Houston Astros 5, Atlanta Braves 4
Regular Season Game 71
Played on Sunday, July 2, 1972 (D) at Astrodome

ATL N    2  0  0    0  0  0    1  1  0  -   4  8  5
HOU N    1  2  0    0  0  0    1  1  x  -   5  6  2
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Perez ss                      3   1   2   0       1   1       2   5
Garr rf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Aaron 1b                      5   1   1   2       0   1       8   2
Carty lf                      1   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
  Brown lf                    3   1   1   0       0   2       2   0
Williams 3b                   4   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Lum cf                        3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Casanova c                    4   1   2   1       0   1       4   0
Garrido 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       3   1
Schueler p                    2   0   0   0       0   2       2   2
  Jackson ph                  1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Jarvis p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hoerner p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Breazeale ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   4   8   4       3  11      24  11

FIELDING - 
E: Perez (14), Aaron (11), Brown 2 (5), Casanova (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Brown (2,off Griffin).
HR: Aaron (16,1st inning off Roberts 1 on 1 out).
SH: Perez (2,off Roberts).
HBP: Garr (3,by Griffin).
GDP: Aaron (8,off Roberts).
Team LOB: 9.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    2   0   0   0       1   0       2   3
Cedeno cf                     3   1   1   1       0   0       1   0
Watson lf                     3   0   1   0       1   1       4   0
May 1b                        4   0   1   0       0   0       4   1
Rader 3b                      3   1   1   1       0   0       0   3
Miller rf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Edwards c                     2   1   0   0       1   0      10   0
  Alou ph                     0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Howard c                    0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Helms 2b                      3   0   1   1       0   1       4   2
Roberts p                     3   1   1   2       0   2       0   0
  Fenwick pr                  0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Griffin p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       27   5   6   5       4   4      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Rader-Helms-May.
E: Metzger (12), Rader (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (16,off Schueler); Helms (7,off Schueler).
HR: Roberts (2,2nd inning off Schueler 1 on 1 out).
SH: Metzger (4,off Jarvis).
SF: Rader (4,off Schueler); Cedeno (2,off Jarvis); Helms (3,off Hoerner).
IBB: Alou (3,by Hoerner).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Alou (1,Home by Hoerner/Casanova).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Schueler                      6     5   3   2   3   3   1  26
Jarvis L(6-4)                 1.1   1   2   0   0   1   0   7
Hoerner                       0.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   2
Totals                        8     6   5   2   4   4   1  35

WP: Jarvis (3).
IBB: Hoerner (6,Alou).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Roberts                       7     6   3   2   2   8   1  30
Griffin W(3-2)                2     2   1   1   1   3   0  10
Totals                        9     8   4   3   3  11   1  40

WP: Roberts 2 (7).
HBP: Griffin (1,Garr).

Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Tom Gorman, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - John McSherry
Time of Game: 2:25   Attendance: 27150


Starting Lineups:

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

BRAVES 1ST: Perez singled; Roberts threw a wild pitch [Perez to
second]; Garr struck out; Aaron homered [Perez scored]; Carty
walked; Williams flied out to center; Lum walked [Carty to
second]; Casanova struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger grounded out (first to pitcher); Cedeno
doubled; Watson walked; May reached on an error by Perez [Cedeno
to third, Watson to second, May to first]; Casanova dropped a
foul fly hit by Rader for an error; Rader hit a sacrifice fly to
center [Cedeno scored (unearned)]; Miller forced May (shortstop
to second); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 1.

BRAVES 2ND: Garrido singled; Roberts threw a wild pitch [Garrido
to second]; Schueler struck out; Perez was called out on
strikes; Garr flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves
2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Edwards walked; Helms was called out on strikes;
Roberts homered [Edwards scored]; Metzger walked; Cedeno forced
Metzger (third to second); Cedeno was picked off first (pitcher
to first); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 3.

BRAVES 3RD: Aaron lined to second; Carty struck out; Williams
reached on an error by Metzger [Williams to first]; Lum forced
Williams (second to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 3RD: BROWN REPLACED CARTY (PLAYING LF); Watson struck
out; May made an out to shortstop; Rader flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 3.

BRAVES 4TH: Casanova flied out to left; Garrido grounded out
(third to first); Schueler struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Miller grounded out (first to pitcher); Edwards made
an out to shortstop; Helms doubled; Roberts struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 3.

BRAVES 5TH: Perez singled; Garr flied out to left; Aaron
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Perez
out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger grounded out (pitcher to first); Cedeno
grounded out (shortstop to first); Watson singled; May singled
[Watson to second]; Rader forced May (shortstop to second); 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 3.

BRAVES 6TH: Brown struck out; Williams struck out; Lum grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Miller grounded out (shortstop to first); Edwards
grounded out (first unassisted); Helms flied out to right; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 3.

BRAVES 7TH: Casanova singled; Garrido reached on an error by
Rader [Casanova to second, Garrido to first]; JACKSON BATTED FOR
SCHUELER; Jackson singled [Casanova scored (unearned), Garrido
to second]; Perez out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second)
[Garrido to third, Jackson to second]; Garr reached on a
fielder's choice [Garrido out at home (shortstop to catcher),
Jackson to third]; Aaron forced Garr (shortstop to second); 1 R
(0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: JARVIS REPLACED JACKSON (PITCHING); Roberts struck
out but advanced to first on a wild pitch; FENWICK RAN FOR
ROBERTS; Metzger reached on an error by Aaron on a sacrifice
bunt [Fenwick to third, Metzger to second]; Cedeno hit a
sacrifice fly to left [Fenwick scored (unearned)]; Watson
grounded out (second to first) [Metzger to third]; May grounded
out (shortstop to first); 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves
3, Astros 4.

BRAVES 8TH: GRIFFIN REPLACED FENWICK (PITCHING); Brown doubled;
Williams grounded out (third to first); Lum flied out to left;
Casanova singled [Brown scored]; Garrido was called out on
strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Rader singled to left [Rader to second (error by
Brown)]; Miller grounded out (first unassisted) [Rader to
third]; HOERNER REPLACED JARVIS (PITCHING); ALOU BATTED FOR
EDWARDS; Alou was walked intentionally; Helms hit a sacrifice
fly to left [Rader scored (unearned), Alou to third (error by
Brown)]; Alou was caught stealing home (catcher unassisted); 1 R
(0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 5.

BRAVES 9TH: HOWARD REPLACED ALOU (PLAYING C ); BREAZEALE BATTED
FOR HOERNER; Breazeale made an out to shortstop; Perez walked;
Garr was hit by a pitch [Perez to second]; Aaron struck out;
Brown struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           4   8   5    9
 Astros           5   6   2    6


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