Atlanta Braves 7, Houston Astros 6
Regular Season Game 65
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Friday, June 19, 1970 (N) at Atlanta Stadium

HOU N    0  2  1    3  0  0    0  0  0  -   6  9  1
ATL N    2  1  1    0  2  0    1  0  x  -   7 10  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Torres ss                     2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Martinez ph,ss              3   1   1   1       0   0       2   2
Alou rf                       5   1   3   2       0   1       1   0
Wynn cf                       4   0   1   0       0   2       2   0
Davis lf                      4   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Menke 2b                      4   1   1   0       0   0       1   5
Watson 1b                     4   1   1   2       0   0      12   0
Rader 3b                      2   1   0   0       2   0       0   6
Bryant c                      2   1   1   0       1   0       4   0
  Lampard ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Edwards c                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Billingham p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Cook p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Miller ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   6   9   6       3   4      24  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Rader-Menke-Watson.
E: Menke (15).

BATTING - 
2B: Menke (14,off McQueen); Davis (12,off McQueen); Alou (9,off Reed).
HR: Watson (1,2nd inning off McQueen 1 on 0 out).
SH: Billingham 2 (2,off McQueen,off Reed).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Davis (3,2nd base by Reed/Didier).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Garrido ss                    5   1   1   1       0   0       1   4
Millan 2b                     4   1   1   0       1   0       5   2
H. Aaron rf                   4   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Carty lf                      4   2   1   2       1   0       1   0
Cepeda 1b                     2   1   1   0       2   0      13   1
Gonzalez cf                   3   0   2   2       1   0       0   0
Boyer 3b                      4   0   1   2       0   0       1   7
Didier c                      4   1   1   0       0   2       5   1
McQueen p                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Reed p                      3   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Totals                       34   7  10   7       5   2      27  18

BATTING - 
2B: Didier (1,off Billingham); Boyer (7,off Ray).
HR: Carty (16,1st inning off Billingham 1 on 2 out).
HBP: H. Aaron (1,by Billingham).
GDP: Millan (10,off Billingham).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Gonzalez (2,2nd base off Billingham/Bryant).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Billingham                    4.1   6   6   4   3   1   1  23
Cook                          0     0   0   0   1   0   0   1
Ray L(3-3)                    2     3   1   1   1   1   0  10
Gladding                      1.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   6
Totals                        8    10   7   5   5   2   1  40

HBP: Billingham (2,H. Aaron).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McQueen                       3     6   5   5   2   1   1  17
Reed W(1-0)                   6     3   1   1   1   3   0  21
Totals                        9     9   6   6   3   4   1  38

McQueen faced 2 batters in the 4th inning

Umpires: HP - Paul Pryor, 1B - Dick Stello, 2B - Al Barlick, 3B - Ed Vargo
Time of Game: 2:50   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Torres              ss        Garrido             ss
2. Alou                rf        Millan              2b
3. Wynn                cf        H. Aaron            rf
4. Davis               lf        Carty               lf
5. Menke               2b        Cepeda              1b
6. Watson              1b        Gonzalez            cf
7. Rader               3b        Boyer               3b
8. Bryant              c         Didier              c
9. Billingham          p         McQueen             p

ASTROS 1ST: Torres made an out to catcher; Alou singled to left;
Wynn forced Alou (third to second); Davis grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Garrido reached on an error by Menke [Garrido to
first]; Millan grounded out (third to first) [Garrido to
second]; H. Aaron made an out to catcher; Carty homered
(unearned) [Garrido scored (unearned)]; Cepeda singled to right;
Gonzalez made an out to pitcher; 2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Menke doubled to left; Watson homered [Menke
scored]; Rader grounded out (third to first); Bryant singled to
center; Billingham out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second)
[Bryant to second]; Torres grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 3
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 2.

BRAVES 2ND: Boyer grounded out (shortstop to first); Didier
doubled to center; McQueen singled to center [Didier to third];
Garrido singled to right [Didier scored, McQueen to second];
Millan grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Garrido out at second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves
3.

ASTROS 3RD: Alou singled to center; Wynn struck out; Davis
doubled to left [Alou scored]; Menke flied out to left; Watson
grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3,
Braves 3.

BRAVES 3RD: H. Aaron was hit by a pitch; Carty grounded out
(shortstop to first) [H. Aaron to second]; Cepeda grounded out
(second to first) [H. Aaron to third]; Gonzalez singled [H.
Aaron scored]; Gonzalez stole second; Boyer flied out to center;
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader walked; Bryant walked [Rader to second]; REED
REPLACED MCQUEEN (PITCHING); Billingham out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Rader to third, Bryant to second]; MARTINEZ
BATTED FOR TORRES; Martinez singled to left [Rader scored,
Bryant to third]; Alou doubled to left [Bryant scored, Martinez
scored]; Wynn struck out; Davis grounded out (pitcher to first);
3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 4.

BRAVES 4TH: MARTINEZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); Didier struck
out; Reed grounded out (third to first); Garrido grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Menke grounded out (third to first); Watson grounded
out (pitcher to first); Rader walked; Bryant flied out to right;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 4.

BRAVES 5TH: Millan walked; H. Aaron grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Millan to second]; Carty walked; Cepeda walked [Millan
to third, Carty to second]; COOK REPLACED BILLINGHAM (PITCHING);
Gonzalez walked [Millan scored, Carty to third, Cepeda to
second]; RAY REPLACED COOK (PITCHING); Boyer forced Gonzalez
(second to shortstop) [Carty scored, Cepeda to third]; Didier
struck out; 2 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Ray struck out; Martinez grounded out (shortstop to
first); Alou made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
6, Braves 6.

BRAVES 6TH: Reed grounded out (third to first); Garrido grounded
out (third to first); Millan singled to left; H. Aaron flied out
to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Wynn singled to left; Davis forced Wynn (shortstop
to second); Davis was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Menke grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 6.

BRAVES 7TH: Carty made an out to shortstop; Cepeda walked;
Gonzalez singled to center [Cepeda to third]; Boyer doubled to
right [Cepeda scored, Gonzalez to third]; GLADDING REPLACED RAY
(PITCHING); Didier reached on a fielder's choice [Gonzalez out
at home (second to catcher), Boyer to third]; Reed flied out to
right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 7.

ASTROS 8TH: Watson made an out to second; Rader grounded out
(third to first); LAMPARD BATTED FOR BRYANT; Lampard grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 7.

BRAVES 8TH: EDWARDS REPLACED LAMPARD (PLAYING C ); Garrido
grounded out (second to first); Millan flied out to left; H.
Aaron singled to center; Carty grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 7.

ASTROS 9TH: MILLER BATTED FOR GLADDING; Miller grounded out
(second to first); Martinez grounded out (shortstop to first);
Alou struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6   9   1    5
 Braves           7  10   0    9


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