Houston Astros 3, Atlanta Braves 1
Regular Season Game 77
Played on Friday, July 1, 1977 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   1  4  1
HOU N    0  1  1    0  0  0    1  0  x  -   3  6  1
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Office cf                     4   0   1   1       0   1       1   0
Matthews lf                   4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Montanez 1b                   3   0   1   0       1   1       8   0
Burroughs rf                  2   0   0   0       2   1       2   0
Pocoroba c                    4   0   1   0       0   1       6   0
Chaney ss                     3   0   0   0       0   2       1   2
  Asselstine ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Gilbreath 2b                  4   0   0   0       0   2       3   1
Royster 3b                    3   0   0   0       0   1       2   1
Collins p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Capra p                     1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Campbell p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Nolan ph                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Leon pr,p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   1   4   1       4   9      24   7

FIELDING - 
E: Chaney (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Office (6,off Richard).
GDP: Asselstine (1,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Office (3,2nd base by Richard/Ferguson).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gonzalez 2b                   5   0   1   1       0   0       1   2
Cabell 3b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
Cedeno cf                     2   1   0   0       2   1       4   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   2   1       0   0       6   0
Cruz rf                       2   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Ferguson c                    3   0   0   0       1   0       8   1
Fuller lf                     2   1   1   1       1   1       1   0
  Howard lf                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       1   0       4   4
Richard p                     4   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
  Niekro p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       30   3   6   3       6   4      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Niekro-Metzger-Watson.
E: Fuller (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Fuller (3,off Collins); Gonzalez (13,off Collins); Cabell (17,off Capra).
SH: Cruz (2,off Collins).
IBB: Ferguson (3,by Collins).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Howard (10,2nd base off Leon/Pocoroba).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Collins L(1-7)                2.1   3   2   2   5   0   0  16
Capra                         4.1   2   1   1   1   3   0  16
Campbell                      0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Leon                          1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        8     6   3   3   6   4   0  37

IBB: Collins (6,Ferguson).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard W(7-6)                8     4   1   1   4   9   0  32
Niekro SV(4)                  1     0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        9     4   1   1   4   9   0  34

Richard faced 2 batters in the 9th inning
WP: Richard (5).

Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Jerry Dale, 2B - John McSherry, 3B - Bill Williams
Time of Game: 2:24   Attendance: 8378


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Office              cf        Gonzalez            2b
2. Matthews            lf        Cabell              3b
3. Montanez            1b        Cedeno              cf
4. Burroughs           rf        Watson              1b
5. Pocoroba            c         Cruz                rf
6. Chaney              ss        Ferguson            c
7. Gilbreath           2b        Fuller              lf
8. Royster             3b        Metzger             ss
9. Collins             p         Richard             p

BRAVES 1ST: Office flied out to center; Matthews grounded out
(pitcher to first); Montanez singled; Burroughs walked [Montanez
to second]; Pocoroba struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gonzalez made an out to shortstop; Cabell reached on
an error by Chaney [Cabell to first]; Cedeno walked [Cabell to
second]; Watson flied out to center; Cruz grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Chaney made an out to pitcher; Gilbreath struck out;
Royster struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ferguson grounded out (shortstop to first); Fuller
doubled; Metzger walked; Richard flied out to right; Gonzalez
doubled [Fuller scored, Metzger to third]; Cabell grounded out
(third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Collins flied out to left; Office struck out but
advanced to first on a wild pitch; Office was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); Matthews flied out to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Cedeno walked; Watson singled [Cedeno to second];
Cruz out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Cedeno to
third, Watson to second]; Ferguson was walked intentionally;
CAPRA REPLACED COLLINS (PITCHING); Fuller walked (walk was
charged to Collins) [Cedeno scored, Watson to third, Ferguson to
second]; Metzger flied out to left; Richard struck out; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

BRAVES 4TH: Montanez walked; Burroughs flied out to right;
Pocoroba forced Montanez (second to shortstop); Chaney struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Gonzalez made an out to catcher; Cabell flied out to
right; Cedeno struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0,
Astros 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Gilbreath struck out; Royster made an out to
shortstop; Capra singled; Office doubled to left [Capra scored,
Office to third (error by Fuller)]; Matthews grounded out (third
to first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Watson made an out to second; Cruz made an out to
first; Ferguson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

BRAVES 6TH: Montanez flied out to center; Burroughs struck out;
Pocoroba grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Fuller struck out; Metzger made an out to third;
Richard grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 1, Astros 2.

BRAVES 7TH: Chaney struck out; Gilbreath flied out to center;
Royster made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Gonzalez made an out to second; Cabell doubled;
Cedeno made an out to second; Watson singled [Cabell scored];
Cruz walked [Watson to second]; CAMPBELL REPLACED CAPRA
(PITCHING); Ferguson grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 3.

BRAVES 8TH: HOWARD REPLACED FULLER (PLAYING LF); NOLAN BATTED
FOR CAMPBELL; Nolan walked; LEON RAN FOR NOLAN; Office grounded
out (second to first) [Leon to second]; Matthews reached on a
fielder's choice [Leon out at third (shortstop to third)];
Montanez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: LEON STAYED IN GAME (PITCHING); Howard singled;
Howard stole second; Metzger made an out to catcher; Richard
struck out; Gonzalez made an out to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Braves 1, Astros 3.

BRAVES 9TH: Burroughs walked; Pocoroba singled [Burroughs to
second]; ASSELSTINE BATTED FOR CHANEY; NIEKRO REPLACED RICHARD
(PITCHING); Asselstine grounded into a double play (pitcher to
shortstop to first) [Burroughs to third, Pocoroba out at
second]; Gilbreath grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           1   4   1    6
 Astros           3   6   1   10


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