Atlanta Braves 5, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 24
Played on Friday, May 5, 1978 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   2  5  1
ATL N    0  1  0    0  1  2    0  1  x  -   5  6  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       4   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Cabell 3b                     2   0   0   0       2   1       2   3
Cedeno cf                     4   0   0   1       0   1       3   0
Watson 1b                     4   1   2   1       0   0       6   1
Cruz rf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Howe 2b                       4   0   1   0       0   0       3   2
Herrmann c                    3   0   0   0       1   0       5   0
Sexton ss                     3   0   0   0       1   1       0   1
Niekro p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Howard ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Bannister p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Walling ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       31   2   5   2       4   6      24   7

FIELDING - 
E: Howe (3).

BATTING - 
HR: Watson (4,6th inning off Boggs 0 on 1 out).
SH: Niekro (4,off Boggs).
GDP: Puhl (2,off Boggs).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Puhl (5,2nd base off Boggs/Pocoroba).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       5   3
Office cf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Asselstine rf                 4   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Burroughs lf                  2   1   0   0       2   0       1   0
Pocoroba c                    3   0   0   0       0   0       5   1
Murphy 1b                     2   2   1   1       2   0       8   0
Gilbreath 3b                  4   1   2   1       0   0       0   2
Rockett ss                    3   0   1   1       1   0       1   3
Boggs p                       3   1   1   1       0   1       0   2
  Solomon p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Totals                       30   5   6   4       5   4      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Royster-Rockett-Murphy.

BATTING - 
2B: Gilbreath 2 (4,off Niekro 2).
HR: Boggs (1,5th inning off Niekro 0 on 0 out).
SH: Pocoroba (1,off Bannister).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Royster (12,2nd base off Niekro/Herrmann); Murphy 2 (4,2nd base off Niekro/Herrmann,2nd
base off Bannister/Herrmann).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(1-4)                 6     5   4   3   3   2   1  27
Bannister                     2     1   1   1   2   2   0   9
Totals                        8     6   5   4   5   4   1  36


Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Boggs W(1-3)                  7     5   2   2   4   3   1  30
Solomon SV(2)                 2     0   0   0   0   3   0   6
Totals                        9     5   2   2   4   6   1  36

WP: Boggs (1).

Umpires: HP - Jim Quick, 1B - Jerry Crawford, 2B - Doug Harvey, 3B - Andy Olsen
Time of Game: 2:29   Attendance: 5699


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Puhl                lf        Royster             2b
2. Cabell              3b        Office              cf
3. Cedeno              cf        Asselstine          rf
4. Watson              1b        Burroughs           lf
5. Cruz                rf        Pocoroba            c
6. Howe                2b        Murphy              1b
7. Herrmann            c         Gilbreath           3b
8. Sexton              ss        Rockett             ss
9. Niekro              p         Boggs               p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl singled; Puhl stole second; Cabell struck out
but Puhl advanced to third and Cabell advanced to first on a
wild pitch; Cedeno forced Cabell (third to second) [Puhl
scored]; Watson singled [Cedeno to second]; Cruz flied out to
center; Howe forced Watson (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Royster singled; Royster stole second; Office struck
out; Asselstine flied out to right [Royster to third]; Burroughs
walked; Pocoroba flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 1, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Herrmann grounded out (second to first); Sexton
walked; Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Sexton to second]; Puhl made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Murphy walked; Gilbreath doubled [Murphy to third];
Rockett made an out to second; Boggs reached on an error by Howe
[Murphy scored (unearned) (no RBI), Gilbreath to third, Boggs to
second]; Royster flied out to left; Office made an out to third;
1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Cabell walked; Cedeno grounded out (second to first)
[Cabell to second]; Watson flied out to right; Cruz flied out to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Asselstine made an out to second; Burroughs made an
out to third; Pocoroba grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Howe flied out to center; Herrmann flied out to
right; Sexton made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 4TH: Murphy grounded out (third to first); Gilbreath made
an out to first; Rockett made an out to pitcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Niekro struck out; Puhl grounded out (pitcher to
first); Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 5TH: Boggs homered; Royster grounded out (second to
first); Office made an out to catcher; Asselstine grounded out
(second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno flied out to right; Watson homered; Cruz
flied out to center; Howe singled; Herrmann walked [Howe to
second]; Sexton grounded out (catcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 2.

BRAVES 6TH: Burroughs grounded out (third to first); Pocoroba
flied out to center; Murphy walked; Murphy stole second;
Gilbreath doubled [Murphy scored]; Rockett singled [Gilbreath
scored]; Boggs struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Braves 4.

ASTROS 7TH: HOWARD BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Howard singled; Puhl
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Howard out at second]; Cabell walked; On a bunt Cedeno struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 4.

BRAVES 7TH: BANNISTER REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Royster
grounded out (shortstop to first); Office flied out to center;
Asselstine struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 4.

ASTROS 8TH: SOLOMON REPLACED BOGGS (PITCHING); Watson grounded
out (pitcher to first); Cruz struck out; Howe flied out to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 4.

BRAVES 8TH: Burroughs walked; Pocoroba out on a sacrifice bunt
(third to second) [Burroughs to second]; Murphy singled
[Burroughs scored]; Murphy stole second; Gilbreath flied out to
center; Rockett walked; Solomon struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 5.

ASTROS 9TH: Herrmann grounded out (third to first); Sexton
struck out; WALLING BATTED FOR BANNISTER; Walling struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   5   1    7
 Braves           5   6   0    7


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