Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > Apr 12, 1981, Astros at Dodgers Play by Play and Box Score

View a short video showing advanced box score features / click orange/red text for additional info

Scores
Standings
KCR
@BAL
4
2
CHW
@BOS
4
5
MIL
@CLE
6
1
TOR
@DET
6
2
OAK
@MIN
1
0
TEX
@NYY
6
4
CAL
@SEA
8
6
CIN
@ATL
2
3
NYM
@CHC
2
1
HOU
@LAD
2
3
MON
@PIT
2
3
SDP
@SFG
6
7
 
(14)
PHI
@STL
3
7
Sunday, April 12, 1981, 1:08PM
, Dodger Stadium
Attendance: 50,734, Time of Game: 2:16
Astros
2
0-3
 Lost 3 
6th, 3 GB
at Dodgers
3
3-0
 Won 3 
1st
L: Vern Ruhle (0-1)
S: Steve Howe (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  1   0  1  0    2  6  1
Dodgers         0  1  2   0  0  0   0  0  X    3  8  1

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jeffrey Leonard RF 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .200 .167 .400 .567 -0.137 1.71 0.000 -0.137 -0.6 0 0 SF
Craig Reynolds SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .417 .417 .417 .833 -0.017 0.92 0.035 -0.052 -0.2 1 0
   Gary Woods PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.079 2.96 0.000 -0.079 -0.3
   Frank LaCorte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Cesar Cedeno CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .308 .308 .462 .769 -0.128 1.39 0.022 -0.150 -0.7 1 0 2B,GDP
Jose Cruz LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.120 1.23 0.000 -0.120 -0.8 3 0
Danny Heep 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .125 .125 .125 .250 -0.080 0.83 0.000 -0.080 -0.5 7 0
Art Howe 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .222 .364 .222 .586 -0.047 0.64 0.000 -0.047 -0.4 1 4
Alan Ashby C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.055 0.76 0.000 -0.055 -0.4 10 1
Rafael Landestoy 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.033 0.67 0.000 -0.033 -0.3 1 3
   Terry Puhl PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 .500 .900 0.041 0.85 0.041 0.000 0.2
   Dickie Thon PR-SS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Vern Ruhle P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.030 0.72 0.030 0.000 0.2 0 0
   Dave Bergman PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .500 .500 2.000 2.500 0.080 0.83 0.080 0.000 1.0 HR
   Dave Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Denny Walling PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0.142 1.85 0.142 0.000 0.9 2B
   Dave Roberts 2B 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 31 2 6 2 0 5 32 .194 .188 .355 .542 -0.403 1.13 0.350 -0.753 -1.8 24 8
2B: C Cedeno (2, off R Sutcliffe); D Walling (1, off R Sutcliffe).
HR: D Bergman (1, off R Sutcliffe, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: J Leonard (1, off S Howe).
TB: D Bergman 4; D Walling 2; C Cedeno 2; T Puhl; V Ruhle; C Reynolds.
GIDP: C Cedeno (1).
RBI: J Leonard (3); D Bergman (1).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
E: D Smith (1).

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 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .167 .231 .167 .397 -0.004 0.57 0.032 -0.036 -0.2 4 4
Ken Landreaux CF 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .333 .385 .833 1.218 0.144 0.59 0.164 -0.020 1.8 2 0 HR,2B
Dusty Baker LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .154 .154 .308 .462 -0.018 0.34 0.005 -0.023 -0.2 1 0
Steve Garvey 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .455 .538 .818 1.357 -0.053 0.57 0.000 -0.053 -1.0 11 1
Ron Cey 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .364 .385 .455 .839 0.000 0.43 0.026 -0.026 -0.4 0 5
Pedro Guerrero RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .400 .500 .500 1.000 -0.052 0.59 0.017 -0.069 -0.7 2 0 CS
Mike Scioscia C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .111 .100 .111 .211 0.015 0.47 0.028 -0.013 -0.0 5 0
Bill Russell SS 3 0 3 1 0 0 3 .600 .600 .700 1.300 0.129 0.74 0.129 0.000 1.3 1 2 2B
Rick Sutcliffe P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.060 0.79 0.000 -0.060 -0.9 1 2
   Steve Howe P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 8 3 0 8 33 .242 .242 .394 .636 0.101 0.56 0.401 -0.300 -0.3 27 14
2B: B Russell (1, off V Ruhle); K Landreaux (3, off V Ruhle).
HR: K Landreaux (1, off V Ruhle, 3rd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: K Landreaux 6; B Russell 4; D Lopes; R Cey; M Scioscia.
RBI: K Landreaux 2 (2); B Russell (2).
2-out RBI: B Russell.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Cey-D Lopes-S Garvey.
E: D Lopes (1).
Baserunning
CS: P Guerrero (1, 2nd base by D Smith/A Ashby).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vern Ruhle, L (0-1) 5 7 3 3 0 4 1 5.40 23 45 -0.164 0.66 -0.9
Dave Smith 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 7 0 0 0.041 0.34 0.8
Frank LaCorte 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 0 0 0.024 0.34 0.4
Team Totals 8 8 3 3 0 8 1 3.38 33 45 0 0 -0.099 0.56 0.3

