Houston Astros 2, Atlanta Braves 1
Regular Season Game 1
Played on Friday, April 6, 1979 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  7  0
HOU N    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   2  3  1
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bonnell cf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Matthews rf                   4   0   2   0       0   1       0   0
Horner 3b                     3   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
  Royster ph,3b               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Burroughs lf                  1   1   0   0       3   1       3   0
Lum 1b                        4   0   1   0       0   2      10   0
Murphy c                      3   0   1   0       1   1       6   0
Hubbard 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       1   4
Frias ss                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Beall ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Chaney ss                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Office ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Niekro p                      3   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
  Spikes ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       32   1   7   0       4   9      24   7

BATTING - 
GDP: Lum (1,off Richard); Horner (1,off Richard); Frias (1,off Richard).
Team LOB: 8.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       3   1   1   0       1   0       1   0
Reynolds ss                   3   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Cedeno cf                     3   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Cruz lf                       2   1   0   0       1   0       1   0
Cabell 3b                     3   0   2   2       0   0       0   2
Watson 1b                     3   0   0   0       0   2       8   0
Howe 2b                       3   0   0   0       0   0       5   3
  Landestoy 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Ashby c                       3   0   0   0       0   0      10   3
Richard p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Andujar p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Totals                       26   2   3   2       2   5      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Reynolds-Howe-Watson, Reynolds-Howe-Watson, Cabell-Howe-Watson.
E: Cabell (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Cabell (1,off Niekro).
SH: Reynolds (1,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Puhl (1,2nd base off Niekro/Murphy); Cruz (1,2nd base off Niekro/Murphy);
Cabell (1,2nd base off Niekro/Murphy).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(0-1)                 8     3   2   2   2   5   0  29

WP: Niekro (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard W(1-0)                5.1   6   1   1   4   5   0  24
Andujar SV(1)                 3.2   1   0   0   0   4   0  12
Totals                        9     7   1   1   4   9   0  36

WP: Richard 2 (2).

Umpires: HP - Steve Fields, 1B - Murray Strey, 2B - Howard Hansen, 3B - Bob Schroeder
Time of Game: 2:11   Attendance: 28998


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Bonnell             cf        Puhl                rf
2. Matthews            rf        Reynolds            ss
3. Horner              3b        Cedeno              cf
4. Burroughs           lf        Cruz                lf
5. Lum                 1b        Cabell              3b
6. Murphy              c         Watson              1b
7. Hubbard             2b        Howe                2b
8. Frias               ss        Ashby               c
9. Niekro              p         Richard             p

BRAVES 1ST: Debut for umpire Steve Fields; Bonnell struck
out; Matthews singled; Horner singled [Matthews to second];
Burroughs walked [Matthews to third, Horner to second]; Lum
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Burroughs out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl walked; Puhl stole second; Reynolds popped to
first in foul territory; Cedeno flied out to center; Niekro
threw a wild pitch [Puhl to third]; Cruz walked; Cruz stole
second; Cabell singled [Puhl scored, Cruz scored]; Cabell stole
second; Watson struck out; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0,
Astros 2.

BRAVES 2ND: Murphy walked; Hubbard struck out; On a bunt Frias
made an out to catcher; Pepe Frias called for
interference; Niekro reached on an error by Cabell [Murphy
to second]; Bonnell flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Howe grounded out (third to first); Ashby flied out
to left; Richard was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

BRAVES 3RD: Matthews singled; Horner grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Matthews out at second];
Burroughs walked; Lum singled [Burroughs to second]; Murphy was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl grounded out (second to pitcher); Reynolds
grounded out (first unassisted); Cedeno flied out to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

BRAVES 4TH: Hubbard singled; Frias grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Hubbard out at second]; Niekro
grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz made an out to catcher; Cabell grounded out
(second to first); Watson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Bonnell made an out to second; Matthews struck out;
Horner grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Howe grounded out (second to first); Ashby grounded
out (first unassisted); Richard flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

BRAVES 6TH: Burroughs walked; Richard threw a wild pitch
[Burroughs to third]; Richard threw a wild pitch [Burroughs
scored]; Lum struck out; Murphy singled; ANDUJAR REPLACED
RICHARD (PITCHING); Hubbard grounded out (catcher to first)
[Murphy to second]; BEALL BATTED FOR FRIAS; Beall flied out to
left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: CHANEY REPLACED BEALL (PLAYING SS); Puhl singled;
Reynolds out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Puhl to
second]; Cedeno struck out; Cruz grounded out (third to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

BRAVES 7TH: Niekro singled; Bonnell forced Niekro (pitcher to
second); Matthews flied out to center; ROYSTER BATTED FOR
HORNER; Royster grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: ROYSTER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Cabell doubled;
Watson made an out to first; Howe flied out to center; Ashby
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

BRAVES 8TH: LANDESTOY REPLACED HOWE (PLAYING 2B); Burroughs
struck out; Lum struck out; Murphy grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Andujar was called out on strikes; Puhl grounded out
(second to first); Reynolds made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

BRAVES 9TH: Hubbard flied out to center; OFFICE BATTED FOR
CHANEY; Office struck out; SPIKES BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Spikes
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           1   7   0    8
 Astros           2   3   1    3


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