Pittsburgh Pirates 12, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 152
Played on Thursday, September 18, 1997 (N) at Three Rivers Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  1  1    0  1  0  -   3  5  4
PIT N    3  0  0    1  1  3    0  4  x  -  12 12  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     2   2   0   0       2   1       4   3
Howard cf,rf,lf               4   0   2   1       0   0       0   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   1   1       0   1       7   0
Gonzalez lf                   4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Lima p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Martin p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Spiers 3b                     2   1   1   1       0   0       0   3
  Berry ph,3b                 2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Abreu rf                      2   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Hidalgo ph,cf               1   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Eusebio c                     4   0   1   0       0   1       7   0
Gutierrez ss                  4   0   0   0       0   0       3   2
Kile p                        2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Magnante p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bell ph,rf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   3   5   3       3   5      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Biggio-Gutierrez-Bagwell, Gutierrez-Biggio-Bagwell.
E: Bagwell (11), Spiers (15), Berry (16), Gutierrez (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Howard (15,off Cordova).
HR: Spiers (4,5th inning off Cordova 0 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Biggio (42,3rd base off Wilkins/Kendall).

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Womack 2b                     3   2   1   1       1   1       0   3
  Wilkins p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rincon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Smith ph                    1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Loiselle p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ward cf                       4   1   3   3       1   0       3   0
Martin lf                     4   1   1   0       1   1       1   0
  E. Brown pr,lf              0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Young 1b                      4   1   0   1       0   2      15   0
Randa 3b                      2   2   1   2       2   0       1   3
Dunston ss                    3   0   1   1       0   0       0   3
  Sveum ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wallace p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Collier ss                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   3
Guillen rf                    5   0   2   3       0   1       1   0
Kendall c                     4   2   1   0       1   0       5   0
Cordova p                     2   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  A. Brown ph                 0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nunez ss,2b                 2   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Totals                       35  12  12  11       7   7      27  13

BATTING - 
2B: Kendall (35,off Kile); Smith (12,off Lima); Martin (23,off Lima).
SF: Young (8,off Kile); Randa (4,off Springer).
HBP: A. Brown (4,by Kile).
GDP: Dunston 2 (9,off Kile 2).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Martin (22,2nd base off Kile/Eusebio); Womack (54,3rd base off Magnante/Eusebio);
Ward (4,2nd base off Magnante/Eusebio).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Kile L(18-7)                  5     6   8   6   5   2   0  28
Magnante                      0     1   0   0   1   0   0   2
Springer                      2     0   0   0   0   3   0   6
Lima                          0.1   4   4   4   1   1   0   6
Martin                        0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        8    12  12  10   7   7   0  45

Kile faced 3 batters in the 6th inning
Magnante faced 2 batters in the 6th inning
WP: Kile (7).
HBP: Kile (10,A. Brown).

Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cordova W(11-8)               6     2   2   2   1   4   1  21
Wallace                       1     0   0   0   1   0   0   4
Wilkins                       0.2   2   1   1   1   0   0   5
Rincon                        0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Loiselle                      1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9     5   3   3   3   5   1  35


Umpires: HP - Ed Rapuano, 1B - Gerry Davis, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Bill Hohn
Time of Game: 2:57   Attendance: 14852


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Biggio              2b        Womack              2b
2. Howard              cf        Ward                cf
3. Bagwell             1b        Martin              lf
4. Gonzalez            lf        Young               1b
5. Spiers              3b        Randa               3b
6. Abreu               rf        Dunston             ss
7. Eusebio             c         Guillen             rf
8. Gutierrez           ss        Kendall             c
9. Kile                p         Cordova             p

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio struck out; Howard grounded out (second to
first); Bagwell grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Womack walked; Ward singled to right [Womack to
second]; Martin forced Ward (second to shortstop) [Womack to
third]; Young out on a sacrifice fly to right [Womack scored];
Martin stole second; Kile threw a wild pitch [Martin to third];
Randa walked; Dunston singled to center [Martin scored, Randa to
third]; Guillen singled to left [Randa scored, Dunston to
second]; Kendall forced Guillen (third to second); 3 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Gonzalez grounded out (first unassisted); Spiers
grounded out (second to first); Abreu lined to third; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 2ND: Cordova grounded out (first unassisted); Womack
struck out; Ward walked; Martin popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Eusebio grounded out (shortstop to first); Gutierrez
grounded out (third to first); Kile grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 3RD: Young popped to first; Randa walked; Dunston
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Randa out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates
3.

