Atlanta Braves 3, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 99
Played on Wednesday, September 23, 1981 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  1  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  6  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  3  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Butler cf,lf                  4   0   1   0       0   1       4   0
Washington rf                 4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Chambliss 1b                  3   0   0   0       1   2      10   3
Horner 3b                     3   1   1   0       1   0       0   2
  Royster 3b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Linares lf                    4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
  Murphy cf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Hubbard 2b                    3   1   0   0       1   1       1   5
Sinatro c                     4   0   1   1       0   0       3   1
Gomez ss                      4   1   1   0       0   1       1   1
Mahler p                      4   0   1   2       0   0       4   0
Totals                       33   3   6   3       3   7      27  12

BATTING - 
2B: Mahler (1,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Horner (2,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby); Sinatro (1,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Garner 2b                     3   0   2   1       1   0       1   2
Scott cf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Walling 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   0      12   2
Howe 3b                       3   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Ashby c                       3   0   0   0       0   0       8   1
Reynolds ss                   3   0   0   0       0   1       1   4
Niekro p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
  Spilman ph                  0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Heep ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  D. Smith p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   1   3   1       2   4      27  13

BATTING - 
3B: Garner (3,off Mahler).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Garner (9,2nd base off Mahler/Sinatro).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Mahler W(6-6)                 9     3   1   1   2   4   0  32


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(9-8)                 6     6   3   3   3   3   0  27
Sambito                       2     0   0   0   0   4   0   6
D. Smith                      1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     6   3   3   3   7   0  36


Umpires: HP - Satch Davidson, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Jerry Crawford, 3B - Ed Vargo
Time of Game: 2:13   Attendance: 24142


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Butler              cf        Puhl                rf
2. Washington          rf        Garner              2b
3. Chambliss           1b        Scott               cf
4. Horner              3b        Cruz                lf
5. Linares             lf        Walling             1b
6. Hubbard             2b        Howe                3b
7. Sinatro             c         Ashby               c
8. Gomez               ss        Reynolds            ss
9. Mahler              p         Niekro              p

BRAVES 1ST: Butler grounded out (shortstop to first); Washington
grounded out (second to first); Chambliss struck out (catcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (first to pitcher); Garner singled
to shortstop; Garner stole second; Scott lined to shortstop;
Cruz grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Horner singled to left; Linares struck out; Horner
stole second; Hubbard grounded out (pitcher to first); Sinatro
singled to center [Horner scored]; Sinatro stole second; Gomez
struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Walling grounded out (second to first); Howe
grounded out (shortstop to first); Ashby grounded out (first to
pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Mahler grounded out (shortstop to first); Butler
singled to center; Washington made an out to second; Chambliss
walked [Butler to second]; Horner grounded out (first to
pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Reynolds made an out to second; Niekro flied out to
center; Puhl flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
1, Astros 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Linares grounded out (third to first); Hubbard
walked; Sinatro flied out to right; Gomez singled to left
[Hubbard to second]; Mahler doubled to center [Hubbard scored,
Gomez scored]; Butler grounded out (first unassisted); 2 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Garner grounded out (third to first); Scott grounded
out (second to first); Cruz struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 3, Astros 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Washington grounded out (first to pitcher);
Chambliss popped to catcher in foul territory; Horner walked;
Linares singled to left [Horner to second]; Hubbard flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Walling grounded out (first to pitcher); Howe
grounded out (third to first); Ashby grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 0.

BRAVES 6TH: Sinatro grounded out (third to first); Gomez made an
out to catcher; Mahler grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Reynolds flied out to left; SPILMAN BATTED FOR
NIEKRO; Spilman walked; Puhl grounded out (first unassisted)
[Spilman to second]; Garner tripled to center [Spilman scored];
Scott flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros
1.

BRAVES 7TH: SAMBITO REPLACED SPILMAN (PITCHING); Butler struck
out; Washington struck out; Chambliss struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Cruz flied out to center; Walling grounded out
(second to first); Howe struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 3, Astros 1.

BRAVES 8TH: Horner grounded out (pitcher to first); Linares
flied out to right; Hubbard struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: BUTLER CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); MURPHY
REPLACED LINARES (PLAYING CF); ROYSTER REPLACED HORNER (PLAYING
3B); Ashby flied out to left; Reynolds struck out (catcher to
first); HEEP BATTED FOR SAMBITO; Heep flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 1.

BRAVES 9TH: D. SMITH REPLACED HEEP (PITCHING); Sinatro grounded
out (shortstop to first); Gomez made an out to shortstop; Mahler
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Puhl flied out to center; Garner walked; Scott
struck out; Cruz singled to right [Garner to second]; Walling
grounded out (pitcher unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves
3, Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           3   6   0    6
 Astros           1   3   0    4


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