Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies
August 11, 1979 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on August 11, 1979 at Veterans Stadium. The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Philadelphia Phillies and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Pittsburgh Pirates 14, Philadelphia Phillies 11

Pittsburgh Pirates ab r h rbi
Moreno cf 6 2 3 1
Foli ss 5 1 3 0
Parker rf 4 2 1 1
Stargell 1b 6 2 3 2
Milner lf 5 2 3 1
Robinson lf 1 0 0 0
Madlock 3b 4 1 3 1
Stennett pr,2b 0 1 0 0
Ott c 5 2 4 5
Garner 2b,3b 5 1 1 2
Rooker p 1 0 0 0
Coleman p 1 0 0 0
Sanguillen ph 1 0 1 0
Romo p 0 0 0 0
Easler ph 1 0 1 1
Tekulve p 1 0 0 0
Totals 46 14 23 14
Philadelphia Phillies ab r h rbi
Rose 1b 5 1 2 2
Trillo 2b 6 0 1 1
Schmidt 3b 4 1 0 0
Luzinski lf 4 1 2 2
McGraw p 0 0 0 0
McCarver ph 1 0 0 0
Reed p 0 0 0 0
Boone c 4 0 1 0
Rader c 1 1 1 0
Maddox cf 5 3 3 0
Anderson rf 2 2 2 0
McBride ph,rf 2 1 1 2
Bowa ss 3 1 1 2
Noles p 2 0 0 0
Saucier p 0 0 0 0
Eastwick p 1 0 0 0
Gross lf 2 0 1 1
Totals 42 11 15 10
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 5 0 4 4 1 14 23 2
Philadelphia 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 15 0
Pittsburgh Pirates IP H R ER BB SO
Rooker 2.1 6 7 5 3 1
Coleman 2.2 4 1 1 0 4
Romo W (9-3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Tekulve SV (22) 3.0 5 3 3 2 1
Totals 9.0 15 11 9 5 6
Philadelphia Phillies IP H R ER BB SO
Noles 4.2 8 4 4 2 2
Saucier 0.0 3 1 1 0 0
Eastwick L (2-3) 2.0 5 4 4 0 1
McGraw 1.1 4 4 4 1 0
Reed 1.0 3 1 1 0 3
Totals 9.0 23 14 14 3 6

E –Moreno (10), Parker (13). DP –Philadelphia 2. 2B –Pittsburgh Foli (22,off Noles); Madlock (14,off Saucier); Garner (24,off Eastwick); Milner (7,off McGraw), Philadelphia Maddox 2 (23,off Rooker,off Tekulve); Anderson (3,off Rooker); Rose (34,off Coleman); McBride (15,off Tekulve). 3B –Philadelphia Rose (4,off Rooker). HR –Pittsburgh Moreno (7,5th inning off Noles 0 on, 2 out); Parker (20,7th inning off Eastwick 0 on, 0 out); Ott (6,8th inning off McGraw 3 on, 2 out), Philadelphia Luzinski (16,3rd inning off Rooker 1 on, 0 out). SH –Foli (12,off Noles). IBB –Madlock (7,by McGraw). SF –Bowa (2,off Rooker). CS –Moreno (17,2nd base by Eastwick/Boone). SB –Bowa (14,2nd base off Tekulve/Ott). WP –Coleman (3). BK –Noles (1). IBB –McGraw (6,Madlock). U-HP –Eric Gregg, 1B –Doug Harvey, 2B –Frank Pulli, 3B –Andy Olsen. T –3:23. A –51,118.

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