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Saturday May 1, 1976
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Mike Schmidt, who ended April with 11 homers, opened May with his 12th of the season as the Phillies swept over the Braves in a twi-night doubleheader, 3-0 and 4-2. After the Phils had picked up a run on three singles in the fourth inning of the opener, Schmidt hit for the circuit in the fifth. The Phils' final run in the eighth was unearned.

The Braves, who were shut out for the third time in succession, finally broke their 35-inning scoreless streak in the nightcap when Earl Williams homered with a man on base in the sixth. But it was too little and too late. By that time, the Phillies already had scored three runs, getting one in the third on a pass to Terry Harmon, a sacrifice and single by Dave Cash. Tim McCarver and Harmon each hit run-scoring singles in the fourth before the Phillies wrapped up their sweep with a homer by Jay Johnstone in the ninth. [The Sporting News]


Philadelphia Phillies 3, Atlanta Braves 0 (Game 1)

Game Played on Saturday, May 1, 1976 (Night game) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Phillies     0  0  0    1  1  0    0  1  0  -   3 10  1
Braves       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  8  3


Phillies             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Braves               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Cash 2b               5   0   2   1     0   1   .310      Office cf             3   0   2   0     0   0   .197
Tolan 1b              5   0   0   0     0   0   .240        Paciorek ph,cf      2   0   0   0     0   0   .176
Schmidt 3b            5   1   2   1     0   1   .302      Gilbreath 3b          3   0   0   0     1   0   .333
Luzinski lf           4   0   1   0     0   1   .315      Wynn lf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .250
  Martin lf           0   0   0   0     0   0   .143      Evans 1b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .143
Johnstone rf          2   1   1   0     1   0   .388      Henderson rf          3   0   1   0     1   0   .390
  Brown ph,rf         2   0   0   0     0   1   .429      Lacy 2b               4   0   0   0     0   0   .217
Maddox cf             4   0   2   0     0   0   .309      Pocoroba c            3   0   1   0     1   0   .296
Boone c               4   0   1   1     0   2   .304      Chaney ss             4   0   2   0     0   0   .300
Harmon ss             3   1   1   0     1   1   .286      Ruthven p             2   0   0   0     0   0   .273
Christenson p         3   0   0   0     0   3   .143        Devine p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Underwood p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Moret p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  McCarver ph         0   0   0   0     1   0   .500        May ph              0   0   0   0     0   0   .045
  McGraw p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Gaston ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .400
                                                            Dal Canton p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Correll ph          1   0   1   0     0   0   .700

Totals               37   3  10   3     3  10             Totals               34   0   8   0     3   1

Time of Game: 2:41
Left on Base: Phillies 11, Braves 10
DP: Phillies 2, Braves 1
Errors: Harmon, Gilbreath 2, Pocoroba
Doubles: Chaney (2)
Home Runs: Schmidt (12)
Stolen Bases: Harmon (1)
Caught Stealing: Tolan (1)
GIDP: Tolan (1), Lacy (4), Gilbreath (1)
Hit by Pitch: Luzinski (2,by Ruthven)


Phillies               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Christenson W(2-1)      6.1   7   0   0   2   0   0  26   3.80
Underwood               0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2   8.00
McGraw SV(3)            2     1   0   0   1   0   0   9   2.04
Totals                  9     8   0   0   3   1   0  37

Braves                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Ruthven L(3-2)          6.1  10   2   2   2   6   1  30   2.15
Devine                  0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1   4.15
Moret                   0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2   4.00
Dal Canton              2     0   1   0   1   3   0   8   1.04
Totals                  9    10   3   2   3  10   1  41

Passed Balls: Pocoroba (6)
Hit by Pitch: Ruthven (3)
Balks: Ruthven (2)

Umpires: HP - Jerry Dale, 1B - Ed Sudol, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Bruce Froemming


PHILLIES 1ST: Cash grounded out (second to first); Tolan
grounded out (second to first); Schmidt flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Office grounded out (second to first); Gilbreath
walked; Wynn popped to first in foul territory; Evans lined to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 0, Braves 0.

