Houston Astros 4, Atlanta Braves 3
Regular Season Game 16
Played on Sunday, April 21, 1974 (D) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  1  0    0  0  0    2  0  0  -   3  7  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  3  x  -   4 12  2
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Garr rf,lf                    5   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Lum 1b                        4   1   1   0       0   1      10   0
Evans 3b                      4   0   2   0       1   0       1   5
Aaron lf                      4   1   2   2       0   1       2   0
  Office cf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Murrell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Baker cf,rf                   2   1   1   0       2   0       0   0
Johnson 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       3   4
Casanova c                    3   0   0   0       0   0       4   1
Robinson ss                   2   0   0   1       1   0       3   2
Morton p                      4   0   0   0       0   4       0   2
  Frisella p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   3   7   3       4   7      24  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Evans-Johnson-Lum.

BATTING - 
HR: Aaron (4,7th inning off Griffin 1 on 2 out).
SH: Casanova (1,off Griffin).
SF: Robinson (1,off Griffin).
HBP: Lum (2,by Scherman).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Baker (2,2nd base off Griffin/M. May).
CS: Garr (3,2nd base by Griffin/M. May).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf,lf                   4   1   0   0       1   1       3   0
Metzger ss                    3   1   2   0       1   0       0   1
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
Watson lf,1b                  4   1   2   2       0   0       1   0
L. May 1b                     4   0   3   0       0   0      11   0
  Milbourne pr,2b             0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
M. May c                      3   0   1   0       1   0       7   1
Rader 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   1       1   6
Helms 2b                      4   0   3   1       0   0       0   3
  Brown rf                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Griffin p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Gallagher ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  J. Johnson p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Edwards ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Scherman p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   4  12   4       4   4      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Metzger (2), Griffin (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Metzger (4,off Morton); L. May (3,off Frisella).
HR: Watson (2,8th inning off Frisella 1 on 1 out).
SH: Griffin (2,off Morton).
GDP: Rader (2,off Morton).
IBB: M. May (1,by Frisella).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Metzger (3,2nd base off Morton/Casanova); Helms (1,2nd base off Morton/Casanova).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Morton                        7     9   2   2   2   4   0  29
Frisella L(0-1)               1     3   2   2   2   0   1   8
Totals                        8    12   4   4   4   4   1  37

Morton faced 1 batter in the 8th inning
IBB: Frisella (2,M. May).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Griffin                       7     7   3   3   4   6   1  33
J. Johnson W(1-0)             1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Scherman                      1     0   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9     7   3   3   4   7   1  40

HBP: Scherman (2,Lum).

Umpires: HP - Terry Tata, 1B - Tom Gorman, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:28   Attendance: 14922


Starting Lineups:

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

BRAVES 1ST: Garr reached on an error by Metzger [Garr to first];
Garr was caught stealing second; Lum grounded out (second to
first); Evans singled; Aaron grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross struck out; Metzger walked; Metzger stole
second; Cedeno struck out; Watson grounded out (third to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Baker walked; Johnson singled [Baker to second];
Casanova out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to first) [Baker to
third, Johnson to second]; Robinson hit a sacrifice fly to right
[Baker scored]; Morton struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves
1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: L. May singled; M. May singled [L. May to second];
Rader struck out; Helms forced M. May (shortstop to second) [L.
May to third]; Helms stole second; Griffin struck out; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Garr grounded out (pitcher unassisted); Lum struck
out; Evans singled; Evans was picked off first but was safe on
an error by Griffin [Evans to second]; Aaron struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Gross flied out to left; Metzger grounded out (third
to first); Cedeno grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Baker singled; Johnson reached on a fielder's choice
[Baker to second]; Casanova flied out to left; Robinson walked
[Baker to third, Johnson to second]; Morton struck out; Garr
flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson singled; L. May singled [Watson to second];
M. May flied out to left; Rader grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [L. May out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Lum lined to right; Evans walked; Aaron singled to
pitcher [Evans to third]; Baker grounded out (third to first)
[Aaron to second]; Johnson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Helms singled; Griffin out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Helms to second]; Gross walked; Metzger
singled [Helms out at home (third to shortstop), Gross to
second]; Tommy Helm rounded 3B too far on the infield
hit; Cedeno singled [Gross scored, Metzger to third];
Metzger was picked off third (catcher to third); attempted
double steal; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

BRAVES 6TH: Casanova grounded out (third to first); Robinson
grounded out (third to first); Morton struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); L. May
flied out to right; M. May grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

BRAVES 7TH: Garr grounded out (second to first); Lum singled;
Evans grounded out (second to first) [Lum to second]; Aaron
homered [Lum scored]; Baker walked; Baker stole second; Johnson
struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Rader grounded out (third to first); Helms singled;
GALLAGHER BATTED FOR GRIFFIN; Gallagher forced Helms (second to
shortstop); Gross grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 1.

BRAVES 8TH: J. JOHNSON REPLACED GALLAGHER (PITCHING); Casanova
grounded out (third to first); Robinson grounded out (third to
first); Morton struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: GARR CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); OFFICE REPLACED
AARON (PLAYING CF); BAKER CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF);
Metzger doubled; FRISELLA REPLACED MORTON (PITCHING); Cedeno
made an out to shortstop; Watson homered [Metzger scored]; L.
May doubled; MILBOURNE RAN FOR L. MAY; M. May was walked
intentionally; Rader walked [Milbourne to third, M. May to
second]; Helms singled [Milbourne scored, M. May to third, Rader
to second]; EDWARDS BATTED FOR J. JOHNSON; Edwards popped to
first in foul territory; Gross grounded out (second to first); 3
R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 4.

BRAVES 9TH: GROSS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); WATSON CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); MILBOURNE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B);
BROWN REPLACED HELMS (PLAYING RF); SCHERMAN REPLACED EDWARDS
(PITCHING); Garr lined to left; Lum was hit by a pitch; Evans
popped to third in foul territory; MURRELL BATTED FOR OFFICE;
Murrell flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3,
Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           3   7   0   10
 Astros           4  12   2    9


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