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Pittsburgh Pirates 7, Cincinnati Reds 1

Pittsburgh Pirates 7, Cincinnati Reds 1

Day

League Championship Series Game Played on Friday, October 5, 1979 (D) at Three Rivers Stadium

CIN N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  8  1
PIT N    1  1  2    2  0  0    0  1  x  -   7  7  0
BATTING
Cincinnati Reds       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Collins rf             4   0   2   0       0   0       3   0
Morgan 2b              4   0   0   0       0   1       3   1
Concepcion ss          4   0   2   0       0   2       1   0
Foster lf              4   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Bench c                4   1   1   1       0   0       5   1
Driessen 1b            4   0   0   0       0   1       6   0
Knight 3b              4   0   2   0       0   0       0   2
Geronimo cf            4   0   1   0       0   2       5   0
LaCoss p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Norman p             1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Leibrandt p          0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Auerbach ph          1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Soto p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Spilman ph           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tomlin p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Hume p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                35   1   8   1       0   9      24   6
FIELDING - 
E: Geronimo (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Knight (1,off Blyleven).
HR: Bench (1,6th inning off Blyleven 0 on, 1 out).
Team LOB: 7.
Pittsburgh Pirates    AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Moreno cf              2   1   0   0       2   0       1   0
Foli ss                4   0   0   1       0   0       0   2
Parker rf              3   1   1   1       1   1       3   0
Stargell 1b            4   1   2   3       0   1       9   1
Milner lf              2   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  B. Robinson lf       1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Madlock 3b             2   1   1   1       2   0       0   3
Ott c                  4   0   0   0       0   0       9   0
Garner 2b              4   2   2   0       0   0       4   1
Blyleven p             3   1   1   0       0   1       1   1
Totals                29   7   7   6       6   3      27   8
BATTING - 
2B: Stargell (2,off Norman).
3B: Garner (1,off LaCoss).
HR: Stargell (2,3rd inning off Norman 0 on, 0 out); Madlock (1,3rd inning off
Norman 0 on, 1 out).
SH: Moreno (1,off Norman); Blyleven (1,off Tomlin).
SF: Parker (1,off LaCoss); Foli (2,off LaCoss).
IBB: Madlock (1,by Tomlin).
Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Moreno (1,2nd base off LaCoss/Bench); Parker (1,2nd base off Tomlin/Bench).
PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
LaCoss L(0-1)          1.2   1   2   2   4   0   0
Norman                 2     4   4   4   1   1   2
Leibrandt              0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0
Soto                   2     0   0   0   0   1   0
Tomlin                 1.2   2   1   0   1   1   0
Hume                   0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                 8     7   7   6   6   3   2
Pittsburgh Pirates    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Blyleven W(1-0)        9     8   1   1   0   9   1
IBB: Tomlin (2,Madlock).
Umpires: Jerry Dale, Frank Pulli, Dick Stello, Jim Quick, Ed Montague, John Kibler
Time of Game: 2:45   Attendance: 42240
Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Collins             rf        Moreno              cf
2. Morgan              2b        Foli                ss
3. Concepcion          ss        Parker              rf
4. Foster              lf        Stargell            1b
5. Bench               c         Milner              lf
6. Driessen            1b        Madlock             3b
7. Knight              3b        Ott                 c
8. Geronimo            cf        Garner              2b
9. LaCoss              p         Blyleven            p

REDS 1ST: Rain delay before game start; Collins grounded
out (second to first); Morgan popped to first in foul territory;
Concepcion singled to left; Foster forced Concepcion (shortstop
to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Moreno walked; Moreno stole second; Foli reached on
a fielder's choice [Moreno to third]; Parker hit a sacrifice fly
to left [Moreno scored]; Stargell lined to center; Milner walked
[Foli to second]; Madlock walked [Foli to third, Milner to
second]; Ott made an out to right; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Reds
0, Pirates 1.

REDS 2ND: Bench made an out to center; Driessen lined to second;
Knight doubled to left; Geronimo made an out to right; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Pirates 1.

PIRATES 2ND: Garner tripled to right; Blyleven grounded out
(pitcher to first); Moreno walked; Foli hit a sacrifice fly to
center [Garner scored]; NORMAN REPLACED LACOSS (PITCHING);
Parker struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Pirates 2.

REDS 3RD: Norman struck out; Collins singled to left; Morgan
grounded out (first unassisted) [Collins to second]; Concepcion
singled to shortstop [Collins to third]; Foster struck out; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 0, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 3RD: Stargell homered; Milner popped to catcher; Madlock
homered; Ott popped to first in foul territory; Garner lined to
first; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Pirates 4.

REDS 4TH: Bench grounded out (third to first); Driessen was
called out on strikes; Knight singled to right; Geronimo struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 4TH: Blyleven singled to left; Moreno out on a sacrifice
bunt (catcher to second) [Blyleven to second]; Foli made an out
to right; Parker walked; Stargell doubled to right [Blyleven
scored, Parker scored]; LEIBRANDT REPLACED NORMAN (PITCHING);
Milner made an out to right; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0,
Pirates 6.

REDS 5TH: B. ROBINSON REPLACED MILNER (PLAYING LF); AUERBACH
BATTED FOR LEIBRANDT; Auerbach grounded out (third to first);
Collins singled to right; Morgan struck out; Concepcion struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Pirates 6.

PIRATES 5TH: SOTO REPLACED AUERBACH (PITCHING); Madlock popped
to second; Ott popped to shortstop; Garner made an out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Pirates 6.

REDS 6TH: Foster struck out; Bench homered; Driessen grounded
out (pitcher to first); Knight made an out to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Pirates 6.

PIRATES 6TH: Blyleven struck out; Moreno made an out to center;
Foli made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1,
Pirates 6.

REDS 7TH: Geronimo singled to center; SPILMAN BATTED FOR SOTO;
Spilman lined to right; Collins forced Geronimo (shortstop to
second); Morgan grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Reds 1, Pirates 6.

PIRATES 7TH: TOMLIN REPLACED SPILMAN (PITCHING); Parker singled
to center; Parker stole second; Stargell struck out; B. Robinson
popped to catcher in foul territory; Madlock was walked
intentionally; Ott grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Reds 1, Pirates 6.

REDS 8TH: Concepcion was called out on strikes; Foster popped to
first in foul territory; Bench popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Reds 1, Pirates 6.

PIRATES 8TH: Garner singled to center; Blyleven out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Garner to second]; Moreno
grounded out (third to first); HUME REPLACED TOMLIN (PITCHING);
Foli reached on an error by Geronimo [Garner scored (unearned),
Foli to second]; Parker grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Pirates 7.

REDS 9TH: Driessen grounded out (first to pitcher); Knight
grounded out (third to first); Geronimo was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Pirates 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             1   8   1    7
 Pirates          7   7   0    8

References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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