Houston Astros 5, Atlanta Braves 3
Regular Season Game 16
Played on Thursday, April 23, 1987 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   3 10  0
HOU N    0  1  1    0  0  0    3  0  x  -   5 11  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
James cf                      4   0   1   0       1   0       3   0
Oberkfell 3b                  4   0   0   0       1   1       2   1
  Olwine p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Perry 1b                      4   1   2   0       1   1       6   1
Murphy rf                     4   1   1   1       1   1       1   0
Griffey lf                    5   0   1   1       0   1       0   0
Ramirez ss                    4   1   2   0       0   0       3   1
Virgil c                      4   0   1   0       0   0       7   1
Hubbard 2b                    2   0   1   0       2   1       2   1
Mahler p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Assenmacher p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Acker p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nettles ph,3b               1   0   1   1       0   0       0   1
Totals                       34   3  10   3       6   6      24   8

BATTING - 
2B: Murphy (4,off Darwin); Virgil (1,off Darwin); Ramirez 2 (3,off Darwin,off
Kerfeld); Perry (2,off Darwin).
SH: Mahler (2,off Darwin).
IBB: Hubbard 2 (5,by Darwin 2); Murphy (3,by Darwin).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Perry (1,2nd base off Darwin/Ashby).
CS: James (3,2nd base by Darwin/Ashby); Oberkfell (2,3rd base by Darwin/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Doran 2b                      4   0   1   0       1   0       5   2
Hatcher cf                    3   2   1   0       1   1       1   0
Walling 3b                    3   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Garner ph,3b                1   1   1   1       0   0       0   1
Davis 1b                      4   0   1   0       0   1       6   0
Bass rf                       4   1   3   3       0   0       3   0
Cruz lf                       3   0   0   0       1   1       3   0
  Smith p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ashby c                       4   0   0   0       0   1       6   2
C. Reynolds ss                4   0   2   1       0   1       2   2
Darwin p                      2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Meads p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Puhl ph                     1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Kerfeld p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Waller lf                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   5  11   5       3   7      27   7

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Ashby-Walling.

BATTING - 
2B: C. Reynolds (3,off Mahler); Bass (5,off Mahler); Puhl (2,off Mahler); Garner
(2,off Assenmacher).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Doran (1,2nd base by Mahler/Virgil).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Mahler L(2-1)                 6.1   8   4   4   3   6   0  29
Assenmacher                   0     1   1   1   0   0   0   1
Acker                         0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Olwine                        1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        8    11   5   5   3   7   0  37


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Darwin                        6.2   8   2   2   5   3   0  31
Meads W(1-0)                  0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Kerfeld                       0.2   2   1   1   1   1   0   5
Smith SV(5)                   1.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9    10   3   3   6   6   0  41

IBB: Darwin 3 (5,Hubbard 2,Murphy).

Umpires: HP - Gerry Davis, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - Eric Gregg
Time of Game: 3:05   Attendance: 14757


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. James               cf        Doran               2b
2. Oberkfell           3b        Hatcher             cf
3. Perry               1b        Walling             3b
4. Murphy              rf        Davis               1b
5. Griffey             lf        Bass                rf
6. Ramirez             ss        Cruz                lf
7. Virgil              c         Ashby               c
8. Hubbard             2b        C. Reynolds         ss
9. Mahler              p         Darwin              p

BRAVES 1ST: James flied out to right; Oberkfell grounded out
(second to first); Perry singled; Perry stole second; Murphy
doubled [Perry scored]; Griffey singled [Murphy scored]; Ramirez
grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Doran walked; Hatcher struck out; Doran was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Walling singled; Davis
made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Virgil grounded out (shortstop to first); Hubbard
singled; Mahler out on a sacrifice bunt (first unassisted)
[Hubbard to second]; James made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Bass singled; Cruz walked [Bass to second]; Ashby
forced Cruz (first to shortstop) [Bass to third, Ashby to
first]; C. Reynolds doubled [Bass scored, Ashby to third];
Darwin was called out on strikes; Doran popped to third in foul
territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Oberkfell was called out on strikes; Perry grounded
out (shortstop to first); Murphy flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Hatcher singled; Walling grounded out (first
unassisted) [Hatcher to second]; Davis singled [Hatcher to
third]; Bass forced Davis (shortstop to second) [Hatcher scored,
Bass to first]; Cruz was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 2.

BRAVES 4TH: Griffey made an out to second; Ramirez popped to
second in foul territory; Virgil doubled; Hubbard was walked
intentionally; Mahler lined to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Ashby struck out; C. Reynolds grounded out (first
unassisted); Darwin was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 2.

BRAVES 5TH: James singled; James was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); Oberkfell walked; Perry walked [Oberkfell
to second]; Murphy struck out while Oberkfell was caught
stealing third (catcher to third); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves
2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Doran singled; Hatcher grounded out (pitcher to
first) [Doran to second]; Walling flied out to right; Davis
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 2.

BRAVES 6TH: Griffey lined to center; Ramirez doubled; Virgil
flied out to left [Ramirez to third]; Hubbard was walked
intentionally; Mahler struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves
2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Bass doubled; Cruz grounded out (second to first)
[Bass to third]; Ashby lined to third; C. Reynolds struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 2.

BRAVES 7TH: James flied out to right; Oberkfell flied out to
left; Perry doubled; Murphy was walked intentionally; MEADS
REPLACED DARWIN (PITCHING); Griffey struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: PUHL BATTED FOR MEADS; Puhl doubled; Doran grounded
out (pitcher to first) [Puhl to third]; Hatcher walked; GARNER
BATTED FOR WALLING; ASSENMACHER REPLACED MAHLER (PITCHING);
Garner doubled [Puhl scored, Hatcher to third]; ACKER REPLACED
ASSENMACHER (PITCHING); Davis struck out; Bass singled [Hatcher
scored, Garner scored]; Cruz flied out to center; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 5.

BRAVES 8TH: GARNER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); KERFELD REPLACED
PUHL (PITCHING); Ramirez doubled; Virgil made an out to second;
Hubbard struck out; NETTLES BATTED FOR ACKER; Nettles singled
[Ramirez scored]; James walked [Nettles to second]; SMITH
REPLACED CRUZ (PITCHING); WALLER REPLACED KERFELD (PLAYING LF);
Oberkfell made an out to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: OLWINE REPLACED OBERKFELL (PITCHING); NETTLES STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Ashby flied out to center; C. Reynolds
singled; Waller forced C. Reynolds (third to second); Doran
flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 5.

BRAVES 9TH: Perry struck out; Murphy grounded out (third to
first); Griffey flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 3, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           3  10   0   11
 Astros           5  11   0    8


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