Houston Astros 12, Pittsburgh Pirates 5
Regular Season Game 120
Played on Thursday, August 21, 1980 (N) at Astrodome

PIT N    1  0  1    2  1  0    0  0  0  -   5 14  1
HOU N    2  0  4    2  0  4    0  0  x  -  12 18  3
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Moreno cf                     5   0   2   1       0   1       3   0
  Alexander cf                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Foli ss                       4   2   3   0       0   0       0   3
  Berra ss                    1   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Parker rf                     4   1   1   1       0   1       0   1
  B. Robinson 1b              1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Easler lf,rf                  5   1   3   1       0   1       1   0
Madlock 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
  Lacy 3b                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Milner 1b,lf                  4   1   2   0       1   0       6   0
Ott c                         5   0   1   0       0   2       6   1
Garner 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
Blyleven p                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Sanguillen ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Solomon p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bevacqua ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Jackson p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Tekulve p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       42   5  14   3       1   5      24  10

FIELDING - 
E: Foli (11).
PB: Ott (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Parker (22,off Niekro); Easler (18,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Foli (10,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Morgan 2b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       0   4
  Landestoy 2b                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Cabell 3b                     3   2   2   0       1   0       0   1
  Howe ph,3b                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Puhl rf                       5   4   4   2       0   1       1   0
Cruz lf                       5   1   3   2       0   1       1   0
Cedeno cf                     4   2   2   3       0   1       4   0
  Leonard cf                  0   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Heep 1b                       3   1   1   2       0   1       7   1
  Bergman 1b                  1   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Ashby c                       5   1   2   1       0   1       5   0
Reynolds ss                   4   0   2   1       0   0       3   4
Niekro p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Roberge p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Totals                       38  12  18  11       2   6      27  13

FIELDING - 
E: Cabell (19), Reynolds (13), Niekro (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz 2 (26,off Blyleven,off Solomon); Puhl (16,off Blyleven); Cedeno 2
(25,off Blyleven,off Jackson); Heep (6,off Blyleven).
SH: Niekro (11,off Blyleven); Roberge (1,off Jackson).
SF: Heep (1,off Jackson).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan (18,2nd base off Blyleven/Ott); Cabell (16,2nd base off Solomon/Ott);
Puhl (19,2nd base off Jackson/Ott).

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Blyleven L(7-9)               3     9   6   6   1   4   0  18
Solomon                       1     3   2   2   0   0   0   6
Jackson                       3     5   4   3   0   1   0  14
Tekulve                       1     1   0   0   1   1   0   5
Totals                        8    18  12  11   2   6   0  43

WP: Blyleven (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro                        4    11   5   4   1   1   0  25
Roberge                       1.2   3   0   0   0   1   0   8
Sambito W(8-3)                3.1   0   0   0   0   3   0  10
Totals                        9    14   5   4   1   5   0  43

Niekro faced 2 batters in the 5th inning
WP: Niekro 2 (11).

Umpires: HP - Terry Tata, 1B - Steve Fields, 2B - Bruce Froemming, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:59   Attendance: 33884


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. Moreno              cf        Morgan              2b
2. Foli                ss        Cabell              3b
3. Parker              rf        Puhl                rf
4. Easler              lf        Cruz                lf
5. Madlock             3b        Cedeno              cf
6. Milner              1b        Heep                1b
7. Ott                 c         Ashby               c
8. Garner              2b        Reynolds            ss
9. Blyleven            p         Niekro              p

PIRATES 1ST: Cabell dropped a foul fly hit by Moreno for an
error; Moreno struck out; Foli singled; Niekro threw a wild
pitch [Foli to second]; Parker grounded out (first to pitcher)
[Foli to third]; Niekro threw a wild pitch [Foli scored]; Easler
reached on an error by Reynolds [Easler to first]; Madlock
singled [Easler to third]; Milner forced Madlock (second to
shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Morgan singled; Morgan stole second; Blyleven threw
a wild pitch [Morgan to third]; Cabell walked; Puhl singled to
right [Morgan scored, Cabell out at third (right to third)];
Cruz doubled [Puhl scored]; Ott allowed a passed ball [Cruz to
third]; Cedeno struck out; Heep struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 2.

