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Houston Astros [5] Atlanta Braves [1]Play by Play
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Joe Niekro played in this game for HOU
Play by Play results of this game. Play by Play data is available since 1957. The grid below provides an at-bat by at-bat record of this game including the game state at the time of the at bat, the batter and pitcher information and the results.

Date of GameThursday April 30,1981Day/NightNight
StadiumAtlanta-Fulton County StadiumLocationAtlanta,GA
Winning PitcherJoe NiekroLosing PitcherTommy Boggs

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InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
1Denny WallingHOU11B27.013LTommy BoggsATL 25.188RWWalk031
1Craig ReynoldsHOU2SS28.124LTommy BoggsATL 25.188RHR/9.1-HHome Run RF011Denny Walling
1Cesar CedenoHOU3CF30.064RTommy BoggsATL 25.188R63Groundout SS010
1Jose CruzHOU4LF33.266LTommy BoggsATL 25.188R13Groundout P111
1Terry PuhlHOU5RF24.296LTommy BoggsATL 25.188R2/FLFlyout C222
1Eddie MillerATL 1LF23.305BJoe NiekroHOU36.174R43Groundout 2B011
1Claudell WashingtonATL 2RF26.242LJoe NiekroHOU36.174RKStrikeout Swinging112
1Dale MurphyATL 3CF25.049RJoe NiekroHOU36.174R43Groundout 2B200
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
2Art HoweHOU63B34.136RTommy BoggsATL 25.188R53Groundout 3B011
2Alan AshbyHOU7C29.297BTommy BoggsATL 25.188R43Groundout 2B100
2Dickie ThonHOU82B22.314RTommy BoggsATL 25.188R63Groundout SS212
2Bob HornerATL 43B23.267RJoe NiekroHOU36.174R6Flyout SS030
2Chris ChamblissATL 51B32.125LJoe NiekroHOU36.174R5/FLFlyout 3B120
2Glenn HubbardATL 62B23.217RJoe NiekroHOU36.174RS7Single LF212
2Bruce BenedictATL 7C25.256RJoe NiekroHOU36.174RS8.1-3;B-2(E8)Single CF231Glenn Hubbard
2Rafael RamirezATL 8SS23.071RJoe NiekroHOU36.174R2/FLFlyout C202Bruce BenedictGlenn Hubbard
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
3Joe NiekroHOU9P36.174RTommy BoggsATL 25.188RKStrikeout Swinging002
3Denny WallingHOU11B27.013LTommy BoggsATL 25.188RWWalk131
3Craig ReynoldsHOU2SS28.124LTommy BoggsATL 25.188R43.1-2Groundout 2B121Denny Walling
3Cesar CedenoHOU3CF30.064RTommy BoggsATL 25.188RS8.2-HSingle CF210Denny Walling
3Jose CruzHOU4LF33.266LTommy BoggsATL 25.188RHR/8.1-HHome Run CF210Cesar Cedeno
3Terry PuhlHOU5RF24.296LTommy BoggsATL 25.188R8Flyout CF231
3Tommy BoggsATL 9P25.188RJoe NiekroHOU36.174R63Groundout SS021
3Eddie MillerATL 1LF23.305BJoe NiekroHOU36.174R7Flyout LF111
3Claudell WashingtonATL 2RF26.242LJoe NiekroHOU36.174RD7Double LF221
3Dale MurphyATL 3CF25.049RJoe NiekroHOU36.174RPB.2-3200Claudell Washington
3Dale MurphyATL 3CF25.049RJoe NiekroHOU36.174R53Groundout 3B231Claudell Washington
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
4Art HoweHOU63B34.136RTommy BoggsATL 25.188R53Groundout 3B000
4Alan AshbyHOU7C29.297BTommy BoggsATL 25.188RWWalk131
4Dickie ThonHOU82B22.314RTommy BoggsATL 25.188R64(1)/FOGroundout SS100Alan Ashby
4Joe NiekroHOU9P36.174RTommy BoggsATL 25.188R3/FLFlyout 1B212Dickie Thon
