Houston Astros 6, Atlanta Braves 5
Regular Season Game 159
Played on Thursday, October 1, 1987 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  0  2    2  0  0    1  0  0  -   5  9  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  5  0    0  0  1  -   6 15  3
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hall cf                       5   2   2   0       0   0       3   0
Gant 2b                       4   0   2   1       0   0       1   2
  Griffey ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Acker p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
James lf                      3   0   1   1       1   0       3   0
Murphy rf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Perry 1b                      3   1   1   0       1   0      10   1
Virgil c                      4   0   0   0       0   0       6   1
Oberkfell 3b                  2   1   2   0       1   0       0   2
  Roenicke ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Runge 3b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Blauser ss                    3   0   1   0       1   1       3   3
Palmer p                      2   1   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Assenmacher p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nettles ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cary p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Puleo p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hubbard ph,2b               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       33   5   9   2       4   4      26  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Gant-Blauser-Perry.
E: Virgil (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Hall (20,off Heathcock); Perry (34,off Heathcock).
SH: Hubbard (4,off Andersen).
GDP: Blauser (4,off Heathcock).
IBB: Blauser (1,by Darwin).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Hall (28,2nd base off Darwin/R. Reynolds); Perry 2 (41,2nd base off Darwin/R.
Reynolds,Home off Darwin/R. Reynolds); Oberkfell 2 (3,2nd base off Darwin/R.
Reynolds,3rd base off Darwin/R. Reynolds); Blauser (5,2nd base off Darwin/R.
Reynolds); Gant (4,2nd base off Darwin/Afenir).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hatcher cf                    5   1   2   0       0   0       1   1
C. Reynolds ss                4   1   1   1       1   0       3   4
Doran 2b                      5   0   1   0       0   0       2   3
Bass rf                       4   1   1   1       1   1       1   0
Walling 3b                    2   1   1   0       1   1       0   1
  Caminiti ph,3b              2   1   2   0       0   0       0   0
Davis 1b                      5   0   3   3       0   0      11   2
Puhl lf                       5   0   1   1       0   2       3   0
R. Reynolds c                 1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Afenir c                    3   1   2   0       0   1       4   0
Darwin p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Gainey ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Heathcock p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Meads p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cruz ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Andersen p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       39   6  15   6       3   7      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Walling-Doran-Davis, Hatcher-Afenir.
E: R. Reynolds 2 (6), Heathcock (1).
PB: Afenir (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Davis (33,off Palmer); Cruz (17,off Puleo).
SH: Heathcock (1,off Assenmacher).
GDP: Puhl (3,off Palmer).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Bass (20,2nd base off Palmer/Virgil).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Palmer                        4.2   9   5   5   2   4   0  24
Assenmacher                   1.1   1   0   0   1   1   0   6
Cary                          0.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   2
Puleo                         1.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   6
Acker L(4-8)                  0.2   3   1   1   0   0   0   5
Totals                        8.2  15   6   6   3   7   0  43

WP: Palmer (5).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Darwin                        5     4   4   3   4   3   0  23
Heathcock                     2.1   4   1   1   0   0   0  10
Meads                         0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Andersen W(9-5)               1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9     9   5   4   4   4   0  38

IBB: Darwin (12,Blauser).

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Charlie Williams, 3B - John Kibler
Time of Game: 2:58   Attendance: 7885


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Hall                cf        Hatcher             cf
2. Gant                2b        C. Reynolds         ss
3. James               lf        Doran               2b
4. Murphy              rf        Bass                rf
5. Perry               1b        Walling             3b
6. Virgil              c         Davis               1b
7. Oberkfell           3b        Puhl                lf
8. Blauser             ss        R. Reynolds         c
9. Palmer              p         Darwin              p

