Atlanta Braves 9, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 27
Played on Thursday, May 5, 2005 (N) at Turner Field

HOU N    2  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   3  3  1
ATL N    4  0  0    1  0  4    0  0  x  -   9 11  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras cf                    4   1   1   0       0   2       4   0
Biggio 2b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       2   2
Vizcaino 1b                   4   0   0   1       0   0       7   1
Lamb lf                       3   0   0   1       0   1       2   0
Lane rf                       3   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Ensberg 3b                    3   1   1   1       0   0       2   2
Everett ss                    3   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Ausmus c                      3   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Backe p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Harville p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bruntlett ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wheeler p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Franco p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   3   3   3       0   5      24   7

FIELDING - 
E: Everett (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Biggio (11,off Thomson).
HR: Ensberg (3,5th inning off Thomson 0 on 0 out).
SF: Lamb (1,off Thomson).
Team LOB: 1.

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Furcal ss                     4   2   2   1       1   0       2   5
Giles 2b                      3   2   2   0       2   0       0   0
C. Jones 3b                   4   1   1   2       1   0       0   0
  Betemit 3b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
LaRoche 1b                    5   1   1   4       0   0       9   2
Estrada c                     4   0   0   0       1   1       5   0
Jordan lf                     4   0   2   1       0   0       4   0
Langerhans cf                 4   1   1   0       0   1       3   0
Mondesi rf                    4   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Thomson p                     3   1   1   1       0   1       1   2
Totals                       35   9  11   9       5   3      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Furcal (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Mondesi (4,off Backe); Langerhans (1,off Backe).
HR: LaRoche (3,1st inning off Backe 2 on 0 out).
SH: Thomson (4,off Backe).
IBB: Estrada (2,by Harville).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Backe L(2-2)                  5.1   9   7   7   1   1   1  27
Harville                      0.2   1   2   2   4   1   0   7
Springer                      1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Wheeler                       0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Franco                        0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        8    11   9   9   5   3   1  41

WP: Harville (1).
IBB: Harville (1,Estrada).

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Thomson W(3-2)                9     3   3   3   0   5   1  31


Umpires: HP - Tony Randazzo, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Jerry Layne, 3B - Paul Emmel
Time of Game: 2:27   Attendance: 20553


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Atlanta Braves           
1. Taveras             cf        Furcal              ss
2. Biggio              2b        Giles               2b
3. Vizcaino            1b        C. Jones            3b
4. Lamb                lf        LaRoche             1b
5. Lane                rf        Estrada             c
6. Ensberg             3b        Jordan              lf
7. Everett             ss        Langerhans          cf
8. Ausmus              c         Mondesi             rf
9. Backe               p         Thomson             p

ASTROS 1ST: On a bunt Taveras singled to pitcher; Biggio doubled
to left [Taveras to third]; Vizcaino grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Taveras scored, Biggio to third]; Lamb out on a
sacrifice fly to left [Biggio scored]; Lane flied to right; 2 R,
2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Furcal singled to shortstop; Giles singled to center
[Furcal to second]; C. Jones singled to right [Furcal scored,
Giles to third]; LaRoche homered [Giles scored, C. Jones
scored]; Estrada struck out; Jordan singled to center;
Langerhans forced Jordan (first to shortstop); Mondesi forced
Langerhans (third to second); 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Braves 4.

ASTROS 2ND: Ensberg grounded out (first to pitcher); Everett
popped to first; Ausmus flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Braves 4.

BRAVES 2ND: Thomson flied to right; Furcal flied to center;
Giles walked; C. Jones flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Braves 4.

ASTROS 3RD: Backe struck out; Taveras was called out on strikes;
Biggio grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Braves 4.

BRAVES 3RD: LaRoche flied to left; Estrada flied to right;
Jordan reached on an error by Everett; Langerhans flied to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Vizcaino flied to left; Lamb struck out; Lane flied
to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Braves 4.

BRAVES 4TH: Mondesi doubled to center; Thomson out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Mondesi to third]; Furcal
singled to right [Mondesi scored]; Giles flied to center; C.
Jones grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Braves 5.

ASTROS 5TH: Ensberg homered; Everett grounded out (shortstop to
first); Ausmus grounded out (first unassisted); Backe grounded
out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves
5.

BRAVES 5TH: LaRoche grounded out (first unassisted); Estrada
flied to right; Jordan grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Taveras struck out; Biggio grounded out (shortstop
to first); Vizcaino lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
3, Braves 5.

BRAVES 6TH: Langerhans doubled to right; Mondesi grounded out
(shortstop to first); Thomson singled to right [Langerhans
scored]; HARVILLE REPLACED BACKE (PITCHING); Furcal walked
[Thomson to second]; Harville threw a wild pitch [Thomson to
third, Furcal to second]; Giles walked; C. Jones walked [Thomson
scored, Furcal to third, Giles to second]; LaRoche grounded out
(first unassisted) [Furcal scored, Giles to third, C. Jones to
second]; Estrada was walked intentionally; Jordan singled to
right [Giles scored, C. Jones to third, Estrada to second];
Langerhans was called out on strikes; 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Astros 3, Braves 9.

ASTROS 7TH: Lamb flied to center; Lane struck out; Ensberg flied
to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 9.

BRAVES 7TH: SPRINGER REPLACED HARVILLE (PITCHING); Mondesi
popped to third; Thomson was called out on strikes; Furcal
popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 9.

ASTROS 8TH: Everett grounded out (shortstop to first); Ausmus
flied to right; BRUNTLETT BATTED FOR SPRINGER; Bruntlett
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
3, Braves 9.

BRAVES 8TH: WHEELER REPLACED BRUNTLETT (PITCHING); Giles singled
to right; C. Jones flied to left; FRANCO REPLACED WHEELER
(PITCHING); LaRoche popped to third; Estrada grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 9.

ASTROS 9TH: BETEMIT REPLACED C. JONES (PLAYING 3B); Taveras
reached on an error by Furcal; Biggio popped to shortstop;
Vizcaino forced Taveras (first to shortstop); Lamb flied to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Braves 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   3   1    1
 Braves           9  11   1    8


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