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Standings
MIL
@BAL
6
5
BOS
@CAL
4
5
MIN
@CLE
5
3
CHW
@DET
6
1
NYY
@KCR
2
1
WSA
@OAK
2
8
ATL
@CHC
1
3
PIT
@HOU
3
0
SDP
@MON
3
1
LAD
@NYM
2
0
SFG
@PHI
6
0
CIN
@STL
1
6
Tuesday, June 15, 1971,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 16,307, Time of Game: 2:27
Pirates
3
39-24
 Won 1 
1st
at Astros
0
31-32
 Lost 1 
3rd, 9 GB
W: Steve Blass (7-3)
L: Larry Dierker (10-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  2    3  7  2
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  6  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dave Cash 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .315 .765 -0.028 0.90 0.037 -0.066 -0.1 1 4
Vic Davalillo 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .280 .671 -0.019 0.89 0.035 -0.054 0.1 9 1
Roberto Clemente RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .305 .793 -0.090 0.81 0.000 -0.090 -0.9 5 0
Willie Stargell LF 2 1 0 0 2 0 .312 1.057 -0.036 1.05 0.027 -0.063 0.0 1 0 IW
Richie Hebner 3B 4 0 1 1 0 2 .292 .822 -0.005 1.18 0.080 -0.085 0.6 2 1
Al Oliver CF 4 1 2 1 0 1 .261 .683 0.281 0.68 0.312 -0.031 0.9 1 0 HR,2B
Manny Sanguillen C 4 0 1 1 0 0 .323 .778 -0.016 0.88 0.035 -0.051 0.6 5 0
Jackie Hernandez SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .523 -0.085 1.23 0.000 -0.085 -0.7 1 1
   Charlie Sands PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .600 2.150 0.031 0.78 0.031 0.000 0.4
   Gene Clines PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .674 -0.053 1.15 0.000 -0.053 -0.5 CS
   Gene Alley SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .545 -0.006 0.21 0.000 -0.006 -0.4 1 0
Steve Blass P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .313 -0.062 1.10 0.000 -0.062 -0.6 1 1 SH
Team Totals 32 3 7 3 2 4 .219 .608 -0.088 0.93 0.557 -0.646 -0.8 27 8
2B: A Oliver (10, off L Dierker).
HR: A Oliver (3, off L Dierker; 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
SH: S Blass (5, off G Culver).
IBB: W Stargell (4, by D Lemaster).
TB: A Oliver 6; C Sands; R Hebner; V Davalillo; D Cash; M Sanguillen.
RBI: R Hebner (36); M Sanguillen (29); A Oliver (16).
2-out RBI: A Oliver; M Sanguillen.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Hebner-D Cash.
E: J Hernandez (7); S Blass (3).
Baserunning
CS: G Clines (1, 3rd base by G Culver/J Edwards).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jesus Alou RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .319 .736 -0.115 1.20 0.000 -0.115 -0.7 2 0
Joe Morgan 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 .251 .704 0.054 0.84 0.082 -0.028 0.1 1 4
Cesar Cedeno LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .675 -0.056 1.48 0.052 -0.109 -0.2 1 0
Bob Watson 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .293 .757 -0.058 1.63 0.044 -0.103 -0.2 10 1
Denis Menke 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 .243 .638 -0.029 1.29 0.093 -0.123 0.0 2 1
Jim Wynn CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .215 .601 -0.044 1.48 0.067 -0.110 0.0 2 0
Johnny Edwards C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .575 -0.158 1.75 0.000 -0.158 -1.3 7 0
Roger Metzger SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 .232 .571 -0.019 1.32 0.076 -0.095 -0.4 1 2 2B
Larry Dierker P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .098 .241 -0.052 1.08 0.000 -0.052 -0.4 1 2
   John Mayberry PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .190 .622 -0.073 2.72 0.000 -0.073 -0.3
   George Culver P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
   Denny Lemaster P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ken Forsch P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Norm Miller PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .237 .670 -0.038 1.43 0.000 -0.038 -0.4
Team Totals 34 0 6 0 2 4 .176 .428 -0.588 1.40 0.414 -1.004 -3.8 27 12
2B: R Metzger (8, off S Blass).
