Houston Astros 6, Pittsburgh Pirates 2
Regular Season Game 111
Played on Sunday, August 2, 1998 (D) at Three Rivers Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  4  1  -   6 10  0
PIT N    0  0  0    0  1  0    1  0  0  -   2  6  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     5   1   1   0       0   1       0   1
Spiers 3b                     3   1   2   0       0   0       2   1
  Berry ph,3b                 2   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
Bell rf                       4   0   1   0       1   1       2   0
Bagwell 1b                    3   0   1   2       1   0       4   1
Alou lf                       5   1   0   0       0   1       1   0
Everett cf                    3   1   1   1       1   0       1   0
Gutierrez ss                  3   1   1   2       1   0       3   0
Ausmus c                      3   0   1   0       1   1      13   1
Randy Johnson p               3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Eusebio ph                  1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Elarton p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Totals                       35   6  10   6       5   5      27   6

BATTING - 
2B: Spiers 2 (23,off Van Poppel 2); Gutierrez (16,off Christiansen); Eusebio
(4,off Christiansen).
SF: Bagwell (4,off McCurry).
IBB: Everett (2,by Van Poppel); Ausmus (9,by Christiansen).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Biggio (34,2nd base off McCurry/Kendall).

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Polcovich 2b                  2   0   0   1       1   1       2   3
Kendall c                     4   0   1   0       0   0       6   0
M. Martinez cf                4   0   0   0       0   2       4   0
Young 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   2       6   0
Guillen rf                    4   0   1   0       0   2       5   0
Smith lf                      3   1   1   0       0   1       2   0
  Ward lf                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Ramirez 3b                    4   1   2   1       0   2       0   1
Collier ss                    2   0   0   0       0   1       2   5
  Martin ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Van Poppel p                  2   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
  Osik ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Christiansen p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McCurry p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   2   6   2       1  14      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Guillen (9).

BATTING - 
HR: Ramirez (6,5th inning off Randy Johnson 0 on 0 out).
SF: Polcovich (2,off Randy Johnson).
HBP: Collier (4,by Randy Johnson).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Kendall (15,2nd base off Randy Johnson/Ausmus).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Randy Johnson W(1-0)          7     6   2   2   1  12   1  29
Elarton SV(2)                 2     0   0   0   0   2   0   6
Totals                        9     6   2   2   1  14   1  35

HBP: Randy Johnson (1,Collier).

Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Van Poppel                    7     5   1   1   2   5   0  28
Christiansen L(1-2)           1     4   4   4   2   0   0   8
McCurry                       1     1   1   1   1   0   0   5
Totals                        9    10   6   6   5   5   0  41

BK: Van Poppel (2).
IBB: Van Poppel (1,Everett); Christiansen (5,Ausmus).

Umpires: HP - Larry Poncino, 1B - Gary Darling, 2B - Brian Gibbons, 3B - Steve Rippley
Time of Game: 2:35   Attendance: 21201


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Biggio              2b        Polcovich           2b
2. Spiers              3b        Kendall             c
3. Bell                rf        M. Martinez         cf
4. Bagwell             1b        Young               1b
5. Alou                lf        Guillen             rf
6. Everett             cf        Smith               lf
7. Gutierrez           ss        Ramirez             3b
8. Ausmus              c         Collier             ss
9. Randy Johnson       p         Van Poppel          p

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio lined to right; Spiers doubled to right
[Spiers to third (error by Guillen)]; Bell struck out; Bagwell
flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Polcovich flied to left; Kendall grounded out
(third to first); M. Martinez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Alou flied to right; Everett flied to left;
Gutierrez flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Pirates 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Young was called out on strikes; Guillen singled to
center; Smith flied to right; Ramirez struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Ausmus was called out on strikes; Randy Johnson
popped to first; Biggio struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Collier lined to shortstop; Van Poppel singled to
center; Polcovich walked [Van Poppel to second]; Kendall flied
to center; M. Martinez forced Polcovich (second to shortstop); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Spiers doubled to right; Bell flied to center
[Spiers to third]; Bagwell singled to center [Spiers scored];
Alou struck out; Everett forced Bagwell (second to shortstop); 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Young lined to third; Guillen struck out (catcher
to first); Smith was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Gutierrez walked; Ausmus singled to center
[Gutierrez to second]; Randy Johnson struck out; Biggio forced
Ausmus (second to shortstop) [Gutierrez to third]; Spiers
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Pirates 0.

PIRATES 5TH: Ramirez homered; Collier struck out; Van Poppel was
called out on strikes; Polcovich struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Bell singled to third; Van Poppel balked [Bell to
second]; Bagwell flied to center; Alou flied to left; Everett
was walked intentionally; Gutierrez flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 6TH: Kendall singled to second; M. Martinez struck out;
Young struck out while Kendall stole second; Guillen struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Ausmus flied to right; Randy Johnson grounded out
(shortstop to first); Biggio grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 7TH: Smith singled to left; Ramirez singled to center
[Smith to second]; Collier was hit by a pitch [Smith to third,
Ramirez to second]; OSIK BATTED FOR VAN POPPEL; Osik struck out;
Polcovich out on a sacrifice fly to right [Smith scored];
Kendall popped to third; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Pirates 2.

ASTROS 8TH: CHRISTIANSEN REPLACED OSIK (PITCHING); WARD REPLACED
SMITH (PLAYING LF); BERRY BATTED FOR SPIERS; Berry singled to
third; Bell grounded out (shortstop to first) [Berry to second];
Bagwell walked; Alou forced Bagwell (shortstop to second) [Berry
to third]; Everett singled to second [Berry scored, Alou to
second]; Gutierrez doubled to right [Alou scored, Everett
scored]; Ausmus was walked intentionally; EUSEBIO BATTED FOR
RANDY JOHNSON; Eusebio doubled to left [Gutierrez scored, Ausmus
out at home (left to shortstop to catcher)]; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 8TH: BERRY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); ELARTON REPLACED
EUSEBIO (PITCHING); M. Martinez grounded out (first to pitcher);
Young grounded out (third to first); Guillen grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 9TH: MCCURRY REPLACED CHRISTIANSEN (PITCHING); Biggio
singled to right; Biggio stole second; Berry grounded out (first
unassisted) [Biggio to third]; Bell walked; Bagwell out on a
sacrifice fly to center [Biggio scored]; Alou forced Bell
(shortstop to second); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Pirates
2.

PIRATES 9TH: Ward popped to shortstop; Ramirez struck out;
MARTIN BATTED FOR COLLIER; Martin struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 6, Pirates 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6  10   0    8
 Pirates          2   6   1    6


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