Houston Astros 11, Pittsburgh Pirates 3
Regular Season Game 19
Played on Friday, April 29, 1977 (N) at Three Rivers Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    5  1  5    0  0  0  -  11 14  2
PIT N    2  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   3 11  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gonzalez ss                   5   1   3   1       0   0       2   1
Cruz rf                       5   1   2   1       0   1       0   0
Cedeno cf                     4   1   0   0       0   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     4   1   1   0       1   0       8   2
Ferguson c                    5   3   3   4       0   1       9   0
Johnson lf                    5   1   3   0       0   1       2   0
  Gardner lf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Howe 3b                       4   1   1   2       1   0       2   7
Sperring 2b                   3   2   1   2       2   0       1   0
Bannister p                   4   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
Totals                       39  11  14  10       4   4      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Gonzalez-Watson.
E: Gonzalez (4), Ferguson (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Howe (3,off Reuss); Sperring (1,off Reuss); Gonzalez (4,off O. Jones).
HR: Ferguson 2 (5,5th inning off Demery 0 on 1 out,6th inning off O. Jones
2 on 2 out).
SH: Bannister (1,off O. Jones).
HBP: Cedeno (1,by O. Jones).
GDP: Cedeno (1,off Reuss); Bannister (1,off Reuss).
Team LOB: 7.

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras ss                    5   1   1   0       0   1       1   5
  Jackson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Dilone cf                     5   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Parker rf                     5   1   3   2       0   0       1   0
Oliver lf                     5   0   1   0       0   2       1   0
Stargell 1b                   4   0   1   1       0   2      10   1
Stennett 2b                   3   0   1   0       1   1       5   1
Garner 3b                     3   0   1   0       1   0       2   4
Dyer c                        3   0   0   0       1   1       4   0
Reuss p                       1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Demery p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Gonzalez ph                 1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  O. Jones p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Helms ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Forster p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mendoza ph,ss               1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   3  11   3       3   9      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Stennett-Stargell, Garner-Taveras-Stennett.
E: Garner (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Oliver (3,off Bannister); Parker (7,off Bannister).
GDP: Garner (3,off Bannister).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Dilone (6,2nd base off Bannister/Ferguson); Parker (3,2nd base off Bannister/Ferguson).
CS: Parker (5,2nd base by Bannister/Ferguson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bannister W(1-1)              9    11   3   3   3   9   0  40

WP: Bannister (1).

Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reuss L(0-3)                  3     8   5   4   2   1   0  17
Demery                        2     1   1   1   0   0   1   8
O. Jones                      1     4   5   5   1   0   1   9
Forster                       2     1   0   0   0   2   0   7
Jackson                       1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4
Totals                        9    14  11  10   4   4   2  45

Reuss faced 5 batters in the 4th inning
HBP: O. Jones (1,Cedeno).

Umpires: HP - Art Williams, 1B - Paul Runge, 2B - Ed Montague, 3B - Lee Weyer
Time of Game: 2:40   Attendance: 7186


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Gonzalez            ss        Taveras             ss
2. Cruz                rf        Dilone              cf
3. Cedeno              cf        Parker              rf
4. Watson              1b        Oliver              lf
5. Ferguson            c         Stargell            1b
6. Johnson             lf        Stennett            2b
7. Howe                3b        Garner              3b
8. Sperring            2b        Dyer                c
9. Bannister           p         Reuss               p

ASTROS 1ST: Gonzalez singled to center; Cruz flied out to
center; Cedeno grounded into a double play (second to first)
[Gonzalez out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Taveras grounded out (third to first); Dilone
singled to left; Dilone stole second; Parker singled to center
[Dilone scored]; Parker stole second; Oliver struck out;
Stargell singled to right [Parker scored]; Stennett struck out;
2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Ferguson
struck out; Johnson singled to center; Howe forced Johnson
(third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 2ND: Garner singled to third; Garner was picked off
first but was safe on an error by Ferguson [Garner to second];
Dyer struck out; Reuss struck out; Taveras struck out; 0 R, 1 H,
1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Sperring walked; On a bunt Bannister grounded into a
double play (third to shortstop to second) [Sperring out at
second]; Gonzalez singled to center; Cruz singled to center
[Gonzalez to second]; Cedeno popped to first in foul territory;
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 3RD: Dilone grounded out (third to first); Parker
singled to center; Parker was picked off and caught stealing
second (pitcher to first to shortstop); Oliver doubled to right;
Stargell was called out on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson walked; Ferguson singled to right [Watson to
second]; Johnson singled to left [Watson to third, Ferguson to
second]; Howe doubled to left [Watson scored, Ferguson scored,
Johnson to third]; Sperring doubled to right [Johnson scored,
Howe scored]; DEMERY REPLACED REUSS (PITCHING); Bannister
grounded out (pitcher to second); Gonzalez grounded out
(shortstop to first); Cruz reached on an error by Garner
[Sperring scored (unearned) (no RBI), Cruz to second]; Cedeno
reached on a fielder's choice [Cruz out at third (third
unassisted)]; 5 R (4 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 4TH: Stennett walked; Garner grounded into a double play
(shortstop to first) [Stennett out at second]; Dyer grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Ferguson
homered; Johnson flied out to left; Howe grounded out (shortstop
to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 5TH: GONZALEZ BATTED FOR DEMERY; Gonzalez singled to
right; Taveras forced Gonzalez (third to second); Dilone
grounded out (third to first) [Taveras to second]; Parker lined
to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 6TH: O. JONES REPLACED GONZALEZ (PITCHING); Sperring
walked; Bannister out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second)
[Sperring to second]; Gonzalez doubled to left [Sperring
scored]; Cruz singled to right [Gonzalez scored, Cruz to second
(on throw to home)]; Cedeno was hit by a pitch; Watson flied out
to right; Ferguson homered [Cruz scored, Cedeno scored]; Johnson
singled to left; Howe popped to third in foul territory; 5 R, 4
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 11, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 6TH: Oliver lined to left; Stargell grounded out (first
to pitcher); Stennett singled to right; Garner walked [Stennett
to second]; Dyer reached on an error by Gonzalez [Stennett to
third, Garner to second, Dyer to first]; HELMS BATTED FOR O.
JONES; Helms was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB. 
Astros 11, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 7TH: FORSTER REPLACED HELMS (PITCHING); Sperring flied
out to center; Bannister struck out; Gonzalez grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 11, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 7TH: Taveras singled to center; Dilone lined to center;
Bannister threw a wild pitch [Taveras to second]; Parker doubled
to left [Taveras scored]; Oliver struck out; Stargell struck
out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 11, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Cruz struck out; Cedeno popped to first in foul
territory; Watson singled to center; Ferguson grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 11, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 8TH: Stennett lined to left; Garner popped to third in
foul territory; Dyer walked; MENDOZA BATTED FOR FORSTER; Mendoza
singled to center [Dyer to second]; Taveras grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 11, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 9TH: MENDOZA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); JACKSON
REPLACED TAVERAS (PITCHING); Johnson struck out; Howe walked;
Sperring made an out to first; Bannister lined to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 11, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 9TH: GARDNER REPLACED JOHNSON (PLAYING LF); Dilone
grounded out (third to first); Parker lined to left; Oliver
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
11, Pirates 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros          11  14   2    7
 Pirates          3  11   1   10


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