4Bob HornerATL 43B23.267RJoe NiekroHOU36.174RWWalk032
4Chris ChamblissATL 51B32.125LJoe NiekroHOU36.174R7Flyout LF010Bob Horner
4Glenn HubbardATL 62B23.217RJoe NiekroHOU36.174RS8.1-3Single CF122Bob Horner
4Bruce BenedictATL 7C25.256RJoe NiekroHOU36.174R7/SF.3-H;1-2Flyout LF100Glenn HubbardBob Horner
4Rafael RamirezATL 8SS23.071RJoe NiekroHOU36.174R3/FLFlyout 1B201Glenn Hubbard
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
5Denny WallingHOU11B27.013LTommy BoggsATL 25.188R8Flyout CF000
5Craig ReynoldsHOU2SS28.124LTommy BoggsATL 25.188R43Groundout 2B120
5Cesar CedenoHOU3CF30.064RTommy BoggsATL 25.188R7Flyout LF210
5Brian AsselstineATL 9PH27.219LJoe NiekroHOU36.174R53Groundout 3B001
5Eddie MillerATL 1LF23.305BJoe NiekroHOU36.174R5Flyout 3B112
5Claudell WashingtonATL 2RF26.242LJoe NiekroHOU36.174R6Flyout SS210
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
6Jose CruzHOU4LF33.266LPreston HannaATL 26.232RS8Single CF010
6Terry PuhlHOU5RF24.296LPreston HannaATL 26.232R8(B)3(1)/DPFlyout CF012Jose Cruz
6Art HoweHOU63B34.136RPreston HannaATL 26.232R6Flyout SS200
6Dale MurphyATL 3CF25.049RJoe NiekroHOU36.174R63Groundout SS022
6Bob HornerATL 43B23.267RJoe NiekroHOU36.174R6Flyout SS121
6Chris ChamblissATL 51B32.125LJoe NiekroHOU36.174R8Flyout CF221
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
7Alan AshbyHOU7C29.297BPreston HannaATL 26.232R6Flyout SS022
7Dickie ThonHOU82B22.314RPreston HannaATL 26.232R13Groundout P121
7Joe NiekroHOU9P36.174RPreston HannaATL 26.232R8Flyout CF210
7Glenn HubbardATL 62B23.217RJoe NiekroHOU36.174RKStrikeout Swinging012
7Bruce BenedictATL 7C25.256RJoe NiekroHOU36.174R7Flyout LF100
7Rafael RamirezATL 8SS23.071RJoe NiekroHOU36.174R13Groundout P200
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
8Denny WallingHOU11B27.013LPreston HannaATL 26.232RWWalk031
8Craig ReynoldsHOU2SS28.124LPreston HannaATL 26.232R13/SH.1-2Groundout P001Denny Walling
8Cesar CedenoHOU3CF30.064RPreston HannaATL 26.232R63Groundout SS101Denny Walling
8Jose CruzHOU4LF33.266LPreston HannaATL 26.232RWWalk232Denny Walling
8Terry PuhlHOU5RF24.296LPreston HannaATL 26.232R43Groundout 2B212Jose CruzDenny Walling
8Jerry RoysterATL 9PH28.194RJoe NiekroHOU36.174R9Flyout RF010
8Eddie MillerATL 1LF23.305BJoe NiekroHOU36.174RS7Single LF131
8Claudell WashingtonATL 2RF26.242LJoe NiekroHOU36.174RSB2#Stolen Base (2nd)100Eddie Miller
8Claudell WashingtonATL 2RF26.242LJoe NiekroHOU36.174R7Flyout LF102Eddie Miller
8Dale MurphyATL 3CF25.049RJoe NiekroHOU36.174R43Groundout 2B200Eddie Miller
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
9Art HoweHOU63B34.136RRick MahlerATL 27.268R1/GGroundout P010
9Alan AshbyHOU7C29.297BRick MahlerATL 27.268R3/GGroundout 1B112
9Dickie ThonHOU82B22.314RRick MahlerATL 27.268RK/CStrikeout Swinging232
9Bob HornerATL 43B23.267RJoe NiekroHOU36.174R8Flyout CF000
9Chris ChamblissATL 51B32.125LJoe NiekroHOU36.174R8Flyout CF100
9Glenn HubbardATL 62B23.217RJoe NiekroHOU36.174R8Flyout CF200