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Scores
Standings
OAK
@WSA
1
4
CHC
@ATL
12
6
STL
@CIN
3
4
 
(10)
PIT
@HOU
4
3
PHI
@LAD
1
0
MON
@SDP
4
1
Thursday, June 12, 1969,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 14,260, Time of Game: 2:32
Pirates
4
28-29
 Won 2 
3rd, 10½ GB
at Astros
3
28-32
 Lost 2 
5th, 7½ GB
W: Jim Bunning (6-4)
L: Fred Gladding (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         1  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  1    4  8  2
Astros          0  0  3   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  9  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Matty Alou CF 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 .365 .393 .494 .887 0.092 1.06 0.124 -0.032 1.0 0 0
   Ron Davis CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .327 .283 .610 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Richie Hebner 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .317 .381 .472 .853 -0.008 1.50 0.109 -0.117 -0.3 0 0 2B
Roberto Clemente RF 3 1 1 2 1 1 4 .295 .389 .517 .905 0.209 1.69 0.273 -0.063 1.2 0 0 HR,IW
Al Oliver 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .246 .305 .380 .685 -0.173 1.88 0.000 -0.173 -1.1 0 0
Manny Sanguillen C 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .339 .370 .438 .808 0.155 1.34 0.187 -0.033 1.1 5 0 HBP
Jose Pagan LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .282 .325 .479 .804 -0.111 1.76 0.000 -0.111 -0.9 2 0 SH
Bill Mazeroski 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .226 .293 .299 .592 -0.146 1.57 0.000 -0.146 -0.9 0 0
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .230 .311 .281 .593 -0.050 0.69 0.000 -0.050 -0.4 0 0
   Carl Taylor PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .353 .410 .471 .881 0.330 2.46 0.345 -0.015 0.7 CS
   Jose Martinez SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .257 .286 .543 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jim Bunning P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .043 .083 .043 .127 -0.065 0.88 0.000 -0.065 -0.4 0 0
Team Totals 31 4 8 4 2 4 35 .258 .324 .387 .711 0.233 1.47 1.038 -0.805 0.0 * 0
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: R Hebner (13, off J Ray).
HR: R Clemente (8, off J Ray, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out).
SH: J Pagan (2, off F Gladding).
IBB: R Clemente (7, by J Ray).
HBP: M Sanguillen (2, by F Gladding).
TB: R Clemente 4; R Hebner 3; M Alou 2; A Oliver; C Taylor; M Sanguillen.
RBI: R Clemente 2 (35); M Sanguillen (15); C Taylor (7).
2-out RBI: C Taylor; M Sanguillen.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Clemente.
E: F Patek 2 (8).
Baserunning
CS: C Taylor (1, 2nd base by F Gladding/J Edwards).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Curt Blefary 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .247 .349 .340 .689 -0.228 1.55 0.000 -0.228 -1.7 0 0 CS
Marty Martinez 3B 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .297 .333 .405 .739 -0.129 1.19 0.000 -0.129 -0.7 0 0
Jim Wynn CF 5 1 3 1 0 1 5 .260 .390 .516 .905 0.135 0.95 0.189 -0.054 1.0 0 0 2B,SB
Norm Miller RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .290 .387 .414 .801 -0.062 1.22 0.024 -0.086 -0.2 0 1
Denis Menke 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .327 .414 .470 .885 0.016 1.34 0.075 -0.060 0.2 0 0
Johnny Edwards C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .216 .290 .281 .571 0.122 1.71 0.206 -0.084 1.1 5 0
Gary Geiger LF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .244 .360 .317 .677 0.075 1.24 0.107 -0.032 0.7 0 0
Leon McFadden SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .150 .190 .200 .390 -0.145 1.71 0.056 -0.201 -1.7 0 0 GDP
Jim Ray P 3 1 2 0 0 1 3 .286 .286 .286 .571 0.052 0.77 0.068 -0.016 0.6 0 0
   Sandy Valdespino PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 -0.103 3.86 0.000 -0.103 -0.5
   Fred Gladding P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 36 3 9 1 3 5 39 .250 .308 .278 .585 -0.267 1.37 0.725 -0.993 -1.0 * 1
* - Putouts and assists are not known for the fielders.
2B: J Wynn (7, off J Bunning).
TB: J Wynn 4; J Ray 2; G Geiger 2; N Miller; L McFadden.
GIDP: L McFadden (1).
RBI: J Wynn (34).
2-out RBI: J Wynn.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. N Miller.
Outfield Assists: N Miller (R Hebner at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: J Wynn (4, 2nd base off J Bunning/M Sanguillen).
CS: C Blefary (4, 2nd base by J Bunning/M Sanguillen).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Bunning, W (6-4) 9 9 3 1 3 5 0 2.89 39 63 0.266 1.37 1.0
Team Totals 9 9 3 1 3 5 0 1.00 39 63 0.266 1.37 1.0

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Ray 8 7 3 3 2 4 1 3.18 31 58 0.085 1.26 0.6
Fred Gladding, L (0-1) 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.75 4 0 0 -0.319 2.78 -0.6
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 2 4 1 4.00 35 58 0 0 -0.234 1.47 -0.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: F Gladding (1; M Sanguillen).
