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Scores
Standings
CAL
@CHW
3
6
BAL
@DET
5
9
BOS
@NYY
7
5
CLE
@OAK
5
9
SEA
@TEX
8
6
ATL
@HOU
5
6
SFG
@LAD
0
7
CHC
@PIT
3
12
CIN
@SDP
4
3
MON
@STL
2
8
Thursday, October 1, 1987,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 7,885, Time of Game: 2:58
Braves
5
68-90
 Lost 1 
5th, 19½ GB
at Astros
6
75-84
 Won 1 
3rd, 13 GB
L: Jim Acker (4-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  2   2  0  0   1  0  0    5  9  1
Astros          0  0  0   0  5  0   0  0  1    6 15  3
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

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 2 0 0 0 5 .288 .370 .420 .790 0.007 1.32 0.110 -0.104 -0.1 3 0 2B,SB
Ron Gant 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .300 .310 .400 .710 0.024 1.00 0.107 -0.083 0.8 1 2 SB
   Ken Griffey PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .286 .358 .456 .814 -0.119 4.39 0.000 -0.119 -0.4
   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
Dion James LF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .311 .398 .471 .869 0.192 1.04 0.219 -0.028 0.9 3 0
Dale Murphy RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .295 .417 .578 .994 -0.125 1.21 0.000 -0.125 -1.3 0 0
Gerald Perry 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .276 .335 .418 .753 0.208 1.06 0.238 -0.031 1.3 10 1 2B,2·SB
Ozzie Virgil C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .246 .330 .474 .804 -0.077 1.27 0.000 -0.077 -0.8 6 1
Ken Oberkfell 3B 2 1 2 0 1 0 3 .280 .343 .363 .706 0.150 1.13 0.150 0.000 1.6 0 2 2·SB
   Gary Roenicke PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .225 .354 .472 .826 -0.230 3.36 0.000 -0.230 -0.9
   Paul Runge 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .277 .357 .634 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jeff Blauser SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .240 .331 .357 .689 -0.030 1.86 0.091 -0.122 -0.3 3 3 SB,GDP,IW
David Palmer P 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 .125 .143 .208 .351 0.058 1.30 0.105 -0.047 0.2 0 0
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Graig Nettles PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .213 .294 .356 .651 -0.043 1.73 0.000 -0.043 -0.2
   Chuck Cary P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 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-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .265 .379 .382 .761 -0.023 3.45 0.000 -0.023 -0.2 0 1 SH
Team Totals 33 5 9 2 4 4 38 .273 .351 .333 .685 -0.008 1.40 1.020 -1.032 0.6 26 10
2B: A Hall (20, off J Heathcock); G Perry (34, off J Heathcock).
SH: G Hubbard (4, off L Andersen).
IBB: J Blauser (1, by D Darwin).
TB: A Hall 3; K Oberkfell 2; G Perry 2; R Gant 2; J Blauser; D James.
GIDP: J Blauser (4).
RBI: R Gant (6); D James (61).
2-out RBI: R Gant; D James.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Gant-J Blauser-G Perry.
E: O Virgil (8).
Baserunning
SB: A Hall (28, 2nd base off D Darwin/R Reynolds); G Perry 2 (41, Home off D Darwin/R Reynolds, 2nd base off D Darwin/R Reynolds); K Oberkfell 2 (3, 2nd base off D Darwin/R Reynolds, 3rd base off D Darwin/R Reynolds); J Blauser (5, 2nd base off D Darwin/R Reynolds); R Gant (4, 2nd base off D Darwin/T Afenir).
