Atlanta Braves 9, Houston Astros 7
Regular Season Game 140
Played on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (N) at Minute Maid Park

ATL N    3  3  0    2  1  0    0  0  0  -   9 16  2
HOU N    1  0  3    1  0  0    0  2  0  -   7 13  0
Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
McLouth cf                    4   2   2   1       2   0       1   0
Escobar ss                    5   3   3   0       1   0       1   6
C. Jones 3b                   4   2   1   1       1   2       1   4
McCann c                      5   2   4   2       0   0       7   0
Anderson lf                   4   0   2   3       0   1       0   0
  Gorecki lf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
LaRoche 1b                    5   0   1   1       0   3      11   2
Church rf                     2   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
  Diaz ph,rf                  3   0   0   1       0   0       1   0
Johnson 2b                    4   0   2   0       1   1       3   4
Lowe p                        3   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
  O'Flaherty p                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Moylan p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Conrad ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gonzalez p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       41   9  16   9       5  11      27  17

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Lowe-Escobar-LaRoche, C. Jones-Johnson-LaRoche, Escobar-Johnson-LaRoche.
E: C. Jones 2 (20).

BATTING - 
2B: Escobar (23,off Oswalt); McCann (32,off Oswalt); Johnson (18,off Wright).
HR: McLouth (18,1st inning off Oswalt 0 on 0 out).
SF: Anderson (7,off Oswalt).
GDP: C. Jones (11,off Gervacio).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Escobar (4,2nd base off Lopez/Coste).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bourn cf                      5   1   2   1       0   0       3   0
Matsui 2b                     4   2   2   0       1   2       2   3
Berkman 1b                    4   1   2   3       1   1       6   2
Lee lf                        3   0   1   1       2   0       1   0
  Maysonet pr                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Tejada ss                     5   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Pence rf                      4   2   3   0       0   1       1   0
Johnson 3b                    4   1   1   0       0   1       0   1
Coste c                       4   0   1   0       0   1      10   1
Oswalt p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sadler p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Wright p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Boone ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lopez p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Erstad ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Gervacio p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Byrdak p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Michaels ph                 1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Brocail p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       37   7  13   6       4   7      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Tejada-Berkman.

BATTING - 
HR: Berkman (19,3rd inning off Lowe 2 on 1 out).
GDP: Tejada 3 (27,off Lowe 2,off Gonzalez).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Matsui 2 (16,2nd base off Lowe/McCann,2nd base off O'Flaherty/McCann);
Bourn (53,2nd base off Lowe/McCann).

PITCHING
Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lowe W(14-9)                  5.2   9   5   5   2   5   1  26
O'Flaherty                    1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4
Moylan                        1.1   3   2   1   0   0   0   7
Gonzalez SV(10)               1     1   0   0   1   1   0   4
Totals                        9    13   7   6   4   7   1  41


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Oswalt L(8-6)                 2    10   6   6   1   5   1  17
Sadler                        1.1   2   2   2   1   2   0   7
Wright                        0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Lopez                         2     1   1   1   1   1   0   8
Gervacio                      1     1   0   0   1   1   0   4
Byrdak                        1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Brocail                       1     1   0   0   1   0   0   5
Totals                        9    16   9   9   5  11   1  47


Umpires: HP - Todd Tichenor, 1B - Gary Darling, 2B - Bruce Dreckman, 3B - Paul Emmel
Replay: home run (3rd inning, Lance Berkman at bat, call upheld)
Time of Game: 3:11   Attendance: 26552


Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Houston Astros           
1. McLouth             cf        Bourn               cf
2. Escobar             ss        Matsui              2b
3. C. Jones            3b        Berkman             1b
4. McCann              c         Lee                 lf
5. Anderson            lf        Tejada              ss
6. LaRoche             1b        Pence               rf
7. Church              rf        Johnson             3b
8. Johnson             2b        Coste               c
9. Lowe                p         Oswalt              p

BRAVES 1ST: McLouth homered; Escobar doubled to center; C. Jones
singled to right [Escobar scored]; McCann singled to center [C.
Jones to third]; Anderson out on a sacrifice fly to left [C.
Jones scored]; LaRoche struck out; Church singled to third
[McCann to second]; Johnson walked [McCann to third, Church to
second]; Lowe struck out; 3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 3,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Bourn grounded out (first to pitcher); Matsui
singled to left; Matsui stole second; Berkman walked; Lee
singled to center [Matsui scored, Berkman to second]; Tejada
grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Lee
out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 1.

