Pittsburgh Pirates 6, Houston Astros 3 (11 innings)
Regular Season Game 8
Played on Saturday, April 18, 1981 (D) at Astrodome

PIT N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  2    0  3  -   6  7  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  2    0  0  -   3  8  4
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Moreno cf                     5   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Foli ss                       4   2   1   0       1   0       2   5
Parker rf                     5   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  G. Alexander rf             0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Easler lf                     3   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
  Lacy ph,lf                  2   2   2   1       0   0       0   0
Madlock 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Berra 3b                    0   1   0   0       0   0       0   3
Thompson 1b                   5   1   2   3       0   0      15   2
Nicosia c                     2   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Milner ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pena c                      2   0   0   1       0   0       2   0
Law 2b                        4   0   1   0       0   3       2   2
Candelaria p                  2   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Stargell ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Romo p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  B. Robinson ph              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Jackson p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       42   6   7   5       1   8      33  15

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

BATTING - 
2B: Lacy (1,off D. Smith).
3B: Law (1,off Ruhle).
HR: Thompson (2,5th inning off Ruhle 0 on 1 out).
SH: Law (1,off Ruhle).
HBP: Berra (1,by D. Smith).
Team LOB: 6.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Thon 2b                       5   0   1   0       0   0       4   1
Cedeno cf                     4   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Cruz lf                       5   1   2   1       0   0       0   0
Howe 3b                       5   2   2   2       0   0       1   4
Leonard 1b                    5   0   0   0       0   1      15   1
Pujols c                      4   0   1   0       0   0       8   1
Reynolds ss                   4   0   0   0       0   1       1   7
Ruhle p                       1   0   1   0       1   0       1   4
  Bergman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Woods ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  D. Smith p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  LaCorte p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       39   3   8   3       2   2      33  18

FIELDING - 
E: Thon 3 (3), Howe (1).

BATTING - 
HR: Howe 2 (2,5th inning off Candelaria 0 on 0 out,9th inning off Romo 0 on
1 out); Cruz (1,9th inning off Romo 0 on 1 out).
SH: Puhl (1,off Candelaria).
GDP: Howe (1,off Candelaria).
IBB: Cedeno (1,by Candelaria).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Candelaria                    7     4   1   1   2   2   1  26
Romo                          2     2   2   2   0   0   2   8
Jackson W(1-0)                2     2   0   0   0   0   0   8
Totals                       11     8   3   3   2   2   3  42

IBB: Candelaria (1,Cedeno).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruhle                         8     3   1   1   0   5   1  28
Sambito                       2     2   2   0   0   2   0   9
D. Smith L(0-1)               0.1   2   3   3   1   0   0   6
LaCorte                       0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2
Totals                       11     7   6   4   1   8   1  45

HBP: D. Smith (1,Berra).

Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Dutch Rennert, 3B - Ed Montague
Time of Game: 3:06   Attendance: 29790


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. Moreno              cf        Puhl                rf
2. Foli                ss        Thon                2b
3. Parker              rf        Cedeno              cf
4. Easler              lf        Cruz                lf
5. Madlock             3b        Howe                3b
6. Thompson            1b        Leonard             1b
7. Nicosia             c         Pujols              c
8. Law                 2b        Reynolds            ss
9. Candelaria          p         Ruhle               p

PIRATES 1ST: Moreno struck out; Foli grounded out (pitcher to
first); Parker grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl flied out to left; Thon flied out to center;
Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Pirates 0, Astros 0.

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

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

PIRATES 3RD: Nicosia grounded out (shortstop to first); Law
struck out; Candelaria singled to center; Moreno grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Pujols flied out to right; Reynolds struck out;
Ruhle singled to left; Puhl made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Foli grounded out (third to first); Parker grounded
out (shortstop to first); Easler struck out (catcher to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Thon flied out to center; Cedeno grounded out
(pitcher to first); Cruz grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 5TH: Madlock grounded out (third to first); Thompson
homered; Nicosia struck out; Law tripled to center; Candelaria
flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Howe homered; Leonard flied out to center; Pujols
grounded out (third to first); Reynolds grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 1.

PIRATES 6TH: Moreno popped to third in foul territory; Foli
grounded out (pitcher to first); Parker grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Ruhle walked; Puhl out on a sacrifice bunt (first to
second) [Ruhle to second]; Thon flied out to left; Cedeno was
walked intentionally; Cruz popped to first in foul territory; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 1.

PIRATES 7TH: Easler was called out on strikes; Madlock grounded
out (shortstop to first); Thompson made an out to shortstop; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Howe popped to first; Leonard was called out on
strikes; Pujols singled to third; Reynolds grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 1.

PIRATES 8TH: MILNER BATTED FOR NICOSIA; Milner reached on an
error by Thon [Milner to second]; Law out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Milner to third (error by Thon)]; STARGELL
BATTED FOR CANDELARIA; Stargell flied out to center; Moreno
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates
1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: ROMO REPLACED STARGELL (PITCHING); PENA REPLACED
MILNER (PLAYING C ); BERGMAN BATTED FOR RUHLE; Bergman grounded
out (shortstop to first); Puhl flied out to right; Thon popped
to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1,
Astros 1.

PIRATES 9TH: SAMBITO REPLACED BERGMAN (PITCHING); Foli singled
to left; Parker struck out; LACY BATTED FOR EASLER; Lacy singled
to left [Foli to second]; Madlock reached on an error by Howe
[Foli to third, Lacy to second]; Thompson forced Madlock
(shortstop to second) [Foli scored (unearned), Lacy scored
(error by Thon) (unearned) (no RBI)]; Pena forced Thompson
(third to second); 2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: LACY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); BERRA REPLACED
MADLOCK (PLAYING 3B); Cedeno grounded out (third to first); Cruz
homered; Howe homered; Leonard grounded out (third to first);
Pujols grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Pirates 3, Astros 3.

PIRATES 10TH: Law was called out on strikes; B. ROBINSON BATTED
FOR ROMO; B. Robinson grounded out (third to first); Moreno
popped to catcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 10TH: JACKSON REPLACED B. ROBINSON (PITCHING); Reynolds
flied out to center; WOODS BATTED FOR SAMBITO; Woods popped to
catcher in foul territory; Puhl singled to right; Thon singled
to left [Puhl to second]; Cedeno made an out to shortstop; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 3.

PIRATES 11TH: D. SMITH REPLACED WOODS (PITCHING); Foli walked;
Parker grounded out (shortstop to first) [Foli to second]; Lacy
doubled to left [Foli scored]; Berra was hit by a pitch;
Thompson singled to center [Lacy scored, Berra to third]; Pena
reached on a fielder's choice [Berra scored (RBI), Thompson to
second]; LACORTE REPLACED D. SMITH (PITCHING); Law was called
out on strikes; Jackson made an out to second; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Pirates 6, Astros 3.

ASTROS 11TH: G. ALEXANDER REPLACED PARKER (PLAYING RF); Cruz
flied out to right; Howe flied out to right; Leonard grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 6, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          6   7   0    6
 Astros           3   8   4    6


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