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Wednesday August 10, 1977
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Breaking up a four-hour, 56-minute marathon, pinch-hitter Ed Ott delivered a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the 18th inning to give the Pirates a 2-1 victory over the Cubs. The Pirates scored their initial run in the fourth on a double by Dave Parker and single by Bill Robinson. Jerry Morales tied the score with a homer in the sixth.

The game then settled down into a scoreless duel until the Pirates won in the 18th. Phil Garner drew a one-out walk from Pete Broberg and took third on a single by Parker. Robinson was passed intentionally to load the bases before Ott hit his scoring fly. [The Sporting News]


Pittsburgh Pirates 2, Chicago Cubs 1

Game Played on Wednesday, August 10, 1977 (Night game) at Three Rivers Stadium

Cubs         0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  9  1
Pirates      0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   2 11  1


Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Pirates              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
De Jesus ss           6   0   2   0     2   0   .251      Moreno cf             7   0   0   0     1   3   .236
Clines lf             8   0   2   0     0   0   .306      Garner 2b             6   1   1   0     2   0   .241
Buckner 1b            5   0   1   0     0   2   .304      Parker rf             8   1   2   0     0   1   .347
  Cardenal pr         0   0   0   0     0   0   .250      Robinson 1b           6   0   1   1     2   2   .314
  Kelleher 2b         3   0   0   0     0   0   .235      Oliver lf             1   0   0   0     0   0   .293
Morales cf            6   1   1   1     2   0   .322        Macha lf            6   0   3   0     0   1   .313
Darwin rf             3   0   0   0     0   1   .158        Ott ph              0   0   0   1     0   0   .288
  Murcer ph,rf        3   0   0   0     1   1   .276      Gonzalez 3b           7   0   1   0     0   0   .273
Trillo 2b             3   0   0   0     1   2   .297      Dyer c                7   0   0   0     0   1   .256
  Biittner ph,1b      4   0   1   0     0   0   .295      Mendoza ss            7   0   1   0     0   0   .200
Rosello 3b            3   0   1   0     0   2   .183      Candelaria p          2   0   1   0     0   0   .196
  Ontiveros ph,3b     4   0   0   0     1   0   .299        Fregosi ph          0   0   0   0     1   0   .303
Mitterwald c          7   0   0   0     0   4   .249        Gossage p           1   0   0   0     0   0   .235
Roberts p             3   0   1   0     0   0   .250        Tekulve p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .250
  Giusti p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Stennett ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .336
  G. Hernandez p      2   0   0   0     0   2   .077        Jackson p           1   0   1   0     0   0   .364
  P. Reuschel p       2   0   0   0     0   1   .000        Tolan ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .194
  Broberg p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Demery p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .188

Totals               62   1   9   1     7  15             Totals               61   2  11   2     6   9

Time of Game: 4:56   Attendance: 32,831
Left on Base: Cubs 15, Pirates 13
DP: Cubs 2, Pirates 1
Errors: De Jesus, Garner
Doubles: Parker (37), Macha (2), Mendoza (3)
Home Runs: Morales (9)
Caught Stealing: Moreno (8)
Sacrifice Hits: Murcer (2)
Sacrifice Flies: Ott (1)
GIDP: Parker (5)


Cubs                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Roberts                 6.1   7   1   1   1   1   0  26   4.80
Giusti                  0     0   0   0   1   0   0   1   2.95
G. Hernandez            3.2   0   0   0   1   3   0  12   2.42
P. Reuschel             6     3   0   0   1   3   0  21   3.62
Broberg L(1-1)          1.2   1   1   1   2   2   0   8   5.89
Totals                 17.2  11   2   2   6   9   0  68

Pirates                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Candelaria              7     6   1   1   3   9   1  29   2.73
Gossage                 4     1   0   0   2   4   0  16   1.84
Tekulve                 1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3   3.41
Jackson                 5     1   0   0   2   2   0  18   3.90
Demery W(4-3)           1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4   5.35
Totals                 18     9   1   1   7  15   1  70

Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Jim Quick, 3B - Bill Williams


CUBS 1ST: De Jesus singled to left; Clines hit into a double
play (right to first) [De Jesus out at second]; Buckner struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Moreno struck out; Garner singled to left; Parker
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Garner out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Pirates 0.

CUBS 2ND: Morales walked; Darwin struck out; Trillo was called
out on strikes; Rosello was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Robinson grounded out (shortstop to first); Oliver
grounded out (pitcher to first); Al Oliver doubled but was
out on appeal for missing 1B; Oliver ejected by 1B umpire Bruce
Froemming; Gonzalez singled to center; Dyer forced Gonzalez
(third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Pirates 0.

CUBS 3RD: MACHA REPLACED OLIVER (PLAYING LF); Mitterwald struck
out; Roberts grounded out (second to first); De Jesus walked;
Clines singled to center [De Jesus to second]; Buckner struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Mendoza grounded out (third to first); Candelaria
singled to center; Moreno forced Candelaria (shortstop to
second); Moreno was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Pirates 0.

CUBS 4TH: Morales flied out to center; Darwin grounded out
(second to first); Trillo walked; Rosello singled to center
[Trillo to second]; Mitterwald struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Cubs 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Garner lined to shortstop; Parker doubled to right;
Robinson singled to center [Parker scored]; Macha forced
Robinson (shortstop to second); Gonzalez grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Pirates 1.

