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Scores
Standings
CLE
@BOS
7
5
TOR
@CAL
3
6
MIL
@DET
4
3
SEA
@KCR
4
2
TEX
@MIN
3
7
BAL
@NYY
4
6
CHW
@OAK
1
5
CIN
@ATL
2
0
LAD
@HOU
0
5
NYM
@MON
2
4
SFG
@SDP
6
5
PIT
@STL
3
5
Saturday, September 26, 1981,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 32,115, Time of Game: 2:46
Dodgers
0
60-42
 Lost 1 
2nd, 3 GB
at Astros
5
57-45
 Won 1 
3rd, 6 GB
W: Nolan Ryan (10-5)
L: Ted Power (1-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Dodgers         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  0  1
Astros          0  0  2   0  0  0   0  3  X    5 11  0

Los Angeles Dodgers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Davey Lopes 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .208 .291 .288 .579 -0.088 1.17 0.000 -0.088 -0.7 4 3
   Reggie Smith PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .219 .341 .344 .685 -0.003 0.11 0.000 -0.003 -0.2
Ken Landreaux CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .249 .294 .363 .658 -0.023 0.70 0.010 -0.033 -0.3 1 0
Dusty Baker LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .318 .361 .445 .806 -0.068 0.70 0.000 -0.068 -0.6 2 0
Steve Garvey 1B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .281 .322 .408 .730 0.052 1.25 0.107 -0.054 0.5 11 0 SB
Pedro Guerrero 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .301 .367 .471 .838 -0.084 0.91 0.000 -0.084 -0.7 0 2
Mike Scioscia C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .283 .359 .341 .699 -0.087 0.84 0.000 -0.087 -0.7 3 1
Ron Roenicke RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .333 .250 .583 -0.096 1.30 0.000 -0.096 -0.7 2 0
Derrel Thomas SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .257 .333 .337 .670 0.038 1.08 0.074 -0.037 0.3 1 3 SB
Ted Power P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.049 1.52 0.000 -0.049 -0.4 0 0
   Dave Goltz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .063 .167 .063 .229 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jack Perconte PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .375 .167 .542 -0.010 0.43 0.000 -0.010 -0.1
   Terry Forster P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jay Johnstone PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .282 .389 .671 -0.011 0.44 0.000 -0.011 -0.1
   Dave Stewart P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .500 .800 1.300 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Steve Howe 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 27 0 0 0 3 11 30 .000 .100 .000 .100 -0.429 0.95 0.191 -0.620 -3.7 24 11
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
PB: M Scioscia (11).
E: D Thomas (12).
Baserunning
SB: S Garvey (3, 2nd base off N Ryan/A Ashby); D Thomas (7, 2nd base off N Ryan/A Ashby).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Terry Puhl RF 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .254 .321 .361 .681 -0.057 0.80 0.022 -0.079 -0.2 3 0 IW
Phil Garner 2B 4 0 2 1 1 1 5 .259 .337 .322 .659 0.000 0.76 0.092 -0.091 0.6 0 6 SB,CS
Tony Scott CF 5 1 0 0 0 1 5 .271 .305 .372 .677 -0.045 0.70 0.028 -0.073 -1.2 0 0
Jose Cruz LF 4 1 3 1 1 0 5 .275 .324 .439 .763 0.150 0.70 0.155 -0.005 2.4 1 0 2B,SB
Alan Ashby C 4 0 1 2 1 0 5 .280 .363 .385 .748 0.071 0.89 0.137 -0.066 -0.1 11 0
Art Howe 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .303 .368 .418 .786 -0.066 0.68 0.000 -0.066 -1.0 1 2
Harry Spilman 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .269 .333 .288 .622 -0.029 0.57 0.000 -0.029 -0.3 4 0
   Joe Pittman PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .277 .331 .338 .669 0.008 0.72 0.008 0.000 0.2
   Denny Walling 1B 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .234 .344 .351 .695 0.014 0.26 0.014 0.000 0.6 7 0
Craig Reynolds SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .254 .282 .394 .676 0.009 0.55 0.049 -0.040 0.6 0 2 3B,2B
Nolan Ryan P 2 0 1 0 1 1 4 .196 .275 .196 .470 0.016 0.57 0.027 -0.010 0.0 0 0 SH
Team Totals 34 5 11 5 6 3 41 .324 .425 .441 .866 0.071 0.69 0.532 -0.459 1.7 27 10
2B: J Cruz (16, off T Power); C Reynolds (10, off D Stewart).
3B: C Reynolds (12, off T Power).
SH: N Ryan (4, off D Stewart).
IBB: T Puhl (5, by D Stewart).
TB: C Reynolds 5; J Cruz 4; P Garner 2; A Ashby; T Puhl; N Ryan; J Pittman.
RBI: A Ashby 2 (32); J Cruz (54); P Garner (24); C Reynolds (28).
2-out RBI: J Cruz.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 5 for 15.
Baserunning
SB: P Garner (10, 2nd base off T Power/M Scioscia); J Cruz (5, 2nd base off T Forster/M Scioscia).
CS: P Garner (8, 2nd base by T Power/M Scioscia).

