Houston Astros 7, Atlanta Braves 5
Regular Season Game 157
Played on Tuesday, September 27, 1977 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    0  1  0    0  3  2    0  1  0  -   7 14  0
ATL N    0  5  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   5  4  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard lf                     4   0   2   1       0   0       0   0
Cabell 3b                     5   1   0   0       0   0       2   2
Cedeno cf                     5   1   4   4       0   0       4   0
Watson 1b                     5   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
Roberts rf                    3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Cruz ph,rf                  2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Howe 2b                       5   1   3   0       0   1       3   1
Herrmann c                    3   1   2   1       2   0       6   0
Metzger ss                    5   1   1   0       0   0       5   2
Richard p                     3   2   2   1       1   0       0   0
Totals                       40   7  14   7       3   2      27   5

BATTING - 
2B: Howe (23,off Mahler); Howard (6,off Leon).
HR: Cedeno (14,5th inning off Mahler 2 on 1 out).
SH: Howard (7,off Theiss).
GDP: Cabell (8,off Mahler).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (59,2nd base off Theiss/Murphy).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster 2b                    4   1   1   3       0   0       4   6
Asselstine cf                 3   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Burroughs rf                  3   0   0   0       1   0       5   0
Montanez 1b                   2   1   1   0       0   1       3   0
  Paciorek 1b                 1   0   0   0       0   1       6   1
  Nolan ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Davey p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Matthews lf                   2   1   0   0       2   1       0   0
Bonnell 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Murphy c                      4   1   2   2       0   1       3   0
Rockett ss                    2   0   0   0       0   0       3   4
  Whisenton ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Mahler p                      1   1   0   0       1   1       0   1
  Leon p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Office ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Theiss p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gaston 1b                   1   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Totals                       30   5   4   5       5   6      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Royster-Rockett-Montanez.
E: Bonnell (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Murphy (7,off Richard).
HR: Royster (5,2nd inning off Richard 2 on 2 out).
SH: Rockett (3,off Richard).
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard W(17-12)              9     4   5   5   5   6   1  36


Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Mahler L(0-2)                 5.1  10   6   5   1   1   1  27
Leon                          1.2   2   0   0   1   0   0   8
Theiss                        1     1   1   1   1   0   0   5
Davey                         1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9    14   7   6   3   2   1  44


Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Dick Stello
Ejections: ATL Manager Dave Bristol by Frank Pulli [Called third
strike]; Willie Montanez by Frank Pulli [Called third strike]
Time of Game: 2:33   Attendance: 1467


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Howard flied out to right; Cabell flied out to
right; Cedeno singled; Watson forced Cedeno (third to second); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

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

ASTROS 2ND: Roberts grounded out (second to first); Howe
doubled; Herrmann singled [Howe scored]; Metzger made an out to
second; Richard grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Montanez singled; Matthews walked [Montanez to
second]; Bonnell made an out to second; Murphy doubled [Montanez
scored, Matthews scored]; Rockett made an out to shortstop;
Mahler walked; Royster homered [Murphy scored, Mahler scored];
Asselstine walked; Burroughs made an out to shortstop; 5 R, 3 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 5.

ASTROS 3RD: Howard singled; Cabell grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Howard out at second]; Cedeno
singled; Watson forced Cedeno (third to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 5.

BRAVES 3RD: Montanez was called out on strikes; Willie
Montanez and Braves Manager Dave Bristol ejected by HP umpire
Frank Pulli; Matthews grounded out (third to first); Bonnell
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 5.

ASTROS 4TH: PACIOREK REPLACED MONTANEZ (PLAYING 1B); Roberts
made an out to second; Howe singled; Herrmann forced Howe (first
to shortstop); Metzger grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 5.

BRAVES 4TH: Murphy struck out; Rockett made an out to shortstop;
Mahler struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 5.

ASTROS 5TH: Richard singled; Howard flied out to right; Cabell
reached on a fielder's choice [Richard to third (error by
Bonnell)]; Cedeno homered [Richard scored (unearned), Cabell
scored]; Watson struck out; Roberts flied out to right; 3 R (2
ER), 2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 5.

BRAVES 5TH: Royster flied out to center; Asselstine grounded out
(shortstop to first); Burroughs made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Howe flied out to center; Herrmann walked; Metzger
singled [Herrmann to second]; Richard singled [Herrmann scored,
Metzger to second]; LEON REPLACED MAHLER (PITCHING); Howard
doubled [Metzger scored, Richard to third]; Cabell reached on a
fielder's choice [Richard out at home (shortstop to catcher),
Howard to third, Cabell to second]; Cedeno grounded out (pitcher
to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 5.

BRAVES 6TH: Paciorek struck out; Matthews struck out; Bonnell
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Watson grounded out (second to first); CRUZ BATTED
FOR ROBERTS; Cruz grounded out (second to first); Howe singled;
Herrmann walked [Howe to second]; Metzger forced Herrmann
(second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Braves 5.

BRAVES 7TH: CRUZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Murphy singled;
Rockett out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Murphy to
second]; OFFICE BATTED FOR LEON; Office flied out to center;
Royster made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6,
Braves 5.

ASTROS 8TH: THEISS REPLACED OFFICE (PITCHING); Richard walked;
Howard out on a sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Richard to
second]; Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno
singled [Richard scored]; Cedeno stole second; Watson flied out
to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Braves 5.

BRAVES 8TH: Asselstine made an out to third; Burroughs walked;
NOLAN BATTED FOR PACIOREK; Nolan flied out to right; Matthews
walked [Burroughs to second]; Bonnell forced Burroughs (third
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Braves 5.

ASTROS 9TH: DAVEY REPLACED NOLAN (PITCHING); GASTON REPLACED
THEISS (PLAYING 1B); Cruz grounded out (second to first); Howe
struck out; Herrmann singled; Metzger made an out to first; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Braves 5.

BRAVES 9TH: Murphy made an out to shortstop; WHISENTON BATTED
FOR ROCKETT; Whisenton struck out; Gaston made an out to first;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Braves 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7  14   0   10
 Braves           5   4   1    4


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