Houston Astros 6, Atlanta Braves 2
Regular Season Game 112
Doubleheader Nightcap
Played on Saturday, August 4, 1979 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  5  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  3  2    0  1  x  -   6  8  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wessinger 2b                  3   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
  Royster ph,2b               0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Matthews rf                   4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Office cf                     2   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
  Spikes ph,lf                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Horner 3b                     4   1   1   2       0   1       1   1
Murphy 1b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       9   0
Bonnell lf,cf                 4   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Chaney ss                     4   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
Benedict c                    2   0   1   0       0   1       5   4
  Nolan c                     2   0   1   0       0   0       3   2
Niekro p                      3   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Totals                       32   2   5   2       3  12      24  10

FIELDING - 
E: Murphy (10).

BATTING - 
HR: Horner (20,4th inning off LaCorte 1 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 6.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Landestoy 2b                  3   0   1   0       1   1       2   1
Reynolds ss                   4   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
Puhl cf                       4   1   2   0       0   1       2   0
  Walling rf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   1   0       0   2       0   0
Cabell 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   2       6   1
Leonard rf,cf                 2   3   1   1       2   1       3   0
Howe 3b                       4   0   1   1       0   1       1   2
Bochy c                       4   1   1   1       0   1      12   0
LaCorte p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Sexton ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Throop p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       33   6   8   3       3  11      27   5

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (28,off Niekro); Leonard (9,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Sexton (1,2nd base off Niekro/Benedict); Reynolds (9,2nd base off Niekro/Nolan).
CS: Landestoy (3,2nd base by Niekro/Nolan).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(14-14)               8     8   6   5   3  11   0  36

WP: Niekro 6 (18).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
LaCorte W(1-0)                5     3   2   2   1   6   1  19
Throop                        2     2   0   0   2   3   0  10
Sambito SV(13)                2     0   0   0   0   3   0   6
Totals                        9     5   2   2   3  12   1  35

Throop faced 2 batters in the 8th inning

Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Dutch Rennert, 2B - Ed Montague, 3B - Lee Weyer
Time of Game: 2:23   Attendance: 45110


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Wessinger           2b        Landestoy           2b
2. Matthews            rf        Reynolds            ss
3. Office              cf        Puhl                cf
4. Horner              3b        Cruz                lf
5. Murphy              1b        Cabell              1b
6. Bonnell             lf        Leonard             rf
7. Chaney              ss        Howe                3b
8. Benedict            c         Bochy               c
9. Niekro              p         LaCorte             p

BRAVES 1ST: Wessinger was called out on strikes; Matthews
grounded out (third to first); Office singled to center; Horner
made an out to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Landestoy struck out; Reynolds grounded out (first
unassisted); Puhl struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Murphy grounded out (shortstop to first); Bonnell
flied out to right; Chaney grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz grounded out (catcher to first); Cabell struck
out (catcher to first); Leonard struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Benedict struck out; Niekro struck out; Wessinger
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Howe struck out; Bochy grounded out (second to
first); LaCorte struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0,
Astros 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Matthews struck out; Office walked; Horner homered
[Office scored]; Murphy flied out to right; Bonnell struck out;
2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Landestoy grounded out (second to first); Reynolds
flied out to left; Puhl grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Chaney flied out to center; Benedict singled to
center; Niekro popped to second in foul territory; Wessinger
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Cruz doubled to right; Niekro threw a wild pitch
[Cruz to third]; Cabell struck out; Leonard walked; Niekro threw
a wild pitch [Leonard to second, Cruz stayed at third]; Howe
flied out to center; Bochy struck out but Cruz advanced to home
and Leonard advanced to third and Bochy advanced to first on a
wild pitch; SEXTON BATTED FOR LACORTE; Niekro threw a wild pitch
[Leonard scored, Bochy to second]; Sexton struck out [Sexton to
first (error by Murphy; assist by Benedict), Bochy scored
(unearned)]; Sexton stole second; Landestoy walked; Reynolds
made an out to third; 3 R (2 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 3.

BRAVES 6TH: THROOP REPLACED SEXTON (PITCHING); Matthews flied
out to right; Office grounded out (first unassisted); Horner
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: NOLAN REPLACED BENEDICT (PLAYING C ); Puhl singled
to center; Niekro threw a wild pitch [Puhl to second]; Cruz
struck out; Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Leonard
doubled to center [Puhl scored]; Howe singled to center [Leonard
scored, Howe to second (on throw to home)]; Bochy flied out to
center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 5.

BRAVES 7TH: Murphy walked; Bonnell flied out to center; Chaney
struck out; Nolan singled to right [Murphy to second]; Niekro
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Throop grounded out (catcher to first); Landestoy
singled to center; Landestoy was caught stealing second (catcher
to shortstop); Reynolds singled to left; Reynolds stole second;
Puhl singled to second [Reynolds to third]; Cruz struck out; 0
R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 5.

BRAVES 8TH: ROYSTER BATTED FOR WESSINGER; Royster walked;
Matthews singled to center [Royster to second]; SAMBITO REPLACED
THROOP (PITCHING); SPIKES BATTED FOR OFFICE; Spikes struck out;
Horner made an out to first; Murphy made an out to second; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: ROYSTER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); SPIKES STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING LF); BONNELL CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF);
Cabell flied out to right; Leonard walked; Niekro threw a wild
pitch [Leonard to second]; Howe popped to catcher in foul
territory; Bochy singled to center [Leonard scored]; Sambito
flied out to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 6.

BRAVES 9TH: WALLING REPLACED PUHL (PLAYING RF); LEONARD CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); Bonnell was called out on strikes;
Chaney struck out; Nolan grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           2   5   1    6
 Astros           6   8   0    6


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