Pittsburgh Pirates 8, Houston Astros 7
Regular Season Game 31
Played on Wednesday, May 15, 1991 (N) at Astrodome

PIT N    0  0  0    0  0  1    1  6  0  -   8 11  1
HOU N    1  0  1    2  0  0    1  1  1  -   7 18  0
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Merced 1b                     5   0   0   0       0   1       7   0
Bell ss                       4   2   2   1       1   0       1   1
Van Slyke cf                  5   1   2   2       0   0       4   0
Bonilla 3b                    5   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Bonds lf                      4   2   2   0       1   1       3   1
Varsho rf                     3   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
  Redus ph,rf                 1   1   1   0       1   0       0   0
LaValliere c                  4   1   1   1       1   0       5   0
Wilkerson 2b                  3   1   0   1       1   1       3   5
Smiley p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Schulz ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Walk p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Heaton p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McClendon ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Kipper p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Slaught ph                  1   0   1   3       0   0       0   0
  Patterson p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Landrum p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   8  11   8       5   4      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Bonilla-Wilkerson-Merced.
E: Bell (5).

BATTING - 
3B: Slaught (1,off Schilling).
HR: Bell (4,6th inning off Jones 0 on 1 out); Van Slyke (5,8th inning off Corsi
1 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Varsho (1,2nd base off Jones/Biggio); Bell (2,3rd base off Henry/Biggio).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Yelding ss                    5   0   1   0       0   2       1   2
Finley cf                     5   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Biggio c                      5   1   3   0       0   1       4   0
Caminiti 3b                   5   0   2   2       0   0       1   1
Bagwell 1b                    5   1   2   0       0   1      13   1
Gonzalez lf                   5   1   3   0       0   0       3   0
Candaele 2b                   4   2   2   1       1   0       0   6
Rhodes rf                     3   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Davidson ph,rf              1   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Oberkfell ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Jones p                       2   1   1   0       1   0       1   2
  Corsi p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Osuna p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Schilling p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ramirez ph                  1   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Henry p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       42   7  18   5       2   4      27  12

BATTING - 
2B: Biggio (6,off Smiley); Candaele 2 (7,off Smiley,off Patterson); Rhodes
(3,off Smiley); Bagwell (4,off Landrum).
GDP: Bagwell (1,off Kipper).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Biggio (5,2nd base off Smiley/LaValliere); Gonzalez (2,2nd base off Smiley/LaValliere);
Finley (7,2nd base off Kipper/LaValliere).

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Smiley                        4     7   4   3   1   3   0  19
Walk                          1     4   0   0   0   0   0   6
Heaton                        1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Kipper W(2-1)                 1     2   1   1   0   1   0   4
Patterson                     0.1   2   1   1   0   0   0   3
Landrum SV(5)                 1.2   3   1   1   1   0   0   9
Totals                        9    18   7   6   2   4   0  44

WP: Landrum (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Jones                         6.1   5   2   2   1   3   1  25
Corsi                         1     2   2   2   0   1   1   5
Osuna                         0.1   1   1   1   0   0   0   2
Schilling L(0-3)              0.1   2   3   3   2   0   0   5
Henry                         1     1   0   0   2   0   0   6
Totals                        9    11   8   8   5   4   2  43

WP: Henry (1).

Umpires: HP - Jerry Layne, 1B - Bob Davidson, 2B - John McSherry, 3B - Gerry Davis
Time of Game: 3:25   Attendance: 9577


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. Merced              1b        Yelding             ss
2. Bell                ss        Finley              cf
3. Van Slyke           cf        Biggio              c
4. Bonilla             3b        Caminiti            3b
5. Bonds               lf        Bagwell             1b
6. Varsho              rf        Gonzalez            lf
7. LaValliere          c         Candaele            2b
8. Wilkerson           2b        Rhodes              rf
9. Smiley              p         Jones               p

PIRATES 1ST: Merced grounded out (second to first); Bell lined
to center; Van Slyke singled; Bonilla popped to shortstop; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Yelding popped to second; Finley flied to center; On
a bunt Biggio singled to third; Biggio stole second; Caminiti
singled to right [Biggio scored]; Bagwell flied to right; 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 1.

PIRATES 2ND: Bonds was called out on strikes; On a bunt Varsho
singled; LaValliere lined to center; Varsho stole second;
Wilkerson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Gonzalez flied to center; Candaele lined to center;
Rhodes flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros
1.

