Houston Astros 5, Atlanta Braves 2
Regular Season Game 154
Played on Wednesday, September 22, 1976 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  2  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  6  0
HOU N    3  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  x  -   5 12  1
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster 3b                    3   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Asselstine ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hanna p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Gilbreath 2b                  3   0   0   0       1   2       1   4
Montanez 1b                   4   0   0   0       0   0       9   0
May lf                        2   1   0   0       2   1       0   0
Wynn cf                       4   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Paciorek rf                   4   1   3   0       0   0       3   0
Murphy c                      4   0   1   1       0   1       9   0
Belloir ss                    3   0   0   1       0   0       0   4
  Gaston ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
LaCorte p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Moore ph,3b                 2   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       32   2   6   2       3   6      24  10

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

BATTING - 
2B: Murphy (3,off Andujar).
SH: LaCorte (2,off Andujar).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Royster (11,2nd base by Andujar/Herrmann).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      3   2   1   0       1   2       5   0
Cabell 3b                     4   2   2   0       0   0       1   2
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   1       0   2       4   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   3   2       0   1       2   0
  Milbourne pr                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Johnson 1b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   2   2       0   0       2   0
Herrmann c                    4   0   1   0       0   0       6   1
Taveras 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   0       0   1       0   4
Andujar p                     4   0   0   0       0   3       0   2
Totals                       35   5  12   5       1   9      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Cabell (17).

BATTING - 
GDP: Herrmann (6,off LaCorte).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Metzger (1,2nd base off LaCorte/Murphy); Taveras (1,2nd base off Hanna/Murphy).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
LaCorte L(3-10)               6    10   5   5   1   8   0  28
Hanna                         2     2   0   0   0   1   0   8
Totals                        8    12   5   5   1   9   0  36


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Andujar W(9-10)               9     6   2   2   3   6   0  36


Umpires: HP - Art Williams, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Ed Montague, 3B - John Kibler
Time of Game: 2:15   Attendance: 3849


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Royster             3b        Gross               rf
2. Gilbreath           2b        Cabell              3b
3. Montanez            1b        Cedeno              cf
4. May                 lf        Watson              1b
5. Wynn                cf        Cruz                lf
6. Paciorek            rf        Herrmann            c
7. Murphy              c         Taveras             2b
8. Belloir             ss        Metzger             ss
9. LaCorte             p         Andujar             p

BRAVES 1ST: Royster singled; Royster was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); Gilbreath struck out; Montanez flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross walked; Cabell singled [Gross to second];
Cedeno singled [Gross scored, Cabell to second]; Watson singled
[Cabell scored, Cedeno to third]; Cruz grounded out (second to
first) [Cedeno scored, Watson to second]; Herrmann grounded out
(second to first) [Watson to third]; Taveras flied out to right;
3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 3.

BRAVES 2ND: May walked; Wynn struck out; Paciorek singled [May
to second]; Murphy doubled [May scored, Paciorek to third];
Belloir reached on an error by Cabell [Paciorek scored (RBI),
Murphy stayed at second, Belloir to first]; LaCorte out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Murphy to third, Belloir to
second]; Royster flied out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Metzger grounded out (third to first); Andujar
struck out; Gross was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 3.

BRAVES 3RD: Gilbreath walked; Montanez made an out to third; May
walked [Gilbreath to second]; Wynn struck out; Paciorek flied
out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Cabell flied out to right; Cedeno struck out; Watson
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 3.

BRAVES 4TH: Murphy struck out; Belloir flied out to left;
LaCorte grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Braves 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz singled; Herrmann singled [Cruz to third];
Taveras flied out to right; Metzger struck out; Andujar struck
out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 3.

BRAVES 5TH: Royster flied out to center; Gilbreath struck out;
Montanez flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Gross singled; Cabell singled [Gross to second];
Cedeno struck out; Watson singled [Gross scored, Cabell to
second]; Cruz singled [Cabell scored, Watson to second];
Herrmann grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Cruz out at second]; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 5.

BRAVES 6TH: May struck out; Wynn flied out to center; Paciorek
singled; Murphy grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Taveras grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger
singled; Metzger stole second; Andujar flied out to center;
Gross struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 5.

BRAVES 7TH: Belloir flied out to right; MOORE BATTED FOR
LACORTE; Moore singled; ASSELSTINE BATTED FOR ROYSTER;
Asselstine forced Moore (shortstop to second); Gilbreath flied
out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: MOORE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); HANNA REPLACED
ASSELSTINE (PITCHING); Cabell flied out to center; Cedeno
grounded out (shortstop to first); Watson singled; MILBOURNE RAN
FOR WATSON; Cruz grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 5.

BRAVES 8TH: JOHNSON REPLACED MILBOURNE (PLAYING 1B); Montanez
grounded out (shortstop to first); May grounded out (shortstop
to first); Wynn grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Herrmann grounded out (second to first); Taveras
singled; Taveras stole second; Metzger grounded out (shortstop
to first); Andujar struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 5.

BRAVES 9TH: Paciorek singled; Murphy flied out to right; GASTON
BATTED FOR BELLOIR; Gaston flied out to center; Moore grounded
out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros
5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           2   6   0    7
 Astros           5  12   1    7


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