Atlanta Braves 6, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 63
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Monday, June 16, 1969 (N) at Atlanta Stadium

HOU N    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  7  0
ATL N    3  0  1    1  0  1    0  0  x  -   6 14  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Valdespino lf                 3   1   1   0       1   0       4   1
Martinez ss                   3   0   2   0       0   0       3   4
Wynn cf                       4   0   1   0       0   2       1   0
Menke 2b                      4   1   1   1       0   1       1   3
Edwards c                     3   0   1   1       0   1       4   0
  Henry p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gotay ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Blefary 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       8   1
Geiger rf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       2   1
Rader 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Dierker p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Geronimo ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Womack p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bryant c                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   2   7   2       1   6      24  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Martinez-Menke-Blefary.

BATTING - 
2B: Edwards (7,off Niekro).
SH: Martinez (2,off Niekro).
GDP: Valdespino (1,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 5.

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Jackson ss                    3   1   2   0       1   0       2   5
Gonzalez cf                   4   2   2   3       0   0       2   0
Millan 2b                     4   0   2   0       0   0       2   2
Carty lf                      4   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Alou rf                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
T. Aaron 1b                   4   0   1   1       0   0      11   0
Aspromonte 3b                 4   2   2   0       0   0       0   1
Lum rf,lf                     4   0   3   1       0   0       1   0
Didier c                      4   0   1   1       0   1       6   2
Niekro p                      4   0   0   0       0   3       1   2
Totals                       35   6  14   6       1   4      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Millan-Jackson-T. Aaron.
PB: Didier (12).

BATTING - 
2B: Jackson (3,off Dierker); Aspromonte (5,off Dierker).
HR: Gonzalez 2 (4,1st inning off Dierker 1 on 0 out,3rd inning off Dierker
0 on 0 out).
GDP: Carty (3,off Womack).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(8-5)                4     8   5   5   0   3   2  18
Womack                        1.2   5   1   1   1   1   0  10
Henry                         2.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   8
Totals                        8    14   6   6   1   4   2  36

WP: Dierker (3), Womack 2 (4).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(11-4)                9     7   2   2   1   6   0  34

WP: Niekro (5).

Umpires: HP - Satch Davidson, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Tony Venzon, 3B - Frank Secory
Time of Game: 1:57   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Valdespino          lf        Jackson             ss
2. Martinez            ss        Gonzalez            cf
3. Wynn                cf        Millan              2b
4. Menke               2b        Carty               lf
5. Edwards             c         T. Aaron            1b
6. Blefary             1b        Aspromonte          3b
7. Geiger              rf        Lum                 rf
8. Rader               3b        Didier              c
9. Dierker             p         Niekro              p

ASTROS 1ST: Valdespino walked; Martinez out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Valdespino to second]; Didier allowed a
passed ball [Valdespino to third]; Wynn struck out; Menke
singled to center [Valdespino scored]; Niekro threw a wild pitch
[Menke to second]; Edwards doubled to left [Menke scored];
Blefary grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Jackson doubled to center; Gonzalez homered [Jackson
scored]; Millan singled to center; Carty singled to left [Millan
out at third (left to third)]; Dierker threw a wild pitch [Carty
to second]; T. Aaron singled to center [Carty scored];
Aspromonte flied out to right; Lum flied to left in foul
territory; 3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Geiger made an out to shortstop; Rader grounded out
(shortstop to first); Dierker struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Braves 3.

BRAVES 2ND: Didier grounded out (third to first); Niekro struck
out; Jackson flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Braves 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Valdespino lined to center; Martinez singled to
center; Wynn struck out; Menke popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 3.

BRAVES 3RD: Gonzalez homered; Millan grounded out (shortstop to
first); Carty grounded out (shortstop to first); T. Aaron
grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Braves 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Edwards made an out to second; Blefary flied out to
right; Geiger lined to pitcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Braves 4.

BRAVES 4TH: Aspromonte doubled to center; Lum singled to right
[Aspromonte scored, Lum out at second (right to first to
shortstop)]; Didier struck out; Niekro struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 5.

ASTROS 5TH: Rader flied out to left; GERONIMO BATTED FOR
DIERKER; Geronimo grounded out (pitcher to first); Valdespino
singled to left; Martinez forced Valdespino (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 5.

BRAVES 5TH: WOMACK REPLACED GERONIMO (PITCHING); Jackson
singled; Gonzalez forced Jackson (second to shortstop); Womack
threw a wild pitch [Gonzalez to second]; Millan singled
[Gonzalez to third]; Carty grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Millan out at second]; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Wynn grounded out (shortstop to first); Menke flied
out to left; Edwards struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
2, Braves 5.

BRAVES 6TH: T. Aaron grounded out (shortstop to first);
Aspromonte singled to left; Lum singled to right [Aspromonte to
second]; Didier singled to center [Aspromonte scored, Lum to
second]; Womack threw a wild pitch [Lum to third, Didier to
second]; Niekro struck out; Jackson walked; BRYANT REPLACED
WOMACK (PLAYING C ); HENRY REPLACED EDWARDS (PITCHING); Gonzalez
flied out to right; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Blefary grounded out (catcher to first); Geiger
struck out; Rader flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Braves 6.

BRAVES 7TH: Millan flied out to left; Carty flied out to left;
T. Aaron popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Braves 6.

ASTROS 8TH: ALOU REPLACED CARTY (PLAYING RF); LUM CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Bryant singled to left; Valdespino
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Bryant out at second]; Martinez singled to left; Wynn singled
to left [Martinez to second]; Menke struck out (catcher to
first); 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 6.

BRAVES 8TH: Aspromonte grounded out (second to first); Lum
singled to left; Didier grounded out (third to first) [Lum to
second]; Niekro flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Braves 6.

ASTROS 9TH: GOTAY BATTED FOR HENRY; Gotay grounded out (third to
first); Blefary grounded out (second to first); Geiger grounded
out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves
6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   7   0    5
 Braves           6  14   0    6


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