Houston Astros 6, Atlanta Braves 0
Regular Season Game 107
Played on Sunday, August 1, 1976 (D) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  1
HOU N    0  1  1    0  0  2    2  0  x  -   6 11  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Chaney ss                     4   0   1   0       0   1       3   6
Gilbreath 2b                  2   0   0   0       2   0       1   2
Wynn cf                       3   0   0   0       1   2       3   0
Montanez 1b                   4   0   0   0       0   0       9   1
Henderson rf                  4   0   1   0       0   2       0   0
Paciorek lf                   4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Pocoroba c                    4   0   2   0       0   0       2   1
Belloir 3b                    3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
  Leon p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Beard p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  May ph                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Torrealba p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       31   0   5   0       3   5      24  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Gilbreath-Chaney-Montanez.
E: Chaney (23).

BATTING - 
GDP: Paciorek (7,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 7.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      2   0   0   0       3   0       1   0
Cabell 3b                     4   1   3   0       0   0       1   3
Cedeno cf                     5   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Watson 1b                     5   2   2   1       0   0       9   1
Cruz lf                       4   2   3   2       0   0       3   0
Herrmann c                    3   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
Andrews 2b                    3   1   0   0       1   0       2   3
Metzger ss                    4   0   2   1       0   1       0   3
Dierker p                     4   0   0   1       0   1       2   1
Totals                       34   6  11   5       4   2      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Cabell-Andrews-Watson.

BATTING - 
2B: Metzger (9,off Niekro); Cruz (14,off Niekro).
HR: Watson (13,2nd inning off Niekro 0 on 0 out).
SH: Cabell (3,off Niekro); Herrmann (2,off Beard).
GDP: Watson (9,off Torrealba).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (35,2nd base off Niekro/Pocoroba).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(11-7)                5.2   7   4   4   3   2   1  28
Leon                          0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Beard                         1     2   2   1   0   0   0   6
Torrealba                     1     1   0   0   1   0   0   4
Totals                        8    11   6   5   4   2   1  40

BK: Niekro (3), Beard (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(11-9)               9     5   0   0   3   5   0  34


Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - Paul Runge, 3B - Ed Montague
Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance: 10136


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Chaney              ss        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        Herrmann            c
7. Pocoroba            c         Andrews             2b
8. Belloir             3b        Metzger             ss
9. Niekro              p         Dierker             p

BRAVES 1ST: Chaney struck out; Gilbreath flied out to center;
Wynn walked; Montanez made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross grounded out (pitcher to first); Cabell
grounded out (first to pitcher); Cedeno flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Henderson grounded out (first unassisted); Paciorek
singled; Pocoroba singled [Paciorek to second]; Belloir grounded
out (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Paciorek to third, Pocoroba
to second]; Niekro grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson homered; Cruz flied out to left; Herrmann
singled; Andrews made an out to shortstop; Metzger doubled
[Herrmann to third]; Dierker struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Chaney grounded out (second to pitcher); Gilbreath
walked; Wynn grounded out (shortstop to first) [Gilbreath to
second]; Montanez flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Gross made an out to shortstop; Cabell singled;
Niekro balked [Cabell to second]; Cedeno reached on a fielder's
choice; Watson flied out to center [Cabell to third]; Cedeno
stole second; Cruz singled [Cabell scored, Cedeno to third];
Herrmann grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 2.

BRAVES 4TH: Henderson struck out; Paciorek flied out to left;
Pocoroba singled; Belloir flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Andrews flied out to left; Metzger struck out;
Dierker grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Braves 0, Astros 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Niekro grounded out (second to first); Chaney
grounded out (first to pitcher); Gilbreath flied out to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Gross walked; Cabell out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Gross to second]; Cedeno flied out to left;
Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 2.

BRAVES 6TH: Wynn struck out; Montanez flied out to right;
Henderson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz doubled; Herrmann grounded out (second to
pitcher) [Cruz to third]; Andrews walked; Metzger singled [Cruz
scored, Andrews to third]; Dierker forced Metzger (pitcher to
shortstop to second) [Andrews scored]; Gross walked [Dierker to
second]; LEON REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Cabell singled
[Dierker to third, Gross to second]; Cedeno flied out to center;
2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 4.

BRAVES 7TH: Paciorek grounded out (third to first); Pocoroba
grounded out (first unassisted); Belloir grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: BEARD REPLACED LEON (PITCHING); Watson singled;
Beard balked [Watson to second]; Cruz singled [Watson scored];
Herrmann out on a sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Cruz to
second]; Andrews reached on an error by Chaney [Cruz scored
(unearned) (no RBI), Andrews to second]; Metzger grounded out
(shortstop to first); Dierker grounded out (shortstop to first);
2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 6.

BRAVES 8TH: MAY BATTED FOR BEARD; May made an out to third;
Chaney singled; Gilbreath walked [Chaney to second]; Wynn struck
out; Montanez flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves
0, Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: TORREALBA REPLACED MAY (PITCHING); Gross walked;
Cabell singled [Gross to third]; Cedeno reached on a fielder's
choice [Gross out at home (pitcher to catcher to third), Cabell
to second]; Watson grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Cedeno out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 6.

BRAVES 9TH: Henderson singled; Paciorek grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Henderson out at second];
Pocoroba flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0,
Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           0   5   1    7
 Astros           6  11   0   10


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