Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 95
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Wednesday, July 21, 1976 (N) at Three Rivers Stadium

HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  9  1
PIT N    0  0  0    2  0  1    2  0  x  -   5  9  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Andrews 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       0   6
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
  Niekro p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     4   1   4   0       0   0       9   0
Roberts lf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
DaVanon ss                    4   0   1   1       0   1       1   1
Jutze c                       3   0   1   0       0   1       5   0
Dierker p                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howard ph,cf                1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   1   9   1       0   5      24   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Cabell-Watson.
E: Cedeno (6).
PB: Jutze 2 (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (14,off Reuss); Howard (6,off Reuss).
SH: Dierker (3,off Reuss).
GDP: Cabell (8,off Reuss).
Team LOB: 6.

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras ss                    4   1   1   0       0   0       2   8
Stennett 2b                   3   1   2   1       1   0       5   3
Oliver cf                     3   0   1   1       1   0       2   1
Stargell 1b                   4   0   1   0       0   1       8   0
Zisk lf                       4   2   2   0       0   0       2   0
Robinson rf                   4   1   1   2       0   1       2   0
Hebner 3b                     4   0   1   1       0   1       1   0
Sanguillen c                  4   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
Reuss p                       3   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
Totals                       33   5   9   5       2   6      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Taveras-Stennett-Stargell.

BATTING - 
2B: Stennett (19,off Dierker); Oliver (20,off Dierker).
HR: Robinson (18,4th inning off Dierker 1 on 2 out).
GDP: Robinson (12,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Taveras 2 (31,2nd base off Dierker/Jutze,3rd base off Dierker/Jutze); Stennett
(8,2nd base off Dierker/Jutze).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(9-9)                6.1   9   5   5   2   4   1  30
Sambito                       0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2
Niekro                        1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        8     9   5   5   2   6   1  35


Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reuss W(10-5)                 9     9   1   1   0   5   0  34


Umpires: HP - Jerry Dale, 1B - Ed Sudol, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Bruce Froemming
Time of Game: 2:14   


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Gross grounded out (second to first); Andrews flied
out to right; Cedeno struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Taveras popped to first; Stennett walked; Jutze
allowed a passed ball [Stennett to second]; Oliver walked;
Stargell flied out to center [Stennett to third]; Zisk flied out
to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson doubled to left; Roberts struck out; Cabell
grounded out (second to first) [Watson to third]; DaVanon
singled to right [Watson scored]; Jutze struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Robinson struck out; Hebner grounded out (second to
first); Sanguillen grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Dierker singled to right; Gross struck out; Andrews
forced Dierker (shortstop unassisted); Cedeno flied out to left;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Reuss struck out; Taveras grounded out (second to
first); Stennett flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson singled to right; Roberts flied out to
center; Cabell grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Watson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Oliver grounded out (second to first); Stargell
flied out to right; Zisk singled to shortstop; Robinson homered
[Zisk scored]; Hebner struck out but advanced to first on a
passed ball; Sanguillen flied out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 5TH: DaVanon was called out on strikes; Jutze singled to
center; Dierker out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Jutze to second]; Gross grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 5TH: Reuss grounded out (pitcher to first); Taveras
flied out to right; Stennett doubled to center [Stennett to
third (error by Cedeno)]; Oliver flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Andrews flied out to center; Cedeno singled to
center; Watson singled to center [Cedeno out at third (center to
third), Watson to second (on throw to 3b)]; Roberts grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 6TH: Stargell singled to center; Zisk singled to left
[Stargell to second]; Robinson grounded into a double play
(third to first) [Zisk to second, Stargell out at third]; Hebner
singled to right [Zisk scored, Hebner to second (on throw to
home)]; Sanguillen grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Cabell flied out to left; DaVanon grounded out
(shortstop to first); Jutze grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 7TH: Reuss was called out on strikes; Taveras singled to
right; Taveras stole second; Taveras stole third; Stennett
singled to right [Taveras scored]; Stennett stole second; Oliver
doubled to right [Stennett scored]; SAMBITO REPLACED DIERKER
(PITCHING); Stargell struck out; Zisk grounded out (shortstop to
first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 5.

ASTROS 8TH: HOWARD BATTED FOR SAMBITO; Howard doubled to left;
Gross lined to shortstop; Andrews grounded out (shortstop to
first); Cedeno lined to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Pirates 5.

PIRATES 8TH: HOWARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); NIEKRO REPLACED
CEDENO (PITCHING); Robinson popped to shortstop in foul
territory; Hebner grounded out (second to pitcher); Sanguillen
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 5.

ASTROS 9TH: Watson singled to right; Roberts forced Watson
(shortstop to second); Cabell forced Roberts (shortstop to
second); DaVanon flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Pirates 5.

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


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