Houston Astros 4, Atlanta Braves 2
Regular Season Game 153
Played on Thursday, September 25, 1980 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    0  0  2    0  1  0    1  0  0  -   4 11  0
ATL N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  8  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Morgan 2b                     4   1   2   3       1   0       1   0
  Landestoy 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cabell 3b                     5   0   1   1       0   0       2   2
Puhl rf                       3   0   1   0       1   1       1   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
  Smith p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Howe 1b                       4   0   3   0       0   0       5   1
  Bergman 1b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Ashby c                       2   0   0   0       1   0      10   1
Reynolds ss                   4   1   1   0       0   2       2   3
Ryan p                        1   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
  LaCorte p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Leonard ph,lf               2   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   4  11   4       3   5      27   7

BATTING - 
3B: Howe (5,off Niekro).
HR: Morgan (10,3rd inning off Niekro 1 on 1 out).
SH: Ryan (4,off Niekro); Puhl (6,off Bradford); Ashby (2,off Hrabosky).
GDP: Ashby (11,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Puhl (11,2nd base by Hrabosky/Benedict).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Harper lf                     4   0   2   0       1   0       2   0
Ramirez ss                    3   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
  Burroughs ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Hrabosky p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Asselstine ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Matthews rf                   3   1   1   0       1   2       2   0
Horner 3b                     4   1   1   0       0   1       0   0
Chambliss 1b                  3   0   1   0       1   0       8   2
Murphy cf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
Hubbard 2b                    3   0   0   1       0   1       3   5
Benedict c                    4   0   2   1       0   0       5   1
Niekro p                      2   0   1   0       0   1       0   2
  Bradford p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Garber p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pocoroba ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Gomez ss                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Lum ph                      0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Ruiz pr                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   2   8   2       4  10      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Niekro-Ramirez-Chambliss.

BATTING - 
2B: Harper (1,off Smith).
SF: Hubbard (4,off Ryan).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Harper (1,2nd base by Ryan/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ryan W(10-9)                  5     5   2   2   3   5   0  22
LaCorte                       1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Smith SV(8)                   3     3   0   0   1   4   0  13
Totals                        9     8   2   2   4  10   0  38

WP: Ryan (10).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(15-16)               6     9   4   4   3   3   1  29
Bradford                      0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Garber                        0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Hrabosky                      2     2   0   0   0   1   0   7
Totals                        9    11   4   4   3   5   1  39

Niekro faced 3 batters in the 7th inning

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Dick Stello, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Terry Tata
Ejections: ATL Manager Bobby Cox by Bruce Froemming [Balls and strikes]
Time of Game: 2:39   Attendance: 7926


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Morgan              2b        Harper              lf
2. Cabell              3b        Ramirez             ss
3. Puhl                rf        Matthews            rf
4. Cruz                lf        Horner              3b
5. Cedeno              cf        Chambliss           1b
6. Howe                1b        Murphy              cf
7. Ashby               c         Hubbard             2b
8. Reynolds            ss        Benedict            c
9. Ryan                p         Niekro              p

ASTROS 1ST: Morgan flied out to right; Cabell flied out to left;
Puhl grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Harper grounded out (shortstop to first); Ramirez
grounded out (third to first); Matthews struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz grounded out (second to first); Cedeno singled
to center; Howe singled to left [Cedeno to second]; Ashby
grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first)
[Howe out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Horner was called out on strikes; Chambliss popped
to shortstop; Murphy grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Reynolds grounded out (second to first); Ryan
singled to right; Morgan homered [Ryan scored]; Cabell flied out
to center; Puhl walked; Cruz grounded out (first unassisted); 2
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Hubbard flied out to center; Benedict grounded out
(first unassisted); Niekro singled to left; Harper walked
[Niekro to second]; Ryan threw a wild pitch [Niekro to third,
Harper to second]; Ramirez was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno flied out to center; Howe flied out to right;
Ashby grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Matthews singled to left; 46 minute rain delay
sometime this inning; Horner singled to left [Matthews to
second]; Chambliss walked [Matthews to third, Horner to second];
Murphy flied out to left; Hubbard hit a sacrifice fly to left
[Matthews scored, Horner to third]; Benedict singled to center
[Horner scored, Chambliss to third]; Niekro was called out on
strikes; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Reynolds singled to shortstop; Ryan out on a
sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Reynolds to second]; Morgan
singled to left [Reynolds scored]; Cabell grounded out (second
to first) [Morgan to second]; Puhl struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Harper singled to center; Harper was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Ramirez struck out; Matthews
walked; Horner made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 3, Braves 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz struck out; Braves Manager Bobby Cox ejected
by HP umpire Bruce Froemming; Cedeno flied out to center;
Howe tripled to right; Ashby walked; Reynolds struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 2.

BRAVES 6TH: LACORTE REPLACED RYAN (PITCHING); Chambliss popped
to third; Murphy flied out to left; Hubbard struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 2.

ASTROS 7TH: LEONARD BATTED FOR LACORTE; Leonard singled to left;
Morgan walked [Leonard to second]; Cabell singled to center
[Leonard scored, Morgan to second]; BRADFORD REPLACED NIEKRO
(PITCHING); Puhl out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Morgan to third, Cabell to second]; Cruz grounded out (second
to first); GARBER REPLACED BRADFORD (PITCHING); Cedeno struck
out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 2.

BRAVES 7TH: LEONARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); SMITH REPLACED
CRUZ (PITCHING); Benedict grounded out (shortstop to first);
POCOROBA BATTED FOR GARBER; Pocoroba was called out on strikes;
Harper doubled to left; BURROUGHS BATTED FOR RAMIREZ; Burroughs
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4,
Braves 2.

ASTROS 8TH: GOMEZ REPLACED POCOROBA (PLAYING SS); HRABOSKY
REPLACED BURROUGHS (PITCHING); Howe singled to center; Ashby out
on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Howe to second]; Reynolds
struck out; Leonard flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 4, Braves 2.

BRAVES 8TH: Matthews struck out; Horner grounded out (shortstop
to first); Chambliss singled to shortstop; Murphy struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Morgan flied out to left; Cabell flied out to
center; Puhl singled to right; Puhl was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves
2.

BRAVES 9TH: LANDESTOY REPLACED MORGAN (PLAYING 2B); BERGMAN
REPLACED HOWE (PLAYING 1B); Hubbard grounded out (third to
first); Benedict singled to left; LUM BATTED FOR GOMEZ; Lum
walked [Benedict to second]; RUIZ RAN FOR LUM; Harper flied out
to right; ASSELSTINE BATTED FOR HRABOSKY; Asselstine popped to
third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves
2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4  11   0    8
 Braves           2   8   0    9


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