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Monday April 17, 1972
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Willie Davis and Manny Mota led the Dodgers' 16-hit attack in an 8-3 victory over the Braves before an Atlanta opening-night turnout of 20,203. Davis and Mota each homered with a man on base in a collection of seven hits between them. [The Sporting News]


Los Angeles Dodgers 8, Atlanta Braves 3

Game Played on Monday, April 17, 1972 (Night game) at Atlanta Stadium

Dodgers      1  2  0    0  0  0    0  3  2  -   8 16  0
Braves       0  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  1  -   3  6  1


Dodgers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Braves               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Wills ss              6   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Millan 2b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .176
Mota lf               5   2   4   2     1   0   .667      Garr lf               4   0   1   0     0   1   .500
Davis cf              5   2   3   3     1   0   .333      Aaron 1b              4   0   1   0     0   0   .091
Robinson rf           3   1   1   1     3   0   .200      Williams c            4   2   1   0     0   2   .333
  Russell rf          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Evans 3b              4   1   1   2     0   0   .313
Lefebvre 2b           5   0   1   1     0   0   .333      Lum rf                3   0   0   0     0   0   .143
Parker 1b             5   0   2   0     0   0   .400        McQueen p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Garvey 3b             5   1   2   0     0   0   .400        Breazeale ph        1   0   1   0     0   0   .200
Cannizzaro c          4   2   2   0     1   1   .500      Baker cf              4   0   0   0     0   1   .071
Singer p              3   0   1   0     0   1   .333      Perez ss              3   0   0   0     0   1   .333
  Wilhelm p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Stone p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Neibauer p          2   0   0   0     0   2   .000
                                                            Brown rf            1   0   1   0     0   0   .333

Totals               41   8  16   7     6   3             Totals               34   3   6   2     0   7

Time of Game: 2:43   Attendance: 20,203
Left on Base: Dodgers 14, Braves 4
DP: Dodgers 0, Braves 0
Errors: Brown
Doubles: Garvey (1)
Home Runs: Davis (1), Mota (1), Evans (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Singer (1), Wilhelm (1)


Dodgers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Singer W(1-0)           7     4   2   2   0   5   1  25   2.57
Wilhelm SV(1)           2     2   1   0   0   2   0   9   0.00
Totals                  9     6   3   2   0   7   1  34

Braves                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Stone L(0-1)            1.2   5   3   3   3   1   0  13  16.20
Neibauer                5.2   9   3   2   1   2   1  27   3.18
McQueen                 1.2   2   2   2   2   0   1   9  10.80
Totals                  9    16   8   7   6   3   2  49

Passed Balls: Cannizzaro (1)
Wild Pitches: Wilhelm 2 (2)

Umpires: HP - Nick Colosi, 1B - Satch Davidson, 2B - Ed Sudol, 3B - John Kibler


DODGERS 1ST: Wills struck out; Mota flied out to right; Davis
singled to left; Robinson walked [Davis to second]; Lefebvre
singled to center [Davis scored, Robinson to second]; Parker
forced Lefebvre (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Dodgers 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Millan flied out to left; Garr grounded out (pitcher
to first); Aaron grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Braves 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Garvey singled to center; Cannizzaro singled to
right [Garvey to second]; Singer out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Garvey to third, Cannizzaro to second];
Wills popped to first in foul territory; Mota walked; Davis
singled to pitcher [Garvey scored, Cannizzaro to third, Mota to
second]; Robinson walked [Cannizzaro scored, Mota to third,
Davis to second]; NEIBAUER REPLACED STONE (PITCHING); Lefebvre
made an out to shortstop; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Dodgers 3,
Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Williams struck out; Evans grounded out (first
unassisted); Lum grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Dodgers 3, Braves 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Parker flied out to center; Garvey doubled to
center; Cannizzaro reached on a fielder's choice [Garvey out at
third (shortstop to third)]; Singer singled to center
[Cannizzaro to third]; Wills flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Baker struck out; Perez flied out to center;
Neibauer struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Braves 0.

DODGERS 4TH: Mota singled to right; Davis flied out to center;
Robinson grounded out (third to first) [Mota to second];
Lefebvre popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 3,
Braves 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Millan flied out to left; Garr struck out; Aaron
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Braves 0.

DODGERS 5TH: Parker singled to right; Garvey flied out to
center; Cannizzaro singled to right [Parker to second]; Singer
forced Parker (pitcher to third) [Cannizzaro to second]; Wills
flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Braves 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Williams singled to center; Evans homered [Williams
scored]; Lum grounded out (third to first); Baker grounded out
(pitcher to first); Perez grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Braves 2.

DODGERS 6TH: Mota singled to left; Davis flied out to right;
Robinson singled to left [Mota to second]; Lefebvre flied out to
left; Parker lined to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 3,
Braves 2.

BRAVES 6TH: Neibauer struck out; Millan flied out to center;
Garr singled to left; Aaron singled to center [Garr to third];
Williams flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 3,
Braves 2.

DODGERS 7TH: Garvey grounded out (first unassisted); Cannizzaro
struck out; Singer struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 3,
Braves 2.

BRAVES 7TH: Evans flied out to left; Lum flied out to center;
Baker grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Dodgers 3, Braves 2.

DODGERS 8TH: Wills grounded out (pitcher to first); Mota singled
to right; Davis homered [Mota scored]; Robinson walked; BROWN
REPLACED NEIBAUER (PLAYING RF); MCQUEEN REPLACED LUM (PITCHING);
Lefebvre flied out to right; Parker singled to right [Robinson
scored (error by Brown) (unearned) (no RBI)]; Garvey flied out
to right; 3 R (2 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 6, Braves 2.

BRAVES 8TH: WILHELM REPLACED SINGER (PITCHING); Perez struck
out; Brown singled to center; Millan made an out to catcher;
Garr grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Dodgers 6, Braves 2.

DODGERS 9TH: Cannizzaro walked; Wilhelm out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Cannizzaro to second]; Wills flied out to
center; Mota homered [Cannizzaro scored]; Davis walked; Robinson
popped to third in foul territory; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Dodgers 8, Braves 2.

BRAVES 9TH: RUSSELL REPLACED ROBINSON (PLAYING RF); Aaron popped
to third in foul territory; Williams struck out but advanced to
first on a passed ball; Evans flied out to center; BREAZEALE
BATTED FOR MCQUEEN; Breazeale singled to right [Williams to
second]; Wilhelm threw a wild pitch [Williams to third,
Breazeale to second]; Wilhelm threw a wild pitch [Williams
scored (unearned), Breazeale to third]; Baker flied out to
center; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 8, Braves 3.



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