TB: R Metzger 3; D Menke 2; J Morgan; B Watson.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 10.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Blass, W (7-3) 9 6 0 0 2 4 0 3.07 36 77 0.589 1.40 3.8
Team Totals 9 6 0 0 2 4 0 0.00 36 77 0.589 1.40 3.8

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Dierker, L (10-3) 7 3 1 1 1 2 1 1.80 25 68 0.159 1.01 1.9
George Culver 1.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.30 5 0 0 0.040 0.84 0.4
Denny Lemaster 0.1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2.25 3 1 1 -0.081 0.81 -1.0
Ken Forsch 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.19 2 2 1 -0.029 0.35 -0.6
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 2 4 1 3.00 35 68 3 2 0.089 0.93 0.8
Balks: None.
WP: D Lemaster (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: D Lemaster (2; W Stargell).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mel Steiner, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Stan Landes, 3B - Ed Sudol.
Time of Game: 2:27.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Dave Cash 2B 1 Jesus Alou RF
2 Vic Davalillo 1B 2 Joe Morgan 2B
3 Roberto Clemente RF 3 Cesar Cedeno LF
4 Willie Stargell LF 4 Bob Watson 1B
5 Richie Hebner 3B 5 Denis Menke 3B
6 Al Oliver CF 6 Jim Wynn CF
7 Manny Sanguillen C 7 Johnny Edwards C
8 Jackie Hernandez SS 8 Roger Metzger SS
9 Steve Blass P 9 Larry Dierker P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 0-0 2 --- R PIT A. Oliver L. Dierker 24% 68% Home Run
b6 0-0 1 -2- OO HOU D. Menke S. Blass 10% 50% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-2B
t9 1-0 1 12- R PIT R. Hebner D. Lemaster 8% 96% Single to RF; Stargell to 3B; Davalillo Scores
b8 0-1 1 1-- O HOU C. Cedeno S. Blass 7% 79% Flyball: RF
b7 0-1 2 -2- O HOU J. Mayberry S. Blass 7% 77% Strikeout

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' Larry Dierker facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- PIT D. Cash L. Dierker 4% 54% Single to RF
t1 0-0 0 1-- O PIT V. Davalillo L. Dierker -2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Cash to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- O PIT R. Clemente L. Dierker -4% 48% Fielder's Choice P; Cash out at 3B/P-3B
t1 0-0 2 1-- PIT W. Stargell L. Dierker 2% 50% Walk; Clemente to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O PIT R. Hebner L. Dierker -4% 46% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Alou S. Blass 2% 48% Foul Flyball: C
b1 0-0 1 --- O HOU J. Morgan S. Blass 1% 49% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- O HOU C. Cedeno S. Blass 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- PIT A. Oliver L. Dierker 7% 57% Double to RF
t2 0-0 0 -2- O PIT M. Sanguillen L. Dierker -1% 56% Flyball: CF; Oliver to 3B
t2 0-0 1 --3 O PIT J. Hernandez L. Dierker -7% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --3 O PIT S. Blass L. Dierker -4% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Watson S. Blass 2% 47% Groundout: P-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- HOU D. Menke S. Blass -3% 45% Single to SS
b2 0-0 1 1-- HOU J. Wynn S. Blass -4% 41% Walk; Menke to 2B
b2 0-0 1 12- O HOU J. Edwards S. Blass 5% 46% Foul Flyball: 3B
b2 0-0 2 12- O HOU R. Metzger S. Blass 4% 50% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- O PIT D. Cash L. Dierker -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O PIT V. Davalillo L. Dierker -2% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O PIT R. Clemente L. Dierker -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- O HOU L. Dierker S. Blass 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- O HOU J. Alou S. Blass 2% 49% Flyball: SS
b3 0-0 2 --- HOU J. Morgan S. Blass -1% 48% Single (CF-RF)
b3 0-0 2 1-- O HOU C. Cedeno S. Blass 2% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- O PIT W. Stargell L. Dierker -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t4 0-0 1 --- O PIT R. Hebner L. Dierker -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t4 0-0 2 --- O PIT A. Oliver L. Dierker -1% 44% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 4-5-6
b4 0-0 0 --- HOU B. Watson S. Blass -4% 40% Single to LF
b4 0-0 0 1-- HOU D. Menke S. Blass -7% 33% Single to LF; Watson to 2B
