Houston Astros 15, Atlanta Braves 3
Regular Season Game 119
Played on Monday, August 15, 1977 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    6  3  2    0  0  4    0  0  0  -  15 14  4
ATL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  2  -   3  5  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf,cf                    3   4   1   2       3   0       2   0
Sperring 2b                   6   1   4   2       0   0       0   5
Cedeno cf                     5   1   0   1       0   1       1   0
  Gardner rf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     3   2   2   2       2   0       9   1
  Fuller 1b                   1   0   0   0       0   0       3   1
Cruz rf                       4   2   2   0       1   0       2   0
  Howard lf                   1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Ferguson c                    4   1   1   1       1   2       5   1
Howe 3b                       4   2   2   4       1   2       0   2
Metzger ss                    5   1   1   0       0   0       1   2
Richard p                     3   1   1   1       0   1       1   1
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Larson p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       42  15  14  14       8   6      27  13

FIELDING - 
E: Sperring (4), Ferguson 2 (10), Metzger (10).

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (29,off Solomon); Ferguson (17,off Solomon); Metzger (6,off Hargan).
3B: Puhl (1,off Solomon).
HR: Sperring (1,1st inning off Capra 1 on 0 out); Howe (8,1st inning off Capra
3 on 1 out); Richard (2,3rd inning off Solomon 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (41,2nd base off Solomon/Nolan).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Office cf                     5   1   2   0       0   1       4   0
xBonnell 3b                   3   1   1   1       1   0       2   0
Montanez 1b                   4   0   0   0       0   1       6   0
  Paciorek 1b                 1   0   0   1       0   0       2   0
Burroughs rf                  2   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
  Asselstine rf               2   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Matthews lf                   5   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Nolan c                       2   0   0   0       2   0       6   0
Gilbreath 2b                  3   0   1   0       1   2       3   6
Rockett ss                    3   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Hargan p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Moore ph                    0   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Campbell p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Capra p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Solomon p                   1   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Royster ss                  2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   3   5   3       6   5      27   8

x - reached first on interference.
FIELDING - 
E: Rockett (14).

BATTING - 
2B: Bonnell (8,off Larson).
SF: Moore (1,off Larson).
Team LOB: 11.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard W(12-9)               5     1   0   0   4   4   0  21
Larson SV(1)                  4     4   3   1   2   1   0  20
Totals                        9     5   3   1   6   5   0  41


Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Capra L(2-9)                  1     3   7   7   4   1   2  10
Solomon                       5     9   8   4   3   3   1  28
Hargan                        2     1   0   0   1   2   0   8
Campbell                      1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9    14  15  11   8   6   3  50

Capra faced 1 batter in the 2nd inning
WP: Solomon (1).

Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Nick Colosi
Time of Game: 2:41   Attendance: 5919


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Puhl                lf        Office              cf
2. Sperring            2b        Bonnell             3b
3. Cedeno              cf        Montanez            1b
4. Watson              1b        Burroughs           rf
5. Cruz                rf        Matthews            lf
6. Ferguson            c         Nolan               c
7. Howe                3b        Gilbreath           2b
8. Metzger             ss        Rockett             ss
9. Richard             p         Capra               p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl walked; Sperring homered [Puhl scored]; Cedeno
flied out to center; Watson walked; Cruz singled [Watson to
second]; Ferguson walked [Watson to third, Cruz to second]; Howe
homered [Watson scored, Cruz scored, Ferguson scored]; Metzger
grounded out (second to first); Richard struck out; 6 R, 3 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Office flied out to right; Bonnell flied out to
center; Montanez struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Puhl walked; SOLOMON REPLACED CAPRA (PITCHING);
Sperring singled [Puhl to third]; Cedeno forced Sperring
(shortstop to second) [Puhl scored]; Cedeno stole second; Watson
doubled [Cedeno scored]; Cruz grounded out (second to first)
[Watson to third]; Ferguson doubled [Watson scored]; Howe
walked; Metzger forced Howe (second to shortstop); 3 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 9, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Burroughs walked; Matthews flied out to right; Nolan
grounded out (third to first) [Burroughs to second]; Gilbreath
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9,
Braves 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Richard homered; Puhl walked; Sperring grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Puhl to second]; Cedeno struck out; Watson
singled [Puhl scored]; Cruz singled [Watson to second]; Ferguson
made an out to second; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 11, Braves
0.

