Houston Astros 3, Atlanta Braves 2
Regular Season Game 35
Doubleheader Nightcap
Played on Monday, May 17, 1976 (D) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  0  0    1  0  1    0  0  0  -   2  5  1
HOU N    0  0  0    1  1  0    0  0  1  -   3  6  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Office cf                     4   0   1   0       1   0       2   0
Royster 3b                    5   0   0   0       0   1       1   6
Wynn lf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Evans 1b                      2   1   0   0       2   0      11   0
Henderson rf                  3   1   1   1       1   0       1   0
Lacy 2b                       4   0   1   0       0   0       3   2
Correll c                     4   0   1   1       0   0       5   0
  Dal Canton p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Chaney ss                     2   0   0   0       2   0       0   1
Moret p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  May ph                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Leon p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pocoroba ph,c               1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   2   5   2       6   3      26  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Royster-Lacy-Evans.
E: Chaney (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Office (2,off Rondon).
HR: Henderson (4,4th inning off Rondon 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 9.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard rf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Andrews 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       0   4
Cedeno cf                     3   2   1   0       1   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   1   0       0   0       7   0
Roberts lf                    4   0   1   0       0   0       6   0
Howe 3b                       3   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Jutze c                       3   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Metzger ss                    3   1   1   0       0   0       2   3
Rondon p                      2   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Niekro p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Milbourne ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   3   6   1       1   2      27   7

BATTING - 
2B: Metzger (4,off Moret).
SH: Watson (1,off Dal Canton).
GDP: Howard (2,off Moret).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Andrews (1,2nd base off Moret/Correll); Cedeno (11,2nd base off Moret/Correll).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Moret                         6     6   2   2   0   2   0  23
Leon                          2     0   0   0   0   0   0   6
Dal Canton L(1-1)             0.2   0   1   0   1   0   0   4
Totals                        8.2   6   3   2   1   2   0  33

WP: Moret 2 (2).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rondon                        5.2   4   2   2   4   2   1  25
Niekro                        2.1   0   0   0   1   1   0   8
Forsch W(1-0)                 1     1   0   0   1   0   0   5
Totals                        9     5   2   2   6   3   1  38


Umpires: HP - Jim Quick, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:27   Attendance: 10126


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Office              cf        Howard              rf
2. Royster             3b        Andrews             2b
3. Wynn                lf        Cedeno              cf
4. Evans               1b        Watson              1b
5. Henderson           rf        Roberts             lf
6. Lacy                2b        Howe                3b
7. Correll             c         Jutze               c
8. Chaney              ss        Metzger             ss
9. Moret               p         Rondon              p

BRAVES 1ST: Office walked; Royster grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Office to second]; Wynn flied out to center; Evans
walked; Henderson lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Howard popped to first in foul territory; Andrews
singled; Andrews stole second; Cedeno flied out to left; Watson
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Lacy grounded out (shortstop to first); Correll
flied out to left; Chaney walked; Moret grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Roberts singled; Howe struck out; Jutze grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Roberts to second]; Metzger lined to center;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Office doubled; Royster flied out to right; Wynn
struck out; Evans flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Rondon grounded out (third to first); Howard
grounded out (third to first); Andrews grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Henderson homered; Lacy flied out to left; Correll
flied out to left; Chaney grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno singled; Cedeno stole second; Watson flied
out to right [Cedeno to third]; Moret threw a wild pitch [Cedeno
scored]; Roberts lined to second; Howe popped to catcher in foul
territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

BRAVES 5TH: Moret struck out; Office lined to left; Royster
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Jutze struck out; Metzger doubled; Moret threw a
wild pitch [Metzger to third]; Rondon singled [Metzger scored];
Howard grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Rondon out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros
2.

BRAVES 6TH: Wynn popped to catcher in foul territory; Evans
walked; Henderson flied out to center; Lacy singled [Evans to
third]; Correll singled [Evans scored, Lacy to second]; NIEKRO
REPLACED RONDON (PITCHING); Chaney grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Andrews lined to first; Cedeno popped to catcher in
foul territory; Watson singled; Roberts popped to catcher in
foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 2.

BRAVES 7TH: MAY BATTED FOR MORET; May popped to third in foul
territory; Office flied out to left; Royster struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: LEON REPLACED MAY (PITCHING); Howe grounded out
(third to first); Jutze grounded out (third to first); Metzger
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 2.

BRAVES 8TH: Wynn popped to third in foul territory; Evans popped
to third; Henderson walked; Lacy forced Henderson (shortstop
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: MILBOURNE BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Milbourne flied out to
center; Howard lined to third; Andrews grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 2.

BRAVES 9TH: FORSCH REPLACED MILBOURNE (PITCHING); Correll
grounded out (first unassisted); Chaney walked; POCOROBA BATTED
FOR LEON; Pocoroba singled [Chaney to second]; Office forced
Pocoroba (second to shortstop); Royster grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: DAL CANTON REPLACED CORRELL (PITCHING); POCOROBA
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Cedeno walked; Watson out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Cedeno to second]; Roberts
flied out to left [Cedeno to third]; BOSWELL BATTED FOR HOWE;
Boswell reached on an error by Chaney [Cedeno scored (unearned)
(no RBI)]; umpire Harry Wendelstedt ruled that the throw
pulled Darrell Evans off the bag; Braves manager Dave Bristol
engaged in a shoving match with Wendelstedt; 1 R (0 ER), 0
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           2   5   1    9
 Astros           3   6   0    4


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