Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 7
Played on Friday, April 17, 1981 (N) at Astrodome

PIT N    1  0  0    1  1  0    1  0  0  -   4  9  0
HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  1  -   3  6  1
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Moreno cf                     5   1   1   0       0   1       4   0
Foli ss                       3   2   3   0       0   0       3   2
Parker rf                     3   0   1   1       0   0       3   0
Easler lf                     3   0   1   1       0   0       4   0
Madlock 3b                    4   1   2   1       0   0       0   1
Thompson 1b                   3   0   0   0       1   0       6   0
Nicosia c                     3   0   0   0       0   0       6   1
Law 2b                        3   0   0   1       0   1       1   3
Rhoden p                      4   0   1   0       0   2       0   2
  Jackson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Romo p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   4   9   4       1   4      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Rhoden-Foli-Thompson.

BATTING - 
SH: Nicosia (1,off Sutton); Foli (1,off Sutton).
SF: Easler (1,off Sutton); Law (1,off Sutton); Parker (1,off Sambito).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Moreno (4,2nd base off Sutton/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Reynolds ss                   4   1   1   0       0   0       0   2
Cedeno cf                     4   1   2   0       0   0       4   0
Cruz lf                       3   1   2   1       1   1       5   0
Walling 1b                    3   0   0   1       0   0       8   1
Howe 3b                       4   0   1   1       0   1       2   1
Ashby c                       2   0   0   0       1   1       4   0
Landestoy 2b                  2   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
  Leonard ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Thon 2b                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Sutton p                      2   0   0   0       0   2       0   3
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bergman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  D. Smith p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   3   6   3       2   6      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Howe-Walling.
E: Landestoy (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (1,off Rhoden); Reynolds (1,off Rhoden).
SF: Walling (1,off Jackson).
GDP: Walling (1,off Rhoden).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno 2 (3,2nd base off Rhoden/Nicosia,2nd base off Jackson/Nicosia).
CS: Cruz (1,2nd base by Rhoden/Nicosia).

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rhoden W(2-0)                 8     6   3   3   2   5   0  30
Jackson                       0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2
Romo SV(2)                    0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        9     6   3   3   2   6   0  33

Rhoden faced 2 batters in the 9th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Sutton L(0-2)                 6.1   9   4   4   1   1   0  29
Sambito                       1.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
D. Smith                      1     0   0   0   0   3   0   3
Totals                        9     9   4   4   1   4   0  37


Umpires: HP - Ed Montague, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Dutch Rennert
Time of Game: 2:28   Attendance: 39119


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. Moreno              cf        Puhl                rf
2. Foli                ss        Reynolds            ss
3. Parker              rf        Cedeno              cf
4. Easler              lf        Cruz                lf
5. Madlock             3b        Walling             1b
6. Thompson            1b        Howe                3b
7. Nicosia             c         Ashby               c
8. Law                 2b        Landestoy           2b
9. Rhoden              p         Sutton              p

PIRATES 1ST: Moreno grounded out (second to first); Foli singled
to right; Parker singled to center [Foli to third]; Easler hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Foli scored]; Madlock grounded out
(pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (pitcher to first); Reynolds flied
out to left; Cedeno singled to third; Cedeno stole second; Cruz
singled to left [Cedeno scored]; Cruz was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros
1.

PIRATES 2ND: Thompson flied out to left; Nicosia flied out to
center; Law grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Walling flied out to center; Howe struck out; Ashby
walked; Landestoy forced Ashby (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 1.

PIRATES 3RD: Rhoden singled to left; Moreno flied out to left;
Foli singled to center [Rhoden to second]; Parker grounded out
(pitcher to shortstop to first) [Rhoden to third, Foli to
second]; Easler flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Pirates 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Sutton struck out; Puhl flied out to center;
Reynolds flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1,
Astros 1.

PIRATES 4TH: Madlock singled to center; Thompson walked [Madlock
to second]; Nicosia out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second)
[Madlock to third, Thompson to second]; Law hit a sacrifice fly
to center [Madlock scored]; Rhoden struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno flied out to left; Cruz walked; Walling
grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first)
[Cruz out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 1.

PIRATES 5TH: Moreno popped to third; Foli singled to right;
Parker flied out to center; Easler singled to right [Foli to
second]; Madlock singled to center [Foli scored, Easler to
third]; Thompson lined to second; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates
3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Howe singled to center; Ashby struck out; Landestoy
flied out to left; Sutton was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 1.

PIRATES 6TH: Nicosia reached on an error by Landestoy; Law flied
to right in foul territory; Rhoden lined into a double play
(third to third to first) [Nicosia out at first]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E,
0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Puhl flied out to center; Reynolds grounded out
(second to first); Cedeno popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 1.

PIRATES 7TH: Moreno singled to right; Moreno stole second; Foli
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Moreno to third];
SAMBITO REPLACED SUTTON (PITCHING); Parker hit a sacrifice fly
to right [Moreno scored]; Easler grounded out (first
unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Cruz doubled to left; Walling flied out to center
[Cruz to third]; Howe grounded out (second to first) [Cruz
scored]; Ashby grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 2.

PIRATES 8TH: Madlock grounded out (second to first); Thompson
flied out to left; Nicosia flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: LEONARD BATTED FOR LANDESTOY; Leonard struck out;
BERGMAN BATTED FOR SAMBITO; Bergman flied out to right; Puhl
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 4,
Astros 2.

PIRATES 9TH: THON REPLACED LEONARD (PLAYING 2B); D. SMITH
REPLACED BERGMAN (PITCHING); Law struck out; Rhoden was called
out on strikes; Moreno struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Pirates 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Reynolds doubled to right; Cedeno singled to left
[Reynolds to third]; JACKSON REPLACED RHODEN (PITCHING); Cruz
struck out while Cedeno stole second; Walling hit a sacrifice
fly to right [Reynolds scored, Cedeno to third]; ROMO REPLACED
JACKSON (PITCHING); Howe flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          4   9   0    6
 Astros           3   6   1    3


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