Houston Astros 2, Atlanta Braves 1 (13 innings)
Regular Season Game 1
Played on Friday, April 6, 1973 (N) at Atlanta Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  -   2  9  0
ATL N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  -   1 12  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wynn rf                       6   1   1   1       0   2       4   0
Helms 2b                      6   1   3   0       0   0       8   4
Cedeno cf                     6   0   3   1       0   2       6   0
Watson lf                     5   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
May 1b                        5   0   0   0       0   2      11   1
Rader 3b                      5   0   0   0       0   2       0   6
Edwards c                     5   0   2   0       0   0       9   0
Metzger ss                    5   0   0   0       0   1       0   4
Roberts p                     3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gallagher ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Crawford p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Miller ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  York p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       48   2   9   2       1  11      39  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Metzger-Helms-May, Rader-Helms-May.

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno 2 (2,off Gentry,off Upshaw).
3B: Cedeno (1,off Harrison).
HR: Wynn (1,6th inning off Gentry 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Helms (1,2nd base off Harrison/Oates).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Garr lf                       6   0   0   0       0   3       4   0
Gilbreath 3b                  6   0   3   0       0   0       2   2
Aaron rf                      5   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Baker cf                      6   0   3   0       0   1       5   0
Evans 1b                      6   0   1   0       0   2      16   0
Johnson 2b                    6   1   2   0       0   0       0   2
Oates c                       4   0   1   0       0   0      11   0
Perez ss                      5   0   1   0       0   1       0   7
Gentry p                      2   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Brown ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Harrison p                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Lum ph                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dietz ph                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Jackson pr                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Upshaw p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       48   1  12   1       2   8      39  11

BATTING - 
2B: Gilbreath (1,off Roberts); Johnson (1,off Roberts).
SH: Oates (1,off Roberts).
GDP: Aaron 2 (2,off Roberts 2).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Baker (1,2nd base off Ray/Edwards).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Roberts                       9     8   1   1   0   4   0  33
Ray                           2.1   3   0   0   1   2   0  11
Crawford                      0.1   0   0   0   1   1   0   2
Gladding W(1-0)               0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
York SV(1)                    1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                       13    12   1   1   2   8   0  51


Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Gentry                        7     4   1   1   1   5   1  26
Harrison                      5     3   0   0   0   5   0  18
Upshaw L(0-1)                 1     2   1   1   0   1   0   5
Totals                       13     9   2   2   1  11   1  49

WP: Gentry (1).

Umpires: HP - Ken Burkhart, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Frank Pulli
Time of Game: 3:25   Attendance: 25335


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Wynn                rf        Garr                lf
2. Helms               2b        Gilbreath           3b
3. Cedeno              cf        Aaron               rf
4. Watson              lf        Baker               cf
5. May                 1b        Evans               1b
6. Rader               3b        Johnson             2b
7. Edwards             c         Oates               c
8. Metzger             ss        Perez               ss
9. Roberts             p         Gentry              p

ASTROS 1ST: Wynn flied out to center; Helms singled to left;
Cedeno struck out; Gentry threw a wild pitch [Helms to second];
Watson walked; May flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Garr struck out; Gilbreath singled to left; Aaron
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Gilbreath out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Rader struck out; Edwards flied out to center;
Metzger grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Baker singled to center; Evans struck out; Johnson
forced Baker (third to second); Oates flied out to right; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Roberts grounded out (third to first); Wynn flied
out to left; Helms grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Perez grounded out (third to first); Gentry lined to
second; Garr struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves
0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno struck out; Watson grounded out (shortstop to
first); May grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Gilbreath doubled to left; Aaron flied out to
center; Baker flied out to center; Evans grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Rader struck out; Edwards singled to left; Metzger
popped to third; Roberts grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Johnson doubled to left; Oates flied out to center;
Perez grounded out (second to first) [Johnson to third]; Gentry
singled to right [Johnson scored]; Garr forced Gentry (shortstop
to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Wynn homered; Helms flied out to left; Cedeno
doubled to left; Watson struck out; May grounded out (first
unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 6TH: Gilbreath flied out to right; Aaron grounded out
(shortstop to first); Baker singled to left; Evans struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Rader flied out to center; Edwards grounded out
(first unassisted); Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 7TH: Johnson singled to left; Oates out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to second) [Johnson to second]; Perez grounded out
(third to first); BROWN BATTED FOR GENTRY; Brown flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

ASTROS 8TH: HARRISON REPLACED BROWN (PITCHING); Roberts popped
to third in foul territory; Wynn grounded out (shortstop to
first); Helms singled to center; Helms stole second; Cedeno
flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 8TH: Garr flied out to center; Gilbreath singled to left;
Aaron grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Gilbreath out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Braves 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Watson grounded out (first unassisted); May struck
out; Rader popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 9TH: Baker grounded out (third to first); Evans grounded
out (first unassisted); Johnson flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

ASTROS 10TH: Edwards flied out to left; Metzger struck out;
GALLAGHER BATTED FOR ROBERTS; Gallagher struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 10TH: RAY REPLACED GALLAGHER (PITCHING); Oates flied out
to right; Perez struck out; Harrison struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

ASTROS 11TH: Wynn struck out; Helms grounded out (shortstop to
first); Cedeno tripled to right; Watson grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 11TH: Garr popped to catcher in foul territory; Gilbreath
popped to second; Aaron walked; Baker singled to right [Aaron to
third]; Baker stole second; Evans flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

ASTROS 12TH: May struck out; Rader grounded out (second to
first); Edwards singled to second; Metzger flied out to left; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 12TH: Johnson flied out to center; Oates singled to
right; Perez singled to right [Oates to third]; LUM BATTED FOR
HARRISON; CRAWFORD REPLACED RAY (PITCHING); DIETZ BATTED FOR
LUM; Dietz walked [Perez to second]; Debut game for Jim
Crawford; JACKSON RAN FOR DIETZ; Garr struck out; GLADDING
REPLACED CRAWFORD (PITCHING); Gilbreath forced Jackson
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

ASTROS 13TH: UPSHAW REPLACED JACKSON (PITCHING); MILLER BATTED
FOR GLADDING; Miller flied out to right; Wynn struck out; Helms
singled to shortstop; Cedeno doubled to center [Helms scored];
Watson popped to first; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves
1.

BRAVES 13TH: YORK REPLACED MILLER (PITCHING); Aaron grounded out
(third to first); Baker struck out; Evans singled to right;
Johnson popped to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves
1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   9   0    8
 Braves           1  12   0   11


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