Houston Astros 4, Atlanta Braves 1
Regular Season Game 44
Played on Tuesday, May 22, 1979 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    1  3  0    0  0  0  -   4  8  0
ATL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   1  6  3
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gonzalez ss                   5   1   1   0       0   0       2   5
Cruz lf                       5   1   2   0       0   1       2   2
Cedeno cf                     3   1   2   1       1   0       3   0
Leonard rf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Cabell 3b,1b                  4   1   2   2       0   0       2   3
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       8   1
  Landestoy 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Howe 2b,3b                    3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Ashby c                       4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Niekro p                      4   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
Totals                       36   4   8   3       2   5      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Watson-Gonzalez-Niekro.

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (9,off M. Mahler).
HR: Cabell (4,4th inning off M. Mahler 0 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 7.

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       1   4
Hubbard 2b                    4   1   1   0       0   0       1   5
Matthews rf                   4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Burroughs lf                  4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Horner 1b                     4   0   1   1       0   0      11   0
Office cf                     2   0   1   0       1   0       2   0
Benedict c                    2   0   1   0       1   0       5   0
Frias ss                      3   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
M. Mahler p                   2   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Lum ph                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Devine p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   1   6   1       2   1      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Burroughs (2), Horner 2 (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Matthews (12,off Niekro).
GDP: Benedict (2,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(5-2)                 9     6   1   1   2   1   0  32


Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
M. Mahler L(1-4)              8     8   4   2   2   4   1  35
Devine                        1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     8   4   2   2   5   1  38


Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Jerry Dale, 2B - Bruce Froemming, 3B - Joe West
Time of Game: 2:24   Attendance: 5091


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Gonzalez grounded out (second to first); Cruz struck
out; Cedeno singled; Leonard flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

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

ASTROS 2ND: Cabell grounded out (second to first); Watson
singled; Howe popped to shortstop; Ashby grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Burroughs grounded out (shortstop to first); Horner
flied out to center; Office made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Niekro struck out; Gonzalez grounded out (third to
first); Cruz doubled; Cedeno made an out to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Benedict walked; Frias flied out to right; M. Mahler
singled to left [Benedict to third, M. Mahler out at second
(left to pitcher to second)]; Royster popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Leonard struck out; Cabell homered; Watson flied out
to right; Howe flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Hubbard flied out to right; Matthews doubled;
Burroughs grounded out (third to first); Horner grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Ashby struck out; Niekro grounded out (third to
first); Gonzalez singled; Cruz singled [Gonzalez to second];
Cedeno singled to left [Gonzalez scored, Cruz to third (error by
Burroughs), Cedeno to second]; Leonard reached on an error by
Horner [Cruz scored (unearned) (no RBI), Cedeno to third,
Leonard to first]; Cabell singled [Cedeno scored (unearned),
Leonard to second]; Watson forced Cabell (shortstop to second);
3 R (1 ER), 4 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Office singled; Benedict grounded into a double play
(first to shortstop to pitcher) [Office out at second]; Frias
popped to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); Ashby
grounded out (second to first); Niekro flied out to right; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 0.

BRAVES 6TH: M. Mahler flied out to right; Royster flied out to
center; Hubbard popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
4, Braves 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Gonzalez flied out to center; Cruz lined to pitcher;
Cedeno walked; Leonard flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 4, Braves 0.

BRAVES 7TH: Matthews grounded out (third to first); Burroughs
flied out to left; Horner flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Cabell grounded out (third to first); Watson flied
out to center; Howe walked; Ashby grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 0.

BRAVES 8TH: LANDESTOY REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING 2B); CABELL
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); HOWE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
3B); Office walked; Benedict singled [Office to second]; Frias
forced Benedict (shortstop to second) [Office to third]; LUM
BATTED FOR M. MAHLER; Lum made an out to second; Royster flied
out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 0.

ASTROS 9TH: DEVINE REPLACED LUM (PITCHING); Horner dropped a
foul fly hit by Niekro for an error; Niekro struck out; Gonzalez
grounded out (third to first); Cruz grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 0.

BRAVES 9TH: Hubbard singled; Matthews popped to first in foul
territory; Burroughs grounded out (shortstop to first) [Hubbard
to second]; Horner singled to left [Hubbard scored, Horner out
at second (left to shortstop)]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4,
Braves 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   8   0    7
 Braves           1   6   3    4


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