Atlanta Braves 4, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 144
Played on Sunday, September 8, 1968 (N) at Atlanta Stadium

HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  7  0
ATL N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  3  x  -   4  7  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Menke 2b                      4   0   3   0       0   0       1   3
Miller rf                     4   1   0   0       1   3       2   0
Wynn cf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Staub 1b                      3   0   1   1       1   0       9   1
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       2   1
Aspromonte lf                 3   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
McFadden ss                   4   0   2   0       0   0       0   2
Adlesh c                      3   0   0   0       0   1       6   0
  Bateman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Giusti p                      3   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Coombs p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Thomas ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   1   7   1       3   6      24   8

BATTING - 
2B: Staub (34,off Pappas); McFadden (1,off Pappas).
HBP: Menke (5,by Pappas).
IBB: Staub (22,by Pappas).
Team LOB: 10.

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alou cf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Millan 2b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       1   5
H. Aaron rf                   3   1   1   0       1   0       3   0
Torre c                       3   0   1   1       1   1       5   0
  Garr pr                     0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tillman c                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Francona 1b                   2   1   1   0       1   0      10   0
  T. Aaron ph,1b              1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Lum lf                        4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
B. Johnson 3b                 3   0   1   1       1   0       3   1
Jackson ss                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Pappas p                      3   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
Totals                       31   4   7   3       4   5      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Lum (3), Pappas (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Francona (13,off Giusti).
IBB: B. Johnson (3,by Coombs).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: H. Aaron (23,Home off Coombs/Adlesh); Garr (1,2nd base off Coombs/Adlesh);
T. Aaron (2,2nd base off Coombs/Adlesh).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Giusti L(9-13)                7.1   6   4   4   3   5   0  31
Coombs                        0.2   1   0   0   1   0   0   4
Totals                        8     7   4   4   4   5   0  35

IBB: Coombs (4,B. Johnson).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Pappas W(11-11)               9     7   1   1   3   6   0  38

WP: Pappas (3).
HBP: Pappas (5,Menke).
IBB: Pappas (9,Staub).

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Shag Crawford, 2B - Chris Pelekoudas, 3B - Doug Harvey
Time of Game: 2:22   Attendance: 5641


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Menke               2b        Alou                cf
2. Miller              rf        Millan              2b
3. Wynn                cf        H. Aaron            rf
4. Staub               1b        Torre               c
5. Rader               3b        Francona            1b
6. Aspromonte          lf        Lum                 lf
7. McFadden            ss        B. Johnson          3b
8. Adlesh              c         Jackson             ss
9. Giusti              p         Pappas              p

ASTROS 1ST: Menke out on an unknown play; Miller walked; Pappas
threw a wild pitch [Miller to second]; Wynn struck out; Staub
doubled [Miller scored]; Rader out on an unknown play; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

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

ASTROS 2ND: Aspromonte out on an unknown play; McFadden doubled;
Adlesh out on an unknown play; Giusti out on an unknown play; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Torre out on an unknown play; Francona out on an
unknown play; Lum struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Braves 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Menke singled; Miller struck out; Wynn out on an
unknown play; Menke was picked off first but was safe on an
error by Pappas [Menke to second]; Staub was walked
intentionally; Rader out on an unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: B. Johnson out on an unknown play; Jackson out on an
unknown play; Pappas struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Braves 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Aspromonte walked; McFadden singled [Aspromonte to
third]; Adlesh struck out; Giusti struck out; Menke was hit by a
pitch [McFadden to second]; Miller struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Alou out on an unknown play; Millan out on an
unknown play; H. Aaron out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Wynn out on an unknown play; Staub out on an unknown
play; Rader singled; Aspromonte out on an unknown play; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Torre struck out; Francona doubled to left; Lum out
on an unknown play [Francona to third]; B. Johnson singled to
first [Francona scored]; Jackson singled [B. Johnson to second];
Pappas struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

ASTROS 6TH: McFadden out on an unknown play; Adlesh out on an
unknown play; Giusti out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 6TH: Alou out on an unknown play; Millan out on an
unknown play; H. Aaron walked; Torre walked [H. Aaron to
second]; Francona walked [H. Aaron to third, Torre to second];
Lum out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1,
Braves 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Menke singled; Miller struck out; Wynn out on an
unknown play; Staub out on an unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 7TH: B. Johnson out on an unknown play; Jackson out on an
unknown play; Pappas out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Rader out on an unknown play; Aspromonte out on an
unknown play; McFadden out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 8TH: Alou out on an unknown play; Millan singled; H.
Aaron singled [Millan to third]; Torre singled [Millan scored,
H. Aaron to third]; COOMBS REPLACED GIUSTI (PITCHING); T. AARON
BATTED FOR FRANCONA; GARR RAN FOR TORRE; H. Aaron stole home and
Garr stole second; missed squeeze bunt; T. Aaron singled
[Garr scored]; Lum out on an unknown play; T. Aaron stole
second; B. Johnson was walked intentionally; Jackson out on an
unknown play; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 4.

ASTROS 9TH: TILLMAN REPLACED GARR (PLAYING C ); T. AARON STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); BATEMAN BATTED FOR ADLESH; Bateman out on
an unknown play; THOMAS BATTED FOR COOMBS; Thomas out on an
unknown play; Menke singled [Menke to second (error by Lum)];
Miller out on an unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Braves 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   7   0   10
 Braves           4   7   2    7


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