Pittsburgh Pirates 2, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 9
Played on Sunday, April 19, 1981 (D) at Astrodome

PIT N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  1  -   2  6  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  0
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Moreno cf                     3   0   0   1       0   0       2   0
Foli ss                       3   0   0   0       1   1       1   3
Lacy rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Easler lf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       3   1
Thompson 1b                   4   1   1   1       0   1      10   1
Berra 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   1       0   3
Nicosia c                     2   0   0   0       0   0       7   2
  Milner ph                   1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Pena c                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Law 2b                        3   0   0   0       0   2       3   2
Scurry p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Parker ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  D. Robinson pr              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Solomon p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   2   6   2       1   6      27  13

BATTING - 
2B: Parker (1,off Niekro).
HR: Thompson (3,9th inning off Niekro 0 on 2 out).
SF: Moreno (1,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Lacy (2,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols); Easler (1,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       4   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Landestoy 2b                  2   0   0   0       1   1       2   2
  Walling ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Garcia 2b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       7   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Howe 3b                       3   0   0   0       1   1       1   1
Leonard 1b                    3   0   1   0       0   0       8   0
Pujols c                      3   0   0   0       0   1       6   0
Reynolds ss                   3   0   2   0       0   1       1   2
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
Totals                       29   0   5   0       2   7      27   8

FIELDING - 
PB: Pujols (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (2,off Scurry).
3B: Leonard (1,off Scurry).
SH: Niekro (1,off Solomon).
IBB: Howe (1,by Scurry).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Reynolds (1,2nd base off Scurry/Nicosia).
CS: Landestoy (1,2nd base by Scurry/Nicosia).

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Scurry W(1-0)                 7     4   0   0   2   7   0  25
Solomon SV(1)                 2     1   0   0   0   0   0   7
Totals                        9     5   0   0   2   7   0  32

IBB: Scurry (1,Howe).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(1-2)                 9     6   2   2   1   6   1  34


Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Dutch Rennert, 2B - Ed Montague, 3B - Lee Weyer
Time of Game: 2:21   Attendance: 30394


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. Moreno              cf        Puhl                rf
2. Foli                ss        Landestoy           2b
3. Lacy                rf        Cedeno              cf
4. Easler              lf        Cruz                lf
5. Thompson            1b        Howe                3b
6. Berra               3b        Leonard             1b
7. Nicosia             c         Pujols              c
8. Law                 2b        Reynolds            ss
9. Scurry              p         Niekro              p

PIRATES 1ST: Moreno grounded out (pitcher to first); Foli lined
to third; Lacy singled to center; Lacy stole second; Pujols
allowed a passed ball [Lacy to third]; Easler flied to right; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl struck out; Landestoy grounded out (pitcher to
first); Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Thompson struck out; Berra grounded out (third to
first); Nicosia flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz grounded out (third to first); Howe flied to
center; Leonard grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Law struck out; Scurry grounded out (second to
first); Moreno grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Pujols popped to second; Reynolds singled to center;
Reynolds stole second; Niekro struck out; Puhl grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Foli flied to center; Lacy flied to center; Easler
singled to third; Easler stole second; Thompson flied to center;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Landestoy struck out; Cedeno singled to left [Cedeno
out at second (left to second)]; Cruz doubled to right; Howe was
walked intentionally; Leonard flied to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 5TH: Berra flied to center; Nicosia grounded out
(pitcher to first); Law popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Pujols flied to left; Reynolds struck out (catcher
to first); Niekro flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates
0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 6TH: Scurry struck out; Moreno grounded out (pitcher to
first); Foli walked; Lacy forced Foli (shortstop to second); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Puhl was called out on strikes; Landestoy walked;
Landestoy was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop);
Cedeno popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 7TH: Easler grounded out (first unassisted); Thompson
flied to center; Berra struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); Howe struck
out; Leonard tripled to center; Pujols struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 8TH: MILNER BATTED FOR NICOSIA; Milner singled to right;
On a bunt Law struck out; PARKER BATTED FOR SCURRY; Parker
doubled to right [Milner to third]; D. ROBINSON RAN FOR PARKER;
Moreno hit a sacrifice fly to right [Milner scored]; Foli struck
out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: PENA REPLACED MILNER (PLAYING C ); SOLOMON REPLACED
D. ROBINSON (PITCHING); Reynolds singled to left; Niekro out on
a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Reynolds to second]; Puhl
flied to right; WALLING BATTED FOR LANDESTOY; Walling flied to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

PIRATES 9TH: GARCIA REPLACED WALLING (PLAYING 2B); Lacy grounded
out (shortstop to first); Easler popped to shortstop; Thompson
homered; Berra singled to right; Pena flied to center; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 9TH: Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); Cruz
grounded out (second to first); Howe grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          2   6   0    5
 Astros           0   5   0    5


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