Atlanta Braves 5, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 149
Played on Thursday, September 16, 1976 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  1  0    1  0  1  -   3  6  1
ATL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  4  x  -   5  7  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard cf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Cabell 3b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       1   3
Cruz rf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     4   2   2   1       0   0      10   1
Johnson c                     4   0   0   0       0   3       1   0
Roberts lf                    4   1   2   1       0   1       0   0
Taveras 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       5   3
Metzger ss                    2   0   1   1       1   0       2   5
Andujar p                     3   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   3   6   3       2   6      24  12

FIELDING - 
E: Taveras (2).
PB: Johnson (12).

BATTING - 
HR: Roberts (7,5th inning off Niekro 0 on 0 out); Watson (16,9th inning off
Devine 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cabell (33,2nd base off Niekro/Murphy).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster 3b                    4   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Gilbreath 2b                  3   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Montanez 1b                   3   1   1   0       1   0       8   0
May lf                        4   2   1   2       0   0       2   0
Paciorek rf                   4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
Asselstine cf                 4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
  Devine p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Murphy c                      3   0   0   1       1   0       8   0
Chaney ss                     3   0   0   0       0   1       2   5
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
  Wynn ph,cf                  1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   5   7   4       2   1      27  10

BATTING - 
3B: May (3,off Andujar).
HR: Wynn (17,8th inning off Andujar 0 on 0 out).
SH: Gilbreath (17,off Andujar).
IBB: Montanez (9,by Andujar).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Royster (19,2nd base off Andujar/Johnson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Andujar L(8-10)               7.2   7   5   4   2   1   1  33
Pentz                         0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        8     7   5   4   2   1   1  34

BK: Andujar (5).
IBB: Andujar (2,Montanez).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(15-11)               8     5   2   2   2   4   1  30
Devine SV(8)                  1     1   1   1   0   2   1   4
Totals                        9     6   3   3   2   6   2  34


Umpires: HP - Joe West, 1B - Tom Gorman, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - John McSherry
Time of Game: 1:54   Attendance: 3990


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Howard              cf        Royster             3b
2. Cabell              3b        Gilbreath           2b
3. Cruz                rf        Montanez            1b
4. Watson              1b        May                 lf
5. Johnson             c         Paciorek            rf
6. Roberts             lf        Asselstine          cf
7. Taveras             2b        Murphy              c
8. Metzger             ss        Chaney              ss
9. Andujar             p         Niekro              p

ASTROS 1ST: Howard grounded out (shortstop to first); Cabell
made an out to shortstop; Cruz grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Royster made an out to first; Gilbreath made an out
to second; Montanez singled; May grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Johnson
struck out; Roberts grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Paciorek flied out to center; Asselstine grounded
out (shortstop to first); Murphy walked; Chaney forced Murphy
(second to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Taveras grounded out (second to first); Metzger
walked; Andujar grounded out (catcher unassisted) [Metzger
stayed at first]; Howard flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Niekro grounded out (third to first); Royster
singled; Royster stole second; Gilbreath made an out to
shortstop; Montanez flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell walked; Cabell stole second; Cruz flied out
to center; Watson made an out to shortstop; Johnson struck out;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 4TH: May flied out to center; Paciorek grounded out
(shortstop to first); Asselstine grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Roberts homered; Taveras grounded out (pitcher to
first); Metzger flied out to left; Andujar struck out; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Murphy flied out to right; Chaney struck out; Niekro
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Braves 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Howard flied out to center; Cabell flied out to
center; Cruz made an out to catcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 6TH: Royster grounded out (shortstop to first); Gilbreath
grounded out (shortstop to first); Montanez flied out to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Watson singled; Johnson made an out to second;
Roberts singled [Watson to second]; Taveras flied out to center;
Metzger singled to right [Watson scored, Roberts out at third
(right to pitcher to third)]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Braves 0.

BRAVES 7TH: May reached on an error by Taveras [May to first];
Johnson allowed a passed ball [May to second]; Paciorek singled
[May to third]; Asselstine made an out to second; Murphy forced
Paciorek (third to second) [May scored (unearned)]; Chaney made
an out to third; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves
1.

ASTROS 8TH: Andujar singled; Howard struck out; Cabell flied out
to right; Cruz grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 1.

BRAVES 8TH: WYNN BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Wynn homered; Royster
singled; Gilbreath out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second)
[Royster to second]; Montanez was walked intentionally; May
tripled [Royster scored, Montanez scored]; Andujar balked [May
scored]; Paciorek made an out to second; Asselstine singled;
PENTZ REPLACED ANDUJAR (PITCHING); Murphy grounded out (third to
first); 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 5.

ASTROS 9TH: WYNN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); DEVINE REPLACED
ASSELSTINE (PITCHING); Watson homered; Johnson was called out on
strikes; Roberts was called out on strikes; Taveras grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   6   1    4
 Braves           5   7   0    5


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