Atlanta Braves 4, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 15
Played on Saturday, April 20, 1974 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  0  0    3  0  0    0  0  1  -   4  9  2
HOU N    0  2  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   3  7  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Garr lf                       5   1   3   1       0   0       5   0
Lum 1b                        5   1   2   3       0   0       9   0
Evans 3b                      5   0   0   0       0   3       1   2
Baker rf                      3   0   1   0       2   0       0   0
Johnson 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       2   2
  Foster pr,2b                1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Office cf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Oates c                       3   0   0   0       1   0       5   1
Robinson ss                   3   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
  Miller ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Perez ss                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Reed p                        3   2   1   0       1   1       0   0
Totals                       37   4   9   4       4   6      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Foster-Lum.
E: Evans (2), Robinson (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Office (2,off Dierker); Garr 2 (4,off Dierker,off Forsch).
HR: Lum (3,4th inning off Dierker 2 on 2 out).
IBB: Oates (2,by Dierker).
Team LOB: 10.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf,lf                   3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   0       0   1       3   1
Cedeno cf                     4   1   0   0       0   1       2   0
Watson lf,1b                  3   1   1   0       1   1       2   0
L. May 1b                     3   1   1   2       0   0       6   0
  Scherman p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
M. May c                      4   0   1   0       0   0       8   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   2   1       0   1       2   0
Helms 2b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
  Milbourne pr,2b             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  C. Johnson ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Dierker p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Gallagher ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brown rf                    1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       33   3   7   3       2   6      27   6

BATTING - 
2B: L. May (2,off Reed); Helms (4,off Reed).
SF: L. May (2,off Reed).
GDP: M. May (1,off Reed).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (9,2nd base off Reed/Oates).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reed W(3-1)                   9     7   3   2   2   6   0  36


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker                       7     7   3   3   2   5   1  30
Forsch L(0-1)                 1.1   2   1   1   1   0   0   7
Scherman                      0.2   0   0   0   1   1   0   4
Totals                        9     9   4   4   4   6   1  41

IBB: Dierker (1,Oates).

Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Tom Gorman, 3B - Bill Williams
Time of Game: 2:19   Attendance: 22321


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Garr                lf        Gross               rf
2. Lum                 1b        Metzger             ss
3. Evans               3b        Cedeno              cf
4. Baker               rf        Watson              lf
5. Johnson             2b        L. May              1b
6. Office              cf        M. May              c
7. Oates               c         Rader               3b
8. Robinson            ss        Helms               2b
9. Reed                p         Dierker             p

BRAVES 1ST: Garr grounded out (shortstop to first); Lum flied
out to center; Evans was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross flied out to left; Metzger struck out; Cedeno
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Baker singled; Johnson forced Baker (pitcher to
shortstop); Office doubled [Johnson to third]; Oates was walked
intentionally; Robinson struck out; Reed struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson walked; L. May doubled [Watson scored]; M.
May singled [L. May to third]; Rader singled [L. May scored, M.
May to second]; M. May was picked off second; Helms made an out
to third; Dierker grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

BRAVES 3RD: Garr singled; Lum singled [Garr to second]; Evans
struck out; Baker walked [Garr to third, Lum to second]; Johnson
popped to catcher in foul territory; Office forced Baker (second
unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Gross flied out to left; Metzger flied out to left;
Cedeno flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0,
Astros 2.

BRAVES 4TH: Oates made an out to third; Robinson grounded out
(second to first); Reed singled; Garr doubled [Reed to third];
Lum homered [Reed scored, Garr scored]; Evans lined to first; 3
R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); L. May
grounded out (shortstop to first); M. May grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Baker flied out to right; Johnson struck out; Office
popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Rader singled; Helms grounded out (second to first)
[Rader to second]; Dierker struck out; Gross reached on an error
by Robinson [Rader to third, Gross to first]; Metzger grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 2.

BRAVES 6TH: Oates flied out to center; Robinson flied out to
right; Reed grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno reached on an error by Evans [Cedeno to
first]; Cedeno stole second; Watson struck out (catcher to
first) [Cedeno to third]; L. May hit a sacrifice fly to left
[Cedeno scored (unearned)]; M. May flied out to center; 1 R (0
ER), 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 3.

BRAVES 7TH: Garr flied out to left; Lum lined to left; Evans
made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Rader made an out to second; Helms doubled;
MILBOURNE RAN FOR HELMS; GALLAGHER BATTED FOR DIERKER; Gallagher
struck out; Gross walked; Metzger singled [Milbourne to third,
Gross to second]; Cedeno forced Metzger (shortstop to second); 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 3.

BRAVES 8TH: MILBOURNE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); FORSCH
REPLACED GALLAGHER (PITCHING); Baker grounded out (first
unassisted); Johnson singled; FOSTER RAN FOR JOHNSON; Office
forced Foster (second to shortstop); Oates lined to shortstop; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: FOSTER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Watson singled;
L. May flied out to center; M. May grounded into a double play
(second to first) [Watson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 3, Astros 3.

BRAVES 9TH: MILLER BATTED FOR ROBINSON; Miller grounded out
(second to first); Reed walked; Garr doubled [Reed scored];
GROSS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); WATSON CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING 1B); SCHERMAN REPLACED L. MAY (PITCHING); BROWN
REPLACED FORSCH (PLAYING RF); Lum reached on a fielder's choice
[Garr to third]; Evans struck out; Baker walked [Lum to second];
Foster flied to right in foul territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Braves 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: PEREZ REPLACED MILLER (PLAYING SS); Rader struck
out; C. JOHNSON BATTED FOR MILBOURNE; C. Johnson flied out to
left; Brown grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Braves 4, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           4   9   2   10
 Astros           3   7   0    6


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