Atlanta Braves 7, Houston Astros 5
Regular Season Game 43
Played on Monday, May 21, 1979 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    4  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   5  5  2
ATL N    0  0  2    1  3  0    1  0  x  -   7 13  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       4   1   2   1       1   0       1   0
Gonzalez ss                   2   1   0   0       1   0       0   2
  Andujar p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Cedeno cf                     2   1   1   1       2   0       5   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Cabell 3b                     3   0   0   0       1   1       0   5
Watson 1b                     2   0   0   1       1   0       9   1
Howe 2b                       4   0   0   0       0   1       2   3
Ashby c                       4   0   0   0       0   1       3   1
Dixon p                       1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Sexton ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McLaughlin p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Landestoy ph,ss             0   1   0   0       2   0       1   3
Totals                       27   5   5   3       8   3      24  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Gonzalez-Howe-Watson.
E: Cabell (6), Howe (2).
PB: Ashby (7).

BATTING - 
HR: Puhl (4,1st inning off Niekro 0 on 0 out).
SF: Watson (2,off Niekro).
HBP: Gonzalez (1,by Niekro).
GDP: Gonzalez (3,off Niekro); Puhl (1,off Garber).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (10,3rd base off Niekro/Murphy); Cruz (11,2nd base off Niekro/Murphy);
Cabell (13,2nd base off Niekro/Murphy).
CS: Puhl (10,2nd base by Niekro/Murphy).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster 3b                    5   1   2   0       0   0       1   3
Matthews rf                   5   2   2   2       0   1       1   0
Burroughs lf                  5   1   2   0       0   1       0   0
  Bonnell lf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Murphy c                      2   0   0   0       2   0       2   2
Horner 1b                     4   1   1   3       0   0       7   0
  Chaney pr                   0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Garber p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Office cf                     4   0   1   1       0   0       4   0
Hubbard 2b                    4   1   2   0       0   0       4   3
Frias ss                      4   0   1   1       0   0       1   4
Niekro p                      3   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
  Skok p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lum 1b                      1   0   1   0       0   0       4   2
Totals                       37   7  13   7       2   3      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Frias-Hubbard-Horner, Lum-Frias.
E: Murphy (7).
PB: Murphy 2 (11).

BATTING - 
2B: Frias (6,off Dixon); Matthews (11,off McLaughlin); Hubbard (5,off McLaughlin);
Royster (6,off McLaughlin); Office (1,off Andujar).
HR: Matthews (9,3rd inning off Dixon 1 on 1 out); Horner (3,5th inning off
McLaughlin 2 on 1 out).
GDP: Murphy (2,off Dixon).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dixon                         4     7   3   3   1   0   1  19
McLaughlin L(1-2)             2     4   3   2   0   3   1  11
Andujar                       2     2   1   0   1   0   0   9
Totals                        8    13   7   5   2   3   2  39


Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(5-6)                 6.2   5   5   4   7   3   1  30
Skok                          0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Garber SV(8)                  2     0   0   0   1   0   0   6
Totals                        9     5   5   4   8   3   1  37

HBP: Niekro (3,Gonzalez).

Umpires: HP - Joe West, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Jerry Dale, 3B - Bruce Froemming
Time of Game: 2:27   Attendance: 1988


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: 35 minute rain delay sometime in game; Puhl
homered; Gonzalez was hit by a pitch; Murphy allowed a passed
ball [Gonzalez to second]; Cedeno singled [Gonzalez to third];
Murphy allowed a passed ball [Gonzalez scored, Cedeno to
second]; Cruz singled [Cedeno stayed at second]; Cedeno stole
third and Cruz stole second; Cabell struck out but Cedeno
advanced to home and Cruz advanced to third and Cabell advanced
to first on an error by Murphy; Cabell stole second; Watson hit
a sacrifice fly to center [Cruz scored (unearned), Cabell to
third]; Cabell was out trying to advance to home (catcher to
pitcher); Howe flied out to center; 4 R (3 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 4, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Royster flied out to center; Matthews flied out to
left; Burroughs singled; Murphy walked [Burroughs to second];
Horner flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4,
Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ashby struck out; Dixon singled; Puhl forced Dixon
(shortstop to second); Puhl was caught stealing second; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Office popped to center; Hubbard flied out to left;
Frias flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4,
Braves 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Gonzalez flied out to right; Cedeno walked; Cedeno
was picked off first (catcher to first); Cruz grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Niekro grounded out (shortstop to first); Royster
singled; Matthews homered [Royster scored]; Burroughs singled;
Murphy grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Burroughs out at second]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
4, Braves 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Watson
walked; Howe flied out to center; Ashby made an out to first; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 2.

BRAVES 4TH: Horner grounded out (third to first); Office
grounded out (second to first); Hubbard singled; Frias doubled
[Hubbard scored]; Niekro singled [Frias to third]; Royster
grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4,
Braves 3.

ASTROS 5TH: SEXTON BATTED FOR DIXON; Sexton popped to second;
Puhl singled; Gonzalez grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Puhl out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Braves 3.

BRAVES 5TH: MCLAUGHLIN REPLACED SEXTON (PITCHING); Matthews
doubled; Burroughs reached on an error by Cabell [Matthews to
third, Burroughs to first]; Murphy flied out to center; Horner
homered [Matthews scored, Burroughs scored (unearned)]; Office
flied out to left; Hubbard doubled; Frias grounded out (third to
first); 3 R (2 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno grounded out (pitcher to first); Cruz made an
out to third; Cabell walked; Watson forced Cabell (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 6.

BRAVES 6TH: Niekro struck out; Royster doubled; Matthews struck
out; Burroughs struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4,
Braves 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Howe struck out; Ashby grounded out (second to
first); LANDESTOY BATTED FOR MCLAUGHLIN; Landestoy walked; Puhl
walked [Landestoy to second]; Gonzalez walked [Landestoy to
third, Puhl to second]; Cedeno walked [Landestoy scored, Puhl to
third, Gonzalez to second]; SKOK REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING);
Cruz flied out to center; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 5,
Braves 6.

BRAVES 7TH: LANDESTOY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); ANDUJAR
REPLACED GONZALEZ (PITCHING); Murphy walked; Horner forced
Murphy (third to second) [Horner to second (error by Howe)];
CHANEY RAN FOR HORNER; Office doubled [Chaney scored
(unearned)]; Ashby allowed a passed ball [Office to third];
Hubbard reached on a fielder's choice [Office out at home (third
to catcher to third to pitcher to catcher to shortstop to first
to shortstop), Hubbard to second]; Frias grounded out (shortstop
to first); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 7.

ASTROS 8TH: LUM REPLACED SKOK (PLAYING 1B); GARBER REPLACED
CHANEY (PITCHING); Cabell grounded out (pitcher to first);
Watson grounded out (third to first); Howe grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 7.

BRAVES 8TH: Lum singled; Royster grounded out (second to first)
[Lum to second]; Matthews flied out to center; Burroughs
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
5, Braves 7.

ASTROS 9TH: BONNELL REPLACED BURROUGHS (PLAYING LF); Ashby
grounded out (first to second to pitcher); Landestoy walked;
Puhl grounded into a double play (first to shortstop) [Landestoy
out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5   5   2    5
 Braves           7  13   1    8


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