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Scores
Standings
BOS
@MIL
6
7
TEX
@MIN
0
4
CHW
@OAK
4
2
DET
@TOR
3
4
HOU
@ATL
7
8
PHI
@CHC
3
2
 
(11)
SDP
@CIN
4
5
MON
@NYM
5
4
PIT
@STL
2
3
Thursday, September 24, 1987,
, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Attendance: 3,191, Time of Game: 3:16
Astros
7
72-80
 Lost 3 
3rd, 11 GB
at Braves
8
66-85
 Won 3 
4th, 16½ GB
W: Jim Acker (4-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          3  0  2   0  0  0   0  2  0    7 11  1
Braves          1  0  0   0  2  0   0  4  1    8 14  3
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gerald Young CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .322 .377 .381 .759 0.009 0.67 0.058 -0.049 -0.6 1 0 SB
Craig Reynolds SS 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .254 .305 .346 .651 0.024 0.53 0.063 -0.039 -0.3 2 0
Bill Doran 2B 5 2 3 2 0 0 5 .284 .358 .412 .770 0.286 1.09 0.298 -0.012 3.3 2 2 3B,2B
Kevin Bass RF 4 0 0 1 0 1 5 .287 .345 .454 .799 -0.066 1.15 0.000 -0.066 -1.2 4 0 SF
Denny Walling 1B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .281 .353 .419 .773 -0.156 1.17 0.019 -0.175 -1.3 4 2
Ty Gainey LF 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 .100 .182 .100 .282 0.075 0.61 0.090 -0.015 0.7 3 0 SB
   Billy Hatcher PH-LF 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .295 .351 .421 .773 -0.027 2.23 0.079 -0.105 1.2 1 0 SH
   Jeff Heathcock P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ken Caminiti 3B 3 0 2 2 1 0 4 .239 .281 .333 .615 0.071 0.55 0.089 -0.018 1.6 1 0 2B
Ronn Reynolds C 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .176 .193 .259 .452 -0.026 0.55 0.019 -0.045 -0.9 7 1
Nolan Ryan P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .066 .081 .115 .195 -0.049 0.65 0.000 -0.049 -0.8 1 1
   Larry Andersen P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .167 .286 .167 .452 0.008 0.18 0.008 0.000 0.5 0 0
   Dave Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Cruz LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .311 .407 .718 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 38 7 11 6 2 5 42 .289 .317 .395 .712 0.149 0.85 0.723 -0.573 2.3 26 6
2B: B Doran (23, off P Smith); K Caminiti (6, off E Olwine).
3B: B Doran (3, off P Assenmacher).
SF: K Bass (5, off P Smith).
SH: B Hatcher (7, off E Olwine).
TB: B Doran 6; K Caminiti 3; R Reynolds; T Gainey; C Reynolds; G Young; L Andersen; D Walling.
RBI: K Caminiti 2 (21); B Doran 2 (79); K Bass (81); T Gainey (1).
2-out RBI: K Caminiti; T Gainey.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 6 for 17.
Fielding
E: K Caminiti (7).
Baserunning
SB: G Young (26, 2nd base off P Smith/O Virgil); T Gainey (1, 2nd base off P Smith/O Virgil).

