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Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 2

Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 2

Day

League Championship Series Game Played on Sunday, October 6, 1974 (D) at Three Rivers Stadium

LA  N    1  0  0    1  0  0    0  3  0  -   5 12  0
PIT N    0  0  0    0  0  0    2  0  0  -   2  8  3
BATTING
Los Angeles Dodgers   AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lopes 2b               4   1   2   1       1   0       3   7
Buckner lf             5   0   2   0       0   1       2   0
Wynn cf                2   0   0   0       3   0       3   0
Garvey 1b              5   0   1   1       0   1      13   1
Ferguson rf,c          4   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Cey 3b                 5   2   4   1       0   0       0   0
Russell ss             4   1   1   0       1   0       3   3
Yeager c               3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Crawford ph,rf       2   1   1   1       0   1       0   0
Messersmith p          3   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
  Mota ph              1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Lacy pr              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Marshall p           0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                38   5  12   5       6   5      27  13
FIELDING - 
DP: 2.
BATTING - 
2B: Cey 2 (2,off Rooker,off Giusti).
HR: Cey (1,4th inning off Rooker 0 on, 0 out).
IBB: Russell (1,by Rooker); Wynn 2 (2,by Rooker,by Hernandez).
Team LOB: 12.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Lopes (1,2nd base off Rooker/Sanguillen).
Pittsburgh Pirates    AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Stennett 2b            3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Hebner 3b              3   0   1   1       1   0       2   1
Oliver cf              4   0   1   1       0   0       3   0
Stargell lf            3   0   1   0       1   0       0   0
  Giusti p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Demery p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hernandez p          0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Parker rf              4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Sanguillen c           4   0   2   0       0   0       7   1
Kirkpatrick 1b         4   0   0   0       0   0       9   0
Taveras ss             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mendoza ss           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Popovich ph,ss       2   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Rooker p               2   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
  Zisk ph              1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Clines pr,lf         1   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                32   2   8   2       3   0      27   7
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
E: Sanguillen 2 (2), Rooker (1).
BATTING - 
SH: Stennett (1,off Messersmith).
HBP: Taveras (1,by Messersmith).
Team LOB: 8.
PITCHING
Los Angeles Dodgers   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Messersmith W(1-0)     7     8   2   2   3   0   0
Marshall               2     0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                 9     8   2   2   3   0   0
Pittsburgh Pirates    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Rooker                 7     6   2   2   5   4   1
Giusti L(0-1)          0     4   3   3   0   0   0
Demery                 0     1   0   0   0   0   0
Hernandez              2     1   0   0   1   1   0
Totals                 9    12   5   5   6   5   1
WP: Demery (1).
HBP: Messersmith (1,Taveras).
IBB: Rooker 2 (2,Russell,Wynn); Hernandez (1,Wynn).
Umpires: Paul Pryor, Lee Weyer, John McSherry, Shag Crawford, Nick Colosi, Satch Davidson
Time of Game: 2:44   Attendance: 49247
Starting Lineups:

   Los Angeles Dodgers           Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Lopes               2b        Stennett            2b
2. Buckner             lf        Hebner              3b
3. Wynn                cf        Oliver              cf
4. Garvey              1b        Stargell            lf
5. Ferguson            rf        Parker              rf
6. Cey                 3b        Sanguillen          c
7. Russell             ss        Kirkpatrick         1b
8. Yeager              c         Taveras             ss
9. Messersmith         p         Rooker              p

DODGERS 1ST: Lopes walked; Buckner singled to right [Lopes to
third]; Wynn made an out to center; Garvey singled to center
[Lopes scored, Buckner to second]; Ferguson walked [Buckner to
third, Garvey to second]; Cey popped to first; Russell lined to
second; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Stennett made an out to left; Hebner singled to
right; Oliver grounded out (first unassisted) [Hebner to
second]; Stargell walked; Parker grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Pirates 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Yeager made an out to right; Messersmith made an
out to right; Lopes made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Dodgers 1, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Sanguillen singled to shortstop; Kirkpatrick
grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first)
[Sanguillen out at second]; Taveras was hit by a pitch; Rooker
made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Pirates
0.

DODGERS 3RD: MENDOZA REPLACED TAVERAS (PLAYING SS); Buckner
struck out; Wynn walked; Garvey grounded out (third to first)
[Wynn to second]; Ferguson made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Stennett walked; Hebner grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Stennett out at second]; Oliver
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers
1, Pirates 0.

DODGERS 4TH: Cey homered; Russell grounded out (pitcher to
first); Yeager struck out; Messersmith was called out on
strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Stargell grounded out (first to pitcher); Parker
grounded out (first unassisted); Sanguillen singled to center;
Kirkpatrick grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Dodgers 2, Pirates 0.

DODGERS 5TH: Lopes singled to center; Lopes stole second [Lopes
to third (error by Sanguillen)]; Buckner popped to third; Wynn
made an out to right; Garvey grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 5TH: Mendoza grounded out (shortstop to first); Rooker
singled to center; Stennett made an out to right; Hebner walked
[Rooker to second]; Oliver forced Hebner (second unassisted); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Pirates 0.

DODGERS 6TH: Ferguson grounded out (shortstop to first); Cey
doubled to left; Russell was walked intentionally; Yeager popped
to third; Messersmith grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 6TH: Stargell singled to center; Parker made an out to
right; Sanguillen popped to second; Kirkpatrick grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Pirates 0.

DODGERS 7TH: Lopes grounded out (pitcher to first); Buckner
singled to pitcher [Buckner to second (error by Rooker)]; Wynn
was walked intentionally; Garvey struck out; Ferguson popped to
first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 2,
Pirates 0.

PIRATES 7TH: POPOVICH BATTED FOR MENDOZA; Popovich singled; ZISK
BATTED FOR ROOKER; Zisk singled to center [Popovich to second];
CLINES RAN FOR ZISK; Stennett out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher
to second) [Popovich to third, Clines to second]; Hebner
grounded out (first unassisted) [Popovich scored, Clines to
third]; Oliver singled to third [Clines scored]; Stargell made
an out to left; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 2, Pirates 2.

DODGERS 8TH: POPOVICH STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); CLINES STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING LF); GIUSTI REPLACED STARGELL (PITCHING); Cey
doubled to left; Russell singled to third [Cey to third];
CRAWFORD BATTED FOR YEAGER; Crawford singled to left [Cey
scored, Russell to third (error by Sanguillen), Crawford to
second]; MOTA BATTED FOR MESSERSMITH; Mota singled to left
[Russell scored, Crawford to third]; DEMERY REPLACED GIUSTI
(PITCHING); LACY RAN FOR MOTA; Lopes singled to right [Crawford
scored, Lacy to second]; Demery threw a wild pitch [Lacy to
third, Lopes to second]; HERNANDEZ REPLACED DEMERY (PITCHING);
Buckner grounded out (pitcher unassisted); Wynn was walked
intentionally; Garvey grounded into a double play (pitcher to
catcher to first) [Lacy out at home]; 3 R, 5 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Dodgers 5, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 8TH: CRAWFORD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); MARSHALL
REPLACED LACY (PITCHING); FERGUSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING C
); Parker grounded out (second to first); Sanguillen lined to
first; Kirkpatrick made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Dodgers 5, Pirates 2.

DODGERS 9TH: Ferguson popped to second; Cey singled to left;
Russell popped to catcher; Crawford struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Dodgers 5, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 9TH: Popovich made an out to center; Clines grounded out
(second to first); Stennett popped to shortstop in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 5, Pirates 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Dodgers          5  12   0   12
 Pirates          2   8   3    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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