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Scores
Standings
OAK
@WSA
0
8
ATL
@CIN
7
4
LAD
@HOU
2
5
Monday, April 5, 1971,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 22,421, Time of Game: 2:23
Dodgers
2
0-1
Lost 1 
5th, 1 GB
at Astros
5
1-0
Won 1 
1st
W: Larry Dierker (1-0)
L: Bill Singer (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Dodgers         0  0  1   0  0  0   1  0  0    2 10  0
Astros          2  0  2   1  0  0   0  0  X    5  5  0

Los Angeles Dodgers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Maury Wills SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .500 .500 .500 1.000 -0.065 1.01 0.070 -0.134 0.3 1 2 SB
Bill Buckner RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.096 1.01 0.000 -0.096 -1.1 1 0
Willie Davis CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.057 0.60 0.000 -0.057 -0.7 2 0
Wes Parker 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .333 .500 .333 .833 -0.008 0.52 0.025 -0.033 -0.0 11 0
Dick Allen LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.064 0.62 0.000 -0.064 -0.9 3 0
Duke Sims C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .500 .500 .750 1.250 -0.009 0.52 0.027 -0.036 -0.1 3 0 2B
Steve Garvey 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .500 .750 0.029 0.68 0.068 -0.040 0.0 1 2 2B
Bill Russell 2B 4 1 3 1 0 1 4 .750 .750 1.000 1.750 0.112 0.65 0.130 -0.018 1.0 2 7 2B
Bill Singer P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.029 1.03 0.000 -0.029 -0.3 0 0 SH
   Tom Haller PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.012 0.34 0.012 0.000 0.2
   Joe Moeller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jim Lefebvre PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.010 0.34 0.000 -0.010 -0.2
Team Totals 34 2 10 2 1 4 36 .294 .314 .382 .697 -0.185 0.71 0.332 -0.517 -1.8 24 12
2B: S Garvey (1, off L Dierker); B Russell (1, off L Dierker); D Sims (1, off L Dierker).
SH: B Singer (1, off L Dierker).
TB: B Russell 4; D Sims 3; S Garvey 2; M Wills 2; T Haller; W Parker.
RBI: B Russell (1); M Wills (1).
2-out RBI: M Wills.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Wills-B Russell-W Parker.
Baserunning
SB: M Wills (1, 3rd base off L Dierker/J Edwards).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Cesar Cedeno RF 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .667 .750 1.000 1.750 0.136 0.58 0.139 -0.003 1.7 1 0 2B
Joe Morgan 2B 2 2 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.073 0.73 0.080 -0.007 0.7 1 3 HBP
Jim Wynn CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .333 .500 .333 .833 0.029 0.98 0.080 -0.050 0.5 7 1
Bob Watson LF 3 1 0 1 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.022 1.38 0.019 -0.041 -0.5 0 0
   Cesar Geronimo LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 1 1 SH
Denis Menke 1B 3 0 1 3 1 0 4 .333 .500 1.000 1.500 0.193 0.75 0.195 -0.002 2.1 8 1 3B
Doug Rader 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.048 0.46 0.000 -0.048 -1.2 4 2
Johnny Edwards C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.007 0.29 0.014 -0.021 -0.4 5 0
Roger Metzger SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.009 0.35 0.016 -0.006 -0.0 0 0
Larry Dierker P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.047 0.48 0.000 -0.047 -0.9 0 3 GDP
Team Totals 27 5 5 5 5 3 34 .185 .333 .296 .630 0.315 0.64 0.543 -0.226 1.6 27 11
2B: C Cedeno (1, off B Singer).
3B: D Menke (1, off B Singer).
SH: C Geronimo (1, off J Moeller).
HBP: J Morgan (1, by B Singer).
TB: C Cedeno 3; D Menke 3; J Wynn; J Edwards.
GIDP: L Dierker (1).
RBI: D Menke 3 (3); C Cedeno (1); B Watson (1).
2-out RBI: D Menke 2; C Cedeno.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Wynn-J Edwards.
Outfield Assists: J Wynn (B Russell at 3rd base); C Geronimo (D Sims at 3rd base).

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Singer, L (0-1) 6 4 5 5 4 3 0 7.50 26 43 -0.329 0.81 -2.5
Joe Moeller 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 8 0 0 0.013 0.10 0.8
Team Totals 8 5 5 5 5 3 0 5.62 34 43 0 0 -0.316 0.64 -1.6

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Dierker, W (1-0) 9 10 2 2 1 4 0 2.00 36 62 0.184 0.71 1.8
Team Totals 9 10 2 2 1 4 0 2.00 36 62 0.184 0.71 1.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: B Singer (1; J Morgan).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tony Venzon, 1B - Stan Landes, 2B - Mel Steiner, 3B - Bob Engel.
