Atlanta Braves 12, Houston Astros 10
Regular Season Game 156
Played on Monday, September 26, 1977 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    3  0  2    4  0  1    0  0  0  -  10 11  1
ATL N    0  2  1    5  2  0    2  0  x  -  12 13  5
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cannon lf                     5   2   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cabell 3b                     5   0   1   1       0   1       2   2
Cedeno cf                     5   2   2   1       0   0       0   0
Cruz rf                       4   3   1   1       1   1       2   1
Watson 1b                     4   2   2   3       1   0      13   1
Herrmann c                    5   0   1   2       0   0       3   1
Howe 2b                       4   0   2   1       0   1       1   7
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   0       0   1       2   3
Andujar p                     0   1   0   0       1   0       1   0
  McLaughlin p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Walling ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Thomas p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Larson p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38  10  11   9       3   4      24  15

FIELDING - 
E: Watson (9).

BATTING - 
2B: Howe (22,off Capra).
HR: Watson (20,4th inning off Bradford 1 on 2 out); Cruz (17,6th inning off
Capra 0 on 2 out).
SH: Andujar (4,off Solomon).
GDP: Metzger (7,off Hanna).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cannon (1,2nd base off Solomon/Murphy); Cedeno (58,2nd base off Solomon/Murphy).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster 2b                    5   1   1   0       0   0       2   1
Asselstine cf                 5   1   2   3       0   1       4   0
Burroughs rf                  4   1   1   1       0   0       3   0
Montanez 1b                   4   2   2   0       0   0       7   0
Matthews lf                   2   3   2   3       1   0       2   0
Bonnell 3b                    4   2   1   1       0   0       1   0
Murphy c                      4   1   3   3       0   0       4   0
Rockett ss                    4   0   0   0       0   1       3   3
  Campbell p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Solomon p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Hanna p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bradford p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Whisenton ph                1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Capra p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Belloir ss                  1   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Totals                       36  12  13  12       1   2      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Royster-Rockett-Montanez.
E: Royster (28), Montanez 2 (9), Matthews (10), Rockett (23).

BATTING - 
2B: Murphy (6,off Andujar); Asselstine (6,off McLaughlin).
HR: Matthews 2 (17,2nd inning off Andujar 1 on 0 out,7th inning off Larson
0 on 1 out); Asselstine (4,3rd inning off Andujar 0 on 2 out); Burroughs
(41,7th inning off Larson 0 on 0 out).
HBP: Matthews (2,by Andujar).
Team LOB: 2.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Andujar                       3.1   5   6   6   0   0   2  16
McLaughlin                    0.2   3   2   2   0   1   0   4
Thomas                        1     2   2   2   1   0   0   6
Larson L(1-7)                 2     3   2   2   0   0   2   9
Forsch                        1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        8    13  12  12   1   2   4  38

BK: Thomas 2 (2).
HBP: Andujar (4,Matthews).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Solomon                       2.1   6   5   3   2   1   0  16
Hanna                         1     1   3   0   1   0   0   5
Bradford                      0.2   1   1   1   0   0   1   3
Capra W(6-11)                 3     3   1   1   0   3   1  12
Campbell SV(12)               2     0   0   0   0   0   0   6
Totals                        9    11  10   4*  3   4   2  42

* - Team earned runs does not equal the composite totals for all pitchers due to instances in which provisions of Section 10.18 (i) of the Scoring rules were applied.

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Frank Pulli, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - Joe West
Time of Game: 2:49   Attendance: 7001


