Houston Astros 4, Atlanta Braves 3
Regular Season Game 159
Played on Thursday, September 28, 1978 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    0  0  2    0  0  0    2  0  0  -   4  9  2
ATL N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  2  0  -   3  5  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Landestoy ss                  4   0   2   1       0   0       1   5
Puhl cf                       3   1   0   0       1   0       3   0
Leonard lf                    4   0   2   0       0   1       2   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   2       9   0
  Bergman 1b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Cruz rf                       4   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
Gonzalez 2b                   3   0   0   0       0   0       2   4
Bochy c                       4   0   1   0       0   0       7   0
Richard p                     2   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Andujar p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Baldwin ph                  1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Williams p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Forsch p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       34   4   9   3       1   4      27  12

FIELDING - 
E: Cabell (18), Bochy (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Landestoy (5,off McWilliams); Baldwin (5,off McWilliams).
HR: Richard (1,3rd inning off McWilliams 0 on 1 out).
SH: Gonzalez (5,off McWilliams).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cruz (9,2nd base by McWilliams/Benedict).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster ss                    4   0   1   0       0   1       2   1
Miller lf                     3   2   0   0       0   0       0   0
Beall 1b                      3   1   2   1       1   0       6   4
Matthews rf                   3   0   1   0       1   1       4   0
Office cf                     4   0   1   2       0   1       5   0
Hubbard 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Garber p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Gilbreath 3b                  3   0   0   0       1   1       0   2
Benedict c                    3   0   0   0       0   1       7   1
  Nolan ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
McWilliams p                  2   0   0   0       0   1       2   2
  Whisenton ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ruiz 2b                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Burroughs ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   3   5   3       3   6      27  13

FIELDING - 
E: Hubbard (5), Gilbreath (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Beall (7,off Richard).
HBP: Miller (1,by Andujar).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Miller (3,2nd base off Andujar/Bochy).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard W(18-11)              5     1   0   0   2   6   0  18
Andujar                       1     1   1   1   0   0   0   5
Williams                      1.2   3   2   2   1   0   0   9
Forsch SV(7)                  1.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9     5   3   3   3   6   0  36

HBP: Andujar (4,Miller).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McWilliams L(9-3)             8     9   4   3   1   3   1  33
Garber                        1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     9   4   3   1   4   1  36


Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Bill Williams
Time of Game: 2:14   Attendance: 2560


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Landestoy           ss        Royster             ss
2. Puhl                cf        Miller              lf
3. Leonard             lf        Beall               1b
4. Watson              1b        Matthews            rf
5. Cabell              3b        Office              cf
6. Cruz                rf        Hubbard             2b
7. Gonzalez            2b        Gilbreath           3b
8. Bochy               c         Benedict            c
9. Richard             p         McWilliams          p

ASTROS 1ST: Landestoy doubled; Puhl grounded out (first to
pitcher) [Landestoy to third]; Leonard reached on a fielder's
choice [Landestoy out at home (third to catcher)]; Watson struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Royster was called out on strikes; Miller grounded
out (second to first); Beall doubled; Matthews struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

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

BRAVES 2ND: Office struck out; Hubbard flied out to left;
Gilbreath was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Bochy flied out to right; Richard homered; Landestoy
flied out to right; Puhl walked; Leonard singled [Puhl to
second]; Watson reached on an error by Hubbard [Puhl scored
(error by Gilbreath) (unearned) (no RBI), Leonard out at home
(third to second to first to catcher), Watson to second]; 2 R (1
ER), 2 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Benedict made an out to catcher; McWilliams struck
out; Royster grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell flied out to center; Cruz singled; Cruz was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Gonzalez grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Braves 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Miller grounded out (second to first); Beall walked;
Matthews forced Beall (shortstop to second); Office grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Bochy singled; Richard made an out to first;
Landestoy flied out to center; Puhl grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Hubbard flied out to center; Gilbreath walked;
Benedict struck out; McWilliams grounded out (first unassisted);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Leonard was called out on strikes; Watson struck
out; Cabell flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 6TH: ANDUJAR REPLACED RICHARD (PITCHING); Royster flied
out to right; Miller was hit by a pitch; Miller stole second
[Miller to third (error by Bochy)]; Beall grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Miller scored]; Matthews singled to third
[Matthews to second (error by Cabell)]; Office flied out to
right; 1 R, 1 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Cruz singled; Gonzalez out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Cruz to second]; Bochy made an out to
catcher; BALDWIN BATTED FOR ANDUJAR; Baldwin doubled [Cruz
scored]; Landestoy singled [Baldwin scored]; Puhl grounded out
(first to pitcher); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 1.

BRAVES 7TH: WILLIAMS REPLACED BALDWIN (PITCHING); Hubbard
grounded out (third to first); Gilbreath grounded out (shortstop
to first); Benedict grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Leonard singled; Watson flied out to right; Cabell
made an out to shortstop; Cruz flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 1.

BRAVES 8TH: BERGMAN REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING 1B); WHISENTON
BATTED FOR MCWILLIAMS; Whisenton flied out to left; Royster
singled; Miller forced Royster (pitcher to shortstop); Beall
singled [Miller to second]; Matthews walked [Miller to third,
Beall to second]; Office singled [Miller scored, Beall scored,
Matthews to third]; FORSCH REPLACED WILLIAMS (PITCHING); Hubbard
forced Office (shortstop to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 4, Braves 3.

ASTROS 9TH: GARBER REPLACED HUBBARD (PITCHING); RUIZ REPLACED
WHISENTON (PLAYING 2B); Gonzalez grounded out (first to
pitcher); Bochy grounded out (second to first); Forsch struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 3.

BRAVES 9TH: Gilbreath grounded out (shortstop to first); NOLAN
BATTED FOR BENEDICT; Nolan flied out to center; BURROUGHS BATTED
FOR RUIZ; Burroughs flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Braves 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   9   2    5
 Braves           3   5   2    6


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