Houston Astros 6, Pittsburgh Pirates 5
Regular Season Game 55
Played on Monday, June 12, 1978 (N) at Astrodome

PIT N    1  0  0    0  2  1    0  1  0  -   5 12  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  6  x  -   6 11  7
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras ss                    5   1   3   0       0   0       1   4
Moreno cf                     3   1   0   1       1   0       4   0
Parker rf                     3   1   2   1       2   0       3   0
B. Robinson lf                5   0   0   0       0   3       0   0
Stargell 1b                   4   0   3   0       0   1       7   0
  Sanguillen pr,1b            1   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Stennett 3b                   4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
  Mendoza 3b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brye ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Ott c                         4   1   1   0       0   1       3   0
Garner 2b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       3   3
Candelaria p                  3   0   1   0       0   2       0   1
  Tekulve p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hamilton p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Whitson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   5  12   2       3   9      24   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Garner-Stargell.
E: Stennett (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Taveras 2 (13,off Dixon,off Niekro); Stargell (6,off Niekro); Ott (6,off
Williams).
SH: Candelaria (4,off Niekro).
SF: Moreno (1,off Dixon).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Moreno (26,2nd base off Dixon/Baldwin); Garner 2 (8,2nd base off Dixon/Baldwin,2nd
base off Niekro/Howard); Parker 2 (10,2nd base off Dixon/Baldwin,2nd base
off Sambito/Ferguson).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Sexton ss                     4   0   1   0       0   0       2   1
  Bergman ph,lf               0   1   0   1       1   0       0   0
Cabell 3b,ss                  5   1   3   1       0   0       1   0
Cedeno cf                     5   0   1   3       0   0       4   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   0       1   0       1   1
Alou lf                       4   1   4   0       0   0       2   1
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Howe 2b,3b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       4   1
Cruz rf                       4   1   1   1       0   0       3   0
Baldwin c                     1   0   0   0       0   0       6   0
  Howard c,2b                 2   1   0   0       1   1       1   0
Dixon p                       1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Metzger ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Niekro p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gonzalez ph                 0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Williams p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Walling ph                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ferguson ph,c               0   1   0   0       1   0       3   0
Totals                       35   6  11   6       5   3      27   4

FIELDING - 
E: Sexton (3), Cabell (10), Alou (1), Howe 2 (7), Cruz (2), Baldwin (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Alou 2 (2,off Candelaria 2).
GDP: Cruz (4,off Candelaria).
Team LOB: 10.

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Candelaria                    7.2   9   2   2   2   3   0  34
Tekulve                       0     0   1   1   1   0   0   1
Hamilton                      0     0   1   1   1   0   0   1
Whitson L(0-1)                0.1   2   2   2   1   0   0   4
Totals                        8    11   6   6   5   3   0  40


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dixon                         5     8   3   2   2   6   0  24
Niekro                        2     2   1   0   0   0   0   9
Williams W(1-0)               1     2   1   1   0   0   0   5
Sambito SV(3)                 1     0   0   0   1   3   0   4
Totals                        9    12   5   3   3   9   0  42


Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Charlie Williams, 3B - Terry Tata
Time of Game: 3:14   Attendance: 9886


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. Taveras             ss        Sexton              ss
2. Moreno              cf        Cabell              3b
3. Parker              rf        Cedeno              cf
4. B. Robinson         lf        Watson              1b
5. Stargell            1b        Alou                lf
6. Stennett            3b        Howe                2b
7. Ott                 c         Cruz                rf
8. Garner              2b        Baldwin             c
9. Candelaria          p         Dixon               p

