Atlanta Braves 5, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 21
Played on Saturday, May 4, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  4  -   5  9  1
HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   2  9  1
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alou cf                       5   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Jackson ss                    3   1   1   1       2   0       1   2
H. Aaron rf                   4   1   1   0       1   0       3   1
Francona 1b                   4   1   2   3       1   0      10   0
  D. Johnson 1b               0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Valdespino lf                 4   0   0   0       1   3       3   0
  Upshaw p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Boyer 3b                      5   0   1   1       0   1       0   3
Tillman c                     4   0   0   0       1   2       4   0
Millan 2b                     3   1   1   0       1   0       2   3
Reed p                        3   0   1   0       0   2       1   5
  Lum ph,lf                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       36   5   9   5       7   9      27  15

FIELDING - 
E: Reed (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Alou (6,off Dierker); Jackson (1,off Dierker); Francona (1,off Buzhardt).
GDP: Millan (2,off Dierker).
IBB: Millan (5,by Dierker); Valdespino (4,by Buzhardt).
Team LOB: 11.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Davis cf                      5   0   2   0       0   0       3   0
Miller rf                     2   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Wynn lf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Staub 1b                      4   0   1   0       0   1       9   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Menke ss                      3   1   0   0       1   0       0   3
Gotay 2b                      4   0   1   1       0   0       3   4
Bateman c                     3   0   2   0       0   0       7   0
  Murrell pr                  0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  King c                      1   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Dierker p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Buzhardt p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Thomas ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   2   9   2       1   2      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Gotay-Menke-Staub, Gotay-Staub.
E: Rader (5).
PB: Bateman (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Gotay (2,off Reed).
SH: Miller (2,off Reed); Dierker (3,off Reed).
SF: Miller (2,off Reed).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reed W(2-0)                   8     9   2   1   1   2   0  34
Upshaw SV(2)                  1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     9   2   1   1   2   0  37


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(2-4)                8.2   6   3   3   6   9   0  38
Buzhardt                      0.1   3   2   2   1   0   0   5
Totals                        9     9   5   5   7   9   0  43

WP: Dierker 3 (7).
IBB: Dierker (5,Millan); Buzhardt (1,Valdespino).

Umpires: HP - Tony Venzon, 1B - Mel Steiner, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Augie Donatelli
Time of Game: 2:39   Attendance: 25888


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. Reed                p         Dierker             p

BRAVES 1ST: Alou singled; Jackson out on an unknown play; H.
Aaron out on an unknown play; Dierker threw a wild pitch [Alou
to second]; Bateman allowed a passed ball [Alou to third];
Francona walked; Valdespino struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Davis singled; Miller out on a sacrifice bunt [Davis
to second]; Wynn struck out; Staub struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Boyer struck out; Tillman reached on an error by
Rader; Millan grounded into a double play (second to shortstop
to first) [Tillman out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Rader out on an unknown play; Menke walked; Gotay
doubled [Menke scored]; Bateman singled [Gotay to third]; On a
bunt Dierker reached on a fielder's choice [Gotay out at home
(pitcher to catcher), Bateman to second]; Davis grounded out
(pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Reed singled; Alou reached on a fielder's choice
[Reed to second]; Jackson hit into a double play (second to
first) [Alou out at second]; H. Aaron out on an unknown play; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Miller out on an unknown play; Wynn out on an
unknown play; Staub singled; Rader out on an unknown play; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 1.

BRAVES 4TH: Francona singled; Valdespino struck out; Boyer out
on an unknown play; Tillman struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Menke out on an unknown play; Gotay out on an
unknown play; Bateman out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 1.

BRAVES 5TH: Millan out on an unknown play; Reed struck out; Alou
doubled; Jackson doubled [Alou scored]; H. Aaron walked;
Francona out on an unknown play; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves
1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Dierker out on an unknown play; Davis singled;
Miller singled [Davis out at second (right to shortstop)]; Wynn
singled [Miller to second]; Staub out on an unknown play; 0 R, 3
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

BRAVES 6TH: Valdespino struck out; Boyer out on an unknown play;
Tillman walked; Dierker threw a wild pitch [Tillman to second];
Millan was walked intentionally; Reed struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Rader out on an unknown play; Menke out on an
unknown play; Gotay out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

BRAVES 7TH: Alou out on an unknown play; Jackson walked; H.
Aaron out on an unknown play; Francona out on an unknown play; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Bateman singled; MURRELL RAN FOR BATEMAN; Dierker
reached on a fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt [Murrell to
third (error by Reed), Dierker to second]; Davis popped out on
an unknown play; Miller out on an unknown play [Murrell scored
(unearned)]; Wynn out on an unknown play; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

BRAVES 8TH: KING REPLACED MURRELL (PLAYING C ); Valdespino out
on an unknown play; Boyer out on an unknown play; Tillman struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Staub out on an unknown play; Rader singled; Menke
out on an unknown play; Gotay out on an unknown play; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

BRAVES 9TH: Millan singled; LUM BATTED FOR REED; Dierker threw a
wild pitch [Millan to second]; Lum struck out; Alou out on an
unknown play; Jackson walked; BUZHARDT REPLACED DIERKER
(PITCHING); H. Aaron singled [Millan to third, Jackson to
second]; Francona doubled [Millan scored, Jackson scored, H.
Aaron scored]; Valdespino was walked intentionally; Boyer
singled [Francona scored, Valdespino to second]; Tillman out on
an unknown play; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: UPSHAW REPLACED VALDESPINO (PITCHING); LUM STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING LF); D. JOHNSON REPLACED FRANCONA (PLAYING 1B);
King out on an unknown play; THOMAS BATTED FOR BUZHARDT; Thomas
out on an unknown play; Davis out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           5   9   1   11
 Astros           2   9   1    8


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