Houston Astros 5, Atlanta Braves 3
Regular Season Game 20
Played on Friday, May 3, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  3  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  9  1
HOU N    0  0  4    1  0  0    0  0  x  -   5  9  1
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alou cf                       4   0   1   0       1   1       4   0
Jackson ss                    4   0   1   1       0   0       0   3
  D. Johnson ph               1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
H. Aaron rf                   5   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Francona 1b                   3   1   0   0       1   0      11   0
Valdespino lf                 4   0   2   0       0   1       1   0
Boyer 3b                      4   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Tillman c                     3   1   1   2       1   2       2   0
Millan 2b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       4   3
Niekro p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   4
  Lum ph                      1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Cloninger p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  T. Aaron ph                 1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   3   9   3       4   5      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Jackson-Millan-Francona.
E: Niekro (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Tillman (2,off Wilson); Lum (1,off Wilson).
3B: Alou (1,off Wilson).
SH: Niekro (2,off Wilson).
Team LOB: 9.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Davis cf                      4   1   1   0       0   1       3   1
Miller rf                     3   0   0   1       0   0       2   0
Wynn lf                       4   1   2   1       0   0       0   1
Staub 1b                      3   1   2   1       0   1       9   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Menke ss                      4   1   2   0       0   0       3   3
Gotay 2b                      2   0   0   0       0   0       3   3
Bateman c                     3   0   1   0       0   0       6   1
Wilson p                      3   1   1   1       0   0       0   1
Totals                       30   5   9   4       0   2      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Menke (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Wilson (2,off Niekro).
HR: Wynn (2,3rd inning off Niekro 0 on 2 out); Staub (1,3rd inning off Niekro
0 on 2 out).
SH: Gotay (1,off Niekro).
SF: Miller (1,off Niekro).
HBP: Staub (1,by Niekro).
GDP: Rader (2,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(2-3)                 6     8   5   5   0   2   2  26
Cloninger                     2     1   0   0   0   0   0   7
Totals                        8     9   5   5   0   2   2  33

WP: Niekro (3).
HBP: Niekro (2,Staub).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson W(2-2)                 9     9   3   1   4   5   0  39


Umpires: HP - Augie Donatelli, 1B - Tony Venzon, 2B - Mel Steiner, 3B - Paul Pryor
Time of Game: 2:16   Attendance: 13658


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Alou                cf        Davis               cf
2. Jackson             ss        Miller              rf
3. H. Aaron            rf        Wynn                lf
4. Francona            1b        Staub               1b
5. Valdespino          lf        Rader               3b
6. Boyer               3b        Menke               ss
7. Tillman             c         Gotay               2b
8. Millan              2b        Bateman             c
9. Niekro              p         Wilson              p

BRAVES 1ST: Alou was called out on strikes; Jackson grounded out
(catcher to first); H. Aaron flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Davis struck out; Miller grounded out (pitcher to
first); Wynn flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Francona walked; Valdespino struck out; Boyer
reached on an error by Menke [Francona to second]; Tillman
doubled [Francona scored, Boyer scored (unearned)]; Millan
walked; Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Tillman
to third, Millan to second]; Alou walked; Jackson singled
[Tillman scored (unearned), Millan to third, Alou to second]; H.
Aaron popped to shortstop; 3 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Braves
3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Staub struck out; Rader flied out to right; Menke
singled; Gotay grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Francona popped to first; Valdespino singled; Boyer
forced Valdespino (shortstop to second); Tillman walked [Boyer
to second]; Millan flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Bateman singled; Wilson forced Bateman (shortstop to
second); Davis singled [Wilson to second]; Niekro threw a wild
pitch [Wilson to third, Davis to second]; Miller hit a sacrifice
fly to center [Wilson scored, Davis scored (no RBI)]; Felipe
Alou, apparently thinking inning was over, started trotting back
to infield, allowing Ron Davis to score; Wynn homered; Staub
homered; Rader popped to second; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
3, Astros 4.

BRAVES 4TH: Niekro struck out; Alou tripled to center [Alou out
at home (center to second to catcher)]; Jackson grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Menke singled; Gotay out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Menke to second]; Bateman flied out to
center; Wilson doubled [Menke scored]; Davis grounded out
(pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 5.

BRAVES 5TH: H. Aaron grounded out (shortstop to first); Francona
popped to shortstop; Valdespino singled to left [Valdespino out
at second (left to second)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3,
Astros 5.

ASTROS 5TH: Miller flied out to center; Wynn singled [Wynn to
second (error by Niekro)]; Staub was hit by a pitch; Rader
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Staub out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 5.

BRAVES 6TH: Boyer flied out to center; Tillman struck out;
Millan popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros
5.

ASTROS 6TH: Menke popped to first; Gotay grounded out (shortstop
to first); Bateman grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 5.

BRAVES 7TH: LUM BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Lum doubled; Alou grounded
out (second to first) [Lum to third]; Jackson popped to third;
H. Aaron popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3,
Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: CLONINGER REPLACED LUM (PITCHING); Wilson flied out
to left; Davis grounded out (pitcher to first); Miller grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 5.

BRAVES 8TH: Francona grounded out (second to first); Valdespino
grounded out (shortstop to first); Boyer singled; Tillman struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Wynn made an out to second; Staub singled; Rader
grounded out (pitcher to first) [Staub to second]; Menke flied
out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 5.

BRAVES 9TH: Millan flied out to right; T. AARON BATTED FOR
CLONINGER; T. Aaron singled; Alou flied out to right; D. JOHNSON
BATTED FOR JACKSON; D. Johnson singled [T. Aaron to second]; H.
Aaron popped to first; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           3   9   1    9
 Astros           5   9   1    4


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