Atlanta Braves 12, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 23
Played on Saturday, May 2, 1987 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  2  0  -   4  9  1
ATL N    0  1  2    0  0  5    4  0  x  -  12 13  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Doran 2b                      5   0   1   1       0   0       2   2
Hatcher cf                    4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Walling 3b                    5   0   1   0       0   1       2   2
Davis 1b                      5   0   0   0       0   1       7   1
Bass rf                       4   1   3   0       0   1       3   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Meads p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ashby c                       4   1   1   0       0   0       7   1
C. Reynolds ss                3   1   1   1       1   0       1   1
Deshaies p                    1   0   0   0       2   1       0   2
  Lopez p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Solano p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Puhl ph,lf                  1   0   1   2       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   4   9   4       3   5      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Walling-Doran-Davis.
E: Deshaies (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Bass (7,off O'Neal); Walling (3,off O'Neal); Puhl (4,off Acker).
HBP: Hatcher (2,by O'Neal).
IBB: C. Reynolds (4,by O'Neal).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: C. Reynolds (2,2nd base off O'Neal/Virgil).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
James cf                      4   3   2   4       1   1       3   0
Ramirez ss                    4   1   2   1       1   0       3   3
Roenicke lf                   3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nettles ph                  1   1   1   4       0   0       0   0
  Acker p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Murphy rf                     1   0   1   0       4   0       0   0
Simmons 1b                    5   0   1   1       0   0       6   1
Virgil c                      5   2   2   1       0   1       5   0
Oberkfell 3b                  3   2   2   0       1   0       3   1
Hubbard 2b                    3   2   1   0       1   0       5   6
O'Neal p                      2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Griffey ph,lf               2   1   1   1       0   1       2   0
Totals                       34  12  13  12       8   6      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Hubbard-Simmons.
E: Hubbard (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Ramirez (5,off Deshaies); Oberkfell 2 (5,off Deshaies 2).
HR: Virgil (4,2nd inning off Deshaies 0 on 2 out); Nettles (2,6th inning off
Lopez 3 on 2 out); James (2,7th inning off Solano 3 on 2 out).
GDP: Virgil (3,off Meads).
IBB: Murphy (4,by Deshaies).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Murphy (2,2nd base off Deshaies/Ashby).
CS: Murphy 2 (3,3rd base by Deshaies/Ashby,2nd base by Lopez/Ashby); Ramirez
(2,2nd base by Deshaies/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Deshaies L(2-1)               5.1   8   6   6   4   4   1  27
Lopez                         0.2   1   2   2   2   0   1   4
Solano                        1     4   4   4   1   2   1   8
Meads                         1     0   0   0   1   0   0   3
Totals                        8    13  12  12   8   6   3  42

WP: Lopez (1).
BK: Deshaies (1).
IBB: Deshaies (1,Murphy).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
O'Neal W(3-0)                 6     6   2   2   3   4   0  28
Acker SV(1)                   3     3   2   0   0   1   0  12
Totals                        9     9   4   2   3   5   0  40

WP: O'Neal (4).
HBP: O'Neal (1,Hatcher).
IBB: O'Neal (1,C. Reynolds).

Umpires: HP - John McSherry, 1B - Fred Brocklander, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Bill Williams
Time of Game: 2:42   Attendance: 16748


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Doran               2b        James               cf
2. Hatcher             cf        Ramirez             ss
3. Walling             3b        Roenicke            lf
4. Davis               1b        Murphy              rf
5. Bass                rf        Simmons             1b
6. Cruz                lf        Virgil              c
7. Ashby               c         Oberkfell           3b
8. C. Reynolds         ss        Hubbard             2b
9. Deshaies            p         O'Neal              p