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ted Power, L (1-3) 3.1 6 2 1 3 1 0 3.14 19 40 -0.140 1.04 -1.2
Dave Goltz 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.62 2 2 0 0.050 1.16 0.8
Terry Forster 3 2 0 0 1 2 0 4.34 12 0 0 0.065 0.49 1.2
Dave Stewart 0.1 2 3 3 2 0 0 2.68 5 0 0 -0.042 0.18 -2.4
Steve Howe 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.70 3 2 1 -0.003 0.06 -0.2
Team Totals 8 11 5 4 6 3 0 4.50 41 40 4 1 -0.070 0.69 -1.7

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan, W (10-5) 9 0 0 0 3 11 0 1.74 30 95 0.429 0.95 3.7
Team Totals 9 0 0 0 3 11 0 0.00 30 95 0.429 0.95 3.7
Balks: None.
WP: D Stewart (4); N Ryan (15).
HBP: None.
IBB: D Stewart (5; T Puhl).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Joe West, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - John Kibler.
Time of Game: 2:46.
Attendance: 32,115.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Los Angeles Dodgers         Houston Astros
1 Davey Lopes 2B 1 Terry Puhl RF
2 Ken Landreaux CF 2 Phil Garner 2B
3 Dusty Baker LF 3 Tony Scott CF
4 Steve Garvey 1B 4 Jose Cruz LF
5 Pedro Guerrero 3B 5 Alan Ashby C
6 Mike Scioscia C 6 Art Howe 3B
7 Ron Roenicke RF 7 Harry Spilman 1B
8 Derrel Thomas SS 8 Craig Reynolds SS
9 Ted Power P 9 Nolan Ryan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-0 1 -23 RR HOU A. Ashby T. Power 13% 79% Single to CF; Scott Scores/unER; Cruz Scores
b3 0-0 1 1-- HOU J. Cruz T. Power 10% 66% Double to RF; Scott to 3B
t2 0-0 1 --3 O LAD M. Scioscia N. Ryan 7% 51% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 0 1-- O HOU T. Scott T. Power -7% 53% Garner Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b2 0-0 2 1-3 O HOU T. Puhl T. Power -5% 50% Flyball: 1B

