Atlanta Braves 3, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 151
Played on Wednesday, September 20, 1978 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    1  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  1  -   3  9  0
HOU N    1  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   2  5  1
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster ss                    4   1   1   0       0   2       1   3
Office cf                     4   0   2   0       0   1       6   0
Matthews rf                   4   0   1   0       0   2       2   0
Burroughs lf                  3   0   1   1       0   1       1   0
  Garber p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Horner 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Nolan c                       4   0   1   0       0   2       3   0
  Miller pr                   0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Benedict c                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Murphy 1b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       9   0
Hubbard 2b                    4   0   2   1       0   0       3   3
LaCorte p                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Bonnell lf                  1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Totals                       35   3   9   2       0  11      27  10

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

BATTING - 
3B: Murphy (3,off Niekro).
SF: Burroughs (6,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Office (8,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols); Miller (1,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Landestoy ss                  4   1   2   1       0   1       1   2
Drumright 2b                  3   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Puhl cf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cruz rf                       2   0   1   1       2   0       3   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       1   3
Watson 1b                     3   0   0   0       1   0      11   0
Walling lf                    4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Pujols c                      3   1   1   0       0   1       9   4
  Obradovich ph               1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   2   5   2       3   4      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Landestoy (4).
PB: Pujols (12).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (31,off LaCorte); Pujols (7,off LaCorte).
SH: Niekro (9,off LaCorte); Drumright (1,off Garber).
GDP: Drumright (2,off LaCorte).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cruz 2 (34,2nd base off LaCorte/Nolan 2); Cabell (33,2nd base off Garber/Benedict).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
LaCorte                       7     3   2   2   3   3   0  27
Garber W(6-5)                 2     2   0   0   0   1   0   8
Totals                        9     5   2   2   3   4   0  35

WP: LaCorte (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(12-14)               9     9   3   2   0  11   0  36

WP: Niekro (8).

Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Jerry Dale, 2B - John McSherry, 3B - Paul Runge
Time of Game: 2:11   Attendance: 3950


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Royster             ss        Landestoy           ss
2. Office              cf        Drumright           2b
3. Matthews            rf        Puhl                cf
4. Burroughs           lf        Cruz                rf
5. Horner              3b        Cabell              3b
6. Nolan               c         Watson              1b
7. Murphy              1b        Walling             lf
8. Hubbard             2b        Pujols              c
9. LaCorte             p         Niekro              p

BRAVES 1ST: Royster singled; Office singled [Royster to second];
Matthews singled [Royster to third, Office to second]; Burroughs
hit a sacrifice fly to right [Royster scored, Office to third];
Horner made an out to third; Nolan grounded out (first
unassisted); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Landestoy struck out but advanced to first on a wild
pitch; Drumright flied out to left; Puhl flied out to center;
Cruz doubled [Landestoy scored]; Cabell made an out to second; 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

BRAVES 2ND: Murphy grounded out (shortstop to first); Hubbard
singled; On a bunt LaCorte forced Hubbard (catcher to shortstop)
[LaCorte to second (error by Landestoy)]; Royster struck out
(catcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (third to first); Walling flied
out to center; Pujols flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Braves 1, Astros 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Office struck out; Matthews struck out; Burroughs
singled; Horner forced Burroughs (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Niekro popped to catcher in foul territory;
Landestoy grounded out (shortstop to first); Drumright grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

BRAVES 4TH: Nolan struck out; Murphy tripled; Pujols allowed a
passed ball [Murphy scored (unearned)]; Hubbard grounded out
(third to first); LaCorte struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Puhl flied out to center; Cruz walked; Cruz stole
second; Cabell struck out; Watson walked; Walling flied out to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 1.

BRAVES 5TH: Royster flied out to left; Office grounded out
(first unassisted); Matthews grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Pujols doubled; Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Pujols to third]; Landestoy singled [Pujols
scored]; Drumright grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Landestoy out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 2.

BRAVES 6TH: Burroughs popped to first in foul territory; Horner
grounded out (third to first); Nolan struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Puhl grounded out (second to first); Cruz walked;
Cruz stole second; Cabell grounded out (third to first); Watson
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves
2, Astros 2.

BRAVES 7TH: Murphy flied out to right; Hubbard grounded out
(third to first); LaCorte popped to catcher in foul territory; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Walling flied out to center; Pujols struck out;
Niekro made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 2.

BRAVES 8TH: Royster struck out; Office singled; Office stole
second; Niekro threw a wild pitch [Office to third]; Matthews
struck out; Burroughs struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: GARBER REPLACED BURROUGHS (PITCHING); BONNELL
REPLACED LACORTE (PLAYING LF); Landestoy singled; Drumright out
on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Landestoy to second];
Puhl flied out to left; Cruz grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 2.

BRAVES 9TH: Horner struck out; Nolan singled; MILLER RAN FOR
NOLAN; Miller stole second; Murphy flied out to right; Hubbard
singled [Miller scored, Hubbard to second (on throw to home)];
Bonnell struck out (catcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: BENEDICT REPLACED MILLER (PLAYING C ); Cabell
singled; Cabell stole second; Watson flied out to center;
Walling flied out to right; OBRADOVICH BATTED FOR PUJOLS;
Obradovich struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           3   9   0    6
 Astros           2   5   1    6


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