Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 91
Played on Thursday, July 12, 1979 (N) at Astrodome

PIT N    0  0  0    1  0  0    2  2  0  -   5  7  1
HOU N    1  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  1  -   3  7  0
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Moreno cf                     4   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Foli ss                       4   1   1   1       0   0       2   3
Parker rf                     4   0   2   1       0   0       1   0
Stargell 1b                   4   1   1   1       0   0      12   1
Milner lf                     2   1   0   0       1   0       3   0
  B. Robinson lf              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Madlock 3b                    3   1   2   2       1   0       0   3
Ott c                         4   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Stennett 2b                   3   0   0   0       0   0       2   9
Blyleven p                    2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Tekulve p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   5   7   5       2   2      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Stennett-Foli-Stargell.
E: Stennett (5).

BATTING - 
HR: Stargell (17,4th inning off Niekro 0 on 2 out); Madlock (8,7th inning off
Niekro 1 on 2 out).
GDP: Stennett (6,off Niekro); Stargell (2,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Madlock (14,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby); Moreno (34,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Gonzalez ss                   4   0   0   0       0   1       3   5
Cedeno 1b                     4   1   1   0       0   0      13   0
Cruz lf                       2   1   1   1       2   0       2   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Walling rf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Howe 2b                       4   1   1   0       0   1       5   8
Ashby c                       3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Niekro p                      3   0   2   0       0   0       0   3
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Leonard ph                  1   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   3   7   3       3   4      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Howe-Gonzalez-Cedeno, Howe-Gonzalez-Cedeno.

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (20,off Blyleven); Howe (12,off Tekulve).
SH: Puhl (6,off Blyleven).
GDP: Cedeno (10,off Tekulve).
IBB: Ashby (7,by Blyleven).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (24,2nd base off Blyleven/Ott); Cruz (22,2nd base off Blyleven/Ott).

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Blyleven W(7-3)               6.1   6   2   2   3   4   0  28
Tekulve SV(13)                2.2   1   1   1   0   0   0   9
Totals                        9     7   3   3   3   4   0  37

IBB: Blyleven (7,Ashby).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(13-4)                7.2   6   5   5   2   1   2  29
Sambito                       1.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   5
Totals                        9     7   5   5   2   2   2  34


Umpires: HP - Satch Davidson, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Fred Brocklander, 3B - Paul Pryor
Time of Game: 2:44   Attendance: 22956


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. Moreno              cf        Puhl                cf
2. Foli                ss        Gonzalez            ss
3. Parker              rf        Cedeno              1b
4. Stargell            1b        Cruz                lf
5. Milner              lf        Cabell              3b
6. Madlock             3b        Walling             rf
7. Ott                 c         Howe                2b
8. Stennett            2b        Ashby               c
9. Blyleven            p         Niekro              p

PIRATES 1ST: Moreno grounded out (second to first); Foli flied
out to right; Parker flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl struck out; Gonzalez grounded out (second to
pitcher); Cedeno singled to left; Cedeno stole second; Cruz
doubled to left [Cedeno scored]; Cabell flied out to right; 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 1.

PIRATES 2ND: Stargell grounded out (first unassisted); Milner
made an out to second; Madlock walked; Madlock stole second; Ott
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Walling was called out on strikes; Howe made an out
to shortstop; Ashby lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Pirates 0, Astros 1.

PIRATES 3RD: Stennett grounded out (shortstop to first);
Blyleven struck out; Moreno grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Niekro singled to left; Puhl out on a sacrifice bunt
(first to second) [Niekro to second]; Gonzalez grounded out
(second to first) [Niekro to third]; Cedeno flied out to left; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 1.

PIRATES 4TH: Foli grounded out (pitcher to first); Parker
grounded out (second to first); Stargell homered; Milner
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates
1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz walked; Cruz stole second; Cabell singled to
right [Cruz scored, Cabell to second (on throw to home)];
Walling grounded out (second to first) [Cabell to third]; Howe
struck out; Ashby was walked intentionally; Niekro grounded out
(third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 2.

PIRATES 5TH: Madlock singled to third; Ott forced Madlock
(second to shortstop); Stennett grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Ott out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Puhl flied out to left; Gonzalez struck out; Cedeno
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 2.

PIRATES 6TH: Blyleven flied out to right; Moreno grounded out
(second to first); Foli made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz walked; Cabell forced Cruz (shortstop to
second); Walling grounded out (second to first) [Cabell to
second]; Howe grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 2.

PIRATES 7TH: Parker singled to right; Stargell grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Parker out at
second]; Milner walked; Madlock homered [Milner scored]; Ott
made an out to second; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros
2.

ASTROS 7TH: Ashby flied out to center; Niekro singled to left;
Puhl singled to third [Niekro to second]; TEKULVE REPLACED
BLYLEVEN (PITCHING); Gonzalez reached on an error by Stennett
[Niekro to third, Puhl to second, Gonzalez to first]; Cedeno
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Gonzalez out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 3,
Astros 2.

PIRATES 8TH: Stennett grounded out (shortstop to first); Tekulve
grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first); Moreno singled to
center; Moreno stole second; Foli singled to left [Moreno
scored, Foli to second (on throw to home)]; SAMBITO REPLACED
NIEKRO (PITCHING); Parker singled to left [Foli scored];
Stargell grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: B. ROBINSON REPLACED MILNER (PLAYING LF); Cruz
grounded out (second to first); Cabell grounded out (third to
first); Walling grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 5, Astros 2.

PIRATES 9TH: B. Robinson made an out to second; Madlock made an
out to second; Ott struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 5,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Howe doubled to left; Ashby grounded out (second to
first) [Howe to third]; LEONARD BATTED FOR SAMBITO; Leonard
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Howe scored]; Puhl grounded
out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 5, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          5   7   1    2
 Astros           3   7   0    7


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