BRAVES 3RD: Rockett popped to catcher in foul territory; Solomon
grounded out (second to first); Office singled; Bonnell reached
on an error by Sperring [Office to second, Bonnell to first];
Montanez grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 11, Braves 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Howe struck out; Metzger flied out to center;
Richard grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 11, Braves 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Burroughs was called out on strikes; Matthews
grounded out (first to pitcher); Nolan walked; Gilbreath was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 11, Braves
0.

ASTROS 5TH: Puhl grounded out (second to first); Sperring
singled; Cedeno flied out to left; Watson flied out to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 11, Braves 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Rockett grounded out (shortstop to first); Solomon
walked; Office grounded out (pitcher to first) [Solomon to
second]; Bonnell walked; Montanez grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 11, Braves 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz walked; Ferguson was called out on strikes;
Howe singled [Cruz to second]; Metzger reached on an error by
Rockett [Cruz to third, Howe to second, Metzger to first];
BOSWELL BATTED FOR RICHARD; Boswell grounded out (first
unassisted) [Cruz scored (unearned), Howe to third, Metzger to
second]; Puhl tripled [Howe scored (unearned), Metzger scored
(unearned)]; Solomon threw a wild pitch [Puhl scored
(unearned)]; Sperring flied out to center; 4 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 15, Braves 0.

BRAVES 6TH: LARSON REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); Burroughs
grounded out (second to first); Matthews singled; Nolan grounded
out (first unassisted) [Matthews to second]; Gilbreath singled
[Matthews to third]; Rockett forced Gilbreath (second to
shortstop); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 15, Braves 0.

ASTROS 7TH: ASSELSTINE REPLACED BURROUGHS (PLAYING RF); HARGAN
REPLACED ROCKETT (PITCHING); ROYSTER REPLACED SOLOMON (PLAYING
SS); Cedeno made an out to second; Watson walked; Cruz flied out
to right; Ferguson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 15, Braves 0.

BRAVES 7TH: GARDNER REPLACED CEDENO (PLAYING RF); PUHL CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); FULLER REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING 1B);
HOWARD REPLACED CRUZ (PLAYING LF); Royster flied out to right;
Office struck out; Bonnell reached on catcher's interference by
Ferguson; Montanez grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 15, Braves 0.

ASTROS 8TH: PACIOREK REPLACED MONTANEZ (PLAYING 1B); Howe was
called out on strikes; Metzger doubled; Larson grounded out
(second to first) [Metzger to third]; Puhl grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 15, Braves 0.

BRAVES 8TH: Asselstine flied out to center; Matthews reached on
an error by Metzger [Matthews to first]; Nolan walked [Matthews
to second]; Gilbreath walked [Matthews to third, Nolan to
second]; MOORE BATTED FOR HARGAN; Moore hit a sacrifice fly to
center [Matthews scored (unearned)]; Royster flied out to left;
1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 15, Braves 1.

ASTROS 9TH: CAMPBELL REPLACED MOORE (PITCHING); Sperring
singled; Gardner made an out to third; Fuller flied out to
right; Howard made an out to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 15, Braves 1.

BRAVES 9TH: Office singled; Bonnell doubled [Office scored,
Bonnell to third (error by Ferguson)]; Paciorek grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Bonnell scored (unearned)]; Asselstine
grounded out (first unassisted); Matthews grounded out (third to
first); 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 15, Braves 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros          15  14   4    8
 Braves           3   5   1   11


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