PHILLIES 2ND: Luzinski was hit by a pitch; Johnstone walked
[Luzinski to second]; Maddox flied out to center; Boone struck
out; Harmon walked [Luzinski to third, Johnstone to second];
Christenson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Phillies 0,
Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Henderson singled to center; Lacy grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Henderson out at
second]; Pocoroba singled to right; Chaney flied out to center;
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 0, Braves 0.

PHILLIES 3RD: Cash struck out; Tolan lined to shortstop; Schmidt
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 0,
Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Ruthven grounded out (shortstop to first); Office
singled to center; Gilbreath lined to right; Wynn singled to
left [Office to third]; Evans flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Phillies 0, Braves 0.

PHILLIES 4TH: Luzinski grounded out (shortstop to first);
Johnstone singled to left; Maddox singled to right [Johnstone to
second]; Ruthven balked [Johnstone to third, Maddox to second];
Boone singled to third [Johnstone scored, Maddox stayed at
second]; Harmon forced Maddox (third unassisted) [Boone to
second]; Christenson struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Phillies
1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Henderson grounded out (pitcher to first); Lacy
lined to center; Pocoroba walked; Chaney singled to center
[Pocoroba to third]; Ruthven grounded out (pitcher unassisted);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Phillies 1, Braves 0.

PHILLIES 5TH: Cash singled to left; Tolan forced Cash (second to
shortstop); Tolan was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Schmidt homered; Luzinski singled to left; Johnstone
flied out to left; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Office singled to left; Gilbreath grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Office out at second];
Wynn flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 2,
Braves 0.

PHILLIES 6TH: Maddox singled to center; Boone flied out to left;
Harmon singled to left [Maddox out at third (left to third)];
Christenson struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 2,
Braves 0.

BRAVES 6TH: Evans flied out to left; Henderson popped to
shortstop; Lacy grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 2, Braves 0.

PHILLIES 7TH: Cash singled to center; Tolan forced Cash (first
to shortstop); Schmidt singled to left [Tolan to second]; DEVINE
REPLACED RUTHVEN (PITCHING); Luzinski reached on an error by
Gilbreath [Tolan to third, Schmidt to second]; MORET REPLACED
DEVINE (PITCHING); BROWN BATTED FOR JOHNSTONE; Brown struck out;
Maddox grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.
Phillies 2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 7TH: BROWN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Pocoroba flied
out to center; Chaney doubled to right; MAY BATTED FOR MORET;
UNDERWOOD REPLACED CHRISTENSON (PITCHING); GASTON BATTED FOR
MAY; Gaston struck out; PACIOREK BATTED FOR OFFICE; Paciorek
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Phillies 2, Braves 0.

PHILLIES 8TH: PACIOREK STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); DAL CANTON
REPLACED GASTON (PITCHING); Boone struck out; Harmon struck out
but advanced to first on a passed ball; Harmon stole second
[Harmon to third (error by Pocoroba)]; MCCARVER BATTED FOR
UNDERWOOD; McCarver walked; Cash reached on an error by
Gilbreath [Harmon scored (unearned), McCarver to second]; Tolan
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Cash
out at second]; 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 3, Braves
0.

BRAVES 8TH: MCGRAW REPLACED MCCARVER (PITCHING); Gilbreath flied
out to center; Wynn reached on an error by Harmon; Evans flied
out to right; Henderson walked [Wynn to second]; Lacy flied out
to center; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Phillies 3, Braves 0.

PHILLIES 9TH: Schmidt flied out to center; Luzinski struck out;
Brown flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 3,
Braves 0.

BRAVES 9TH: MARTIN REPLACED LUZINSKI (PLAYING LF); Pocoroba
grounded out (third to first); Chaney flied out to center;
CORRELL BATTED FOR DAL CANTON; Correll singled to right;
Paciorek flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 3,
Braves 0.



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