Pittsburgh Pirates 7, Houston Astros 6
Regular Season Game 123
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Sunday, August 20, 1978 (D) at Three Rivers Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    2  2  0    0  2  0  -   6 11  1
PIT N    2  0  3    1  0  1    0  0  x  -   7 14  3
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       4   0   1   0       1   0       5   0
Gonzalez 2b                   5   1   0   0       0   2       1   0
Cabell 1b                     4   0   2   1       1   0       8   0
Howe 3b                       5   1   2   1       0   1       1   0
Alou lf                       3   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Andujar p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Baldwin ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cruz rf                       4   1   2   1       0   0       0   0
Bochy c                       4   0   2   1       0   0       4   0
Sexton ss                     3   1   1   0       1   1       3   5
Dixon p                       1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Williams p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Landestoy ph                0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Walling lf                  2   0   0   1       0   0       1   0
Totals                       37   6  11   5       4   4      24   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Sexton-Cabell.
E: Bochy (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (23,off Rooker).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cruz (25,2nd base off Tekulve/Ott); Sexton (10,2nd base off Tekulve/Ott).
CS: Cruz (6,Home by Rooker/Sanguillen); Cabell (12,2nd base by Tekulve/Ott).

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras ss                    5   2   4   1       0   0       3   4
Moreno cf                     2   0   1   1       0   0       1   1
Parker rf                     4   2   2   1       0   1       1   0
Stargell 1b                   4   1   3   3       0   0      11   0
Ott lf,c                      4   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Garner 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       3   4
Sanguillen c                  2   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
  Brye lf                     2   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
Berra 3b                      4   1   2   1       0   1       0   2
Rooker p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tekulve p                   2   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Totals                       35   7  14   7       0   4      27  14

FIELDING - 
E: Ott 2 (11), Tekulve (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Taveras (27,off Dixon); Parker (21,off Dixon).
HR: Stargell (17,3rd inning off Dixon 1 on 1 out); Berra (1,4th inning off
Dixon 0 on 1 out).
SH: Moreno (10,off Dixon).
SF: Moreno (2,off Dixon).
GDP: Ott (5,off Andujar).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Taveras (32,2nd base off Dixon/Bochy); Parker (14,2nd base off Dixon/Bochy).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dixon L(6-10)                 3.2   9   6   6   0   2   2  20
Williams                      0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Andujar                       2     4   1   1   0   2   0   9
Forsch                        2     1   0   0   0   0   0   7
Totals                        8    14   7   7   0   4   2  37


Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rooker W(8-8)                 5.2   8   4   2   4   2   0  28
Tekulve SV(23)                3.1   3   2   1   0   2   0  13
Totals                        9    11   6   3   4   4   0  41


Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Dick Stello, 2B - Bruce Froemming, 3B - Eric Gregg
Time of Game: 2:45   


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl walked; Gonzalez grounded out (second to first)
[Puhl to second]; Cabell walked; Howe struck out; Alou forced
Cabell (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Taveras doubled to center; Moreno out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Taveras to third]; Parker
doubled to center [Taveras scored]; Stargell singled to right
[Parker scored]; Ott flied out to center; Garner struck out; 2
R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz popped to shortstop; Bochy popped to second in
foul territory; Sexton flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 0, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 2ND: Sanguillen grounded out (shortstop to first); Berra
struck out; Rooker lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Dixon grounded out (second to first); Puhl grounded
out (second to first); Gonzalez grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 3RD: Taveras singled to left; Taveras stole second
[Taveras to third (error by Bochy)]; Moreno hit a sacrifice fly
to center [Taveras scored]; Parker singled to right; Parker
stole second; Stargell homered [Parker scored]; Ott flied out to
center; Garner flied out to center; 3 R, 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Pirates 5.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell singled to center; Howe singled to right
[Cabell to second]; Alou singled to center [Cabell out at home
(center to catcher), Howe to second]; Cruz doubled to right
[Howe scored, Alou to third]; Bochy singled to shortstop [Alou
scored, Cruz to third]; Cruz was caught stealing home (catcher
unassisted) [Bochy to second]; Sexton struck out; 2 R, 5 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates 5.

PIRATES 4TH: Sanguillen grounded out (shortstop to first); Berra
homered; Rooker popped to shortstop; Taveras singled to left;
Moreno singled to right [Taveras to second]; WILLIAMS REPLACED
DIXON (PITCHING); Parker grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 3
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates 6.

ASTROS 5TH: LANDESTOY BATTED FOR WILLIAMS; Landestoy walked;
Puhl made an out to shortstop; Gonzalez reached on an error by
Ott [Landestoy to third, Gonzalez to second]; Cabell grounded
out (shortstop to first) [Landestoy scored (unearned)]; Howe
singled to left [Gonzalez scored (unearned)]; Alou popped to
second; 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 6.

PIRATES 5TH: WALLING REPLACED LANDESTOY (PLAYING LF); ANDUJAR
REPLACED ALOU (PITCHING); Stargell singled to right; Ott
grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [Stargell out
at second]; Garner grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 6.

ASTROS 6TH: BRYE REPLACED SANGUILLEN (PLAYING LF); OTT CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING C ); Cruz lined to left; Bochy singled to
left; Sexton walked [Bochy to second]; Walling flied out to
center; Puhl singled to left [Bochy to third, Sexton to second];
TEKULVE REPLACED ROOKER (PITCHING); Gonzalez struck out; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 6.

PIRATES 6TH: Brye singled to center; Berra singled to right
[Brye to third]; On a bunt Tekulve struck out; Taveras singled
to right [Brye scored, Berra to second]; Moreno flied out to
center; Parker struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4,
Pirates 7.

ASTROS 7TH: Cabell grounded out (third to first); Howe flied out
to left; HOWARD BATTED FOR ANDUJAR; Howard grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 7.

PIRATES 7TH: FORSCH REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Stargell lined
to third; Ott flied out to left; Garner grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 7.

ASTROS 8TH: Cruz singled to left; Cruz stole second; Bochy
grounded out (third to first); Sexton singled to second [Cruz to
third]; Sexton stole second [Cruz scored (error by Ott), Sexton
to third]; Walling grounded out (second to first) [Sexton scored
(unearned)]; Puhl reached on an error by Tekulve [Puhl to
first]; Gonzalez struck out; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 2 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 6, Pirates 7.

PIRATES 8TH: Brye singled to right; Berra popped to first in
foul territory; Tekulve forced Brye (pitcher to shortstop);
Taveras popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6,
Pirates 7.

ASTROS 9TH: Cabell singled to center; Cabell was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Howe grounded out (shortstop to
first); BALDWIN BATTED FOR FORSCH; Baldwin grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Pirates 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6  11   1    8
 Pirates          7  14   3    6


Data courtesy of Retrosheet