Houston Astros 8, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Regular Season Game 161
Played on Saturday, September 27, 1997 (N) at Astrodome

PIT N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  8  1
HOU N    0  0  3    0  3  0    2  0  x  -   8 12  0
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Nunez 2b                      5   0   0   0       0   4       1   4
Allensworth cf                4   1   2   0       0   1       3   0
A. Brown rf                   3   0   0   0       1   1       2   0
Smith 1b                      3   0   1   1       1   1       7   1
Garcia 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Kendall c                     3   0   2   0       0   0       5   1
  J. Johnson p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sveum ph                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Peters p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
E. Brown lf                   4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Collier ss                    4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Schmidt p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Dessens p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Osik c                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   1   8   1       2  10      24   8

FIELDING - 
E: E. Brown (3).
PB: Kendall (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Allensworth (18,off Reynolds); Smith (13,off Reynolds).
Team LOB: 9.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Johnson 2b                  3   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Carr cf                       5   1   2   1       0   1       2   0
Bagwell 1b                    2   1   1   1       0   0       4   0
  Spiers 1b                   3   2   2   1       0   0       4   0
Berry 3b                      3   1   1   2       1   0       1   5
Abreu lf                      3   1   1   2       1   0       0   0
Mouton rf                     4   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
Pena c                        2   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Magnante p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gonzalez ph                 1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Martin p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Gutierrez ss                  1   1   1   0       0   0       0   3
  Rivera ss                   2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Reynolds p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Knorr c                     2   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
Totals                       35   8  12   8       2   4      27  10

BATTING - 
2B: Bagwell (40,off Schmidt); Spiers (27,off Schmidt); Abreu (10,off Schmidt).
3B: Spiers (4,off J. Johnson).
SH: Reynolds (7,off Schmidt).
SF: Berry (6,off J. Johnson).
HBP: Gutierrez (3,by Schmidt).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Schmidt L(10-9)               4.1   7   6   6   1   4   0  23
Dessens                       0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
J. Johnson                    2     3   2   2   1   0   0  10
Peters                        1     2   0   0   0   0   0   5
Totals                        8    12   8   8   2   4   0  40

WP: Schmidt (8).
HBP: Schmidt (9,Gutierrez).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reynolds W(9-10)              5     6   1   1   0   5   0  21
Magnante                      2     1   0   0   1   2   0   8
Springer                      1     1   0   0   1   1   0   5
Martin                        1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Totals                        9     8   1   1   2  10   0  37


Umpires: HP - Jerry Layne, 1B - Mike Winters, 2B - Brian Gorman, 3B - Joe West
Time of Game: 2:45   Attendance: 36170


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. Nunez               2b        Biggio              2b
2. Allensworth         cf        Carr                cf
3. A. Brown            rf        Bagwell             1b
4. Smith               1b        Berry               3b
5. Garcia              3b        Abreu               lf
6. Kendall             c         Mouton              rf
7. E. Brown            lf        Pena                c
8. Collier             ss        Gutierrez           ss
9. Schmidt             p         Reynolds            p

PIRATES 1ST: Nunez grounded out (second to first); Allensworth
doubled to right; A. Brown grounded out (second to first)
[Allensworth to third]; Smith doubled to right [Allensworth
scored]; Garcia reached on a fielder's choice [Smith out at
third (third unassisted)]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio flied to left; Carr was called out on
strikes; Bagwell lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates
1, Astros 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Kendall flied to center; E. Brown grounded out
(shortstop to first); Collier singled; Schmidt flied to center;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Berry reached on an error by E. Brown [Berry to
second]; Abreu grounded out (first to pitcher) [Berry to third];
Mouton struck out; Pena grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Nunez struck out; Allensworth grounded out (first
unassisted); A. Brown struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates
1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Gutierrez singled to left; Reynolds out on a
sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Gutierrez to second]; Biggio
struck out; Carr singled to right [Gutierrez scored]; Bagwell
doubled to right [Carr scored]; Schmidt threw a wild pitch
[Bagwell to third]; Berry singled [Bagwell scored]; Abreu
grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates
1, Astros 3.

PIRATES 4TH: JOHNSON REPLACED BIGGIO (PLAYING 2B); SPIERS
REPLACED BAGWELL (PLAYING 1B); Smith was called out on strikes;
Garcia grounded out (third to first); Kendall singled to right;
E. Brown singled to left [Kendall to second]; Collier forced E.
Brown (shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 1,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Mouton popped to catcher in foul territory; Pena
struck out; Gutierrez was hit by a pitch; Reynolds grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 3.

PIRATES 5TH: Schmidt was called out on strikes; Nunez struck
out; Allensworth singled; A. Brown grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Johnson singled to center; Carr flied to left;
Spiers doubled to right [Johnson scored]; Berry walked; Abreu
doubled to center [Spiers scored, Berry scored]; DESSENS
REPLACED SCHMIDT (PITCHING); Mouton popped to shortstop; HOWARD
BATTED FOR PENA; Kendall allowed a passed ball [Abreu to third];
Howard grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 1, Astros 6.

PIRATES 6TH: RIVERA REPLACED GUTIERREZ (PLAYING SS); MAGNANTE
REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); KNORR REPLACED REYNOLDS (PLAYING C
); Smith walked; Garcia forced Smith (third to second) [Garcia
to first]; Kendall singled to center [Garcia to second]; E.
Brown forced Kendall (third to second) [Garcia to third, E.
Brown to first]; Collier grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 6.

ASTROS 6TH: J. JOHNSON REPLACED KENDALL (PITCHING); OSIK
REPLACED DESSENS (PLAYING C ); Rivera flied to left; Knorr flied
to center; Johnson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 6.

PIRATES 7TH: Osik flied to right; Nunez was called out on
strikes; Allensworth struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates
1, Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Carr grounded out (first unassisted); Spiers
tripled; Berry hit a sacrifice fly to left [Spiers scored];
Abreu walked; Mouton singled to center [Abreu to second];
GONZALEZ BATTED FOR MAGNANTE; Gonzalez singled to left [Abreu
scored, Mouton to second]; Rivera flied to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 8.

PIRATES 8TH: SPRINGER REPLACED GONZALEZ (PITCHING); A. Brown
walked; Smith flied to right; Garcia struck out; SVEUM BATTED
FOR J. JOHNSON; Sveum singled to left [A. Brown to second]; E.
Brown flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 8.

ASTROS 8TH: PETERS REPLACED SVEUM (PITCHING); Knorr singled to
right; Johnson flied to right; Carr singled to center [Knorr to
second]; Spiers flied to right; Berry grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 8.

PIRATES 9TH: MARTIN REPLACED SPRINGER (PITCHING); Collier struck
out; Osik grounded out (third to first); Nunez struck out; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          1   8   1    9
 Astros           8  12   0    8


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