ASTROS 4TH: Biggio lined to center; Howard grounded out (first
unassisted); Bagwell flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 4TH: Guillen grounded out (third to first); Kendall
doubled; Cordova singled to right [Kendall to third]; Womack
reached on a fielder's choice [Kendall scored, Cordova to
second]; Ward forced Womack (pitcher to shortstop) [Cordova to
third]; Martin struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Pirates 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Gonzalez grounded out (pitcher to first); Spiers
homered; Abreu grounded out (first unassisted); Eusebio struck
out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 5TH: Young reached on an error by Spiers [Young to
second]; Randa reached on an error by Bagwell [Young to third];
Dunston grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Young scored (unearned) (no RBI), Randa out at second];
Guillen grounded out (third to first); 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 2 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Gutierrez grounded out (shortstop to first); Kile
was called out on strikes; Biggio walked; Howard doubled to left
[Biggio scored]; Bagwell struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Pirates 5.

PIRATES 6TH: Kendall walked; A. BROWN BATTED FOR CORDOVA; A.
Brown was hit by a pitch [Kendall to second]; On a bunt Womack
singled to pitcher [Kendall to third, A. Brown to second];
MAGNANTE REPLACED KILE (PITCHING); Ward singled to center
[Kendall scored, A. Brown scored, Womack to second]; Womack was
picked off second but was safe on an error by Gutierrez; assist
by Magnante; Womack stole third and Ward stole second; Martin
walked; SPRINGER REPLACED MAGNANTE (PITCHING); Young struck out;
Randa out on a sacrifice fly to right [Womack scored (unearned),
Ward to third]; SVEUM BATTED FOR DUNSTON; Sveum popped to
second; 3 R (2 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates 8.

ASTROS 7TH: NUNEZ REPLACED A. BROWN (PLAYING SS); WALLACE
REPLACED SVEUM (PITCHING); Gonzalez flied to left; BERRY BATTED
FOR SPIERS; Berry flied to center; HIDALGO BATTED FOR ABREU;
Hidalgo walked; Eusebio flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Pirates 8.

PIRATES 7TH: BERRY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); HIDALGO STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING CF); HOWARD CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF);
Guillen struck out; Kendall popped to first; Nunez was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates 8.

ASTROS 8TH: WILKINS REPLACED WOMACK (PITCHING); COLLIER REPLACED
WALLACE (PLAYING SS); NUNEZ CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B);
Gutierrez grounded out (shortstop to first); BELL BATTED FOR
SPRINGER; Bell grounded out (third to first); Biggio walked;
Howard singled to pitcher [Biggio to second]; Biggio stole
third; Bagwell singled to center [Biggio scored, Howard to
third]; RINCON REPLACED WILKINS (PITCHING); Gonzalez struck out;
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 8.

PIRATES 8TH: BELL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); HOWARD CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); LIMA REPLACED GONZALEZ (PITCHING); SMITH
BATTED FOR RINCON; Smith doubled; Ward singled to right [Smith
scored]; Martin doubled to right [Ward to third]; E. BROWN RAN
FOR MARTIN; Young struck out; Randa singled to right [Ward
scored, E. Brown to third]; Collier walked [Randa to second];
MARTIN REPLACED LIMA (PITCHING); Guillen singled to right [E.
Brown scored, Randa scored, Collier to second]; Kendall lined to
third [Collier to third (error by Berry), Guillen to second];
Nunez struck out; 4 R, 5 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 12.

ASTROS 9TH: LOISELLE REPLACED SMITH (PITCHING); E. BROWN STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Berry grounded out (shortstop to first);
Hidalgo grounded out (shortstop to first); Eusebio singled to
third; Gutierrez forced Eusebio (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 12.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   5   4    5
 Pirates         12  12   0    9


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