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Sunday September 13, 1970
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Six unearned runs in the first inning started the Astros on the way to a 10-6 victory over the Braves. Jesus Alou, leading off, was safe on an error by Sonny Jackson and scored on singles by Joe Morgan and Bob Watson. After Jim Wynn went out, Denis Menke was safe on an error by Darrell Evans, Morgan scoring. Doug Rader walked to load the bases and Cesar Cedeno doubled to drive in two tallies. Following a pass to Larry Howard, Don Wilson singled for the sixth run of the stanza.

Morgan added to the Astros' total with an inside-the-park homer for two runs in the sixth and Rader smashed a drive over the fence in the seventh. Wilson, who needed last-out help from Jim Ray, gained his sixth straight victory. [The Sporting News]


Houston Astros 10, Atlanta Braves 6

Game Played on Sunday, September 13, 1970 (Night game) at Astrodome

Braves       0  1  0    0  0  2    2  0  1  -   6 12  3
Astros       6  0  1    0  0  2    1  0  x  -  10 10  2


Braves               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Astros               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Lum cf                5   1   1   0     0   0   .245      Alou rf               5   2   1   1     0   0   .308
Jackson ss            5   2   2   0     0   0   .259      Morgan 2b             5   2   2   2     0   1   .276
H. Aaron rf           2   0   0   0     1   0   .309      Wynn lf               4   0   0   0     0   2   .283
  Garr pr,rf          2   2   1   1     0   1   .244        Geronimo lf         1   0   0   0     0   0   .316
Carty lf              4   1   3   2     0   0   .354      Watson 1b             5   1   2   1     0   1   .270
  Priddy p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .200      Menke ss              4   1   0   1     1   1   .306
  Williams ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Rader 3b              3   2   1   1     1   2   .246
Cepeda 1b             4   0   0   0     1   1   .308      Cedeno cf             4   2   2   2     0   0   .300
Evans 3b              4   0   3   3     1   0   .417      Howard c              2   0   0   0     2   1   .327
Garrido 2b            4   0   0   0     0   1   .271      Wilson p              3   0   2   2     0   0   .131
  Hall ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .165        Ray p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .200
Didier c              4   0   1   0     0   1   .155
Stone p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .229
  Kester p            2   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  King ph             1   0   1   0     0   0   .262
  Baker pr,lf         1   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               40   6  12   6     3   4             Totals               36  10  10  10     4   8

Time of Game: 2:29   Attendance:  8,232
Left on Base: Braves 10, Astros 7
DP: Braves 0, Astros 0
Errors: Jackson, Cepeda, Evans, Menke, Wilson
Doubles: King (8), Garr (2), Cedeno 2 (16)
Home Runs: Morgan (6), Rader (23)
Stolen Bases: Watson (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Wilson (3)


Braves                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Stone L(11-10)          0.1   4   6   0   2   0   0   9   3.80
Kester                  5.2   5   3   3   1   8   1  23   5.53
Priddy                  2     1   1   1   1   0   1   9   5.00
Totals                  8    10  10   4   4   8   2  41

Astros                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Wilson W(10-5)          8.2  12   6   5   3   4   0  42   4.01
Ray SV(5)               0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   3.61
Totals                  9    12   6   5   3   4   0  43

Wild Pitches: Wilson (14)

Umpires: HP - Ed Sudol, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Ken Burkhart


BRAVES 1ST: Lum out on an unknown play; Jackson out on an
unknown play; H. Aaron out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Alou reached on an error by Jackson [Alou to first];
Morgan singled [Alou to second]; Wynn flied out on an unknown
play; Watson singled [Alou scored (unearned), Morgan to third];
Menke reached on an error by Evans [Menke to first, Morgan
scored (unearned) (RBI), Watson to second]; Rader walked [Watson
to third, Menke to second]; Cedeno doubled [Watson scored
(unearned), Menke scored (unearned), Rader to third]; Howard was
walked intentionally; Wilson singled [Rader scored (unearned),
Cedeno scored (unearned), Howard to second]; KESTER REPLACED
STONE (PITCHING); Alou flied out on an unknown play; Morgan
struck out; 6 R (0 ER), 4 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Astros 6.

BRAVES 2ND: Carty singled; Wilson threw a wild pitch [Carty to
second]; Cepeda struck out; Evans singled [Carty scored];
Garrido struck out; Didier singled [Evans to third]; Kester out
on an unknown play; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 6.

ASTROS 2ND: Wynn out on an unknown play; Watson struck out;
Menke walked; Rader struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1,
Astros 6.

BRAVES 3RD: Lum out on an unknown play; Jackson out on an
unknown play; H. Aaron out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 6.

ASTROS 3RD: Cedeno doubled; Howard struck out; Wilson singled
[Cedeno to third]; Alou forced Wilson [Cedeno scored]; Morgan
out on an unknown play; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Astros
7.

BRAVES 4TH: Carty out on an unknown play; Cepeda out on an
unknown play; Evans out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 7.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn struck out; Watson singled; Watson stole
second; Menke struck out; Rader struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 7.

BRAVES 5TH: Garrido out on an unknown play; Didier out on an
unknown play; Kester out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 7.

ASTROS 5TH: Cedeno out on an unknown play; Howard out on an
unknown play; Wilson out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 1, Astros 7.

BRAVES 6TH: Lum out on an unknown play; Jackson singled; H.
Aaron walked [Jackson to second]; GARR RAN FOR H. AARON; Carty
singled [Jackson scored, Garr to third]; Cepeda flied out on an
unknown play; Evans singled [Garr scored, Carty to second];
Garrido reached on an error by Wilson [Garrido to first, Carty
to third, Evans to second]; Didier out on an unknown play; 2 R,
3 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 7.

ASTROS 6TH: GARR STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Alou singled;
Morgan homered [Alou scored]; Wynn struck out; Watson out on an
unknown play; Menke out on an unknown play; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 3, Astros 9.

BRAVES 7TH: KING BATTED FOR KESTER; King doubled; BAKER RAN FOR
KING; Lum out on an unknown play; Jackson singled to shortstop
[Baker out at home (shortstop to catcher)]; Garr doubled
[Jackson scored]; Carty singled [Garr scored]; Cepeda out on an
unknown play; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 9.

ASTROS 7TH: BAKER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); PRIDDY REPLACED
CARTY (PITCHING); Rader homered; Cedeno out on an unknown play;
Howard walked; Wilson reached on an error by Cepeda on a
sacrifice bunt [Wilson to first, Howard to second]; Orlando
Cepeda stood next to Don Wilson with the ball but forgot to tag
him; Alou forced Wilson [Howard to third]; Morgan out on an
unknown play; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 10.

BRAVES 8TH: GERONIMO REPLACED WYNN (PLAYING LF); Evans walked;
Garrido out on an unknown play [Evans to second]; Didier struck
out; Baker out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves
5, Astros 10.

ASTROS 8TH: Geronimo out on an unknown play; Watson out on an
unknown play; Menke out on an unknown play; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 5, Astros 10.

BRAVES 9TH: Lum singled; Jackson reached on an error by Menke
[Jackson to first, Lum to second]; Garr struck out; WILLIAMS
BATTED FOR PRIDDY; Williams flied out on an unknown play;
Debut game for Earl Williams; Cepeda walked [Lum to third,
Jackson to second]; Evans singled [Lum scored (unearned),
Jackson to third, Cepeda to second]; RAY REPLACED WILSON
(PITCHING); HALL BATTED FOR GARRIDO; Hall out on an unknown
play; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 6, Astros 10.



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