Atlanta Braves 5, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 151
Played on Wednesday, September 21, 1977 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    1  0  1    1  0  2    0  0  0  -   5 12  2
HOU N    2  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  8  3
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster 2b,3b                 5   1   2   0       0   2       4   0
Office cf                     4   0   1   1       0   1       3   0
Burroughs rf                  4   1   1   1       1   3       0   0
  Gilbreath 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Montanez 1b                   4   0   2   1       1   1       6   0
Matthews lf                   5   0   1   1       0   2       2   1
Murphy c                      5   0   0   0       0   0       9   2
Bonnell 3b,rf                 4   1   2   0       1   1       1   2
Rockett ss                    5   2   2   0       0   1       2   3
Niekro p                      2   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   5  12   4       3  11      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Murphy (3), Bonnell (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Rockett (10,off Andujar); Burroughs (18,off Andujar).
SH: Niekro 2 (12,off Andujar 2).
SF: Office (3,off Andujar).
IBB: Montanez (3,by Andujar).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Royster (26,2nd base off Andujar/Herrmann); Bonnell (7,2nd base off Thomas/Herrmann).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       5   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Cabell 3b,1b                  3   1   1   0       1   1       2   0
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Cruz rf                       4   0   2   1       0   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   1   0       1   0       5   0
  Gonzalez pr,2b              0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Howe 2b,3b                    4   0   0   1       0   2       3   1
Herrmann c                    4   0   1   0       0   2      11   0
Metzger ss                    3   1   1   0       0   0       1   4
  Roberts ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Andujar p                     2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  McLaughlin p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gardner ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Thomas p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Walton ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   3   8   2       2  10      27   6

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Gonzalez-Cabell.
E: Cabell 2 (23), Andujar (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (37,off Niekro).
3B: Metzger (6,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (55,2nd base off Niekro/Murphy); Cruz (43,2nd base off Niekro/Murphy);
Metzger (2,2nd base off Niekro/Murphy); Cabell (42,2nd base off Niekro/Murphy);
Watson (5,2nd base off Niekro/Murphy).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(16-18)               9     8   3   3   2  10   0  37

WP: Niekro (17).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Andujar L(11-7)               5.2   9   5   2   2   6   0  31
McLaughlin                    0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Thomas                        1.1   2   0   0   1   2   0   7
Sambito                       1.2   1   0   0   0   2   0   5
Totals                        9    12   5   2   3  11   0  44

IBB: Andujar (3,Montanez).

Umpires: HP - Paul Pryor, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Jerry Crawford, 3B - Ed Sudol
Time of Game: 2:38   Attendance: 6282


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Royster             2b        Puhl                lf
2. Office              cf        Cabell              3b
3. Burroughs           rf        Cedeno              cf
4. Montanez            1b        Cruz                rf
5. Matthews            lf        Watson              1b
6. Murphy              c         Howe                2b
7. Bonnell             3b        Herrmann            c
8. Rockett             ss        Metzger             ss
9. Niekro              p         Andujar             p

BRAVES 1ST: Royster singled; Royster stole second; Office made
an out to shortstop; Burroughs struck out; Montanez singled
[Royster scored]; Matthews grounded out (second to first); 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl singled; Cabell forced Puhl (shortstop to
second); Cedeno singled [Cabell to third]; Cedeno stole second;
Cruz singled [Cabell scored, Cedeno to third]; Cruz stole
second; Watson walked; Howe forced Watson (shortstop to second)
[Cedeno scored, Cruz to third]; Herrmann struck out (catcher to
first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

BRAVES 2ND: Murphy made an out to second; Bonnell singled;
Rockett forced Bonnell (shortstop to second); Niekro singled
[Rockett to second]; Royster struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Metzger tripled; Niekro threw a wild pitch [Metzger
scored]; Andujar struck out; Puhl flied out to center; Cabell
walked; Cedeno flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves
1, Astros 3.

BRAVES 3RD: Office struck out; Burroughs walked; Montanez
singled [Burroughs to second]; Matthews singled [Burroughs
scored, Montanez to second]; Murphy forced Montanez (third
unassisted) [Matthews to third (error by Cabell), Murphy to
second]; Bonnell struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); Watson flied
out to center; Howe made an out to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 3.

BRAVES 4TH: Rockett doubled; Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt
(first unassisted) [Rockett to third]; Royster grounded out
(shortstop to first); Office reached on an error by Andujar
[Rockett scored (unearned) (no RBI), Office to first]; Burroughs
struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Herrmann singled; Metzger forced Herrmann (third to
second); On a bunt Andujar struck out; Metzger stole second
[Metzger to third (error by Murphy)]; Puhl flied out to left; 0
R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 3.

BRAVES 5TH: Montanez flied out to center; Matthews grounded out
(shortstop to first); Murphy grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Cabell singled; Cabell stole second; Cedeno made an
out to third; Cruz singled to left [Cabell out at home (left to
catcher), Cruz to second (on throw to home)]; Watson reached on
an error by Bonnell [Cruz to third, Watson to first]; Watson
stole second; Howe struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 3,
Astros 3.

BRAVES 6TH: Bonnell reached on an error by Cabell [Bonnell to
first]; Rockett singled [Bonnell to second]; Niekro reached on a
fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt [Bonnell to third, Rockett
to second]; Royster struck out; Office hit a sacrifice fly to
right [Bonnell scored (unearned), Rockett to third]; Burroughs
doubled [Rockett scored (unearned), Niekro to third]; Montanez
was walked intentionally; MCLAUGHLIN REPLACED ANDUJAR
(PITCHING); Matthews struck out; 2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB. 
Braves 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Herrmann struck out; Metzger flied out to center;
GARDNER BATTED FOR MCLAUGHLIN; Gardner struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 3.

BRAVES 7TH: THOMAS REPLACED GARDNER (PITCHING); Murphy flied out
to center; Debut game for Roy Thomas; Bonnell walked;
Bonnell stole second; Rockett struck out; Niekro made an out to
second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Puhl made an out to second; Cabell struck out
(catcher to first); Cedeno grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 3.

BRAVES 8TH: Royster singled; Office singled [Royster to second];
Burroughs struck out; SAMBITO REPLACED THOMAS (PITCHING);
Montanez struck out; Matthews struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Cruz made an out to shortstop; Watson doubled to
center; GONZALEZ RAN FOR WATSON; Howe struck out; Herrmann made
an out to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 3.

BRAVES 9TH: GONZALEZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); HOWE CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); CABELL CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B);
Murphy flied out to right; Bonnell singled; Rockett lined into a
double play (second to first) [Bonnell out at first]; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: GILBREATH REPLACED BURROUGHS (PLAYING 2B); ROYSTER
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); BONNELL CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING RF); ROBERTS BATTED FOR METZGER; Roberts struck out;
WALTON BATTED FOR SAMBITO; Walton grounded out (second to
first); Puhl struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros
3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           5  12   2   12
 Astros           3   8   3    7


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