Houston Astros 3, Atlanta Braves 2
Regular Season Game 159
Played on Thursday, October 2, 1980 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   2  7  0
HOU N    0  0  0    3  0  0    0  0  x  -   3  9  1
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Harper lf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Ramirez ss                    3   0   0   0       0   1       2   3
  Burroughs ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Matthews rf                   4   1   2   0       0   0       1   1
Horner 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       1   4
Chambliss 1b                  4   1   3   2       0   1      13   0
  Cooper pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Murphy cf                     4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Hubbard 2b                    3   0   0   0       0   1       0   5
Benedict c                    3   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
McWilliams p                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Lum ph                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Matula p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hrabosky p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Pocoroba ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Garber p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   2   7   2       0   6      24  16

BATTING - 
2B: Matthews (17,off Niekro).
HR: Chambliss (18,2nd inning off Niekro 0 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cooper (2,2nd base off LaCorte/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Morgan 2b                     2   0   1   2       2   0       1   1
Cabell 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
Cruz lf                       4   0   2   0       0   0       0   1
Cedeno cf                     3   0   0   0       1   0       5   0
Howe 1b                       4   0   0   0       0   0       9   0
  Bergman 1b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Woods rf                      2   1   1   1       1   0       1   0
  Puhl ph,rf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Landestoy ss                  4   1   3   0       0   0       1   4
  LaCorte p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ashby c                       3   1   2   0       1   0       6   0
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Reynolds ss                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   3   9   3       5   1      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Howe.
E: Howe (12).

BATTING - 
2B: Ashby (18,off Garber).
HR: Woods (2,4th inning off McWilliams 0 on 1 out).
SH: Niekro (16,off McWilliams).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cruz (35,2nd base off Matula/Benedict); Landestoy (23,2nd base off Hrabosky/Benedict).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McWilliams L(9-14)            4     5   3   3   3   1   1  20
Matula                        0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Hrabosky                      2.1   2   0   0   2   0   0   9
Garber                        1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8     9   3   3   5   1   1  35


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(19-12)               8.2   6   2   2   0   5   1  31
Sambito                       0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1
LaCorte SV(11)                0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Totals                        9     7   2   2   0   6   1  33


Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Satch Davidson, 3B - Steve Fields
Time of Game: 2:35   Attendance: 45022


Starting Lineups:

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

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

ASTROS 1ST: Morgan grounded out (first unassisted); Cabell
struck out; Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Horner flied out to center; Chambliss homered;
Murphy singled to right; Hubbard lined into a double play (first
unassisted) [Murphy out at first]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cedeno flied out to left; Howe flied out to left;
Woods walked; Landestoy singled to shortstop [Woods to second];
Ashby walked [Woods to third, Landestoy to second]; Niekro
forced Ashby (second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Braves 1, Astros 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Benedict flied out to center; McWilliams struck out;
Harper flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Morgan walked; Cabell grounded out (second to first)
[Morgan to second]; Cruz grounded out (second to first) [Morgan
to third]; Cedeno popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Ramirez struck out; Matthews singled to right;
Horner reached on an error by Howe [Matthews to third, Horner to
first]; Chambliss struck out; Murphy grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Howe flied out to right; Woods homered; Landestoy
singled to center; Ashby singled to left [Landestoy to second];
Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to first) [Landestoy to
third, Ashby to second]; Morgan singled to right [Landestoy
scored, Ashby scored]; Cabell grounded out (third to first); 3
R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 3.

BRAVES 5TH: Hubbard flied out to center; Benedict grounded out
(third to first); LUM BATTED FOR MCWILLIAMS; Lum struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: MATULA REPLACED LUM (PITCHING); Cruz singled to
left; Cruz stole second; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to
first); Howe grounded out (third to first) [Cruz to third];
HRABOSKY REPLACED MATULA (PITCHING); Cruz was out trying to
advance to home (catcher to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 1, Astros 3.

BRAVES 6TH: Harper made an out to shortstop; Ramirez grounded
out (second to first); Matthews grounded out (pitcher to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Woods flied out to left; Landestoy singled to
center; Landestoy stole second; Ashby grounded out (third to
first); Niekro lined to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves
1, Astros 3.

BRAVES 7TH: Horner singled to left [Horner out at second (left
to second)]; Chambliss singled to center; Murphy flied out to
center; Hubbard struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Morgan walked; Morgan was picked off first (pitcher
to first); Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Cruz
singled to right; Cedeno walked [Cruz to second]; Howe grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 3.

BRAVES 8TH: BERGMAN REPLACED HOWE (PLAYING 1B); Benedict popped
to first in foul territory; POCOROBA BATTED FOR HRABOSKY;
Pocoroba flied out to right; Harper grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: GARBER REPLACED POCOROBA (PITCHING); PUHL BATTED FOR
WOODS; Puhl flied out to center; Landestoy grounded out (second
to first); Ashby doubled to right [Ashby out at third (right to
second to third)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 3.

BRAVES 9TH: PUHL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); BURROUGHS BATTED
FOR RAMIREZ; Burroughs grounded out (shortstop to first);
Matthews doubled to right; Horner grounded out (third to first);
SAMBITO REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Chambliss singled to left
[Matthews scored]; COOPER RAN FOR CHAMBLISS; REYNOLDS REPLACED
SAMBITO (PLAYING SS); LACORTE REPLACED LANDESTOY (PITCHING);
Cooper stole second; Murphy struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           2   7   0    4
 Astros           3   9   1    8


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