Atlanta Braves 3, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 104
Played on Friday, July 30, 1976 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  0  0    0  2  0    0  1  0  -   3  7  1
HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   2  5  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster 3b                    3   0   0   0       1   0       0   1
Gilbreath 2b                  3   1   1   1       1   0       2   6
Wynn lf                       4   0   2   1       0   1       1   0
Montanez 1b                   4   0   1   0       0   0      10   2
Henderson rf                  4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Office cf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Chaney ss                     3   0   0   0       1   1       2   3
Correll c                     4   1   1   0       0   2       8   0
Messersmith p                 3   1   1   1       0   0       2   1
Totals                       32   3   7   3       3   5      27  13

FIELDING - 
E: Chaney (22).

BATTING - 
2B: Correll (4,off Larson); Messersmith (1,off Larson).
HR: Gilbreath (1,8th inning off Sambito 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Chaney (4,2nd base by Forsch/Herrmann).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Cabell 3b                     4   1   1   0       0   2       1   3
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   2   0       0   0      13   1
  DaVanon pr                  0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Herrmann c                    4   0   0   0       0   1       5   1
  Howard pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Andrews 2b                    2   0   0   0       1   0       3   5
  Roberts ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Metzger ss                    2   0   0   0       1   0       1   5
Larson p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   2   5   1       2   7      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Watson.
PB: Herrmann (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (16,off Messersmith).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cabell (22,2nd base off Messersmith/Correll).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Messersmith W(10-9)           9     5   2   1   2   7   0  34


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Larson L(1-2)                 4.2   6   2   2   2   0   0  21
Sambito                       3.1   1   1   1   0   4   1  11
Forsch                        1     0   0   0   1   1   0   3
Totals                        9     7   3   3   3   5   1  35


Umpires: HP - Ed Montague, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - Nick Colosi, 3B - Paul Runge
Time of Game: 2:08   Attendance: 10869


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Royster             3b        Gross               rf
2. Gilbreath           2b        Cabell              3b
3. Wynn                lf        Cedeno              cf
4. Montanez            1b        Watson              1b
5. Henderson           rf        Cruz                lf
6. Office              cf        Herrmann            c
7. Chaney              ss        Andrews             2b
8. Correll             c         Metzger             ss
9. Messersmith         p         Larson              p

BRAVES 1ST: Royster made an out to second; Gilbreath grounded
out (second to first); Wynn flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross grounded out (second to first); Cabell
singled; Cabell stole second; Cedeno singled [Cabell scored];
Watson forced Cedeno (shortstop to second); Cruz forced Watson
(shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 1.

BRAVES 2ND: Montanez grounded out (third to first); Henderson
singled; Office grounded out (first unassisted) [Henderson to
second]; Chaney flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves
0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Herrmann struck out; Andrews grounded out (first to
pitcher); Metzger walked; Larson forced Metzger (first to
shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Correll flied out to center; Messersmith grounded
out (second to first); Royster walked; Gilbreath grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Gross grounded out (second to first); Cabell struck
out; Cedeno popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0,
Astros 1.

BRAVES 4TH: Wynn singled; Montanez singled [Wynn to second];
Henderson forced Montanez (shortstop to second) [Wynn to third];
Office lined into a double play (shortstop to first) [Henderson
out at first]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson doubled; Cruz flied out to center; Herrmann
grounded out (third to first); Andrews flied out to right; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 1.

BRAVES 5TH: Chaney grounded out (second to first); Correll
doubled; Messersmith doubled [Correll scored]; Royster grounded
out (shortstop to first); Gilbreath walked; Wynn singled
[Messersmith scored, Gilbreath to second]; SAMBITO REPLACED
LARSON (PITCHING); Herrmann allowed a passed ball [Gilbreath to
third, Wynn to second]; Montanez grounded out (third to first);
2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger grounded out (pitcher to first); Sambito
grounded out (pitcher unassisted); Gross struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 1.

BRAVES 6TH: Henderson made an out to third; Office struck out;
Chaney struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno
grounded out (second to first); Watson grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 1.

BRAVES 7TH: Correll struck out; Messersmith grounded out (first
to pitcher); Royster grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Cruz struck out; Herrmann grounded out (second to
first); Andrews walked; Metzger made an out to catcher; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 1.

BRAVES 8TH: Gilbreath homered; Wynn struck out; Montanez
grounded out (third to first); Henderson grounded out (shortstop
to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: BOSWELL BATTED FOR SAMBITO; Boswell struck out;
Gross flied out to left; Cabell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 1.

BRAVES 9TH: FORSCH REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); Office grounded
out (second to first); Chaney walked; Chaney was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); Correll struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Cedeno grounded out (second to first); Watson
singled; DAVANON RAN FOR WATSON; Cruz singled [DaVanon to
second]; Herrmann forced Cruz (second to shortstop) [DaVanon
scored (error by Chaney) (unearned)]; HOWARD RAN FOR HERRMANN;
ROBERTS BATTED FOR ANDREWS; Roberts struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H,
1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           3   7   1    5
 Astros           2   5   0    5


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