Pittsburgh Pirates 3, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 124
Doubleheader Nightcap
Played on Sunday, August 20, 1978 (D) at Three Rivers Stadium

HOU N    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  9  1
PIT N    0  0  0    2  0  1    0  0  x  -   3  9  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       4   1   0   0       0   1       2   0
Gonzalez 2b                   4   0   2   0       0   1       1   4
Cabell 1b                     4   0   2   0       0   0       9   1
Howe 3b                       4   0   2   1       0   0       0   4
Alou lf                       4   0   2   0       0   0       0   0
Cruz rf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Sexton ss                     4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Pujols c                      4   0   0   0       0   0       8   1
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Landestoy ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       35   1   9   1       0   4      24  12

FIELDING - 
E: Pujols (6).

BATTING - 
GDP: Cabell (10,off Reuss).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Sexton (11,3rd base off Reuss/Dyer).

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras ss                    4   0   0   0       0   1       2   4
Moreno cf                     3   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
Parker rf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Milner 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   0      10   0
Ott lf                        4   2   3   2       0   1       2   0
Garner 2b                     3   1   2   0       1   0       5   3
Berra 3b                      3   0   1   0       1   2       1   3
Dyer c                        3   0   0   0       1   0       4   0
Reuss p                       4   0   1   0       0   2       1   2
Totals                       32   3   9   2       4   7      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Reuss-Berra, Garner-Taveras-Milner.
E: Taveras (28).

BATTING - 
2B: Ott (10,off Niekro); Milner (14,off Sambito).
HR: Ott 2 (8,4th inning off Niekro 0 on 2 out,6th inning off Niekro 0 on 1
out).
IBB: Berra (2,by Niekro); Garner (8,by Sambito).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Moreno (52,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols); Garner 2 (20,Home off Niekro/Pujols,2nd
base off Niekro/Pujols); Berra (2,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols); Dyer (2,2nd
base off Niekro/Pujols).
CS: Parker (6,2nd base by Sambito/Pujols).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(10-10)               6     7   3   3   2   2   2  27
Sambito                       2     2   0   0   2   5   0   9
Totals                        8     9   3   3   4   7   2  36

IBB: Niekro (1,Berra); Sambito (6,Garner).

Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reuss W(1-2)                  9     9   1   0   0   4   0  35


Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Eric Gregg, 3B - Bill Williams
Time of Game: 2:27   Attendance: 21851


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Puhl                cf        Taveras             ss
2. Gonzalez            2b        Moreno              cf
3. Cabell              1b        Parker              rf
4. Howe                3b        Milner              1b
5. Alou                lf        Ott                 lf
6. Cruz                rf        Garner              2b
7. Sexton              ss        Berra               3b
8. Pujols              c         Dyer                c
9. Niekro              p         Reuss               p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (pitcher to first); Gonzalez made
an out to second; Cabell singled to right; Howe singled to third
[Cabell to second]; Alou grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Taveras flied out to center; Moreno walked; Moreno
stole second; Parker grounded out (second to first) [Moreno to
third]; Milner flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
0, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz flied out to left; Sexton singled to center;
Pujols grounded out (second to first) [Sexton to second]; Sexton
stole third; Niekro struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Pirates 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Ott doubled to right; Garner grounded out (third to
first); Berra struck out; Dyer grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl reached on an error by Taveras [Puhl to first];
Gonzalez singled to right [Puhl to second]; Cabell flied out to
right [Puhl to third]; Howe singled to second [Puhl scored
(unearned), Gonzalez to second]; Alou singled to right [Gonzalez
to third, Howe to second]; Cruz lined into a double play
(pitcher to third) [Gonzalez out at third]; 1 R (0 ER), 3 H, 1
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Reuss grounded out (second to first); Taveras
grounded out (third to first); Moreno popped to shortstop; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Sexton popped to shortstop; Pujols grounded out
(shortstop to first); Niekro flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Parker grounded out (first unassisted); Milner
grounded out (second to first); Ott homered; Garner singled to
left; Berra singled to center [Garner to third]; Garner stole
home and Berra stole second; Dyer popped to catcher in foul
territory; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 2.

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

PIRATES 5TH: Reuss singled to center; Taveras flied out to
center; Moreno flied out to right; Parker popped to second; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Howe popped to second; Alou singled to center; Cruz
struck out; Sexton grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 6TH: Milner grounded out (second to first); Ott homered;
Garner singled to left; Garner stole second [Garner to third
(error by Pujols)]; Berra was walked intentionally; Dyer reached
on a fielder's choice [Garner out at home (pitcher to catcher to
third to first), Berra to third]; Dyer stole second; Reuss
struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Pujols grounded out (third to first); LANDESTOY
BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Landestoy popped to second in foul territory;
Puhl popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates
3.

PIRATES 7TH: SAMBITO REPLACED LANDESTOY (PITCHING); Taveras
struck out; Moreno struck out; Parker singled to center; Parker
was picked off and caught stealing second (pitcher to first to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Gonzalez struck out; Cabell singled to left; Howe
forced Cabell (third to second); Alou grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 8TH: Milner doubled to right; Ott struck out; Garner was
walked intentionally; Berra struck out; Dyer walked [Milner to
third, Garner to second]; Reuss struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Cruz flied out to center; Sexton grounded out
(shortstop to first); Pujols grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   9   1    7
 Pirates          3   9   1    9


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