Houston Astros 8, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Regular Season Game 31
Played on Monday, May 5, 2003 (N) at Minute Maid Park

PIT N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1  4  0
HOU N    1  0  5    0  0  0    1  1  x  -   8 13  0
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lofton cf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
J. Wilson ss                  4   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Kendall c                     2   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
  C. Wilson c                 1   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Simon 1b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       8   1
Ramirez 3b                    3   0   0   0       0   1       1   4
Stairs lf                     3   1   1   1       0   1       0   0
Sanders rf                    3   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Reese 2b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       4   3
Benson p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Meadows p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Mackowiak ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Reyes p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   1   4   1       1   5      24  10

BATTING - 
HR: Stairs (1,8th inning off Miller 0 on 0 out).
SH: Meadows (1,off Miller).
GDP: Ramirez (5,off Miller).
Team LOB: 3.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio cf                     5   1   2   1       0   0       1   0
Blum 3b                       4   1   1   2       0   0       0   2
Bagwell 1b                    5   2   2   2       0   1      14   1
Kent 2b                       3   1   1   0       1   0       2   4
Berkman lf                    3   1   1   0       1   1       3   0
Hidalgo rf                    4   0   3   3       0   0       1   0
Ausmus c                      4   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
Everett ss                    4   1   1   0       0   0       0   4
Miller p                      3   1   1   0       0   0       1   2
  Hunter ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Bland p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stone p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       36   8  13   8       2   3      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Blum-Kent-Bagwell.

BATTING - 
2B: Biggio (4,off Benson); Hidalgo (9,off Benson); Everett (2,off Reyes).
HR: Blum (2,1st inning off Benson 0 on 1 out); Bagwell (11,3rd inning off Benson
1 on 1 out).
SF: Blum (1,off Benson).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Hidalgo (4,2nd base off Benson/Kendall).

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Benson L(3-4)                 2.1   8   6   6   0   0   2  15
Meadows                       4.2   3   1   1   2   1   0  19
Reyes                         1     2   1   1   0   2   0   5
Totals                        8    13   8   8   2   3   2  39


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Miller W(1-3)                 8     3   1   1   1   4   1  27
Bland                         0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1
Stone                         1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     4   1   1   1   5   1  31

Bland faced 1 batter in the 9th inning

Umpires: HP - Tim McClelland, 1B - Ted Barrett, 2B - CB Bucknor, 3B - Tony Randazzo
Time of Game: 2:17   Attendance: 22765


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. Lofton              cf        Biggio              cf
2. J. Wilson           ss        Blum                3b
3. Kendall             c         Bagwell             1b
4. Simon               1b        Kent                2b
5. Ramirez             3b        Berkman             lf
6. Stairs              lf        Hidalgo             rf
7. Sanders             rf        Ausmus              c
8. Reese               2b        Everett             ss
9. Benson              p         Miller              p

PIRATES 1ST: On a bunt Lofton grounded out (pitcher to first);
J. Wilson grounded out (first to pitcher); Kendall grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio flied to right; Blum homered; Bagwell lined
to third; Kent flied to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates
0, Astros 1.

PIRATES 2ND: Simon grounded out (pitcher to first); Ramirez was
called out on strikes; Stairs flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Berkman grounded out (second to first); Hidalgo
singled to left; Hidalgo stole second; Ausmus popped to second;
Everett grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 0, Astros 1.

PIRATES 3RD: Sanders grounded out (third to first); Reese
grounded out (shortstop to first); Benson struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Miller singled to left; Biggio doubled to left
[Miller to third]; Blum hit a sacrifice fly to center [Miller
scored, Biggio to third]; Bagwell homered [Biggio scored]; Kent
singled to third; Berkman singled to right [Kent to second];
Hidalgo doubled to left [Kent scored, Berkman scored]; MEADOWS
REPLACED BENSON (PITCHING); Ausmus grounded out (first to
pitcher) [Hidalgo to third]; Everett flied to center; 5 R, 6 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 6.

PIRATES 4TH: Lofton flied to right; J. Wilson grounded out
(shortstop to first); Kendall grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 6.

ASTROS 4TH: Miller flied to center; Biggio grounded out
(shortstop to first); Blum flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Pirates 0, Astros 6.

PIRATES 5TH: Simon grounded out (first unassisted); Ramirez
flied to left; Stairs struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates
0, Astros 6.

ASTROS 5TH: Bagwell grounded out (third to first); Kent flied to
right; Berkman walked; Hidalgo forced Berkman (third to second);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 6.

PIRATES 6TH: Sanders grounded out (second to first); Reese
singled to center; Meadows out on a sacrifice bunt (first
unassisted) [Reese to second]; Lofton flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Ausmus singled to second; Everett grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Ausmus to second]; Miller popped to
second; Biggio popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates
0, Astros 6.

PIRATES 7TH: J. Wilson grounded out (second to first); Kendall
walked; Simon singled to left [Kendall to second]; Ramirez
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Simon
out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Blum grounded out (second to first); Bagwell singled
to left; Kent walked [Bagwell to second]; Berkman struck out;
Hidalgo singled to center [Bagwell scored, Kent to second];
Ausmus grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Pirates 0, Astros 7.

PIRATES 8TH: Stairs homered; Sanders flied to left; Reese popped
to second; MACKOWIAK BATTED FOR MEADOWS; Mackowiak struck out; 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 7.

ASTROS 8TH: C. WILSON REPLACED KENDALL (PLAYING C ); REYES
REPLACED MACKOWIAK (PITCHING); Everett doubled to left; HUNTER
BATTED FOR MILLER; Hunter struck out; Biggio singled to right
[Everett scored, Biggio to second (on throw)]; Blum grounded out
(third to first); Bagwell struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 1, Astros 8.

PIRATES 9TH: BLAND REPLACED HUNTER (PITCHING); Lofton singled to
center; Debut game for Nate Bland; STONE REPLACED BLAND
(PITCHING); J. Wilson grounded out (second to first) [Lofton to
second]; C. Wilson struck out; Simon grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          1   4   0    3
 Astros           8  13   0    7


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