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Cannon reached on an error by Royster [Cannon to
first]; Cannon stole second; Cabell grounded out (first
unassisted) [Cannon to third]; Cedeno singled [Cannon scored
(unearned)]; Cruz walked [Cedeno to second]; Watson singled
[Cedeno scored, Cruz to third]; Herrmann grounded out (first
unassisted) [Cruz scored (unearned), Watson to third (error by
Montanez)]; Howe flied out to right; 3 R (1 ER), 2 H, 2 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Royster grounded out (second to first); Asselstine
grounded out (second to first); Burroughs flied out to right; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Metzger singled; Andujar out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Metzger to second]; Cannon made an out to
shortstop; Cabell flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 3, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Montanez singled; Matthews homered [Montanez
scored]; Bonnell grounded out (first to pitcher); Murphy
grounded out (third to first); Rockett grounded out (catcher to
first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Cedeno singled; Cedeno stole second; Cruz struck
out; Watson walked; Herrmann singled [Cedeno scored, Watson to
second]; Howe singled [Watson scored, Herrmann to second]; HANNA
REPLACED SOLOMON (PITCHING); Metzger grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Howe out at second]; 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 2.

BRAVES 3RD: Hanna grounded out (shortstop to first); Royster
grounded out (shortstop to first); Asselstine homered; Burroughs
grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5,
Braves 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Andujar walked; Cannon reached on an error by
Rockett [Andujar scored (error by Montanez) (unearned), Cannon
to second]; Cabell singled [Cannon scored (unearned)]; Cedeno
flied out to right; BRADFORD REPLACED HANNA (PITCHING); Cruz
forced Cabell (pitcher to shortstop); Watson homered (unearned,
but earned for the pitcher) [Cruz scored (unearned)]; Herrmann
grounded out (shortstop to first); 4 R (1 ER), 2 H, 2 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 9, Braves 3.

BRAVES 4TH: Montanez singled; Matthews was hit by a pitch
[Montanez to second]; Bonnell forced Matthews (second
unassisted) [Montanez to third, Bonnell to second (error by
Watson)]; Murphy doubled [Montanez scored, Bonnell scored];
MCLAUGHLIN REPLACED ANDUJAR (PITCHING); Rockett was called out
on strikes; WHISENTON BATTED FOR BRADFORD; Whisenton singled
[Murphy scored]; Royster singled [Whisenton to second];
Asselstine doubled to right [Whisenton scored, Royster scored,
Asselstine out at third (right to third)]; 5 R, 5 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 9, Braves 8.

ASTROS 5TH: CAPRA REPLACED WHISENTON (PITCHING); Howe struck
out; Metzger was called out on strikes; WALLING BATTED FOR
MCLAUGHLIN; Walling singled to left [Walling to second (error by
Matthews)]; Cannon made an out to third; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 9, Braves 8.

BRAVES 5TH: THOMAS REPLACED WALLING (PITCHING); Burroughs flied
out to right; Montanez made an out to third; Matthews walked;
Thomas balked [Matthews to second]; Bonnell singled [Matthews
scored]; Thomas balked [Bonnell to second]; Murphy singled
[Bonnell scored]; Rockett made an out to shortstop; 2 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9, Braves 10.

ASTROS 6TH: Cabell was called out on strikes; Cedeno flied out
to left; Cruz homered; Watson flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 10, Braves 10.

BRAVES 6TH: LARSON REPLACED THOMAS (PITCHING); Capra grounded
out (shortstop to first); Royster grounded out (second to
first); Asselstine made an out to catcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 10, Braves 10.

ASTROS 7TH: Herrmann flied out to center; Howe doubled; Metzger
flied out to right [Howe to third]; Larson grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 10, Braves
10.

BRAVES 7TH: Burroughs homered; Montanez grounded out (second to
first); Matthews homered; Bonnell grounded out (second to
first); Murphy singled; Rockett made an out to shortstop; 2 R, 3
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 10, Braves 12.

ASTROS 8TH: CAMPBELL REPLACED ROCKETT (PITCHING); BELLOIR
REPLACED CAPRA (PLAYING SS); Cannon made an out to shortstop;
Cabell flied out to center; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 10, Braves 12.

BRAVES 8TH: FORSCH REPLACED LARSON (PITCHING); Belloir grounded
out (second to first); Royster grounded out (second to first);
Asselstine struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 10, Braves
12.

ASTROS 9TH: Cruz made an out to second; Watson grounded out
(shortstop to first); Herrmann flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 10, Braves 12.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros          10  11   1    5
 Braves          12  13   5    2


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