Houston Astros 4, Atlanta Braves 2
Regular Season Game 70
Played on Saturday, July 1, 1972 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   2  7  1
HOU N    0  2  0    0  0  2    0  0  x  -   4  9  1
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Jackson 3b                    4   1   1   0       0   0       1   5
Garr rf                       4   1   2   1       0   0       0   0
Aaron 1b                      4   0   1   1       0   2      12   0
Carty lf                      4   0   0   0       0   2       3   0
Williams c                    4   0   0   0       0   2       2   1
Lum cf                        4   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
Perez ss                      3   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Garrido 2b                    3   0   3   0       0   0       0   2
Niekro p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  McQueen p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Breazeale ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stone p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   2   7   2       0   8      24  12

FIELDING - 
E: Niekro (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Garrido (1,off Wilson); Jackson (1,off Wilson).
SH: Niekro (4,off Wilson).
GDP: Breazeale (1,off Wilson).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Garr (13,2nd base off Wilson/Edwards); Aaron (3,2nd base off Wilson/Edwards).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       1   0       2   1
Cedeno cf                     4   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
Wynn rf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
May 1b                        3   2   2   1       1   0       8   0
Watson lf                     3   1   3   0       1   0       2   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   2       0   0       0   1
Edwards c                     3   0   0   1       0   1       9   1
Helms 2b                      3   0   1   0       1   0       1   3
Wilson p                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
Totals                       31   4   9   4       4   2      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Wilson-Metzger-May.
E: Edwards (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (14,off Niekro); Helms (6,off Niekro).
HR: May (14,2nd inning off Niekro 0 on 0 out).
SF: Edwards (5,off Niekro).
IBB: Helms (2,by Stone).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Metzger (4,2nd base by McQueen/Williams).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(7-7)                 5.1   6   4   4   2   0   1  24
McQueen                       1.2   1   0   0   1   2   0   6
Stone                         1     2   0   0   1   0   0   6
Totals                        8     9   4   4   4   2   1  36

IBB: Stone (7,Helms).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson W(5-5)                 9     7   2   2   0   8   0  33


Umpires: HP - John McSherry, 1B - Frank Pulli, 2B - Tom Gorman, 3B - Bill Williams
Time of Game: 2:01   Attendance: 28258


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Jackson             3b        Metzger             ss
2. Garr                rf        Cedeno              cf
3. Aaron               1b        Wynn                rf
4. Carty               lf        May                 1b
5. Williams            c         Watson              lf
6. Lum                 cf        Rader               3b
7. Perez               ss        Edwards             c
8. Garrido             2b        Helms               2b
9. Niekro              p         Wilson              p

BRAVES 1ST: Jackson grounded out (first unassisted); Garr
singled; Garr stole second [Garr to third (error by Edwards)];
Aaron singled [Garr scored]; Aaron stole second; Carty struck
out; Williams struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger flied out to center; Cedeno grounded out
(third to first); Wynn grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Lum struck out; Perez lined to left; Garrido
doubled; Niekro struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: May homered; Watson doubled; Rader grounded out
(third to first) [Watson to third]; Edwards hit a sacrifice fly
to center [Watson scored]; Helms doubled; Wilson grounded out
(second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

BRAVES 3RD: Jackson grounded out (first unassisted); Garr
grounded out (second to first); Aaron struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Cedeno flied
out to left; Wynn grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

BRAVES 4TH: Carty struck out; Williams struck out; Lum grounded
out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros
2.

ASTROS 4TH: May flied out to center; Watson singled; Rader flied
out to center; Edwards flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 1, Astros 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Perez flied out to center; Garrido singled; Niekro
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Garrido to second];
Jackson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Helms grounded out (pitcher to first); Wilson
grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger flied out to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

BRAVES 6TH: Garr grounded out (pitcher to second to first);
Aaron made an out to shortstop; Carty flied out to center; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno singled; Cedeno was picked off first but was
safe on an error by Niekro [Cedeno to second]; Wynn grounded out
(third to first); May walked; Watson walked [Cedeno to third,
May to second]; Rader singled [Cedeno scored, May scored, Watson
to second]; MCQUEEN REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Edwards struck
out; Helms grounded out (pitcher to first); 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 4.

BRAVES 7TH: Williams popped to catcher in foul territory; Lum
flied out to right; Perez flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Wilson struck out; Metzger walked; Metzger was
caught stealing second; Cedeno singled; Wynn lined to left; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 4.

BRAVES 8TH: Garrido singled; BREAZEALE BATTED FOR MCQUEEN;
Breazeale grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to
first) [Garrido out at second]; Jackson doubled; Garr singled
[Jackson scored]; Aaron struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: STONE REPLACED BREAZEALE (PITCHING); May singled;
Watson singled [May to second]; Rader grounded out (shortstop to
first) [May to third, Watson to second]; Edwards popped to third
in foul territory; Helms was walked intentionally; Wilson
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 4.

BRAVES 9TH: Carty flied out to right; Williams flied out to
left; Lum grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           2   7   1    4
 Astros           4   9   1    8


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