Houston Astros 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 5
Regular Season Game 128
Played on Friday, August 25, 1978 (N) at Astrodome

PIT N    0  0  3    0  0  1    0  0  1  -   5 11  2
HOU N    2  0  0    1  3  1    0  0  x  -   7 10  0
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras ss                    4   1   1   0       0   1       2   4
Moreno cf                     3   1   1   0       2   1       1   0
Parker rf                     5   1   2   2       0   2       4   0
Stargell 1b                   5   0   0   0       0   2       4   0
Ott c                         4   1   2   0       0   1       5   1
Milner lf                     4   0   2   1       0   1       4   0
Garner 2b                     4   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Berra 3b                      4   0   1   1       0   2       0   0
Rooker p                      2   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
  Sanguillen ph               1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Whitson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  B. Robinson ph              0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       36   5  11   4       3  13      24   5

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Taveras-Garner.
E: Moreno (5), Garner (24).

BATTING - 
2B: Parker (22,off Niekro); Milner (15,off Niekro).
3B: Ott (3,off Niekro); Garner (8,off Sambito).
SH: Taveras (8,off Andujar).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Moreno (15,3rd base by Niekro/Pujols).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       2   1   1   0       3   0       2   0
Gonzalez 2b                   4   1   1   1       0   0       2   2
Cabell 1b                     4   2   2   2       0   0       8   0
Howe 3b                       2   1   1   1       1   0       1   2
Alou lf                       3   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Walling lf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cruz rf                       4   0   2   1       0   0       1   0
Sexton ss                     4   1   1   1       0   2       1   1
Pujols c                      4   0   0   0       0   1      12   3
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Howard ph                   0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Andujar p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   7  10   7       4   5      27   8

FIELDING - 
PB: Pujols (10).

BATTING - 
3B: Cabell (5,off Rooker).
HR: Sexton (2,4th inning off Rooker 0 on 1 out).
SH: Gonzalez (4,off Rooker).
SF: Howe (5,off Rooker).
HBP: Howard (3,by Whitson).
IBB: Puhl 2 (5,by Whitson 2).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Howard (6,2nd base off Whitson/Ott); Cruz (26,2nd base off Whitson/Ott).
CS: Puhl (12,2nd base by Rooker/Ott).

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rooker L(8-9)                 5     7   6   4   2   2   1  24
Whitson                       3     3   1   1   2   3   0  14
Totals                        8    10   7   5   4   5   1  38

WP: Whitson (1).
HBP: Whitson (2,Howard).
IBB: Whitson 2 (5,Puhl 2).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(11-10)               6     9   4   4   1   7   0  27
Sambito                       2     2   1   1   1   5   0   9
Andujar SV(1)                 1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4
Totals                        9    11   5   5   3  13   0  40

Sambito faced 3 batters in the 9th inning

Umpires: HP - Murray Strey, 1B - Jim Rains, 2B - Howard Hansen, 3B - Bob Schroeder
Time of Game: 2:51   Attendance: 11641


Starting Lineups:

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

PIRATES 1ST: ump1b,rainj901 ump2b,hansh901 ump3b,schrb901
timeofgame,171 attendance,11641 substitute umpires worked due to
a one-day strike by the staff umpires; Debut for umpires Murray
Strey, Bob Schroeder, Jim Rains and Howard Hansen; Taveras
struck out; Moreno singled to center; Parker singled to pitcher
[Moreno to second]; Moreno was caught stealing third (catcher to
third) [Parker to second]; Stargell struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl flied out to center; Gonzalez flied out to
left; Cabell singled to center; Howe walked [Cabell to second];
Alou singled to center [Cabell scored, Howe to third (error by
Moreno)]; Cruz singled to second [Howe scored (unearned), Alou
to second]; Sexton popped to shortstop; 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 2.

PIRATES 2ND: Ott grounded out (second to first); Milner singled
to right; Garner singled to left [Milner to second]; Berra
struck out; Rooker struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 0,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Pujols grounded out (shortstop to first); Niekro
struck out; Puhl singled to center; Puhl was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0,
Astros 2.

PIRATES 3RD: Taveras singled to shortstop; Moreno walked
[Taveras to second]; Parker doubled to right [Taveras scored,
Moreno scored]; Stargell flied out to center; Ott singled to
right [Parker to third]; Pujols allowed a passed ball [Parker
scored, Ott to second]; Milner flied out to center [Ott to
third]; Garner grounded out (third to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Gonzalez flied out to right; Cabell flied out to
left; Howe singled to left; Alou flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 2.

PIRATES 4TH: Berra made an out to catcher; Rooker struck out;
Taveras grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Pirates 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); Sexton
homered; Pujols flied out to left; Niekro struck out; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 3.

PIRATES 5TH: Moreno flied out to right; Parker lined to
shortstop; Stargell grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Puhl walked; Gonzalez reached on an error by Garner
on a sacrifice bunt [Puhl to second, Gonzalez to first]; Cabell
tripled to left [Puhl scored, Gonzalez scored (unearned)]; Howe
hit a sacrifice fly to right [Cabell scored]; Alou grounded out
(pitcher unassisted); Cruz grounded out (first unassisted); 3 R
(2 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 6.

PIRATES 6TH: WALLING REPLACED ALOU (PLAYING LF); Ott tripled to
center; Milner doubled to right [Ott scored]; Garner grounded
out (second to first) [Milner to third]; Berra struck out
(catcher to first); SANGUILLEN BATTED FOR ROOKER; Sanguillen
struck out (catcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4,
Astros 6.

ASTROS 6TH: WHITSON REPLACED SANGUILLEN (PITCHING); Sexton
struck out; Pujols flied out to right; HOWARD BATTED FOR NIEKRO;
Howard was hit by a pitch; Howard stole second; Puhl was walked
intentionally; Gonzalez singled to right [Howard scored, Puhl to
second]; Cabell popped to second; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates
4, Astros 7.

PIRATES 7TH: SAMBITO REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Taveras popped
to second; Moreno struck out; Parker struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 7.

ASTROS 7TH: Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); Walling
flied out to right; Cruz singled to left; Cruz stole second;
Sexton struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 7.

PIRATES 8TH: Stargell struck out; Ott was called out on strikes;
Milner struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 7.

ASTROS 8TH: Pujols struck out; Sambito singled to center;
Whitson threw a wild pitch [Sambito to second]; Puhl was walked
intentionally; Gonzalez lined into a double play (shortstop to
second) [Sambito out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates
4, Astros 7.

PIRATES 9TH: Garner tripled to right; Berra singled to center
[Garner scored]; B. ROBINSON BATTED FOR WHITSON; B. Robinson
walked [Berra to second]; ANDUJAR REPLACED SAMBITO (PITCHING);
Taveras out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Berra to
third, B. Robinson to second]; Moreno walked; Parker was called
out on strikes; Stargell popped to first in foul territory; 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Pirates 5, Astros 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          5  11   2    8
 Astros           7  10   0    7


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