Pittsburgh Pirates 9, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 6
Played on Sunday, April 8, 2001 (D) at Enron Field

PIT N    3  0  4    0  1  1    0  0  0  -   9 12  1
HOU N    1  0  1    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   3  7  2
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
A. Brown cf                   5   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Bell rf                       4   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Vander Wal 1b                 4   2   2   1       1   1       7   2
Giles lf                      4   2   2   1       0   0       2   0
  E. Brown ph,lf              1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Ramirez 3b                    3   3   3   6       1   0       1   2
E. Wilson ss                  4   0   0   0       0   1       3   2
Meares 2b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       2   3
Osik c                        4   0   0   0       0   1       8   0
Beimel p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Nunez ph                    1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Taylor p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wehner ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Silva p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   9  12   9       3   5      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. E. Wilson-Meares-Vander Wal.
E: Ramirez (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Giles (2,off Elarton).
HR: Ramirez 3 (3,1st inning off Elarton 1 on 2 out,3rd inning off Elarton 2
on 1 out,5th inning off Cruz 0 on 2 out).
GDP: Giles (1,off Franklin).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: A. Brown (1,2nd base off Elarton/Eusebio).
CS: A. Brown (1,2nd base by Cruz/Eusebio).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lugo ss                       4   1   2   1       0   0       3   6
Biggio 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       2   6
Bagwell 1b                    3   1   2   2       1   1      11   1
Hidalgo rf,cf                 4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Berkman lf                    4   0   2   0       0   1       2   0
Truby 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Eusebio c                     3   0   0   0       1   2       5   1
Barker cf                     3   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Franklin p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Spiers ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Elarton p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Vizcaino ph                 0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Linebrink p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hayes ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Cruz p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Merced rf                   2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       33   3   7   3       3   8      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Biggio-Lugo-Bagwell.
E: Lugo (2), Cruz (1).

BATTING - 
HR: Bagwell (1,1st inning off Beimel 0 on 2 out); Lugo (1,7th inning off Taylor
0 on 1 out).
GDP: Biggio (1,off Beimel).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Berkman (1,2nd base by Beimel/Osik).

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Beimel W(1-0)                 5     5   2   2   3   3   1  22
Taylor                        2     2   1   1   0   3   1   8
Silva                         2     0   0   0   0   2   0   6
Totals                        9     7   3   3   3   8   2  36


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Elarton L(1-1)                3     7   7   7   1   3   2  17
Linebrink                     1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Cruz                          2     4   2   1   1   1   1  10
Franklin                      2     1   0   0   1   0   0   7
Wagner                        1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9    12   9   8   3   5   3  40

Cruz faced 2 batters in the 7th inning

Umpires: HP - Mike Winters, 1B - Ted Barrett, 2B - Alfonso Marquez, 3B - Steve Rippley
Time of Game: 2:47   Attendance: 30174


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. A. Brown            cf        Lugo                ss
2. Bell                rf        Biggio              2b
3. Vander Wal          1b        Bagwell             1b
4. Giles               lf        Hidalgo             rf
5. Ramirez             3b        Berkman             lf
6. E. Wilson           ss        Truby               3b
7. Meares              2b        Eusebio             c
8. Osik                c         Barker              cf
9. Beimel              p         Elarton             p

PIRATES 1ST: A. Brown lined to left; Debut game for Joe
Beimel; Bell grounded out (shortstop to first); Vander Wal
walked; Giles doubled to left [Vander Wal scored]; Ramirez
homered [Giles scored]; E. Wilson grounded out (shortstop to
first); 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Lugo flied to center; Biggio flied to left; Bagwell
homered; Hidalgo was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 1.

PIRATES 2ND: Meares popped to first in foul territory; Osik
struck out; Beimel was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Berkman singled to center; Truby struck out; Eusebio
flied to center; Berkman was picked off and caught stealing
second (pitcher to first to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Pirates 3, Astros 1.

PIRATES 3RD: A. Brown singled to right; A. Brown stole second;
Bell grounded out (second to first) [A. Brown to third]; Vander
Wal singled to center [A. Brown scored]; Giles singled [Vander
Wal to third]; Ramirez homered [Vander Wal scored, Giles
scored]; E. Wilson struck out; Meares singled to center; Osik
flied to right; 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 7, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Barker grounded out (shortstop to first); VIZCAINO
BATTED FOR ELARTON; Vizcaino walked; Lugo singled to right
[Vizcaino to second]; Biggio forced Lugo (first to shortstop)
[Vizcaino to third]; Bagwell singled [Vizcaino scored, Biggio to
third]; Hidalgo popped to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Pirates 7, Astros 2.

PIRATES 4TH: LINEBRINK REPLACED VIZCAINO (PITCHING); Beimel
popped to shortstop; A. Brown popped to shortstop; Bell flied to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 7, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Berkman grounded out (third to first); Truby
grounded out (third to first); Eusebio walked; Barker singled
[Eusebio to second]; HAYES BATTED FOR LINEBRINK; Hayes struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 7, Astros 2.

PIRATES 5TH: CRUZ REPLACED HAYES (PITCHING); Vander Wal struck
out; Giles grounded out (second to first); Ramirez homered; E.
Wilson grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Pirates 8, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Lugo reached on an error by Ramirez; Biggio grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Lugo out at
second]; Bagwell walked; Hidalgo flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Pirates 8, Astros 2.

PIRATES 6TH: Meares reached on an error by Lugo [Meares to
second]; Osik grounded out (shortstop to first) [Meares to
third]; NUNEZ BATTED FOR BEIMEL; Nunez singled to center [Meares
scored (unearned)]; Nunez was picked off first but was safe on
an error by Cruz [Nunez to second]; Nunez was out trying to
advance to third (first to second to third); A. Brown singled;
A. Brown was caught stealing second (catcher to second); 1 R (0
ER), 2 H, 2 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 9, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: TAYLOR REPLACED NUNEZ (PITCHING); Berkman singled to
right; Truby popped to shortstop; Eusebio struck out; Barker
flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 9, Astros 2.

PIRATES 7TH: Bell walked; Vander Wal singled to right [Bell to
second]; FRANKLIN REPLACED BARKER (PITCHING); HIDALGO CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); MERCED REPLACED CRUZ (PLAYING RF); Giles
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Bell
to third, Vander Wal out at second]; Ramirez walked; E. Wilson
flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 9, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Merced lined to third; Lugo homered; Biggio struck
out; Bagwell was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Pirates 9, Astros 3.

PIRATES 8TH: Meares lined to left; Osik grounded out (second to
first); WEHNER BATTED FOR TAYLOR; Wehner singled to center; A.
Brown forced Wehner (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Pirates 9, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: SILVA REPLACED WEHNER (PITCHING); Hidalgo popped to
first; Berkman struck out; Truby flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Pirates 9, Astros 3.

PIRATES 9TH: WAGNER REPLACED FRANKLIN (PITCHING); Bell grounded
out (shortstop to first); Vander Wal grounded out (third to
first); E. BROWN BATTED FOR GILES; E. Brown struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 9, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: E. BROWN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Eusebio struck
out; SPIERS BATTED FOR WAGNER; Spiers grounded out (second to
first); Merced grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 9, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          9  12   1    4
 Astros           3   7   2    6


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