Atlanta Braves 5, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 159
Played on Thursday, September 29, 1983 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    2  2  1  -   5  8  3
HOU N    1  2  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   4  8  1
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Butler lf                     3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Watson ph                   1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Sinatro pr,c                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Hubbard 2b                    4   1   1   0       0   1       3   5
Washington rf                 4   1   1   1       0   1       1   0
Murphy cf                     3   0   1   1       0   1       1   0
Chambliss 1b                  4   1   1   0       0   1      14   0
Ramirez ss                    4   0   1   0       0   1       3   3
Pocoroba c                    2   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
  Hall pr,lf                  0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
Johnson 3b                    4   0   1   1       0   0       0   4
McMurtry p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Perry ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Falcone p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Jorgensen ph                1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Royster pr                  0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Garber p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Forster p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       32   5   8   4       2   7      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Ramirez.
E: Hubbard (13), Ramirez (39), Pocoroba (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Washington (24,off Ryan); Watson (9,off DiPino).
SF: Murphy (6,off Ryan).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Hall (1,2nd base off Ryan/Ashby).
CS: Murphy (4,3rd base by Ryan/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Doran 2b                      5   0   3   1       0   0       1   6
Puhl cf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Thon ss                       4   1   0   0       1   2       3   1
Cruz lf                       5   0   2   0       0   0       3   1
Garner 3b                     2   1   0   0       2   1       0   3
Bass rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Spilman 1b                    4   0   1   1       0   0      10   1
Ashby c                       2   1   0   0       2   0       7   0
Ryan p                        3   1   1   0       0   0       1   2
  DiPino p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Knight ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ruhle p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   4   8   2       5   4      27  14

FIELDING - 
E: Ryan (2).

BATTING - 
SH: Puhl (5,off Forster).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cruz (30,2nd base off McMurtry/Pocoroba).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McMurtry                      5     5   3   1   2   3   0  23
Falcone                       2     0   0   0   0   0   0   6
Garber W(4-5)                 1     3   1   1   2   1   0   8
Forster SV(13)                1     0   0   0   1   0   0   3
Totals                        9     8   4   2   5   4   0  40

Garber faced 1 batter in the 9th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ryan                          7.1   5   4   4   1   5   0  27
DiPino                        0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Ruhle L(8-5)                  1     2   1   1   1   1   0   5
Totals                        9     8   5   5   2   7   0  35


Umpires: HP - Lanny Harris, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Dutch Rennert
Time of Game: 2:25   Attendance: 12899


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Butler              lf        Doran               2b
2. Hubbard             2b        Puhl                cf
3. Washington          rf        Thon                ss
4. Murphy              cf        Cruz                lf
5. Chambliss           1b        Garner              3b
6. Ramirez             ss        Bass                rf
7. Pocoroba            c         Spilman             1b
8. Johnson             3b        Ashby               c
9. McMurtry            p         Ryan                p

BRAVES 1ST: Butler grounded out (third to first); Hubbard struck
out; Washington grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Doran singled to left; Puhl struck out; Thon forced
Doran (third to second); Cruz singled to right [Thon scored
(error by Hubbard) (unearned) (no RBI), Cruz to second]; Garner
struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 1.

BRAVES 2ND: Murphy grounded out (third to first); Chambliss
flied out to right; Ramirez was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Bass grounded out (second to first); Spilman made an
out to shortstop; Ashby walked; Ryan singled to left [Ashby to
second]; Doran singled to left [Ashby scored, Ryan to second];
Puhl reached on an error by Ramirez [Ryan scored (unearned) (no
RBI), Doran to third, Puhl to first]; Thon grounded out
(shortstop to first); 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0,
Astros 3.

BRAVES 3RD: Pocoroba grounded out (first unassisted); Johnson
grounded out (shortstop to first); McMurtry struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Cruz flied out to left; Garner walked; Bass grounded
out (second to first) [Garner to second]; Spilman grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 3.

BRAVES 4TH: Butler made an out to shortstop; Hubbard grounded
out (pitcher to first); Washington grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Ashby grounded out (second to first); Ryan grounded
out (shortstop to first); Doran flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 3.

BRAVES 5TH: Murphy singled to center; Chambliss struck out;
Ramirez singled to right [Murphy to second]; Murphy was picked
off and caught stealing third (pitcher to shortstop); Pocoroba
flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Puhl flied out to center; Thon struck out; Cruz
singled to right; Cruz stole second [Cruz to third (error by
Pocoroba)]; Garner made an out to first; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 0, Astros 3.

BRAVES 6TH: Johnson lined to second; PERRY BATTED FOR MCMURTRY;
Perry grounded out (second to first); Butler struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: FALCONE REPLACED PERRY (PITCHING); Bass grounded out
(third to first); Spilman made an out to second; Ashby grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 3.

BRAVES 7TH: Hubbard singled to left; Washington doubled to left
[Hubbard scored, Washington to third (on throw to home)]; Murphy
hit a sacrifice fly to center [Washington scored]; Chambliss
flied out to left; Ramirez grounded out (second to first); 2 R,
2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Ryan grounded out (shortstop to first); Doran
grounded out (third to first); Puhl grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 3.

BRAVES 8TH: Pocoroba walked; HALL RAN FOR POCOROBA; Hall stole
second; Johnson grounded out (second to first) [Hall to third];
JORGENSEN BATTED FOR FALCONE; Hall was picked off third but was
safe on an error by Ryan [Hall scored]; Jorgensen singled to
center; ROYSTER RAN FOR JORGENSEN; DIPINO REPLACED RYAN
(PITCHING); WATSON BATTED FOR BUTLER; Watson doubled to right
[Royster scored]; SINATRO RAN FOR WATSON; Hubbard flied out to
left; Washington struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 4,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: SINATRO STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); HALL STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING LF); GARBER REPLACED ROYSTER (PITCHING); Thon
struck out; Cruz grounded out (pitcher to first); Garner walked;
Bass singled to center [Garner to second]; Spilman singled to
right [Garner scored, Bass to second]; Ashby walked [Bass to
third, Spilman to second]; KNIGHT BATTED FOR DIPINO; Knight
grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves
4, Astros 4.

BRAVES 9TH: RUHLE REPLACED KNIGHT (PITCHING); Murphy was called
out on strikes; Chambliss singled to center; Ramirez grounded
out (second to first) [Chambliss to second]; Hall walked;
Johnson singled to left [Chambliss scored, Hall out at third
(left to third to second to shortstop)]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 5, Astros 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Doran singled to center; FORSTER REPLACED GARBER
(PITCHING); Puhl out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Doran to second]; Thon walked; Cruz lined into a double play
(shortstop unassisted) [Doran out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           5   8   3    3
 Astros           4   8   1    9


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