Atlanta Braves 5, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 156
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Monday, September 24, 1979 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  1  1  -   4 11  1
ATL N    0  0  1    0  0  1    1  1  1  -   5 15  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Landestoy 2b                  5   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
Gonzalez ss,3b                4   0   1   0       0   0       2   2
  Walling ph,rf               1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Cedeno cf,1b                  5   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Leonard rf,cf                 4   1   0   0       1   1       1   0
Cabell 1b,3b                  5   0   4   1       0   1      10   0
Howe 3b                       4   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Sexton pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Reynolds ss                 0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   2   2       1   0       3   0
Bochy c                       2   0   1   0       1   0       5   0
  Alou ph                     0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Wiedenbauer pr              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pujols c                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Forsch p                      3   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
  Baldwin ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  LaCorte p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   4  11   3       5   3      24   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Howe-Landestoy-Cabell, Forsch-Gonzalez-Cabell.
E: Gonzalez (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Gonzalez (5,off McWilliams).
HR: Cruz (9,4th inning off McWilliams 1 on 2 out).
IBB: Bochy (4,by McWilliams); Alou (1,by Bradford).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Leonard (21,2nd base off J. McLaughlin/Nolan); Cedeno (30,2nd base off
Garber/Benedict); Cabell (37,2nd base off Garber/Benedict).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Miller cf                     4   0   2   0       1   1       5   0
Royster 2b                    5   0   3   3       0   0       4   2
Matthews rf                   4   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Horner 3b                     4   2   3   2       0   0       0   2
Murphy 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       8   0
Whisenton lf                  3   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Bonnell ph,lf               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Nolan c                       3   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
  Spikes ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Benedict c                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Frias ss                      4   0   1   0       0   0       0   4
  Chaney pr                   0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
McWilliams p                  2   1   2   0       0   0       0   1
  Lum ph                      1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Wessinger pr                0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  J. McLaughlin p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bradford p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Garber p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  M. Mahler p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Beall ph                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   5  15   5       1   5      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Frias (31).

BATTING - 
2B: McWilliams (2,off Forsch); Beall (2,off Sambito).
HR: Horner 2 (32,6th inning off Forsch 0 on 0 out,8th inning off LaCorte 0
on 0 out).
GDP: Horner (8,off Forsch); Whisenton (1,off Forsch).
IBB: Miller (1,by Sambito).
Team LOB: 9.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch                        7    11   3   3   0   4   1  30
LaCorte                       0.1   1   1   1   0   0   1   2
Sambito L(8-7)                0.2   3   1   1   1   1   0   6
Totals                        8    15   5   5   1   5   2  38

Sambito faced 4 batters in the 9th inning
IBB: Sambito (4,Miller).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McWilliams                    7     8   2   2   1   1   1  30
J. McLaughlin                 0.1   1   1   1   1   1   0   3
Bradford                      0.1   0   0   0   2   0   0   3
Garber                        1     2   1   1   1   1   0   6
M. Mahler W(5-11)             0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        9    11   4   4   5   3   1  43

BK: Bradford (2).
IBB: McWilliams (2,Bochy); Bradford (1,Alou).

Umpires: HP - Dave Pallone, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Satch Davidson, 3B - Paul Pryor
Time of Game: 2:47   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Landestoy           2b        Miller              cf
2. Gonzalez            ss        Royster             2b
3. Cedeno              cf        Matthews            rf
4. Leonard             rf        Horner              3b
5. Cabell              1b        Murphy              1b
6. Howe                3b        Whisenton           lf
7. Cruz                lf        Nolan               c
8. Bochy               c         Frias               ss
9. Forsch              p         McWilliams          p

