Atlanta Braves 4, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 149
Played on Wednesday, September 15, 1971 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  1  0    2  1  0    0  0  0  -   4  9  2
HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   2  4  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Millan 2b                     4   0   1   0       1   0       0   3
Garr lf                       5   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
H. Aaron 1b                   5   1   1   1       0   1      14   0
Williams c                    5   0   0   0       0   2       5   0
Lum rf                        3   1   0   0       1   1       2   0
Evans 3b                      3   1   2   0       1   0       0   2
  T. Aaron 3b                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Jackson cf                    4   1   1   1       0   0       3   0
Perez ss                      3   0   2   1       1   1       0   4
Niekro p                      4   0   1   1       0   1       0   4
Totals                       36   4   9   4       4   6      27  13

FIELDING - 
E: Millan (15), Perez (27).

BATTING - 
2B: Evans (11,off Billingham); Millan (16,off Billingham).
HR: H. Aaron (44,5th inning off Billingham 0 on 1 out).
IBB: Perez (5,by Guinn).
Team LOB: 9.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    4   1   0   0       0   1       1   4
Morgan 2b                     4   0   2   0       0   0       3   3
Cedeno cf                     3   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Watson lf                     3   0   0   1       1   0       1   0
Mayberry 1b                   4   0   0   1       0   1       9   2
Geronimo rf                   4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Menke 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Edwards c                     3   0   1   0       0   0       6   0
Billingham p                  1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Martinez ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Guinn p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Chiles ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Yount p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   2   4   2       1   4      27  10

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (37,off Niekro).
SH: Cedeno (2,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan (35,2nd base off Niekro/Williams).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(14-12)               9     4   2   1   1   4   0  33


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Billingham L(8-15)            5     7   4   4   1   5   1  23
Guinn                         3     1   0   0   3   1   0  13
Yount                         0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ray                           1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9     9   4   4   4   6   1  40

IBB: Guinn (1,Perez).

Umpires: HP - Ed Sudol, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Nick Colosi, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:10   Attendance: 6513


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Millan              2b        Metzger             ss
2. Garr                lf        Morgan              2b
3. H. Aaron            1b        Cedeno              cf
4. Williams            c         Watson              lf
5. Lum                 rf        Mayberry            1b
6. Evans               3b        Geronimo            rf
7. Jackson             cf        Menke               3b
8. Perez               ss        Edwards             c
9. Niekro              p         Billingham          p

BRAVES 1ST: Millan made an out to shortstop; Garr grounded out
(first to pitcher); H. Aaron was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger reached on an error by Perez [Metzger to
first]; Morgan singled [Metzger to second]; Cedeno out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Metzger to third, Morgan to
second]; Watson grounded out (shortstop to first) [Metzger
scored (unearned), Morgan to third]; Mayberry was called out on
strikes; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 1.

BRAVES 2ND: Williams grounded out (first unassisted); Lum
walked; Evans doubled [Lum to third]; Jackson grounded out
(second to first) [Lum scored, Evans to third]; Perez was called
out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Geronimo grounded out (shortstop to first); Menke
grounded out (third to first); Edwards singled; Billingham
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1,
Astros 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Niekro struck out; Millan doubled; Garr grounded out
(shortstop to first); H. Aaron grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger flied out to center; Morgan singled; Morgan
stole second; Cedeno grounded out (pitcher to first); Watson
walked; Mayberry reached on an error by Millan [Morgan out at
home (second to catcher), Watson to second, Mayberry to first];
0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

BRAVES 4TH: Williams struck out; Lum grounded out (second to
first); Evans singled; Jackson singled [Evans to second]; Perez
singled [Evans scored, Jackson to second]; Niekro singled
[Jackson scored, Perez to third]; Millan forced Niekro
(shortstop to second); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Geronimo grounded out (pitcher to first); Menke
flied out to left; Edwards grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 1.

BRAVES 5TH: Garr grounded out (first unassisted); H. Aaron
homered; Williams struck out; Lum grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: MARTINEZ BATTED FOR BILLINGHAM; Martinez grounded
out (second to first); Metzger struck out; Morgan grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 1.

BRAVES 6TH: GUINN REPLACED MARTINEZ (PITCHING); Evans flied out
to left; Jackson flied out to right; Perez singled; Niekro
popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves
4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); Watson
grounded out (shortstop to first); Mayberry flied out to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 1.

BRAVES 7TH: Millan walked; Garr forced Millan (shortstop to
second); H. Aaron flied out to center; Williams made an out to
second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Geronimo flied out to left; Menke was called out on
strikes; Edwards flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 4, Astros 1.

BRAVES 8TH: Lum struck out; Evans walked; Jackson grounded out
(first to pitcher) [Evans to second]; Perez was walked
intentionally; Niekro forced Evans (third unassisted); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: T. AARON REPLACED EVANS (PLAYING 3B); CHILES BATTED
FOR GUINN; Chiles flied out to center; Metzger flied out to
right; Morgan grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 1.

BRAVES 9TH: YOUNT REPLACED CHILES (PITCHING); RAY REPLACED YOUNT
(PITCHING); Millan grounded out (shortstop to first); Larry
Yount injured warming up; this is his entire big league career;
Debut game for Larry Yount; Garr singled; H. Aaron flied out
to center; Williams flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Cedeno doubled; Watson flied out to right [Cedeno to
third]; Mayberry grounded out (second to first) [Cedeno scored];
Geronimo struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           4   9   2    9
 Astros           2   4   0    4


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