Atlanta Braves 5, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 159
Played on Wednesday, September 27, 1989 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    1  0  2    0  1  0    0  0  1  -   5  9  0
HOU N    0  3  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   4  8  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gant cf                       5   3   3   1       0   0       1   0
Blauser ss                    4   1   2   2       1   0       2   4
Lemke 2b                      4   0   0   0       1   0       1   5
Murphy rf                     2   0   0   0       2   1       0   0
Justice lf                    3   0   2   1       0   1       1   0
Cabrera 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   1      13   0
  Denson 1b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Whited 3b                     2   0   1   0       2   0       1   4
Mann c                        3   0   0   0       0   0       6   0
  Treadway ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mizerock c                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Mercker p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Aldrich p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Gregg ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Eichhorn p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McDowell ph                 1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Stanton p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   5   9   5       6   5      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Lemke-Blauser-Cabrera.

BATTING - 
HR: Gant (9,1st inning off Portugal 0 on 0 out); Blauser (12,3rd inning off
Portugal 1 on 0 out); McDowell (7,9th inning off Clancy 0 on 0 out).
SH: Justice (1,off Andersen).
GDP: Mann (1,off Meyer).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Blauser (5,2nd base off Andersen/Nichols).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Yelding ss                    4   0   2   0       0   1       0   4
Biggio cf                     4   0   0   0       1   1       3   0
Caminiti 3b                   4   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
Davis 1b                      3   1   1   0       1   1      12   1
Wilson rf                     3   1   1   0       1   0       2   1
Anthony lf                    1   1   0   0       1   1       1   0
  Gross ph,lf                 2   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Lombardozzi 2b                2   1   1   1       0   1       0   1
  Reynolds ph,2b              2   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
Nichols c                     4   0   0   1       0   1       6   1
  Clancy p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Portugal p                    2   0   1   1       0   0       0   1
  Meyer p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Puhl ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Andersen p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Trevino c                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Young pr                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   4   8   4       5   7      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Yelding-Reynolds-Davis.

BATTING - 
2B: Lombardozzi (3,off Mercker); Portugal (3,off Mercker); Davis (25,off Aldrich).
SH: Yelding (2,off Stanton).
GDP: Reynolds (2,off Aldrich).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Yelding (11,2nd base off Mercker/Mann).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Mercker                       2.1   4   3   3   4   3   0  15
Aldrich                       3.2   3   1   1   1   1   0  14
Eichhorn W(5-5)               2     0   0   0   0   2   0   6
Stanton SV(7)                 1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9     8   4   4   5   7   0  39

WP: Stanton (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Portugal                      5     7   4   4   3   4   2  23
Meyer                         1     0   0   0   1   0   0   3
Andersen                      2     1   0   0   2   1   0   9
Clancy L(7-14)                1     1   1   1   0   0   1   4
Totals                        9     9   5   5   6   5   3  39

WP: Portugal (3).

Umpires: HP - Eric Gregg, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Gerry Davis, 3B - Jim Quick
Time of Game: 2:55   Attendance: 12338


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Gant                cf        Yelding             ss
2. Blauser             ss        Biggio              cf
3. Lemke               2b        Caminiti            3b
4. Murphy              rf        Davis               1b
5. Justice             lf        Wilson              rf
6. Cabrera             1b        Anthony             lf
7. Whited              3b        Lombardozzi         2b
8. Mann                c         Nichols             c
9. Mercker             p         Portugal            p

BRAVES 1ST: Gant homered; Blauser flied to center; Lemke walked;
Murphy was called out on strikes; Justice singled to left [Lemke
to third]; Cabrera grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Yelding was called out on strikes; Biggio struck
out; Caminiti popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1,
Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Whited lined to left; Mann grounded out (pitcher to
first); Mercker grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Davis grounded out (shortstop to first); Wilson
singled to third; Anthony walked [Wilson to second]; Lombardozzi
doubled to left [Wilson scored, Anthony to third]; Nichols
grounded out (second to first) [Anthony scored, Lombardozzi to
third]; Portugal doubled to left [Lombardozzi scored]; Yelding
singled to third [Portugal to third]; Yelding stole second;
Biggio popped to catcher; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 1,
Astros 3.

BRAVES 3RD: Gant singled to third; Blauser homered [Gant
scored]; Lemke lined to center; Murphy grounded out (shortstop
to first); Justice struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Caminiti walked; Davis walked [Caminiti to second];
Wilson walked [Caminiti to third, Davis to second]; Anthony
struck out; ALDRICH REPLACED MERCKER (PITCHING); Lombardozzi
struck out; Nichols grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 3.

BRAVES 4TH: Cabrera struck out; Whited singled to shortstop;
Mann flied to right; Whited was picked off first (catcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Portugal grounded out (second to first); Yelding
grounded out (third to first); Biggio walked; Caminiti lined to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 3.

BRAVES 5TH: Aldrich was called out on strikes; Gant singled to
center; Portugal threw a wild pitch [Gant to second]; Blauser
walked; Lemke flied to center [Gant to third, Blauser to
second]; Murphy walked; Justice singled to right [Gant scored,
Blauser out at home (right to catcher), Murphy to second]; 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Davis doubled to left; Wilson grounded out (third to
first); GROSS BATTED FOR ANTHONY; Gross singled to center [Davis
scored]; REYNOLDS BATTED FOR LOMBARDOZZI; Reynolds grounded into
a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Gross out at
second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 4.

BRAVES 6TH: GROSS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); REYNOLDS STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); MEYER REPLACED PORTUGAL (PITCHING);
Cabrera flied to right; Whited walked; Mann grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Whited out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Nichols grounded out (pitcher to first); PUHL BATTED
FOR MEYER; Puhl grounded out (third to first); Yelding singled
to right; Biggio grounded out (shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 4.

BRAVES 7TH: ANDERSEN REPLACED PUHL (PITCHING); GREGG BATTED FOR
ALDRICH; Gregg struck out; Gant grounded out (pitcher to first);
Blauser singled to second; Blauser stole second; Lemke grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: EICHHORN REPLACED GREGG (PITCHING); Caminiti
grounded out (second to first); Davis struck out; Wilson
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
4, Astros 4.

BRAVES 8TH: Murphy walked; Justice out on a sacrifice bunt
(first to second) [Murphy to second]; Cabrera grounded out
(second to first) [Murphy to third]; Whited walked; TREADWAY
BATTED FOR MANN; Treadway grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: MIZEROCK REPLACED TREADWAY (PLAYING C ); Gross
grounded out (shortstop to first); Reynolds grounded out (second
to first); Nichols struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 4,
Astros 4.

BRAVES 9TH: CLANCY REPLACED NICHOLS (PITCHING); TREVINO REPLACED
ANDERSEN (PLAYING C ); MCDOWELL BATTED FOR EICHHORN; McDowell
homered; Gant lined to third; Blauser grounded out (shortstop to
first); Lemke lined to first; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 5,
Astros 4.

ASTROS 9TH: DENSON REPLACED CABRERA (PLAYING 1B); STANTON
REPLACED MCDOWELL (PITCHING); Trevino singled to center; YOUNG
RAN FOR TREVINO; Yelding out on a sacrifice bunt (first to
second) [Young to second]; Biggio flied to left; Stanton threw a
wild pitch [Young to third]; Caminiti was called out on strikes
(catcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           5   9   0    7
 Astros           4   8   0    8


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