Houston Astros 8, Atlanta Braves 5
National League Division Series Game 3
Played on Saturday, October 9, 2004 (D) at Minute Maid Park

ATL N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  3  0  -   5  8  0
HOU N    0  0  2    0  2  3    1  0  x  -   8 11  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Furcal ss                     5   0   1   0       0   0       2   7
Giles 2b                      5   0   0   0       0   2       3   4
Drew rf                       4   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
C. Jones 3b                   3   1   0   0       1   0       1   0
Estrada c                     3   1   1   1       1   2       5   0
LaRoche 1b                    3   0   0   0       0   1       7   0
  Reitsma p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Wise ph,lf                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
A. Jones cf                   4   2   3   3       0   1       1   0
Thomas lf                     2   0   1   0       1   0       2   0
  Cruz p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Thomson p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Byrd p                      2   0   1   1       0   1       0   0
  Gryboski p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Alfonseca p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Martin p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Franco 1b                   2   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Totals                       34   5   8   5       3  10      24  12

BATTING - 
2B: A. Jones (1,off Backe).
HR: Estrada (1,4th inning off Backe 0 on 1 out); A. Jones (2,8th inning off
Springer 2 on 2 out).
HBP: Thomas (1,by Backe).
IBB: Thomas (1,by Backe).
Team LOB: 6.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio lf                     3   1   1   0       1   1       0   0
  Qualls p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lamb ph                     0   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bruntlett ss                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Beltran cf                    5   2   2   2       0   0       3   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   1   1   0       1   0       9   1
Berkman rf                    3   2   2   1       2   0       1   0
Kent 2b                       3   1   1   1       2   1       1   7
Ensberg 3b                    4   0   2   3       1   0       0   0
Vizcaino ss                   4   0   0   0       1   1       2   3
  Lidge p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ausmus c                      3   1   1   0       1   1      10   0
Backe p                       1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Palmeiro ph                 1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Lane lf                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   8  11   8       9   4      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Vizcaino-Bagwell.

BATTING - 
2B: Beltran (1,off Thomson); Bagwell (2,off Byrd); Kent (2,off Byrd); Ensberg
(1,off Martin).
HR: Beltran (2,3rd inning off Byrd 1 on 0 out).
SH: Backe (1,off Byrd).
SF: Lamb (1,off Reitsma).
IBB: Vizcaino (1,by Byrd).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Beltran (2,2nd base off Alfonseca/Estrada).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Thomson                       0.1   1   0   0   1   0   0   3
Byrd L(0-1)                   4.1   7   4   4   3   3   1  22
Gryboski                      0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Alfonseca                     0.2   1   2   2   1   0   0   4
Martin                        0     2   1   1   1   0   0   3
Reitsma                       1.1   0   1   1   1   1   0   5
Cruz                          1     0   0   0   2   0   0   5
Totals                        8    11   8   8   9   4   1  43

WP: Reitsma (1).
IBB: Byrd (1,Vizcaino).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Backe W(1-0)                  6     5   2   2   2   5   1  25
Qualls                        1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Springer                      1     2   3   3   1   2   1   6
Lidge SV(1)                   1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Totals                        9     8   5   5   3  10   2  38

HBP: Backe (1,Thomas).
IBB: Backe (1,Thomas).

Umpires: HP - Wally Bell, 1B - Fieldin Culbreth, 2B - Joe Brinkman, 3B - Tony Randazzo, 
LF - Tim McClelland, RF - Phil Cuzzi
Time of Game: 3:19   Attendance: 43547


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. Furcal              ss        Biggio              lf
2. Giles               2b        Beltran             cf
3. Drew                rf        Bagwell             1b
4. C. Jones            3b        Berkman             rf
5. Estrada             c         Kent                2b
6. LaRoche             1b        Ensberg             3b
7. A. Jones            cf        Vizcaino            ss
8. Thomas              lf        Ausmus              c
9. Thomson             p         Backe               p

