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Tuesday August 10, 1976
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Phil Niekro drove in his own winning run with a double in the seventh inning but then needed relief help in the ninth before the Braves defeated the Phillies, 2-1. Singles by Willie Montanez, Cito Gaston and Dave May produced the Braves' first run in the fifth. Vic Correll tripled with two out in the seventh and scored on Niekro's double.

The Phillies began the ninth with a safe bunt by Mike Schmidt and pass to Greg Luzinski. Mike Marshall, in relief, picked Schmidt off second, but gave up a single by Jay Johnstone. Adrian Devine took over and retired the side after Larry Bowa singled to drive in the Phillies' run. [The Sporting News]


Atlanta Braves 2, Philadelphia Phillies 1

Game Played on Tuesday, August 10, 1976 (Night game) at Veterans Stadium

Braves       0  0  0    0  1  0    1  0  0  -   2  7  0
Phillies     0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   1  6  0


Braves               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Phillies             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Royster 3b            4   0   1   0     0   0   .252      Cash 2b               4   0   1   0     0   0   .272
Gilbreath 2b          4   0   0   0     0   1   .258      Maddox cf             4   0   1   0     0   0   .317
Henderson cf,rf       4   0   0   0     0   1   .261      Schmidt 3b            3   0   1   0     1   0   .283
Montanez 1b           2   1   2   0     2   0   .308      Luzinski lf           3   0   0   0     1   1   .304
Gaston lf             4   0   1   0     0   1   .353        Harmon pr           0   1   0   0     0   0   .286
Chaney ss             4   0   0   0     0   1   .276      Johnstone rf          4   0   1   0     0   0   .324
May rf                3   0   1   1     0   0   .194      Hutton 1b             3   0   1   0     1   0   .232
  Wynn ph,cf          0   0   0   0     1   0   .217        Tolan pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .230
Correll c             4   1   1   0     0   0   .224      Oates c               4   0   0   0     0   1   .246
Niekro p              3   0   1   1     0   1   .209      Bowa ss               4   0   1   1     0   0   .247
  Marshall p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .091      Christenson p         2   0   0   0     0   1   .158
  Devine p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Garber p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .333
                                                            Taylor ph           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            McGraw p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .167
                                                            McCarver ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .290

Totals               32   2   7   2     3   5             Totals               32   1   6   1     3   3

Time of Game: 2:14   Attendance: 30,323
Left on Base: Braves 6, Phillies 8
DP: Braves 0, Phillies 2
Doubles: Niekro (3), Maddox (25)
Triples: Correll (2)
Stolen Bases: Gilbreath (5)
GIDP: Chaney (6), Correll (4)
Hit by Pitch: Taylor (1,by Niekro)


Braves                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Niekro W(12-8)          8     4   1   1   2   3   0  31   3.42
Marshall                0.1   1   0   0   1   0   0   2   3.94
Devine SV(2)            0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   3   4.66
Totals                  9     6   1   1   3   3   0  36

Phillies               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Christenson L(10-6)     6.2   7   2   2   1   1   0  27   4.02
Garber                  1.1   0   0   0   1   3   0   5   2.53
McGraw                  1     0   0   0   1   1   0   3   2.69
Totals                  9     7   2   2   3   5   0  35

Hit by Pitch: Niekro (7)
Wild Pitches: Niekro (8)

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


BRAVES 1ST: Royster flied out to right; Gilbreath grounded out
(second to first); Henderson popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 0, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 1ST: Cash flied out to center; Maddox grounded out
(shortstop to first); Schmidt walked; Luzinski struck out; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Phillies 0.

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

PHILLIES 2ND: Johnstone flied out to right; Hutton singled to
second; Oates struck out; Bowa flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Phillies 0.

BRAVES 3RD: May flied out to center; Correll flied out to right;
Niekro grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Braves 0, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 3RD: Christenson grounded out (shortstop to first);
Cash flied out to center; Maddox doubled to third; Schmidt lined
to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Phillies 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Royster flied out to center; Gilbreath flied out to
right; Henderson flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Braves 0, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 4TH: Luzinski grounded out (shortstop to first);
Johnstone flied out to right; Hutton flied out to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Phillies 0.

BRAVES 5TH: Montanez singled to right; Gaston singled to right
[Montanez to second]; Chaney flied out to left; May singled to
center [Montanez scored, Gaston to second]; Correll flied out to
center; Niekro struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 1,
Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 5TH: Oates grounded out (first unassisted); Bowa flied
out to right; Christenson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Braves 1, Phillies 0.

BRAVES 6TH: Royster singled to center; Gilbreath forced Royster
(pitcher to shortstop); Gilbreath stole second; Henderson flied
out to center; Montanez was walked intentionally; Gaston made an
out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 1, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 6TH: Cash singled to shortstop; Maddox popped to
catcher in foul territory; Schmidt flied out to center [Cash to
second]; Luzinski flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Braves 1, Phillies 0.

BRAVES 7TH: Chaney flied out to right; May made an out to third;
Correll tripled to center; Niekro doubled to right [Correll
scored]; GARBER REPLACED CHRISTENSON (PITCHING); Royster flied
out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 7TH: Johnstone popped to third in foul territory;
Hutton flied out to left; Oates flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Phillies 0.

BRAVES 8TH: Gilbreath struck out; Henderson struck out; Montanez
walked; Gaston was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Braves 2, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 8TH: Bowa flied out to center; TAYLOR BATTED FOR
GARBER; Taylor was hit by a pitch; Niekro threw a wild pitch
[Taylor to second]; Cash flied out to left; Maddox lined to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Phillies 0.

BRAVES 9TH: MCGRAW REPLACED TAYLOR (PITCHING); Chaney struck
out; WYNN BATTED FOR MAY; Wynn walked; Correll grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Wynn out at second];
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 9TH: WYNN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); HENDERSON
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); On a bunt Schmidt singled to
third; Luzinski walked [Schmidt to second]; HARMON RAN FOR
LUZINSKI; MARSHALL REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Schmidt was
picked off second (pitcher to shortstop); Johnstone singled to
left [Harmon to second]; DEVINE REPLACED MARSHALL (PITCHING);
Hutton walked (walk was charged to Marshall) [Harmon to third,
Johnstone to second]; TOLAN RAN FOR HUTTON; Oates popped to
third; Bowa singled to center [Harmon scored, Johnstone to
third, Tolan to second]; MCCARVER BATTED FOR MCGRAW; McCarver
flied out to right; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 2, Phillies 1.



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