Houston Astros 5, Atlanta Braves 2
Regular Season Game 46
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Sunday, May 30, 1976 (D) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    3  0  0    0  1  0    0  1  0  -   5  8  0
ATL N    0  0  1    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  7  3
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      4   1   1   0       0   2       1   0
Andrews 2b                    4   2   2   1       0   1       3   7
Cedeno cf                     4   1   2   1       0   0       4   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   0   1       0   0       6   1
Cruz lf                       4   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
Johnson c                     4   0   0   0       0   1       6   0
Boswell 3b                    3   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
  DaVanon pr,3b               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Metzger ss                    4   1   1   0       0   1       3   1
Cosgrove p                    1   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
  Griffin p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       33   5   8   4       1   9      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Andrews-Metzger, Boswell-Andrews-Watson.

BATTING - 
2B: Boswell (2,off Messersmith).
SF: Watson (1,off Messersmith).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (16,2nd base off Messersmith/Pocoroba).
CS: Cruz (3,2nd base by Messersmith/Pocoroba).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Office cf                     4   0   1   0       1   0       0   0
Gilbreath 2b                  5   1   3   0       0   0       3   4
Wynn lf                       3   0   1   1       2   1       1   0
Henderson rf                  5   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Williams 1b                   4   0   1   0       1   1       7   0
Pocoroba c                    3   0   0   0       1   0       9   1
Chaney ss                     1   0   0   0       3   0       3   2
Royster 3b                    3   1   1   1       1   1       2   0
Messersmith p                 3   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  May ph                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Devine p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   2   7   2       9   6      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Gilbreath-Chaney.
E: Gilbreath (3), Chaney (10), Royster (9).

BATTING - 
2B: Wynn (7,off Cosgrove).
HR: Royster (1,4th inning off Cosgrove 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Royster (4,off Griffin).
Team LOB: 12.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cosgrove                      4.1   6   2   2   4   3   1  23
Griffin W(4-1)                2.2   1   0   0   5   1   0  12
Forsch SV(10)                 2     0   0   0   0   2   0   6
Totals                        9     7   2   2   9   6   1  41

Griffin faced 2 batters in the 8th inning

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Messersmith L(2-5)            8     8   5   3   1   8   0  32
Devine                        1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     8   5   3   1   9   0  35


Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - Jim Quick
Time of Game: 2:25   


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Gross singled to center; Andrews singled to right
[Gross to second]; Cedeno singled to right [Gross scored,
Andrews to third]; Cedeno stole second; Watson hit a sacrifice
fly to right [Andrews scored, Cedeno to third]; Cruz grounded
out (second to first) [Cedeno scored]; Johnson popped to second;
3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Office singled to right; Gilbreath singled to center
[Office to second]; Wynn popped to first in foul territory;
Henderson struck out; Williams forced Gilbreath (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Boswell popped to third in foul territory; Metzger
grounded out (first unassisted); Cosgrove walked; Gross struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Pocoroba walked; Chaney walked [Pocoroba to second];
Royster struck out; Messersmith forced Chaney (second to
shortstop) [Pocoroba to third]; Office grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Andrews struck out; Cedeno flied out to left; Watson
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
3, Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Gilbreath singled to right; Wynn doubled to left
[Gilbreath scored]; Henderson struck out; Williams walked;
Pocoroba popped to third; Chaney flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz struck out; Johnson popped to first in foul
territory; Boswell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Braves 1.

BRAVES 4TH: Royster homered; Messersmith flied to left in foul
territory; Office flied out to right; Gilbreath flied out to
center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 2.

ASTROS 5TH: On a bunt Metzger singled to third [Metzger to
second (error by Royster)]; On a bunt Cosgrove struck out; Gross
struck out; Andrews singled to center [Metzger scored
(unearned)]; Cedeno flied out to right; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Wynn walked; Henderson flied out to left; Williams
singled to center [Wynn to second]; GRIFFIN REPLACED COSGROVE
(PITCHING); Pocoroba lined into a double play (second to
shortstop) [Wynn out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
4, Braves 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson grounded out (pitcher to first); Cruz singled
to right; Johnson struck out; Cruz was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves
2.

BRAVES 6TH: Chaney walked; Royster grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Chaney out at second]; Messersmith
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Boswell doubled to right; DAVANON RAN FOR BOSWELL;
Metzger lined into a double play (second to shortstop) [DaVanon
out at second]; Griffin struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Braves 2.

BRAVES 7TH: DAVANON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Office walked;
Gilbreath singled to right [Office to second]; Wynn walked
[Office to third, Gilbreath to second]; Henderson flied out to
center; Williams struck out; Pocoroba forced Wynn (second to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Gross grounded out (second to first); Andrews
reached on an error by Gilbreath; Cedeno singled to left
[Andrews to second]; Watson forced Cedeno (second to shortstop)
[Andrews scored (error by Chaney) (unearned), Watson to third];
Cruz popped to third in foul territory; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 2.

BRAVES 8TH: Chaney walked; Royster walked [Chaney to second];
FORSCH REPLACED GRIFFIN (PITCHING); MAY BATTED FOR MESSERSMITH;
May struck out; Office grounded out (second to first) [Chaney to
third, Royster to second]; Gilbreath grounded out (first to
pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 2.

ASTROS 9TH: DEVINE REPLACED MAY (PITCHING); Johnson popped to
second; DaVanon grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 2.

BRAVES 9TH: Wynn struck out; Henderson grounded out (second to
first); Williams grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5   8   0    3
 Braves           2   7   3   12


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