Atlanta Braves 4, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 147
Doubleheader Nightcap
Played on Tuesday, September 14, 1976 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    1  0  0    1  1  0    0  0  0  -   3  5  0
ATL N    1  0  3    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   4  7  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras ss                    4   0   0   0       0   0       3   6
Cabell 3b                     3   1   0   0       1   0       0   1
Cedeno cf                     3   1   2   2       1   1       3   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       7   0
  Milbourne pr                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Herrmann c                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cruz rf                       3   1   2   1       1   0       1   0
Johnson c,1b                  3   0   0   0       1   2       5   2
Javier lf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Andrews 2b                    3   0   0   0       0   0       3   2
  Howe ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
McLaughlin p                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gross ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Niekro p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sosa p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   3   5   3       4   5      24  12

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

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (21,off Autry); Watson (29,off Devine).
HR: Cedeno (18,1st inning off Autry 0 on 2 out); Cruz (4,4th inning off Autry
0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (51,2nd base off Autry/Murphy); Cabell (31,2nd base off Autry/Murphy).
CS: Cedeno (14,2nd base by Autry/Murphy).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster 3b                    3   1   1   0       0   1       6   3
Gilbreath 2b                  0   2   0   0       1   0       1   1
  Chaney ph,2b                1   0   1   0       1   0       0   1
Montanez 1b                   4   1   1   3       0   1       9   0
Henderson cf                  4   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
  Wynn cf                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
May lf                        4   0   2   0       0   0       1   0
Asselstine rf                 3   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Murphy c                      4   0   0   0       0   1       7   2
Belloir ss                    3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Autry p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Leon p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Moore ph                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Devine p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       28   4   7   4       3   6      27   9

BATTING - 
2B: Royster (11,off McLaughlin).
HR: Montanez (9,3rd inning off McLaughlin 2 on 0 out).
SH: Royster (13,off Sosa).
HBP: Gilbreath (4,by McLaughlin); Moore (1,by Sosa).
GDP: Montanez (26,off Sambito).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Gilbreath (7,2nd base off McLaughlin/Johnson); May (3,2nd base off Niekro/Johnson).
CS: Henderson (7,2nd base by McLaughlin/Johnson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McLaughlin L(3-4)             4     5   4   4   1   4   1  18
Niekro                        2     2   0   0   0   2   0   8
Sosa                          0.1   0   0   0   1   0   0   3
Sambito                       1.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   5
Totals                        8     7   4   4   3   6   1  34

HBP: McLaughlin (2,Gilbreath); Sosa (2,Moore).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Autry W(1-0)                  5     4   3   3   3   3   2  21
Leon                          2     0   0   0   1   1   0   7
Devine SV(7)                  2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7
Totals                        9     5   3   3   4   5   2  35


Umpires: HP - John McSherry, 1B - Art Williams, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Paul Pryor
Time of Game: 2:14   Attendance: 970


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Taveras             ss        Royster             3b
2. Cabell              3b        Gilbreath           2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Montanez            1b
4. Watson              1b        Henderson           cf
5. Cruz                rf        May                 lf
6. Johnson             c         Asselstine          rf
7. Javier              lf        Murphy              c
8. Andrews             2b        Belloir             ss
9. McLaughlin          p         Autry               p

ASTROS 1ST: Taveras flied out to left; Debut game for Al
Autry; Cabell grounded out (third to first); Cedeno homered;
Watson struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Royster was called out on strikes; Gilbreath walked;
Gilbreath stole second; Montanez struck out; Henderson singled
[Gilbreath scored]; Henderson was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves
1.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz doubled; Johnson walked; Javier struck out;
Andrews made an out to third; McLaughlin forced Cruz (third
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 2ND: May singled; Asselstine singled [May to second];
Murphy flied out to left; Belloir made an out to first; Autry
flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Taveras flied out to right; Cabell flied out to
center; Cedeno walked; Cedeno stole second; Watson made an out
to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Royster doubled; Gilbreath was hit by a pitch;
Montanez homered [Royster scored, Gilbreath scored]; Henderson
grounded out (shortstop to first); May grounded out (shortstop
to first); Asselstine flied out to center; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 1, Braves 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz homered; Johnson struck out; Javier made an out
to third; Andrews grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 4.

BRAVES 4TH: Murphy grounded out (third to first); Belloir struck
out; Autry was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Braves 4.

ASTROS 5TH: GROSS BATTED FOR MCLAUGHLIN; Gross made an out to
third; Taveras grounded out (catcher to first); Cabell walked;
Cabell stole second; Cedeno singled [Cabell scored]; Cedeno was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 4.

BRAVES 5TH: NIEKRO REPLACED GROSS (PITCHING); Royster flied out
to right; CHANEY BATTED FOR GILBREATH; Chaney singled; Montanez
forced Chaney (second to shortstop); Henderson was called out on
strikes (pitcher unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3,
Braves 4.

ASTROS 6TH: CHANEY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); LEON REPLACED
AUTRY (PITCHING); Watson grounded out (second to first); Cruz
walked; Johnson struck out; Javier flied out to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 4.

BRAVES 6TH: May singled; May stole second; Asselstine grounded
out (shortstop to first); Murphy struck out (catcher to first);
Belloir made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
3, Braves 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Andrews grounded out (third to first); BOSWELL
BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Boswell made an out to catcher; Taveras
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
3, Braves 4.

BRAVES 7TH: SOSA REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); MOORE BATTED FOR
LEON; Moore was hit by a pitch; Royster out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Moore to second]; Chaney walked; SAMBITO
REPLACED SOSA (PITCHING); Montanez grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Chaney out at second]; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 4.

ASTROS 8TH: DEVINE REPLACED MOORE (PITCHING); Cabell grounded
out (pitcher to first); Cedeno was called out on strikes; Watson
doubled; MILBOURNE RAN FOR WATSON; Cruz made an out to third; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 4.

BRAVES 8TH: HERRMANN REPLACED MILBOURNE (PLAYING C ); JOHNSON
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Henderson grounded out
(shortstop to first); May flied out to center; Asselstine
walked; Murphy forced Asselstine (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 4.

ASTROS 9TH: WYNN REPLACED HENDERSON (PLAYING CF); Johnson
grounded out (third to first); Javier grounded out (first
unassisted); HOWE BATTED FOR ANDREWS; Howe made an out to
catcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   5   0    5
 Braves           4   7   0    6


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