Houston Astros 4, Atlanta Braves 3
Regular Season Game 111
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Saturday, August 4, 1979 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  3  0  -   3  6  3
HOU N    0  1  0    1  0  1    0  0  1  -   4 12  1
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Matthews rf                   3   1   0   0       1   1       5   0
Office cf                     4   1   3   2       0   0       0   0
Horner 3b                     4   0   1   1       0   0       0   2
Murphy 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       7   0
Lum lf                        2   0   0   0       1   0       4   0
  Spikes ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Garber p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Nolan c                       3   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  J. McLaughlin p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bonnell lf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Frias ss                      1   0   0   0       0   0       3   1
  Wessinger pr                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Devine p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bradford p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Benedict c                  2   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Hanna p                       1   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Chaney ph,ss                2   1   0   0       1   1       0   1
Totals                       32   3   6   3       3   4      25   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Royster-Frias-Murphy.
E: Horner (15), Frias (26), Devine (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Office (12,off Andujar).
3B: Royster (3,off Andujar).
HBP: Frias (2,by Andujar).
GDP: Nolan (4,off Andujar).
Team LOB: 6.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cedeno 1b                     5   0   0   0       0   1       9   1
  Gonzalez 3b                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Reynolds ss                   4   0   0   1       0   0       4   3
Puhl cf                       5   0   3   1       0   1       2   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   2   0       1   0       0   0
Cabell 3b,1b                  5   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Leonard rf                    4   1   1   0       1   2       2   0
Howe 2b                       2   0   1   0       2   0       1   3
  Landestoy pr,2b             1   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Ashby c                       4   1   1   0       1   1       4   0
Andujar p                     2   1   1   1       1   1       1   2
  Roberge p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Walling ph                  1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   4  12   4       6   6      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Cedeno-Reynolds.
E: Andujar (2).

BATTING - 
SH: Andujar (3,off Devine).
SF: Reynolds (2,off Bradford).
GDP: Reynolds (2,off Hanna).
IBB: Howe (4,by Hanna); Ashby (8,by Garber).
Team LOB: 16.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cruz (29,2nd base off Hanna/Nolan); Puhl (23,2nd base off Hanna/Nolan);
Leonard (13,2nd base off Bradford/Nolan); Cabell (29,2nd base off Garber/Benedict).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hanna                         4     7   2   1   3   2   0  22
Devine                        1     1   1   0   0   0   0   6
Bradford                      1.1   1   0   0   2   0   0   7
J. McLaughlin                 0.2   0   0   0   0   2   0   2
Garber L(5-12)                1.1   3   1   1   1   2   0   8
Totals                        8.1  12   4   2   6   6   0  45

Devine faced 3 batters in the 6th inning
WP: Bradford (1).
IBB: Hanna (1,Howe); Garber (8,Ashby).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Andujar                       7.2   4   3   3   3   2   0  30
Roberge                       0     2   0   0   0   0   0   2
Sambito W(6-3)                1.1   0   0   0   0   2   0   4
Totals                        9     6   3   3   3   4   0  36

HBP: Andujar (2,Frias).

Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Dutch Rennert, 3B - Ed Montague
Time of Game: 3:15   


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Royster             2b        Cedeno              1b
2. Matthews            rf        Reynolds            ss
3. Office              cf        Puhl                cf
4. Horner              3b        Cruz                lf
5. Murphy              1b        Cabell              3b
6. Lum                 lf        Leonard             rf
7. Nolan               c         Howe                2b
8. Frias               ss        Ashby               c
9. Hanna               p         Andujar             p

BRAVES 1ST: Royster tripled to right; Matthews struck out;
Office popped to third in foul territory; Horner lined to
pitcher; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Cedeno grounded out (pitcher to first); Reynolds
grounded out (pitcher to first); Puhl singled to center; Cruz
singled to left [Puhl to second]; Cabell grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Murphy made an out to third; Lum walked; Nolan
grounded into a double play (first to shortstop) [Lum out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Leonard walked; Howe singled to center [Leonard to
third]; Ashby made an out to shortstop; Andujar singled to right
[Leonard scored, Howe to second]; Cedeno lined to shortstop;
Reynolds grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Frias grounded out (shortstop to first); Hanna
struck out; Royster grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl singled to right; Cruz singled to pitcher [Puhl
to third]; Cruz stole second; Cabell flied out to right; Leonard
was called out on strikes; Howe was walked intentionally; Ashby
struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 1.

BRAVES 4TH: Matthews grounded out (shortstop to first); Office
singled to pitcher [Office to second (error by Andujar)]; Horner
made an out to second; Murphy flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Andujar walked; Cedeno reached on an error by Frias
[Andujar to second, Cedeno to first]; Reynolds grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Andujar to third,
Cedeno out at second]; Puhl singled to right [Andujar scored
(unearned)]; Puhl stole second; Cruz flied out to left; 1 R (0
ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Lum flied out to right; Nolan flied out to center;
Frias was hit by a pitch; WESSINGER RAN FOR FRIAS; CHANEY BATTED
FOR HANNA; Chaney grounded out (pitcher to first); Debut game
for Jim Wessinger; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: CHANEY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); DEVINE REPLACED
WESSINGER (PITCHING); Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first);
Leonard flied out to right; Howe flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

BRAVES 6TH: Royster made an out to shortstop; Matthews lined to
first; Office singled to center; Horner forced Office (second to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Ashby singled to left; Andujar reached on an error
by Devine on a sacrifice bunt [Ashby to second, Andujar to
first]; Cedeno reached on an error by Horner [Ashby to third,
Andujar to second, Cedeno to first]; BRADFORD REPLACED DEVINE
(PITCHING); Reynolds hit a sacrifice fly to left [Ashby scored
(unearned)]; Bradford threw a wild pitch [Andujar to third,
Cedeno to second]; Puhl grounded out (third to first); Cruz
walked; Cabell flied out to left; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 3 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 3.

BRAVES 7TH: Murphy grounded out (second to first); Lum grounded
out (second to first); Nolan flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Leonard singled to left; Leonard stole second; Howe
walked; LANDESTOY RAN FOR HOWE; Ashby flied out to left; J.
MCLAUGHLIN REPLACED NOLAN (PITCHING); BENEDICT REPLACED BRADFORD
(PLAYING C ); Andujar struck out; Cedeno struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 3.

BRAVES 8TH: LANDESTOY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Benedict
grounded out (pitcher to first); Chaney walked; Royster made an
out to shortstop; Matthews walked [Chaney to second]; Office
doubled to center [Chaney scored, Matthews scored]; ROBERGE
REPLACED ANDUJAR (PITCHING); Horner singled to left [Office
scored]; Murphy singled to right [Horner to second]; SAMBITO
REPLACED ROBERGE (PITCHING); SPIKES BATTED FOR LUM; Spikes
struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: BONNELL REPLACED J. MCLAUGHLIN (PLAYING LF); GARBER
REPLACED SPIKES (PITCHING); Reynolds flied out to right; Puhl
struck out; Cruz flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 3, Astros 3.

BRAVES 9TH: GONZALEZ REPLACED CEDENO (PLAYING 3B); CABELL
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Bonnell made an out to first;
Benedict made an out to second; Chaney struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Cabell singled to shortstop; Cabell stole second;
Leonard struck out; Landestoy singled to right [Cabell to third,
Landestoy to second (on throw to home)]; Ashby was walked
intentionally; WALLING BATTED FOR SAMBITO; Walling singled to
pitcher [Cabell scored, Landestoy to third, Ashby to second]; 1
R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           3   6   3    6
 Astros           4  12   1   16


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