Houston Astros 12, Atlanta Braves 8
Regular Season Game 84
Doubleheader Nightcap
Played on Wednesday, July 4, 1973 (N) at Atlanta Stadium

HOU N    2  0  4    1  0  0    0  5  0  -  12 15  0
ATL N    1  0  1    3  0  1    1  0  1  -   8 14  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Agee cf                       2   1   2   1       0   0       2   0
  Alou ph,rf                  3   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Metzger ss                    5   2   3   2       1   1       1   3
Wynn rf,cf                    4   1   0   0       1   0       3   0
Watson lf                     4   1   3   0       1   0       2   0
Rader 3b                      4   3   2   3       0   0       0   1
May 1b                        5   1   2   4       0   0      10   0
Helms 2b                      4   1   0   0       1   0       2   7
Jutze c                       5   1   2   1       0   0       4   0
Forsch p                      3   1   1   1       0   1       0   0
  Gallagher ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberts p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       41  12  15  12       4   3      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Helms-May.

BATTING - 
2B: Agee (3,off P. Niekro).
3B: Metzger (11,off P. Niekro).
HR: Agee (6,1st inning off P. Niekro 0 on 0 out); Rader (11,4th inning off
Freeman 0 on 1 out); May (11,8th inning off Frisella 3 on 1 out).
SF: Rader (2,off P. Niekro).
HBP: Alou (2,by P. Niekro).
Team LOB: 8.

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Jackson ss                    5   1   1   0       0   1       0   4
Garr rf                       5   3   4   1       0   0       4   0
Evans 3b                      4   0   0   1       1   0       1   4
Aaron lf                      5   0   2   1       0   0       3   0
Lum 1b                        4   1   2   0       1   0      11   0
Baker cf                      5   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Johnson 2b                    5   2   2   4       0   1       2   3
Oates c                       3   0   1   0       1   0       5   0
P. Niekro p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Freeman p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Miller ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Panther p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Frisella p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tepedino ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  House p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       40   8  14   7       3   3      27  12

BATTING - 
3B: Garr (4,off Forsch); Jackson (2,off Roberts).
HR: Garr (6,3rd inning off Forsch 0 on 1 out); Johnson 2 (19,4th inning off
Forsch 2 on 0 out,6th inning off Forsch 0 on 1 out).
GDP: Tepedino (1,off Ray).
IBB: Lum (2,by Ray).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch                        6     9   6   6   0   3   3  27
Roberts                       0.1   2   1   1   1   0   0   4
Ray W(5-0)                    2.2   3   1   1   2   0   0  12
Totals                        9    14   8   8   3   3   3  43

WP: Roberts (2), Ray (1).
IBB: Ray (7,Lum).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
P. Niekro                     2.2   8   6   6   3   0   1  20
Freeman                       3.1   2   1   1   0   1   1  12
Panther L(1-2)                1.1   3   3   3   1   0   0   8
Frisella                      0.2   2   2   2   0   0   1   4
House                         1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Totals                        9    15  12  12   4   3   3  47

HBP: P. Niekro (2,Alou).

Umpires: HP - Chris Pelekoudas, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - John McSherry, 3B - Ed Sudol
Time of Game: 2:56   Attendance: 13537


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Agee                cf        Jackson             ss
2. Metzger             ss        Garr                rf
3. Wynn                rf        Evans               3b
4. Watson              lf        Aaron               lf
5. Rader               3b        Lum                 1b
6. May                 1b        Baker               cf
7. Helms               2b        Johnson             2b
8. Jutze               c         Oates               c
9. Forsch              p         P. Niekro           p

ASTROS 1ST: Agee homered; Metzger tripled to center; Wynn popped
to catcher in foul territory; Watson walked; Rader hit a
sacrifice fly to left [Metzger scored]; May singled to center
[Watson to second]; Helms popped to catcher in foul territory; 2
R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Jackson grounded out (second to first); Garr tripled
to center; Evans grounded out (second to first) [Garr scored];
Aaron flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Braves 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Jutze flied out to left; Forsch grounded out (third
to first); Agee doubled to left; Metzger walked; Wynn grounded
out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves
1.

