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A homer by Richie Zisk with two men on base climaxed a four-run outburst in the sixth inning and enabled the Pirates to defeat the Dodgers, 4-3. Larry Demery, who pitched the first seven innings before giving way to Dave Giusti, gained his sixth straight victory. The Dodgers counted twice in the fifth on successive singles by Geoff Zahn, Davey Lopes, Bill Buckner and Jim Wynn after two out.

Demery singled for the Pirates' only hit off Zahn in the first five innings before the rookie pitcher doubled to lead off the sixth. Demery then attempted to take third on a grounder by Rennie Stennett, but was thrown out. Zahn retired Manny Sanguillen, but Al Oliver beat out an infield hit and Willie Stargell singled to score Stennett before Zisk came to plate and smashed his decisive homer. The Dodgers picked up a futile run on a homer by Steve Yeager in the seventh. [The Sporting News]


Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 3

Game Played on Saturday, August 31, 1974 (Night game) at Dodger Stadium

Pirates      0  0  0    0  0  4    0  0  0  -   4  6  0
Dodgers      0  0  0    0  2  0    1  0  0  -   3  8  1


Pirates              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Dodgers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Stennett 2b           4   1   0   0     0   0   .281      Lopes 2b              3   1   2   0     1   0   .273
Sanguillen c          4   0   0   0     0   0   .281      Buckner lf            4   0   1   1     0   0   .312
Oliver cf             3   1   1   0     1   0   .319      Wynn cf               4   0   1   1     0   0   .283
Stargell lf           3   1   1   1     1   0   .305      Garvey 1b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .324
Zisk rf               4   1   1   3     0   1   .330      Crawford rf           4   0   1   0     0   0   .302
Robertson 1b          3   0   0   0     1   0   .230        Marshall p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .214
  Mendoza pr,ss       0   0   0   0     0   0   .227      Cey 3b                4   0   0   0     0   1   .268
Howe 3b               4   0   1   0     0   0   .255      Russell ss            4   0   1   0     0   0   .272
Taveras ss            3   0   0   0     0   0   .250      Yeager c              4   1   1   1     0   0   .263
  Parker ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .289      Zahn p                2   1   1   0     0   0   .133
  Kirkpatrick 1b      0   0   0   0     0   0   .258        Joshua ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .255
Demery p              3   0   2   0     0   0   .167        Hough p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Giusti p            1   0   0   0     0   0   .111        Ferguson rf         0   0   0   0     0   0   .237

Totals               33   4   6   4     3   1             Totals               34   3   8   3     1   1

Time of Game: 2:22   Attendance: 41,653
Left on Base: Pirates 5, Dodgers 5
DP: Pirates 0, Dodgers 1
Errors: Lopes
Doubles: Demery (1)
Home Runs: Zisk (15), Yeager (8)
Caught Stealing: Lopes (17)
GIDP: Giusti (1)


Pirates                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Demery W(6-4)           7     8   3   3   1   0   1  29   3.63
Giusti SV(10)           2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6   3.62
Totals                  9     8   3   3   1   1   1  35

Dodgers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Zahn L(2-4)             7     5   4   4   0   1   1  27   2.35
Hough                   1     0   0   0   3   0   0   6   3.96
Marshall                1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3   2.20
Totals                  9     6   4   4   3   1   1  36

Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - Jerry Dale, 3B - Art Williams


PIRATES 1ST: Stennett reached on an error by Lopes; Sanguillen
lined to second; Oliver lined to center; Stargell popped to
third; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 1ST: Lopes walked; Buckner flied out to right; Wynn
flied out to left; Lopes was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Dodgers 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Zisk struck out; Robertson flied out to right; Howe
popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Garvey grounded out (second to first); Crawford
singled to center; Cey flied out to center; Russell singled to
left [Crawford to second]; Yeager lined to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Pirates 0, Dodgers 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Taveras grounded out (shortstop to first); Demery
singled to center; Stennett forced Demery (third to second);
Sanguillen flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates
0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Zahn grounded out (second to first); Lopes singled
to center; Buckner flied out to right; Wynn forced Lopes
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Dodgers
0.

PIRATES 4TH: Oliver grounded out (first unassisted); Stargell
grounded out (pitcher to first); Zisk lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Dodgers 0.

DODGERS 4TH: Garvey grounded out (second to first); Crawford
popped to shortstop; Cey grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Dodgers 0.

PIRATES 5TH: Robertson grounded out (shortstop to first); Howe
grounded out (shortstop to first); Taveras grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Dodgers
0.

DODGERS 5TH: Russell lined to center; Yeager flied out to
center; Zahn singled to shortstop; Lopes singled to right [Zahn
to third]; Buckner singled to right [Zahn scored, Lopes to
third]; Wynn singled to left [Lopes scored, Buckner to second];
Garvey grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Pirates 0, Dodgers 2.

PIRATES 6TH: Demery doubled to left; Stennett reached on a
fielder's choice [Demery out at third (shortstop to third)];
Sanguillen flied out to center; Oliver singled to second
[Stennett to second]; Stargell singled to right [Stennett
scored, Oliver to third]; Zisk homered [Oliver scored, Stargell
scored]; Robertson grounded out (shortstop to first); 4 R, 4 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 4, Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 6TH: Crawford grounded out (second to first); Cey
grounded out (shortstop to first); Russell flied out to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 4, Dodgers 2.

PIRATES 7TH: Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); Taveras
flied out to center; Demery grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 4, Dodgers 2.

DODGERS 7TH: Yeager homered; JOSHUA BATTED FOR ZAHN; Joshua
flied out to left; Lopes grounded out (shortstop to first);
Buckner lined to shortstop; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 4,
Dodgers 3.

PIRATES 8TH: HOUGH REPLACED JOSHUA (PITCHING); Stennett flied
out to right; Sanguillen grounded out (pitcher to second to
first); Oliver walked; Stargell walked [Oliver to second]; Zisk
popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 4, Dodgers 3.

DODGERS 8TH: GIUSTI REPLACED DEMERY (PITCHING); Wynn grounded
out (third to first); Garvey popped to second; Crawford flied
out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 4, Dodgers 3.

PIRATES 9TH: Robertson walked; MARSHALL REPLACED CRAWFORD
(PITCHING); FERGUSON REPLACED HOUGH (PLAYING RF); MENDOZA RAN
FOR ROBERTSON; Howe singled to left [Mendoza to second]; PARKER
BATTED FOR TAVERAS; Parker forced Howe (shortstop to second)
[Mendoza to third]; Giusti grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Parker out at second]; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4, Dodgers 3.

DODGERS 9TH: MENDOZA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); KIRKPATRICK
REPLACED PARKER (PLAYING 1B); Cey struck out; Russell grounded
out (second to first); Yeager grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 4, Dodgers 3.



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