Pittsburgh Pirates 3, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 159
Played on Thursday, September 28, 2000 (N) at Three Rivers Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  1  -   2 10  1
PIT N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  2  -   3  3  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Spiers 2b                     4   0   2   2       0   0       1   3
Bogar ss                      5   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Bagwell 1b                    3   0   0   0       1   0       9   0
Hidalgo cf,rf                 4   0   1   0       0   1       5   0
Alou rf                       4   0   2   0       0   0       1   0
  Barker cf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Berkman lf                    4   1   2   0       0   1       0   0
Truby 3b                      4   1   1   0       0   0       3   2
Chavez c                      3   0   2   0       0   1       6   0
  Meluskey ph,c               0   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Lima p                        1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Ward ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Dotel p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Franklin p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   2  10   2       2   4      26   9

FIELDING - 
E: Alou (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Berkman (27,off Silva).
SH: Lima 2 (8,off Silva 2).
SF: Spiers (2,off Silva).
GDP: Bogar (15,off Silva).
IBB: Meluskey (10,by Silva).
Team LOB: 9.

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
A. Brown cf                   4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Benjamin 3b                   3   1   0   0       1   2       2   4
Giles lf                      3   1   1   1       1   0       1   0
Vander Wal 1b                 3   1   0   0       1   0      11   2
E. Brown rf                   3   0   0   0       0   2       4   0
  Kendall ph                  1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Morris 2b                     4   0   1   1       0   0       3   2
Osik c                        3   0   0   0       0   2       4   0
Meares ss                     3   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Silva p                       3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   3   3   3       3   7      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Benjamin-Morris-Vander Wal.

BATTING - 
HR: Giles (35,4th inning off Lima 0 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Kendall (22,2nd base off Franklin/Meluskey).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lima                          8     1   1   1   1   6   1  27
Dotel L(3-7)                  0.2   1   2   2   2   1   0   5
Franklin                      0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        8.2   3   3   3   3   7   1  33


Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Silva W(11-9)                 9    10   2   2   2   4   0  38

IBB: Silva (7,Meluskey).

Umpires: HP - Charlie Williams, 1B - Mark Wegner, 2B - Jim Reynolds, 3B - John Hirschbeck
Time of Game: 2:17   Attendance: 17710


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Spiers              2b        A. Brown            cf
2. Bogar               ss        Benjamin            3b
3. Bagwell             1b        Giles               lf
4. Hidalgo             cf        Vander Wal          1b
5. Alou                rf        E. Brown            rf
6. Berkman             lf        Morris              2b
7. Truby               3b        Osik                c
8. Chavez              c         Meares              ss
9. Lima                p         Silva               p

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

PIRATES 1ST: A. Brown grounded out (second to first); Benjamin
struck out; Giles popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Hidalgo was called out on strikes; Alou grounded out
(third to first); Berkman singled to center; Truby flied to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Vander Wal flied to right; E. Brown was called out
on strikes; Morris grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Chavez was called out on strikes; Lima popped to
first in foul territory; Spiers lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Osik was called out on strikes; Meares grounded out
(pitcher to first); Silva flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 0, Pirates 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Bogar grounded out (first unassisted); Bagwell
walked; Hidalgo popped to first in foul territory; Alou singled
to left [Bagwell to third]; Berkman flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 4TH: A. Brown lined to third; Benjamin popped to third
in foul territory; Giles homered; 48th homer surrendered by
Lima; new NL record; Vander Wal popped to second; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Truby singled to left; Chavez singled to center
[Truby to second]; Lima out on a sacrifice bunt (first to
second) [Truby to third, Chavez to second]; Spiers hit a
sacrifice fly to shortstop [Truby scored]; Bogar flied to right
in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 5TH: E. Brown grounded out (shortstop to first); Morris
grounded out (second to first); Osik struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Bagwell grounded out (third to first); Hidalgo flied
to center; Alou singled to center; Berkman struck out; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 1.

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

ASTROS 7TH: Truby grounded out (shortstop to first); Chavez
singled to center; Lima out on a sacrifice bunt (first to
second) [Chavez to second]; Spiers grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 7TH: Benjamin struck out; Giles walked; Vander Wal
reached on an error by Alou [Giles to second]; E. Brown struck
out; Morris grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Bogar grounded out (shortstop to first); Bagwell
grounded out (shortstop to first); Hidalgo singled to right;
Alou flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 8TH: Osik grounded out (shortstop to first); Meares
flied to center; Silva grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Berkman doubled to center; Truby flied to right
[Berkman to third]; MELUSKEY BATTED FOR CHAVEZ; Meluskey was
walked intentionally; WARD BATTED FOR LIMA; Ward struck out;
Spiers singled to left [Berkman scored, Meluskey to second];
Bogar popped to third; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates
1.

PIRATES 9TH: BARKER REPLACED ALOU (PLAYING CF); MELUSKEY STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING C ); HIDALGO CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF);
DOTEL REPLACED WARD (PITCHING); A. Brown struck out; Benjamin
walked; Giles grounded out (third to first) [Benjamin to
second]; Vander Wal walked; KENDALL BATTED FOR E. BROWN; Kendall
singled to right [Benjamin scored, Vander Wal to third];
FRANKLIN REPLACED DOTEL (PITCHING); Kendall stole second; Morris
singled to left [Vander Wal scored, Kendall to third]; 2 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2  10   1    9
 Pirates          3   3   0    4


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