Atlanta Braves 4, Houston Astros 1
National League Division Series Game 3
Played on Friday, October 3, 1997 (D) at Astrodome

ATL N    1  1  0    0  0  0    1  1  0  -   4  8  2
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  3  1
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lofton cf                     5   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Lockhart 2b                   3   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
  Graffanino 2b               1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
C. Jones 3b                   4   1   3   1       0   0       1   1
McGriff 1b                    2   1   0   0       2   1       7   0
Klesko lf                     3   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Bautista lf                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Lopez c                       4   1   1   0       0   1      11   0
Tucker rf                     3   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
  A. Jones rf                 1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Blauser ss                    3   0   1   1       1   0       0   3
Smoltz p                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       34   4   8   3       3   7      27   7

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Blauser-Lockhart-McGriff.
E: Lockhart (1), C. Jones (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Klesko (1,off Reynolds); Lopez (2,off Springer).
HR: C. Jones (1,1st inning off Reynolds 0 on 2 out).
GDP: Klesko (1,off Reynolds).
Team LOB: 6.

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

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       2   4
Bell rf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       8   2
Gonzalez lf                   4   0   1   0       0   1       4   0
Spiers 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
Carr cf                       3   1   1   1       0   2       2   0
Gutierrez ss                  2   0   0   0       1   0       1   3
Ausmus c                      2   0   0   0       0   1       8   0
  Abreu ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Pena c                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Reynolds p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Johnson ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Martin p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Garcia p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Magnante p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       31   1   3   1       1  11      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Gutierrez-Biggio-Bagwell.
E: Bagwell (2).
PB: Ausmus (1).

BATTING - 
HR: Carr (1,7th inning off Smoltz 0 on 2 out).
GDP: Ausmus (1,off Smoltz).
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Smoltz W(1-0)                 9     3   1   1   1  11   1  32


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reynolds L(0-1)               6     5   2   2   1   5   1  23
Springer                      1     2   1   1   1   1   0   6
Martin                        0.1   1   1   0   1   0   0   3
Garcia                        0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2
Magnante                      1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     8   4   3   3   7   1  37


Umpires: HP - Tom Hallion, 1B - Dana DeMuth, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Brian Gorman, 
LF - Mark Hirschbeck, RF - Gary Darling
Time of Game: 2:35   Attendance: 53688


Starting Lineups:

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

BRAVES 1ST: Lofton reached on an error by Bagwell [Lofton to
first]; Lockhart flied to left; Lofton was picked off and caught
stealing second (pitcher to first); C. Jones homered; McGriff
lined to left; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio lined to right; Bell popped to first; Bagwell
singled to right; Gonzalez flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Klesko doubled to left; Lopez struck out; Tucker
struck out; Blauser singled to center [Klesko scored, Blauser to
second (on throw)]; Smoltz struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Spiers grounded out (second to first); Carr struck
out; Gutierrez walked; Ausmus struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 2, Astros 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Lofton singled to second; Lockhart struck out; C.
Jones singled to left [Lofton to second]; McGriff walked [Lofton
to third, C. Jones to second]; Klesko grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [McGriff out at second]; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Reynolds was called out on strikes; Biggio lined to
left; Bell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Lopez lined to shortstop; Tucker flied to left;
Blauser flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros
0.

ASTROS 4TH: Bagwell lined to center; Gonzalez grounded out
(second to first); Spiers was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Smoltz grounded out (third to first); Lofton
grounded out (shortstop to first); Lockhart grounded out (first
to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Carr struck out; Gutierrez reached on an error by
Lockhart [Gutierrez to first]; Ausmus grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Gutierrez out at second]; 0
R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

BRAVES 6TH: C. Jones grounded out (second to first); McGriff
struck out; Klesko grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: GRAFFANINO REPLACED LOCKHART (PLAYING 2B); BAUTISTA
REPLACED KLESKO (PLAYING LF); JOHNSON BATTED FOR REYNOLDS;
Johnson struck out; Biggio reached on an error by C. Jones
[Biggio to first]; Bell popped to third; Bagwell flied to right;
0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 0.

BRAVES 7TH: SPRINGER REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING); Lopez doubled
to left; Tucker singled to center [Lopez scored, Tucker to
second (on throw)]; Blauser walked; On a bunt Smoltz made an out
to catcher; Lofton flied to center; Graffanino struck out; 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: A. JONES REPLACED TUCKER (PLAYING RF); Gonzalez
struck out; Spiers struck out; Carr homered; Gutierrez flied to
right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 1.

BRAVES 8TH: MARTIN REPLACED SPRINGER (PITCHING); C. Jones
singled to left; McGriff walked [C. Jones to second]; On a bunt
Bautista forced C. Jones (first to third) [McGriff to second,
Bautista to first]; GARCIA REPLACED MARTIN (PITCHING); Lopez
forced Bautista (shortstop to second) [McGriff to third, Lopez
to first]; Ausmus allowed a passed ball [McGriff scored
(unearned), Lopez to second]; A. Jones struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: ABREU BATTED FOR AUSMUS; Abreu struck out; HOWARD
BATTED FOR GARCIA; Howard struck out; Biggio lined to second; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 1.

BRAVES 9TH: PENA REPLACED ABREU (PLAYING C ); MAGNANTE REPLACED
HOWARD (PITCHING); Blauser grounded out (pitcher to first);
Smoltz grounded out (second to first); Lofton flied to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Bell grounded out (shortstop to first); Bagwell
grounded out (third to first); Gonzalez singled to center;
Spiers grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 4, Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           4   8   2    6
 Astros           1   3   1    4


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