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Scores
Standings
MIL
@BAL
4
9
MIL
@BAL
3
0
BOS
@CAL
6
2
MIN
@CLE
8
9
CHW
@DET
4
5
NYY
@KCR
3
4
WSA
@OAK
6
10
ATL
@CHC
4
3
PIT
@HOU
0
4
LAD
@NYM
2
9
LAD
@NYM
1
2
SFG
@PHI
5
2
SFG
@PHI
3
7
CIN
@STL
0
4
Saturday, August 28, 1971, 7:30PM
, Astrodome
Attendance: 25,619, Time of Game: 2:20
Pirates
0
78-56
 Lost 1 
1st
at Astros
4
64-68
 Won 1 
5th, 12½ GB
W: Don Wilson (12-8)
L: Steve Blass (12-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  2
Astros          0  0  2   0  2  0   0  0  X    4  9  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rennie Stennett 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .319 .329 .362 .691 -0.022 0.59 0.023 -0.045 -0.1 4 3
Al Oliver CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .274 .312 .417 .729 -0.042 0.78 0.016 -0.058 -0.4 1 0
   Bob Veale P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .375 .750 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Roberto Clemente RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .336 .361 .515 .875 -0.066 0.65 0.000 -0.066 -1.0 2 0
Willie Stargell LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .302 .394 .641 1.035 -0.026 0.51 0.014 -0.040 -0.5 3 0
Bob Robertson 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .272 .367 .505 .872 0.022 0.54 0.050 -0.028 0.3 7 1
Manny Sanguillen C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .325 .352 .429 .781 0.045 0.84 0.089 -0.044 -0.1 6 0 GDP
Dave Cash 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .301 .364 .377 .742 -0.138 1.43 0.000 -0.138 -1.2 0 2 GDP
Jackie Hernandez SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .217 .266 .317 .583 -0.058 1.25 0.000 -0.058 -0.5 1 2
   Vic Davalillo PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .284 .313 .369 .682 -0.010 0.40 0.000 -0.010 -0.2 0 0
Steve Blass P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .116 .116 .145 .261 -0.042 0.82 0.000 -0.042 -0.3 0 1
   Bruce Kison P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .080 .115 .120 .235 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Luke Walker P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .025 .093 .025 .118 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Charlie Sands PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .208 .387 .417 .804 0.012 0.22 0.012 0.000 0.2
   Gene Alley PR-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .306 .367 .673 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 0 5 0 3 4 33 .167 .242 .167 .409 -0.325 0.75 0.204 -0.529 -3.8 24 10
TB: M Sanguillen 2; A Oliver; R Stennett; B Robertson.
GIDP: M Sanguillen (17); D Cash (7).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
E: J Hernandez (14); B Robertson (8).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jesus Alou RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .293 .321 .375 .696 -0.080 0.64 0.000 -0.080 -1.6 3 0
   Cesar Geronimo RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .276 .296 .572 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Joe Morgan 2B 2 1 0 0 3 0 5 .263 .355 .419 .774 0.058 0.52 0.079 -0.021 0.9 5 4 2·SB
Cesar Cedeno CF 4 2 2 0 0 1 4 .260 .295 .399 .694 0.038 0.84 0.078 -0.040 0.2 4 0 2B
Bob Watson 1B 4 0 3 2 0 0 4 .298 .357 .398 .755 0.186 1.09 0.191 -0.005 1.8 8 1
Rich Chiles LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .256 .312 .360 .672 -0.056 0.96 0.035 -0.091 -0.2 1 0
Doug Rader 3B 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .246 .305 .386 .691 0.053 0.74 0.109 -0.056 -0.3 1 2
Johnny Edwards C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .227 .279 .304 .582 0.028 0.65 0.060 -0.032 -0.0 4 0 2B
Roger Metzger SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .235 .296 .298 .594 -0.014 0.55 0.023 -0.037 0.1 0 3 IW
Don Wilson P 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 .151 .173 .164 .338 -0.038 0.64 0.005 -0.043 -0.3 1 1 SH
Team Totals 32 4 9 3 5 5 38 .281 .378 .344 .722 0.175 0.72 0.580 -0.405 0.6 27 11
2B: J Edwards (9, off S Blass); C Cedeno (31, off S Blass).
SH: D Wilson (6, off S Blass).
IBB: R Metzger (4, by B Kison).
TB: C Cedeno 3; B Watson 3; J Edwards 2; D Rader; R Chiles; R Metzger.
RBI: B Watson 2 (51); D Rader (55).
2-out RBI: D Rader.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 5 for 19.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Metzger-J Morgan-B Watson; D Rader-J Morgan-B Watson.
Baserunning
SB: J Morgan 2 (29, 2nd base off B Kison/M Sanguillen, 2nd base off S Blass/M Sanguillen).