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Albert Hall CF 5 2 1 1 0 1 6 .294 .374 .437 .811 -0.069 1.35 0.087 -0.156 -0.2 2 0 HR,HBP
Ron Gant 2B 6 2 2 1 0 1 6 .298 .298 .383 .681 -0.061 1.33 0.115 -0.175 -0.1 3 1 HR
Dion James LF 5 1 1 0 1 0 6 .306 .394 .469 .863 0.003 1.21 0.108 -0.105 -0.2 2 0
Dale Murphy RF 4 2 4 4 2 0 6 .302 .420 .590 1.009 0.641 1.36 0.641 0.000 4.3 2 0 HR,2B,SB
Gerald Perry 1B 3 1 2 0 2 0 5 .272 .330 .407 .737 0.189 1.49 0.273 -0.084 1.2 11 0 CS
Ozzie Virgil C 5 0 1 1 0 3 5 .247 .326 .477 .803 -0.066 2.29 0.165 -0.231 -0.7 5 0
   Jim Acker P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .267 .214 .481 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ken Oberkfell 3B 4 0 3 1 1 0 5 .282 .342 .369 .711 0.388 2.21 0.402 -0.014 2.0 0 6 2B,IW
Jeff Blauser SS 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 .244 .331 .374 .705 0.090 1.62 0.135 -0.046 0.7 1 2 SB
   Ken Griffey PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .285 .357 .456 .813 -0.135 5.24 0.000 -0.135 -0.8
   Paul Runge SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .211 .302 .395 .697 -0.115 3.88 0.000 -0.115 -0.6 1 2
Pete Smith P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .125 .125 .250 -0.034 1.32 0.000 -0.034 -0.3 0 0
   Paul Assenmacher P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.053 1.99 0.000 -0.053 -0.6 0 0
   Graig Nettles PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .207 .288 .355 .643 -0.054 2.34 0.000 -0.054 -0.4
   Ed Olwine P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Charlie Puleo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .207 .286 .493 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Glenn Hubbard PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .267 .382 .386 .768 -0.016 0.64 0.000 -0.016 -0.2
   Bruce Benedict C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .278 .187 .465 -0.059 2.28 0.000 -0.059 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 40 8 14 8 8 7 49 .350 .469 .625 1.094 0.649 1.70 1.926 -1.277 3.7 27 11
2B: K Oberkfell (29, off N Ryan); D Murphy (26, off L Andersen).
HR: R Gant (1, off N Ryan, 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); D Murphy (42, off N Ryan, 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF); A Hall (3, off L Andersen, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
IBB: K Oberkfell (4, by L Andersen).
HBP: A Hall (2, by J Heathcock).
TB: D Murphy 8; R Gant 5; A Hall 4; K Oberkfell 4; G Perry 2; O Virgil; D James.
RBI: D Murphy 4 (101); R Gant (4); A Hall (21); K Oberkfell (47); O Virgil (69).
2-out RBI: D Murphy 2; K Oberkfell; O Virgil.
Team LOB: 15.
With RISP: 3 for 17.
Fielding
E: P Smith (1); A Hall (2); E Olwine (1).
Baserunning
SB: D Murphy (15, 2nd base off N Ryan/R Reynolds); J Blauser (4, 2nd base off N Ryan/R Reynolds).
CS: G Perry (14, 2nd base by N Ryan/R Reynolds).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan 6 5 3 3 7 5 2 2.69 29 48 0.079 1.16 0.1
Larry Andersen, H (8) 1.2 5 3 2 1 1 1 3.51 11 0 0 -0.001 1.87 -1.3
Dave Smith, BS (4) 0.1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1.29 4 1 1 -0.369 3.54 -1.7
Jeff Heathcock, L (3-2) 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.57 5 0 0 -0.358 2.88 -0.9
Team Totals 8.2 14 8 6 8 7 3 6.23 49 48 1 1 -0.649 1.70 -3.7

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Pete Smith 3 5 5 2 2 2 0 4.76 17 35 -0.314 0.81 -3.4
Paul Assenmacher 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 5.28 11 0 0 0.081 0.48 1.6
Ed Olwine 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 5.16 6 0 0 -0.076 0.50 -2.1
Charlie Puleo 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.44 4 1 0 0.019 0.26 1.2
Jim Acker, W (4-6) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.15 4 0 0 0.142 3.18 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 7 3 2 5 0 3.00 42 35 1 0 -0.148 0.85 -2.3
E Olwine faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: D Smith (2); P Smith (2).
HBP: J Heathcock (1; A Hall).
IBB: L Andersen (10; K Oberkfell).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Dick Stello, 2B - Eric Gregg, 3B - Gerry Davis.
Time of Game: 3:16.