Pickoffs: D James (1st base by J Heathcock).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Hatcher CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .295 .351 .416 .768 -0.061 1.25 0.064 -0.125 -0.3 1 1
Craig Reynolds SS 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .255 .305 .350 .654 0.018 1.69 0.136 -0.118 0.9 3 4
Bill Doran 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .283 .363 .407 .771 -0.193 1.54 0.012 -0.205 -1.5 2 3
Kevin Bass RF 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .285 .346 .453 .799 0.035 1.34 0.138 -0.104 0.9 1 0 SB
Denny Walling 3B 2 1 1 0 1 1 3 .283 .356 .418 .774 0.024 1.65 0.059 -0.036 0.1 0 1
   Ken Caminiti PH-3B 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 .245 .284 .333 .618 0.069 1.25 0.069 0.000 0.4 0 0
Glenn Davis 1B 5 0 3 3 0 0 5 .247 .307 .451 .758 0.414 2.21 0.490 -0.076 2.8 11 2 2B
Terry Puhl LF 5 0 1 1 0 2 5 .237 .302 .331 .633 0.183 1.99 0.390 -0.207 -1.0 3 0 GDP
Ronn Reynolds C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .189 .235 .424 -0.039 1.42 0.000 -0.039 -0.4 1 0
   Troy Afenir C 3 1 2 0 0 1 3 .300 .300 .300 .600 0.019 1.12 0.064 -0.045 0.5 4 0
Danny Darwin P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .206 .242 .448 -0.026 1.05 0.000 -0.026 -0.2 1 1
   Ty Gainey PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .091 .167 .091 .258 -0.030 1.33 0.000 -0.030 -0.4
   Jeff Heathcock P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.012 1.28 0.000 -0.012 -0.2 0 0 SH
   Dave Meads P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Cruz PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .246 .311 .409 .720 0.091 1.38 0.091 0.000 0.4 2B
   Larry Andersen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .452 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 39 6 15 6 3 7 43 .385 .429 .436 .864 0.492 1.57 1.513 -1.023 2.1 27 13
2B: G Davis (33, off D Palmer); J Cruz (17, off C Puleo).
SH: J Heathcock (1, off P Assenmacher).
TB: G Davis 4; K Caminiti 2; J Cruz 2; B Hatcher 2; T Afenir 2; K Bass; T Puhl; C Reynolds; D Walling; B Doran.
GIDP: T Puhl (3).
RBI: G Davis 3 (91); K Bass (85); C Reynolds (28); T Puhl (15).
2-out RBI: G Davis 3; K Bass; T Puhl.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 4 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 2. B Hatcher-T Afenir; D Walling-B Doran-G Davis.
PB: T Afenir (1).
E: R Reynolds 2 (6); J Heathcock (1).
Outfield Assists: B Hatcher (G Perry at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: K Bass (20, 2nd base off D Palmer/O Virgil).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
David Palmer 4.2 9 5 5 2 4 0 4.90 24 28 -0.400 1.40 -2.9
Paul Assenmacher 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.89 6 1 0 0.084 1.23 0.8
Chuck Cary 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.95 2 0 0 -0.002 1.32 -0.0
Charlie Puleo 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.30 6 1 0 0.193 2.01 1.0
Jim Acker, L (4-8) 0.2 3 1 1 0 0 0 4.22 5 0 0 -0.366 2.39 -0.9
Team Totals 8.2 15 6 6 3 7 0 6.23 43 28 2 0 -0.491 1.57 -2.1

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Danny Darwin 5 4 4 3 4 3 0 3.59 23 44 -0.196 0.89 -1.6
Jeff Heathcock, BS (1) 2.1 4 1 1 0 0 0 3.24 10 0 0 -0.159 1.85 -0.5
Dave Meads 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.36 1 1 0 0.230 3.36 0.9
Larry Andersen, W (9-5) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.49 4 0 0 0.134 3.35 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 5 4 4 4 0 4.00 38 44 1 0 0.009 1.40 -0.6
Balks: None.
WP: D Palmer (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: D Darwin (12; J Blauser).
Pickoffs: J Heathcock (0; D James, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Charlie Williams, 3B - John Kibler.
Time of Game: 2:58.