Pickoffs: R Chiles (2nd base by B Kison).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Blass, L (12-7) 4 9 4 3 2 2 0 3.10 23 30 -0.199 1.06 -2.6
Bruce Kison 2.2 0 0 0 3 2 0 3.52 11 2 1 0.021 0.32 1.5
Luke Walker 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.77 1 0 0 0.001 0.04 0.1
Bob Veale 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 8.50 3 0 0 0.002 0.02 0.4
Team Totals 8 9 4 3 5 5 0 3.38 38 30 2 1 -0.175 0.72 -0.6
S Blass faced 3 batters in the 5th inning.

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Wilson, W (12-8) 9 5 0 0 3 4 0 2.75 33 78 0.325 0.75 3.8
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 3 4 0 0.00 33 78 0.325 0.75 3.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: B Kison (3; R Metzger).
Pickoffs: B Kison (0; R Chiles, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Stan Landes, 1B - Shag Crawford, 2B - Mel Steiner, 3B - Satch Davidson.
Time of Game: 2:20.
Attendance: 25,619.
Start Time Weather: Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Rennie Stennett 2B 1 Jesus Alou RF
2 Al Oliver CF 2 Joe Morgan 2B
3 Roberto Clemente RF 3 Cesar Cedeno CF
4 Willie Stargell LF 4 Bob Watson 1B
5 Bob Robertson 1B 5 Rich Chiles LF
6 Manny Sanguillen C 6 Doug Rader 3B
7 Dave Cash 3B 7 Johnny Edwards C
8 Jackie Hernandez SS 8 Roger Metzger SS
9 Steve Blass P 9 Don Wilson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-0 1 12- R HOU B. Watson S. Blass 12% 72% Single; Morgan Scores; Cedeno to 2B
b3 1-0 2 12- R HOU D. Rader S. Blass 11% 79% Single; Cedeno Scores; Watson to 3B
t2 0-0 1 12- OO PIT D. Cash D. Wilson 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b5 2-0 0 -2- R HOU B. Watson S. Blass 6% 93% Single; Cedeno Scores; Watson to 2B/Adv on throw
t5 0-2 0 --- PIT M. Sanguillen D. Wilson -5% 73% Single

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' Don Wilson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT R. Stennett D. Wilson 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT A. Oliver D. Wilson 1% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O PIT R. Clemente D. Wilson 1% 54% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 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% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- HOU J. Morgan S. Blass 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- HOU C. Cedeno S. Blass 2% 57% Morgan Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O HOU C. Cedeno S. Blass -3% 53% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 -2- HOU B. Watson S. Blass 2% 55% Single; Morgan to 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 O HOU R. Chiles S. Blass -5% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O PIT W. Stargell D. Wilson 2% 52% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --- PIT B. Robertson D. Wilson -3% 50% Single
t2 0-0 1 1-- PIT M. Sanguillen D. Wilson -4% 46% Single; Robertson to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- OO PIT D. Cash D. Wilson 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- O HOU D. Rader S. Blass -2% 53% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- HOU J. Edwards S. Blass 5% 57% Double
b2 0-0 1 -2- O HOU R. Metzger S. Blass -4% 53% Flyball: 2B
b2 0-0 2 -2- O HOU D. Wilson S. Blass -3% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O PIT J. Hernandez D. Wilson 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- O PIT S. Blass D. Wilson 2% 54% Strikeout
t3 0-0 2 --- O PIT R. Stennett D. Wilson 1% 55% Groundout: P-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 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Alou S. Blass -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- HOU J. Morgan S. Blass 3% 56% Walk
b3 0-0 1 1-- HOU C. Cedeno S. Blass 4% 60% Single; Morgan to 2B
b3 0-0 1 12- R HOU B. Watson S. Blass 12% 72% Single; Morgan Scores; Cedeno to 2B
b3 1-0 1 12- O HOU R. Chiles S. Blass -4% 68% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-0 2 12- R HOU D. Rader S. Blass 11% 79% Single; Cedeno Scores; Watson to 3B
b3 2-0 2 1-3 O HOU J. Edwards S. Blass -3% 76% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Don Wilson facing 2-3-4
t4 0-2 0 --- O PIT A. Oliver D. Wilson 2% 78% Flyball: CF
t4 0-2 1 --- O PIT R. Clemente D. Wilson 2% 80% Strikeout
t4 0-2 2 --- PIT W. Stargell D. Wilson -1% 78% Walk
t4 0-2 2 1-- O PIT B. Robertson D. Wilson 2% 81% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 8-9-1
b4 2-0 0 --- HOU R. Metzger S. Blass 2% 83% Single
