Houston Astros 8, Atlanta Braves 2
Regular Season Game 14
Played on Friday, April 19, 1974 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  2  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  7  3
HOU N    0  0  0    2  1  3    0  2  x  -   8 12  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Garr rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Perez 3b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
  Capra p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Correll ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Aker p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Murrell 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   2       8   0
Aaron lf                      4   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Baker cf                      4   1   2   0       0   1       4   0
Johnson 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Oates c                       4   0   1   2       0   0       7   0
Robinson ss                   3   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
P. Niekro p                   2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Foster 3b                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Totals                       34   2   7   2       0   5      24   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Robinson-Murrell.
E: Aaron (1), Robinson (2), Foster (1).
PB: Oates (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Baker (4,off Roberts); Oates (2,off Roberts).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Garr (1,2nd base off Roberts/M. May).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf,lf                   5   1   2   1       0   0       1   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   1   0       1   0       2   1
Cedeno cf                     3   0   1   1       1   0       3   0
Watson lf,1b                  4   0   0   0       0   1       4   1
L. May 1b                     3   0   1   0       0   2       8   0
  Gallagher pr,rf             1   1   0   0       0   1       1   0
M. May c                      4   2   3   0       0   0       5   0
Menke 3b                      2   1   0   1       1   1       1   5
Helms 2b                      3   2   2   2       0   0       1   2
  Milbourne 2b                1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Roberts p                     3   0   1   2       0   1       1   1
Totals                       32   8  12   7       3   6      27  10

BATTING - 
3B: Gross (1,off P. Niekro).
HR: Helms (1,4th inning off P. Niekro 1 on 2 out).
SH: Metzger (2,off P. Niekro).
SF: Menke (1,off P. Niekro); Roberts (1,off P. Niekro).
GDP: Gross (1,off Aker).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (8,2nd base off P. Niekro/Oates); Gross (1,2nd base off P. Niekro/Oates);
Gallagher (1,2nd base off P. Niekro/Oates).
CS: Cedeno (1,2nd base by P. Niekro/Oates); M. May (1,2nd base by Capra/Oates).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
P. Niekro L(3-1)              5.2   9   6   6   2   5   1  28
Capra                         1.1   1   0   0   1   1   0   5
Aker                          1     2   2   0   0   0   0   5
Totals                        8    12   8   6   3   6   1  38

WP: P. Niekro (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Roberts W(2-2)                9     7   2   2   0   5   0  34


Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Dick Stello, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Tom Gorman
Time of Game: 2:13   Attendance: 13025


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Garr                rf        Gross               rf
2. Perez               3b        Metzger             ss
3. Murrell             1b        Cedeno              cf
4. Aaron               lf        Watson              lf
5. Baker               cf        L. May              1b
6. Johnson             2b        M. May              c
7. Oates               c         Menke               3b
8. Robinson            ss        Helms               2b
9. P. Niekro           p         Roberts             p

BRAVES 1ST: Garr flied out to left; Perez grounded out (third to
first); Murrell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross grounded out (pitcher to first); Metzger
reached on an error by Robinson [Metzger to first]; Cedeno
grounded out (third to second to first) [Metzger to second];
Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Aaron singled; Baker doubled [Aaron to third];
Johnson popped to third in foul territory; Oates doubled [Aaron
scored, Baker scored]; Robinson grounded out (second to first)
[Oates to third]; P. Niekro flied out to left; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: L. May was called out on strikes; M. May popped to
third in foul territory; Menke walked; Helms lined to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Garr flied out to center; Perez singled; Murrell
struck out; Aaron grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Roberts grounded out (second to first); Gross flied
out to center; Metzger singled to left [Metzger to second (error
by Aaron)]; P. Niekro threw a wild pitch [Metzger to third];
Cedeno walked; Cedeno stole second; Watson grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Baker was called out on strikes; Johnson popped to
first in foul territory; Oates made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: L. May struck out; M. May singled; Menke struck out;
Helms homered [M. May scored]; Roberts struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Robinson was called out on strikes; P. Niekro
grounded out (third to first); Garr singled; Garr stole second;
Perez grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Gross singled; Gross stole second; Metzger out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Gross to third]; Cedeno
singled [Gross scored]; Cedeno was caught stealing second;
Watson struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 3.

BRAVES 6TH: Murrell flied out to center; Aaron grounded out
(third to first); Baker grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: L. May singled; GALLAGHER RAN FOR L. MAY; Gallagher
stole second; M. May singled [Gallagher to third]; Oates allowed
a passed ball [M. May to second]; Menke hit a sacrifice fly to
center [Gallagher scored]; Helms singled [M. May to third];
Roberts hit a sacrifice fly to center [M. May scored]; Gross
tripled [Helms scored]; CAPRA REPLACED PEREZ (PITCHING); FOSTER
REPLACED P. NIEKRO (PLAYING 3B); Metzger walked; Cedeno grounded
out (third to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 6.

BRAVES 7TH: GROSS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); WATSON CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); GALLAGHER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF);
MILBOURNE REPLACED HELMS (PLAYING 2B); Johnson flied out to
center; Oates grounded out (first to pitcher); Robinson flied
out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Watson popped to catcher in foul territory;
Gallagher was called out on strikes; M. May singled; M. May was
caught stealing second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros
6.

BRAVES 8TH: Foster struck out; Garr flied out to right; CORRELL
BATTED FOR CAPRA; Correll grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: AKER REPLACED CORRELL (PITCHING); Menke reached on
an error by Foster [Menke to first]; Milbourne singled [Menke to
second]; Roberts singled [Menke scored (unearned), Milbourne to
third]; Gross grounded into a double play (shortstop to first)
[Milbourne scored (unearned) (no RBI), Roberts out at second];
Metzger flied out to center; 2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 8.

BRAVES 9TH: Murrell singled; Aaron made an out to shortstop;
Baker singled [Murrell to second]; Johnson made an out to
shortstop; Oates grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           2   7   3    5
 Astros           8  12   0    6


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