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Thursday August 12, 1971
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Led by Earl Williams, who smashed two homers and two singles, the Braves piled up 16 hits and defeated the Astros, 10-5. Williams singled in the first inning when the Braves scored five runs with the aid of a bases-loaded double by Marty Perez. After driving in a run with another single in the second, Williams homered with a man on base in the fourth and came back again in the next stanza with his second round-tripper of the game. [The Sporting News]


Atlanta Braves 10, Houston Astros 5

Game Played on Thursday, August 12, 1971 (Night game) at Atlanta Stadium

Astros       1  0  0    0  0  0    0  3  1  -   5 11  1
Braves       5  1  1    2  1  0    0  0  x  -  10 16  0


Astros               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Braves               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Alou lf               2   1   1   0     0   0   .310      Jackson cf            5   1   1   1     0   0   .271
  Chiles ph,lf        3   2   2   1     0   0   .319      T. Aaron 1b           5   2   3   0     0   0   .250
Morgan 2b             5   1   1   0     0   2   .259      H. Aaron rf           3   1   1   1     1   0   .315
Cedeno cf             4   1   3   1     0   0   .257        Brown rf            0   0   0   0     0   0   .207
Watson 1b             4   0   1   2     0   2   .285      Williams c            4   3   4   4     0   0   .251
Rader 3b              4   0   1   1     0   2   .244      Versalles 3b          5   1   1   0     0   1   .224
Menke ss              4   0   0   0     0   0   .258      Lum lf                5   0   1   1     0   0   .279
Wynn rf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .214      Garrido 2b            4   1   1   0     1   0   .185
Hiatt c               1   0   0   0     0   1   .286      Perez ss              4   1   2   3     1   0   .226
  Edwards ph,c        3   0   1   0     0   1   .225      Reed p                4   0   2   0     0   1   .133
Blasingame p          1   0   0   0     0   0   .190
  Harris p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Lemaster p          2   0   0   0     0   1   .167
  Geronimo ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .240

Totals               38   5  11   5     0   9             Totals               39  10  16  10     3   2

Time of Game: 2:19   Attendance: 10,430
Left on Base: Astros 6, Braves 10
DP: Astros 0, Braves 0
Errors: Rader
Doubles: Wynn (13), Cedeno (29), Perez 2 (11), Garrido (3)
Triples: Cedeno (6)
Home Runs: Chiles (1), Williams 2 (21)
Stolen Bases: Rader (4)
Sacrifice Flies: H. Aaron (5)
Hit by Pitch: Williams (7,by Lemaster)


Astros                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Blasingame L(8-9)       1.1   6   6   6   2   0   0  12   4.15
Harris                  2     7   3   3   0   1   1  13   6.23
Lemaster                4.2   3   1   1   1   1   1  19   2.89
Totals                  8    16  10  10   3   2   2  44

Braves                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Reed W(12-8)            9    11   5   5   0   9   1  38   3.32
Totals                  9    11   5   5   0   9   1  38

Hit by Pitch: Lemaster (1)
Wild Pitches: Harris (1), Reed (4)

Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - Jerry Dale, 3B - Augie Donatelli


ASTROS 1ST: Alou singled to third; Morgan struck out; Cedeno
singled to center [Alou to second]; Watson singled to center
[Alou scored, Cedeno to third, Watson to second (on throw)];
Rader struck out; Menke grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R,
3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Jackson singled to left; T. Aaron singled to center
[Jackson to third]; H. Aaron hit a sacrifice fly to right
[Jackson scored]; Williams singled to left [T. Aaron to second];
Versalles singled to shortstop [T. Aaron to third, Williams to
second]; Lum grounded out (shortstop to first) [T. Aaron scored,
Williams to third, Versalles to second]; Garrido walked; Perez
doubled to left [Williams scored, Versalles scored, Garrido
scored]; Reed flied out to center; 5 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Braves 5.

ASTROS 2ND: Wynn doubled to right; Hiatt struck out; Blasingame
grounded out (shortstop to first); Alou lined to second; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 5.

BRAVES 2ND: Jackson flied out to left; T. Aaron singled to
center; H. Aaron walked [T. Aaron to second]; HARRIS REPLACED
BLASINGAME (PITCHING); Williams singled to center [T. Aaron
scored, H. Aaron to second]; Versalles struck out; Lum grounded
out (first unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves
6.

ASTROS 3RD: Morgan struck out; Cedeno grounded out (third to
first); Watson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Braves 6.

BRAVES 3RD: Garrido flied out to center; Perez doubled to right;
On a bunt Reed singled to third [Perez to third]; Jackson forced
Reed (second to shortstop) [Perez scored]; T. Aaron grounded out
(third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 7.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader grounded out (third to first); Menke flied out
to center; Wynn grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 7.

BRAVES 4TH: H. Aaron singled to center; Harris threw a wild
pitch [H. Aaron to second]; Williams homered [H. Aaron scored];
Versalles grounded out (shortstop to first); Lum singled to
center; Garrido doubled to left [Lum to third]; LEMASTER
REPLACED HARRIS (PITCHING); Perez was walked intentionally; Reed
struck out; Rader dropped a foul fly hit by Jackson for an
error; Jackson popped to shortstop; 2 R, 4 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.
Astros 1, Braves 9.

ASTROS 5TH: EDWARDS BATTED FOR HIATT; Edwards singled to center;
Lemaster struck out; CHILES BATTED FOR ALOU; Chiles grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Edwards to second]; Morgan flied out to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 9.

BRAVES 5TH: EDWARDS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); CHILES STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING LF); T. Aaron grounded out (shortstop to
first); H. Aaron flied out to center; Williams homered;
Versalles popped to first in foul territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 10.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno tripled to center; Watson struck out; Rader
struck out; Menke flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Astros 1, Braves 10.

BRAVES 6TH: Lum flied out to left; Garrido grounded out (third
to first); Perez grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 10.

ASTROS 7TH: Wynn grounded out (second to first); Edwards flied
out to center; Lemaster grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 10.

BRAVES 7TH: Reed singled to center; Jackson flied out to left;
T. Aaron singled to right [Reed to second]; H. Aaron flied out
to center; Williams was hit by a pitch [Reed to third, T. Aaron
to second]; Versalles popped to second in foul territory; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1, Braves 10.

ASTROS 8TH: BROWN REPLACED H. AARON (PLAYING RF); Chiles singled
to right; On a bunt Morgan singled to third [Chiles to second];
Reed threw a wild pitch [Chiles to third, Morgan to second];
Cedeno doubled to right [Chiles scored, Morgan to third]; Watson
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Morgan scored, Cedeno to
third]; Rader singled to left [Cedeno scored]; Menke popped to
first in foul territory; Rader stole second; Wynn flied out to
left; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Braves 10.

BRAVES 8TH: Lum popped to third; Garrido popped to shortstop;
Perez popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Astros 4, Braves 10.

ASTROS 9TH: Edwards struck out; GERONIMO BATTED FOR LEMASTER;
Geronimo flied out to center; Chiles homered; Morgan lined to
right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Braves 10.



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