Houston Astros 9, Atlanta Braves 3
Regular Season Game 79
Played on Sunday, July 3, 1977 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    1  0  0    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   3  7  1
HOU N    1  1  3    0  2  1    0  1  x  -   9 15  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Office cf                     3   0   0   0       0   3       1   0
  Campbell p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gaston ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Capra p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pocoroba ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Moore 3b                      4   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
Montanez 1b                   2   1   0   0       2   0       8   3
Burroughs rf                  3   1   1   2       1   0       1   1
Matthews lf                   3   0   1   1       1   0       0   0
Correll c                     4   0   1   0       0   0       7   1
Gilbreath 2b                  2   0   0   0       0   1       2   2
  Kline p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Paciorek cf                 2   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Chaney ss                     4   0   0   0       0   2       2   3
Messersmith p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  LaCorte p                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Royster 2b                  3   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Totals                       33   3   7   3       4   8      24  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Royster-Chaney-Montanez.
E: Royster (19).

BATTING - 
2B: Royster (5,off Bannister); Matthews (9,off Bannister).
HR: Burroughs (21,6th inning off Bannister 1 on 1 out).
GDP: Correll (3,off Bannister).
Team LOB: 7.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gonzalez 2b                   4   2   4   1       0   0       2   4
  McLaughlin p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cabell 3b                     3   1   2   1       0   0       0   1
  Howe 3b                     2   0   1   1       0   0       0   3
Cedeno cf                     5   1   2   3       0   2       3   0
Watson 1b                     3   1   2   2       0   0       5   1
  Cacek 1b                    1   0   0   0       0   0       5   0
Cruz rf                       3   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Ferguson c                    3   1   1   1       1   1       8   0
Fuller lf                     4   0   0   0       0   4       2   0
Metzger ss                    4   2   2   0       0   0       0   3
Bannister p                   2   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Sperring ph,2b              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   9  15   9       2   7      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Gonzalez-Watson.

BATTING - 
2B: Cabell (18,off LaCorte); Gonzalez (14,off Kline).
HR: Ferguson (10,2nd inning off LaCorte 0 on 1 out); Watson (10,3rd inning
off LaCorte 1 on 2 out).
SH: Gonzalez (4,off LaCorte); Bannister (4,off Campbell).
GDP: Cruz (2,off Campbell).
IBB: Ferguson (5,by Campbell).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cabell (25,2nd base off Kline/Correll).
CS: Cruz (11,2nd base by LaCorte/Correll).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Messersmith                   0     1   1   1   0   0   0   1
LaCorte L(1-8)                3     5   4   4   1   2   2  13
Kline                         1     4   2   2   0   1   0   8
Campbell                      2     2   1   1   1   1   0   8
Capra                         2     3   1   1   0   3   0   9
Totals                        8    15   9   9   2   7   2  39

Messersmith faced 1 batter in the 1st inning
Kline faced 4 batters in the 5th inning
IBB: Campbell (3,Ferguson).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bannister W(4-6)              8     6   3   3   4   5   1  33
McLaughlin                    1     1   0   0   0   3   0   4
Totals                        9     7   3   3   4   8   1  37


Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - John McSherry, 3B - Jerry Dale
Time of Game: 2:23   Attendance: 20397


Starting Lineups:

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

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

ASTROS 1ST: Gonzalez singled to pitcher; LACORTE REPLACED
MESSERSMITH (PITCHING); Cabell doubled [Gonzalez scored, Cabell
out at third (right to second to first to shortstop)]; Cedeno
struck out; Watson flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 1, Astros 1.

BRAVES 2ND: Gilbreath grounded out (shortstop to first); Chaney
flied out to right; LaCorte singled; Office struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz walked; Cruz was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); Ferguson homered; Fuller struck out;
Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Braves 1, Astros 2.

BRAVES 3RD: Moore made an out to second; Montanez grounded out
(second to first); Burroughs flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Bannister singled; Gonzalez out on a sacrifice bunt
(first to second) [Bannister to second]; Cabell grounded out
(third to first); Cedeno singled [Bannister scored]; Watson
homered [Cedeno scored]; Cruz grounded out (second to first); 3
R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 5.

BRAVES 4TH: Matthews walked; Correll grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Matthews out at second];
Gilbreath struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 5.

ASTROS 4TH: ROYSTER REPLACED LACORTE (PLAYING 2B); KLINE
REPLACED GILBREATH (PITCHING); Ferguson reached on an error by
Royster [Ferguson to second]; Fuller struck out; Metzger
grounded out (pitcher to first) [Ferguson to third]; Bannister
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves
1, Astros 5.

BRAVES 5TH: Chaney grounded out (third to first); Royster flied
out to center; Office struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
1, Astros 5.

ASTROS 5TH: Gonzalez doubled; Cabell singled [Gonzalez to
third]; Cabell stole second; Cedeno singled [Gonzalez scored,
Cabell scored]; Watson singled [Cedeno to second]; PACIOREK
REPLACED KLINE (PLAYING CF); CAMPBELL REPLACED OFFICE
(PITCHING); Cruz grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Cedeno to third, Watson out at second];
Ferguson was walked intentionally; Fuller struck out; 2 R, 4 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 7.

BRAVES 6TH: HOWE REPLACED CABELL (PLAYING 3B); CACEK REPLACED
WATSON (PLAYING 1B); Moore flied out to center; Montanez walked;
Burroughs homered [Montanez scored]; Matthews flied out to left;
Correll singled; Paciorek grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 7.

ASTROS 6TH: Metzger singled; Bannister out on a sacrifice bunt
(first to second) [Metzger to second]; Gonzalez singled [Metzger
scored]; Howe flied out to center; Cedeno flied out to center; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 8.

BRAVES 7TH: Chaney struck out; Royster doubled; GASTON BATTED
FOR CAMPBELL; Gaston grounded out (third to first); Moore
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3,
Astros 8.

ASTROS 7TH: CAPRA REPLACED GASTON (PITCHING); Cacek grounded out
(shortstop to first); Cruz flied out to right; Ferguson struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 8.

BRAVES 8TH: Montanez flied out to left; Burroughs grounded out
(third to first); Matthews doubled; Correll grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 8.

ASTROS 8TH: Fuller struck out; Metzger singled; SPERRING BATTED
FOR BANNISTER; Sperring made an out to first; Gonzalez singled
[Metzger to second]; Howe singled [Metzger scored, Gonzalez to
second]; Cedeno struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 3,
Astros 9.

BRAVES 9TH: SPERRING STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); MCLAUGHLIN
REPLACED GONZALEZ (PITCHING); Paciorek singled; Chaney struck
out; Royster struck out; POCOROBA BATTED FOR CAPRA; Pocoroba
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           3   7   1    7
 Astros           9  15   0    6


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