Atlanta Braves 7, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 28
Played on Sunday, May 11, 1980 (D) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  2  0    0  2  0  -   4  7  2
ATL N    2  0  0    0  1  4    0  0  x  -   7 12  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       4   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Reynolds ss                   2   0   0   1       1   0       1   4
  Smith p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bergman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Leonard rf                    3   1   0   0       2   1       1   0
Morgan 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
Cruz lf                       4   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Cabell 3b                     4   1   3   1       0   0       1   3
Walling 1b                    2   0   1   0       2   0      11   1
Pujols c                      3   1   1   1       0   0       2   1
Niekro p                      1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Ruhle p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Landestoy ph,ss             2   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
Totals                       30   4   7   4       6   3      24  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Morgan-Landestoy-Walling.
E: Cabell (6), Pujols (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Niekro (1,off Niekro).
SH: Niekro (5,off Niekro).
SF: Reynolds (1,off Niekro); Pujols (1,off Niekro).
GDP: Leonard (2,off Niekro); Cruz (3,off Niekro); Pujols (2,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cabell (4,2nd base off Niekro/Benedict).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Royster 2b                    4   0   1   2       1   1       3   2
Horner 3b                     4   2   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Blanks 3b                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Matthews rf                   4   0   3   1       0   0       4   0
Chambliss 1b                  4   1   2   0       0   0       8   3
Burroughs lf                  3   1   2   2       0   0       2   0
Asselstine cf                 4   1   1   0       0   1       2   0
Benedict c                    4   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Gomez ss                      4   1   1   2       0   0       3   3
Niekro p                      3   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Totals                       35   7  12   7       1   2      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Gomez-Chambliss, Chambliss-Gomez, Gomez-Royster-Chambliss.
E: Royster (7), Gomez (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Burroughs (5,off Niekro).
3B: Royster (2,off Ruhle).
SH: Niekro (3,off Ruhle).
HBP: Burroughs (1,by Smith).
GDP: Asselstine (3,off Smith).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(4-2)                 5     9   7   6   1   2   0  26
Ruhle                         1     2   0   0   0   0   0   5
Smith                         2     1   0   0   0   0   0   7
Totals                        8    12   7   6   1   2   0  38

Niekro faced 4 batters in the 6th inning
HBP: Smith (1,Burroughs).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(2-4)                 9     7   4   4   6   3   0  39


Umpires: HP - John McSherry, 1B - Fred Brocklander, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - Joe West
Time of Game: 2:25   Attendance: 10871


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Puhl                cf        Royster             2b
2. Reynolds            ss        Horner              3b
3. Leonard             rf        Matthews            rf
4. Morgan              2b        Chambliss           1b
5. Cruz                lf        Burroughs           lf
6. Cabell              3b        Asselstine          cf
7. Walling             1b        Benedict            c
8. Pujols              c         Gomez               ss
9. Niekro              p         Niekro              p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (first to pitcher); Reynolds
walked; Leonard grounded into a double play (shortstop to first)
[Reynolds out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Royster walked; Horner forced Royster (second to
shortstop); Matthews flied out to right; Chambliss singled to
right [Horner to third]; Burroughs doubled to left [Horner
scored, Chambliss scored]; Asselstine struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Morgan struck out; Cruz grounded out (shortstop to
first); Cabell flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 2.

BRAVES 2ND: Benedict flied out to left; Gomez flied out to
center; Niekro popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Walling singled to left; Pujols reached on an error
by Gomez [Walling to second]; Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt
(third to first) [Walling to third, Pujols to second]; Puhl
popped to second; Reynolds flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

BRAVES 3RD: Royster struck out; Horner grounded out (shortstop
to first); Matthews singled to left; Chambliss singled to right
[Matthews to second]; Burroughs grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Leonard flied out to right; Morgan reached on an
error by Royster; Cruz grounded into a double play (first to
shortstop) [Morgan out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Braves 2.

BRAVES 4TH: Asselstine flied out to left; Benedict grounded out
(third to first); Gomez grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Cabell singled to pitcher; Walling flied out to
left; Pujols singled to left [Cabell to second]; Niekro doubled
to left [Cabell scored, Pujols to third]; Puhl walked; Reynolds
hit a sacrifice fly to shortstop [Pujols scored]; Leonard walked
[Niekro to third, Puhl to second]; Morgan popped to second; 2 R,
3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Niekro grounded out (second to first); Royster
grounded out (shortstop to first); Horner reached on an error by
Cabell [Horner to second]; Matthews singled to right [Horner
scored (unearned), Matthews to second (error by Pujols)];
Chambliss flied out to center; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Braves 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz grounded out (second to first); Cabell singled
to left; Cabell stole second; Walling walked; Pujols grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Walling out
at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 3.

BRAVES 6TH: Burroughs singled to left; Asselstine singled to
second [Burroughs to second]; Benedict singled to pitcher
[Burroughs to third, Asselstine to second]; Gomez singled to
center [Burroughs scored, Asselstine scored, Benedict to
second]; RUHLE REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Niekro out on a
sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Benedict to third, Gomez to
second]; Royster tripled to center [Benedict scored, Gomez
scored]; Horner reached on a fielder's choice [Royster out at
home (third to catcher to third)]; Matthews singled to center
[Horner to second]; Chambliss flied out to left; 4 R, 6 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 7.

ASTROS 7TH: BLANKS REPLACED HORNER (PLAYING 3B); LANDESTOY
BATTED FOR RUHLE; Landestoy struck out; Puhl flied out to right;
Reynolds grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Braves 7.

BRAVES 7TH: SMITH REPLACED REYNOLDS (PITCHING); LANDESTOY STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING SS); Burroughs was hit by a pitch; Asselstine
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Burroughs out at second]; Benedict singled to pitcher; Gomez
popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
2, Braves 7.

ASTROS 8TH: Leonard walked; Morgan grounded out (first
unassisted) [Leonard to second]; Cruz singled to left [Leonard
to third]; Cabell singled to left [Leonard scored, Cruz to
second]; Walling walked [Cruz to third, Cabell to second];
Pujols hit a sacrifice fly to left [Cruz scored]; Landestoy
grounded out (first to pitcher); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
4, Braves 7.

BRAVES 8TH: Niekro grounded out (shortstop to first); Royster
flied out to center; Blanks grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 7.

ASTROS 9TH: Puhl flied out to right; BERGMAN BATTED FOR SMITH;
Bergman flied out to right; Leonard struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   7   2    8
 Braves           7  12   2    7


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