Houston Astros 2, Atlanta Braves 0
Regular Season Game 152
Played on Thursday, September 21, 1978 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  1    1  0  x  -   2 11  1
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster ss                    4   0   0   0       0   0       4   2
Office cf                     4   0   2   0       0   0       3   0
Matthews rf                   4   0   1   0       0   3       1   0
Burroughs lf                  4   0   0   0       0   3       0   0
Horner 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Nolan c                       2   0   0   0       1   2       5   3
Murphy 1b                     3   0   0   0       0   1      10   0
Hubbard 2b                    3   0   1   0       0   0       0   4
Niekro p                      3   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
Totals                       31   0   5   0       1  10      24  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Nolan-Niekro.
E: Hubbard (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Office 2 (13,off Forsch 2).
GDP: Niekro (3,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Nolan (2,2nd base by Forsch/Bochy).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Landestoy ss                  4   0   2   0       0   0       1   2
Gonzalez 2b                   4   0   2   0       0   1       2   3
Leonard cf                    4   1   2   1       0   0       1   0
Cruz rf                       4   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       0   4
Watson 1b                     3   0   0   0       0   1       7   0
  Bergman 1b                  1   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Cannon lf                     3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Walling lf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Bochy c                       4   1   2   0       0   0       9   2
Forsch p                      3   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       35   2  11   2       0   4      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Cabell-Gonzalez-Bergman.
E: Cannon (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (32,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 9.

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(19-16)               8    11   2   2   0   4   0  35


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch W(10-6)                9     5   0   0   1  10   0  32

WP: Forsch (2).

Umpires: HP - Jerry Dale, 1B - John McSherry, 2B - Paul Runge, 3B - Bob Engel
Time of Game: 1:47   Attendance: 3775


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Royster             ss        Landestoy           ss
2. Office              cf        Gonzalez            2b
3. Matthews            rf        Leonard             cf
4. Burroughs           lf        Cruz                rf
5. Horner              3b        Cabell              3b
6. Nolan               c         Watson              1b
7. Murphy              1b        Cannon              lf
8. Hubbard             2b        Bochy               c
9. Niekro              p         Forsch              p

BRAVES 1ST: Royster grounded out (shortstop to first); Office
flied out to left; Matthews struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Landestoy singled; Gonzalez singled [Landestoy to
second]; Leonard flied out to center [Landestoy to third]; Cruz
hit into a double play (catcher to pitcher) [Landestoy out at
home]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Burroughs struck out; Horner grounded out (shortstop
to first); Nolan walked; Nolan was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cabell struck out; Watson flied out to center;
Cannon grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Murphy grounded out (first unassisted); Hubbard
flied out to right; Niekro singled; Royster grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Bochy made an out to shortstop; Forsch grounded out
(third to first); Landestoy singled; Gonzalez grounded out
(catcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Office doubled; Matthews struck out (catcher to
first); Burroughs struck out; Horner struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Leonard grounded out (second to first); Cruz reached
on an error by Hubbard [Cruz to first]; Cabell forced Cruz
(shortstop unassisted); Watson grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Nolan struck out; Murphy flied out to center;
Hubbard made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Cannon flied out to right; Bochy singled; Forsch
singled [Bochy to second]; Landestoy grounded out (catcher to
first) [Bochy to third, Forsch to second]; Gonzalez struck out;
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 6TH: Niekro grounded out (third to first); Royster
grounded out (third to first); Office doubled; Matthews struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Leonard singled; Cruz doubled [Leonard scored];
Cabell grounded out (second to first) [Cruz to third]; Watson
struck out; Cannon grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 1.

BRAVES 7TH: Burroughs struck out; Horner reached on an error by
Cannon [Horner to first]; Forsch threw a wild pitch [Horner to
third]; Nolan struck out; Murphy struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Bochy singled; Forsch struck out; Landestoy made an
out to shortstop; Gonzalez singled [Bochy to second]; Leonard
singled [Bochy scored, Gonzalez to second]; Cruz grounded out
(second to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

BRAVES 8TH: BERGMAN REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING 1B); WALLING
REPLACED CANNON (PLAYING LF); Hubbard singled; Niekro grounded
into a double play (third to second to first) [Hubbard out at
second]; Royster grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Bergman
singled; Walling made an out to shortstop; Bochy flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

BRAVES 9TH: Office grounded out (first unassisted); Matthews
singled; Burroughs flied out to left; Horner grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           0   5   1    5
 Astros           2  11   1    9


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