Attendance: 3,191.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Atlanta Braves
1 Gerald Young CF 1 Albert Hall CF
2 Craig Reynolds SS 2 Ron Gant 2B
3 Bill Doran 2B 3 Dion James LF
4 Kevin Bass RF 4 Dale Murphy RF
5 Denny Walling 1B 5 Gerald Perry 1B
6 Ty Gainey LF 6 Ozzie Virgil C
7 Ken Caminiti 3B 7 Ken Oberkfell 3B
8 Ronn Reynolds C 8 Jeff Blauser SS
9 Nolan Ryan P 9 Pete Smith P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 7-7 2 1-3 R ATL D. Murphy J. Heathcock 36% 100% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Hall Scores; James to 2B
b8 6-7 2 1-3 R ATL K. Oberkfell D. Smith 28% 59% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Perry Scores/unER; Virgil to 2B
b7 3-5 1 1-- ATL G. Perry L. Andersen 15% 38% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Murphy to 3B; Perry to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
b8 5-7 2 1-3 R ATL O. Virgil D. Smith 14% 31% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Murphy Scores/unER; Perry to 3B
b7 3-5 2 123 O ATL K. Griffey L. Andersen -14% 14% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Pete Smith facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- HOU G. Young P. Smith -4% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- HOU C. Reynolds P. Smith -2% 44% Young Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- HOU C. Reynolds P. Smith -6% 38% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Young to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 RR HOU B. Doran P. Smith -13% 25% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Young Scores; Reynolds Scores; Doran to 3B/Adv on E8
t1 2-0 0 --3 RO HOU K. Bass P. Smith 1% 25% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Doran Scores/unER
t1 3-0 1 --- O HOU D. Walling P. Smith 1% 26% Flyball: LF
t1 3-0 2 --- HOU T. Gainey P. Smith -1% 26% Walk
t1 3-0 2 1-- HOU K. Caminiti P. Smith -1% 24% Walk; Gainey to 2B
t1 3-0 2 12- O HOU R. Reynolds P. Smith 3% 27% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- O ATL A. Hall N. Ryan -2% 25% Strikeout
b1 0-3 1 --- R ATL R. Gant N. Ryan 8% 33% Home Run
b1 1-3 1 --- O ATL D. James N. Ryan -2% 31% Flyball: RF
b1 1-3 2 --- ATL D. Murphy N. Ryan 1% 33% Walk
b1 1-3 2 1-- ATL G. Perry N. Ryan 2% 35% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Murphy to 2B
b1 1-3 2 12- O ATL O. Virgil N. Ryan -4% 30% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Braves 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Braves' Pete Smith facing 9-1-2
t2 3-1 0 --- O HOU N. Ryan P. Smith 2% 32% Strikeout
t2 3-1 1 --- O HOU G. Young P. Smith 1% 33% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 3-1 2 --- O HOU C. Reynolds P. Smith 1% 34% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 7-8-9
b2 1-3 0 --- ATL K. Oberkfell N. Ryan 6% 41% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
b2 1-3 0 -2- O ATL J. Blauser N. Ryan -5% 36% Popfly: 1B
b2 1-3 1 -2- O ATL P. Smith N. Ryan -3% 33% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Oberkfell to 3B
b2 1-3 2 --3 O ATL A. Hall N. Ryan -4% 29% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Braves 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Braves' Pete Smith facing 3-4-5
t3 3-1 0 --- HOU B. Doran P. Smith -3% 26% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Doran to 1B
t3 3-1 0 1-- HOU K. Bass P. Smith -2% 24% Wild Pitch; Doran to 2B
t3 3-1 0 -2- O HOU K. Bass P. Smith 1% 25% Flyball: CF; Doran to 3B
t3 3-1 1 --3 O HOU D. Walling P. Smith 5% 30% Flyball: 2B
t3 3-1 2 --3 R HOU T. Gainey P. Smith -8% 22% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Doran Scores/unER
t3 4-1 2 1-- HOU K. Caminiti P. Smith -1% 22% Gainey Steals 2B
t3 4-1 2 -2- R HOU K. Caminiti P. Smith -6% 16% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Gainey Scores/unER
t3 5-1 2 1-- O HOU R. Reynolds P. Smith 1% 17% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 1-5, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 2-3-4