PIRATES 2ND: Ott grounded out (second to first); Garner grounded
out (shortstop to first); Blyleven singled; Moreno singled
[Blyleven to second]; Foli singled [Blyleven to third, Moreno to
second]; Parker lined to right; 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Pirates
1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Ashby struck out; Reynolds singled; Niekro out on a
sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Reynolds to second]; Morgan
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 1, Astros 2.

PIRATES 3RD: Easler singled; Madlock grounded out (third to
first) [Easler to second]; Easler was picked off second but was
safe on an error by Niekro [Easler scored (unearned)]; Milner
singled; Ott flied out to center; Garner grounded out (shortstop
to first); 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Cabell singled; Puhl doubled [Cabell to third]; Cruz
struck out; Cedeno doubled [Cabell scored, Puhl scored]; Heep
doubled [Cedeno scored]; Ashby grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Heep to third]; Reynolds singled [Heep scored]; Niekro forced
Reynolds (shortstop to second); 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates
2, Astros 6.

PIRATES 4TH: SANGUILLEN BATTED FOR BLYLEVEN; Sanguillen grounded
out (shortstop to first); Moreno flied out to center; Foli
singled; Foli stole second; Parker doubled [Foli scored]; Easler
doubled [Parker scored]; Madlock flied out to left; 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 6.

ASTROS 4TH: SOLOMON REPLACED SANGUILLEN (PITCHING); Morgan flied
out to left; Cabell singled; Cabell stole second; Puhl singled
[Cabell scored]; Cruz doubled [Puhl scored]; Cedeno grounded out
(second to first); Heep grounded out (first unassisted); 2 R, 3
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 8.

PIRATES 5TH: Milner walked; Ott singled [Milner to second];
ROBERGE REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Garner made an out to
shortstop; BEVACQUA BATTED FOR SOLOMON; Bevacqua forced Ott
(second to shortstop) [Milner to third]; Moreno singled [Milner
scored, Bevacqua to second]; Foli grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 5, Astros 8.

ASTROS 5TH: JACKSON REPLACED BEVACQUA (PITCHING); Ashby singled;
Reynolds flied out to center; Roberge out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher unassisted) [Ashby to second]; Morgan grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 5, Astros 8.

PIRATES 6TH: Parker struck out; Easler singled; Madlock popped
to first in foul territory; Milner singled [Easler to third];
SAMBITO REPLACED ROBERGE (PITCHING); Ott struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 5, Astros 8.

ASTROS 6TH: Cabell flied out to center; Puhl singled; Puhl stole
second; Cruz singled [Puhl to third]; Cedeno doubled [Puhl
scored, Cruz to third]; Heep hit a sacrifice fly to center [Cruz
scored]; Ashby singled [Cedeno scored, Ashby scored (error by
Foli) (unearned) (no RBI)]; Reynolds grounded out (third to
first); 4 R (3 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 5, Astros 12.

PIRATES 7TH: BERGMAN REPLACED HEEP (PLAYING 1B); LANDESTOY
REPLACED MORGAN (PLAYING 2B); Garner grounded out (pitcher to
first); Jackson flied out to center; Moreno flied out to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 5, Astros 12.

ASTROS 7TH: ALEXANDER REPLACED MORENO (PLAYING CF); BERRA
REPLACED FOLI (PLAYING SS); B. ROBINSON REPLACED PARKER (PLAYING
1B); LACY REPLACED MADLOCK (PLAYING 3B); EASLER CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); MILNER CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF);
Sambito struck out; Landestoy lined to shortstop; HOWE BATTED
FOR CABELL; Howe made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Pirates 5, Astros 12.

PIRATES 8TH: HOWE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); LEONARD REPLACED
CEDENO (PLAYING CF); Berra flied out to center; B. Robinson
grounded out (shortstop to first); Easler struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 5, Astros 12.

ASTROS 8TH: TEKULVE REPLACED JACKSON (PITCHING); Puhl struck
out; Cruz grounded out (second to first); Leonard walked;
Bergman singled [Leonard to third]; Ashby forced Bergman (first
to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 5, Astros 12.

PIRATES 9TH: Lacy grounded out (pitcher to first); Milner
grounded out (second to first); Ott struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 5, Astros 12.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          5  14   1   11
 Astros          12  18   3    7


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