Attendance: 7,885.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Houston Astros
1 Albert Hall CF 1 Billy Hatcher CF
2 Ron Gant 2B 2 Craig Reynolds SS
3 Dion James LF 3 Bill Doran 2B
4 Dale Murphy RF 4 Kevin Bass RF
5 Gerald Perry 1B 5 Denny Walling 3B
6 Ozzie Virgil C 6 Glenn Davis 1B
7 Ken Oberkfell 3B 7 Terry Puhl LF
8 Jeff Blauser SS 8 Ronn Reynolds C
9 David Palmer P 9 Danny Darwin P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 5-5 2 12- R HOU T. Puhl J. Acker 39% 100% Single; Caminiti Scores; Davis to 2B
b5 2-4 2 123 RRR HOU G. Davis D. Palmer 39% 70% Double; Reynolds Scores; Bass Scores; Walling Scores; Davis to 3B/Adv on E2
t8 5-5 1 --3 OO ATL G. Roenicke D. Meads 23% 60% Double Play: Flyball: CF-C
t7 4-5 2 -2- R ATL D. James J. Heathcock -18% 55% Single; Hall Scores
t8 5-5 0 --- ATL G. Perry J. Heathcock -13% 37% Double

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O ATL A. Hall D. Darwin 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- O ATL R. Gant D. Darwin 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O ATL D. James D. Darwin 1% 55% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' David Palmer facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Hatcher D. Palmer -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O HOU C. Reynolds D. Palmer -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- HOU B. Doran D. Palmer 1% 52% Single
b1 0-0 2 1-- O HOU K. Bass D. Palmer -2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O ATL D. Murphy D. Darwin 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- O ATL G. Perry D. Darwin 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O ATL O. Virgil D. Darwin 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' David Palmer facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- HOU D. Walling D. Palmer 4% 59% Single
b2 0-0 0 1-- HOU G. Davis D. Palmer 6% 64% Single; Walling to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- OO HOU T. Puhl D. Palmer -11% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Walling to 3B
b2 0-0 2 --3 O HOU R. Reynolds D. Palmer -4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- ATL K. Oberkfell D. Darwin -4% 46% Single
t3 0-0 0 1-- O ATL J. Blauser D. Darwin 4% 50% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 1 1-- O ATL D. Palmer D. Darwin 3% 53% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t3 0-0 2 1-- ATL A. Hall D. Darwin -3% 50% Single; Palmer to 3B
t3 0-0 2 1-3 R ATL R. Gant D. Darwin -11% 39% Hall Steals 2B; Palmer Scores; Hall to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t3 1-0 2 --3 R ATL R. Gant D. Darwin -9% 30% Single; Hall Scores
t3 2-0 2 1-- O ATL D. James D. Darwin 2% 32% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Braves' David Palmer facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- O HOU D. Darwin D. Palmer -3% 29% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-2 1 --- HOU B. Hatcher D. Palmer 3% 32% Single
b3 0-2 1 1-- O HOU C. Reynolds D. Palmer -2% 30% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Hatcher to 2B
b3 0-2 2 -2- O HOU B. Doran D. Palmer -4% 26% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 4-5-6
t4 2-0 0 --- O ATL D. Murphy D. Darwin 2% 28% Lineout: 1B
t4 2-0 1 --- ATL G. Perry D. Darwin -2% 26% Walk
t4 2-0 1 1-- O ATL O. Virgil D. Darwin 2% 28% Flyball: LF
