Atlanta Braves 3, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 97
Played on Thursday, July 18, 1996 (N) at Astrodome

ATL N    0  0  1    0  1  0    0  1  0  -   3 12  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  1    1  0  0  -   2  7  1
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Grissom cf                    5   1   2   2       0   0       2   0
Lemke 2b                      5   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
C. Jones 3b                   4   0   2   0       0   0       0   2
McGriff 1b                    4   1   2   1       0   1       8   0
Lopez c                       4   0   0   0       0   2       9   1
Dye rf                        4   0   2   0       0   1       5   0
Klesko lf                     4   0   1   0       0   2       1   0
Belliard ss                   4   1   2   0       0   0       1   3
Smoltz p                      3   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
  Wohlers p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   3  12   3       0   7      27  10

BATTING - 
2B: McGriff (21,off Hampton); Smoltz (3,off Jones).
HR: Grissom (14,5th inning off Hampton 0 on 1 out); McGriff (21,8th inning
off Jones 0 on 0 out).
SH: Smoltz (7,off Hampton).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Dye (3,2nd base by Hampton/Wilkins).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Mouton cf                     4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Biggio 2b                     4   0   1   1       0   0       3   4
Bagwell 1b                    3   0   1   0       1   1      12   0
Bell rf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Berry 3b                      3   1   1   0       0   1       0   1
  Jones p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cangelosi cf                1   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
May lf                        3   0   1   0       1   0       0   0
Miller ss                     4   0   0   0       0   1       3   4
Wilkins c                     3   1   1   1       0   2       7   1
Hampton p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Spiers ph,3b                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       32   2   7   2       2   8      27  12

FIELDING - 
E: Bell (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Wilkins (8,off Smoltz); Biggio (17,off Smoltz); Berry (24,off Smoltz).
SF: Wilkins (5,off Smoltz).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Mouton (12,2nd base off Smoltz/Lopez).
CS: May (2,2nd base by Smoltz/Lopez).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Smoltz W(16-4)                8.1   7   2   2   2   7   0  33
Wohlers SV(21)                0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2
Totals                        9     7   2   2   2   8   0  35


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hampton                       7    10   2   2   0   6   1  30
Jones L(6-3)                  1.1   2   1   1   0   1   1   6
Wagner                        0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        9    12   3   3   0   7   2  38

WP: Hampton (7).

Umpires: HP - Bob Davidson, 1B - Greg Bonin, 2B - Larry Poncino, 3B - Eric Gregg
Time of Game: 2:27   Attendance: 35822


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Grissom             cf        Mouton              cf
2. Lemke               2b        Biggio              2b
3. C. Jones            3b        Bagwell             1b
4. McGriff             1b        Bell                rf
5. Lopez               c         Berry               3b
6. Dye                 rf        May                 lf
7. Klesko              lf        Miller              ss
8. Belliard            ss        Wilkins             c
9. Smoltz              p         Hampton             p

BRAVES 1ST: Grissom grounded out (shortstop to first); Lemke
lined to second; C. Jones singled to center; McGriff grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Mouton grounded out (second to first); Biggio popped
to catcher; Bagwell was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Lopez struck out; Dye lined to first; Klesko struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Bell grounded out (second to first); Berry was
called out on strikes; May grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 3RD: On a bunt Belliard singled to third; Smoltz out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Belliard to second]; Grissom
singled to center [Belliard scored]; Lemke forced Grissom
(second to shortstop) [Lemke to first]; C. Jones forced Lemke
(shortstop unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros
0.

ASTROS 3RD: Miller grounded out (shortstop to first); Wilkins
struck out; Hampton popped to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 1, Astros 0.

BRAVES 4TH: McGriff doubled to center; Lopez grounded out
(second to first); Dye singled to right [McGriff to third, Dye
to second (error by Bell)]; Klesko struck out; Belliard grounded
out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros
0.

ASTROS 4TH: Mouton lined to right; Biggio grounded out
(shortstop to first); Bagwell singled to center; Bell struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Smoltz struck out; Grissom homered; Lemke grounded
out (third to first); C. Jones singled to third; Hampton threw a
wild pitch [C. Jones to third]; McGriff struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Berry flied to center; May grounded out (second to
first); Miller grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

BRAVES 6TH: Lopez struck out; Dye singled to right; Dye was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Klesko singled to
center; Belliard singled to right [Klesko to second]; Smoltz
forced Belliard (shortstop to second); 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Wilkins doubled to right; Hampton struck out; Mouton
was called out on strikes; Biggio doubled to left [Wilkins
scored]; Bagwell walked; Bell grounded out (third to first); 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 1.

BRAVES 7TH: Grissom grounded out (second to first); Lemke
grounded out (shortstop to first); C. Jones grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Berry doubled to left; May singled to left [Berry to
third]; Miller was called out on strikes; Wilkins out on a
sacrifice fly to center [Berry scored]; SPIERS BATTED FOR
HAMPTON; May was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop);
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 2.

BRAVES 8TH: SPIERS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); JONES REPLACED
BERRY (PITCHING); McGriff homered; Lopez lined to center; Dye
struck out; Klesko grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Spiers flied to left; Mouton singled to center;
Mouton stole second; Biggio flied to right [Mouton to third];
Bagwell flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros
2.

BRAVES 9TH: Belliard grounded out (third to first); Smoltz
doubled; WAGNER REPLACED MOUTON (PITCHING); CANGELOSI REPLACED
JONES (PLAYING CF); Grissom popped to first; Lemke flied to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Bell flied to right; Cangelosi singled to left; May
walked [Cangelosi to second]; WOHLERS REPLACED SMOLTZ
(PITCHING); Miller forced May (third to second) [Cangelosi to
third, Miller to first]; Wilkins struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           3  12   0    8
 Astros           2   7   1    6


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