a
double play (shortstop to second) [Oliver out at second]; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Cedeno singled to pitcher [Cedeno out at second
(second to shortstop)]; Watson popped to third; May grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 2.

PIRATES 9TH: Parker singled to center; Parker stole second;
Hebner flied out to left; Taveras grounded out (third to first)
[Parker scored (error by Watson) (no RBI)]; Demery singled to
right; Stennett flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Rader
singled to left; BOSWELL BATTED FOR MILBOURNE; Boswell flied out
to left; JOHNSON BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Johnson lined to left; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          4   9   0    6
 Astros           2   8   1    7


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