Atlanta Braves 5, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 76
Played on Tuesday, June 29, 1971 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    3  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   5  9  0
HOU N    1  0  0    1  0  0    2  0  0  -   4  8  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Millan 2b                     2   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
  Garrido 2b                  2   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Jackson cf                    4   1   1   0       1   2       1   0
H. Aaron 1b                   4   1   2   0       0   1      12   0
Evans 3b                      4   1   2   1       0   0       0   5
Lum rf                        3   2   1   0       1   1       3   0
Brown lf                      4   0   1   2       0   0       2   0
Versalles ss                  4   0   1   2       0   1       1   2
Didier c                      4   0   0   0       0   0       6   0
Niekro p                      3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Upshaw p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       35   5   9   5       2   6      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Evans-Millan-H. Aaron.

BATTING - 
2B: Versalles (8,off Billingham); Evans (2,off Billingham); Lum (8,off Billingham).
HBP: Millan (2,by Billingham).
IBB: Lum (4,by Billingham).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Millan (7,2nd base off Billingham/Hiatt).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       0   1       3   3
  Edwards ph,c                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Morgan 2b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       0   2
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   1       0   1       0   0
Watson lf,1b                  4   1   1   1       0   1       7   1
Menke 1b,ss                   4   1   1   0       0   0       5   2
Rader 3b                      4   0   2   0       0   0       1   3
Wynn rf                       4   1   1   1       0   0       3   0
Hiatt c                       2   0   1   0       1   0       8   0
  Geronimo pr,lf              1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Billingham p                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Harris p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mayberry ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lemaster p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Chiles ph                   1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Miller ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       34   4   8   4       2   5      27  13

BATTING - 
2B: Menke (11,off Niekro); Rader (14,off Upshaw).
HR: Cedeno (5,1st inning off Niekro 0 on 2 out); Watson (5,4th inning off Niekro
0 on 2 out).
GDP: Wynn (5,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Wynn (6,2nd base off Niekro/Didier); Morgan (18,2nd base off Upshaw/Didier).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(7-7)                 6.2   7   4   4   1   3   2  27
Upshaw SV(9)                  2.1   1   0   0   1   2   0   9
Totals                        9     8   4   4   2   5   2  36


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Billingham L(3-8)             4.1   9   5   5   2   4   0  24
Harris                        0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Lemaster                      2     0   0   0   0   2   0   6
Gladding                      2     0   0   0   0   0   0   6
Totals                        9     9   5   5   2   6   0  38

HBP: Billingham (8,Millan).
IBB: Billingham (4,Lum).

Umpires: HP - John McSherry, 1B - Ken Burkhart, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Nick Colosi
Time of Game: 2:26   Attendance: 14855


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Millan              2b        Metzger             ss
2. Jackson             cf        Morgan              2b
3. H. Aaron            1b        Cedeno              cf
4. Evans               3b        Watson              lf
5. Lum                 rf        Menke               1b
6. Brown               lf        Rader               3b
7. Versalles           ss        Wynn                rf
8. Didier              c         Hiatt               c
9. Niekro              p         Billingham          p

BRAVES 1ST: Millan made an out to first; Jackson singled; H.
Aaron singled [Jackson to second]; Evans singled [Jackson
scored, H. Aaron to third, Evans to second (on throw)]; Lum was
walked intentionally; Brown forced H. Aaron (pitcher to catcher)
[Evans to third, Lum to second]; Versalles doubled to left
[Evans scored, Lum scored, Brown out at home (left to third to
catcher)]; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger grounded out (third to first); Morgan flied
out to right; Cedeno homered; Watson flied out to right; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 1.

BRAVES 2ND: Didier made an out to shortstop; Niekro grounded out
(shortstop to first); Millan singled; Millan stole second;
Jackson walked; H. Aaron was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Menke made an out to shortstop; Rader singled; Wynn
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Rader
out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Evans doubled; Lum flied out to right [Evans to
third]; Brown flied out to right; Versalles was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Hiatt grounded out (third to first); Billingham
grounded out (third to first); Metzger grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 1.

BRAVES 4TH: Didier flied out to right; Niekro struck out; Millan
was hit by a pitch; Jackson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: GARRIDO REPLACED MILLAN (PLAYING 2B); Morgan popped
to catcher in foul territory; Cedeno struck out; Watson homered;
Menke grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 3, Astros 2.

BRAVES 5TH: H. Aaron singled; Evans made an out to shortstop;
Lum doubled [H. Aaron to third]; Brown singled [H. Aaron scored,
Lum scored, Brown to second (on throw to home)]; HARRIS REPLACED
BILLINGHAM (PITCHING); Versalles grounded out (shortstop to
first); Didier made an out to shortstop; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Rader flied out to left; Wynn flied out to center;
Hiatt singled; MAYBERRY BATTED FOR HARRIS; Mayberry grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 2.

BRAVES 6TH: LEMASTER REPLACED MAYBERRY (PITCHING); Niekro
grounded out (shortstop to first); Garrido flied out to left;
Jackson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Metzger struck out; Morgan grounded out (pitcher to
first); Cedeno grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 2.

BRAVES 7TH: H. Aaron made an out to third; Evans grounded out
(second to first); Lum struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Watson struck out; Menke doubled; Rader made an out
to second; Wynn singled [Menke scored]; Wynn stole second; Hiatt
walked; GERONIMO RAN FOR HIATT; CHILES BATTED FOR LEMASTER;
Chiles singled [Wynn scored, Geronimo to third]; EDWARDS BATTED
FOR METZGER; UPSHAW REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Edwards grounded
out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 5,
Astros 4.

BRAVES 8TH: GLADDING REPLACED CHILES (PITCHING); GERONIMO STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING LF); EDWARDS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C );
WATSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); MENKE CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING SS); Brown grounded out (pitcher to first); Versalles
grounded out (third to first); Didier grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Morgan walked; Morgan stole second; Cedeno flied out
to right; Watson grounded out (third to first); Menke grounded
out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros
4.

BRAVES 9TH: Upshaw grounded out (shortstop to first); Garrido
grounded out (third to first); Jackson grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Rader doubled; Wynn flied out to left; Geronimo
struck out; MILLER BATTED FOR GLADDING; Miller struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           5   9   0    6
 Astros           4   8   0    5


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