Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 127
Played on Wednesday, August 21, 1996 (N) at Astrodome

PIT N    0  1  2    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   5 14  1
HOU N    0  0  1    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   2 10  3
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Allensworth cf                4   1   0   0       1   0       2   0
Bell ss                       5   1   2   1       0   2       0   4
King 1b,2b                    5   1   4   1       0   0      11   0
Hayes 3b                      5   0   2   1       0   0       2   2
Merced rf                     1   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Beamon rf                   4   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Johnson 1b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Wehner 2b,rf                  4   0   0   1       1   1       4   3
Kingery lf                    5   0   3   0       0   0       1   0
Kendall c                     2   1   1   0       3   0       6   3
Neagle p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wilkins p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Plesac p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Clark ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ericks p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   5  14   5       5   3      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Hayes-King, Bell-Wehner-King.
E: Wehner (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Merced (21,off Hampton); King (28,off Hampton); Kingery (10,off Brocail).
SH: Neagle 2 (13,off Hampton 2).
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Beamon (1,2nd base off Hampton/Manwaring); Allensworth (6,2nd base off
Small/Manwaring).
CS: Allensworth (2,3rd base by Small/Manwaring).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hunter cf                     5   1   3   1       0   1       2   0
Biggio 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   2       4   3
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   2   1       0   1      12   3
Bell rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Berry 3b                      3   0   1   0       1   0       2   5
Miller ss                     3   0   0   0       0   2       0   4
  Small p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  May ph                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Eusebio ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Brocail p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Mouton lf                     4   0   2   0       0   1       0   1
Manwaring c                   2   0   0   0       1   0       4   1
  Cangelosi ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hampton p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Gutierrez ss                1   1   1   0       1   0       0   1
Totals                       34   2  10   2       3   8      27  19

FIELDING - 
E: Bagwell (15), Miller (15), Mouton (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Hunter (19,off Neagle); Gutierrez (7,off Neagle); Berry (34,off Wilkins).
GDP: Hampton (1,off Neagle); Berry (8,off Neagle).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Biggio (24,3rd base off Neagle/Kendall); Bagwell (19,2nd base off Neagle/Kendall);
Mouton (19,2nd base off Neagle/Kendall).
CS: Mouton (7,2nd base by Neagle/Kendall).

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Neagle W(13-6)                6.2   8   2   2   2   4   0  27
Wilkins                       1     2   0   0   0   1   0   5
Plesac                        0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Ericks SV(3)                  1     0   0   0   1   2   0   4
Totals                        9    10   2   2   3   8   0  37


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hampton L(10-8)               6    12   5   5   3   2   0  32
Small                         2     1   0   0   1   1   0   8
Brocail                       1     1   0   0   1   0   0   5
Totals                        9    14   5   5   5   3   0  45


Umpires: HP - Gerry Davis, 1B - Bill Hohn, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Ed Rapuano
Time of Game: 3:10   Attendance: 13357


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. Allensworth         cf        Hunter              cf
2. Bell                ss        Biggio              2b
3. King                1b        Bagwell             1b
4. Hayes               3b        Bell                rf
5. Merced              rf        Berry               3b
6. Wehner              2b        Miller              ss
7. Kingery             lf        Mouton              lf
8. Kendall             c         Manwaring           c
9. Neagle              p         Hampton             p

PIRATES 1ST: Allensworth grounded out (shortstop to first); Bell
struck out; King singled to shortstop; Hayes grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Hunter singled to left; Biggio forced Hunter
(shortstop to second) [Biggio to first]; Bagwell singled to
right [Biggio to second]; Bell lined to center; Biggio stole
third and Bagwell stole second; Berry flied to right; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Merced doubled to left [Merced to third (error by
Mouton)]; Wehner grounded out (shortstop to first) [Merced
scored]; Kingery singled to center; Kendall grounded out (third
to first) [Kingery to second]; Neagle grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: BEAMON REPLACED MERCED (PLAYING RF); Miller flied to
left; Mouton singled to left; Mouton stole second; Manwaring
walked; Hampton grounded into a double play (third to first)
[Mouton out at third]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros
0.

PIRATES 3RD: Allensworth grounded out (shortstop to first); Bell
singled to center; King doubled to left [Bell scored]; Hayes
singled to left [King to third]; Beamon reached on an error by
Miller [King scored, Hayes to third, Beamon to first]; Beamon
stole second; Wehner struck out; Kingery grounded out (third to
first); 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Hunter doubled to center; Biggio grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Hunter to third]; Bagwell singled to right
[Hunter scored]; Bell forced Bagwell (second unassisted) [Bell
to second (error by Wehner)]; Berry walked; Miller struck out; 1
R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 1.

PIRATES 4TH: Kendall singled to center; Neagle out on a
sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Kendall to second];
Allensworth grounded out (first to pitcher) [Kendall to third];
Bell flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Mouton singled to center; Mouton was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); Manwaring grounded out (third to
first); Hampton grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 1.

PIRATES 5TH: King singled to center; Hayes flied to right;
Beamon grounded out (third to first) [King to second]; Wehner
walked; Kingery singled to left [King out at home (left to
catcher), Wehner to second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 3,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Hunter grounded out (second to first); Biggio struck
out; Bagwell was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Pirates 3, Astros 1.

PIRATES 6TH: Kendall walked; Neagle out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Kendall to second]; Allensworth walked;
Bell singled to center [Kendall scored, Allensworth to third];
King popped to second; Hayes singled to left [Allensworth
scored, Bell to second]; Beamon singled to first [Bell out at
third (first to third), Hayes to second]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Pirates 5, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Bell singled to left; Berry grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Bell out at second]; Miller
struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 5,
Astros 1.

PIRATES 7TH: SMALL REPLACED MILLER (PITCHING); GUTIERREZ
REPLACED HAMPTON (PLAYING SS); Wehner grounded out (second to
first); Kingery flied to center; Kendall walked; Neagle grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 5,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Mouton flied to center; Manwaring popped to first;
Gutierrez doubled to left; WILKINS REPLACED NEAGLE (PITCHING);
Hunter singled to right [Gutierrez scored]; Biggio struck out; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 5, Astros 2.

PIRATES 8TH: Allensworth reached on an error by Bagwell (assist
by Berry) [Allensworth to first]; Allensworth stole second; Bell
struck out; Allensworth was caught stealing third (catcher to
third); King singled to third; Hayes flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Bagwell popped to first; Bell grounded out (second
to first); Berry doubled to right; MAY BATTED FOR SMALL; PLESAC
REPLACED WILKINS (PITCHING); EUSEBIO BATTED FOR MAY; Eusebio
struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 5,
Astros 2.

PIRATES 9TH: BROCAIL REPLACED EUSEBIO (PITCHING); Beamon
grounded out (second to first); Wehner popped to second; Kingery
doubled to left; Kendall walked; CLARK BATTED FOR PLESAC; Clark
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates
5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: ERICKS REPLACED CLARK (PITCHING); WEHNER CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); JOHNSON REPLACED BEAMON (PLAYING 1B);
KING CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); Mouton struck out;
CANGELOSI BATTED FOR MANWARING; Cangelosi popped to third;
Gutierrez walked; Gutierrez advanced to second because of
defensive indifference [Gutierrez to second]; Hunter struck out;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 5, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          5  14   1   13
 Astros           2  10   3    8


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