Houston Astros 5, Atlanta Braves 2
Regular Season Game 158
Played on Wednesday, October 1, 1980 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  2  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  6  1
HOU N    0  4  0    0  0  0    0  1  x  -   5 10  1
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Harper lf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Ramirez ss                    4   0   2   0       0   0       1   1
Matthews rf                   4   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Horner 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Chambliss 1b                  4   1   1   0       0   0       5   1
Murphy cf                     2   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Hubbard 2b                    3   1   1   1       0   1       1   0
Benedict c                    3   0   2   1       0   0       5   0
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pocoroba ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Camp p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Totals                       31   2   6   2       1   1      24   4

FIELDING - 
E: Niekro (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Chambliss (37,off Ruhle); Benedict (14,off Ruhle).
GDP: Niekro (2,off Ruhle).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Hubbard (7,2nd base off Ruhle/Ashby).
CS: Murphy (6,2nd base by Ruhle/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Morgan 2b                     4   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
  Landestoy 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cabell 3b                     3   1   2   0       1   0       1   3
Puhl rf                       4   1   2   3       0   1       0   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   1   1       0   1       4   0
Cedeno cf                     3   1   1   0       1   0       8   0
Howe 1b                       3   0   0   0       0   1       7   1
  Bergman 1b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ashby c                       4   1   1   0       0   0       3   1
Reynolds ss                   4   0   1   1       0   0       2   4
Ruhle p                       4   0   1   0       0   2       0   0
Totals                       33   5  10   5       3   5      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Howe-Reynolds-Morgan.
E: Ruhle (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Ashby (17,off Niekro); Puhl (22,off Niekro).
SH: Howe (3,off Camp).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan (24,2nd base off Niekro/Benedict).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(15-17)               7     7   4   4   3   5   0  31
Camp                          1     3   1   1   0   0   0   6
Totals                        8    10   5   5   3   5   0  37


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruhle W(12-4)                 9     6   2   2   1   1   0  32


Umpires: HP - Steve Fields, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Ed Montague, 3B - Satch Davidson
Time of Game: 2:06   Attendance: 35600


Starting Lineups:

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

BRAVES 1ST: Harper made an out to shortstop; Ramirez singled to
center; Ramirez was picked off first but was safe on an error by
Ruhle [Ramirez to second]; Matthews flied out to center; Horner
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Morgan singled to right; Cabell flied out to right;
Puhl singled to left [Morgan to second]; Cruz struck out; Cedeno
walked [Morgan to third, Puhl to second]; Howe struck out; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Chambliss doubled to right; Murphy flied out to
center [Chambliss to third]; Hubbard singled to center
[Chambliss scored]; Hubbard stole second; Benedict doubled to
left [Hubbard scored]; Niekro popped to third in foul territory;
Harper flied out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ashby doubled to right; Reynolds flied out to right
[Ashby to third]; Ruhle was called out on strikes; Morgan
walked; Morgan stole second; Cabell walked; Puhl doubled to
right [Ashby scored, Morgan scored, Cabell scored]; Cruz singled
to center [Puhl scored]; Cruz was picked off first but was safe
on an error by Niekro [Cruz to second]; Cedeno made an out to
shortstop; 4 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 4.

BRAVES 3RD: Ramirez grounded out (shortstop to first); Matthews
flied out to center; Horner grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 3RD: Howe grounded out (third to first); Ashby flied out
to center; Reynolds grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 4.

BRAVES 4TH: Chambliss grounded out (shortstop to first); Murphy
flied out to center; Hubbard grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Ruhle flied out to left; Morgan flied out to left;
Cabell singled to right; Puhl struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 4.

BRAVES 5TH: Benedict singled to center; On a bunt Niekro
grounded into a double play (first to shortstop to second)
[Benedict out at second]; Harper grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Cruz flied out to left; Cedeno made an out to
second; Howe flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
2, Astros 4.

BRAVES 6TH: Ramirez singled to center; Matthews grounded out
(third to first) [Ramirez to second]; Horner popped to catcher
in foul territory; Chambliss flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Ashby flied out to center; Reynolds grounded out
(first unassisted); Ruhle struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 4.

BRAVES 7TH: Murphy walked; Murphy was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); Hubbard struck out; Benedict popped to
catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Morgan grounded out (first unassisted); Cabell
singled to right; Puhl lined to third; Cruz flied out to right;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 4.

BRAVES 8TH: POCOROBA BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Pocoroba flied out to
center; Harper grounded out (third to first); Ramirez flied out
to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: CAMP REPLACED POCOROBA (PITCHING); Cedeno singled to
second; Howe out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Cedeno
to second]; Ashby grounded out (first to pitcher) [Cedeno to
third]; Reynolds singled to pitcher [Cedeno scored]; Ruhle
singled to shortstop [Reynolds to second]; Morgan flied out to
right; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 5.

BRAVES 9TH: LANDESTOY REPLACED MORGAN (PLAYING 2B); BERGMAN
REPLACED HOWE (PLAYING 1B); Matthews flied out to left; Horner
flied out to center; Chambliss flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           2   6   1    3
 Astros           5  10   1    8


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