Pittsburgh Pirates 8, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 129
Played on Saturday, August 25, 2001 (N) at PNC Park

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  1  -   2 10  3
PIT N    6  0  0    0  0  0    2  0  x  -   8  7  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       0   1
  Williams p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Truby ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Vizcaino ss                   3   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Cruz p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Ward ph,1b                  1   0   0   1       0   1       1   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   2       8   0
  Barker cf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Berkman lf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Castilla 3b,ss                4   1   1   1       0   0       0   3
Merced rf,3b                  4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Hidalgo cf,rf                 4   1   3   0       0   0       4   0
Ausmus c                      4   0   2   0       0   0       7   0
Mlicki p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Lugo ph,ss,2b               2   0   2   0       1   0       0   1
Totals                       35   2  10   2       2   7      24   8

FIELDING - 
E: Castilla (10), Lugo 2 (18).

BATTING - 
HR: Castilla (19,9th inning off Ritchie 0 on 0 out).
SF: Ward (2,off Ritchie).
GDP: Ausmus (11,off Ritchie).
Team LOB: 9.

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Matthews cf                   2   1   0   0       3   1       3   0
J. Wilson ss                  4   2   0   0       0   0       3   2
Giles lf                      3   2   2   2       1   0       2   0
  Hyzdu lf                    0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Ramirez 3b                    4   1   1   4       0   0       0   2
  Lopez 3b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Kendall c                     4   1   2   0       0   0       7   0
Young 1b                      4   1   2   1       0   1       7   0
Mackowiak rf                  4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Meares 2b                     4   0   0   1       0   1       0   2
Ritchie p                     4   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
  Manzanillo p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   8   7   8       4   6      27   6

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. J. Wilson-Young.

BATTING - 
2B: Young (28,off Mlicki); Giles (34,off Mlicki).
HR: Ramirez (27,1st inning off Mlicki 3 on 0 out); Giles (31,7th inning off
Cruz 1 on 0 out).
SH: J. Wilson (10,off Mlicki).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Young (15,3rd base off Mlicki/Ausmus); Kendall (9,2nd base off Mlicki/Ausmus).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Mlicki L(4-1)                 5     6   6   4   3   2   1  25
Cruz                          2     1   2   1   0   2   1   9
Williams                      1     0   0   0   1   2   0   4
Totals                        8     7   8   5   4   6   2  38


Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ritchie W(10-11)              8.1   9   2   2   1   5   1  34
Manzanillo                    0.2   1   0   0   1   2   0   4
Totals                        9    10   2   2   2   7   1  38


Umpires: HP - Rick Reed, 1B - Dave Phillips, 2B - Mark Wegner, 3B - Lance Barksdale
Time of Game: 2:33   Attendance: 37665


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Biggio              2b        Matthews            cf
2. Vizcaino            ss        J. Wilson           ss
3. Bagwell             1b        Giles               lf
4. Berkman             lf        Ramirez             3b
5. Castilla            3b        Kendall             c
6. Merced              rf        Young               1b
7. Hidalgo             cf        Mackowiak           rf
8. Ausmus              c         Meares              2b
9. Mlicki              p         Ritchie             p

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio walked; Vizcaino flied to right; Bagwell was
called out on strikes; Berkman flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Matthews walked; J. Wilson reached on an error by
Castilla on a sacrifice bunt [Matthews to second]; Giles walked
[Matthews to third, J. Wilson to second]; Ramirez homered
[Matthews scored, J. Wilson scored (unearned), Giles scored];
Kendall singled; Young doubled to center [Kendall scored];
Mackowiak popped to shortstop; Young stole third; Meares
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Young scored (unearned)];
Ritchie grounded out (second to first); 6 R (4 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 6.

ASTROS 2ND: Castilla popped to pitcher; Merced singled to right;
Hidalgo singled to left [Merced to second]; Ausmus grounded into
a double play (shortstop to first) [Hidalgo out at second]; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 6.

PIRATES 2ND: Matthews flied to left; J. Wilson flied to center;
Giles doubled to right; Ramirez flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 6.

ASTROS 3RD: Mlicki struck out; Biggio lined to left; Vizcaino
flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 6.

PIRATES 3RD: Kendall grounded out (third to first); Young
singled to left; Mackowiak struck out; Meares grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 6.

ASTROS 4TH: Bagwell was called out on strikes; Berkman grounded
out (first unassisted); Castilla grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 6.

PIRATES 4TH: Ritchie grounded out (shortstop to first); Matthews
walked; J. Wilson grounded out (third to first) [Matthews to
second]; Giles flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Pirates 6.

ASTROS 5TH: Merced was called out on strikes; Hidalgo grounded
out (third to first); Ausmus grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 6.

PIRATES 5TH: Ramirez flied to right; Kendall singled to left;
Young struck out; Kendall stole second; Mackowiak flied to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 6.

ASTROS 6TH: LUGO BATTED FOR MLICKI; Lugo singled; Biggio flied
to center; Vizcaino lined to shortstop; Bagwell flied to right
in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 6.

PIRATES 6TH: LUGO STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); CRUZ REPLACED
VIZCAINO (PITCHING); Meares grounded out (shortstop to first);
Ritchie was called out on strikes; Matthews struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Berkman popped to shortstop; Castilla grounded out
(second to first); Merced grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates 6.

PIRATES 7TH: J. Wilson reached on an error by Lugo [J. Wilson to
second]; Giles homered [J. Wilson scored (unearned)]; Ramirez
popped to catcher in foul territory; Kendall grounded out
(pitcher to first); Young reached on an error by Lugo; Mackowiak
flied to center; 2 R (1 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Pirates
8.

ASTROS 8TH: HYZDU REPLACED GILES (PLAYING LF); LOPEZ REPLACED
RAMIREZ (PLAYING 3B); Hidalgo singled; Ausmus singled to left
[Hidalgo to second]; Lugo singled to left [Hidalgo to third,
Ausmus to second]; Biggio flied to center; WARD BATTED FOR CRUZ;
Ward hit a sacrifice fly to left [Hidalgo scored]; Bagwell
singled to center [Ausmus to third, Lugo to second]; Berkman
struck out; 1 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 8.

PIRATES 8TH: WARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); CASTILLA CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); LUGO CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B);
MERCED CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); HIDALGO CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING RF); BARKER REPLACED BAGWELL (PLAYING CF); WILLIAMS
REPLACED BIGGIO (PITCHING); Meares struck out; Ritchie struck
out; Matthews walked; J. Wilson popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Pirates 8.

ASTROS 9TH: Castilla homered; Merced flied to left; Hidalgo
singled to center; MANZANILLO REPLACED RITCHIE (PITCHING);
Ausmus singled to left [Hidalgo to second]; Lugo walked [Hidalgo
to third, Ausmus to second]; TRUBY BATTED FOR WILLIAMS; Truby
struck out; Ward was called out on strikes; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Astros 2, Pirates 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2  10   3    9
 Pirates          8   7   0    6


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