Houston Astros 5, Atlanta Braves 3
Regular Season Game 144
Played on Monday, September 13, 1982 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  2  0    0  3  0  -   5  9  1
ATL N    0  1  0    1  1  0    0  0  0  -   3 10  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf,rf                    4   0   1   1       1   0       0   0
Thon ss                       5   1   2   0       0   1       2   4
Knight 3b                     5   1   1   0       0   1       3   6
Spilman 1b                    4   1   2   2       0   2      14   0
Cruz lf                       3   0   0   1       0   2       3   0
Heep rf                       4   0   1   0       0   2       2   0
  Loucks pr,cf                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Doran 2b                      4   1   1   0       0   0       2   3
Pujols c                      3   1   1   0       1   0       0   3
Niekro p                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       36   5   9   4       2   9      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Knight-Doran, Doran-Thon-Spilman.
E: Spilman (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Spilman (1,off Niekro); Heep (12,off Niekro).
SF: Cruz (6,off Niekro).
IBB: Pujols (2,by Garber).
Team LOB: 7.

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Washington rf                 3   0   0   1       0   0       1   0
Ramirez ss                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Murphy cf                     3   0   0   0       1   0       4   0
Chambliss 1b                  4   1   2   1       0   0      10   0
Horner 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       0   2
Whisenton lf                  4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Royster 2b                    4   1   2   0       0   1       1   3
Benedict c                    4   1   3   0       0   0       8   1
  Butler pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Niekro p                      3   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
  Garber p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pocoroba ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       34   3  10   2       1   3      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Niekro (1).
PB: Benedict (6).

BATTING - 
HR: Chambliss (18,4th inning off Niekro 0 on 0 out).
SF: Washington (6,off Niekro).
GDP: Niekro (3,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Benedict (3,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(15-10)               9    10   3   2   1   3   1  36


Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(14-4)                7.1   9   5   4   1   9   0  33
Garber                        1.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   6
Totals                        9     9   5   4   2   9   0  39

IBB: Garber (14,Pujols).

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Charlie Williams, 2B - Jim Quick, 3B - John Kibler
Time of Game: 2:41   Attendance: 7556


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Puhl                cf        Washington          rf
2. Thon                ss        Ramirez             ss
3. Knight              3b        Murphy              cf
4. Spilman             1b        Chambliss           1b
5. Cruz                lf        Horner              3b
6. Heep                rf        Whisenton           lf
7. Doran               2b        Royster             2b
8. Pujols              c         Benedict            c
9. Niekro              p         Niekro              p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (second to first); Thon was called
out on strikes; Knight popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Washington grounded out (second to first); Ramirez
grounded out (second to first); Murphy walked; Chambliss singled
to left [Murphy to third]; Horner struck out (catcher to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Spilman struck out; Cruz flied out to center; Heep
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Whisenton popped to third; Royster singled to
center; Benedict grounded out (third to first) [Royster scored
(error by Spilman) (unearned) (no RBI)]; Niekro grounded out
(third to first); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves
1.

ASTROS 3RD: Doran grounded out (second to first); Pujols
grounded out (third to first); Niekro struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Washington grounded out (shortstop to first);
Ramirez grounded out (third to first); Murphy popped to second;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Puhl walked; Thon singled to center [Puhl to third];
Knight lined to shortstop; Spilman struck out; Cruz struck out
(catcher to pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Braves 1.

BRAVES 4TH: Chambliss homered; Horner popped to shortstop;
Whisenton flied out to left; Royster grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Heep struck out; Doran singled to right; Pujols
singled to center [Doran to second]; Pujols was picked off first
but was safe on an error by Niekro [Doran scored, Pujols to
third]; Niekro reached on a fielder's choice [Pujols stayed at
third]; Puhl singled to left [Niekro to second, Pujols scored
(unearned)]; Thon flied out to left; Knight struck out; 2 R (1
ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Benedict singled to left; Benedict stole second;
Niekro singled to center [Benedict to third]; Washington hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Benedict scored]; Ramirez singled to
right [Niekro to second]; Murphy lined into a double play (third
to second) [Niekro out at second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
2, Braves 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Spilman singled to right; Cruz struck out; Benedict
allowed a passed ball [Spilman to second]; Heep struck out;
Doran grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 3.

BRAVES 6TH: Chambliss popped to third in foul territory; Horner
singled to left; Whisenton flied out to right [Horner to
second]; Royster struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Pujols lined to second; Niekro flied out to left;
Puhl flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Braves 3.

BRAVES 7TH: Benedict singled to left; Niekro grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Benedict out at
second]; Washington flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Braves 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Thon singled to left; Knight singled to right [Thon
to third]; Spilman doubled to right [Thon scored, Knight scored,
Spilman to third (on throw to home)]; Cruz hit a sacrifice fly
to center [Spilman scored]; Heep doubled to left; LOUCKS RAN FOR
HEEP; GARBER REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Doran grounded out
(second to first) [Loucks to third]; Pujols was walked
intentionally; Niekro grounded out (third to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 3.

BRAVES 8TH: LOUCKS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); PUHL CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Ramirez grounded out (shortstop to
first); Murphy grounded out (third to first); Chambliss flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Puhl flied out to right; Thon grounded out
(shortstop to first); Knight flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 3.

BRAVES 9TH: Horner grounded out (shortstop to first); Whisenton
flied out to left; Royster singled to right; Benedict singled to
right [Royster to third]; BUTLER RAN FOR BENEDICT; POCOROBA
BATTED FOR GARBER; Pocoroba struck out (catcher to first); 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5   9   1    7
 Braves           3  10   1    6


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