Atlanta Braves 9, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 37
Played on Sunday, May 15, 1983 (D) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  7  1    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   9 14  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  3  0  -   4 10  1
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Butler cf                     4   2   1   0       2   2       3   0
Ramirez ss                    5   1   2   0       0   1       2   2
Harper lf                     5   1   2   4       0   0       4   0
Murphy rf                     3   1   0   0       2   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     5   1   3   1       0   0       9   0
  Smith 1b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Hubbard 2b                    4   0   1   2       0   0       1   1
  Johnson 2b                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Royster 3b                    5   1   2   0       0   1       2   1
Benedict c                    5   2   3   1       0   0       4   0
McMurtry p                    4   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
  Mahler p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       42   9  14   8       4   7      27   7

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (2,off Knepper); Harper 2 (3,off Knepper,off Madden).
IBB: Murphy 2 (2,by Knepper,by Madden).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Butler (7,2nd base off Knepper/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Moreno cf                     4   1   1   0       1   0       4   0
Puhl rf                       3   0   2   0       0   1       0   0
  Bass rf                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Thon ss                       5   0   2   1       0   0       3   1
Garner 3b                     3   0   0   0       0   0       1   4
  Smith p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Reynolds ph,2b              2   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Cruz lf                       3   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
Spilman 1b                    3   1   1   2       1   0      10   0
Ashby c                       4   0   1   0       0   1       7   1
Doran 2b                      4   0   1   1       0   0       0   2
  DiPino p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Knepper p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Madden p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Walling ph,3b               3   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       37   4  10   4       3   4      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Garner (10).

BATTING - 
2B: Ashby (9,off McMurtry); Spilman (3,off McMurtry).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Thon (12,2nd base off McMurtry/Benedict); Moreno (14,2nd base off Mahler/Benedict).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McMurtry W(5-1)               7.2   8   4   4   3   3   0  34
Mahler                        1.1   2   0   0   0   1   0   6
Totals                        9    10   4   4   3   4   0  40


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Knepper L(1-5)                1.2   7   7   1   2   1   0  15
Madden                        3.1   4   2   2   2   3   0  16
Smith                         3     2   0   0   0   2   0  11
DiPino                        1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9    14   9   3   4   7   0  46

IBB: Knepper (1,Murphy); Madden (1,Murphy).

Umpires: HP - Terry Tata, 1B - Charlie Williams, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Bruce Froemming
Time of Game: 2:31   Attendance: 14857


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Butler              cf        Moreno              cf
2. Ramirez             ss        Puhl                rf
3. Harper              lf        Thon                ss
4. Murphy              rf        Garner              3b
5. Watson              1b        Cruz                lf
6. Hubbard             2b        Spilman             1b
7. Royster             3b        Ashby               c
8. Benedict            c         Doran               2b
9. McMurtry            p         Knepper             p

BRAVES 1ST: Butler singled to left; Ramirez made an out to
first; Butler stole second; Harper flied out to center [Butler
to third]; Murphy flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Moreno flied to left in foul territory; Puhl struck
out; Thon singled to pitcher; Thon stole second; Garner grounded
out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros
0.

BRAVES 2ND: Watson doubled to left; Hubbard lined to third;
Royster singled to left [Watson to third]; Benedict singled to
center [Watson scored, Royster to second]; McMurtry struck out;
Butler walked [Royster to third, Benedict to second]; Ramirez
reached on an error by Garner [Royster scored (unearned) (no
RBI), Benedict to third, Butler to second, Ramirez to first];
Harper doubled to center [Benedict scored (unearned), Butler
scored (unearned), Ramirez to third]; Murphy was walked
intentionally; Watson singled to shortstop [Ramirez scored
(unearned), Harper to third, Murphy to second]; Hubbard singled
to right [Harper scored (unearned), Murphy scored (unearned),
Watson to second]; MADDEN REPLACED KNEPPER (PITCHING); Royster
grounded out (third to first); 7 R (1 ER), 6 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 7, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); Spilman made
an out to shortstop; Ashby struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 7, Astros 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Benedict singled to left; McMurtry struck out;
Butler was called out on strikes; Ramirez singled to shortstop
[Benedict to second]; Harper doubled to left [Benedict scored,
Ramirez to third]; Murphy was walked intentionally; Watson
grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 8,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Doran grounded out (second to first); Madden struck
out; Moreno lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 8,
Astros 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Hubbard flied out to left; Royster struck out;
Benedict grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 8, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Puhl singled to right; Thon flied out to left;
Garner grounded out (pitcher to first) [Puhl to second]; Cruz
walked; Spilman walked [Puhl to third, Cruz to second]; Ashby
made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 8,
Astros 0.

BRAVES 5TH: McMurtry grounded out (pitcher to first); Butler
walked; Ramirez singled to right [Butler to third]; Harper
grounded out (third to first) [Butler scored, Ramirez to
second]; Murphy made an out to shortstop; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 9, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Doran lined to third; WALLING BATTED FOR MADDEN;
Walling flied out to left; Moreno walked; Puhl singled to left
[Moreno to third]; Thon singled to left [Moreno scored, Puhl to
second]; Garner lined to first; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 9,
Astros 1.

BRAVES 6TH: BASS REPLACED PUHL (PLAYING RF); SMITH REPLACED
GARNER (PITCHING); WALLING STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Watson
singled to left; Hubbard flied out to center; Royster singled to
left [Watson to second]; Benedict flied out to center; McMurtry
forced Royster (second to shortstop); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 9, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz flied out to right; Spilman popped to third in
foul territory; Ashby doubled to center; Doran flied out to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 9, Astros 1.

BRAVES 7TH: Butler grounded out (first unassisted); Ramirez
struck out; Harper grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 9, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: JOHNSON REPLACED HUBBARD (PLAYING 2B); Walling
grounded out (shortstop to first); Moreno flied out to center;
Bass lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 9, Astros 1.

BRAVES 8TH: Murphy flied out to left; Watson grounded out
(second to first); Johnson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 9, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Thon grounded out (third to first); REYNOLDS BATTED
FOR SMITH; Reynolds singled to right; Cruz singled to right
[Reynolds to second]; Spilman doubled to right [Reynolds scored,
Cruz scored]; Ashby flied out to center [Spilman to third];
MAHLER REPLACED MCMURTRY (PITCHING); Doran singled to left
[Spilman scored]; Walling grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 4
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 9, Astros 4.

BRAVES 9TH: REYNOLDS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); DIPINO
REPLACED DORAN (PITCHING); Royster grounded out (third to
first); Benedict singled to right; Mahler forced Benedict
(catcher to shortstop) [Mahler to first]; Butler was called out
on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 9, Astros 4.

ASTROS 9TH: SMITH REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING 1B); Moreno singled
to shortstop; Bass struck out; Thon flied out to center; Moreno
stole second; Reynolds grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 9, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           9  14   0   10
 Astros           4  10   1    9


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