Houston Astros 10, Atlanta Braves 3
Regular Season Game 2
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Sunday, April 8, 1973 (D) at Atlanta Stadium

HOU N    2  0  0    0  0  8    0  0  0  -  10 13  2
ATL N    0  1  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  4  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wynn rf                       4   1   0   0       1   0       2   0
Helms 2b                      5   1   2   2       0   0       2   1
  Torres 2b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cedeno cf                     5   3   4   2       0   0       1   0
Watson lf                     3   1   1   2       2   2       2   0
May 1b                        4   1   2   1       1   1       7   3
Rader 3b                      5   0   1   2       0   0       1   0
Edwards c                     5   1   1   0       0   0       6   1
Metzger ss                    4   1   1   1       1   0       4   2
Forsch p                      4   1   1   0       1   1       2   0
Totals                       39  10  13  10       6   4      27   7

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

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno 2 (4,off Dobson,off Schueler); May (1,off Dobson).
3B: Metzger (1,off Dobson).
HR: Cedeno (1,1st inning off Dobson 0 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Wynn (1,2nd base off Dobson/Oates).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Garr lf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Gilbreath 3b                  4   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Aaron rf                      3   1   0   0       1   1       4   0
Evans 1b                      4   1   1   1       0   1       5   1
Baker cf                      4   1   1   2       0   0       4   0
Johnson 2b                    3   0   0   0       1   1       5   1
Oates c                       3   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Perez ss                      3   0   1   0       0   0       3   3
Dobson p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Schueler p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Lum ph                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  House p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   3   4   3       2   5      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Perez (1).

BATTING - 
HR: Evans (1,2nd inning off Forsch 0 on 0 out); Baker (1,4th inning off Forsch
1 on 2 out).
GDP: Dobson (1,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Oates (1,2nd base by Forsch/Edwards).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch W(1-0)                 9     4   3   3   2   5   2  33

WP: Forsch (1).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dobson L(0-1)                 5.1   8   7   7   3   3   1  26
Schueler                      2.2   5   3   3   2   1   0  15
House                         1     0   0   0   1   0   0   4
Totals                        9    13  10  10   6   4   1  45


Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Ken Burkhart
Time of Game: 2:24   


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Wynn walked; Wynn stole second [Wynn to third (error
by Perez)]; Helms grounded out (shortstop to first) [Wynn
scored]; Cedeno homered; Watson struck out; May walked; Rader
forced May (third to second); 2 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Garr grounded out (first to pitcher); Gilbreath
grounded out (shortstop to first); Aaron popped to shortstop in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

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

BRAVES 2ND: Evans homered; Baker popped to first in foul
territory; Johnson lined to shortstop; Oates singled to center;
Oates was caught stealing second (catcher to second); 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Wynn popped to second; Helms singled to second;
Cedeno singled to third [Helms to second]; Watson struck out;
May forced Cedeno (shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 2, Braves 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Perez reached on an error by Helms [Perez to first];
Dobson grounded into a double play (first to first to second)
[Perez out at second]; Garr grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader grounded out (pitcher to first); Edwards
popped to second; Metzger popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 1.

BRAVES 4TH: Gilbreath lined to left; Aaron walked; Evans popped
to shortstop; Baker homered [Aaron scored]; Johnson struck out;
2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Forsch struck out; Wynn popped to shortstop; Helms
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
2, Braves 3.

BRAVES 5TH: Oates grounded out (first unassisted); Perez popped
to first; Dobson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Braves 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno doubled to left; Watson walked; May doubled
to right [Cedeno scored, Watson to third]; Rader singled to left
[Watson scored, May scored, Rader out at second (left to
second)]; Edwards singled to right; Metzger tripled to right
[Edwards scored]; SCHUELER REPLACED DOBSON (PITCHING); Forsch
walked; Wynn flied out to center; Helms singled to left [Metzger
scored, Forsch to second]; Cedeno doubled to left [Forsch
scored, Helms to third]; Watson singled to right [Helms scored,
Cedeno scored]; May singled to left [Watson to second]; Rader
flied out to right; 8 R, 9 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 10, Braves 3.

BRAVES 6TH: Garr popped to third in foul territory; Gilbreath
flied out to center; Aaron lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 10, Braves 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Edwards grounded out (first to pitcher); Metzger
flied out to left; Forsch singled to center; Wynn popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 10, Braves 3.

BRAVES 7TH: Evans grounded out (first to pitcher); Baker
grounded out (shortstop to first); Johnson walked; Oates flied
out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 10, Braves 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Helms flied out to right; Cedeno grounded out (third
to first); Watson walked; May struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 10, Braves 3.

BRAVES 8TH: Perez singled to center; LUM BATTED FOR SCHUELER;
Lum struck out; Garr popped to catcher in foul territory; Forsch
threw a wild pitch [Perez to second]; Gilbreath reached on an
error by Rader [Perez to third, Gilbreath to first]; Aaron
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 10, Braves 3.

ASTROS 9TH: HOUSE REPLACED LUM (PITCHING); Rader flied out to
center; Edwards flied to right in foul territory; Metzger
walked; Forsch flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 10, Braves 3.

BRAVES 9TH: TORRES REPLACED HELMS (PLAYING 2B); Evans struck
out; Baker flied to left in foul territory; Johnson flied out to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 10, Braves 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros          10  13   2    8
 Braves           3   4   1    3


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