Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Houston Astros 4 (12 innings)
Regular Season Game 21
Played on Saturday, May 2, 1981 (N) at Three Rivers Stadium

HOU N    1  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   4 10  1
PIT N    0  0  0    1  0  0    2  0  0    1  0  1  -   5  9  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Walling rf,1b                 4   2   2   1       2   0       3   0
Reynolds ss                   6   1   1   1       0   1       0   7
Cedeno cf                     6   1   1   0       0   1       4   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   1   0       2   0       2   0
Ivie 1b                       4   0   1   2       1   0      15   0
  Woods pr,rf                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Howe 3b                       4   0   1   0       2   0       0   6
Ashby c                       5   0   1   0       0   2       8   0
  Puhl ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Pujols c                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Garcia 2b                     5   0   2   0       1   1       2   2
Knepper p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Sambito p                   2   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  D. Smith p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       43   4  10   4       8   9      34  17

FIELDING - 
E: Ashby (2).

BATTING - 
HR: Walling (3,5th inning off Rhoden 0 on 2 out); Reynolds (3,5th inning off
Rhoden 0 on 2 out).
SH: Knepper (1,off Rhoden).
SF: Ivie (2,off Romo).
GDP: Reynolds 2 (2,off Rhoden,off Tekulve).
IBB: Garcia (1,by Romo).
Team LOB: 13.

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

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Moreno cf                     6   0   0   0       0   2       5   0
Foli ss                       5   1   1   0       1   0       5   4
Lacy lf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       4   0
  Milner ph,lf                1   1   1   0       1   0       0   0
Madlock 3b                    5   1   1   1       1   0       0   0
Easler rf                     5   0   1   2       1   0       1   0
Thompson 1b                   4   1   0   0       1   2      10   0
Nicosia c                     5   1   1   0       0   1      10   1
Law 2b                        2   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
  Garner ph                   1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Berra 2b                    1   0   1   0       1   0       0   4
Rhoden p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Bevacqua ph                 1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Tekulve p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stargell ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Romo p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Jackson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  G. Alexander ph             1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Solomon p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       44   5   9   5       6   8      36  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Foli-Thompson, Berra-Foli-Thompson.
E: Foli 2 (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Easler (3,off Knepper); Foli (3,off Sambito).
IBB: Easler (1,by D. Smith).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Madlock (2,2nd base off Knepper/Ashby); Lacy (4,2nd base off Knepper/Ashby);
Berra (1,2nd base off D. Smith/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Knepper                       6.1   5   3   3   3   3   0  27
Sambito                       3     2   1   1   0   3   0  11
D. Smith L(0-3)               2     2   1   1   3   2   0  12
Totals                       11.1   9   5   5   6   8   0  50

WP: D. Smith (1).
IBB: D. Smith (1,Easler).

Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rhoden                        7     5   3   3   4   6   2  29
Tekulve                       2     1   0   0   1   1   0   9
Romo                          1     3   1   1   2   1   0   7
Jackson                       1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Solomon W(1-1)                1     1   0   0   1   1   0   5
Totals                       12    10   4   4   8   9   2  53

IBB: Romo (2,Garcia).

Umpires: HP - Jerry Crawford, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Satch Davidson, 3B - Terry Tata
Time of Game: 3:56   Attendance: 21993


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Walling singled to center; Walling stole second;
Reynolds flied out to center; Cedeno struck out; Cruz walked;
Ivie singled to left [Walling scored, Cruz to second]; Howe
flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Moreno struck out; Foli walked; Lacy grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Foli to second]; Madlock grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ashby struck out; Garcia grounded out (shortstop to
first); Knepper grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 0.

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

ASTROS 3RD: Walling walked; Reynolds grounded into a double play
(shortstop to shortstop to first) [Walling out at second];
Cedeno popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Pirates 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Law grounded out (third to first); Rhoden flied out
to center; Moreno grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz flied out to left; Ivie flied out to left; Howe
walked; Ashby struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Pirates 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Foli grounded out (shortstop to first); Lacy
grounded out (third to first); Madlock walked; Madlock stole
second; Easler doubled to center [Madlock scored]; Thompson
struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Garcia was called out on strikes; Knepper was called
out on strikes; Walling homered; Reynolds homered; Cedeno flied
out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 5TH: Nicosia grounded out (third to first); Law grounded
out (third to first); Rhoden flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz walked; Ivie grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Cruz to second]; Howe grounded out (second to first) [Cruz to
third]; Ashby flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
3, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 6TH: Moreno grounded out (shortstop to first); Foli
flied out to right; Lacy singled to center; Lacy stole second
[Lacy to third (error by Ashby)]; Madlock grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Garcia singled to right; Knepper out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Garcia to second]; Walling grounded
out (second to first); Reynolds struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 7TH: Easler grounded out (second to first); Thompson
walked; Nicosia singled to center [Thompson to second]; GARNER
BATTED FOR LAW; Garner singled to left [Thompson scored, Nicosia
to second]; BEVACQUA BATTED FOR RHODEN; Bevacqua singled to
right [Nicosia scored, Garner to third]; SAMBITO REPLACED
KNEPPER (PITCHING); Moreno popped to second; Foli flied out to
left; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 8TH: BERRA REPLACED GARNER (PLAYING 2B); TEKULVE REPLACED
BEVACQUA (PITCHING); Cedeno reached on an error by Foli; Cruz
reached on an error by Foli [Cedeno to second]; Ivie popped to
first in foul territory; Howe flied out to left; Ashby grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates
3.

PIRATES 8TH: Lacy was called out on strikes; Madlock flied out
to center; Easler grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Garcia singled to center; Sambito struck out;
Walling walked [Garcia to second]; Reynolds grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Walling out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 9TH: Thompson grounded out (shortstop to first); Nicosia
grounded out (second to first); Berra singled to third; STARGELL
BATTED FOR TEKULVE; Stargell was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 10TH: ROMO REPLACED STARGELL (PITCHING); Cedeno singled
to left; Cruz singled to right [Cedeno to third]; Ivie hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Cedeno scored]; Cruz was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Howe walked; Ashby
singled to right [Howe to third]; Garcia was walked
intentionally [Ashby to second]; Sambito struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 10TH: Moreno struck out; Foli doubled to right; D. SMITH
REPLACED SAMBITO (PITCHING); MILNER BATTED FOR LACY; Milner
singled to first [Foli to third]; Madlock forced Milner
(shortstop to second) [Foli scored]; D. Smith threw a wild pitch
[Madlock to second]; Easler was walked intentionally; Thompson
flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 4.

ASTROS 11TH: MILNER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); JACKSON
REPLACED ROMO (PITCHING); Walling flied out to center; Reynolds
flied out to right; Cedeno popped to catcher in foul territory;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 11TH: Nicosia was called out on strikes; Berra walked;
G. ALEXANDER BATTED FOR JACKSON; Berra stole second; G.
Alexander struck out; Moreno flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 4.

ASTROS 12TH: SOLOMON REPLACED G. ALEXANDER (PITCHING); Cruz
grounded out (second to first); Ivie walked; WOODS RAN FOR IVIE;
Howe singled to right [Woods to third]; PUHL BATTED FOR ASHBY;
Puhl struck out; Garcia forced Howe (second to shortstop); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 12TH: WOODS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); WALLING CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); PUJOLS REPLACED PUHL (PLAYING C ); Foli
grounded out (shortstop to first); Milner walked; Madlock
singled to right [Milner to third]; Easler reached on a
fielder's choice [Milner scored, Madlock to second]; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4  10   1   13
 Pirates          5   9   2   11


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