Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Houston Astros 1

Regular Season Game 96

Doubleheader Nightcap

Played on Wednesday, July 21, 1976 (N) at Three Rivers Stadium

HOU N 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 1 2 0 PIT N 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 x - 4 9 1

Houston AstrosAB R H RBI BB SO PO AHoward cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Gross rf 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 Cruz lf 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 Watson 1b 4 0 1 1 0 0 8 1 Herrmann c 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 Cedeno ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Andrews pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Boswell 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 DaVanon 2b 1 0 0 0 2 1 3 2 Metzger ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Andujar p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Niekro p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Cabell ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Totals29 1 2 1 4 4 24 9BATTING -GDP:Metzger (7,off Demery).Team LOB:5.

Pittsburgh PiratesAB R H RBI BB SO PO ATaveras ss 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 3 Stennett 2b 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 5 Oliver cf 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 Robinson rf 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 Zisk lf 3 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 Kirkpatrick 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 Hebner 3b 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 Dyer c 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 0 Demery p 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 Giusti p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Totals31 4 9 3 3 6 27 12FIELDING -DP:1. Stennett-Kirkpatrick.E:Demery (1).BATTING -2B:Dyer (4,off Niekro).HR:Zisk (12,8th inning off Niekro 0 on 1 out).SH:Demery (2,off Niekro).Team LOB:7.BASERUNNING -SB:Taveras (32,2nd base off Andujar/Herrmann).

PITCHING

Houston AstrosIP H R ER BB SO HR BFPAndujar L(6-6) 3 4 2 2 2 1 0 15 Niekro 5 5 2 2 1 5 1 20Totals8 9 4 4 3 6 1 35WP:Niekro (7).

Pittsburgh PiratesIP H R ER BB SO HR BFPDemery W(6-3) 8.2 2 1 0 3 3 0 31 Giusti SV(4) 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2Totals9 2 1 0 4 4 0 33Umpires:HP - Ed Sudol, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Bruce Froemming, 3B - Jerry DaleTime of Game:2:38Attendance:12209 Starting Lineups: Houston Astros Pittsburgh Pirates 1. Howard cf Taveras ss 2. Gross rf Stennett 2b 3. Cruz lf Oliver cf 4. Watson 1b Robinson rf 5. Herrmann c Zisk lf 6. Boswell 3b Kirkpatrick 1b 7. DaVanon 2b Hebner 3b 8. Metzger ss Dyer c 9. Andujar p Demery p ASTROS 1ST: Howard grounded out (first unassisted); Gross grounded out (pitcher to first); Cruz made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0. PIRATES 1ST: Taveras walked; Taveras stole second; Stennett grounded out (shortstop to first); Oliver singled to left [Taveras scored]; Robinson grounded out (third to first) [Oliver to third]; Zisk walked; Kirkpatrick grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 1. ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Herrmann flied out to left; Boswell grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 1. PIRATES 2ND: Hebner grounded out (first unassisted); Dyer flied out to left; Demery struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 1. ASTROS 3RD: DaVanon struck out; Metzger flied out to right; Andujar struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 1. PIRATES 3RD: Taveras grounded out (third to first); Stennett singled to right; Oliver singled to right [Stennett to third]; Robinson singled to left [Stennett scored, Oliver to second]; Zisk flied out to left; Kirkpatrick lined to right; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 2. ASTROS 4TH: Howard flied out to left; Gross flied out to left; Cruz struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 2. PIRATES 4TH: NIEKRO REPLACED ANDUJAR (PITCHING); Hebner walked; Dyer singled to center [Hebner to second]; Demery out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Hebner to third, Dyer to second]; Niekro threw a wild pitch [Hebner scored, Dyer to third]; Taveras struck out; Stennett grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 3. ASTROS 5TH: Watson flied out to center; Herrmann grounded out (second to first); Boswell lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 3. PIRATES 5TH: Oliver grounded out (pitcher to first); Robinson struck out; Zisk made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 3. ASTROS 6TH: DaVanon walked; Metzger grounded into a double play (second to first) [DaVanon out at second]; Niekro grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 3. PIRATES 6TH: Kirkpatrick popped to first in foul territory; Hebner flied out to right; Dyer doubled to right [Dyer out at third (right to second to third)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 3. ASTROS 7TH: Howard grounded out (second to first); Gross grounded out (first unassisted); Cruz singled to left; Watson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 3. PIRATES 7TH: Demery was called out on strikes; Taveras singled to center; Stennett struck out; Oliver flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 3. ASTROS 8TH: Herrmann grounded out (first to second to pitcher); Boswell grounded out (first unassisted); DaVanon walked; Metzger lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 3. PIRATES 8TH: Robinson made an out to second; Zisk homered; Kirkpatrick popped to catcher in foul territory; Hebner singled to third; Dyer was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 4. ASTROS 9TH: CABELL BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Howard grounded out (third to first); Gross reached on an error by Demery [Gross to first]; Cruz walked [Gross to second]; Watson singled to center [Gross scored (unearned), Cruz to second]; GIUSTI REPLACED DEMERY (PITCHING); CEDENO BATTED FOR HERRMANN; Cedeno walked [Cruz to third, Watson to second]; ANDREWS RAN FOR CEDENO; Boswell struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 4. Final Totals R H E LOB Astros 1 2 0 5 Pirates 4 9 1 7

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