BRAVES 1ST: Furcal grounded out (shortstop to first); Giles
flied to center; Drew popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio grounded out (shortstop to first); Beltran
doubled to center; BYRD REPLACED THOMSON (PITCHING); Bagwell
walked (walk was charged to Thomson); John Thomson left with
strained muscle in his side; Berkman was credited with a
single when a runner was hit by the batted ball [Beltran stayed
at second, Bagwell out at second (second unassisted)]; Kent
struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 2ND: C. Jones grounded out (first to pitcher); Estrada
walked; LaRoche was called out on strikes; A. Jones singled to
left [Estrada to second]; Thomas was hit by a pitch [Estrada to
third, A. Jones to second]; Byrd was called out on strikes; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ensberg walked; Vizcaino grounded out (second to
first) [Ensberg to second]; Ausmus struck out; Backe grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Furcal singled to shortstop; Giles lined into a
double play to shortstop [Furcal out at first (shortstop to
first)]; Drew grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Biggio singled to center; Beltran homered [Biggio
scored]; Bagwell doubled to left; Berkman popped to shortstop;
Kent flied to center; Ensberg grounded out (shortstop to first);
2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 2.

BRAVES 4TH: C. Jones grounded out (second to first); Estrada
homered; LaRoche grounded out (second to first); A. Jones
doubled to left; Thomas was walked intentionally; Byrd singled
to center [A. Jones scored, Thomas to third]; Furcal forced Byrd
(shortstop to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Vizcaino grounded out (shortstop to first); Ausmus
singled to left; Backe out on a sacrifice bunt (first
unassisted) [Ausmus to second]; Biggio struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Giles flied to right; Drew was called out on
strikes; C. Jones flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Beltran grounded out (second to first); Bagwell
flied to left; Berkman walked; Kent doubled to left [Berkman
scored]; the ball caromed off the scoreboard 2/3 back to the
infield; Ensberg singled to left [Kent scored, Ensberg to
second (on throw to home)]; Vizcaino was walked intentionally;
GRYBOSKI REPLACED BYRD (PITCHING); Ausmus popped to third; 2 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 4.

BRAVES 6TH: Estrada struck out; LaRoche flied to center; A.
Jones was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: ALFONSECA REPLACED GRYBOSKI (PITCHING); PALMEIRO
BATTED FOR BACKE; Palmeiro singled to left; Biggio walked
[Palmeiro to second]; Beltran forced Biggio (second to
shortstop) [Palmeiro to third]; Beltran stole second; Bagwell
reached on a fielder's choice [Palmeiro out at home (shortstop
to catcher)]; MARTIN REPLACED ALFONSECA (PITCHING); Berkman
singled to left [Beltran scored, Bagwell to second]; Kent walked
[Bagwell to third, Berkman to second]; Ensberg doubled to left
[Bagwell scored, Berkman scored, Kent to third]; REITSMA
REPLACED LAROCHE (PITCHING); FRANCO REPLACED MARTIN (PLAYING
1B); Vizcaino struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 7.

BRAVES 7TH: QUALLS REPLACED BIGGIO (PITCHING); LANE REPLACED
PALMEIRO (PLAYING LF); Thomas singled to shortstop; the ball
was headed for short RF but struck the roof and landed behind
the mound; Franco grounded out (second to first) [Thomas to
second]; Furcal grounded out (second to first) [Thomas to
third]; Giles struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2,
Astros 7.

ASTROS 7TH: Ausmus walked; Reitsma threw a wild pitch [Ausmus to
second]; Lane grounded out (shortstop to first) [Ausmus to
third]; LAMB BATTED FOR QUALLS; Lamb hit a sacrifice fly to left
[Ausmus scored]; Beltran grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Astros 8.

BRAVES 8TH: SPRINGER REPLACED LAMB (PITCHING); Drew singled to
third; C. Jones walked [Drew to second]; Estrada was called out
on strikes; WISE BATTED FOR REITSMA; Wise struck out; A. Jones
homered [Drew scored, C. Jones scored]; Thomas grounded out
(second to first); 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 8.

ASTROS 8TH: WISE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); CRUZ REPLACED
THOMAS (PITCHING); Bagwell flied to right; Berkman walked; Kent
walked [Berkman to second]; Ensberg forced Kent (shortstop to
second) [Berkman to third]; Vizcaino forced Ensberg (shortstop
to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 8.

BRAVES 9TH: BRUNTLETT REPLACED SPRINGER (PLAYING SS); LIDGE
REPLACED VIZCAINO (PITCHING); Franco struck out; Furcal grounded
out (second to first); Giles struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 5, Astros 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           5   8   0    6
 Astros           8  11   0   11


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