Homers by Willie Stargell and Bill Madlock highlighted the Pirates' 5-3 triumph over the Astros, who suffered their sixth straight loss. Stargell hit his round-tripper in the fourth inning. Madlock's blast with a man on base in the seventh lifted the Pirates to a 3-2 lead. The Pirates then chased Joe Niekro and scored their two deciding runs on singles by Tim Foli and Dave Parker in the eighth. [The Sporting News] Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Houston Astros 3Game Played on Thursday, July 12, 1979 (Night game) at AstrodomePirates 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 - 5 7 1 Astros 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 - 3 7 0 Pirates AB R H RBI BB SO AVG Astros AB R H RBI BB SO AVG Moreno cf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .297 Puhl cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .284 Foli ss 4 1 1 1 0 0 .278 Gonzalez ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .225 Parker rf 4 0 2 1 0 0 .299 Cedeno 1b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .270 Stargell 1b 4 1 1 1 0 0 .307 Cruz lf 2 1 1 1 2 0 .285 Milner lf 2 1 0 0 1 0 .248 Cabell 3b 4 0 1 1 0 0 .265 B. Robinson lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 Walling rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .293 Madlock 3b 3 1 2 2 1 0 .275 Howe 2b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .236 Ott c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .262 Ashby c 3 0 0 0 1 0 .225 Stennett 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .232 Niekro p 3 0 2 0 0 0 .118 Blyleven p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .163 Sambito p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 Tekulve p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .400 Leonard ph 1 0 0 1 0 0 .276 Totals 32 5 7 5 2 2 Totals 33 3 7 3 3 4 Time of Game: 2:44 Attendance: 22,956 Left on Base: Pirates 2, Astros 7 DP: Pirates 1, Astros 2 Errors: Stennett Doubles: Cruz (20), Howe (12) Home Runs: Stargell (17), Madlock (8) Stolen Bases: Madlock (14), Moreno (34), Cedeno (24), Cruz (22) Sacrifice Hits: Puhl (6) GIDP: Stennett (6), Stargell (2), Cedeno (10) Pirates IP H R ER BB SO HR BFP ERA Blyleven W(7-3) 6.1 6 2 2 3 4 0 28 3.66 Tekulve SV(13) 2.2 1 1 1 0 0 0 9 3.73 Totals 9 7 3 3 3 4 0 37 Astros IP H R ER BB SO HR BFP ERA Niekro L(13-4) 7.2 6 5 5 2 1 2 29 3.02 Sambito 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 1.00 Totals 9 7 5 5 2 2 2 34 Umpires: HP - Satch Davidson, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Fred Brocklander, 3B - Paul Pryor PIRATES 1ST: Moreno grounded out (second to first); Foli flied out to right; Parker flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0. ASTROS 1ST: Puhl struck out; Gonzalez grounded out (second to pitcher); Cedeno singled to left; Cedeno stole second; Cruz doubled to left [Cedeno scored]; Cabell flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 1. PIRATES 2ND: Stargell grounded out (first unassisted); Milner made an out to second; Madlock walked; Madlock stole second; Ott flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 1. ASTROS 2ND: Walling was called out on strikes; Howe made an out to shortstop; Ashby lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 1. PIRATES 3RD: Stennett grounded out (shortstop to first); Blyleven struck out; Moreno grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 1. ASTROS 3RD: Niekro singled to left; Puhl out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Niekro to second]; Gonzalez grounded out (second to first) [Niekro to third]; Cedeno flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 1. PIRATES 4TH: Foli grounded out (pitcher to first); Parker grounded out (second to first); Stargell homered; Milner grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 1. ASTROS 4TH: Cruz walked; Cruz stole second; Cabell singled to right [Cruz scored, Cabell to second (on throw to home)]; Walling grounded out (second to first) [Cabell to third]; Howe struck out; Ashby was walked intentionally; Niekro grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 2. PIRATES 5TH: Madlock singled to third; Ott forced Madlock (second to shortstop); Stennett grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Ott out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 2. ASTROS 5TH: Puhl flied out to left; Gonzalez struck out; Cedeno flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 2. PIRATES 6TH: Blyleven flied out to right; Moreno grounded out (second to first); Foli made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 2. ASTROS 6TH: Cruz walked; Cabell forced Cruz (shortstop to second); Walling grounded out (second to first) [Cabell to second]; Howe grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 2. PIRATES 7TH: Parker singled to right; Stargell grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Parker out at second]; Milner walked; Madlock homered [Milner scored]; Ott made an out to second; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 2. ASTROS 7TH: Ashby flied out to center; Niekro singled to left; Puhl singled to third [Niekro to second]; TEKULVE REPLACED BLYLEVEN (PITCHING); Gonzalez reached on an error by Stennett [Niekro to third, Puhl to second, Gonzalez to first]; Cedeno grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Gonzalez out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 2. PIRATES 8TH: Stennett grounded out (shortstop to first); Tekulve grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first); Moreno singled to center; Moreno stole second; Foli singled to left [Moreno scored, Foli to second (on throw to home)]; SAMBITO REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Parker singled to left [Foli scored]; Stargell grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Astros 2. ASTROS 8TH: B. ROBINSON REPLACED MILNER (PLAYING LF); Cruz grounded out (second to first); Cabell grounded out (third to first); Walling grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Astros 2. PIRATES 9TH: B. Robinson made an out to second; Madlock made an out to second; Ott struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Astros 2. ASTROS 9TH: Howe doubled to left; Ashby grounded out (second to first) [Howe to third]; LEONARD BATTED FOR SAMBITO; Leonard grounded out (shortstop to first) [Howe scored]; Puhl grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Astros 3. |
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