Atlanta Braves 8, Houston Astros 6
Regular Season Game 135
Played on Saturday, September 2, 2000 (N) at Enron Field

ATL N    3  0  0    2  0  0    0  2  1  -   8 10  0
HOU N    5  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   6 10  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Furcal ss,2b                  3   2   1   1       2   1       1   5
A. Jones cf                   5   1   3   3       0   0       3   0
C. Jones 3b                   4   1   0   0       1   2       0   3
Surhoff lf                    5   1   2   0       0   2       1   0
Joyner 1b                     2   0   0   0       2   0       8   2
Jordan rf                     3   1   1   2       1   0       0   0
Lockhart 2b                   3   0   0   0       0   1       2   2
  Galarraga ph                1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Lombard pr                  0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lopez c                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Bako c                        3   1   1   0       0   2       7   0
  Bonilla ph                  1   0   1   2       0   0       0   0
  Weiss pr,ss                 0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Maddux p                      4   0   0   0       0   1       2   1
  Ligtenberg p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rocker p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   8  10   8       6   9      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Furcal-Weiss.

BATTING - 
2B: Jordan (22,off Elarton); Surhoff (9,off Elarton); Bako (9,off Elarton);
A. Jones (30,off Elarton).
HR: A. Jones (31,1st inning off Elarton 0 on 1 out); Furcal (1,9th inning off
Cabrera 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Jordan (11,off Elarton).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Furcal (31,2nd base off Elarton/Meluskey); Lombard (2,2nd base off Dotel/Meluskey).
CS: A. Jones (6,2nd base by Cabrera/Chavez).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cedeno lf                     5   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Spiers 2b                     4   1   2   0       0   1       2   4
Bagwell 1b                    3   1   1   0       1   1       9   0
Hidalgo cf                    4   1   1   1       0   0       3   0
Alou rf                       4   2   3   2       0   1       1   0
Meluskey c                    4   1   2   2       0   1       7   1
  Barker pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Chavez c                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Lugo ss                       4   0   0   1       0   2       1   0
Truby 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       3   3
Elarton p                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Dotel p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cabrera p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bogar ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   6  10   6       1   8      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Truby-Spiers-Bagwell, Chavez-Lugo.

BATTING - 
2B: Alou 3 (23,off Maddux 3).
HR: Meluskey (12,1st inning off Maddux 1 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Barker (8,2nd base off Maddux/Lopez).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Maddux W(15-8)                7.1  10   6   6   1   8   1  33
Ligtenberg                    0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Rocker SV(18)                 1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9    10   6   6   1   8   1  37

BK: Maddux (2).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Elarton L(15-5)               7.2   7   7   7   6   8   1  34
Dotel                         0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Cabrera                       1     2   1   1   0   1   1   4
Totals                        9    10   8   8   6   9   2  40

WP: Elarton (8).

Umpires: HP - Ed Rapuano, 1B - Phil Cuzzi, 2B - Paul Schrieber, 3B - Tim McClelland
Time of Game: 2:52   Attendance: 43189


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Furcal              ss        Cedeno              lf
2. A. Jones            cf        Spiers              2b
3. C. Jones            3b        Bagwell             1b
4. Surhoff             lf        Hidalgo             cf
5. Joyner              1b        Alou                rf
6. Jordan              rf        Meluskey            c
7. Lockhart            2b        Lugo                ss
8. Bako                c         Truby               3b
9. Maddux              p         Elarton             p

BRAVES 1ST: Furcal struck out; A. Jones homered; C. Jones
walked; Surhoff singled [C. Jones to third]; Elarton threw a
wild pitch [Surhoff to second]; Joyner walked; Jordan doubled to
right [C. Jones scored, Surhoff scored, Joyner to third];
Lockhart struck out; Bako struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Braves 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); Spiers
singled to right; Bagwell singled to right [Spiers to third];
Hidalgo singled to left [Spiers scored, Bagwell to second]; Alou
doubled [Bagwell scored, Hidalgo scored]; Meluskey homered [Alou
scored]; Lugo was called out on strikes; Truby singled to left;
Elarton grounded out (third to first); 5 R, 6 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 3, Astros 5.

BRAVES 2ND: Maddux grounded out (third to first); Furcal walked;
A. Jones flied to right; Furcal stole second; C. Jones grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 2ND: Cedeno was called out on strikes; Spiers was called
out on strikes; Bagwell walked; Hidalgo forced Bagwell
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 5.

BRAVES 3RD: Surhoff doubled to left [Surhoff out at third (left
to second to third)]; Joyner flied to center; Jordan popped to
first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros
5.

ASTROS 3RD: Alou doubled to left; Meluskey grounded out (second
to first) [Alou to third]; Lugo grounded out (pitcher to
shortstop to first) [Alou scored]; Truby grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 6.

BRAVES 4TH: Lockhart popped to third in foul territory; Bako
doubled; Maddux struck out; Furcal walked; A. Jones doubled
[Bako scored, Furcal scored]; C. Jones grounded out (first
unassisted); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 6.

ASTROS 4TH: Elarton was called out on strikes; Cedeno popped to
second; Spiers singled to left; Bagwell flied to center; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 6.

BRAVES 5TH: Surhoff struck out (catcher to first); Joyner
walked; Jordan grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Joyner out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 5,
Astros 6.

ASTROS 5TH: Hidalgo grounded out (third to first); Alou doubled
to left; Maddux balked [Alou to third]; Meluskey was called out
on strikes; Lugo struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 5,
Astros 6.

BRAVES 6TH: Lockhart popped to third in foul territory; Bako
struck out; Maddux popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Truby grounded out (shortstop to first); Elarton
grounded out (third to first); Cedeno grounded out (first to
pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 6.

BRAVES 7TH: On a bunt Furcal grounded out (third to first); A.
Jones grounded out (second to first); C. Jones was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Spiers grounded out (first to pitcher); Bagwell
struck out; Hidalgo flied to center; the roof was opened;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 6.

BRAVES 8TH: Surhoff was called out on strikes; Joyner flied to
center; Jordan walked; GALARRAGA BATTED FOR LOCKHART; Galarraga
singled to left [Jordan to third]; BONILLA BATTED FOR BAKO;
LOMBARD RAN FOR GALARRAGA; DOTEL REPLACED ELARTON (PITCHING);
Lombard stole second; Bonilla singled to right [Jordan scored,
Lombard scored]; WEISS RAN FOR BONILLA; Maddux popped to second;
2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 7, Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: FURCAL CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); LOPEZ
REPLACED LOMBARD (PLAYING C ); WEISS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING
SS); Alou was called out on strikes; Meluskey singled to center;
BARKER RAN FOR MELUSKEY; Barker stole second; LIGTENBERG
REPLACED MADDUX (PITCHING); Lugo lined into a double play
(second to shortstop) [Barker out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 7, Astros 6.

BRAVES 9TH: CHAVEZ REPLACED BARKER (PLAYING C ); CABRERA
REPLACED DOTEL (PITCHING); Furcal homered; A. Jones singled; C.
Jones struck out while A. Jones was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Surhoff flied to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 8, Astros 6.

ASTROS 9TH: ROCKER REPLACED LIGTENBERG (PITCHING); Truby popped
to shortstop; BOGAR BATTED FOR CABRERA; Bogar flied to left;
Cedeno flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 8, Astros
6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           8  10   0    5
 Astros           6  10   0    4


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