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Standings
MIL
@BAL
2
3
MIL
@BAL
4
1
BOS
@CAL
1
2
MIN
@CLE
6
5
CHW
@DET
6
2
NYY
@KCR
10
3
WSA
@OAK
3
4
WSA
@OAK
0
9
ATL
@CHC
5
4
PIT
@HOU
5
2
SDP
@MON
1
6
SDP
@MON
13
3
LAD
@NYM
3
4
SFG
@PHI
8
3
CIN
@STL
3
4
 
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Sunday, August 29, 1971, 2:00PM
, Astrodome
Attendance: 15,723, Time of Game: 2:40
Pirates
5
79-56
 Won 1 
1st
at Astros
2
64-69
 Lost 1 
5th, 13½ GB
W: Bob Johnson (9-9)
L: Wade Blasingame (9-10)
S: Dave Giusti (27)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  1  0   1  0  1   1  0  1    5 13  0
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  0    2  7  1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rennie Stennett 2B 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .324 .333 .392 .725 0.028 0.55 0.069 -0.041 1.2 1 2 3B,SB
Gene Clines LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .305 .368 .400 .768 0.004 0.65 0.041 -0.037 -0.3 1 0 2B,SH
   Vic Davalillo PH-LF 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .287 .316 .376 .692 0.020 0.46 0.020 0.000 0.7 0 0 2B
Roberto Clemente RF 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .336 .361 .516 .877 -0.004 0.61 0.056 -0.060 0.1 2 0 2B
Bob Robertson 1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .271 .366 .501 .867 -0.085 0.70 0.006 -0.091 -0.8 5 1
Manny Sanguillen C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .325 .351 .432 .783 0.056 0.67 0.105 -0.049 -0.3 7 1 3B,GDP
Dave Cash 3B 4 2 2 0 0 1 4 .303 .366 .378 .744 -0.012 0.58 0.039 -0.051 -0.2 3 1
Al Oliver CF 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 .279 .316 .420 .736 0.178 0.91 0.180 -0.002 1.7 4 0
Jackie Hernandez SS 3 0 0 2 0 2 4 .214 .261 .313 .573 0.037 1.13 0.062 -0.025 0.0 3 0 SF
Bob Johnson P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .048 .167 .048 .214 -0.058 0.72 0.000 -0.058 -0.8 1 0
   Dave Giusti P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .063 .118 .063 .180 -0.006 0.23 0.000 -0.006 -0.2 0 1
Team Totals 38 5 13 5 0 9 40 .342 .333 .526 .860 0.158 0.69 0.578 -0.420 1.2 27 6
2B: R Clemente (25, off W Blasingame); G Clines (9, off W Blasingame); V Davalillo (10, off G Culver).
3B: M Sanguillen (5, off W Blasingame); R Stennett (2, off G Culver).
SF: J Hernandez (2, off W Blasingame).
SH: G Clines (2, off W Blasingame).
TB: R Stennett 4; R Clemente 3; M Sanguillen 3; A Oliver 3; V Davalillo 2; G Clines 2; D Cash 2; B Robertson.
GIDP: M Sanguillen (18).
RBI: J Hernandez 2 (21); V Davalillo (26); A Oliver (47); R Clemente (74).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 16.
Baserunning
SB: R Stennett (1, 2nd base off J Ray/J Edwards).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jesus Alou RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .289 .318 .371 .689 -0.059 0.62 0.000 -0.059 -0.6 4 0
Roger Metzger SS 4 1 3 0 0 1 4 .239 .299 .304 .603 0.049 0.39 0.060 -0.012 0.5 1 3 2B
Cesar Cedeno CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .262 .297 .400 .696 -0.025 0.86 0.036 -0.061 -0.1 2 0
Bob Watson 1B 3 0 1 2 1 1 4 .299 .358 .400 .758 0.071 1.14 0.120 -0.050 1.8 7 0 2B
Rich Chiles LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .244 .299 .344 .643 -0.170 1.71 0.000 -0.170 -1.3 0 0
Doug Rader 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .243 .302 .383 .685 -0.078 0.81 0.000 -0.078 -0.7 0 2
Johnny Edwards C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .227 .278 .303 .581 -0.023 0.50 0.014 -0.037 -0.3 9 0
Marty Martinez 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .184 .225 .263 .488 -0.044 0.42 0.000 -0.044 -0.5 4 2
Wade Blasingame P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .188 .286 .313 .598 -0.026 1.09 0.000 -0.026 -0.2 0 2
   Jim Wynn PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .212 .318 .309 .627 -0.023 0.94 0.000 -0.023 -0.2
   Jim Ray P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .222 .125 .347 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joe Morgan PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .262 .354 .418 .772 -0.012 0.48 0.000 -0.012 -0.2
   George Culver P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 2 7 2 1 8 35 .206 .229 .265 .493 -0.340 0.81 0.230 -0.572 -1.8 27 9
2B: R Metzger (11, off B Johnson); B Watson (15, off B Johnson).
TB: R Metzger 4; B Watson 2; C Cedeno 2; J Edwards.
