Houston Astros 4, Atlanta Braves 3
Regular Season Game 138
Played on Monday, August 31, 1998 (N) at Turner Field

HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  3  -   4  8  1
ATL N    0  1  0    0  0  0    1  1  0  -   3  8  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   1   1   0       0   2       1   2
Spiers 3b                     4   2   2   0       0   0       2   1
Bell rf                       4   1   1   0       0   2       3   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   1   1       0   0       8   0
Alou lf                       4   0   2   2       0   0       1   0
Everett cf                    4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Gutierrez ss                  4   0   0   0       0   1       2   4
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ausmus c                      4   0   1   1       0   2       7   0
Hampton p                     1   0   0   0       1   0       1   3
  Clark ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Powell p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bogar ss                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   4   8   4       1   7      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Biggio-Gutierrez-Bagwell, Hampton-Bagwell.
E: Spiers (9).

BATTING - 
Team LOB: 4.

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Weiss ss                      5   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Williams rf                   4   0   1   0       0   2       2   1
C. Jones 3b                   4   1   3   1       0   1       0   3
Galarraga 1b                  3   0   1   0       1   0      10   0
Lopez c                       4   1   1   1       0   0       8   0
A. Jones cf                   3   1   0   0       1   1       5   0
Klesko lf                     3   0   2   0       0   1       1   0
  Pride pr                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Graffanino 2b                 4   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Smoltz p                      3   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Ligtenberg p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Colbrunn ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       34   3   8   2       2   7      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Weiss (12).

BATTING - 
2B: Williams (16,off Hampton).
HR: Lopez (31,2nd inning off Hampton 0 on 0 out); C. Jones (31,8th inning off
Powell 0 on 1 out).
HBP: Klesko (3,by Hampton).
GDP: Smoltz (1,off Hampton).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: A. Jones 2 (23,3rd base off Hampton/Ausmus,Home off Hampton/Ausmus).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hampton                       7     6   2   2   1   5   1  28
Powell W(5-5)                 1     1   1   1   1   1   1   5
Wagner SV(26)                 1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9     8   3   3   2   7   2  37

HBP: Hampton (4,Klesko).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Smoltz L(13-3)                8     5   4   3   1   6   0  30
Ligtenberg                    1     3   0   0   0   1   0   5
Totals                        9     8   4   3   1   7   0  35

Smoltz faced 3 batters in the 9th inning

Umpires: HP - Larry Poncino, 1B - Mike Winters, 2B - Steve Rippley, 3B - Gary Darling
Time of Game: 2:43   Attendance: 33883


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Biggio              2b        Weiss               ss
2. Spiers              3b        Williams            rf
3. Bell                rf        C. Jones            3b
4. Bagwell             1b        Galarraga           1b
5. Alou                lf        Lopez               c
6. Everett             cf        A. Jones            cf
7. Gutierrez           ss        Klesko              lf
8. Ausmus              c         Graffanino          2b
9. Hampton             p         Smoltz              p

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio struck out; Spiers grounded out (third to
first); Bell was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Weiss grounded out (shortstop to first); Williams
struck out; C. Jones singled to second; Galarraga lined to
second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Bagwell flied to center; Alou grounded out (pitcher
to first); Everett grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Lopez homered; A. Jones grounded out (second to
first); Klesko singled to left; Graffanino reached on an error
by Spiers [Klesko to second]; Smoltz grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Graffanino out at second]; 1 R,
2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Gutierrez grounded out (third to first); Ausmus
struck out; Hampton walked; Biggio flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Braves 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Weiss grounded out (shortstop to first); Williams
struck out; C. Jones struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Braves 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Spiers singled to left; Bell flied to right; Bagwell
grounded out (second to shortstop to first) [Spiers to second
(error by Weiss)]; Alou singled to right [Spiers scored
(unearned)]; Everett flied to left; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 4TH: Galarraga singled to center; Lopez lined into a
double play (pitcher to first) [Galarraga out at first]; A.
Jones lined to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Braves 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Gutierrez lined to center; Ausmus struck out;
Hampton lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves
1.

BRAVES 5TH: Klesko was called out on strikes; Graffanino
grounded out (shortstop to first); Smoltz popped to right; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Biggio struck out; Spiers flied to right; Bell
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 6TH: Weiss was called out on strikes; Williams doubled to
right; C. Jones singled to second [Williams to third]; Galarraga
grounded out (pitcher to first) [C. Jones to second]; Lopez
flied to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Bagwell grounded out (third to first); Alou grounded
out (pitcher to first); Everett grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 7TH: A. Jones walked; Klesko was hit by a pitch [A. Jones
to second]; Graffanino popped to third; A. Jones stole third; A.
Jones stole home; Smoltz grounded out (pitcher to third to
first) [Klesko to second]; Weiss popped to right; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Gutierrez grounded out (second to first); Ausmus
popped to second; CLARK BATTED FOR HAMPTON; Clark flied to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 2.

BRAVES 8TH: POWELL REPLACED CLARK (PITCHING); Williams flied to
center; C. Jones homered; Galarraga walked; Lopez lined to
center; A. Jones struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Braves 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Biggio singled to second; Spiers singled to pitcher
[Biggio to second]; Bell singled to right [Biggio to third,
Spiers to second]; LIGTENBERG REPLACED SMOLTZ (PITCHING);
Bagwell singled to third [Biggio scored, Spiers to third, Bell
to second]; Alou singled to center [Spiers scored, Bell to
third, Bagwell to second]; Everett lined to center; Gutierrez
struck out; Ausmus singled to right [Bell scored, Bagwell out at
home (right to catcher), Alou to second]; 3 R, 6 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 4, Braves 3.

BRAVES 9TH: BOGAR REPLACED POWELL (PLAYING SS); WAGNER REPLACED
GUTIERREZ (PITCHING); Klesko singled to center; PRIDE RAN FOR
KLESKO; Graffanino popped to third; COLBRUNN BATTED FOR
LIGTENBERG; Colbrunn struck out; Weiss popped to right; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   8   1    4
 Braves           3   8   1    7


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