On April 5, 1971 — Decked out in their bright new uniforms, predominantly orange, the Astros open at home with a 5 – 2 win over the Dodgers. Larry Dierker is the winning pitcher over Bill Singer. Astros outfielders Cesar Gerónimo and Jimmy Wynn make great throws to cut down Dodgers rallies.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference April 5
National Pastime April 5
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project
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