Houston Astros 11, Pittsburgh Pirates 2
Regular Season Game 2
Played on Wednesday, April 5, 2000 (N) at Three Rivers Stadium

HOU N    0  3  2    0  0  0    0  6  0  -  11 10  0
PIT N    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  9  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     3   1   1   2       2   1       3   2
Spiers ss,3b                  5   1   1   3       0   1       3   6
Bagwell 1b                    3   1   1   1       1   0      13   1
Caminiti 3b                   4   0   2   0       0   0       0   2
  Bogar ss                    1   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Alou rf                       5   1   2   0       0   2       1   0
Ward lf                       3   2   2   1       1   0       0   0
  Barker pr,cf                1   1   0   0       0   1       1   0
Hidalgo cf,lf                 4   2   1   0       1   3       2   0
Eusebio c                     3   1   0   0       1   1       2   1
Lima p                        3   0   0   0       0   2       1   3
  Meluskey ph                 0   1   0   1       1   0       0   0
  J. Powell p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Maddux p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35  11  10   8       7  12      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Lima-Spiers-Bagwell.

BATTING - 
2B: Bagwell (1,off Benson); Alou (1,off Sauerbeck).
3B: Spiers (1,off Wilkins).
HR: Ward (1,3rd inning off Benson 0 on 2 out).
SF: Bagwell (1,off Wilkins).
GDP: Alou (1,off Benson).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Biggio (1,3rd base off Sauerbeck/Kendall).

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kendall c                     5   0   1   0       0   0      12   0
Meares ss                     5   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Giles rf                      4   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Young 1b                      3   1   0   0       1   0       7   1
Cordero lf                    3   0   1   0       1   1       1   1
Aramis Ramirez 3b             3   0   3   2       1   0       1   3
Hermansen cf                  4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Benjamin 2b                   4   0   2   0       0   0       1   3
Benson p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Vander Wal ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sauerbeck p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wilkins p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Williams p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  A. Brown ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   2   9   2       3   2      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Meares-Benjamin-Young.
E: Young (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Giles (1,off Lima); Benjamin (1,off Lima).
SH: Benson (1,off Lima).
GDP: Meares (1,off Lima).
Team LOB: 9.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lima W(1-0)                   7     8   2   2   2   2   0  30
J. Powell                     1     1   0   0   1   0   0   5
Maddux                        1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     9   2   2   3   2   0  38


Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Benson L(0-1)                 6     7   5   2   2   6   1  26
Sauerbeck                     1.1   2   4   4   4   2   0  10
Wilkins                       0.2   1   2   2   1   1   0   4
Williams                      1     0   0   0   0   3   0   3
Totals                        9    10  11   8   7  12   1  43

WP: Benson (1), Sauerbeck (1).

Umpires: HP - Brian Gorman, 1B - Mike Everitt, 2B - Mike DiMuro, 3B - Jerry Crawford
Time of Game: 2:32   Attendance: 12208


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Biggio              2b        Kendall             c
2. Spiers              ss        Meares              ss
3. Bagwell             1b        Giles               rf
4. Caminiti            3b        Young               1b
5. Alou                rf        Cordero             lf
6. Ward                lf        Aramis Ramirez      3b
7. Hidalgo             cf        Hermansen           cf
8. Eusebio             c         Benjamin            2b
9. Lima                p         Benson              p

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio struck out; Spiers struck out; Bagwell flied
to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Kendall singled to right; Meares grounded into a
double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Kendall out at
second]; Giles singled to right; Young walked [Giles to second];
Cordero walked [Giles to third, Young to second]; Aramis Ramirez
singled to center [Giles scored, Young scored, Cordero to
second]; Hermansen grounded out (pitcher to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Caminiti singled to center; Alou struck out; Ward
singled to left [Caminiti out at third (left to third), Ward to
second (on throw to 3b)]; Hidalgo walked; Eusebio walked [Ward
to third, Hidalgo to second]; Lima reached on an error by Young
[Ward scored (unearned) (no RBI), Hidalgo scored (unearned) (no
RBI), Eusebio to second]; Biggio singled to right [Eusebio
scored (unearned), Lima to third]; Benson threw a wild pitch
[Biggio to second]; Spiers flied to center; 3 R (0 ER), 3 H, 1
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 2ND: Benjamin singled to center; Benson out on a
sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Benjamin to second]; Kendall
lined to center; Meares grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Bagwell doubled to left; Caminiti singled to right
[Bagwell to third]; Alou grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Bagwell scored, Caminiti out at second];
Ward homered; Hidalgo was called out on strikes; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 3RD: Giles grounded out (shortstop to first); Young
flied to center; Cordero grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Eusebio grounded out (second to first); Lima struck
out; Biggio grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 4TH: Aramis Ramirez singled to left; Hermansen struck
out; Benjamin flied to right; Benson grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Spiers grounded out (first unassisted); Bagwell
flied to center; Caminiti grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 5TH: Kendall grounded out (shortstop to first); Meares
lined to second; Giles doubled to left; Young grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Alou singled to left; Ward grounded out (third to
first) [Alou to second]; Hidalgo struck out; Eusebio grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 6TH: Cordero struck out; Aramis Ramirez singled to
center; Hermansen forced Aramis Ramirez (second to shortstop);
Benjamin doubled [Hermansen to third]; VANDER WAL BATTED FOR
BENSON; Vander Wal grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 7TH: SAUERBECK REPLACED VANDER WAL (PITCHING); Lima was
called out on strikes; Biggio walked; Spiers flied to left;
Sauerbeck threw a wild pitch [Biggio to second]; Bagwell walked
while Biggio stole third; Caminiti grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 7TH: SPIERS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); BOGAR
REPLACED CAMINITI (PLAYING SS); Kendall grounded out (pitcher to
first); Meares grounded out (shortstop to first); Giles popped
to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5,
Pirates 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Alou doubled; Ward walked; BARKER RAN FOR WARD;
Hidalgo singled to left [Alou to third, Barker to second];
Eusebio was called out on strikes; MELUSKEY BATTED FOR LIMA;
Meluskey walked [Alou scored, Barker to third, Hidalgo to
second]; WILKINS REPLACED SAUERBECK (PITCHING); Biggio walked
[Barker scored, Hidalgo to third, Meluskey to second]; Spiers
tripled to center [Hidalgo scored, Meluskey scored, Biggio
scored]; Bagwell hit a sacrifice fly to center [Spiers scored];
Bogar struck out; 6 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 11, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 8TH: HIDALGO CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); BARKER
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); J. POWELL REPLACED MELUSKEY
(PITCHING); Young grounded out (third to first); Cordero singled
to left; Aramis Ramirez walked [Cordero to second]; Hermansen
forced Cordero (third unassisted) [Aramis Ramirez to second];
Benjamin forced Hermansen (third to second) [Aramis Ramirez to
third]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 11, Pirates 2.

ASTROS 9TH: WILLIAMS REPLACED WILKINS (PITCHING); Alou struck
out; Barker struck out; Hidalgo was called out on strikes; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 11, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 9TH: A. BROWN BATTED FOR WILLIAMS; MADDUX REPLACED J.
POWELL (PITCHING); A. Brown grounded out (first unassisted);
Kendall flied to center; Meares lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 11, Pirates 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros          11  10   0    5
 Pirates          2   9   1    9


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