BRAVES 2ND: Lum singled to right; Baker flied out to center;
Johnson struck out; Oates singled to center [Lum to second]; P.
Niekro struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Watson singled to center; Rader forced Watson (third
to second); May flied out to right; Helms walked [Rader to
second]; Jutze singled to left [Rader scored, Helms to third];
Forsch singled to center [Helms scored, Jutze to second]; ALOU
BATTED FOR AGEE; Alou was hit by a pitch [Jutze to third, Forsch
to second]; Metzger singled to right [Jutze scored, Forsch
scored, Alou to second]; FREEMAN REPLACED P. NIEKRO (PITCHING);
Wynn forced Alou (third unassisted); 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 6, Braves 1.

BRAVES 3RD: ALOU STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); WYNN CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); Jackson flied out to center; Garr
homered; Evans flied out to left; Aaron grounded out (shortstop
to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Rader
homered; May grounded out (third to first); Helms flied out to
right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Braves 2.

BRAVES 4TH: Lum singled to center; Baker singled to center [Lum
to second]; Johnson homered [Lum scored, Baker scored]; Oates
grounded out (second to first); Freeman grounded out (third to
first); Jackson struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7,
Braves 5.

ASTROS 5TH: Jutze grounded out (shortstop to first); Forsch
struck out; Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Braves 5.

BRAVES 5TH: Garr singled to center; Evans flied out to right;
Aaron flied out to center; Lum popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Braves 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Wynn
grounded out (third to first); Watson singled to center; Rader
flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Braves 5.

BRAVES 6TH: Baker grounded out (second to first); Johnson
homered; Oates grounded out (second to first); MILLER BATTED FOR
FREEMAN; Miller flied out to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 7, Braves 6.

ASTROS 7TH: PANTHER REPLACED MILLER (PITCHING); May flied out to
center; Helms popped to second; Jutze singled to shortstop;
GALLAGHER BATTED FOR FORSCH; Gallagher grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Braves 6.

BRAVES 7TH: ROBERTS REPLACED GALLAGHER (PITCHING); Jackson
tripled to left; Garr grounded out (first unassisted); Evans
walked while Jackson advanced to home on a wild pitch; Aaron
singled to center [Evans to third, Aaron to second (on throw)];
RAY REPLACED ROBERTS (PITCHING); Lum was walked intentionally;
Baker flied out to center; Johnson flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 7, Braves 7.

ASTROS 8TH: Alou grounded out (second to first); Metzger singled
to center; Wynn walked [Metzger to second]; Watson singled to
second [Metzger to third, Wynn to second]; FRISELLA REPLACED
PANTHER (PITCHING); Rader singled to right [Metzger scored, Wynn
to third, Watson to second]; May homered [Wynn scored, Watson
scored, Rader scored]; Helms grounded out (shortstop to first);
Jutze flied out to left; 5 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 12,
Braves 7.

BRAVES 8TH: Oates walked; TEPEDINO BATTED FOR FRISELLA; Tepedino
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Oates out at second]; Jackson flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 12, Braves 7.

ASTROS 9TH: HOUSE REPLACED TEPEDINO (PITCHING); Ray struck out;
Alou flied out to right; Metzger struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 12, Braves 7.

BRAVES 9TH: Garr singled to right; Ray threw a wild pitch [Garr
to second]; Evans grounded out (second to first) [Garr to
third]; Aaron singled to left [Garr scored]; Lum popped to
catcher in foul territory; Baker singled to left [Aaron to
second]; Johnson forced Baker (shortstop to second); 1 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 12, Braves 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros          12  15   0    8
 Braves           8  14   0    8


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