b4 0-0 0 12- O HOU J. Wynn S. Blass 6% 40% Flyball: LF
b4 0-0 1 12- O HOU J. Edwards S. Blass 5% 45% Flyball: RF
b4 0-0 2 12- O HOU R. Metzger S. Blass 5% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 7-8-9
t5 0-0 0 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen L. Dierker -3% 47% Flyball: 1B
t5 0-0 1 --- O PIT J. Hernandez L. Dierker -2% 45% Flyball: C
t5 0-0 2 --- O PIT S. Blass L. Dierker -1% 44% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 9-1-2
b5 0-0 0 --- O HOU L. Dierker S. Blass 3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-0 1 --- O HOU J. Alou S. Blass 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 0-0 2 --- O HOU J. Morgan S. Blass 1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 1-2-3
t6 0-0 0 --- O PIT D. Cash L. Dierker -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 0-0 1 --- O PIT V. Davalillo L. Dierker -2% 45% Flyball: CF
t6 0-0 2 --- O PIT R. Clemente L. Dierker -2% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 3-4-5
b6 0-0 0 --- HOU C. Cedeno S. Blass -5% 38% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b6 0-0 0 1-- O HOU B. Watson S. Blass 2% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B; Cedeno to 2B
b6 0-0 1 -2- OO HOU D. Menke S. Blass 10% 50% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Larry Dierker facing 4-5-6
t7 0-0 0 --- O PIT W. Stargell L. Dierker -4% 46% Foul Flyball: C
t7 0-0 1 --- O PIT R. Hebner L. Dierker -3% 44% Strikeout
t7 0-0 2 --- R PIT A. Oliver L. Dierker 24% 68% Home Run
t7 1-0 2 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen L. Dierker -1% 67% Flyball: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 6-7-8
b7 0-1 0 --- O HOU J. Wynn S. Blass 5% 72% Strikeout
b7 0-1 1 --- O HOU J. Edwards S. Blass 3% 75% Flyball: RF
b7 0-1 2 --- HOU R. Metzger S. Blass -5% 70% Double to LF
John Mayberry pinch hits for Larry Dierker (P) batting 9th
b7 0-1 2 -2- O HOU J. Mayberry S. Blass 7% 77% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' George Culver facing 8-9-1
George Culver replaces John Mayberry (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Charlie Sands pinch hits for Jackie Hernandez (SS) batting 8th
t8 1-0 0 --- PIT C. Sands G. Culver 3% 80% Single to CF
Gene Clines pinch runs for Charlie Sands (PH) batting 8th
t8 1-0 0 1-- O PIT S. Blass G. Culver -1% 79% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Clines to 2B
t8 1-0 1 -2- O PIT D. Cash G. Culver -5% 74% Clines Caught Stealing 3B (P-3B)
t8 1-0 2 --- O PIT D. Cash G. Culver -1% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
Gene Alley replaces Gene Clines (PR) playing SS batting 8th
b8 0-1 0 --- O HOU J. Alou S. Blass 6% 79% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 0-1 1 --- HOU J. Morgan S. Blass -7% 72% Walk
b8 0-1 1 1-- O HOU C. Cedeno S. Blass 7% 79% Flyball: RF
b8 0-1 2 1-- O HOU B. Watson S. Blass 6% 86% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' George Culver facing 2-3-4
t9 1-0 0 --- PIT V. Davalillo G. Culver 2% 88% Single to CF
t9 1-0 0 1-- O PIT R. Clemente G. Culver -2% 86% Strikeout Looking
Denny Lemaster replaces George Culver pitching and batting 9th
t9 1-0 1 1-- PIT W. Stargell D. Lemaster 1% 87% Wild Pitch; Davalillo to 2B
t9 1-0 1 -2- PIT W. Stargell D. Lemaster 1% 88% Intentional Walk
t9 1-0 1 12- R PIT R. Hebner D. Lemaster 8% 96% Single to RF; Stargell to 3B; Davalillo Scores
t9 2-0 1 1-3 O PIT A. Oliver D. Lemaster -2% 94% Strikeout Looking
Ken Forsch replaces Denny Lemaster pitching and batting 9th
t9 2-0 2 1-3 R PIT M. Sanguillen K. Forsch 3% 97% Single to RF; Hebner to 3B; Stargell Scores
t9 3-0 2 1-3 O PIT G. Alley K. Forsch -1% 97% Flyball: C
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 5-6-7
b9 0-3 0 --- O HOU D. Menke S. Blass 2% 99% Strikeout
b9 0-3 1 --- HOU J. Wynn S. Blass -3% 96% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Wynn to 2B
b9 0-3 1 -2- O HOU J. Edwards S. Blass 3% 99% Flyball: SS
b9 0-3 2 -2- HOU R. Metzger S. Blass -2% 96% Single to LF; Wynn to 3B
Norm Miller pinch hits for Ken Forsch (P) batting 9th
b9 0-3 2 1-3 O HOU N. Miller S. Blass 4% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 0.

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