IBB: J Ray (1; R Clemente).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Andy Olsen, 1B - Al Barlick, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - John Kibler.
Time of Game: 2:32.
Attendance: 14,260.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Wind 0mph.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Matty Alou CF 1 Curt Blefary 1B
2 Richie Hebner 3B 2 Marty Martinez 3B
3 Roberto Clemente RF 3 Jim Wynn CF
4 Al Oliver 1B 4 Norm Miller RF
5 Manny Sanguillen C 5 Denis Menke 2B
6 Jose Pagan LF 6 Johnny Edwards C
7 Bill Mazeroski 2B 7 Gary Geiger LF
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Leon McFadden SS
9 Jim Bunning P 9 Jim Ray P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 3-3 2 --3 R PIT C. Taylor F. Gladding 35% 83% Single to RF; Sanguillen Scores
t6 1-3 1 1-- RR PIT R. Clemente J. Ray 26% 47% Home Run; Alou Scores
b3 1-1 2 123 RR HOU J. Edwards J. Bunning -21% 21% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Wynn Scores/unER; Miller Scores/unER; Menke to 3B; Edwards to 2B
b2 0-1 1 1-3 OO HOU L. McFadden J. Bunning 13% 62% Ground Ball Double Play: RF out on play
b3 0-1 2 -2- R HOU J. Wynn J. Bunning -12% 48% Single; Ray Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Jim Ray facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- PIT M. Alou J. Ray 4% 54% Single
t1 0-0 0 1-- PIT R. Hebner J. Ray 6% 59% Single; Alou to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- O PIT R. Clemente J. Ray -5% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 12- O PIT A. Oliver J. Ray -4% 50% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play; Alou to 3B
t1 0-0 2 1-3 R PIT M. Sanguillen J. Ray 11% 61% Single; Alou Scores; Hebner to 3B
t1 1-0 2 1-3 O PIT J. Pagan J. Ray -4% 57% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Jim Bunning facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O HOU C. Blefary J. Bunning 2% 59% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b1 0-1 1 --- O HOU M. Martinez J. Bunning 2% 60% Strikeout
b1 0-1 2 --- HOU J. Wynn J. Bunning -1% 59% Single
b1 0-1 2 1-- O HOU N. Miller J. Bunning 2% 61% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Jim Ray facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski J. Ray -2% 59% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t2 1-0 1 --- O PIT F. Patek J. Ray -1% 58% Strikeout
t2 1-0 2 --- O PIT J. Bunning J. Ray -1% 57% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Jim Bunning facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- HOU D. Menke J. Bunning -4% 53% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Menke to 1B
b2 0-1 0 1-- O HOU J. Edwards J. Bunning 4% 57% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b2 0-1 1 1-- HOU G. Geiger J. Bunning -8% 49% Single; Menke to 3B
b2 0-1 1 1-3 OO HOU L. McFadden J. Bunning 13% 62% Ground Ball Double Play: RF out on play
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Jim Ray facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- PIT M. Alou J. Ray 3% 66% Single
t3 1-0 0 1-- OO PIT R. Hebner J. Ray -7% 59% Double Play: Groundout: RF out on play
t3 1-0 2 --- O PIT R. Clemente J. Ray -1% 58% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Jim Bunning facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- HOU J. Ray J. Bunning -5% 53% Single
b3 0-1 0 1-- O HOU C. Blefary J. Bunning 4% 57% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b3 0-1 1 1-- O HOU M. Martinez J. Bunning 2% 60% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play; Ray to 2B
b3 0-1 2 -2- R HOU J. Wynn J. Bunning -12% 48% Single; Ray Scores
b3 1-1 2 1-- HOU N. Miller J. Bunning -1% 46% Wynn Steals 2B
b3 1-1 2 -2- HOU N. Miller J. Bunning -1% 45% Walk
b3 1-1 2 12- HOU D. Menke J. Bunning -3% 42% Walk; Wynn to 3B; Miller to 2B
b3 1-1 2 123 RR HOU J. Edwards J. Bunning -21% 21% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Wynn Scores/unER; Miller Scores/unER; Menke to 3B; Edwards to 2B
b3 3-1 2 -23 HOU G. Geiger J. Bunning -1% 21% Walk
b3 3-1 2 123 O HOU L. McFadden J. Bunning 5% 25% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 3.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Jim Ray facing 4-5-6
t4 1-3 0 --- O PIT A. Oliver J. Ray -3% 23% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t4 1-3 1 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen J. Ray -2% 21% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t4 1-3 2 --- O PIT J. Pagan J. Ray -1% 20% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' Jim Bunning facing 9-1-2
b4 3-1 0 --- HOU J. Ray J. Bunning -2% 18% Single
b4 3-1 0 1-- O HOU C. Blefary J. Bunning 2% 20% Groundout: Unknown out on play/Forceout at 2B; Blefary to 1B
