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Wednesday June 14, 1978
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After spotting Houston four runs in the first three innings, the Pirates came back to make the Astros walk the plank, 6-4. The Pirates tied the game, 4-4, in the fifth frame on a leadoff homer by Ed Ott and three-run round-tripper by Dave Parker with two out. In the sixth, a pinch-hit single by Manny Sanguillen put the Pirates ahead, 5-4, and an RBI double by Willie Stargell completed the scoring in the seventh. [The Sporting News]


Pittsburgh Pirates 6, Houston Astros 4

Game Played on Wednesday, June 14, 1978 (Night game) at Astrodome

Pirates      0  0  0    0  4  1    1  0  0  -   6 12  2
Astros       1  1  2    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   4  8  1


Pirates              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Astros               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Taveras ss            5   0   0   0     0   1   .270      Walling lf            4   0   0   0     1   0   .255
Moreno cf             4   2   3   0     1   0   .201      Cabell 3b             5   1   1   0     0   1   .288
Parker rf             5   1   1   3     0   0   .291      Cedeno cf             3   1   1   0     1   0   .280
Milner lf             3   0   1   0     0   2   .271      Cruz rf               3   1   2   1     1   0   .282
  B. Robinson lf      2   0   0   0     0   1   .243      Howe 2b               4   0   1   1     0   2   .280
Stargell 1b           5   0   1   1     0   1   .263      Ferguson c            3   1   1   0     1   1   .227
Stennett 3b           4   0   1   0     0   0   .257      Bergman 1b            3   0   1   1     0   0   .107
  Mendoza 3b          1   0   0   0     0   0   .250      Sexton ss             3   0   0   1     0   0   .167
Ott c                 4   1   2   1     1   2   .263        Howard ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .256
Garner 2b             2   2   1   0     2   0   .236      Richard p             2   0   1   0     0   0   .162
D. Robinson p         1   0   0   0     0   0   .172        Watson ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .260
  Whitson p           1   0   0   0     0   1   .000        Williams p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Sanguillen ph       1   0   1   1     0   0   .284        Alou ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .343
  Tekulve p           1   0   1   0     0   0   .250

Totals               39   6  12   6     4   8             Totals               33   4   8   4     4   4

Time of Game: 2:59   Attendance: 12,440
Left on Base: Pirates 10, Astros 7
DP: Pirates 0, Astros 1
Errors: Stargell, Tekulve, Ferguson
Doubles: Garner (9), Stargell (7), Ferguson (4), Cruz (12)
Home Runs: Ott (3), Parker (9)
Stolen Bases: Stennett (1), Garner (9), Moreno (27), Cedeno (23)
Caught Stealing: Sexton (1), Cruz (3)
Sacrifice Flies: Bergman (1)
GIDP: Parker (4)


Pirates                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
D. Robinson             2.1   7   4   4   2   0   0  15   3.67
Whitson W(1-1)          2.2   0   0   0   1   2   0   8   2.45
Tekulve SV(7)           4     1   0   0   1   2   0  15   2.74
Totals                  9     8   4   4   4   4   0  38

Astros                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Richard L(5-7)          6     8   5   5   3   5   2  28   3.60
Williams                3     4   1   1   1   3   0  15   4.50
Totals                  9    12   6   6   4   8   2  43

Umpires: HP - Charlie Williams, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Paul Pryor


PIRATES 1ST: Taveras grounded out (shortstop to first); Moreno
popped to third in foul territory; Parker flied out to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Walling grounded out (shortstop to first); Cabell
flied out to right; Cedeno singled to right; Cedeno stole
second; Cruz singled to second [Cedeno scored (RBI), Cruz to
second (error by Stargell)]; Howe flied to right in foul
territory; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 1.

PIRATES 2ND: Milner struck out; Stargell flied out to center;
Stennett singled to right; Ott singled to center [Stennett to
second]; Stennett stole third; Garner walked [Ott to second]; D.
Robinson popped to first; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Pirates 0,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Ferguson doubled to left; Bergman singled to center
[Ferguson to third]; Sexton forced Bergman (first to shortstop)
[Ferguson scored]; Richard singled to center [Sexton to second];
Sexton was caught stealing third (catcher to third); Walling
popped to shortstop; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 2.

PIRATES 3RD: Taveras flied out to center; Moreno singled to
left; Parker grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Moreno out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Cabell singled to left; Cedeno walked [Cabell to
second]; Cruz forced Cedeno (shortstop to second) [Cabell to
third]; Howe singled to pitcher [Cabell scored, Cruz to second];
Ferguson walked [Cruz to third, Howe to second]; WHITSON
REPLACED D. ROBINSON (PITCHING); Bergman hit a sacrifice fly to
right [Cruz scored]; Sexton grounded out (second to first); 2 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 4.

PIRATES 4TH: Milner struck out; Stargell grounded out (first to
pitcher); Stennett grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Richard flied out to center; Walling grounded out
(second to first); Cabell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Pirates 0, Astros 4.

PIRATES 5TH: Ott homered; Garner walked; Garner stole second;
Whitson struck out; Taveras grounded out (shortstop to first);
Moreno walked; Parker homered [Garner scored, Moreno scored];
Milner singled to right; Stargell struck out; 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Cedeno flied out to center; Cruz walked; Cruz was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); Howe was called out
on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 4.

PIRATES 6TH: Stennett grounded out (shortstop to first); Ott
struck out; Garner doubled to right; SANGUILLEN BATTED FOR
WHITSON; Sanguillen singled to left [Garner scored, Sanguillen
to second (on throw to home)]; Taveras popped to second; 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 5, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: TEKULVE REPLACED SANGUILLEN (PITCHING); B. ROBINSON
REPLACED MILNER (PLAYING LF); Ferguson struck out; Bergman
grounded out (shortstop to first); Sexton reached on an error by
Tekulve [Sexton to first]; WATSON BATTED FOR RICHARD; Watson
popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Pirates 5, Astros 4.

PIRATES 7TH: WILLIAMS REPLACED WATSON (PITCHING); Moreno singled
to third; Parker grounded out (first unassisted) [Moreno to
second]; Moreno stole third; B. Robinson reached on an error by
Ferguson [Moreno stayed at third, B. Robinson to first];
Stargell doubled to right [Moreno scored, B. Robinson to third];
Stennett grounded out (first unassisted); Ott was walked
intentionally; Garner grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H,
1 E, 3 LOB.  Pirates 6, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: MENDOZA REPLACED STENNETT (PLAYING 3B); Walling
grounded out (pitcher to first); Cabell grounded out (pitcher to
first); Cedeno flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates
6, Astros 4.

PIRATES 8TH: Tekulve singled to shortstop; Taveras struck out;
Moreno singled to left [Tekulve to second]; Parker lined to
first; B. Robinson struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 6,
Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Cruz doubled to left; Howe struck out; Ferguson
popped to second; Bergman grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 6, Astros 4.

PIRATES 9TH: Stargell flied out to center; Mendoza flied out to
center; Ott struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 6, Astros
4.

ASTROS 9TH: HOWARD BATTED FOR SEXTON; Howard grounded out
(shortstop to first); ALOU BATTED FOR WILLIAMS; Alou popped to
second; Walling walked; Cabell grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 6, Astros 4.



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