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CAL
@BOS
3
4
DET
@CHW
2
4
BAL
@MIL
6
4
CLE
@MIN
2
4
KCR
@NYY
1
3
OAK
@WSA
3
10
CHC
@ATL
7
2
STL
@CIN
0
5
NYM
@LAD
3
2
 
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HOU
@PIT
2
3
MON
@SDP
4
3
PHI
@SFG
0
7
Wednesday, August 18, 1971, 8:05PM
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 29,670, Time of Game: 2:50
Astros
2
61-62
 Lost 1 
4th, 12 GB
at Pirates
3
73-51
 Won 1 
1st
W: Bob Miller (8-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  1  0    2  8  0
Pirates         0  1  0   1  0  0   0  0  1    3 12  1
Winning Run scored with 0 outs

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jesus Alou LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 .310 .735 0.052 1.16 0.103 -0.051 0.1 0 0
Joe Morgan 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .266 .773 -0.140 1.49 0.000 -0.140 -0.8 2 3
Cesar Cedeno CF 3 1 0 0 0 1 .252 .685 -0.014 1.38 0.074 -0.088 0.0 3 0 SB,HBP
Bob Watson 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 .282 .726 0.095 1.79 0.245 -0.150 -0.2 7 0 GDP
Doug Rader 3B 4 1 1 0 0 2 .245 .691 -0.037 0.94 0.039 -0.076 -0.2 0 2
Jim Wynn RF 3 0 2 0 1 0 .215 .633 0.159 1.38 0.186 -0.027 0.9 0 0
Johnny Edwards C 3 0 1 1 0 0 .225 .581 0.034 2.03 0.136 -0.102 0.4 11 2 SF
Roger Metzger SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .230 .580 -0.215 2.35 0.000 -0.215 -1.2 1 0
Don Wilson P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .159 .345 -0.044 0.84 0.000 -0.044 -0.3 0 0
   Rich Chiles PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .798 -0.083 3.34 0.000 -0.083 -0.4
   George Culver P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Denis Menke PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .686 -0.060 2.22 0.000 -0.060 -0.2
   Denny Lemaster P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Ray P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .369 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 8 2 1 6 .242 .520 -0.253 1.59 0.783 -1.036 -2.0 24 8
SF: J Edwards (1, off S Blass).
HBP: C Cedeno (3, by S Blass).
TB: J Alou 2; J Wynn 2; J Morgan; B Watson; J Edwards; D Rader.
GIDP: B Watson (12).
RBI: J Edwards (23); B Watson (45).
2-out RBI: B Watson.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Culver-J Edwards-B Watson.
Baserunning
SB: C Cedeno (12, 2nd base off S Blass/M May).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dave Cash 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 .306 .751 -0.025 1.15 0.034 -0.059 -0.2 5 3 SH
Vic Davalillo RF 4 0 0 0 1 1 .276 .670 -0.113 1.29 0.024 -0.137 -1.2 2 0
Al Oliver CF 5 0 0 0 0 3 .268 .693 -0.171 1.36 0.000 -0.171 -1.4 3 1
Willie Stargell LF 3 0 1 0 2 1 .310 1.069 0.179 0.93 0.209 -0.030 0.7 1 0 2B
   Gene Clines PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 .307 .773 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Richie Hebner 3B 4 0 2 0 0 2 .283 .840 -0.028 0.81 0.029 -0.057 -0.3 0 2
   Manny Sanguillen PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 .330 .793 0.005 2.67 0.005 0.000 0.4 IW
Bob Robertson 1B 3 1 2 1 2 0 .267 .860 0.303 1.29 0.323 -0.020 2.7 5 1 HR,2B
Milt May C 4 1 2 2 1 0 .244 .727 0.131 1.30 0.174 -0.043 1.5 7 0 HR,IW
Gene Alley SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 .238 .680 -0.077 0.87 0.043 -0.120 -1.1 2 0 GDP
Steve Blass P 2 0 1 0 0 1 .125 .281 -0.020 0.76 0.012 -0.032 -0.2 2 0 SH
   Rennie Stennett PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .294 .658 0.065 1.78 0.065 0.000 0.4
   Bob Miller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 12 3 8 9 .364 1.094 0.249 1.16 0.918 -0.669 1.3 27 7
2B: W Stargell (22, off D Lemaster); B Robertson (15, off G Culver).
HR: M May (5, off D Wilson; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs); B Robertson (24, off D Wilson; 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
SH: D Cash (5, off G Culver); S Blass (7, off D Wilson).
IBB: M Sanguillen (10, by D Lemaster); M May (3, by G Culver).
TB: B Robertson 6; M May 5; R Hebner 2; D Cash 2; W Stargell 2; R Stennett; G Alley; S Blass.
GIDP: G Alley (6).
RBI: M May 2 (12); B Robertson (57).
Team LOB: 16.
With RISP: 1 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Cash-B Robertson.
E: A Oliver (5).