Time of Game: 2:23.
Attendance: 22,421.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Los Angeles Dodgers         Houston Astros
1 Maury Wills SS 1 Cesar Cedeno RF
2 Bill Buckner RF 2 Joe Morgan 2B
3 Willie Davis CF 3 Jim Wynn CF
4 Wes Parker 1B 4 Bob Watson LF
5 Dick Allen LF 5 Denis Menke 1B
6 Duke Sims C 6 Doug Rader 3B
7 Steve Garvey 3B 7 Johnny Edwards C
8 Bill Russell 2B 8 Roger Metzger SS
9 Bill Singer P 9 Larry Dierker P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 2-1 2 12- RR HOU D. Menke B. Singer 18% 86% Triple to CF; Watson Scores; Morgan Scores
t3 0-2 0 -2- R LAD B. Russell L. Dierker -12% 55% Double to LF; Garvey Scores
t3 1-2 1 --3 OO LAD M. Wills L. Dierker 11% 68% Fly Ball Double Play: CF-C
b1 0-0 0 12- HOU J. Wynn B. Singer 8% 71% Walk; Cedeno to 3B; Morgan to 2B
t3 0-2 0 --- LAD S. Garvey L. Dierker -7% 67% Double to LF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O LAD M. Wills L. Dierker 2% 52% Lineout: 3B
t1 0-0 1 --- O LAD B. Buckner L. Dierker 1% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O LAD W. Davis L. Dierker 1% 54% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Bill Singer facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- HOU C. Cedeno B. Singer 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- HOU J. Morgan B. Singer 6% 64% Hit By Pitch; Cedeno to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- HOU J. Wynn B. Singer 8% 71% Walk; Cedeno to 3B; Morgan to 2B
b1 0-0 0 123 RO HOU B. Watson B. Singer 2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wynn to 2B; Morgan to 3B; Cedeno Scores
b1 1-0 1 -23 RO HOU D. Menke B. Singer 1% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wynn to 3B; Morgan Scores
b1 2-0 2 --3 O HOU D. Rader B. Singer -2% 72% Strikeout
2 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 2nd, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- O LAD W. Parker L. Dierker 2% 74% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-2 1 --- O LAD D. Allen L. Dierker 1% 76% Strikeout
t2 0-2 2 --- O LAD D. Sims L. Dierker 1% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Dodgers' Bill Singer facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- O HOU J. Edwards B. Singer -1% 75% Flyball: LF
b2 2-0 1 --- HOU R. Metzger B. Singer 2% 77% Walk
b2 2-0 1 1-- OO HOU L. Dierker B. Singer -3% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 3rd, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- LAD S. Garvey L. Dierker -7% 67% Double to LF
t3 0-2 0 -2- R LAD B. Russell L. Dierker -12% 55% Double to LF; Garvey Scores
t3 1-2 0 -2- O LAD B. Singer L. Dierker 2% 57% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Russell to 3B
t3 1-2 1 --3 OO LAD M. Wills L. Dierker 11% 68% Fly Ball Double Play: CF-C
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Dodgers' Bill Singer facing 1-2-3
b3 2-1 0 --- HOU C. Cedeno B. Singer 6% 74% Double to CF
b3 2-1 0 -2- HOU J. Morgan B. Singer 2% 76% Walk
b3 2-1 0 12- O HOU J. Wynn B. Singer -5% 72% Flyball: LF
b3 2-1 1 12- O HOU B. Watson B. Singer -4% 68% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B; Morgan to 2B
b3 2-1 2 12- RR HOU D. Menke B. Singer 18% 86% Triple to CF; Watson Scores; Morgan Scores
b3 4-1 2 --3 O HOU D. Rader B. Singer -2% 84% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 4th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 2-3-4
t4 1-4 0 --- O LAD B. Buckner L. Dierker 2% 86% Flyball: CF
t4 1-4 1 --- O LAD W. Davis L. Dierker 1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-4 2 --- LAD W. Parker L. Dierker -1% 86% Single to LF
t4 1-4 2 1-- O LAD D. Allen L. Dierker 2% 88% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 1, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Dodgers' Bill Singer facing 7-8-9
b4 4-1 0 --- HOU J. Edwards B. Singer 1% 90% Single to 2B
b4 4-1 0 1-- O HOU R. Metzger B. Singer -0% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B; Edwards to 2B
b4 4-1 1 -2- O HOU L. Dierker B. Singer -1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B; Edwards to 3B
b4 4-1 2 --3 R HOU C. Cedeno B. Singer 5% 92% Single to LF; Edwards Scores
b4 5-1 2 1-- O HOU J. Morgan B. Singer -1% 92% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 1, Astros 5.
