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  W-LStrkGBLdivRklgRkmlbRk123 456 789   R H E
Houston Astros 56-68L6001 000 000 191
Pittsburgh Pirates 60-62W7000 201 00x 391
Date of Game:  Sunday, August 20, 1978
Stadium:  Three Rivers Stadium
Feats and Milestones
  • Ed Ott - 2 home runs
  • Joe Sambito - Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)

  • Houston Astros Batting Stats

    Houston AstrosPosAgeAB RHBIBBSOAvgS-G#C-G#S-HRS-RBIS-SB
    Terry Puhlcf22.043410001.29411617632622
    Julio Gonzalez2b25.238402001.239511611102
    Enos Cabell1b28.316402000.29012465065426
    Art Howe3b31.248402100.2901093477502
    Jesus Aloulf36.149402000.3365913151140
    Jose Cruzrf31.012400001.29511897296525
    Jimmy Sextonss26.249401000.1706579138
    Luis Pujolsc22.276400000.12739451100
    Joe Niekrop33.286200001.19125379050
        Rafael Landestoyph25.084100000.2473045062
        Joe Sambitop26.053000000.00049123000
    Totals: 3519104.2577854292 

    Pittsburgh Pirates Batting Stats

    Pittsburgh PiratesPosAgeAB RHBIBBSOAvgS-G#C-G#S-HRS-RBIS-SB
    Frank Taverasss28.239400001.27611967503232
    Omar Morenocf25.300300011.23111632022251
    Dave Parkerrf27.072401000.305109681238114
    John Milner1b28.235401000.290828234284
    Ed Ottlf27.040423201.253822258273
    Phil Garner2b29.112312010.26511562664320
    Dale Berra3b21.250301012.1611835132
    Duffy Dyerc33.005300010.222496350102
    Jerry Reussp29.062401002.17616271000
    Totals: 3239247.2817064291 

    Game Stats


    2B:  John Milner (14), Ed Ott (10)
    HR:  Ed Ott 2 (8)
    RBIs:  Art Howe (50), Ed Ott 2 (27)
    SB:  Dale Berra (2), Duffy Dyer (2), Phil Garner 2 (20), Omar Moreno (51), Jimmy Sexton (8)
    CS: Dave Parker (6)
    GDP:  Enos Cabell (10)

    Houston Astros Pitching Stats

    Joe Niekro  (L 10-10)33.28667332224.191.3400027391
    Joe Sambito26.05322002502.661.3000049123
    Pitching Totals:8933472 00076514

    Pittsburgh Pirates Pitching Stats

    Pittsburgh PiratesAgeIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPPitStrBalS-G#C-G#
    Jerry Reuss  (W 1-2)29.06299100405.841.7000018279
    Pitching Totals:9910040 00018279

    Other Game Information


    Pitches-Strikes-Balls:  Joe Niekro 0-0-0;  Joe Sambito 0-0-0;  Jerry Reuss 0-0-0; 
    Batters Faced:  Joe Niekro 27;  Joe Sambito 9;  Jerry Reuss 35; 
    Time of Game:  2:27    Attendance:  21,851
    Umpires:   Home:   Dick Stello  1B  Bruce Froemming  2B  Eric Gregg  3B  Bill Williams 

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