ASTROS 1ST: Doran grounded out (second to first); Hatcher was
hit by a pitch; Walling forced Hatcher (first to shortstop);
Davis forced Walling (third to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: James grounded out (second to first); Ramirez lined
to right; Roenicke made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Bass singled to center; Cruz forced Bass (second to
shortstop); Ashby grounded out (shortstop to first) [Cruz to
second]; C. Reynolds was walked intentionally; Deshaies walked
[Cruz to third, C. Reynolds to second]; Doran grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Murphy singled to right; Murphy stole second;
Simmons grounded out (pitcher to first); Murphy was caught
stealing third (catcher to third); Virgil homered; Oberkfell
reached on an error by Deshaies [Oberkfell to first]; On a bunt
Hubbard grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Hatcher lined to center; Walling grounded out
(second to first); Davis struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 1.

BRAVES 3RD: O'Neal struck out; James singled to first; Deshaies
balked [James to second]; Ramirez doubled to center [James
scored]; Roenicke popped to catcher in foul territory; Murphy
was walked intentionally; Simmons singled to right [Ramirez
scored, Murphy to third]; Virgil was called out on strikes; 2 R,
3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Bass doubled to right; Cruz made an out to second;
Ashby reached on a fielder's choice [Bass out at third
(shortstop to third)]; O'Neal threw a wild pitch [Ashby to
second]; C. Reynolds singled to right [Ashby scored]; Deshaies
walked [C. Reynolds to second]; Doran singled to center [C.
Reynolds scored, Deshaies to second]; Hatcher forced Deshaies
(third unassisted); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 3.

BRAVES 4TH: Oberkfell doubled to right; Hubbard grounded out
(shortstop to first); O'Neal struck out; James was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Walling doubled to left; Davis grounded out
(shortstop to first); Bass struck out; Cruz struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 3.

BRAVES 5TH: Ramirez walked; Ramirez was picked off and caught
stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop); Roenicke flied
out to center; Murphy walked; Simmons popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Ashby singled to center; C. Reynolds forced Ashby
(second to shortstop); On a bunt Deshaies struck out; C.
Reynolds stole second; Doran made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 3.

BRAVES 6TH: Virgil made an out to third; Oberkfell doubled to
right; Hubbard walked; GRIFFEY BATTED FOR O'NEAL; Griffey
singled to center [Oberkfell scored, Hubbard to second]; LOPEZ
REPLACED DESHAIES (PITCHING); Lopez threw a wild pitch [Hubbard
to third, Griffey to second]; James walked; Ramirez flied out to
right; NETTLES BATTED FOR ROENICKE; Nettles homered [Hubbard
scored, Griffey scored, James scored]; Murphy walked; Murphy was
picked off and caught stealing second (pitcher to first); 5 R, 3
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 8.

ASTROS 7TH: ACKER REPLACED NETTLES (PITCHING); GRIFFEY STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING LF); Hatcher singled to right; Walling lined into
a double play (second to first) [Hatcher out at first]; Davis
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 8.

BRAVES 7TH: SOLANO REPLACED LOPEZ (PITCHING); Simmons flied out
to right; Virgil singled to left; Oberkfell walked [Virgil to
second]; Hubbard singled to right [Virgil to third, Oberkfell to
second]; Griffey struck out; James homered [Virgil scored,
Oberkfell scored, Hubbard scored]; Ramirez singled to left;
Acker struck out; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 12.

ASTROS 8TH: Bass singled to third; Cruz reached on an error by
Hubbard [Bass to second, Cruz to first]; Ashby flied out to
left; C. Reynolds made an out to second; PUHL BATTED FOR SOLANO;
Puhl doubled to center [Bass scored (unearned), Cruz scored
(unearned)]; Doran flied out to center; 2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 12.

BRAVES 8TH: MEADS REPLACED CRUZ (PITCHING); PUHL STAYED IN GAME
(PLAYING LF); Murphy walked; Simmons lined to center; Virgil
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Murphy
out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 12.

ASTROS 9TH: Hatcher flied out to center; Walling struck out;
Davis popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Braves 12.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   9   1    9
 Braves          12  13   1    6


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