Atlanta Braves 4, Houston Astros 3 (12 innings)
Regular Season Game 8
Played on Wednesday, April 9, 1997 (N) at Turner Field

HOU N    0  0  1    0  0  2    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  8  1
ATL N    0  0  0    1  0  2    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   4  8  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   1   1   0       2   0       5   7
Abreu rf                      5   0   1   1       1   0       1   0
Bagwell 1b                    6   0   1   0       0   1      11   1
Bell cf                       6   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Gonzalez lf                   4   1   1   0       2   0       6   0
  Lima p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Martin p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Eusebio c                     5   0   2   0       0   2       6   2
Johnson 3b                    5   0   1   2       0   1       0   0
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Montgomery lf               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bogar ss                      2   0   0   0       1   0       1   3
  Spiers ph,ss,3b             1   0   0   0       1   0       1   1
Kile p                        3   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hudek p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Listach ss                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       43   3   8   3       7   5      35  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Bogar-Biggio-Bagwell, Eusebio-Biggio.
E: Johnson (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Gonzalez (3,off Neagle); Abreu (2,off Neagle); Johnson (1,off Neagle).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Gonzalez (1,2nd base off Byrd/Lopez).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lofton cf                     5   1   1   0       1   0       6   0
Tucker rf,lf                  5   1   1   0       1   0       4   0
C. Jones 3b                   4   0   2   2       2   1       1   3
McGriff 1b                    5   1   1   1       1   2      15   0
Klesko lf                     3   0   1   1       1   0       2   0
  Byrd p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Mordecai ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Perez c                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Lopez c                       5   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
  Belliard pr                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Embree p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Lemke 2b                      3   0   0   0       1   0       0   4
  Graffanino pr,2b            1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Blauser ss                    5   1   1   0       0   1       1   2
Neagle p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Clontz p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lockhart ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bielecki p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  A. Jones rf                 0   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Totals                       40   4   8   4       8   5      36  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. McGriff.

BATTING - 
2B: C. Jones (2,off Kile).
SH: A. Jones (1,off Lima).
GDP: Lopez (1,off Kile).
IBB: Lofton (1,by Lima).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: C. Jones (2,2nd base off Kile/Eusebio); Graffanino (1,2nd base off Hudek/Eusebio).
CS: Belliard (1,2nd base by Wagner/Eusebio).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Kile                          8     6   3   3   3   1   0  32
Hudek                         1     0   0   0   2   1   0   5
Wagner                        2     1   0   0   0   3   0   6
Lima L(0-1)                   0.2   1   1   1   2   0   0   5
Martin                        0     0   0   0   1   0   0   1
Totals                       11.2   8   4   4   8   5   0  49

WP: Kile (1).
IBB: Lima (1,Lofton).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Neagle                        5.1   8   3   3   2   1   0  25
Clontz                        1.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   6
Bielecki                      1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Byrd                          3     0   0   0   4   2   0  13
Embree W(1-0)                 1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                       12     8   3   3   7   5   0  50


Umpires: HP - Larry Vanover, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Jerry Crawford, 3B - Tom Hallion
Time of Game: 3:48   Attendance: 33986


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Biggio              2b        Lofton              cf
2. Abreu               rf        Tucker              rf
3. Bagwell             1b        C. Jones            3b
4. Bell                cf        McGriff             1b
5. Gonzalez            lf        Klesko              lf
6. Eusebio             c         Lopez               c
7. Johnson             3b        Lemke               2b
8. Bogar               ss        Blauser             ss
9. Kile                p         Neagle              p