Top of the 5th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 1-5, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 6-7-8
t5 1-5 0 --- LAD D. Sims L. Dierker -3% 89% Single to RF
t5 1-5 0 1-- O LAD S. Garvey L. Dierker 2% 92% Flyball: CF
t5 1-5 1 1-- O LAD B. Russell L. Dierker 2% 93% Strikeout
t5 1-5 2 1-- O LAD B. Singer L. Dierker 1% 95% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 1, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-1, Dodgers' Bill Singer facing 3-4-5
b5 5-1 0 --- O HOU J. Wynn B. Singer -0% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 5-1 1 --- O HOU B. Watson B. Singer -0% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 5-1 2 --- O HOU D. Menke B. Singer -0% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Astros 5.
Top of the 6th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 1-5, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 1-2-3
t6 1-5 0 --- LAD M. Wills L. Dierker -3% 91% Single to SS
t6 1-5 0 1-- O LAD B. Buckner L. Dierker 2% 93% Popfly: 3B
t6 1-5 1 1-- O LAD W. Davis L. Dierker 2% 95% Flyball: CF
t6 1-5 2 1-- LAD W. Parker L. Dierker -1% 94% Walk; Wills to 2B
t6 1-5 2 12- LAD D. Allen L. Dierker -0% 94% Wills Steals 3B
t6 1-5 2 1-3 O LAD D. Allen L. Dierker 3% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Dodgers 1, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-1, Dodgers' Bill Singer facing 6-7-8
b6 5-1 0 --- O HOU D. Rader B. Singer -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 5-1 1 --- O HOU J. Edwards B. Singer -0% 96% Strikeout
b6 5-1 2 --- O HOU R. Metzger B. Singer -0% 96% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Astros 5.
Top of the 7th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 1-5, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 6-7-8
Cesar Geronimo replaces Bob Watson playing LF batting 4th
t7 1-5 0 --- O LAD D. Sims L. Dierker 1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 1-5 1 --- O LAD S. Garvey L. Dierker 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 1-5 2 --- LAD B. Russell L. Dierker -1% 97% Single to SS
Tom Haller pinch hits for Bill Singer (P) batting 9th
t7 1-5 2 1-- LAD T. Haller L. Dierker -1% 96% Single to LF; Russell to 2B
t7 1-5 2 12- R LAD M. Wills L. Dierker -4% 91% Single to CF; Haller to 2B; Russell Scores
t7 2-5 2 12- O LAD B. Buckner L. Dierker 4% 95% Flyball: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Dodgers 2, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-2, Dodgers' Joe Moeller facing 9-1-2
Joe Moeller replaces Tom Haller (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-2 0 --- O HOU L. Dierker J. Moeller -0% 95% Flyball: CF
b7 5-2 1 --- O HOU C. Cedeno J. Moeller -0% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 5-2 2 --- O HOU J. Morgan J. Moeller -0% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 2, Astros 5.
Top of the 8th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 2-5, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 3-4-5
t8 2-5 0 --- O LAD W. Davis L. Dierker 2% 96% Flyball: LF
t8 2-5 1 --- O LAD W. Parker L. Dierker 1% 97% Flyball: CF
t8 2-5 2 --- O LAD D. Allen L. Dierker 0% 98% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 2, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-2, Dodgers' Joe Moeller facing 3-4-5
b8 5-2 0 --- HOU J. Wynn J. Moeller 0% 98% Single to LF
b8 5-2 0 1-- O HOU C. Geronimo J. Moeller -0% 98% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Wynn to 2B
b8 5-2 1 -2- HOU D. Menke J. Moeller 0% 98% Walk
b8 5-2 1 12- O HOU D. Rader J. Moeller -0% 98% Flyball: CF; Wynn to 3B
b8 5-2 2 1-3 O HOU J. Edwards J. Moeller -0% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Dodgers 2, Astros 5.
Top of the 9th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 2-5, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 6-7-8
t9 2-5 0 --- O LAD D. Sims L. Dierker 2% 99% Double to LF; Sims out at 3B/LF-3B
t9 2-5 1 --- O LAD S. Garvey L. Dierker 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 2-5 2 --- LAD B. Russell L. Dierker -1% 99% Single to RF
Jim Lefebvre pinch hits for Joe Moeller (P) batting 9th
t9 2-5 2 1-- O LAD J. Lefebvre L. Dierker 1% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 2, Astros 5.

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