Pittsburgh Pirates 9, Houston Astros 6
Regular Season Game 138
Played on Sunday, August 31, 1975 (D) at Three Rivers Stadium

HOU N    3  0  1    1  0  1    0  0  0  -   6 11  0
PIT N    4  1  0    1  1  0    2  0  x  -   9 14  4
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard lf                     5   3   2   0       0   0       0   1
DaVanon 2b,ss                 4   1   1   0       1   0       0   2
Cedeno cf                     4   1   2   2       1   1       4   0
Watson 1b                     5   0   1   0       0   0       7   0
Cruz rf                       3   1   1   2       1   0       5   0
May c                         5   0   2   2       0   0       6   2
Rader 3b                      3   0   0   0       2   0       1   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Johnson ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Andrews pr,2b               0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Roberts p                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Sosa p                      1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Niekro p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gross ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Granger p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Crawford p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   6  11   6       5   2      24   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. DaVanon-Andrews-Watson.

BATTING - 
2B: May (13,off Demery); Sosa (1,off Kison).
HR: Cruz (8,3rd inning off Demery 0 on 2 out).
SF: Cruz (6,off Demery).
GDP: DaVanon (3,off Demery); May (6,off Kison).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Andrews (7,2nd base off Giusti/Sanguillen).

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Stennett 2b                   5   1   3   0       0   1       4   8
Sanguillen c                  4   2   1   0       1   1       4   0
Oliver cf                     4   0   1   1       0   0       3   0
Robertson 1b                  4   2   2   2       0   1       9   2
Zisk lf                       3   1   1   1       0   1       0   1
  Robinson lf                 1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Parker rf                     4   1   3   3       0   0       3   0
Hebner 3b                     2   0   0   1       1   0       0   3
Taveras ss                    4   1   2   0       0   0       1   4
Demery p                      0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Kison p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Ellis p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Kirkpatrick ph              1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Giusti p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Totals                       33   9  14   8       3   6      27  19

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Taveras-Stennett-Robertson, Kison-Taveras-Robertson.
E: Sanguillen (7), Robertson (1), Taveras (24), Giusti (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Zisk (22,off Roberts); Sanguillen (21,off Roberts); Oliver (32,off Roberts);
Parker (25,off Sosa).
3B: Parker (9,off Granger).
HR: Robertson (6,5th inning off Sosa 0 on 1 out).
SH: Kison (10,off Sosa).
SF: Hebner (4,off Crawford).
GDP: Sanguillen (12,off Crawford).
IBB: Hebner (5,by Sosa).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Roberts                       1.2   6   5   5   2   1   0  12
Sosa L(0-3)                   3.1   4   2   2   1   1   1  14
Niekro                        1     1   0   0   0   2   0   4
Granger                       0.1   2   2   2   0   1   0   3
Crawford                      1.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   5
Totals                        8    14   9   9   3   6   1  38

WP: Sosa (2).
IBB: Sosa (3,Hebner).

Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Demery                        2.2   7   4   4   1   0   1  15
Kison W(10-11)                2.1   3   1   1   3   0   0  11
Ellis                         1     1   1   0   0   0   0   6
Giusti SV(15)                 3     0   0   0   1   2   0  11
Totals                        9    11   6   5   5   2   1  43


Umpires: HP - Paul Pryor, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - John McSherry, 3B - Chris Pelekoudas
Time of Game: 2:42   Attendance: 14507


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Howard singled to left; DaVanon singled to right
[Howard to second]; Cedeno walked [Howard to third, DaVanon to
second]; Watson made an out to second; Cruz hit a sacrifice fly
to center [Howard scored]; May doubled to center [DaVanon
scored, Cedeno scored]; Rader flied out to right; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Stennett singled to left; Sanguillen walked
[Stennett to second]; Oliver flied out to right; Robertson
singled to left [Stennett scored, Sanguillen to second]; Zisk
doubled to left [Sanguillen scored, Robertson to third]; Parker
singled to center [Robertson scored, Zisk scored]; Hebner flied
out to center; Taveras popped to first in foul territory; 4 R, 4
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 4.

