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Friday April 23, 1976
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Six walks in the ninth inning enabled the Braves to score five runs on two hits to defeat the Phillies, 6-5. With the Phillies leading, 5-1, Gene Garber gave up a single by Tom Paciorek to open the ninth and passed Cito Gaston and Rowland Office to load the bases. Tug McGraw relieved and his control was worse.

Rod Gilbreath walked to force in one run and Vic Correll doubled to drive in two men. After Darrell Evans popped up, Ken Henderson was passed intentionally, but Lee Lacy also walked to force in the tying tally. Then after Biff Pocoroba popped up, Paciorek, up for a second time, walked to force in the deciding run. [The Sporting News]


Atlanta Braves 6, Philadelphia Phillies 5

Game Played on Friday, April 23, 1976 (Night game) at Veterans Stadium

Braves       0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  5  -   6  8  3
Phillies     1  0  1    0  1  1    1  0  0  -   5  8  0


Braves               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Phillies             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Office cf             3   2   1   0     2   0   .182      Cash 2b               5   1   2   0     0   0   .311
Royster 3b            3   0   1   0     0   0   .243      Bowa ss               4   0   1   2     0   0   .294
  May ph              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Johnstone rf          5   1   1   0     0   0   .452
  Williams ph         0   0   0   0     1   0   .250      Luzinski lf           2   1   1   1     2   1   .333
  Gilbreath pr,ss     0   1   0   1     1   0   .667        Martin pr,lf        0   1   0   0     0   0   .250
Wynn lf               4   0   0   0     0   1   .225        Tolan ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .333
  Dal Canton p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Allen 1b              1   0   0   0     3   0   .250
  Correll ph          1   1   1   2     0   0  1.000        Hutton 1b           1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Sosa p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Schmidt 3b            4   0   1   1     1   0   .293
Evans 1b,3b           3   0   1   1     2   0   .229      Maddox cf             3   0   0   0     1   0   .273
Henderson rf          3   0   1   0     2   1   .400      Boone c               3   0   0   0     1   0   .267
Lacy 2b               4   0   0   1     1   0   .238      Lonborg p             3   1   1   0     0   1   .286
Pocoroba c            5   0   0   0     0   1   .333        Kaat p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .167
Chaney ss             2   0   1   0     0   0   .286        Garber p            1   0   1   0     0   0  1.000
  Perez ss            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        McGraw p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Crowley ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Reed p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Paciorek 1b         1   1   1   1     1   0   .500
Morton p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Gaston ph,lf        2   1   1   0     1   0   .667

Totals               34   6   8   6    11   4             Totals               33   5   8   4     8   2

Time of Game: 3:04   Attendance: 29,398
Left on Base: Braves 12, Phillies 10
DP: Braves 2, Phillies 1
Errors: Royster 2, Evans
Doubles: Office (1), Correll (1), Luzinski (2), Lonborg (1)
Triples: Cash (1)
Stolen Bases: Schmidt (1)
Caught Stealing: Cash (2)
Sacrifice Flies: Bowa (1)
GIDP: Lacy (3), Johnstone (1), Maddox (1)


Braves                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Morton                  6     7   4   3   6   2   0  30   4.71
Dal Canton W(1-0)       2     1   1   0   2   0   0   9   1.80
Sosa SV(1)              1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3   2.79
Totals                  9     8   5   3   8   2   0  42

Phillies               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Lonborg                 6.2   5   1   1   3   4   0  28   1.13
Kaat                    0     0   0   0   1   0   0   1   3.79
Garber                  1.1   2   3   3   3   0   0   8   7.88
McGraw L(1-2)           0.2   1   2   2   4   0   0   7   3.38
Reed                    0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   3.38
Totals                  9     8   6   6  11   4   0  45

Passed Balls: Pocoroba 3 (3)
Wild Pitches: Dal Canton (1)

Umpires: HP - John McSherry, 1B - Art Williams, 2B - Tom Gorman, 3B - Paul Pryor


BRAVES 1ST: Office grounded out (third to first); Royster flied
out to left; Wynn flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Braves 0, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 1ST: Cash tripled to center; Bowa grounded out (first
unassisted) [Cash scored]; Johnstone grounded out (first to
pitcher); Luzinski struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0,
Phillies 1.

BRAVES 2ND: Evans grounded out (first to pitcher); Henderson
struck out; Lacy lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Braves 0, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 2ND: Allen grounded out (shortstop to first); Schmidt
walked; Maddox popped to first in foul territory; Schmidt stole
second; Boone was walked intentionally; Lonborg struck out
(catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Phillies 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Pocoroba grounded out (second to first); Chaney
grounded out (shortstop to first); Morton lined to second; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Phillies 1.

