Atlanta Braves 9, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 87
Played on Wednesday, September 9, 1981 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  8  1
ATL N    2  3  0    0  0  0    1  3  x  -   9 15  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Scott cf                      4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Garner 2b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       2   2
Walling rf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Cruz lf                       3   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Spilman 1b                    4   0   3   0       0   0       9   0
Howe 3b                       3   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
  Ivie ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Ashby c                       3   0   0   0       1   0       7   1
Reynolds ss                   4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Ryan p                        1   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Pittman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pladson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Heep ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sprowl p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Tolman ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   0   8   0       3   2      24   8

FIELDING - 
E: Reynolds (10).

BATTING - 
2B: Scott (13,off Niekro).
GDP: Ashby (6,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Spilman (1,2nd base by Niekro/Benedict).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Miller rf                     4   0   1   0       1   1       4   0
Butler lf                     3   2   1   0       2   1       2   0
Horner 3b                     4   2   2   3       1   0       0   1
Chambliss 1b                  4   2   2   0       1   0       5   3
Murphy cf                     4   1   2   1       1   0       3   0
Hubbard 2b                    5   1   3   2       0   0       4   5
Benedict c                    3   0   0   0       1   1       3   2
Ramirez ss                    5   1   4   3       0   0       3   2
Niekro p                      4   0   0   0       0   3       3   1
Totals                       36   9  15   9       7   6      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Benedict-Hubbard, Chambliss-Benedict-Chambliss.

BATTING - 
2B: Chambliss (21,off Pladson).
3B: Ramirez (1,off Pladson).
HR: Horner (9,2nd inning off Ryan 2 on 2 out).
SH: Niekro (2,off Ryan); Benedict (5,off Sprowl).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Miller (21,2nd base off Ryan/Ashby).
CS: Miller (4,2nd base by Ryan/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ryan L(8-4)                   4     7   5   5   5   3   1  23
Pladson                       2     2   0   0   1   1   0   9
Sprowl                        2     6   4   4   1   2   0  13
Totals                        8    15   9   9   7   6   1  45


Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(7-5)                 9     8   0   0   3   2   0  36


Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Dave Pallone, 2B - Fred Brocklander, 3B - Paul Pryor
Time of Game: 2:34   Attendance: 4482


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Scott               cf        Miller              rf
2. Garner              2b        Butler              lf
3. Walling             rf        Horner              3b
4. Cruz                lf        Chambliss           1b
5. Spilman             1b        Murphy              cf
6. Howe                3b        Hubbard             2b
7. Ashby               c         Benedict            c
8. Reynolds            ss        Ramirez             ss
9. Ryan                p         Niekro              p

ASTROS 1ST: Scott flied out to center; Garner flied out to left;
Walling flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Miller was called out on strikes; Butler struck out;
Horner singled to left; Chambliss walked [Horner to second];
Murphy walked [Horner to third, Chambliss to second]; Hubbard
singled to left [Horner scored, Chambliss scored, Murphy to
third]; Benedict struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Braves 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz made an out to second; Spilman singled to
right; Howe struck out while Spilman was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

BRAVES 2ND: Ramirez singled to left; Niekro out on a sacrifice
bunt (first unassisted) [Ramirez to second]; Miller singled to
first [Ramirez to third]; Miller was caught stealing second
(catcher to second to first); Butler walked; Horner homered
[Ramirez scored, Butler scored]; Chambliss made an out to
second; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 5.

ASTROS 3RD: Ashby walked; Reynolds made an out to second; Ryan
singled to center [Ashby to second]; Scott forced Ryan (pitcher
to shortstop); Garner flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 5.

BRAVES 3RD: Murphy singled to center; Hubbard singled to left
[Murphy to second]; Benedict grounded out (pitcher to first)
[Murphy to third, Hubbard to second]; Ramirez reached on a
fielder's choice [Murphy out at home (third to catcher), Hubbard
to third]; Niekro lined to shortstop; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 5.

ASTROS 4TH: Walling grounded out (shortstop to first); Cruz
walked; Spilman singled to left [Cruz to second]; Howe singled
to center [Cruz to third, Spilman to second]; Ashby grounded
into a double play (first to catcher to first) [Cruz out at
home]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 5.

BRAVES 4TH: Miller walked; Miller stole second; Butler walked;
Horner made an out to first; Chambliss popped to third in foul
territory; Murphy popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 5.

ASTROS 5TH: Reynolds made an out to shortstop; PITTMAN BATTED
FOR RYAN; Pittman flied out to right; Scott doubled to left;
Garner walked; Walling struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
0, Braves 5.

BRAVES 5TH: PLADSON REPLACED PITTMAN (PITCHING); Hubbard flied
out to center; Benedict grounded out (shortstop to first);
Ramirez tripled to left; Niekro struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz grounded out (second to pitcher); Spilman flied
out to right; Howe grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 5.

BRAVES 6TH: Miller flied out to right; Butler grounded out
(shortstop to first); Horner walked; Chambliss doubled to right
[Horner to third]; Murphy flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Ashby grounded out (first to pitcher); Reynolds
singled to left; HEEP BATTED FOR PLADSON; Heep grounded out
(first to second to pitcher) [Reynolds to second]; Scott flied
out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 5.

BRAVES 7TH: SPROWL REPLACED HEEP (PITCHING); Hubbard singled to
shortstop [Hubbard to second (error by Reynolds)]; Benedict out
on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Hubbard to third];
Ramirez singled to left [Hubbard scored]; Niekro struck out;
Miller grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 6.

ASTROS 8TH: Garner flied out to center; Walling grounded out
(second to first); Cruz grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 6.

BRAVES 8TH: Butler singled to shortstop; Horner made an out to
second; Chambliss singled to right [Butler to third]; Murphy
singled to left [Butler scored, Chambliss to second]; Hubbard
flied out to center; Benedict walked [Chambliss to third, Murphy
to second]; Ramirez singled to left [Chambliss scored, Murphy
scored, Benedict to second]; Niekro struck out; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 9.

ASTROS 9TH: Spilman singled to right; IVIE BATTED FOR HOWE; Ivie
singled to center [Spilman to second]; Ashby forced Ivie (second
to shortstop) [Spilman to third]; Reynolds flied out to right;
TOLMAN BATTED FOR SPROWL; Tolman forced Ashby (shortstop to
second); Debut game for Tim Tolman; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Astros 0, Braves 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           0   8   1    9
 Braves           9  15   0   12


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