Atlanta Braves 9, Houston Astros 6
Regular Season Game 121
Played on Wednesday, August 17, 1977 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    2  0  3    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   6  9  0
ATL N    0  0  0    0  1  8    0  0  x  -   9 14  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       4   1   2   0       1   0       2   0
Sperring 2b,ss                3   0   0   0       2   0       1   3
Cedeno cf                     5   2   1   0       0   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     5   0   2   1       0   1      14   1
Cruz rf                       1   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Gardner rf                  3   1   1   1       0   1       1   0
Ferguson c                    3   1   1   0       2   0       3   1
Howe 3b                       3   1   1   2       1   0       0   2
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   1       0   0       0   1
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Dixon p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Boswell 2b                  1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Totals                       34   6   9   6       6   3      24  10

BATTING - 
2B: Puhl (7,off Hanna); Cedeno (24,off Capra).
3B: Howe (3,off Hanna).
SH: Dixon (3,off Capra).
HBP: Gardner (1,by Hanna).
GDP: Gardner (2,off Collins).
Team LOB: 9.

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Office cf                     5   0   1   1       0   0       3   0
Bonnell 3b                    4   0   3   1       0   1       1   1
  Moore pr,3b                 1   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Burroughs rf                  4   1   2   2       1   0       2   0
Montanez 1b                   5   2   3   1       0   0      11   0
Matthews lf                   4   1   1   0       1   1       1   0
Pocoroba c                    4   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Gilbreath 2b                  4   1   1   1       0   0       3   6
Rockett ss                    3   1   1   1       0   0       4   5
Hanna p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Capra p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Paciorek ph                 1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Collins p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Asselstine ph               1   1   1   2       0   0       0   0
  Campbell p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   9  14   9       2   3      27  15

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

BATTING - 
2B: Bonnell (9,off Dixon); Montanez (21,off Dixon); Paciorek (8,off Dixon);
Asselstine (3,off Forsch).
HR: Burroughs (31,6th inning off Sambito 1 on 2 out); Montanez (16,6th inning
off Sambito 0 on 2 out).
SH: Campbell (2,off Pentz).
HBP: Rockett (2,by Pentz).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dixon                         5.1   8   4   4   1   3   0  25
Forsch                        0     2   2   2   0   0   0   2
Sambito L(5-4)                0.2   3   3   3   1   0   2   6
Pentz                         2     1   0   0   0   0   0   8
Totals                        8    14   9   9   2   3   2  41

HBP: Pentz (1,Rockett).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hanna                         2.1   5   5   5   4   0   0  17
Capra                         2.2   3   1   1   1   2   0  12
Collins W(2-9)                1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Campbell SV(3)                3     0   0   0   1   1   0  10
Totals                        9     9   6   6   6   3   0  42

HBP: Hanna (1,Gardner).

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Ed Montague
Time of Game: 2:49   Attendance: 3287


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl doubled; Sperring walked; Cedeno forced
Sperring (second to shortstop) [Puhl to third]; Watson singled
[Puhl scored, Cedeno to third]; Cruz grounded out (second to
first) [Cedeno scored, Watson to second]; Ferguson walked; Howe
walked [Watson to third, Ferguson to second]; Metzger flied out
to right; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: GARDNER REPLACED CRUZ (PLAYING RF); Office grounded
out (catcher to first); Bonnell was called out on strikes;
Burroughs walked; Montanez grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Dixon grounded out (second to first); Puhl grounded
out (pitcher to first); Sperring walked; Cedeno forced Sperring
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Matthews flied out to right; Pocoroba grounded out
(first unassisted); Gilbreath grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Watson flied out to left; Gardner was hit by a
pitch; Ferguson singled [Gardner to second]; Howe tripled
[Gardner scored, Ferguson scored]; Metzger singled [Howe
scored]; CAPRA REPLACED HANNA (PITCHING); Dixon out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Metzger to second]; Puhl
made an out to shortstop; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5,
Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Rockett grounded out (third to first); Capra struck
out; Office made an out to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
5, Braves 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Sperring flied out to right; Cedeno doubled; Watson
struck out (catcher to first); Gardner singled [Cedeno scored];
Ferguson walked [Gardner to second]; Howe forced Ferguson
(shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Bonnell doubled; Burroughs grounded out (third to
first); Montanez doubled [Bonnell to third]; Matthews struck
out; Pocoroba grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger grounded out (first unassisted); Dixon
struck out; Puhl singled; Sperring grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Gilbreath made an out to first; Rockett flied out to
left; PACIOREK BATTED FOR CAPRA; Paciorek doubled; Office
singled [Paciorek scored]; Bonnell singled [Office to second];
Burroughs forced Bonnell (shortstop to second); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 1.

ASTROS 6TH: COLLINS REPLACED PACIOREK (PITCHING); Cedeno made an
out to third; Watson singled; Gardner grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Watson out at second]; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 1.

BRAVES 6TH: Montanez singled; Matthews singled [Montanez to
second]; Pocoroba flied out to center; Gilbreath singled
[Montanez scored, Matthews to second]; FORSCH REPLACED DIXON
(PITCHING); Rockett singled [Matthews scored, Gilbreath to
second]; ASSELSTINE BATTED FOR COLLINS; Asselstine doubled
[Gilbreath scored, Rockett scored]; SAMBITO REPLACED FORSCH
(PITCHING); Office grounded out (first unassisted) [Asselstine
to third]; Bonnell singled [Asselstine scored]; MOORE RAN FOR
BONNELL; Burroughs homered [Moore scored]; Montanez homered;
Matthews walked; Pocoroba made an out to first; 8 R, 8 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 9.

ASTROS 7TH: MOORE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); CAMPBELL REPLACED
ASSELSTINE (PITCHING); Ferguson flied out to center; Howe
grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 9.

BRAVES 7TH: PENTZ REPLACED METZGER (PITCHING); BOSWELL REPLACED
SAMBITO (PLAYING 2B); SPERRING CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING SS);
Gilbreath grounded out (shortstop to first); Rockett was hit by
a pitch; Campbell out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second)
[Rockett to second]; Office grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 9.

ASTROS 8TH: Boswell grounded out (second to first); Puhl walked;
Sperring flied out to center; Cedeno flied out to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 9.

BRAVES 8TH: Moore grounded out (shortstop to first); Burroughs
singled; Montanez flied out to left; Matthews flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 9.

ASTROS 9TH: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Gardner
struck out; Ferguson made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6   9   0    9
 Braves           9  14   0    8


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