Atlanta Braves 4, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 156
Played on Saturday, September 22, 1973 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  0  1    0  0  3    0  0  0  -   4  7  2
HOU N    0  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   2  8  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Garr rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Perez ss                      3   1   1   0       1   0       1   5
Evans 3b                      4   1   1   0       0   1       2   3
Aaron lf                      4   1   1   3       0   0       1   0
  Tepedino 1b                 0   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Baker cf                      4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Johnson 2b                    3   0   1   0       1   0       2   6
Lum 1b,lf                     4   0   0   0       0   0      12   1
Casanova c                    4   1   1   1       0   0       1   1
Morton p                      3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Totals                       33   4   7   4       2   3      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Perez-Johnson-Tepedino.
E: Perez 2 (24).

BATTING - 
HR: Casanova (7,3rd inning off Roberts 0 on 1 out); Aaron (39,6th inning off
Roberts 2 on 0 out).
GDP: Evans (8,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Garr (35,2nd base off Roberts/Jutze).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gallagher rf                  5   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   2   2       0   1       4   7
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Watson lf                     3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
May 1b                        4   0   1   0       0   0      14   0
Helms 2b                      4   0   2   0       0   0       0   2
Jutze c                       4   1   1   0       0   0       4   0
Roberts p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Gross ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stewart ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   2   8   2       0   1      27  12

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

BATTING - 
2B: Metzger (10,off Morton).
3B: Metzger (14,off Morton).
SH: Roberts (11,off Morton).
HBP: Watson (4,by Morton).
GDP: Watson (17,off Morton).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (51,2nd base off Morton/Casanova).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Morton W(14-10)               9     8   2   2   0   1   0  37

HBP: Morton (4,Watson).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Roberts L(15-11)              7     7   4   4   0   2   2  28
Forsch                        2     0   0   0   2   1   0   7
Totals                        9     7   4   4   2   3   2  35


Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - Art Williams, 2B - Doug Harvey, 3B - Andy Olsen
Time of Game: 2:01   Attendance: 16020


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Garr                rf        Gallagher           rf
2. Perez               ss        Metzger             ss
3. Evans               3b        Cedeno              cf
4. Aaron               lf        Watson              lf
5. Baker               cf        Rader               3b
6. Johnson             2b        May                 1b
7. Lum                 1b        Helms               2b
8. Casanova            c         Jutze               c
9. Morton              p         Roberts             p

BRAVES 1ST: Garr grounded out (third to first); Perez flied out
to right; Evans popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gallagher grounded out (second to first); Metzger
struck out; Cedeno singled; Cedeno stole second; Watson was hit
by a pitch; Rader grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Aaron grounded out (shortstop to first); Baker
grounded out (shortstop to first); Johnson grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: May grounded out (third to first); Helms flied out
to right; Jutze grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Lum grounded out (first unassisted); Casanova
homered; Morton grounded out (shortstop to first); Garr singled;
Garr stole second; Perez grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Roberts flied out to center; Gallagher lined to
first; Metzger doubled; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Evans was called out on strikes; Aaron grounded out
(shortstop to first); Baker singled; Johnson singled [Baker to
third]; Lum forced Johnson (shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

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

BRAVES 5TH: Casanova made an out to shortstop; Morton grounded
out (shortstop to first); Garr grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Jutze singled; Roberts out on a sacrifice bunt
(catcher to second) [Jutze to second]; Gallagher singled [Jutze
to third]; Metzger tripled [Jutze scored, Gallagher scored];
Cedeno flied out to center; Watson grounded out (third to
first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

BRAVES 6TH: Perez singled; Evans singled [Perez to second];
Aaron homered [Perez scored, Evans scored]; Baker flied out to
center; Johnson flied out to right; Lum made an out to third; 3
R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Rader made an out to third; May grounded out (third
to first); Helms singled; Jutze grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 2.

BRAVES 7TH: Casanova popped to first in foul territory; Morton
struck out; Garr grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: GROSS BATTED FOR ROBERTS; Gross grounded out (second
to first); Gallagher grounded out (first to pitcher); Metzger
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
4, Astros 2.

BRAVES 8TH: FORSCH REPLACED GROSS (PITCHING); Perez walked;
Evans grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Perez out at second]; Aaron popped to first in foul territory;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: TEPEDINO REPLACED AARON (PLAYING 1B); LUM CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Cedeno reached on an error by Perez
[Cedeno to first]; Watson grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Cedeno out at second]; Rader grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 2.

BRAVES 9TH: Baker was called out on strikes; Johnson walked; Lum
flied out to right; Casanova forced Johnson (shortstop
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: May made an out to first; Helms singled; Jutze
reached on an error by Perez [Helms to second, Jutze to first];
STEWART BATTED FOR FORSCH; Stewart made an out to shortstop;
Gallagher made an out to third; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 4,
Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           4   7   2    4
 Astros           2   8   0    8


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