Houston Astros 5, Atlanta Braves 2
Regular Season Game 91
Played on Wednesday, July 17, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  1  0  -   2  9  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  4    0  1  x  -   5  8  1
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alou cf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Millan 2b                     4   0   2   0       0   0       5   3
H. Aaron rf                   4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Torre c                       4   0   0   0       0   0       5   0
T. Aaron lf                   3   1   1   0       1   0       1   1
D. Johnson 1b                 4   0   2   0       0   0       7   0
B. Johnson 3b                 4   0   1   1       0   0       2   1
Jackson ss                    3   0   1   0       0   0       2   5
  Martinez pr,ss              0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Britton p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  K. Johnson p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tillman ph                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Francona ph                 1   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Pappas p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       33   2   9   2       1   0      24  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Millan-Jackson-D. Johnson, B. Johnson-Millan-D. Johnson.
E: B. Johnson (3).

BATTING - 
2B: T. Aaron (5,off Coombs); B. Johnson (2,off Coombs); Jackson (6,off Coombs);
D. Johnson (9,off Buzhardt).
GDP: Torre (7,off Coombs); H. Aaron (14,off Coombs); B. Johnson (1,off Coombs).
Team LOB: 5.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Simpson lf                    5   0   1   0       0   3       2   0
Torres ss                     3   0   0   0       1   0       0   5
Staub 1b                      2   0   0   0       2   0      11   0
Wynn cf                       2   1   1   0       2   0       5   0
Miller rf                     3   2   2   0       0   0       2   0
Menke 2b                      3   1   0   0       1   0       7   6
Rader 3b                      3   1   1   2       1   0       0   4
Bateman c                     4   0   2   1       0   0       0   0
Coombs p                      3   0   1   2       0   2       0   0
  Buzhardt p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       28   5   8   5       7   5      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Torres-Menke-Staub, Torres-Menke-Staub, Torres-Menke-Staub.
E: Miller (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Simpson (1,off K. Johnson); Miller (9,off Pappas).
SH: Buzhardt (1,off Pappas).
HBP: Miller (3,by Britton).
GDP: Rader (3,off Britton); Wynn (5,off K. Johnson).
IBB: Staub (13,by K. Johnson); Rader (2,by Pappas).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Britton L(4-3)                5.2   3   4   4   5   4   0  25
K. Johnson                    1.1   3   0   0   1   0   0   6
Pappas                        1     2   1   1   1   1   0   6
Totals                        8     8   5   5   7   5   0  37

HBP: Britton (2,Miller).
IBB: K. Johnson (6,Staub); Pappas (5,Rader).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Coombs W(1-1)                 7     7   2   2   1   0   0  26
Buzhardt SV(3)                2     2   0   0   0   0   0   8
Totals                        9     9   2   2   1   0   0  34

Coombs faced 1 batter in the 8th inning
WP: Coombs (4).

Umpires: HP - Frank Secory, 1B - Ken Burkhart, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Bill Jackowski
Time of Game: 2:08   Attendance: 19929


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Alou                cf        Simpson             lf
2. Millan              2b        Torres              ss
3. H. Aaron            rf        Staub               1b
4. Torre               c         Wynn                cf
5. T. Aaron            lf        Miller              rf
6. D. Johnson          1b        Menke               2b
7. B. Johnson          3b        Rader               3b
8. Jackson             ss        Bateman             c
9. Britton             p         Coombs              p

BRAVES 1ST: Alou singled; Millan singled [Alou to second]; H.
Aaron popped to second; Torre grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Millan out at second]; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Simpson was called out on strikes; Torres walked;
Staub forced Torres (second to shortstop); Wynn walked [Staub to
second]; Miller popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves
0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: T. Aaron flied out to right; D. Johnson flied out to
center; B. Johnson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Menke grounded out (shortstop to first); Rader
grounded out (shortstop to first); Bateman popped to second; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Jackson grounded out (second to first); Britton
grounded out (third to first); Alou flied out to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Coombs struck out; Simpson was called out on
strikes; Torres grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Millan singled; H. Aaron grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Millan out at second]; Torre
flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Staub walked; Wynn singled [Staub to second]; Miller
was hit by a pitch [Staub to third, Wynn to second]; Menke
popped to third; Rader grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Miller out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 5TH: T. Aaron doubled; D. Johnson flied out to right;
Coombs threw a wild pitch [T. Aaron to third]; B. Johnson
doubled [T. Aaron scored]; Jackson grounded out (second to
first) [B. Johnson to third]; Britton flied out to center; 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Bateman flied out to center; Coombs struck out;
Simpson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Braves 1, Astros 0.

BRAVES 6TH: Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Millan
popped to second; H. Aaron flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: B. Johnson dropped a foul fly hit by Torres for an
error; Torres popped to first; Staub popped to second; Wynn
walked; Miller singled [Wynn to second]; Menke walked [Wynn to
third, Miller to second]; Rader singled [Wynn scored, Miller
scored, Menke to second]; K. JOHNSON REPLACED BRITTON
(PITCHING); Bateman singled [Menke to third, Rader to second];
Coombs singled to shortstop [Menke scored, Rader scored, Bateman
out at third (left to third)]; 4 R, 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1,
Astros 4.

BRAVES 7TH: Torre grounded out (third to first); T. Aaron
walked; D. Johnson singled [T. Aaron to second]; B. Johnson
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [D.
Johnson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros
4.

ASTROS 7TH: Simpson doubled; Torres flied out to right; Staub
was walked intentionally; Wynn grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Staub out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 4.

BRAVES 8TH: Jackson doubled to right [Jackson to third (error by
Miller)]; MARTINEZ RAN FOR JACKSON; TILLMAN BATTED FOR K.
JOHNSON; BUZHARDT REPLACED COOMBS (PITCHING); FRANCONA BATTED
FOR TILLMAN; Francona grounded out (second to first) [Martinez
scored]; Alou flied out to center; Millan grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: MARTINEZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); PAPPAS
REPLACED FRANCONA (PITCHING); Miller doubled; Menke flied out to
left; Rader was walked intentionally; Bateman singled [Miller
scored, Rader to second]; Buzhardt out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Rader to third, Bateman to second]; Simpson
was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 5.

BRAVES 9TH: H. Aaron singled; Torre forced H. Aaron (shortstop
to second); T. Aaron popped to second; D. Johnson doubled [Torre
to third]; B. Johnson flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 5.

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


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