Atlanta Braves 7, Houston Astros 5
Regular Season Game 137
Played on Monday, September 5, 1983 (D) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  4  -   5  7  0
ATL N    1  0  0    0  0  2    3  1  x  -   7 12  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Doran 2b                      5   0   0   0       0   1       3   2
Puhl rf                       4   1   0   0       0   0       2   0
Thon ss                       4   0   1   1       0   1       0   2
Cruz lf                       4   1   1   0       0   1       2   0
Knight 1b                     4   1   1   2       0   1       9   0
Walling 3b                    3   1   1   0       1   0       2   2
Mumphrey cf                   3   1   1   1       1   2       2   0
Ashby c                       4   0   2   0       0   0       4   2
Niekro p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  LaCoss p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Bass ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  LaCorte p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Spilman ph                  0   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   5   7   5       2   6      24   9

FIELDING - 
PB: Ashby 2 (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Thon (23,off Barker); Mumphrey (7,off Bedrosian).
HR: Knight (9,9th inning off Bedrosian 1 on 1 out).
SH: Niekro 2 (11,off Barker 2).
SF: Spilman (2,off Moore).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Mumphrey (2,2nd base off Barker/Benedict).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Butler lf                     5   1   2   1       0   0       2   0
Hubbard 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       3   3
Washington rf                 4   2   1   0       1   2       2   0
Murphy cf                     5   2   3   2       0   0       4   0
Chambliss 1b                  2   1   0   0       2   0       7   1
Ramirez ss                    4   0   2   3       0   0       1   3
Benedict c                    3   0   1   1       1   0       6   0
Johnson 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   2       2   1
Barker p                      2   1   1   0       0   1       0   1
  Bedrosian p                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Moore p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   7  12   7       4   6      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Murphy (6), Ramirez (31).

BATTING - 
2B: Washington (21,off Niekro); Ramirez (13,off LaCoss).
HR: Butler (4,8th inning off LaCorte 0 on 1 out).
SH: Barker (2,off Niekro); Hubbard (8,off LaCoss).
IBB: Chambliss (11,by Niekro); Washington (6,by LaCoss); Benedict (15,by LaCoss).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Murphy (22,2nd base off Niekro/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(12-12)               6     9   5   5   1   4   0  28
LaCoss                        1     1   1   1   3   1   0   7
LaCorte                       1     2   1   1   0   1   1   5
Totals                        8    12   7   7   4   6   1  40

Niekro faced 2 batters in the 7th inning
WP: LaCorte (5).
IBB: Niekro (4,Chambliss); LaCoss 2 (11,Washington,Benedict).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Barker W(1-1)                 7     2   1   0   2   5   0  26
Bedrosian                     1.1   4   4   4   0   0   1   8
Moore SV(6)                   0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     7   5   4   2   6   1  37


Umpires: HP - Terry Tata, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Gerry Davis
Time of Game: 2:46   Attendance: 19166


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Doran               2b        Butler              lf
2. Puhl                rf        Hubbard             2b
3. Thon                ss        Washington          rf
4. Cruz                lf        Murphy              cf
5. Knight              1b        Chambliss           1b
6. Walling             3b        Ramirez             ss
7. Mumphrey            cf        Benedict            c
8. Ashby               c         Johnson             3b
9. Niekro              p         Barker              p

ASTROS 1ST: Doran grounded out (second to first); Puhl flied out
to left; Thon was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Butler grounded out (shortstop to first); Hubbard
struck out (catcher to first); Washington doubled to center;
Murphy singled to center [Washington scored]; Murphy stole
second; Ashby allowed a passed ball [Murphy to third]; Chambliss
popped to first; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz struck out; Knight grounded out (second to
first); Walling grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 1.

BRAVES 2ND: Ramirez grounded out (third to first); Benedict
grounded out (shortstop to first); Johnson struck out (catcher
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Mumphrey walked; Mumphrey stole second; Ashby
reached on a fielder's choice [Mumphrey out at third (shortstop
to third)]; Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Ashby to second]; Doran flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Barker struck out; Butler flied out to center;
Hubbard flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Braves 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Puhl reached on an error by Ramirez [Puhl to first];
Thon doubled to left [Puhl scored (unearned)]; Cruz grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Thon to third]; Knight struck out; Walling
walked; Mumphrey struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 4TH: Washington grounded out (second to first); Murphy
singled to left; Chambliss flied out to left; Ramirez popped to
third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves
1.

ASTROS 5TH: Ashby singled to center; Niekro out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to second) [Ashby to second]; Doran flied out to
center [Ashby to third]; Puhl flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 5TH: Benedict flied out to center; Johnson singled to
left; Barker out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Johnson
to second]; Butler grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Thon grounded out (shortstop to first); Cruz popped
to second; Knight flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 6TH: Hubbard made an out to first; Washington struck out;
Murphy singled to left; Ashby allowed a passed ball [Murphy to
second]; Chambliss was walked intentionally; Ramirez singled to
left [Murphy scored, Chambliss to second]; Benedict singled to
center [Chambliss scored, Ramirez to second]; Johnson made an
out to second; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Walling popped to third in foul territory; Mumphrey
struck out; Ashby popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Braves 3.

BRAVES 7TH: Barker singled to left; Butler singled to right
[Barker to second]; LACOSS REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Hubbard
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Barker to third,
Butler to second]; Washington was walked intentionally; Murphy
forced Butler (third unassisted) [Barker scored, Washington to
second, Murphy to first]; Chambliss walked [Washington to third,
Murphy to second]; Ramirez doubled to right [Washington scored,
Murphy scored, Chambliss to third]; Benedict was walked
intentionally; Johnson struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros
1, Braves 6.

ASTROS 8TH: BEDROSIAN REPLACED BARKER (PITCHING); BASS BATTED
FOR LACOSS; Bass grounded out (second to first); Doran flied out
to center; Puhl flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Braves 6.

BRAVES 8TH: LACORTE REPLACED BASS (PITCHING); Bedrosian flied
out to left; Butler homered; Hubbard singled to center; LaCorte
threw a wild pitch [Hubbard to second]; Washington struck out;
Murphy flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Braves 7.

ASTROS 9TH: Thon popped to first; Cruz singled to center; Knight
homered [Cruz scored]; Walling singled to right; Mumphrey
doubled to left [Walling scored]; MOORE REPLACED BEDROSIAN
(PITCHING); Ashby singled [Mumphrey to third]; SPILMAN BATTED
FOR LACORTE; Spilman hit a sacrifice fly to center [Mumphrey
scored, Ashby to second (error by Murphy)]; Doran struck out; 4
R, 5 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5   7   0    5
 Braves           7  12   2    9


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