Pittsburgh Pirates 6, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 121
Played on Friday, August 18, 1978 (N) at Three Rivers Stadium

HOU N    0  0  1    1  0  1    0  0  0  -   3 13  0
PIT N    2  2  0    1  1  0    0  0  x  -   6 11  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       5   0   2   1       0   0       2   0
Gonzalez 2b                   5   0   2   0       0   1       2   4
Cabell 1b                     3   0   0   0       1   1      10   0
Cruz rf                       4   2   2   1       0   0       3   0
Howe 3b                       4   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Walling lf                    3   0   3   1       0   0       2   0
Bochy c                       3   0   0   0       1   0       3   1
Sexton ss                     4   0   1   0       0   2       0   6
Ruhle p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Landestoy ph                1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Williams p                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Baldwin ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Andujar p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Alou ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   3  13   3       2   5      24  13

BATTING - 
2B: Howe (31,off Bibby).
3B: Landestoy (1,off Bibby).
HR: Cruz (9,4th inning off Bibby 0 on 0 out).
SF: Walling (2,off Whitson).
GDP: Cabell (9,off Bibby); Bochy (5,off Tekulve).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Walling (6,2nd base off Bibby/Sanguillen).

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras ss                    4   2   1   0       0   0       3   4
Moreno cf                     4   2   1   1       1   1       4   1
Parker rf                     5   0   3   2       0   0       2   1
Stargell 1b                   4   0   1   1       0   0       9   1
Ott lf                        3   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Garner 2b                     4   1   2   0       0   0       2   4
Sanguillen c                  4   0   1   0       0   0       5   1
Berra 3b                      3   0   1   1       1   0       1   2
Bibby p                       3   1   1   1       0   2       0   0
  Whitson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Jackson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tekulve p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   6  11   6       3   3      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Taveras-Garner-Stargell, Moreno-Garner-Berra, Berra-Garner-Stargell.

BATTING - 
2B: Parker (20,off Andujar); Sanguillen (4,off Andujar).
3B: Moreno (5,off Ruhle).
HR: Bibby (1,4th inning off Williams 0 on 0 out).
HBP: Taveras (5,by Ruhle).
IBB: Berra (1,by Andujar).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Taveras 2 (28,2nd base off Ruhle/Bochy 2); Garner (18,2nd base off Williams/Bochy).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruhle L(2-1)                  2     5   4   4   2   1   0  14
Williams                      3     4   2   2   0   2   1  13
Andujar                       3     2   0   0   1   0   0  12
Totals                        8    11   6   6   3   3   1  39

HBP: Ruhle (1,Taveras).
IBB: Andujar (2,Berra).

Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bibby W(7-7)                  5    10   3   3   0   4   1  23
Whitson                       1.1   2   0   0   2   0   0   7
Jackson                       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Tekulve SV(21)                2.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   7
Totals                        9    13   3   3   2   5   1  38

Bibby faced 2 batters in the 6th inning

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Eric Gregg, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:39   Attendance: 8632


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Puhl                cf        Taveras             ss
2. Gonzalez            2b        Moreno              cf
3. Cabell              1b        Parker              rf
4. Cruz                rf        Stargell            1b
5. Howe                3b        Ott                 lf
6. Walling             lf        Garner              2b
7. Bochy               c         Sanguillen          c
8. Sexton              ss        Berra               3b
9. Ruhle               p         Bibby               p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (shortstop to first); Gonzalez
struck out; Cabell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Taveras singled to shortstop; Taveras stole second;
Moreno tripled to right [Taveras scored]; Parker grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Moreno scored]; Stargell flied out to
left; Ott walked; Garner singled to left [Ott to second];
Sanguillen flied out to right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Pirates 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz flied out to center; Howe singled to left;
Walling singled to right [Howe out at third (right to
shortstop)]; Walling stole second; Bochy flied out to left; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 2ND: Berra flied out to left; Bibby was called out on
strikes; Taveras was hit by a pitch; Taveras stole second;
Moreno walked; Parker singled to center [Taveras scored, Moreno
to second]; Stargell singled to right [Moreno scored, Parker to
third]; Ott grounded out (pitcher to second); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 4.

ASTROS 3RD: Sexton grounded out (third to first); LANDESTOY
BATTED FOR RUHLE; Landestoy tripled to right; Puhl grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Landestoy scored]; Gonzalez singled to
left; Cabell flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 3RD: WILLIAMS REPLACED LANDESTOY (PITCHING); Garner
grounded out (second to first); Sanguillen grounded out
(shortstop to first); Berra grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz homered; Howe lined to shortstop; Walling
singled to center; On a bunt Bochy grounded out (catcher to
first) [Walling to second]; Sexton struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 4TH: Bibby homered; Taveras grounded out (shortstop to
first); Moreno struck out; Parker singled to right; Stargell
made an out to third; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates 5.

ASTROS 5TH: Williams struck out; Puhl singled to shortstop;
Gonzalez singled to right [Puhl to third]; Cabell grounded into
a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Gonzalez out at
second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates 5.

PIRATES 5TH: Ott flied out to center; Garner singled to right;
Sanguillen flied out to center; Garner stole second; Berra
singled to left [Garner scored]; Bibby struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz singled to left; Howe doubled to right [Cruz to
third]; WHITSON REPLACED BIBBY (PITCHING); Walling sacrifice
flied into a double play (center to second to third) [Cruz
scored, Howe out at third]; Bochy walked; Sexton singled to
third [Bochy to second]; BALDWIN BATTED FOR WILLIAMS; Baldwin
grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
3, Pirates 6.

PIRATES 6TH: ANDUJAR REPLACED BALDWIN (PITCHING); Taveras
grounded out (second to first); Moreno grounded out (second to
first); Parker doubled to center; Stargell grounded out (pitcher
to shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates
6.

ASTROS 7TH: Puhl singled to right; Gonzalez forced Puhl (first
to shortstop); Cabell walked [Gonzalez to second]; JACKSON
REPLACED WHITSON (PITCHING); Cruz flied out to right [Gonzalez
to third]; TEKULVE REPLACED JACKSON (PITCHING); Howe flied out
to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 6.

PIRATES 7TH: Ott flied out to right; Garner grounded out
(catcher to first); Sanguillen doubled to right; Berra was
walked intentionally; Tekulve forced Berra (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 6.

ASTROS 8TH: Walling singled to right; Bochy grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Walling out at second];
Sexton struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 6.

PIRATES 8TH: Taveras flied out to right; Moreno lined to third;
Parker grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 3, Pirates 6.

ASTROS 9TH: ALOU BATTED FOR ANDUJAR; Alou grounded out
(shortstop to first); Puhl flied out to center; Gonzalez
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Pirates 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3  13   0    8
 Pirates          6  11   0    9


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