Outfield Assists: A Oliver (J Morgan at 2nd base).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Wilson 6 7 2 2 5 8 2 2.91 30 53 -0.011 0.77 0.7
George Culver 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 2.07 9 0 0 0.137 1.76 0.9
Denny Lemaster, L (0-2) 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 3.16 2 0 0 -0.180 2.44 -1.0
Jim Ray 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.37 2 2 1 -0.194 3.04 -1.9
Team Totals 8 12 3 3 8 9 2 3.38 43 53 2 1 -0.248 1.16 -1.3
D Lemaster faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Blass 8 8 2 2 0 6 0 2.98 32 64 0.126 1.45 1.5
Bob Miller, W (8-5) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.03 4 0 0 0.126 2.72 0.4
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 1 6 0 2.00 36 64 0 0 0.252 1.59 2.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: S Blass (2; C Cedeno).
IBB: G Culver (8; M May); D Lemaster (6; M Sanguillen).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Nick Colosi, 1B - Dick Stello, 2B - Ed Sudol, 3B - Bill Williams.
Time of Game: 2:50.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Jesus Alou LF 1 Dave Cash 2B
2 Joe Morgan 2B 2 Vic Davalillo RF
3 Cesar Cedeno CF 3 Al Oliver CF
4 Bob Watson 1B 4 Willie Stargell LF
5 Doug Rader 3B 5 Richie Hebner 3B
6 Jim Wynn RF 6 Bob Robertson 1B
7 Johnny Edwards C 7 Milt May C
8 Roger Metzger SS 8 Gene Alley SS
9 Don Wilson P 9 Steve Blass P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 1-2 2 -2- R HOU B. Watson S. Blass -24% 55% Single; Cedeno Scores
b9 2-2 0 --- PIT W. Stargell D. Lemaster 18% 80% Double
b9 2-2 0 12- PIT B. Robertson J. Ray 13% 93% Walk; Clines to 3B; Sanguillen to 2B
b2 0-0 0 --- R PIT B. Robertson D. Wilson 12% 66% Home Run
b7 2-1 1 123 OO PIT G. Alley G. Culver -11% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B

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, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Alou S. Blass 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU J. Morgan S. Blass 1% 54% Groundout: 1B-P
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU C. Cedeno S. Blass 1% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT D. Cash D. Wilson -2% 52% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- PIT V. Davalillo D. Wilson 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- O PIT A. Oliver D. Wilson -3% 52% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 1-- PIT W. Stargell D. Wilson 2% 54% Walk; Davalillo to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- O PIT R. Hebner D. Wilson -4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Watson S. Blass 2% 52% Flyball: 2B
t2 0-0 1 --- O HOU D. Rader S. Blass 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- HOU J. Wynn S. Blass -1% 53% Single
t2 0-0 2 1-- O HOU J. Edwards S. Blass 2% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- R PIT B. Robertson D. Wilson 12% 66% Home Run
b2 1-0 0 --- O PIT M. May D. Wilson -2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- PIT G. Alley D. Wilson 2% 67% Single
b2 1-0 1 1-- O PIT S. Blass D. Wilson -2% 64% Strikeout
b2 1-0 2 1-- PIT D. Cash D. Wilson 2% 66% Single; Alley to 2B
b2 1-0 2 12- O PIT V. Davalillo D. Wilson -4% 62% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- O HOU R. Metzger S. Blass 3% 65% Flyball: 2B
t3 0-1 1 --- O HOU D. Wilson S. Blass 2% 67% Flyball: CF
t3 0-1 2 --- HOU J. Alou S. Blass -1% 65% Single
t3 0-1 2 1-- O HOU J. Morgan S. Blass 3% 68% Single; Alou to 3B; Morgan out at 2B/CF-3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 3-4-5
b3 1-0 0 --- O PIT A. Oliver D. Wilson -2% 66% Flyball: CF
b3 1-0 1 --- O PIT W. Stargell D. Wilson -1% 65% Flyball: C
b3 1-0 2 --- PIT R. Hebner D. Wilson 1% 66% Single
b3 1-0 2 1-- O PIT B. Robertson D. Wilson -2% 64% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- HOU C. Cedeno S. Blass -5% 59% Hit By Pitch
t4 0-1 0 1-- OO HOU B. Watson S. Blass 10% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
t4 0-1 2 --- O HOU D. Rader S. Blass 1% 70% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 7-8-9
b4 1-0 0 --- R PIT M. May D. Wilson 11% 80% Home Run
b4 2-0 0 --- PIT G. Alley D. Wilson 2% 82% Walk
b4 2-0 0 1-- O PIT S. Blass D. Wilson -1% 82% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Alley to 2B
b4 2-0 1 -2- O PIT D. Cash D. Wilson -2% 79% Flyball: CF
b4 2-0 2 -2- O PIT V. Davalillo D. Wilson -2% 77% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 6-7-8
