Houston Astros 8, Atlanta Braves 5
Regular Season Game 106
Played on Sunday, July 29, 1973 (D) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  3  0    0  0  0    2  0  0  -   5  8  3
HOU N    0  0  0    2  2  0    1  3  x  -   8 13  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Garr rf                       5   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
Evans 3b                      5   1   1   2       0   1       0   6
Aaron lf                      3   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Baker cf                      3   1   1   0       1   0       1   0
Johnson 2b                    4   0   2   0       0   0       3   3
Dietz 1b                      2   1   1   0       1   0       8   0
  Tepedino ph,1b              1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Perez ss                      3   0   0   1       0   0       2   3
Casanova c                    3   1   1   2       1   1       6   0
P. Niekro p                   2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Velazquez ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Leon p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Frisella p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Jackson ph                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       32   5   8   5       5   2      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Evans-Johnson-Dietz.
E: Evans (14), Johnson (19), Perez (15).
PB: Casanova (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Johnson (15,off Reuss).
HR: Casanova (3,2nd inning off Reuss 1 on 2 out); Evans (28,7th inning off
Reuss 1 on 2 out).
SF: Perez (2,off Reuss).
GDP: Evans (5,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Baker (13,2nd base off Reuss/Edwards); Garr (22,2nd base off Reuss/Edwards).
CS: Johnson (3,2nd base by Reuss/Edwards).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Agee rf                       5   1   2   1       0   0       3   0
Metzger ss                    5   1   1   0       0   1       4   2
Cedeno cf                     4   1   2   1       1   1       4   0
Watson lf                     4   0   2   2       1   0       3   0
Rader 3b                      4   1   1   0       0   0       1   3
May 1b                        4   2   2   2       0   1       9   1
Edwards c                     3   1   1   0       0   1       2   1
Helms 2b                      4   1   1   2       0   1       1   3
Reuss p                       3   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   8  13   8       2   5      27  10

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

BATTING - 
2B: Agee 2 (5,off P. Niekro,off Frisella); Cedeno (19,off Leon); Helms (21,off
Leon).
HR: May (16,4th inning off P. Niekro 1 on 1 out).
SH: Edwards (1,off Leon).
GDP: Rader (8,off Leon).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno 2 (37,2nd base off P. Niekro/Casanova,3rd base off Leon/Casanova).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
P. Niekro                     6     8   4   4   1   4   1  28
Leon L(0-2)                   1     4   4   3   0   0   0   7
Frisella                      1     1   0   0   1   1   0   5
Totals                        8    13   8   7   2   5   1  40

Leon faced 3 batters in the 8th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reuss                         6.2   8   5   5   4   1   2  31
Forsch W(9-9)                 2.1   0   0   0   1   1   0   7
Totals                        9     8   5   5   5   2   2  38


Umpires: HP - Andy Olsen, 1B - Art Williams, 2B - Shag Crawford, 3B - Doug Harvey
Time of Game: 2:31   Attendance: 23272


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Garr                rf        Agee                rf
2. Evans               3b        Metzger             ss
3. Aaron               lf        Cedeno              cf
4. Baker               cf        Watson              lf
5. Johnson             2b        Rader               3b
6. Dietz               1b        May                 1b
7. Perez               ss        Edwards             c
8. Casanova            c         Helms               2b
9. P. Niekro           p         Reuss               p

BRAVES 1ST: Garr grounded out (third to first); Evans flied out
to center; Aaron made an out to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Agee grounded out (third to first); Metzger flied
out to right; Cedeno reached on an error by Evans [Cedeno to
first]; Cedeno stole second; Casanova allowed a passed ball
[Cedeno to third]; Watson walked; Rader grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Baker singled; Baker stole second; Johnson flied out
to center; Dietz singled [Baker to third]; Perez hit a sacrifice
fly to center [Baker scored]; Casanova homered [Dietz scored];
P. Niekro flied out to right; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: May struck out; Edwards singled; Helms flied out to
left; Reuss flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves
3, Astros 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Garr flied out to center; Evans was called out on
strikes; Aaron made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Agee grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger
grounded out (second to first); Cedeno struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Baker grounded out (shortstop to first); Johnson
singled; Johnson was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Dietz walked; Perez forced Dietz (shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson grounded out (third to first); Rader singled;
May homered [Rader scored]; Edwards struck out; Helms struck
out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Casanova walked; P. Niekro flied out to left; Garr
singled [Casanova to second]; Evans made an out to third; Aaron
popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves
3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Reuss grounded out (second to first); Agee doubled;
Metzger singled [Agee to third]; Cedeno singled [Agee scored,
Metzger to second]; Watson singled [Metzger scored, Cedeno to
third]; Rader popped to catcher in foul territory; May grounded
out (third to first); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 4.

BRAVES 6TH: Baker flied out to right; Johnson doubled; Dietz
grounded out (third to first); Perez grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Edwards flied out to right; Helms lined to
shortstop; Reuss singled; Agee forced Reuss (third to second); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 4.

BRAVES 7TH: Casanova lined to left; VELAZQUEZ BATTED FOR P.
NIEKRO; Velazquez grounded out (third to first); Garr singled;
Garr stole second; Evans homered [Garr scored]; Aaron walked;
Baker walked [Aaron to second]; FORSCH REPLACED REUSS
(PITCHING); Johnson flied out to left; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 5, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: LEON REPLACED VELAZQUEZ (PITCHING); Metzger lined to
shortstop; Cedeno doubled; Cedeno stole third; Watson singled
[Cedeno scored]; Rader grounded into a double play (third to
second to first) [Watson out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 5, Astros 5.

BRAVES 8TH: TEPEDINO BATTED FOR DIETZ; Tepedino grounded out
(second to first); Perez flied out to right; Casanova struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: TEPEDINO STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); May singled;
Edwards reached on an error by Johnson on a sacrifice bunt [May
to third, Edwards to first]; Helms doubled [May scored, Edwards
scored (unearned), Helms to third (error by Perez)]; FRISELLA
REPLACED LEON (PITCHING); Forsch grounded out (shortstop to
first); Agee doubled [Helms scored]; Metzger struck out; Cedeno
walked; Watson forced Cedeno (shortstop to second); 3 R (2 ER),
3 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 8.

BRAVES 9TH: JACKSON BATTED FOR FRISELLA; Jackson walked; Garr
forced Jackson (first to shortstop); Evans grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Garr out at second];
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           5   8   3    6
 Astros           8  13   0    8


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