RBI: B Watson 2 (53).
2-out RBI: B Watson 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Rader-M Martinez-B Watson.
E: M Martinez (1).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Johnson, W (9-9) 7.2 7 2 2 1 6 0 3.60 31 62 0.264 0.82 1.1
Dave Giusti, S (27) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.09 4 1 0 0.077 0.74 0.7
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 1 8 0 2.00 35 62 1 0 0.341 0.81 1.8

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Wade Blasingame, L (9-10) 6 9 3 3 0 7 0 4.17 27 49 -0.102 0.93 -0.5
Jim Ray 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 2.14 8 0 0 -0.027 0.24 -0.2
George Culver 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.85 5 0 0 -0.030 0.25 -0.6
Team Totals 9 13 5 4 0 9 0 4.00 40 49 0 0 -0.159 0.69 -1.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - Mel Steiner, 2B - Satch Davidson, 3B - Stan Landes.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: 15,723.
Start Time Weather: Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Rennie Stennett 2B 1 Jesus Alou RF
2 Gene Clines LF 2 Roger Metzger SS
3 Roberto Clemente RF 3 Cesar Cedeno CF
4 Bob Robertson 1B 4 Bob Watson 1B
5 Manny Sanguillen C 5 Rich Chiles LF
6 Dave Cash 3B 6 Doug Rader 3B
7 Al Oliver CF 7 Johnny Edwards C
8 Jackie Hernandez SS 8 Marty Martinez 2B
9 Bob Johnson P 9 Wade Blasingame P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 0 --- PIT M. Sanguillen W. Blasingame 10% 60% Triple
b6 0-3 2 123 O HOU R. Chiles B. Johnson 9% 91% Flyball: SS
b8 0-4 2 12- RR HOU B. Watson B. Johnson -8% 89% Double; Metzger Scores; Cedeno Scores
t4 1-0 1 1-- PIT A. Oliver W. Blasingame 7% 71% Single; Cash to 3B
t2 0-0 1 --3 R PIT A. Oliver W. Blasingame 6% 62% Single; Sanguillen 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' Wade Blasingame facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT R. Stennett W. Blasingame -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT G. Clines W. Blasingame -1% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- PIT R. Clemente W. Blasingame 2% 49% Double
t1 0-0 2 -2- O PIT B. Robertson W. Blasingame -3% 46% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Bob Johnson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Alou B. Johnson 2% 48% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- HOU R. Metzger B. Johnson -4% 43% Double
b1 0-0 1 -2- O HOU C. Cedeno B. Johnson 3% 47% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 -2- O HOU B. Watson B. Johnson 3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Wade Blasingame facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- PIT M. Sanguillen W. Blasingame 10% 60% Triple
t2 0-0 0 --3 O PIT D. Cash W. Blasingame -5% 56% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 1 --3 R PIT A. Oliver W. Blasingame 6% 62% Single; Sanguillen Scores
t2 1-0 1 1-- O PIT J. Hernandez W. Blasingame -2% 60% Strikeout
t2 1-0 2 1-- O PIT B. Johnson W. Blasingame -2% 58% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Bob Johnson facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- O HOU R. Chiles B. Johnson 2% 60% Strikeout
b2 0-1 1 --- O HOU D. Rader B. Johnson 2% 62% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-1 2 --- HOU J. Edwards B. Johnson -1% 60% Single
b2 0-1 2 1-- O HOU M. Martinez B. Johnson 2% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Wade Blasingame facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- O PIT R. Stennett W. Blasingame -2% 61% Flyball: SS
t3 1-0 1 --- PIT G. Clines W. Blasingame 4% 65% Double
t3 1-0 1 -2- O PIT R. Clemente W. Blasingame -3% 62% Flyball: RF
t3 1-0 2 -2- O PIT B. Robertson W. Blasingame -3% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Bob Johnson facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- O HOU W. Blasingame B. Johnson 3% 61% Lineout: SS
b3 0-1 1 --- O HOU J. Alou B. Johnson 2% 63% Foul Flyball: 3B
b3 0-1 2 --- O HOU R. Metzger B. Johnson 1% 64% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Wade Blasingame facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen W. Blasingame -2% 62% Groundout: P-1B
t4 1-0 1 --- PIT D. Cash W. Blasingame 2% 64% Single
t4 1-0 1 1-- PIT A. Oliver W. Blasingame 7% 71% Single; Cash to 3B
t4 1-0 1 1-3 RO PIT J. Hernandez W. Blasingame 3% 75% Groundout: SS-1B; Cash Scores; Oliver to 2B
t4 2-0 2 -2- O PIT B. Johnson W. Blasingame -2% 72% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Bob Johnson facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- O HOU C. Cedeno B. Johnson 3% 75% Flyball: RF
