Houston Astros 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 2
Regular Season Game 155
Played on Friday, September 18, 1998 (N) at Three Rivers Stadium

HOU N    0  3  0    0  1  1    0  0  0  -   5 14  0
PIT N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  1  0  -   2  5  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     5   0   4   2       0   0       2   3
Gutierrez ss                  4   0   0   1       0   0       2   2
Bell rf                       4   0   2   0       1   1       0   0
Bagwell 1b                    5   0   2   0       0   1       8   0
Alou lf                       3   1   1   0       2   0       0   0
Everett cf                    5   1   2   0       0   0       1   1
Berry 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
  Bogar 3b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ausmus c                      3   2   1   1       1   0      14   1
Randy Johnson p               3   1   1   1       0   1       0   0
  Powell p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   5  14   5       4   3      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Berry-Biggio-Bagwell.

BATTING - 
2B: Randy Johnson (1,off Dessens); Biggio 2 (51,off Van Poppel,off J. Martinez).
SH: Randy Johnson (2,off Van Poppel).
SF: Gutierrez (7,off Dessens).
GDP: Alou 2 (13,off Dessens,off McCurry); Berry (8,off McCurry).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Biggio (7,3rd base by Dessens/Kendall).

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
A. Brown cf                   4   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
Polcovich 2b                  3   1   1   0       0   1       5   6
  Ward ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  J. Martinez p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Kendall c                     4   0   1   0       0   2       3   1
Young 1b                      3   0   0   0       1   1      10   0
Guillen rf                    4   0   0   1       0   2       3   0
M. Martinez lf                4   0   1   0       0   2       1   0
Ramirez 3b                    3   0   0   0       0   3       1   4
Collier ss                    1   1   0   0       2   1       2   6
Dessens p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Van Poppel p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  E. Brown ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  McCurry p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Laker ph                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Womack 2b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       30   2   5   2       3  14      27  18

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Ramirez-Polcovich-Young, Ramirez-Polcovich-Young, Polcovich-Collier-Young.
E: Ramirez (9).

BATTING - 
2B: A. Brown (3,off Randy Johnson); M. Martinez (11,off Powell).
HBP: Ramirez (4,by Randy Johnson).
GDP: A. Brown (1,off Randy Johnson).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Young 2 (15,2nd base off Randy Johnson/Ausmus,3rd base off Randy Johnson/Ausmus).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Randy Johnson W(9-1)          7.1   4   2   2   3  12   0  28
Powell SV(7)                  1.2   1   0   0   0   2   0   6
Totals                        9     5   2   2   3  14   0  34

HBP: Randy Johnson (3,Ramirez).

Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dessens L(2-5)                4.2   9   4   4   1   0   0  23
Van Poppel                    1.1   2   1   1   0   0   0   6
McCurry                       2     2   0   0   1   2   0   7
J. Martinez                   1     1   0   0   2   1   0   6
Totals                        9    14   5   5   4   3   0  42


Umpires: HP - Bill Hohn, 1B - Angel Hernandez, 2B - Paul Nauert, 3B - Randy Marsh
Time of Game: 2:47   Attendance: 16937


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio grounded out (shortstop to first); Gutierrez
grounded out (second to first); Bell singled to center; Bagwell
forced Bell (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: A. Brown struck out; Polcovich grounded out
(shortstop to first); Kendall struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Alou singled to center; Everett singled to center
[Alou to second]; Berry singled to shortstop [Alou to third,
Everett to second]; Ausmus forced Berry (third to second) [Alou
scored, Everett to third]; Randy Johnson grounded out (shortstop
to second to first) [Everett scored, Ausmus to second]; Biggio
singled to shortstop [Ausmus scored, Biggio to second (on
throw)]; Biggio was caught stealing third (catcher to third); 3
R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Young flied to center; Guillen struck out; M.
Martinez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Gutierrez flied to right; Bell singled to center;
Bagwell singled to left [Bell to second]; Alou grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Bagwell out at second];
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Ramirez struck out; Collier struck out; Dessens
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
3, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Everett grounded out (second to first); Berry flied
to right; Ausmus flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Pirates 0.

PIRATES 4TH: A. Brown grounded out (second to first); Polcovich
was called out on strikes; Kendall struck out (catcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Randy Johnson doubled to center; Biggio singled to
pitcher [Randy Johnson to third]; Gutierrez out on a sacrifice
fly to center [Randy Johnson scored]; Bell reached on an error
by Ramirez [Biggio to second]; Bagwell forced Bell (shortstop to
second) [Biggio to third]; Alou walked [Bagwell to second]; VAN
POPPEL REPLACED DESSENS (PITCHING); Everett popped to shortstop;
1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 5TH: Young walked; Young stole second; Guillen struck
out; M. Martinez grounded out (second to first) [Young to
third]; Ramirez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4,
Pirates 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Berry grounded out (shortstop to first); Ausmus
singled to shortstop; Randy Johnson out on a sacrifice bunt
(third to first) [Ausmus to second]; Biggio doubled to left
[Ausmus scored]; Gutierrez flied to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 6TH: Collier walked; E. BROWN BATTED FOR VAN POPPEL; E.
Brown struck out; A. Brown grounded into a double play (third to
second to first) [Collier out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 5, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 7TH: MCCURRY REPLACED E. BROWN (PITCHING); Bell struck
out; Bagwell singled to third; Alou grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Bagwell out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 7TH: Polcovich singled to third; Kendall singled to
center [Polcovich to second]; Young forced Kendall (shortstop to
second) [Polcovich to third]; Guillen grounded out (third to
first) [Polcovich scored, Young to second]; Young stole third;
M. Martinez struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates
1.

ASTROS 8TH: Everett singled to center; Berry grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Everett out at
second]; Ausmus walked; Randy Johnson was called out on strikes;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 8TH: Ramirez was hit by a pitch; Collier walked [Ramirez
to second]; LAKER BATTED FOR MCCURRY; Laker singled to center
[Collier to second, Ramirez out at home (center to catcher)]; A.
Brown doubled to first [Collier scored, Laker to third]; POWELL
REPLACED RANDY JOHNSON (PITCHING); WARD BATTED FOR POLCOVICH;
Ward popped to shortstop; Kendall grounded out (third to first);
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 9TH: J. MARTINEZ REPLACED WARD (PITCHING); WOMACK
REPLACED LAKER (PLAYING 2B); Biggio doubled to third; Gutierrez
grounded out (second to first) [Biggio to third]; Bell walked;
Bagwell was called out on strikes; Alou walked [Bell to second];
Everett flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates
2.

PIRATES 9TH: BOGAR REPLACED BERRY (PLAYING 3B); Young struck
out; Guillen lined to shortstop; M. Martinez doubled to right;
Ramirez struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5  14   0   10
 Pirates          2   5   1    5


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