Houston Astros 7, Atlanta Braves 5
Regular Season Game 106
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Monday, August 3, 1970 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    2  1  1    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   5 11  2
HOU N    0  2  0    0  0  3    2  0  x  -   7 10  4
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brown cf                      5   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Millan 2b                     4   1   1   1       1   0       3   4
H. Aaron rf                   5   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Cepeda 1b                     4   3   2   2       1   0      12   1
Boyer 3b                      4   0   2   2       1   0       0   3
T. Aaron lf                   4   0   2   0       1   1       1   0
Tillman c                     4   0   0   0       0   2       5   1
  King ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Garrido ss                    4   1   2   0       0   1       2   3
  Aspromonte ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Niekro p                      4   0   0   0       0   3       0   2
  Navarro p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Totals                       40   5  11   5       4   9      24  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Garrido-Millan-Cepeda, Garrido-Millan-Cepeda.
E: Millan (12), Boyer (14).

BATTING - 
2B: Cepeda (27,off Blasingame); Brown (1,off Culver).
HR: Cepeda (22,5th inning off Ray 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Aspromonte (3,off Lemaster).
Team LOB: 12.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alou rf                       3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Morgan 2b                     3   1   1   1       1   0       3   3
Wynn lf                       3   1   0   0       1   1       3   0
Menke ss                      2   2   2   0       0   0       0   2
  Martinez ss                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Rader 3b                      4   1   3   2       0   1       0   4
Watson 1b                     4   1   2   3       0   0      10   0
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Edwards c                     4   0   0   0       0   2       9   0
Blasingame p                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Lampard ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Culver p                    2   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Lemaster p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   7  10   7       2   5      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Martinez-Morgan-Watson.
E: Alou (5), Morgan (12), Rader 2 (13).

BATTING - 
HR: Watson (6,2nd inning off Niekro 1 on 1 out).
SH: Alou (3,off Niekro).
HBP: Menke (3,by Niekro).
GDP: Watson (7,off Niekro); Edwards (7,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Menke (2,2nd base off Niekro/Tillman); Cedeno (6,2nd base off Niekro/Tillman);
Morgan (24,2nd base off Niekro/Tillman).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(9-14)                6.2  10   7   7   2   5   1  32
Navarro                       1.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        8    10   7   7   2   5   1  36

BK: Niekro (2).
HBP: Niekro (5,Menke).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Blasingame                    2     7   4   0   0   1   0  15
Ray                           3     2   1   1   1   6   1  12
Culver W(5-3)                 3.1   1   0   0   3   2   0  15
Lemaster SV(1)                0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        9    11   5   1   4   9   1  44

Blasingame faced 3 batters in the 3rd inning

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Satch Davidson, 2B - Augie Donatelli, 3B - Chris Pelekoudas
Time of Game: 2:50   


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Brown               cf        Alou                rf
2. Millan              2b        Morgan              2b
3. H. Aaron            rf        Wynn                lf
4. Cepeda              1b        Menke               ss
5. Boyer               3b        Rader               3b
6. T. Aaron            lf        Watson              1b
7. Tillman             c         Cedeno              cf
8. Garrido             ss        Edwards             c
9. Niekro              p         Blasingame          p

BRAVES 1ST: Brown flied out to left; Millan reached on an error
by Rader [Millan to second]; H. Aaron grounded out (third to
first); Cepeda doubled [Millan scored (unearned)]; Boyer singled
[Cepeda scored (unearned)]; T. Aaron singled [Boyer to second];
Tillman struck out; 2 R (0 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Alou grounded out (first unassisted); Morgan popped
to second; Wynn flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
2, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Garrido singled; Niekro popped to second [Garrido to
third (error by Morgan)]; Brown grounded out (second to first);
Millan singled [Garrido scored (unearned)]; H. Aaron grounded
out (shortstop to first); 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves
3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Menke was hit by a pitch; Rader struck out; Menke
stole second; Watson homered [Menke scored]; Cedeno singled;
Edwards struck out; Cedeno stole second; Niekro balked [Cedeno
to third]; Blasingame popped to shortstop; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Braves 3, Astros 2.

BRAVES 3RD: Cepeda reached on an error by Alou [Cepeda to
third]; Boyer singled [Cepeda scored (unearned)]; T. Aaron
singled [Boyer to second]; RAY REPLACED BLASINGAME (PITCHING);
Tillman struck out; Garrido struck out; Niekro struck out; 1 R
(0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Alou grounded out (third to first); Morgan grounded
out (second to first); Wynn struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 4, Astros 2.

BRAVES 4TH: Brown grounded out (pitcher to first); Millan
grounded out (shortstop to first); H. Aaron struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Menke singled; Rader singled [Menke to second];
Watson grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Menke to third, Rader out at second]; Cedeno grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Cepeda homered; Boyer walked; T. Aaron struck out;
Tillman grounded out (third to first) [Boyer to second]; Garrido
singled [Boyer to third]; Niekro struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Edwards struck out; LAMPARD BATTED FOR RAY; Lampard
grounded out (pitcher to first); Alou grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 2.

BRAVES 6TH: CULVER REPLACED LAMPARD (PITCHING); Brown doubled;
Millan grounded out (second to first) [Brown to third]; H. Aaron
flied out to center; Cepeda walked; Boyer grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Morgan walked; Wynn forced Morgan (shortstop to
first) [Wynn to first]; Menke singled [Wynn to third]; Rader
singled [Wynn scored, Menke to second]; Watson singled [Menke
scored, Rader to third]; Cedeno reached on an error by Millan
[Cedeno to first, Rader scored (RBI), Watson to second]; Edwards
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Cedeno out at second]; 3 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros
5.

BRAVES 7TH: MARTINEZ REPLACED MENKE (PLAYING SS); T. Aaron flied
out to right; Denis Menke left with injured ankle;
Tillman reached on an error by Rader [Tillman to first]; Garrido
forced Tillman (shortstop to second); Niekro struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Culver singled to third [Culver to second (error by
Boyer)]; Alou out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to third to
first) [Culver to third]; Jesus Alou, arguing ball was foul,
didn't run; George Culver was safe at 3B and the Braves still
had time to throw out Alou; Morgan singled to center [Culver
scored]; Morgan stole second; Wynn walked; Martinez struck out;
Rader singled [Morgan scored, Wynn to second]; NAVARRO REPLACED
NIEKRO (PITCHING); Watson grounded out (pitcher to first); 2 R,
3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 7.

BRAVES 8TH: Brown struck out; Millan walked; H. Aaron flied to
left; Cepeda flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 5,
Astros 7.

ASTROS 8TH: Cedeno popped to shortstop; Edwards grounded out
(first to pitcher); Culver grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 7.

BRAVES 9TH: Boyer grounded out (third to first); T. Aaron
walked; LEMASTER REPLACED CULVER (PITCHING); KING BATTED FOR
TILLMAN; King singled [T. Aaron to third]; ASPROMONTE BATTED FOR
GARRIDO; Aspromonte grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [King out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 5, Astros 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           5  11   2   12
 Astros           7  10   4    5


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