Houston Astros 2, Atlanta Braves 1
Regular Season Game 105
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Saturday, July 31, 1976 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  4  0
HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  1    0  0  x  -   2  6  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster 3b                    3   1   1   0       1   0       1   3
Gilbreath 2b                  4   0   0   0       0   1       2   5
Wynn cf                       1   0   0   0       3   0       2   0
Montanez 1b                   4   0   0   0       0   0      12   0
Henderson rf                  3   0   0   0       1   1       2   0
May lf                        2   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Chaney ss                     2   0   2   0       1   0       0   2
Pocoroba c                    3   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Ruthven p                     2   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
  Office ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Robinson pr                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Marshall p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       25   1   4   0       7   4      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Royster-Gilbreath-Montanez.

BATTING - 
2B: Chaney (13,off Richard).
GDP: Montanez 2 (20,off Richard 2); Pocoroba (8,off Richard).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Royster (9,2nd base off Richard/Herrmann).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       2   1
Watson 1b                     3   0   1   0       1   0      10   1
Cruz lf                       4   2   3   0       0   0       0   1
Herrmann c                    3   0   0   1       0   0       6   1
Andrews 2b                    3   0   1   1       0   0       3   7
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       0   1       3   5
Richard p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       30   2   6   2       1   2      27  17

FIELDING - 
DP: 4. Metzger-Watson, Metzger-Andrews-Watson, Herrmann-Andrews, Andrews-Metzger-Watson.
PB: Herrmann (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz 2 (13,off Ruthven 2); Watson (17,off Marshall).
HBP: Richard (1,by Ruthven).
GDP: Andrews (12,off Ruthven).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (33,2nd base off Ruthven/Pocoroba); Cruz (16,2nd base off Ruthven/Pocoroba);
Andrews (6,2nd base off Ruthven/Pocoroba).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruthven L(11-9)               7     5   2   2   1   2   0  28
Marshall                      1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        8     6   2   2   1   2   0  32

WP: Ruthven (2).
HBP: Ruthven (6,Richard).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard W(12-11)              9     4   1   0   7   4   0  32


Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - Paul Runge, 3B - Ed Montague
Time of Game: 2:03   


Starting Lineups:

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

BRAVES 1ST: Royster walked; Royster stole second; Gilbreath
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Royster to third]; Herrmann
allowed a passed ball [Royster scored (unearned)]; Wynn walked;
Montanez grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [Wynn
out at second]; 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross flied out to left; Cabell grounded out (third
to first); Cedeno singled; Cedeno stole second; Watson grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Henderson grounded out (first unassisted); May
walked; Chaney doubled to center [May out at home (center to
first to third to catcher)]; Pocoroba flied out to right; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz singled; Cruz stole second; Herrmann flied out
to center [Cruz to third]; Andrews singled [Cruz scored];
Andrews stole second; Metzger struck out; Richard was hit by a
pitch; Gross flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves
1, Astros 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Ruthven struck out; Royster singled; Gilbreath flied
out to right; Wynn flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Cabell flied out to right; Cedeno made an out to
first; Watson walked; Cruz doubled [Watson to third]; Herrmann
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

BRAVES 4TH: Montanez grounded out (second to first); Henderson
grounded out (second to first); May grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Andrews made an out to third; Metzger grounded out
(pitcher to first); Richard struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 1, Astros 1.

BRAVES 5TH: Chaney walked; Pocoroba grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Chaney out at second]; Ruthven
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Gross grounded out (shortstop to first); Cabell
grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

BRAVES 6TH: Royster made an out to second; Gilbreath struck out;
Wynn walked; Montanez grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson made an out to second; Cruz doubled; Ruthven
threw a wild pitch [Cruz to third]; Herrmann reached on a
fielder's choice [Cruz scored]; Andrews grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Herrmann out at second]; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

BRAVES 7TH: Henderson walked; May forced Henderson (second to
shortstop); Chaney singled to left [May out at third (left to
third)]; Pocoroba grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Metzger grounded out (pitcher to first); Richard
grounded out (second to first); Gross flied out to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

BRAVES 8TH: OFFICE BATTED FOR RUTHVEN; Office singled; ROBINSON
RAN FOR OFFICE; On a bunt Royster hit into a double play
(catcher to second) [Robinson out at second]; Gilbreath flied
out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: MARSHALL REPLACED ROBINSON (PITCHING); Cabell
grounded out (third to first); Cedeno made an out to catcher;
Watson doubled; Cruz grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

BRAVES 9TH: Wynn walked; Montanez grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Wynn out at second]; Henderson
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

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


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