b3 1-5 0 --- O ATL R. Gant N. Ryan -2% 15% Strikeout
b3 1-5 1 --- O ATL D. James N. Ryan -1% 13% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 1-5 2 --- ATL D. Murphy N. Ryan 1% 14% Walk
b3 1-5 2 1-- ATL G. Perry N. Ryan 1% 15% Murphy Steals 2B
b3 1-5 2 -2- ATL G. Perry N. Ryan 1% 16% Walk
b3 1-5 2 12- O ATL O. Virgil N. Ryan -4% 13% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Braves 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-1, Braves' Paul Assenmacher facing 9-1-2
Paul Assenmacher replaces Pete Smith pitching and batting 9th
t4 5-1 0 --- O HOU N. Ryan P. Assenmacher 1% 14% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 5-1 1 --- O HOU G. Young P. Assenmacher 1% 14% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 5-1 2 --- O HOU C. Reynolds P. Assenmacher 0% 15% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-5, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 7-8-9
b4 1-5 0 --- ATL K. Oberkfell N. Ryan 3% 18% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b4 1-5 0 1-- ATL J. Blauser N. Ryan 6% 24% Walk; Oberkfell to 2B
b4 1-5 0 12- O ATL P. Assenmacher N. Ryan -5% 18% Bunt Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Blauser to 2B
b4 1-5 1 12- O ATL A. Hall N. Ryan -4% 14% Foul Flyball: LF
b4 1-5 2 12- O ATL R. Gant N. Ryan -4% 11% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Braves 1.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-1, Braves' Paul Assenmacher facing 3-4-5
t5 5-1 0 --- HOU B. Doran P. Assenmacher -4% 7% Triple to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t5 5-1 0 --3 O HOU K. Bass P. Assenmacher 2% 9% Strikeout
t5 5-1 1 --3 O HOU D. Walling P. Assenmacher 2% 11% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 5-1 2 --3 O HOU T. Gainey P. Assenmacher 2% 12% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 1-5, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 3-4-5
b5 1-5 0 --- ATL D. James N. Ryan 3% 16% Walk
b5 1-5 0 1-- RR ATL D. Murphy N. Ryan 13% 29% Home Run; James Scores
b5 3-5 0 --- ATL G. Perry N. Ryan 5% 34% Walk
b5 3-5 0 1-- O ATL O. Virgil N. Ryan -8% 26% Perry Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b5 3-5 1 --- O ATL O. Virgil N. Ryan -2% 24% Strikeout Looking
b5 3-5 2 --- O ATL K. Oberkfell N. Ryan -1% 22% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Braves 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Braves' Paul Assenmacher facing 7-8-9
t6 5-3 0 --- O HOU K. Caminiti P. Assenmacher 2% 24% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 5-3 1 --- HOU R. Reynolds P. Assenmacher -2% 22% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t6 5-3 1 1-- O HOU N. Ryan P. Assenmacher 2% 24% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t6 5-3 2 1-- O HOU G. Young P. Assenmacher 2% 26% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 8-9-1
b6 3-5 0 --- ATL J. Blauser N. Ryan 6% 32% Walk
Graig Nettles pinch hits for Paul Assenmacher (P) batting 9th
b6 3-5 0 1-- O ATL G. Nettles N. Ryan -3% 29% Strikeout, Blauser Steals 2B
b6 3-5 1 -2- O ATL A. Hall N. Ryan -5% 23% Lineout: RF
b6 3-5 2 -2- O ATL R. Gant N. Ryan -5% 19% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Braves 3.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Braves' Ed Olwine facing 2-3-4
Ed Olwine replaces Graig Nettles (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 5-3 0 --- O HOU C. Reynolds E. Olwine 2% 20% Strikeout
t7 5-3 1 --- O HOU B. Doran E. Olwine 1% 22% Flyball: RF
t7 5-3 2 --- O HOU K. Bass E. Olwine 1% 22% Foul Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Larry Andersen facing 3-4-5
Larry Andersen replaces Nolan Ryan pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-5 0 --- O ATL D. James L. Andersen -4% 18% Flyball: LF
b7 3-5 1 --- ATL D. Murphy L. Andersen 5% 23% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b7 3-5 1 1-- ATL G. Perry L. Andersen 15% 38% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Murphy to 3B; Perry to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
