Atlanta Braves 6, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 109
Played on Wednesday, August 23, 1995 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    1  0  0    0  2  0    0  3  0  -   6 10  1
HOU N    1  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  4  1
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Grissom cf                    4   1   1   1       0   0       4   0
Blauser ss                    5   1   3   1       0   2       0   4
  Clontz p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Jones 3b                      5   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
McGriff 1b                    3   1   1   1       1   2      10   0
Justice rf                    2   1   0   0       3   0       5   0
Lopez c                       5   1   3   1       0   2       5   0
Klesko lf                     5   1   1   0       0   1       0   0
Lemke 2b                      2   0   0   1       1   1       3   4
Mercker p                     3   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Mordecai ph                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Smith ph                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Belliard ss                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       34   6  10   5       6  10      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Jones-Lemke-McGriff, Lemke-McGriff.
E: Blauser (13).

BATTING - 
2B: Grissom (19,off Hampton).
SF: Lemke (1,off Hartgraves); Grissom (3,off Veres).
HBP: McGriff (4,by Hampton).
GDP: Jones (7,off Hampton).
IBB: Smith (1,by Veres).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Jones (6,2nd base off Hampton/Borders).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hunter cf                     4   1   0   0       0   1       2   0
Biggio 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       3   3
Bell rf                       3   0   0   1       0   0       2   0
Simms 1b                      2   0   0   0       1   1       7   0
  Magadan ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Shipley 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       0   4
Mouton lf                     2   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
  May ph                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Borders c                     3   0   0   0       0   1      10   0
Gutierrez ss                  3   0   1   1       0   0       1   2
Hampton p                     1   0   0   0       1   1       0   1
  Hartgraves p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Veres p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cangelosi ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Jones p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   2   4   2       3   5      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Shipley-Biggio-Simms.
E: Hunter (4).
PB: Borders (1).

BATTING - 
3B: Mouton (2,off Mercker).
SF: Bell (6,off Mercker).
GDP: Shipley 2 (9,off Mercker,off Clontz).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Hunter (16,2nd base off Mercker/Lopez).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Mercker W(7-8)                7     2   2   1   3   4   0  26
Clontz                        2     2   0   0   0   1   0   7
Totals                        9     4   2   1   3   5   0  33


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hampton L(8-6)                7     8   5   5   4   9   0  33
Hartgraves                    0.1   1   1   0   0   0   0   2
Veres                         0.2   0   0   0   1   1   0   3
Jones                         1     1   0   0   1   0   0   5
Totals                        9    10   6   5   6  10   0  43

Hampton faced 2 batters in the 8th inning
WP: Veres (3).
HBP: Hampton (4,McGriff).
IBB: Veres (5,Smith).

Umpires: HP - Wally Bell, 1B - Mike Winters, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Gerry Davis
Time of Game: 2:46   Attendance: 21112


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Grissom             cf        Hunter              cf
2. Blauser             ss        Biggio              2b
3. Jones               3b        Bell                rf
4. McGriff             1b        Simms               1b
5. Justice             rf        Shipley             3b
6. Lopez               c         Mouton              lf
7. Klesko              lf        Borders             c
8. Lemke               2b        Gutierrez           ss
9. Mercker             p         Hampton             p

BRAVES 1ST: Grissom doubled to center; Blauser singled to left
[Grissom scored]; Jones forced Blauser (shortstop to second)
[Jones to first]; McGriff struck out; Jones stole second;
Justice walked; Lopez struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves
1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Hunter reached on an error by Blauser [Hunter to
first]; Hunter stole second; Biggio grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Hunter to third]; Bell lined out on a sacrifice fly to
center [Hunter scored (unearned)]; Simms flied to right; 1 R (0
ER), 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

BRAVES 2ND: Klesko struck out; Lemke struck out; Mercker was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Shipley flied to right; Mouton tripled to left;
Borders was called out on strikes; Gutierrez singled to right
[Mouton scored]; Hampton struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 1, Astros 2.

BRAVES 3RD: Grissom grounded out (third to first); Blauser
struck out; Jones singled to third; McGriff was hit by a pitch
[Jones to second]; Justice flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Hunter popped to right; Biggio flied to center; Bell
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
1, Astros 2.

BRAVES 4TH: Lopez struck out; Klesko lined to left; Lemke
walked; Mercker was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Braves 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Simms struck out; Shipley popped to center; Mouton
walked; Borders grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Grissom grounded out (pitcher to first); Blauser
singled to center; Jones grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Blauser to second]; Borders allowed a passed ball [Blauser to
third]; McGriff singled to center [Blauser scored]; Justice
walked [McGriff to second]; Lopez singled to right [McGriff
scored, Justice to third (on throw), Lopez to second]; Klesko
grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 3,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Gutierrez flied to right; Hampton walked; Hunter was
called out on strikes; Biggio flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 2.

BRAVES 6TH: Lemke grounded out (third to first); Mercker flied
to left; Grissom flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Bell grounded out (shortstop to first); Simms
walked; Shipley grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Simms out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3,
Astros 2.

BRAVES 7TH: Blauser singled to center; Jones grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Blauser out at second];
McGriff was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Mouton lined to center; Borders popped to second;
Gutierrez grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 2.

BRAVES 8TH: Justice walked; Lopez singled to right [Justice to
second]; HARTGRAVES REPLACED HAMPTON (PITCHING); On a bunt
Klesko singled to third [Justice to third, Lopez to second];
Lemke lined out on a sacrifice fly to right [Justice scored,
Lopez to third, Klesko to second]; MORDECAI BATTED FOR MERCKER;
VERES REPLACED HARTGRAVES (PITCHING); SMITH BATTED FOR MORDECAI;
Smith was walked intentionally; Grissom out on a sacrifice fly
to center [Lopez scored, Klesko to third (error by Hunter),
Smith to second]; Veres threw a wild pitch [Klesko scored
(unearned), Smith to third]; Blauser was called out on strikes;
3 R (2 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 6, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: BELLIARD REPLACED SMITH (PLAYING SS); CLONTZ
REPLACED BLAUSER (PITCHING); CANGELOSI BATTED FOR VERES;
Cangelosi was called out on strikes; Hunter grounded out (second
to first); Biggio singled to center; Bell grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 6, Astros 2.

BRAVES 9TH: JONES REPLACED CANGELOSI (PITCHING); Jones grounded
out (second to first); McGriff walked; Justice forced McGriff
(third to second) [Justice to first]; Lopez singled to second
[Justice to third]; Klesko popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Braves 6, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: MAGADAN BATTED FOR SIMMS; Magadan singled to right;
Shipley grounded into a double play (second to first) [Magadan
out at second]; MAY BATTED FOR MOUTON; May grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 6, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           6  10   1   10
 Astros           2   4   1    4


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