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Wednesday July 11, 1979
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Back-to-back homers by Dave Parker and Willie Stargell ignited a four-run rally in the seventh inning that powered the Pirates to a 5-1 victory over the Astros. The Bucs trailed, 1-0, when Parker led off the seventh with a round-tripper and Stargell followed suit. John Milner then blasted a triple and scored on a single by Bill Madlock, who reached third when Cesar Cedeno misplayed a single by Ed Ott and scored on an infield grounder by Rennie Stennett. [The Sporting News]


Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Houston Astros 1

Game Played on Wednesday, July 11, 1979 (Night game) at Astrodome

Pirates      0  0  0    0  0  0    4  1  0  -   5 11  0
Astros       0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  1


Pirates              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Astros               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Moreno cf             5   0   1   0     0   1   .297      Puhl cf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .284
Foli ss               4   0   0   0     0   2   .278      Reynolds ss           2   1   0   0     0   0   .276
Parker rf             4   1   1   1     0   1   .297        Gonzalez ss         1   0   0   0     0   0   .235
Stargell 1b           3   1   1   1     0   1   .308      Cedeno 1b             4   0   1   0     0   2   .270
  B. Robinson lf      0   1   0   0     1   0   .270      Cruz lf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .283
Milner lf,1b          4   1   2   1     0   0   .252      Cabell 3b             4   0   1   1     0   1   .265
Madlock 3b            4   1   2   1     0   1   .271      Walling rf            3   0   0   0     0   1   .308
Ott c                 4   0   2   0     0   0   .267      Howe 2b               3   0   1   0     0   0   .236
Stennett 2b           4   0   1   1     0   1   .235      Ashby c               3   0   1   0     0   1   .228
Kison p               4   0   1   0     0   2   .087      Richard p             1   0   0   0     0   0   .083
                                                            Throop p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Landestoy ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .188
                                                            Roberge p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               36   5  11   5     1   9             Totals               30   1   6   1     0   5

Time of Game: 2:10   Attendance: 25,330
Left on Base: Pirates 5, Astros 4
DP: Pirates 1, Astros 2
Errors: Cedeno
Doubles: Ott (12), Stennett (8), Cruz (19), Ashby (12)
Triples: Milner (4)
Home Runs: Parker (16), Stargell (16)
Stolen Bases: B. Robinson (6)
Caught Stealing: Moreno (12)
Sacrifice Hits: Richard (4)
GIDP: Parker (4), Cruz (5)
Hit by Pitch: Reynolds (2,by Kison)


Pirates                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kison W(5-4)            9     6   1   1   0   5   0  32   3.10
Totals                  9     6   1   1   0   5   0  32

Astros                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Richard L(7-9)          7.2  10   5   5   1   7   2  32   3.52
Throop                  0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   6.75
Roberge                 1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4   1.10
Totals                  9    11   5   5   1   9   2  37

Passed Balls: Ashby (8)
Hit by Pitch: Kison (2)
Wild Pitches: Richard (15)

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


PIRATES 1ST: Moreno singled to left; Moreno was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Foli flied out to center; Parker
lined to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (second to first); Reynolds popped
to third in foul territory; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Stargell struck out; Milner flied out to left;
Madlock singled to center; Ott grounded out (first unassisted);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz doubled to left; Cabell grounded out (second to
first) [Cruz to third]; Cruz was picked off third (catcher to
third); Walling grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Stennett struck out; Kison struck out; Moreno
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Howe singled to right; Ashby struck out; Richard out
on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Howe to second]; Puhl
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates
0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Foli struck out but advanced to first on a wild
pitch; Parker grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Foli out at second]; Stargell made an out to second;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Reynolds was hit by a pitch; Cedeno struck out; Cruz
grounded out (third to first) [Reynolds to second]; Cabell
singled to center [Reynolds scored, Cabell to second (on throw
to home)]; Walling struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0,
Astros 1.

PIRATES 5TH: Milner grounded out (second to first); Madlock
grounded out (shortstop to first); Ott doubled to left; Stennett
popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Pirates 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Howe grounded out (third to first); Ashby doubled to
right; Richard grounded out (pitcher to first) [Ashby to third];
Puhl grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Pirates 0, Astros 1.

PIRATES 6TH: Kison popped to second; Moreno flied out to right;
Foli lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Reynolds popped to second; Cedeno singled to second;
Cruz grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Cedeno out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros
1.

PIRATES 7TH: GONZALEZ REPLACED REYNOLDS (PLAYING SS); Parker
homered; Stargell homered; Milner tripled to center; Madlock
singled to left [Milner scored]; Ott singled to first [Madlock
to third (error by Cedeno)]; Stennett grounded out (second to
first) [Madlock scored, Ott to second]; Kison singled to third
[Ott to third]; Moreno hit into a double play (second to
catcher) [Ott out at home]; 4 R, 6 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 4,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: B. ROBINSON REPLACED STARGELL (PLAYING LF); MILNER
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Cabell popped to shortstop;
Walling grounded out (pitcher to first); Howe grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 4, Astros 1.

PIRATES 8TH: Foli struck out; Parker struck out; B. Robinson
walked; B. Robinson stole second; Ashby allowed a passed ball
[B. Robinson to third]; Milner singled to right [B. Robinson
scored]; THROOP REPLACED RICHARD (PITCHING); Madlock struck out;
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 5, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Ashby grounded out (second to first); LANDESTOY
BATTED FOR THROOP; Landestoy lined to third; Puhl singled to
left; Gonzalez flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates
5, Astros 1.

PIRATES 9TH: ROBERGE REPLACED LANDESTOY (PITCHING); Ott made an
out to second; Stennett doubled to right; Kison struck out;
Moreno popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Pirates 5, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Cedeno struck out; Cruz grounded out (first to
pitcher); Cabell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 5,
Astros 1.



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