t5 0-2 0 --- O HOU J. Wynn S. Blass 3% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 0-2 1 --- HOU J. Edwards S. Blass -3% 77% Single
t5 0-2 1 1-- O HOU R. Metzger S. Blass 3% 80% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t5 0-2 2 1-- O HOU D. Wilson S. Blass 3% 83% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 3-4-5
b5 2-0 0 --- O PIT A. Oliver D. Wilson -1% 82% Strikeout
b5 2-0 1 --- PIT W. Stargell D. Wilson 1% 83% Walk
b5 2-0 1 1-- O PIT R. Hebner D. Wilson -2% 81% Strikeout
b5 2-0 2 1-- PIT B. Robertson D. Wilson 1% 82% Walk; Stargell to 2B
b5 2-0 2 12- O PIT M. May D. Wilson -2% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
t6 0-2 0 --- O HOU J. Alou S. Blass 3% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-2 1 --- O HOU J. Morgan S. Blass 2% 85% Lineout: RF
t6 0-2 2 --- O HOU C. Cedeno S. Blass 1% 86% Groundout: P unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 8-9-1
b6 2-0 0 --- O PIT G. Alley D. Wilson -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 2-0 1 --- PIT S. Blass D. Wilson 1% 86% Single
b6 2-0 1 1-- PIT D. Cash D. Wilson 2% 88% Single; Blass to 2B
b6 2-0 1 12- O PIT V. Davalillo D. Wilson -2% 86% Flyball: 2B
b6 2-0 2 12- O PIT A. Oliver D. Wilson -2% 84% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 4-5-6
t7 0-2 0 --- O HOU B. Watson S. Blass 3% 87% Strikeout
t7 0-2 1 --- HOU D. Rader S. Blass -4% 83% Single
t7 0-2 1 1-- HOU J. Wynn S. Blass -9% 74% Single; Rader to 3B
t7 0-2 1 1-3 R HOU J. Edwards S. Blass -10% 63% Reached on E8/Sacrifice Fly; Rader Scores; Wynn to 2B; Edwards to 1B
t7 1-2 1 12- O HOU R. Metzger S. Blass 9% 72% Strikeout
Rich Chiles pinch hits for Don Wilson (P) batting 9th
t7 1-2 2 12- O HOU R. Chiles S. Blass 8% 80% Lineout: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' George Culver facing 4-5-6
George Culver replaces Rich Chiles (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-1 0 --- O PIT W. Stargell G. Culver -2% 78% Strikeout
b7 2-1 1 --- PIT R. Hebner G. Culver 2% 80% Single
b7 2-1 1 1-- PIT B. Robertson G. Culver 7% 87% Double; Hebner to 3B
b7 2-1 1 -23 PIT M. May G. Culver 0% 87% Intentional Walk
b7 2-1 1 123 OO PIT G. Alley G. Culver -11% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 2.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
t8 1-2 0 --- HOU J. Alou S. Blass -9% 68% Single
t8 1-2 0 1-- O HOU J. Morgan S. Blass 8% 76% Lineout: 2B
t8 1-2 1 1-- O HOU C. Cedeno S. Blass 7% 82% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
t8 1-2 2 1-- HOU B. Watson S. Blass -3% 80% Cedeno Steals 2B
t8 1-2 2 -2- R HOU B. Watson S. Blass -24% 55% Single; Cedeno Scores
t8 2-2 2 1-- O HOU D. Rader S. Blass 5% 60% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' George Culver facing 9-1-2
Rennie Stennett pinch hits for Steve Blass (P) batting 9th
b8 2-2 0 --- PIT R. Stennett G. Culver 6% 66% Single
b8 2-2 0 1-- O PIT D. Cash G. Culver -2% 65% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Stennett to 2B
b8 2-2 1 -2- O PIT V. Davalillo G. Culver -6% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B; Stennett to 3B
b8 2-2 2 --3 O PIT A. Oliver G. Culver -9% 50% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 2.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Bob Miller facing 6-7-8
Bob Miller replaces Rennie Stennett (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 2-2 0 --- HOU J. Wynn B. Miller -8% 42% Walk
t9 2-2 0 1-- O HOU J. Edwards B. Miller 8% 50% Flyball: C; Wynn stays at 1B
t9 2-2 1 1-- O HOU R. Metzger B. Miller 7% 57% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
Denis Menke pinch hits for George Culver (P) batting 9th
t9 2-2 2 1-- O HOU D. Menke B. Miller 6% 63% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Denny Lemaster facing 4-5-6
Denny Lemaster replaces Denis Menke (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 2-2 0 --- PIT W. Stargell D. Lemaster 18% 80% Double
Manny Sanguillen pinch hits for Richie Hebner (3B) batting 5th
Gene Clines pinch runs for Willie Stargell (LF) batting 4th
b9 2-2 0 -2- PIT M. Sanguillen D. Lemaster 0% 81% Intentional Walk
Jim Ray replaces Denny Lemaster pitching and batting 9th
b9 2-2 0 12- PIT B. Robertson J. Ray 13% 93% Walk; Clines to 3B; Sanguillen to 2B
b9 2-2 0 123 R PIT M. May J. Ray 7% 100% Single; Clines Scores; Sanguillen to 3B; Robertson to 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 3.

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