Houston Astros 11, Atlanta Braves 4
Regular Season Game 83
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Wednesday, July 4, 1973 (D) at Atlanta Stadium

HOU N    4  0  0    4  1  0    1  1  0  -  11 15  1
ATL N    1  1  0    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   4 12  3
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Agee cf                       6   2   3   1       0   0       1   0
Metzger ss                    5   2   2   1       0   0       2   3
Wynn rf                       4   2   1   0       2   1       3   0
Watson lf                     4   2   1   2       2   1       1   0
Rader 3b                      5   2   3   2       0   1       0   2
May 1b                        4   0   0   0       1   2       9   1
Helms 2b                      4   0   1   1       1   0       3   3
  Torres 2b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Jutze c                       5   0   3   2       0   1       7   1
Richard p                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Crawford p                  2   1   1   0       0   1       1   1
Totals                       42  11  15   9       6   8      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Helms-Metzger-May.
E: Metzger (8).
PB: Jutze (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (13,off Reed); Helms (17,off Reed); Agee (2,off Devine).
HR: Agee (5,5th inning off Devine 0 on 1 out); Rader (10,8th inning off House
0 on 1 out).
SF: Metzger (1,off Devine).
IBB: May (4,by Reed).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Wynn (8,2nd base off Reed/Casanova).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Jackson ss                    4   0   1   0       1   0       3   2
Lum lf                        4   2   1   0       1   2       1   0
Evans 3b                      5   1   2   2       0   1       0   3
Baker cf                      4   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
Garr rf                       4   0   2   0       0   0       3   0
Tepedino 1b                   4   1   2   1       0   1       6   0
Johnson 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Casanova c                    4   0   0   0       0   0       8   0
Reed p                        1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Devine p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Goggin ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  House p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Frisella p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dietz ph                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   4  12   3       2   7      27   6

FIELDING - 
E: Jackson (2), Evans (10), Tepedino (1).

BATTING - 
HR: Tepedino (1,2nd inning off Richard 0 on 0 out); Evans (22,5th inning off
Richard 1 on 2 out).
GDP: Lum (1,off Richard).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Casanova (1,2nd base by Richard/Jutze).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard W(2-0)                5     7   4   3   2   4   2  22
Crawford SV(6)                4     5   0   0   0   3   0  17
Totals                        9    12   4   3   2   7   2  39

WP: Richard (2), Crawford (5).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reed L(4-11)                  3.2   9   8   4   4   3   0  25
Devine                        3.1   4   2   2   0   3   1  14
House                         1     2   1   1   1   1   1   6
Frisella                      1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4
Totals                        9    15  11   7   6   8   2  49

IBB: Reed (6,May).

Umpires: HP - Ed Sudol, 1B - Chris Pelekoudas, 2B - Nick Colosi, 3B - John McSherry
Time of Game: 2:42   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Agee                cf        Jackson             ss
2. Metzger             ss        Lum                 lf
3. Wynn                rf        Evans               3b
4. Watson              lf        Baker               cf
5. Rader               3b        Garr                rf
6. May                 1b        Tepedino            1b
7. Helms               2b        Johnson             2b
8. Jutze               c         Casanova            c
9. Richard             p         Reed                p

ASTROS 1ST: Agee singled to right; Metzger singled to right
[Agee to second]; Wynn singled to shortstop [Agee to third,
Metzger to second]; Watson doubled to center [Agee scored,
Metzger scored, Wynn to third]; Rader struck out; May was walked
intentionally; Helms popped to shortstop; Jutze singled to
center [Wynn scored, Watson scored, May to second]; Richard
flied out to center; 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Jackson grounded out (pitcher to first); Lum singled
to left; Evans struck out while Lum advanced to second on a
passed ball; Baker singled to shortstop [Lum scored (error by
Metzger) (unearned) (no RBI), Baker to second]; Garr grounded
out (second to first); 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4,
Braves 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Agee popped to first in foul territory; Metzger
flied out to center; Wynn walked; Wynn stole second; Watson
walked; Rader flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
4, Braves 1.

BRAVES 2ND: Tepedino homered; Johnson singled to center;
Casanova forced Johnson (shortstop to second); Casanova was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Reed struck out;
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 2.

ASTROS 3RD: May struck out; Helms flied out to right; Jutze
singled to center; Richard lined to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 4, Braves 2.

BRAVES 3RD: Jackson walked; Lum grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Jackson out at second]; Evans
singled to right; Baker grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Agee grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger
singled to pitcher; Wynn reached on an error by Evans [Metzger
to second, Wynn to first]; Watson walked [Metzger to third, Wynn
to second]; Rader singled to shortstop [Metzger scored
(unearned), Wynn scored (error by Jackson) (unearned) (no RBI),
Watson scored (error by Tepedino) (unearned) (no RBI), Rader to
second]; May struck out; Helms doubled to center [Rader scored
(unearned)]; DEVINE REPLACED REED (PITCHING); Jutze struck out;
4 R (0 ER), 3 H, 3 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Braves 2.

BRAVES 4TH: Garr singled to left; Tepedino grounded out (pitcher
to first) [Garr to second]; Richard threw a wild pitch [Garr to
third]; Johnson struck out; Casanova popped to second; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Braves 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Richard struck out; Agee homered; Metzger grounded
out (second to first); Wynn struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 9, Braves 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Devine struck out; Jackson grounded out (shortstop
to first); Lum walked; Evans homered [Lum scored]; Baker flied
out to right; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 9, Braves 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson grounded out (third to first); Rader singled
to center; May flied out to right; Helms forced Rader (shortstop
to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9, Braves 4.

BRAVES 6TH: CRAWFORD REPLACED RICHARD (PITCHING); Garr flied out
to left; Tepedino struck out; Johnson grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 9, Braves 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Jutze lined to shortstop; Crawford singled to left;
Agee doubled to center [Crawford to third]; Metzger hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Crawford scored]; Wynn flied out to
center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 10, Braves 4.

BRAVES 7TH: Casanova popped to second; GOGGIN BATTED FOR DEVINE;
Goggin singled to center; Jackson singled to right [Goggin to
second]; Lum struck out; Evans flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 10, Braves 4.

ASTROS 8TH: HOUSE REPLACED GOGGIN (PITCHING); Watson flied out
to center; Rader homered; May grounded out (third to first);
Helms walked; Jutze singled to left [Helms to second]; Crawford
struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 11, Braves 4.

BRAVES 8TH: Baker grounded out (third to first); Garr singled to
center; Tepedino singled to right [Garr to third]; Johnson
grounded out (pitcher to first) [Tepedino to second, Garr stayed
at third]; Casanova flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 11, Braves 4.

ASTROS 9TH: FRISELLA REPLACED HOUSE (PITCHING); Agee grounded
out (third to first); Metzger popped to shortstop; Wynn walked;
Watson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 11, Braves 4.

BRAVES 9TH: TORRES REPLACED HELMS (PLAYING 2B); DIETZ BATTED FOR
FRISELLA; Dietz singled to left; Jackson flied out to center;
Lum struck out; Crawford threw a wild pitch [Dietz to second];
Evans grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 11, Braves 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros          11  15   1   11
 Braves           4  12   3    8


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