PIRATES 1ST: Taveras lined to center; Moreno walked; Moreno
stole second; Parker singled to center [Moreno scored]; B.
Robinson struck out; Stargell struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Sexton flied out to center; Cabell flied out to
center; Cedeno lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1,
Astros 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Stennett made an out to second; Ott struck out;
Garner singled to third; Garner stole second; Candelaria struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson walked; Alou singled to right [Watson to
second]; Howe flied out to right; Cruz made an out to third;
Baldwin grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Pirates 1, Astros 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Taveras singled to left; Moreno flied out to
center; Parker singled to left [Taveras to third, Parker out at
second (left to second)]; B. Robinson lined to third; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Dixon grounded out (third to first); Sexton grounded
out (pitcher to first); Cabell singled to second; Cedeno
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 1, Astros 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Stargell singled to right; Stennett singled to
center [Stargell to third]; Ott reached on a fielder's choice
[Stargell out at home (first to catcher), Stennett to second];
Garner popped to shortstop; Candelaria struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson flied out to center; Alou doubled to left;
Howe reached on an error by Stennett [Alou stayed at second,
Howe to first]; Cruz grounded into a double play (second to
first) [Howe out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1,
Astros 0.

PIRATES 5TH: Taveras doubled to left [Taveras to third (error by
Alou)]; Moreno hit a sacrifice fly to center [Taveras scored];
Parker walked; Parker stole second [Parker scored (error by
Baldwin) (error by Howe) (unearned)]; Reggie Baldwin left
after collision with Dave Parker; HOWARD REPLACED BALDWIN
(PLAYING C ); B. Robinson struck out; Stargell singled to
center; Stennett flied out to right; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 3 E, 1
LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Howard grounded out (second to first); METZGER
BATTED FOR DIXON; Metzger struck out; Sexton singled to center;
Cabell singled to right [Sexton to third]; Cedeno flied out to
center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 0.

PIRATES 6TH: NIEKRO REPLACED METZGER (PITCHING); Ott grounded
out (first unassisted); Garner reached on an error by Sexton
[Garner to first]; Garner stole second; Candelaria reached on an
error by Cabell on a sacrifice bunt [Garner scored (unearned)
(no RBI), Candelaria out at second (second to shortstop)];
Taveras doubled to left; Moreno flied out to right; 1 R (0 ER),
1 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson singled to third; Alou singled to left
[Watson to second]; Howe struck out; Cruz popped to shortstop;
Howard struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 0.

PIRATES 7TH: Parker flied out to left; B. Robinson lined to
second; Stargell doubled to center; SANGUILLEN RAN FOR STARGELL;
Stennett flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: MENDOZA REPLACED STENNETT (PLAYING 3B); SANGUILLEN
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); GONZALEZ BATTED FOR NIEKRO;
Gonzalez walked; Sexton popped to first in foul territory;
Cabell forced Gonzalez (shortstop to second); Cedeno forced
Cabell (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4,
Astros 0.

PIRATES 8TH: WILLIAMS REPLACED GONZALEZ (PITCHING); Ott doubled
to right [Ott scored (error by Cruz) (error by Howe)]; Debut
game for Rick Williams; Garner flied out to left; Candelaria
singled to center; Taveras forced Candelaria (shortstop to
second); Moreno flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 2 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 5, Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Alou
doubled to center; Howe flied out to right; Cruz singled to
right [Alou scored]; TEKULVE REPLACED CANDELARIA (PITCHING);
Howard walked [Cruz to second]; WALLING BATTED FOR WILLIAMS;
HAMILTON REPLACED TEKULVE (PITCHING); FERGUSON BATTED FOR
WALLING; Ferguson walked [Cruz to third, Howard to second];
WHITSON REPLACED HAMILTON (PITCHING); BERGMAN BATTED FOR SEXTON;
Bergman walked [Cruz scored, Howard to third, Ferguson to
second]; Cabell singled to shortstop [Howard scored, Ferguson to
third, Bergman to second]; Cedeno singled to center [Ferguson
scored, Bergman scored, Cabell scored, Cedeno to second (on
throw to home)]; Watson flied out to right; 6 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Pirates 5, Astros 6.

PIRATES 9TH: FERGUSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); BERGMAN
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); CABELL CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
SS); HOWE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); HOWARD CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); SAMBITO REPLACED ALOU (PITCHING); Parker
walked; Parker stole second; B. Robinson struck out; Sanguillen
struck out; BRYE BATTED FOR MENDOZA; Brye struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 5, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          5  12   1   10
 Astros           6  11   7   10


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