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Sutcliffe, W (1-0) 7.1 6 2 2 0 2 1 2.45 27 60 0.111 0.88 1.0
Steve Howe, S (1) 1.2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 5 2 1 0.290 2.45 0.7
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 0 5 1 2.00 32 60 2 1 0.401 1.13 1.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Jerry Dale.
Time of Game: 2:16.
Attendance: 50,734.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Los Angeles Dodgers
1 Jeffrey Leonard RF 1 Davey Lopes 2B
2 Craig Reynolds SS 2 Ken Landreaux CF
3 Cesar Cedeno CF 3 Dusty Baker LF
4 Jose Cruz LF 4 Steve Garvey 1B
5 Danny Heep 1B 5 Ron Cey 3B
6 Art Howe 3B 6 Pedro Guerrero RF
7 Alan Ashby C 7 Mike Scioscia C
8 Rafael Landestoy 2B 8 Bill Russell SS
9 Vern Ruhle P 9 Rick Sutcliffe P

Win Probability Chart

Explanation of WPA  · Mouse over chart for play descriptions  · See below chart for tools  · Direct Link in URL Bar

Clear Chart
Big Plays
Scoring Plays
Fix Chart in View While Scrolling

Hold mouse over play on chart to see description of play.
Leverage is shown below the chart Low to High.

Top 5 Plays

View Pitches · wWE and wWPA Explanation
Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-0 0 1-- RR LAD K. Landreaux V. Ruhle 15% 86% Home Run; Lopes Scores
t8 1-3 1 1-- HOU D. Walling R. Sutcliffe -14% 73% Double to CF; Thon to 3B
b2 0-0 2 1-3 R LAD B. Russell V. Ruhle 11% 66% Single to CF; Cey Scores; Scioscia to 2B
t6 0-3 0 --- R HOU D. Bergman R. Sutcliffe -8% 81% Home Run
t8 2-3 2 -2- O HOU G. Woods S. Howe 8% 88% Strikeout