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' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O LAD D. Lopes N. Ryan 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O LAD K. Landreaux N. Ryan 1% 53% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- O LAD D. Baker N. Ryan 1% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Ted Power facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU T. Puhl T. Power -2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 1 --- HOU P. Garner T. Power 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- HOU T. Scott T. Power 2% 57% Garner Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O HOU T. Scott T. Power -3% 53% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 -2- HOU J. Cruz T. Power 1% 54% Walk
b1 0-0 2 12- O HOU A. Ashby T. Power -4% 50% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- LAD S. Garvey N. Ryan -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- LAD P. Guerrero N. Ryan -3% 43% Garvey Steals 2B
t2 0-0 0 -2- LAD P. Guerrero N. Ryan -4% 39% Wild Pitch; Garvey to 3B
t2 0-0 0 --3 O LAD P. Guerrero N. Ryan 5% 44% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 --3 O LAD M. Scioscia N. Ryan 7% 51% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 --3 O LAD R. Roenicke N. Ryan 4% 55% Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Ted Power facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- O HOU A. Howe T. Power -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- O HOU H. Spilman T. Power -1% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- HOU C. Reynolds T. Power 3% 54% Triple to RF
b2 0-0 2 --3 HOU N. Ryan T. Power 1% 55% Walk
b2 0-0 2 1-3 O HOU T. Puhl T. Power -5% 50% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- LAD D. Thomas N. Ryan -4% 46% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- LAD T. Power N. Ryan -3% 43% Thomas Steals 2B
t3 0-0 0 -2- O LAD T. Power N. Ryan 5% 47% Strikeout
t3 0-0 1 -2- O LAD D. Lopes N. Ryan 4% 51% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 2 -2- LAD K. Landreaux N. Ryan -1% 50% Walk
t3 0-0 2 12- O LAD D. Baker N. Ryan 5% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Ted Power facing 2-3-4
b3 0-0 0 --- HOU P. Garner T. Power 4% 59% Single to LF
b3 0-0 0 1-- O HOU T. Scott T. Power -7% 53% Garner Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b3 0-0 1 --- HOU T. Scott T. Power 3% 55% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
b3 0-0 1 1-- HOU J. Cruz T. Power 10% 66% Double to RF; Scott to 3B
b3 0-0 1 -23 RR HOU A. Ashby T. Power 13% 79% Single to CF; Scott Scores/unER; Cruz Scores
b3 2-0 1 1-- O HOU A. Howe T. Power -2% 77% Flyball: RF
b3 2-0 2 1-- O HOU H. Spilman T. Power -1% 76% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
t4 0-2 0 --- O LAD S. Garvey N. Ryan 2% 78% Strikeout
t4 0-2 1 --- O LAD P. Guerrero N. Ryan 2% 80% Flyball: RF
t4 0-2 2 --- O LAD M. Scioscia N. Ryan 1% 81% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Dodgers' Ted Power facing 8-9-1
b4 2-0 0 --- O HOU C. Reynolds T. Power -1% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 2-0 1 --- HOU N. Ryan T. Power 1% 81% Single to CF
b4 2-0 1 1-- HOU T. Puhl T. Power 2% 83% Single to RF; Ryan to 2B
Dave Goltz replaces Ted Power pitching and batting 9th
b4 2-0 1 12- O HOU P. Garner D. Goltz -2% 81% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Ryan to 3B
b4 2-0 2 1-3 O HOU T. Scott D. Goltz -3% 78% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 7-8-9
t5 0-2 0 --- O LAD R. Roenicke N. Ryan 3% 81% Flyball: RF
t5 0-2 1 --- O LAD D. Thomas N. Ryan 2% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
Jack Perconte pinch hits for Dave Goltz (P) batting 9th
t5 0-2 2 --- O LAD J. Perconte N. Ryan 1% 84% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Dodgers' Terry Forster facing 4-5-6
Terry Forster replaces Jack Perconte (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 2-0 0 --- HOU J. Cruz T. Forster 2% 86% Single to RF
b5 2-0 0 1-- HOU A. Ashby T. Forster 2% 87% Cruz Steals 2B
b5 2-0 0 -2- O HOU A. Ashby T. Forster -2% 85% Flyball: LF
b5 2-0 1 -2- O HOU A. Howe T. Forster -2% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
Joe Pittman pinch hits for Harry Spilman (1B) batting 7th
b5 2-0 2 -2- HOU J. Pittman T. Forster 1% 84% Single to SS; Cruz to 3B
b5 2-0 2 1-3 O HOU C. Reynolds T. Forster -3% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
Denny Walling replaces Joe Pittman (PH) playing 1B batting 7th
t6 0-2 0 --- O LAD D. Lopes N. Ryan 3% 84% Strikeout
t6 0-2 1 --- O LAD K. Landreaux N. Ryan 2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-2 2 --- O LAD D. Baker N. Ryan 1% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Dodgers' Terry Forster facing 9-1-2
b6 2-0 0 --- O HOU N. Ryan T. Forster -1% 86% Strikeout
b6 2-0 1 --- O HOU T. Puhl T. Forster -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 2-0 2 --- O HOU P. Garner T. Forster -0% 85% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
t7 0-2 0 --- O LAD S. Garvey N. Ryan 3% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 0-2 1 --- O LAD P. Guerrero N. Ryan 2% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 0-2 2 --- O LAD M. Scioscia N. Ryan 1% 91% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Dodgers' Terry Forster facing 3-4-5
b7 2-0 0 --- O HOU T. Scott T. Forster -1% 90% Flyball: 2B
b7 2-0 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz T. Forster -1% 89% Groundout: P-1B
b7 2-0 2 --- HOU A. Ashby T. Forster 0% 90% Walk
b7 2-0 2 1-- O HOU A. Howe T. Forster -1% 89% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 7-8-9
t8 0-2 0 --- O LAD R. Roenicke N. Ryan 3% 92% Flyball: LF
t8 0-2 1 --- O LAD D. Thomas N. Ryan 2% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
Jay Johnstone pinch hits for Terry Forster (P) batting 9th
t8 0-2 2 --- O LAD J. Johnstone N. Ryan 1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Dodgers' Dave Stewart facing 7-8-9
Dave Stewart replaces Jay Johnstone (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-0 0 --- HOU D. Walling D. Stewart 1% 96% Walk
b8 2-0 0 1-- HOU C. Reynolds D. Stewart 1% 96% Wild Pitch; Walling to 2B
b8 2-0 0 -2- R HOU C. Reynolds D. Stewart 2% 99% Double to RF; Walling Scores
b8 3-0 0 -2- O HOU N. Ryan D. Stewart -0% 99% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Reynolds to 3B
b8 3-0 1 --3 HOU T. Puhl D. Stewart 0% 99% Intentional Walk
b8 3-0 1 1-3 R HOU P. Garner D. Stewart 1% 99% Single to LF; Reynolds Scores; Puhl to 2B
Steve Howe replaces Dave Stewart pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-0 1 12- O HOU T. Scott S. Howe -0% 99% Flyball: RF
b8 4-0 2 12- R HOU J. Cruz S. Howe 1% 100% Single to RF; Puhl Scores; Garner to 2B
b8 5-0 2 12- HOU A. Ashby S. Howe 0% 100% Passed Ball; Garner to 3B; Cruz to 2B
b8 5-0 2 -23 O HOU A. Ashby S. Howe -0% 100% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 5.
Top of the 9th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 0-5, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
Reggie Smith pinch hits for Davey Lopes (2B) batting 1st
t9 0-5 0 --- O LAD R. Smith N. Ryan 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 0-5 1 --- O LAD K. Landreaux N. Ryan 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 0-5 2 --- O LAD D. Baker N. Ryan 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 5.

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