Houston Astros 6, Pittsburgh Pirates 3
Regular Season Game 153
Played on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 (N) at Three Rivers Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    4  2  0  -   6  8  1
PIT N    0  0  0    0  0  0    2  1  0  -   3 10  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   1   1   0       0   1       3   0
Spiers rf,lf,3b               4   0   0   0       0   1       2   1
Bagwell 1b                    4   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Everett cf,rf                 3   1   0   0       1   1       3   0
Caminiti 3b                   3   1   1   0       1   1       2   2
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Henry p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Ward lf                       3   0   2   1       0   0       0   0
  Barker pr,cf                1   1   1   2       0   0       1   0
Bako c                        3   1   2   2       0   0      10   0
  Eusebio ph,c                1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Gutierrez ss                  4   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
Elarton p                     3   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Cabrera p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Javier lf                   1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Totals                       34   6   8   5       2   9      27   6

FIELDING - 
E: Gutierrez (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Bako (14,off Benson).
Team LOB: 3.

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Martin lf                     3   0   0   0       2   1       0   0
Benjamin ss                   4   0   1   1       0   2       1   1
  Nunez pr,ss                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wehner ph,ss                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Giles cf                      5   0   3   1       0   2       2   0
Young 1b                      4   0   1   0       1   1       8   2
B. Brown rf                   5   1   1   1       0   2       4   1
Morris 2b                     5   0   0   0       0   2       0   4
Ramirez 3b                    4   1   2   0       0   0       1   3
Osik c                        4   0   2   0       0   0       9   0
Benson p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Sveum ph                    0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Williams p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hermansen ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Wallace p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   3  10   3       4  11      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Young (20).

BATTING - 
2B: Osik (3,off Elarton); Ramirez (1,off Elarton).
HR: B. Brown (16,8th inning off Cabrera 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 12.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Elarton W(9-4)                6.1   5   2   2   3   8   0  28
Cabrera                       1     4   1   1   0   1   1   7
Wagner                        0.2   0   0   0   1   1   0   3
Henry SV(2)                   1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9    10   3   3   4  11   1  42


Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Benson L(11-14)               7     5   4   3   1   5   0  27
Williams                      1     3   2   2   1   2   0   6
Wallace                       1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Totals                        9     8   6   5   2   9   0  36


Umpires: HP - Jerry Crawford, 1B - Alfonso Marquez, 2B - Brian Gorman, 3B - Phil Cuzzi
Time of Game: 3:12   Attendance: 12745


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Biggio              2b        Martin              lf
2. Spiers              rf        Benjamin            ss
3. Bagwell             1b        Giles               cf
4. Everett             cf        Young               1b
5. Caminiti            3b        B. Brown            rf
6. Ward                lf        Morris              2b
7. Bako                c         Ramirez             3b
8. Gutierrez           ss        Osik                c
9. Elarton             p         Benson              p

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio struck out; Spiers grounded out (second to
first); Bagwell grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Martin popped to shortstop; Benjamin singled to
center; Giles struck out; Young singled to left [Benjamin to
third]; B. Brown struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Pirates 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Everett popped to shortstop; Caminiti struck out;
Ward singled to center; Bako singled to right [Ward to second];
Gutierrez forced Ward (third unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Morris flied to center; Ramirez popped to third;
Osik doubled to left; Benson grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Elarton flied to right; Biggio grounded out (first
to pitcher); Spiers grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Martin was called out on strikes; Benjamin struck
out; Giles singled to center; Young walked [Giles to second]; B.
Brown flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates
0.

ASTROS 4TH: Bagwell flied to right; Everett flied to right;
Caminiti grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Morris lined to third; Ramirez flied to right; Osik
flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Ward flied to right; Bako grounded out (second to
first); Gutierrez was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 5TH: Benson grounded out (third to first); Martin lined
to right; Benjamin struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Pirates 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Elarton struck out; Biggio flied to center; Spiers
lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 6TH: Giles struck out; Young reached on an error by
Gutierrez; B. Brown struck out; Morris struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Bagwell grounded out (second to first); Everett
walked; Caminiti singled to right [Everett to third]; Ward
singled to center [Everett scored, Caminiti to third]; BARKER
RAN FOR WARD; Bako doubled to left [Caminiti scored, Barker
scored]; Gutierrez grounded out (third to first) [Bako scored
(error by Young) (unearned) (no RBI)]; Elarton was called out on
strikes; 4 R (3 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 7TH: SPIERS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); EVERETT
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); BARKER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING
CF); Ramirez doubled to left; Osik grounded out (third to
first); SVEUM BATTED FOR BENSON; Sveum walked; Martin walked
[Ramirez to third, Sveum to second]; CABRERA REPLACED ELARTON
(PITCHING); Benjamin forced Martin (shortstop to second)
[Ramirez scored, Sveum to third]; NUNEZ RAN FOR BENJAMIN; Giles
singled to center [Sveum scored, Nunez to second]; Young was
called out on strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates
2.

ASTROS 8TH: NUNEZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); WILLIAMS REPLACED
SVEUM (PITCHING); Biggio singled to left; Spiers struck out;
Bagwell singled to left [Biggio to third]; Everett struck out;
Caminiti walked [Bagwell to second]; Barker singled to right
[Biggio scored, Bagwell scored, Caminiti to third, Barker out at
second (right to third to second to first)]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 6, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 8TH: B. Brown homered; Morris flied to center; Ramirez
singled to left; Osik singled to left [Ramirez to second];
HERMANSEN BATTED FOR WILLIAMS; SPIERS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
3B); WAGNER REPLACED CAMINITI (PITCHING); JAVIER REPLACED
CABRERA (PLAYING LF); Hermansen struck out; Martin walked
[Ramirez to third, Osik to second]; WEHNER BATTED FOR NUNEZ;
Wehner forced Martin (third to second); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Astros 6, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 9TH: WEHNER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); WALLACE REPLACED
HERMANSEN (PITCHING); EUSEBIO BATTED FOR BAKO; Eusebio grounded
out (third to first); Gutierrez struck out; Javier struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 9TH: HENRY REPLACED WAGNER (PITCHING); EUSEBIO STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING C ); Giles singled to center; Young forced Giles
(pitcher to second); B. Brown flied to left; Young advanced to
second because of defensive indifference [Young to second];
Morris struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Pirates 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6   8   1    3
 Pirates          3  10   1   12


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