Houston Astros 6, Atlanta Braves 2
Regular Season Game 86
Played on Sunday, July 6, 1975 (D) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  2  0    3  0  1  -   6 11  0
ATL N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  7  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard cf                     4   2   2   0       0   0       3   0
Gross rf                      4   1   3   2       0   0       3   0
Cabell lf                     5   0   2   2       0   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
Johnson c                     2   0   0   0       2   0       8   0
  Jutze c                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       2   1
Metzger ss                    4   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
Andrews 2b                    2   1   0   0       1   1       2   3
Richard p                     3   1   2   2       0   1       1   0
  Cosgrove p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Crawford p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   6  11   6       3   3      27   6

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Metzger-Andrews-Watson, Cosgrove-Rader.
PB: Johnson (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Metzger (5,off Niekro); Gross (3,off Niekro).
HR: Richard (1,5th inning off Niekro 0 on 2 out).
SH: Andrews (5,off Niekro); Cosgrove (1,off Beard); Howard (1,off Beard); Gross
(5,off Beard).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Gross (1,2nd base by Niekro/Pocoroba).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Garr lf                       4   0   2   0       1   1       2   1
Perez 2b                      4   0   1   0       1   2       3   1
May rf                        5   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Evans 3b                      3   1   1   0       2   1       0   4
Lum 1b                        4   1   0   0       1   0      12   0
Blanks ss                     3   0   1   0       1   1       2   5
Office cf                     4   0   2   2       0   2       2   0
Pocoroba c                    2   0   0   0       2   1       4   4
Niekro p                      3   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Sosa p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Gaston ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Beard p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   2   7   2       8   9      27  18

BATTING - 
GDP: Perez (10,off Richard).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Evans (8,2nd base off Richard/Johnson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard W(6-3)                6.2   4   2   2   6   9   0  30
Cosgrove                      1.1   3   0   0   2   0   0   8
Crawford SV(3)                1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     7   2   2   8   9   0  41

Cosgrove faced 2 batters in the 9th inning
WP: Richard (9), Cosgrove (2).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(9-7)                 6.2  10   5   5   2   2   1  29
Sosa                          1.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   5
Beard                         1     0   1   1   1   0   0   5
Totals                        9    11   6   6   3   3   1  39


Umpires: HP - Paul Pryor, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - John McSherry, 3B - Chris Pelekoudas
Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance: 3728


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Howard              cf        Garr                lf
2. Gross               rf        Perez               2b
3. Cabell              lf        May                 rf
4. Watson              1b        Evans               3b
5. Johnson             c         Lum                 1b
6. Rader               3b        Blanks              ss
7. Metzger             ss        Office              cf
8. Andrews             2b        Pocoroba            c
9. Richard             p         Niekro              p

ASTROS 1ST: Howard grounded out (second to first); Gross singled
to center; Gross was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Cabell grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Garr struck out; Perez was called out on strikes;
May grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Johnson
walked; Rader forced Johnson (third to second); Metzger flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Evans singled to left; Lum grounded out (second to
first) [Evans to second]; Blanks flied out to center; Office
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Andrews popped to shortstop; Richard struck out
(catcher to first); Howard singled to second; Gross popped to
catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Pocoroba walked; On a bunt Niekro made an out to
pitcher; Garr singled to right [Pocoroba to second]; Perez
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Garr
out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell popped to catcher in foul territory; Watson
singled to center; Johnson walked [Watson to second]; Johnson
was picked off first (pitcher to first); Rader flied out to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 4TH: May grounded out (second to first); Evans walked;
Evans stole second; Lum walked; Blanks walked [Evans to third,
Lum to second]; Office singled to left [Evans scored, Lum
scored, Blanks to second]; Pocoroba was called out on strikes;
Niekro struck out but Blanks advanced to third and Office
advanced to second and Niekro advanced to first on a wild pitch;
Garr flied out to right; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves
2.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger lined to center; Andrews was called out on
strikes; Richard homered; Howard singled to center; Gross
singled to right [Howard to second]; Cabell singled to left
[Howard scored, Gross out at third (left to third to catcher to
shortstop)]; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Perez singled to left; May flied out to left; Evans
struck out; Lum popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
2, Braves 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson flied out to right; Johnson flied out to
right; Rader grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 2.

BRAVES 6TH: Blanks was called out on strikes; Office was called
out on strikes; Pocoroba walked; Niekro forced Pocoroba
(shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves
2.

ASTROS 7TH: Metzger doubled; Andrews out on a sacrifice bunt
(catcher to first) [Metzger to third]; Richard singled to center
[Metzger scored]; Howard forced Richard (shortstop to second);
Gross doubled to left [Howard scored]; SOSA REPLACED NIEKRO
(PITCHING); Cabell singled to left [Gross scored, Cabell to
second (on throw to home)]; Watson popped to first in foul
territory; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 2.

BRAVES 7TH: Garr walked; Perez struck out; May flied out to
center [Garr to second]; COSGROVE REPLACED RICHARD (PITCHING);
Johnson allowed a passed ball [Garr to third]; Evans walked; Lum
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Johnson flied out to left; Rader struck out; Metzger
grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 2.

BRAVES 8TH: JUTZE REPLACED JOHNSON (PLAYING C ); Blanks singled
to left; Office singled to pitcher [Blanks to second]; Cosgrove
threw a wild pitch [Blanks to third, Office to second]; Pocoroba
flied out to right; GASTON BATTED FOR SOSA; Gaston lined into a
double play (pitcher to third) [Blanks out at third]; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 2.

ASTROS 9TH: BEARD REPLACED GASTON (PITCHING); Andrews walked;
Cosgrove reached on a fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt
[Andrews to second]; Howard out on a sacrifice bunt (third to
first) [Andrews to third, Cosgrove to second]; Gross out on a
sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Andrews scored, Cosgrove to
third]; Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 2.

BRAVES 9TH: Garr singled to second; Perez walked [Garr to
second]; CRAWFORD REPLACED COSGROVE (PITCHING); May popped to
third in foul territory; Evans grounded out (first unassisted)
[Garr to third, Perez to second]; Lum flied out to right; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6  11   0    6
 Braves           2   7   0   12


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