Atlanta Braves 3, Houston Astros 2 (10 innings)
Regular Season Game 36
Played on Tuesday, May 18, 1976 (D) at Astrodome

ATL N    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  -   3  7  1
HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    1  0  0    0  -   2  4  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Office cf                     0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  May rf                      3   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Royster 3b                    5   0   1   0       0   2       0   2
Wynn lf                       4   1   1   1       1   0       3   0
Evans 1b                      4   0   0   0       1   0       7   0
Henderson rf,cf               3   0   1   0       2   0       3   0
Pocoroba c                    5   0   2   2       0   0      11   1
Perez 2b,ss                   2   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Chaney ss                     3   0   0   0       0   0       3   2
  Lacy ph,2b                  1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Niekro p                      3   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Leon p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Williams ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sosa p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   3   7   3       6   2      30   7

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Niekro-Chaney-Evans.
E: Royster (6).

BATTING - 
2B: May (1,off Barlow).
3B: May (1,off Andujar).
SH: Perez (1,off Forsch).
HBP: Office (2,by Andujar).
GDP: Evans (3,off Griffin).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Henderson (1,2nd base off Andujar/Johnson).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      3   0   1   0       2   0       2   1
  Milbourne pr                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Andrews 2b                    4   0   0   1       1   1       2   3
Cedeno cf                     5   1   1   1       0   2       8   0
Johnson c                     4   0   0   0       1   1       3   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   0   0       1   2      10   1
Cruz lf                       3   0   1   0       1   1       2   0
Boswell 3b                    4   1   0   0       0   1       1   1
Metzger ss                    4   0   0   0       0   2       1   3
Andujar p                     2   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
  Roberts ph                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Barlow p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Griffin p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       34   2   4   2       7  11      30  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Gross-Johnson, Griffin-Metzger-Watson.
PB: Johnson (8).

BATTING - 
HR: Cedeno (7,4th inning off Niekro 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Andrews (1,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cruz (2,2nd base off Niekro/Pocoroba); Boswell (1,2nd base off Niekro/Pocoroba).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro                        6.2   3   2   2   6   7   1  29
Leon                          1.1   0   0   0   0   2   0   4
Sosa W(3-3)                   2     1   0   0   1   2   0   8
Totals                       10     4   2   2   7  11   1  41


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Andujar                       7     3   2   2   4   1   0  28
Forsch                        2     1   0   0   1   1   0   8
Barlow L(2-2)                 0     3   1   1   0   0   0   3
Griffin                       1     0   0   0   1   0   0   3
Totals                       10     7   3   3   6   2   0  42

Barlow faced 3 batters in the 10th inning
HBP: Andujar (1,Office).

Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - Jim Quick
Time of Game: 2:47   Attendance: 7689


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Office              cf        Gross               rf
2. Royster             3b        Andrews             2b
3. Wynn                lf        Cedeno              cf
4. Evans               1b        Johnson             c
5. Henderson           rf        Watson              1b
6. Pocoroba            c         Cruz                lf
7. Perez               2b        Boswell             3b
8. Chaney              ss        Metzger             ss
9. Niekro              p         Andujar             p

BRAVES 1ST: Office walked; Royster was called out on strikes;
Wynn walked [Office to second]; Evans grounded out (first to
pitcher) [Wynn to second, Office to third]; Henderson walked;
Pocoroba singled [Office scored, Wynn scored, Henderson to
second]; Johnson allowed a passed ball [Henderson to third,
Pocoroba to second]; Perez walked; Chaney popped to third; 2 R,
1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross walked; Andrews grounded into a double play
(pitcher to shortstop to first) [Gross out at second]; Cedeno
popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Niekro popped to second; Office was hit by a pitch;
Royster flied out to center; Wynn flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: HENDERSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); MAY
REPLACED OFFICE (PLAYING RF); Johnson reached on an error by
Royster [Johnson to second]; Watson flied out to center; Cruz
struck out; Boswell flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Evans flied out to left; Henderson flied out to
center; Pocoroba grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger grounded out (first unassisted); Andujar
singled; Gross popped to shortstop; Andrews forced Andujar
(third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Perez grounded out (third to first); Chaney flied
out to center; Niekro grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno homered; Johnson flied out to left; Watson
walked; Cruz singled [Watson to third]; Cruz stole second;
Boswell struck out; Metzger flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 1.

BRAVES 5TH: May tripled; Royster grounded out (first
unassisted); Wynn hit into a double play (right to catcher) [May
out at home]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Andujar grounded out (shortstop to first); Gross
flied out to left; Andrews struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 1.

BRAVES 6TH: Evans grounded out (second to first); Henderson
singled; Henderson stole second; Pocoroba grounded out (first
unassisted); Perez flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno struck out; Johnson struck out; Watson struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 1.

BRAVES 7TH: Chaney flied out to right; Niekro flied out to
center; May flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Cruz walked; Boswell forced Cruz (catcher to
shortstop); Boswell stole second; Metzger struck out; ROBERTS
BATTED FOR ANDUJAR; Roberts walked; Gross walked [Boswell to
third, Roberts to second]; Andrews walked [Boswell scored,
Roberts to third, Gross to second]; LEON REPLACED NIEKRO
(PITCHING); Cedeno struck out; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 2.

BRAVES 8TH: FORSCH REPLACED ROBERTS (PITCHING); Royster struck
out; Wynn flied out to center; Evans walked; Henderson grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Johnson flied out to right; Watson struck out; Cruz
popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
2, Astros 2.

BRAVES 9TH: Pocoroba singled; Perez out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Pocoroba to second]; LACY BATTED FOR
CHANEY; Lacy grounded out (shortstop to first); WILLIAMS BATTED
FOR LEON; Williams flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: SOSA REPLACED WILLIAMS (PITCHING); LACY STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 2B); PEREZ CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); Boswell
grounded out (second to first); Metzger struck out; HOWARD
BATTED FOR FORSCH; Howard struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 2.

BRAVES 10TH: BARLOW REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); May doubled;
Royster singled [May to third]; Wynn singled [May scored,
Royster to second]; GRIFFIN REPLACED BARLOW (PITCHING); Evans
grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first)
[Royster to third, Wynn out at second]; Henderson walked;
Pocoroba grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 10TH: Gross singled; MILBOURNE RAN FOR GROSS; Andrews
popped to first in foul territory; Cedeno forced Milbourne
(third to second); Johnson walked [Cedeno to second]; Watson
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           3   7   1    9
 Astros           2   4   0    9


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