Los Angeles Dodgers 2, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 1
Played on Thursday, April 9, 1981 (D) at Dodger Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  0
LA  N    0  0  0    1  0  1    0  0  x  -   2  8  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Reynolds ss                   4   0   2   0       0   0       1   3
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Howe 3b                       3   0   1   0       1   0       0   1
Roberts 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       7   1
Thon 2b                       3   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Pujols c                      3   0   1   0       0   1       3   2
Niekro p                      1   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
  Leonard ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  D. Smith p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   0   5   0       2   5      24   7

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (1,off Valenzuela).
GDP: Puhl (1,off Valenzuela).
Team LOB: 6.

Los Angeles Dodgers          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lopes 2b                      3   0   0   0       1   0       1   3
Landreaux cf                  4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Baker lf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Garvey 1b                     4   2   2   0       0   1      12   1
Cey 3b                        2   0   0   1       1   0       1   1
Guerrero rf                   4   0   3   1       0   0       0   0
Scioscia c                    3   0   0   0       0   1       6   0
Russell ss                    3   0   2   0       0   0       2   2
Valenzuela p                  2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Totals                       29   2   8   2       2   3      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Garvey-Russell.

BATTING - 
2B: Landreaux (1,off Niekro); Guerrero (1,off Niekro).
3B: Garvey (1,off Niekro).
SH: Valenzuela (1,off Niekro).
SF: Cey (1,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Guerrero (1,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols); Lopes (1,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols).
CS: Russell (1,2nd base by Niekro/Pujols).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(0-1)                 7     8   2   2   1   1   0  29
D. Smith                      1     0   0   0   1   2   0   4
Totals                        8     8   2   2   2   3   0  33

WP: Niekro (1).

Los Angeles Dodgers          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Valenzuela W(1-0)             9     5   0   0   2   5   0  33


Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Jerry Dale, 2B - Paul Runge, 3B - Jim Quick
Time of Game: 2:17   Attendance: 50511


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Los Angeles Dodgers      
1. Puhl                rf        Lopes               2b
2. Reynolds            ss        Landreaux           cf
3. Cedeno              cf        Baker               lf
4. Cruz                lf        Garvey              1b
5. Howe                3b        Cey                 3b
6. Roberts             1b        Guerrero            rf
7. Thon                2b        Scioscia            c
8. Pujols              c         Russell             ss
9. Niekro              p         Valenzuela          p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (shortstop to first); Reynolds
singled to center; Cedeno grounded out (second to first)
[Reynolds to second]; Cruz flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 1ST: Lopes flied out to center; Landreaux doubled to
left; Baker made an out to second; Garvey flied out to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Howe walked; Roberts flied out to center [Howe to
second]; Thon grounded out (second to first) [Howe to third];
Pujols made an out to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Cey grounded out (shortstop to first); Guerrero
singled to right; Guerrero stole second; Scioscia struck out;
Russell grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 0, Dodgers 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Niekro walked; Puhl grounded into a double play
(first to first to shortstop) [Niekro out at second]; Reynolds
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Valenzuela lined to second; Lopes grounded out
(shortstop to first); Landreaux flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno struck out; Cruz lined to first; Howe made an
out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 4TH: Baker flied out to left; Garvey tripled to right;
Cey hit a sacrifice fly to left [Garvey scored]; Guerrero
singled to left; Scioscia flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Roberts flied out to center; Thon grounded out
(shortstop to first); Pujols singled to second; Niekro struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 1.

DODGERS 5TH: Russell singled to left; Valenzuela popped to
pitcher; Russell was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Lopes walked; Lopes stole second; Landreaux flied
out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Puhl popped to catcher in foul territory; Reynolds
singled to center; Cedeno doubled to left [Reynolds to third];
Cruz lined to shortstop; Howe grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 1.

DODGERS 6TH: Baker flied out to left; Garvey singled to left;
Cey grounded out (catcher to first) [Garvey to second]; Niekro
threw a wild pitch [Garvey to third]; Guerrero doubled to left
[Garvey scored]; Scioscia made an out to second; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Roberts flied out to center; Thon flied out to
center; Pujols struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 7TH: Russell singled to left; Valenzuela out on a
sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Russell to second]; Lopes
grounded out (third to first); Landreaux popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 2.

ASTROS 8TH: LEONARD BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Leonard struck out; Puhl
grounded out (pitcher to first); Reynolds grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 8TH: D. SMITH REPLACED LEONARD (PITCHING); Baker struck
out; Garvey struck out; Cey walked; Guerrero popped to first in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Cedeno popped to third in foul territory; Cruz
grounded out (third to first); Howe singled to center; Roberts
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Dodgers 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           0   5   0    6
 Dodgers          2   8   0    7


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