Atlanta Braves 4, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 7
Played on Friday, April 15, 1977 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    0  0  1    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  9  0
ATL N    2  0  1    0  0  1    0  0  x  -   4 13  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gardner cf,lf                 5   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Cabell 3b                     5   0   2   1       0   0       2   5
Cruz rf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     2   1   1   0       2   0       8   1
  Cedeno pr,cf                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ferguson c                    4   0   1   0       0   0       4   1
Johnson lf,1b                 3   1   2   2       1   0       1   0
Sperring 2b                   3   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
  Boswell ph,2b               1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Metzger ss                    4   1   1   0       0   0       2   1
Lemongello p                  2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Niekro p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Crawford ph                 0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Herrmann ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   3   9   3       4   3      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Cabell-Watson.

BATTING - 
2B: Metzger (1,off Ruthven).
HR: Johnson (2,4th inning off Ruthven 1 on 2 out).
GDP: Cabell (1,off Ruthven).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cabell (3,2nd base by Ruthven/Correll).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Office cf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Royster 3b                    4   1   3   1       0   0       1   1
Montanez 1b                   4   1   1   0       0   1       4   2
Burroughs rf                  4   1   1   2       0   0       3   0
Matthews lf                   4   0   2   0       0   0       3   0
Correll c                     4   0   1   0       0   1       3   1
Gilbreath 2b                  3   1   1   0       0   0       4   4
Rockett ss                    4   0   2   0       0   1       4   3
Ruthven p                     2   0   2   1       0   0       2   0
  Camp p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       34   4  13   4       0   4      27  11

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

BATTING - 
2B: Ruthven (1,off Niekro).
HR: Burroughs (3,1st inning off Lemongello 1 on 2 out); Royster (1,3rd inning
off Lemongello 0 on 0 out).
SH: Ruthven (1,off Lemongello).
HBP: Gilbreath (1,by Lemongello).
GDP: Rockett (3,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Royster (1,2nd base by Lemongello/Ferguson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lemongello L(0-2)             5    10   4   4   0   3   2  25
Niekro                        1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Sambito                       2     2   0   0   0   1   0   8
Totals                        8    13   4   4   0   4   2  36

Lemongello faced 2 batters in the 6th inning
HBP: Lemongello (1,Gilbreath).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruthven W(2-0)                6.2   7   3   3   3   2   1  28
Camp SV(2)                    2.1   2   0   0   1   1   0  10
Totals                        9     9   3   3   4   3   1  38


Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Ed Sudol
Time of Game: 2:24   Attendance: 46469


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Gardner             cf        Office              cf
2. Cabell              3b        Royster             3b
3. Cruz                rf        Montanez            1b
4. Watson              1b        Burroughs           rf
5. Ferguson            c         Matthews            lf
6. Johnson             lf        Correll             c
7. Sperring            2b        Gilbreath           2b
8. Metzger             ss        Rockett             ss
9. Lemongello          p         Ruthven             p

ASTROS 1ST: Gardner singled; Cabell grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Gardner out at second]; Cruz
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Office flied out to center; Royster singled; Royster
was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Montanez
singled; Burroughs homered [Montanez scored]; Matthews grounded
out (third to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson walked; Ferguson flied out to right; Johnson
flied out to center; Sperring forced Watson (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

BRAVES 2ND: Correll struck out; Gilbreath grounded out (second
to first); Rockett singled; Ruthven singled [Rockett to second];
Office flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Braves 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger doubled; Lemongello struck out; Gardner
flied out to left; Cabell singled [Metzger scored]; Cabell was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 2.

BRAVES 3RD: Royster homered; Montanez struck out; Burroughs
grounded out (third to first); Matthews singled; Correll forced
Matthews (third to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Braves 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz flied out to center; Watson walked; Ferguson
flied out to left; Johnson homered [Watson scored]; Sperring
made an out to second; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 3.

BRAVES 4TH: Gilbreath was hit by a pitch; Rockett was called out
on strikes; Ruthven out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second)
[Gilbreath to second]; Office flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger flied out to left; Lemongello struck out;
Gardner flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Braves 3.

BRAVES 5TH: Royster singled; Montanez flied out to right;
Burroughs made an out to shortstop; Matthews grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Cabell singled; Cruz made an out to third; Watson
flied out to right [Cabell to second]; Ferguson grounded out
(first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 3.

BRAVES 6TH: Correll singled; Gilbreath singled [Correll to
second]; NIEKRO REPLACED LEMONGELLO (PITCHING); Rockett grounded
into a double play (third to first) [Gilbreath to second,
Correll out at third]; Ruthven doubled [Gilbreath scored];
Office grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 3, Braves 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Johnson singled; Sperring made an out to shortstop;
Metzger forced Johnson (second to shortstop); CRAWFORD BATTED
FOR NIEKRO; Crawford walked [Metzger to second]; Gardner singled
[Metzger to third, Crawford to second]; CAMP REPLACED RUTHVEN
(PITCHING); Cabell grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 4.

BRAVES 7TH: SAMBITO REPLACED CRAWFORD (PITCHING); Royster
grounded out (second to first); Montanez flied out to right;
Burroughs made an out to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Braves 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Cruz made an out to second; Watson singled; CEDENO
RAN FOR WATSON; Ferguson singled [Cedeno to second]; Johnson
walked [Cedeno to third, Ferguson to second]; BOSWELL BATTED FOR
SPERRING; Boswell struck out; Metzger forced Johnson (shortstop
to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 4.

BRAVES 8TH: BOSWELL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); CEDENO STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING CF); GARDNER CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF);
JOHNSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Matthews singled;
Correll made an out to third; Gilbreath flied out to right;
Rockett singled [Matthews to second]; Camp struck out; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 4.

ASTROS 9TH: HERRMANN BATTED FOR SAMBITO; Herrmann grounded out
(second to first); Gardner grounded out (third to first); Cabell
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   9   0    8
 Braves           4  13   0    8


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