b4 2-0 0 1-- O HOU D. Wilson S. Blass -1% 82% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Metzger to 2B
b4 2-0 1 -2- O HOU J. Alou S. Blass -2% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 2-0 2 -2- O HOU J. Morgan S. Blass -2% 78% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Don Wilson facing 6-7-8
t5 0-2 0 --- PIT M. Sanguillen D. Wilson -5% 73% Single
t5 0-2 0 1-- O PIT D. Cash D. Wilson 4% 77% Flyball: RF
t5 0-2 1 1-- O PIT J. Hernandez D. Wilson 3% 81% Flyball: CF
t5 0-2 2 1-- O PIT S. Blass D. Wilson 3% 83% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 3-4-5
b5 2-0 0 --- HOU C. Cedeno S. Blass 4% 87% Double
b5 2-0 0 -2- R HOU B. Watson S. Blass 6% 93% Single; Cedeno Scores; Watson to 2B/Adv on throw
b5 3-0 0 -2- HOU R. Chiles S. Blass 2% 95% Single; Watson to 3B
Bruce Kison replaces Steve Blass pitching and batting 9th
b5 3-0 0 1-3 O HOU D. Rader B. Kison -3% 92% Fielder's Choice 3B; Watson out at Hm/3B-C; Chiles to 2B; Rader to 1B
b5 3-0 1 12- HOU J. Edwards B. Kison 1% 93% Chiles Picked off 2B, safe on E3; Chiles to 3B
b5 3-0 1 1-3 RO HOU J. Edwards B. Kison 2% 94% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Chiles Scores/Adv on E6/No RBI/unER; Edwards to 2B
b5 4-0 2 -2- HOU R. Metzger B. Kison 0% 95% Intentional Walk
b5 4-0 2 12- HOU D. Wilson B. Kison 1% 95% Walk; Edwards to 3B; Metzger to 2B
b5 4-0 2 123 O HOU J. Alou B. Kison -1% 94% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 4.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Don Wilson facing 1-2-3
t6 0-4 0 --- O PIT R. Stennett D. Wilson 1% 95% Flyball: CF
t6 0-4 1 --- PIT A. Oliver D. Wilson -2% 93% Single
t6 0-4 1 1-- O PIT R. Clemente D. Wilson 2% 95% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
t6 0-4 2 1-- O PIT W. Stargell D. Wilson 1% 96% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-0, Pirates' Bruce Kison facing 2-3-4
b6 4-0 0 --- HOU J. Morgan B. Kison 1% 97% Walk
b6 4-0 0 1-- HOU C. Cedeno B. Kison 0% 97% Morgan Steals 2B
b6 4-0 0 -2- O HOU C. Cedeno B. Kison -1% 97% Strikeout
b6 4-0 1 -2- O HOU B. Watson B. Kison -1% 96% Flyball: 2B
b6 4-0 2 -2- O HOU R. Chiles B. Kison -1% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 4.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Don Wilson facing 5-6-7
t7 0-4 0 --- PIT B. Robertson D. Wilson -2% 93% Walk
t7 0-4 0 1-- OO PIT M. Sanguillen D. Wilson 4% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t7 0-4 2 --- O PIT D. Cash D. Wilson 0% 98% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-0, Pirates' Bruce Kison facing 6-7-8
b7 4-0 0 --- O HOU D. Rader B. Kison -0% 98% Strikeout
b7 4-0 1 --- O HOU J. Edwards B. Kison -0% 97% Groundout: P-1B
Luke Walker replaces Bruce Kison pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-0 2 --- O HOU R. Metzger L. Walker -0% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 4.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Don Wilson facing 8-9-1
Vic Davalillo pinch hits for Jackie Hernandez (SS) batting 8th
t8 0-4 0 --- O PIT V. Davalillo D. Wilson 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
Charlie Sands pinch hits for Luke Walker (P) batting 9th
t8 0-4 1 --- PIT C. Sands D. Wilson -1% 97% Walk
Gene Alley pinch runs for Charlie Sands (PH) batting 9th
t8 0-4 1 1-- PIT R. Stennett D. Wilson -2% 95% Single; Alley to 2B
t8 0-4 1 12- O PIT A. Oliver D. Wilson 2% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Alley to 3B; Stennett to 2B
t8 0-4 2 -23 O PIT R. Clemente D. Wilson 2% 99% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-0, Pirates' Bob Veale facing 9-1-2
Bob Veale replaces Al Oliver (CF) pitching and batting 2nd
Gene Alley moves from PR to SS
Vic Davalillo moves from PH to CF
b8 4-0 0 --- O HOU D. Wilson B. Veale -0% 99% Strikeout
b8 4-0 1 --- O HOU J. Alou B. Veale -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 4-0 2 --- O HOU J. Morgan B. Veale -0% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 4.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Don Wilson facing 4-5-6
Cesar Geronimo replaces Jesus Alou playing RF batting 1st
t9 0-4 0 --- O PIT W. Stargell D. Wilson 1% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 0-4 1 --- O PIT B. Robertson D. Wilson 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
t9 0-4 2 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen D. Wilson 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 4.

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