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Tuesday July 10, 1979
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The Pirates dealt the Astros their fourth straight loss, 4-3. Omar Moreno batted in the Pirates' first run with a triple in the third inning. Rennie Stennett walked in the fifth, Moreno doubled and Dave Parker drove in both runners with a single. The Pirates' final marker came across in the eighth when John Milner singled, advanced to second on a single by Bill Madlock, moved to third on a fly ball and scored on a sacrifice fly by Stennett. [The Sporting News]


Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Houston Astros 3

Game Played on Tuesday, July 10, 1979 (Night game) at Astrodome

Pirates      0  0  1    0  2  0    0  1  0  -   4 11  1
Astros       0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  2  -   3  8  0


Pirates              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Astros               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Moreno cf             4   1   2   1     0   0   .299      Landestoy ss          4   0   0   0     0   1   .190
Foli ss               4   0   1   0     0   0   .283      Puhl cf               3   2   2   0     1   0   .284
Parker rf             4   0   1   2     1   1   .297      Cedeno 1b             4   1   3   1     0   0   .271
Stargell 1b           5   0   1   0     0   1   .308      Cruz lf               4   0   0   0     0   0   .284
Milner lf             4   1   2   0     0   1   .245      Cabell 3b             4   0   1   0     0   0   .265
Madlock 3b            4   0   2   0     0   0   .268      Walling rf            4   0   1   1     0   1   .320
Ott c                 4   0   1   0     0   0   .262      Howe 2b               4   0   1   0     0   3   .235
Stennett 2b           2   2   1   1     1   0   .235        Gonzalez pr         0   0   0   0     0   0   .238
Bibby p               3   0   0   0     0   3   .091      Ashby c               3   0   0   0     1   0   .226
  Jackson p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Andujar p             1   0   0   0     0   1   .032
  Romo p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .167        Sexton ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .190
  Tekulve p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .500        Niemann p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .143
                                                            Williams p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .158
                                                            Reynolds ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .277
                                                            Sambito p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .250
                                                            Baldwin ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .250

Totals               34   4  11   4     2   6             Totals               34   3   8   2     2   7

Time of Game: 3:09   Attendance: 31,341
Left on Base: Pirates 9, Astros 6
DP: Pirates 1, Astros 2
Errors: Moreno
Doubles: Madlock (12), Moreno (10), Foli (16), Cedeno 2 (18)
Triples: Moreno (8)
Stolen Bases: Cabell (20)
Sacrifice Hits: Moreno (5), Foli (10)
Sacrifice Flies: Stennett (2)
GIDP: Madlock (4), Stargell (1), Cruz (4)
Hit by Pitch: Bibby (1,by Niemann)


Pirates                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bibby W(4-2)            8     6   3   3   1   7   0  30   3.07
Jackson                 0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   3.35
Romo                    0.1   2   0   0   1   0   0   4   2.29
Tekulve SV(12)          0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   3.75
Totals                  9     8   3   3   2   7   0  36

Astros                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Andujar L(10-5)         6     8   3   3   1   3   0  26   2.73
Niemann                 1.1   2   1   1   1   0   0   8   2.92
Williams                0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2   2.87
Sambito                 1     1   0   0   0   2   0   4   1.03
Totals                  9    11   4   4   2   6   0  40

Hit by Pitch: Niemann (1)
Wild Pitches: Bibby (3)
Balks: Romo (2)

Umpires: HP - Fred Brocklander, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Satch Davidson, 3B - Jim Quick


PIRATES 1ST: the umpires equipment did not arrive on time so
they wore clothes provided by the Astros, which included Astros
caps; Pirates manager Chuck Tanner gave his cap to one of the
umpires to balance out the 'onesided' look; Moreno grounded
out (second to first); Foli grounded out (third to first);
Parker lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros
0.

ASTROS 1ST: Landestoy struck out; Puhl walked; Cedeno singled to
right [Puhl to third]; Cruz grounded into a double play (second
to shortstop to first) [Cedeno out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Stargell singled to left; Milner struck out;
Madlock grounded into a double play (pitcher to second to first)
[Stargell out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cabell singled to center; Cabell stole second; Bibby
threw a wild pitch [Cabell to third]; Walling struck out; Howe
struck out; Ashby popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Ott grounded out (second to first); Stennett
singled to center; Bibby was called out on strikes; Moreno
tripled to right [Stennett scored]; Foli grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Andujar struck out; Landestoy grounded out (second
to first); Puhl flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Pirates 1, Astros 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Parker grounded out (second to first); Stargell
flied out to right; Milner singled to center; Madlock doubled to
left [Milner to third]; Ott grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno popped to second; Cruz grounded out (second
to first); Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

PIRATES 5TH: Stennett walked; Bibby struck out; Moreno doubled
to center [Stennett to third]; Foli popped to second; Parker
singled to right [Stennett scored, Moreno scored]; Stargell
grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates
3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Walling grounded out (second to first); Howe struck
out; Ashby flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3,
Astros 0.

PIRATES 6TH: Milner flied out to center; Madlock grounded out
(third to first); Ott singled to right; Stennett grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: SEXTON BATTED FOR ANDUJAR; Sexton struck out;
Landestoy flied out to center; Puhl singled to center; Cedeno
doubled to left [Puhl scored]; Cruz grounded out (first
unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 1.

PIRATES 7TH: NIEMANN REPLACED SEXTON (PITCHING); Bibby was hit
by a pitch; Moreno reached on a fielder's choice on a sacrifice
bunt [Bibby to second]; Foli out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to
second) [Bibby to third, Moreno to second]; Parker was walked
intentionally; Stargell grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Parker out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Pirates 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Cabell flied out to center; Walling flied out to
center; Howe struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 3,
Astros 1.

PIRATES 8TH: Milner singled to right; Madlock singled to left
[Milner to second]; Ott flied out to center [Milner to third];
WILLIAMS REPLACED NIEMANN (PITCHING); Stennett hit a sacrifice
fly to center [Milner scored]; Bibby struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Ashby flied out to right; REYNOLDS BATTED FOR
WILLIAMS; Reynolds lined to third; Landestoy flied out to left;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 1.

PIRATES 9TH: SAMBITO REPLACED REYNOLDS (PITCHING); Moreno flied
out to center; Foli doubled to left; Parker struck out; Stargell
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Puhl singled to center; Cedeno doubled to left [Puhl
to third]; JACKSON REPLACED BIBBY (PITCHING); Cruz flied out to
center; ROMO REPLACED JACKSON (PITCHING); Romo balked [Puhl
scored, Cedeno to third]; Cabell grounded out (third to first);
Walling singled to center [Cedeno scored]; Howe singled to
center [Walling to third (error by Moreno), Howe to second (on
throw)]; GONZALEZ RAN FOR HOWE; Ashby walked; TEKULVE REPLACED
ROMO (PITCHING); BALDWIN BATTED FOR SAMBITO; Baldwin grounded
out (pitcher to first); 2 R, 4 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros
3.



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