Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 96
Doubleheader Nightcap
Played on Thursday, July 19, 1979 (N) at Three Rivers Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  2  -   2  5  0
PIT N    2  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  x  -   4  7  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Landestoy 2b                  4   0   1   2       0   0       2   1
Reynolds ss                   3   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
  Alou ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Puhl cf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Cruz lf                       3   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Cabell 1b                     3   0   0   0       0   1       6   1
Leonard rf                    3   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Howe 3b                       3   0   0   0       0   1       2   2
Ashby c                       3   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Niekro p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberge p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sexton ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Williams p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gonzalez ph                 1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   2   5   2       0   5      24   7

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Cabell-Reynolds-Cabell.

BATTING - 
2B: Gonzalez (2,off Kison).
SH: Niekro (7,off Kison).
GDP: Leonard (5,off Kison); Alou (2,off Jackson).
Team LOB: 1.

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Moreno cf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Foli ss                       4   1   2   0       0   0       0   3
Parker rf                     3   0   1   1       0   0       3   0
Milner 1b                     2   1   1   2       2   0      11   0
Lacy lf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  B. Robinson lf              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Garner 3b                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   4
Stennett 2b                   3   1   1   0       0   0       6   6
Nicosia c                     3   0   0   0       0   0       5   0
Kison p                       3   1   1   1       0   0       0   1
  Jackson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   4   7   4       2   1      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Garner-Stennett-Milner, Foli-Stennett-Milner.

BATTING - 
HR: Milner (7,1st inning off Niekro 1 on 2 out).
SF: Parker (5,off Niekro).
GDP: Milner (3,off Williams).
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(13-5)                4.2   6   4   4   2   1   1  22
Roberge                       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Williams                      3     1   0   0   0   0   0   9
Totals                        8     7   4   4   2   1   1  32


Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Kison W(6-4)                  8     4   2   2   0   5   0  27
Jackson SV(11)                1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     5   2   2   0   5   0  30

Kison faced 2 batters in the 9th inning

Umpires: HP - Charlie Williams, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Jerry Crawford
Ejections: HOU Manager Bill Virdon by Charlie Williams [Interference
non-call]
Time of Game: 2:12   Attendance: 33464


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Landestoy           2b        Moreno              cf
2. Reynolds            ss        Foli                ss
3. Puhl                cf        Parker              rf
4. Cruz                lf        Milner              1b
5. Cabell              1b        Lacy                lf
6. Leonard             rf        Garner              3b
7. Howe                3b        Stennett            2b
8. Ashby               c         Nicosia             c
9. Niekro              p         Kison               p

ASTROS 1ST: Landestoy flied out to left; Reynolds struck out;
Puhl made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Moreno popped to third in foul territory; Foli
singled to shortstop; Parker lined to left; Milner homered [Foli
scored]; Lacy popped to first in foul territory; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz singled to center; Cabell flied out to center;
Leonard grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Cruz out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 2ND: Garner struck out; Stennett flied out to left;
Nicosia popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 0, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Howe grounded out (third to first); Ashby singled to
right; Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Ashby
to second]; Landestoy grounded out (second to first); Astros
manager Bill Virdon ejected by HP umpire Charlie Williams
arguing that Bruce Kison was out of the batter's box when he ran
into his own bunted ball; Williams ruled Kison in the box; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 3RD: Kison grounded out (third to first); Moreno
grounded out (second to first); Foli flied out to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Reynolds flied out to right; Puhl grounded out
(shortstop to first); Cruz flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 4TH: Parker flied out to right; Milner walked; Lacy
flied out to center; Garner forced Milner (shortstop to second);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Cabell struck out; Leonard grounded out (third to
first); Howe grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 5TH: Stennett singled to right; Nicosia grounded out
(third to first) [Stennett to second]; Kison singled to left
[Stennett scored]; Moreno singled to first [Kison to second];
Foli singled to pitcher [Kison to third, Moreno to second];
Parker hit a sacrifice fly to left [Kison scored, Moreno to
third]; Milner walked [Foli to second]; ROBERGE REPLACED NIEKRO
(PITCHING); Lacy flied out to right; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Astros 0, Pirates 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Ashby grounded out (shortstop to first); SEXTON
BATTED FOR ROBERGE; Sexton struck out; Landestoy grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 6TH: WILLIAMS REPLACED SEXTON (PITCHING); Garner flied
out to center; Stennett flied out to center; Nicosia flied out
to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Reynolds grounded out (second to first); Puhl
grounded out (second to first); Cruz flied out to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 7TH: Kison flied to right in foul territory; Moreno
flied out to center; Foli made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Cabell made an out to second; Leonard struck out;
Howe struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 8TH: Parker singled to right; Milner grounded into a
double play (first to shortstop to first) [Parker out at
second]; Lacy grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 4.

ASTROS 9TH: B. ROBINSON REPLACED LACY (PLAYING LF); Ashby
singled to right; GONZALEZ BATTED FOR WILLIAMS; Gonzalez doubled
to left [Ashby to third]; JACKSON REPLACED KISON (PITCHING);
Landestoy singled to left [Ashby scored, Gonzalez scored]; ALOU
BATTED FOR REYNOLDS; Alou grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Landestoy out at second]; Puhl lined to
second; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   5   0    1
 Pirates          4   7   0    4


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