Atlanta Braves 6, Houston Astros 5
Regular Season Game 136
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Friday, September 2, 1966 (N) at Atlanta Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  4  0    0  0  1  -   5 14  1
ATL N    2  2  0    0  0  0    1  1  x  -   6 12  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
R. Davis cf                   5   2   2   2       0   1       4   0
Jackson ss                    5   0   2   0       0   3       3   4
Aspromonte 3b                 4   0   1   1       0   0       1   3
Morgan 2b                     3   0   1   1       2   0       2   2
Maye lf                       5   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Heath c                       4   1   3   0       0   0       2   0
  Giusti pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Raymond p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brand ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Harrison 1b                   4   1   3   0       0   0      10   0
Nicholson rf                  4   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Dierker p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Mantilla ph                 1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Taylor p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bateman ph,c                1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       39   5  14   5       2   6      24  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Morgan-Jackson-Harrison.
E: Aspromonte (16).

BATTING - 
SH: Aspromonte (2,off Niekro).
GDP: Taylor (1,off Carroll).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Heath (1,3rd base off Niekro/Torre); Harrison (2,2nd base off Niekro/Torre).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alou 1b                       5   2   2   2       0   0       9   0
Mathews 3b                    4   2   3   3       0   0       1   4
Aaron rf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Torre c                       4   0   1   0       0   0       7   0
Carty lf                      3   1   1   1       1   0       3   0
Jones cf                      4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Menke ss                      4   0   1   0       0   0       2   3
Bolling 2b                    4   1   3   0       0   0       1   2
Cloninger p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Carroll p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Niekro p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       35   6  12   6       1   3      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Bolling-Menke-Alou.

BATTING - 
2B: Alou (29,off Dierker).
HR: Mathews 2 (12,1st inning off Dierker 1 on 0 out,7th inning off Taylor 0
on 1 out); Alou (27,2nd inning off Dierker 1 on 1 out); Carty (13,8th inning
off Raymond 0 on 0 out).
SH: Cloninger (2,off Dierker).
GDP: Jones (6,off Taylor).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker                       4     8   4   4   0   2   2  21
Taylor L(2-3)                 3     1   1   1   1   0   1  10
Raymond                       1     3   1   1   0   1   1   6
Totals                        8    12   6   6   1   3   4  37

WP: Raymond (6).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cloninger                     4.2   7   4   4   1   6   0  22
Carroll W(7-7)                2.2   5   0   0   0   0   0  12
Niekro SV(2)                  1.2   2   1   1   1   0   0   8
Totals                        9    14   5   5   2   6   0  42


Umpires: HP - Stan Landes, 1B - Mel Steiner, 2B - Al Barlick, 3B - Augie Donatelli
Time of Game: 2:33   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. R. Davis            cf        Alou                1b
2. Jackson             ss        Mathews             3b
3. Aspromonte          3b        Aaron               rf
4. Morgan              2b        Torre               c
5. Maye                lf        Carty               lf
6. Heath               c         Jones               cf
7. Harrison            1b        Menke               ss
8. Nicholson           rf        Bolling             2b
9. Dierker             p         Cloninger           p

ASTROS 1ST: R. Davis grounded out (third to first); Jackson was
called out on strikes; Aspromonte grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Alou doubled; Mathews homered [Alou scored]; Aaron
struck out; Torre singled; Carty forced Torre (third to second);
Jones singled [Carty to second]; Menke popped to shortstop; 2 R,
4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Morgan walked; Maye singled [Morgan to second];
Heath flied out to left; Harrison popped to shortstop; Nicholson
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Braves 2.

BRAVES 2ND: Bolling singled; Cloninger out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Bolling to second]; Alou homered [Bolling
scored]; Mathews singled; Aaron flied out to center; Torre
reached on an error by Aspromonte [Mathews to second, Torre to
first]; Carty grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 4.

ASTROS 3RD: Dierker popped to third in foul territory; R. Davis
was called out on strikes; Jackson was called out on strikes; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 4.

BRAVES 3RD: Jones grounded out (second to first); Menke grounded
out (third to first); Bolling singled; Cloninger struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Aspromonte flied out to right; Morgan flied out to
right; Maye grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 4.

BRAVES 4TH: Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Mathews
popped to first in foul territory; Aaron grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Heath singled; Harrison singled [Heath to second];
Nicholson struck out; MANTILLA BATTED FOR DIERKER; Mantilla
singled [Heath to third, Harrison to second]; R. Davis singled
[Heath scored, Harrison scored, Mantilla to second]; Jackson
struck out; Aspromonte singled [Mantilla scored, R. Davis to
second]; Morgan singled [R. Davis scored, Aspromonte to second];
CARROLL REPLACED CLONINGER (PITCHING); Maye grounded out
(pitcher to first); 4 R, 6 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 4.

BRAVES 5TH: TAYLOR REPLACED MANTILLA (PITCHING); Torre flied out
to right; Carty walked; Jones grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Carty out at second]; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Heath singled; Harrison singled [Heath to second];
Nicholson flied out to center; Taylor grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Harrison out at second]; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 4.

BRAVES 6TH: Menke grounded out (shortstop to first); Bolling
flied out to center; Carroll popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 4.

ASTROS 7TH: R. Davis grounded out (third to first); Jackson
singled; Aspromonte popped to catcher in foul territory; Morgan
lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 4.

BRAVES 7TH: Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Mathews
homered; Aaron popped to shortstop; Torre flied out to center; 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Maye grounded out (second to first); Heath singled;
Harrison singled [Heath to second]; NIEKRO REPLACED CARROLL
(PITCHING); Heath stole third and Harrison stole second; GIUSTI
RAN FOR HEATH; Nicholson grounded out (third to first); BATEMAN
BATTED FOR TAYLOR; Bateman flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 5.

BRAVES 8TH: BATEMAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); RAYMOND
REPLACED GIUSTI (PITCHING); Carty homered; Jones popped to third
in foul territory; Menke singled; Raymond threw a wild pitch
[Menke to second]; Bolling singled [Menke to third]; Niekro
struck out; Alou flied out to center; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 4, Braves 6.

ASTROS 9TH: R. Davis singled; Jackson singled [R. Davis to
second]; Aspromonte out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second)
[R. Davis to third, Jackson to second]; Morgan walked; Maye
grounded out (first unassisted) [R. Davis scored, Jackson to
third, Morgan to second]; BRAND BATTED FOR RAYMOND; Brand lined
to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5  14   1   10
 Braves           6  12   0    7


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