Houston Astros 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 3
Regular Season Game 150
Played on Sunday, September 17, 2000 (D) at Enron Field

PIT N    2  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  8  0
HOU N    0  1  1    0  0  2    1  0  x  -   5  9  0
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
A. Brown cf                   5   1   1   0       0   0       4   0
Nunez ss                      4   1   1   2       0   0       2   1
Giles lf                      4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Vander Wal 1b                 4   0   0   0       0   1       6   0
Wehner 3b                     3   1   2   0       1   0       2   2
Morris 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       3   1
  Manzanillo p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
E. Brown rf                   4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Osik c                        3   0   1   1       1   0       4   1
Serafini p                    2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Wilkins p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Benjamin 2b                 1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Totals                       34   3   8   3       2   3      24   6

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Nunez-Morris-Vander Wal, Benjamin-Vander Wal.

BATTING - 
2B: Wehner (2,off Elarton).
HR: Nunez (1,1st inning off Elarton 1 on 0 out).
SH: Serafini (2,off Elarton).
GDP: Morris (7,off Elarton).
Team LOB: 7.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lugo 2b                       4   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
Meluskey c                    3   1   2   1       1   0       4   0
Bagwell 1b                    2   1   0   0       2   0      10   2
Hidalgo cf,lf                 4   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Alou rf                       3   1   2   4       0   0       0   0
Berkman lf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Barker cf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Truby 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   2       1   4
Bogar ss                      3   1   2   0       1   0       3   3
Elarton p                     1   0   1   0       0   0       2   2
  Spiers ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dotel p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   5   9   5       4   3      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Lugo-Bogar-Bagwell.

BATTING - 
2B: Hidalgo (39,off Serafini); Alou (27,off Serafini).
HR: Alou (30,2nd inning off Serafini 0 on 1 out).
SH: Elarton (6,off Serafini).
SF: Alou (9,off Wilkins).
HBP: Elarton (2,by Wilkins).
GDP: Bagwell (18,off Serafini); Spiers (7,off Manzanillo).
IBB: Bogar (7,by Serafini).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Hidalgo (11,2nd base off Wilkins/Osik).

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Serafini L(2-5)               5.2   7   4   4   3   2   1  26
Wilkins                       1.1   1   1   1   1   1   0   7
Manzanillo                    1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8     9   5   5   4   3   1  36

WP: Serafini (3).
HBP: Wilkins (6,Elarton).
IBB: Serafini (1,Bogar).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Elarton W(17-6)               8     7   3   3   2   3   1  33
Dotel SV(14)                  1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9     8   3   3   2   3   1  37


Umpires: HP - Charlie Reliford, 1B - Morris Hodges, 2B - Tim Timmons, 3B - Doug Eddings
Time of Game: 2:43   Attendance: 40036


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. A. Brown            cf        Lugo                2b
2. Nunez               ss        Meluskey            c
3. Giles               lf        Bagwell             1b
4. Vander Wal          1b        Hidalgo             cf
5. Wehner              3b        Alou                rf
6. Morris              2b        Berkman             lf
7. E. Brown            rf        Truby               3b
8. Osik                c         Bogar               ss
9. Serafini            p         Elarton             p

PIRATES 1ST: A. Brown singled to center; Nunez homered [A. Brown
scored]; Giles flied to left; Vander Wal flied to center; Wehner
flied to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: On a bunt Lugo grounded out (third to first);
Meluskey singled to right; Bagwell grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Meluskey out at second]; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Morris grounded out (first to pitcher); E. Brown
singled to right; Osik walked [E. Brown to second]; On a bunt
Serafini struck out; A. Brown popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Hidalgo popped to third; Alou homered; Berkman flied
to center; Truby struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2,
Astros 1.

PIRATES 3RD: Nunez popped to shortstop; Giles grounded out
(second to first); Vander Wal was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Bogar singled to center; Elarton out on a sacrifice
bunt (catcher to second) [Bogar to second]; Lugo popped to
first; Meluskey singled to right [Bogar scored]; Serafini threw
a wild pitch [Meluskey to second]; Bagwell walked; Hidalgo
popped to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 2.

PIRATES 4TH: Wehner doubled; Morris singled to center [Wehner to
third]; E. Brown lined to third; Osik reached on a fielder's
choice [Wehner scored, Morris to second]; Serafini out on a
sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Morris to third, Osik to
second]; A. Brown grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Alou flied to right; Berkman flied to center; Truby
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 2.

PIRATES 5TH: Nunez grounded out (pitcher to first); Giles
singled to center; Vander Wal grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Giles to second]; Wehner walked; Morris grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Bogar popped to first in foul territory; Elarton
singled to center; Lugo flied to center; Meluskey forced Elarton
(third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 2.

PIRATES 6TH: E. Brown grounded out (third to first); Osik
grounded out (third to first); Serafini grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Bagwell walked; Hidalgo doubled to left [Bagwell to
third]; Alou doubled to left [Bagwell scored, Hidalgo scored];
Berkman popped to shortstop; Truby popped to third in foul
territory; Bogar was walked intentionally; WILKINS REPLACED
SERAFINI (PITCHING); Elarton was hit by a pitch [Alou to third,
Bogar to second]; Lugo popped to catcher in foul territory; 2 R,
2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 4.

PIRATES 7TH: A. Brown grounded out (pitcher to first); Nunez
flied to left; Giles was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Meluskey walked; Bagwell flied to left; Hidalgo
singled to left [Meluskey to third]; Alou hit a sacrifice fly to
center [Meluskey scored]; Hidalgo stole second; Berkman struck
out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 5.

PIRATES 8TH: HIDALGO CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); BARKER
REPLACED BERKMAN (PLAYING CF); Vander Wal lined to first; Wehner
singled to left; Morris grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Wehner out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: MANZANILLO REPLACED MORRIS (PITCHING); BENJAMIN
REPLACED WILKINS (PLAYING 2B); Truby popped to first in foul
territory; Bogar singled to left; SPIERS BATTED FOR ELARTON;
Spiers grounded into a double play (second to first) [Bogar out
at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 5.

PIRATES 9TH: DOTEL REPLACED SPIERS (PITCHING); E. Brown popped
to catcher in foul territory; Osik singled to center; Benjamin
flied to left; A. Brown forced Osik (second unassisted); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          3   8   0    7
 Astros           5   9   0    7


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