Houston Astros 5, Atlanta Braves 1
Regular Season Game 79
Played on Tuesday, July 2, 1974 (N) at Atlanta Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  3  1    1  0  0  -   5 13  1
ATL N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  6  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf,lf                   3   1   1   1       1   0       2   0
Metzger ss                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Milbourne ss                4   1   1   1       0   1       2   8
Cedeno cf                     5   0   2   1       0   1       4   0
Watson lf,1b                  5   0   1   1       0   0       5   0
L. May 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       7   0
  Gallagher pr,rf             1   1   0   0       0   0       1   0
M. May c                      3   0   1   0       1   0       2   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   2       1   1
Helms 2b                      4   1   2   0       0   0       3   2
Osteen p                      3   1   3   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   5  13   4       2   4      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Helms-Milbourne-Watson.
E: Helms (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Rader (14,off Harrison); Osteen (4,off Harrison); M. May (5,off Krausse).
SH: Gross (4,off Harrison); Osteen (2,off House).
GDP: Rader (8,off Harrison).
Team LOB: 9.

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Robinson ss                   4   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
Garr rf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
Aaron lf                      4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Johnson 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   0      10   1
Baker cf                      3   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Evans 3b                      4   0   2   0       0   0       1   4
Perez 2b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       4   3
Correll c                     3   0   0   0       0   0       4   2
Harrison p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  J. Niekro p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Foster ph                   0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Krausse p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Murrell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  House p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   1   6   0       2   2      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Evans-Perez-Johnson.
E: Garr (4).

BATTING - 
GDP: Garr (4,off Osteen).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Osteen W(7-7)                 9     6   1   0   2   2   0  34


Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Harrison L(6-10)              5.2  10   4   4   2   1   0  28
J. Niekro                     0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Krausse                       1     2   1   0   0   1   0   5
House                         2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7
Totals                        9    13   5   4   2   4   0  41


Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - John McSherry, 2B - Paul Runge, 3B - Ed Vargo
Time of Game: 2:21   Attendance: 6109


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: 14 minute rain delay before start of game;
Gross grounded out (third to first); Metzger grounded out
(second to first); Cedeno singled; Watson flied out to right; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: MILBOURNE REPLACED METZGER (PLAYING SS); Robinson
grounded out (second to first); Garr grounded out (shortstop to
first); Aaron made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: L. May flied out to right; M. May flied out to
center; Rader doubled; Helms made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Johnson grounded out (shortstop to first); Baker
made an out to first; Evans flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Osteen singled; Gross out on a sacrifice bunt
(catcher to first) [Osteen to second]; Milbourne flied out to
left; Cedeno made an out to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Perez grounded out (shortstop to first); Correll
flied out to left; Harrison made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson made an out to second; L. May grounded out
(third to first); M. May grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Robinson made an out to first; Garr struck out;
Aaron flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Braves 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Rader struck out; Helms grounded out (pitcher to
first); Osteen doubled; Gross walked; Milbourne singled [Osteen
scored, Gross to second]; Cedeno singled [Gross scored,
Milbourne to second]; Watson singled [Milbourne scored, Cedeno
to third]; L. May grounded out (shortstop to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Johnson singled; Baker flied out to right; Evans
singled [Johnson to second]; Perez forced Evans (shortstop to
second) [Johnson to third]; Correll flied out to center; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 0.

ASTROS 6TH: M. May walked; Rader grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [M. May out at second]; Helms
singled; Osteen singled [Helms to second]; Gross singled [Helms
scored, Osteen to second]; J. NIEKRO REPLACED HARRISON
(PITCHING); Milbourne struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
4, Braves 0.

BRAVES 6TH: FOSTER BATTED FOR J. NIEKRO; Foster walked; Robinson
flied out to left; Garr singled [Foster to second]; Aaron forced
Garr (shortstop to second) [Foster scored (error by Helms)
(unearned) (no RBI), Aaron to second]; Johnson grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4,
Braves 1.

ASTROS 7TH: KRAUSSE REPLACED FOSTER (PITCHING); Cedeno made an
out to second; Watson grounded out (third to first); L. May
singled; GALLAGHER RAN FOR L. MAY; M. May doubled to right
[Gallagher scored (error by Garr) (unearned)]; Rader struck out;
1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 1.

BRAVES 7TH: GROSS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); WATSON CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); GALLAGHER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF);
Baker walked; Evans made an out to second; Perez singled [Baker
to second]; Correll flied out to center; MURRELL BATTED FOR
KRAUSSE; Murrell was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 1.

ASTROS 8TH: HOUSE REPLACED MURRELL (PITCHING); Helms singled;
Osteen out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to first) [Helms to
second]; Gross grounded out (second to first) [Helms to third];
Milbourne flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5,
Braves 1.

BRAVES 8TH: Robinson singled; Garr grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Robinson out at second]; Aaron
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5,
Braves 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Cedeno struck out; Watson flied out to right;
Gallagher flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5,
Braves 1.

BRAVES 9TH: Johnson flied out to center; Baker grounded out
(shortstop to first); Evans singled; Perez flied out to right; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5  13   1    9
 Braves           1   6   1    6


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