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Saturday July 17, 1976
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Starting with a three-run homer by Ken Henderson in the first inning, the Braves proceeded to pound the Pirates, 10-2. Willie Montanez scored three times for the Braves after reaching base with a double and two singles. [The Sporting News]


Atlanta Braves 10, Pittsburgh Pirates 2

Game Played on Saturday, July 17, 1976 (Day game) at Three Rivers Stadium

Braves       3  2  1    0  4  0    0  0  0  -  10 11  0
Pirates      0  0  0    0  0  0    0  2  0  -   2 10  2


Braves               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Pirates              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Royster 3b            4   0   1   2     0   1   .243      Taveras ss            3   1   1   0     1   0   .251
Office cf             5   1   2   1     0   2   .288      Stennett 2b           4   1   3   1     0   0   .259
Paciorek lf           5   0   0   0     0   3   .324      Oliver cf             4   0   0   0     0   0   .357
Montanez 1b           4   3   3   0     1   0   .322      Stargell 1b           3   0   1   1     1   1   .255
Henderson rf          3   2   1   3     2   0   .270      Parker rf             4   0   1   0     0   1   .283
Gilbreath 2b          5   0   1   1     0   0   .284      Zisk lf               4   0   2   0     0   0   .292
Chaney ss             4   1   2   2     0   1   .263      Robinson 3b           4   0   1   0     0   0   .339
Pocoroba c            4   2   1   1     0   0   .237      Sanguillen c          2   0   0   0     0   1   .291
Ruthven p             3   1   0   0     0   1   .174        Giusti p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Hebner ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .224
                                                            Tekulve p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Kirkpatrick ph      1   0   0   0     0   0   .262
                                                          Kison p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .194
                                                            Langford p          1   0   0   0     0   0   .333
                                                            Ott ph,c            3   0   1   0     0   0   .313

Totals               37  10  11  10     3   8             Totals               34   2  10   2     2   3

Time of Game: 2:26   Attendance: 14,776
Left on Base: Braves 5, Pirates 7
DP: Braves 3, Pirates 1
Errors: Taveras, Oliver
Doubles: Montanez (21), Chaney (12), Pocoroba (5), Zisk (22), Stennett (17)
Home Runs: Henderson (8)
Stolen Bases: Taveras (26)
Sacrifice Hits: Ruthven (5)
Sacrifice Flies: Royster (2)
GIDP: Gilbreath (5), Oliver 2 (8), Robinson (11)


Braves                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Ruthven W(11-8)         9    10   2   2   2   3   0  36   3.18
Totals                  9    10   2   2   2   3   0  36

Pirates                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kison L(7-5)            2.1   6   6   4   1   1   1  16   3.56
Langford                2.2   4   4   4   1   4   0  13   6.35
Giusti                  2     1   0   0   1   2   0   7   3.60
Tekulve                 2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6   3.38
Totals                  9    11  10   8   3   8   1  42

Wild Pitches: Ruthven (1), Kison (2)
Balks: Ruthven (3)

Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt


BRAVES 1ST: Royster flied out to center; Office singled to left;
Paciorek struck out; Montanez walked [Office to second];
Henderson homered [Office scored, Montanez scored]; Gilbreath
flied out to right; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Taveras grounded out (first to pitcher); Stennett
singled to left; Oliver grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Stennett out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 3, Pirates 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Chaney grounded out (first unassisted); Pocoroba
reached on an error by Oliver; Ruthven reached on a fielder's
choice on a sacrifice bunt [Pocoroba to second]; Kison threw a
wild pitch [Ruthven to second, Pocoroba to third]; Royster hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Pocoroba scored (unearned), Ruthven to
third]; Office singled to right [Ruthven scored (unearned)];
Paciorek grounded out (first unassisted); 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Braves 5, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Stargell walked; Parker singled to left [Stargell
to second]; Zisk forced Parker (shortstop to second) [Stargell
to third]; Robinson grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Zisk out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Braves 5, Pirates 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Montanez doubled to left; Henderson grounded out
(first unassisted) [Montanez to third]; Gilbreath singled to
left [Montanez scored]; Chaney singled to center [Gilbreath to
second]; LANGFORD REPLACED KISON (PITCHING); Pocoroba forced
Chaney (second to shortstop) [Gilbreath to third]; Ruthven
struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 6, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Sanguillen grounded out (second to first); Langford
lined to second; Taveras walked; Stennett grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 6, Pirates 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Royster struck out; Office struck out; Paciorek
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 6, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Oliver popped to third in foul territory; Stargell
popped to third in foul territory; Parker popped to first; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 6, Pirates 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Montanez singled to center; Henderson walked
[Montanez to second]; Gilbreath flied out to left; Chaney
doubled to right [Henderson scored, Montanez scored]; Pocoroba
doubled to center [Chaney scored]; Ruthven lined to left;
Royster singled to center [Pocoroba scored]; Office grounded out
(shortstop to first); 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 10, Pirates
0.

PIRATES 5TH: Zisk singled to right; Robinson popped to second;
Sanguillen struck out; OTT BATTED FOR LANGFORD; Ott singled to
left [Zisk to second]; Taveras forced Ott (second to shortstop);
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 10, Pirates 0.

BRAVES 6TH: GIUSTI REPLACED SANGUILLEN (PITCHING); OTT STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING C ); Paciorek struck out; Montanez singled to
shortstop [Montanez to second (error by Taveras)]; Henderson
walked; Gilbreath grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Henderson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 10, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 6TH: Stennett singled to right; Oliver grounded into a
double play (second to second to first) [Stennett out at
second]; Stargell struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 10,
Pirates 0.

BRAVES 7TH: Chaney struck out; Pocoroba lined to right; Ruthven
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
10, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 7TH: Parker lined to third; Zisk doubled to left;
Robinson lined to center; HEBNER BATTED FOR GIUSTI; Hebner
popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Braves 10, Pirates 0.

BRAVES 8TH: TEKULVE REPLACED HEBNER (PITCHING); Royster grounded
out (shortstop to first); Office struck out; Paciorek grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 10, Pirates
0.

PIRATES 8TH: Ott grounded out (first unassisted); Taveras
singled to third; Ruthven balked [Taveras to second]; Taveras
stole third; Stennett doubled to right [Taveras scored]; Oliver
flied out to right [Stennett to third]; Stargell singled to
first [Stennett scored]; Parker struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 10, Pirates 2.

BRAVES 9TH: Montanez flied out to left; Henderson grounded out
(shortstop to first); Gilbreath lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 10, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 9TH: Zisk flied out to right; Robinson singled to
second; KIRKPATRICK BATTED FOR TEKULVE; Kirkpatrick forced
Robinson (second to shortstop); Ruthven threw a wild pitch
[Kirkpatrick to second]; Ott grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 10, Pirates 2.



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