Houston Astros 9, Atlanta Braves 6
Regular Season Game 106
Doubleheader Nightcap
Played on Saturday, July 31, 1976 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  0  0    0  4  0    1  0  1  -   6 11  0
HOU N    4  0  0    0  2  0    0  3  x  -   9 16  2
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster 3b                    3   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
  Robinson pr,3b              0   1   0   0       1   0       0   3
  May ph                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Belloir 3b                  1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Gilbreath 2b                  6   1   1   0       0   1       3   3
Wynn cf                       2   1   1   0       3   0       2   0
Montanez 1b                   4   1   3   2       1   0      12   0
Henderson rf                  3   0   0   1       1   0       1   0
Paciorek lf                   4   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Morton pr                   0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Chaney ss                     4   0   3   2       0   0       2   2
Correll c                     5   0   0   0       0   1       4   1
Devine p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dal Canton p                2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Marshall p                  2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Gaston ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   6  11   6       6   4      24  14

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

BATTING - 
2B: Montanez (23,off McLaughlin); Chaney (14,off McLaughlin).
3B: Paciorek (4,off Sambito).
SF: Henderson (4,off McLaughlin); Chaney (3,off Sambito).
HBP: Paciorek (2,by Forsch).
Team LOB: 14.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      4   2   3   0       1   0       4   0
Cabell 3b                     4   1   2   0       0   1       0   2
Cedeno cf                     4   1   2   1       1   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     4   2   1   0       1   0       7   0
Cruz lf                       4   3   2   1       1   0       4   0
Andrews 2b                    5   0   3   1       0   0       3   0
DaVanon ss                    4   0   2   2       0   0       1   2
  Metzger ss                  0   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Jutze c                       2   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Boswell ph                  1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Herrmann c                  1   0   0   0       1   1       2   0
McLaughlin p                  2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Niekro p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberts ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   9  16   6       6   3      27   4

FIELDING - 
E: DaVanon 2 (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Gross (10,off Devine); Cabell (10,off Dal Canton).
3B: Andrews (5,off Marshall).
SH: Niekro (4,off Marshall); Cabell (2,off Marshall).
GDP: Watson (8,off Marshall).
IBB: Cedeno (8,by Dal Canton).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (34,2nd base off Devine/Correll).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Devine                        0.2   5   4   4   0   0   0   7
Dal Canton L(3-4)             3.1   5   2   2   3   1   0  17
Marshall                      4     6   3   3   3   2   0  20
Totals                        8    16   9   9   6   3   0  44

Dal Canton faced 3 batters in the 5th inning
WP: Devine (1), Dal Canton (6), Marshall 2 (4).
IBB: Dal Canton (5,Cedeno).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McLaughlin                    4.2   6   4   2   3   1   0  25
Niekro                        1     1   0   0   2   3   0   6
Sambito W(1-0)                1.1   1   1   1   0   0   0   5
Forsch SV(16)                 2     3   1   1   1   0   0  11
Totals                        9    11   6   4   6   4   0  47

HBP: Forsch (2,Paciorek).

Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - Paul Runge, 3B - Ed Montague
Time of Game: 2:56   Attendance: 15927


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. Paciorek            lf        Andrews             2b
7. Chaney              ss        DaVanon             ss
8. Correll             c         Jutze               c
9. Devine              p         McLaughlin          p

BRAVES 1ST: Royster flied out to right; Gilbreath reached on an
error by DaVanon [Gilbreath to first]; Wynn singled [Gilbreath
to second]; Montanez flied out to left; Henderson walked
[Gilbreath to third, Wynn to second]; Paciorek forced Henderson
(second unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross doubled; Cabell singled [Gross to third];
Cedeno singled [Gross scored, Cabell to third]; Cedeno stole
second; Devine threw a wild pitch [Cabell scored, Cedeno to
third]; Watson grounded out (third to first); Cruz singled
[Cedeno scored]; Andrews grounded out (third to first) [Cruz to
third]; DaVanon singled [Cruz scored]; DAL CANTON REPLACED
DEVINE (PITCHING); Jutze grounded out (third to first); 4 R, 5
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 4.

