Atlanta Braves 5, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 81
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Saturday, July 6, 1968 (D) at Atlanta Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  0
ATL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    5  0  x  -   5  9  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Miller rf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Torres ss                     4   0   0   0       0   0       2   5
Staub 1b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       9   1
Wynn cf                       3   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Menke 2b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       4   1
Rader 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   1       2   2
Colbert lf                    3   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Bateman c                     3   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Giusti p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Dukes p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Coombs p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  King ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       28   0   4   0       0   3      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Menke-Torres-Staub, Torres-Staub.

BATTING - 
2B: Wynn (11,off Niekro).
SH: Giusti (2,off Niekro).
GDP: Colbert (1,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Wynn (7,3rd base by Niekro/Torre).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alou cf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Boyer 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
H. Aaron rf                   4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Torre c                       4   1   2   0       0   0       3   1
Francona lf                   3   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
  Lum lf                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
D. Johnson 1b                 2   1   1   0       1   0      12   2
Jackson ss                    3   1   1   1       0   0       0   6
Millan 2b                     3   1   2   2       0   0       5   3
Niekro p                      2   0   1   2       0   0       1   1
Totals                       30   5   9   5       1   1      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Millan-D. Johnson.

BATTING - 
2B: Millan (14,off Giusti); Niekro (1,off Giusti).
SH: Niekro (12,off Giusti).
GDP: Francona (5,off Giusti); Jackson (6,off Giusti).
Team LOB: 3.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Giusti L(5-9)                 6.1   9   5   5   1   1   0  27
Dukes                         0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Coombs                        1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8     9   5   5   1   1   0  32


Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(7-6)                 9     4   0   0   0   3   0  29

BK: Niekro (3).

Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Al Barlick, 3B - Stan Landes
Time of Game: 1:52   Attendance: 6808


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Miller              rf        Alou                cf
2. Torres              ss        Boyer               3b
3. Staub               1b        H. Aaron            rf
4. Wynn                cf        Torre               c
5. Menke               2b        Francona            lf
6. Rader               3b        D. Johnson          1b
7. Colbert             lf        Jackson             ss
8. Bateman             c         Millan              2b
9. Giusti              p         Niekro              p

ASTROS 1ST: Miller out on an unknown play; Torres out on an
unknown play; Staub singled; Niekro balked [Staub to second];
Wynn out on an unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Alou out on an unknown play; Boyer out on an unknown
play; H. Aaron out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Menke singled; Rader struck out; Colbert grounded
into a double play (second to first) [Menke out at second]; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Torre singled; Francona grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Torre out at second]; D. Johnson
out on an unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves
0.

ASTROS 3RD: Bateman out on an unknown play; Giusti out on an
unknown play; Miller out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Jackson out on an unknown play; Millan singled;
Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt [Millan to second]; Alou out on
an unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Torres out on an unknown play; Staub out on an
unknown play; Wynn out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Boyer out on an unknown play; H. Aaron out on an
unknown play; Torre out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Menke out on an unknown play; Rader out on an
unknown play; Colbert struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Francona out on an unknown play; D. Johnson singled;
Jackson grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [D.
Johnson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves
0.

ASTROS 6TH: Bateman singled; Giusti out on a sacrifice bunt
[Bateman to second]; Miller out on an unknown play; Torres out
on an unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 6TH: Millan out on an unknown play; Niekro out on an
unknown play; Alou singled; Boyer out on an unknown play; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Staub out on an unknown play; Wynn doubled; Wynn was
caught stealing third (catcher to third); Menke out on an
unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 7TH: H. Aaron struck out; Torre singled to third;
Francona singled to center [Torre to third]; D. Johnson walked
[Francona to second]; Jackson singled [Torre scored, Francona to
third, D. Johnson to second]; Millan doubled [Francona scored,
D. Johnson scored, Jackson to third]; Niekro doubled to right
[Jackson scored, Millan scored]; DUKES REPLACED GIUSTI
(PITCHING); Alou out on an unknown play; Boyer out on an unknown
play; 5 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 5.

ASTROS 8TH: LUM REPLACED FRANCONA (PLAYING LF); Rader out on an
unknown play; Colbert struck out; Bateman out on an unknown
play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 5.

BRAVES 8TH: COOMBS REPLACED DUKES (PITCHING); H. Aaron out on an
unknown play; Torre out on an unknown play; Lum out on an
unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 5.

ASTROS 9TH: KING BATTED FOR COOMBS; King out on an unknown play;
Miller out on an unknown play; Torres out on an unknown play; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           0   4   0    2
 Braves           5   9   0    3


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