Houston Astros 3, Atlanta Braves 2
Regular Season Game 85
Played on Monday, September 7, 1981 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    1  1  0    0  0  1  -   3  8  2
ATL N    0  0  1    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  5  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Scott cf                      4   0   1   1       0   1       3   0
Garner 2b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       2   3
Puhl rf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
  D. Smith p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  LaCorte p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Garcia ss                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Cruz lf                       2   1   1   2       1   0       0   0
Cedeno 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   2      10   2
Howe 3b                       4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Ashby c                       4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Reynolds ss                   4   1   1   0       0   0       5   4
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Knepper p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Walling ph,rf               1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   3   8   3       1   4      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Garner-Reynolds-Cedeno.
E: Howe (9), Knepper (2).

BATTING - 
HR: Cruz (13,9th inning off Camp 0 on 0 out).
SH: Knepper (5,off Boggs).
SF: Cruz (6,off Boggs).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Puhl (18,2nd base off Boggs/Benedict).
CS: Cruz (6,2nd base by Boggs/Benedict).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Linares lf                    4   0   0   1       0   0       2   0
  Miller pr,lf                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Washington rf                 3   0   0   0       1   0       4   0
Horner 3b                     4   1   2   1       0   1       0   0
Chambliss 1b                  3   0   0   0       1   0      11   1
Murphy cf                     3   0   1   0       1   0       2   0
Hubbard 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       3   3
Benedict c                    3   0   0   0       1   0       5   1
Ramirez ss                    3   1   1   0       0   0       0   2
  Pocoroba ph                 1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Butler pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Boggs p                       1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Royster ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Camp p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hrabosky p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Asselstine ph               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Owen ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   2   5   2       4   1      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Chambliss.
E: Boggs (5).
PB: Benedict (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Ramirez (14,off Knepper); Pocoroba (4,off LaCorte).
HR: Horner (8,4th inning off Knepper 0 on 0 out).
SH: Boggs (1,off Knepper).
GDP: Chambliss (9,off Knepper).
IBB: Chambliss (9,by D. Smith).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Hubbard (4,2nd base off Knepper/Ashby); Miller (20,2nd base off D. Smith/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Knepper                       7     4   2   2   3   0   1  27
D. Smith W(4-3)               1     0   0   0   1   1   0   5
LaCorte                       0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Sambito SV(9)                 0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        9     5   2   2   4   1   1  36

IBB: D. Smith (4,Chambliss).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Boggs                         7     5   2   1   1   2   0  26
Camp L(7-2)                   1.1   3   1   1   0   2   1   7
Hrabosky                      0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        9     8   3   2   1   4   1  35


Umpires: HP - Fred Brocklander, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - Dave Pallone
Time of Game: 2:40   Attendance: 7358


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Scott popped to second in foul territory; Garner
flied out to left; Puhl flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Linares grounded out (shortstop to first);
Washington walked; Horner singled to center [Washington to
second]; Chambliss grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Horner out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz walked; Cruz was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); Cedeno was called out on strikes; Howe
reached on an error by Boggs; Ashby grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Murphy flied out to right; Hubbard grounded out
(second to first); Benedict grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Reynolds flied out to right; Knepper grounded out
(pitcher to first); Scott grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Ramirez doubled to left; Boggs out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to second) [Ramirez to third]; Linares grounded out
(third to first) [Ramirez scored]; Washington flied out to
center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Garner singled to right; Puhl singled to right
[Garner to third]; Puhl stole second; Cruz out on a sacrifice
fly to center [Garner scored]; Cedeno flied out to right; Howe
grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 4TH: Horner homered; Chambliss flied out to center;
Murphy walked; Murphy was picked off first but was safe on an
error by Knepper [Murphy to third]; Hubbard flied out to right;
Benedict grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Braves 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Ashby grounded out (second to first); Reynolds
singled to second; Knepper out on a sacrifice bunt (first to
second) [Reynolds to second]; Benedict allowed a passed ball
[Reynolds to third]; Scott singled to second [Reynolds scored
(unearned)]; Garner grounded out (second to first); 1 R (0 ER),
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Ramirez lined to shortstop; Boggs grounded out
(shortstop to first); Linares grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Puhl struck out; Cruz flied out to left; Cedeno
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Braves 2.

BRAVES 6TH: Washington grounded out (shortstop to first); Horner
flied out to center; Chambliss grounded out (first unassisted);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); Ashby
singled to center; Reynolds lined into a double play (first
unassisted) [Ashby out at first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
2, Braves 2.

BRAVES 7TH: Murphy singled to left; Hubbard forced Murphy (first
to shortstop); Hubbard stole second; Benedict walked; Ramirez
made an out to shortstop; ROYSTER BATTED FOR BOGGS; Royster
flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 2.

ASTROS 8TH: CAMP REPLACED ROYSTER (PITCHING); WALLING BATTED FOR
KNEPPER; Walling singled to second; Scott struck out; Garner
flied out to center; Puhl lined to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Braves 2.

BRAVES 8TH: D. SMITH REPLACED PUHL (PITCHING); WALLING STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING RF); Linares reached on an error by Howe [Linares
to first]; MILLER RAN FOR LINARES; Miller stole second;
Washington made an out to shortstop; Horner struck out;
Chambliss was walked intentionally; Murphy forced Chambliss
(second unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 2.

ASTROS 9TH: MILLER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Cruz homered;
Cedeno struck out; Howe singled to center; HRABOSKY REPLACED
CAMP (PITCHING); Ashby popped to catcher in foul territory;
Reynolds flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3,
Braves 2.

BRAVES 9TH: LACORTE REPLACED D. SMITH (PITCHING); Hubbard popped
to catcher in foul territory; Benedict made an out to third;
POCOROBA BATTED FOR RAMIREZ; Pocoroba doubled to right; BUTLER
RAN FOR POCOROBA; ASSELSTINE BATTED FOR HRABOSKY; SAMBITO
REPLACED REYNOLDS (PITCHING); GARCIA REPLACED LACORTE (PLAYING
SS); OWEN BATTED FOR ASSELSTINE; Owen made an out to shortstop;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   8   2    5
 Braves           2   5   1    7


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