BRAVES 1ST: Hall flied out to right; Gant grounded out
(shortstop to first); James grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Hatcher grounded out (third to first); C. Reynolds
flied out to center; Doran singled; Bass grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Murphy flied out to left; Perry grounded out
(shortstop to first); Virgil grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Walling singled; Davis singled [Walling to second];
Puhl grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Walling to third, Davis out at second]; R. Reynolds struck out;
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Oberkfell singled; Blauser was called out on
strikes; Palmer forced Oberkfell (first to shortstop); Hall
singled [Palmer to third]; Hall stole second [Palmer scored,
Hall to third (error by R. Reynolds)]; Gant singled [Hall
scored]; James grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Darwin grounded out (shortstop to first); Hatcher
singled; C. Reynolds grounded out (first unassisted) [Hatcher to
second]; Doran grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Murphy lined to first; Perry walked; Virgil flied
out to left; Perry stole second [Perry to third (error by R.
Reynolds)]; Oberkfell walked; Oberkfell stole second; Blauser
was walked intentionally; Perry stole home and Oberkfell stole
third and Blauser stole second; triple steal on return throw
to pitcher; catcher Ronn Reynolds injured on play at HP;
AFENIR REPLACED R. REYNOLDS (PLAYING C ); Afenir allowed a
passed ball [Oberkfell scored (unearned), Blauser to third];
Palmer struck out; 2 R (1 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 4,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Bass walked; Bass stole second; Walling struck out;
Davis grounded out (shortstop to first); Puhl was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Hall lined to shortstop; Gant singled; Gant stole
second; James walked; Murphy struck out; Perry grounded out
(first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Afenir singled; GAINEY BATTED FOR DARWIN; Gainey was
called out on strikes; Hatcher singled [Afenir to second]; C.
Reynolds singled [Afenir scored, Hatcher to third]; Doran made
an out to shortstop; Bass singled [Hatcher scored, C. Reynolds
to second]; Palmer threw a wild pitch [C. Reynolds to third,
Bass to second]; Walling walked; Davis doubled [C. Reynolds
scored, Bass scored, Walling scored, Davis to third (error by
Virgil)]; ASSENMACHER REPLACED PALMER (PITCHING); Puhl struck
out; 5 R, 5 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 5.

BRAVES 6TH: HEATHCOCK REPLACED GAINEY (PITCHING); Virgil popped
to first in foul territory; Oberkfell singled; Blauser grounded
into a double play (third to second to first) [Oberkfell out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Afenir singled; Heathcock out on a sacrifice bunt
(first to second) [Afenir to second]; Hatcher grounded out
(third to first); C. Reynolds walked; Doran made an out to
shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 5.

BRAVES 7TH: NETTLES BATTED FOR ASSENMACHER; Nettles grounded out
(first unassisted); Hall doubled; Gant flied out to left; James
singled [Hall scored]; James was picked off first but was safe
on an error by Heathcock [James to third]; Murphy made an out to
shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: CARY REPLACED NETTLES (PITCHING); Bass struck out
(catcher to first); CAMINITI BATTED FOR WALLING; Caminiti
singled; PULEO REPLACED CARY (PITCHING); Davis flied out to
left; Puhl flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 5,
Astros 5.

BRAVES 8TH: CAMINITI STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Perry doubled;
Virgil grounded out (shortstop to first) [Perry to third];
ROENICKE BATTED FOR OBERKFELL; MEADS REPLACED HEATHCOCK
(PITCHING); Roenicke hit into a double play (center to catcher)
[Perry out at home]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: RUNGE REPLACED ROENICKE (PLAYING 3B); Afenir struck
out; CRUZ BATTED FOR MEADS; Cruz doubled; Hatcher flied out to
center; C. Reynolds flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 5, Astros 5.

BRAVES 9TH: ANDERSEN REPLACED CRUZ (PITCHING); Blauser singled;
HUBBARD BATTED FOR PULEO; Hubbard out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Blauser to second]; Hall grounded out
(second to first) [Blauser to third]; GRIFFEY BATTED FOR GANT;
Griffey struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 5.

ASTROS 9TH: ACKER REPLACED GRIFFEY (PITCHING); HUBBARD STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 2B); Doran grounded out (second to first); Bass
flied out to left; Caminiti singled; Davis singled [Caminiti to
second]; Puhl singled [Caminiti scored, Davis to second]; 1 R, 3
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           5   9   1    6
 Astros           6  15   3   11


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