Atlanta Braves 9, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 159
Played on Wednesday, September 26, 1979 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  1  2  -   4  8  2
ATL N    0  2  2    0  3  2    0  0  x  -   9 12  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       4   0   2   0       0   0       3   0
Reynolds ss                   4   0   0   0       0   1       2   3
Cedeno 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       7   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Cabell 3b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       1   2
Walling rf                    3   1   1   0       1   1       3   0
Pujols c                      3   1   0   0       0   1       5   0
  Heep ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Landestoy 2b                  4   0   2   2       0   1       2   3
Niekro p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Williams p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Howe ph                     1   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Dixon p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Niemann p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ladd p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberge p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bergman ph                  1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Mendoza p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ashby ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   4   8   4       1   6      24  10

FIELDING - 
E: Reynolds (22), Cedeno (16).
PB: Pujols (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (33,off Niekro); Cabell (30,off Niekro).
HR: Bergman (1,8th inning off Niekro 0 on 1 out).
GDP: Pujols (3,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 5.

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Miller cf                     5   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Royster 2b                    4   2   1   0       1   0       1   6
Matthews rf                   5   2   2   3       0   0       3   0
Horner 3b                     4   1   2   0       1   0       2   1
Murphy 1b                     5   1   1   0       0   1      13   0
Bonnell lf                    4   2   2   2       1   0       1   0
Chaney ss                     3   1   1   0       1   1       0   1
Benedict c                    3   0   1   0       1   1       6   0
Niekro p                      4   0   2   4       0   1       0   3
Totals                       37   9  12   9       5   4      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Niekro-Royster-Murphy.
E: Murphy (20), Bonnell (4).
PB: Benedict (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Niekro (6,off Niekro); Royster (24,off Niekro); Chaney (5,off Ladd).
HR: Matthews (27,6th inning off Ladd 1 on 0 out).
IBB: Benedict (3,by Dixon).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Bonnell (6,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(20-11)               2.1   6   4   4   2   1   0  15
Williams                      1.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
Dixon                         0.2   4   3   3   1   1   0   7
Niemann                       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Ladd                          1     2   2   1   1   1   1   7
Roberge                       1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4
Mendoza                       1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8    12   9   8   5   4   1  42

WP: Niekro (19).
IBB: Dixon (1,Benedict).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(20-20)               9     8   4   3   1   6   1  36


Umpires: HP - Satch Davidson, 1B - Dave Pallone, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Ed Vargo
Time of Game: 2:34   Attendance: 2248


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Puhl                cf        Miller              cf
2. Reynolds            ss        Royster             2b
3. Cedeno              1b        Matthews            rf
4. Cruz                lf        Horner              3b
5. Cabell              3b        Murphy              1b
6. Walling             rf        Bonnell             lf
7. Pujols              c         Chaney              ss
8. Landestoy           2b        Benedict            c
9. Niekro              p         Niekro              p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl flied out to right; Reynolds grounded out
(pitcher to first); Cedeno grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Miller grounded out (first unassisted); Royster
lined to third; Matthews reached on an error by Reynolds
[Matthews to first]; Horner flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz doubled; Cabell grounded out (second to first)
[Cruz to third]; Walling struck out; Pujols struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Murphy flied out to center; Bonnell walked; Bonnell
stole second; Chaney walked; Pujols allowed a passed ball
[Bonnell to third, Chaney to second]; Benedict singled [Bonnell
stayed at third]; Niekro doubled [Bonnell scored, Chaney scored,
Benedict out at home (left to shortstop to catcher), Niekro to
third (on throw to home)]; Miller grounded out (shortstop to
first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Landestoy popped to third in foul territory; Niekro
grounded out (third to first); Puhl singled; Benedict allowed a
passed ball [Puhl to second]; Reynolds struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

BRAVES 3RD: Royster doubled; Niekro threw a wild pitch [Royster
to third]; Matthews singled [Royster scored]; Horner singled
[Matthews to second]; Murphy struck out; Bonnell singled
[Matthews scored, Horner to second]; WILLIAMS REPLACED NIEKRO
(PITCHING); Chaney forced Bonnell (second to shortstop) [Horner
to third]; Benedict forced Chaney (third to second); 2 R, 4 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno grounded out (pitcher to first); Cruz struck
out; Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 4.

BRAVES 4TH: Niekro flied out to right; Miller grounded out
(pitcher to first); Royster popped to first in foul territory; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Walling flied out to left; Pujols reached on an
error by Murphy [Pujols to first]; Landestoy singled to left
[Pujols to third (error by Bonnell)]; HOWE BATTED FOR WILLIAMS;
Howe grounded out (second to first) [Pujols scored (unearned),
Landestoy to second]; Puhl popped to third in foul territory; 1
R (0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 4.

BRAVES 5TH: DIXON REPLACED HOWE (PITCHING); Matthews flied out
to right; Horner singled; Murphy singled [Horner to second];
Bonnell singled [Horner scored, Murphy to second]; Chaney struck
out; Benedict was walked intentionally [Murphy to third, Bonnell
to second]; Niekro singled [Murphy scored, Bonnell scored,
Benedict to second]; NIEMANN REPLACED DIXON (PITCHING); Miller
lined to right; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 7.

ASTROS 6TH: Reynolds grounded out (second to first); Cedeno
struck out; Cruz flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Braves 7.

BRAVES 6TH: LADD REPLACED NIEMANN (PITCHING); Royster reached on
an error by Cedeno [Royster to first]; Matthews homered [Royster
scored (unearned)]; Horner walked; Murphy popped to first in
foul territory; Bonnell forced Horner (second to shortstop);
Chaney doubled [Bonnell to third]; Benedict struck out; 2 R (1
ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 9.

ASTROS 7TH: Cabell flied out to right; Walling singled; Pujols
grounded into a double play (pitcher to second to first)
[Walling out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves
9.

BRAVES 7TH: ROBERGE REPLACED LADD (PITCHING); Niekro struck out;
Miller flied out to center; Royster walked; Matthews forced
Royster (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Braves 9.

ASTROS 8TH: Landestoy struck out; BERGMAN BATTED FOR ROBERGE;
Bergman homered; Puhl singled; Reynolds grounded out (second to
first) [Puhl to second]; Cedeno flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 9.

BRAVES 8TH: MENDOZA REPLACED BERGMAN (PITCHING); Horner grounded
out (third to first); Murphy flied out to left; Bonnell grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 9.

ASTROS 9TH: Cruz grounded out (first unassisted); Cabell
doubled; Walling walked; HEEP BATTED FOR PUJOLS; Heep grounded
out (second to first) [Cabell to third, Walling to second];
Landestoy singled [Cabell scored, Walling scored]; ASHBY BATTED
FOR MENDOZA; Ashby grounded out (first unassisted); 2 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   8   2    5
 Braves           9  12   2    9


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