BRAVES 2ND: Chaney singled; Correll made an out to shortstop;
Dal Canton struck out; Royster made an out to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 4.

ASTROS 2ND: McLaughlin grounded out (second to first); Gross
walked; Cabell doubled [Gross to third]; Cedeno was walked
intentionally; Watson flied out to right; Cruz flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 4.

BRAVES 3RD: Gilbreath flied out to right; Wynn flied out to
right; Montanez walked; Henderson flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 4.

ASTROS 3RD: Andrews flied out to center; DaVanon singled; Jutze
made an out to catcher; McLaughlin grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 4.

BRAVES 4TH: Paciorek grounded out (third to first); Chaney
singled; Correll made an out to second; Dal Canton grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Gross singled to left [Gross out at second (left to
second)]; Cabell struck out; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 4.

BRAVES 5TH: Royster reached on an error by DaVanon [Royster to
first]; ROBINSON RAN FOR ROYSTER; Gilbreath singled [Robinson to
second]; Wynn walked [Robinson to third, Gilbreath to second];
Montanez doubled [Robinson scored (unearned), Gilbreath scored,
Wynn to third]; Henderson hit a sacrifice fly to left [Wynn
scored]; Paciorek grounded out (shortstop to first) [Montanez to
third]; Chaney doubled [Montanez scored (unearned)]; NIEKRO
REPLACED MCLAUGHLIN (PITCHING); Correll struck out; 4 R (2 ER),
3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: ROBINSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Watson
singled; Dal Canton threw a wild pitch [Watson to second]; Cruz
walked; Andrews singled [Watson to third, Cruz to second];
MARSHALL REPLACED DAL CANTON (PITCHING); DaVanon forced Andrews
(shortstop unassisted) [Watson scored, Cruz to third]; BOSWELL
BATTED FOR JUTZE; Boswell singled [Cruz scored, DaVanon to
second]; Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[DaVanon to third, Boswell to second]; Gross grounded out (third
to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 6.

BRAVES 6TH: HERRMANN REPLACED BOSWELL (PLAYING C ); Marshall
struck out; Robinson walked; Gilbreath struck out; Wynn walked
[Robinson to second]; Montanez singled [Robinson to third, Wynn
to second]; SAMBITO REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Henderson forced
Montanez (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 4,
Astros 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Cabell grounded out (third to first); Cedeno
singled; Watson grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Cedeno out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 4,
Astros 6.

BRAVES 7TH: Paciorek tripled; Chaney hit a sacrifice fly to
center [Paciorek scored]; Correll made an out to first; Marshall
made an out to first; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Cruz made an out to shortstop; Andrews tripled;
DaVanon made an out to first; Herrmann walked; ROBERTS BATTED
FOR SAMBITO; Roberts struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves
5, Astros 6.

BRAVES 8TH: METZGER REPLACED DAVANON (PLAYING SS); FORSCH
REPLACED ROBERTS (PITCHING); MAY BATTED FOR ROBINSON; May flied
out to left; Gilbreath flied out to center; Wynn walked;
Montanez singled [Wynn to second]; Henderson grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: BELLOIR REPLACED MAY (PLAYING 3B); Gross singled;
Cabell out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to first) [Gross to
second]; Cedeno grounded out (second to first) [Gross to third];
Watson walked; Marshall threw a wild pitch [Gross scored]; Cruz
singled [Watson to second]; Andrews singled [Watson scored, Cruz
to third]; Marshall threw a wild pitch [Cruz scored, Andrews to
second]; Metzger walked; Herrmann struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 9.

BRAVES 9TH: Paciorek was hit by a pitch; MORTON RAN FOR
PACIOREK; Chaney flied out to center; Correll flied out to
right; GASTON BATTED FOR MARSHALL; Gaston singled [Morton to
third]; Belloir singled [Morton scored, Gaston to second];
Gilbreath forced Belloir (shortstop unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Braves 6, Astros 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           6  11   0   14
 Astros           9  16   2   11


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