Houston Astros 6, Atlanta Braves 2
Regular Season Game 1
Played on Monday, April 7, 1975 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  4  2
HOU N    0  0  0    0  5  0    1  0  x  -   6 14  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Garr lf                       3   1   0   0       0   0       2   0
Perez 2b                      4   0   1   0       0   1       0   2
Evans 3b                      4   1   1   0       0   0       3   1
Lum 1b                        4   0   1   1       0   0       6   0
Baker rf                      4   0   1   1       0   1       2   1
Office cf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Correll c                     2   0   0   0       1   2       9   0
Blanks ss                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Harrison p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tepedino ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gentry p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   2   4   2       1   7      24   6

FIELDING - 
E: Evans (1), Correll (1).
PB: Correll (1).

BATTING - 
HBP: Garr (1,by Dierker).
Team LOB: 4.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cabell lf                     5   0   2   0       0   3       2   0
Andrews 2b                    5   1   2   0       0   2       2   3
Cedeno cf                     4   2   2   1       1   0       3   0
xMay c                        4   1   2   0       0   1       7   0
Johnson 1b                    4   1   1   2       0   0       7   0
Cruz rf                       4   1   3   3       0   0       4   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   2   0       0   1       1   1
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Dierker p                     4   0   0   0       0   2       0   4
Totals                       37   6  14   6       2   9      27   8

x - reached first on interference.
BATTING - 
2B: Johnson (1,off Niekro); Cedeno (1,off Gentry).
HR: Cruz (1,5th inning off Niekro 2 on 2 out).
SF: Johnson (1,off Gentry).
IBB: Metzger (1,by Gentry).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (1,2nd base off Niekro/Correll); Cabell (1,2nd base off Harrison/Correll);
Cruz (1,2nd base off Gentry/Correll).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(0-1)                 4.2   9   5   0   0   4   1  24
Harrison                      1.1   1   0   0   0   2   0   5
Gentry                        2     4   1   1   2   3   0  12
Totals                        8    14   6   1   2   9   1  41

IBB: Gentry (1,Metzger).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(1-0)                9     4   2   2   1   7   0  33

HBP: Dierker (1,Garr).

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Dutch Rennert
Time of Game: 2:08   Attendance: 14959


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Garr                lf        Cabell              lf
2. Perez               2b        Andrews             2b
3. Evans               3b        Cedeno              cf
4. Lum                 1b        May                 c
5. Baker               rf        Johnson             1b
6. Office              cf        Cruz                rf
7. Correll             c         Rader               3b
8. Blanks              ss        Metzger             ss
9. Niekro              p         Dierker             p

BRAVES 1ST: Garr lined to right; Perez struck out; Evans
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Cabell struck out; Andrews struck out; Debut game
for Rob Andrews; Cedeno flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Lum grounded out (pitcher to first); Baker grounded
out (pitcher to first); Office grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: May struck out; Johnson grounded out (shortstop to
first); Cruz singled; Rader singled [Cruz to third]; Metzger
flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Correll struck out; Blanks grounded out (second to
first); Niekro flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Dierker grounded out (shortstop to first); Cabell
struck out; Andrews singled; Cedeno reached on an error by Evans
[Andrews to third, Cedeno to first]; Cedeno stole second; May
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0,
Astros 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Garr was hit by a pitch; Perez made an out to
second; Evans singled [Garr to second]; Lum singled [Garr
scored, Evans to second]; Baker singled [Evans scored, Lum to
second]; Office forced Baker (third to second) [Lum to third];
Correll walked [Office to second]; Blanks flied out to left; 2
R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Johnson lined to third; Cruz grounded out (first
unassisted); Rader singled; Metzger grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Niekro struck out; Garr grounded out (pitcher to
first); Perez singled; Evans flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Dierker grounded out (third to first); Cabell
singled; Andrews singled to right [Cabell out at third (right to
third), Andrews to second (on throw to 3b)]; Correll allowed a
passed ball [Andrews to third]; On a bunt Cedeno singled
[Andrews scored (unearned)]; May reached on catcher's
interference by Correll [Cedeno to second]; Johnson doubled
[Cedeno scored (unearned), May to third]; Cruz homered
(unearned) [May scored (unearned), Johnson scored (unearned)];
HARRISON REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Rader lined to right; 5 R
(0 ER), 5 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 5.

BRAVES 6TH: Lum popped to third in foul territory; Baker was
called out on strikes; Office was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Metzger flied out to left; Dierker struck out;
Cabell singled; Cabell stole second; Andrews was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 5.

BRAVES 7TH: Correll struck out; Blanks struck out; TEPEDINO
BATTED FOR HARRISON; Tepedino grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: GENTRY REPLACED TEPEDINO (PITCHING); Cedeno doubled;
May singled [Cedeno to third]; Johnson hit a sacrifice fly to
center [Cedeno scored]; Cruz singled [May to third]; Cruz stole
second; Rader struck out; Metzger was walked intentionally;
Dierker struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 6.

BRAVES 8TH: Garr flied out to center; Perez flied out to center;
Evans flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: Cabell struck out; Andrews flied out to center;
Cedeno walked; May singled [Cedeno to third]; Johnson popped to
third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros
6.

BRAVES 9TH: Lum flied out to right; Baker flied out to right;
Office made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
2, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           2   4   2    4
 Astros           6  14   0   11


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