PIRATES 3RD: Smiley grounded out (pitcher to first); Merced
grounded out (second to first); Bell flied to center; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Jones walked; Yelding struck out; Finley popped to
third; Biggio doubled [Jones scored (error by Bell) (unearned)
(no RBI), Biggio to third]; Caminiti lined to left; 1 R (0 ER),
1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 2.

PIRATES 4TH: Van Slyke grounded out (first unassisted); Bonilla
grounded out (shortstop to first); Bonds grounded out (first to
pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Bagwell struck out; Gonzalez singled; Gonzalez stole
second; Candaele doubled to left [Gonzalez scored]; Rhodes
doubled to left [Candaele scored]; Jones singled to left [Rhodes
out at home (left to catcher)]; Yelding struck out; 2 R, 4 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 4.

PIRATES 5TH: Varsho singled; LaValliere grounded out (pitcher to
third to first) [Varsho to second]; Wilkerson grounded out
(second to first) [Varsho to third]; SCHULZ BATTED FOR SMILEY;
Schulz struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: WALK REPLACED SCHULZ (PITCHING); On a bunt Finley
singled; On a bunt Biggio singled [Finley to second]; Caminiti
lined to right; Bagwell singled to center [Finley to third,
Biggio to second]; Gonzalez was credited with a single when a
runner was hit by the batted ball [Finley stayed at third,
Biggio stayed at second, Bagwell out at second (first
unassisted)]; Candaele forced Gonzalez (shortstop to second)
[Candaele to first]; 0 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 4.

PIRATES 6TH: Merced struck out; Bell homered; Van Slyke grounded
out (second to first); Bonilla flied to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: HEATON REPLACED WALK (PITCHING); Rhodes grounded out
(second to first); Jones popped to first; Yelding grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 4.

PIRATES 7TH: Bonds walked; Varsho grounded out (first
unassisted) [Bonds to second]; LaValliere singled [Bonds
scored]; CORSI REPLACED JONES (PITCHING); Wilkerson struck out;
MCCLENDON BATTED FOR HEATON; McClendon grounded out (shortstop
to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: KIPPER REPLACED MCCLENDON (PITCHING); On a bunt
Finley singled to second; Finley stole second; Biggio was called
out on strikes; Caminiti singled to shortstop [Finley scored];
Bagwell grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Caminiti out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2,
Astros 5.

PIRATES 8TH: Merced grounded out (second to first); Bell singled
to shortstop; Van Slyke homered [Bell scored]; OSUNA REPLACED
CORSI (PITCHING); Bonilla popped to first; Bonds singled to
shortstop; REDUS BATTED FOR VARSHO; SCHILLING REPLACED OSUNA
(PITCHING); Redus singled [Bonds to third]; LaValliere walked
[Redus to second]; Wilkerson walked [Bonds scored (RBI), Redus
to third, LaValliere to second]; SLAUGHT BATTED FOR KIPPER;
Slaught tripled [Redus scored, LaValliere scored, Wilkerson
scored]; Merced flied to left; 6 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 8,
Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: PATTERSON REPLACED SLAUGHT (PITCHING); REDUS STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Gonzalez grounded out (second to first);
Candaele doubled to right; DAVIDSON BATTED FOR RHODES; Davidson
singled to left [Candaele to third]; RAMIREZ BATTED FOR
SCHILLING; LANDRUM REPLACED PATTERSON (PITCHING); Ramirez forced
Davidson (second to shortstop) [Candaele scored (RBI), Ramirez
to first]; Yelding singled to left [Ramirez to second]; Finley
flied to left; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 8, Astros 6.

PIRATES 9TH: HENRY REPLACED RAMIREZ (PITCHING); DAVIDSON STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Bell walked; Van Slyke flied to right;
Bonilla lined to left; Bonds singled to second [Bell to second];
Bell stole third; Henry threw a wild pitch [Bonds to second];
Redus walked; LaValliere popped to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Pirates 8, Astros 6.

ASTROS 9TH: Biggio lined to left; Caminiti grounded out (first
unassisted); Bagwell doubled to right; Gonzalez singled [Bagwell
to third]; Candaele walked [Gonzalez to second]; OBERKFELL
BATTED FOR DAVIDSON; Landrum threw a wild pitch [Bagwell scored,
Gonzalez to third, Candaele to second]; Oberkfell popped to
third; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 8, Astros 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          8  11   1    8
 Astros           7  18   0   10


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