t4 2-0 2 1-- ATL K. Oberkfell D. Darwin -1% 27% Perry Steals 2B; Perry to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t4 2-0 2 --3 ATL K. Oberkfell D. Darwin -1% 26% Walk
t4 2-0 2 1-3 ATL J. Blauser D. Darwin -1% 26% Oberkfell Steals 2B
t4 2-0 2 -23 ATL J. Blauser D. Darwin -1% 25% Intentional Walk
t4 2-0 2 123 R ATL D. Palmer D. Darwin -7% 17% Perry Steals Hm; Oberkfell Steals 3B; Blauser Steals 2B
Troy Afenir replaces Ronn Reynolds playing C batting 8th
t4 3-0 2 -23 R ATL D. Palmer D. Darwin -5% 12% Passed Ball; Oberkfell Scores/unER; Blauser to 3B
t4 4-0 2 --3 O ATL D. Palmer D. Darwin 2% 13% Strikeout
2 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Braves' David Palmer facing 4-5-6
b4 0-4 0 --- HOU K. Bass D. Palmer 3% 17% Walk
b4 0-4 0 1-- HOU D. Walling D. Palmer 2% 18% Bass Steals 2B
b4 0-4 0 -2- O HOU D. Walling D. Palmer -4% 15% Strikeout
b4 0-4 1 -2- O HOU G. Davis D. Palmer -3% 12% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-4 2 -2- O HOU T. Puhl D. Palmer -2% 10% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-0, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 1-2-3
t5 4-0 0 --- O ATL A. Hall D. Darwin 1% 10% Lineout: SS
t5 4-0 1 --- ATL R. Gant D. Darwin -1% 10% Single
t5 4-0 1 1-- ATL D. James D. Darwin -1% 9% Gant Steals 2B
t5 4-0 1 -2- ATL D. James D. Darwin -1% 8% Walk
t5 4-0 1 12- O ATL D. Murphy D. Darwin 1% 10% Strikeout
t5 4-0 2 12- O ATL G. Perry D. Darwin 1% 11% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Braves' David Palmer facing 8-9-1
b5 0-4 0 --- HOU T. Afenir D. Palmer 3% 15% Single
Ty Gainey pinch hits for Danny Darwin (P) batting 9th
b5 0-4 0 1-- O HOU T. Gainey D. Palmer -3% 12% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-4 1 1-- HOU B. Hatcher D. Palmer 3% 15% Single; Afenir to 2B
b5 0-4 1 12- R HOU C. Reynolds D. Palmer 11% 26% Single; Afenir Scores; Hatcher to 3B
b5 1-4 1 1-3 O HOU B. Doran D. Palmer -7% 18% Flyball: SS
b5 1-4 2 1-3 R HOU K. Bass D. Palmer 9% 27% Single; Hatcher Scores; Reynolds to 2B
b5 2-4 2 12- HOU D. Walling D. Palmer 2% 30% Wild Pitch; Reynolds to 3B; Bass to 2B
b5 2-4 2 -23 HOU D. Walling D. Palmer 2% 32% Walk
b5 2-4 2 123 RRR HOU G. Davis D. Palmer 39% 70% Double; Reynolds Scores; Bass Scores; Walling Scores; Davis to 3B/Adv on E2
Paul Assenmacher replaces David Palmer pitching and batting 9th
b5 5-4 2 --3 O HOU T. Puhl P. Assenmacher -4% 67% Strikeout
5 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Astros 5.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 4-5, Astros' Jeff Heathcock facing 6-7-8
Jeff Heathcock replaces Ty Gainey (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-5 0 --- O ATL O. Virgil J. Heathcock 4% 70% Foul Flyball: 1B
t6 4-5 1 --- ATL K. Oberkfell J. Heathcock -4% 66% Single
t6 4-5 1 1-- OO ATL J. Blauser J. Heathcock 8% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-4, Braves' Paul Assenmacher facing 8-9-1
b6 5-4 0 --- HOU T. Afenir P. Assenmacher 3% 78% Single
b6 5-4 0 1-- O HOU J. Heathcock P. Assenmacher -1% 76% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Afenir to 2B
b6 5-4 1 -2- O HOU B. Hatcher P. Assenmacher -3% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 5-4 2 -2- HOU C. Reynolds P. Assenmacher 1% 74% Walk
b6 5-4 2 12- O HOU B. Doran P. Assenmacher -4% 70% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 4, Astros 5.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 4-5, Astros' Jeff Heathcock facing 9-1-2
Graig Nettles pinch hits for Paul Assenmacher (P) batting 9th