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio flied to right; Abreu grounded out (second to
first); Bagwell singled to right; Bell grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Lofton grounded out (shortstop to first); Tucker
grounded out (second to first); C. Jones walked; McGriff flied
to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Gonzalez doubled to center; Eusebio flied to right
[Gonzalez to third]; Johnson grounded out (third to first);
Bogar walked; Kile struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Klesko flied to center; Lopez lined to left; Lemke
flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Biggio singled to left; Abreu doubled to left
[Biggio scored]; Bagwell grounded out (third to first); Bell
grounded out (third to first); Gonzalez popped to third; 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Blauser flied to left; Neagle grounded out (second
to first); Lofton grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Eusebio singled to center; Johnson lined into a
double play to first [Eusebio out at first (first unassisted)];
Bogar grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Tucker walked; C. Jones forced Tucker (second to
shortstop) [C. Jones to first]; McGriff singled to right [C.
Jones to second]; Kile threw a wild pitch [C. Jones out at home
(catcher to pitcher), McGriff to third]; Klesko singled to right
[McGriff scored]; Lopez made an out to catcher; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Kile flied to left; Biggio grounded out (shortstop
to first); Abreu grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 5TH: Lemke lined to second; Blauser flied to center;
Neagle grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Braves 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Bagwell flied to left; Bell singled to center;
Gonzalez walked [Bell to second]; Eusebio singled to right [Bell
to third, Gonzalez to second]; Johnson doubled to center [Bell
scored, Gonzalez scored, Eusebio to third]; CLONTZ REPLACED
NEAGLE (PITCHING); Bogar lined to shortstop; Kile grounded out
(second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 1.

BRAVES 6TH: On a bunt Lofton singled to pitcher; On a bunt
Tucker singled to pitcher [Lofton to second]; C. Jones doubled
to left [Lofton scored, Tucker scored]; McGriff struck out;
Klesko walked; Lopez grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Klesko out at second]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 3, Braves 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Biggio walked; Abreu flied to center; Bagwell flied
to center; Bell flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3,
Braves 3.

BRAVES 7TH: Lemke grounded out (pitcher to first); Blauser flied
to left; LOCKHART BATTED FOR CLONTZ; Lockhart grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 3.

ASTROS 8TH: BIELECKI REPLACED LOCKHART (PITCHING); Gonzalez
flied to center; Eusebio struck out; Johnson was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 3.

BRAVES 8TH: Lofton grounded out (second to first); Tucker popped
to second; C. Jones singled to second; C. Jones stole second;
McGriff reached on an error by Johnson [C. Jones to third,
McGriff to first]; Klesko lined to left; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 3, Braves 3.

ASTROS 9TH: TUCKER CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); BYRD REPLACED
KLESKO (PITCHING); A. JONES REPLACED BIELECKI (PLAYING RF);
SPIERS BATTED FOR BOGAR; Spiers walked; HOWARD BATTED FOR KILE;
Howard grounded out (second to first) [Spiers to second]; Biggio
lined to left; Abreu walked; Bagwell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 3.

BRAVES 9TH: SPIERS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); HUDEK REPLACED
HOWARD (PITCHING); Lopez grounded out (shortstop to first);
Lemke walked; GRAFFANINO RAN FOR LEMKE; Blauser was called out
on strikes; Graffanino stole second; A. Jones walked; Lofton
forced A. Jones (second to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 3, Braves 3.

ASTROS 10TH: GRAFFANINO STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Bell flied
to center; Gonzalez walked; Eusebio struck out; Gonzalez stole
second; Johnson flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
3, Braves 3.

BRAVES 10TH: LISTACH REPLACED HUDEK (PLAYING SS); SPIERS CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); WAGNER REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING);
Tucker grounded out (first unassisted); C. Jones struck out;
McGriff struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 3.

ASTROS 11TH: Spiers grounded out (second to first); Listach
grounded out (first unassisted); Biggio walked; Abreu grounded
out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves
3.

BRAVES 11TH: MORDECAI BATTED FOR BYRD; Mordecai flied to right;
Lopez singled to left; BELLIARD RAN FOR LOPEZ; Graffanino struck
out while Belliard was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 3.

ASTROS 12TH: PEREZ REPLACED MORDECAI (PLAYING C ); EMBREE
REPLACED BELLIARD (PITCHING); Bagwell flied to right; Bell flied
to right; Gonzalez flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 3, Braves 3.

BRAVES 12TH: LIMA REPLACED GONZALEZ (PITCHING); MONTGOMERY
REPLACED WAGNER (PLAYING LF); Blauser singled to left; A. Jones
out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Blauser to second];
Lofton was walked intentionally; Tucker flied to center; C.
Jones walked [Blauser to third, Lofton to second]; MARTIN
REPLACED LIMA (PITCHING); McGriff walked [Blauser scored, Lofton
to third, C. Jones to second]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 3,
Braves 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   8   1   11
 Braves           4   8   0   10


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