ASTROS 2ND: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Roberts
singled to left; Howard singled to center [Roberts to second];
DaVanon grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Howard out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3,
Pirates 4.

PIRATES 2ND: Demery walked; Stennett was called out on strikes;
Sanguillen doubled to left [Demery to third]; Demery was picked
off third (catcher to third); Oliver doubled to center
[Sanguillen scored]; SOSA REPLACED ROBERTS (PITCHING); Robertson
flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 5.

ASTROS 3RD: Cedeno flied out to right; Watson flied out to
right; Cruz homered; May singled to right; KISON REPLACED DEMERY
(PITCHING); Rader grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 5.

PIRATES 3RD: Zisk struck out; Parker lined to right; Hebner
lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 5.

ASTROS 4TH: Metzger popped to catcher in foul territory; Sosa
doubled to left; Howard reached on a fielder's choice [Sosa out
at third (shortstop to third to second to pitcher), Howard to
second]; DaVanon walked; Cedeno singled to third [Howard scored,
DaVanon to second]; Watson singled to left [DaVanon out at home
(left to catcher), Cedeno to second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 5, Pirates 5.

PIRATES 4TH: Taveras singled to shortstop; Kison out on a
sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Taveras to second]; Stennett
grounded out (second to first) [Taveras to third]; Sosa threw a
wild pitch [Taveras scored]; Sanguillen grounded out (shortstop
to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 6.

ASTROS 5TH: Cruz walked; May grounded into a double play
(pitcher to shortstop to first) [Cruz out at second]; Rader
walked; Metzger grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 6.

PIRATES 5TH: Oliver flied out to right; Robertson homered; Zisk
grounded out (shortstop to first); Parker doubled to right;
Hebner was walked intentionally; Taveras singled to left [Parker
out at home (left to catcher), Hebner to second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 7.

ASTROS 6TH: ROBINSON REPLACED ZISK (PLAYING LF); ELLIS REPLACED
KISON (PITCHING); BOSWELL BATTED FOR SOSA; Boswell grounded out
(second to first); Howard reached on an error by Taveras [Howard
to second]; DaVanon flied out to center; Cedeno singled to left
[Howard scored (unearned)]; Watson reached on an error by
Robertson [Cedeno to second, Watson to first]; Cruz grounded out
(first to pitcher); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6,
Pirates 7.

PIRATES 6TH: NIEKRO REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); KIRKPATRICK
BATTED FOR ELLIS; Kirkpatrick struck out (catcher to first);
Stennett singled to center; Sanguillen struck out; Oliver flied
out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Pirates 7.

ASTROS 7TH: GIUSTI REPLACED KIRKPATRICK (PITCHING); May grounded
out (second to first); Rader walked; JOHNSON BATTED FOR METZGER;
Johnson forced Rader (third to second); ANDREWS RAN FOR JOHNSON;
GROSS BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Andrews stole second [Andrews to third
(error by Sanguillen)]; Gross struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 6, Pirates 7.

PIRATES 7TH: ANDREWS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); DAVANON
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); GRANGER REPLACED GROSS
(PITCHING); Robertson was called out on strikes; Robinson
singled to third; Parker tripled to right [Robinson scored];
CRAWFORD REPLACED GRANGER (PITCHING); Hebner hit a sacrifice fly
to right [Parker scored]; Taveras flied out to center; 2 R, 2 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Pirates 9.

ASTROS 8TH: Howard grounded out (second to first); DaVanon
reached on an error by Giusti [DaVanon to first]; Cedeno struck
out; Watson forced DaVanon (third to second); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 6, Pirates 9.

PIRATES 8TH: Giusti was called out on strikes; Stennett singled
to left; Sanguillen grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Stennett out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 6, Pirates 9.

ASTROS 9TH: Cruz flied out to center; May grounded out (first to
pitcher); Rader grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Pirates 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6  11   0   10
 Pirates          9  14   4    5


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