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Rick Sutcliffe facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Leonard R. Sutcliffe 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU C. Reynolds R. Sutcliffe 1% 54% Flyball: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- HOU C. Cedeno R. Sutcliffe -2% 51% Double to LF
t1 0-0 2 -2- O HOU J. Cruz R. Sutcliffe 3% 54% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Vern Ruhle facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O LAD D. Lopes V. Ruhle -2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O LAD K. Landreaux V. Ruhle -1% 51% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- O LAD D. Baker V. Ruhle -1% 50% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Rick Sutcliffe facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O HOU D. Heep R. Sutcliffe 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O HOU A. Howe R. Sutcliffe 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O HOU A. Ashby R. Sutcliffe 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Vern Ruhle facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O LAD S. Garvey V. Ruhle -2% 53% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- LAD R. Cey V. Ruhle 3% 55% Single to CF
b2 0-0 1 1-- O LAD P. Guerrero V. Ruhle -3% 52% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 1-- LAD M. Scioscia V. Ruhle 3% 55% Single to LF; Cey to 3B
b2 0-0 2 1-3 R LAD B. Russell V. Ruhle 11% 66% Single to CF; Cey Scores; Scioscia to 2B
b2 1-0 2 12- O LAD R. Sutcliffe V. Ruhle -4% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Dodgers' Rick Sutcliffe facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O HOU R. Landestoy R. Sutcliffe 3% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- HOU V. Ruhle R. Sutcliffe -3% 62% Single to LF
t3 0-1 1 1-- O HOU J. Leonard R. Sutcliffe 2% 64% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Leonard to 2B/Adv on E4 (throw to 1B)
t3 0-1 2 -2- O HOU C. Reynolds R. Sutcliffe 4% 68% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Vern Ruhle facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- LAD D. Lopes V. Ruhle 3% 71% Single to LF
b3 1-0 0 1-- RR LAD K. Landreaux V. Ruhle 15% 86% Home Run; Lopes Scores
b3 3-0 0 --- O LAD D. Baker V. Ruhle -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 3-0 1 --- O LAD S. Garvey V. Ruhle -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 3-0 2 --- O LAD R. Cey V. Ruhle -0% 84% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 3.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Dodgers' Rick Sutcliffe facing 3-4-5
t4 0-3 0 --- O HOU C. Cedeno R. Sutcliffe 2% 86% Lineout: SS
t4 0-3 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz R. Sutcliffe 1% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 0-3 2 --- O HOU D. Heep R. Sutcliffe 1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Vern Ruhle facing 6-7-8
b4 3-0 0 --- O LAD P. Guerrero V. Ruhle -1% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 3-0 1 --- O LAD M. Scioscia V. Ruhle -1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 3-0 2 --- LAD B. Russell V. Ruhle 1% 88% Double to LF
b4 3-0 2 -2- O LAD R. Sutcliffe V. Ruhle -1% 86% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 3.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Dodgers' Rick Sutcliffe facing 6-7-8
t5 0-3 0 --- O HOU A. Howe R. Sutcliffe 2% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-3 1 --- O HOU A. Ashby R. Sutcliffe 1% 90% Groundout: P-SS-1B
t5 0-3 2 --- O HOU R. Landestoy R. Sutcliffe 1% 90% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Vern Ruhle facing 1-2-3
b5 3-0 0 --- O LAD D. Lopes V. Ruhle -1% 90% Flyball: LF
b5 3-0 1 --- LAD K. Landreaux V. Ruhle 2% 91% Double to CF
b5 3-0 1 -2- LAD D. Baker V. Ruhle 0% 92% Fielder's Choice ; Baker to 1B
b5 3-0 1 12- O LAD S. Garvey V. Ruhle -1% 90% Foul Flyball: C
b5 3-0 2 12- O LAD R. Cey V. Ruhle -1% 89% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Dodgers 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Dodgers' Rick Sutcliffe facing 9-1-2
Dave Bergman pinch hits for Vern Ruhle (P) batting 9th
t6 0-3 0 --- R HOU D. Bergman R. Sutcliffe -8% 81% Home Run
t6 1-3 0 --- O HOU J. Leonard R. Sutcliffe 3% 84% Flyball: 2B
t6 1-3 1 --- HOU C. Reynolds R. Sutcliffe -3% 80% Single to RF
t6 1-3 1 1-- OO HOU C. Cedeno R. Sutcliffe 6% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Dave Smith facing 6-7-8
Dave Smith replaces Dave Bergman (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-1 0 --- LAD P. Guerrero D. Smith 2% 88% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball)
b6 3-1 0 1-- O LAD M. Scioscia D. Smith -3% 86% Guerrero Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b6 3-1 1 --- O LAD M. Scioscia D. Smith -1% 85% Lineout: LF
b6 3-1 2 --- LAD B. Russell D. Smith 1% 85% Single to LF
b6 3-1 2 1-- O LAD R. Sutcliffe D. Smith -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 3.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Dodgers' Rick Sutcliffe facing 4-5-6
t7 1-3 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz R. Sutcliffe 3% 87% Strikeout
t7 1-3 1 --- O HOU D. Heep R. Sutcliffe 2% 89% Flyball: LF
t7 1-3 2 --- O HOU A. Howe R. Sutcliffe 1% 90% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Dave Smith facing 1-2-3
b7 3-1 0 --- O LAD D. Lopes D. Smith -1% 90% Strikeout
b7 3-1 1 --- O LAD K. Landreaux D. Smith -1% 89% Strikeout Looking
b7 3-1 2 --- O LAD D. Baker D. Smith -0% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Dodgers 3.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Dodgers' Rick Sutcliffe facing 7-8-9
t8 1-3 0 --- O HOU A. Ashby R. Sutcliffe 3% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
Terry Puhl pinch hits for Rafael Landestoy (2B) batting 8th
t8 1-3 1 --- HOU T. Puhl R. Sutcliffe -4% 88% Single to LF
Denny Walling pinch hits for Dave Smith (P) batting 9th
Dickie Thon pinch runs for Terry Puhl (PH) batting 8th
t8 1-3 1 1-- HOU D. Walling R. Sutcliffe -14% 73% Double to CF; Thon to 3B
Steve Howe replaces Rick Sutcliffe pitching and batting 9th
t8 1-3 1 -23 RO HOU J. Leonard S. Howe 7% 80% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Thon Scores
Gary Woods pinch hits for Craig Reynolds (SS) batting 2nd
t8 2-3 2 -2- O HOU G. Woods S. Howe 8% 88% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Dodgers 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Frank LaCorte facing 4-5-6
Frank LaCorte replaces Gary Woods (PH) pitching and batting 2nd
Dave Roberts replaces Denny Walling (PH) playing 2B batting 9th
Dickie Thon moves from PR to SS
b8 3-2 0 --- O LAD S. Garvey F. LaCorte -1% 87% Flyball: 3B
b8 3-2 1 --- O LAD R. Cey F. LaCorte -1% 86% Flyball: CF
b8 3-2 2 --- O LAD P. Guerrero F. LaCorte -1% 86% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Dodgers 3.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Dodgers' Steve Howe facing 3-4-5
t9 2-3 0 --- O HOU C. Cedeno S. Howe 7% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 2-3 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz S. Howe 5% 97% Strikeout
t9 2-3 2 --- O HOU D. Heep S. Howe 3% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Dodgers 3.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:LAN198104120
BackToBaseball.com Game Playback

  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

Box scores and play-by-play outputs produced by Sports Reference LLC. All Rights Reserved.