Atlanta Braves 6, Houston Astros 5
Regular Season Game 130
Played on Monday, September 4, 1972 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    1  0  1    0  1  0    0  0  3  -   6 11  0
HOU N    0  1  0    1  0  2    1  0  0  -   5 12  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Jackson ss,rf                 5   1   3   1       0   0       0   3
Millan 2b                     5   0   1   1       0   0       1   1
Carty lf                      4   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
  Freeman pr                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Garrido ss                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Baker cf                      3   0   0   0       1   2       4   0
Williams c                    4   0   0   0       0   2       7   0
Evans 3b                      4   1   1   0       0   0       1   4
Lum 1b,lf                     3   2   2   0       1   0       5   1
Brown rf                      3   1   1   0       0   1       0   1
  Schueler p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gilbreath ph                0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Upshaw p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Niekro p                      1   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
  Perez ss                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Aaron ph,1b                 2   0   1   2       0   0       5   0
Totals                       35   6  11   6       3   5      27  13

FIELDING - 
PB: Williams (26).

BATTING - 
2B: Lum (13,off Dierker).
3B: Jackson (3,off Dierker).
SH: Niekro (7,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Millan (4,2nd base off Dierker/Edwards).
CS: Lum (4,2nd base by Dierker/Edwards).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    5   0   2   0       0   0       1   6
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   0       1   2       0   0
Wynn rf                       2   1   1   0       2   0       2   0
May 1b                        4   0   0   0       1   1      10   1
Watson lf                     4   2   2   1       1   2       2   0
Edwards c                     4   1   3   0       0   1       5   1
Rader 3b                      4   1   1   2       0   0       4   1
Helms 2b                      4   0   2   2       0   0       2   0
Dierker p                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Ray p                       1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   5  12   5       5   7      27   9

FIELDING - 
PB: Edwards (9).

BATTING - 
2B: Wynn (24,off Niekro); Cedeno (34,off Upshaw).
HR: Rader (20,6th inning off Niekro 1 on 0 out).
SH: Wynn (2,off Upshaw).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Metzger (7,2nd base by Niekro/Williams); Cedeno (17,2nd base by Niekro/Williams).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro                        6.1  11   5   5   5   5   1  32
Schueler W(5-8)               1.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   5
Upshaw SV(11)                 1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9    12   5   5   5   7   1  41

WP: Niekro 3 (9).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker                       7.2   8   3   3   2   5   0  31
Ray L(10-9)                   0.1   3   3   3   1   0   0   5
Gladding                      1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9    11   6   6   3   5   0  39

Ray faced 4 batters in the 9th inning
WP: Gladding (3).

Umpires: HP - Chris Pelekoudas, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - Andy Olsen, 3B - Tom Gorman
Time of Game: 2:47   Attendance: 6828


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Jackson             ss        Metzger             ss
2. Millan              2b        Cedeno              cf
3. Carty               lf        Wynn                rf
4. Baker               cf        May                 1b
5. Williams            c         Watson              lf
6. Evans               3b        Edwards             c
7. Lum                 1b        Rader               3b
8. Brown               rf        Helms               2b
9. Niekro              p         Dierker             p

BRAVES 1ST: Jackson tripled; Millan grounded out (shortstop to
first); Carty grounded out (shortstop to first) [Jackson
scored]; Baker struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger singled; Metzger was caught stealing second;
Cedeno walked; Cedeno was caught stealing second; Wynn walked;
Niekro threw a wild pitch [Wynn to second]; May was called out
on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Williams struck out; Evans made an out to shortstop;
Lum flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros
0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson singled; Edwards singled [Watson to second];
Rader flied out to center; Helms singled to right [Watson
scored, Edwards out at third (right to third)]; Dierker forced
Helms (shortstop to second); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1,
Astros 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Brown singled; Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt
(catcher to second) [Brown to second]; Jackson singled [Brown
scored]; Millan forced Jackson (shortstop to second); Millan
stole second; Carty grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 1.

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

BRAVES 4TH: Baker struck out; Williams struck out; Evans lined
to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: May grounded out (third to first); Watson walked;
Edwards singled [Watson to second]; Rader flied out to center;
Helms singled [Watson scored, Edwards to third]; Niekro threw a
wild pitch [Helms to second]; Dierker was called out on strikes;
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Lum doubled; Brown grounded out (first unassisted)
[Lum to third]; Niekro singled [Lum scored]; Jackson singled
[Niekro out at third (first to third)]; Edwards allowed a passed
ball [Jackson to second]; Millan popped to first in foul
territory; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Cedeno
struck out; Wynn walked; Niekro threw a wild pitch [Wynn to
second]; May walked; Watson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 3, Astros 2.

BRAVES 6TH: Carty made an out to third; Baker made an out to
first; Williams flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Edwards singled; Rader homered [Edwards scored];
Helms grounded out (third to first); Dierker grounded out
(shortstop to first); Metzger singled; Cedeno flied out to
center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 4.

BRAVES 7TH: Evans flied out to left; Lum walked; Lum was caught
stealing second; Brown struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Wynn doubled; Williams allowed a passed ball [Wynn
to third]; May grounded out (shortstop to first); Watson singled
[Wynn scored]; SCHUELER REPLACED BROWN (PITCHING); JACKSON
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); PEREZ REPLACED NIEKRO (PLAYING
SS); Edwards was called out on strikes; Rader flied out to
center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 5.

BRAVES 8TH: AARON BATTED FOR PEREZ; Aaron lined to third;
Jackson grounded out (third to first); Millan singled; Carty
singled [Millan to second]; FREEMAN RAN FOR CARTY; Baker walked
[Millan to third, Freeman to second]; RAY REPLACED DIERKER
(PITCHING); Williams forced Freeman (third unassisted); 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: AARON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); GARRIDO REPLACED
FREEMAN (PLAYING SS); LUM CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Helms
grounded out (shortstop to first); Ray grounded out (third to
first); Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 5.

BRAVES 9TH: Evans singled; Lum singled [Evans to second];
GILBREATH BATTED FOR SCHUELER; Gilbreath walked [Evans to third,
Lum to second]; Aaron singled [Evans scored, Lum scored,
Gilbreath to second]; GLADDING REPLACED RAY (PITCHING); Gladding
threw a wild pitch [Gilbreath to third, Aaron to second];
Jackson grounded out (shortstop to first); Millan grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Gilbreath scored]; Garrido made an out to
first; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 6, Astros 5.

ASTROS 9TH: UPSHAW REPLACED GILBREATH (PITCHING); Cedeno
doubled; Wynn out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Cedeno
to third]; May grounded out (third to first); Watson struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 6, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           6  11   0    6
 Astros           5  12   0    9


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