Pittsburgh Pirates 9, Houston Astros 5
Regular Season Game 93
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Tuesday, July 20, 1976 (N) at Three Rivers Stadium

HOU N    0  1  0    3  0  1    0  0  0  -   5 10  1
PIT N    6  1  0    0  1  0    0  1  x  -   9 12  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Andrews 2b                    5   0   0   0       0   0       2   4
Cabell 3b                     5   0   1   0       0   1       0   3
Cedeno cf                     4   0   2   0       0   1       1   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   2       8   1
Roberts rf                    4   1   1   0       0   1       5   0
Johnson lf                    3   2   1   0       1   0       0   0
DaVanon ss                    4   2   2   3       0   0       2   1
Jutze c                       3   0   2   1       0   0       4   2
  Gross ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Griffin p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   2   0   0   0       0   2       1   2
  Boswell ph                  0   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Cruz ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   5  10   5       1   7      24  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Sambito-DaVanon-Watson.
E: Roberts (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (17,off Candelaria); Cabell (9,off Candelaria); Jutze (2,off Candelaria).
3B: Jutze (3,off Candelaria).
HR: DaVanon (1,4th inning off Candelaria 2 on 0 out).
SF: Boswell (1,off Tekulve).
Team LOB: 6.

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras ss                    3   2   1   0       1   1       1   4
Stennett 2b                   5   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Oliver cf                     5   1   1   1       0   0       3   0
Stargell 1b                   4   1   2   1       0   0       7   0
Zisk lf                       5   1   2   2       0   1       2   0
Robinson rf                   3   2   1   0       1   1       1   0
Hebner 3b                     3   1   1   1       1   1       1   3
Sanguillen c                  3   0   2   4       0   0       9   0
Candelaria p                  2   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Tekulve p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Totals                       34   9  12   9       4   5      27   8

FIELDING - 
E: Oliver (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Stargell (11,off Sambito); Robinson (15,off Sambito).
3B: Sanguillen (5,off Sambito).
SF: Sanguillen (3,off Sambito); Stargell (2,off Pentz).
HBP: Taveras (1,by Griffin).
GDP: Sanguillen (11,off Sambito).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Taveras 2 (29,2nd base off Griffin/Jutze,2nd base off Pentz/Jutze); Stennett
(7,2nd base off Pentz/Jutze).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Griffin L(5-3)                0.1   3   5   5   1   0   0   6
Sambito                       4.2   7   3   3   2   2   0  23
Pentz                         3     2   1   1   1   3   0  12
Totals                        8    12   9   9   4   5   0  41

WP: Sambito (1).
HBP: Griffin (1,Taveras).

Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Candelaria W(10-4)            5.1   9   5   5   1   4   1  26
Tekulve SV(2)                 3.2   1   0   0   0   3   0  12
Totals                        9    10   5   5   1   7   1  38


Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Jerry Dale, 3B - Ed Sudol
Time of Game: 2:29   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Andrews             2b        Taveras             ss
2. Cabell              3b        Stennett            2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Oliver              cf
4. Watson              1b        Stargell            1b
5. Roberts             rf        Zisk                lf
6. Johnson             lf        Robinson            rf
7. DaVanon             ss        Hebner              3b
8. Jutze               c         Sanguillen          c
9. Griffin             p         Candelaria          p

ASTROS 1ST: Andrews flied out to center; Cabell grounded out
(shortstop to first); Cedeno doubled to left; Watson flied out
to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Taveras was hit by a pitch; Taveras stole second;
Stennett singled to right [Taveras to third]; Oliver singled to
center [Taveras scored, Stennett to second]; Stargell flied out
to right; Zisk singled to center [Stennett scored, Oliver to
second]; Robinson walked [Oliver to third, Zisk to second];
SAMBITO REPLACED GRIFFIN (PITCHING); Hebner walked [Oliver
scored, Zisk to third, Robinson to second]; Debut game for
Joe Sambito; Sanguillen tripled to center [Zisk scored,
Robinson scored, Hebner scored]; Candelaria reached on a
fielder's choice [Sanguillen out at home (third to catcher to
third to pitcher)]; Taveras was called out on strikes; 6 R, 4 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 6.

ASTROS 2ND: Roberts struck out; Johnson walked; DaVanon lined to
left; Jutze tripled to right [Johnson scored]; Sambito was
called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates
6.

PIRATES 2ND: Stennett flied out to right; Oliver grounded out
(second to first); Stargell doubled to right; Zisk singled to
center [Stargell scored]; Robinson forced Zisk (third to
second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 7.

ASTROS 3RD: Andrews popped to catcher in foul territory; Cabell
flied out to left; Cedeno singled to center; Watson struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 7.

PIRATES 3RD: Hebner singled to center; Sanguillen grounded into
a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Hebner out at
second]; Candelaria lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Pirates 7.

ASTROS 4TH: Roberts singled to center; Johnson singled to center
[Roberts to second]; DaVanon homered [Roberts scored, Johnson
scored]; Jutze made an out to third; Sambito was called out on
strikes; Andrews grounded out (shortstop to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 7.

PIRATES 4TH: Taveras grounded out (second to first); Stennett
grounded out (pitcher to first); Oliver reached on an error by
Roberts [Oliver to first]; Stargell singled to left [Oliver to
second]; Zisk forced Stargell (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 7.

ASTROS 5TH: Cabell doubled to left; Cedeno flied out to center;
Watson popped to catcher in foul territory; Roberts grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 7.

PIRATES 5TH: Robinson doubled to left; Hebner struck out while
Robinson advanced to third on a wild pitch (catcher to first);
Sanguillen out on a sacrifice fly to right in foul territory
[Robinson scored]; Candelaria walked; Taveras singled to center
[Candelaria to second]; Stennett flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 8.

ASTROS 6TH: Johnson made an out to shortstop; DaVanon singled to
center; Jutze doubled to left [DaVanon to third]; TEKULVE
REPLACED CANDELARIA (PITCHING); BOSWELL BATTED FOR SAMBITO;
Boswell hit a sacrifice fly to center [DaVanon scored, Jutze to
third (error by Oliver)]; Andrews lined to second; 1 R, 2 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 8.

PIRATES 6TH: PENTZ REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); Oliver grounded
out (first to pitcher); Stargell grounded out (pitcher to second
to first); Zisk struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5,
Pirates 8.

ASTROS 7TH: Cabell struck out; Cedeno struck out; Watson was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates
8.

PIRATES 7TH: Robinson struck out; Hebner lined to first;
Sanguillen singled to second; Tekulve struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 8.

ASTROS 8TH: Roberts grounded out (third to first); Johnson
grounded out (third to first); DaVanon grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 8.

PIRATES 8TH: Taveras walked; Taveras stole second; Stennett
singled to shortstop [Taveras to third]; Stennett stole second;
Oliver reached on a fielder's choice [Taveras stayed at third,
Stennett out at second (shortstop unassisted)]; Rennie
Stennett called interference on ground ball; Stargell hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Taveras scored, Oliver to second]; Zisk
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5,
Pirates 9.

ASTROS 9TH: GROSS BATTED FOR JUTZE; Gross lined to second; CRUZ
BATTED FOR PENTZ; Cruz singled to center; Andrews forced Cruz
(shortstop to second); Cabell grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5  10   1    6
 Pirates          9  12   1    8


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