Houston Astros 5, Atlanta Braves 4
Regular Season Game 159
Played on Thursday, September 29, 1988 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

HOU N    1  0  0    0  2  0    1  1  0  -   5 14  0
ATL N    0  2  1    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   4  7  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hatcher lf                    5   2   3   1       0   0       1   0
Young cf                      4   2   3   1       1   0       3   0
Bass rf                       5   0   2   3       0   1       3   0
Davis 1b                      5   0   2   0       0   1      11   2
Ashby c                       2   0   0   0       3   0       7   0
  Biggio pr,c                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Reynolds 2b                   3   0   2   0       0   0       0   2
  Bell ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Candaele 2b                 0   0   0   0       1   0       0   2
Ramirez ss                    5   1   1   0       0   0       0   2
Caminiti 3b                   4   0   1   0       0   1       0   2
Scott p                       3   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Meadows ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Smith p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   5  14   5       5   5      27  11

BATTING - 
2B: Bass (27,off Smoltz).
HR: Hatcher (7,7th inning off Smoltz 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Bass (16,off Smoltz); Ramirez (14,off Boever).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Young (63,2nd base off Smoltz/Benedict).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gant 3b                       4   0   1   0       0   2       3   2
Blauser ss                    4   1   1   1       0   2       3   3
Perry 1b                      4   1   1   0       0   0       6   1
Murphy rf                     4   1   1   0       0   2       2   0
Lemke 2b                      4   1   1   0       0   0       3   1
Gregg lf                      4   0   2   2       0   0       1   0
Benedict c                    2   0   0   1       0   0       3   0
  Puleo p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Boever p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Simmons ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Blocker cf                    3   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Smoltz p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Cary p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Virgil c                    1   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Totals                       33   4   7   4       0   6      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Lemke-Blauser-Perry, Gant-Perry.
PB: Benedict (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Lemke (2,off Scott); Gregg (4,off Scott).
HR: Blauser (2,3rd inning off Scott 0 on 2 out).
SH: Benedict (5,off Scott).
Team LOB: 3.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Scott W(14-8)                 7     4   3   3   0   5   1  25
Smith SV(27)                  2     3   1   1   0   1   0   9
Totals                        9     7   4   4   0   6   1  34


Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Smoltz L(2-7)                 6.2  10   4   4   3   3   1  32
Cary                          0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Puleo                         1.1   4   1   1   2   2   0   9
Boever                        0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        9    14   5   5   5   5   1  43

WP: Smoltz (2).

Umpires: HP - Jim Quick, 1B - Greg Bonin, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Eric Gregg
Time of Game: 2:33   Attendance: 5789


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Hatcher             lf        Gant                3b
2. Young               cf        Blauser             ss
3. Bass                rf        Perry               1b
4. Davis               1b        Murphy              rf
5. Ashby               c         Lemke               2b
6. Reynolds            2b        Gregg               lf
7. Ramirez             ss        Benedict            c
8. Caminiti            3b        Blocker             cf
9. Scott               p         Smoltz              p

ASTROS 1ST: Hatcher flied to right; Young walked; Bass doubled
to left [Young scored]; Davis was called out on strikes; Ashby
grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Braves 0.

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

ASTROS 2ND: Reynolds singled to left; Ramirez flied to center;
Caminiti lined to right; Scott was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Murphy singled to center; Lemke doubled to right
[Murphy to third]; Gregg grounded out (second to first) [Murphy
scored, Lemke to third]; Benedict out on a sacrifice bunt (first
unassisted) [Lemke scored]; Blocker grounded out (first to
pitcher); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Hatcher flied to center; Young popped to shortstop;
Bass was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Braves 2.

BRAVES 3RD: Smoltz grounded out (shortstop to first); Gant
struck out; Blauser homered; Perry grounded out (first
unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Davis grounded out (shortstop to first); Ashby
walked; Reynolds forced Ashby (shortstop to second); Ramirez
flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 3.

BRAVES 4TH: Murphy struck out; Lemke grounded out (second to
first); Gregg doubled to right; Benedict popped to catcher in
foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Caminiti popped to third; Scott grounded out
(pitcher to first); Hatcher singled to third; Young singled to
right [Hatcher to third]; Young stole second; Bass singled to
right [Hatcher scored, Young scored]; Davis popped to third in
foul territory; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 3.

BRAVES 5TH: Blocker flied to right; Smoltz grounded out
(shortstop to first); Gant struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 3, Braves 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Ashby grounded out (first unassisted); On a bunt
Reynolds singled to catcher; Ramirez popped to second; Caminiti
singled to center [Reynolds to second]; Benedict allowed a
passed ball [Reynolds to third, Caminiti to second]; Scott
popped to second; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 3.

BRAVES 6TH: Blauser struck out; On a bunt Perry grounded out
(third to first); Murphy struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 3, Braves 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Hatcher homered; Young singled to center; Bass
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Young out at second]; Gerald Young out for running out of
baseline; Davis singled to left; Smoltz threw a wild pitch
[Davis to second]; Ashby walked; CARY REPLACED SMOLTZ
(PITCHING); BELL BATTED FOR REYNOLDS; Bell lined to left; 1 R, 3
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 3.

BRAVES 7TH: CANDAELE REPLACED BELL (PLAYING 2B); Lemke flied to
left; Gregg grounded out (second to first); Benedict flied to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 3.

ASTROS 8TH: VIRGIL REPLACED CARY (PLAYING C ); PULEO REPLACED
BENEDICT (PITCHING); Ramirez singled to center; Caminiti struck
out; MEADOWS BATTED FOR SCOTT; Meadows struck out; Hatcher
singled to center [Ramirez to second]; Young singled to center
[Ramirez scored, Hatcher to third]; Hatcher was picked off third
(catcher to third to catcher to shortstop); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 3.

BRAVES 8TH: SMITH REPLACED MEADOWS (PITCHING); Blocker flied to
center; Virgil grounded out (third to first); Gant singled to
center; Blauser was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 5, Braves 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Bass lined to first; Davis singled to center; Ashby
walked [Davis to second]; Candaele walked [Davis to third, Ashby
to second]; BIGGIO RAN FOR ASHBY; BOEVER REPLACED PULEO
(PITCHING); Ramirez grounded into a double play (third to third
to first) [Biggio out at third]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
5, Braves 3.

BRAVES 9TH: BIGGIO STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Perry singled to
right; Murphy grounded out (catcher to first) [Perry to second];
Lemke grounded out (second to first) [Perry to third]; Gregg
singled to center [Perry scored]; SIMMONS BATTED FOR BOEVER;
Simmons lined to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves
4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5  14   0   11
 Braves           4   7   0    3


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