Atlanta Braves 3, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 86
Played on Tuesday, September 8, 1981 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  2  0  -   2  5  1
ATL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  2  -   3  7  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Scott cf                      4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Garner 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   2       2   5
Cedeno 1b                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Roberts 1b                  2   0   0   0       0   0      11   0
  Spilman ph,1b               1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Howe 3b                       2   0   0   0       1   0       0   1
  Thon pr,3b                  1   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Woods rf                      3   1   1   1       0   1       3   0
Garcia ss                     3   0   2   1       0   0       3   5
Pujols c                      3   0   1   0       0   1       2   2
Ruhle p                       2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ivie ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  B. Smith p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   2   5   2       1   5      24  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Garner-Garcia-Roberts, Sambito-Garner-Roberts.
E: Garcia (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Woods (4,off McWilliams).
GDP: Pujols (3,off McWilliams).
Team LOB: 3.

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Butler lf                     3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Linares ph,lf               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Washington rf                 3   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Horner 3b                     4   0   3   0       0   0       0   3
  Miller pr                   0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Chambliss 1b                  4   0   1   2       0   0      12   0
Murphy cf                     3   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Hubbard 2b                    3   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Benedict c                    2   1   1   1       1   0       5   0
Ramirez ss                    3   0   0   0       0   0       3   4
McWilliams p                  2   0   0   0       0   2       0   4
  Royster ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Camp p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   3   7   3       1   2      27  14

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

BATTING - 
2B: Chambliss (20,off B. Smith).
HR: Benedict (5,8th inning off Sambito 0 on 0 out).
HBP: Washington (4,by Sambito).
GDP: Chambliss (10,off Ruhle); Linares (6,off Sambito).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Murphy (4,2nd base by Ruhle/Pujols).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruhle                         7     3   0   0   1   2   0  24
Sambito                       1     2   2   2   0   0   1   5
B. Smith L(1-1)               0     2   1   1   0   0   0   2
Totals                        8     7   3   3   1   2   1  31

Sambito faced 1 batter in the 9th inning
B. Smith faced 2 batters in the 9th inning
HBP: Sambito (2,Washington).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McWilliams                    8     4   2   2   1   4   0  28
Camp W(8-2)                   1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9     5   2   2   1   5   0  32


Umpires: HP - Paul Pryor, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Dave Pallone, 3B - Fred Brocklander
Ejections: Cesar Cedeno by Paul Pryor [Entering stands]
Time of Game: 2:13   Attendance: 2800


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Scott               cf        Butler              lf
2. Garner              2b        Washington          rf
3. Cedeno              1b        Horner              3b
4. Cruz                lf        Chambliss           1b
5. Howe                3b        Murphy              cf
6. Woods               rf        Hubbard             2b
7. Garcia              ss        Benedict            c
8. Pujols              c         Ramirez             ss
9. Ruhle               p         McWilliams          p

ASTROS 1ST: Scott flied out to right; Garner struck out; Cedeno
struck out; Cesar Cedeno ejected by HP umpire Paul Pryor when
he entered the stands to attack a heckler who was chanting
'Killer, Killer' at Cedeno; Cedeno fined $5000 by NL; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: ROBERTS REPLACED CEDENO (PLAYING 1B); Butler
grounded out (shortstop to first); Washington flied out to left;
Horner singled to left; Chambliss grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz grounded out (pitcher to first); Howe flied out
to center; Woods was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

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

ASTROS 3RD: Garcia grounded out (third to first); Pujols struck
out; Ruhle grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Ramirez grounded out (shortstop to first);
McWilliams struck out; Butler grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Scott grounded out (third to first); Garner flied
out to left; Roberts grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Washington singled to center; Horner singled to left
[Washington to second]; Chambliss grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Washington to third, Horner out
at second]; Murphy grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Cruz grounded out (pitcher to first); Howe made an
out to second; Woods grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Hubbard grounded out (shortstop to first); Benedict
walked; Ramirez flied out to right; McWilliams was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Garcia singled to center; Pujols grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Garcia out at
second]; Ruhle grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 6TH: Butler made an out to shortstop; Washington flied
out to left; Horner grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Scott flied out to center; Garner grounded out
(shortstop to first); Roberts flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 7TH: Chambliss made an out to shortstop; Murphy reached
on an error by Garcia [Murphy to first]; Murphy was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); Hubbard flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Cruz grounded out (second to first); Howe walked;
THON RAN FOR HOWE; Woods doubled to right [Thon scored, Woods to
third (on throw to home)]; Garcia singled to center [Woods
scored]; Pujols singled to left [Garcia to third]; IVIE BATTED
FOR RUHLE; Ivie made an out to shortstop; Scott flied out to
right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 8TH: SAMBITO REPLACED IVIE (PITCHING); THON STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 3B); Benedict homered; Ramirez flied out to right;
ROYSTER BATTED FOR MCWILLIAMS; Royster singled to left; LINARES
BATTED FOR BUTLER; Linares grounded into a double play (pitcher
to second to first) [Royster out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 1.

ASTROS 9TH: CAMP REPLACED ROYSTER (PITCHING); LINARES STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING LF); Garner struck out; SPILMAN BATTED FOR
ROBERTS; Spilman singled to shortstop; Cruz forced Spilman
(second to shortstop); Thon grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 1.

BRAVES 9TH: SPILMAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Washington was
hit by a pitch; B. SMITH REPLACED SAMBITO (PITCHING); Horner
singled to left [Washington to second]; MILLER RAN FOR HORNER;
Chambliss doubled to left [Washington scored, Miller scored]; 2
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   5   1    3
 Braves           3   7   0    4


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