Houston Astros 8, Atlanta Braves 2
Regular Season Game 5
Played on Tuesday, April 14, 1981 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   2  7  1
HOU N    2  0  0    2  3  1    0  0  x  -   8 13  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Washington rf                 4   0   2   1       0   0       1   0
Hubbard 2b                    4   0   0   1       0   0       2   5
Horner 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Chambliss 1b                  3   0   0   0       1   1       8   0
Murphy cf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Linares lf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
Benedict c                    3   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Garber p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Harper ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ramirez ss                    4   1   2   0       0   0       1   3
Walk p                        0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hanna p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lum ph                      0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Mahler p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pocoroba ph,c               1   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       32   2   7   2       2   4      24   8

FIELDING - 
E: Linares (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Washington (5,off Niekro).
SH: Walk (1,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Murphy (1,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby).
CS: Washington (1,2nd base by Niekro/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       4   2   2   1       1   1       3   0
Reynolds ss                   5   0   1   1       0   0       1   2
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   1       1   0       1   0
Cruz lf                       5   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
Heep 1b                       3   1   2   0       1   0       8   1
  Bergman 1b                  1   0   0   0       0   0       3   1
Howe 3b                       5   2   2   0       0   0       0   5
Ashby c                       4   1   2   2       1   1       4   2
Landestoy 2b                  4   0   1   0       0   0       4   1
Niekro p                      3   1   1   2       1   0       1   0
Totals                       38   8  13   8       5   3      27  12

BATTING - 
2B: Ashby (1,off Mahler); Puhl (2,off Mahler); Howe (2,off Mahler).
HR: Puhl (1,1st inning off Walk 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (1,2nd base off Walk/Benedict).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Walk L(0-1)                   3.2   6   4   4   4   2   1  21
Hanna                         0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Mahler                        2     7   4   4   1   0   0  14
Garber                        2     0   0   0   0   1   0   7
Totals                        8    13   8   8   5   3   1  43


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(1-1)                 9     7   2   2   2   4   0  35

WP: Niekro (2).

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Eric Gregg
Time of Game: 2:38   Attendance: 21440


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Washington          rf        Puhl                rf
2. Hubbard             2b        Reynolds            ss
3. Horner              3b        Cedeno              cf
4. Chambliss           1b        Cruz                lf
5. Murphy              cf        Heep                1b
6. Linares             lf        Howe                3b
7. Benedict            c         Ashby               c
8. Ramirez             ss        Landestoy           2b
9. Walk                p         Niekro              p

BRAVES 1ST: Washington singled to right; Washington was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); Hubbard grounded out (third
to first); Horner struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl homered; Reynolds made an out to second; Cedeno
walked; Cedeno stole second; Cruz singled to right [Cedeno
scored]; Heep singled to left [Cruz to second]; Howe forced Heep
(second to shortstop) [Cruz to third]; Ashby walked [Howe to
second]; Landestoy grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

BRAVES 2ND: Chambliss struck out; Murphy singled to left; Murphy
stole second; Linares flied out to left; Benedict grounded out
(catcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Niekro flied out to left; Puhl struck out; Reynolds
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0,
Astros 2.

BRAVES 3RD: Ramirez singled to left; Walk out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to second) [Ramirez to second]; Washington flied out
to right; Hubbard grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Cedeno flied out to center; Cruz was called out on
strikes; Heep singled to left; Howe forced Heep (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

BRAVES 4TH: Horner grounded out (first unassisted); Chambliss
walked; Murphy flied out to right; Linares forced Chambliss
(third to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Ashby flied out to center; Landestoy flied out to
center; Niekro walked; Puhl walked [Niekro to second]; Reynolds
singled to center [Niekro scored, Puhl to third]; Cedeno singled
to center [Puhl scored, Reynolds to second]; HANNA REPLACED WALK
(PITCHING); Cruz flied out to left; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 4.

BRAVES 5TH: Benedict was called out on strikes; Ramirez singled
to left; LUM BATTED FOR HANNA; Lum walked [Ramirez to second];
Washington doubled to left [Ramirez scored, Lum to third];
Hubbard grounded out (third to first) [Lum scored]; Horner
grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves
2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: MAHLER REPLACED LUM (PITCHING); Heep walked; Howe
singled to right [Heep to third]; Ashby doubled to left [Heep
scored, Howe to third]; Landestoy flied out to left; Niekro
singled to center [Howe scored, Ashby scored]; Puhl doubled to
right [Niekro to third]; Reynolds grounded out (second to
first); Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 7.

BRAVES 6TH: Chambliss made an out to shortstop; Murphy made an
out to second; Linares struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
2, Astros 7.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz grounded out (first unassisted); Heep flied out
to left; Howe doubled to center; Ashby singled to right [Howe
scored]; Landestoy singled to center [Ashby to second]; Niekro
flied out to left; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 8.

BRAVES 7TH: Benedict grounded out (shortstop to first); Ramirez
made an out to first; Danny Heep left with ankle sprain;
BERGMAN REPLACED HEEP (PLAYING 1B); POCOROBA BATTED FOR MAHLER;
Pocoroba singled to center; Washington flied out to center; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 8.

ASTROS 7TH: GARBER REPLACED BENEDICT (PITCHING); POCOROBA STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Puhl flied out to center; Reynolds flied
out to right; Cedeno reached on an error by Linares; Cruz
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves
2, Astros 8.

BRAVES 8TH: Hubbard grounded out (first unassisted); Horner
singled to center; Niekro threw a wild pitch [Horner to second];
Chambliss flied out to right; Murphy grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 8.

ASTROS 8TH: Bergman grounded out (second to first); Howe
grounded out (shortstop to first); Ashby struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 8.

BRAVES 9TH: Linares grounded out (second to first); HARPER
BATTED FOR GARBER; Harper flied out to left; Ramirez grounded
out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros
8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           2   7   1    6
 Astros           8  13   0   11


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