b7 3-5 1 -23 O ATL O. Virgil L. Andersen -13% 25% Strikeout
b7 3-5 2 -23 ATL K. Oberkfell L. Andersen 3% 27% Intentional Walk
Ken Griffey pinch hits for Jeff Blauser (SS) batting 8th
b7 3-5 2 123 O ATL K. Griffey L. Andersen -14% 14% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 5, Braves 3.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Braves' Ed Olwine facing 5-6-7
Paul Runge replaces Ken Griffey (PH) playing SS batting 8th
t8 5-3 0 --- HOU D. Walling E. Olwine -2% 12% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Billy Hatcher pinch hits for Ty Gainey (LF) batting 6th
t8 5-3 0 1-- R HOU B. Hatcher E. Olwine -8% 4% Reached on E1 (throw to 1B)/Sacrifice Bunt; Walling Scores/No RBI; Hatcher to 3B
t8 6-3 0 --3 R HOU K. Caminiti E. Olwine -2% 3% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Hatcher Scores/unER
Charlie Puleo replaces Ed Olwine pitching and batting 9th
t8 7-3 0 -2- O HOU R. Reynolds C. Puleo 1% 3% Strikeout
t8 7-3 1 -2- HOU L. Andersen C. Puleo -1% 3% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Caminiti to 3B
t8 7-3 1 1-3 O HOU G. Young C. Puleo 1% 4% Flyball: SS
t8 7-3 2 1-3 O HOU C. Reynolds C. Puleo 1% 5% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 7, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-7, Astros' Larry Andersen facing 9-1-2
Billy Hatcher moves from PH to LF
Glenn Hubbard pinch hits for Charlie Puleo (P) batting 9th
b8 3-7 0 --- O ATL G. Hubbard L. Andersen -2% 3% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 3-7 1 --- R ATL A. Hall L. Andersen 3% 6% Home Run
b8 4-7 1 --- ATL R. Gant L. Andersen 3% 9% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
b8 4-7 1 1-- O ATL D. James L. Andersen -4% 6% Lineout: LF
b8 4-7 2 1-- R ATL D. Murphy L. Andersen 7% 13% Double to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Gant Scores
Dave Smith replaces Larry Andersen pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-7 2 -2- ATL G. Perry D. Smith 4% 17% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Murphy to 3B; Perry to 1B
b8 5-7 2 1-3 R ATL O. Virgil D. Smith 14% 31% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Murphy Scores/unER; Perry to 3B
b8 6-7 2 1-3 R ATL K. Oberkfell D. Smith 28% 59% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Perry Scores/unER; Virgil to 2B
b8 7-7 2 12- ATL P. Runge D. Smith 3% 62% Wild Pitch; Virgil to 3B; Oberkfell to 2B
b8 7-7 2 -23 O ATL P. Runge D. Smith -12% 50% Strikeout
4 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 7, Braves 7.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Tied 7-7, Braves' Jim Acker facing 3-4-5
Jim Acker replaces Ozzie Virgil (C) pitching and batting 6th
Bruce Benedict replaces Glenn Hubbard (PH) playing C batting 9th
t9 7-7 0 --- HOU B. Doran J. Acker -8% 42% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t9 7-7 0 1-- O HOU K. Bass J. Acker 3% 44% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Doran to 2B
t9 7-7 1 -2- O HOU D. Walling J. Acker 9% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 7-7 2 -2- O HOU B. Hatcher J. Acker 11% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Braves 7.
Bottom of the 9th, Braves Batting, Tied 7-7, Astros' Jeff Heathcock facing 9-1-2
Jeff Heathcock replaces Billy Hatcher (LF) pitching and batting 6th
Jose Cruz replaces Dave Smith (P) playing LF batting 9th
b9 7-7 0 --- O ATL B. Benedict J. Heathcock -6% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 7-7 1 --- ATL A. Hall J. Heathcock 6% 64% Hit By Pitch
b9 7-7 1 1-- O ATL R. Gant J. Heathcock -7% 57% Flyball: RF
b9 7-7 2 1-- ATL D. James J. Heathcock 7% 64% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Hall to 3B
b9 7-7 2 1-3 R ATL D. Murphy J. Heathcock 36% 100% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Hall Scores; James to 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 7, Braves 8.

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