Pittsburgh Pirates 8, Houston Astros 5
Regular Season Game 118
Played on Friday, August 13, 1976 (N) at Astrodome

PIT N    1  1  1    0  0  1    0  3  1  -   8 15  4
HOU N    2  0  0    3  0  0    0  0  0  -   5  8  2
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras ss                    5   1   1   0       0   2       2   5
Hebner 3b                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Robinson 3b                 4   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Helms 3b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Oliver cf                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Moreno cf                   3   1   2   1       1   0       3   0
Parker rf                     5   1   1   1       0   1       0   1
Zisk lf                       4   1   2   0       1   1       1   0
Kirkpatrick 1b                4   1   2   1       0   1      10   1
Stennett 2b                   4   2   3   1       0   0       2   3
Sanguillen c                  4   1   3   2       0   0       8   2
Kison p                       1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Robertson ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tekulve p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Totals                       38   8  15   6       2   8      27  14

FIELDING - 
E: Taveras (24), Oliver (5), Stennett (15), Sanguillen (12).

BATTING - 
2B: Parker (19,off Richard).
3B: Stennett (8,off Niekro).
HR: Sanguillen (2,8th inning off Niekro 1 on 1 out); Moreno (1,9th inning off
Niekro 0 on 1 out).
SH: Kison (6,off Richard).
GDP: Robertson (1,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Kirkpatrick (1,2nd base off Richard/Herrmann); Stennett (15,2nd base off
Richard/Herrmann).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      5   0   2   2       0   2       2   0
Cabell 3b                     4   1   1   0       0   1       1   1
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   0       0   0       2   2
Watson 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   2       7   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   2   1       0   0       1   1
Herrmann c                    3   1   0   0       0   0       8   0
Andrews 2b                    4   1   1   0       0   1       4   3
Metzger ss                    2   1   0   0       2   1       0   3
Richard p                     1   0   0   1       0   0       2   1
  Niekro p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Boswell ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   5   8   4       2   7      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Metzger-Andrews-Watson, Cedeno-Watson.
E: Cruz (4), Richard (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Boswell (7,off Tekulve).
SF: Richard (2,off Kison).
HBP: Herrmann (3,by Kison).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cabell (23,2nd base off Kison/Sanguillen); Cedeno (37,2nd base off Kison/Sanguillen).
CS: Cedeno (9,2nd base by Kison/Sanguillen); Cruz (7,2nd base by Tekulve/Sanguillen).

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Kison                         5     6   5   3   1   4   0  23
Tekulve W(4-1)                4     2   0   0   1   3   0  14
Totals                        9     8   5   3   2   7   0  37

WP: Kison (4).
HBP: Kison (3,Herrmann).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard                       5    10   4   3   2   3   0  26
Niekro L(4-8)                 4     5   4   4   0   5   2  15
Totals                        9    15   8   7   2   8   2  41

Richard faced 2 batters in the 6th inning

Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - Ed Montague, 3B - Lee Weyer
Ejections: Richie Hebner by Ed Montague [Call at 2B]
Time of Game: 2:54   Attendance: 17876


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. Taveras             ss        Gross               rf
2. Hebner              3b        Cabell              3b
3. Oliver              cf        Cedeno              cf
4. Parker              rf        Watson              1b
5. Zisk                lf        Cruz                lf
6. Kirkpatrick         1b        Herrmann            c
7. Stennett            2b        Andrews             2b
8. Sanguillen          c         Metzger             ss
9. Kison               p         Richard             p

PIRATES 1ST: Taveras singled to pitcher; Hebner singled to left
[Taveras to third, Hebner out at second (left to second)];
Richie Hebner ejected by 2B umpire Ed Montague; Oliver
grounded out (pitcher to first); Parker doubled to left [Taveras
scored]; Zisk struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: ROBINSON REPLACED HEBNER (PLAYING 3B); Gross
grounded out (second to first); Cabell singled to right; Cabell
stole second [Cabell scored (error by Sanguillen) (error by
Oliver) (unearned)]; Cedeno reached on an error by Taveras;
Cedeno stole second; Watson grounded out (shortstop to first);
Cruz singled to left [Cedeno scored (unearned), Cruz to second
(on throw to home)]; Herrmann flied out to left; 2 R (0 ER), 2
H, 3 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 2.

PIRATES 2ND: Kirkpatrick singled to center; Stennett lined to
right; Sanguillen singled to center [Kirkpatrick to second];
Kison reached on an error by Richard on a sacrifice bunt
[Kirkpatrick scored (error by Cruz) (unearned) (no RBI),
Sanguillen to third, Kison to second]; Taveras lined to pitcher;
Robinson struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 2,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: MORENO REPLACED OLIVER (PLAYING CF); Andrews struck
out; Metzger struck out; Richard lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 2.

PIRATES 3RD: Moreno walked; Parker forced Moreno (shortstop to
second); Zisk singled to second [Parker to second]; Kirkpatrick
singled to center [Parker scored, Zisk out at third (center to
third)]; Kirkpatrick stole second; Stennett singled to right
[Kirkpatrick to third]; Sanguillen grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Gross singled to left; Cabell grounded out (third to
first) [Gross to second]; Kison threw a wild pitch [Gross to
third]; Cedeno flied out to center; Watson struck out; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 2.

PIRATES 4TH: Kison grounded out (third to first); Taveras flied
out to left; Robinson made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz grounded out (first to pitcher); Herrmann was
hit by a pitch; Andrews singled to right [Herrmann to second];
Metzger walked [Herrmann to third, Andrews to second]; Richard
hit a sacrifice fly to center [Herrmann scored, Andrews to
third, Metzger to second]; Gross singled to center [Andrews
scored, Metzger scored]; Cabell forced Gross (shortstop to
second); 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 5.

PIRATES 5TH: Moreno lined to center; Parker grounded out (second
to pitcher); Zisk walked; Kirkpatrick struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 5TH: Cedeno singled to pitcher; Cedeno was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); Watson struck out; Cruz
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Pirates 3, Astros 5.

PIRATES 6TH: Stennett singled to right; Stennett stole second;
Sanguillen singled to center [Stennett to third]; ROBERTSON
BATTED FOR KISON; NIEKRO REPLACED RICHARD (PITCHING); Robertson
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Stennett scored (no RBI), Sanguillen out at second]; Taveras
struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 5.

ASTROS 6TH: TEKULVE REPLACED ROBERTSON (PITCHING); Herrmann
lined to first; Andrews grounded out (shortstop to first);
Metzger walked; Niekro grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 5.

PIRATES 7TH: Robinson grounded out (shortstop to first); Moreno
singled to center; Parker hit into a double play (center to
first) [Moreno out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 4,
Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Gross struck out; Cabell struck out; Cedeno flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 5.

PIRATES 8TH: Zisk singled to left; Kirkpatrick lined to right;
Stennett tripled to right [Zisk scored]; Sanguillen homered
[Stennett scored]; Tekulve struck out; Taveras struck out; 3 R,
3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 7, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Watson grounded out (second to first); Cruz singled
to pitcher; Cruz was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Herrmann grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 7, Astros 5.

PIRATES 9TH: Robinson struck out; Moreno homered; Parker struck
out; Zisk popped to first in foul territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 8, Astros 5.

ASTROS 9TH: HELMS REPLACED ROBINSON (PLAYING 3B); Andrews
grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger reached on an error
by Stennett [Metzger to first]; BOSWELL BATTED FOR NIEKRO;
Boswell doubled to right [Metzger out at home (right to second
to catcher)]; Gross struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates
8, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          8  15   4    6
 Astros           5   8   2    5


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