Atlanta Braves 12, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 138
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Saturday, September 3, 1966 (N) at Atlanta Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    2  0  0  -   2 10  2
ATL N    2  0  5    4  1  0    0  0  x  -  12 16  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
R. Davis cf                   4   1   2   0       1   1       1   1
Brand 2b                      5   0   2   1       0   0       3   5
Aspromonte 3b                 3   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Taylor p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mantilla ph                 0   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Carpin p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Morgan ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Harrison 1b                   5   0   0   0       0   0       7   0
Bateman c                     4   0   2   0       0   1       4   0
Nicholson rf                  2   0   0   0       1   2       1   0
  Miller ph,rf                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Maye lf                       3   0   2   0       1   0       4   0
Lillis ss                     4   0   1   0       0   0       2   4
Giusti p                      1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sembera p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Freese ph,3b                3   1   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       36   2  10   2       3   6      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Lillis-Brand-Harrison, Brand-Lillis-Harrison.
E: R. Davis (2), Bateman (14).

BATTING - 
2B: Bateman (21,off Ritchie).
SF: Mantilla (1,off Vaughan).
GDP: Brand (5,off Vaughan).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Freese (1,2nd base off Vaughan/Torre).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alou 1b                       4   2   1   0       1   0       6   0
Mathews 3b                    4   2   1   1       1   0       1   2
  Ritchie p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Aaron rf                      3   2   2   0       0   0       0   0
  Geiger rf                   1   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
Torre c                       4   1   3   1       1   1       6   0
Carty lf                      4   1   3   3       1   0       3   0
Jones cf                      4   2   1   3       1   0       2   0
Menke ss                      3   1   2   3       1   1       1   2
  Woodward ss                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Bolling 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       4   2
  Bales 2b                    1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Vaughan p                     4   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
  de la Hoz 3b                1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       38  12  16  11       7   3      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Menke-Bolling-Alou.
E: de la Hoz (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Menke (18,off Taylor).
HR: Mathews (13,3rd inning off Giusti 0 on 0 out); Menke (11,3rd inning off
Giusti 2 on 1 out); Jones (17,4th inning off Sembera 2 on 2 out).
GDP: Alou (9,off Giusti); Mathews (6,off Taylor).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Aaron (17,2nd base off Giusti/Bateman).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Giusti L(13-12)               3     7   7   6   2   2   2  18
Ray                           0     0   1   1   1   0   0   1
Sembera                       1     4   3   3   1   1   1   8
Taylor                        2     5   1   1   0   0   0   9
Carpin                        2     0   0   0   3   0   0   9
Totals                        8    16  12  11   7   3   3  45

Ray faced 1 batter in the 4th inning
WP: Giusti (14).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Vaughan W(1-0)                7     8   2   2   3   6   0  31
Ritchie SV(1)                 2     2   0   0   0   0   0   9
Totals                        9    10   2   2   3   6   0  40


Umpires: HP - Al Barlick, 1B - Augie Donatelli, 2B - Stan Landes, 3B - Mel Steiner
Time of Game: 2:45   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. R. Davis            cf        Alou                1b
2. Brand               2b        Mathews             3b
3. Aspromonte          3b        Aaron               rf
4. Harrison            1b        Torre               c
5. Bateman             c         Carty               lf
6. Nicholson           rf        Jones               cf
7. Maye                lf        Menke               ss
8. Lillis              ss        Bolling             2b
9. Giusti              p         Vaughan             p

ASTROS 1ST: R. Davis struck out; Debut game for Charlie
Vaughan; Brand singled; Aspromonte forced Brand (pitcher to
second); Harrison forced Aspromonte (third to second); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Alou reached on an error by R. Davis [Alou to
second]; Giusti threw a wild pitch [Alou scored (error by
Bateman) (unearned)]; Mathews walked; Aaron popped to shortstop;
Torre singled [Mathews to second]; Carty singled [Mathews
scored, Torre to second]; Jones flied out to left; Menke struck
out; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Bateman flied out to center; Nicholson struck out;
Maye singled; Lillis grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

BRAVES 2ND: Bolling flied out to center; Vaughan singled; Alou
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Vaughan out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves
2.

ASTROS 3RD: Giusti singled; R. Davis singled [Giusti to second];
Brand grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Giusti to third, R. Davis out at second]; Aspromonte popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

BRAVES 3RD: Mathews homered; Aaron singled; Aaron stole second;
Torre struck out; Carty singled [Aaron scored]; Jones walked
[Carty to second]; Menke homered [Carty scored, Jones scored];
Bolling popped to third in foul territory; Vaughan popped to
catcher in foul territory; 5 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Braves 7.

ASTROS 4TH: Harrison flied out to left; Bateman singled;
Nicholson struck out; Maye walked [Bateman to second]; Lillis
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Braves 7.

BRAVES 4TH: RAY REPLACED GIUSTI (PITCHING); Alou walked; SEMBERA
REPLACED RAY (PITCHING); Mathews popped to third in foul
territory; Aaron singled [Alou to second]; Torre singled [Alou
scored, Aaron to second]; Carty flied out to left; Jones homered
[Aaron scored, Torre scored]; Menke walked; Bolling singled
[Menke to second]; Vaughan struck out; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 11.

ASTROS 5TH: GEIGER REPLACED AARON (PLAYING RF); FREESE BATTED
FOR SEMBERA; Freese struck out; R. Davis walked; Brand forced R.
Davis (shortstop to second); Aspromonte struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 11.

BRAVES 5TH: FREESE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); TAYLOR REPLACED
ASPROMONTE (PITCHING); Alou singled; Mathews grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Alou out at second];
Geiger singled; Torre singled [Geiger to third]; Carty singled
to center [Geiger scored, Torre out at third (center to
shortstop to second)]; 1 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves
12.

ASTROS 6TH: Harrison popped to first; Bateman was called out on
strikes; Nicholson walked; Maye popped to third in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 12.

BRAVES 6TH: Jones grounded out (second to first); Menke doubled;
Bolling flied out to right; Vaughan flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 12.

ASTROS 7TH: WOODWARD REPLACED MENKE (PLAYING SS); BALES REPLACED
BOLLING (PLAYING 2B); Lillis singled; Freese forced Lillis
(shortstop to second); Freese stole second; R. Davis singled
[Freese to third]; Brand singled [Freese scored, R. Davis to
third]; MANTILLA BATTED FOR TAYLOR; Mantilla hit a sacrifice fly
to left [R. Davis scored]; Harrison flied out to center; 2 R, 3
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 12.

BRAVES 7TH: CARPIN REPLACED MANTILLA (PITCHING); Alou grounded
out (shortstop to first); Mathews grounded out (second to
first); Geiger walked; Torre walked [Geiger to second]; Carty
walked [Geiger to third, Torre to second]; Jones flied out to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 12.

ASTROS 8TH: DE LA HOZ REPLACED VAUGHAN (PLAYING 3B); RITCHIE
REPLACED MATHEWS (PITCHING); Bateman doubled; MILLER BATTED FOR
NICHOLSON; Miller popped to third in foul territory; Maye
singled [Bateman to third]; Lillis flied out to right; Freese
lined to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 12.

BRAVES 8TH: MILLER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Woodward popped
to second; Bales grounded out (second to first); de la Hoz
popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
2, Braves 12.

ASTROS 9TH: R. Davis reached on an error by de la Hoz [R. Davis
to first]; Brand grounded out (second to first) [R. Davis to
second]; MORGAN BATTED FOR CARPIN; Morgan popped to first in
foul territory; Harrison flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 12.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2  10   2   11
 Braves          12  16   1    9


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