PHILLIES 3RD: Cash flied out to left; Bowa grounded out (first
to pitcher); Johnstone singled to right; Luzinski doubled to
center [Johnstone scored]; Allen walked; Schmidt singled to
shortstop [Luzinski to third, Allen to second]; Maddox forced
Schmidt (second to shortstop); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 0,
Phillies 2.

BRAVES 4TH: Office grounded out (third to first); Royster
singled to right; Wynn struck out; Evans walked [Royster to
second]; Henderson grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Phillies 2.

PHILLIES 4TH: Boone grounded out (third to first); Lonborg
popped to shortstop; Cash grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Phillies 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Lacy flied out to center; Pocoroba was called out on
strikes; Chaney singled to center; Morton struck out; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Phillies 2.

PHILLIES 5TH: Bowa singled to right; Johnstone grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Bowa out at second];
Luzinski walked; Allen walked [Luzinski to second]; Schmidt
reached on an error by Royster [Luzinski scored (error by
Royster) (unearned) (no RBI), Allen to third, Schmidt to
second]; Maddox was walked intentionally; Boone grounded out
(third to first); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 0,
Phillies 3.

BRAVES 6TH: Office doubled to right; Royster popped to second;
Wynn flied out to center; Evans singled to right [Office
scored]; Henderson walked [Evans to second]; Lacy flied out to
right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 1, Phillies 3.

PHILLIES 6TH: Lonborg doubled to left; Cash singled to first
[Lonborg to third]; Cash was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); PEREZ REPLACED CHANEY (PLAYING SS); Bowa hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Lonborg scored]; Johnstone flied out to
left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Phillies 4.

BRAVES 7TH: Pocoroba flied out to left; CROWLEY BATTED FOR
PEREZ; Crowley popped to third in foul territory; GASTON BATTED
FOR MORTON; Gaston singled to shortstop; Office walked [Gaston
to second]; MAY BATTED FOR ROYSTER; KAAT REPLACED LONBORG
(PITCHING); WILLIAMS BATTED FOR MAY; Williams walked [Gaston to
third, Office to second]; GILBREATH RAN FOR WILLIAMS; GARBER
REPLACED KAAT (PITCHING); Wynn flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Braves 1, Phillies 4.

PHILLIES 7TH: GILBREATH STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); EVANS
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); DAL CANTON REPLACED WYNN
(PITCHING); GASTON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); PACIOREK
REPLACED CROWLEY (PLAYING 1B); Luzinski walked; MARTIN RAN FOR
LUZINSKI; Dal Canton threw a wild pitch [Martin to second];
Allen walked; Pocoroba allowed a passed ball [Martin to third,
Allen to second]; Schmidt reached on an error by Evans [Martin
scored (unearned), Allen stayed at second]; Maddox reached on a
fielder's choice that turned into a double play [Allen out at
third (third unassisted), Schmidt out at second (third to
second)]; Pocoroba allowed a passed ball [Maddox to second];
Boone grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 1, Phillies 5.

BRAVES 8TH: MARTIN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Evans walked;
Henderson singled to right [Evans to second]; Lacy grounded into
a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Evans to third,
Henderson out at second]; Pocoroba grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Phillies 5.

PHILLIES 8TH: Garber singled to center; Pocoroba allowed a
passed ball [Garber to second]; Cash grounded out (second to
first); Bowa flied out to center; Johnstone grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Phillies 5.

BRAVES 9TH: HUTTON REPLACED ALLEN (PLAYING 1B); Paciorek singled
to right; Gaston walked [Paciorek to second]; MCGRAW REPLACED
GARBER (PITCHING); Office walked (walk was charged to Garber)
[Paciorek to third, Gaston to second]; Gilbreath walked
[Paciorek scored, Gaston to third, Office to second]; CORRELL
BATTED FOR DAL CANTON; Correll doubled to right [Gaston scored,
Office scored, Gilbreath to third]; Evans popped to second;
Henderson was walked intentionally; Lacy walked [Gilbreath
scored, Correll to third, Henderson to second]; Pocoroba popped
to first in foul territory; Paciorek walked [Correll scored,
Henderson to third, Lacy to second]; REED REPLACED MCGRAW
(PITCHING); Gaston grounded out (first unassisted); 5 R, 2 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Braves 6, Phillies 5.

PHILLIES 9TH: SOSA REPLACED CORRELL (PITCHING); TOLAN BATTED FOR
MARTIN; Tolan flied out to right; Hutton flied out to right;
Schmidt grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Braves 6, Phillies 5.



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