Houston Astros 2, Atlanta Braves 0
Regular Season Game 157
Played on Tuesday, September 26, 1978 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    1  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  8  0
ATL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  7  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Landestoy ss                  5   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
Leonard lf                    4   0   1   0       0   0       2   1
Puhl cf                       2   1   0   0       2   0       2   0
Cruz rf                       3   1   2   1       1   1       3   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Watson 1b                     2   0   2   0       2   0      11   0
  Sexton pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bergman 1b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Gonzalez 2b                   4   0   2   1       0   0       1   5
Pujols c                      4   0   0   0       0   3       5   1
Niekro p                      4   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   2   8   2       5   6      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Leonard-Gonzalez-Pujols, Gonzalez-Bergman.

BATTING - 
GDP: Gonzalez (7,off Niekro); Cabell (13,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Puhl (31,2nd base off Niekro/Nolan); Cruz 2 (37,2nd base off Niekro/Nolan
2).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster ss                    3   0   0   0       0   0       1   5
Office cf                     3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Matthews rf                   4   0   2   0       0   1       2   0
Burroughs lf                  4   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
Nolan c                       4   0   1   0       0   0       5   1
Murphy 1b                     2   0   0   0       2   1      12   2
Hubbard 2b                    4   0   2   0       0   0       4   6
Gilbreath 3b                  4   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
Niekro p                      3   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
  Beall ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   0   7   0       2   4      27  19

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Hubbard-Murphy, Hubbard-Murphy.
E: Gilbreath (7).
PB: Nolan 2 (14).

BATTING - 
2B: Matthews (20,off Niekro).
HBP: Royster (3,by Niekro); Office (6,by Niekro).
GDP: Beall (4,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Royster (27,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(13-14)               8     6   0   0   2   4   0  33
Forsch SV(6)                  1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     7   0   0   2   4   0  36

Niekro faced 1 batter in the 9th inning
WP: Niekro (9).
HBP: Niekro 2 (9,Royster,Office).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(19-17)               9     8   2   1   5   6   0  37


Umpires: HP - Joe West, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - Bruce Froemming
Time of Game: 2:15   Attendance: 3089


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Landestoy grounded out (second to first); Leonard
grounded out (shortstop to first); Puhl walked; Puhl stole
second; Nolan allowed a passed ball [Puhl to third]; Cruz
singled [Puhl scored]; Cruz stole second; Cabell flied out to
right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Royster was hit by a pitch; Royster stole second;
Office was hit by a pitch; Matthews was called out on strikes;
Burroughs forced Royster (shortstop to third) [Office to
second]; Nolan flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
1, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson walked; Gonzalez grounded into a double play
(second to first) [Watson out at second]; Pujols struck out
(catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Murphy struck out; Hubbard grounded out (third to
first); Gilbreath made an out to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Braves 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Niekro struck out; Landestoy grounded out (shortstop
to first); Leonard flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Niekro flied out to left; Royster grounded out
(catcher to first); Office grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Puhl grounded out (first unassisted); Cruz struck
out but advanced to first on a passed ball; Cruz stole second;
Cabell flied out to right; Watson walked; Gonzalez singled to
left [Cruz scored (unearned), Watson out at third (left to third
to second to shortstop)]; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Matthews grounded out (shortstop to first);
Burroughs was called out on strikes; Nolan singled; Murphy
walked [Nolan to second]; Niekro threw a wild pitch [Nolan to
third, Murphy to second]; Hubbard flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Pujols struck out; Niekro struck out; Landestoy
singled; Leonard singled [Landestoy to second]; Puhl grounded
out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves
0.

BRAVES 5TH: Gilbreath flied out to right; Niekro grounded out
(third to first); Royster grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz walked; Cruz was picked off first (pitcher to
first); Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Watson
singled; Gonzalez forced Watson (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 6TH: Office flied out to center; Matthews singled;
Burroughs flied out to right; Nolan grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Pujols struck out; Niekro made an out to third;
Landestoy grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 7TH: Murphy grounded out (shortstop to first); Hubbard
singled; Gilbreath singled [Hubbard to second]; Niekro singled
to left [Hubbard to third, Gilbreath to second]; Royster hit
into a double play (left to second to catcher) [Hubbard out at
home]; 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Leonard grounded out (shortstop to first); Puhl
walked; Cruz singled [Puhl to second]; Cabell grounded into a
double play (second to first) [Cruz out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 8TH: Office grounded out (second to first); Matthews
doubled; Burroughs struck out; Nolan made an out to first; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

ASTROS 9TH: Watson singled; SEXTON RAN FOR WATSON; Gonzalez
singled [Sexton to second]; Pujols reached on an error by
Gilbreath [Sexton out at home (third to second to first to
catcher), Gonzalez to second, Pujols to first]; Niekro made an
out to first; Landestoy forced Pujols (shortstop to second); 0
R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 9TH: BERGMAN REPLACED SEXTON (PLAYING 1B); Murphy walked;
FORSCH REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Hubbard singled [Murphy to
second]; Gilbreath made an out to first; BEALL BATTED FOR
NIEKRO; Beall grounded into a double play (second to first)
[Hubbard out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves
0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   8   0    8
 Braves           0   7   1    9


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