Houston Astros 5, Atlanta Braves 3
Regular Season Game 9
Played on Thursday, April 10, 1997 (N) at Turner Field

HOU N    0  2  0    0  1  0    2  0  0  -   5  8  0
ATL N    0  1  1    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   3 14  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     5   0   0   0       0   1       1   4
Ausmus c                      4   1   1   0       1   1       7   1
Bagwell 1b                    3   2   3   2       1   0       9   2
Gonzalez lf                   3   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Bell cf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       5   0
Abreu rf                      2   1   1   0       2   1       1   1
Spiers 3b                     3   1   1   2       1   0       0   2
Listach ss                    3   0   1   0       1   1       2   5
Holt p                        3   0   0   0       0   3       1   0
  Garcia p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Montgomery ph               1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Hudek p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   5   8   4       7   7      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Biggio-Listach-Bagwell.

BATTING - 
2B: Bagwell (2,off Smoltz).
3B: Bagwell (1,off Clontz).
HR: Spiers (1,2nd inning off Smoltz 1 on 2 out); Bagwell (1,5th inning off
Smoltz 0 on 2 out).
GDP: Ausmus (2,off Byrd).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Abreu (1,2nd base off Smoltz/Lopez); Ausmus (2,2nd base off Clontz/Lopez).
CS: Bagwell (2,2nd base by Smoltz/Lopez); Abreu (1,3rd base by Smoltz/Lopez).

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lofton cf                     5   0   3   0       0   0       2   0
Tucker rf                     5   2   3   0       0   0       2   0
C. Jones 3b                   4   0   2   1       0   0       1   1
McGriff 1b                    4   1   2   1       0   0       9   1
Klesko lf                     4   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Lopez c                       4   0   2   0       0   2       7   1
Lemke 2b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
  Embree p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Borowski p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Mordecai ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Byrd p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Blauser ss                    4   0   0   0       0   2       2   3
Smoltz p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Clontz p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lockhart 2b                 2   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Totals                       38   3  14   3       0   5      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Borowski-McGriff, Blauser-Lockhart-McGriff.
E: Lopez (1).

BATTING - 
2B: C. Jones (3,off Holt).
HR: McGriff (2,2nd inning off Holt 0 on 0 out).
GDP: C. Jones (2,off Holt).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Lofton (3,2nd base by Holt/Ausmus).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Holt W(1-0)                   7    13   3   3   0   3   1  31
Garcia                        1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Hudek SV(1)                   1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9    14   3   3   0   5   1  38


Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Smoltz L(1-2)                 6     6   3   3   4   5   2  26
Clontz                        0.2   1   2   2   1   1   0   4
Embree                        0.1   0   0   0   1   0   0   2
Borowski                      1     0   0   0   1   1   0   3
Byrd                          1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     8   5   5   7   7   2  38

WP: Embree (1).

Umpires: HP - Ed Montague, 1B - Jerry Crawford, 2B - Tom Hallion, 3B - Larry Vanover
Ejections: ATL Manager Bobby Cox by Larry Vanover [Checked swing]
Time of Game: 2:58   Attendance: 33637


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Biggio              2b        Lofton              cf
2. Ausmus              c         Tucker              rf
3. Bagwell             1b        C. Jones            3b
4. Gonzalez            lf        McGriff             1b
5. Bell                cf        Klesko              lf
6. Abreu               rf        Lopez               c
7. Spiers              3b        Lemke               2b
8. Listach             ss        Blauser             ss
9. Holt                p         Smoltz              p

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio popped to second; Ausmus grounded out (second
to first); Bagwell walked; Bagwell was picked off and caught
stealing second (pitcher to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: On a bunt Lofton singled to third; Lofton was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Tucker grounded out
(second to first); C. Jones grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Gonzalez grounded out (shortstop to first); Bell
flied to center; Abreu walked; Abreu stole second; Spiers
homered [Abreu scored]; On a bunt Listach singled to pitcher;
Holt struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: McGriff homered; Klesko grounded out (shortstop to
first); Lopez singled to center; Lemke singled to right [Lopez
to third]; Blauser struck out; Smoltz forced Lemke (shortstop to
second); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 1.

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

BRAVES 3RD: Lofton singled to left; Tucker singled to right
[Lofton to second]; C. Jones singled to shortstop [Lofton to
third, Tucker to second]; McGriff forced Lofton (third to
catcher) [Tucker to third, C. Jones to second]; Klesko singled
to right [Tucker scored, C. Jones out at home (right to
catcher), McGriff to second]; Lopez struck out; 1 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Abreu singled to left; Spiers grounded out (second
to first) [Abreu to second]; Listach walked while Abreu was
caught stealing third (catcher to third); Holt struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 2.

BRAVES 4TH: Lemke grounded out (first to pitcher); Blauser
grounded out (second to first); Smoltz flied to right; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Biggio grounded out (second to first); Ausmus struck
out; Bagwell homered; Gonzalez grounded out (first to pitcher);
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Lofton flied to center; Tucker singled to left; C.
Jones grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Tucker out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves
2.

ASTROS 6TH: Bell flied to right; Abreu struck out; Spiers
walked; Listach flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
3, Braves 2.

BRAVES 6TH: McGriff singled to third; Klesko flied to center;
Lopez singled to third [McGriff to second]; Lemke flied to
center; Blauser was called out on strikes; Braves manager
Bobby Cox ejected by 3B umpire Larry Vanover sometime in seventh
inning; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 2.

ASTROS 7TH: CLONTZ REPLACED SMOLTZ (PITCHING); Holt struck out;
Biggio grounded out (first unassisted); Ausmus walked; Ausmus
stole second [Ausmus to third (error by Lopez)]; Bagwell tripled
to center [Ausmus scored]; EMBREE REPLACED LEMKE (PITCHING);
LOCKHART REPLACED CLONTZ (PLAYING 2B); Embree threw a wild pitch
[Bagwell scored]; Gonzalez walked; Bell forced Gonzalez
(shortstop unassisted); 2 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves
2.

BRAVES 7TH: Lockhart flied to center; Lofton grounded out
(shortstop to first); Tucker singled to shortstop; C. Jones
doubled to left [Tucker scored]; McGriff grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 3.

ASTROS 8TH: BOROWSKI REPLACED EMBREE (PITCHING); Abreu walked;
Spiers lined into a double play (pitcher to first) [Abreu out at
first]; Listach struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5,
Braves 3.

BRAVES 8TH: GARCIA REPLACED HOLT (PITCHING); Klesko grounded out
(first to pitcher); Lopez was called out on strikes; MORDECAI
BATTED FOR BOROWSKI; Mordecai grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 3.

ASTROS 9TH: BYRD REPLACED MORDECAI (PITCHING); MONTGOMERY BATTED
FOR GARCIA; Montgomery singled to left; Biggio flied to right;
Ausmus grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Montgomery out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
5, Braves 3.

BRAVES 9TH: HUDEK REPLACED MONTGOMERY (PITCHING); Blauser flied
to center; Lockhart struck out; Lofton singled to second; Tucker
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
5, Braves 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5   8   0    6
 Braves           3  14   1    8


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