BRAVES 2ND: McLouth singled to third; Escobar singled to center
[McLouth to second]; C. Jones struck out; McCann doubled
[McLouth scored, Escobar to third]; Anderson singled to center
[Escobar scored, McCann to third]; LaRoche singled to center
[McCann scored, Anderson to second]; Church struck out; Johnson
struck out (catcher to first); 3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 6,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Pence was called out on strikes; Johnson grounded
out (shortstop to first); Coste was called out on strikes; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 6, Astros 1.

BRAVES 3RD: SADLER REPLACED OSWALT (PITCHING); Lowe struck out;
McLouth grounded out (first to pitcher); Escobar flied to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Sadler grounded out (shortstop to first); Bourn
singled to shortstop; Matsui singled to pitcher [Bourn to
second]; Berkman homered [Bourn scored, Matsui scored]; Lance
Berkman's fly ball hit close to the yellow line on the left
center field wall; Braves manager Bobby Cox questioned the call,
so crew chief Gary Darling Watched the replay and upheld the
call; Berkman stuck his tongue out at the Braves bench in jest
after the ruling; Lee walked; Tejada grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Lee out at second]; 3 R, 3 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 6, Astros 4.

BRAVES 4TH: C. Jones walked; McCann singled to right [C. Jones
to second]; Anderson singled to center [C. Jones scored, McCann
to third]; LaRoche struck out; WRIGHT REPLACED SADLER
(PITCHING); DIAZ BATTED FOR CHURCH; Diaz forced Anderson (third
to second) [McCann scored]; Johnson doubled [Diaz to third];
Lowe flied to right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 8, Astros 4.

ASTROS 4TH: DIAZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Pence singled to
center; Johnson was called out on strikes; Coste singled to left
[Pence to second]; BOONE BATTED FOR WRIGHT; Boone grounded out
(third to first) [Pence to third, Coste to second]; Bourn
singled to right [Pence scored, Coste to third]; Bourn stole
second; Matsui struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 8,
Astros 5.

BRAVES 5TH: LOPEZ REPLACED BOONE (PITCHING); McLouth grounded
out (second to first); Escobar walked; C. Jones struck out while
Escobar stole second; McCann singled to left [Escobar scored];
Anderson grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 9, Astros 5.

ASTROS 5TH: Berkman struck out; Lee flied to center; Tejada
flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 9, Astros 5.

BRAVES 6TH: LaRoche grounded out (second to pitcher); Diaz flied
to center; Johnson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 9, Astros 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Pence singled to right; Johnson forced Pence
(shortstop to second); Coste lined to third [Johnson to second
(error by C. Jones)]; ERSTAD BATTED FOR LOPEZ; O'FLAHERTY
REPLACED LOWE (PITCHING); Erstad was called out on strikes; 0 R,
1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 9, Astros 5.

BRAVES 7TH: GERVACIO REPLACED ERSTAD (PITCHING); O'Flaherty
struck out; McLouth walked; Escobar singled to center [McLouth
to second]; C. Jones grounded into a double play (shortstop to
first) [Escobar out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 9,
Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Bourn grounded out (shortstop to first); Matsui
walked; Matsui stole second; Berkman grounded out (second to
first) [Matsui to third]; MOYLAN REPLACED O'FLAHERTY (PITCHING);
Lee grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 9, Astros 5.

BRAVES 8TH: BYRDAK REPLACED GERVACIO (PITCHING); McCann grounded
out (first to pitcher); Anderson struck out; LaRoche struck out;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 9, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: GORECKI REPLACED ANDERSON (PLAYING LF); Tejada
grounded out (third to first); Pence singled to second; Johnson
singled to right [Pence to second]; Coste grounded out (third to
first) [Pence to third, Johnson to second]; MICHAELS BATTED FOR
BYRDAK; Michaels singled to third [Pence scored, Johnson scored
(error by C. Jones) (unearned) (no RBI)]; Bourn grounded out
(first to pitcher); 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 9,
Astros 7.

BRAVES 9TH: BROCAIL REPLACED MICHAELS (PITCHING); On a bunt Diaz
grounded out (pitcher to first); Johnson singled to left; CONRAD
BATTED FOR MOYLAN; Conrad flied to center; McLouth walked
[Johnson to second]; Escobar forced McLouth (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 9, Astros 7.

ASTROS 9TH: GONZALEZ REPLACED CONRAD (PITCHING); Matsui struck
out; Berkman singled to center; Lee walked [Berkman to second];
MAYSONET RAN FOR LEE; Tejada grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Maysonet out at second]; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 9, Astros 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           9  16   2   11
 Astros           7  13   0    7


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