CUBS 5TH: Roberts lined to center; De Jesus flied to right in
foul territory; Clines singled to left; Buckner flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 5TH: Dyer flied out to left; Mendoza grounded out
(shortstop to first); Candelaria reached on an error by De Jesus
[Candelaria to first]; Moreno walked [Candelaria to second];
Garner forced Candelaria (shortstop to third); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Cubs 0, Pirates 1.

CUBS 6TH: Morales homered; Darwin popped to shortstop; Trillo
popped to center; Rosello was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 6TH: Parker grounded out (second to first); Robinson
grounded out (shortstop to first); Macha doubled to right;
Gonzalez lined to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Pirates
1.

CUBS 7TH: Mitterwald struck out; Roberts singled to right; De
Jesus lined to third; Clines forced Roberts (second to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 7TH: Dyer flied out to left; Mendoza doubled to center;
FREGOSI BATTED FOR CANDELARIA; GIUSTI REPLACED ROBERTS
(PITCHING); Fregosi walked; G. HERNANDEZ REPLACED GIUSTI
(PITCHING); Moreno struck out; Garner walked [Mendoza to third,
Fregosi to second]; Parker popped to third in foul territory; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 1, Pirates 1.

CUBS 8TH: GOSSAGE REPLACED FREGOSI (PITCHING); Buckner grounded
out (second to first); Morales grounded out (pitcher to first);
MURCER BATTED FOR DARWIN; Murcer reached on an error by Garner
[Murcer to first]; Trillo was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 8TH: MURCER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Robinson struck
out; Macha grounded out (second to first); Gonzalez popped to
first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Pirates 1.

CUBS 9TH: ONTIVEROS BATTED FOR ROSELLO; Ontiveros popped to
shortstop; Mitterwald grounded out (third to first); G.
Hernandez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 9TH: ONTIVEROS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Dyer
grounded out (third to first); Mendoza flied out to center;
Gossage grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Cubs 1, Pirates 1.

CUBS 10TH: De Jesus walked; On a bunt Clines popped to catcher
in foul territory; Buckner singled to right [De Jesus to
second]; CARDENAL RAN FOR BUCKNER; Morales grounded out
(shortstop to first) [De Jesus to third, Cardenal to second];
Murcer was walked intentionally; BIITTNER BATTED FOR TRILLO;
Biittner popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Pirates 1.

PIRATES 10TH: BIITTNER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); KELLEHER
REPLACED CARDENAL (PLAYING 2B); On a bunt Moreno grounded out
(pitcher to first); Garner flied out to center; Parker struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Pirates 1.

CUBS 11TH: Ontiveros lined to center; Mitterwald was called out
on strikes; G. Hernandez was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 11TH: P. REUSCHEL REPLACED G. HERNANDEZ (PITCHING);
Robinson grounded out (shortstop to first); Macha struck out;
Gonzalez grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Cubs 1, Pirates 1.

CUBS 12TH: TEKULVE REPLACED GOSSAGE (PITCHING); De Jesus
grounded out (pitcher to first); Clines grounded out (shortstop
to first); Kelleher popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Cubs 1, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 12TH: Dyer was called out on strikes; Mendoza grounded
out (second to first); STENNETT BATTED FOR TEKULVE; Stennett
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Pirates 1.

CUBS 13TH: JACKSON REPLACED STENNETT (PITCHING); Morales walked;
Murcer out on a sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Morales to
second]; Biittner flied out to right; Ontiveros was walked
intentionally; Mitterwald flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cubs 1, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 13TH: Moreno flied out to left; Garner grounded out
(second to first); Parker flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 1, Pirates 1.

CUBS 14TH: P. Reuschel grounded out (shortstop to first); De
Jesus grounded out (second to first); Clines flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 14TH: Robinson struck out; Macha singled to center;
Gonzalez lined into a double play (pitcher to first) [Macha out
at first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Pirates 1.

CUBS 15TH: Kelleher grounded out (shortstop to first); Morales
popped to third; Murcer was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 15TH: Dyer lined to right; Mendoza grounded out (pitcher
to first); Jackson singled to right; Moreno flied out to center;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Pirates 1.

CUBS 16TH: Biittner lined to right; Ontiveros lined to center;
Mitterwald flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Pirates 1.

PIRATES 16TH: Garner grounded out (third to first); Parker
grounded out (second to first); Robinson walked; Macha singled
to right [Robinson to second]; Gonzalez lined to right; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 1, Pirates 1.

CUBS 17TH: P. Reuschel struck out; De Jesus singled to center;
Clines popped to right; Kelleher lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 17TH: BROBERG REPLACED P. REUSCHEL (PITCHING); Dyer
flied out to right; Mendoza flied out to center; TOLAN BATTED
FOR JACKSON; Tolan struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Pirates 1.

CUBS 18TH: DEMERY REPLACED TOLAN (PITCHING); Morales flied out
to center; Murcer lined to center; Biittner singled to second;
Ontiveros grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Cubs 1, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 18TH: Moreno struck out; Garner walked; Parker singled
to center [Garner to third]; Robinson was walked intentionally
[Parker to second]; OTT BATTED FOR MACHA; Ott hit a sacrifice
fly to center [Garner scored]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Pirates 2.



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