Atlanta Braves 6, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 78
Played on Saturday, June 28, 1975 (D) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    3  2  1  -   6  8  3
HOU N    0  0  1    1  0  1    0  0  0  -   3  5  1
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Garr lf                       4   1   0   0       1   1       5   0
Perez 2b                      5   1   3   3       0   1       2   5
Baker rf                      4   0   1   1       1   0       2   1
Evans 3b                      5   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Williams 1b                   4   0   0   0       1   1      10   0
Correll c                     1   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
  Pocoroba c                  1   2   1   1       2   0       2   0
Office cf                     3   0   1   0       1   1       1   0
Blanks ss                     2   1   1   0       2   0       3   1
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Gilbreath ph                1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Beard p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gaston ph                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lum ph                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  House p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   6   8   6       9   6      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Pocoroba (4), Blanks (14), House (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Perez (11,off Roberts).
HR: Gilbreath (2,7th inning off Roberts 0 on 1 out); Pocoroba (1,9th inning
off Granger 0 on 2 out).
SH: Office (2,off Roberts).
GDP: Baker (7,off Roberts).
IBB: Garr (11,by Granger).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Baker (4,2nd base by Roberts/May).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross lf                      3   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       1   1       4   4
Cedeno cf                     3   1   2   1       0   0       1   0
  Howard cf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   0   1       0   0      10   1
May c                         4   0   0   0       0   0       6   0
Cabell rf                     4   1   1   1       0   2       0   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Andrews 2b                    3   0   0   0       0   0       2   4
  Johnson ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Roberts p                     2   0   0   0       1   0       1   1
  Granger p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   3   5   3       3   3      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Rader-Andrews-Watson.
E: Andrews (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (19,off Niekro); Rader (14,off House).
HR: Cabell (2,4th inning off Niekro 0 on 2 out).
SF: Watson (4,off Niekro).
HBP: Cedeno (6,by Niekro).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (33,2nd base off Niekro/Pocoroba).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro                        6     4   3   2   2   2   1  24
Beard W(2-0)                  1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
House SV(7)                   2     1   0   0   1   1   0   8
Totals                        9     5   3   2   3   3   1  35

HBP: Niekro (8,Cedeno).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Roberts L(4-10)               7.1   6   5   4   8   5   1  35
Granger                       1.2   2   1   1   1   1   1   8
Totals                        9     8   6   5   9   6   2  43

IBB: Granger (2,Garr).

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Dick Stello, 2B - Jerry Dale, 3B - Shag Crawford
Time of Game: 2:18   Attendance: 10999


Starting Lineups:

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

BRAVES 1ST: Garr struck out; Perez flied out to left; Baker
walked; Baker was caught stealing second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross walked; Metzger grounded out (first
unassisted) [Gross to second]; Cedeno was hit by a pitch; Watson
flied out to right; May made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Evans flied out to center; Williams lined to
shortstop; Correll walked; Office walked [Correll to second];
Blanks walked [Correll to third, Office to second]; Niekro
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cabell struck out; Rader grounded out (third to
first); Andrews made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Garr grounded out (second to first); Perez singled;
Baker grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Perez out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Roberts grounded out (second to first); Gross
singled; Metzger grounded out (second to first) [Gross to
second]; Cedeno doubled to right [Gross scored, Cedeno out at
third (right to third)]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros
1.

BRAVES 4TH: Evans made an out to shortstop; Williams struck out;
Correll was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: POCOROBA REPLACED CORRELL (PLAYING C ); Watson flied
out to left; May flied out to left; Cabell homered; Rader flied
out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Office singled; Blanks singled [Office to second];
Niekro struck out; Garr grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Office to third, Blanks to second]; Perez struck out; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Andrews grounded out (third to first); Roberts
walked; Gross forced Roberts (second to shortstop) [Gross to
second (error by Blanks)]; Metzger was called out on strikes; 0
R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

BRAVES 6TH: Baker grounded out (third to first); Evans flied out
to left; Williams walked; Pocoroba walked [Williams to second];
Office grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno singled; Cedeno stole second [Cedeno to third
(error by Pocoroba)]; Watson hit a sacrifice fly to left [Cedeno
scored (unearned)]; May grounded out (first unassisted); Cabell
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 3.

BRAVES 7TH: Blanks made an out to first; GILBREATH BATTED FOR
NIEKRO; Gilbreath homered; Garr reached on an error by Andrews
[Garr to first]; Perez doubled [Garr scored (unearned)]; Baker
singled [Perez scored, Baker to second (on throw to home)];
Evans grounded out (first to pitcher); Williams grounded out
(shortstop to first); 3 R (2 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: BEARD REPLACED GILBREATH (PITCHING); Rader lined to
shortstop; Andrews flied out to left; Roberts grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 3.

BRAVES 8TH: Pocoroba walked; Office out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Pocoroba to second]; Blanks walked; GASTON
BATTED FOR BEARD; GRANGER REPLACED ROBERTS (PITCHING); LUM
BATTED FOR GASTON; Lum grounded out (second to first) [Pocoroba
to third, Blanks to second]; Garr was walked intentionally;
Perez singled [Pocoroba scored, Blanks scored, Garr to second];
Baker forced Perez (shortstop unassisted); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Braves 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: HOUSE REPLACED LUM (PITCHING); Gross flied out to
right; Metzger walked; Metzger was picked off first but was safe
on an error by House [Metzger to second]; Cedeno grounded out
(third to first); Watson made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 3.

BRAVES 9TH: HOWARD REPLACED CEDENO (PLAYING CF); Evans made an
out to shortstop; Williams grounded out (shortstop to first);
Pocoroba homered; Office struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 6, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: May grounded out (second to first); Cabell was
called out on strikes; Rader doubled; JOHNSON BATTED FOR
ANDREWS; Johnson flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 6, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           6   8   3   10
 Astros           3   5   1    5


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