Houston Astros 2, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
Regular Season Game 135
Played on Friday, August 28, 1998 (N) at Astrodome

PIT N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  7  2
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  1  x  -   2  4  1
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
A. Brown cf                   4   0   3   0       0   1       0   0
  Williams p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Polcovich 2b                  4   0   0   0       0   3       1   5
Kendall c                     4   0   1   0       0   1       5   0
Young 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   1      12   1
Guillen rf                    4   0   1   0       0   3       3   0
M. Martinez lf,cf             4   0   1   0       0   2       1   0
Garcia 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   3       1   1
Collier ss                    3   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
Cordova p                     2   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Ward ph,lf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   0   7   0       0  16      24  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Young-Collier, Collier-Polcovich-Young.
E: Williams (1), Kendall (7).

BATTING - 
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Kendall (19,2nd base off Randy Johnson/Ausmus).
CS: Guillen (5,2nd base by Randy Johnson/Ausmus).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   0   0   2       0   0       3   1
Spiers 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Clark rf                      3   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Hidalgo rf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bagwell 1b                    2   0   0   0       1   1       4   2
Alou lf                       3   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Everett cf                    3   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Gutierrez ss                  3   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Ausmus c                      3   2   1   0       0   0      15   0
Randy Johnson p               3   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Totals                       29   2   4   2       1   5      27   6

FIELDING - 
E: Hidalgo (3).
PB: Ausmus (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Clark (6,off Cordova); Ausmus (9,off Cordova).
GDP: Everett (9,off Cordova); Gutierrez (16,off Cordova).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Biggio (43,2nd base off Cordova/Kendall).

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cordova L(12-11)              7     4   1   1   1   4   0  25
Williams                      1     0   1   0   0   1   0   5
Totals                        8     4   2   1   1   5   0  30

WP: Williams 2 (3).
BK: Cordova (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Randy Johnson W(5-1)          9     7   0   0   0  16   0  34


Umpires: HP - Bill Hohn, 1B - Greg Bonin, 2B - Randy Marsh, 3B - Paul Nauert
Time of Game: 2:23   Attendance: 40709


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. A. Brown            cf        Biggio              2b
2. Polcovich           2b        Spiers              3b
3. Kendall             c         Clark               rf
4. Young               1b        Bagwell             1b
5. Guillen             rf        Alou                lf
6. M. Martinez         lf        Everett             cf
7. Garcia              3b        Gutierrez           ss
8. Collier             ss        Ausmus              c
9. Cordova             p         Randy Johnson       p

PIRATES 1ST: A. Brown singled to pitcher; Polcovich was called
out on strikes; Kendall forced A. Brown (second to shortstop);
Kendall stole second; Young was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio flied to right; Spiers grounded out
(shortstop to first); Clark grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Guillen struck out; M. Martinez struck out; Garcia
popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Bagwell struck out; Alou singled to right; Everett
grounded into a double play (first to shortstop) [Alou out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Collier singled to catcher; Cordova struck out; A.
Brown singled to pitcher [Collier to second]; Polcovich flied to
center; Kendall struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Gutierrez was called out on strikes; Ausmus flied to
left; Randy Johnson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Young popped to second; Guillen singled to third;
M. Martinez singled to shortstop [Guillen to second]; Garcia
struck out; Collier flied to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Biggio grounded out (third to first); Spiers
grounded out (pitcher to first); Clark doubled to left; Bagwell
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 5TH: Cordova was called out on strikes; A. Brown struck
out; Polcovich struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Alou grounded out (second to first); Everett flied
to right; Gutierrez grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 6TH: Kendall grounded out (third to first); Young
grounded out (third to first); Guillen was called out on strikes
but advanced to first on a passed ball; Guillen was caught
stealing second (first to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Ausmus doubled to left; Cordova balked [Ausmus to
third]; Randy Johnson struck out; Biggio reached on a fielder's
choice [Ausmus scored]; Biggio stole second; Spiers struck out;
Clark grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 0, Astros 1.

PIRATES 7TH: HIDALGO REPLACED CLARK (PLAYING RF); M. Martinez
flied to left; Garcia struck out; Collier grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Bagwell walked; Alou lined to third; Everett singled
to center [Bagwell to second]; Gutierrez grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Everett out at second]; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 1.

PIRATES 8TH: WARD BATTED FOR CORDOVA; Ward grounded out (first
to pitcher); A. Brown singled to center; Polcovich was called
out on strikes; Kendall singled to right [A. Brown to third
(error by Hidalgo)]; Young popped to first; 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: M. MARTINEZ CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); WARD
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); WILLIAMS REPLACED A. BROWN
(PITCHING); On a bunt Ausmus reached on an error by Williams
[Ausmus to first]; Randy Johnson struck out while Ausmus
advanced to third on a wild pitch; Biggio reached on a fielder's
choice [Ausmus scored (unearned)]; Williams threw a wild pitch
[Biggio to second]; Spiers grounded out (first unassisted)
[Biggio to third]; Hidalgo flied to right; 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 2 E,
1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 2.

PIRATES 9TH: Guillen was called out on strikes; M. Martinez
struck out; Garcia struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0,
Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          0   7   2    7
 Astros           2   4   1    4


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