t7 4-5 0 --- O ATL G. Nettles J. Heathcock 4% 74% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 4-5 1 --- ATL A. Hall J. Heathcock -8% 66% Double
t7 4-5 1 -2- O ATL R. Gant J. Heathcock 7% 73% Flyball: LF
t7 4-5 2 -2- R ATL D. James J. Heathcock -18% 55% Single; Hall Scores
t7 5-5 2 1-- ATL D. Murphy J. Heathcock -3% 52% James Picked off 1B, safe on E1; James to 3B
t7 5-5 2 --3 O ATL D. Murphy J. Heathcock 7% 59% Flyball: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 5, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 5-5, Braves' Chuck Cary facing 4-5-6
Chuck Cary replaces Graig Nettles (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-5 0 --- O HOU K. Bass C. Cary -4% 55% Strikeout (C-1B)
Ken Caminiti pinch hits for Denny Walling (3B) batting 5th
b7 5-5 1 --- HOU K. Caminiti C. Cary 4% 59% Single
Charlie Puleo replaces Chuck Cary pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-5 1 1-- O HOU G. Davis C. Puleo -5% 54% Flyball: LF
b7 5-5 2 1-- O HOU T. Puhl C. Puleo -4% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 5, Astros 5.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Tied 5-5, Astros' Jeff Heathcock facing 5-6-7
Ken Caminiti moves from PH to 3B
t8 5-5 0 --- ATL G. Perry J. Heathcock -13% 37% Double
t8 5-5 0 -2- O ATL O. Virgil J. Heathcock 1% 37% Groundout: SS-1B; Perry to 3B
Dave Meads replaces Jeff Heathcock pitching and batting 9th
Gary Roenicke pinch hits for Ken Oberkfell (3B) batting 7th
t8 5-5 1 --3 OO ATL G. Roenicke D. Meads 23% 60% Double Play: Flyball: CF-C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 5, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Tied 5-5, Braves' Charlie Puleo facing 8-9-1
Paul Runge replaces Gary Roenicke (PH) playing 3B batting 7th
b8 5-5 0 --- O HOU T. Afenir C. Puleo -5% 56% Strikeout
Jose Cruz pinch hits for Dave Meads (P) batting 9th
b8 5-5 1 --- HOU J. Cruz C. Puleo 9% 65% Double
b8 5-5 1 -2- O HOU B. Hatcher C. Puleo -7% 58% Flyball: CF
b8 5-5 2 -2- O HOU C. Reynolds C. Puleo -8% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 5, Astros 5.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Tied 5-5, Astros' Larry Andersen facing 8-9-1
Larry Andersen replaces Jose Cruz (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 5-5 0 --- ATL J. Blauser L. Andersen -8% 42% Single
Glenn Hubbard pinch hits for Charlie Puleo (P) batting 9th
t9 5-5 0 1-- O ATL G. Hubbard L. Andersen 2% 44% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Blauser to 2B
t9 5-5 1 -2- O ATL A. Hall L. Andersen 7% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B; Blauser to 3B
Ken Griffey pinch hits for Ron Gant (2B) batting 2nd
t9 5-5 2 --3 O ATL K. Griffey L. Andersen 12% 63% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 5, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Tied 5-5, Braves' Jim Acker facing 3-4-5
Jim Acker replaces Ken Griffey (PH) pitching and batting 2nd
Glenn Hubbard moves from PH to 2B
b9 5-5 0 --- O HOU B. Doran J. Acker -6% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 5-5 1 --- O HOU K. Bass J. Acker -4% 53% Flyball: LF
b9 5-5 2 --- HOU K. Caminiti J. Acker 3% 56% Single
b9 5-5 2 1-- HOU G. Davis J. Acker 5% 61% Single; Caminiti to 2B
b9 5-5 2 12- R HOU T. Puhl J. Acker 39% 100% Single; Caminiti Scores; Davis to 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 5, Astros 6.

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