Houston Astros 6, Atlanta Braves 0
Regular Season Game 34
Played on Friday, May 19, 1978 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  7  0
HOU N    3  0  0    3  0  0    0  0  x  -   6 11  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       3   2
Bonnell cf                    4   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Matthews rf                   4   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Burroughs lf                  4   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Murphy 1b                     4   0   3   0       0   0       6   2
Pocoroba c                    4   0   1   0       0   0       7   3
Gilbreath 3b                  4   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
Rockett ss                    3   0   0   0       1   1       2   2
Ruthven p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Beall ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Camp p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Gaston ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Campbell p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   0   7   0       1   6      24  15

BATTING - 
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Bonnell (4,2nd base off Bannister/Ferguson).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf,cf                    4   2   2   1       0   0       4   0
Cabell 3b                     4   1   4   3       0   0       0   1
Cedeno cf                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howard ph,lf                2   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
  Walling lf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Cruz rf                       4   1   1   0       0   0       4   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   2       0   1       6   0
  Bergman 1b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Howe 2b                       3   1   1   0       1   0       2   2
Ferguson c                    1   1   0   0       3   0       7   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
Bannister p                   3   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Totals                       31   6  11   6       4   4      27   6

BATTING - 
2B: Puhl (5,off Ruthven).
3B: Watson (1,off Ruthven).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Howe (1,2nd base off Ruthven/Pocoroba).
CS: Cabell 2 (3,2nd base by Ruthven/Pocoroba,2nd base by Campbell/Pocoroba).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruthven L(2-4)                4     8   6   6   2   3   0  20
Camp                          2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7
Campbell                      2     2   0   0   2   0   0   8
Totals                        8    11   6   6   4   4   0  35

WP: Ruthven (3).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bannister W(1-2)              9     7   0   0   1   6   0  35

WP: Bannister (4).

Umpires: HP - Andy Olsen, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Jerry Crawford, 3B - Doug Harvey
Time of Game: 2:28   Attendance: 15609


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Royster             2b        Puhl                lf
2. Bonnell             cf        Cabell              3b
3. Matthews            rf        Cedeno              cf
4. Burroughs           lf        Cruz                rf
5. Murphy              1b        Watson              1b
6. Pocoroba            c         Howe                2b
7. Gilbreath           3b        Ferguson            c
8. Rockett             ss        Metzger             ss
9. Ruthven             p         Bannister           p

BRAVES 1ST: Royster singled; Bannister threw a wild pitch
[Royster to second]; Bonnell struck out; Matthews grounded out
(second to first); Burroughs flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl singled; Ruthven threw a wild pitch [Puhl to
second]; Cabell singled [Puhl scored, Cabell to second (on throw
to home)]; Cedeno grounded out (pitcher to first); Cruz singled
[Cabell to third]; Watson tripled [Cabell scored, Cruz scored];
Howe reached on a fielder's choice [Watson out at home (pitcher
to catcher)]; Ferguson walked [Howe to second]; Metzger flied
out to left; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 3.

BRAVES 2ND: Murphy singled; Pocoroba flied out to left;
Gilbreath singled [Murphy to second]; Rockett popped to catcher
in foul territory; Ruthven made an out to second; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Bannister struck out; Puhl made an out to second;
Cabell singled; Cabell was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 3.

BRAVES 3RD: Royster struck out; Bonnell flied out to right;
Matthews flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 3RD: HOWARD BATTED FOR CEDENO; Howard struck out;
Cesar Cedeno left due to strained abdominal muscle; Cruz
grounded out (first to pitcher); Watson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 3.

BRAVES 4TH: HOWARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); PUHL CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); Burroughs grounded out (shortstop to
first); Murphy singled; Pocoroba singled [Murphy to second];
Gilbreath struck out; Rockett struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Howe singled; Howe stole second; Ferguson walked;
Metzger flied out to left; Bannister flied out to left; Puhl
doubled [Howe scored, Ferguson to third]; Cabell singled to
right [Ferguson scored, Puhl scored, Cabell out at second (right
to first to shortstop to first to second)]; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 6.

BRAVES 5TH: BEALL BATTED FOR RUTHVEN; Beall made an out to
first; Royster flied out to right; Bonnell flied out to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 6.

ASTROS 5TH: CAMP REPLACED BEALL (PITCHING); Howard singled; Cruz
forced Howard (catcher to shortstop); Wilbur Howard sprained
ankle sliding into 2B; Watson grounded out (third to first)
[Cruz to second]; Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 6.

BRAVES 6TH: WALLING REPLACED HOWARD (PLAYING LF); Matthews flied
out to center; Burroughs popped to first in foul territory;
Murphy grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Ferguson flied out to center; Metzger grounded out
(pitcher to first); Bannister struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 6.

BRAVES 7TH: Pocoroba flied out to center; Gilbreath made an out
to shortstop; Rockett walked; GASTON BATTED FOR CAMP; Gaston
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: CAMPBELL REPLACED GASTON (PITCHING); Puhl grounded
out (second to first); Cabell singled; Cabell was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Walling flied out to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 6.

BRAVES 8TH: Royster flied out to left; Bonnell singled; Bonnell
stole second; Matthews struck out; Burroughs grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: Cruz popped to catcher in foul territory; Watson
grounded out (second to first); Howe walked; Ferguson walked
[Howe to second]; Metzger singled to center [Howe out at home
(center to catcher), Ferguson to second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 6.

BRAVES 9TH: BERGMAN REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING 1B); Murphy
singled; Pocoroba forced Murphy (shortstop to second); Gilbreath
flied out to left; Rockett grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           0   7   0    8
 Astros           6  11   0    5


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