Houston Astros 5, Atlanta Braves 3
Regular Season Game 108
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Saturday, August 5, 1978 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  3    1  0  0  -   5  6  0
ATL N    1  0  0    0  0  0    2  0  0  -   3  7  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       4   1   0   0       0   1       5   0
Gonzalez 2b                   3   1   0   0       1   0       0   3
Cabell 3b                     5   0   1   0       0   1       1   2
Cruz rf                       3   0   0   1       1   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     3   1   2   1       1   0      12   0
Bergman lf                    4   1   2   0       0   1       1   0
Pujols c                      3   1   0   0       1   3       4   0
Fischlin ss                   2   0   0   0       0   0       1   4
  Walling ph                  1   0   1   3       0   0       0   0
  Sexton ss                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Niekro p                      3   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   5   6   5       4   8      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Niekro-Fischlin-Watson.
PB: Pujols (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Walling (4,off Hanna).
SH: Gonzalez (2,off Campbell).
HBP: Puhl (3,by Campbell).
IBB: Cruz (8,by Campbell).
Team LOB: 7.

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster ss                    3   0   0   1       1   0       0   3
Office cf                     3   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Gaston ph                   1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Ruiz pr                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Easterly p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nolan ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Matthews rf                   3   1   0   0       1   1       3   0
Burroughs lf                  3   0   1   1       1   0       1   0
Horner 3b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       0   2
Pocoroba c                    4   1   1   0       0   0       7   1
Murphy 1b                     4   1   1   0       0   1      12   1
Gilbreath 2b                  3   0   2   0       1   0       1   4
Hanna p                       2   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
  Campbell p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Skok p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Beall ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Bonnell cf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   3   7   3       5   4      27  14

FIELDING - 
E: Murphy (14).

BATTING - 
2B: Burroughs (25,off Niekro).
SF: Royster (2,off Sambito).
GDP: Pocoroba (15,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(9-8)                 6     5   3   3   4   0   0  26
Sambito                       0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Forsch SV(4)                  2.1   1   0   0   1   3   0   9
Totals                        9     7   3   3   5   4   0  38

Niekro faced 3 batters in the 7th inning

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hanna L(7-10)                 5.2   5   4   4   3   6   0  26
Campbell                      1     1   1   1   1   0   0   6
Skok                          0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Easterly                      2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6
Totals                        9     6   5   5   4   8   0  39

HBP: Campbell (2,Puhl).
IBB: Campbell (9,Cruz).

Umpires: HP - Jerry Dale, 1B - John McSherry, 3B - Paul Runge
Time of Game: 2:48   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Puhl                cf        Royster             ss
2. Gonzalez            2b        Office              cf
3. Cabell              3b        Matthews            rf
4. Cruz                rf        Burroughs           lf
5. Watson              1b        Horner              3b
6. Bergman             lf        Pocoroba            c
7. Pujols              c         Murphy              1b
8. Fischlin            ss        Gilbreath           2b
9. Niekro              p         Hanna               p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (second to first); Gonzalez
walked; Cabell singled [Gonzalez to third]; Cruz reached on an
error by Murphy [Gonzalez scored (RBI), Cabell to second, Cruz
to first]; Watson walked [Cabell to third, Cruz to second];
Bergman flied out to left; Pujols struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3
LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Royster flied out to center; Office grounded out
(second to first); Matthews walked; Burroughs doubled [Matthews
scored]; Horner grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Fischlin flied out to center; Niekro was called out
on strikes; Puhl was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 2ND: Pocoroba flied out to center; Murphy flied out to
center; Gilbreath singled; Hanna singled [Gilbreath to second];
Royster flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Braves 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Gonzalez grounded out (third to first); Cabell flied
out to right; Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Office grounded out (second to first); Matthews
grounded out (shortstop to first); Burroughs flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson flied out to right; Bergman singled; Pujols
struck out; Fischlin grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 4TH: Horner walked; Pocoroba grounded into a double play
(pitcher to shortstop to first) [Horner out at second]; Murphy
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Braves 1.

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

BRAVES 5TH: Gilbreath grounded out (third to first); Hanna flied
out to right; Royster walked; Office grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Cabell struck out; Cruz grounded out (pitcher to
first); Watson singled; Bergman singled [Watson to second];
Pujols walked [Watson to third, Bergman to second]; WALLING
BATTED FOR FISCHLIN; Walling doubled [Watson scored, Bergman
scored, Pujols scored]; CAMPBELL REPLACED HANNA (PITCHING);
Niekro flied out to right; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4,
Braves 1.

BRAVES 6TH: SEXTON REPLACED WALLING (PLAYING SS); Matthews flied
out to right; Burroughs grounded out (shortstop to first);
Horner grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Braves 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Puhl was hit by a pitch; Gonzalez out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Puhl to second]; Cabell grounded out
(pitcher to first); Cruz was walked intentionally; Watson
singled [Puhl scored, Cruz to third]; SKOK REPLACED CAMPBELL
(PITCHING); Bergman struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5,
Braves 1.

BRAVES 7TH: Pocoroba singled; Murphy singled [Pocoroba to
second]; Pujols allowed a passed ball [Pocoroba to third, Murphy
to second]; Gilbreath walked; BEALL BATTED FOR SKOK; SAMBITO
REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Beall was called out on strikes;
Royster hit a sacrifice fly to right [Pocoroba scored]; GASTON
BATTED FOR OFFICE; Gaston singled [Murphy scored, Gilbreath to
second]; RUIZ RAN FOR GASTON; FORSCH REPLACED SAMBITO
(PITCHING); Matthews struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
5, Braves 3.

ASTROS 8TH: EASTERLY REPLACED RUIZ (PITCHING); BONNELL REPLACED
BEALL (PLAYING CF); Pujols struck out (catcher to first); Sexton
grounded out (shortstop to first); Forsch grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 3.

BRAVES 8TH: Burroughs walked; Horner flied out to center;
Pocoroba grounded out (second to shortstop to first) [Burroughs
to second]; Murphy struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5,
Braves 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Puhl grounded out (second to first); Gonzalez
grounded out (shortstop to first); Cabell grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 3.

BRAVES 9TH: Gilbreath singled; Bonnell made an out to third;
Royster made an out to first; NOLAN BATTED FOR EASTERLY; Nolan
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5   6   0    7
 Braves           3   7   1    8


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