Houston Astros 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 4
Regular Season Game 109
Played on Friday, July 31, 1998 (N) at Three Rivers Stadium

HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  3    2  0  1  -   7 10  1
PIT N    0  1  0    0  0  0    2  1  0  -   4 12  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     5   0   1   0       0   1       1   2
Spiers 3b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       0   5
Bell rf                       4   1   0   0       1   3       2   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   3   2   1       1   1      15   0
Alou lf                       4   1   1   1       1   2       0   0
Everett cf                    5   1   3   2       0   0       1   0
Eusebio c                     4   0   1   2       0   1       5   2
Gutierrez ss                  1   0   0   1       2   0       3   3
  Powell p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nitkowski p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Henry p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hampton p                     3   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
  Magnante p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bogar ss                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       35   7  10   7       5   9      27  14

FIELDING - 
E: Gutierrez (11).
PB: Eusebio 2 (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Spiers (21,off Cordova); Everett (28,off Cordova); Hampton (3,off Cordova).
HR: Bagwell (23,9th inning off Williams 0 on 1 out).
SF: Gutierrez (5,off Cordova).
HBP: Spiers (3,by Cordova).
GDP: Spiers (9,off Dessens).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Alou (8,3rd base off Cordova/Kendall); Everett (13,2nd base off Cordova/Kendall);
Spiers (7,2nd base off Cordova/Kendall).

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Womack 2b,ss                  5   0   2   0       0   0       4   4
Kendall c                     5   0   1   0       0   1      10   0
Smith lf                      5   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
Young 1b                      5   2   3   1       0   0       9   0
Guillen rf                    4   1   1   0       0   1       0   0
M. Martinez cf                4   0   1   2       0   0       1   0
Ramirez 3b                    4   0   2   0       0   1       1   4
Polcovich ss                  3   0   1   1       0   0       1   2
  Ward ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Strange 2b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cordova p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  McCurry p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Collier ph                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Dessens p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Williams p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Osik ph                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Martin ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       39   4  12   4       1   6      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Womack-Polcovich-Young.
E: Polcovich (15).

BATTING - 
2B: Young 2 (26,off Hampton 2); Guillen (30,off Hampton).
HR: Young (21,7th inning off Hampton 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Womack (41,2nd base off Henry/Eusebio).
CS: Polcovich (2,2nd base by Hampton/Eusebio).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hampton W(9-5)                6.2   6   3   3   1   4   1  27
Magnante                      0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1
Powell                        1     3   1   1   0   0   0   6
Nitkowski                     0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Henry SV(2)                   1     2   0   0   0   2   0   5
Totals                        9    12   4   4   1   6   1  40


Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cordova L(9-9)                6.1   7   6   6   5   6   0  32
McCurry                       0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Dessens                       1     1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Williams                      1     1   1   1   0   2   1   4
Totals                        9    10   7   7   5   9   1  42

HBP: Cordova (3,Spiers).

Umpires: HP - Steve Rippley, 1B - Brian Gibbons, 2B - Gary Darling, 3B - Larry Poncino
Time of Game: 3:00   Attendance: 32476


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Biggio              2b        Womack              2b
2. Spiers              3b        Kendall             c
3. Bell                rf        Smith               lf
4. Bagwell             1b        Young               1b
5. Alou                lf        Guillen             rf
6. Everett             cf        M. Martinez         cf
7. Eusebio             c         Ramirez             3b
8. Gutierrez           ss        Polcovich           ss
9. Hampton             p         Cordova             p

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio popped to second; Spiers doubled to right;
Bell struck out; Bagwell was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Womack grounded out (pitcher to first); Kendall
grounded out (shortstop to first); Smith lined to shortstop; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Alou walked; Everett singled to right [Alou to
second]; Eusebio struck out; Alou stole third and Everett stole
second; Gutierrez out on a sacrifice fly to left [Alou scored];
Hampton grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Young doubled to right; Eusebio allowed a passed
ball [Young to third]; Guillen struck out; M. Martinez grounded
out (pitcher to first) [Young scored]; Ramirez singled to left;
Eusebio allowed a passed ball [Ramirez to second]; Polcovich
lined to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Biggio grounded out (third to first); Spiers
grounded out (second to first); Bell was called out on strikes;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 3RD: Cordova grounded out (first unassisted); Womack
grounded out (shortstop to first); Kendall struck out (catcher
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Bagwell grounded out (third to first); Alou popped
to second; Everett singled to center; Eusebio popped to second;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 4TH: Smith grounded out (third to first); Young doubled
to left; Guillen grounded out (shortstop to first); M. Martinez
flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Gutierrez walked; On a bunt Hampton made an out to
catcher; Biggio was called out on strikes; Spiers flied to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 5TH: Ramirez struck out; Polcovich reached on an error
by Gutierrez; Polcovich was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Cordova struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Pirates 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Bell walked; Bagwell singled to third [Bell to
second]; Alou struck out; Everett doubled to left [Bell scored,
Bagwell scored, Everett to third (error by Polcovich)]; Eusebio
grounded out (third to first) [Everett scored]; Gutierrez
walked; Hampton doubled to center [Gutierrez to third]; Biggio
grounded out (shortstop to first); 3 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
4, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 6TH: Womack grounded out (first unassisted); Kendall
grounded out (third to first); Smith grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Spiers was hit by a pitch; Spiers stole second; Bell
grounded out (pitcher to first) [Spiers to third]; Bagwell
walked; Alou singled to third [Spiers scored, Bagwell to
second]; MCCURRY REPLACED CORDOVA (PITCHING); Everett forced
Alou (third to second) [Bagwell to third]; Eusebio singled to
shortstop [Bagwell scored, Everett to third]; Gutierrez lined to
third; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 7TH: Young homered; Guillen doubled to left; M. Martinez
grounded out (third to first); Ramirez grounded out (second to
first); Polcovich singled to center [Guillen scored]; COLLIER
BATTED FOR MCCURRY; Collier walked [Polcovich to second];
MAGNANTE REPLACED HAMPTON (PITCHING); Womack singled to pitcher
[Polcovich to third, Collier to second]; POWELL REPLACED
GUTIERREZ (PITCHING); BOGAR REPLACED MAGNANTE (PLAYING SS);
Kendall flied to right; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 6, Pirates
3.

ASTROS 8TH: DESSENS REPLACED COLLIER (PITCHING); Bogar struck
out; Biggio singled to shortstop; Spiers grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Biggio out at second]; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 8TH: Smith singled to left; Young grounded out (second
to first) [Smith to second]; Guillen popped to second; M.
Martinez singled to center [Smith scored]; Ramirez singled to
first [M. Martinez to second]; WARD BATTED FOR POLCOVICH;
NITKOWSKI REPLACED POWELL (PITCHING); Ward grounded out (third
to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Pirates 4.

ASTROS 9TH: WOMACK CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); WILLIAMS
REPLACED DESSENS (PITCHING); STRANGE REPLACED WARD (PLAYING 2B);
Bell struck out; Bagwell homered; Alou struck out; Everett
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
7, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 9TH: OSIK BATTED FOR WILLIAMS; HENRY REPLACED NITKOWSKI
(PITCHING); MARTIN BATTED FOR OSIK; Martin struck out; Womack
singled to left; Womack stole second; Kendall singled to center
[Womack to third]; Smith struck out; Young flied to center; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Pirates 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7  10   1    8
 Pirates          4  12   1    9


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