b4 0-2 1 --- O HOU B. Watson B. Johnson 2% 77% Flyball: CF
b4 0-2 2 --- O HOU R. Chiles B. Johnson 1% 78% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Wade Blasingame facing 1-2-3
t5 2-0 0 --- PIT R. Stennett W. Blasingame 2% 80% Single
t5 2-0 0 1-- O PIT G. Clines W. Blasingame -1% 79% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Stennett to 2B
t5 2-0 1 -2- O PIT R. Clemente W. Blasingame -2% 77% Strikeout Looking
t5 2-0 2 -2- O PIT B. Robertson W. Blasingame -2% 75% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Bob Johnson facing 6-7-8
b5 0-2 0 --- O HOU D. Rader B. Johnson 3% 78% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-2 1 --- O HOU J. Edwards B. Johnson 2% 80% Lineout: LF
b5 0-2 2 --- O HOU M. Martinez B. Johnson 1% 81% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Wade Blasingame facing 5-6-7
t6 2-0 0 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen W. Blasingame -1% 79% Strikeout
t6 2-0 1 --- PIT D. Cash W. Blasingame 2% 81% Single
t6 2-0 1 1-- PIT A. Oliver W. Blasingame 5% 86% Single; Cash to 3B
t6 2-0 1 1-3 RO PIT J. Hernandez W. Blasingame 3% 88% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Cash Scores; Oliver to 2B
t6 3-0 2 -2- O PIT B. Johnson W. Blasingame -1% 87% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Bob Johnson facing 9-1-2
Jim Wynn pinch hits for Wade Blasingame (P) batting 9th
b6 0-3 0 --- O HOU J. Wynn B. Johnson 2% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-3 1 --- O HOU J. Alou B. Johnson 1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-3 2 --- HOU R. Metzger B. Johnson -1% 89% Single
b6 0-3 2 1-- HOU C. Cedeno B. Johnson -2% 87% Single; Metzger to 2B
b6 0-3 2 12- HOU B. Watson B. Johnson -4% 83% Walk; Metzger to 3B; Cedeno to 2B
b6 0-3 2 123 O HOU R. Chiles B. Johnson 9% 91% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 0.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Jim Ray facing 1-2-3
Jim Ray replaces Jim Wynn (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-0 0 --- PIT R. Stennett J. Ray 1% 93% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Stennett to 1B
t7 3-0 0 1-- PIT G. Clines J. Ray 1% 94% Stennett Steals 2B
t7 3-0 0 -2- O PIT G. Clines J. Ray -1% 92% Strikeout Looking
t7 3-0 1 -2- R PIT R. Clemente J. Ray 3% 96% Single; Stennett Scores/unER
t7 4-0 1 1-- PIT B. Robertson J. Ray 1% 96% Single; Clemente to 2B
t7 4-0 1 12- OO PIT M. Sanguillen J. Ray -1% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Bob Johnson facing 6-7-8
b7 0-4 0 --- O HOU D. Rader B. Johnson 1% 96% Flyball: CF
b7 0-4 1 --- O HOU J. Edwards B. Johnson 1% 97% Flyball: RF
b7 0-4 2 --- O HOU M. Martinez B. Johnson 0% 97% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Astros 0.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Astros' Jim Ray facing 6-7-8
t8 4-0 0 --- O PIT D. Cash J. Ray -0% 97% Flyball: RF
t8 4-0 1 --- O PIT A. Oliver J. Ray -0% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 4-0 2 --- O PIT J. Hernandez J. Ray -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Bob Johnson facing 9-1-2
Joe Morgan pinch hits for Jim Ray (P) batting 9th
b8 0-4 0 --- O HOU J. Morgan B. Johnson 1% 98% Flyball: 3B
b8 0-4 1 --- O HOU J. Alou B. Johnson 1% 99% Flyball: SS
b8 0-4 2 --- HOU R. Metzger B. Johnson -1% 98% Single
b8 0-4 2 1-- HOU C. Cedeno B. Johnson -1% 97% Single; Metzger to 2B
b8 0-4 2 12- RR HOU B. Watson B. Johnson -8% 89% Double; Metzger Scores; Cedeno Scores
Dave Giusti replaces Bob Johnson pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-4 2 -2- O HOU R. Chiles D. Giusti 5% 94% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' George Culver facing 9-1-2
George Culver replaces Joe Morgan (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-2 0 --- O PIT D. Giusti G. Culver -1% 93% Flyball: 2B
t9 4-2 1 --- PIT R. Stennett G. Culver 2% 96% Triple
Vic Davalillo pinch hits for Gene Clines (LF) batting 2nd
t9 4-2 1 --3 R PIT V. Davalillo G. Culver 2% 98% Double; Stennett Scores
t9 5-2 1 -2- O PIT R. Clemente G. Culver -0% 97% Lineout: RF
t9 5-2 2 -2- O PIT B. Robertson G. Culver -0% 97% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-5, Pirates' Dave Giusti facing 6-7-8
Vic Davalillo moves from PH to LF
b9 2-5 0 --- O HOU D. Rader D. Giusti 2% 99% Groundout: P-1B
b9 2-5 1 --- O HOU J. Edwards D. Giusti 1% 100% Strikeout (C-1B)
b9 2-5 2 --- O HOU M. Martinez D. Giusti 0% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Astros 2.

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