Pittsburgh Pirates 9, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 157
Played on Tuesday, September 26, 2000 (N) at Three Rivers Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    1  2  0  -   4  7  1
PIT N    3  0  0    0  1  0    5  0  x  -   9 10  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lugo 2b                       4   1   1   1       1   2       0   3
Meluskey c                    4   1   1   0       1   0       6   0
Bagwell 1b                    3   1   0   0       2   2       7   0
Ward lf                       5   0   2   0       0   3       5   0
Alou rf                       3   0   1   2       1   1       1   0
Hidalgo cf                    4   1   1   0       0   1       4   0
Truby 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Bogar ss                      3   0   1   1       1   1       1   0
Holt p                        2   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Berkman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Franklin p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Valdes p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Spiers ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Linebrink p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   4   7   4       6  12      24   6

FIELDING - 
E: Truby (13).

BATTING - 
2B: Hidalgo (40,off Benson).
HR: Lugo (10,4th inning off Benson 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 9.

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
A. Brown cf                   4   1   0   0       1   0       3   0
Kendall c                     4   1   1   0       1   0      12   0
Giles lf                      3   3   2   3       1   0       5   0
  E. Brown lf                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Vander Wal rf                 4   1   1   0       1   1       2   0
Young 1b                      3   1   1   2       1   0       3   0
Morris 2b                     4   1   2   2       0   0       1   1
Osik 3b                       3   0   0   0       1   2       1   2
Meares ss                     4   1   3   2       0   0       0   0
Benson p                      3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Hyzdu ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Manzanillo p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sauerbeck p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Williams p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   9  10   9       6   5      27   3

BATTING - 
2B: Morris 2 (30,off Holt,off Franklin); Young (27,off Franklin).
HR: Giles (34,1st inning off Holt 2 on 0 out); Meares (13,7th inning off Valdes
1 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Holt L(7-16)                  6     5   4   4   5   3   1  28
Franklin                      0.1   4   4   4   0   0   0   5
Valdes                        0.2   1   1   1   0   2   1   3
Linebrink                     1     0   0   0   1   0   0   4
Totals                        8    10   9   9   6   5   2  40


Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Benson W(10-12)               7     4   2   2   3   9   1  28
Manzanillo                    0.2   3   2   2   2   0   0   7
Sauerbeck                     0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Williams                      1     0   0   0   1   3   0   4
Totals                        9     7   4   4   6  12   1  40


Umpires: HP - Jim Reynolds, 1B - John Hirschbeck, 2B - Charlie Williams, 3B - Mark Wegner
Time of Game: 3:04   Attendance: 14311


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Lugo                2b        A. Brown            cf
2. Meluskey            c         Kendall             c
3. Bagwell             1b        Giles               lf
4. Ward                lf        Vander Wal          rf
5. Alou                rf        Young               1b
6. Hidalgo             cf        Morris              2b
7. Truby               3b        Osik                3b
8. Bogar               ss        Meares              ss
9. Holt                p         Benson              p

ASTROS 1ST: Lugo struck out; Meluskey flied to left; Bagwell was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates
0.

PIRATES 1ST: A. Brown walked; Kendall singled to right [A. Brown
to third]; Giles homered [A. Brown scored, Kendall scored];
Vander Wal was called out on strikes; Young grounded out (third
to first); Morris flied to left; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Ward struck out; Alou was called out on strikes;
Hidalgo flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Pirates 3.

PIRATES 2ND: Osik was called out on strikes; Meares singled to
left [Meares to second (error by Truby)]; Benson struck out; A.
Brown lined to first; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Truby flied to left; Bogar was called out on
strikes; Holt flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Pirates 3.

PIRATES 3RD: Kendall flied to center; Giles grounded out
(pitcher to first); Vander Wal flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Lugo homered; Meluskey grounded out (second to
first); Bagwell walked; Ward struck out; Alou walked [Bagwell to
second]; Hidalgo struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Pirates 3.

PIRATES 4TH: Young flied to left; Morris doubled; Osik walked;
Meares singled [Morris to third, Osik to second]; Benson forced
Morris (pitcher to catcher) [Osik to third, Meares to second];
A. Brown grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Astros 1, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Truby flied to left; Bogar flied to right; Holt
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 5TH: Kendall flied to left; Giles walked; Vander Wal
walked [Giles to second]; Young walked [Giles to third, Vander
Wal to second]; Morris forced Young (second to shortstop) [Giles
scored, Vander Wal to third]; Osik popped to first; 1 R, 0 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Lugo walked; Meluskey flied to left; Bagwell flied
to right; Ward singled to left [Lugo to second]; Alou flied to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 6TH: Meares flied to left; Benson lined to first; A.
Brown flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates
4.

ASTROS 7TH: Hidalgo doubled to left; Truby struck out; Bogar
singled to left [Hidalgo scored]; BERKMAN BATTED FOR HOLT;
Berkman flied to left; Lugo forced Bogar (third to second); 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 7TH: FRANKLIN REPLACED BERKMAN (PITCHING); Kendall flied
to left; Giles singled; Vander Wal singled to center [Giles to
second]; Young doubled to left [Giles scored, Vander Wal
scored]; Morris doubled [Young scored]; VALDES REPLACED FRANKLIN
(PITCHING); Osik was called out on strikes; Meares homered
[Morris scored]; HYZDU BATTED FOR BENSON; Hyzdu struck out; 5 R,
5 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates 9.

ASTROS 8TH: E. BROWN REPLACED GILES (PLAYING LF); MANZANILLO
REPLACED HYZDU (PITCHING); Meluskey singled to right; Bagwell
walked [Meluskey to second]; Ward singled to right [Meluskey to
third, Bagwell to second]; Alou singled to left [Meluskey
scored, Bagwell scored, Ward to second]; Hidalgo popped to first
in foul territory; Truby grounded out (third to first) [Ward to
third, Alou to second]; Bogar walked; SPIERS BATTED FOR VALDES;
SAUERBECK REPLACED MANZANILLO (PITCHING); Spiers popped to third
in foul territory; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 9.

PIRATES 8TH: LINEBRINK REPLACED SPIERS (PITCHING); A. Brown
flied to right; Kendall walked; E. Brown flied to center; Vander
Wal grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 4, Pirates 9.

ASTROS 9TH: WILLIAMS REPLACED SAUERBECK (PITCHING); Lugo struck
out; Meluskey walked; Bagwell struck out; Ward struck out; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Pirates 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   7   1    9
 Pirates          9  10   0    7


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