Houston Astros 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 4
Regular Season Game 120
Played on Tuesday, August 15, 2000 (N) at Enron Field

PIT N    2  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   4  9  0
HOU N    2  1  0    1  0  0    0  1  x  -   5  7  0
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
A. Brown cf                   5   1   3   1       0   0       1   0
Kendall c                     5   1   1   0       0   1       5   0
Giles lf                      3   1   3   2       0   0       1   0
Young 1b                      3   0   0   0       1   0      10   0
Wilson 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
  Loiselle p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Morris 2b                     2   0   0   0       1   1       2   3
Alex Ramirez rf               3   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
  Vander Wal ph               1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Meares ss                     3   1   1   1       1   0       1   4
Benson p                      3   0   0   0       0   2       0   3
  Sauerbeck p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Manzanillo p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Benjamin 3b                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   4   9   4       3   6      24  10

BATTING - 
2B: Giles (31,off Lima); A. Brown (9,off Dotel).
3B: Giles (7,off Lima).
HR: A. Brown (2,1st inning off Lima 0 on 0 out); Giles (27,1st inning off Lima
0 on 1 out); Meares (10,9th inning off Dotel 0 on 1 out).
SH: Morris (7,off Lima).
HBP: Giles (5,by Franklin).
GDP: Kendall (12,off Lima).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Kendall (17,2nd base off Lima/Eusebio).
CS: Morris (6,2nd base by Lima/Eusebio).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lugo ss                       3   0   1   1       2   1       3   2
Spiers 2b                     3   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
Bagwell 1b                    3   1   1   1       1   0       9   0
Ward lf                       2   1   1   1       1   0       1   0
  Mieske ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Barker cf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Alou rf                       3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Hidalgo cf,lf                 4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Eusebio c                     2   2   1   0       1   0       6   2
Truby 3b                      4   1   2   1       0   2       1   4
Lima p                        2   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Cromer ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Slusarski p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Franklin p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dotel p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   5   7   5       6   4      27  11

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

BATTING - 
2B: Truby (9,off Benson); Lugo (14,off Benson).
HR: Bagwell (34,1st inning off Benson 0 on 2 out); Ward (18,1st inning off
Benson 0 on 2 out); Truby (6,8th inning off Loiselle 0 on 1 out).
SH: Spiers (1,off Benson).
HBP: Eusebio (4,by Benson).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Lugo (7,2nd base by Benson/Kendall).

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Benson L(8-10)                6.1   6   4   4   5   3   2  30
Sauerbeck                     0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Manzanillo                    0.1   0   0   0   1   0   0   2
Loiselle                      1     1   1   1   0   1   1   4
Totals                        8     7   5   5   6   4   3  37

HBP: Benson (8,Eusebio).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lima W(5-14)                  6     7   3   3   2   1   2  25
Slusarski                     1.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   4
Franklin                      0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Dotel SV(6)                   1.2   2   1   1   1   4   1   8
Totals                        9     9   4   4   3   6   3  38

HBP: Franklin (3,Giles).

Umpires: HP - Jerry Meals, 1B - Larry Young, 2B - Travis Katzenmeier, 3B - Bill Miller
Time of Game: 3:04   Attendance: 30020


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. A. Brown            cf        Lugo                ss
2. Kendall             c         Spiers              2b
3. Giles               lf        Bagwell             1b
4. Young               1b        Ward                lf
5. Wilson              3b        Alou                rf
6. Morris              2b        Hidalgo             cf
7. Alex Ramirez        rf        Eusebio             c
8. Meares              ss        Truby               3b
9. Benson              p         Lima                p

PIRATES 1ST: A. Brown homered; Kendall grounded out (third to
first); Giles homered; Young flied to right; Wilson grounded out
(catcher to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Lugo walked; Lugo was picked off and caught stealing
second (pitcher to first); Spiers grounded out (second to
first); Bagwell homered; Ward homered; Alou grounded out (first
unassisted); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 2.

PIRATES 2ND: Morris walked; Morris was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Alex Ramirez popped to third; Meares
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Pirates 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Hidalgo flied to right; Eusebio singled; Truby
doubled to right [Eusebio to third]; Lima grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Eusebio scored]; Lugo flied to right; 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 3.

PIRATES 3RD: Benson grounded out (second to first); A. Brown
flied to center; Kendall singled to left; Kendall stole second;
Giles tripled [Kendall scored]; Young popped to shortstop; 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Spiers lined to right; Bagwell grounded out
(shortstop to first); Ward walked; Alou lined to shortstop; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 3.

PIRATES 4TH: Wilson singled to left; Morris out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to first) [Wilson to second]; Alex Ramirez grounded
out (shortstop to first); Meares walked; Benson was called out
on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Hidalgo grounded out (shortstop to first); Eusebio
walked; Truby struck out; Lima singled to center [Eusebio to
second]; Lugo doubled to left [Eusebio scored, Lima to third];
Spiers grounded out (second to first); the roof was
opened; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 4.

PIRATES 5TH: A. Brown singled to right; Kendall grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [A. Brown out at second];
Giles doubled to left; Young flied to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Bagwell grounded out (pitcher to first); Ward flied
to right; Alou lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3,
Astros 4.

PIRATES 6TH: Wilson flied to center; Morris flied to center;
Alex Ramirez flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3,
Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Hidalgo struck out; Eusebio was hit by a pitch;
Truby struck out; CROMER BATTED FOR LIMA; Cromer forced Eusebio
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros
4.

PIRATES 7TH: SLUSARSKI REPLACED CROMER (PITCHING); Meares popped
to second; Benson was called out on strikes; A. Brown grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Lugo walked; Spiers out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher
to second) [Lugo to second]; Bagwell walked; SAUERBECK REPLACED
BENSON (PITCHING); MIESKE BATTED FOR WARD; Mieske flied to
center; MANZANILLO REPLACED SAUERBECK (PITCHING); Alou walked
[Lugo to third, Bagwell to second]; Hidalgo popped to catcher in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 4.

PIRATES 8TH: HIDALGO CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); BARKER
REPLACED MIESKE (PLAYING CF); Kendall grounded out (pitcher to
first); FRANKLIN REPLACED SLUSARSKI (PITCHING); Giles was hit by
a pitch; DOTEL REPLACED FRANKLIN (PITCHING); Young walked [Giles
to second]; Wilson struck out; Morris struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: BENJAMIN REPLACED MANZANILLO (PLAYING 3B); LOISELLE
REPLACED WILSON (PITCHING); Eusebio flied to left; Truby
homered; Dotel grounded out (second to first); Lugo was called
out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 5.

PIRATES 9TH: VANDER WAL BATTED FOR ALEX RAMIREZ; Vander Wal
struck out; Meares homered; Benjamin popped to shortstop; A.
Brown doubled to left; Kendall was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          4   9   0    7
 Astros           5   7   0    8


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