b4 3-1 1 1-- O HOU M. Martinez J. Bunning 2% 22% Blefary Caught Stealing 2B (Unknown)
b4 3-1 2 --- O HOU M. Martinez J. Bunning 1% 23% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 3.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Jim Ray facing 7-8-9
t5 1-3 0 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski J. Ray -3% 20% Strikeout
t5 1-3 1 --- O PIT F. Patek J. Ray -2% 18% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t5 1-3 2 --- O PIT J. Bunning J. Ray -1% 17% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' Jim Bunning facing 3-4-5
b5 3-1 0 --- O HOU J. Wynn J. Bunning 1% 19% Strikeout
b5 3-1 1 --- HOU N. Miller J. Bunning -1% 17% Single
b5 3-1 1 1-- O HOU D. Menke J. Bunning 2% 19% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b5 3-1 2 1-- O HOU J. Edwards J. Bunning 1% 20% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 3.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Jim Ray facing 1-2-3
t6 1-3 0 --- PIT M. Alou J. Ray 5% 25% Walk
t6 1-3 0 1-- O PIT R. Hebner J. Ray -5% 21% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t6 1-3 1 1-- RR PIT R. Clemente J. Ray 26% 47% Home Run; Alou Scores
t6 3-3 1 --- O PIT A. Oliver J. Ray -2% 44% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t6 3-3 2 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen J. Ray -2% 43% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Pirates' Jim Bunning facing 7-8-9
b6 3-3 0 --- O HOU G. Geiger J. Bunning 3% 46% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b6 3-3 1 --- O HOU L. McFadden J. Bunning 2% 48% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b6 3-3 2 --- O HOU J. Ray J. Bunning 2% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 3.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Jim Ray facing 6-7-8
t7 3-3 0 --- O PIT J. Pagan J. Ray -4% 46% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t7 3-3 1 --- O PIT B. Mazeroski J. Ray -3% 44% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t7 3-3 2 --- O PIT F. Patek J. Ray -2% 42% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Pirates' Jim Bunning facing 1-2-3
b7 3-3 0 --- O HOU C. Blefary J. Bunning 4% 45% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b7 3-3 1 --- O HOU M. Martinez J. Bunning 3% 48% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b7 3-3 2 --- HOU J. Wynn J. Bunning -4% 44% Double
b7 3-3 2 -2- O HOU N. Miller J. Bunning 6% 50% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 3.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Jim Ray facing 9-1-2
t8 3-3 0 --- O PIT J. Bunning J. Ray -4% 46% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t8 3-3 1 --- O PIT M. Alou J. Ray -3% 42% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
t8 3-3 2 --- PIT R. Hebner J. Ray 5% 48% Double
t8 3-3 2 -2- PIT R. Clemente J. Ray 1% 49% Intentional Walk
t8 3-3 2 12- O PIT A. Oliver J. Ray -9% 40% Single; Hebner out at Hm/RF-C; Clemente to 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Pirates' Jim Bunning facing 5-6-7
Ron Davis replaces Matty Alou playing CF batting 1st
b8 3-3 0 --- O HOU D. Menke J. Bunning 4% 44% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b8 3-3 1 --- O HOU J. Edwards J. Bunning 3% 48% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b8 3-3 2 --- HOU G. Geiger J. Bunning -2% 45% Single
b8 3-3 2 1-- HOU L. McFadden J. Bunning -6% 40% Single; Geiger to 3B
Sandy Valdespino pinch hits for Jim Ray (P) batting 9th
b8 3-3 2 1-3 O HOU S. Valdespino J. Bunning 10% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Fred Gladding facing 5-6-7
Fred Gladding replaces Sandy Valdespino (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-3 0 --- PIT M. Sanguillen F. Gladding 8% 58% Hit By Pitch
t9 3-3 0 1-- O PIT J. Pagan F. Gladding -2% 56% Bunt Groundout: Unknown out on play/Sacrifice; Sanguillen to 2B
t9 3-3 1 -2- O PIT B. Mazeroski F. Gladding -7% 49% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play; Sanguillen to 3B
Carl Taylor pinch hits for Freddie Patek (SS) batting 8th
t9 3-3 2 --3 R PIT C. Taylor F. Gladding 35% 83% Single to RF; Sanguillen Scores
t9 4-3 2 1-- O PIT J. Bunning F. Gladding -2% 82% Taylor Caught Stealing 2B (Unknown)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Pirates' Jim Bunning facing 1-2-3
Jose Martinez replaces Carl Taylor (PH) playing SS batting 8th
b9 3-4 0 --- O HOU C. Blefary J. Bunning 8% 90% Batted Ball: Unknown out on play
b9 3-4 1 --- O HOU M. Martinez J. Bunning 6% 96% Strikeout
b9 3-4 2 --- O HOU J. Wynn J. Bunning 4% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Astros 3.

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