Atlanta Braves 3, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 118
Played on Sunday, August 12, 1979 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  2  0  -   2  8  1
ATL N    0  0  0    1  1  1    0  0  x  -   3  9  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Landestoy 2b                  3   0   1   0       1   0       4   3
Reynolds ss                   4   1   1   0       0   2       0   4
Puhl cf                       4   1   1   1       0   0       5   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Cabell 1b                     3   0   1   1       0   2       7   0
Leonard rf                    3   0   1   0       1   1       3   0
Howe 3b                       4   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Ashby c                       2   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
  Throop p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Walling ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Williams p                    2   0   2   0       0   0       0   1
  Knicely ph,c                2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       32   2   8   2       3   8      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Reynolds-Landestoy-Cabell.
E: Reynolds (17).

BATTING - 
2B: Reynolds (15,off Niekro).
SF: Cabell (1,off Niekro).
GDP: Knicely (1,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Leonard (14,2nd base off Niekro/Benedict).
CS: Cabell (13,2nd base by Niekro/Benedict).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       2   1
Matthews rf                   3   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Office cf                     3   1   2   1       1   0       5   0
Horner 3b                     4   0   2   0       0   0       1   1
Murphy 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       8   0
Bonnell lf                    4   1   3   2       0   0       2   0
Frias ss                      4   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Benedict c                    2   0   0   0       2   1       8   1
Niekro p                      4   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       32   3   9   3       4   2      27   6

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Horner-Royster-Murphy.
PB: Benedict (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Niekro (5,off Williams).
HR: Bonnell (9,6th inning off Williams 0 on 1 out).
GDP: Horner (4,off Williams).
Team LOB: 9.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Williams L(3-5)               6     8   3   3   2   2   1  27
Throop                        2     1   0   0   2   0   0   9
Totals                        8     9   3   3   4   2   1  36


Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(15-15)               9     8   2   2   3   8   0  36


Umpires: HP - Dave Pallone, 1B - Paul Runge, 2B - Charlie Williams, 3B - Bob Engel
Time of Game: 2:07   Attendance: 7557


Starting Lineups:

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

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

BRAVES 1ST: Royster flied out to left; Matthews walked; Office
grounded out (second to first) [Matthews to second]; Horner
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz grounded out (first unassisted); Cabell struck
out; Leonard walked; Howe struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Murphy flied out to right; Bonnell singled to
center; Frias grounded out (shortstop to first) [Bonnell to
second]; Benedict grounded out (pitcher to second to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Ashby grounded out (first unassisted); Williams
singled to right; Landestoy singled to first [Williams to
second]; Reynolds struck out; Puhl flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Niekro popped to third in foul territory; Royster
flied out to center; Matthews grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); Cabell
singled to shortstop; Cabell was caught stealing second (catcher
to second); Leonard struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Braves 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Office singled to shortstop [Office to second (error
by Reynolds)]; Horner singled to center [Office to third];
Murphy popped to second; Bonnell singled to left [Office scored,
Horner to second]; Frias flied out to right; Benedict struck
out; 1 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Howe grounded out (pitcher to first); Ashby made an
out to shortstop; Williams singled to left; Landestoy walked
[Williams to second]; Reynolds flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 1.

BRAVES 5TH: Niekro doubled to center; Royster singled to first
[Niekro to third]; Matthews flied out to right; Office singled
to left [Niekro scored, Royster to second]; Horner grounded into
a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Office out at
second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Puhl grounded out (first unassisted); Cruz struck
out; Cabell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves
2.

BRAVES 6TH: Murphy struck out; Bonnell homered; Frias lined to
second; Benedict walked; Niekro forced Benedict (shortstop to
second); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Leonard singled to center; Leonard stole second;
Howe flied out to center; Ashby walked; KNICELY BATTED FOR
WILLIAMS; Knicely grounded into a double play (third to second
to first) [Ashby out at second]; Debut game for Alan
Knicely; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 3.

BRAVES 7TH: KNICELY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); THROOP REPLACED
ASHBY (PITCHING); Royster grounded out (third to first);
Matthews flied out to center; Office walked; Horner singled to
left [Office to second]; Murphy flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Landestoy flied out to left; Reynolds doubled to
left; Puhl singled to center [Reynolds scored]; Cruz singled to
right [Puhl to third]; Cabell hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Puhl scored]; Benedict allowed a passed ball [Cruz to second];
Leonard grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 2, Braves 3.

BRAVES 8TH: Bonnell flied out to left; Frias flied out to
center; Benedict walked; Niekro grounded out (pitcher to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Howe flied out to center; WALLING BATTED FOR THROOP;
Walling flied out to center; Knicely struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   8   1    7
 Braves           3   9   0    9


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