ASTROS 1ST: Landestoy popped to first in foul territory;
Gonzalez popped to second; Cedeno popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Miller singled; Royster singled [Miller to third];
Matthews struck out; Horner grounded into a double play (third
to second to first) [Royster out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Leonard flied out to right; Cabell singled; Howe
flied out to center [Cabell to second]; Cabell was picked off
second but was safe on an error by Frias [Cabell stayed at
second]; Cruz flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Murphy singled; Whisenton grounded into a double
play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Murphy out at second];
Nolan struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Bochy grounded out (shortstop to first); Forsch
struck out; Landestoy singled; Gonzalez doubled [Landestoy to
third]; Cedeno flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Frias grounded out (first unassisted); McWilliams
doubled; Miller grounded out (second to first) [McWilliams to
third]; Royster singled [McWilliams scored]; Matthews grounded
out (pitcher unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Braves 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Leonard flied out to center; Cabell singled; Howe
forced Cabell (shortstop to second); Cruz homered [Howe scored];
Bochy singled; Forsch grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 3
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 1.

BRAVES 4TH: Horner singled; Murphy flied out to left; Whisenton
singled [Horner to second]; Nolan flied out to right; Frias
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
2, Braves 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Landestoy flied out to right; Gonzalez flied out to
left; Cedeno flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
2, Braves 1.

BRAVES 5TH: McWilliams singled; On a bunt Miller struck out;
Royster popped to first in foul territory; Matthews grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Leonard flied out to right; Cabell singled; Howe
flied out to center; Cruz singled [Cabell to third]; Bochy was
walked intentionally [Cruz to second]; Forsch grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 1.

BRAVES 6TH: Horner homered; Murphy struck out; Whisenton flied
out to left; Nolan grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Landestoy grounded out (second to first); Gonzalez
grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno flied out to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 2.

BRAVES 7TH: Frias flied out to left; LUM BATTED FOR MCWILLIAMS;
Lum singled; WESSINGER RAN FOR LUM; Miller singled [Wessinger to
third]; Royster forced Miller (shortstop unassisted) [Wessinger
scored, Royster to second (error by Gonzalez)]; Matthews popped
to catcher in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Braves 3.

ASTROS 8TH: J. MCLAUGHLIN REPLACED WESSINGER (PITCHING); Leonard
walked; Leonard stole second; Cabell struck out; Howe singled
[Leonard to third]; SEXTON RAN FOR HOWE; BRADFORD REPLACED J.
MCLAUGHLIN (PITCHING); Cruz walked [Sexton to second]; ALOU
BATTED FOR BOCHY; Bradford balked [Leonard scored, Sexton to
third, Cruz to second]; Alou was walked intentionally;
WIEDENBAUER RAN FOR ALOU; BALDWIN BATTED FOR FORSCH; Baldwin
forced Sexton (third to catcher) [Cruz to third, Wiedenbauer to
second]; GARBER REPLACED BRADFORD (PITCHING); Landestoy lined to
first; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 3.

BRAVES 8TH: LACORTE REPLACED BALDWIN (PITCHING); PUJOLS REPLACED
WIEDENBAUER (PLAYING C ); REYNOLDS REPLACED SEXTON (PLAYING SS);
GONZALEZ CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); Horner homered; Murphy
grounded out (third to first); SAMBITO REPLACED LACORTE
(PITCHING); BONNELL BATTED FOR WHISENTON; Bonnell popped to
first in foul territory; SPIKES BATTED FOR NOLAN; Spikes struck
out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 4.

ASTROS 9TH: BONNELL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); BENEDICT
REPLACED SPIKES (PLAYING C ); WALLING BATTED FOR GONZALEZ;
Walling singled; Cedeno forced Walling (third to second); Cedeno
stole second; Leonard struck out; Cabell singled [Cedeno
scored]; Cabell stole second; Reynolds walked; M. MAHLER
REPLACED GARBER (PITCHING); Cruz grounded out (second to first);
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 4.

BRAVES 9TH: WALLING STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); LEONARD CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); CEDENO CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B);
CABELL CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); Frias singled; CHANEY RAN
FOR FRIAS; BEALL BATTED FOR M. MAHLER; Beall doubled to left
[Chaney to third]; Miller was walked intentionally; Royster
singled [Chaney scored, Beall to third, Miller to second]; 1 R,
3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4  11   1   12
 Braves           5  15   1    9


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