Houston Astros 4, Atlanta Braves 3
Regular Season Game 146
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Tuesday, September 14, 1976 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    2  0  0    0  1  0    1  0  0  -   4  6  1
ATL N    0  0  1    0  1  0    0  1  0  -   3  9  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      4   1   1   0       1   0       4   0
Cabell 3b                     5   2   2   1       0   2       2   2
Cedeno cf                     4   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   1   1       1   2      11   1
Cruz lf                       4   0   0   1       0   0       2   0
DaVanon 2b                    2   0   0   0       2   0       2   1
Herrmann c                    2   0   0   0       1   1       4   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   0   0       0   2       0   3
Lemongello p                  3   0   0   0       0   2       1   2
  Forsch p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Totals                       32   4   6   3       5  10      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Cedeno (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (28,off Ruthven).
HR: Cabell (2,7th inning off Ruthven 0 on 1 out).
HBP: Herrmann (4,by Ruthven).
IBB: Watson (8,by Ruthven).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno 2 (50,2nd base off Ruthven/Correll 2); Cruz (25,2nd base off Ruthven/Correll).
CS: Gross (6,2nd base by Ruthven/Correll).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster 3b                    5   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Gilbreath 2b                  5   0   1   2       0   0       2   4
Montanez 1b                   3   1   2   0       1   0       7   0
Henderson cf                  4   0   1   1       0   1       4   0
May lf                        4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Paciorek rf                   4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Chaney ss                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   4
Correll c                     2   1   1   0       0   0       7   1
  Asselstine ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Murphy c                    1   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Ruthven p                     1   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
  Wynn ph                     0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Torrealba p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Belloir ph                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   3   9   3       2   3      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Ruthven-Gilbreath.
E: Chaney (32), Correll (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Ruthven (1,off Lemongello).
SH: Ruthven (8,off Lemongello); Belloir (4,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lemongello W(1-0)             7     8   3   2   2   3   0  31
Forsch SV(19)                 2     1   0   0   0   0   0   7
Totals                        9     9   3   2   2   3   0  38

Lemongello faced 2 batters in the 8th inning

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruthven L(13-15)              7     6   4   4   5   7   1  32
Torrealba                     2     0   0   0   0   3   0   6
Totals                        9     6   4   4   5  10   1  38

HBP: Ruthven (8,Herrmann).
IBB: Ruthven (6,Watson).

Umpires: HP - Paul Pryor, 1B - John McSherry, 2B - Art Williams, 3B - Joe West
Time of Game: 2:16   


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Debut for umpire Joe West; Gross reached on
an error by Chaney [Gross to first]; Debut game for Mark
Lemongello; Gross was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Cabell singled; Cedeno singled [Cabell to third];
Cedeno stole second; Watson was walked intentionally; Cruz
forced Watson (shortstop to second) [Cabell scored, Cedeno to
third]; Cruz stole second [Cedeno scored (error by Correll)];
DaVanon walked; Herrmann walked [Cruz to third, DaVanon to
second]; Metzger struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 2 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 2,
Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Royster made an out to pitcher; Gilbreath flied out
to left; Montanez singled; Henderson was called out on strikes;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Lemongello struck out; Gross singled; Cabell flied
out to center; Cedeno flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: May flied out to right; Paciorek struck out; Chaney
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
2, Braves 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Watson was called out on strikes; Cruz grounded out
(shortstop to first); DaVanon grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Correll singled; Ruthven out on a sacrifice bunt
(first to second) [Correll to second]; Royster struck out;
Gilbreath singled [Correll scored]; Montanez walked [Gilbreath
to second]; Henderson grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Herrmann was hit by a pitch; Metzger flied out to
center; Lemongello hit into a double play (pitcher to second)
[Herrmann out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Braves 1.

BRAVES 4TH: May singled; Paciorek flied out to right; Chaney
grounded out (first unassisted) [May to second]; Correll
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Braves 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Gross walked; Cabell struck out; Cedeno flied out to
center; Watson doubled [Gross scored]; Cruz grounded out (second
to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 1.

BRAVES 5TH: Ruthven doubled; Royster singled [Ruthven to third];
Gilbreath grounded out (shortstop to first) [Ruthven scored,
Royster to second]; Montanez flied out to left; Henderson flied
out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 2.

ASTROS 6TH: DaVanon walked; Herrmann grounded out (second to
first) [DaVanon to second]; Metzger struck out; Lemongello was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 2.

BRAVES 6TH: May grounded out (first unassisted); Paciorek
grounded out (third to first); Chaney flied out to center; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Gross grounded out (shortstop to first); Cabell
homered; Cedeno singled; Cedeno stole second; Watson was called
out on strikes; Cruz grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 2.

BRAVES 7TH: ASSELSTINE BATTED FOR CORRELL; Asselstine flied out
to right; Debut game for Brian Asselstine; WYNN BATTED
FOR RUTHVEN; Wynn walked; Royster grounded out (first
unassisted) [Wynn to second]; Gilbreath grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 2.

ASTROS 8TH: MURPHY REPLACED ASSELSTINE (PLAYING C ); TORREALBA
REPLACED WYNN (PITCHING); DaVanon grounded out (second to
first); Herrmann struck out; Metzger flied out to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 2.

BRAVES 8TH: Montanez singled to center [Montanez to second
(error by Cedeno)]; Henderson singled [Montanez scored
(unearned)]; FORSCH REPLACED LEMONGELLO (PITCHING); May grounded
out (second to first) [Henderson to second]; Paciorek made an
out to third; Chaney made an out to third; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Forsch struck out; Gross flied out to left; Cabell
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 3.

BRAVES 9TH: Murphy singled; BELLOIR BATTED FOR TORREALBA;
Belloir out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Murphy to
second]; Royster made an out to catcher; Gilbreath grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   6   1    7
 Braves           3   9   2    8


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