Houston Astros 8, Atlanta Braves 5
Regular Season Game 101
Played on Thursday, July 30, 1987 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  4    0  3  1  -   8  8  1
ATL N    1  1  0    0  0  1    0  2  0  -   5 12  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hatcher cf,lf                 5   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Doran 2b                      4   2   1   1       0   0       2   3
Walling 3b                    4   1   0   0       1   1       4   1
Davis 1b                      2   2   1   1       2   0       8   1
Ashby c                       4   1   1   2       0   0       2   1
Bass rf                       4   1   3   3       0   0       2   0
Cruz lf                       3   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Kerfeld p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Smith p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
C. Reynolds ss                4   1   1   0       0   1       0   3
Knepper p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Puhl ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Young cf                    2   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Totals                       35   8   8   7       3   2      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Cruz-Ashby.
E: Walling (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Davis (24,off Acker).
HR: Bass (10,8th inning off Acker 1 on 2 out).
SF: Doran (5,off Boever).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Young (6,2nd base off Boever/Virgil).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
James cf                      4   1   3   2       1   0       3   0
Oberkfell 3b                  5   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Perry 1b                      4   0   1   0       0   0      13   1
  Boever p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Murphy rf                     3   0   0   0       2   0       0   0
Roenicke lf,1b                4   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
  Simmons ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Thomas ss                     5   1   1   0       0   1       2   4
Virgil c                      4   3   2   0       0   0       2   0
Hubbard 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       0   8
Mahler p                      2   0   1   1       0   0       0   1
  Olwine p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nettles ph                  1   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Acker p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Griffey ph,lf               1   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Totals                       38   5  12   5       3   1      27  14

FIELDING - 
E: Thomas (19).

BATTING - 
2B: Roenicke (5,off Knepper); Mahler (4,off Knepper); Hubbard (25,off Kerfeld);
Virgil (7,off Kerfeld).
HR: James (7,1st inning off Knepper 0 on 0 out).
SH: Perry (3,off Knepper).
IBB: Murphy (16,by Knepper).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Perry (25,2nd base off Knepper/Ashby); James (5,2nd base off Kerfeld/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Knepper W(4-12)               5     6   2   1   2   0   1  23
Kerfeld                       2.1   5   3   3   1   0   0  13
Smith SV(18)                  1.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   6
Totals                        9    12   5   4   3   1   1  42

IBB: Knepper (2,Murphy).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Mahler L(6-11)                5.2   3   4   0   3   1   0  24
Olwine                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Acker                         2     3   3   3   0   1   1   9
Boever                        1     2   1   1   0   0   0   5
Totals                        9     8   8   4   3   2   1  39

BK: Mahler (2).

Umpires: HP - Dave Pallone, 1B - Steve Rippley, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Ed Montague
Time of Game: 2:40   Attendance: 13490


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Hatcher grounded out (pitcher to first); Doran made
an out to shortstop; Walling flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: James homered; Oberkfell grounded out (second to
first); Perry grounded out (second to first); Murphy walked;
Roenicke doubled to left [Murphy to third]; Thomas flied out to
right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Davis grounded out (shortstop to first); Ashby
grounded out (second to first); Bass singled to left; Cruz flied
out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 1.

BRAVES 2ND: Virgil reached on an error by Walling [Virgil to
first]; Hubbard flied out to center; Mahler doubled to center
[Virgil scored (unearned)]; On a bunt James grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Mahler to third]; Oberkfell lined to third;
1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

ASTROS 3RD: C. Reynolds was called out on strikes; Knepper flied
out to left; Hatcher grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

BRAVES 3RD: On a bunt Perry singled to pitcher; Murphy popped to
third in foul territory; Perry stole second; Roenicke grounded
out (shortstop to first) [Perry to third]; Thomas grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Doran grounded out (second to first); Walling
grounded out (second to first); Davis walked; Ashby flied out to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

BRAVES 4TH: Virgil made an out to third; Hubbard grounded out
(third to first); Mahler flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Bass grounded out (second to first); Cruz flied out
to center; C. Reynolds flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 2.

BRAVES 5TH: James singled to left; Oberkfell singled to left
[James to second]; Perry out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to
second) [James to third, Oberkfell to second]; Murphy was walked
intentionally; Roenicke hit into a double play to left [James
out at home (left to catcher)]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Braves 2.

ASTROS 6TH: PUHL BATTED FOR KNEPPER; Puhl grounded out (second
to first); Hatcher reached on an error by Thomas [Hatcher to
first]; Doran forced Hatcher (second to shortstop); Walling
walked [Doran to second]; Davis walked [Doran to third, Walling
to second]; Ashby singled to center [Doran scored (unearned),
Walling scored (unearned), Davis to third]; Mahler balked [Davis
scored (unearned), Ashby to second]; Bass singled to center
[Ashby scored (unearned), Bass to second (on throw to home)];
OLWINE REPLACED MAHLER (PITCHING); Cruz grounded out (first
unassisted); 4 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 2.

BRAVES 6TH: HATCHER CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); KERFELD
REPLACED CRUZ (PITCHING); YOUNG REPLACED PUHL (PLAYING CF);
Thomas grounded out (first to pitcher); Virgil singled to
center; Hubbard doubled to left [Virgil to third]; NETTLES
BATTED FOR OLWINE; Nettles grounded out (second to first)
[Virgil scored, Hubbard to third]; James walked; James stole
second; Oberkfell flied to left in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 3.

ASTROS 7TH: ACKER REPLACED NETTLES (PITCHING); C. Reynolds
grounded out (second to first); Young grounded out (second to
first); Hatcher grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 3.

BRAVES 7TH: Perry flied out to center; Murphy lined to left;
Roenicke grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Doran singled to right; Walling struck out; Davis
doubled to center [Doran scored]; Ashby grounded out (first
unassisted) [Davis to third]; Bass homered [Davis scored];
Kerfeld grounded out (shortstop to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 7, Braves 3.

BRAVES 8TH: Thomas singled to center; Virgil doubled to left
[Thomas to third]; Hubbard flied out to right; GRIFFEY BATTED
FOR ACKER; Griffey singled to right [Thomas scored, Virgil to
third]; SMITH REPLACED KERFELD (PITCHING); James singled to left
[Virgil scored, Griffey to second]; Oberkfell popped to third in
foul territory; Perry flied out to center; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Astros 7, Braves 5.

ASTROS 9TH: BOEVER REPLACED PERRY (PITCHING); ROENICKE CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); GRIFFEY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); C.
Reynolds singled to center; Young singled to center [C. Reynolds
to third]; Young stole second; Hatcher grounded out (shortstop
to first); Doran hit a sacrifice fly to center [C. Reynolds
scored, Young to third]; Walling flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Braves 5.

BRAVES 9TH: Murphy made an out to second; SIMMONS BATTED FOR
ROENICKE; Simmons flied out to center; Thomas struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Braves 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           8   8   1    4
 Braves           5  12   1   10


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