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Houston Astros 6 Atlanta Braves 2

+ Boxscore: Sat, August 04,1979
1979-08-03 - 1979-08-05
  123 456 789  R H E
Atlanta Braves (45-67)000 200 000 251
Houston Astros (65-47)000 032 01X 680
Date of Game: Sat, August 04,1979
Stadium: Astrodome
Attendance: 45,110
Time of Game: 2:23

Feats and Milestones
Phil Niekro:11 Strikeouts
Winning Pitcher: Frank LaCorte (1-0)
Losing Pitcher: Phil Niekro (14-14)
Save: Joe Sambito (13)

Home Runs: Bob Horner (20)
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NL West Standings (on this date)
TeamWLPctGBLRFRADiffStrk
HOU6547.580--415421-6W5
CIN6052.5365.052447054W1
SFN5258.47312.0509512-3L4
SDN5062.44615.0429475-46L1
LAN4762.43116.5510535-25W2
ATL4567.40220.0503564-61L3
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    Atlanta Braves Batting
    ATLPosAgeABRHBIBBSOAVGsG#cG#sHRsRBIsSB
    Jim Wessinger2b23.3143
    00002.0002000
    Jerry Roysterph-2b26.2900
    00010.26656723818
    Gary Matthewsrf29.0304
    01001.311982236911
    Rowland Officecf26.2832
    11010.2687242333
    Charlie Spikesph-lf28.1931
    00001.2966173200
    Bob Horner3b21.3634
    11201.32116520650
    Dale Murphy1b23.1453
    00010.30524615412
    Barry Bonnelllf-cf25.2814
    00002.2503078312
    Darrel Chaneyss31.1484
    00002.130895061
    Bruce Benedictc23.3522
    01001.21569091
    Joe Nolanc28.0842
    01000.2532264140
    Phil Niekrop40.1253
    00002.198579050
    Totals32252312.2747805379-
    Houston Astros Batting
    HOUPosAgeABRHBIBBSOAVGsG#cG#sHRsRBIsSB
    Rafael Landestoy2b26.0683
    01011.1931570102
    Craig Reynoldsss26.2204
    01000.2734210319
    Terry Puhlcf23.0274
    12001.29031973323
    Denny Wallingrf25.109000000.3111913240
    Jose Cruzlf31.3624
    11002.302111765729
    Enos Cabell1b29.3004
    00002.26879354929
    Jeff Leonardrf-cf23.3172
    31121.28610603013
    Art Howe3b32.2324
    01101.2524496281
    Bruce Bochyc24.1104
    11101.20791150
    Frank LaCortep27.2961
    00001.00049000
    Jimmy Sextonph27.2331
    00001.200138001
    George Throopp28.2531
    00000.00027000
    Joe Sambitop27.0371
    00000.167178010
    Totals33683311.2728844036-
    Game Stats
    2B: Jose Cruz (28), Jeff Leonard (9)
    HR: Bob Horner (20)
    RBI: Bob Horner (65), Bruce Bochy (5), Art Howe (28), Jeff Leonard (30)
    SB: Craig Reynolds (9), Jimmy Sexton (1)
    CS: Rafael Landestoy (3)
    Atlanta Braves Pitching
    ATLAgeDecIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPsG#cG#cGS
    Phil Niekro40.125L 14-14886531103.720.0530582448
    Totals8.08653110--
    Houston Astros Pitching
    HOUAgeDecIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPsG#cG#cGS
    Frank LaCorte27.296W 1-053221615.320.18104829
    George Throop28.253-22002304.500.2215270
    Joe Sambito27.037SV 1320000301.230.00421785
    Totals9.05223121--
    Other Game Information
    WP: Phil Niekro (18)

    Pitches-Strikes-Balls: Phil Niekro 0-0-0, Frank LaCorte 0-0-0, George Throop 0-0-0, Joe Sambito 0-0-0
    Total Batters Faced: Phil Niekro 36, Frank LaCorte 19, George Throop 10, Joe Sambito 6
    Groundballs-Flyballs: Phil Niekro 7-7, Frank LaCorte 4-5, George Throop 1-2, Joe Sambito 1-2

    Umpires: HP: Harry Wendelstedt 1B: Dutch Rennert 2B: Ed Montague 3B: Lee Weyer


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