Houston Astros 5, Atlanta Braves 2
Regular Season Game 114
Played on Saturday, August 12, 1978 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  4  1
HOU N    0  0  4    0  0  1    0  0  x  -   5 12  1
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster ss                    4   1   1   0       0   2       1   4
Office cf                     4   0   0   0       0   2       4   0
Matthews rf                   2   1   1   1       2   1       2   0
Burroughs lf                  4   0   1   1       0   1       3   0
Horner 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   2       0   3
Nolan c                       3   0   1   0       1   0       5   0
Murphy 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   2       9   0
Gilbreath 2b                  4   0   0   0       0   3       0   2
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Beall ph                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Easterly p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   2   4   2       4  13      24  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Gilbreath-Royster-Murphy.
E: Niekro (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Royster (14,off Richard).
3B: Burroughs (5,off Richard).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Matthews (6,2nd base off Richard/Bochy).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       3   1   1   1       0   0       2   0
Gonzalez ss,2b                4   1   1   0       0   0       2   1
Cabell 3b                     4   1   1   1       0   0       1   0
Cruz rf                       4   0   2   0       0   2       2   0
Watson 1b                     4   1   1   2       0   1       4   1
  Walling lf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Howe 2b                       3   0   1   1       0   1       0   1
  Fischlin ss                 1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Bergman lf,1b                 3   1   2   0       1   1       1   0
Bochy c                       4   0   2   0       0   0      13   0
Richard p                     4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
Totals                       34   5  12   5       1   5      27   4

FIELDING - 
E: Bochy (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Bochy (2,off Niekro).
3B: Cruz (6,off Niekro); Watson (4,off Niekro).
SF: Puhl (5,off Niekro).
GDP: Bochy (4,off Easterly).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cruz (20,2nd base off Niekro/Nolan).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(14-12)               7    11   5   5   1   5   0  33
Easterly                      1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8    12   5   5   1   5   0  36


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard W(12-10)              9     4   2   2   4  13   0  35


Umpires: HP - Satch Davidson, 1B - Joe West, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Nick Colosi
Time of Game: 2:00   Attendance: 25023


Starting Lineups:

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

BRAVES 1ST: Royster doubled; Office grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Royster to third]; Matthews singled [Royster scored];
Matthews stole second [Matthews to third (error by Bochy)];
Burroughs tripled [Matthews scored]; Horner made an out to
shortstop; Nolan flied out to right; 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (second to first); Gonzalez
grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first); Cabell grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Murphy grounded out (pitcher to first); Gilbreath
struck out; Niekro grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz tripled; Watson struck out; Howe struck out;
Bergman walked; Bochy flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Braves 2, Astros 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Royster made an out to shortstop; Office struck out;
Matthews struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Richard flied out to center; Puhl singled; Puhl was
picked off first but was safe on an error by Niekro [Puhl to
second]; Gonzalez singled [Puhl to third]; Cabell singled [Puhl
scored, Gonzalez to second]; Cruz struck out; Watson tripled
[Gonzalez scored, Cabell scored]; Howe singled [Watson scored];
Bergman struck out; 4 R, 5 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 4.

BRAVES 4TH: Burroughs flied out to right; Horner struck out;
Nolan grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Bochy doubled; Richard flied out to left; Puhl flied
out to left; Gonzalez grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 4.

BRAVES 5TH: Murphy flied out to left; Gilbreath struck out;
Niekro grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Cabell flied out to center; Cruz struck out; Watson
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 4.

BRAVES 6TH: Royster struck out; Office struck out; Matthews
walked; Burroughs flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Howe grounded out (third to first); Bergman singled;
Bochy singled [Bergman to second]; Richard singled [Bergman to
third, Bochy to second]; Puhl hit a sacrifice fly to right
[Bergman scored]; Gonzalez flied out to left; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 5.

BRAVES 7TH: FISCHLIN REPLACED HOWE (PLAYING SS); GONZALEZ
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); Horner flied out to center;
Nolan walked; Murphy struck out; Gilbreath struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Cruz
singled; Cruz stole second; Watson flied out to center [Cruz to
third]; Fischlin grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 5.

BRAVES 8TH: WALLING REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING LF); BERGMAN
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); BEALL BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Beall
walked; Royster struck out; Office made an out to shortstop;
Matthews walked [Beall to second]; Burroughs struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: EASTERLY REPLACED BEALL (PITCHING); Bergman singled;
Bochy grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Bergman out at second]; Richard grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 5.

BRAVES 9TH: Horner struck out; Nolan singled; Murphy struck out;
Gilbreath made an out to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           2   4   1    6
 Astros           5  12   1    7


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